Perfect: TV journalist fired for pushing ‘fake news’ offers tips for protecting yourself against ‘fake news’

ZERO self-awareness.

Good lord, these people have stones on them so big they should be displayed on Easter Island:

“Captain Hazelwood offers tips on protecting yourself from oil slicks.”

When it comes to his warnings about “fake news,” Dan Rather’s like a guy ravaged by STD’s handing out rubbers.

Meanwhile, a search party has been launched to look for the previous search party that was sent to look for Rather’s self-awareness.

Here’s why the YouTube HQ shooting story will disappear fast

There was a shooting at YouTube headquarters in California on Tuesday. Several people were injured and the shooter is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot:

Some on the Left immediately pounced before any details were known, but here are several reasons why the story will magically disappear from the MSM radar rather quickly:

That sound you just heard was the MSM, with the help of a lot of Dems, flushing that story down the talking points toilet.

The media’s challenge is to now find a way to make a shooting done by a leftist, non-Christian, non-male PETA member the fault of the NRA. They won’t be able to, so the story will disappear fast, just like any other liberal narrative-buster like this one:

A witness to the shooter near YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California said during a Tuesday interview on Fox News that he wished he had a gun during the situation.

“What was going through your mind?” a reporter asked. “I mean, people dropping, being shot multiple times, bullets whizzing, people bleeding. What’s going through your mind?”

“I knew I had to be smart,” the witness said. “You’ve got to be fast. You’ve got to think fast.”

“I didn’t have a gun on me, but I wish I did,” he added.

You won’t be seeing that guy interviewed on any network newscast.

Pro-life progress? Planned Parenthood president promotes adoption over death… for dogs

Isn’t that special?

Outgoing Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is leaving that job with her “priorities” firmly intact:

Well isn’t that special!

Via CNS News:

Don’t let a dog be put to death, adopt it, the president of the nation’s largest abortion provider suggested Tuesday.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards made the pitch on Twitter, employing the #AdoptDontShop hashtag advocating dog adoption over pet store purchases. Adopting (or, “rescuing” a dog from a shelter) would save its life.

Because she cares:

There must not be enough Lambos to be had in trafficking dog parts as there are in peddling baby parts.

Common ground! Obama ‘relieved’ he’s no longer president

Consider the source, however.

The downside to this is that Josh Earnest was the one making the claim about Obama, meaning I’m not sure I believe it:

Former President Barack Obama is reportedly feeling “relieved” that he isn’t saddled with the “burden” of being commander in chief anymore, according to one of his ex-White House press secretaries.

“It’s obvious to most people who are watching that he is relieved to no longer be bearing the burden of the presidency,” Josh Earnest told the Hill in an article published Monday.

“I think there’s no doubt that he is more relaxed and more at ease and more unburdened than he’s been in a decade, and it shows,” Earnest, who started as Obama’s Iowa communications director during the then-candidate’s first presidential campaign, continued.

If Earnest’s claim is accurate, then at least we’ve finally found that “common ground” Obama always said he was after!

Question: When do Democrats NOT support strict background checks?

Answer….

Answer: When it involves a shady IT aide who’s now under indictment:

Gee, it’s almost like these Dems didn’t want to stumble across anything that could ruin their attempt to maintain plausible deniability:

Every one of the 44 House Democrats who hired Pakistan-born IT aides who later allegedly made “unauthorized access” to congressional data appears to have chosen to exempt them from background checks, according to congressional documents.

All of them appear to have waived background checks on Imran Awan and his family members, even though the family of server administrators could collectively read all the emails and files of 1 in 5 House Democrats, and despite background checks being recommended for such positions, according to an inspector general’s report. The House security policy requires offices to fill out a form attesting that they’ve initiated background checks, but it also includes a loophole allowing them to simply say that another member vouched for them.

Among the red flags in Abid’s background were a $1.1 million bankruptcy; six lawsuits against him or a company he owned; and at least three misdemeanor convictions including for DUI and driving on a suspended license, according to Virginia court records. Public court records show that Imran and Abid operated a car dealership referred to as CIA that took $100,000 from an Iraqi government official who is a fugitive from U.S. authorities. Numerous members of the family were tied to cryptic LLCs such as New Dawn 2001, operated out of Imran’s residence, Virginia corporation records show. Imran was the subject of repeated calls to police by multiple women and had multiple misdemeanor convictions for driving offenses, according to court records.

Remember last year when Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the Capitol Police Chief for not immediately returning to her a laptop that was seized from Imran Awan?

Why so nervous, Debbie?

This story stinks to high heaven, and you can tell because much of the mainstream media isn’t going anywhere near it.

Jimmy Kimmel thinks talking points sent to media are threats to democracy (UNLESS….)

Sinclair Broadcasting sent word to all their stations to make sure to air statements acknowledging there’s so-called “fake news” out there, and to make clear they’re not taking part in the pushing of any particular narrative. The result was a whole bunch of local news readers reciting the same script:

Having worked in local TV for over 20 years, such corporate edicts from any broadcast ownership aren’t necessarily a rarity, but this one had a particularly higher profile because it involved on-air statements. In any case, Jimmy Kimmel found it very disturbing:

Dude, just stop!

I guess people on TV being given a script presents a threat to democracy, unless it’s Jimmy Kimmel being told what to say to the entire country on ABC:

In other words, it’s NOT damaging to the nation when Kimmel goes on national TV and parrots a narrative written and sent to him by partisan liberal politicians:

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel consulted with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) office on details surrounding the health-care debate, The Daily Beast reported Friday.

Schumer’s office “provided technical guidance and info about the bill, as well as stats from various think tanks and experts on the effects of” the legislation, a source told the outlet.

Kimmel launched a series of attacks this week on the Senate GOP’s latest ObamaCare repeal and replace measure, sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.).

Schumer and the late-night comedian were reportedly in touch over the past several months, and the New York Democrat encouraged Kimmel to speak out against the legislation.

But a station owner sends talking points to its affiliates and suddenly it’s a grave threat to the Republic? Maybe Chuck Schumer told Kimmel to say all that.