“Not a perfect neighbor” … That’s part of the headline of a story from the Louisville Courier-Journal at USA Today. The piece, entitled, “Rand Paul is not a perfect neighbor, says community developer,” sets out to blame Paul for the attack that left him with broken ribs and lung damage. The developer praised the assailant as a “near perfect” neighbor, according to the Courier-Journal. One of the developer’s issues with Paul? “He wanted to actually own the property rights and build whatever type of house he wanted.” The horror!
GQ takes it a step further … Jack Moore, writing at GQ, was even more open in his disdain for Paul. His piece, “Rand Paul Sounds Like the Worst Guy to Have as a Neighbor,” basically calls Paul a distasteful libertarian who has the temerity to, wait for it, actually believe in private property rights. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
Speaking of petty … Politico had the scoop of all scoops yesterday. Donald Trump likes McDonald’s so much that he had an aide go get some for him late at night. No, really, Politico published that story as part of a piece on the aide now testifying in the “Russia investigation.” The story had a bit of fake news. It said the man went to get Trump a “fried apple pie” at the golden arches. The only problem? Fried apple pies have not been available — sadly — since they were discontinued in 1992.
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A questionable meeting … Yesterday, Fox News dropped a bombshell in the ongoing Clinton-Russia Fusion GPS collusion story. To recap, we now know based on reporting that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC paid a law firm that paid Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm, to investigate Trump. Fusion GPS hired a former British intelligence agent — aka a foreign spy — to compile a dossier that used Kremlin-linked Russians as sources. Yesterday we found out that a Fusion GPS co-founder also met with the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower — not once, but twice on the day of that meeting, both before and after her meeting with Trump Jr.
Sparse coverage in the MSM … Unsurprisingly, the Clinton protection racket known as the mainstream media has had little to report on the matter. Here you have a firm hired by Hillary Clinton and the DNC to dig up dirt about so-called “Russian collusion” meeting with a lawyer from Russia who was offering to “collude” with the Trump campaign regarding dirt on Hillary Clinton. If the roles were reversed, no matter what other business the two may have had with each other, it would be nonstop news. The only other major outlets who seem to have picked up on the story are the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post and Mediaite. Google searches for mentions of Fusion GPS at CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, and Washington Post over the past 24 hours returned no results.
Other media mock … It has become common place for media types not only to cover for Clinton and the Democrats regarding 2016, but to openly mock those who dare try to uncover the truth. Brian Stelter, the media critic/cheerleader at CNN, has frequently done this. Last night, Washington Post Reporter Dave Weigel tweeted: “It completely owns that Fox covered Clinton instead of the Dem wins tonight.” Except Fox did both. Imagine the surprise of millions to find out that a news organization can cover more than one story at one time.
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Robert Eno is the director of research for Conservative Review. He is a conservative from deep blue Massachusetts but now lives in Greenville, SC. If you see something you’d like him to cover, tweet him @robeno.