Newsweek Caught Stealth Editing 2015 Article to Smear Tom Cotton on “Ranger” Issue

We’re getting into scary territory if the media will just edit or erase anything that contradicts the truth of a Republican’s past or make Democrats look bad.

National Review covered Salon’s hit piece on Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK), which tried to accuse him of lying about his military record.

But there’s a small part in the National Review article that should drive everyone mad.

At Salon, Roger Sollenberger claimed that completing Ranger School does not make one an actual Ranger. He also insisted that the military agrees with him. I emphasized the important part:

In his first run for Congress, Cotton leaned heavily on his military service, claiming to have been “a U.S. Army Ranger in Iraq and Afghanistan,” and, in a campaign ad, to have “volunteered to be an Army Ranger.” In reality, Cotton was never part of the 75th Ranger Regiment, the elite unit that plans and conducts joint special military operations as part of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

Rather, Cotton attended the Ranger School, a two-month-long, small-unit tactical infantry course that literally anyone in the military is eligible to attend. Soldiers who complete the course earn the right to wear the Ranger tab — a small arch that reads “Ranger” — but in the eyes of the military, that does not make them an actual Army Ranger.

Newsweek jumped on Salon’s back with its own article about Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) telling Cotton that he wasn’t a Ranger if he didn’t wear the 75th Ranger Regiment beret.

Someone better put Crow in touch with retired Command Sergeant Major Rick Merritt because he said he knew of plenty of Rangers who served in other regiments.

Continue reading “”

Liberal authoritarians like John Brennan are real threat to democracy.

Every time former CIA Director John Brennan appears on cable news to warn about some new “insidious threat to democracy,” I am reminded again that he deserves to be in federal prison.

In this corrupt media environment, however, the official who oversaw an illegal domestic-spying operation on the legislative branch of the US government, who tried to cover it up and blame innocent Senate staffers when discovered and who then brazenly lied about it to legislators and the American people — this man is held up as a paragon of civic virtue.

We still don’t even know what role Brennan played in spying on his political opponents during the 2016 campaign. We do know he went on TV for years after, alleging to have insider knowledge of an unprecedented seditious criminal conspiracy against the United States. Never once was he challenged by his hosts. And when an independent multimillion-dollar investigation couldn’t pull together a single indictment related to those claims, Brennan shrugged it off by saying that he may have “received bad information.”

Brennan was back on MSNBC last week, contending American intel agencies “are moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about” the pro-Trump “insurgency” that harbors “religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians.”

Even a former Communist such as Brennan surely understands there is nothing prohibiting Americans from being religious extremists, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists or even libertarians.

BLUF:
The country — and President Trump — lived with that practical reality on a daily basis for another 18 months before the SCO finally acknowledged it had all be a lie.  They papered-over that concession the best they could with the Mueller Report, but nothing in the Steele information was ever used by the SCO to advance their ‘investigation”.

The SCO knew all along that it all started with a fraud.

Newly Released FBI Interview with Christopher Steele Proves Russia Hoax was all About Defeating Donald Trump

In the final hours of his Administration, Pres. Trump has ordered the declassification and release of documents related to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation conducted by the FBI into alleged links between Pres. Trump, members of his 2016 Campaign staff, and individuals connected to the Russian Government — the Russian Hoax Investigation.

Among the items that have now been made public is a 26-page memorandum of interview that relates to a two-day interview done with Christopher Steele in September 2017. That is 13 months after the Crossfire Hurricane investigation was launched, and it was almost exactly 12 months after the Crossfire Hurricane investigators received the first set of memoranda from Steele.

The most significant fact of this interview to me is that it was done at the direction and under the supervision of the Mueller Special Counsel’s Office. Understanding the timeline here is important, and given what has been revealed over the past nearly two years since the Mueller investigation was wrapped up, this interview is revealing for a host of not-all-that-obvious reasons.

Continue reading “”

AR15.com Owner Responds To Big Tech Attack On Site

Earlier this week the popular firearms message board AR15.com was suddenly informed by the web services company GoDaddy that it would no longer be serving as the site’s registrar. While the move doesn’t impact the message board’s servers, it has had an impact on the website itself. More importantly, it appears to be another troubling part of a growing trend of Big Tech cracking down on disfavored speech.

On today’s Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co I’m joined by Pete Brownell, co-chair of 2nd Adventure Group and the owner of AR15.com, to talk about GoDaddy’s abrupt decision and why he believes every gun owner should be concerned about a Big Tech and online censorship.
As Brownell describes, the move by GoDaddy came without warning, and without any opportunity to appeal the decision or to correct any issues.
“It actually happened right in the middle of a call that we were having with Juan [Avila], who’s the traditional owner and now a great partner with us at AR15.com,” Brownell relayed. “Juan was saying ‘hey, I’m hearing these words out there from GoDaddy about Parler. We’re with GoDaddy, so we better have our ducks in a row just in case. And as he was saying that they called and basically said ‘you’re out.’”
The reason for the removal of the website, according to what GoDaddy told Brownell and company, was “promoting and encouraging of violence.” As Brownell notes, the site’s policy specifically forbids promoting any illegal behavior, but he says the flood of comments coming in after the violence at the Capitol last Wednesday was hard for the site’s moderators to keep up with.
“We delete comments and threads when we see them that would connote that kind of violence that was proliferating on all social networks,” Brownell explains.
“We weren’t given the latitude to clean it up. It was such an explosion of concern about what was going on and some of the posters just got out of hand. And as we try to get them back in line and say ‘that doesn’t follow our policy, you can’t say that,’ it was such a volume we couldn’t keep up with it.”
I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen comments like that (and comments calling for violence against the Right by the Left) on pretty much every social media platform out there, even with Twitter’s purge of more than 70,000 accounts promoting QAnon. Brownell says that GoDaddy’s decision appears to them to be targeted at certain speech or certain platforms rather than a universal rule applied to all.
AR15.com has a new registrar now, so if users are still having any issues getting to the site they should soon be resolved, and you can also reach the site by using AR15-backup.com. While the team at the site have done a great job of maintaining service through the sudden cancellation of their registrar, Brownell says that the issue is bigger than just one message board.
“When policies are made at a time like this, and companies react like this there are repercussions. And the reperscussions are they’ve just silenced and violated a voice that represents half of America. Not AR15, and not necessarily Parler, but they sent a signal that we’re targeting a group and we don’t want their voice on our platform,” Brownell declared.
“Now you can argue that they’re a private company and they can do what they want, but you can’t have this other protection that the government gives you in that case. You become a publisher in that case. When you start doing the things you’re doing you can’t have it both ways.”
Not only that, says Brownell, but it’s actually validating the idea that Big Tech is persecuting conservatives.
“It’s validating the tin foil hat theories.” he explained. “It’s no longer a fringe idea… When it’s a totalitarian approach and it only happens to one group and you see this other stuff still out there you start to go ‘Wow, wait a second. This is not good.’ And it’s not what America is about. Freedom of speech is fighting for the speech that you disagree with the most. That’s what freedom of speech is.”
Brownell says he’d like to see groups across the political spectrum step up and push back against an online crackdown of points of view that may disfavored by those in Big Tech, and we actually have seen some on the Left try to argue to their friends that it’s the wrong move to make. The problem right now is that not many in power in Big Tech appear to be listening.

The world’s biggest gun forum was booted off the Internet because they can be.

AR15.com is a forum with a robust community that serves as a clearinghouse of sorts for firearm dealers and suppliers.

In a statement provided to The Federalist they said in part,

On Monday, January 11, 2021, I received notice from our site registrar that AR15.com had violated their terms of service and that AR15.com would be shut down immediately. The registrar’s decision to de-platform AR15.com was final and no method to appeal was offered.

Their registrar is GoDaddy.com.

The fact that GoDaddy did not give a specific example of how AR15.com violated their terms of service I’m going to hazard a guess and say it’s because they just discovered it’s a gun forum.

Continue reading “”

BLUF: Twitter [Jack Dorsey] is the enemy of freedom, the enemy of liberty, and the enemy of the American people. It [he] must be treated as such.

Twitter Is The Enemy Of The American People
Twitter is destroying American freedom to enrich itself.

On Oct. 18, 2020, Twitter banned the account of Dr. Scott Atlas for defending President Donald Trump’s position on mask mandates. In his tweet, he cited scientific studies, and the tweet contained absolutely no false information.

Also in October, Twitter banned the account of The New York Post for accurately reporting on a story about Hunter Biden’s laptop. Today we know these were just the first salvos in this evil company’s assault on American liberty.

For all its talk about safety, community, and the health of discourse, we see today that Twitter acts in favor of one interest and one interest alone: its own, even when it means destabilizing the American people. On Friday, the company permanently banned Trump from its platform and began a purge of conservative voices.

They claim this is needed to protect America from a coup. That is a farcical lie. They did it because their political enemies such as Trump and Sen. Josh Hawley are now out of power, and they mean to keep it way.

As a private company, Twitter is free to do as it pleases. And I am free to call them what they are: a shill for communist China that seeks the destruction of America.

Do you doubt that? Then explain why Iran can call for Jews to be killed on Twitter’s platform and China can spread propaganda about how rounding up Uyghur men and forced sterilization of Uyghur women is actually good, but Donald Trump can’t tweet. It is evil. And anyone defending Jack Dorsey’s death machine is complicit.

We live in two Americas right now. In Republican-led Florida and Texas, economies are open, people go to restaurants and movies, small businesses can prosper. In Democrat-led New York and California, lockdowns are crushing the people. They are not allowed to gather in person, only on big tech platforms. Guess which outcome Twitter prefers?

Continue reading “”

Forbes Says It’s Targeting Trump Staffers and Their Future Employers

Corporate media and the Left aren’t satisfied with merely controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress in less than two weeks. They want revenge.

They also want to punish anyone who worked in the Trump administration and, to a lesser extent, the 45th president’s supporters.

On Thursday, in what was the most recent and possibly the most egregious example, Randall Lane, Forbes’ chief content officer, announced that Forbes Media was “holding those who lied for Trump accountable” in what he called “a truth reckoning.”

Continue reading “”

The Left Takes On God’s Country

The Declaration of Independence conceived a nation.   Yes, it took the revolutionary war, a constitution, and a Bill of Rights to give us the birth of these United States.  A country that would shortly become the light of liberty, the great hope of the nations.  A country that has grown to be the most powerful country ever.   In economic power, in military might, in virtually every way, America has established its ability to call out the better angels of humanity.

We stand at a time when the premise of our country’s greatness is being challenged.  Not with facts, history, or intelligent debate.  Because those would show the uncomfortable truth to those doing the challenging:  that we have been, and are, the greatest nation in the world.  We have God-given rights and freedoms bestowed upon our citizens in ways that had never occurred before.   We have achieved much.   Yes, we have flaws.   We’re human, but we’re better than anyplace else.

There is no better alternative model country.   There is no better alternative governance.  There is no alternative system that has raised the collective ability to live life well, pursue happiness, pursue the uplifting of humanity, or has enriched its citizenry so well as the one we have now.  And there’s not a close second.  We are the most generous, inclusive, open-minded people ever.  A testimony to humanity’s better side.

Yet we are being called by the left to abandon all that.  We are being called by the left to forgo our birthright of liberty for the shackles of collectivist governance, which has destroyed every country it has been tried in.   A bowl of pottage for our birthright.  Leftists have the audacity to want us to believe their leaders are finally smart enough to properly institute this system of tyranny.

This brilliance has brought us the alternatives called the Soviet Union.  Cuba.   Cambodia.  Venezuela.  China.  California.  NYC.

Their brilliance brought the gulags of the USSR, the prisons of Cuba, the horrors of the East German surveillance state, the poverty of Cuba, the squalor of Venezuela, plus the ruin of California and New York.  And trust me, many on the left expect us to give up our freedoms so they can institute this “better, more equable” alternative governance everywhere.

What is it that brings such different visions for America?

Two quick things:  First, the left has been seduced by the principle of “the ends justify the means” utopian vision.   The prime reason for the horrors in leftist nations are enshrined right there.   A corollary train of thought: “Conservatives deal with facts and reach conclusions; liberals have conclusions and sell them as facts.”  That enshrines the epitaph of the left. Continue reading “”

 Obama-Appointed Judge Who is Sister of Stacey Abrams Blocks Purge of 4,000 Voters in Georgia Before Senate Runoff Election.

Federal judge Leslie Abrams Gardner just blocked 4,000 votes from being purged from voter rolls in Georgia ahead of the Jan. 5 runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate. On Monday, the Obama-appointed judge who also happens to be the sister of Stacey Abrams, ordered two counties to reverse a decision to remove more than 4,000 voters from voter rolls.

The judge concluded that the counties appeared to have improperly relied on unverified change-of-address data to invalidate registrations in the two counties of Muscogee and Ben Hill. Voting officials in the two counties had previously agreed to remove the 4,000 voters.

The Muscogee County board filed a motion on Monday arguing that Judge Gardner must remove herself from the case based on her relationship with her sister. The board also noted the involvement of Stacey Abrams in controversial voting rights groups ho are in hot water over their tactic.

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR RECUSAL

“The Court has reviewed the motion and finds no basis for recusal.”

Stacey Abram has been involved in questionable voting rights groups that are currently under investigation:

St. Louis Prosecutor Fighting To Stay On McCloskey Case After Judge Booted Her For Appearing ‘Political’

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner has appealed a judge’s decision to dismiss her and her office from prosecuting the case of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who were charged with gun crimes after threatening Black Lives Matter activists who broke into the couple’s gated community in June.

Last week, Gardner appealed the decision of Circuit Judge Thomas Clark II to remove her from the case over the “appearance of impropriety” raised after Gardner sent out fundraising emails that mentioned the McCloskey case, according to 5 On Your Side. Gardner argued that the judge’s ruling set “an extremely low standard” by which prosecutors could be removed from case

Continue reading “”

Swalwell’s Chinese Spy Linked To Feinstein’s Chinese Spy, Check Out These Photos

(Tea Party 247) – If it sounded familiar to you that an elected official from California who served in Congress was colluding with a Chinese spy when Rep. Eric Swalwell got busted for his past relationships with one Fang Fang, that’s probably because it’s not even the first time.

A few years ago, it was revealed that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had a Chinese spy for a driver and staffer for twenty years.

She had a very suspiciously cozy relationship with the Chinese that would concern anyone who is aware of the communist nation’s intelligence efforts in our country. Continue reading “”

Barr: No Plans to Appoint Special Counsel in Hunter Biden Probe

Breaking with President Donald Trump, outgoing Attorney General William Barr said Monday he saw “no reason” to appoint a special counsel to look into the president’s claims of election fraud or the tax investigation into the son of President-elect Joe Biden.
In his final press conference, Barr also broke with Trump in reinforcing that federal officials believe Russia was behind the cyberespionage operation targeting the U.S. government. Trump had suggested without evidence that China could be responsible.

Barr said the investigation into Hunter Biden’s financial dealings was “being handled responsibly and professionally.”

“I have not seen a reason to appoint a special counsel and I have no plan to do so before I leave,” he said. Continue reading “”

See the source image

Joe Biden Claims Accusations Against Hunter Are “Foul Play”

Joe Biden on Wednesday claimed accusations against his son, who is under investigation by federal authorities, are “foul play.”

“Look, I have, we have great confidence in our son. I am not concerned about any accusations that have been made against him. It’s used to get to me,” Biden told late-night host Stephen Colbert, referring to his son, Hunter Biden.

“I think it’s kind of foul play, but look, it is what it is. He’s a grown man. He’s the smartest man I know, in terms of pure intellectual capacity. As long as he’s good, we’re good,” Biden added.

Grand County (Colorado) Coroner Raises Concern On Deaths Among COVID Cases

GRAND COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Grand County coroner is calling attention to the way the state health department is classifying some deaths. The coroner, Brenda Bock, says two of their five deaths related to COVID-19 were people who died of gunshot wounds.

Bock says because they tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 30 days, they were classified as “deaths among cases.”

“It’s absurd that they would even put that on there,” she said. “Would you want to go to a county that has really high death numbers? Would you want to go visit that county because they are contagious. You know I might get it, and I could die if all of a sudden one county has a high death count. We don’t have it, and we don’t need those numbers inflated.”

The state health department says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requires them to report people who’ve died with COVID-19 in their systems because it’s crucial for public health surveillance.

Colorado provides death data related to COVID-19 in two ways:

  • Deaths due to COVID-19:
    • This is based on CDC coding of death certificates where COVID-19 is listed as the cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.
  • Deaths among COVID-19 cases:
    • This reflects people who died with COVID-19, but COVID-19 may not have been the cause of death listed on the death certificate.

CDPHE explains that they are required to report deaths among COVID-19 cases to the CDC.

“This information is required by the CDC and is crucial for public health surveillance, as it provides more information about disease transmission and can help identify risk factors among all deaths across populations,” stated CDPHE on its Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

This is not, I repeat, not an article from the satirical Babylon Bee.  An award dedicated to a man who was fired for being a liar. For manufacturing false documents and publicizing them on national news in an effort to smear President Bush during his 2004 reelection campaign


Disgraced fake newsman Dan Rather gets journalism awards named in his honor.

No one does more harm to journalism than people in journalism.

The Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin unveiled this week two awards honoring disgraced former CBS News anchor Dan Rather.

“The Dan Rather Medals for News and Guts honor the process of journalism as much as the end product,” the organization announced Wednesday. “They will be awarded to professional and collegiate journalists who go the extra yard — overcoming obstacles like stonewalling and harassment — to get the story that tells truth to power.”

A spokesperson for the Moody College of Communication confirmed in a response to the Washington Examiner that the awards are, in fact, real and that they are not part of an elaborate joke. Continue reading “”

All indications appear so.


Is the whole government in on this fraudulent election?

Every once in a while, most of us wind up in situations where we are completely baffled. It may be a simple situation, such as having looked literally everywhere for our reading glasses, and not having found them. Did they violate the laws of physics and just vanish? One knows that that cannot be true, and yet, as the old saying goes, once one has ruled out every logical possibility, only the illogical remains, no matter how unlikely it is.

Another situation is the one we are in now. Any informed person, with a modicum of sense, can see that the presidential election results, at best, are not to be trusted and at worst are rampantly fraudulent. Yet it seems that court after court, and investigative agencies one after the other, are turning a blind eye. Are they violating the laws of physics?

It turns out that the reading glasses did not disappear; they were in place, but pushed up, on one’s forehead all along. There was a logical explanation after all.

And sadly, it turns out that the courts and government agencies were not turning a blind eye. They have been, all along, part of the fraud. No matter how unlikely that seems, it is the only answer remaining.

In other words, we lost this battle a long time ago. As soon as Trump was elected president in 2016, the dark state realized that it had blundered. Its members had underestimated the degree of fraud it would need to defeat him. This time, they removed all possibility of failure, and even then, they needed vastly more fraud than even they had anticipated. Stuffing the ballot boxes was not enough; they had to call time out, for a few hours, so they could print yet more ballots. Indeed, they printed so many more that the sheer number of them made it obvious that they were cheating.

One might think they overplayed their hand, that they had used a sledgehammer to swat a mosquito. In doing so, they removed all reasonable doubt — the election was clearly rigged. But the dark state was so desperate that its operatives cared nothing for how it seems to the informed observer. Nothing. They just had to make absolutely sure that there would be no way that Donald Trump would be declared the winner.

The culprits were not merely the usual suspects — the Adam Schiffs and Eric Swallwells and their ilk. As profoundly and obviously corrupt as they are, they are weak. They could not have pulled this off without some heavyweight criminals in high places, including the courts, the premier law enforcement agencies, the intelligence bureaus, and the private sector communications companies.

It is certain that President Trump has been a wrecking ball against the dark state. He came at it with courage, resolve, and a level of acumen that the left had dangerously underestimated. The 2020 election was, as the establishment saw it, the last and final chance to remove the threat he poses to their power. Had the election been honest, Trump would have won so overwhelmingly that the Democrat Party, for one, would have become a thing of the past. Trillions of dollars were at stake worldwide, including in China. People go to war for that kind of money and that level of power.

It is unsurprising, then, that there was nothing, literally nothing, from which the dark state would refrain, in its attack — not even if it destroys the republic. This was the final banzai charge. It was do or die.

There is only one remaining backstop that can defeat the dark state. It is we, the people, the heirs of 1776. In that year, the Founders declared their concerns not only for themselves, but for their as yet unborn “posterity.” They cared about us. Will we care as much for our descendants?

 

Kamala Harris’ husband lands teaching gig at Georgetown University.

Georgetown University Law Center has announced Doug Emhoff, the husband of Sen. Kamala Harris, will teach an “Entertainment Law Disputes” course during the upcoming Spring 2021 semester.

Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor released a statement about Emhoff’s new course and said that students will “greatly benefit” from his experience.

“I am delighted that Douglas Emhoff will be joining our faculty. Doug is one of the nation’s leading intellectual property and business litigators, and he has a strong commitment to social justice. I know our students will greatly benefit from his experience and insight, and I am eagerly looking forward to his arrival,” Treanor said.

According to the statement, Emhoff will also serve as a Distinguished Fellow of Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy, as part of a new entertainment and media law initiative that will include a speaker series and other projects.

Emhoff said in the statement that he was “excited to join the Georgetown community.”

“I’ve long wanted to teach and serve the next generation of young lawyers,” Emhoff said, according to the statement by Georgetown.

Currently, Emhoff is a “litigator and strategic advisor” for global law firm DLA Piper.

According to his profile on the DLA website, Emhoff is currently transitioning his practice as he prepares to take on new responsibilities in light of the presidential transition, which the Trump administration authorized in late November.

Andrew Jose, a student at Georgetown University, told Campus Reform that he is excited to have the opportunity to potentially take Emhoff’s class.

“Mr. Emhoff is a man, who due to him being Mrs. Harris’ husband, has exposure to different experiences that would be of good use to Georgetown students when he shares them through his classes. I look forward to being a student of his, regardless of my political sentiments,” Jose said.

Campus Reform reached out to Georgetown Law for further comment; however, a reply was not received in time for publication.

During the run up to the 2102 elections, the USSOCOM (United States Special Operations Command) commander, Admiral William H. McRaven, recorded a message for all personnel. “I can’t tell you who to vote for, but I can tell you that we’ve already ‘sold’ our operations plan to the current Commander In Chief [Obama] and if he remains in office we wouldn’t have to go through the process again”.
That statement didn’t prove what I already knew, but it did reinforce and confirm that all the Military/Industrial Complex really cares about is whatever will keep them in business.


The defense-industry swamp is eager to engulf the Biden administration

Just days after the presidential election, a new investment firm called Pine Island Acquisition Corporation quietly began trading on the New York Stock Exchange, with the prospect of becoming a notable player in the $2 trillion defense and aerospace industry. The company’s greatest asset was not its relatively modest bankroll goal of $200 million, but its connections — deep ties to policy establishment figures shaping the incoming Biden administration.

In describing itself to potential investors, Pine Island’s prospectus boasted a leadership team with “extensive access, insight, expertise and management skill” in the defense sector.

In the dawning Biden era, that might be an understatement.

Pine Island was established as a “blank-check company” by Pine Island Capital, a small private-equity firm based in Fort Lauderdale. Among that firm’s partners are Michèle Flournoy and Antony Blinken, two of the president-elect’s top foreign-policy advisers. Blinken, who served as Vice President Joe Biden’s national-security adviser and, later, deputy secretary of state, is Biden’s pick to lead the State Department. Gen. Lloyd Austin, Biden’s nominee for defense secretary, is also listed as one of the firm’s “DC Partners.” Continue reading “”