Big govt, Media, Politics

Time for White House to Launch Media Outlet to Combat Fake News

It’s time for the White House to launch its own media outlet. Never in the history of America has any president been subjected to such an onslaught of “fake news,” biased reporting and unfounded conspiracy theories spread by corrupt so-called journalists, some of whom have made their way into the U.S. justice system spurring illegitimate criminal investigations.

The Russia Hoax is one such example. For the past several years, the media, scores of high-ranking Democratic lawmakers and the deep state, all of whom loathe the president, spread a massive disinformation campaign saying that Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia to steal the election from Hillary Clinton. The media relentlessly peddled baseless propaganda to delegitimize and derail the Trump administration, and were later debunked by the special counsel investigation, which found no such conspiracy took place.

That is just one destructive and costly example in a sea of lies the biased left-wing media traffics on a regular basis to smear the president and keep Democrats in power.

Another recent example was on MSNBC on Tuesday, where prime-time TV host Lawrence O’Donnell falsely reported that Trump had a Deutsche bank loan co-signed by Russians, further fueling the now-debunked Russian-collusion tale. O’Donnell later retracted the unfounded allegations, tweeting: “Last night I made an error in judgment by reporting an item about the president’s finances that didn’t go through our rigorous verification and standards process. I shouldn’t have reported it and I was wrong to discuss it on the air. I will address the issue on my show tonight.”
This is the type of corrosive fake news that Trump’s combatting day in and day out.

As such, the American people are being shortchanged, because instead of the president focusing on solving our nation’s many problems, such as the opioid and immigration crises, or the ongoing tariff war with China — things he was elected to do — he is distracted daily and must instead respond to lies told by the media.

It’s no wonder the president has called the media “the enemy of the people,” as too many so-called journalists and TV pundits don’t report the news — they invent it or twist it to push a political narrative, sowing discord and cultural divisions across the spectrum.

Adding to the dumpster fire is the extreme bias against conservatives by Big Tech. Google is obviously manipulating search results to shape public opinion and damage the president, while social media networks are censoring conservatives with deceptive algorithms and other shadowy tactics to advance their own political agenda.
What’s a president to do under such extraordinary, hostile circumstances?

Keep lashing out on Twitter in the hopes his tweets aren’t blocked from his millions of followers’ newsfeeds via a deceptive practice known as “shadow banning”? Or take the matter into his own hands by launching a White House media outlet? In full disclosure, I pitched the latter to White House officials last spring.

I think the White House should launch an internet radio platform and an app where the president and his administration can bring their message directly to the American people. The benefits? No extremely biased and warped media filter, no social media algorithms, no toxic TV personalities distorting the White House’s agenda and achievements.

The app can be used to stream the president’s speeches, interviews with his administration and — my nostalgic favorite — Sunday-night fireside radio chats by the president, similar to those of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt beginning in 1933. The app should cost $1 to download, which could generate millions of dollars that should go toward veterans organizations that help our heroes.

That said, the president and his administration should still do media interviews as well as continue to use social media, but by carving one’s own path and bringing the White House’s message directly to the people, they will put unethical mainstream media on notice.

Get back to reporting the news honestly, fairly and ethically, or guess what. CNN, the Washington Post, The New York Times and other outlets will continue to lose readers and viewers — and, thereby, influence — as potentially millions of Americans flee their outlets and download the White House app instead.
Problem solved.

Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Ilhan Omar Demands UN Run US Border

Anti-America Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) demanded that the globalist United Nations take over the U.S.-Mexico border during an immigration forum in “Little Mogadishu” Minneapolis. “We should do what any other country does by dealing with this situation in a serious way,” Omar said. “So, we have to bring in the United Nations’ high commissioner on refugees, an agency that has the expertise and the training to handle massive flows of refugees humanely.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) demanded this week that the United States bring in the United Nations to handle the border crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that would undermine the United States’ national sovereignty.

Omar made the remarks on Tuesday while speaking to her constituents during an immigration forum in south Minneapolis.

Omar, who was accused this week of having an affair with a married man, lectured the audience about losing the “moral high ground” on the issue of immigration.

“We should do what any other country does by dealing with this situation in a serious way,” Omar said. “So, we have to bring in the United Nations high commissioner on refugees, an agency that has the expertise and the training to handle massive flows of refugees humanely.”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Rep. Omar Gave Campaign Money to Married Lover

Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) cares as much for fidelity and campaign finance law as she does for America. According to new accusations (and newly filed divorce documents), the freshman congresswoman not only had an affair with a married man but also gave him large sums of money through her campaign. “Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett says her cheating spouse, Tim Mynett, told her in April that he was having an affair with the Somali-born US representative and that he even made a ‘shocking declaration of love’ for the Minnesota congresswoman before he ditched her, alleges the filing, submitted in DC Superior Court on Tuesday,” the New York Post reported. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was accused of having an affair with a married man, whom she allegedly funneled large sums of money to through her campaign, in divorce documents filed this week.

“Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett says her cheating spouse, Tim Mynett, told her in April that he was having an affair with the Somali-born US representative and that he even made a ‘shocking declaration of love’ for the Minnesota congresswoman before he ditched her, alleges the filing, submitted in DC Superior Court on Tuesday,” The New York Post reported.

Court documents reviewed by the Post said that Tim Mynett, 38, and Jordan Mynett, 55, “physically separated on or about April 7, 2019, when Defendant told Plaintiff that he was romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar.”

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2nd Amendment, Issues, Politics

March for Our Lives Wants to Confiscate 117 Million Guns

In its latest gun control plan, a warm-and-fuzzy sounding “A Peace Plan for a Safer America, the March for Our Lives” anti-gun activists want the feds to confiscate more than 100 million guns. You know, as part of a “buyback” program. It also specifically stipulates that “assault weapons” would be subject to mandatory buybacks, which could reach up to 117 million firearms. Read more…

Here’s more from Free Beacon…

March for Our Lives announced a new gun control plan on Wednesday that would potentially confiscate more than 100 million guns and implement other restrictions on the ownership of firearms.

The plan, titled A Peace Plan for a Safer America, calls on the federal government to institute buybacks to reduce the number of civilian-owned guns in the United States. As the plan notes, last year the Small Arms Survey estimated there were more than 393 million civilian-owned guns in the country.

The plan does not specify how many guns would be purchased through voluntary buybacks and how many taken through mandatory buybacks, but it says “assault weapons” would be subject to a mandatory buyback.

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Elections, Politics

Conservative “AOC” Hits the Campaign Trail

Catalina Lauf from Woodstock, Illinois, a former Trump administration adviser and daughter of a legal Guatemalan immigrant, is running to represent Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. While the media is already comparing and contrasting this 26-year-old to socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Lauf’s “identity” politics are 100% American. They also come with a heavy dose of defense for President Trump, including debunking the left’s “racist” media narrative and defending America’s sovereignty and border security. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

A 26-year-old conservative Latina from America’s heartland announced last week that she is running for Congress to take on the far-left and to lead a new generation of Republicans that will be relentless and uncompromising in protecting the freedoms guaranteed to Americans in the U.S. Constitution.

Catalina Lauf, from Wood­stock, Illinois, is a former Trump administration adviser who is running against Democrat Rep. Lauren Underwood in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. If elected, Lauf will be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, breaking the record set by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 2018.

Lauf, who gave an interview to The Daily Wire about her candidacy, announced her run last week in a campaign ad that took aim at the identity politics pushed by media and the Democratic Party.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Ban the Plastic Water Bottle Ban

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Nothing could be more emblematic than towns and cities throughout the United States run by feel-good liberals who are banning single-serve bottled water in a misguided effort to “Go Green.”
Take California. This week, the San Francisco International Airport prohibited the sale of single-serve water bottles in a far-fetched goal to become the first zero-waste airport in the world by 2021. Although no one will argue that trying to minimize plastic waste from entering the ocean or other undesirable places is a good intention, the reality is short-sighted bans that single out one plastic product while permitting others isn’t the way to protect Mother Nature.
For example, at the San Francisco airport, single-serve bottled water is now banned for sale, while water bottles larger than 1 liter are still allowed to be sold, which means millions of thirsty consumers looking for a sugar-free, calorie-free beverage will be forced to buy bottled water in larger plastic bottles, doing more harm to the planet than the bottles’ smaller counterparts.
Yes, public water stations are available at the airport to use if A) you can find one near your departure/arrival gate, B) you trust the city’s tap water and C) you bring a reusable bottle with you while traveling. If not, you’ll have to purchase one at a much higher cost than a fully recyclable $2 single-serve Poland Springs.
Additionally, the misguided ban allows dozens of sodas, energy drinks and other single-serve beverages to be sold in plastic bottles, which will cause a mass consumer shift to unhealthier, sugar-loaded beverages that have a similar or heavier weight than lightweight single-serve bottled water — doing more harm to the environment.
But those aren’t the only counterproductive aspects of San Francisco Airport’s ill-advised ban.
The prohibition will also restrict public access to safe drinking water at a time when major U.S. cities are experiencing a water crisis. In Newark, New Jersey, today, the public can’t drink the poisonous tap water due to too-high lead levels and other contaminants. In fact, just last week, Newark officials warned residents not to drink the tap water and to instead drink bottled water for the foreseeable future.
And who can forget Flint, Michigan, where just a few years ago, the public drinking water was also contaminated, killing 12 Americans and sickening 90?  Knowing that our nation’s water infrastructure is decaying and woefully old and rapidly coming to the end of its useful life cycle, now is not the time to ban access to lifesaving bottled water — especially in a city like San Francisco.
The reality is if the ultra-progressive government in San Francisco can’t manage its out-of-control homeless crisis that has thousands of humans sleeping on the streets — littered with human waste and hypodermic drug needles — how can the public trust its tap water is A-OK?
Something consumers ought to consider before jumping on the latest plastic-ban trend is that it could end up having a detrimental outcome for both the environment and public health.
A far better solution toward achieving sustainability is fixing America’s failing water infrastructure, which will reduce dependency on bottled water and increase recycling initiatives of all plastic and single-serve products nationwide.
Symbolic “feel-good” bans, in San Francisco and beyond, that selectively target one product and not others are not the answer.
Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.
COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Climate Crusaders Fueled by “Dark” Donations

Climate Communications and Law (CCL), an obscure nonprofit climate alarmist organization attacking America’s fossil fuel industry and “climate denialists,” is under fire for failing to register as a “foreign agent” in Maryland amid speculation that it is a shell group fueled by “dark money.” “It is concerning to me that the organizations I work with try so hard to comply with the myriad regulations and legal requirements for all nonprofits, and this entity–which has ‘law’ in its name–appears to just thumb its nose at the laws that others work hard at complying with,” Attorney Cleta Mitchell told the Daily Caller News Foundation after filing a legal complaint against CCL. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

A nonprofit company behind efforts to target oil companies over global warming is allegedly skirting Maryland law, leaving the activist group open to serious financial penalties, according to a legal complaint the Daily Caller News Foundation obtained.

Climate Communications and Law (CCL) is in violation of Maryland laws governing where a nonprofit company can operate if it is registered in another area of the country, according to a complaint by Cleta Mitchell, an attorney at Wisconsin-based law firm Foley & Lardner. The complaint also explains the punishments CCL could receive.

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Politics

Progressive Purity Test Catches up to Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was a longtime registered Republican until 1996, according to records dug up by Bernie Sanders devotee actress Susan Sarandon. “He is not someone who used to be a Republican,” Sarandon said, defending the socialist’s Democratic and Independent party affiliations. Back in April, Warren told Politico that she “sometimes voted for Democrats, sometimes voted for Republicans-but never thought of myself, never had to frame myself in political terms.” Read more

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Elizabeth Warren is best known as a liberal firebrand, but the 2020 Democrat was a registered Republican well into her 40s.

The Massachusetts senator’s affiliation with the GOP until 1996 when she was 47, documented by Pennsylvania and Massachusetts voting records, was dredged up this week by actress and Bernie Sanders fan Susan Sarandon. The film and small-screen star alluded to the Massachusetts senator’s prior party allegiance while introducing Sanders in Iowa, despite the Vermont senator’s campaign urging surrogates not to criticize fellow presidential candidates.

“He is not someone who used to be a Republican,” Sarandon said of the socialist, who himself has toggled between being a Democrat and independent before and after elections.

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Abortion, Courts, Politics

Planned Parenthood Whistleblower Awarded Millions in Damages

A former Planned Parenthood clinic director has been unanimously awarded $3 million in damages by a jury in an Arizona court for wrongful termination. Marya Rodriquez, an illegal immigrant who worked at Planned Parenthood for 17 years, sued after being fired for reporting the organization was endangering the health and safety of its patients, specifically the “high complication rates” of a doctor and failure to report a minor patient who had an adult partner. Read more…

Here’s more from Fox News…

An Arizona court awarded a former Planned Parenthood clinic director $3 million in damages for being wrongfully terminated after she reported that the organization, where she worked for 17 years, was endangering the health and safety of its patients.

Mayra Rodriguez sued the controversial organization – which provides abortions among other services – in October 2017, alleging she got terminated after repeatedly reporting the “high complication rates” of one doctor.

She accused the doctor of falsification of affidavits and patient records, performing incomplete abortions and failure to report a minor who had an adult partner.

Last Friday, a jury unanimously awarded Rodriguez $3 million in damages after a two-week trial.

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Abortion, Issues, Politics

State Records Support Need for “Born Alive” Protection Law

Abortion advocates determined to bury the truth of when life begins are hard-pressed to combat “Born Alive” legislation protections in the wake of state records revealing that at least 40 babies were born alive after botched abortions across just three states-Minnesota, Arizona, and Florida-since 2016. This data is also supposed to be collected from Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas, which have either reported no cases or have yet to begin compiling and reporting the data. In the case of Oklahoma, the information was left blank in its report but says, “Cell is suppressed to maintain confidentiality of surrounding states.” Read more…

Here’s more from Fox News…

At least 40 babies were born alive after botched abortions across three states since 2016, according to state health data that offers a glimpse into the extent of an issue that lawmakers have fiercely debated in recent months.

The data on babies surviving abortions is compiled on a mandatory basis by only a handful of states. What is available reflects a scenario that is rare but frequent enough to prompt proposals at the state and federal level for born-alive infant protection laws – especially in the wake of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s controversial comments on the subject earlier this year.

The most recent information comes from Minnesota, which reported in June that three infants were born alive in 2018 after induced termination of a pregnancy. That brings the state total to 11 since 2016. Arizona reported 10 in 2017 and Florida had 19 such instances since 2017.

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