Bernie's lies … On Monday, CNN held a town hall with Democratic presidential candidates in Manchester, N.H. Harvard student Samantha Frenkel-Popell recalled how her family escaped the Soviet Union and asked Bernie Sanders how he would square his support for democratic socialism with the "failures of socialism in nearly every country that it's tried in." Bernie straight-up lied in his response, and CNN didn't bat an eye.
Bernie answered, "Is it your assumption that I supported or believe in authoritarian communism that existed in the Soviet Union? I don't. I never have. And I opposed it."
Anyone with merely a cursory knowledge of Sanders' career knows that during the 1970s and 1980s he supported and defended "authoritarian" communist regimes. He even honeymooned in the Soviet Union. Thanks to BlazeTV's Jon Miller, you don't have to take my word for it. You can listen to Bernie's own words in a video montage Miller's White House Brief team put together.
In the video clips, Bernie not only supports the cultural prowess of the Soviet Union, he praises Fidel Castro and the Nicaraguan Sandinistas' leadership, both of which were "authoritarian" regimes. Castro's regime
killed "tens of thousands" of Cubans.
Surely CNN and others in the mainstream media, who believe every word Trump speaks should be fact-checked in real time, jumped at the chance to correct Sanders, right? Don't hold your breath.
Rather than fact-check Sanders, Vox ran an explainer about how deftly Sanders used "the opportunity to define democratic socialism." The piece even mentioned his assertion about "authoritarian communism" without calling it into question.
The media care about "facts" only when they fit their agenda.
Coming for 'God Bless America'? … Over the past week both the Evil Empire — aka the New York Yankees — and the Philadelphia Flyers have stopped using Kate Smith's version of "God Bless America" during their games. The Flyers even took down a statue of Smith outside their arena. The recent actions stem from an attempt to paint Smith as racist. But what if the media and entertainment industry onslaught against Smith isn't really about her at all, but about the song "God Bless America" in particular? That's the question BlazeTV's Glenn Beck sought to answer.
And his explanation ties into the media's reluctance to fact-check Bernie's lie about his support for the Soviet Union. Beck explained how there are statues of numerous communist leaders all over the world, and virtually nobody in the media is looking to take them down. But Smith's statue? Tear it down, just like hundreds of statues of historical people and events across this country.
Beck's right. The target isn't Kate Smith; it's American values.
'Far-right anger' … On Monday, the Washington Post continued to use horrific events to attack conservatives. This time the event was the atrocious murder of over 300 Christians killed for their beliefs. The Post took the opportunity to attack "far-right" voices for daring to say that Christians face persecution.
In an article for TheBlaze, I took the Post to task for this disgusting take:
Rather than focusing on these victims, the media has decided to focus instead on those who call out the violence done against them. It's more important for the media to keep pushing the left's agenda than it is to look at the actual facts surrounding violence against Christians.
The Daily Caller's Peter Hasson noted this isn't the first time the Post has done this. He documented how the Post has done this for many recent events.
The media never miss an opportunity to go on the attack.
- Brian Stelter says Trump ordering WH official boycott of WH correspondents' dinner is an "attack against the media"
- CNN reporter hits Kamala Harris for dodging questions: "Could be a big problem for her"
- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey held closed-door meeting with President Trump on "the health of the public conversation on Twitter"
- Left-winger Cher flips out at Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders for saying felons should be able to vote from jail
- "The View's" Meghan McCain rips Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for uneducated remarks on the state of the VA: Vets have "literally died"
- MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle: "Do we need to revisit capitalism?"
- "Don't send your prayers": Journalist uses Sri Lanka terror attack to slam Christian missionaries
- Brit Hume criticizes WaPo op-ed for attacking Trump for 2016 Russian interference without acknowledging that Obama was president at the time
- BuzzFeed editor's hot take: "Suspect we'd be hearing a lot more outrage from Trump and co. if the Christians killed in Sri Lanka were white"