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Virtual Virtue

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

The more prominent persons voice virtual virtue at no cost, the quieter ones know better and make the necessary adjustments that fit what they see and hear and conclude. The result of our two worlds is that the virtual virtue signalers grow ever louder only to reach deaf ears; while the quieter become even more cynical and detached in having to live what increasingly seems a charade.

Truth Suffers in Defense of Antifa

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Journalist apologists for left-wingers look especially odd because the liberal media have protested so harshly against President Trump denouncing journalists for fake news. Antifa thugs have repeatedly beaten or threatened journalists and regular citizens on the street who dare to capture them on tape. Why, then, must they not be "vilified"?

Reminder: The press really wanted Hillary Clinton to be president

Becket Adams, Washington Examiner

If Clinton lost the 2016 election because of negative press coverage, then how did Donald Trump win? He had 15 solid months of bad press. No one – left, center or right – can argue the press went easy on the Queens businessman. If elections were determined by which candidate had the rosier press coverage, then we'd be saying "Madam President" today.

Why Won’t Media Demand Dems Condemn Antifa?

Larry O'Connor, Mediaite

Democrats are loathe to condemn Antifa because, in part, they represent their base. The same anti-capitalist, anti-American thugs who polluted our cities with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement who were praised by Nancy Pelosi and President Obama are now weaponized with the coordinated and violent tactics we see in the Antifa battles waged on a regular basis in those same cities. And Sanders, Warren, Al Franken and other Democrats are counting on them in 2018 and 2020.

Democrats Welcome Chairman Mao To America

Republicans and conservatives must force themselves to recognize that the violence perpetrated in Charlottesville, Philadelphia and Berkeley was just the probing movements of a coming hardcore Leftist revolution that intends through violence and intimidation to destroy constitutional liberty.

Elites to Trump: Stand Still While We Punch You

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Members of the ruling-class commentariat have called Trump a “sociopath,” said that he isn’t “fit to be human,” smeared him as a racist Nazi-coddler, and hurled countless other fanatical insults at him. And they wonder why he talks about them disparagingly at rallies? All of this empty outrage is nothing more than a temper tantrum from a group of hopelessly entitled phonies who can dish it out but can’t take it.

The Clownish Commisars of the Culture

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

One of the arguments against Trump last year from critics ostensibly worried about the “integrity of conservatism” was that he would revert to Manhattanite liberalism. He hasn’t. But they have. They can be heard whining about his ban on cross-dressers and transsexuals in the military, his insufficient enthusiasm for Islamic migrants, and now his defense of Robert E. Lee.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say Media Trying to Destroy Trump, Nation May Be Heading to Civil War

Conservatives believe that the media’s unrelenting and unfair attacks on President Trump and other conservatives “are pushing America to a civil war” according to a poll by FedUp PAC.

At the Orgy of Self-Righteousness

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The press had grown accustomed to Republican presidents who suffered under what might be called a conservative inferiority complex. Trump, fortunately, isn’t touched by it and is willing to call the self-appointed ruling class on its propaganda and lies. As phony Republicans and conservatives chase after the mob headed for Lee’s statue, there stands Trump like a stonewall.

Media plead ignorance of the 'alt-left'

Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner

Members of the national media are disputing President Trump's decision to blame the "alt-left" for engaging in acts of violence, and many say there is no such thing even though the term has been used for months. The so-called "alt-right" is a term for a loosely defined nationalist movement. Neither the "alt-right" nor the "alt-left" originated with Trump but people on both sides use both terms.

The Endless Hazing of Trump by Sanctimonious Frauds

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The self-appointed ruling class is overflowing with egomaniacs and heartless operators who, oblivious to the irony of their own pouting, decry Trump’s “ego” and question his “heart.” Has America ever had to endure a more insufferable collection of frauds? When not sating themselves at Margaret Sanger award galas and Black Lives Matters powwows, they can be heard lecturing Americans on “racial healing” and a culture without violence.

Between alt-right and ‘antifa,’ media still manages to be worse

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

My experience with drivers of Dodge Chargers is that they are prone to road rage. And high rates of speed. Who knows, maybe it was a pre-conceived, carefully thought out attack aimed at maximum annihilation of Neanderthals. But the “I’m White and I’m Proud Brass Knuckle Draggers” aren’t known for being particularly sharp. But then again, neither are the “Obliterate History Neanderthals” and their self-styled “antifa” moniker. The real question is why the Stupid Media gives these loudmouth malcontents so much free airtime.

TV Makers Can't Stop Ripping Republicans

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

As much as technology changes, some things remain the same. The entertainment factories keep ripping on Republican politicians in the crudest terms. We know the left remains emotionally overwrought by the reality that Donald Trump was elected president, but its never-ending demonization of the Reagans shows that its anger never softens.Its bitterness never relents.

After the Coup, What Then?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

My guess: The reaction will be one of bitterness, cynicism, despair, a sense that the fix is in, that no matter what we do, they will not let us win. If Trump is brought down, American democracy will take a pasting. It will be seen as a fraud. And the backlash will poison our politics to where only an attack from abroad, like 9/11, will reunite us.

Immigration: How Trump Derangement Syndrome Dumbs Down the Press

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

There are clearly pros and cons to the Trump Administration's immigration arguments, but the press refuse to engage in a similarly adult manner on this significant issue that has not been seriously discussed in decades.  They only attacked. And the attacks were almost as brainless as CNN Jim Acosta's, sometimes more. That's what happens where you're governed by rage and self-centeredness.

One-Note Droning on the Transgender Ban

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Whether you favor it or oppose Trump's stated policy, and regardless of how this abrupt declaration blindsided the Pentagon brass, it's indisputable that the liberal media could not and would not approach this subject with anything resembling objectivity. Never mind that military men and women — and that's all we should care about — cheered the announcement. The press centered its coverage on the gender benders affected.

The Anti-Trump Bad News Is Good News

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Perhaps conservatives should learn to enjoy the media's coverage, if only because it alerts them to bursts of common sense from the Trump administration that they otherwise might miss. We can only hope that the media's claim of a mass exodus from the State Department is true. But it is probably overstated. Most of these liberal activists masquerading as diplomats wouldn’t dare leave their cushy posts. The Center for American Progress, after all, can only hire so many of them.

Always Do More of What the Media Forbids

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

President Trump won not in spite of his utter indifference to the media’s self-serving counsel but because of it. If a Republican candidate follows the media’s advice, he typically loses; if a Republican in office takes the media’s advice, he governs fecklessly, makes no meaningful gains, and loses re-election.

So-Called Fact Checkers Keep Butchering The Facts About Obamacare

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

If people are persistently told that the GOP is preparing to “slash” Medicaid by a bazillion dollars and “revoke” the insurance of 26 million people, the average voter has every reason to be concerned. And if there isn’t a single Republican lawmaker out there effectively slapping down these misleading claims, voters will be. Republicans certainly can’t rely on factcheckers.

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.