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USA Today examines ‘less lethal’ guns used in school shooting that left 10 dead

When 10 people get killed by a gunman who didn’t use an AR-15 but instead used a shotgun and a handgun, we get stuff like this from USA Today:

Yep, this is the headline: Guns used in Texas killings were less lethal than in other mass shootings.

The attack at a Texas high school Friday echoed the all-too-familiar horrors Americans are accustomed to seeing on the news. But two details set it apart from the list of other recent deadly attacks: explosives and weapons used.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in Texas says the gunman, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who was a student at Santa Fe High School, used two firearms: a shotgun and .38 caliber revolver, both of which he got from his father. Ten were left dead, mostly students.

Disgustingly, the mainstream media seems so disappointed an AR-15 wasn’t used that they actually spinning 10 dead students as “but imagine how bad it COULD have been!”

No word from USA Today on if the guns used in the shooting were the kind that can accommodate the notorious “chainsaw bayonet” accessory:

When the media tries to pretend they know what they’re talking about when it comes to guns, the self-beclownings are quite a treat.

(h/t Twitchy)

What Trump said about these criminal illegals vs. what NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell SAYS he said

What Trump said:

What NBC News’ intrepid miner for truth Andrea Mitchell translated that to while explaining Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown’s criticism:

“MS-13” becomes “people trying to get into the country.” — WHAT media bias!?

And to think the mainstream media actually sit around at night scratching their heads wondering why nobody trusts them.

New York Daily News plunges depths of ‘journalism’ to scrape up in-kind donation to Trump’s re-election campaign

The other day, a professor of political science at the University of Virginia had an op-ed in the New York Times in which he warned other liberals who are among the venomous anti-Trump Resistance that their foaming-at-the-mouth approach would be wildly counterproductive if they don’t dial it back very soon.

Right on cue, I give you the New York Daily News’ take on protests in Gaza that got violent while Israel and the U.S. were dedicating the United States’ new embassy in Jerusalem:

Damn, they must have had to borrow James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenger to be able to sink that low.

The only thing that remains to be seen now is if Trump will be required to report that steaming pile of garbage “journalism” to the FEC as an in-kind donation to his re-election campaign.

Time to play ‘guess what CNN’s headline would be if it was something bad about Trump instead of Obama?’

Israeli intelligence operatives who entered Iran found, and left the country with, tens of thousands of documents showing how Iran was working in secret to develop nukes, and lied about their intentions, all while the Obama administration spiked the ball over the Iran deal. CNN framed it this way:

Immediately it’s Netanyahu on the defense? CNN must hand out Dramamine by the handful to keep from getting nauseous from the spin.

Here’s what CNN’s headline would have been if the info made the current U.S. president look like a fool: “Israeli PM’s Comprehensive & Devastating Presentation Proves Trump Got Suckered By Iran.” But instead it makes the Obama administration look like clowns, so we basically get, “Israel steals Iranian state secrets containing questionable information, Netanyahu pounces!”

On MSNBC today, Benjamin Netanyahu did a good job of shooting down all the kneejerk reaction from Obama fans claiming the info in the half-ton trove of material Israeli intelligence swiped from Iran was “nothing new” (video via Hot Air):

NICE try: CNN’s chief Resistance reporter has newfound concern about WHCD, ends up making Trump’s point

Last night’s White House Correspondents Dinner was again not attended by President Trump, and since January 20th, 2017 the event has been re-branded to be a brave stand for the First Amendment:

Try having a “celebrating the Second Amendment” dinner and those same people will accuse you of being complicit in mass murder, but I digress.

The headlining “comedian” at the WHCD, who frankly I’d never heard of, was fairly awful (the whole monologue is here if you can take it). For me one of the funniest jokes told wasn’t even during the dinner, but rather it came from CNN’s Jim Acosta, who from the drama queen nature of his rhetoric seems to fancy himself America’s version of Tiananmen Square’s “tank man,” except he believes he’s standing between the First Amendment and Trump wielding a paper shredder. Get a load of this selective concern and self-victimization:

The president of the White House Correspondents Association is equally concerned:

Those two people alone help explain why so many people have turned on the mainstream media, and he just doesn’t get it. Call it SOFATT — Sudden Onset First Amendment Trump Triggering. Where were so many of these media tools when this was happening under Obama?

  • DOJ spied on James Rosen.
  • AP phone records seized.
  • Tried to throw the NY Times’ James Rosen in jail.
  • Set a record for using the Espionage Act to go after journos & their sources over info damaging to the administration.
  • The last people to be taken seriously are the lefty media types who are panicking about things Trump hasn’t even done other than mock them (for obvious reasons) after they spent eight years giggling like schoolgirls at Barack Obama while he did all of the above and then some. The MSM has created its reputation — not Trump.

    Lib journalists add Tom Brokaw exception to Hillary Clinton’s ‘all women should be heard and believed’ directive

    So many in the liberal media looked on in fawning adoration during Hillary Clinton’s campaign as she said things like this about sexual assault and harassment:

    There are exceptions to that rule though, such as when the person involved is a liberal colleague who maybe helped advance their careers in some way:

    Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Maria Shriver and Kelly O’Donnell and more than 60 other women have voiced their support for Tom Brokaw in the wake of sexual harassment allegations leveled against the NBC News veteran.

    The letter signed by current and former NBC News staffers praises Brokaw “as a man of tremendous decency and integrity” and as one who “treated each of us with fairness and respect.” It comes on the heels of reports in the Washington Post and Variety that Brokaw made unwanted sexual advances to former NBC News anchor Linda Vester in the mid-1990s.

    Brokaw,” the letter reads, “has given each of us opportunities for advancement and championed our successes throughout our careers. As we have advanced across industries — news, publishing, law, business and government — Tom has been a valued source of counsel and support. We know him to be a man of tremendous decency and integrity.”

    And just like that Tom Brokaw is awarded the coveted Bill Clinton exception to the liberal rule on harassment & assault allegations.

    Brokaw is now likely to face any number of potentially embarrassing flashbacks.

    James Comey: The FBI director who knew too little

    For somebody who was the FBI director at the time, James Comey really didn’t seem to know much or have had much of a sense of curiosity (if we’re to believe what he says).

    Comey was the head of the largest intel agency in the world but when it comes to a fairly basic question, suddenly he’s Sgt. Schultz from Hogan’s Heroes:

    It’s also worth noting that Comey doesn’t consider slipping a private conversation to a friend with media connections with the intent of sneaking it into news reports without his name connected to it to be “leaking”:

    Gee, it sure sounded like a leak the way Comey described it to Congress:

    Much of this interview is like a broken abacus — it doesn’t add up:

    George Stephanopoulos was for some reason shocked to discover Hillary Clinton’s a hypocrite

    A lot of people have been talking about this clip of George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” interviewing Ronan Farrow. During the interview, Farrow said that before the election Team Hillary wanted to cancel a scheduled interview when it became clear Farrow was also about to break the story about Harvey Weinstein. Hillary’s hypocrisy on the issue is well known, but the funniest thing to me was Stephanopoulos acting surprised to hear that Clinton wasn’t in a hurry to talk about her major supporter who was in hot water for sexual assault and harassment:

    That surprise, likely feigned on Stephanopoulos’ part (that or he’s been sleepwalking his entire life), is just another reason why it’s a joke for media outlets to employ party hacks as supposedly objective journalists.

    Peak 2018: NY Times, Washington Post win Pulitzer Prizes for stories that are POSSIBLY true

    The “Trump/Russia collusion” narrative has become so ingrained among the Hillary Clinton excuse-spreaders in the media that even unproven angles based on the liberal speculation are enough for Pulitzer Prizes these days:

    Reporting “possible ties” gets NYT/WaPo Pulitzers — Reporting ACTUAL ties such as, say, the reporter who busted Loretta Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac, remains frowned-upon.

    Chuck Todd, who hosted a dinner for a top Clinton aide, among journos getting the vapors over Sean Hannity’s Trump connection

    Since it was learned yesterday that Sean Hannity retained Michael Cohen, the same lawyer President Trump hired, the mainstream media’s lack of self-awareness has reached such heights that it’s visible only from the International Space Station. NBC News’ Chuck Todd is among those who need somebody to prep the fainting couch and fetch the smelling salts:

    OK, first off, I don’t get it. That criticism from self-described “objective journalists” like Todd only makes sense if Fox News bills Hannity the same way, but he’s a well-known Trump supporter and a Republican with an opinion show, not a “news” program, as Todd claims to host (often laughably, I might add). Hannity doesn’t “cover” stories — he comments on them. So even though perhaps the disclosure should have been made, I’m not really seeing any major reason for a freakout other than liberals and MSM journos (pardon the redundancy) hate Fox News and this story provided another tiny opening.

    Here’s another reason Todd needs to give it a rest (via @Neontaster):

    At the very least, Todd’s criticism of Hannity is “apples & oranges” and at most is big time projection and hypocrisy:

    And Todd didn’t disclose that information. It was discovered as a result of the hack of John Podesta’s emails:

    “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd and his wife, a Democratic consultant, hosted a dinner party at their Washington D.C.-area home last year for Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary Clinton’s communications director.

    An invitation for the shindig was sent on July 11, 2015 to John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman. Podesta’s hacked emails have been released online by Wikileaks.

    The party, which also involved a cocktail hour, was thrown for Palmieri and her husband, Jim Lyons.

    And don’t even get me started on the journos, some of which might hyperventilate over the Hannity story, who went to John Podesta’s dinner parties without disclosing that information to their viewers/readers:

    On April 9th, 2015–shortly before Clinton officially announced she was running for president–Podesta cooked for at least 28 reporters at his Washington DC home. The reporters came from leading national outlets like the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NBC. According to the leaked email, the dinner had five goals for the Clinton campaign: “Getting to know” reporters closely covering Clinton; “setting expectations” for the announcement and “launch period”; “framing” Clinton’s message and the race; “demystifying key players” on Clinton’s campaign; and “having fun and enjoying good cooking.”

    Spare everybody the sanctimony over Hannity, MSMers. It’s not like he’s a former Clinton adviser being paid by ABC News to conduct an “objective” interview with James Comey or a CNN contributor leaking town hall questions to the Hillary campaign.