April 26, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
THE MEDIA OUTDID THEMSELVES THIS WEEK
Friday, much of the media outdid themselves in their hair-on-fire anti-Trump hysterics, giving us a double dose of Trump Derangement Syndrome idiocy. First, by claiming that President Trump told people to inject Lysol to kill the virus. No, he did not.
They went so bat-poop crazy over that one that some of them were even calling it “Lysolgate.” Here's a great primer in how not to write a headline.
But wait: what about “Labradoodle-gate?” I assume that’s the name they’ll give to the non-scandal arising from Thursday another false claim that Brian Harrison, whom Trump appointed as chief of staff at the Department of Health and Human Services, is heading up HHS’s coronavirus response and he's just a “labradoodle breeder” from Dallas. No, he’s not handling HHS' virus response. Dog breeding is his family business, but as the Dallas Morning News, hardly a Trump-supporting paper, reports, he’s a serious public servant who’s “served three Administrations in high level posts at HHS, the White House and the Pentagon.”
The media’s idiotic overreactions to everything Trump says and does, and their apparent inability to do even the most basic research before reporting a story, have become so wearying that they’re no longer even worth correcting, scolding or even talking about. Adults are dealing with real problems now. Were it in my power, I would send the entire lot of these hyperactive brats to their rooms without supper until they learned how to behave themselves.
Here is Friday’s White House press briefing on the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus:
It was a short, but very news-packed briefing. The major points: we have now topped 5 million tests, numbers of new infections and deaths are trending downward, states are getting ready to reopen for business, President Trump signed the bill adding new funding to aid small businesses, and the FDA has approved an at-home test for the virus that lets people swab themselves and send it to a lab for testing. Also, Trump didn’t take questions because the media absolutely beclowned themselves after the previous briefing. More on that later. I can’t consider their hysterical antics to be “news” anymore.
Also, in case you missed it, Friday, I filled in for Sean Hannity hosting his Fox News TV show, to take a look at the coronavirus and how both the disease and the reactions to it are damaging America. You can watch the full episode here.
We talked about the way that Democrats are trying to extort Republicans into paying for the bad policies of blue state governments as part of the emergency relief bills. They’ve long dreamed of sticking American taxpayers with the cost of covering their unsustainable public worker pensions, entitlement programs and green energy schemes, and now they’re claiming that if we tell them to declare bankruptcy instead of bailing them out, it’s tantamount to wanting the people of those states to die. Take a look at the New York Congress member at around the 3:30 mark, accusing Mitch McConnell of telling first responders to “drop dead,” and tell me he doesn’t remind you of this.
If you watched the sitcom “Friends,” you’ll recognize the Democrats' "bail out blue states" tactic. Remember when Ross’s dad offered to help pay for his wedding, and his fiancee’s dad tried to stick him with the bill for everything from landscaping his lawn to building a new wine cellar? Well, that guy is the Democrats’ and Ross’s dad is all of us taxpayers.
As liberal Rep. James Clyburn openly admitted, the Democrats see this crisis as an historic opportunity to impose their agenda of transforming America. They seem to think that to fight a virus, we need to bail out blue states, raise the minimum wage, pass the Green New Deal, institute voting by mail with no ID, bar people from going to church and declare abortions to be an essential medical procedure. As they often say at the Instapundit site, It’s amazing how the answer to every crisis is to do everything they’ve always wanted to do.
Back in Reality Land, here’s what is actually in the bill that Trump signed.
As Americans chomp at the bit to get back to work, our “Huckabee” team has continued working under tough conditions to bring you new shows every week, and we have another great one tonight on TBN! We’ll visit with Roger Stone, who is finally free to talk about his trial. Rep. Matt Gaetz will fill us in on the latest battles in Congress to get aid to Americans without letting Democrats attach their political agenda to it. ABC correspondent Paula Ferris will discuss balancing faith, family and career. Pastor and bestselling author Max Lucado will tell us how “we’ll get through this.” We’ll also laugh with comedian Rahn Hortman, and cap it off with music from country superstar Clint Black.
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"IF IT WEREN'T FOR DOUBLE STANDARDS"
Conservative pundit Elisha Krause reports that a security guard at a store in Van Nuys, California, ordered her not to come back wearing her T-shirt because the “controversial” message on it might incite violence. That message was the pro-life statement, “Women’s rights begin in the womb.”
Can you imagine someone being ordered out of a store in California for wearing a pro-abortion rights T-shirt? Or anyone thinking that a pro-life person would physically assault anyone for doing so?
Someone needs to inform the security guard that one reason the store has a security guard is to prevent violent, unstable people from attacking innocent shoppers. It’s not to help violent, unstable people feel more secure by violating the free speech rights of innocent shoppers.
1. U.S. # CONFIRMED CASES (As of 6:31 AM): 949,249 DEATHS: 53,934 RECOVERIES: 105,818 (Reported recoveries)
TESTS GIVEN: 5,184,635
Source: The Covid Tracking Project
JOE BIDEN, THE ACCUSED
Sadly, there will be no Summer Olympics, but fans of gymnastics can still thrill to the gold medal quality flips, twists, somersaults and backbends that the media are performing to justify ignoring former Joe Biden staffer Tara Reade’s accusation of sexual assault after they went into four-alarm hysteria over a far-less-credible accusation against SCOTUS-nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And as Bob Costas might say, the degree of difficulty just leaped higher with the release of a clip from Larry King’s show in 1993.
While no names or specifics were mentioned, the call was from a California woman seeking advice for her daughter who’d just quit working for a “prominent Senator” because she couldn’t get any help for her problem, and her only recourse was going to the media, which she didn’t want to do. The caller was Reade’s late mother. The Media Research Center found the clip in its archives.
Reade told Fox News that she was angry at her mother for making the call at the time (she said her mom also pressed her to file a police report), but she cried upon hearing her mother’s voice for the first time in years. It isn’t evidence, but it does establish that Reade told someone else her story at the time so it’s not a recent invention. That’s more than any of Kavanaugh’s accusers were ever able to do.
So the ball is once again in the media’s court. We all look forward to the Olympic level rationalizations for ignoring this that are sure to come.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
James 1:6 (KJV)