Twenty minutes ago, I wouldn’t know a chyron from a Macron. But now, thanks to the good folks at Oxford Dictionaries, I’ve found out that a chyron is “An electronically generated caption superimposed on a television or cinema screen.”
Thanks, Oxford Doctionaries!
Anyhow, I know this may come as a shock to you, but in an aired segment regarding Governor Ralph “Blackface” Northam (D-VA), the chyron during Anderson Cooper’s segment listed Northam as a Republican, see video below.
America’s Gentleman Bachelor may be living in a vagina-free zone, but I’ll give this to the ageing fairy, he does have a set of balls on his.
Case in point: While appearing on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning program, hostess Dana Bash was going back and forth with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in regards to President Trump’s announced plan to withdraw all US troops from Syria and roughly halve the number of troops currently deployed to Afghanistan.
As the conversation drifted to the reason why Barack Obama ordered the total withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, Bash immediately (and incorrectly) defended Obama, stating that he was legally bound to cut-and-run from Iraq due to the SOFA (Status of Forces Agreement) signed back in 2008.
It was then that the senior senator from the Palmetto State got rather testy with Bash, telling her in live TV that her defense of Obama was “a bunch of bullshit.”
During a Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Graham said that he doesn’t approve of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria and Afghanistan but added that the president inherited a “bad hand” from Obama.
“Everything we’re dealing with today falls on Obama’s watch,” Graham argued. “He’s the one who withdrew from Iraq.”
“But he did it because there was a Status of Forces Agreement,” host Dana Bash interrupted.
The U.S. and Iraq finalized a Status of Forces Agreement in 2008 wherein the U.S. government agreed to pull all troops out of Iraq by the end of 2011. However, the agreement was dependent on the current status of ground operations and the Bush administration expected that Obama would renegotiate the deal rather than pull out all of the troops at once.
“No, that’s a bunch of bullshit,” Graham responded to Bash’s point. “Pardon my French — that’s a complete lie.”
Graham doubled down and asserted that pulling the troops out of Iraq was a personal desire of Obama’s rather than something that was forced because of an agreement between the two countries.
“[Trump] was dealt a bad hand by Obama and he needs to play it better than he’s playing it,” Graham said. “I’m gonna talk to him at lunch.”
In a move that surprises almost no one, the Fox News Channel is saddling-up with CNN and their rather arrogant ex-White House reporter, Jim Acosta.
Fox News reporter Jim Flood cites Fox News President Jay Wallace as officially throwing the network’s power, influence and reputation behind the network that Ted Turner built.
As reported, Wallace isn’t just making public his own personal support for CNN and Acosta in their long running feud with President Trump, Wallace plans of filing an amicus (Latin for “friend of”) briefing in U.S. District Court on behalf of the entire Fox News Chanel.
§ 22–404. Assault or threatened assault in a menacing manner;
(a)(1) Whoever unlawfully assaults, or threatens another in a menacing manner, shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or be imprisoned not more than 180 days, or both.
(2) Whoever unlawfully assaults, or threatens another in a menacing manner, and intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes significant bodily injury to another shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or be imprisoned not more than 3 years, or both. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term “significant bodily injury” means an injury that requires hospitalization or immediate medical attention.
To breakdown the legalese to plain-speak, noted DC criminal defense attorney, David Benowitz breaks down simple assault; (emphasis mine)
In DC, a person may be charged with simple assault (misdemeanor), assault with significant injury, or aggravated assault. Simple assault is when a person makes an attempt or effort, with the use of violence, to injure another person, and at the time of the attempt has the ability to injure the person. A DC simple assault charge also requires that the action is committed voluntarily and on purpose. A simple assault offense can also be charged under an “intent to frighten” theory.
Watch the video for yourself… you make the call. In the meantime, Fox News is reporting that the White House has pulled Acosta’s “hard pass”;
CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass to access the White House was suspended “until further notice” Wednesday, hours after he engaged in a contentious back-and-forth with President Trump.
As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice.
President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern…
Does the Senator from the Blue Hen State realize that his current job position calls for him to be the crafter of federal law?
I can’t help but believe that not only does Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) not only fail to understand the gravity of his station in life, this moron doesn’t understand the basics of American jurisprudence. Suffice it to say that I don’t give a rat’s ass that he’s a graduate of Yale Law.
But then again, it’s fairly obvious that Coons doesn’t really give a rat’s ass of his vaunted law degree, either.
Only the loons at CNN could manage to conjure up this fairy tale.
With a straight face, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer bemoans that the supposed vulgarity uttered by President Trump (hint: it rhymes with “zit bowl“) very well may be used by some very nasty people to attack the United States.
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer argued on Thursday that Trump’s “shithole” comments could pose a national security threat.
Somehow missing out that the overwhelming majority of those who want to kill Americans don’t need a reason, just an excuse, Blitzer continued with;
Blitzer claimed that he had spoken to national security officials who were worried that “haters” and “potential terrorists” would use the comments to conspire against the United States.
“There’s a national security component to all of this as well,” Blitzer said. “National security officials have told me they’re concerned that these words, so widely publicized around the world, will be used by haters and potential terrorists out there to conspire against the United States.”
Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer recently visited Marines and sailors deployed to the Afghanistan theater of war, ostensibly see for himself not only the status of the troops he’s responsible for, but also to wish those same troops a merry Christmas, as noted by The Military Times Twitter feed.
Equipped with a sidearm, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer visited Marines and sailors at Camp Shorab, Afghanistan, to wish them a happy holiday season. (Sgt. Lucas Hopkins/Marine Corps) pic.twitter.com/X3TChTv0yz
Yet for whatever patently bizarre reason, CNN’s Pentagon correspondent doesn’t seem to understand why Secretary Spencer would be carrying a sidearm in Afghanistan, despite of the fact that Spencer himself is a former Marine Corps officer.
Of course, the blowback at Starr’s monumentally stupid question was often hilarious. But the one who best deserves the Occam’s Razor award would be the individual known to the Twitter universe as Memento Māori;
1. He’s a former Marine.
2. He’s in a war zone.
3. Because he fucking wants to.
Leave it to CNN. Only the folks over at the Clinton News Network could actually say with a straight face that the truth is a bad thing.
As reported by The Daily Caller’s Amber Athey, the Fox News morning show “Fox & Friends” cited a recent Rasmussen Reports poll citing that President Trump’s approval rating is within the margin of error (+/- 2.5%) as compared to the same point of the initial Obama term.
As the president responded to the news;
While the Fake News loves to talk about my so-called low approval rating, @foxandfriends just showed that my rating on Dec. 28, 2017, was approximately the same as President Obama on Dec. 28, 2009, which was 47%…and this despite massive negative Trump coverage & Russia hoax!
In what many on the right categorize and criticize as CNN confusing vetting with vendetta, both Eric Bradner and Sunlen Serfaty of CNN have reported on Nov. 8, 2015, that GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson has renewed “attacks on media scrutiny.” In a very public verbal donnybrook between the retired neurosurgeon and the Cable News Network that flared up late last week, the news network has been digging deep into Carson’s past. Continue reading “HRC’s problems with the WTC, the WSJ, and the USMC that the media’s ignoring”→
Long considered by many on the right side of the aisle as essentially nothing more than the Ministry of Propaganda for the Democratic Party, the same conservatives may have to re-think their take on some of the personalities in establishment media. As the reporters of The Washington Free Beacon (WFB) have penned in a number of different articles, a slew of talking heads at the MSNBC, CNN and NBC News networks are saying things about Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton that very possibly could be mistaken for Republican Party talking points.
To his critics it may seem as the longest three years in media history, but it looks as if Piers Morgan’s prime time gig at CNN has finally ended, as reported by both The New York Times and Great Britain’s internet news portal ITV.com on Feb. 23, 2014.
Citing low ratings and his numerous anti-gun rants as mitigating factors, the Cable News Network has opted to cancel the prime time show “Piers Morgan Tonight” possibly as soon as this March.
“Duck Dynasty’s” Phil Robertson has made no secret that his almost fifty years of wedded bliss to his beloved Miss Kay began when she was a lass of 16, yet that seems to come as a surprise to CNN as they reported on Jan. 2, 2014.
Citing a 2009 Youtube.com video, the leader of the Family Robertson was recorded advising young men to marry their would-be brides at an early age.
“Look, you wait ’til they get to be 20 years old, the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket,” Robertson stated. “You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16.”
Just as the furor from the politically left side of the aisle has just started to simmer down regarding the controversial opinions voiced by the paterfamilias of “Duck Dynasty’s” Robertson crew, the same business owned by the family has just launched a new line of firearms, as reported by CNN Money on Jan. 2, 2014.
Reportedly to be released sometime this winter, the hunting equipment company Duck Commander has signed on with the Mossberg & Sons firearms company to market a line of nine different shotguns, two .22 caliber rifles and one .22 pistol.