Blatant Bias at 5

At noon I decided to turn to Channel 5 to get the weather.

For the most part, I refrain from watching local newscasts because they are only crime stories and bad weather prognostications. They live in a republic of fear at 5, a place I do not choose to visit.

But I did visit and immediately regretted it.

Up popped a story, from CNN, as it turns out, about Larry Kudlow joining Trump’s economic team. But 5’s Kym Clark introduced it by saying, “It’s a presidency that was essentially born on reality TV and now the lines between TV and reality are blurring even further.”

What? It’s a presidency born of hard work, a lifetime of achievements and a knowledge of the American people’s feelings not understood by his opponent. Trump was on an NBC show no less. Does that mean we should stop watching their stuff, if this is the outcome? Is that the implication? As for blurring even further, I think the Trump voter understands reality and the fake media much better than anyone in that business. Talk about editorializing!

“Donald Trump has chosen a cable news personality to be his top economic advisor. But Larry Kudlow (she mispronounced his name) certainly isn’t the only wire running straight from the TV to the White House.”

Kudlow had a show on CNBC, a sister network, but before that worked in the White House under Reagan, wrote several books about the economy and has his own financial firm. He’s in touch with the big people in the finance industry. Besides, he was never a “celebrity.” I doubt 2% of people would recognize him if he knocked on their door. Sad that they have to scuttle all his years of work to dwell on his relatively short TV career. But that’s how awful the media has become.

The CNN story went on to quote David Rothkopf as decrying the choice, tweeting “Fake experts for fake advisory roles. Trumptopia.” Who the hell is David Rothkopf and who cares?

She went on to criticize former Fox anchor Heather Nauert for becoming No. 4 at the State Department. She appears to have done well there. Why shouldn’t she be promoted? Oh, that’s right, I forgot. Only Deep State people are allowed to rise. And their sexism is showing.

Then she said, “another Fox personality could be joining the Trump administration. Pete Hedgespeth is currently being considered to run the sprawling department of Veterans affairs, that employs just over 400,000 people.” “Could be?” Is that the journalistic standard for reporting? Speculation outweighs facts?

And how horrible is it that a recent veteran might take over to help a veterans’ administration often staffed by people who were never in the military? Remember Obama’s choice for VA Secretary, Robert McDonald? He was a retired CEO of Procter & Gamble. A veteran who understands veterans’ needs surely can’t be considered.

“President Trump doesn’t just hire media types, he consults them, too. He dined recently with Fox News personalities Jesse Waters and Geraldo Rivera reportedly gossiping about TV and politics.” Note the “reportedly.” How does she know he was consulting with them? She has no idea what they talked about. Why shouldn’t he dine with whomever he wants? Barack Obama was interviewed by GloZell, the youtube “star” who broadcast from a bathtub filled with cereal and milk, eating out of it.

Don’t forget Zach Galifianakis, on his Youtube show, Between Two Ferns where they discussed his pardoning of the turkeys, among other inanities. Now that’s journalism!

But the CNN reporter went on to slam Kimberly Guilfoyle and Sean Hannity, who seems to have made the decision on the Iran nuclear deal and the release of the GOP memo alleging corruption and anti Trump bias by FBI members.

She pompously ended it with, “presidential advisors in the age of Trump. Randy Kay, CNN.”

Clark couldn’t be upstaged, so she then said, rolling her eyes, “President Trump may or may not make another change in his White House circle soon. Sources told CNN Trump is ready to replace National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. No announcement was made to allow McMaster to nail down his next step.”

I see Channel 5 does not keep up with the news, because that was debunked this morning. In fact, it appears that was a test to see who is leaking at the White House. Sarah Sanders denied it yesterday and last night, but NBC must not keep up – or want to.

What do you want to bet that if a Democrat president (God help us) tapped people at CNN, they would jump on board without blinking. Would they be criticized then?

You know the answer.

This Is What It’s Come to

If you don’t know who Jamie Oliver is, don’t feel bad.
He’s a British chef and cookbook author who has been on a mission to shove healthy food down our throats and his cookbook is full of expensive ingredients that are difficult to find. His recipes are also not user friendly.

Anyhow, he is a Trump hater.

A serious one.

Here’s how deep his TDS goes:

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been on something of a mission throughout the last decade, to educate people on healthy eating habits.

Does this good will, however, extend to President Donald Trump? You may remember, according to Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s favorite meal is a 2,400 calorie McDonald’s stomach bomb, chased down with a milkshake.

Maybe. Maybe not.

Oliver recently sat down with British talk show host Russell Howard and said he is trying to avoid America altogether during the Trump years and would not likely be cooking for him anytime soon.

“I’m kind of hoping that I don’t have to go to America while he’s [Trump] in power,” he said. “I don’t know if I can hold it out but I’m going to try.”

What would happen if the celebrity chef found himself in a situation where he was forced to cook for the sitting president? Would he phone it in? Nope.

He would, however, play something of a practical joke on Trump, plying him with stool-loosening foods, as an attempt to make him soil his pants, or something.

“I think I would bite the bullet, I think I’d be professional and I think I’d cook with all of my heart and my soul,” he said. “I’d just use all of my training as a nutritionist to cook things that really make your asshole loose.”

So, there you go, if Oliver ever cooks for Trump, prepare for some stories about the president spending some serious time in the bathroom.

This is from Mediaite.

Nice, eh?

Almost a Miracle

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman went to a Coptic Christian church in Egypt. Here he’s meeting with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II.

That a Muslim of that high rank would do this, is unusual and may show that progress may be made in the Middle East.

From Asharq Al-Awsat comes this story:

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, visited on Monday Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo’s Abbasiya neighborhood.

Prince Mohammed met Coptic Pope Tawadros II at Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedral

This marks the first visit of its kind by a senior Saudi official to the seat of the Coptic Orthodox patriarchate. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz had previously met with Pope Tawadros during a visit to Cairo in 2016.

Prince Mohammed and Pope Tawadros tackled bilateral ties between Saudi Arabia and Egypt, stressing the role of different religions and cultures in bolstering tolerance and shunning violence, extremism and terrorism.

Prince Mohammed hailed the role of Copts in ensuring Egypt’s stability and in supporting Arab and Muslim causes.

For his part, Pope Tawadros welcomed the Saudi Crown Prince “in his second home in Egypt.”

He also praised Saudi Arabia for the development it is undergoing, saying that it will “help us defeat violence and terrorism that has plagued our region.”

He revealed that Prince Mohammed had invited him to pay a visit to the Kingdom.

The Saudi royal’s visit to the Coptic cathedral was widely welcomed among Coptic and political circles in Egypt.

This is the same prince President Trump has been working with as has son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Oscar Losers

Who would want to be associated with all the losers at last night’s Academy Awards?

The show was a loser – it posted record low viewership. Not a surprise. Host Jimmy Kimmel indicated he was going to cloak himself in political virtue by attacking Trump, conservatives and America. He did so. Was this guy ever funny?

The glitterati who attended were not the big name stars of the past. Most have been in a successful movie or two and that’s about it. Or they are hangers-on has beens like Meryl Streep. The clothes don’t even wow us anymore. Most of them are just outrageous to attract attention.

They even invited losers from the recent Olympics to attend. Here are figure skaters Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu:

Then skier Lindsey Vonn who was only able to snag a bronze medal after she had been heralded as a possible 3 gold winner got an invite.

What’s with the getup? It looks like she picked it up on the clearance rack at Forever 21.

Why do people like this get to go to the Oscars? They have had nothing to do with acting or the movies, so what gives?

What gives is they are the most recent darlings to dump on President Trump and VP Pence.

What a pathetic show of pathetic people!

UT Joins Xem

Think some of the private universities and colleges are out of control with their political correctness, Trump hatred and Leftist indoctrination? Definitely. Harvard, Yale and the Ivy Leaguers regularly churn out alumni who feel this way and then go on to take control of our most important institutions.

Unfortunately, state schools are not immune to the Progressive virus either.

Our own University of Tennessee has joined the gender language patrol. Here’s what they propose:

Tower of Babel stuff.