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Fake news alert: Trump gutting Meals on Wheels revealed a media lie

MSM caught lying about Meals on Wheels. (Wiki)
MSM caught lying about Meals on Wheels. (Wiki)

Time and The Hill magazines breathlessly reported the Meals on Wheels program has been slashed of all federal funding in the proposed budget on submitted to Congress by President Trump.

As Walter Olson of the none-too-Trump-friendly National Review objectively noted, the rush to judgement against Trump certainly “made for great copy — irresistibly clickable and compulsively shareable.”

Only one problem — none of it was true.

With a Time headline of “Trump Proposed Budget Eliminates Funds for Meals on Wheels” and The Hill garnering 26,000 shares online from their fake reporting, the Left-leaning media certainly thought they’d snagged the president on a rather large gotchya moment.

As reported;

But it was false. And it wouldn’t have taken long for reporters to find and provide some needed context to the relationship between federal block grant programs, specifically Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), and the popular Meals on Wheels program.

I started on the organization’s own website. From Thursday’s conversation in the press, it was easy to assume that block grant programs — CDBG and similar block grants for community services and social services — are the main source of federal funding for Meals on Wheels. Not so.

Instead, as the national site explains, the major source of federal funding for the programs, accounting for 35 percent of overall local budgets, comes through the Sixties-era Older Americans Act. (Local programs also obtain support from state and county governments, private donors, and so on.)

According to the website, cuts have not been announced in Older Americans Act funding, although the group fears that they may lie ahead.

Notice the key word in the last sentence is “may,” not “will.”

But I digress. Yet another screaming example of the MSM’s is the schizophrenic excuse of reporting, Gregory Korte of USA Today  has as the caption of the article’s main photograph;

Meals on Wheels, the popular service that provides food to the elderly, faces a sharp funding cut under President Donald Trump’s budget proposal.

Curiously, the very first sentence in the article proper is;

President Trump’s first budget proposal to Congress last week specifically identified steep cuts to hundreds of domestic programs, but Meals on Wheels wasn’t one of them.

‘Hey, Huma. What’s up?’ – Kellyanne recalls the Team Hillary concession call

Kellyanne Conway retells election night phone call. (Twitter)
Kellyanne Conway retells election night phone call. (Twitter)

In what presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway describes as “like a movie,” she retells what happened leading up to and at the moment Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff called to concede on election night.

But not before Clinton’s Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, arrogantly contacted Kellyanne the evening prior to election day to orchestrate what he thought was going to be Trump’s concession call to Hillary.

Yet fortunately for Mook, it was Clinton’s trusted aide and confidant Huma Abedin who was tasked with eating a rather large helping of humble pie election night.

As reported by Ashley Collman of London’s The Daily Mail;

Kellyanne Conway reminisced about the moment Hillary Clinton called to concede to Donald Trump the night of the presidential election.

The president’s campaign-manager-turned-advisor recalled the historic moment in a talk at the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit in Washington, DC Friday morning.

The night before the election, Conway said she and Clinton’s team spoke over email about when the concession call would happen.

‘Robby Mook (Clinton’s campaign manager) had agreed the night before through an email to me that within 15 minutes of the AP calling the race for Secretary Clinton, they would wait 15 minutes and then she would take to the podium and declare victory.

‘So he was basically saying that you have 15 minutes for Mr Trump to get out there [and give a concession speech] or she’s going to declare victory either way.

‘And then he said in the event that Mr Trump wins, Secretary Clinton will call him within 15 minutes of the AP,’ Conway said with a wink, implying that Clinton staffers were confident their boss would win.

But Clinton’s camp held up their end of the deal. Conway said that she looked down to see her phone was ringing.

‘I look down – literally it was like a movie – my phone is ringing and it said “Huma Abedin” [Clinton’s longtime aide]. And I said, “Hey, Huma. What’s up?”

‘And she’s absolutely lovely, she really is. And she’s like ‘Hi Kellyanne, Secretary Clinton would like to speak to Mr. Trump.” And I said, “Now?” And she said, “Is he available?” And I said, “We’re very available!”

‘And I handed [Mr Trump]  the phone. My husband took a screenshot of that – the 2:30am. I handed him the phone and he and Vice President Pence and their wives were there and the rest is history.

‘So that was just really a remarkable moment and I think it was a remarkable moment for anybody, any David fighting a Goliath, frankly,’ Conway recalled.

Following the call, President Trump gave his victory speech – marking a break with tradition since the loser of the race usually gives a concession speech first. Clinton gave her concession speech later in the day.

NBC start date for Megyn Kelly still stuck on hold

Megyn Kelly throws softballs to liberal heart throb Michael Moore. (Youtube)
Megyn Kelly throws softballs to liberal heart throb Michael Moore. (Youtube)

Megyn Kelly was once the crown jewel of the Fox News empire. But that was then, this is now.

The Washington Examiner is reporting that despite her plans on better days at the Peacock Network, things aren’t exactly going the way Megyn Kelly might have planned.

NBC still has no start date for Megyn Kelly, even though her last day at Fox News was in January and the network has already announced that she will host a daily morning show as well as a separate Sunday evening show.

At issue is confusion over Kelly’s contract at Fox and whether she has officially been released from it, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Fox said it officially released Kelly on March 9, but her agent told the Journal that “the terms of the termination are still being negotiated.”

Citing an anonymous source, the Journal also reported that Kelly does not have an official start date and the format of her programs with NBC still have not been settled.

Kelly’s primetime slot at Fox was filled by “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” which has been a ratings success.

Speaking of Tucker Carlson, if there was any notion that Kelly’s departure would hurt ratings, guess again.

In a separate article from the Washington Examiner, Carlson has been crushing it in Kelly’s abandoned time slot;

In losing Megyn Kelly, Fox News appears to have fallen upward to higher ratings at a lower price.

“Fox News’s Tucker Carlson is nearly doubling the ratings of his predecessor, Megyn Kelly, when compared to the same time period last year, according to Nielsen Media Research,” reports The Hill. “‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ is up 95 percent in the 25- to 54-year-old demographic that advertisers covet most compared with the same period in 2016, when ‘The Kelly File’ occupied the 9 p.m. ET time slot. Carlson has averaged 775,000 viewers per night in the category, while Kelly averaged 398,000 during the same time period, Jan. 11–22.”

That Kelly can be so easily eclipsed is a bad omen for NBC. It is a testimony to the effectiveness of Carlson, but it also hints at the hollowness of the buzz around her. Much of that buzz derived from her status as a subversive at a conservative-leaning network, talk that will dissipate once she’s at NBC. Plus, Fox News viewers don’t appear to miss her too terribly, and there is little reason to believe they’ll follow her to NBC.

As Jack Shafer notes, stars who leave the networks that made them stars often fail away from them: “One lesson [Barbara] Walters and [Katie] Couric — and the other high-profile network defectors (Harry Reasoner, Diane Sawyer, Roger Mudd, et al.) — teach is of the non-transferability of TV star power. TV stars struggle to survive outside of the context in which they were nurtured. The current network anchors — Scott Pelley, David Muir and Lester Holt — all benefited from the fact that they ripened their talents at their respective networks before they got their evening chairs. Viewers grew accustomed to their faces and their styles.”

Kelly’s decision to leave was supposed to weaken Fox News and bolster its competitors. But so far it appears to have saved Rupert Murdoch a ton of money (he was offering her a reported $100 million to stay) while eliminating a growing problem: a star, more popular with chattering-class pundits than conservative viewers, who was increasingly showboating at the expense of the network.

According to Shafer, “Television talent raids — like the one NBC News chairman Andrew Lack has just pulled off — are almost never a simple matter of improving your own roster. As the history of broadcasting shows us, a single major defection by a popular anchor rarely improves that acquiring network’s ratings or public appeal. The primary aim of such larceny: Weaken your TV opponent’s line-up by making off with one of their visible stars. Anything else accomplished is just gravy.”

By that standard, NBC has already failed. In switching from Kelly to Carlson, Fox has gained a new star and freed itself from an overrated one.

Ivanka’s kids make their presence known at White House

The Marines have landed. (Ivanka Trump Instagram)
The Marines have landed. (Ivanka Trump Instagram)

Arguably not since the Camelot days of John and Jackie Kennedy have children so conspicuously had the run of the White House grounds. Continue reading Ivanka’s kids make their presence known at White House

Future Politician? Senator Kid Rock (R-Michigan)

Grammy award-winning musician Kid Rock, American Idol contestant and country musician Kellie Pickler, and musician Zack Brown entertain troops stationed at Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, during the 2008 USO Holiday Tour. (Wikimedia-Commons)
Grammy award-winning musician Kid Rock, American Idol contestant and country musician Kellie Pickler, and musician Zack Brown entertain troops stationed at Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 17, during the 2008 USO Holiday Tour. (Wikimedia-Commons)

Kid Rock as the next United States Senator from the Wolverine State? According to Michigan GOP press officer Sarah Anderson, the notion of a Senator Rock “would be awesome.” Continue reading Future Politician? Senator Kid Rock (R-Michigan)

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen: The next European right-wing superstar

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen. (Twitter)
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen. (Twitter)

Looking more like Brian Wilson’s notion of what the perfect 1960s California Girl would look like, France’s Marion Maréchal-Le Pen is actually well on her way to becoming a Gallic combination of Donald and Ivanka Trump.

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen. (Twitter)
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen. (Facebook)

As a sitting member of the French parliament representing the 3rd constituency of Vaucluse in the southeast of the nation, the 27-year-old lawmaker is already one of the leading figures in the hardcore right-wing Front National (FN) party.

With the upcoming national election for president not that far off in the future, the betting is against the current head honchoette of the FN, her aunt Marine Le Pen will more than likely place second to Republican party former Prime Minister François Fillon.

Between Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, populism is all the rage on the continent, and it looks like Maréchal-Le Pen just could be sitting in the catbird seat for the 2022 election if Auntie Marine fails to win the presidency. Continue reading Marion Maréchal-Le Pen: The next European right-wing superstar

The Anti-Oscars: Tomi Lahren to host ‘Snowflake Awards’

Tomi Lahren - She persists. (Instagram)
Tomi Lahren – She persists. (Instagram)

Tomi Lahren and fellow Blaze TV personality Michael “Doc” Thompson will be joining forces on February 26 for the first annual Snowflake Awards. Continue reading The Anti-Oscars: Tomi Lahren to host ‘Snowflake Awards’

‘Absolutely False’: Secret Service denies liberal claims of White House firings

Secret Service protects President Trump. (Wiki)
Secret Service protects President Trump. (Wiki)

While the political Left in America attempted to own the phrase “fake news” in their attacks against news sources such as Fox News, Breitbart.com, and the Drudge Report, it’s the same Lefties that are increasingly caught as the guilty party when it comes to pushing fake news. Continue reading ‘Absolutely False’: Secret Service denies liberal claims of White House firings

Judge Gorsuch – De Facto Champion of the ‘Leave Me the Hell Alone’ Movement

From Jefferson to Gorsuch. (Twitter)
From Jefferson to Gorsuch. (Twitter)

Neil Gorsuch may not realize it, but he’s suddenly skyrocketed to prominence not just for being nominated to be the next Justice of the Supreme Court, but also for being the embodiment of the “get government off my back” mindset that’s dear to many Republicans and Libertarians. Continue reading Judge Gorsuch – De Facto Champion of the ‘Leave Me the Hell Alone’ Movement

Trump freezes Federal hiring, cuts off money for int’l abortions, ends TPP

President Trump, calling the shots. (Wiki)
President Trump, calling the shots. (Wiki)

President Trump has shown no indication that he’ll be pivoting anytime soon to the political center, despite what constant cry from the mainstream media to do such. Continue reading Trump freezes Federal hiring, cuts off money for int’l abortions, ends TPP

Democrat Schumer takes cheap shot during Trump inauguration

Schumer takes final cheap shot at President-elect Trump. (CBS screen grab)
Schumer takes final cheap shot at President-elect Trump. (CBS screen grab)

Perhaps Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) just couldn’t help himself, but in the final minutes of the President-elect Trump era, the professional politician from New York just had to take one final shot at the man who in just a few moments would drop “elect” from his title. Continue reading Democrat Schumer takes cheap shot during Trump inauguration

‘Redneck’ Toby Keith: Obama comment stuns arrogant liberals

Toby Keith's version of a soft drink: Hard liquor in a plastic Solo cup. (CBS News screen grab)
Toby Keith’s version of a soft drink: Hard liquor in a plastic Solo cup. (CBS News screen grab)

Toby Keith has taken quite a bit of public ridicule for performing at Donald Trump’s pre-inauguration concert held on The National Mall just a few hours before his swearing-in as the nation’s 45th President. Continue reading ‘Redneck’ Toby Keith: Obama comment stuns arrogant liberals

Liberals freak out; prep for ‘Trumpocalypse’ – cling to guns, pussy cats

Liberals clinging... (Twitter)
Liberals clinging… (Twitter)

Quite possibly to the chagrin of the Gun Controller-in-Chief, the latest run on gun stores aren’t coming from the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, but from his very own Progressive ilk. Continue reading Liberals freak out; prep for ‘Trumpocalypse’ – cling to guns, pussy cats

‘Never Trump’ RINOs now complain that Trump won’t hire them

Never Trumpers whine, Trump and Pence shine. (Twitter)
Never Trumpers whine, Trump and Pence shine. (Twitter)

As Barack Obama once famously stated, “elections have consequences.” Sadly for over 100 prominent Republicans who saddled up with the Never Trump movement, their decision to hammer a pre-election Trump comes with its own set of consequences. Continue reading ‘Never Trump’ RINOs now complain that Trump won’t hire them

American Amnesia: When Barry and Hillary interfered in Russian, Israeli, and British Elections

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Hillary Clinton once famously called for a “full investigation” of the Russian election system in the wake of that nation’s 2011 parliamentary (Duma) contests. Continue reading American Amnesia: When Barry and Hillary interfered in Russian, Israeli, and British Elections

The applause for Trump the MSM cut off – Fox’s Shep Smith defends CNN

Donald Trump slams CNN. (Youtube)
Donald Trump slams CNN. (Youtube)

Donald Trump, Gen. Jim Mattis, USMC (Retired), and Gen. John Kelly, USMC (Retired) just very well could be brothers from different mothers.

As seen in today’s donnybrook of a press conference at Trump Towers, the President-Elect went into full-on Jarhead attack mode on CNN’s Jim Acosta.

Unless one has been living in a cave in the Himalayas, just about everyone in the civilized world has already seen the video clip of The Donald’s giving the CNN reporter the proverbial back of his hand.

But while the vast majority of news organizations have chosen to have said clip abruptly end the very split second The Donald utters the words “fake news,” what many haven’t seen, or heard as the case may be, was the round of applause coming from the press corps back benchers, ostensibly glad that someone finally called out one of the chief propagandists for the NeverTrump movement (see video below).

In the meantime at the Fox News Channel, the news reader that many Fox viewers would follow in Megyn Kelly’s rather hasty exit has taken it upon himself to defend both CNN and Jim Acosta.

As reported by Breitbart.com;

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Shepard Smith Reporting,” host Shep Smith rallied to the defense of his CNN colleague Jim Acosta after President-elect Donald Trump called out Acosta’s organization personally for being fake news following a report about Trump’s involvement with Russia.

“[C]NN’s exclusive reporting on the Russian matter was separate and distinctly different from the document dump executed by an online news property,” Smith said. “Though we at Fox News cannot confirm CNN’s report, it is our observation that its correspondents followed journalistic standards and that neither they nor any other journalists should be subjected to belittling or delegitimizing by the President-elect of the United States.”

For the record: How Jeff Sessions voted on Obama’s nominees

Sessions stumping for Trump-Pence. (Wikipedia)
Sessions stumping for Trump-Pence. (Wikipedia)

Jeff Session is facing what Ken Blackwell, the former mayor of Cincinnati, the former State Treasurer of Ohio, and former Secretary of State of the Buckeye State, has stated is nothing short of character assassination at the hands of both the Senate Democrats and the mainstream press. Continue reading For the record: How Jeff Sessions voted on Obama’s nominees

NYT: Trump to Fire All Obama-Appointed Ambassadors on Day One

Trump calling the shots. (Google Images free re-use)
Trump calling the shots. (Google Images free re-use)

In the polite world of diplomatic-speak, there is “no ill will” in a Donald Trump ordered directive that each and every Barack Obama politically appointed ambassador leave his or her post no later than Inauguration Day.

And according to a report by the overtly Trump-hating New York Times, The Donald has made clear that his Dec. 23 directive be obeyed “without exceptions.” Continue reading NYT: Trump to Fire All Obama-Appointed Ambassadors on Day One

Chicago: Four in Custody after Facebook Torture Session – ‘F*ck Trump,’ ‘F*ck White People’ (Video)

Facebook streams live torture of kidnapped man. (Youtube)
Facebook streams live torture of kidnapped man. (Youtube)

UPDATE: The four has been arrested and charged with a hate crime.

In what is best saved for screenplays for low budget horror films has come true in one of the deadliest cities in the world, Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago. Continue reading Chicago: Four in Custody after Facebook Torture Session – ‘F*ck Trump,’ ‘F*ck White People’ (Video)