Why were either of these stories national news?

The news judgment of the major media organisations in the United States is deeply impaired, indeed it is near enough mad and the people who report such stories along with those who believe them on no evidence at all are troublemakers with no good in mind that I can see.

Both of the graphics are taken from somewhere else.

In what normal universe could such insignificant stories be national news, even if they were true. Even if the events unfolded exactly as the media first reported, what difference would it make in a country of 350,000,000 if there were isolated individuals like the ones described. There are vile and disgusting people everywhere. But these events did not occur as reported. The media lied and distorted the truth and mis-stated the facts as they were actually known.

The abomination even beyond the negligence of those in the media who reported these stories is in the hunger among the left for examples of what are now almost non-existent kinds of people, especially among those who had voted for the American president. That is, there are no racists and no homophobes in any numbers, and wherever they may be, they have no political influence whatsoever. Yet the left needs them to exist so that they can show what superior people they are. But all that is shown is they are gullible fools, who will believe anything no matter how farfetched the stories might be.

But do you want to know what it’s really about. This is what it’s really about:

Filled with hate and nothing to contribute to a sane society.

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62 Responses to Why were either of these stories national news?

  1. Turtle of WA

    The left have been doing it since the sixties. The focus is on the superficial. Meanwhile, a much more serious thing is happening, the mindless degeneration of western industrial free society.

  2. iain russell

    ‘A menacing smirk’ – the latest, most up-to-the-minute hate weapon of White Waaaacism, signed Appalled to be a Viking.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle

    It was the MAGA hats. MAGA hats have a magic power.
    One sight of them turns any lefty into a rabid honeybadger on LSD.
    Quite amazing really. Not since Merlin left for Avalon has anyone had a hat with such ability.

    Oddly, pink pussy hats have no such power.

  4. Cassie of Sydney

    “Bruce of Newcastle
    #2941389, posted on February 23, 2019 at 10:22 am
    It was the MAGA hats. MAGA hats have a magic power.”

    It’s the Donald…he is the one with magic powers…power to the Donald.

  5. cuckoo

    At least, now that the Smollett case is an openly admitted hoax, the Australian media (especially ABC/SBS) have completely airbrushed out the bits about framing Trump supporters (“MAGA country”, red caps, etc.).

  6. iain russell

    Idly following up this laugher over Guiness for breakfast in a foreign land, I came across this special moment wrt the Duke lacrosse fake claim:
    However, the players’ civil rights claims, which constituted the bulk of their Complaint, were dismissed on the grounds that the applicable civil rights laws pertained only to persons of African-American descent.[162][verification needed][dubious – discuss]

    Plaintiffs contend that they have alleged race discrimination as white plaintiffs. However, the § 1985 claims based on this *971 contention fails for two reasons. First, the Supreme Court and Fourth Circuit have indicated an intent to limit the protections of § 1985 to discrimination against “those classes of persons who are, so far as the enforcement of their rights is concerned, `in unprotected circumstances similar to those of the victims of Klan violence.'” Buschi, 775 F.2d at 1258 (quoting United Bhd. of Carpenters, 463 U.S. at 851, 103 S.Ct. at 3368); see also Cloaninger v. McDevitt, No. 106cv135, 2006 WL 2570586 (W.D.N.C. Sept. 3, 2006) (“As recognized by the controlling law in the Fourth Circuit, the only class of persons protected by Section 1985(3) are African Americans.”) (citing Harrison, 766 F.2d at 161-62); Stock v. Universal Foods Corp., 817 F. Supp. 1300, 1310 (D.Md.1993) (dismissing § 1985(3) claim because plaintiff, as a white male, was not a member of a class that has suffered historically pervasive discrimination); Blackmon v. Perez, 791 F. Supp. 1086, 1093 (E.D.Va.1992) (dismissing § 1985(3) claims by white plaintiffs because “plaintiffs do not represent a class of persons who [do] not enjoy the possibility of []effective state enforcement of their rights” (internal quotations omitted)).[163] From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_lacrosse_case.

    Some pigs are more equal than others. Unbelievable.

  7. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘A menacing smirk’ –

    He’s a far more forbearing individual then me – I’d have wrapped Nathan Phillip’s stupid fvcking drum around his ears.

  8. Apparently this sort of crap, as well as the AOC crap, is having major effect on the middle-ground voters (swing voters or whatever) who are now having serious doubts about voting Democrat.

  9. mh

    In what normal universe could such insignificant stories be national news, even if they were true.

    So the Jussie Smollett attack shouldn’t be national news even if true? An attack on a black celebrity with symbolism of a lynching by white supremacists that support President Trump.

    Your first post on this matter and it’s a silly one.

  10. candy

    Also the Democrat Virginian Governor and Lieutenant Government and AG with blackface and sexual assaults in their past, and recent past at that.

    Completely ignored by the Left media, as if of no consequence. But if they were republicans, they would have been hounded until PTSD developed and then hounded some more, and their families and lives destroyed.

  11. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tel – Lefties aren’t into subtle.

  12. Snoopy

    It’s not all bad. Mainstream media is resisting the temptation to reference R Kelly’s I Believe tribute to Barack Obama in their reports on his indictment for sexual abuse.

  13. tombell

    Smollett: B grade actor, F grade liar.

    And the sanctimonious smirk he has holding an empty wok says it all. Empty vessels and all that. Whether he’s ever really used a wok is problematic.

  14. Percy Popinjay

    In what normal universe could such insignificant stories be national news, even if they were true

    There is no way on this earth that what was alleged to have happened to Smollett could have, so the sentence above misses the mark on that score.

    The Smollett imbroglio should only be news precisely because it was such an absurd fabrication. As for the Covfefe kiddies, one barely knows where to begin. Hopefully it will end with Sandmann having sued their stupid lying defamatory backsides off.

  15. Percy Popinjay

    And Chief Fake Injun (of those mythical “Veitman Times”) dying in a gutter somewhere after having choked on his vomit.

  16. TBH

    Turtle and Bruce have it right: the moonbat left focus on the superficial and do it in such an exaggerated, overly emotional (it’s all about the feelz) and hectoring way that it turns more moderate and sensible people off in the end. I honestly think all of this improved Trump’s chances of winning next year. If he does there will be a meltdown of epic proportions and it might actually cause some of the Democrats to think about leaving some of that Marxist crap behind. Maybe.

  17. Tiny Dancer

    I come really, really hard against 45. I come really hard against his administration, and I don’t hold my tongue.

    So says the cretin wearing a “F**k Donald” t-shirt. What a sanctimonius, arrogant and insightless cretin.

    This is what you get when the demand for racism is greater than the supply of racism.

  18. mh

    The Jussie Smollett interview for Good Morning America could be used for studies on lying and the people who lie.

    Maybe he took George Costanza too seriously.

  19. Robbo

    Smollett is a brainless nitwit who should be pitied because he is destined to be a failure at everything he attempts to do. On the other hand we have the MSM in the USA who have now degraded themselves to such a low level that no one can any longer believe anything they print. No ethics, no morals, no competence and no truth is the banner that should be at the top of every edition of every MSM newspaper in the USA and it is a statement that should be made before every TV and radio news program.

  20. mh

    I come really, really hard against 45. I come really hard against his administration, and I don’t hold my tongue.

    Not the wisest language for a gay man likely to be going to jail.

  21. areff

    Related: Watch this video. It explains a lot. Some of these kids are ten years away from potential careers in, gulp, journalism. Watch their teacher, who has obviously filled their heads with this crap. Watch the moppet rabbitting on about ’12-years-till-doomsday, scientists say’.

    When Fienstein is the good guy, the world is stuffed thoroughly and absolutely.

    https://twitter.com/MatthewBevan/status/1099086291214381056

  22. JohnL

    There is a $250 mills low suite for damages filed in the Covington case and their ABC may have to chip in.

    Hahaha!

  23. calli

    I wonder if it’s possible to sue those creeps at the ABC personally as well as the organisation. They willfully defamed Sandmann long after alternative views were presented.

    I want to see them squirm, especially that smugger who called a fifteen year old child “pure evil”.

  24. calli

    I think the $250 million is just one – against the NYT.

    🍿

  25. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I think the $250 million is just one – against the NYT.

    🍿

    To the best of my knowledge and belief, calli, you are correct – lawsuit against the NYT for $250 million U.S. – about $350 million Aussie – but the A.B.C. was also in the firing line.

  26. Wim

    They are working on the principal “ you can fool some of the people all the time”. Except with Democrat voters it’s you can fool most of the people all the time.

  27. Muddy

    Any at-least-barely-competent conservative political operator (so that rules out anyone in Australia), should now be almost overdosing on the scent of the kill with all this ammunition that has been provided. Ridicule ad infinitum must be the order of the day.

    The shot is available, but will conservatives take it?

    Release the killer rabbits.

  28. 70s Playboy

    Elizabeth Warren Claims Two Men In Colonial Outfits Assaulted Her With Smallpox-Infested Blankets

    According to Warren, the men stuck a feather in her hair and then called her “macaroni” before dancing around her in a mock Native American rain dance.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/elizabeth-warren-claims-two-men-in-colonial-outfits-assaulted-her-with-smallpox-infested-blankets

  29. 70s Playboy

    What a time to be alive – Trump Derangement Syndrome has really delivered entertainment and champagne comedy.

  30. Leo G

    Smollet’s recipe might have given a better result had he used genuine Nigerians in the mix.

  31. DrBeauGan

    areff
    #2941494, posted on February 23, 2019 at 12:38 pm
    Related: Watch this video. It explains a lot. Some of these kids are ten years away from potential careers in, gulp, journalism. Watch their teacher, who has obviously filled their heads with this crap. Watch the moppet rabbitting on about ’12-years-till-doomsday, scientists say’.

    When Fienstein is the good guy, the world is stuffed thoroughly and absolutely.

    https://twitter.com/MatthewBevan/status/1099086291214381056

    Now we know m0nty’s sources of information. Ten year old kids.

  32. Dr Fred Lenin

    The. Children in the media and decromat politics hate the Teacher Trump ,so they tell lots of lies to try to spite him ,he is dragging them into reality and the kids dont like it there, its too hard and grown up .
    Its amazing the number of adolescent older people involved in this childish naughtiness .
    A message to the communist media and polliemaggots ,GROW UP STUPID !

  33. Oh come on

    (ignore all the gay puns that follow – this is serious)

    Who the fuck is this gussied-up Jussie loser? ‘Oh yeah I come like really super hard like sooooooo hard man yeah for 45. I’m like his super most out there critic of Trump in the whooooole world, nobody goes as hard as him as me and everybody knows it. So I’m like St0rmfr0nt’s public enemy number one because I just walk right up to 45 and cuss that bitch out right there in the Oval Office. Every. Single. Day. Really hard. I don’t hold my tongue oh no siree’

    Who is this fool?? He ought to die of shame and humiliation after that GMA interview he gave. Some of the most impotent blowhardery on record.

  34. John Constantine

    Their Cheerful Intellectual Squalor of their revolutionary newsroom cadres allows nothing else except producing the party line.

    Mao’s cultural revolution was cheered on by newsrooms less commo and deranged than their abc is.

    Dead and dying proles in their millions were not news, only the party line was fit to print.

    In 2019, the australian typist-journo gets up, turns on her phone and gets the days propaganda for dissemination.

    Typing up the headlines as supplied by party spindoctors Is Our Strength.

    Comrades.

  35. Linden

    Roseanne tweets something offensive, sacked whole show rewritten, this idiot out on bail and back on the the set of Empire. And what about the Hanna rape conviction, no news on that one either, and of course Bill Shorten has never heard of him!

  36. bespoke

    I agree with mh, saying it was insignificant would detract from how badly the press handled it.

  37. Overburdened

    As previously mentioned, Rules For Radicals by Saul Alinsky and Crowds And Power by Elias Canetti (who also wrote the magnificent Auto de Fe) are interpretive of the behaviour.
    The ‘doubling down’ as it is described denies the facts. It is the next step in a process of causing social disruption.
    Alinsky’s strategy relies on the premise of behavioural patterns to allow success. The necessity to personalise, create a crisis mode and to keep coming up with more outrage is fundamental to the plan.
    The reasonable person has not got the level of dogmatism or ability to deny evidence and switch off the moral compass that is required to play this game.
    As a local example, consider the Adani issue while reflecting that all mining in Australia affects 0.02% of the landmass, as per the Minerals Council.
    I would suggest also looking at the distribution map for the black throated finch (The field guide to the Birds of Australia, Pizzey and Knight) for comparison to see the unreality of the current purported problem.

  38. Petros

    That’s the problem here, Muddy. Too many limp-wristed, private school, nancy-boy LNP MPs who really just want to wait out their term(s) and hope that there is a corporate gig at the end of it. No passion, no conviction. None of them seem to know how to use Twitter effectively.

  39. Empire 5:5

    Smollet noun
    1. self molestation
    2. auto pestering or harassing in an aggressive, persistent, unctuous and mendacious manner.

    Informal
    an intentionally false statement in relation to a racially motivated crime.

  40. Empire 5:5

    Dat brother he bags a wun fiddy offa da craaigzliz for pulling a smollet. Muthaf__a.

  41. Overburdened

    When the situation precipitates, the breadth and extremity of the violence will not be at all humorous.

  42. duncanm

    Godfrey Elfwick
    ‏ @PureGodfrey

    We all make mistakes, and Jussie Smollett really needs to stop beating himself up over his faked attack.

  43. Overburdened

    Duncanm this is the irony of a conscious campaign of sedition.
    This shitbag’s comments are for the consumption of the average conservative American, whose natural instinct is one of conciliation and concern.
    There is nothing about the hoax that is explained by human frailty on behalf of the perpetrator.

  44. Tim Neilson

    Overburdened
    #2941697, posted on February 23, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    I know it’s terribly difficult to tell satire from reality these days, but “Godfrey Elfwick” is a world class satirist who has been banned from social media in the past for his laserlike skewering of the “woking class”.

  45. Rohan

    ulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2941409, posted on February 23, 2019 at 10:43 am
    He’s a far more forbearing individual then me – I’d have wrapped Nathan Phillip’s stupid fvcking drum around his ears.

    Nah, just ask him if he could play Caravan with the drum solo.

  46. Overburdened

    Ha thank you Tim. My own cognitive disconnect on display!
    Yes indeed and l immediately remembered that l have enjoyed Godfrey’s work before!
    I am a dick but hey.

  47. Bruce of Newcastle

    Godfrey Elfwick
    ‏ @PureGodfrey

    We all make mistakes, and Jussie Smollett really needs to stop beating himself up over his faked attack.

    ROFL, that must smart!
    One of the finest tweets this year.

    Jussie Smollett Inflicted Own Wounds, Staged “Publicity Stunt,” Police Say

    The two men, who were wearing gloves, punched Smollett “a little bit,” Superintendent Johnson said.

    However, the scratches and bruises on his face were likely self-inflicted, he continued.

  48. Muddy

    Petros
    #2941670, posted on February 23, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    That’s the problem here, Muddy. Too many limp-wristed, private school, nancy-boy LNP MPs who really just want to wait out their term(s) and hope that there is a corporate gig at the end of it. No passion, no conviction. None of them seem to know how to use Twitter effectively.

    I respectfully disagree, Petros.
    The true problem is that we the voters, the (few) taxpayers, apply no substantial consequences to the behaviour you mentioned. We shrug and say “Meh. Could be worse, huh?”

    Without a series of public, (metaphorical) disembowelments and ridiculing of detached genitalia, nothing will change, because we do not DEMAND change. We cogitate, whine among ourselves, and rock ourselves to sleep with nostalgia-fuelled fantasies.

    Change will only ever be forced.
    But when our nightmare scenario is chipping a nail and being called mean by those who would not think twice about urinating on our pride and dignity, our utopia is unlikely to suddenly appear.

  49. Muddy

    I almost forgot:

    APATHY EMASCULATES.
    (Too effing late?).

  50. The lawsuit is against the Washington Post.
    The amount is apparently the exact amount Bezos paid for the Washington Post.
    Which is about $250,000 greenbax.

    (AFAIK, the New York Times, as deserving as they may be, haven’t yet been sued over Covington-gate)

  51. Woolfe

    I’m in Dallas at the moment staying with friends. They watch bbc USA news as they reckon all others are biased. Haven’t got the heart to tell them they are watching left indoctrinated bilge

  52. tombell

    They watch bbc USA news as they reckon all others are biased. Haven’t got the heart to tell them they are watching left indoctrinated bilge

    Get a heart!! Admittedly you’ll probably lose your accommodation.

  53. Kneel

    “They watch bbc USA news”

    Tell them to trial RT America.
    If they complain about propaganda, advise them that if there is one US news journalist whose reputation is sufficient to demand that he work only on his own terms and have no problem walking away if he didn’t get what he wanted, it would be Larry King, right? He has two shows on RT America. Rick Sanchez (they will know of him) also does news on RT America, as did, before his passing, Ed Schultz (sp?). All of whom are happy to advise that no-one tells them what to report on, how long to spend on it, or what to say about it – that’s their choice and they pretty much all also advise that they never got this freedom on corporate USA MSM.
    Available on DirecTV and other cable and for cord cutters, on Roku either direct or via Pluto TV (so web and phone apps too), so most likely they already have access at no cost.
    If they don’t like it, they don’t have to keep watching….

  54. mh

    The media coverage of the Jussie Smollett story went beyond my expectations.

    Apart from the msm coverage at the beginning wanting to believe such an unbelievable story, I think the media has done well.

    I’ve enjoyed it, and so much more to come. Jussie in denial, court coverage, which prison he’ll be going to, memes. Great stuff.

  55. mh

    Great conversation. Bill Maher starts after 12mins.

    America Shocked At Bill Maher’s Declaration Of War Against The Midwest

    https://www.infowars.com/watch/?video=5c720692187ef30017a798a6

  56. Tailgunner

    “This is MAGA country!! ”
    Quote of the year
    😀 😀
    Jussie’24

  57. Tailgunner

    I’ve enjoyed it, and so much more to come. Jussie in denial, court coverage, which prison he’ll be going to, memes. Great stuff.

    Couldn’t have put it better myself, mh.
    I’m seriously thinking of changing my screen name to “This is MAGA country” hahaha, love it so much!
    😀

  58. mh

    Tailgunner,

    Bill Maher hates MAGA country.

    What a tool.

    #MAGA 🇺🇸

  59. J.H.

    The “F*ck Donald” Tee shirt that Smollett is wearing seems to be a typical symbol of the Socialists. A Journalist who works for the ABC here in Australia also printed and sold “F*ck Tony Abbott” Tee shirts.

    It’s all about messenging hatred with the left.

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