Fake news about fake bombs

I realise that if you are on the left, every bad thing that happens is Donald Trump’s fault irrespective of whether there is any evidence pointing towards anything at all. This is from the now #NeverTrump Drudge:

Pipe bombs target Dems, CNN as political tensions mount...
Packed with shards of glass...
Featured parody ISIS flag...
ON AIR ALARM...
ZUCKER COMES OUT SWINGING AT PRESIDENT...
Trump says he's 'trying to be nice'...
Calls on media to end hostility...
Rally chants 'lock her up' after bomb threats made to Hillary...
NYC 'Shelter In Place' Text Alert Causes Panic... 
SOROS: The Hate That Is Consuming Us... 

Specially liked the bit from George Soros. The left has the most shrivelled sense of irony in the history of the world, although here I think Soros is laughing at his own side for being the way they are. He could not possibly be that stupid himself. And this is the alternative perspective from Ace of Spades: AP: CNN Pipe “Bomb” and Powder Within It Were Perfectly Harmless.

Will the always-in-error-but-never-in-doubt Not-Binary Ben care to revise and correct his prior remarks about people being “deranged”?

The pipe bomb and white powder that forced an evacuation at CNN headquarters in New York City Wednesday morning were harmless, a law enforcement source told the Associated Press.The purported explosive device was similar in construction to those sent Wednesday to former President Barack Obama, former attorney general Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D., Fla.), and Representative Maxine Waters of California. A package containing white powder was delivered later in the day.

The NYPD said the explosive devices were live during a Wednesday afternoon press conference but subsequent reporting suggests they were not functional.

All of the devices carried a parody ISIS flag featuring comedian Larry the Cable Guy�s signature slogan, “git ‘er done,” NBC News reported late Wednesday.

And one more bit to break the tie from John Hinderaker at Powerline: ABOUT THOSE “APPARENT EXPLOSIVE DEVICES”:

As everyone now knows, someone sent or delivered packages containing explosive devices of some kind to a number of prominent Democrats, ranging from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to Eric Holder and George Soros. Not much is known at this point about the devices, their origin, or the degree of threat they represented. Most importantly, we have no idea who sent them.

I assume the perpetrator will most likely be caught, although perhaps not until after the election. Until then, speculation will run rampant. But speculation, absent facts, is pointless. There is nothing intelligent one can say about this episode beyond condemning pipe bombs.

That hasn’t stopped some from behaving irresponsibly. Most notably, CNN’s President Jeff Zucker blamed President Trump:

“There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media. The President, and especially the White House Press Secretary, should understand their words matter. Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that,” Zucker’s statement reads.

This is ridiculous. In the first place, we don’t know whether the devices were sent by a crazed right-winger, a Democrat trying to neutralize the GOP’s devastating #JobsNotMobs theme, or a nut of some other variety. The salient point is that President Trump has never done anything to suggest that bombing CNN’s headquarters (or anything else) would be appropriate.

This distinguishes him from President Obama, who said–in a moment of hyperbole, one charitably assumes–that Democrats should bring guns to fights with Republicans, and Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi, who have explicitly advocated mob action against Republicans. (“Collateral damage,” right, Nancy?) CNN apparently hasn’t gotten over the fact that if it lies about the president, the president has a right to respond. No wonder CNN now has fewer viewers than Nickelodeon.

Coincidentally, I suppose, the New York Times is now printing fantasies about the Secret Service collaborating with Russian agents to murder President Trump. Spoiler alert: they don’t decapitate him and carry around his head as if they were “comedians.”

So I look forward to the lectures on civility to which we will subjected for the next 13 days. Once the election is over, the Democrats will be back to severed heads. For now, they are trying to deflect #JobsNotMobs.

Why this would change a single vote in either direction is beyond me, but the Democrats must know their constituency, idiots without judgement about policy and with no comprehension how what happens in the present will affect what will happen in the not so distant future.

SOMEONE IN THE US MUST BE READING CATALLAXY:

 

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25 Responses to Fake news about fake bombs

  1. John Constantine

    In australia, there will be a significant number of abc indoctrinated wymynsys that locked themselves in their toilets and wept today, because Trump blew up Obama.

    And they heard it on their abc.

    Doesn’t matter if obama is still alive tomorrow, they got to have their heartwrenching sobbing today.

    The words don’t matter, they don’t process the actual words, they feel what the abc means in their hearts by the tone.

    Comrades

  2. mh

    This story is way too cute.

    I guess the media/Dims/globalists don’t want us to look at the story of the 14000 strapping young South American men marching to the US border. They realised that story was blowing up in their faces.

  3. Infidel Tiger

    Ace is devastating and shows why he is the best blogger on the planet.

    He eats cucks for breakfast.

  4. Infidel Tiger

    Ace’s destruction of the midget grifter is wonderful.

    Ben Shapiro is scum.

  5. Dr Fred Lenin

    The old KGB used to ave a department of disinformation who concocted the most ridiculous stories ,fir instance the USA invented AiDS to wipe out blacks ,they always found mug fellow travellers in the media to spread this crap ,now the communist decromats department t of disinformation has CNN and the other fellow travellers to spread their crap . It worked to a degree for KGB , but there was no internet then ,now there is these “cunning plans “ are strangled at birth with the speed information is spread at . The communists can see the people are sick of their crap and more and more people will turn against them for life ,that is why they need too port a new non American communist voting mob to maintain their power,Trump and the American Workers are not having ,the Republicans used to be the party of the wealthy and the old democrats the party of the worker,the position is now reversed since soros and his globalist gang bought the new decromat party which represents the bludging class and Hollywood pretenders , GO DONALD DESTROY THE COMMUNISTS . Jail the Clintons and soros and the traitor obummer .

  6. mh

    This is like a storyline from Starsky and Hutch.

    I wonder if we will see any tit? Let’s hope it’s not Maxine’s.

  7. Muddy

    Is this about the content of the messaging, or the messaging itself?
    If the latter, what is the purpose behind the strategy?

  8. Critical Mass

    None of the bombs were meant to detonate. But they sure as hell have backfired.

  9. Someone noticed that the Rosenstein testimony scheduled for today was delayed yesterday, and that it was also too late to stop the fake bombs.

    This suggests that the Dums are a step behind, and are being watched very closely. Here’s hoping Rosenstein has a bombshell.

  10. Up The Workers!

    Of course there are “pipe bombs” circulating around Washington, New York and Little Rock, Arkansas.

    Hateful Harpy Hillary used to prefer exploding cigars once upon a time, but gave them up when Bill took a manic liking to the flavoured Polish variety whilst he was still in the Ovary Orifice at the White House.

    Only “pipe bombs” are permitted these days. Strictly No cigars!

    Blame Trump (and Judge Kavanaugh and Tony Abbott and Archbishop Peter Hollingworth and Cardinal George Pell).

  11. Oh come on

    Do not jump to any conclusions right now. I get that the timing is ridiculously sus (talk about your October surprise) and the execution suggests that the perps went out of their way to ensure they did not cause physical harm to the ‘targets’.

    No, this needs to be played as ‘a shameful attempt to subvert our democracy’. Hammer this home relentlessly, and only change tack if strong evidence emerges of a false flag operation – which is a real possibility, given the circumstances that we already know.

    This could well be some nutbag Trump-supporting loose cannon. Given what we currently know, this remains the most probable explanation. Which won’t be terribly damaging to the GOP midterm effort. We will soon learn much more. This is now the hottest and most urgent investigation for the feds. Lord knows what kind of resources are being thrown at investigating this case. If it is a false flag operation, I suspect we’ll find out fairly soon. Certainly before Nov 6.

  12. None

    So CNN was so terrified of these so called bombs that they handled them, laid them out, photographed them and reported on them before even the authorities arrived. Yeah right.

  13. JC

    You know, this piece by Cameron Stewart may just anecdotal to Texas and not the rest of the country. But then again it may not be if it isn’t there’s no blue wave coming at all. In fact it could be a red wave.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/texas-turns-the-blue-tide-ahead-of-midterm-poll/news-story/ccc7af6b0223d9cd0591bde3ff9ef2bd

    As a son of Mexican immigrants in Texas, Cruz Compean is crucial to Donald Trump’s hopes of defying history in the US midterm ­elections.

    “I guess I am supposed to vote Democrat because we are considered middle class or lower class,” says Compton as he works in the rain on a farm southeast of Houston. “But if anything, I like what Donald Trump is doing, even though I didn’t vote for him.

    “I don’t agree with everything but you can’t win them all. I think I will vote Republican this time.”

    Compean, who supervises a team working on mobile phone towers, says he cares only about looking after his family and feels he has more job options if the President’s Republican Party controls the Senate and the House of Representatives after the November congressional elections.

    “Unemployment is way down, jobs are up, the economy is good and everybody badmouths him — but you know, I think he is doing pretty good. He is a businessman who knows how to do business,” says Compean.

    His vote for the Republicans is unusual because Hispanics are overwhelmingly Democrat voters, especially with Trump’s tough border policies, and because he is shifting his vote to the ruling party.

  14. Zatara

    Cuomo has turned out the National Guard in New York!

    Probably pissed off that he wasn’t important enough to rate a bomb.

  15. Pete of Perth

    I got $30 on the GOP winning Vermont… MAGA

  16. Up The Workers!

    I can’t see any reason why President Trump cannot blow up ex-President Obola every day…after all, the Great Barrier Reef, according to leading Brown Movement Humpty-Dumptyists, has apparently been cruelly murdered, bleached white and killed stone-dead every second week for the last 30 years at least.

    And they all lived unhappily ever after!

    All crank religions stress to their terminally gullible followers the “sack-cloth and ashes” view of existence in this world, so they’ll focus on the alleged joys to come in the “next world” while the crooks at the top of the scam are picking their pockets of available cash, in this one.

    Greenies/Lefties are just another bunch of catastropharian apocalyptic money-gouging religious nutters.

  17. The moment I read about this my thought was that this was a last ditch effort by the Democrats to stem the flow of votes away from the Republicans, coming so close to the election date.

    It was so blatant and basically stupid that it fits the mould of the Democrats precisely; they have done one dumb thing after another all year, so why not continue with the same.

    Of course it could be a loony Republican supporter thinking they are doing something positive, but I can’t help but think otherwise.

  18. Dianeh

    Catherine Herridge on Fox News says that the powder was not a biological threat. They are suspected explosive devices even if they won’t explode (some or maybe all, will not detonate).

    She said yesterday that the packages were typical of what to look for in suspicious packages. Large envelope, excessive postage, tape etc. They look to be text book examples of what to look for. This ensures that they are all found during screening.

    All very strange for a loon who wants to kill democrats because ‘Trump’.

    Hurry up FBI.

  19. NuThink

    The pipe bomb and white powder that forced an evacuation at CNN headquarters in New York City Wednesday morning were harmless, a law enforcement source told the Associated Press.

    Fake news is not news.
    By the same token a fake bomb is not a bomb.

    But they still refer to it as a pipe bomb, and not an alleged pipe bomb.
    So a plumber could be accused of carrying around a lot of pipe bombs that cannot explode (they can burst like the water mains I suppose).
    Channel 7 News Adelaide at 6pm had still not reported it as fake, yet I had already seen on the web that it was fake.

  20. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    the packages were typical of what to look for in suspicious packages. Large envelope, excessive postage, tape etc.

    Umm, if my Sainted Mother hadn’t long ago passed away, I’d say she sent them.

    ——————

    Greenies/Lefties are just another bunch of catastropharian apocalyptic money-gouging religious nutters.

    Status: true

  21. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    No wonder CNN now has fewer viewers than Nickelodeon.

    It’s still inflicted on the weary traveller though in every hotel in the world that offers cable.
    Without this sort of thing CNN would have the reach of a flying newt.

  22. stackja

    2GB sound bite: Joe Biden wants a return to ‘civic’.

  23. cuckoo

    This is like a storyline from Starsky and Hutch.

    Maybe Huggy Bear can tell us what’s going down. Is it too much to hope this is finally the moment when the Dems cried wolf once too often? No-one believes in these bombs any more than they believed Christine Blasey Ford. (Er, where is she, by the way?) The story is already disappearing from the leftist media here, like every other manufactured Trump story.

  24. Kneel

    “Trump blew up Obama.”

    As long as he (PDT) can make sure Bill Clinton’s Koch stays Soros….

    (sorry, had to)

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