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feeding frenzy. Feeding Frenzy. FEEDING FRENZY!

feeding frenzy. Feeding Frenzy. FEEDING FRENZY!

These media feeding frenzies work in only one direction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSEyGJtbhsU

We have seen this movie before.

When the media goes on a feeding frenzy against a Republican, there’s nothing like it.

That’s what happened to Mitt Romney in 2012 after the Benghazi debacle in which 4 Americans were killed on Obama and Hillary’s watch. The media wasn’t furious about the murders, it was furious about Romney’s criticism of the Obama administration, Dead Ambassador dragged through streets, MSM furious at Romney criticism of Obama.

It wasn’t the media alone, Democrats and the media moved in sync to damage Romney’s campaign just two months before the election.  It was non-stop, as if the world was ending because Romney supposedly was impolitic in his criticism. The so-called journalists even coordinated their questioning to make sure the necessary gotcha questions were asked of Romney at a press conference.

And of course, some Republicans joined the chorus hoping to be spared the media’s fury.

In the age of Trump, there has been an endless series of media feeding frenzies, again in sync with Democrat political needs. For over two years we had an infinite loop of Russia-collusion, then obstruction of justice, media feeding frenzies.

We are in the mother-of-all feeding frenzy’s over Trump’s tweet about The Squad going back to where they came from to fix the problems there and then returning to show us how it’s done. That feeding frenzy is compounded by a 13-second chant at a Trump rally about sending Ilhan Omar back (to Somalia). Trump said he did not agree with the chant.

Criticism is fine, but the reaction is a complete overreaction, with feigned outrage just cover for political hate of Trump.

There was no such media or Democrat reaction when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared the United States to Nazi Germany by terming the detention centers for illegal immigrants “concentration camps,” and then doubling and tripling down on it. When Ilhan Omar, who previously suggested that Israel had “hypnotized the world,” said support for Israel was all about “the Benjamins” (money from Jewish donors), the Democrats refused to pass a resolution condemning specifically Omar and anti-Semitism, instead passing a watered down condemnation of all hate. When Rashida Tlaib engaged in Holocaust minimization and inversion, Democrats and the media made like it was no big deal. When Ayanna Pressley recently made an incredibly racist statement in response to Trump that she has no need for brown and black people who don’t hold brown and black views, it barely registered a blip on the media radar.

Had any one of The Squad been Republicans, the media would have savaged them. Instead, they are media and social media heroes who expertly play victim.

The Squad should be criticized for their bigotry and hate. That doesn’t mean they should should be told to go back to where they came from, because in three of the four cases they came from here, and in Omar’s case she’s a U.S. citizen (unless the allegations of immigration fraud are proven, in which case her citizenship could be revoked as it was for Rasmea Odeh).

But it’s not deserving of the round-the-clock feeding frenzy we’re now experiencing. These media feeding frenzies work in only one direction.

Notice how little attention the Antifa activist who tried to firebomb an ICE center received once it became clear he wasn’t a Trump supporter. There would have been a feeding frenzy had the media and Democrats been able to blame Trump’s “rhetoric.” The media didn’t blame AOC’s rhetoric for the firebombing, or Democrat rhetoric for the Antifa attack on journalist Andy Ngo and the shooting of Republican congressmen including Steve Scalise.

So spare me this feeding frenzy.

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Obama made perversion, fraud and treason ‘normal.’

Trump made outrage to perversion, fraud and treason ‘normal.’

Take your pick.

(Let’s not forget normalizing Jew-hatred. That creep Barry started that, too.)

DJT has once again had the colossal nerve to actually talk about something that the media was trying to avoid, because it mades the Democrat Party look bad.

These women deserve censure for their anti-American rhetoric and attitudes. The Dems have been trying to minimize and ignore some vile stuff.

If this forces the Dems to clean house, I am all for it.

Who found these nimnals to run for office, anyway? Wasn’t that a Democrat? And didn’t the Democrat Party sponsor them?

DouglasJBender | July 18, 2019 at 9:55 pm

The “Squad” may have been born here (or, in the case of Ilhan Omar, a possible citizen), but the three who were born here are children of those who weren’t. (In Pressley’s case, she is of African descent, several generations back, I guess.)

So the “Squad” is composed of a Puerto-Rican-American, a Somali-American, a Palestinian-American, and an African-American. And they have the nerve to portray America as exceedingly racist and even Nazi-like. I say Trump is right: Let them return to their own, or their families’ own, countries of origin, and fix the problems there before condemning America, the country TO WHICH each of their families (aside from, I take it, Pressley’s) willfully emigrated.

    oldgoat36 in reply to DouglasJBender. | July 18, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    The Twit Squad love America so much they want America to be the lands they left behind. Just like Obama, they don’t want America to be what it is, they want to make it into some Socialist/Communist utopia third world nation. I find it impossible to believe they love, or ever have loved America. Their words, their actions, the things they support all expose the lie to their claims of love.
    People in this country are not the brightest given how easily they swallow what the propaganda network of the leftists push, but they are wising up. The fake news networks are losing the lower numbers of their viewership, all through their breathless predictions of Trump Hatred not coming close to being true over and over. After a while people who get lied to revolt against the liars.
    And the left keep falling for the baiting, so, in terms of intelligence the propaganda machine and politicians of the left are morons.

    Milhouse in reply to DouglasJBender. | July 19, 2019 at 1:10 am

    The “Squad” may have been born here (or, in the case of Ilhan Omar, a possible citizen), but the three who were born here are children of those who weren’t. (In Pressley’s case, she is of African descent, several generations back, I guess.)

    Which makes her more American that Trump.

    Face it, he screwed up. If he’d told them all to go to Venezuela or Zimbabwe, I’d be cheering with you all. And he was 100% right to tell Omar that she ought to go back to Somalia, though he’s also right that it would be wrong to send her there. But the other three came from here and it makes no sense to tell them to go to some country they’re not from. All of our ancestors came from somewhere — even the Indians if you go back far enough.

    I think the most logical explanation of his mistake is simply that he forgot for a moment that he was referring to four women, and was thinking only of Omar when he wrote that. Because in her case it made sense.

      Barry in reply to Milhouse. | July 19, 2019 at 1:51 am

      “Face it, he screwed up.”

      You have to practice to be this dense.

      sequester in reply to Milhouse. | July 19, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      It would be interesting to hear the opinion of any intellectual property lawyers who may visit this site as to whether the use of the copyright protected Milhouse character by this poster is covered under the”fair use” or “de minimus” doctrines.

      forksdad in reply to Milhouse. | July 20, 2019 at 11:12 am

      Trump gets it. They’re paper Americans. Go adjust your bowtie it’s too tight.

      Quit pretending. But it really doesn’t matter. Men like you who pretend we have magic dirt that transforms Somalians, Puerto Ricans, and Pakistanis into Americans have doomed us all. Enjoy your end-stage Obama collapse, you’ve earned it.

Trump is the Terminator of Media Feeding Frenzies. Just when they think they have devoured him, he transmogrifies and strengthens.

They will never defeat him.

    Tom Servo in reply to dystopia. | July 18, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Even before I saw this post, I was thinking this is just like Stormy and Avenatti, and CNN and all the NeverTrumpers and the Left hyperventilated about it and told themselves “now we got him! oh now we got him!!!”‘ And not one actual voter ever cared even the least tiny bit about it.

    They can only defeat Trump if we LET them.

    WE are in control. May this lesson never be lost on us again.

Women have really destroyed themselves, and I say that as a woman

I didn’t march and fight for equality in the 60’ and 70’s for this BS

If I were a guy, I think I would practice
abstinence.

Colonel Travis | July 18, 2019 at 11:18 pm

Love this site, I read about politics frequently. But I have not watched any TV news in a few years (or most TV, period). Unless there is some compelling reason that I can’t even come up with right now, I’ll never go back to the news part. I still need to watch MLB, but usually with the sound all the way down because announcers are worthless. Gee, he hit a ground ball up the middle just past a diving Altuve? No kidding? I think I also saw that with my own eyes.

I wouldn’t say that the enjoyment in my life has surged, I’ve always been able to find joy in life. But I’d say that I don’t get P’d off anywhere near as much and can pay attention to better things.

God bless you, William A. Jacobson, sir, for doing a job this American refuses to do.

This series of tweets was the most brilliant move I’ve ever seen! It’s Trump playing 4D chess, while his opponents haven’t yet mastered tiddlywinks!

With a few seemingly casual tweets, PDJT praised Pelosi, who was having difficulty with her brainless far-left freshmen in the Squad, forcing Pelosi to reject his praise and clutch these media whores to her bosom! Bingo, now the face of the Democrat Party is- The Squad! The far-Left, insane young women without any experience, but filled with hate!

Then Speaker Pelosi, seething with rage because of that forced move, brought a bill to the floor of the House; a bill describing the President as a racist. When challenged about her language, which was against the rules of decorum, she lied & said the Parliamentarian had OK’d her speech, but he hadn’t! So that tied up the entire House, causing chaos, and resulting in the Speaker being censured & forbidden to speak for the rest of the day.

Democrats then said, as Democrats will, hang the rules: full speed ahead! and passed the bill, which even now cannot be read on the floor of the House because it violates the House rules!

And of course all this has put a spotlight on the Squad, who don’t look so good when the light is shining on them & revealing all their anti-American rhetoric & actions, including the fact that Ilhan Omar has committed a series of crimes before her election, such as immigration fraud, tax fraud, bigamy, etc. (Read all about it at Powerline.)

My hat’s off to the Master, President Donald J. Trump! What a beautiful meltdown this has caused, and I’m loving every second of it!

caseoftheblues | July 19, 2019 at 12:01 am

Trump said in his tweet what every fed up American was thinking….immigrants pouring over our borders..demanding to be allowed in…demanding special treatment and priviledges and services …getting them…then talking about how horrible and unjust and racist this country is….so yah…if you don’t like it….leave!

and in Omar’s case she’s a U.S. citizen (unless the allegations of immigration fraud are proven, in which case her citizenship could be revoked as it was for Rasmea Odeh).

There are no allegations that her immigration was fraudulent. The allegations of immigration fraud (which so far are pure speculation) are that the purpose of her purported marriage to her brother was to get him back into the US, after he’d somehow lost his status. (That “somehow” is part of why this is all pure speculation. He came to the US with the rest of the family, and went to high school in the US, so what happened to his resident status and why would he need to fake-marry her to get it back?) Even if true it wouldn’t affect her naturalization, which came much earlier and did not involve any fraud.

Even if it were to transpire that her parents told lies to get the family in to the USA in the first place (which again is pure guesswork, without any foundation at all), that would not affect her naturalization, since she would not have been responsible for that hypothetical fraud.

Calling these all “feeding frenzies” obscures an essential difference.

Some of them are actually about something important. If a presidential candidate had conspired with a foreign power to pervert an American election, that would actually be a pretty big deal. Probably something in the realm of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Even if the accusation is false, by constant obsession the press can obscure the fact that there’s nothing at all to it, and leave the relatively clueless spectator with the vague impression that the candidate did . . . well . . . something nefarious, even if nobody can clearly state what.

Others frenzies are about matters utterly inconsequential. Like this one. Suppose the worst possible spin turns out to be true, and DJT seems to be a bit foggy about the national origin of several of the Gang of Four. And . . . so what? Not a lot of impeachable material there. To the contrary, it’s solid First Amendment territory. Nobody has an obligation to make 100% accurate statements. From the President’s standpoint, a trivial error—deliberate or inadvertent, it hardly matters—is the best kind; it encourage the press to pounce, even if it isn’t pouncing on anything much, and give the non-story coverage for days. And once again, the press is totally dominated by Orange Man Bad.

So, feeding frenzies they are; but some of them are set off by nice schools of yummy fish, and others are set off by buckets of chum. The sharks may not know the difference, but the fishermen waiting above certainly do.

Massinsanity | July 19, 2019 at 8:50 am

You left out one additional racist comment from Ayanna Pressley, in referring to a tweet from Kelly Ann Conway she tweeted back:

“[Conway], oh hi Distraction Becky,” Pressley responded. “Remember that time your boss tore babies from their mothers’ arms and threw them in cages? Yeah take a seat and keep my name out of your lying mouth.”

“Becky” is a common derogatory term for a generic white woman. While perhaps not rising to level of some other racial slurs it does not belong in a tweet from member of the US house and I have only found one site that has called her out on it.

Feeding frenzy, indeed.
When the President was answering questions from the press the other day, before the rally, there was one shrieking harpy that would not shut up. She was rude, belligerent, and disrespectful, even when he told her to be quiet.
Contrast that to Pelosi’s presser the other day. Absolute silence while she was speaking, and muted non-questions when she opened the floor.
It was a stunning sight.

If her birth name is “Elmi” and she entered the US as “Omar”, that is immigration fraud.

One thing I’ve noticed is that the media is adapting, much like bacteria change to become antibiotic resistant. Where they used to run with Trump’s tweets and just why they were (supposed to be) so offensive, now they just refer to the offensiveness without actually quoting or referring to the tweet at all.

That’s why the coverage lately has been racist, racist, racist, without anybody pointing to the *whole* tweet and how it is just “America, Love it or Leave it” the Vietnam era saying without the war.

Did you know that Talib or Ocasio-Cortez came from the US before this? Talib has been very loud in her Palestinian Identity.

And what does it say about them that they identified so strongly with other countries that the average person had no idea they weren’t from them originally?

    Milhouse in reply to Voyager. | July 19, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Yes, I did know that, and so did everyone who was paying even the slightest bit of attention. Tlaib (not “Talib”) has made no more of her “Palestinian” ancestry than any ethnic politician makes of theirs.

    And what country did you ever associate Occasional-Cortex with, other than this one? What foreign country is anyone in her family associated with? As far as I know both sides of her family have been Puerto Rican, i.e. USAn, for many generations.

Saying democrats and media is a redundancy in terms. This is why you need to get objective news from other platforms.

LukeHandCool | July 19, 2019 at 1:36 pm

In contrast, there was a definite lack of any media feeding frenzy when CNN contributor Brian Karem yelled at Sebastian Gorka to “Go home!” in the Rose Garden last week. Gorka is from Hungary.

And Mollie Hemingway brought up this nugget in a tweet … neither did this cause any feeding frenzy in the media:

“When Dick Durbin and Jerry Nadler began a formal citizenship inquiry to threaten Seb Gorka for his political views, I have to be honest that I don’t remember the Twitter brigades freaking out about it. The great @davidharsanyi looked into attacks on his citizenship here.”

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | July 19, 2019 at 1:47 pm

THE MSM-Media-DNC Industrial Complex is DEAD, and they killed themselves!

Watch and see.

There are more prostitutes (not counting those in the MSM) than people who watch CNN.

There are more people who own chickens than watch CNN.

The same goes for all media and even local media now.

Bozell: Media Hatred of Trump ‘Will Cost Them Everything’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpfNFLGHJmw

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | July 19, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    PS Don’t let this go un-noted.

    Ace of Spades:
    “”After Trump called out the commies on the Squawk Squad for being un-American provocateurs at his campaign rally in Greenville, NC, out came the GOP cuck contingent, all competing to out-cuck each other with their ‘Well, I never’ and ‘tut-tut’ as they collapsed on their fainting couches. I think Trump has caused them all to come down with medical conditions: Ben Shapiro needs to consult his gynecologist to check for a yeast infection. Mitt Romney has sore nipples and I think David French is actually lactating. And Jonah Goldberg may actually have to buy a bra. Tom Nichols missed his period, which means he could be pregnant….”

LukeHandCool | July 19, 2019 at 1:47 pm

And Sean Davis responding to a tweet by Jerry Nadler over the feeding frenzy about Trump’s tweets to the “squad”:

“You and Sen. Dick Durbin formally demanded @SebGorka’s immigration papers from DHS and the White House so you could find a way to deport him, despite the fact that he’s an American citizen. Stop pretending your interest here is anything but partisan.”

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to LukeHandCool. | July 19, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Bravo! Point it out to them.

    Omar has proven to be an illegal alien.

    And the DNC leadership all knew it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT’S THE BEGINNING OF THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Old Navy Doc | July 21, 2019 at 5:59 pm

“An Ambassadore is a man of virtue sent to lie abroad for his country, a news writer is a man of no virtue who lies at home for himself.”—Sir Henry Wotton

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