No, Journalists Have Not Done a “Pretty Good” Job Covering Trump/Russia


Showing what is either a stunning lack of self-awareness or a shameful circle-the-wagons approach to media criticism, reporter Carl Bernstein – famous for unearthing the Watergate scandal in the 1970s – said this weekend that he was proud of the way the American news media had covered Ye Olde Collusion story.

“Our record as journalists in covering this Trump story and the Russian story is pretty good,” Bernstein said on CNN, miraculously not drawing guffaws from off camera.

Not only is that statement laughable on its face, any reporter or media critic who doesn’t characterize the press’s approach to Trump/Russia (or just Trump) as some of the worst journalism in the history of this nation is smoking something good.

Not that we would expect much better from Bernstein, whose star has fallen since his heyday. In fact, it was Bernstein himself who was involved in the CNN story that brought the Trump/Russia dossier to public light in December 2016 with salacious reporting. Reporting that failed to mention, naturally, that this dossier was the product of Hillary Clinton’s opposition research funding. It was – and is – scandalous tripe that was complied so that Clinton could win the election. And the fact that she never used it is proof that even she saw it for the phony baloney that it was.

But we digress, because reporting on the dossier is only one of many ways the American news media has failed the public this year. We’ve never seen a period of 12 months filled with so much inaccurate, after-the-fact-corrected stories. And while we appreciate that journalists have been fired and otherwise disciplined when caught peddling fiction to the public, there’s one big problem with that: These stories should have never passed editorial muster in the first place. A “correction” never hits as hard as the original story, meaning it is of the utmost importance that these outlets get it right the first time. But when it comes to Trump and Russia, that’s seldom the case.

Reported: That Robert Mueller subpoenaed Trump’s Deutsche Bank records. FALSE.

Reported: That Donald Trump Jr. got a heads-up in advance when WikiLeaks was set to publish leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee. FALSE.

Reported: That the Trump/Dossier had been proven largely correct. SO FALSE.

Reported: That Trump, as a candidate for president, told Michael Flynn to contact the Russians. FALSE.

And we didn’t have to stretch back more than a week to get these stories. It’s not as if this has been a particularly bad week for Trump/Russia reporting, it’s that this is indicative of a constant, yearlong onslaught of barely-vetted reporting that is either being shoveled out for ratings or for the purpose of turning the American people against the president. Likely both.

Either way, it is quickly deteriorating the public’s trust in the media, as is evident from a number of recent polls.

If this is “pretty good” reporting, we’d hate to see what bad journalism looks like.


  1. Bill O'Neil says

    FTN wants to talk about “peddling fiction to the public”, how about all the fiction tRump peddles to the public by way of his daily deluge of lies?

    1. Retired says

      Those tweets are for suckers like you and the media that go wild with them while Trump is moving forward , guppies like you eat that crap up .

      1. chucky001 says

        You are a clueless little trumptard. Trump is moving BACKWARD. He wants to take us into the 19th century. And the tweets are for dotards like you, by a dotard.

        1. Bob says

          Have you looked at the economy lately?

        2. mac12sam12 says

          www, Show me where we’re going backwards, Dolt.

          1. mrpoohead says

            National debt, international joke?

      2. gotabgood says

        His tweets may or may not be for suckers… but tweets like this one, just might be his last as president..

        “Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!,” Trump tweeted.

        1. Retired says

          I don’t think there are to many that support the tweeting . Never in our life time has there been so much hate against a president from the media and Congress , all because Clinton lost . These haters will not give up until the USA is a third world country .

          1. gotabgood says

            I don’t think you are being fair to your memory…. you mentioned Hillary.. do you think she was well liked and the media treated her fairly? And Bill? Those couple have had more hate thrown at them for decades.. I am talking 30 to 40 years of wanting to “Lock them up” and according to the rightwing congress, the FBI there was no just reason. Even Kenneth Starr has praises for Bill. But the hate continues as you just blamed her for the hate aimed at Trump. Do you think Trump has done anything all by himself to deserve hate?
            And I think you have forgotten about Obama. People still can’t spell his name right. At his swearing in there was a meting going on to obstruct all his plans… There was even a movement stating he wasn’t an American..
            Trump has brought all the hate upon himself, from the wall, to banning Muslims, the black community, standing with Moore.. insulting the media, and women and introducing a PHONY “fake news” to cover his lying.
            Here is a typical hate group and without reason..

            From boycotting the NFL, to shipping them out of country, and that is just some of the milder posts.

            But this one…. You have stooped even lower than Trump…. How is that even possible?
            But your group of people who hate are taking down America
            Lindsey Vonn: My eyes have been opened to ‘how divided we are’

            “My recent comments opened up my eyes as to how divided we are right now,” wrote Vonn in a lengthy Instagram post.
            “It is hurtful to read comments where people are hoping I break my neck or that God is punishing me for being ‘anti-Trump.’ (That is totally rightwing religious talk)
            “We need to find a way to put aside our differences and find common ground in communicating. Is it wrong to hope for a better world?”
            (My way or the high way… do as I do or off with your head, or today, I will shoot you!)

            As an Alpine skier, Vonn’s season involves her traveling the globe and she remarked in her post that she has seen a marked difference in the way people now view the US.
            “I am proud to be an American, and I want our country to continue to be a symbol of hope, compassion, inclusion and world unity,” Vonn wrote.
            “My travels around the world have recently made clear that this is no longer how people view the United States.
            “You cannot pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV in Europe without noticing how people are questioning our direction. It seems to me that we must lead with understanding and strive for unity in our relationships throughout the world.”

          2. Retired says

            The Clintons were never treated as bad by the media and you know that . What you say about the news in the EU is a fact ,it is almost worse than here and just as fake .You know yourself that the media makes a mountain out of a ant hill .Remember all media takes its info from a few world big ones that are all connected just like the world financial business . Last week one of my EU contacts asked about the tax bill and asked how can they come up with something like that . Their news made it sound like it was a done deal and it is not until it is in front of Trump to sign . But the news said it was a done deal , was their answer . Political wise the World is in a big mess .

          3. gotabgood says

            I could spend the next two days collecting all the smear tactics used against Hillary and Bill…. AND Obama, but what would be the purpose? Bill has served his 2 terms, Obama served his 2 terms and Hillary failed 2 times, they will not hold public office again. So if you want to beat a dead horse, feel free to do so, I am just not going to help you.
            As for the media, there are news media that tries their very best to print what is true, and when they make mistakes they will retract what they wrote and with an apology and a correction. There are some news outlets that will stand behind what they printed, true or not right up to the court date of being sued.
            Some like I said make mistakes… some purposely set out to deceive… like combining videos to make you think they happened the same place or the same time, sometimes they come right out and tell you what they do…. you should listen….

          4. cv says

            Not to get down to your level—the level of distracted—but people did not try to impeach Clinton before he assumed office. They didn’t march in the streets and call for him to be terminated. And the media gave him enormous support by comparison to Trump—as if any of that matters!! Check your credit card lately? There’s a million bucks on it, courtesy of your elected representatives. They’re quite happy when you pay attention to the little games they’re playing.

          5. gotabgood says

            No, they just tried to hang him… You recall “White Water” how about the cattle futures? Have they made movies of Trump like the Clinton Chronicles? and others.
            And you talk of the media…. Clinton had to pay for her ads. Trump got free air time because of his outlandish lies, his degrading people… his boastful lies of what he is going to do to the world.

          6. Bob says

            Not trying to beat a dead horse, simply pointing out the bias of the media and the difference in how they covered the Clintons and Obamas, and how they cover Trump.

          7. gotabgood says

            See if any of these rings any bells….
            What gate did they call all the body counts?
            the BJ
            Not American
            the list is longer than I have time for… you need to improve on your memory

          8. cv says

            Once again, focusing on trivia, while Congress picks your pocket and laughs at you. Gruber was right, and most people are living proof that he was right. Easily manipulated and used as a tool.

          9. gotabgood says

            Trumps whole life is trivial.. it is one thing after another and none of it good. He disrespect women, blacks, and any brown skin. He cheats his business partners, That is why it was hard for him to get a lawyer, hard for him to get a loan, that’s why he ended up in Russia. He cheated his construction workers. He stole from the students.. Lied about his products. There is no shame to trump. He is a playground bully, that mentally he never grew up.
            And is trying to out do lil’ bush as to how far he can take America down, even if it takes a nuclear war to do it!
            He is confessing to crimes, he is slurring his words, he needs to leave office!

          10. cv says

            You’re like a guy who is lured into the petty gossip with lurid ladies and half-drunk men while their accomplice is picking your pocket and maxing out your credit card!

          11. gotabgood says

            And that makes sense………………………

          12. cv says

            I should allow you to exercise your critical thinking skills. The media and the politicians in Congress put on the shows, such as the Russia investigation. Those are the lurid ladies and half-drunk men. The accomplices are also members of Congress, and they’re the ones who have kept interest rates low through the Fed (robbing you of compensation for the use of your money), who tax you in numerous arcane ways that you are not even aware of (do some research), and who borrow money on your account. (Your share, if you’re a working man or woman, is a cool million bucks and rising.) Just keep falling for the con, guy! I admit I used to, as well, but I studied and got informed and resigned from the Democrat party last March, after forty-five years. Pubs are bad too, but Dems have far outdone them in malfeasance, now. I never thought it would happen. The best cons are great talkers (e.g. Obama), and make you like them. Trump doesn’t qualify as a good con, too many people dislike him. The Dems and Pubs are conning you, taking your money. Trump blows the whistle. They go after him, and you believe the crooks! But they’re good cons, and you’re their hapless mark. I used to be a mark, as well. No longer! 142 trillion in unfunded federal liabilities is all you need to know.

          13. Bob says

            You need to go back to your Mama’s basement.

          14. gotabgood says

            I will be kinder to you and won’t tell you where you need to go back to.

          15. cv says

            People far worse than that are out there voting!

          16. cv says

            All second or third hand information. Besides, if he’s so awful compared to Congress, why has Congress stuck you and your kids with 142 trillion in federal liabilities? Congress and the media are against Trump because he exposed them as frauds. But you’re still buying the con, so obviously you don’t see it.

          17. gotabgood says

            Sometimes when you say wait and see, it is too late.
            Reagan gave us trickledown, you see how well that worked out. wages are down, benefits are down, hours worked are up. Trump is giving you the same thing… cut taxes for the rich and they will create jobs. HA! More money in off shore bank accounts..
            The rich have not seen a down moment since reagan gave them the 42% tax cut and if they were to create so many jobs, why did manufactures leave the country? Reagan gave them permission to look for cheap labor and they left. Soon companies will be coming back here for cheap labor and save on shipping.

          18. Bob says

            No, I don’t think they treated Hillary fairly. They ignored most of the things she did wrong. Gave her a pass on the things they could not ignore. And made up stuff to cover for her and (try to) make her look good. I’m sure you must have simply forgotten or you would have mentioned it, Hillary and the DNC paid for the thoroughly discredited “dossier” written by a former British agent with help from the …(wait for it) …Russians.

          19. Deb says

            All to protect the exprez.

          20. gotabgood says

            Well some like minded people were behind all the investigations.
            They could prove nothing..


          21. Mein kampf says

            Continue to speak with depth and dignity gotabgood. Don’t allow the hate that many here are consumed with to change the way you spread talk of unity, truth and understanding to become polluted by those who would threaten to end your life if you do not conform to their thinking. Continue to see and speak the truth.

          22. Mein kampf says

            Continue to speak with depth and dignity gotabgood. Don’t allow the hate that many here are consumed with to change the way you spread talk of unity, truth and understanding to become polluted by those who would threaten to end your life if you do not conform to their thinking. Continue to see and speak the truth.

          23. Mein kampf says

            Continue to speak with depth and dignity gotabgood. Don’t allow the hate that many here are consumed with to change the way you spread talk of unity, truth and understanding to become polluted by those who would threaten to end your life if you do not conform to their thinking. Continue to see and speak the truth.

          24. Mein kampf says

            Hang in there gotabgood.

          25. gotabgood says

            Thanks… you too

        2. Mein kampf says

          Continue to speak with depth and dignity gotabgood. Don’t allow the hate
          that many here are consumed with to change the way you spread talk of
          unity, truth and understanding to become polluted by those who would
          threaten to end your life if you do not conform to their thinking.
          Continue to see and speak the truth.

          1. gotabgood says

            You speak what is on your mind and heart too.

        3. Mein kampf says

          Continue to speak with depth and dignity gotabgood. Don’t allow the hate
          that many here are consumed with to change the way you spread talk of
          unity, truth and understanding to become polluted by those who would
          threaten to end your life if you do not conform to their thinking.
          Continue to see and speak the truth.

          1. mac12sam12 says

            “Fight the good fight.” Why don’t you two hitch a ride to Brokeback Mountain.

          2. URWorstNightmare says

            Mac12sam12 is that a photo of you and your daughter or a sure sign your an advocate for Roy Moore and his pedophilia posse. I’m certain he’ll let you ride Sassy all the way to Horseback Mountain d*psh*t. Enjoy your day with the KKK.

          3. mac12sam12 says

            That’s one of my three daughters, she has a Graduate degree in education and is currently going for her P.hd. You have a filthy liberal pedo mind.

            The KKK? I’m a republican and would never join a democrat institution. Buh bye, Bobby Byrd!

          4. mrpoohead says

            Why not? They have always taken all idiots both parties.

        4. Mein kampf says

          Were listening gotabgood.

      3. mrpoohead says

        Agreed, he’s a sucker for PR, just as long as folk are talking about him. Unfortunately most everything he says is a joke, does make us the biggest laughing stock in the world. Funny though.

        1. Retired says

          If the media would not write about every tweet he makes there would be nothing to laugh about . WE don’t have writers today , most everything is copied from a couple of sources .

          1. mrpoohead says

            Maybe he shouldn’t consistently embarrass the country then, biggest joke for a President ever!

          2. Retired says

            No that was Obama who took Carter out of the Bottom . the biggest joke is Congress and their childish games with leaders like Pelosi – Schumer and McConnell .

          3. mrpoohead says

            ‘Fraid not; Nixon stupid, Kennedy and Clinton suck, but Trump is in a ballpark of his own creation. Biggest dummy ever to hold office – he doesn’t even know the job. Priceless!!!!!

          4. Retired says

            Everyone can see Congress is the problem except you nut jobs and the fake Media ,now that is priceless . Just like you voting yourself up .

          5. mrpoohead says

            I suspect the reason you think Congress is wrong is because they are not following Trump – it wasn’t designed too. The President was created to be a figurehead, not the leader of legislation or policy. No man should have that much power.
            The system is flawed because it is for sale – the NRA (and many others) fund enough Senators on both sides to control what is and isn’t passed. In other countries you can only fund parties, you may have the ear of that party but you don’t control it. You’ll have to rewrite the Constitution to fix it.
            You haven’t got a hope in hell of changing that. America is fucked! It’s going down by the time it pays off its debt China and the EU will be way out in front – America is now a bit part.
            Go on try and refute that. Stuffed!!!!!!!!! And well deserved!

          6. Retired says

            It has nothing to do with Trump , Congress has been slipping for decades .Remember your own words Congress makes the rules and not the Pres. But it was OK when Knuckle dragger did it . Just like this Tax Bill Shaft coming is not from Trump but from Congress . The only positive so far is removing the penalty for not getting insurance .Why bring up the NRA when they are not at the top of the list as far as campaign contributors ??? Instead of posting lies and hate spend some time and look who the top Contributors are .You just might be surprised how far down the list the NRA is .

          7. mrpoohead says

            Never said it was Trump’s fault, equally not his to fix – drain the swamp indeed. How?
            Congress makes the rules so obviously Knuckle Dragger didn’t – duh!
            NRA, easy example. They fund enough senators on both sides to control what is past – no lies. Visit their website and it’ll tell you who they fund. The other players are so powerful they get Bills they want introduced, NRA don’t require that.
            When have you caught me in a lie? Never! I’m not a extreme right or left fruit-bat.
            So, to reiterate – in other countries individual funding is not allowed. Party funding only.
            Again, America is stuffed! And, deservedly so. Going down, just a case of how far!?
            Emigrate – there’s no future!

          8. Retired says

            You forget about all of Knuckle draggers EOs that Congress allowed for 8 years .You seem to forget who started the PAC money BS and has backfired .What the NRA donates is peanuts compared to the controlling campaign money groups , but you are to lazy to look up who the heavy weights are .Other counties do not allow campaign for over 2 years like Hillary did with her media friends .Next year Congress has no plans for more than several weeks .BS is all you present .

          9. mrpoohead says

            Name one EO that did that – they are easily negated by Congress or the people.

          10. mrpoohead says

            The NRA own enough senators to control, that’s all you need. Duh!
            Campaigning, if you got the money or position goes on for as long as you like, wherever you are.
            Never refuted!!!!!
            You remain a dummy!

          11. Retired says

            That is a big fat lie and more poop you spread .

          12. mrpoohead says

            Well when you’ve visited the NRA website you’ll find I’m correct. Refute with reputable reference.

          13. Retired says

            The NRA is not in the top bracket of owning Congress , are you that Ignorant and stupid to look at who owns congress . The NRA does not make them Rich like Wall Street and some of the other top contributors , so try your LIES on someone else .

          14. mrpoohead says

            The NRA own enough senators, both sides, to veto whatever. That’s all you need – duh!
            Finance Industry got them to repeal Glass-Steagall Act, they just have more clout.
            You are a halfway at best!

          15. Retired says

            I own some Ocean front property in Arizona .would you like to buy it ????

          16. mrpoohead says

            No, you can’t refute one iota of that – which is why you don’t even try. Just deflect. Funny as!
            NRA website will confirm that too.

          17. Retired says

            You have nothing but BS .

          18. mrpoohead says

            Which amusingly you can’t seem to refute with a reference. Probably means it is all correct.

          19. Retired says

            You are all the proof one needs , better take your meds and return to your padded room in the sewer .

          20. mrpoohead says

            Never refuted – that’s all you need!

          21. mrpoohead says

            …….but you can’t prove it. Funny!

          22. Retired says

            Why don’t you go out and take care of your goats .

          23. Retired says

            That you is nuts is there in plain sight . Only a mental case votes himself up .

          24. mrpoohead says

            You’re becoming increasingly boring – unless you have something to contribute don’t think I’ll bother in future.
            I remain never refuted.

          25. Retired says

            Bullshitsky !!!

          26. mrpoohead says

            P.S. Opioid disaster. Happened because pharmacy is for sale and they’re all greedy. Hasn’t happened anywhere else, because of controls. Socialized medicine – better healthcare for all!!!!!!!!!

          27. Retired says

            It is the open border you support that allows the Illegal drugs . Most are dying from street drugs and not the pain medicine .This is another one of Obama ACA and Insurance companies not wanting to pay for the cost of pain medicine . It started years ago with not covering Vicodin right after the ACA took affect .Insurance does not want to pay for high cost medicine.

          28. mrpoohead says

            Opioid drugs are the recent big problem, that and ice – border immaterial. Duh!

          29. Retired says

            Opioids are Illegal drugs that people are dying from, you just can’t handle facts .The media is lumping them together with pain killers . Another lie you swallowed hook line and sinker .Keep the border open and kill more people with illegal drugs .

          30. mrpoohead says

            Opioid issue is a pharmaceutical problem or provide reference to prove otherwise.
            Heroin use in the U.S. is low, it is an Asian drug and thus moves more to Europe and Oceania, the US tends to get drugs from the Americas.

          31. Retired says

            You can NOT even get that one right , who do you think the people are , dying daily from Illegal Drugs in the USA . Your fake media will not tell you that .

          32. mrpoohead says

            Synthetic opioid deaths account for more than double that of heroin and by far and away the leader in death from abuse. US drug agency. Never refuted!

          33. Retired says

            You are pathetic , better go outside and get some of that clean southern Ca. air .

          34. mrpoohead says

            You can’t refute that either because it is a fact. Awwww – getting walked all over dummy!
            Not in California – see you can’t even keep up or take in information. Dummy!

          35. Retired says

            It does not matter which city sewer you live In they all stink like what you post .

          36. mrpoohead says

            Never refuted – do you understand what that means? No one has been able to catch me in a lie, simply because I only use facts.
            You really need to change your name to “Retarded” it would be more appropriate.
            I don’t always approve of the facts, but they are irrefutable!!!!!!!!!!!
            Suspect stink is your side of sewer – I ain’t the one full of crap.
            Don’t live in a city either.

          37. Retired says

            Calling yourself poohead is all the proof people need that you are full of crap ,just like you spread it . Typical of a sewer Rat .

          38. mrpoohead says

            Never refuted!!!!! That’s all you need.

          39. Retired says

            Repeat yourself much ,like a drunk . Obama juice pickle the few brain cells that might have been there .

    2. cv says

      You’re focusing on trivia while Congress is literally picking your pocket and laughing at you behind your back.

      1. Bill O'Neil says

        Thee Republiklans do indeed like to pick our pockets. Paul Ryan can’t wait to destroy Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

        1. cv says

          Actually, Bill, they were designed for destruction when they were created, and by my former fellow Democrats. What you don’t understand is that you’ve been had: none of these programs was designed on a solid fiscal foundation, and the designers knew it, but did it anyway. But they succeeded in buying your vote, didn’t they? Keep loving the con, guy! It’s so sad, but it makes the crooks in DC glad!

          1. Bill O'Neil says

            Social Security came onboard back in the 1930’s and has been doing a pretty decent job of it’s intended purpose ever since then. It does need a little tweaking like raising the limit on the annual income to be taxed, to keep it going.

          2. cv says

            Decent job if you want to live in a tent in the park or under a bridge. Tweaked? It’s going to need a major influx of cash or reduction of benefits, and age raised until people die before collecting. But that can also be arranged through the back door by eroding the value of the dollar, or not keeping up with inflation. People will get forty cents on the dollar and not realize it. Gruberized public is okay with it!

          3. Bill O'Neil says

            The current max income taxed for SS is $127,200. There never should have been a limit to begin with, never the less it should be taken off now, which would provide much needed funds. The Republiklans would much rather destroy the whole system rather than fix it.

          4. cv says

            I also point out that I started saving through my job for my retirement a quarter century ago. I did the max, and my contributions there roughly equal my contributions to SS. If I retire today, I can recover all my SS contributions in about thirty years, but the money will be worth far less than the money I original put in due to inflation. Meanwhile, in my private job account, it is currently worth double my original contributions, and I control it, not the government, and my wife and kids can inherit it. That’s how great SS is: It’s a terrific way to make fifty cents for every dollar invested! i.e. lose money.

          5. Bill O'Neil says

            A lot of people who thought they had a company funded retirement ended up with nothing when the company went belly up. At least they still had their Social Security.

          6. cv says

            Now they won’t have that, either!

        2. mac12sam12 says

          The only entitlement that would be targeted is welfare. Welfare reform would lower the roles. When Clinton implemented welfare rearm the roles went down by 50%. SS, Medicare and Medicaid won’t be touched and the Washington Post says you’re a liar.

          1. mrpoohead says

            Welfare reform usually means the take away here, give over there – big deal!

  2. gotabgood says

    I know this is off topic…. but you must become aware of what your leaders are TRULY up to….

    This is talking to you, the person holding this sign at a Teaparty Rally.
    I know there are millions of Republican seniors who depend on Medicare… and Ryan ALSO is after your Social Security check….

    House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to cut Medicare, punishing a key part of the GOP’s base – older Americans

    1. Retired says

      Do you remember the year Congress stole $100.00 from your SS and then there was the year Congress started using SS money for the general fund ??? Where is all that money ???? How will congress operate if Ryan gets his way changing SS . Congress has been sticking it to the Elderly for a long time

      1. gotabgood says

        You most likely will not like my response, but during the Reagan years I was going through my own political crisis. Being just baptized a Christian (May 1980) and my pastor brain washing me with anyone for abortion is not of God… I (cough cough,,threw a bit in my mouth), voted for Reagan…. (So sorry President Carter), anyway I started paying attention… NOT just at election time,but their speeches and what was going on. I very soon regretted voting for Reagan, especially after this happened. Now maybe someone else has done something… I don’t know.. you will enlighten me with references if you do, but, like I said, I was paying attention now.

        Ronald Reagan was one of the most popular presidents in modern history. As a former Hollywood actor, he had an uncommon degree of charisma. The conservatives absolutely loved Reagan for his efforts to reduce the size of government, but most liberals hated him with a passion. Reagan is still revered by a lot of Americans. This reverence for Ronald Reagan helps to explain how he was able to fool most of the American people to a degree unparalleled by any other modern president. With the help of Alan Greenspan, Reagan pulled off one of the greatest frauds ever perpetrated against the American people.

        It is so ironic that many people, today, still believe that Ronald Reagan came galloping up on a great white horse to sound the alarm that Social Security was in deep financial trouble. He then allegedly figured out a solution to the problem and rammed his legislative proposal through Congress in a three-month period. On April 20, 1983, the signing ceremony for the new legislation took place with great fanfare. Below are some of Reagan’s remarks at the signing ceremony.

        This bill demonstrates for all time our nation’s ironclad commitment to social security. It assures the elderly that America will always keep the promises made in troubled times a half a century ago. It assures those who are still working that they, too, have a pact with the future. From this day forward, they have our pledge that they will get their fair share of benefits when they retire…

        Today, all of us can look each other square in the eye and say, “We kept our promises.” We promised that we would protect the financial integrity of social security. We have. We promised that we would protect beneficiaries against any loss in current benefits. We have. And we promised to attend to the needs of those still working, not only those Americans nearing retirement but young people just entering the labor force. And we’ve done that, too…

        Instead of being a proud day for America, April 20, 1983, has become a day of shame. The Social Security Amendments of 1983 laid the foundation for 30-years of federal embezzlement of Social Security money in order to use the money to pay for wars, tax cuts and other government programs. The payroll tax hike of 1983 generated a total of $2.7 trillion in surplus Social Security revenue. This surplus revenue was supposed to be saved and invested in marketable U.S. Treasury bonds that would be held in the trust fund until the baby boomers began to retire in about 2010. But not one dime of that money went to Social Security.

        1. Retired says

          So it was 83 they stole $100.00 from your SS a month , how was congress at the time as far as who controlled it . Do you remember ??? But I thought the use of SS money was being used before then for the General fund . Reagan was not for the working class .

          1. gotabgood says

            Here is who Reagan was and who he worked for…. this is very short so you can listen to it a few times..

            The Republican party as a whole is NOT for the working class.


          2. mac12sam12 says

            During the Obama administration went from 72% of the population down to 51%. The republicans are for the middle class.

          3. gotabgood says

            Lowest-income Americans would take bigger hit than first thought under Senate GOP tax bill, CBO says

            Republicans have never been for the middle class….. NEVER

          4. mac12sam12 says

            That’s not true, did you read the WP article? Schumer flat out lies about the tax bill and he knows it will make the economy go BOOM! Everybody benefits, even you.

          5. gotabgood says

            The article I gave you has nothing to do with Schumer… it was from the CBO

            Yeah,,, BOOM as in exploding, destruction everywhere.

          6. mac12sam12 says

            The Republicans are never for the middle class, and yet it was the democrats that destroyed the middle class the years of Hussein’s administration. The tax cuts will help everyone. If you’re against that you’re a party hack.

          7. gotabgood says

            Nixon took a hunk out of middle class in his HMO’s, he even confesses to that on tape.
            BUT Reagan is the one that destroyed middle class, and his legacy lingers yet today and with Trump he will kill middle class… THINK if at all possible!!!!!!!!!!!
            He wants to give the rich another 15% cut…… who will pick up that tab???? The rich? HA! they just got the cut!!!!! The poor?? With what? They barely make it from one dinner to the next…. that leaves the middle class……….. or.. they will hit the seniors… which some day if not there already… you will become one of them!!!


          8. mac12sam12 says

            When the obama administration started the middle class was 72% of the population, and when he left it was 51%. No one destroyed it more than him and the reason is because 75% of jobs were part time. What you said about Reagan is opinion and not true.

            The rich will have their taxes hiked to 37% which is a mistake. They should get a tax break because they pay 40% of all the taxes. That’s the top 1%. The government getting the money doesn’t help the economy.

            He’s cutting corporate andy business taxes and deregulating to make doing business cheaper.

            Pelosi and Schumer playing the class warfare game and you fall for it.

          9. mrpoohead says

            Congress are in charge of the economy – split down the middle as I recall.
            Yes, this idiot here also blames his mother for his football team’s results. What a retard!

          10. gotabgood says

            Just like the tax cuts when Reagan gave them…. help everyone?
            people had to start working more than one job, longer hours, less pay, less benefits. Before Reagan only one per household had to work.. after Reagan more than one job was required to run a household.. and individual savings, all but stopped!

          11. Bob says

            CBO is a lying bunch of establishment insiders.

          12. gotabgood says

            NEWS FLASH…
            Trump is president
            Ryan speaker of House
            McConnell speaker of senate
            GOP in charge of SCOTUS
            Now what were you saying about “establishment insiders”

          13. gotabgood says

            “During the Obama administration went from 72% of the population down to 51%. The republicans are for the middle class. “
            I do not understand that comment. What went from 72% to 51%? Popularity?
            Trumps popularity has NEVER been that high.
            RTW is not for middle class
            cutting SS and Medicare is not for middle class
            Cutting benefits, wages, and the 40 hour work week is not for middle class
            All through your life and beyond, the right has always wanted to cut taxes for the rich. when taxes are cut someone has to come in and pay the piper… guess who?
            Listen to your leader talk of the rightwing….

          14. cccarr says

            here is a news flash…all of us who “work” regardless of the industry or position are “working class”. the other class is the political/celebrity class that is never subjected to the rules set for the working class.

          15. gotabgood says

            You said that like you are expecting an argument from me?

        2. Codygunn says

          They have the money to fund Social Security. We fund refugee resettlement at the cost of 12billion dollars?? This is just the initial cost.We can’t fund Social Security?? Can you say firing squad?? Senate and Congress??

          1. gotabgood says

            12 billion is a long ways away from the 2.7 trillion Reagan stole.
            We can fund SS, if we got some decent paying jobs, we get the people back to work with minimum wage at $15 and hour. and take the cap off SS tax… you earn one dollar a percent goes to SS. you ear one billion dollars a percent goes to SS. Problem solved…. And get that money back that Reagan stole and keep ALL politicians out of SS. No loans, no nothing

        3. Bob says


          1. Mein kampf says

            Immature Asinine Child.

          2. ABO says

            Exactly Bob and every time you respond to that troll he gets paid.

          3. gotabgood says

            That’s like throwing the white towel in..
            you have nothing else to fall back on, so in desperation… you resort to name calling..


      2. Michael Dennewitz says

        Ahhh, gottabedumberthanshit is back! Haven’t you people blocked thus commie troll yet? 😣🙁☹😢

        1. Mein kampf says

          MD give the man his right to be free to express his opinion. Why lower yourself to using derogatory name calling and thinking that any opinion that doesn’t agree with yours is anti-American? Me thinks you are on the side of the Russians because you can’t agree to disagree without humiliating others and not willing to debate in a mature manner. This forum belongs to everyone with an opposing view and that includes yours.

    2. Jerry Hughes says

      Are you still alive liberal dem bloodsucker?
      I thought that sure you would have committed suicide by now.

      1. gotabgood says

        I have lived through my disappointment…. now things are improving, NJ, Virginia, Oklahoma, Alabama… I think it is 33 seats we have won this year…. more to come.
        Alabama……………… Can you believe it? Who knows maybe the people of Georgia, Mississippi and Louisianan will get tired of living a life of poverty and vote for the benefit of themselves…. and Texas… you know I can’t you out in the cold,,,, come on over and see how the better half live. If it wasn’t for the union jobs in Texas your state earning average would be way down. They are also keeping you from becoming a welfare state like your neighbors to the East.

        1. Bob says

          If the Democrat Party had to pay for the free campaign air time given to them by the MSM, including their biased bashing of GOP, they would not be able to afford it.

          1. gotabgood says

            See it is one thing to spout off without any backup than to speak with truth and references
            Donald Trump Rode $5 Billion in Free Media to the White House

    3. Maureen Hannon says

      $800 billion was stolen from Medicare to pay for Obamacare. Congresses having been taking money from the Social Security trust fund or decades. Remember, back in the 80’s, President Reagan warned that SS would have to be fixed, or it would go bankrupt. But the Left and the media accused him of trying to scare the people. They said that Social Security was fine, now it’s about to go bankrupt.

      1. gotabgood says

        No that is wrong… I would give you references…… but would you read them? Probably not./
        Reagan warned about SS alright and then proceeded to rob American people blind through his nasty deeds.
        Ronald Reagan and The Great Social Security Heist

      1. gotabgood says

        Sorry you can’t keep riding that article especially when talking of Medicare and SS. it doesn’t mention it.
        1.5 trillion dollar increase… how is that going to be paid for??????
        Ryan’d plan from the time he got help from the government for his education he wanted this to happen…

        1. mac12sam12 says

          The workforce will increase once taxes go down and that will pay for it.

          Millions won’t die and grandma won’t be thrown off the cliff.

          1. mrpoohead says

            More flying piggies! Yes, give the wealthy a tax break and where will they invest? We’re they get the best return, cheap labour Asia.

  3. gotabgood says


    Doug Jones just defeated Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate election. See the results above and latest news below.
    Doug Jones: “I just don’t know what the hell to say”

    1. Retired says

      You just might regret those word once congress does less than it is doing now . The Pussy Hat Society is out to control politics and you like that ???? How would you like it if a woman gets together with several others and started rumors about you that can not be proven .

      1. gotabgood says

        You can tell a lot about a person just by listening to them… what is there character like?
        Trump, Moore fit into a mold.. They are liars easily proven, the are egotistical, they have no respect for humans and especially of the dark skin variety. And neither have respect for women..
        I have no problem believing the women that spoke out against these two..

        1. Maureen Hannon says

          But what about the dozens of women who said that Clinton molested them? And what about Hillary? Not long ago, she said that women who ‘ve accused some one o molesting them should be listened to, taken seriously and not demeaned for reporting it, The same Hillary that had said that the women who accused Bill were trashy bimbos. And she probably supported Bill when he ILLEGALY, had the FDA pass the abortion pill without testing for safety because it was already known to kill not only unborn babies, but often the mother too. Had they tested it, they couldn’t have passed it. Clinton was dependent on the abortion lobby to get reelected he knew that they would not be happy if any limits were put on abortion. Hillary was probably also in avor o those wanting to let butchers like Kermit Gosnell continue to run dirty,dangerous abortion mills.

          1. gotabgood says

            One big difference….. Trump is our president…. he is America’s representative, not either of the Clinton’s.

          2. ABO says

            Her words in reference to those women who accused Bill were ” that’s what you get when you drag a dollar bill through a trailer park, Bimbos”.

        2. mac12sam12 says

          You paint with a broad brush and you say Trump is racist and have no proof, you’re like AKLady who throws it up against the wall to see if it sticks. No one divided the country more than obama.

          The economy’s coming back, the GDP is up and ISIS is being decimated. That’s what people ate interested in.

          1. gotabgood says


            As I have said before Trump is riding the coat tails of Obama with economy..
            Trump has not PASSED ONE BILL, let alone created any jobs…. When McDonalds hires someone to sweep the floor, Trump did not create that job. If Trump signs a bill to repair I-80, that is creating jobs.
            Obama’s economy is good so companies will hire to keep up with the demand, People buy cars on good economy, Shops hire mechanics on good economy. Trump is not creating jobs… the economy is in demand.
            Bringing back companies to US would be creating.

          2. mac12sam12 says

            Trump isn’t riding the coattails of Obama’s economy. It never came back and only got worse. Want his record numbers? They’re all bad.

            With lower taxes more people will find work, and Trump did create that. Over taxation and over regulation destroys jobs, and Obama did create that. Companies are coming back to the US, and our trade deals are improving.

          3. mac12sam12 says

            You know I’m right if that’s all you have.

          4. gotabgood says

            You have nothing but lies… I could take the time and show you… but you would call it fake news or that’s from the left media…. so why bother with you…
            in fact… we don’t debate, we argue.. you don’t supply information.. you supply stuff from Joe the Plumber, and Coast to Coast and Info wars… and blogs… there is no point in sending you anything… your mind is made up…. If I tell you I am going to send you something you could very easily post your remarks on it before I even send it…. useless.
            Question January 2009 we were better off than January 2017?

          5. mac12sam12 says

            It’s not what I’ve heard from someone else, it’s what I’ve seen with my own eyes.

          6. gotabgood says

            I ask a question.. you ignored it..

          7. mac12sam12 says

            We are a lot better in 2017. Two GDP’s over 3%, and the last GDP at 3.3% happened even with the hurricanes and would have been at 4%+. Then there’s the stock market and consumer confidence.

        3. Bob says

          As regards the “woman problem” of both men, why has none of it been proven then?

          1. gotabgood says

            We don’t need to PROVE IT!!
            We have a confession. a tape. we have a witness to the authenticity of the tape. We have numerous witness to back up what he confessed to. it is an open and shut case!
            The other one, I hope they continue with the investigation and that will be easily proven also, especially with his signature in year book, but the length of time might stand in the way of anything being done, except that his political career will be over, which most likely is anyway.

        4. Retired says

          Where is the proof on Moore , we know the Clown trump can be . But when it comes to work he is all work . Him and his Dad did not get there from sitting on a couch . So I am sure you will have a lot of negative to say about that .

          1. gotabgood says

            Trump does not work… he lies and steals from his contractors and employees. He makes makes bogus claims even about the water he was suppose to bottle, his label only. Makes a bogus university…. how many millions do you think he stole from people trying to improve themselves?
            You won’t believe me if you believe Trump. How in this world you can believe ANYTHING HE SAYS is beyond me..
            I have doubts he is even human….. show your birth certificate….. long form….. original…

          2. Retired says

            Is that you giving Trump a hug ???? Why would trump have to work anymore , a good leader delegates and gets rid of the trash that does not produce . McConnell -McCain – Pelosi and Schumer are the ones holding up progress .

    2. Mein kampf says


  4. Greg says

    Journalists have not covered any story “pretty good”! Their coverage has always been biased, full of prejudice, lies, made up and basically “SHITTY”!! There isn’t one paper or tv news channel, except FOX News and OAN, that has been “fair and just”!!

    1. URWorstNightmare says

      HAHAHAHA!!! what an unbiased opinion from a pea brain Trumpeteer.

  5. MILES E DRAKE says

    It is now beyond question that on the morning of November 9, 2016, as the bribe-taking baby-killing bulldyke slept off the screaming bottle-throwing rampage that prevented her from conceding the election, a council of Obammunist advisers was assembled by the miscegenated coke-snorting communist pothead who had kept her out of prison to rule as his puppet until the 22nd Amendment could be done away with, and he could return on the shoulders of the mestizos and the mohammedans as President-for-Life like his boyhood heroes Mobutu and Mugabe on the old continent. Like The Grinch when confronted by Cindy Lou Who, these traitors thought up a lie and they thought it up quick. Their ingenious lie was to turn the tables and accuse President-elect Trump of precisely the same collusion with Russian oligarchs that the destroyer of bimbos and murderer of Ron Brown, Vince Foster and Seth Rich had, along with her rapist consort, been engaging in for years. From the first moment, the forked-tongued liars of the mainstream media were at the table to concoct and spread these lies, their reward being lifetime appointments in the Ministry of Truth and lucrative contracts operating the regime’s telescreens in the Soros- and Steyer-controlled peoples republic that is to follow the overthrow of the legitimately-elected President of the United States. This is not going to end until Soros and Steyer are dead or in hiding, the kinky-headed quisling and his muscle-bound tranny consort are in exile in whatever sand dune or rain forest really gave him a birth certificate, the witch and the rapist are forever separated (they won’t mind) in different correctional institutions and the media purveyors of lies and propaganda have gone the way of Tokyo Rose and Lord Haw Haw.

    1. Codygunn says

      Soros highly involved. He had something to do with the election fraud in Alabama.

    2. Rod Carveth says

      Miles — how many medications are you supposed to take? Do the nurses know that you haven’t taken them this morning? You suffer from major paranoid delusions.

      1. backtofront says

        Au contraire. Must be that you are the deluded one. Miles just wrote the absolute truth and very, very well at that.

      2. JCluvsTrump says

        Go off somewhere and die, pig.

        1. URWorstNightmare says

          You first dickwad!

          1. JCluvsTrump says

            Who pulled your string bitch?

          2. URWorstNightmare says

            Using the Lord Christ as an avatar and stating his love for Trump in your username is a travesty as you are. Show some respect doofus. God loves all his children regardless of title.

          3. JCluvsTrump says

            Big nose Jew creep, away with you.

          4. URWorstNightmare says

            Do you and your KKK brethren celebrate Christmas in white robes or Red and green ones for the holidays? Happy Hanukkah and Feliz Navidad!

          5. JCluvsTrump says

            White. Because it is the color of righteousness and purity and all that is good. I see you capatilized the word “red”. Why is that? Perhaps because you are a heathen communist? Or maybe you are just the average slime pig jack off.

          6. URWorstNightmare says

            You bore me below Average White Boy. Go masterbate on your sheets.

          7. JCluvsTrump says

            Jew baby, kill yourself now you hideous bastard.

          8. JCluvsTrump says

            I will bore your rectal cavity, you son of a filthy trollop whore, vagabond, carnival worker.

      3. Deborah Pratt says

        Gosh, that’s almost a ‘direct quote’ from Hillary Clinton during the campaigns!! Problem, every ‘delusion’ of ‘conspiracy’ that D. Trump had has, since that time, been proven ‘true’!! ‘Paranoia’? No! ‘Delusion’? No! Just a good look at the nightmare our government has become!!

        1. xeriscapelady says

          So says an idiot woman. I can say that as I am a woman, and know how air head bimboo most are ..sadly. Its the stupid school system and I know it first hand as I taught school and had to tread lightly as the corrupt air heads were in charge.

          1. URWorstNightmare says

            So says a chick with a dick, no brain and no balls. Not hard to believe you were a teacher and not argumentatively a piss-poor one. Find a new career and quit ruining our children’s future with your inabilities as a teacher.

      4. cv says

        Miles is a little out there, but you know, for years now one of the standard ploys of politicians is to accuse other people of being crazy. If you want to see crazy, watch our former AG Lynch say, with a straight face, that “sometimes you have to spill blood on the streets”, her candid, on camera assessment of Trump’s victor in November of 2016. Or check out the 2.5 minute U-tube political ad where Elizabeth Warren creates a dark vision of Trump as if he’s Voldemort. It’s enough to give a sane man pause. As I told all my former Dem Lib colleagues, all Clinton had to win the election was…act nicer than Trump. She failed.

      5. URWorstNightmare says

        A mixture of PCP, Quaaludes and LSD. Same goes for the four Trumpeteers who commented and praised his fantasy-themed post with such divine ass-kissing. “Brilliantly written, Excellent!, WOW!!” Geez! Why don’t the five of you get married already! HAHAHAHA!!!

    3. backtofront says

      Excellent! Truth so very well written.

    4. JCluvsTrump says

      WOW!! Well said. Well spoken.

    5. Beeotchstewie the deplorable says

      Brilliantly written Miles!

  6. 2399molly says

    The lying media is making so much money on their lies, this will never stop. Not in our country but in other countries is their crap eaten up. Just like the National Enquirer use to be, other countries are saying “Wow, we don’t have it so bad here”. They think that their leaders are great. Note: “ Mayor of London.” What we as decent people do not realize is they are selling your freedom out. Not to just Our Senate and House but to our judicial system that is suppose to protect us.

  7. zookeeper216 says

    Journalists? lol, no. Not even close

    1. ernldo says

      Yeah, and I’m a brain surgeon because I can spell it….These louts are merely than leftist demotard propagandists….

    2. JCluvsTrump says

      No. Terrorists with a keyboard.

  8. cv says

    There’s a reason most of the media and Democrats and Republicans in Congress hate Trump: he’s not playing the game. What’t the game? Money. Trillions of dollars that Congressmen and women can use to buy voters with promises they can’t keep, and campaign contributions from voters and corporations. They also benefit from insider trading, immune from the ordinary laws. They would like us all to ignore the 142 trillion in liabilities they ran up in their Ponzi schemes. Trump, for all his foibles, called them out, and that is Not Allowed. Worse yet, the abusive media could not run him off (they succeeded with Gary Johnson, far and away the best candidate), and an incredible outpouring of negative ads and opinions—far worse than anything Trump has ever done or said—was ineffective. Russia collusion? What a laugh. I was a Dem Lib for forty-five years, but after a year and a half of utter nonsense from the media and Congress about Trump and how deranged is supposedly is, I’d had enough. Read Ralph Nader. It’s a duopoly, and Trump is the realization of Nader’s dream: a billionaire who can bust up that duopoly of Dem and Pub that is destroying America. Trump deranged? His greatest contribution has been bringing out the baseline irrationality of the American public. Americans are nuts to put up with what the media and Congress has been doing to them for decades. Any candidate so detested by the media, Pubs, and Dems, has got to be a good choice for the American people.

    1. cccarr says

      thank you zookeeper!

      1. cv says

        You’re welcome, cccarr! Just doing my job, rattling the cages.

    2. backtofront says

      Absolutely right. Those who listen to the media tripe are nothing but ignorant, lazy individuals.

      1. JCluvsTrump says

        And on food stamps.

        1. ernldo says

          ..and wear diapers

      2. xeriscapelady says

        They could be smart in book learning, but lack total common sense. and stubborn like mules.

        1. cv says

          I work at a university, hard science, decades. They don’t have to be that smart anymore because standards have gone so low. The lack of mental clarity and flexible thinking basically comes from ignorance and insecurity.

        2. ernldo says

          Yup, educated idiots…I’ve worked for a few.

        3. backtofront says

          They used to be “educated idiots.” Today, they are simply “indoctrinated idiots.”

      3. DAlnB41 says

        Obama capitalized on this with his two billion dollar marketing budget; that kind of money buys a lot of fabricated, half-truth and flat out lies ! Some think, as much money as that is, there was enough left as Obama was preparing to leave office that SOME of that money went in a “pay forward” package to various news reporters and talk show hosts so they can keep their support of Obama and his agenda moving!

    3. jimmy midnight says

      But the problem is, Trump and is friends will make, “What media and congress have been doing to them for decades,” significantly worse.

      The good part is, it’ll be further exposed. The party U misguidedly failed 2 mention among those who’ve been doing stuff 2 us–is MONEY, which U actually did mention earlier. As an eternal optimist, I dare 2 hope 45’ll B good us all in the long run, because his vile antics will expose our militarism, and allow our posterity 2 avoid another 2 generations of arms race.

      1. cv says

        Jimmy, a president alone can’t do much of anything, let alone make it worse. He needs real help from Congress, which handles the money. Trump has close to zero support in Congress. As you say and I say, it’s all, or at least mostly, about money. Ideology is cheap. Power and money is what they want, and the fact Trump isn’t a team player is a significant problem for them. As to his “vile antics”, his opponents outdid him enormously in that department. Just check out Hillary and Warren’s 2.5 minutes U-tube ad. We’re supposed to have concentration camps now. Trump is sometimes obtuse and rude, but if you actually keep track of what people complain about, the so-called antics are few and far between. A lot of it is people pretending that he was hurtful or racist. Absolutely stupid, and obvious to most. That’s why he won.

        1. Retired says

          cv >>>>> Some will never learn how bad congress is with their lobbyist .

          1. cv says

            And it’s far, far worse than that. I admit I was fooled until about twenty years ago. But then ten years ago I got very well informed because I started to read reports on the budget on the .gov websites. I was appalled! And as a highly-trained successful author and scientist I can read media articles and see the spin as clear as looking out a window.

          2. Retired says

            You got it .

        2. jimmy midnight says

          So, hypothetically, let’s reduce it all 2, “Obtuse and rude,” so that it becomes more or less constant. Perhaps U should keep a diary 4 a few days, and as a dramatic exercise, put yourself in the shoes of a dedicated activist, and see how many of the things 45 says could B imaginably construed as prejudicial. Just today, rhymes with “itch” dissed the bejeebers outta the FBI. These things occur in such rapid succession that I can’t remember what he did thataway 48 or more hours ago.

          45 clearly is a racist, a homophobe, and a misogynist. As a Roy Cohn protege, he’s actually not an anti-Semite, but he does seek 2–USE the support of anti-Semites. Roy C. would B proud, because he was 1 manipulative mammy-plugger.

          Y, R U placing Hillary and Liz Warren’s video next 2 the claim ’bout “concentration camps?” As usual, no FUCKING predicate. But a cornucopia of mean, stupid, and ignorant. Go have a feast on it!

          1. cv says

            You need help. Do yourself a favor and reach out for it. Or take up yoga.

          2. jimmy midnight says

            Wrong again, as pertains about 85% of the time. U! R the 1 in need of help, as manifest in your inability to address ANY of fact-related points I just raised. Instead, U resort 2 insults. That, “Names will never hurt me,” should be obvious.

            The old proverb says, “There’s a lost argument CONFESSION in the striking of an initial blow.” (It’s Chinese, so I paraphrase.)

          3. ABO says

            You wouldn’t recognize a FACT if it jumped up and bit you in the face. I notice that you invariably neglect to provide any source for any of your imaginary facts.
            Just fabricate and claim it’s all “fact”.

          4. cv says

            Midnight, I was being sincere. You truly do need help. I wouldn’t go to a psychologist or psychiatrist, I suggest you take up yoga and mindfulness meditation. If you are able to discipline yourself sufficiently (many can’t), work up to a couple hours a day. It will help clear your mind of the conditioning. I admit I used to have random delusions about politics and other subjects, as well, because I read and believed the media without sufficient criticism. So I was not insulting you. Your reaction shows further that you would, indeed, benefit from yoga.

          5. ernldo says

            jimmy dimwit needs a new hobby. Like russian roulette….with an autoloader.

          6. Craig Vandertie says

            Jimmy, let us see your bank statements, I would not be surprised that some of the money deposited came from the Soros, the DNC, or Lamestream media, crawl back down t o your dungeon where you have the Communist News Network airing 24/7 and ggo back to playing your video games.

          7. jimmy midnight says

            Thanks 4 thinking I’m good enough at this 2 B paid. I wish I was, then I’d take the time’n’trouble 2 TOTALLY destroy your so-called ideas, or at least reduce them 2 little piles if desiccated excrement that would blow away in gentle breezes.

            Nuthin’ like fresh air.

          8. backtofront says

            Wow Jimmy! You obviously need some sleep. Need to get to bed before Midnight. Perhaps you should change your name. You sound like an out-of-control crazy man.

      2. xeriscapelady says

        Jimmy, Leave America and do us all a favor. We don;t need dumb Clinton kool-aide people here anymore. Its all we can stand. My ancestors founded this country and they would kick out sicko vile swamp creatures like you.

        1. Michael Zimmerman says

          So, xeriscapelady, you must be of American Indian descent, based upon your ancestors comment. Which tribal branch are you from? Apache? Comanche? Cherokee? Piute? Seminole? Navajo? Or would it be one I missed?

          1. jimmy midnight says

            Thanks 4, making a point that is too often lost these days.

          2. cv says

            You first. Your argument is absurd. We should all go move back to Africa. In fact, the native american indians stole the continent from the bison and other species, whom they wiped out.

          3. Craig Vandertie says

            cv, my opinion is if those of primarily Caucasian race were indeed to leave the entire western hemisphere to those who were here when our ancestors arrived then fine all comforts and conveniences thought up and created by the Caucasian race should leave with us.

          4. cv says

            Fair enough! But all those arguments about race and who was here first are racist and silly. Those who believe them should be thrown back in time to 1850 and see how their fare. Which is your point, I think.

          5. Craig Vandertie says

            At least far enough back in time before the Spaniards even brought the horses here, very few weapons made of forged metal, no glass, no paper, no processed cut wood, I think I have more than gotten my point across.

          6. Michael Zimmerman says

            Read her statement, she claimed that “her ancestors” settled this country. Therefore, based upon that statement she must be of American Indian descent since they were the first human inhabitants of this country. I’m not suggesting she should go back to wherever her ancestors left to enter this country. I was just merely pointing out that the American Indians were the first human settlers in this country. It’s not an absurd argument about who the first humans here were. Now, as far as your argument regarding the American Indians and bison go, it is you who are gravely wrong. They greatly respected the bison, killing only what they needed to. However, it was the white men who nearly hunted and killed the bison to extinction.

          7. cv says

            I stand corrected on Bison, although it is hardly a “grave” matter. However, the “my ancestors were here first” argument is still fallacious, as if by some genetic transmission people today have rights conferred by people thousands of years ago. Further, Indians did not fill every niche in America. Other niches were open to new settlers. You can’t just step on a continent on the west coast and claim you own everything to the east coast. If we are going to invoke “first come, total ownership of all”, by Indians or Europeans, why not go back further, and invoke the law of nature, which is survival of the fittest? That’s the most natural, and original, law governing all living beings. It’s why humans evolved in the first place: they survived better than their competing species.

          8. Michael Zimmerman says

            It was grave to both the American Indians as well as the bison. The point remains that for European whites that settled here, long after the American Indians were here, deserve top billing is a false argument.

          9. jimmy midnight says

            It took rapacious greedy white men 2 drive bison 2 near extinction.

          10. Craig Vandertie says

            The natives as you refer to them migrated here as well, maybe you should read up on anthropology modern man did not initially migrate out of the western hemisphere, modern man did not even exist until about 50,000 years ago and pretty much covered the entire globe in about another 2,000 years.

        2. jimmy midnight says

          I’m interested in your approach 2 xeriscapes.

          I’m also every bit the American U R, even though my ancestors arrived on these shores through Ellis Island, and, as it happens, the port of Montreal. At least that’s what the Constitution says. So, now it’s my turn 2 say, “Love it or leave it!”

      3. Steven Massy says

        If you can be honest enough to admit that there never has been, nor will there ever be, world peace, then you must see how critical it is for there to be an arms race that is won by a nation that historically has always sought stability among world leaders.

        1. mrpoohead says

          Ha, ha, ha! Obviously your history is somewhat lacking. Currently “worldly” there is peace. there are no countries at war with others – a few domestic issues here and there but that’s less than a dozen.
          Arms race is redundant as the big cheeses can blow everybody up a few times over – what would more achieve? Better death? Definite ascent to heaven?
          “Stability” – in 1947 we stuck our noses into the Middle East and alienated everybody bar the Jews. We bullied and bribed folk to get Israel created and since then we’ve propped up despots and dictators to maintain the status quo. Falling apart now we’re bankrupt – democracy finally arriving.
          Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan – none of our business. Previously we’d funded the despots in the latter two.
          South America ditto.
          And when it is serious we turn up woefully late – WWII
          I suggest you re-read history. America has been nothing but a blot in the 20th Century. In the last 100 years we’ve given the world two depressions the first led directly to WWII.
          You Sir are a joke!

        2. jimmy midnight says

          The people want peace, and we’re becoming aware enuf 2 get it, 2. Murderous pieces of shit like U want arms races and war. Go fuck y’self. My friend poohead provides some useful details below.

    4. drantigmo says

      No: we hate trump because he is a pathological lying, greedy, vile pervert who will spend the rest of his unnatural life in prison.

      1. Suzu M says

        Comical. If that’s what HE is, boy oh boy, can’t wait to see everyone ELSE’S prison sentence.

      2. My country says

        No you hate Trump because you are the vile wicked enemy within .You follow the rabbit down the hole and your lies are lined with the democrats and globalists who are dead set in the destruction of the only free country left in the world . Your brain cannot comprehend the ignorance of what you are spewing .If Trumps economic plan fails we all fail .Obama stole and ran this country into the ground .America is on life support while the half black is trying to still take down this great nation .No he is not a politician .And what he says you can take to the bank because he shoots from the hip . Like everyone of us we don’t say everything in gentle soft lying words to destroy the truth ! But the silver lined lying stealing politicians smile at you and have the knife ready to drive it through your heart . No he is not perfect but you are not either And if you can see that far ? Well then you are in worse shape than you realize!

        1. Retired says

          Well put .

        2. cv says

          I largely agree with your characterization, My country, but the most common problem people have is that they’ve been brainwashed by the media. My sister is an engineer, and she’s brainwashed. When you wake up, you realize that America today has a certain resemblance to “night of the living dead”. The difference is the bodies are alive but the occupants don’t have an independent thought in their heads. I was a Democrat for forty-five years. I had to resign because they are so bad now they’re like enemy shock troops.

          1. xeriscapelady says

            Your sister has no common sense like mine. They will not change. Glad your eyes opened though. So much of the Rep party are rhinos too. But TRUMP had to use a party to be president. I wish he would start a new and clean party, as both are so corrupt, but the dems are now socialist and communist….more so than Putin would ever be.

          2. My country says

            It’s disturbing to say the least .Its like living in a nightmare that won’t stop .You are awake and then they come up with a new round of dumb things. With people like jimmie midnight it’s hard to tell where a moron begins and evil thrives .Because there is no end it is the same ! Americans went braindead over night .

        3. jimmy midnight says

          Even U might agree that saying, “U, R the vile enemy within,” is an insult. Insults R the rhetorical equivalent of punches/attempted punches.

          “He who strikes the first blow, confesses he’s lost the argument,” is one way I’ve heard an old Chinese proverb translated.

          Cliches get old because they’re true.

          1. jimmy midnight says

            Furthermore, most of Western Europe these days, particularly the nordic countries, R at least as “much of a” emerging democracy as USA is. Canada, UK, Germany, France, Portugal, etc,. 2.

            An no, I’m not gonna emigrate there anytime soon. My roots, and my home, R right here, just like yours.

          2. My country says

            My my what an analogy ! Where did you come up with this one .Your cereal box this morning

          3. ABO says

            I assume that translation came from the guy in the rubber room next to yours? If you don’t like being insulted, stop displaying such abject stupidity as that is what draws insults. Your pathetic collection of pretzel logic frustrates others to the point of resorting to insults as you invariably fail to respond to intelligent comments with anything remotely resembling intelligent response.

          4. JB1 says

            Seems you were the first to resort to insults etc with “no F***ING predicate. But a cornucopia of mean, stupid, and ignorant.” When you can’t debate without resorting to cursing and insults, you’ve lost.

      3. cv says

        The funny thing is you’re like a half drunk man at a party, and the floozie has your rapt attention, sweet-talking you, while her accomplice is picking your pocket. Keep digging the con, guy! The crooks in Congress love people like you.

      4. xeriscapelady says

        No, you are the liars, and I pray you leave America to decent people or go to prison where you deserve to go for all your lies and stealing from decent people.

      5. Karen says

        That’s called projecting.

      6. ABO says

        So I assume you can back up your idiotic stupidity with fact???? Let’s hear it, Dimwit.

      7. jimmy midnight says

        Deserved or not, they won’t lock his sorry backside up. Even Nixon wasn’t actually convicted of a crime. I do hope he’ll go away somehow, but not if it means we’ll end up with a President Pence.

      8. Steven Massy says

        And your list of facts to back up your claims?

      9. DAlnB41 says

        Good little doggy; bet you “sit” and “role Over” when the Democratic Party Leaders tell you. to do so.
        We became far more familiar (more than his absurd T V series) with Trump when he decided to run for office; that was after Obama had made such a mess of this country; Trump filed with the promise of Fixing the mess. And he might have fixed much of what is wrong IF the Democratic Party Leaders would simply do their job and help fix the problems. They instead spend all their TAX PAYERS FUNDED TIME creating hate, discontent, confusion and problems. In the past year I have not hear ONE ting that suggested the Democratic Party Leaders were or had done anything to help fix our problems.
        You need to stop listening to those who will tell you all the bad things THEY HAVE HEARD about Trump. Look at the things he has accomplished and is trying to accomplish; measuring a person value and success should be based on their output far more important than whether you like or dislike them; I do not like Trump BUT he has my full support!
        We don’t have to like him, we don’t have to accept his shortfalls – no more than we had to accept Obama’s! BUT, we see what Obama did to us, and we can now only hope Trump can get at least some of that fixed.

    5. mrpoohead says

      Trump made the stupid promises. Duh!

      1. cv says

        Trump did not promise SS, Medicare, etc etc etc. He did not run up a dime of the 142 trillion in federal liabilities. Congress did it all, in some cases egged on by the sitting president. Presidents cannot write a budget or pass a law.

        1. mrpoohead says

          Wall, repeal, ban and mass deportations?

          1. Steven Massy says

            These are good things.

          2. mrpoohead says

            Stupid promises – he has no power to keep them. And some idiots voted based on that. Funny as! If he promises to continue not providing them in 2020 will that be good?
            Who’s more stupid – him for making promises he can’t keep. Or, folk believing he had the power? Hysterical!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          3. Yojinbo67 says

            Yup!! Name fits.

          4. mrpoohead says

            Refute one thing I’ve said – you can’t! They’re called facts! Duh!

    6. Jerome Ruebinawitz says

      More rounds are fired as you get closer to the objective

      1. cv says

        The objective is the removal of the legitimate president of the United States. That’s called sedition and treason. That’s why I had to resign from the Democrat party last March. I wanted no part of that. It’s obvious to those who have a shred of objectivity and the ability to read and think critically, but there isn’t much of that in Dem leadership, these days.

  9. hoosier46 says

    I remember a “journalist” named Connie Chung and what she did to the Speaker of the House. I also remember the survey her employer conducted in attempt to measure the impact of her “journalistic” conduct. The only survey I have ever heard of where one comment was presented by so many people that it became statistically significant. The question was direct (What did this do to the credibility of the media reporting?) The comment was “What credibility?”.

    I also remember that when Richard Nixon died, his favorability rating was higher than that of the MSM. That had to be a bitter pill for the likes of Bernstein who tried so hard to destroy him. For those of you that are ignorant of political activity of the time, Watergate was “politics as usual” at that time. One Congressman’s staffer I knew told of leaving sugary treats for the opposition “reserachers” in the campaign office at night and seeing thank you notes left where the treats had been in the morning.

    1. JCluvsTrump says

      Connie Chung?? The Dink married to Maury Povich? Who is not the father? Surely you jest.

  10. Michael Dennewitz says

    No one, NO ONE trusts journalists any more! 😣☹😢

  11. ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial says

    Clinton never used it because she was the Russian colluder and was afraid it would snap back in her face.

  12. John Williams says

    To call what these hacks do ‘journalism,’ is a slap in the face of the “few” real journalist still left in the world.

    1. Rod says

      Well that’s the main reason the people never hear them or read their work: The US media: TV, radio, newspapers, magazines edit all incoming news events and print/publish what they want that supports their point of view. Let’s face it, probably the only true news we could get would be from Israel, maybe Sweden, & some UK writers. We’re never told the truth! The only truth has come from Trump and he is discredited over and over again. weeks/Months later we hear he was right! Amazing!!!!

      1. SD of AZ says

        Or they edit out some parts to change the message entirely. They obfuscate at best as in the point I made or they just flat out lie. No credibility and the old guy is just basking in his moment in the sun selling their story so they put him in print.

  13. William Doty says

    They ignore REAL news stories and lie about the Russian Collusion story. Americans are very concerned about our Justice Dept and FBI given the new facts that have emerged. You can’t fool all of the people all of the time.

    1. JCluvsTrump says

      But you can fool all of the DemonRats all of the time. They are just that stupid.

        1. JCluvsTrump says

          I’m well aware of your comic book mentality. No need to remind me.

          1. mac12sam12 says

            He wanted Hillary, Trump wasn’t offering free stuff.

          2. JCluvsTrump says

            Yep. Well, he lives in his moms basement so we shouldn’t expect much from him.

        2. Mein kampf says

          EXCELLENT GOTABGOOD! If only…

          1. mac12sam12 says

            Trump’s the man and so is Michelle!

          2. mrpoohead says

            He’s a buffoon.

          3. URWorstNightmare says

            Trump is just the thinned-skin monkey (sorry monkeys) all blubber and no testosterone, while yes, even Michelle is more the man than the orange Baboon will ever be.

    2. drantigmo says

      But you can fool the hillbillies who voted for trump ALL of the time.

      1. xeriscapelady says

        D….what kind of drugs are U taking? Or are you a corrupt sicko who hates America and wants to destroy it. TRUMP came in to save America. GOD bless him. But then again U don;t even believe in GOD do U?

        1. Mein kampf says

          Trump has zilch to do with God. No one person or country represents God. As his children we are all represented by our Father. This is how the President fooled you and those who voted for him and that includes me. I am no longer taken in by his [false] prophet label. The God I believe in does not threaten people if they do not believe in him. He wants to save everyone not just Americans.
          You have conspired against Gods children and have committed your life to breaking the 7 sins to satisfy your own needs.
          1. Greed – Wanting too much of something. Trump teaches you that gold or trinkets are more important than your spirit.
          2. Gluttony – Similar to greed, but gluttony is the action of taking too much of something in. Trump and his family is the poster representation of this sin.
          3. Lust – The need to fulfill unspiritual desires (not just sexual desires, but this is usually what lust is associated with.) Ditto again.
          4. Envy – Jealousy; wanting to have what someone has. Ditto again.
          5. Sloth – Being too slow or lazy at doing something. You and his followers expect Trump to do everything for you to build your own kingdom on earth.
          6. Wrath – Vindictive anger; angry revenge. You would kill or imprison those who don’t follow him.
          7. Pride – Being too self-satisfied. Trump overvalues himself above others and in time you will do the same.

          1. SD of AZ says

            What are you babbling about? You were deceived about Trump being some savior to the human condition? Geez, there are already too many nuts loose. Where do folks like you get their misinformation? Trump was going to focus on the US, do you even know what MAGA means?

          2. URWorstNightmare says

            Make All Girls Androgynous so they could be a hermaphrodite like you Sexual Deviant of AZ. Sad you never had any NUTS to begin with.

          3. SD of AZ says

            Geez, must you show your stupidity in the first round? Disgusting enough to begin with and now you show what a gross deviant you are. Nothing to say except adios estupido caveron.

          4. URWorstNightmare says

            It was just really that hard to lower myself to your level of stupidity you Superficial Dipwad of AZ. Métetelo por el culo pinchi cabron. Chinga tu madre and have a nice day.

          5. jimmy midnight says

            On your list: 1. Mercurial 2. Jovian 3. Venusian 4. Lunar 5. Saturnine 6. Martial 7.Solar

            In astrology, everything that is, fits into one, and only one, of these seven “planetary realms.” Kinda fits with the notion that 45 is a complete villain.

      2. safari1024 says

        Then why didn’t any of those “hillbillies” fall for the collusion foolishness? Or any of the other lame accusations the media has concocted? Guess the only one fooled all the time is you.

    3. Deborah Pratt says

      Doesn’t seem to keep them from ‘trying’ again, and again, and again——-

  14. Philomena says

    The desperate Liberal Media are all losing their minds over the 2016 election.

    The liberal media all went insane,
    They’re facial expressions portraying pain.
    There was Matthews and Maddow and Lemon and Hayes,
    Scarborough, Brzezinski, they were all in a daze.

    1. xeriscapelady says

      Well, we can put some in the crazy house where some belong. Others need prison. Then our president can continue to make America great again… GOD bless TRUMP.

      1. Mein kampf says

        Trump has zilch to do with God. No one person or country represents God. As his children we are all represented by our Father. This is how the President fooled you and those who voted for him and that includes me. I am no longer taken in by his [false] prophet label. The God I believe in does not threaten people if they do not believe in him. He wants to save everyone not just Americans.
        You have conspired against Gods children and have committed your life to breaking the 7 sins to satisfy your own needs.
        1. Greed – Wanting too much of something. Trump teaches you that gold or trinkets are more important than your spirit.
        2. Gluttony – Similar to greed, but gluttony is the action of taking too much of something in. Trump and his family is the poster representation of this sin.
        3. Lust – The need to fulfill unspiritual desires (not just sexual desires, but this is usually what lust is associated with.) Ditto again.
        4. Envy – Jealousy; wanting to have what someone has. Ditto again.
        5. Sloth – Being too slow or lazy at doing something. You and his followers expect Trump to do everything for you to build your own kingdom on earth.
        6. Wrath – Vindictive anger; angry revenge. You would kill or imprison those who don’t follow him.
        7. Pride – Being too self-satisfied. Trump overvalues himself above others and in time you will do the same.
        You have made yourself a judge and jury in order to achieve your kingdom.

  15. Codygunn says

    These are paid for CIA shills and nothing more. They need to be jailed for treason.

  16. JC says

    Journalists = criminal = against all justice and for all lawlessness

  17. ray2hill says

    Of cpurse there are the pictures of Trump and the Russian women playing naked water sports and other perverted things but that is accurate only if you believe pictures. That was enough for me.

    1. Phil Esposito says

      Would you please provide a link to these pictures. This is the first I’ve heard of them. Thanks.

    2. Codygunn says

      Link please.

  18. Phil Esposito says

    Hey Bernie, how long are you going to ride out the watergate fame? How long has it been since you wrote a news worthy story. You and Woodword want to get back on top? Cover Hildebeast’s crimes against America.

  19. rivahmitch says

    Left wing scum from the 60s remains left wing scum.

  20. Rod Carveth says

    Let’s go through this BS:

    “Reported: That Robert Mueller subpoenaed Trump’s Deutsche Bank records. FALSE.”

    Actually, Mueller has subpoenaed Deutsche Bank records. Deutsche Bank is the only bank that will do business with Trump because he has stiffed creditors so often. Deutsche Bank has also unloaded portions of its debt portfolio to the Russians. Mueller is looking to see if the portfolio includes Trump property debt. So, this report could very well be true.

    “Reported: That Donald Trump Jr. got a heads-up in advance when
    WikiLeaks was set to publish leaked emails from the Democratic National
    Committee. FALSE.” — This story came about because the date reported by the source to several outlets turned out to be actually 10 days later. The reporting was in good faith. The source made a mistake.”

    “Reported: That the Trump/Dossier had been proven largely correct. SO FALSE.” — The salacious parts of the dossier are not true. The rest of it has largely been proven correct, despite the wishful thinking here.

    “Reported: That Trump, as a candidate for president, told Michael Flynn to contact the Russians. FALSE.” – This is the one part of the news reporting that is false. That has to do with Brian Ross. He is a loose cannon, and should have been let go a long time ago. This has nothing to do with bias or news media in general. It has to do with an individual being very, very sloppy. Ross had actually been told not to report when he did.

    So, this hit piece has little merit.

  21. Will Higgins says

    Trumpeter triggered by the reality that their ‘ ‘America first’ man sold them out to Russia.
    I can just hear Reagan crying his eyes out.

    1. mac12sam12 says

      Explain how we sold them out to Russia. You bozos never have the answer for that.

      1. Will Higgins says

        The U.S. has a president who will do almost anything the keep in good standing with Putin. Putin could get North Korea 🇰🇵 votes head of the Humen Right council, and nuke Israel, and Trump would still think he ‘a great guy’.

        1. mac12sam12 says

          Keep in good staying with Putin? CNN much?

          Trump signed Keystone which will insure lower fuel prices in the future, Russia’s economy is suffering because of low oil prices and Trump’s trying to be i good standing with Putin? Use logic, son.

          Trump sends 69 missiles into Russia’s ally Syria. Trump didn’t ask Russia permission he told Russia to stay out of the way. Again, use logic.

          How did Trump and Russia lose the election for the old bag. I expect an answer.

          1. Will Higgins says

            Russia is trying to move away from being dependent on oil, like every country that doesn’t want to end up like Venezuela.
            And Trump bombing Syria is so ineffective, who should Putin care.
            And what do you think all those pro-Trump adds were about?

          2. mac12sam12 says

            When missiles were sent to Syria it took out 25% of Syria’s air force and that makes it quite effective. What pro Trump ads? Did you know that Russia is working with the US to wipe out ISIS and that it has devastated them.

            There was no collusion with Russia, and the old lady lost because she’s corrupt.

          3. Will Higgins says

            The air base Trump fired on was up end running just hour latter.
            Yes there were adds to get conservatives afraid of immigrants and minorities being ‘emboldened’ leading up to the election.
            Also, America is not that involved in fighting Isis anymore, isn’t just Arab nations and Russia at this point, and Russia taking it troops out of Syria. So it’s pretty much Muslims who are taking down Isis.
            Really Obama did more to take down Isis.

          4. mac12sam12 says

            25% of the Syrian Air Force was taken out. Would Obama have done that and defy Russia?

            By afraid of immigrants you mean illegal immigrants that cost the US taxpayer billions every year?

            Or do you mean the refugees that have caused thousands of deaths and terrorist attacks in Europe, the US and the world.

            Obama did a terrible job eliminating ISIS. Do you know why? We had a community organizer running the military and now we have the generals running the military. Obama’s JV team, another one of his legacies.

          5. Will Higgins says

            Obama did want to bomb Syria, but the Republican Congress wouldn’t let him.

            No, just any immigrates. And how do to undocumented immigrants coast tax money again?

            The push for Mossile started under Obama remember, that was the battle started started Isis losing all it territory.

          6. mrpoohead says

            Fighting ISIS is the remit of the UN, fighting Assad is the remit of ISIS and Syrian rebels.
            More killed by homegrown fukwits than Islamic idiots.
            Congress removed military funding for Iraq – President called home, fait accompli!
            ISIS is being fought mostly by other Muslims – duh! The Russia and the West are providing mostly just back-up.

          7. mac12sam12 says

            The Trump administration is decimating obama’s JV team, ISIS. You lose…again. Congress didn’t remove funding, by EO obama pulled the trips out too early and ignored the advice of the generals. obama’s also responsible for all the refugees invading Europe and causing Jihad and death. Try to keep up, Nazi Soros troll.

          8. mrpoohead says

            Congress started cutting funding towards the end of Bush and merely continued to do so. Fail! Your norm!

        2. mac12sam12 says

          That bull crap, do you think that Putin liked it when trump signed Keystone? Low oil prices are hurting Russia’s economy. He also sent 69 missiles into Russia’s ally, Syria. He didn’t ask Russia for permission, he told them to stay out of the way. Putin is Trump’s bitch.

          The one who would do anything for Putin is Obama. On a hot mike the chocolate Bozo said “tell Vlad I’ll be more flexible after the election. Translation? Bend over and grab his ankle.

          Hillary as well, Russia gives her $145 million and then she signs Uranium One. Hey Hillary! What’s in your wallet?

          1. Will Higgins says

            Trump isn’t the one lowering oil prices, and Syria brushed off those missile strikes.

            Did you people say Clinton was going to nuke Russia if she got elected? Make up your minds!

          2. mac12sam12 says

            They didn’t brush off the missile strikes. Notice that Syria didn’t use poisonous gas again? Do you think that Hussein O would had had the cojones?

            Clinton would have caused a war someplace. Libya, we came..we saw..he died.

            I didn’t say that Trump lowered fuel prices. I said by signing Keystone it insures continued lower prices in the future.

          3. Will Higgins says

            How do you they were ever going to use chemical weapons again?

            One second Democrats are weak and want to tear apart the military, the next they are ‘war hawks’, just admit it, you just assume Democrats want to do you don’t like?

          4. mrpoohead says

            Congress passed a Bill after a previous Assad atrocity – Obama got to wave it at him and he behaved. New government and Assad decided to try his luck – Congress reacted and Trump announced – he didn’t make the call. Duh! That’s ho wit works, dummy!
            President cannot start a war – remit of Congress. President merely announces. Fait accompli!
            OPEC sets the oil price – suck it up, especially when America needs to import . 10 million barrels per day! Keystone is immaterial, not even 1 million barrels per day.

          5. mrpoohead says

            Obama signed EPA ruling to enforce legal process of Keystone be observed and not by-passed.
            Trump countered this – but the process is still ongoing. Why? Because the companies don’t want to get sued later, whether that be an environmental issue or a”lands” issue.
            Facts suck huh!
            Keystone – irrelevant to price of oil. Very little oil comes from Russia – if any at all.
            CIFUS signed off on the Uranium deal – she didn’t sit on the panel. Did she use magic?

          6. mac12sam12 says

            It’s already been passed and the workers are now building it.

            With keystone the US becomes an oil exporter not an importer ad it does lower fuel prices, simple capitalism, socialist leech, the more of a product in the market, the lower the price. You lose……again. Clinton also signed the Uranium 1 deal after being bribed $145 million. Hey Hillary! What’s in your wallet!

  22. SD of AZ says

    He is old indeed. His views are about decades ago. Let us ignore this old journalist and move on!

  23. TPS12 says

    Lies, lies and more lies. Having to continually tell us your doing a good job tells us you’re not.

  24. ernldo says

    There hasn’t been a real Journalist in a half century, probably since WWII…..

  25. Jeff says

    This is what passes for good journalism on the left, that last administration left a completely lousy taste in everyone’s mouth, they all were corrupt, from the Doj, FBI, to include Hilliary Clinton, and most folks with half a brain will see, this leads right to Odueche’s door step….Smfh…. and yet, we’re still waiting for justice!

  26. Karma says

    For the most part the media/journalists are nothing but the left arm of the left, out to do exactly what dems in dc are doing which is cheat, obstruct, lie, much more, in trying to get their way by any means possible..doing not a single thing to help benefit the govt, the people (us), or this country..if it doesnt benefit them and them alone, its not happening if they can help it.

  27. Diana Sloan says


  28. Mein kampf says

    “Or for the purpose of turning the American people against the president”, no need for the negative coverage of poor journalism to make me see that this U.S. President has already made a complete fool of himself in the public’s eye. His constant tweeting and self-righteous campaigning has accomplished that without the help of the press. Only need one word to describe him “Idiot”.

  29. buster says

    As said before, reporters from the deep state and the democratic party are living in, an Alice in Wonderland world..

    1. xeriscapelady says

      While they are trying to destroy America at the same time. EVIL–all of them.

  30. Richard Start says

    This is sad and brings into focus just how bad journalism has sunk. If facts are facts it would seem all networks would expel the same ones but that is far from the case as some completely ignore major points and then some disappear from view after one reporting like they never happened! Unless you took notes at the time, a person might think it was their imagination. Like Clapper disagreeing with the agencies under him about collusion when this all started! The Head of the NSA came out and said it didn’t happen as opposed to some below him. The more I hear on this subject the more I’m convinced it was and still is a political ploy meant to throw power away from the GOP to the Democrats. And people in our media want in on the game so instead of reporting the news they report politics! We don’t need that! How can we the people decide the best direction to take our country if our news is skewed by people forcing a decision? It is up to the people to make these decisions individually and not the news or politicians even if they take a part. It is like driving a care with the wrong glasses and a dirty window. how are we going to get where we need to be? Integrity and a little trust.

  31. JCluvsTrump says

    Carl Bernstein?? Talk about a dinosaur. CNN should give up it’s seat at the White House press briefings to the National Enquirer. They get it right more often.

  32. randolph.poole says

    I think Bernstein is going senile!

    1. ABO says

      No offense intended, Randolph, bit that is a gross understatement.

  33. Tired... says

    Oh, how the might have fallen…

  34. Diana Perkinson says

    If Carl Bernstein followed down every lead as he did on Watergate, he would have to move to Fox or One America since that is where honest reporting is being done.

  35. drantigmo says

    Well: speaking of liars, let’s clear your lies by the truth-o-meter:
    Reported: That Robert Mueller subpoenaed Trump’s Deutsche Bank records. FALSE.: well Mr Liars; the media reported what they were told: “The subpoena was earlier reported by German daily Handelsblatt.” Check Reuters.
    Reported: That Donald Trump Jr. got a heads-up in advance when WikiLeaks was set to publish leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee. FALSE.: Well Mr Liars, they reported it was AFTER the election.
    Reported: That the Trump/Dossier had been proven largely correct. SO FALSE. Well Mr Liars; Steele did not have the benefit of knowing Trump would win the election or how events might play out. In this regard, does any of the information we have learned since June 2016 assign greater or less credibility to the information? Were the people mentioned in the report real? Were their affiliations correct? Did any of the activities reported happen as predicted?

    Reuters: “To a large extent, yes.Were the people mentioned in the report real? Were their affiliations correct? Did any of the activities reported happen as predicted? To a large extent, yes.
    The most obvious occurrence that could not have been known to Orbis in June 2016, but shines bright in retrospect is the fact that Russia undertook a coordinated and massive effort to disrupt the 2016 election to help Donald Trump, as the U.S. intelligence community itself later concluded. Well before any public knowledge of these events, the Orbis report identified multiple elements of the Russian operation including a cyber campaign, leaked documents related to Hillary Clinton, and meetings with Paul Manafort and other Trump affiliates to reportedly discuss the receipt of stolen documents. Steele could not have known that the Russians stole information on Hillary Clinton, or that they were considering means to weaponize them in the U.S. election, all of which turned out to be stunningly accurate.”

    So: on the Pinocchio scale you are 5 liars long on each count above. Trump IS a treasonous criminal that will be impeached in 2018 when a legitimate political party regains Congress.

    1. Mike W says

      President Trump is NOT the one who was so desperate to have all of his records sealed.

  36. My country says

    There are no journalists so there was no fair coverage of anything .This man is part of the problem .And they set out to decieve the public and that’s what they do .There is nothing to even hint at doing a good job . Controlling the narratives of what people hear and see is communism.And the medias are all in on our destruction .Boob tube watchers are gullible and low information people easily decieved and this is the base this moron and his fellow decievers go after . And sadly to say they fool millions everyday . I pray for their destruction before we turn completely into a faceless people whose only worth is how stupid we can be !

  37. Maynard says

    Is Bernstein a complete idiot or has he just awaken from a 12 month sleep? The collusion was fabricated by the Fake Press and the Obama holdovers in Washington. If the lying news articles put out by the press is the best he can do he had best apply for a job at McDonalds

  38. MichaelZZ says

    Some thoughts regarding the election of Donald Trump:

    The main reason that half of our nation is sad, frustrated, and angry because of the election results is due to the utilization of “SCUM” (scurrilous, corrosive, unrepentant, and malicious) politics.

    The main drivers behind the “SCUM” politics include HRC, President Obama, First Lady, Michelle Obama, Sen. Harry Reid, Elizabeth Warren, et al, and much, if not most, of the news media.

    These drivers have been pounding Trump with negative rhetoric and ads in an attempt to define him as they had programmed.

    They had no concern about the People. Had they been concerned about the children, they would not have, constantly and incessantly, replayed ugly sound and video-bites as ubiquitously as they did.

    When minds (mainly HRC supporters) were inundated with those defining efforts, no one can blame the recipients of succumbing to those efforts, thus tending to believe that which the deluge had promoted and, sadly, truth is obscured.

    Included in Hillary’s concession offering was her comment, “Our nation is more deeply divided than we thought”. That doesn’t appear to be an effort at reconciliation and offered additional fodder to those minds, suffering from the aforementioned “SCUM” politics.

    When Hillary called President-elect Trump, offering him her best wishes, it may not have been an act of grace. It may have been a piece of the puzzle she may be attempting to construct hoping it might truncate any efforts to continue investigations of her activities.

    If HRC had great concern for this nation, an act of grace would have been to offer an honest and uninhibited explanation of “SCUM” politics upon seeing the nature of the protests. This, also, applies to the other antagonists, President Obama, Senator Harry Reid, Vice-President Joe Biden, etc. If these people accepted their responsibilities, it would provide an incredible “learning moment” regarding politics, going forward.

    I am very disappointed in Geraldo Rivera. Excerpted from an article, May 1, 2016 (, referring to Trump, “He is a man who doesn’t have a racist bone in his body. He is a down-to-earth, all around good guy.”
    But Donald Trump knows that despite my personal positive feelings about him and his, I could never vote for him to be president unless and until he moderates his toxic immigration policy.”

    Although both would have the legal authority, I do not believe either President Obama or President-elect Trump, when he becomes President, has a moral right to pardon HRC or any of the other actors.
    We, the People have the right to know the truth* for the goal of justice, not vindictiveness.

    The investigations should continue, allowing the process to resolve.

    If President Obama were to pardon Hillary, it may be due to ulterior motives.

    A pardon by a President Trump would be morally and ethically wrong and would be a slap in the face to We, the People.

    Without truth, a functional democracy will continue to be elusive.


    * Truth is Kryptonite to politics, since it appears that almost all politicians have embedded within their DNA, the need to lie.
    Because in their quasi-infinite wisdom, they believe that We, the People cannot handle the truth, thus they will tell us that which they believe we want and need to hear….., and, of course, they want to be elected.

    Michael Zitterman

  39. MichaelZZ says


    Assuming it is a correct assessment that the 2016 election was hacked by the Russians, our government must take severe and significant actions.

    The extraordinary and massive dangers of exposing truth to our citizens is in direct opposition to our politics.
    Truth to a politician is like Kryptonite is to Superman.
    Just the thought of truth should make our citizens shudder with anxiety and fear.

    Exposing us to truth will, sadly and unfortunately, handicap our political process.
    How could the politicians tell us what they believe we want to hear, regardless of the concept of truth?

    The economic damage to the media might be insurmountable, e.g., fewer adds to inundate and saturate us with misleading information.

    The horrors of the damage that would be done to political punditry, including the entertainment value, is staggering.

    Oh! The inhumanity!

    Find your safe shelter, remain in place, and keep your IPhones charged, until you are notified that this cloud of truth has dissipated.

    God (whatever one conceives him, her, or it to be) and Congress, save us from the damaging fallout from ubiquitous and pervasive truth.

    Should the assumption be validated, the nuking of Moscow should be on the table.


  40. Eric Pearson says

    That’s right. The mainstream media has not done a “pretty good job” of covering the Donald Trump Show, they’ve done a damn good job. An excellent job. We’re seeing the epitome of investigative journalism excellence. What we’re witnessing is the First Amendment in action. Without the top notch investigators in American journalism and news reporting, we would not even have an opportunity to properly assess our government, our leaders, senators, congressmen and women, the president of the United States.
    The bright shining light the media is shining on everything Trump is essential to the survival of the republic. Those who refuse to believe that are not patriots.
    Get your head out of the sand. Get your information from sources that you don’t necessarily agree with. Read an assortment of main stream news papers. Embrace the truth. Get real and seek out the truth, not just the truth you agree with.
    You offer no source of information supporting your assertion that the four facts you cite here are false. If those facts have been misreported you have a responsibility to bring evidence of that to the table. Just typing the word “false” in all caps is not enough. Put your money where your mouth is. Prove it.

  41. xeriscapelady says

    TRUMP is trying to SAVE America and these sleaze people that are evil swamp creatures would do or say anything to stop him from cleaning up the corrupt swamp. They are sucking from it for their evil lives and making millions. I can’t wait until ALL are in prison. I hope its GITMO so they are far away from decent Americans…That includes Hillary, Obama, Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein, mcCain, Romney, and Muller plus 100’s of others.

  42. Rick Wenthe says

    That is why I love it when Journalist compare Trump to Hitler , let’s just compare Obama he owns 95% of the media or propaganda news media. If he was Hitler he would go after the last which he has downh going after all their advertisers. So let’s keep going he has his Gestapo the FBI and any other law enforcement the Secret Service, the NSA the IRS, the CIA, and ATF , then he has his SS in Black Lives Matter or Antifa were they can send any different type of way just a protest , and little stronger jumping on cars and that kind of rioting, or a full fledge instigators which I have seen first hand, when Al Sharpton , Eric Holder , and Obama come up with the Narrative of hands up don’t shoot even the Rams got involved. Eric Holder dod 3 extra Autopsies which took 90 days of rioting looting or burning Ferguson businesses , after ruining a man’s life and career he was found innocent by Holder himself. So they can’t just leave it at that the went after the town council and told America Ferguson gives 75% of tickets to African Americans the town council was pressure ti reign so they did but the problem for me was I can’t believe you ruined my city and came up with such a bogus way to try and prove your point you only left out ferguson is 85 % African americans so who do you think get most of the tickets. St Louis used to be an alright city people didn’t worry about going downtown to the landing the ram’s games before they left, the Blues games and the cardinal games. So everytime I hear MSNBC talk about things like this they still mention ferguson and hands up don’t shoot every station still mentions it that is the lying media sites do everyday and all talking heads manipulate the conversation to what the talking points are.

    1. gotabgood says

      Germans know fascism when they see it.
      While Americans can joke about “Soup Nazis” and Hitler mustaches, Germans know firsthand what it means when a failed businessman moves from a fringe candidate to a leader who takes over your democracy and burns everything to hell.
      I learned this, repeatedly, while I was in Germany for a weeklong lecture on the 2016 U.S. presidential election hosted by the State Department and German officials. As I hopped from one beautiful, Old World city to another, from Hamburg to Frankfurt to Munich to Berlin, every person I spoke to said that the rise of business mogul-turned-reality-TV star-turned-GOP front-runner Donald Trump reminded them of the early stages of Adolf Hitler’s rise to power.
      “How is he so successful?” asked a student reporting for her school paper.
      “Doesn’t America know how dangerous he is?” asked an irritated Gen X woman in Hamburg.
      Germans, like Europeans in general, can draw direct lines from violent, aggressive rhetoric to bombs destroying their homes, millions being displaced and whole nations collapsing. The scars of World War I, World War II, even the war in the Balkans in the ’90s, all still affect Germans and other Europeans. Pieces of the “Berlin Wall” are still for sale in souvenir shops.

      1. Rick Wenthe says

        I will ask you a question then if you are German you know my last name Wenthe is German and only German. I would say tf you want to find the history behind my name , go to a Church in Hamburg I will get the name been their once and in front off the first Pew is stone that is Engraved Wenthe 1693. My Great Grandfather had 4 boys all with ages were 18-25 He left Germany 1933 to come to america And move to a small town in Ill were he purchased a Lumber Yard called Wenthe Lumber , in Effingham Ill. He asked his whole family to come but two of my great Uncles stayed in Germany when I went there I met my Great Uncle Ludwig who had survived 24 yrs in a U Boat he was captain for 14 yrs as only ten percent of U Boat Captains survived the war won highest naval commendation. Had 0 idea of what Hitler was doing as far as he was concerned he fought for his country. His time in port wasn’t very long to resupply and back out. Where My Two other brothers one my Grandfather and the other my great Uncle. They had both joined the Air Force where both of them became Gunners on a couple of different Bombers. One was shot down over Germany and I found his Red Cross address if he was supposed to get a package from home was with My Grandfather’s papers after he died, he was shot down in the pacific which there wasn’t an address for him from the Japanese who thought taking prisoners was a waste of time and resources. The funny thing when the war was ending and the Americans were coming into Berlin at the opposite sides. Something I have thought about a few times and figured out that even though the German Army was a very hard advisory. Both my Grandfather and his brother were returned to the Americans a lucky thing for them both. But what always amazes me is the Leaders in Germany when they cut down the United states Which way were the german people running to to surrender to our forces instead of the Soviets maybe they were pissed off more since the German Army killed 12-15 million Russians. So That was why you were fleeing our way because you trusted us over the Soviets to keep you alive. Then after rebuilding west Berlin compared to the East side when the only time I ever went to East Germany again a lot of places there didn’t have running water in 1982. Among us keeping 3 divisions of armor with the one you could still keep together when the Soviets had 60 Divisions to take out Germany the same reason the Chinese hate the Japanese they slaughtered 15 million Chinese do you really think the would give the Allies Air bases so we could attack the mainland of Japan. So we had to tell the Russians that the only way our military can keep you out of Berlin was that we would have to use tactical Nukes to stop their advancement which led to their response of if you do that then we would have no other choice but to use nukes on us which ended up being the MAD treaty Mutual Assured Destruction. Which is why the stupid sht like we could beat the Russians in a war and the only answer I have is they have 5000 Nuke warheads like us and their Typhoons carry just as many warheads to sea as we do which is ten Ohio Class Subs with 24 Trident 3 missiles with 8 murvs each or a total of 1920 warheads at sea that the only thing we know of where they are is they are within a box 5000 miles square. And if our Nukes don’t do the trick the Russians and us have the most diabolical Chemical and biological weapons to make sure there isn’t anything alive. So just because the Soviets got your propulsion engineers that is why they beat us to space , but we had the bomb first yes the germans were the most advanced militarily and brains wise but you lacked of leadership-. But not forgotten how we saved you ass and rebuilt your country you could have been like the japanese were we don’t allow them an army. You guys have been jerking us around for yrs like France who we loaned 8 billion after the war to rebuild and when I had a frenchman in my face that we we the ones that destroyed it well the I said you would be speaking deutsche if it wasn’t for us and that cemetery with 115,000 soldiers. I always hate Europe always forget who save their asses how many do you think would have survived under stalin’s Rule. Yes anywhere where general dynamics equipment is that is why I have been around the word 6 times and the 7 yrs of avg 116,000 miles a yr in the air. But I truly believe if the german high command would have quit fighting on both fronts it would have given germany the time to develop the best on jet fighters rockets that would have dwarfed the V1 and V2. So please if you brain is logical The only spinning propaganda wing is the Democratic party and Obama and Clinton still think they are in Charge they have 10,000 mercs ready to descend on any major city with orders that range from just protesting or if they have to turn up the heat. They control law enforcement the judicial branch, and doesn’t it strike you funny that the rank and file democrats in congress , all intelligence agencies , and the money it takes to pay anyones price. Know I have 0 idea why people think Trump has all the power he should have a president. All the countries that keep screwing with us have forgotten the main thing survival. All you guys actually give a sht about was you can’t rape the us anylonger, and that stupid Attempt to steal more of the US’s money with climate control that gives a pass to the worst polluters off the world we could stop every regulation and it would take us 50 yrs to catch them. All you really wanted after you screwed us you like Obama was going to have the EPA fine everyone that uses power a huge fine or you could buy the new commodity clean air to keep from being fined it was a scam like Y2K get a bunch of experts to scare the population to buy 500 billion worth of useless sht. I like Trump I am so tired off being ripped off by the world and you can’t label me I am just an american that loves his country and am tired of all of Europe who has fcked in the as so many times and you think we will still fall for the crap you pedal if you think you will get a bigger and better life with the Soviets or the Muslims taking over your country . Myself I have a BS in chemical engineering and a BS in Economics so yes I am so tired of my own heritage telling my country now we have to listen to all these talking heads that have be lying and stealing from us. So if you seriously want to debate me on who controls most of this country Hillary and Obama let you take what you were worth paying them. That’s is the reason everyone is bitching is because all that money you were getting use to isn’t there anymore. Go try and steal from the russians and Chinese and watch what they would do to you.

  43. safari1024 says

    If journalism isn’t dead, then it is on life support with a dire prognosis.

  44. Robalou01 says

    America’s MS media has slunk to a new low…It is simply a propaganda tool for the democrats, forcing critically thinking Americans to find other media outlets for factual news.

  45. Michael Zimmerman says

    The problem that most seem to be ignoring is that there was a time when the republican party would have been furious about being even remotely associated with Russia!! Dwight D. Eisenhower has to be rolling over in his grave to see the republican party with its’ romance with Putin.

  46. John D says

    Carl Bernstein is a pathetic has been.
    Maybe he has become senile?

  47. cg says

    Go Trump!

  48. buster says

    You are so right. The swamp members must protect their own. It is all about the ;money. They want all of the perks that being in the congress can give them..They forget about (we the people).. It is all about how much money they can get from the system Heaven help (we the people.)

  49. JB1 says

    I stopped reading after the first paragraph calling it the Collusion story. Because there is no story. Nothing. There. Period.

    1. gotabgood says

      that is why we have 2 confessions and 2 under house arrest.. because there is nothing there
      Oh, we have 2 subpoenas to a German bank and Wells Fargo bank to look at Trumps account.. yep nothing here to be seen..

  50. Donald Lindsey says

    “Our record as journalists in covering this Trump story and the Russian story is pretty good,” Bernstein said. Just one problem with his answer and that is “journalist tell only just one side of the story -THEIR’s not the full and whole story of both sides”.

  51. ernldo says

    They did a so so job of CONCOCTING the Trump/Russia fairy tale, simply a media hissy fit for their election beat down Nov 2016.
    Most media traitors deserve public hanging…..

  52. donl says

    MOST of the Media has joined the ranks of the Demo-Commie Elites, You would think that someday they would be honest about the news, so much for that. Like CV below I was a Democrat when they were Democrats, When I heard Obie-Wont say “Spread the wealth” I knew exactly what he meant! And then Glen Beck confirmed it, I am a happy Independent, I can make up my own mind. Screw the Demo-Commies.

  53. Carl says

    Bernstein is another liberal Jewish Democrat partisan HACK….I wouldn’t be surprised if there are soon sexual harassment accusations against him like so many of his ilk….

  54. Carl says

    If AG Sessions doesn’t soon appoint a 2nd Special Counsel to investigate the COLLUSION between the FBI hierarchy and the Democrats to thwart our democratic election process in 2016…Trump should FIRE him…..What is Sessions hiding?

  55. Shelba J. Holmes says

    So far there is NO “Russia” except in the petty little minds of Democrats and media that are scared to death that Trump will indeed expose them for what they are – the swamp. It is becoming very clear that the whole “Russia” deal about Trump was created to get the heat off Hillary and the money she and Bill were taking from Russia. If you are following the Mueller thing and the lying and deviousness that has gone on in the FBI and DOJ you now know for certain that it has all been about getting the heat off Hillary and trying to get her elected so she could help the Democrata and the media dig the swamp a little deeper.

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