Trump Gives $1 Million, Still Can’t Win

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Powerline

On Tuesday, reporters asked press secretary Sarah Sanders whether President Trump had contributed to Hurricane Harvey relief. A reporter asked again yesterday:

Q You said yesterday you would check if the President or the First Lady had made a personal donation to hurricane relief. Have you gotten anything back on that?

MS. SANDERS: No, I know they’re looking into some different options.

Today the White House announced that President and Mrs. Trump are donating $1 million to Harvey relief. But there is no satisfying the White House press corps. The Associated Press can’t report on the president’s contribution without taking a dig at him:

The White House says President Donald Trump is pledging $1 million in personal funds to Harvey storm relief efforts.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at a briefing Thursday.

And she says he’s calling on reporters to help decide which specific organization he will give to.

So far, so good. But now the AP interjects commentary, in a weaselly passive voice:

Trump has been criticized in the past for giving far less of his income to charitable causes than many other multi-billionaires.

Did the AP ever criticize miserly contributions to charities by Barack Obama, Joe Biden, or John Kerry, or ever report on the fact that conservatives are consistently more generous, on the average, than liberals with similar incomes? Of course not. Trump pledges $1 million, and for the AP it is just another opportunity to take a partisan shot at him. In other words, it’s business as usual.

Media Still Shilling for Obama

Accuracy in Media

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The Obama-loving mainstream media have stopped at nothing in their attempts to trash the presidency of Donald Trump, Barack Obama’s successor, before the new President’s agenda can take hold. Trump has promised a health care overhaul, immigration reform, tax reform, to leave the Paris climate agreement, and to hold America’s interests first on the world stage. Some of these goals have been achieved; others have not. But what remains clear is that the overwhelming majority of mainstream journalists and other Obama supporters alike see Trump as a threat to Obama’s legacy items of health care, climate change and Iran, to name a few.

And the press has gone all out to criticize Trump in whatever way possible. A recent Shorenstein Center Harvard study found that CNN and NBC had given Trump 93 percent negative coverage. The study, according to the researchers, followed the reporting of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, “CBS Evening News, CNN’s The Situation Room, Fox’s Special Report, and NBC Nightly News,” and “three European news outlets.”

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Obama’s College Grades More Secure Than State Secrets & Trump’s Tax Return

Independent Sentinel

by James Soviero

Remember when talk of Barack Obama’s academic genius would happily light up the mainstream media’s day? And do you remember skeptics calling for the release of Barack’s college transcripts as proof of this brilliance? Despite Obama attending 3 institutions of higher learning, and years of countless calls for transparency regarding his grades; they remain a mystery still.

Meanwhile, since Donald Trump’s November 8th election, the media is awash with stories referencing various pieces of highly sensitive information being made public by “anonymous sources”.   There was a specific recounting of phone conversations between General Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador. Worse and more importantly, details of personal, private calls from President Trump to Vladimir Putin, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and the leaders of both Mexico and France flooded news outlets.

This week, one of President Trump’s tax returns was, with panting fanfare, presented by MSNBC. That it helped him more than his perpetually breathless critics on that struggling network ignores the point that someone, even in a failed attempt to embarrass our Chief Executive, committed a felony.

So the question of the day is simple. How is it that something as bland as an office seeker’s academic records can remain inaccessible for almost a decade, but critical U.S. state secrets, and President Trump’s tax return can be made available within months of his election?

It must be that Barack Obama’s ideological soul mates, rather than risk embarrassing him with the kinds of academic revelations they’d routinely dug up on previous presidential candidates, chose to ignore any inclination towards investigative journalism. Apparently they’ve saved the latter mentioned, pent up “journalistic curiosity”, for their arch adversary, Donald J. Trump.

In other words, while violating the sanctity of Mr. Obama’s college transcripts was forbidden, exposing state secrets and a sitting president’s tax return is just dandy. And it is that kind of ironic hypocrisy that is dangerous, very frightening, and a major reason the media is held in historically low esteem.

1993 Clinton-Era Letter To Jeff Sessions Surfaces, DESTROYS Media Hysteria Over DOJ Firings

Free Republic

The liberal media is furious after President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, fired 46 attorneys appointed by the Obama Administration. Every administration has the right and the prerogative to have its own appointees in seats of power. We’ve seen this time and time again, regardless of who the President is. But it’s ONLY when that President is Donald J. Trump that the media loses its collective mind. For example, the media’s extreme bias is showing when you take a look at what we just dug up: A 1993 letter from former President Clinton’s Attorney General, Janet Reno, to then-Attorney Jeff Sessions. Attorney General Janet Reno fired 93 U.S. attorneys (holdovers from the Reagan and George H.W. Bush days), leaving only one in New Jersey spared. This was in 1993 – the first year of Bill Clinton’s presidency.

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Just for the Record………

Socialism is not the Answer

by 1 Dragon

By now most have seen the photo of Kellyanne Conway on the couch at the White House. The  bla bla media went nuts over it………

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Well, why didn’t the media get upset over this one?

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or this one….

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or this one…

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or this one…

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or even this one….

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and did we hear much about this one from the media…..

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no and we probably won’t, because facts aren’t important to the media but hey,

that’s just my opinion.

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Trump’s Border Wall: The Bill Was Passed and Signed Into Law

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Family Security Matters

by JIM KOURI, CPP

One of the main issues that propelled Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to victory was the promise of a wall being built at the United States border with Mexico. The response by the news media, their favorite Democratic politicians and illegal-immigration advocates was astounding, with newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the Internet awash in comments that Trump was a racist, a bigot, and a xenophobic bully.

But the truth — noticeably avoided by the media — is that the U.S. Congress passed a bill and it was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2006 ordering a wall to be built at the U.S.-Mexican border and more Border Patrol agents should be hired for the Southern border.

“The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, required DHS to complete construction by December 31, 2008, of either 370 miles or other mileage determined by the Secretary, of reinforced fencing along the southwest border wherever the Secretary determines it would be most practical and effective in deterring smugglers and aliens attempting illegal entry,” according to Global Security.

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The South Is On Fire And National Media Couldn’t Care Less

The Federalist

Ravaged by months of drought, huge swaths of the southeast United States are on fire, but you wouldn’t know it judging by national media coverage.

A total of six states in the southeast (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi) are currently suffering from “exceptional drought,” a category reserved for the most severe drought conditions, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. The majority of land in four states (Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia) are facing “extreme drought,” the second most severe level.

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According to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), a federal agency tasked with coordinating interstate fire prevention and suppression efforts, 83 fires are currently raging across 6 southeastern states. Eighteen of those are classified by NIFC as large and uncontained.

If you get most of your news from national TV networks, this is probably the first you’ve heard of any of this. The conversation at Thanksgiving dinner tables in the South last week wasn’t about politics; it was about drought and burn bans and fire risk. Instead of studying up on how to talk to their uncles about Donald Trump, people were asking where they could find hay for their livestock and how the lack of water was slowly killing their farmland.

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