Category Archives: Media

Editors Demand Government Transparency

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Editors demand government transparency. That’s a no-brainer, but they don’t always return the favor.

The Atlantic reported last week that President Trump had called dead soldiers “losers and suckers.” But Editor Jeffrey Goldberg won’t name the story’s four sources. He says he’s protecting them from the twitter mob.

Trump says it didn’t happen and he counters Goldberg’s 4 anonymous sources with 10 named witnesses. One of the ten is John Bolton. And he hates trump.

Reporters Grilled Joe Biden at Rare Presser

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Reporters grilled Joe Biden when they finally got the opportunity at a rare press conference. Just kidding. They mostly lobbed softballs at him like this:

“When you hear these remarks — ‘suckers,’ ‘losers,’ recoiling from amputees, what does it tell you about President Trump’s soul and the life he leads?” 

Edward-Isaac Dovere, The Atlantic

Well, I guess that would have been a hardball question for Trump, but he wasn’t there.

Here are 50 questions Jordan Davidson at The Federalist would like to ask the Vice President if given the chance.

Snatching Power of the Purse with Executive Orders

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Six years ago President Obama went around Congress and snatched its power of the purse. He announced “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation, I have a pen and a phone… and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions.”

Obama, pen, phone

So I drew this Obama cartoon:

Snatching Power

And now President Trump is messing with the same purse. He used an executive order to go around Congress and cut off stimulus talks.

So, a foolish consistency being the hobgoblin of a small mind, I drew the Trump cartoon above.

Newspeak

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Peaceful Demonstrations Trashing Cities

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Peaceful protests? President Clinton might say, “it depends on the meaning of “peaceful.”

A BBC headline in June reported, “27 police officers injured during largely peaceful anti-racism protests in London.”

And ABC News continued the trend last weekend reporting that “peaceful demonstrations intensified” in Oakland. Rioters set a courthouse on fire and assaulted police officers.

President Obama once said that shovel ready jobs “weren’t as shovel ready as we expected.”

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Peaceful protests don’t seem to be as peaceful as we expected.