Stelter on spying … This is absolutely hilarious and something I had completely forgotten about. Back in 2016, CNN media critic/cheerleader told colleague Chris Cuomo that when he was in college, he believed Fox News assigned an employee to “spy” on him by dating him. Today, Stelter bristles that anyone would call it spying to fish for information from someone and report back to your bosses about what you find. Twitchy has the details on this hilarious double standard. File under “honeypot.”
“Deception” … Speaking of Stelter, his newsletter last night was once again him saying things by not saying them. In this case he talked about a “deception campaign” by the president. Or did he? Because he put “deception campaign” in quotes. So you see, it was really Anderson Cooper who was saying it. Stelter just wrote a whole section on it. Funny how he rarely puts in quotes that would disrupt his narrative, isn’t it?
The obfuscation is strong in this one … If there were a Pulitzer Prize for media obfuscation, Jay Willis deserves it for this piece at GQ. Willis writes:
This is how conservative media transformed a small news item into a full-blown conspiracy theory that the president (apparently) believes to be true.
In this piece, Willis even breaks down the multiple stories confirming that human intelligence assets of the FBI approached the Trump campaign. But you see, it wasn’t spying. This reminds me of back in early 2017, when LevinTV host Mark Levin put together that there was surveillance of the Trump campaign by the FBI. Levin took the media’s own reporting and pieced it together. That is apparently now a sin.
Each and every media report is carefully crafted to leave out information that the media doesn’t want you to know. So when you bring together multiple media reports that paint a different narrative from what the media wants, that’s a major problem.
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Sour … CNN’s Don Banana Lemon opened his television show last night with a five-minute rant about how Trump is causing a crisis in America by not telling the “truth.” But what truth is Lemon talking about? The actual factual truth? Or is it merely that Trump’s interpretation of events is different from Lemon’s? Lemon calls the proven claims that there was an FBI asset used to spy on the Trump campaign “unproven” and possibly Trump’s “biggest lie of all.”
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) May 24, 2018
Lemon is a left-wing activist masquerading as a journalist. Remember that when you watch his program.
Alternative facts … The Washington Post’s Philip Bump may have one of the worst cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome of any person working with the disease. Yesterday Trump held a roundtable on illegal immigration and crime. Bump said it was just an attempt by Trump to malign all immigrants by focusing on a “subset of the immigrant population.” Bump is, of course, referring to the “animals” of MS-13. Bump actually uses the argument, pushed by the Left, that there hadn’t been a murder attributable to MS-13 since April 2017 in the county the event was held. A whole year! Bump gave no further information about how many murders in the county were by MS-13 prior to that date.
Bump then claimed that MS-13 is a proxy for Trump to call all Hispanic immigrants “animals.” It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so sad. What Bump doesn’t understand is that pieces like this will help Trump win re-election in 2020.
London calling … The Daily Caller’s Justin Caruso has the head-scratching tale of how former deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman went on MSNBC and compared criticizing the Department of Justice to the Blitz. Yes, this man actually said:
It’s a bone chilling development. Look, the Justice Department is under a shelling from the White House. It’s like London 1941 there. And some bombs hit big, some bombs hit small. This one, to my mind, is the biggest bomb of all.
Really, criticizing the agency the guy used to work for is equivalent to the Nazis bombing London? Swamp Fever is a disease that seemingly has not been cured.
Tonight the long-awaited Han Solo origin story movie is being released. I’ve got a 7 p.m. ticket to see “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The reviews have been mixed, but I’m a voracious consumer of what used to be called the expanded universe of books, games, and animated series. For instance, it is a Christmas tradition for me to watch the “Star Wars Holiday Special.” I have mixed feelings based on reviews of this movie. Here’s hoping it’s good.
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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.