Let’s meet some victims of gun violence shall we?

Ah the left in general and the Cult of Gun Control loves to throw around words like “gun violence”. They do so to scare people, to convince them that gun violence is a national epidemic. And, if you are an American who does not know much about firearms then you might buy into this propaganda. But, the fact is that the national rates of homicide, accidental shootings, and violent crime have been falling for two decades plus now. At the same time the number of Americans legally carrying pistols has been increasing, the number now is somewhere north of 13,000. At the same time gun sales have been booming. More and more of us are arming ourselves. And yet, despite the dire predictions of the gun grabbers more guns have come with falling violent crime and murder rates.

These facts, of course, do not deter the left, as the left does not value truth. The Cult of Gun Control ignores inconvenient facts and simply pushes their campaign of lies harder. Allow me one example here. The gun control crowd talks about “victims”of gun violence, giving anyone who listens the impression that these “victims” are all innocent people. In fact, the victims of “gun violence” the left lists anyone shot, period. Criminals shot by police, or by armed citizens acting in self-defense are included, as are gang bangers who shoot each other. Even terrorists like the Boston bombers or the Orlando Jihadists are included as “victims”. Even vermin like this is a “victim”

Around 2:00 Thursday morning  East Ridge police department responded to 4011 Ringgold Rd., at the Marathon Service Station.

Police were initially called for a report of a person shot. While officers were in route to the scene, they were notified of a robbery at the same location.

Police found a person lying in the parking lot suffering from at least one gunshot wound in the torso. The victim was transported to the hospital.

The preliminary investigation shows the victim who was shot had entered the store and committed an aggravated robbery, armed with a large bladed weapon. The person then demanded money from the register, taking it and a large quantity of cigarettes.

The suspected robber grabbed the female store clerk, threatening to kill her and forcing her to accompany him as he left.  As they exited the store a customer saw the two and determined the store was being robbed.

The customer went to get a handgun from his car, confronted the robber and fired several shots, hitting him at least once in the torso.

This “victim” died, but his intended victim lives. Is that not something to celebrate? Yet, the Cult of Gun Control members try to make a victim out of a dangerous, violent thug while discounting that firearms are used hundreds of thousands of times every year to stop crime and save REAL victims. The media, typically, partners with the cultists in this narrative propaganda. Bob Owens ain’t having that

When the good guy with a gun confronted the robber, the thwarted and enraged robber let go of his hostage and charged the law-abiding citizen. The citizen promptly shot the criminal to the ground, ending the threat.

The criminal died at the hospital.

Supporters of gun control will chalk this incident up as “another American killed with a gun.”

They won’t care to mention that the “killer” was a good guy with a gun” who put his own life at risk to save an innocent store clerk from a violent criminal.

That doesn’t fit the narrative.

The fact is guns are tools, nothing more. They are not evil, or good. They can be used to serve evil purposes, or good purposes. And, truth be told, they are used far more often for good, than for evil. There are less victims because of guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans That the left lies, knowingly lies, and tries to demonize guns should tell you all you need to know about the left! The sad fact is this, to the left law-abiding citizens owning or carrying firearms is a bigger threat than violent criminals.

Moral retardation anyone?

Katie Couric, Stephanie Soechtig try to cover up their media malpractice with more lies, fail miserably

Good Feaking Grief could these two con artists be any more condescending?

Katie Couric is upset that an eight-second pause inserted into an interview she did with gun rights activists in the documentary “Under the Gun” has drawn criticism, calling the edit an “unnecessary mistake,” according to an individual with knowledge of her thinking.

The individual spoke to TheWrap and said that director Stephanie Soechtig inserted the pause, which critics are calling an example of “deceptive” and “appalling journalism.”

Awww, poor Katie is upset that she has been exposed in her attempt to smear gun owners. Apparently her partner in fraud has the sads too.Again getting caught as a liar sucks

Soechtig also spoke to TheWrap and stood by the editing choice.

“I would never misrepresent someone’s point of view and I don’t think I did by doing this,” she said. “I don’t think I misrepresented gun owners or the people featured in the film.”

Excuse me? That is exactly what you did! Couric asked a question, and you deliberately omitted the well informed and solid responses of the gun rights group, and replaced them with 9 seconds silent in which that group was made to look like idiots who had no clue how to answer Courics’ question.

In an official statement, Soechtig said, “my intention was to provide a pause for the viewer to have a moment to consider this important question before presenting the facts on Americans’ opinions on background checks. I never intended to make anyone look bad and I apologize if anyone felt that way.”

Your “intent” is damn clear Ms. Soechtig, you intended to perpetuate a false narrative, and got caught! The evidence is very clear! Here is the video

And HERE is the audio 

There is no question as to your intent, none!

Bottom-Feeding liar at Raw Story writes fallacious hit piece on Bob Owens

Sarah K. Burris apparently has no ability to be objective, read, or use any facts, or maybe she is just a compulsive liar. Her smear job on Bearing Arms editor Bob Owens is so full of lies and half truths that posterity demands it be corrected. You can read what Gun Free Zone wrote about Burris’s lack of integrity here. It is good, but what the heck, I might as well set the record straight too.

In October 2015, Owens suggested that “radical” Democrats will be hanged because they intend to “start a civil war” against Republicans and those who own guns, according to Media Matters.

Damn Sarah, are you seriously citing Media Marxists? They are a left-wing site dedicated to smearing anyone in the media who is to the right of Lennin. The fact is Owens is correct to assert that the Left is actively seeking to disarm law-abiding Americans. He is also right to note that many Americans would simply not comply with such statist measures such as gun confiscation. Some people, Sarah, treasure their liberties. In fact, this is what Owens wrote

The radical left is getting much louder, much more shrill, and much more insistent in their desire to use force to get their way and impose their ideas on the American people.

If they try such a radical path it would end poorly and quickly.

The military and local law enforcement agencies in the United States that the radical left has been trashing in public since the Vietnam War until now will not take part in any plot to disarm American citizens.

Soldiers, Marines and sheriffs may even defect to actively resist any federal officers from a pool of just over 100,000 who would take on the suicidal task of taking on the military, local police, and a hundred righteously-angry million gun owners, led by over a thousand angry Green Berets that warned President Obama in 2013 not push his luck.

Who is left to carrying out these confiscatory fantasies but the radicals themselves?

Are Cornell University Art Professor Carl Ostendarp or Coppin State writing instructor D. Watkins going to going on raiding parties? Are comedian Amy Schumer and her Senator-cousin Chuck going to kick in doors? Somehow, I don’t see President Mom Jeans picking up a breaching ram and leading by example.

I’m glad that these totalitarians are finally showing their true colors to their fellow Americans, as it will assure a crushing defeat of their anti-American ideals at the ballot box. Perhaps then sane Democrats like Jim Webb can pick up the remains of the Democrat Party and either return it to something President Kennedy would have respected, or start something new.

Of course, we’ve got to get the elections, and these radicals are pushing hard for action, now, and they’re proving with every passing day that reason and constitutionality are the least of their concerns.

We do not want a civil war against the radical left wing of the Democrat Party, but let it be made abundantly clear that if they start one, they will be utterly destroyed by armed free citizens, as the Founders intended.

Owens is not advocating for anything nor is he predicting that such events would happen. As he points out, law enforcement will not carry out such draconian acts, nor will our military

If that isn’t bad enough, Owens is most known for targeting the families of slain African-American youths Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and Tamir Rice.

Just a few months after Martin was shot by George Zimmerman, Owens called him “a violent, drug-abusing thug who appeared to get off on hurting people” and “a semi-literate violent criminal.” He also slammed the upcoming musical about Martin’s life, saying that it would be “whitewashing a black heart” and which he called an attempt to “whitewash a thug’s death.”

Sarah, what Owens did, and what many others did, myself included, was to share facts about Trayvon Martin, and the case. Martin was a thug who tried to kill someone and paid the proper price for such an action. Of course, the very idea of self-defense seems to give poor Sarah the vapors

Owens declared a year later, “good people … will arm themselves against violent young predators like Trayvon Martin” because “any society that hopes to survive simply has no choice.”

Well Sarah, the choice to defend one’s life, or the lives of their loved ones is human nature frankly. The fact is hundreds of thousands of times every year, Americans use firearms to defend themselves. Owens cites many of these cases at Bearing Arms, as do I at The DaleyGator That is what good people do Sarah. Think for a moment where our society would be if those Americans were not armed? Come on Sarah, stop emoting and think. The right to self-defense is the most basic human right there is. Finally, Sarah, allow me to enlighten you about Bob Owens and his “attack” as you crudely put it on Lucy McBath. Here is what Owens wrote about McBath’s campaign against stand your ground laws and about the needless and tragic death of her son

I feel a great deal of sympathy for Lucy McBath. Her son, Jordan Davis, was murdered by an arrogant and violence-prone thug named Michael Dunn. Dunn is a Florida man who shot into a carload of teens in an argument that erupted over loud music from a car stereo. Dunn will spend the rest of his life in prison for Jordan’s murder and the attempted murders of Jordan’s friends, as he clearly should.

People react differently to tragedy. Some use these life-shattering experiences to redirect their energies to do great good. Unfortunately, Lucy McBath chose a different path. She has become radicalized, and now travels the nation attempting to strip law-abiding citizens of their most basic natural right as a human being, the right bear arms for self defense.

Her decision has led her down a very dark road, and has her associating with some very bad people. As one of the leading faces of the infamous gun control group Moms Demand Action, McBath has become a serial liar, and sadly seems to be more comfortable with her lies as time goes on. If you’re not familiar with this fringe group, you aren’t missing much. Moms Demand Action has repeatedly be hammered for gross dishonesty, committing apparent perjury, deliberately and grossly manipulating data about the number of school shootings, and dramatically inflating their actual numbers along the way to be being ingloriously named the worst astroturfers in the nation.

McBath has spent the majority of her time with Moms Demand Action relentlessly attacked so-called Stand Your Ground laws in specific. McBath asserting time and again that the laws allow citizens to gun down one another with impunity.

Owens, as I, feel tremendous sympathy for this woman’s loss. Michael Dunn deserves his punishment, as Owens points out. But, understand that McBath is using her tragedy to try and destroy basic human rights. She is lying in an attempt to erode the liberties of others. Her campaign, if successful, would not  prevent future tragedies but ensure more. Again, I feel for her loss, but I will not allow her, or anyone else to lie or to strip my right to defend myself and my loved ones away. Should we all give up rights every time a tragedy occurs? Of course not. 

Just a quick note about the media narrative about “violence” at Trump events

Anyone who knows me, knows I find Trump to be a carnival barking douchebag. And many of his supporters are well intended people, who to me, are falling for political stunts and an empty suit telling them what they want to hear. And yes, some Trump supporters are just fools and nasty people who attack anyone who dares question their “savior”. In short, I detest Trump, his lies, his tactics, are to me beneath contempt. But I value the truth, and the media, and the Left, simply is not telling the truth about these protests or the vermin taking part in them.

But, this nonsense the media has been pushing about the “anti-Trump
protesters” California has to stop. These events are not the fault or doing of Trump supporters, nor are they protests.
These are thuggish actions by thugs. Legitimate protesters do not burn, loot, assault, throw rocks, or damage police cars. They are simply thugs taking advantage of an opportunity to act out their violent impulses.These “protesters” are the very worst types of people who victimize everyone they can, and a good number of them are likely the very same types of trash, yes, I said trash who looted Ferguson, and Baltimore, causing harm to good, decent people. Sadly, I expect more of this type of thing, and not less, is in our nations future. And that will not change unless our law enforcement officers are allowed to do their jobs of protecting and serving.

Team Obama, of course, bears much of the responsibility for neutering law enforcement, and for the rule of law. Rather than being honest brokers about the shootings of Michael Brown, or Trayvon Martin, and others, the Obama administration has turned to race baiting rhetoric far too often. Rather than supporting the officer who justifiably shot Michael Brown, or the armed citizen who shot Martin in self-defense, the Left, again led by Democrats have continued to perpetualte false narratives of innocent “unarmed” Black youths who were “gunned down” by racist police officers or armed vigilantes. Rather than supporting the right of self-defense, the Left, again, led by Obama, has continued to blame gun owners, the NRA, and the millions of Americans who legally carry firearms for “gun violence”.

The fact is we do not have a gun violence issue, we have a gang issue, we have an issue of thug culture, and we have an issue with the Left, and the media excusing bad behavior, like looting, rioting, and burning down businesses and calling for more dead cops, while condeming law enforecement for doing their jobs, and demonizing armed citizens, who use their guns to stop hundreds of thousands if not millions of times annually. Rather than attacking the problem, the left has, again, chosen to attack American values, like law and order, and the right of self-defense.

Rather than strongly condeming rioters and thugs, the left has offered up excuses for such depraved behavior. Rather than shining the light on race baiters and agitators like Al Sharpton, DeRay  McKesson, and many others, the media has largely overlooked the facts, and has even given these miscreants air time to explaig their “grievances”.At the same time CNN, MSNBS, and others have allowed left leaning talking heads to continually perpetuate the lies about their false narratives like “hands up, don’t shoot” without challenging their talking points. The left might spread their egregious falsehoods, but the media is largely complicit in such a campaign. They could easily tell the truth, but choose not to.

So, get ready America, get ready for more thuggery, more violence, and more agitation from the left. The truth is not a value for the Left, and neither is the “peace” they always talk about. The only thing of real value for them, is power

Even though I do not care for Donald Trump, I have to say…………

…………………that THIS is asinine

Washington Post Reporter Karen Attiah signaled a Donald Trump scandal on Monday afternoon claiming that Trump “hit on her.” (Karen Attiah is the Washington Post’s Opinions Deputy Digital Editor)

So I waited for hours to read Ms .Attiah tell the salacious story of Donald Trump’s advances.  Did he proposition her, or touch her inappropriately?

As it turns out Trump’s big crime was saying she was beautiful.  That was it. This is what she wrote at at the Washington Post:

As the meeting ended and we were walking out of the room, I thanked Trump for taking my question. He turned to me and said, “I really hope I answered your question,” and added casually with a smile, “Beautiful.” I was stunned. I didn’t say thank you, and I don’t think I smiled. He then walked out to meet with my Post colleagues briefly before heading to the elevator. I stayed in the conference room for a few minutes as it sunk in that the potential GOP nominee for president thought it was okay to comment on my appearance. Did he just say that?

Oh, no! You mean he complimented a pretty woman? How are he, how dare anyone? I mean there can be no greater sin than saying a woman is attractive can there?

Seriously Karen, a lot of men would compliment you, some might even hit on you. You are a lovely woman. I mean really, it is hard for a rational person to see you as a victim here. 

Jeff Dunotz closes us out with this

That’s it. He called her beautiful! Call it sexist if you wish, call it grossly inappropriate, patronizing and awkward unctuousness, but if thats what Karen Attiah calls being hit on, she really needs to switch to decaf.

What that incident really consisted of is a liberal reporter trying to slander Donald Trump. I am not a fan of Donald Trump, so what makes me especially angry about her ruse is that I feel the urge to defend him. There are so many nasty things Donald Trump says and does on a daily basis, why did Karen Attiah have to exaggerate a “beautiful” into getting “hit on.”

Amen

How A Biased Press Tried To Ignore The Hitlery Email Scandal

Clinton Email Scandal: How A Biased Press Tried To Ignore It – Investor’s Business Daily

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Media Bias: The Washington Post led its Monday paper with a story titled “How Clinton’s Email Scandal Took Root.” What it revealed was that, left to the mainstream press, the story might never have hit the ground.

No one reading the Post’s 5,000-word account can come away thinking that the Clinton email scandal is unimportant.

The FBI now has 147 agents chasing down leads. A key person involved in the scandal has been granted immunity. Hillary Clinton – who has already been caught in several lies – might be questioned by federal agents. There are fairly obvious violations of the law, even if it’s just those governing record-keeping. And there were, and continue to be, concerns that national security secrets were compromised, or at least casually disregarded.

The story details, for example, the many high-level security concerns that officials had about her use of a private BlackBerry to do her emailing, to say nothing of her homebrew email server.

Clinton got a warning from a State Department security official in March 2009 that “any unclassified BlackBerry is highly vulnerable in any setting to remotely and covertly monitoring conversations, retrieving emails, and exploiting calendars.”

Clinton responded that she “gets it,” but as the Post reports, she “kept using her private BlackBerry – and the basement server.”

The Post deserves credit for devoting so much space to summing the entire saga up. And for exposing something the reporter and his editors probably never intended: The media’s negligence as the scandal unfolded.

While the New York Times was the first national media outlet to write about Clinton’s use of a private email account last March, the Post summation makes clear that the mainstream press had almost nothing to do with uncovering the truth or advancing the story.

* The Post notes that it was a nonprofit group called CREW that first cracked the story open, when the State Department responded to its FOIA request for Clinton’s State Department email addresses by saying “no records responsive to your request.”

* The much-ballyhooed House Select Committee on Benghazi discovered her use of a private email account after demanding copies of her email traffic around the time of the attack on the embassy.

* Private cybersecurity firm Venafi discovered how Clinton’s email server had been unencrypted for months. The company “took it upon itself,” the Post notes, to publish its findings on its own website.

* The public release of all Clinton’s State Department emails resulted not from pressure from NBC News, CNN or the New York Times, but from a FOIA request by a startup online news site called Vice News.

* Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group, has been more aggressive than any media outlet in going after Clinton’s records, and as a result uncovered several damning emails, including a chain of emails showing how her staff was “taking steps that would help her circumvent” Clinton’s own promise of openness and transparency.

* And where has the “telling truth to power” press been during all this time? Sure, they’ve been passively sharing information when it came out – although often grudgingly and dismissively. But there are few elements of it that reporters themselves were responsible for breaking.

Normally, with a scandal this juicy and involving a would-be president, reporters would be falling over themselves to “advance the story.” But “normal” never seems to apply when a scandal involves a Democrat.

The FBI has 147 investigators focused on the Clinton email case. One wonders how many investigative reporters the New York Times, the Post, and all the other big media outlets have.

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Oh no, a Tree of Low-Hanging Blogging Fruit is out at MSNBS?

The unchallenged queen of Racial Obsession Syndrome, Melissa Harris-Perry, who actually sweats stupidity was such an easy source of blogging material, but now, she an MSNBS are well KAPUT!

Melissa Harris-Perry will no longer be MSNBC’s “token mammy” or their “tool” or their “brown bobblehead”. She’s moving on in a huff.

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, who has a show of the same name, uses her time on air to accuse everyone and even things of racism. Words like “hard worker” are racist to Ms. Harris-Perry because the phrase demeans slaves and poor mothers. She continues to worry about the Fugitive Slave Act as if it were yesterday.

That appears to be coming to an end after her complaints about preemptions of her show brought out her usual racial paranoia. She walked off her show Saturday morning and instead of the producers crumbling at her little race-obsessed feet, they decided to cut ties.

Harris-Perry refused to appear on her program Saturday morning, telling her co-workers in an email that she felt “worthless” to the NBC-owned network. “I will not be used as a tool for their purposes,” wrote the black Harris-Perry. “I am not a token, mammy or little brown bobble head. I am not owned by [NBC executives] or MSNBC. I love our show. I want it back.”

Since race is all she thinks about, she insinuated MSNBC has racial ill

Wow, she cannot order a BLT without finding RAAAAACISM is the experience.  wonder where she will turn up? Surely she will find a trough somewhere in the Racial Grievance Industry

Yeah, about that whole Trump saying he could shoot somebody and his supporters would still love him……..

It ain’t exactly true that he said that. Look, I do not like Trump, do not trust him. But in this case, the media is looking for publicity, not accuracy as Don Surber points out

Please note, I do not care who wins the Republican race. I was for Scott Walker, then Carly Fiorina, but now I realize I do not vote until the May primary, so the rest of the Republicans can select someone and I will back that candidate. Still I am keeping up with the campaigns and The Campaign. Trump was in Iowa on Saturday and the press covered his remarks.

Reporters flat-out lied.

First, the list of all the news reporters who got the story right.

Jenna Johnson of the Washington Post:

“They say I have the most loyal people — did you ever see that? — where I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters,” Trump said, illustrating his point by pulling his fingers into a gun shape. “OK? It’s like incredible.”

The crowd laughed and clapped, and someone in the audience shouted out love for the candidate.

“We love you, too, man,” Trump said.

She was the only honest reporter I could find.

Ah, the wonder of context, and complete quotes. Kind of changes things a bit doesn’t it? So, no, Trump was not really beclowning his supporters (although some of them do that to themselves) at all. He was, in fact poking fun at the media for, well, doing exactly what Trump does. That is saying bombastic things to get publicity.

I think it might be time to cut up my Sams Club Membership card

Why you ask? Well, because their CEO is a racist

Sam’s Club black, female CEO Rosalind Brewer told CNN’s Poppy Harlow that she recently met with a supplier whose executive team was comprised of all white males.

“Just today we met with a supplier and the entire other side of the table was all Caucasian males,” she told Harlow who asked her what she said to them.

“I decided not to talk about it directly with his folks in the room because there were actually no female, like, levels down,” she said. “I’m gonna place a call to him.”

Wow.

She also said she uses her position to “nudge,” Sam’s Clubs partners and suppliers to hire more minorities and women for the top spots.

More here

In the video at the link the CNN anchor fawns over this woman, why? For openly advocating racist and sexist hiring policies? Don’t think they are racist? Replace this CEO with a White male CEO and let him advocate for hiring White males. He would be eviscerated by the same CNN anchor

Moral reprobates at noted fish wrap call NRA head terrorist

Ah, the New York Daily News Refuse thinks law-abiding gun owners are just terrorists.

I wonder if the emotionally overcharged mental midgets blaming guns for the terror attack ever bother to think about their rhetoric? They spend half-their time screeching about how “evil” Conservatives and their rhetoric somehow cause people to target Planned Parenthood or commit mass murder, etc. The other half of their time is spent using rhetoric that is as vile and incendiary as can be imagined. Rhetoric like this

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So, if some crackpot takes a shot at Wayne LaPierre, or their neighbor who owns guns, will the New York Daily Refuse take the blame? Will they tone down their rhetoric? Of course not, this “news”paper is run to by Leftists, and intellectual consistency in not a value for Leftists is it?

*VIDEO* Q.) Why Is Donald Trump So Popular? A.) Showmanship

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Ignorant Leftist Media Update: Ben Carson Was Right About Jefferson And The Constitution

Jefferson’s Constitution: Ben Carson Got It 100% Right… DC Media Got It 100% Wrong – Big Journalism

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Anyone at all familiar with Thomas Jefferson is well aware of our third president’s vital influence on the crafting of the American Constitution. While Jefferson is primarily known as the chief author of the Declaration of Independence and James Madison is primarily known as the early architect of what would become our Constitution and the prime mover behind the Bill of Rights, the two men were close friends, lived not very far apart in Virginia, and kept regular correspondence.

Jefferson and Madison were of like political minds, and during the Constitutional Convention, while Jefferson was across an ocean as U.S. Minister to France, the two men enjoyed an intense and productive correspondence about what the U.S. Constitution should look like.

My media hero of the week (more on this below), USA Today editor David Mastio, accurately sums up the rest of the story:
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After the Constitution Convention was over, Jefferson had this other idea called a “Bill of Rights,” which you might have heard is a part of the Constitution. Jefferson sorta played a key role in all that First Amendment, Second Amendment stuff. If you don’t believe me, go ask the American Civil Liberties Union, which is big on rights like free speech and freedom of religion.

Saith the ACLU: “The American Bill of Rights, inspired by Jefferson and drafted by James Madison, was adopted, and in 1791 the Constitution’s first 10 amendments became the law of the land.”

The ACLU even quotes Jefferson’s argument: “A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular, and what no just government should refuse.”

To get the basics of Jefferson’s role in the creation of the Bill of Rights, which are, as I mentioned, a pretty important part of the Constitution, all you have to do is read the Spark Notes version. Or you can get it in easy Q&A format from the U.S. Archives.

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Not to take anything away from Mr. Mastio, who did a righteous thing defending Ben Carson, but none of this is a secret, or hidden history. It’s not even deep-dive history. Anyone who has picked up a biography of Jefferson or Madison is well aware of this.

Apparently, the following news outlets – CNN, Politico, and the Washington Post – have not picked up that biography, or they are intentionally smearing Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson… again.

During a Monday appearance on C-Span, Carson said, quite correctly, that he admired Jefferson primarily for his role in helping to craft the Constitution:
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But I’m particularly impressed with Thomas Jefferson, who seemed to have very deep insight into the way that people would react and tried to craft our Constitution in a way that it would control people’s national tendencies and control the natural growth of the government.

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The reaction from the DC Media on Twitter was not just instantaneously ignorant, it was fantastically ignorant. Within moments my Twitter stream was buried in smug reporters laughing and dehumanizing the black apostate conservative who doesn’t – har, har – know the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Except, as Mr. Mastio points out, they are all wrong.

One-hundred percent wrong.

Rather than crack open a book or use that Google-thingy right in front of them, Politico, The Washington Post, and CNN actually went so far as to publish stories claiming Carson got it wrong.

Worse still, but to no one’s surprise, all three outlets have refused to properly correct their provable errors.

Politico’s Nolan McCaskill:
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Carson says, wrongly, that Thomas Jefferson crafted the Constitution…

The problem: Jefferson crafted the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. In fact, Carson noted Jefferson’s absence in his book, “A More Perfect Union,” writing that he was “missing in action” during the birth of the Constitution as he served abroad as ambassador to France.

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I’ve reached out to McCaskill to ask if he is going to correct his post. As of now, he has not responded. This is the same Politico that admitted to lying (only after being caught) about Carson’s West Point story.

CNN’s Gregory Krieg:
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Carson flubs Thomas Jefferson’s role in the Constitution…

But as the Washington Post noted Monday morning, Jefferson was a no-show at the Constitutional Convention and was instead an ocean away in Paris as Minister to France, while his North American-based colleagues were crafting the foundational document.

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I’ve reached out to Krieg to ask if he intends to correct his story. As of now, he has not yet responded. This is the same CNN that published racially-motivated serial lies about key elements in Carson’s biography.

Via Twitter, Mastio tells me CNN did update the piece. Nevertheless, the incorrect headline remains.

Washington Post’s Fred Barbash:
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Ben Carson, author of book about the Constitution, incorrectly states that Thomas Jefferson crafted it…

That did not stop Carson from praising Jefferson in a C-Span interview Sunday as one of the most impressive of the Founding Fathers because he “tried to craft our Constitution in a way that it would control peoples’ natural tendencies and control the natural growth of the government.”

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I’ve reached out to Barbask to ask if he intends to correct his story. As of now, he has not responded. This is the same Washington Post that lied about Carson comparing Syrian refugees to rabid dogs.

When the entire media has risen up and proclaimed that This Is The Narrative, it cannot be easy for one of their own to say, “Actually, uhm, you’re 100% wrong.” The USA Today’s David Mastio deserves enormous credit for publishing the truth and doing so using the mockery deserved.

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MSNBC’s Poster Boy For American “Islamophobia” Arrested In Turkey As Part Of ISIS Cell (Videos)

MSNBC’s ‘No-Fly List Is Islamophobia’ Poster Boy Arrested In Turkey As Part Of ISIS Cell – Pajamas Media

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A man, who just two years ago was the poster boy for the far-Left media’s attacks against the U.S. government’s no-fly list for “unfairly” targeting Muslims, finds himself and several family members sitting in a Turkish prison – arrested earlier this month near the Turkey-Syria border as members of an ISIS cell.

It’s a long way from 2013 when Saadiq Long’s cause was being championed by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Glenn Greenwald, and Mother Jones, and was being represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) terror front.

His story got considerable media attention when his CAIR media representatives here pushed the story that Long wanted to return to his native Oklahoma from his current home in Qatar to visit his ailing mother but couldn’t because he was on the TSA’s no-fly list. They said his case represented institutional “Islamophobia.”
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Long’s cause got international attention when Glenn Greenwald published an article at The Guardian saying that Long was “effectively exiled from his own country.” Kevin Drum of Mother Jones branded it the “Kafkaesque World of the No-Fly List.” CAIR has 22 article entries related to Long’s case on its website.

After several months of wrangling between his CAIR attorneys and the Department of Homeland Security, Long was temporarily removed from the no-fly list and allowed to return to Oklahoma.

Once home, however, he was still subject to FBI surveillance according to claims he made during a press conference with his CAIR handlers.

After an incident with local police and the FBI, Long was apparently placed back on the no-fly list, preventing his return to Qatar.

That prompted even more outrage from the far-Left media and garnered him an appearance with his CAIR handler on Chris Hayes’ MSNBC show:
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Glenn Greenwald used Saadiq Long’s MSNBC appearance to get back in on the action:
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Watch Saadiq Long w/@chrislhayes on Sunday- we first reported his horrible story here: is.gd/8dhenz – then: is.gd/7OquhR

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US Air Force veteran, finally allowed to fly into US, is now banned from flying back home | Glenn…

Glenn Greenwald: Secret, unaccountable no-fly lists are one of many weapons the US government uses to extra-judicially punish American Muslims

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Eventually, Long boarded a bus to Mexico and got on a flight there to return home to Qatar.

U.S. and Turkish officials confirmed Long’s arrest to PJ Media, saying that he was arrested along with eight others operating along the Turkish-Syrian border. So far, no U.S. media outlet has reported on his arrest.

Long’s Facebook page has not been updated for several months. The last entry on his wife’s Facebook page was October 23.

I have emailed Long’s CAIR handler, Adam Soltani, asking for comment. An email to his attorney Gadeir Abbas was returned as undeliverable.

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Lying Down With Dogs (Edward L. Daley)


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This morning, leftist propaganda rags and conservative news blogs alike pounced on a story about Donald Trump’s ‘Plan For A Muslim Database‘ in America. I won’t even bother going into the specifics of the issue here, since several right-wing talk radio hosts have already completely dismantled the story. In essence, it was a load of shit, and anyone who believed the Jurassic media’s “reporting” on the matter, without bothering to independently confirm that it was actually true before jumping on the anti-Trump bandwagon, is a waste of fucking space.

Look, I get that there are a lot of people out there who don’t like Donald Trump. The guy isn’t at the top of my candidates’ list either, but that doesn’t excuse anyone from spreading provably false rumors about the man. Hell, it’s not like there aren’t plenty of legitimate reasons to disapprove of The Donald. I’ve named several of them myself in previous articles, yet I’ve also attempted to impress upon my readers that as bad as Trump may be in certain respects, he’s the next Ronald Reagan when compared to ANY Democrat candidate you could name, and if given the choice between siding with him or throwing in with the likes of ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times or The Washington Post, the contest is over before it begins. I’ll stand by Trump every single day and twice on Sundays.

Need I remind you that this same sort of phony, left-wing journalism reared its ugly head just two weeks ago? At that time it was Ben Carson who was targeted with accusations that he lied about being offered a scholarship to West Point during his ROTC days, and many in the so-called conservative press regurgitated the words of the Democrat-controlled MSM without hesitation. Of course, it didn’t take long for people who don’t have their heads crammed firmly up their own asses to destroy the credibility of the leftist pricks who’d made the story up out of whole cloth.

Before long they’ll be going after some other top-tier GOP candidate like Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio, and certain right-leaning news outlets with political axes to grind will copy and paste these leftists’ headlines onto their websites, thus affording the swine a legitimacy they’ve never earned while effectively undermining the entire Republican primary field in the process. Apparently, several of my fellow conservative bloggers have forgotten the age-old adage: when you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas.

Suffice it to say that for every leftist-inspired, journalistic hit-job you embrace, you take one step closer to becoming one of the very neo-socialist media whores you claim to hate. Take it from someone who has made similar mistakes in the past and has lived to regret them, that road ends in shame. Yes, I too have re-posted articles on this very blog that turned out to be totally unfounded, for the simple reason that I WANTED TO BELIEVE THEY WERE TRUE. Granted, those few stories originated from hacks on the right side of the blogosphere, but that fact doesn’t make my actions any more righteous or admirable. I bought into the bullshit because I thought it served my political interests, but I was dead wrong!

Spreading false information in the name of an agenda is beneath me, just as it is beneath anyone out there who calls himself a conservative. It’s the truth we should be concerned with above all else, because if we can’t at least hold the high ground in that respect, how exactly are we any better than Hillary Clinton?

By Edward L. Daley

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*VIDEO* Pajamas Media Trifecta – Post Paris: Liberals Can’t Blame Terror Attack On Muslims

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Fraternity Files $25M Lawsuit Against Rolling Stone Magazine Over Fake Gang Rape Story

Fraternity Defamed By Rolling Stone Rape Story Files $25M Lawsuit Against ‘Magazine’ – Weasel Zippers

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We may finally find out who the real “Jackie” is thanks to this lawsuit.

Via Houston Chronicle:
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The fraternity that was the focus of a debunked Rolling Stone article about a gang rape filed a $25 million lawsuit against the magazine Monday, saying the piece made the frat and its members “the object of an avalanche of condemnation worldwide.”

The complaint, filed in Charlottesville Circuit Court, also names Sabrina Rubin Erdely as a defendant. It is the third filed in response to the November 2014 article entitled “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA.”

Three individual fraternity members and recent graduates are suing for at least $225,000 each, and a university associate dean who claims she was portrayed as the “chief villain” is suing the magazine for more than $7.5 million.

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*VIDEO* Ben Carson Verbally Bitchslaps The Leftist Media During A Press Conference In West Palm Beach, Florida (11/06/15)

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*AUDIO* Mark Levin: Ben Carson And The Leftist News Media


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No, Ben Carson Didn’t Lie About West Point; It’s Another Media Hit Job (Ben Shapiro)

No, Ben Carson Didn’t Lie About West Point; It’s Another Media Hit Job – Ben Shapiro

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Never underestimate the capacity of the media to propagandize against Republicans.

That’s the theme of this morning’s overwrought news coverage on Dr. Ben Carson’s supposed “lie” regarding a “scholarship” to West Point. The story began with Politico, which ran with the audacious headline, “Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship.” Even I was taken in by the headline – after all, that’s a pretty bold claim!

Politico began thusly:
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Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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The key word here is “fabricated.” Did the Carson campaign admit any such thing? Absolutely not. The facts reported by Politico don’t even support this interpretation of the Carson campaign’s response. According to Politico, Carson said in his 1992 memoir Gifted Hands that he was offered a “full scholarship” to West Point after dining with General William Westmoreland in 1969. Here’s the relevant passage from Carson’s autobiography:
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At the end of my twelfth grade I marched at the head of the Memorial Day parade. I felt so proud, my chest bursting with ribbons and braids of every kind. To make it more wonderful, We had important visitors that day. Two soldiers who had won the Congressional Medal of Honor in Viet Nam were present. More exciting to me, General William Westmoreland (very prominent in the Viet Nam war) attended with an impressive entourage. Afterward, Sgt. Hunt introduced me to General Westmoreland, and I had dinner with him and the Congressional Medal winners. Later I was offered a full scholarship to West Point. I didn’t refuse the scholarship outright, but I let them know that a military career wasn’t where I saw myself going.

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That’s the entire relevant portion of Carson’s account. He reiterated that account last month in an interview with Charlie Rose, when he said, “I was offered a full scholarship at West Point, got to meet General Westmoreland and go to Congressional Medal of Honor dinners. But decided really my pathway would be medicine.”

Politico followed up on this story. They reported one additional pieces of information that seem to conflict with Carson’s story: Carson never applied to West Point, and was never extended admission.

But Carson never said he applied. He said he was extended a full scholarship offer. What’s more, West Point doesn’t offer scholarships: all admission is free contingent on serving in the military afterwards. It thus seems probable that Westmoreland or another military figure tried to recruit Carson, telling him that he wouldn’t have to pay for his education – and that Carson read that as a “full scholarship,” and never applied.

In fact, that’s exactly what Carson’s campaign manager said to Politico in an email:
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Dr. Carson was the top ROTC student in the City of Detroit. In that role he was invited to meet General Westmoreland. He believes it was at a banquet. He can’t remember with specificity their brief conversation but it centered around Dr. Carson’s performance as ROTC City Executive Officer. He was introduced to folks from West Point by his ROTC Supervisors. They told him they could help him get an appointment based on his grades and performance in ROTC. He considered it but in the end did not seek admission.

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But here’s how Politico editorialized: “When presented with this evidence, Carson’s campaign conceded the story was false.”

That’s nonsense. They did no such thing. They provided details that corroborated Carson’s story and explained his loose use of the language. If someone told you that you could go to college for free, you might reasonably conclude that you had been offered a full scholarship to attend that university. But Politico would call you a liar if you used such language to describe the exchange.

Now, some on the right are saying that Carson should be held to a higher standard here than other candidates because he’s running as an “outsider.” But this is a basic case of misinterpreting facts, not an outright lie. Carson served in ROTC. Prominent people wanted him to go to West Point. He wouldn’t have had to pay. He didn’t apply because he didn’t want to go. Those facts are not in dispute. It’s the specific wording over which media have decided to crucify him.

This is a textbook example of a left-wing media hit. Politico would never editorialize about any Democrat who issued such a response to a factual inquiry in this manner. Politico won’t even conclude that Hillary Clinton lied about her attribution of the Benghazi attacks to a YouTube video despite email evidence that she knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack entirely unrelated to a YouTube video.

But for Ben Carson, they’ll make an exception.

Vile.

UPDATE: Dave Weigel of The Washington Post rightly points out this from Carson’s Facebook page circa August:
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I was the highest student ROTC member in Detroit and was thrilled to get an offer from West Point. But I knew medicine is what I wanted to do. So I applied to only one school. (it was all the money I had). I applied to Yale and thank God they accepted me. I often wonder what might have happened had they said no.

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Weigel also points out that Carson said as much in his book – the same book Politico quoted to pretend that Carson lied.

So Politico lied again – Carson never even claimed to have applied to West Point.

The Carson campaign has denied the Politico headline, of course, because the headline is factually untrue. They told The Daily Caller, “The Politico story is an outright Lie… The campaign never ‘admitted to anything.’ This is what we have come to expect from Politico.”

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Team Carson: ‘Politico Story Is An Outright Lie’ – Daily Caller

“The campaign never ‘admitted to anything,’” a spokesman for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson told The Daily Caller News Foundation in response to a hit by Politico claiming his campaign admitted to “fabricating” a key point about his West Point story.

“The Politico story is an outright Lie,” Doug Watts told TheDCNF.

Politico published a piece Friday claiming Carson’s campaign “admits fabricating” the fact that he applied and was admitted to West Point.

“Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point,” Kyle Cheney writes in the lede.

The Carson campaign disputes Politico’s unsubstantiated claim he ever claimed to have applied to West Point or been admitted: “He never said he was admitted or even applied.”

“This is what we have come to expect from Politico.”

Here is the full statement Watts provided to TheDCNF:

“Dr Carson was the top ROTC student in the City of Detroit. In that role he was invited to meet General Westmoreland. He believes it was at a banquet. He can’t remember with specificity their brief conversation but it centered around Dr. Carson’s performance as ROTC City Executive Officer.

He was introduced to folks from West Point by his ROTC Supervisors. They told him they could help him get an appointment based on his grades and performance in ROTC. He considered it but in the end did not seek admission. There are “Service Connected” nominations for stellar High School ROTC appointments. Again he was the top ROTC student in Detroit. I would argue strongly that an Appointment is indeed an amazing full scholarship. Having ran several Congressional Offices I am very familiar with the Nomination process.

Again though his Senior Commander was in touch with West Point and told Dr. Carson he could get in, Dr Carson did not seek admission.

The Politico story is an outright Lie. Dr. Carson as the leading ROTC student in Detroit was told by his Commanders that he could get an Appointment to the Academy. He never said he was admitted or even applied.

The campaign never “admitted to anything”

This is what we have come to expect from Politico.”

Politico reporter Kyle Cheney, who has the byline on the Carson story, did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment.

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*VIDEO* Bill Whittle: The Game Changer – Ted Cruz Demolished The Mainstream Media

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