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Jim is back! Join Jim and Greg as they cheer on former Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann as the Washington Post settles the $250 million lawsuit he filed against it. They also cheer on the advancement of a possible coronavirus vaccine with tens of thousands of patients set to be part of a clinical trial. And they cringe as COVID-19 suddenly threatens Major League Baseball.

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It is time to address the Joe Biden cheap shot picture. The picture of Joe Biden with his hands on the shoulder of Stephanie Carter, the wife of the new Secretary of Defense has gone viral. A photoshopped version of it appears at the Ricochet Podcast, and the Conservatarians, two of my favorite weekly websites. […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Rumor Has It

 

“Ad calamitatem quilibet rumor valet.” (Every rumor is believed against the unfortunate.)Syrus, Maxims.

“Extemplo Libyæ magnas it Fama per urbes:
Fama malum quo non velocius ullum;
Mobilitate viget, viresque acquirit eundo;
Parva metu primo; mox sese attollit in auras,
Ingrediturque solo, et caput inter nubilia condit.
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Monstrum, horrendum ingens; cui quot sunt corpore plumæ
Tot vigiles oculi subter, mirabile dictu,
Tot linguæ, totidem ora sonant, tot subrigit aures.”

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are pleasantly surprised to hear liberal Joy Behar admit on “The View” that the left launches online outrage mobs because they’re “desperate” to be rid of Trump. They also slam New York lawmakers for legalizing abortion up to the moment of birth and Jim unloads on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for lighting the Freedom Tower pink to celebrate passage of the law. And they roll their eyes as freshman Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse wants to pursue the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Comparing the Media’s Treatment of Parkland Teens and Covington Teens

 

The media didn’t exactly cover itself in glory this weekend. First, the media jumped on a BuzzFeed story that proved the Trump suborned perjury. It was debunked a day later by the Mueller team. As they wondered why Americans distrust them so, the media jumped on an anonymously posted video that proved teens at Covington Catholic High School were racists. That too was debunked a day later by a longer video of the incident.

The DC press corps screams when the President calls them “the enemy of the people.” Yet, time and time again, they prove his point. The facts no longer matter, only the narrative. Even if it means attacking teenagers.

Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America unload on the media for running with the Buzzfeed story on the Mueller investigation that the Mueller team itself has now debunked, and for piling on a group of high school students over the incident at the Lincoln Memorial before almost any of the facts were in. Alexandra also explains how Planned Parenthood’s own report for fiscal year 2017-2018 debunks four of it’s most oft-parroted talking points. And they shake their heads as Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono questions whether a member of the Knights of Columbus can be trusted to hold public office and then suggests a resolution condemning religious tests for nominees addresses a problem that does not exist.