Day: February 18, 2019
Who will find us a strong woman?
We have her, Lara Logan, foreign correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes, who tore into mainstreamers:
“Although the media has historically always been left-leaning, we’ve abandoned our pretense — or at least the effort — to be objective, today. … We’ve become political activists, and some could argue propagandists, and there’s some merit to that,” [she told an interviewer.]
More, even to using the f-word.
Logan added, “Although the media has historically always been left-leaning, we’ve abandoned our pretense — or at least the effort — to be objective, today. … We’ve become political activists, and some could argue propagandists, and there’s some merit to that.”
“Responsibility for fake news begins with us,” said Logan, referring to journalists and reporters.
Mainstreamers’ watchdog chewed her up once.
Logan recalled that Media Matters for America (MMFA) targeted her following a 60 Minutes report she filed related to the September 11, 2012, Islamic terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. “I made one comment about Benghazi,” remarked Logan, “[Then] I was targeted by Media Matters for America, which was an organization established by David Brock, who has dedicated himself to the Clintons. It was their known propaganda organization.”
In line of duty, she suffered greatly.
In February of 2011, Logan was sexually assaulted — and nearly murdered — by numerous men in Cairo, Egypt, while reporting on the ousting of then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. She shared some details of the attack’s nature.
“Piece by piece, they tore all my clothing off, and just tore my body almost to pieces, and tore my insides apart,” recounted Logan. “I saw people taking pictures. … I remember fighting, being raped, and being able to sometimes push people away, and then I remember just realizing that there were too many of them — and it was over and over and over again — and that there was always someone else when you could fight one person.”
Towards the end of the interview, Logan quipped, “This interview is professional suicide for me.”
We hope not.
Cautionary note for breathers of relief at McCarrick demotion
Major questions that remain unresolved by the former cardinal’s defrocking include how he rose to power under Pope John Paul II despite widespread rumors about his sexual misconduct with adult seminarians and priests, and how much Pope Francis knew about that history before he finally took disciplinary action.
No rest for the those of us who want it all to go away.
Trump Border Emergency Proclamation: There is no constitutional crisis and Trump is likely to win
In the middle of this extremely good rundown/argument why this is so, we find inevitable reference to Obama on DACA vs. Trump on the wall, as some are arguing in a sauce for goose, sauce for gander application.
Difference: Obama in DACA order went directly contrary to Congressional decision, Trump in case of wall wants to implement what Congress authorized, using money as Congress has allowed.
Read this enlightening piece.
Wrinkle in time of Jussie Smollett
Now to protecting two witnesses:
Law enforcement sources connected to the investigation tell TMZ, the 2 brothers who were arrested and then released are staying somewhere around the Loop in downtown Chicago under the watchful eye of police so no one gets to them. We’re told cops especially want to make sure Jussie does not contact the brothers.
Fearing Jussie will tamper? Apparently.
By the way, may I add that if it was a hoax, we have to give F’s to whoever devised it. Ridiculous on its face. As ‘hood resident told NY Post,
“I don’t believe it happened the way he said it did,” said Agin Muhammad, who lives in the same swank high-rise near the Navy Pier as Smollett.
“I’ve been in this neighborhood five years. I don’t believe it, not around here … Half the people are gay and the other half are black.”
Exaggerating for effect probably. Yet and still . . .
A patron at Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub, about a block from the scene of the alleged Jan. 29 incident, said Smollett’s story “doesn’t really make sense.”
“It’s a lie, because Chicago is the most liberal city around,” said the man, who wouldn’t give his name. “They have cameras everywhere … Why can’t they find the attack?”
In sum, the hoax-creator needs or would need a new writer. Not that there haven’t been dumber plots on b-level shows. Or a-level, for that matter. . . .