Here Is One Big Problem With Cable News Shows

11:00am

They put people on the air who flat out lie over and over and over, time after time, and they just keep putting them back on the air, even though they are proven liars and almost everything they say is a lie. Which is why I do not watch a lot of cable news, because they keep using proven liars, who do nothing but lie.

They should warn them after getting caught in a lie, then give them a 2nd chance, then on the 3rd strike you are out and off the network forever. But they do not do that, they just let them lie to the American people over and over and they do not do a damn thing about it.

Now I am not talking about someone who makes a small mistake, like they say 40,000 people were hurt or whatever, and it was actually 38,000, those are actual mistakes. I am talking about paid spin doctors who are only on the air to lie and spin the American people with their dishonest lies and pure propaganda.

If cable news ever wants to get any credibility they need to get rid of the liars. Only about 30% of the people trust what they get from the cable news networks, and I bet it’s even less, some people may trust them when they should not be, especially if you are watching Fox. I would bet 90% of what they report is spin or lies, so they can not be trusted at all.

Another problem is they let Trump get away with his distraction plan, it was nothing but Russia talk and how Trump is doing so bad as President, then Trump bombs Syria with a bogus mission that did almost nothing and they even warned them the bombs were coming, and the media fell for it hook line and sinker, then they report on it 24/7 for 2 weeks.

Then he drops the MOAB on Afghanistan, for the same reason, to distract everyone from his scandals, and the media falls for it. This was done to get the media talking about bombs instead of the FBI and Congress investigating Trump for collusion with Russia.

Those bombings should be reported, for an hour or so, then go back to the real news, do not spend 2 weeks on a bogus bombing story. Malcolm Nance said the 59 bombs were a joke, they told the Russians they were coming so they got everyone and everything moved, it did nothing, and they hit nothing, it was a big scam by the clown President.


Dishonest Trump Administration Will Not Release Visitor Logs

9:00am

As usual the clown Trump is a liar and a hypocrite, because Trump criticized the Obama administration for a lack of transparency. The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration will not make its records of visitors to the White House available to the public.

The decision is a departure from the Obama administration, which did release the logs. Michael Dubke, the White House communications director, said that the White House’s decision was made out of concern for national security and privacy, and to protect President Donald Trump’s ability to discreetly seek counsel.

Citing “the grave national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors annually,” the White House said in a statement that it would “disclose Secret Service logs as outlined under the Freedom of Information Act.”

The logs will remain private until five years after Trump leaves office.

The White House says it will honor public information requests to parts of the White House legally classified as agencies, such as the Office of Management and Budget.

Trump has faced numerous questions about potential conflicts of interest after refusing to release his tax returns. Trump, who as a candidate pledged to “drain the swamp” of Washington insiders, had previously accused then-President Barack Obama of a lack of transparency.

And now Trump is not only not draining the swamp, he is making the swamp bigger.

White House officials said they expect criticism of the new policy, but believe it is necessary to preserve the ability of the president to seek advice from whomever he wants, with some discretion.

Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) sharply criticized the news on Friday.

“Once again, the Trump White House is stonewalling information that Congress and the American people have a right to see.”

Faiz Shakir, national political director of the ACLU, said in a statement that “the only reasonable conclusion is to believe the Trump administration has many things it is trying to hide.”

Noah Bookbinder, executive director of the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said his group would fight the Trump administration in court to release the records.

“It’s disappointing that the man who promised to drain the swamp just took a massive step away from transparency by refusing the release the White House visitor logs that the American people have grown accustomed to accessing over the last six years and that provide indispensable information about who is seeking to influence the president,” Bookbinder said in a statement.

“This week, we sued the Trump administration to make sure they would release the logs. It looks like we’ll see them in court.”

And of course O’Reilly and all of Fox News are silent about it, even though they slammed Obama for not making them public as fast as they wanted them to, and Obama eventually did make them public. O’Reilly even said the American people deserve to see who is going into the people’s White House, when Obama was in office, but under Trump he says nothing.

Notice a different person hosting the Factor every night, it’s like they are looking to see who gets the highest ratings, and that will most likely be the new host if O’Reilly gets fired. And right now, Bolling is winning with 3.111 million viewers.


 

Scarborough Said Ann Coulter & Sean Hannity Are On Putin’s Side

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“Vladimir Putin has learned the same thing about Donald Trump that Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton did,” crowed the conservative Joe Scarborough. “He is unpredictable.”

Scarborough continued:

“How fascinating that Vladimir Putin, if he thought he was going to influence politics in America, it hasn’t turned out that way,” he said. “Other than he’s got Ann Coulter on his side, so he’s got that. But other than that, it’s not working out very well for Putin.”

“Wow,” said fellow host Mika Brzezinski.

“Oh wait and Sean Hannity, he’s got Sean Hannity on his side,” Scarborough added for good measure.

The panel, which included show regulars, Richard Haas and Willie Geist expressed a general fascination with the swiftly souring relations between Trump and his Russian counterpart in the aftermath of the president’s recent airstrike against Syria.

“This is not what Putin bargained for” said. Haass.


Trump’s Fox Legal Hero Says Syria Attack Illegal & Unconstitutional

7:00am

The so-called great legal mind Trump quoted in his tweet about Obama wiretapping him now says the Trump attack on Syria was illegal and unconstitutional, and of course Trump never says a word about it, he just ignores it. He went to the O’Reilly crisis management school, quote them as a great source if they say something good about you, ignore them when they say something bad.

Former Judge Andrew P. Napolitano write this on foxnews.com Wednesday:

Last week, as Holy Week was approaching, the United States launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield.

Trump argued that the gas could only have been deployed intentionally by the Syrian government on its own people and that that behavior was so repellant, so contrary to civilized moral norms, so disruptive to the world order as to constitute a national security threat to the United States — hence his use of force. Was his action legal?

Syria, along with the United States, is a signatory to the United Nations Charter. The U.N. Charter is a treaty signed by President Harry Truman and ratified by the U.S. Senate. Under the Constitution, treaties are the supreme law of the land, alongside the Constitution, and the federal government has a moral and legal obligation to be bound by them.

The U.N. Charter limits member nations use of military force to defensive responses to actual attacks, pre-emptive strikes prior to nearly certain attacks and correctives pursuant to U.N. consent or pursuant to another treaty obligating military force to help an ally.

Under this international law, military force must be a last resort, used only when necessary to fight back or to prevent an imminent attack. It also must be proportional to the harm it seeks to eradicate and be likely to produce the result it seeks. Anything short of this violates international law, to which the U.S. is bound by numerous treaties.

Syria is not a threat to the U.S., nor is it likely to become one. Nor is the argument that we needed to send a message to Syria lest it use poison gas on the U.S. a valid legal argument or a realistic political one. Were this subjective fear a valid legal basis for the use of military force, the president could send missiles anytime and anywhere at anyone or anything with legal impunity.

The president’s revulsion at the sight of children suffering from the effects of poison gas is an emotional reaction — a very human and utterly normal one. Yet it in no way legally justifies an attack on a sovereign nation.

In addition to various treaties, the president is subject, of course, to the Constitution, which provides that only Congress can declare war. Yet Congress gave the president a small window in which to use military force on his own in the War Powers Resolution of 1973.

That law was written in the midst of President Richard Nixon’s undeclared war in Cambodia to limit the president’s emergency use of military force absent a declaration of war from Congress to defensive strikes, pre-emptive strikes and treaty obligations.

Did Trump have all the intelligence he needed in front of him before he attacked Syria? Apparently not. Did he use proportional force defensively or pre-emptively to prevent harm to the U.S.? Clearly not.

Can he legally use military force to punish or to teach a lesson to another sovereign state that poses no threat to the U.S.? Absolutely not, or there will be no end to government violence.