• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

PHANTOM OF THE OPRAH

Phantom of the Oprah

by Daniel John Sobieski  at American Thinker:

“There was Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes, with her big glasses and 2020 visions of a presidential run, speaking to the greatest collection of sexual predators and their enablers pontificating about the rights of women in an industry where not long ago these same people, led by the pompous and condescending Meryl Streep, gave a standing ovation and an award to director Roman Polanski, child rapist.

Oprah didn’t mention Polanski, or Harvey Weinstein, or Bill Clinton, or why she didn’t use the show that made her rich and famous to condemn predators such as these and the Hollywood culture that demeans women and exploits them for fun and profit.  If Oprah wants to run for president as a champion of women, she has a lot of explaining to do.

Triggered by remarks made by Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes in which she pontificated to women who have been sexually harassed or abused, “You get a voice.  You get a voice.  Everybody gets a voice,” Juanita Broaddrick, who was allegedly raped by former president Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas, and is only now being believed by leftists who were doubtful before, fired back with a blistering pair of tweets.

Oprah was quite willing to shill for Bill Clinton; she gave him time on her show to brag how he and Hillary saw a therapist to work out their marital difficulties and also interviewed him for Oprah Magazine in 2004, asking him about how the Monica Lewinsky affair affected him but never asking about the rampant harassment and abuse, not to mention alleged rape, of which he had been accused.

Juanita Broaddrick was never a guest on Oprah’s show and noted that Oprah was a willing participant in the “nothing to see here” Clinton cover-up.  She also promoted the presidential candidacy of Bill Clinton’s enabler, Hillary Clinton, who ignored his predatory activities and covered up his “bimbo eruptions” as she rode his stained coattails to political prominence:

Clinton, who was forced to settle a sexual harassment case with Paula Jones and has been accused of everything from harassment to assault by no fewer than eight women, has a very good friend indeed in Winfrey.  Her gauzy interview with Clinton in 2004 was not only an attempt to rehabilitate his image; Winfrey also set up the idea of his chief[] enabler, wife Hillary Clinton, running for president.

Worse still, as the Daily Wire points out, the only questions Winfrey asked about Clinton’s countless scandals focused on Monica Lewinsky and sounded like this: “What was the most difficult part of that time for you?”

Nothing was asked about Broaddrick, Jones, Kathleen Willey, or the near[] half[-]dozen others[.] …

Included with a photo of a chummy Bill and Oprah together, Broaddrick wondered, “Remember this @Oprah You’ve had so many opportunities to bring up my allegations, which have never been discredited. Why??”

Good question.  The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro told Fox News on Monday night about Oprah’s sham fight for abused women, especially as it applies to the Hollywood elites, who condemned Bill Clinton’s crimes and Hillary Clinton’s enabling only when the Clintons were no longer power-brokers:

Shapiro told Fox News'[s] Martha MacCallum: “She was standing in front of an entire town filled with sexual abusers and harassers.  She said nothing about it for 20 years; she was being cheered by people who said nothing about it for 20 years, and there she is pretending that she’s leading the fight.”

Oprah did not lead the fight against the culture of sexual misconduct in Hollywood, and she cannot use the excuse of “I was afraid of what it might do to my career,” because she is one of the biggest people in media – she has little to fear.

Shapiro continued, “Well, I was under the impression that most of us agreed with that stuff when this stuff first broke and she lauded the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  Where were they reporting on the sexual harassment and abuse scandal for the last 20 years?  It was literally their job to cover Hollywood and yet it took The New Yorker and Ronan Farrow to uncover all this stuff.  Where was the Hollywood Press Association that was receiving such plaudits at the hands of Oprah Winfrey, again, a woman who was good friends with Harvey Weinstein, being cheered by Meryl Streep, a woman who gave a standing ovation to Roman Polanski?”

Oprah has had a chummy relationship with predator Harvey Weinstein over the years, being his guest at a number of awards shows and ceremonies.  She attended numerous Weinstein Company events and also starred in Weinstein’s movies, notably The Butler, about a longtime White House staff member.  Yet she counts herself among the Hollywood elites who say they had no idea what Weinstein was up to.  Her silence made her one of Weinstein’s enablers, as she was with Bill Clinton.

At least one of Weinstein’s accusers, Kadian Noble, claims that Oprah was more than that:

An aspiring actress says Harvey Weinstein used Oprah Winfrey and Naomi Campbell to dupe her into thinking he would help her with her career – only to use her for sex.

British actress Kadian Noble said Tuesday she was head-over-heels impressed when she first met Weinstein at an event in London because he was hanging out with model Campbell and had megastar Oprah “swinging off his arm.”

“I thought, obviously, this man has something amazing in store for me,” she said during a teary-eyed press conference in Manhattan to discuss the sex trafficking lawsuit she filed a day earlier against Weinstein in Manhattan federal court.

If she runs for president thinking she can ride recent events in Hollywood and politics as a champion of women, Oprah will have to explain why such a powerful and self-made woman at least sat in stony silence as people like Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein preyed on the very women she claims to champion.

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/phantom_of_the_oprah.html

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Crooked Cobra Mueller Craving to Poison Trump?

MUELLER LAYS A TRAP

by Paul Mirengoff  at PowerLine:

The Washington Post reports that Robert Mueller has told President Trump’s legal team that his office will likely seek an interview with the president. I doubt that Trump’s legal team is surprised. It always seemed inevitable that Mueller would want to interview Trump.

What should the president’s response be? I agree with Alan Dershowitz. He says: “I would never let the prosecution interview my client.”

There are two reasons why, in this context, allowing such an interview is a particularly bad idea. First, the client is Donald Trump. He is notorious for imprecision with words and for shooting from the hip. He is probably uncoachable as a witness. Representing him at a deposition or similar proceeding strikes me as a lawyer’s worst nightmare.

Second, the prosecution is Robert Mueller and his team of Trump-hating partisans. Their purpose in interviewing Trump won’t just be to gather the facts needed to wrap up their investigation. In my view, it will also be to induce Trump to make statements the prosecution can use to build a case that the president has lied to the prosecution.

Accordingly, Trump’s legal team should resist being questioned by Mueller’s team. There is precedent for such resistance. As the Post reminds us, Bill Clinton resisted being questioned by Ken Starr’s team, though eventually he was compelled to testify.

In the likely event of a dispute over whether Trump must testify, one issue will be whether the information prosecutors seek can be obtained through another means. In this case, Mueller likely will be cross-checking Trump’s version of events with the versions of others, such as James Comey. In a sense the information will have already been obtained via, say, Comey, Michael Flynn, or Jared Kushner. But in a practical sense, only Trump can provide Trump’s version of what happened.

As noted, though, I believe the purpose of the interview will be more to catch Trump in something Mueller’s team can characterize as a lie than to obtain Trump’s version of the facts. Hence the need to be especially wary.

FBI Fascist Mueller to SPY on Our Donald?

MUELLER LAYS A TRAP

by Paul Mirengoff  at PowerLine:

“The Washington Post reports that Robert Mueller has told President Trump’s legal team that his office will likely seek an interview with the president. I doubt that Trump’s legal team is surprised. It always seemed inevitable that Mueller would want to interview Trump.

What should the president’s response be? I agree with Alan Dershowitz. He says: “I would never let the prosecution interview my client.”

There are two reasons why, in this context, allowing such an interview is a particularly bad idea. First, the client is Donald Trump. He is notorious for imprecision with words and for shooting from the hip. He is probably uncoachable as a witness. Representing him at a deposition or similar proceeding strikes me as a lawyer’s worst nightmare.

Second, the prosecution is Robert Mueller and his team of Trump-hating partisans. Their purpose in interviewing Trump won’t just be to gather the facts needed to wrap up their investigation. In my view, it will also be to induce Trump to make statements the prosecution can use to build a case that the president has lied to the prosecution.

Accordingly, Trump’s legal team should resist being questioned by Mueller’s team. There is precedent for such resistance. As the Post reminds us, Bill Clinton resisted being questioned by Ken Starr’s team, though eventually he was compelled to testify.

In the likely event of a dispute over whether Trump must testify, one issue will be whether the information prosecutors seek can be obtained through another means. In this case, Mueller likely will be cross-checking Trump’s version of events with the versions of others, such as James Comey. In a sense the information will have already been obtained via, say, Comey, Michael Flynn, or Jared Kushner. But in a practical sense, only Trump can provide Trump’s version of what happened.

As noted, though, I believe the purpose of the interview will be more to catch Trump in something Mueller’s team can characterize as a lie than to obtain Trump’s version of the facts. Hence the need to be especially wary….”

Bill Kristol….A Champion Judas of Today’s Democratic America

Follow the American  Brat our conservative  Judas Bill Kristol, as he bullies his noise entertaining the nations neofascists :

 

Rip off at the Wall Street Journal

The HATE TRUMP WALL STREET JOURNAL

I haven’t monkeyed with the Stock Market since its collapse in 2007 I think it was.   I have never liked things Wall Street.  It’s a world that doesn’t give a damn about cultural freedom, private enterprise, and   free people.   It has destroyed much of our American middle class by destroying free enterprise by selling global profits for the rich.

In my lifetime where I lived here in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, Negro Americans in the North, if not  the segregated South, owned  nearly all of the corner shoe shops, grocery stores, tailor shops, liquor stores, bakeries,  bars, barber shops, dime stores, and such in the communities where they lived.  (I’m not sure about drugstores!)

Big Business’s “private enterprise” of corporate America destroyed all of that by  the 1990s.

Children had mothers and fathers.   Nearly every family went to Church on Sundays! ……..and no one cursed in school or in public!   (Until about 1950 ladies usually wore spiffy clothing and hats with veils when they went downtown to shop.)

Big Business,  Big Left, and Big University destroyed all of that by the turn of the century.  Americans got fatter big time, slobbier of dress and language, and more ignorant of knowledge ever since.   Feminism and fascism began to replace Americana……and more recently black racism and California’s Sanctuary State.

During this collapse of America the civilized, I became a Reagan Republican after a quarter century of voting and volunteering for the once  civilized Hubert Humphrey Democrat Party.   Being male, not female, I was and still am, a devotee of freedom, truth,  free enterprise, and especially  schooling based upon seeking truth through knowledge, a concept quite obtuse among today’s fascist Dem feminists.

Newspapers began to fall apart both in truth-telling, number of independents,  and size.   As in Communist Soviet Union, leftists infiltrated to sell their poisons.  In our Trump time, communication in our America is overwhelmingly One Party Leftism led by the overwhelming majority of Democrats and about only 2/3rds of the Wall Street Journal editors……Collectively, they all hate Our America’s 45th President, Donald J. Trump.

A human creep, noted leftist Michael Wolff of pen and greed, “was allowed to lurk around the White House for something like six months, presumably because someone in the first days of Donald Trump’s administration thought he would write a sympathetic account.”…….according to Barton Swaim in his Bookshelf article, “The Hour of the Wolff” in today’s Wall Street Journal.  He writes, “in one sense, Fire and Fury is a typical piece of “access journalism” as it’s known, like many titles by Bob Woodward or, on the more gossipy side, like the “Game Change” books by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.   Mr. Wolff takes the genre to another level, and perhaps a lower level.  If he has employed objective criteria for deciding what to include or exclude, it’s no clear what those criteria are.  By  the looks of it, he included any story, so long as it was juicy.  We’re told, for instance, of Mr. Trump’s  supposed method of bedding other men’s wives in his prepresidential days…..” and so on……

Swaim repeats the lists of garbage Wolff scatters like Spring seed to remind Trump haters the lists of evils the President is supposed to have committed ala the Jeb Bush family and others.

I started reading newspapers that June of the Battle of Midway.   I was seriously dyslexic, but back then no one knew what that was.  I couldn’t read novels beyond two paragraphs, but  I could already read newspapers, especially the war headlines, maps, photos,  cutlines and even articles of the St. Paul Pioneer Press  Sunday  rotogravure sections covering the war.   I remember  bombing my toy ships with my Christmas present  B-24  in the our  half acre Victory Garden across the alley I was in charge of.  Two cousins had  already joined the Navy.   I knew they were in the Pacific front somewhere.

After the war when I entered college,  I learned that President Roosevelt had enjoyed the comfort of a mistress rather than with Eleanor, the mother of his several children.  He and she were wealthy, very wealthy, and from New York.  In April of 1945, he died in her arms….or something close to that…as it was never announced for public interest until decades later.   Apparently, among the Roosevelt class, Democrat and Republican, except for Hollywood folks as today,  such male behavior was taboo.  Only very, very wealthy, usually well known gals, would fly off to Reno for a divorce.

Where I lived in St. Paul  from age two in  1936 to 1954, of the 28 families living on both sides  of the street, all but two households had children still at home….about 30 altogether.   Twenty eight  were practicing Christian families;  two Jewish.

No one swore in public.   No one swore beyond “darn” whether at home or in public.   (I went to a mixed white-Negro high school from grade nine to graduation as a senior.  Swearing in public was unheard of at that school or on its grounds.

Folks respected a concept of God, of goodness, then.   We lived in  a neighborhood.

Barton Swaim’s article would never have hit the streets including  the news stands.

Republicans, news folks of any Party, a reporter from any newspaper,  couldn’t, didn’t bribe Franklin Delano Roosevelt or anyone else for “infidelities”.   The country was “God-fearing” then.

To what length did Republicans attack John F. Kennedy for this weekly sessions with Mafioso females for “pain relief”?   And he was civilized unlike so many, if not all Democrats in Congress today!

 

 

 

 

 

The PIRANHA, MICHAEL WOLFF

Michael Wolff, From Local Media Scourge to National Newsmaker

by Michael M. Grynbaum  at the New York Times:

“Michael Wolff has, for years, been a prime piranha in the Manhattan media pond, using his caustic columns to tear into his lunchmates at Michael’s, the Midtown mogul canteen, and cutting a memorable figure at star-speckled dinner parties, clad in Charvet ties and shirts by the London haberdashery Browns.

His arsenic-laced prose was well known among powerful figures like Rupert Murdoch, whose life Mr. Wolff chronicled in a 2008 biography that left its subject displeased. But his nose for first-class gossip kept the machers circling.

Now, the Wolff formula has been applied to a far bigger canvas: presidential politics. It is proving to be his most successful provocation to date.

“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” his insider account of the year he spent reporting from the West Wing, has drawn denunciations from the White House lectern, threatened the career of the Breitbart News leader Stephen K. Bannon and turned Mr. Wolff, an overnight sensation at age 64, into one of the world’s most famous journalists.

On Thursday, Mr. Trump’s lawyers threatened to sue Mr. Wolff’s publisher, Henry Holt, if it did not halt the book’s release and apologize for its contents — an extraordinary attempt by a sitting president to stifle critical coverage. Henry Holt responded by moving up the book’s release by four days. Mr. Wolff may be looking at his first No. 1 best seller.

 

Even for the brazenly confident Mr. Wolff, a status-mad needler with a habit of being ejected from expensive restaurants, this is a new level of notoriety. He is accustomed to angering the Manhattan power elite, not the leader of the free world. “It’s almost a natural evolution of Michael Wolff, that one day the president would be talking about him from the White House,” said Janice Min, the former editor of The Hollywood Reporter, where Mr. Wolff is a columnist.

His acidic portrayal of Mr. Trump as a president in over his head, disdained by aides who are astounded by his lack of fitness for the job, has dominated headlines and social media for days, along with his purportedly verbatim quotes from figures like Mr. Bannon and Mr. Murdoch dismissing Mr. Trump as a fool.

But Mr. Wolff has picked up as many foes as fans during his years as a slashing columnist — perhaps more, even — and critics have raised questions about the veracity of his reporting, saying that he has a history of being casual with his facts.

“Historically, one of the problems with Wolff’s omniscience is that while he may know all, he gets some of it wrong,” David Carr, the late New York Times media columnist, wrote in 2008, reviewing a Wolff book that, he pointed out, contained errors.

The excerpts from “Fire and Fury” that appeared this week have been raked over for mistakes. Mr. Wolff writes that CNN reported on Mr. Trump being accused of an exotic sexual practice with prostitutes in an intelligence dossier; in fact, BuzzFeed News reported those details. He also describes Mr. Trump as being unaware of the identity of John Boehner, the former Republican House speaker; in fact, the pair had golfed together long before Mr. Wolff began visiting the White House.

Other details have been disputed. Thomas Barrack Jr., a close Trump friend, denied that he said the president was “not only crazy, he’s stupid,” as Mr. Wolff reports. On Thursday, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said the book contained “mistake, after mistake, after mistake.”

Mr. Wolff, who declined to be interviewed for this article, stands by his reporting. And his publisher is apparently undaunted by the president’s threats. “We see ‘Fire and Fury’ as an extraordinary contribution to our national discourse, and are proceeding with the publication of the book,” Henry Holt said in a statement on Thursday.

Mr. Bannon has not disputed his quotes in the book, even as the material has damaged him politically and perhaps professionally: Several Republican politicians have distanced themselves from him, and one of his key financial backers, the hedge fund heiress Rebekah Mercer, a funder of Breitbart, said on Thursday that she did not support his statements.

Ms. Min wrote on Twitter that she attended a dinner party that Mr. Wolff describes in detail, including a verbatim conversation between Mr. Bannon and Roger Ailes, the now-deceased former chairman of Fox News.

In a telephone interview on Thursday, she added, “People sometimes don’t like what he says, but I think one of the things that’s unnerving about Michael is he’s loyal only to the story.” Of her own collaborations with Mr. Wolff, she added, “nobody ever disputed the facts that were included on a piece.”

Raised in the New Jersey suburbs, the son of an advertising executive (his father) and a newspaper reporter (his mother), Mr. Wolff entered journalism early, as a copy boy for The New York Times. (He would later skewer The Times, along with other mainstream news organizations, as stolid and biased.) He has been a columnist and a media executive, writing a memoir about his time running a failed internet start-up, and once trying to purchase New York magazine with partners including Harvey Weinstein.

His friends say he relishes a scrap. Ms. Min recalled him grinning broadly after a party, telling her, “Everywhere I turned was someone who hated me.”

Sometimes, the spotlight has found Mr. Wolff, who became a running character on gossip websites and the city’s tabloids. His personal life caused a minor scandal after a late-life divorce, amid a relationship with a writer about 30 years his junior. (He and the writer, Victoria Floethe, now have a 2-year-old daughter.)

Mr. Wolff also became friendly with Mr. Trump, making a cameo in a pilot that never aired for a Trump-branded reality-TV project, “Trump Town Girls,” which involved beauty contestants selling real estate. After the election, he secured Mr. Trump’s trust, in part, by relentlessly criticizing other reporters’ coverage of the president-elect.

Soon, Mr. Wolff was spending days at the Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, a block from the White House, where he was routinely spotted walking into the West Wing. He dined with Trump aides at the nearby Bombay Club. His book, he writes in an author’s note, is based on about 200 interviews, including at least one conversation with the president.

“Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House are in conflict with one another; many, in Trumpian fashion, are baldly untrue,” Mr. Wolff writes. “Those conflicts, and that looseness with the truth, if not with reality itself, are an elemental thread of this book.”

Graydon Carter, Mr. Wolff’s former editor at Vanity Fair, wrote in an email that he was not surprised Mr. Wolff “would write an entertaining book.”

“The mystery,” Mr. Carter added, “is why the White House allowed him in the door.”

The Fascism of today’s American Press

Fascism:  any movement, tendency, or ideology that favors dictatorial government, centralized control of private enterprise, repression of all opposition.

Accordingly, name one relatively  well read American  news publication that doesn’t hammer President Donald J. Trump nearly every issue!

The overwhelming majority of national “news” from  newspapers in America today is sold by college-crippled  leftist  professionals from  three fascistic national  American   Obamaling loving,  Soviet-like ‘journals’…… The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.

Nearly all of major American television sources from coast to coast  also sell only  college-crippled, Obamaling loving, fascistic Soviet-like,   one Party politics whether news telling or “humor” whether news or for laughs.

Nearly all of our America’s educational institutions have also  become fascistic screamers and atheist preachers “religiously” selling leftism, antiAmericanism,  projecting their anti-truths to destroy the truths of  present and past.   In addition they  sell the arrival of twenty million foreigners, nearly all unlearned,  unskilled, to vote whether legal or not, to secure one Party  fascistic control of our already weakened and poorly educated America already owned in their Sanctuary Cities and Sanctuary California, Oregon, and Washington to be…. where the know-better Hillary  “Democrat” neoStalinists can dictate One Party  life at every  level “for the good of the country”.

Our courageous, bright, skilled problem solver, totally American, skilled  builder  President Donald J. Trump, has had to endure leftism’s   poison  and evil from  every Obamaling fascism’s corner in America, about 99% Democrat Party and 30 % Romney type Republican Party aristocrats who apparently  went to school or college to study  how they can best learn to hate honesty, forthrightness, courage,  and white males in four years or less.   Fasicism needs them!