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Americans Deserve to Know Who Is Leaking to the Press

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

People inside the executive branch are daily providing fresh meat to feed the scandal. Anti-Trump media are transfixed by it. It is the Watergate of their generation. They can smell the blood in the water. The Pulitzers are calling. And they love it, for they loathe Donald Trump both for who he is and what he stands for.

Trump-Hatred Is All About Islam

David P. Goldman, PJ Media

So far, Trump has done exactly what he promised to do during the campaign, and made a certain amount of progress. They made a commitment to coexistence with Islam, and Trump pulled the plug on it. Among other things, the Democrats as well as the Europeans were determined to force Israel into a supposed peace deal that would create yet another terror state on Israel's borders. Trump has ruled that out.

The Media’s Endless Anti-Trump Show Trial

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

All of its whining about his “unconventional” behavior is just another way of its saying that he is the first Republican since Reagan not to submit to their double standards. They remain shocked that a Republican President would have the audacity to fight back without two arms tied behind his back, which was the customarily feckless style of cowed Republicans for years.

Trump faces double standard from left-wing media, Democrats

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

What sooo wrong are the claims by Democrats, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Washington Post that first son-in-law Jared Kushner (perhaps) and Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (certainly) should have known better. They should have steered the naïf eldest son away from such an illegal/immoral encounter with a Russian. Nonsense. The meeting wasn’t illegal. It wasn’t an immoral encounter. Failing to get available dirt on the opposition is what’s immoral if not outright criminally negligent in politics – not just here, but everywhere.

Why the latest Russia story is just another Trump witch hunt

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

By now, the president, and even his family, should know they can never count on getting a fair shake from the White House press corps. They face a rabid hostility, and everything they say and do is seen through the darkest possible lens. It’s not going to change, so Trump must. His White House leaks too much and by every indication, nobody is in charge.

Trump’s Tweets Awaken The Living Dead

When Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Lindsey Graham are the voices and faces of the Republican Party it reminds us of scenes from our favorite zombie movies.

How Trump will win his war against the media

Bill O'Reilly, The Hill

if Donald Trump really wants to gain a measure of retribution against those persecuting him, he should get into the fact business — an industry largely abandoned by his tormentors. Tweet facts, Mr. President, not insults. Hammer your opposition with verifiable statements. Do that, and you may ultimately prevail against a press that often abuses its freedom — a media where seeking the truth is becoming obsolete.

Twitter is Trump’s most ‘presidential’ defense against fake news and lies

Madison Gesiotto, Washington Times

Why would we want our political leaders to avoid using the very outlets that are critical when it comes to communicating with millions of constituents? Social media is going to remain an integral part of politics moving forward. We cannot compartmentalize and ignore the facts. American political leaders should not live in the past, but rather progress with the future. Tweet away, Mr. President!

Trump Provokes CNN’s Self-Immolation, America Relieved

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

Like every politician, Donald Trump will require a modicum of good luck to succeed. Many things, including many things utterly beyond his control, could derail his presidency. But when it comes to handling his many domestic enemies and opponents, it looks to me like Trump is playing three-dimensional chess while they struggle to master checkers.

The price of fighting with Trump

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Trump is Trump. He does what he does, which is what he did during the campaign and before. And now, in the White House, he has enlisted his media adversaries, wittingly or not, in a campaign against "fake news" that resonates with his core supporters.

Trump and Morning Joke

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Trump once called Mika a “neurotic dope,” and now, according to a fresh tweet, he has revealed that she and Scarborough desperately courted him down in Florida for an interview while Mika was recovering from a “face-lift.” The American people know perfectly well that Trump isn’t a saint. They don’t need the media to hold endless powwows on this subject. What’s more, they know that even with his flaws he is a hell of a lot more serious than the smug “sophisticates” always sniping at him.

Mad genius of Trump drives schoolmarms of political press crazy

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

The Trump presidency is a little like having a dog. Every day that passes, you love the dog more and more until it seems impossible to love her any more. But — sadly — every day also brings that nagging dread that one day she will be gone, seven times sooner than she should. What will we do when it is all over? There will never be another dog like her (sad face).

Teen Magazines Launch the Pronoun Wars

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Some of the most aggressive cultural propaganda today is coming from magazines for teenagers. The biggest crusade is about sex (yes, as soon as possible) and gender, where biology is completely negotiable, and incorrect or bizarre pronouns are nonnegotiable.

Fighting Fire With Fire

The problem with all of this establishment Republican virtue-signaling and the establishment media calls for civility is that they only go one way. Neither before nor after President Trump hit Brzezinski and Scarborough like a ton of bricks did anyone in the establishment call for civility to the President.

'Scandal-Free' Obama to Scandal-Plagued Trump

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The same reporters who effortlessly spread the fake news that Obama was "scandal-free" are dedicated to cementing the proposition that Trump is hopelessly scandal-plagued. The same journalists who shamelessly whacked away at Kenneth Starr as a modern knock-off of the inquisitor Torquemada are now presenting Robert Mueller as their latest echo of Eliot Ness. The only thing consistent about the press is their partisanship.

The media will do anything to bash Trump — and now they’re hurting

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

It is remarkable that, if it weren’t for the unproven allegations of Trump collusion, the media would have no interest in the Russia story at all. This despite the fact that leading officials, including both Democrats and Republicans, have called the interference an “act of war.” But it’s a strange war — one that is important only to the extent Trump can be linked to it. Otherwise, who cares?

Trashing Trump and the 'I'm a Genius' Press

Charlie Martin, PJ Media

When someone else says something, especially if you intend to report on it, carefully listen to what the other person is saying. Assume that other person is smarter than you, and try to make sense of what they're saying. Reporters should be looking for information -- that is, they should be looking for things that surprise them. If instead they just hear what fits their preconceptions, well, they're not reporting.

Rhetorical Abuses Are Diminishing the Nation’s Ability to Function

Jeffrey M. McCall, CNS News

It is ultimately up to the citizenry to denounce messages and messengers who serve the self-interests and egos of the bombastic. Citizens need to look for and listen to communicators who prioritize concern for the greater societal welfare. The time is now for such messengers to emerge.

Trumping the Narrative

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

I thought that James Comey’s performance on June 8 was mostly pathetic: a whiney, grandstanding effort at self-exoneration. For most people listening, I suspect, the effort failed. Comey stood exposed as a coward for not standing up to Loretta Lynch and a selfish careerist by leaning on a friend to leak possibly classified information to the press in order to burnish his own image.

Corruption and Collusion: Obama, Comey, and the Press

Andrew Klavan, PJ Media

My point is simply this: when you are listening to Comey, and when you are listening to the news media sanctifying Comey or indeed demonizing Trump, just remember who it is you are listening to: unindicted co-conspirators in an administration that was rotten to the core.