February 20th, 2017
By Barry Secrest
Following Donald Trump's recent press conference in calling out the mainstream leftist-advocate media, watch Deputy Assistant National Security Advisor Sebastian Gorka literally take the Progressive BBC to task while simultaneously taking Newsnight BBC anchor Evan Davis, completely apart.
The unusually brilliant Gorka, an anti-Islamist expert, continuously bent Davis' often ridiculous lines of left-stream activist questioning, right back upon the anchor for positing "fake news," in this often withering but highly entertaining extended interview.
Evan Davis, during his semi-hostile "Gotcha" interview with Gorka, was most obviously punching well over his admitted cerebral weight class, and it clearly did not go very well for him, at all.
February 19th, 2017
BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
He argued that the nation is “very lucky” that Trump is president and not McCain, who won the 2008 GOP nomination but lost to Barack Obama in the general election.
Paul said that McCain’s recent criticisms of Trump are driven by his “personal dispute” with the president over foreign policy.
He added that McCain and Trump are at odds because McCain supports the wide deployment of U.S. troops to protect and promote American interests abroad while he characterized Trump’s views as closer to a realpolitik approach to foreign policy.
“Everything that he says about the president is colored by his own personal dispute he’s got running with President Trump, and it should be taken with a grain of salt because John McCain’s the guy who’s advocated for war everywhere,” Paul said on ABC’s “This Week.”
A Big-Globalist Traitor to America: War-Mongering Neo-Con John McCain Had Some Bad Things To Say About Trump & America in Germany
“He would bankrupt the nation. We’re very lucky John McCain’s not in charge because I think we’d be in perpetual war,” Paul added.
McCain in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” warned that the suppression of a free press can lead to a dictatorial regime. He made the comments after Trump tweeted on Friday that the media is “the enemy of the American people.”
McCain has also harshly criticized Trump’s expressed respect for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his suggestion earlier this month that the United States does not have the moral authority to criticize Russia’s human rights record.
Paul said there has no effort by the Trump administration to suppress the media, noting that no legislation has been offered to curb press freedoms.
Paul argued that McCain has a history of being wrong major foreign policy questions.
“I would say John McCain’s been wrong on just about everything over the last four decades. He advocated for the Iraq War, which I think destabilized the Middle East,” he said.
“If you look at the map, there’s probably at least six different countries where John McCain has advocated for us having boots on the ground,” he added.
February 19th, 2017
Union leader says some stations continue to follow Obama 'catch and release' directives
Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies, according to a union official.
Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello.
He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected.
But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to appear in immigration court hearings. Obama’s policy was to release anyone claiming to have been living continuously in the United States since before Jan. 1, 2014, if they did not have criminal records or active warrants.
“We’re still walking people out the door,” Judd said. “The catch-and-release policy is still in place in some sectors.”
Judd said it was a minority of sectors that have been resisting Trump’s new directives. He laid the blame at the feet of U.S. Border Patrol managers, not front-line officers.
“This is not the administration’s fault"
This is Border Patrol’s fault,” he said. “It varies from sector to sector. Some sectors still are operating under the Obama administration’s policies. And that’s troubling … It’s just been very willy-nilly.”
Asked about the status of Trump’s marching orders, Customs and Border Protection spokesman Carlos Diaz wrote in an email to LifeZette, “CBP has worked towards implementing the measures mandated by the Executive Orders since they were signed.”
Judd said some managers have been waiting for specific written guidelines to filter down from the Department of Homeland Security. He said he considers that unnecessary since the president’s executive order is crystal clear. He said anyone apprehended by border patrol agents should be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities. That agency and immigration judges are charged with deciding whether someone should be deported.
Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, said she was not aware that the president’s executive order had not been fully implemented three weeks after he issued it.
“It actually surprises me. But if that’s the case, certainly the administration is going to need to look into that if they’re going to be undermined,” she said. “That’s got to be nipped in the bud.”
Vaughan, a former U.S. Foreign Service officer, said it often takes time for new policies to be fully embraced. This especially is true during the transition from one administration to the next, she said, because the outgoing administration often has promoted managers who agree with its policy goals...
February 19th, 2017
CNN anchor Don Lemon, it's being reported, actually walked off the set after being accused of running a fake news, anti-Trump, story in real-time on network TV.
Although, he may merely have been, alternatively, sucked up by one of those pesky black holes; a thing by which Lemon is an unadjudicated expert, apparently....
By Barry Secrest
While almost all Americans are now fully aware of the extreme left-wing bias regarding the entire US traditional media, many still cannot fully comprehend the extraordinary breadth and depth of the official disconnect between the American people and its historical media, that's been at work for the past 15 years.
It's as if America's entire media has been co-opted by some foreign impresario whose completely hostile to traditional American values.
While President Trump has continually alluded to this increasingly bizarre configuration; instead of backing off, the media has now effectively doubled down on its aggressive stance towards all things largely considered beneficial to the nation as a whole, and with extreme magnitude, as it regards the new president.
But, now, concerning media bias, most Americans can easily identify the hypocrisy at play, especially in the timbre of the stories that, while previously acting in the defense of the US executive branch, has suddenly turned on a dime and begun a continual and insistent Battle Line of attack against the US presidency.
The latest example, out of far too many, came from one of Trump's frequent targets, in reference to the well-deserved moniker of "Fake News."
Specifically, CNN news anchor Don Lemon ran a story on what was characterized as the extreme cost of guarding President Trump on his trips away from the White House, despite the fact that Trump has only been in office for less than a month and has yet to actually take a vacation.
The interesting thing, regarding this particular story, might be the fact that according to our vast internet searches, we could find no CNN News broadcast, ever, concerning the extreme costs of Obama's humongous travel costs, over the entire last eight years.
So, it's less than 30 days versus an entire 8 years?
Even worse, might be the fact that the costs that Obama rang up, in his vast taxpayer sponsored travelogue, were some of the most elaborate ever recorded, in US presidential history.
All of this, also, despite the fact that Michelle Obama's dispensation for taking a separate jet whenever accompanying Obama, on almost any presidential trip, became one of her most notorious calling cards, even to the point of calling into question the Obama's marital relationship.
But, it didn't end there; other areas of the media were rife with stories regarding the exorbitant costs charged to the American people, over the many and varied separate Obama sojourns, including even official state trips, and most especially, Michelle's legendary vacations.
Moreover, it should be disclosed, that CNN News Network, not the broadcast affiliate, did run at least one story on the costs rung up by the Obama's on an Asian trip undertaken in 2010.
In that specific article, CNN Heroically defended President Obama stating that the entire ruckus about Obama's extravagant Asian trip "doesn't appear to hold water."
In fact, the headline of the article. from CNN, regarding repeated attacks on the left-Wing president by other members of the media on the Obama's travel cost, sought to allay all suspicions by "Debunking the Myth" of Obama's vacation expenses.
Now, isn't that special?
February 18th, 2017
By Barry Secrest
The Associated Press earlier today, published a sensational "Fake News" story regarding a leaked White House memo on immigration enforcement.
The memo, concerning the speculative utilization of the National Guard for guarding the border from illegals, had been thrown out and never officially considered, however, the truth of the memo, as speculative only, had not been published by the AP.
Moreover, the AP never retracted its fake news story, which is now roiling immigration snowflakes into a frenzy.
But there's far more to this story; according to Town Hall:
"Early Friday morning, the Associated Press reported on a memo they claimed shows Trump administration plans to use thousands of National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants in cities across the country.
The White House immediately denied the accusation, calling it 100 percent false. Eventually, AP and Reuters amended their stories, still not fully reflecting context of the memo in question.
Regardless, as of 3:31 p.m. ET on Friday the fake news is still trending as the top story on Facebook. Just yesterday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg discussed the problem of fake news at length on his Facebook page."
However, the real story, here, is how the media has treated a theoretical measure that was completely rejected by the Trump White House but was much earlier put into full effect by not only the Bush regime but also, the Obama regime.
Indeed, the highly revered if not mainstream media-worshiped Obama regime, in a story published by McClatchy News, was the US administration that most recently put into effect the use of the National Guard for the purpose of guarding and controlling the southern US border, from illegal alien incursions.
The operative point, in this case, being that the Obama regime utilized the US National Guard for border control before Obama's re-election in 2012. After Obama's re-election, the border was essentially flung wide open for any and all to enter.
Here's the McClatchy story:
"In 2010, former President Barack Obama said he would deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. They were sent to Arizona, Texas, California and New Mexico. While National Guard troops were not authorized to arrest people found to be crossing the border illegally, they helped staff observation posts, monitor surveillance footage and build fences.
In 2006, former President George W. Bush called up 6,000 National Guard troops to California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They were commissioned to help install border barriers, provide training and assist with border surveillance. The deployment was designed to support Customs and Border Protection agents in “executing logistical and administrative support, operating detection systems, providing mobile communications, augmenting border-related intelligence analysis efforts, and building and installing border security infrastructure.” Operation Jump Start, as the project was called, hoped to relieve Border Patrol agents from administrative duties so they could instead focus on border security.
According to Customs and Border Protection, the operation resulted in the apprehension of 5,003 people, 110 vehicles, $11,052, 28,577 pounds of marijuana and 1,447 pounds of cocaine.
Trump campaigned on a platform of tough immigration enforcement and increased border security, including the construction of a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. While initially indicating he wanted to deport all of the estimated 11 million people in the country without proper documentation, the president said he’d first focus on people with criminal records. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have been conducting a series of raids across the country rounding up people they believe are in the country illegally. ICE last week took 683 people into custody, the government said, which is stoking fears among immigrant communities."