July 26, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
I’m afraid you’d riot…sorry: “peacefully protest”…if there weren’t a new “Huckabee” on TBN this weekend. But never fear, we’ve got another great show all lined up! We’ll cover the biggest issues in the news right now with DHS Secretary Chad Wolf, and Dr. David Samadi on what you’re not being told about COVID-19. You’ll meet a Huck’s Hero who’s helping the people who help others. Sen. Marsha Blackburn will tell us about her great new book that teaches kids about an important chapter in American history. We’ll also have music from the ground-breaking bluegrass band Appalachian Roadshow, as well as a very special visit with one of its members that will inspire you and touch your heart.
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CNN Democratic spokesmen Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon attempted to mock President Trump for taking a mental acuity test that he said he aced, claiming it looked like something for middle school students. Then they made the mistake of trying to take it themselves. Both proved incapable of identifying a drawing of the shape of a rhinoceros. Cuomo thought it was a hippo, and Lemon called it an elephant. Lemon’s excuse was that he was looking at it backwards, because a rhino backwards looks just like an elephant. Well, maybe if you're a middle schooler.
NEWS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR SUNDAY
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, there were a number of irrational, kneejerk, anti-police actions by the media, including the cancellations of long-running police reality TV shows such as “COPS” and “Live PD.” Well, the ratings are now in, and we can see how viewers passed judgement on those decisions. In a word: “Busted!”
The cancellation of “Live PD” may go down as one of the dumbest, most self-destructive decisions in TV history. To appease cop-hating radicals who likely never watched anyway, A&E cancelled its most popular show. Results: prime time ratings for the entire network have plummeted by 498,000 viewers, a 49% drop from one year ago. In the coveted demographics of adults aged 18-49 and 25-54, they’re down by 55% and 53%. This is where we got the phrase, “Get Woke, Go Broke.” Anyone want to bet that the NBA, MLB and NFL won’t be looking at similar futures?
This article also makes the interesting point that Hollywood isn’t entirely willing to commit suicide to appease the leftist mob. Knowing how popular cop shows are with audiences, they made sure not a single fictional cop show was canceled. Maybe that’s because they can always insert liberal messages into fictional shows and depict “bad cops.” But when they air shows that follow actual cops on the job and show what they really have to deal with, that seriously undercuts the left’s narrative about how we don’t need cops because they just go around harassing innocent people.
I’m reminded of a comment by the late, great comic Richard Pryor. He once said that he used to ask why we need so many prisons. Then he shot a movie inside a prison and talked to the actual inmates about why they were there. His attitude changed to “THANK GOD we have prisons!!”
MORE HAPPY NEWS FOR YOUR SUNDAY READING
A big standing O for the editors of the Wall Street Journal for refusing to knuckle under to the “cancel culture” crown. Several hundred of the paper’s staffers attempted to bully their bosses with a letter demanding that editorial page ban writers who spread “misinformation” (modern definition: facts that support conservative arguments.) They claim it makes their jobs harder when they try to gather information about racism if the sources they want to talk to don’t trust the WSJ because editorial writers have expressed opinions they oppose, or quoted business leaders and government officials whose views contradict theirs.
They also claim that staffers of color expressed in diversity initiative meetings how these opposing opinions caused them “pain.” I’m old enough to remember when sticks and stones could break your bones but words could never harm you. Now, leftists claim words cause them so much pain, they have to hit you with sticks and throw stones at you. But then, you deserve it if you don’t try to show “diversity” by only presenting one viewpoint: theirs.
To their everlasting credit, the WSJ’s editors basically told these brats to go pound sand. They wrote, “Their anxieties aren’t our responsibility” and “we are not the New York Times.” They made the point that the news and editorial departments are separate, and as long as they are able, they will continue to provide a variety of legitimate viewpoints on issues, not the “uniform progressive views that dominate nearly all of today’s media.” They said free people and free markets are “more important than ever in what is a culture of growing progressive conformity and intolerance."
Big applause to the WSJ editors for refusing to allow their own staff to dictate policy and kill free speech. Let’s all hope and pray that they set an example for other organizations, both in media and all other industries, that they don’t have to fold like a garage sale card table at the first squeak from a self-righteous social justice warrior. (Like Trader Joe’s supermarket,which just announced that it will change a number of allegedly racist food packages. This turned out to be prompted by an online petition created by a 17-year-old girl in San Francisco that even after a week of national publicity still has fewer than 5,000 signatures.)
I can’t wait to find out the answers to two questions:
1. How many of those staffers who are suffering so much pain from the paper printing opinions they disagree with will actually quit their jobs in this buyer's market for journalism majors?
2. How many applications will they get for each position that opens up?
My prediction is that we’ll never know the answer to #2 because the answer to #1 will be “zero.” Let’s hope this story puts some starch in some spines, so that bosses start telling their young snowflake staffers who threaten them to get back to work before they find someone else to do the jobs they find too painful to endure.
SOBERING THINK PIECE
Sobering Think Piece from Tyler O’Neil at PJ Media: While leftists keep absurdly accusing Trump of being a wannabe Hitler (FYI, that tactic loses power when you compare every one of your political opponents to Hitler), there actually is a world leader who is analogous to Hitler and already could be leading us toward another devastating world war. But they not only ignore all the disturbing warning signs of internal genocide and oppression and military aggressiveness. They even attack or silence anyone who criticizes his nation and are even now blasting Trump for standing up to it.
SICK OF THE TAIL WAGGING THE DOG
Yet another sign that Americans are getting sick of the leftist tail wagging the dog: a new Politico survey found that only 29% of Americans have any level of support for “cancel culture.” Forty-six percent think it’s gone too far, while 25% have “no opinion” on it. I imagine they will develop an opinion quickly after some leftist tries to get them fired from their jobs and threatens their families for not voicing strong support for canceling people.
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY (KJV)