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Denzel Washington has a message for The Atlantic

It appears that the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, Jeffery Goldberg, has admitted the story about Trump calling fallen soldiers “suckers and losers” could well be false.

Recall that The Atlantic column started off with a claim that Trump did not want to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, because “his hair would become disheveled in the rain” and that “he did not believe it important to honor American war dead.

When Goldberg was presented with an excerpt from John Bolton’s book which details how the weather was the cause for cancellation of the visit to the cemetery, not a decision over his hair, Goldberg conceded, “I’m sure all of those things are true.”

True to form, he still backed his article and the anonymous sources. Deny, deny, deflect.

Who to believe? Recall The Atlantic’s Trump Derangement Syndrome is so acute one journalist has called to end the Nobel peace prize now that Trump is in the running.

Journalistic integrity will only return when media outlets love America more than they hate Trump.

A must see 18 minutes – before it gets taken down

Kash Lee Kelly let’s rip over what he sees is happening in America. Nothing better than listening to unscripted, from the heart messages. We urge you to watch. Some profanity but a raw clip which resonates.

He touches on many of the points we have discussed in recent months and years. A complicit media desperate to stir up narratives regardless of the consequences as it is all for ratings.

As we like to say, journalistic integrity will only return when the media loves America more than they hate Trump.

Take it away, Kash Lee!

White Supremacist promises to vote for Biden & straight Democrat

For all the mainstream media’s insistence that white supremacists are a monolithic group firmly entrenched in Republican dogma, how it must pain the left to admit that Richard Spencer backs VP Joe Biden. Spencer was a leading figure in the August 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA which was attended by neo-nazis.

How the media went out of its way to twist Trump’s “very fine people” statement as an endorsement for neo-nazis, white nationalists and alt-right-wingers when he 100% denounced and condemned them in that same press conference as evidenced here.

Oh, the irony the same liberals that have demanded Trump disavow white nationalists who endorsed him (he already has) are eerily silent to demand that Joe Biden reject Spencer’s support. As Dinesh D’Souza pointed out,

Anyone on the Left who claims white supremacists are for Trump with nothing more than an old photo or anecdote to prove it must now contend with the fact that the poster boy of white supremacy, Richard Spencer, has announced he’s voting Biden & straight Democratic ticket.”

The great USPS Mailbox robbery?

How strange that the supposed Mailbox Heist at the sinister hands of the Trump administration has been occurring since the 1980s.

In 2009, WaPo wrote of the mailbox conspiracy. It stated, “half of the blue boxes in the Washington area have disappeared in the last nine years, and 200,000 nationwide have been plucked up in the last 20 years, leaving 175,000 total.

There are currently 141,900 mailboxes according to the USPS. Note 14,000 were removed under the Obama/Biden administration.

In the last decade, mailed items fell from 171bn to 142.6bn (-17%).

First class mail volumes have fallen from 28.9bn in 2010 to 16.5bn in 2019. Down 43%.

Retail offices have shrunk from 36,222 in 2010 to 34,613 in 2019. Or down 4.5%.

Post offices now have to compete with a plethora of delivery services from Amazon, FedEx and UPS. Furthermore many businesses and agencies accept PDFs for many documents.

Why not let the USPS speak for itself?

Historically, mailboxes have been removed for lack of use and installed in growth areas…When a collection box consistently receives very small amounts of mail for months on end, it costs the Postal Service money in fuel and work hours for letter carriers to drive to the mailbox and collect the mail. Removing the box is simply good business sense in that respect. It is important to note that anyone with a residential or business mailbox can use it as a vehicle to send outgoing mail.

It is so easy to run conspiracy theories but one look at the data and another myth busted. But hey, who would run a voter suppression or voter ID narrative?We remind people of a video made by Ami Horowitz on the very subject. Who knew it was the dimple the opposite of the narrative?!?

86% think mainstream media divisive

A Knight Foundation/Gallup poll released this week showed that 86% of Americans believe that there is a “great deal” or a “fair amount” of political bias in the mainstream media. This is 25% points higher than the same poll taken in 2007.

78% of Democrats and 94% of Republicans, believe that there is at least some bias in the media.

84% assign the media either a ‘great deal‘ (48%) or a ‘moderate amount‘ (36%) of blame for political division.

The poll noted when respondents were asked about their views of media outlets they distrust:

-79% of poll respondents said those outlets were “trying to persuade people to adopt a certain viewpoint.

-When news is inaccurate, 54% of Americans think it’s because reporters are “misrepresenting the facts,” while

-28% assume they’re “making them up entirely.

Does any of this surprise with the recent revelations outlined in the open letters from former MSNBC producer Ariana Pekary former NY Times op-ed contributor Bari Weiss. Or the recent parody from the Babylon Bee.

MSNBC producer quits over toxic editorial process

Former MSNBC producer Ariana Pekary has written an open letter describing the toxic work environment much like Bari Weiss notes at The NY Times.

Pekary wrote,

July 24th was my last day at MSNBC. I don’t know what I’m going to do next exactly but I simply couldn’t stay there anymore…My colleagues are very smart people with good intentions. The problem is the job itself. It forces skilled journalists to make bad decisions on a daily basis

You may not watch MSNBC but just know that this problem still affects you, too. All the commercial networks function the same – and no doubt that content seeps into your social media feed, one way or the other...

….Likewise, it’s taboo to discuss how the ratings scheme distorts content, or it’s simply taken for granted, because everyone in the commercial broadcast news industry is doing the exact same thing…

…But behind closed doors, industry leaders will admit the damage that’s being done…

The model blocks diversity of thought and content because the networks have incentive to amplify fringe voices and events, at the expense of others… all because it pumps up the ratings…This cancer risks human lives, even in the middle of a pandemic...this cancer risks our democracy…context and factual data are often considered too cumbersome for the audience…

Why is this a surprise? As we’ve said for ages, clickbait is all that matters. It doesn’t matter who is besmirched, smeared or has their career ended, as long as it sells advertising.

CNN’s Don Lemon takes Trump’s Mental Acuity test and fails

CNN’s Don Lemon discussed Trump’s mental acuity test and fails part of it. Interesting that he set out to mock the president and can’t tell a rhino from a hippo.

That’s a myth!

Politicians will do what politicians do – live in denial.

Alienating the audience for good

At what point in the WNBA decision making process did these woke social justice warriors ever factor in how walking off the court before the national anthem was played may have alienated their ultimate paymasters – the crowd?

Watching sports used to be all about being a distraction from the grind of life. To zone out for several hours watching professional sports stats entertain. No thoughts about work, horrible bosses or financial pain. Just fun.

Now the politics in sport have become a bigger feature than the game itself. Perhaps these teams should back themselves in their ability to read the tolerance levels of their fans and require they wear BLM adorned clothing as a condition of entry.

We will have absolutely zero sympathy if these sporting codes collapse or find themselves in severe financial distress as a consequence of capitulating to this insidious ideology and biting the hand that feeds them.