Tuesday, August 09, 2022

INFOWAR WILL GO ON AND THE MILITARY CANNOT FIND ENOUGH RECRUITS FIT TO SERVE BECAUSE SO MANY ARE INTO DRUGS

Woke DAs kill stores, Infowars will rage on and other commentary

August 8, 22022

 

 MY VIEW | PHIL HANDS

Ex-prosecutor: Woke DAs Kill Stores

“Citing safety issues, Starbucks is closing stores in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland, and its hometown of Seattle” — all cities with radical prosecutors “dedicated to non-prosecution of even serious crimes,” laments Tom Hogan at City Journal. Drug stores, “the usual barometers of urban well-being,” are closing, too. Even big business (Boeing, Citadel) is “pulling out of cities neglected by woke prosecutors.” This will also push the “well-to-do” to “follow their jobs” to places “where prosecutors still prosecute,” leaving people “living in the troubled neighborhoods” to suffer most. Meanwhile, “the next time you can’t get a good cup of coffee in one of these cities, consider whom you voted for in the district attorney’s race.”

Liberal: Saving the US Armed Forces

“A dwindling number of Americans are able and willing to serve in uniform,” worries Michael R. Bloomberg at Bloomberg. “The Pentagon is still 15% short” of its fiscal-year goal for recruitment, with “the Army facing the biggest shortfall” at 60%. “Rising rates of youth obesity and drug use” shrink the recruiting pool, but “relaxing physical fitness standards” is the wrong answer. Give “greater priority . . . to retaining troops once they enlist” via “financial bonuses, faster promotion opportunities, and incentives for obtaining new skills.” And “investments in unmanned weapons systems, artificial intelligence and higher-precision munitions” can “reduce manpower requirements,” thus “keeping seasoned service members in uniform while harnessing the promise of new technologies.”

Culture critic: InfoWars Will Rage On

“Is this the end of Alex Jones?” wonders Ben Sixsmith at Spectator World. “Having confidently declared that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax and that the parents of the dead victims were actors,” the bombastic radio host just lost a lawsuit and is “ordered to pay almost $50 million,” with “more trials ahead.” Truth was never the 9/11 conspiracy theorist’s strong point: “This is a man who hawked a brand of toothpaste as a cure for Covid.” But progressives are wrong “to believe that to slay the monster of Alex Jones is to slay the monster of populist cynicism towards mainstream institutions.” People “raving about jet fuel and steel beams did not engender as much cynicism as the invasion of Iraq.” Jones “did not create the world we live in. He exploited it.”

I ADMIT I DIDN'T KNOW THAT

By Bob Walsh

 

Close friends and family members attended Trump's funeral at Bedminster Golf Club after the service
Ivana Trump is buried in a private plot on the grounds of the Trump National Golf Club

 
Did you know that in New Jersey property used as a cemetery is exempt from all taxes, rates and assessments?  Also cemetery corporations are exempt from real estate taxes, rates, assessments, business taxes, sales taxes, income taxes and inheritance taxes?  Did you also know that the recently deceased Ivana Trump, Donald Trump's first wife, is buried on the grounds of the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey just behind the first tee?

F Y I

THAT ONE WILL BE HARD TO BEAT

By Bob Walsh


Anne Heche has been hospitalized after crashing her car into a Los Angeles home.

More than 50 firefighters worked to clear out a huge blaze from Anne Heche’s Mini Cooper.More than 50 firefighters worked to clear out a huge blaze from Anne Heche’s Mini Cooper

 

It would seem that Anne Heche was on a podcast shortly before her major car crash, sucking up a fair quantity of both vodka and wine.  It might not make a difference because (depending on who you ask) she may not pull thru.  Various news-gossip reports say she is in stable condition, critical condition, extremely critical condition, on a respirator, unlikely to survive.  Fortunately for her she hurt nobody but herself so is not facing any felony criminal charges.  

You would think she would have enough money she could Uber, or have a gopher drive her around.  No matter which way it goes down for her this is going to be a very expensive drive for her.  I hope she had really good insurance.  

Monday, August 08, 2022

HOUSTON TRAVEL NURSE TRAVELS DOWN L.A. STREET AT 100 MPH, BLOWS THROUGH RED LIGHT, CRASHES LEAVING SIX DEAD AND HERSELF CHARGED WITH MURDER

Nurse who allegedly killed six in fiery Los Angeles crash faces murder charges 

 

August 8, 2022

 

 

Nicole Lorraine Linton

$3K WORTH OF BRISKET? ..... QUICK GIT A ROPE, THEM'S A CAPITAL ORFENSE

Texas barbecue restaurant manager says thief stole almost $3K worth of brisket 

 

August 8, 2022

 

 

Brisktet

NO TERRORISTS FREED BY ISRAEL IN EXCANGE FOR CEASEFIRE

Jerusalem Clarifies: We Gave Nothing to the Islamic Jihad

PIJ Secretary-General Ziyad al-Nakhala claimed Israel had agreed to release its official Bassam al-Saadi in return for the ceasefire agreement. He warned his terrorist movement would resume fighting if he was not released

 

By Aryeh Savir 

 

TPS

 

Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists in the southern Gaza Strip to celebrate attacks in Israel

 

Israel did not agree to the release of any of the detainees demanded by the Islamic Jihad, neither the administrative detainee nor the one who was arrested last week, a Jerusalem official clarified Monday following the end of Operation Breaking Dawn.

Ahead of the ceasefire that went into effect on Sunday night and ended 55 hours of warfare between the IDF and the Islamic Jihad terror organization in the Gaza Strip, the Islamic Jihad leadership demanded the release of several prisoners held by Israel, including Sheikh Bassam al-Saadi, the leader of the Islamic Jihad in Samaria region who was arrested last week and who was the supposed reason for the terror organization’s threats against Israel that led to the operation.

Although the Egyptians, who mediated between Israel and the Islamic Jihad and facilitated the ceasefire, asked to hear about the situation of the detainees, they did not say that Israel would release them, “and we did not agree for that,” the source said.

 

 

The Egyptians told the Islamic Jihad that they would make an effort to release the administrative prisoner Khalil Al-Awaweda for medical treatment and to work for the release of al-Saadi, but the terror organization knows that this promise has no practical value.

Israeli analyst Yoni Ben Menachem, of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), wrote that there is no Israeli commitment to release al-Saadi.

“He holds very important information about all the terrorist activities of the Islamic Jihad in the northern West Bank,” he explained.

The Islamic Jihad was “forced to agree to the Egyptian cease-fire proposal and come down from the tree, now it is trying to present itself as the one who won the short round of fighting in which it suffered a severe blow from Israel,” he noted.

On the other hand, Israel achieved most of the goals it set for itself in the operation, and the decision to end it was correct.

“Now is the time to change the attitude towards the Gaza Strip and try to formulate a strategy that will bring long-term calm, this is a difficult task,” he said, “otherwise the next round of fighting will arrive in a short time.”

While the Islamic Jihad achieved nothing, the IDF emphasized its satisfaction with meeting the objectives of the operation  – causing significant damage to the Islamic Jihad’s chain of command.

Taysir al-Jabari, commander of the Islamic Jihad’s northern division, was eliminated on Friday, and the commander of the southern division, Khaled Mansour, was eliminated on Saturday night. Khatab ‘Amasi, Islamic Jihad’s commanding officer of the Rafah Brigade,  and Ziad Madalal, Mansour’s deputy, were also killed in the strikes.

MAYBE JUST A TAD OF OVER-REACTION ?

By Bob Walsh

 

 
 Back to the plantation fellas. No one is laughing at the Assistant Chief's joke now

 

Vincent, Alabama is a small town.  Total population of not quite 2,000 humans and overlaps into three different counties.  Until a couple of days ago they even had their own police department.  Three people.  Not any more.

It seems that a few days back someone within the department sent out a text on a social media platform.  It asked, "What do y'all call a pregnant slave?  The response was, "BOGO.  Buy one, get one free."  The city fathers were not amused and canned the Chief and Assistant Chief and shut down the department, 

Police coverage is now being provided by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.
 
EDITOR'S NOTE: Over-reaction? Not by a long shot in today racial-sensitive society.

Sunday, August 07, 2022

IF THERE WAS SOME SORT OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE FOUR VICTIMS, THAT WOULD BE A GOOD CLUE

Possible serial killer targeting Muslims is on the lam in New Mexico 

 

August 7, 2022

 

Authorities are investigating the possibility that a serial killer has been hunting Muslim people in Albuquerque, New Mexico after four men of the faith were murdered there in the past year.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Saturday that she deployed additional state police to help with the probe into the “targeted killings.”

“The targeted killings of Muslim residents of Albuquerque is deeply angering and wholly intolerable,” she wrote on Twitter.

“We will not stop in our pursuit of justice for the victims and their families and are bringing every resource to bear to apprehend the killer or killers — and we WILL find them,” the Democrat said in a statement.

She added: “I am angered and saddened that this is happening in New Mexico, a place that prides itself on diversity of culture and thought. This is not who we are.”

The statement did not provide details on whether investigators have any leads or confirm if the killings are connected.

An unnamed Muslim man was murdered Friday night, following the shooting of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain on Monday, police said.

Hussain’s killing comes after Aftab Hussein was murdered on July 26 and Mohammad Ahmadi was killed in November 2021.

Hussain and Hussein were both Pakistani and went to the same mosque, according to the New York Times. The slayings have prompted an outcry in Albuquerque’s close-knit Muslim community. Less than one percent of the two million people in New Mexico are Muslim, according to the Pew Research Center.

 

Ahmad Assed, president of the Islamic Center of New Mexico, speaks during a news conference to address the killing of a fourth Muslim man that happened early Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, in Albuquerque, N.M.Ahmad Assed, president of the Islamic Center of New Mexico, condemned the series of murders against Muslims in the Albuquerque community
Mourners sprinkle dirt over the grave of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain during his burial at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Aug. 5, 2022.Mourners sprinkle dirt over the grave of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain during his burial at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Aug. 5, 2022

“We are incredibly sickened with the idea that someone has this much hate against innocent people,” Ahmad Assed, leader of the Islamic Center of New Mexico, said, according to the Times. “We’re scared for our families, we’re scared for our children. And we are incredibly confused about why this is happening.”

President Biden expressed solidarity with the local Muslim community on Sunday.

“While we await a full investigation, my prayers are with the victims’ families, and my administration stands strongly with the Muslim community,” Biden said in a Twitter post. “These hateful attacks have no place in America.”

 

Altaf Hussain sprinkles dirt over the grave of his brother Aftab Hussein at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.Muhammad Afzaal Hussain was shot and killed near his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico Altaf Hussain, brother of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, cries over his grave during his burial at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Aug. 5, 2022.Altaf Hussain, brother of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, cries over his grave during his burial at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Aug. 5, 2022

THESE TWO JERKS SHOULD BE LOCKED UP AT THE GRAYBAR HOTEL ... AND FOR MANY YEEARS TOO

Georgia couple charged with using their adopted children to make child porn 

 

TEXAS GOV. ABBOT IS FORCING NY MAYOR ADAMS TO ASK BIDEN ADMINISTRATION FOR HELP

Mayor Adams furious after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent dozens of migrants to New York City against their will

Gov. Abbott hopes Mayor Eric Adams will welcome the migrants arriving in the Big Apple.

 

By Marcia Kramer and Ali Bauman  


CBS New York

August 5, 2022

 


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott accused Democrats of causing a “historic and preventable crisis.”Texas Gov. Greg Abbott accused Democrats of causing a “historic and preventable crisis.

Fox & friends interviews a migrant.Fox & friends interviews a migrant 


NEW YORK -- A red state, blue state border war has erupted after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent dozens of migrants to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, taking advantage of New York City's right to shelter law as he fights with President Joe Biden over immigration policy.

"Some of them weren't even supposed to be in New York. I mean there's people going to Portland, Oregon. We had to get them tickets to North Carolina, Washington, D.C. and all sorts of other places. So they were kind of inappropriately brought to New York," said relief worker Andrea Garbarini. 

Kathryn Kliff, a legal aid attorney, said she's also worried that Abbott sent people here against their will. 

"By their own choice, have endured horrific things before they got here and this is just an additional trauma to be sent somewhere that's not where you want to be," Kliff said.

CBS2's Ali Bauman spoke with a 44-year-old single father of three from Venezuela who wants to stay anonymous because he fears for his safety.

He has been staying in Queens with his three sons since they arrived a few days ago.

In Spanish, he spoke about their journey.

"I spent five days in the jungle from Colombia to Panama," he said. "I got robbed, all my food and money was taken, so my kids and I spent two days in the jungle with no food."

Eventually, they made it to Texas.

"This charity in Texas sent us a voucher so we could fly from Texas to Chicago to New York," he said.

He added he feels blessed to have shelter, food and fresh clothing here, and he and his children say they're excited about the future.

This father is one of the 4,000 migrants seeking asylum who have come to New York City this summer.

Adams, meanwhile, is now turning to the federal government for more resources.

"We already have a housing crisis. Help us here because not only it's housing, it's translation services, it's education, it is food," he said.

The city is helped by nonprofits like Catholic Migration Services in Brooklyn, which provides legal services.

"We have the knowledge to help them. We just need more resources to be able to," said Raluca Oncioiu, an attorney with Catholic Migration Services' immigration program.

She says they're now receiving hearing notices for immigration court for people who are not their clients and they cannot contact.

"A number of them have told us that it was the officers at the border who put the address on the papers," she said. "Processes that have been put in place to ensure that people have their day in court, that they can actually seek asylum, those processes are being bypassed."

The city says it is increasing its capacities across the board for additional beds in the shelter system, as well as interpreters and legal services.

Legal Aid is asking Adams and Castro to provide a plan for addressing the needs of the migrants who have arrived here. 

BLAMING SURGE IN CRIME ON BAIL REFORM

Ex-NYPD top aide John Miller: Bail reform was ‘atom bomb’ that ‘set us back a decade’ 

 

August 7, 2022

 

 

John Miller. John Miller argued bail reform laws were pushed by "advocates for people who commit crimes."  


A former top NYPD official said Sunday that state lawmakers “set us back a decade” by dropping an “atom bomb” on the criminal-justice system with their 2019 bail-reform laws.

Ex-Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller blasted the state’s bail-reform measures as “all ideology over common sense,” saying the laws were pushed by “advocates for people who commit crimes.”

Miller, who retired from the NYPD a few weeks ago after nearly a decade there, told radio’s “Cats Roundtable” that violent crime was at its lowest in 2018 and 2019 — before bail reform was passed in Albany.

“And then you saw crime start to climb, and it really set us back a decade in terms of shootings and murders, which is shame,” Miller told AM 770 host John Catsimatidis. “It’s like having a cure for a disease and then having the hospital take the vaccination away.”

Miller said state lawmakers “literally took every proposal that had been sitting on the shelf that they couldn’t pass because common-sense people wouldn’t let it happen, they blew the dust off them, and they passed them all at once.”

Critics of bail reform, including NYC Mayor Eric Adams, have blasted the laws for allowing repeat offenders back on the streets and not jailing people accused of violent crimes before trial.

Gov. Kathy Hochul has suggested that judges are to blame for the ongoing surge of violence.

“[Legislators] balled [the reforms] into one budget bill and then snuck them out in the middle of the night. And we’ve been suffering from it ever since,” Miller said. “I don’t think anybody bothered to read them. I think it was all ideology over common sense.

 

Police on the scene.A person was fatally shot on W 124th Street around 12:45 a.m. on July 23


Police respond.Police respond to reports of multiple shots fired in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on July 28

“And I think the criminal-justice system is a complex ecosystem where you can make changes and adjustments, and there are reforms that made sense that are in there,” he said. “But you can’t do all of that at once and drop it like an atom bomb on a system that that’s complicated and not expect turmoil.

“District attorneys don’t like it. Judges don’t like it. Police officers don’t like it. And citizens don’t like it. So that leaves one universe — the advocates — who think it’s terrific. They are advocates for people who commit crimes, who get caught in the system,” he said. “And where are the advocates for everybody else?”

ISRAEL WILL BE CONDMNED FOR OVERREACTING TO 600 ROCETS FIRED AT THE JEWISH STATE FROM GAZA

Quick Break Down of Operation Breaking Dawn

As we publish this, rockets are still being fired at Israeli civilians from Gaza, and reports are circulating that Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad have agreed to an Egypt-mediated ceasefire. The coming hours will tell

 

By Stan Goodenough 

 

Israel Today

 

 

U.S. TO ISSUE SPECIFIC I.D. CARDS TO UNDOCUMENTED DEMOCRATS

By Bob Walsh


Immigrants wait to be processed by the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the border from Mexico on June 22, 2022 in Yuma, Arizona

 

La Migra is going to start issuing specific photo identification cards to undocumented democrats (formerly known as illegal aliens) in what is at least allegedly an attempt to reduce paperwork and help those poor victims of society stay current on required court hearings and other stuff they are supposed to need to know.  

The pilot program has not yet ramped up.  The ID card is not supposed to be legal identification and would, in theory, allow the holder to use the card to make online access of information about their cases.  So I guess a computer will recognize it but people are not supposed to.  
 

So far ICE wants $10 million to crank up the ICE SECURE DOCKET CARD.  It is not clear just yet how secure the document would be.  It is not yet clear if TSA would accept it.  Actually very little is clear on the program.  

This is one of those things that COULD be a smart idea, if........Remember what Barack Obama said about Joe Biden's chief skill? 

THE BATTLE FOR A STINKING 'PESTILENTIAL HELLHOLE' ..... WE MUST NEVER FORGET!

America Turns the Tide: The Meaning of Guadalcanal
 
The American Spectator  

I COME TO BURY JOURNALISM, NOT TO PRAISE IT

Ex-Time reporter: The day I knew journalism had died in America 

 

August 6, 2022

 

A young Kenneth Timmerman (inset) was axed from Time magazine in 1994 after digging up dirt on the administration of then-President Bill Clinton (right). A young Kenneth Timmerman (left) was axed from Time magazine in 1994 after digging up dirt on the administration of then-President Bill Clinton

 

I have covered war, espionage and intrigue for major news organizations in the United States and around the world, including the New York Times, Newsweek, Time magazine, Reader’s Digest, CBS 60 Minutes, ABC News, Le Monde, L’Express, Le Point, and many others. That was when these organizations still tried to be “mainstream” and did not pull punches, self-censor and lie to protect their political allies. 

Only when I was fired by Time in 1994 for investigating a story that threatened President Bill Clinton and many senior officials in his administration did I begin to understand that the mainstream media was dead. 

The first war I went to cover was the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. As a Left-Bank expat living in Paris, I naturally sympathized with the Palestinians and planned to embed with a pro-Palestinian NGO in beseiged West Beirut. I wanted to write about the plight of innocent civilians whose lives had been shattered by war.

 

Timmerman (left) during one of his numerous visits to Iraq with an unidentified acquaintance. The journalist came to know many of the country's top arms dealers in the Middle East.Timmerman (left) during one of his numerous visits to Iraq with an unidentified acquaintance. The journalist came to know many of the top arms dealers in the Middle East

I wanted to write about the “little” people, not about politics and politicians.

What I eventually learned went far beyond my wildest nightmares. The Palestinians rejected my credentials from their own diplomats in Europe, and threw me in an underground cell as a suspected Israeli spy. 

 

The Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 was the first war Timmerman covered. As a progressive, he initially expected to sympathize with the plight of the Palestinians. Instead, the Palestinians threw him in jail and beat him.The Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 was the first war Timmerman covered. As a progressive, he initially expected to sympathize with the plight of the Palestinians. Instead, the Palestinians threw him in jail and beat him

There were 15 of us packed in the cell, which couldn’t have measured more than 16 by 10 feet. There were Lebanese Christians and Palestinians seeking to flee West Beirut, Kurds, Syrians and even a Somali. All of them smoked to hide the kerosene-fringed stench of the latrine bucket and their own clothes, and I smoked with them, but it just made the air thicker and more fetid. For 24 days and nights, we got pounded incessantly by Israeli fighter-jets, naval guns, tanks and artillery. The building had eight floors when I arrived, and was reduced to one and a half floors and pancakes by the time I was released. 

One day two American reporters, guests of the PLO, took refuge in the underground shelter during an air raid. A cellmate, a French foreign legionnaire, started whistling the French national anthem and I joined him. Then we whistled the Star Spangled Banner and the two journalists, terrified, turned their backs on us and studiously ignored what they were hearing.

 

Timmerman’s reporting uncovered attempts by China to buy sensitive military equipment from US manufacturers with the benediction — or at least, a blind eye — from Clinton administration officials. Timmerman’s reporting uncovered attempts by China to buy sensitive military equipment from US manufacturers with the benediction — or at least, a blind eye — from Clinton administration officials

Later, I was taken upstairs for a “bastonnade,” a beating on the soles of the feet using three lengths of metal-shielded electric cable, twisted together and bound with tape. The pain was beyond anything I could imagine, and eventually I passed out.

I certainly learned more about the “little people” as a hostage than I ever could at a press briefing or from some senior official. Speaking directly to the bit players of world history — not the stars — became a habit I have kept to this day.

Before the first Gulf War I made many trips to Iraq, where I got to know virtually every Western arms dealer. (Hint: arms dealers love to talk). I also tracked down and interviewed the heads of Iraq’s ballistic missile, nuclear and chemical weapons programs, before anyone even knew their names.

 

During his time at Time magazine (former headquarters above), Timmerman said it became apparent that editors sought to serve the interests of the Democratic party, rather than uncover the truth. During his time at Time magazine (former headquarters above), Timmerman said it became apparent that editors sought to serve the interests of the Democratic party, rather than uncover the truth

I returned to the States after 18 years overseas to work for Congressional Democrat Tom Lantos as a specialist on weapons of mass destruction, and subsequently joined a new investigative team at Time magazine. Sources in the AFL-CIO Machinists Union tipped me off to strange doings at the B-1 bomber plant in Columbus, Ohio, midnight visits by Chinese intelligence officers, and frustrated US Customs agents. As I investigated, encouraged by Time editors, I uncovered and documented a massive effort by China to buy sensitive military production gear from US weapons plants, seemingly with the benediction — or at least, a blind eye — from Clinton administration officials. 

 

Timmerman said he was shown a complaint from an assistant secretary under Clinton, which was faxed to the editor-in-chief of Time. The story was spiked and Timmerman got fired.Timmerman said he was shown a complaint from an assistant secretary under Clinton, which was faxed to the editor-in-chief of Time. The story was spiked and Timmerman got fired

Eventually, along with other reporters, I put together a four-page story on the scheme that was scheduled to run in mid-July 1994. After a Friday lunchtime staff meeting, the Washington, DC, editor, came into my cubicle. “You’ve pissed off people in the administration with your questions,” he said.

“I thought it was my job to ask difficult questions of the administration,” I said.

He fired me on the spot and pulled the story, which ran a year later under the title “China Shops” in the conservative American Spectator magazine. Three years after I was fired, the exporter, McDonnell Douglas, was indicted for export violations, and Sen. Fred Thomson and Rep. Christopher Cox launched massive investigations into the Clinton sell-off of sensitive US technology to Communist China that led to the creation of the US-China Security Commission, which continues to investigate Chinese misdeeds today.

 

And the Rest is History: Tales of Hostages, Arms Dealers, Dirty Tricks and Spies by Kenneth R. Timmerman

 

A source at the Commerce Department later showed me the complaint that his predecessor, an assistant secretary, had faxed to the editor-in-chief of Time magazine the day before I was fired. It was explicit, and called for them to pull the story.

Time’s editors showed in July 1994 that they believed their job was not to uncover the truth but to provide political cover to Democrats in Washington. It’s only gotten worse since then, but I believe this incident formally marks the end of the “mainstream media” as we once knew it. Like many other countries in Europe and elsewhere, we now have a politicized media in the United States. But unlike other countries, in all but a few cases our media refuses to acknowledge its ideological affiliation. So added to bias, you have hypocrisy.