Evening Edition - May 14

May 14, 2019

Biased Media Double Standards Illustrated:  It’s been said that to the media, everything Trump does is wrong, bad and evil, to the point that if he walked across the waters of the Potomac River, the headlines would read, “Trump Can’t Swim!”  Now, compare that to this fawning story from the New York Times about Joe Biden. He’s gone over two whole weeks without blurting out anything horrifying, sticking his foot in his mouth or groping anybody!  Talk about "presidential!"  Okay, they admit he probably will make a fool of himself at some point…but he hasn’t!  Not yet!  

Commuters might want to avoid midtown Manhattan today; I hear the Times is organizing a parade for him.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/not-kidding-nyt-praises-joe-biden-not-putting-foot-mouth/

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If you missed Saturday’s episode of “Huckabee” on TBN, you missed what might be the best show we’ve ever aired, and you must go to www.Huckabee.tv to watch the interviews.  Even if you did see it, you should still go watch them again because they are extended interviews with exclusive material we didn’t have time for on TV.  It includes extra time with National Security Adviser John Bolton, sensible environmentalist Dr. Patrick Moore, and our special guest, comic icon Roseanne Barr (her exclusive extras include her reasons for why she ran for President in 2012, and they might sound surprisingly familiar to those of you who backed me in 2008 and 2016.)   


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I was happy to be able to give Roseanne a welcoming forum (and the studio audience loved her) because of the raw deal she got from ABC.  Yes, she sent out a late-night tweet that offended people.  But she explained that she was on Ambien at the time, she didn’t mean it to be taken as a racial slur, and she apologized profusely.  It was obviously a mistake, but one that should have been dealt with, maybe through a suspension and a press tour to explain and show contrition; then allowing her some redemption and mercy and offering her forgiveness and a second chance.  How many "second" chances has Alec Baldwin been given for far worse behavior? 

Instead, she was fired from her own show (the highest-rated series of 2018 that was making a mint for ABC), and the cast who owe their careers to her broke her heart by turning their backs on her (the cast of “Empire” even stood behind Jussie Smollett, although it doesn’t seem to have done their show any good.)

https://www.westernjournal.com/empire-canceled-following-jussie-smollett-drama-no-plans-return/

The howling Twitter mobs even demanded that Roseanne’s classic series from the ‘80s be yanked from syndication, as if a 2019 tweet forever ruined shows people have been watching and laughing at for 30 years.  And to their shame, the syndicators did yank it – even though it’s now back, airing up to three hours (six straight episodes) a day on cable, and again drawing big audiences.  I haven't noticed that’s harmed race relations in any appreciable way.   

When I asked Roseanne why Hollywood showed mercy and forgiveness to other stars who slipped but tried to destroy her, she was typically blunt: she said it was because she supported Trump. 

I’m sure that’s true.  Supporting Trump seems to be the one unforgivable sin in Sin City West.  Out there, Harvey Weinstein will be forgiven before Roseanne is. You can do anything you want with your body, or other people’s, but your mind had better stay in lockstep with the left. 

Roseanne is now out on her “Alive and Kicking” stand-up tour (you can find dates at www.RoseanneWorld.com ), and discovering, as she did at our show, that there are huge audiences who love her comedy and will turn out to support her, something you’d never imagine if you listened to the entertainment media.  I checked out a review, and the critic started out by talking about whether she’d changed her material to appeal to Trump voters, and focused on anything she said that sounded patriotic as if it were unacceptable pandering to those horrible deplorables.  But Roseanne has always been a champion of Middle American blue collar workers.  If Trump voters relate to that, why aren’t they allowed to have even ONE comedian who speaks to their point of view?

The Democrats and their enablers in Hollywood and the news media have built their entire world on delusions: Trump isn’t a “legitimate” President (he’s native born, over 35 and won the Electoral College; that’s all it takes.)  He colluded with Russia to “steal” the election from Hillary (his worst enemies spent two years and $35 million and couldn’t come up with a scrap of proof, yet they still believe it.)  All of Trump’s voters are sexist, racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic morons -- all 65 million of them.  A child in the womb at 8-1/2 months isn’t a “baby.” But some hormone shots and surgery can turn a man into a 100% woman.  And if a 3-year-old boy is confused about his gender, s/he/xe knows best so "it's a girl!"  

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/05/12/parents-investigated-after-three-year-old-transitions/

And the two big showbiz delusions: Only Trump-hating leftists are allowed to be entertainers, and comedians are only allowed to express leftwing views because only leftist comics are funny.  News flash: the #1 rated Trump-bashing “comedian,” Stephen Colbert, pulls 3 million viewers on a good night.  Roseanne’s debut pulled 28 million, no doubt many of them Trump voters eager to see anyone represent them as something other than dumb, racist punching bags. 


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I’d encourage comedians who are scared to death of saying what they really think to stand up to the leftist Twitter censorship mobs. If you’re a comedian, then stand up for free speech.  Lenny Bruce and George Carlin were considered comedy heroes for doing that back in the days when it just meant being profane.  Now, it means not knuckling under to leftist delusions.  It might get you blackballed from Stephen Colbert’s 3 million viewers, but I’ll bet you could make a pretty decent living performing for Donald Trump’s 63 million supporters.  After nearly three years of one-sided PC lectures disguised as "comedy" I bet they’re pretty desperate to hear some genuinely funny jokes. 

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I try not to comment on everything that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says.  It’s low-hanging fruit, and besides, I have some sympathy for today’s young people who have been taught more leftwing propaganda and self-esteem than knowledge.  But her new claim that her warning that we’ll all be dead in 12 years if we don’t pass the “Green New Year” was only a joke sort of brings her into my wheelhouse. 

https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/12/ocasio-cortez-climate-world-ending-12-years-dry-humor/

I’ve been using humor to make political points for longer than she’s been on this poor, dying planet, and I feel that I must share with her the #1 rule of that tricky business:

"If nobody recognizes that your joke was even a joke, then the audience isn’t stupid.  You told a bad joke." 

She made the common mistake of the bombing comedian by insulting the audience for not “getting” her “dry humor” (say, doesn’t dry humor contribute to global warming?)  rather than blaming her bad material.  She snarked that Republicans who took her dire (but humorous) prediction that we’ll all be dead in 12 years (LOL!) seriously are like “Dwight from ‘The Office’” and “have the social intelligence of a sea sponge.”  (Kudos on choosing “sea sponge;” at least that’s a funny-sounding name.) 

But it’s hard to believe she was only joking when, as the linked article notes, on at least two separate occasions, she made equally disparaging remarks about anyone who treated her existential threat as a joke.  I suspect that this latest claim is like the scene in “Young Frankenstein” where Gene Wilder locks himself in with the monster and says that no matter what terrible sounds anyone hears, they must not unlock the door.  When he starts screaming in terror, they won’t open the door, and he yells, “I was JOKING!!! Don’t you people know a JOKE when you hear one?!!”  

Poor AOC found herself trapped with her own Green New Deal Frankenstein monster and is trying the Gene Wilder defense to escape from it.  I can understand that.  I’d just offer her a little friendly advice: if you’re going to claim to be injecting humor into politics, try to offer proposals that people can tell apart from jokes.  And try to tell jokes that people can recognize are meant to be funny.  For help, I’d suggest watching “Young Frankenstein” a few dozen times. 

Or better yet, AOC should check out this hilarious kid and see how comedy is done right:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/05/mini-aoc-strikes-again-with-another-spot-on-video-mocking-ocasio-cortez/

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Even the Washington Post fact-checker agrees that Sen. Cory Booker is wrong: Toy guns are not more regulated than real guns.  The most astounding part of this story: that that would even require a fact-checker to know that it’s ridiculous.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-post-gives-booker-three-pinocchios-for-claiming-toy-guns-are-more-regulated-than-real-guns

 

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Excellent article by Daryl Austin on whether the virulently anti-Trump people who believe every terrible thing ever said about him will ever get over their rage and stop attacking and ostracizing anyone who supported him (spoiler alert: likely not), and whether even some of the worst things said about him are really unique to him when you look at previous American leaders (not so much.) 

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-supporter-label-wont-go-away-president-leaves-white-house/

 

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  • Karen Mulloy

    05/16/2019 02:20 PM

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  • Joanne Catherine Schmidt

    05/15/2019 10:24 AM

    You say in your Tuesday edition that Joe Biden hasn't made any gaffes lately, but if you watched Tucker Carlson on Fox News Tuesday evening, you would have seen video of Biden rambling incoherently when asked a simple question. He said he had "four" points to make, went from point two to point four while jumping to several different unrelated topics, and sounded truly addled. The man is 78 years old and seems to be showing his age. Carlson opined that this man would never be nominated.

  • dave allen

    05/15/2019 09:01 AM

    re Daryl Austin article, VERY insightful. labels have always divided us. but he seems to be blaming Trump for the current label warfare, that it will be his legacy. WHAT? it's like he had to blame Trump for it, when as far as i know he just uses nicknames. it's the liberals who have turned labels into violent, vengeful, hateful weapons of war long before Trump's first tweet.

    felt sorry for AOC and the garbage disposal thing. let her learn something new without being mean to her. if only she would learn something new about everything else she rants about, like socialism, like how many garbage disposals are there in socialist countries? and food scraps to use one for?

  • John Miller

    05/15/2019 07:13 AM

    Please cover the collapse of Finland's government due to health care costs in a future news letter. The subject has been almost completely neglected in the our left leaning press.

  • Renee Hendricks

    05/15/2019 05:28 AM

    Not surprised AOC is "crawfishing" these days. I've concluded that her initials stand for Absolutely Obnoxiously Crazy or Any Old Cow!!! Enough said! Moooving on...

  • Mary Russell

    05/15/2019 01:05 AM

    How come no one sees how ridiculous it is for the Democratic Party to be represented by a twenty plus bartender?

  • Carl Smith

    05/14/2019 11:26 PM

    One of your commenters took note of your Dying Planet remark. The irony is the Planet IS Dying just like the Star we call the Sun. It might take a few Billion years but it is dying. Anonymous sources automatically sends that commenter to File 13. If I hear " Consensus of Scientist" or Settled Science one more time I might shoot out the sun with my daisy BB gun and end everybody misery ! Great Summary of the news! You should call your meme " The Daily Idiot Report"

  • Kathi Lee Grand

    05/14/2019 11:21 PM

    Enjoyed the show on Saturday! Sadly, this has become the norm in our world. The far left liberal democrats are attempting to ruin our great nation. Especially, their alarming rate at which they seek to silence our religious rights. What bewilders me the most is their constant dialogue that revolves around racism, homophobia, etc. It would seem that they are fixated and thus are the ones prolonging hatred, bigotry, etc. As the old saying goes..."when pointing fingers at others, there are three fingers pointing back at oneself." And, please help me understand how one demands tolerance when in turn has no tolerance to offer in return. The far left liberals are hell-bent in forcing their ideals yet quick to judge others that don't embrace the same. God help our country! I have an idea, a peaceful movement to gain back a voice for Christian, evangelical rights...however, sadly I have no connections. I have worked in ministry (FOTF), was on the Lighthouse Report, an author of a non-fiction spiritual book, member of C.E.A.I, & coordinator with NDP...but not a daughter, granddaughter of a famous person...but I am a daughter, child of the King, Jesus...and God is no respector of persons. We are all the same, loved in His eyes. Please pray that I may have direction, that someone would at least reach out and hear my idea. I truly believe it was divinely given..."for such a time as this." God bless your ministry on TBN...I watch every week!

  • Kathi Lee Grand

    05/14/2019 11:21 PM

    Enjoyed the show on Saturday! Sadly, this has become the norm in our world. The far left liberal democrats are attempting to ruin our great nation. Especially, their alarming rate at which they seek to silence our religious rights. What bewilders me the most is their constant dialogue that revolves around racism, homophobia, etc. It would seem that they are fixated and thus are the ones prolonging hatred, bigotry, etc. As the old saying goes..."when pointing fingers at others, there are three fingers pointing back at oneself." And, please help me understand how one demands tolerance when in turn has no tolerance to offer in return. The far left liberals are hell-bent in forcing their ideals yet quick to judge others that don't embrace the same. God help our country! I have an idea, a peaceful movement to gain back a voice for Christian, evangelical rights...however, sadly I have no connections. I have worked in ministry (FOTF), was on the Lighthouse Report, an author of a non-fiction spiritual book, member of C.E.A.I, & coordinator with NDP...but not a daughter, granddaughter of a famous person...but I am a daughter, child of the King, Jesus...and God is no respector of persons. We are all the same, loved in His eyes. Please pray that I may have direction, that someone would at least reach out and hear my idea. I truly believe it was divinely given..."for such a time as this." God bless your ministry on TBN...I watch every week!

  • Anita Mule'

    05/14/2019 11:07 PM

    I related to Mary T's letter. Just Sunday, on Mothers' Day, I teased my daughter-in-law, telling her that I would have gone to her fund-raiser, but didn't want to get Democrat cooties. Someone at the table was horrified and expected some bad blood. My daughter-in-law laughed, as I knew she would. My family is divided politically, but we do not discuss politics, except for the occasional rib. The same goes for my friends from school. We know we are not going to change each others' minds, and there is so much else to talk about when you have other interests.

  • Ruth Ferraro

    05/14/2019 11:02 PM

    Thank you for all your information! I am so grateful that although I missed your show with Roseann Barr on TV, I was able to watch it on my computer. If you were to run for President, I'm sure you would win hands down!

  • william fuhrer

    05/14/2019 09:53 PM

    Do you know anyone who works for NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT? BLUE BLOODS in the scripts is always boasting how sharp and high tech the Police department is LOCALLY and INTERNATIONALLY has any reporter even approached them on their TRUMP /RUSSIAN file

  • Gary Stilwell

    05/14/2019 09:34 PM

    You may be outraged by Cortez's New Deal---but you did slip here--you decried this policy as junk, but then stated "this dying planet" in your post.
    Apparently you DO understand the thrust--anyone who can't see the data is a fool

  • Gladys Hizer

    05/14/2019 07:22 PM

    Just read a review of John Durham, the new 'investigator.' He was nominated by Trump in 2017 and unanimously confirmed in 2018 because he was said to be bipartisan. Wonder if the liberals will still be happy about this when he investigates. He is a registered Republican but said to be apolitical. "Other than an overwhelming commitment to justice, the two great devotions of John's life are is Catholic faith and his family." I can't think of anything more important than that. He has my vote.
    I got a note on the corner of my computer that said Trump's motorcade was involved in an accident and several officers on motorcycles were injured. Trump was fine.

  • Lea rsbkin

    05/14/2019 06:37 PM

    Lol you got those Dems. Keep printing the truth. We all néed to hear it. Some of us are listening.
    Nice job. Thanks

  • Peter Rhoads

    05/14/2019 06:01 PM

    Actually I laughed till I almost cried when I first heard that we'd all be gone in 12 years, but not at AOC's "joke". Rather, I thought it hilarious that this woman (mindless twit that she is) actually believes that all of us irredeemably deplorables would fall for this insanity.

  • Allegra Kitchens

    05/14/2019 05:22 PM

    Concerning what was done to Roseann, we, at least we who can walk and chew gum at the same time, know that she was canned solely because she is a Trump supporter. Personally, I found her comment to be funny as heck. I laughed when I read it. Having seen a photo of Jarrett I knew she didn't really look like that, but it was still funny. I guess if Don Rickles was still alive they would hang him for his remarks. I just heard that Steve Harvey has been replaced by Melissa McCarthy on the "Kids Say the Darnedest Things" Show, and that his talk show has been cancelled. I'm waiting to hear that he has been dropped as host of "Family Feud." ABC tried to punish Tim Allen for his conservative views by cancelling his show. Thankfully Fox picked it up and he is back. Is it just a coincidence that Steve Harvey who recently went to the White House, met with Pres. Trump, and came away with a good opinion of him has now been dropped from two shows? I think not. Love your commentary. Keep up the good work.

  • John Trotter

    05/14/2019 05:15 PM

    Trump-Haley 2020!