Montage of Media Parrots from 2000 (Bush/Cheney)

Rush Limbaugh discusses journalistic “parroting” talking points. He takes us back to June of 2000 when “Dubya” announced Dick Cheney as his VP — the montage is from 2:00-to-2:55, and the voices heard in it are listed on Rush’s site as well as belolw. Great stuff, I missed this montage from soo many years ago, even Conan O’Brian used it (January 2014). See more at NEWSBUSTERS.

Here are the montage voices:

  • AL HUNT: He meets all of George W’s weaknesses, lack of gravitas.
  • JUAN WILLIAMS: We see the son, who is seeking some gravitas.
  • CLAIRE SHIPMAN: They were looking at candidates with gravitas.
  • STEVE ROBERTS: But he has the gravitas and you can sum it up in one word, stature.
  • VIC FAZIO: It may go to the gravitas.
  • JEFF GREENFIELD: We’re to use the favorite phrase, gravitas.
  • LESTER HOLT: This is a vice president who brought gravitas.
  • WOLF BLITZER: This will give some gravitas, add some credibility.
  • ED ROLLINS: I think the gravitas that Cheney brought to the ticket.
  • JONATHAN ALTER: What he gets is gravitas, a sense of weight.
  • BOB KERREY: He does not need anybody to give him gravitas.
  • MARGARET CARLSON: It means that, you know, gravitas.
  • MIKE MCCURRY: I think he also needs some gravitas.
  • SAM DONALDSON: To give gravitas.
  • ELEANOR CLIFT: Well, he brings gravitas.
  • WALTER ISAACSON: He does seem to bring some gravitas.
  • AL HUNT: It’s called gravitas.
  • MARK SHIELDS: A little gravitas!
  • JUDY WOODRUFF: You certainly have gravitas tonight.
  • SAM DONALDSON: He displayed tonight a certain gravitas.
  • MARIO CUOMO: I think gravitas is the word. Unfortunately for the Governor, you can’t graft gravitas. … He has gravitas.

FOX NEWS Pundits On FISA Memo

Chris Wallace lays out some revealing info at 15:55 to 2:31… and Peter Strzok was the guy who started this. Ahhhh. ‘Fox News Sunday’ anchor Chris Wallace comments on release of GOP memo on alleged surveillance abuses.

Neil Cavuto, former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker and former Justice Department official Robert Driscoll weigh in on Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) comments on the release of the FISA memo and how the memo impacts the FBI.

Tic-Toc — more coming!

Jay Sekulow, lawyer for President Trump reacts on ‘Hannity’ to information released in declassified FISA memo.

Laura Ingraham, from the moment he came down that shiny escalator in Trump Tower, Donald Trump represented an existential threat to the DC Swamp.

The Five, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence releases memo alleging bias in the investigation of the Trump campaign.

The ‘Special Report’ All-Star panel weighs in.

Tucker Carlson, controversial GOP memo states discredited Russia dossier was key to FBI’s FISA warrant to surveil members of Trump’s team.

Juan Williams Plays a Race-Card Straight

A must watch exchange that included Juan Williams and Laura Ingraham via NEWSBUSTERS:

During the panel discussion on the January 8 episode of Fox News Sunday, Juan Williams claimed that last week’s torture of a mentally handicapped white man by four black adults “stirs up racial tensions already hot from the campaign rhetoric of Donald Trump,” and that “white nationalists” would see this as an excuse to “legitimize acts of white racism.”

After the panel spent a couple of minutes dealing with a viewer’s question about a perceived overemphasis on the “politics” of this crime instead of the fact that it was “a racial hate crime,” Laura Ingraham circled back to criticize Williams’s comment as “completely off base.”

First, we’ll see Chris Wallace’s introduction of the panel segment, followed by some video from the horrific crime originally broadcast live on Facebook, and then by Williams’s comments:

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Here is Ingraham’s later response:

Laura Ingraham Decimates Juan Williams

  • Williams argued “So you have people who I would say don’t fit into exactly a team of rivals, but to many people a team of radicals. A team of radicals in terms of, what are these people representing? Flynn, Mike Flynn, I don’t think he could be confirmed, but so he’s getting the — the national security advisor job.”
  • Bob Woodward sounded more pragmatic: “ They are hard liners. But I think, as Laura was suggesting, in presenting — in talking about these people, when you dig into who they are and they have controversial pasts, presenting them is one dimensional, is a giant mistake. These are complex people.”

(Via NEWSBUSTERS)

The Son of Juan Williams, Tony, is a Republican!

Washington Times has this:

He’s the District’s “other” Tony Williams. The one without the bow tie. The one who is not the mayor. The one who is a, um, Republican.

Antonio “Tony” Williams has heard the jokes: the cracks about being a D.C. Republican and the observations that he shares a surname with the mayor.

“I get tons of jokes,” says Mr. Williams, who is running for the Ward 6 seat on the D.C. Council. “Like ‘Oh, you’re the other Tony Williams,’ or ‘Oh, what’s up, Mr. Mayor?’ ”

Mr. Williams’ aspirations are no joke, even in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans 9-to-1.

At 26, the D.C. native has launched an ambitious campaign, and his candidacy is seen as part of the foundation for revitalizing the Republican Party in the District.

“I went into it thinking that this is a longer-term project in terms of building the party, in terms of letting people know … that there’s a different voice and that there’s a different option,” he says. “It’s been too long that we’ve just voted party ticket and gotten nothing for it.”

The son of two Democrats — his mother, Delise, is a social worker and his father, Juan, is a political commentator for the Fox News Channel — Mr. Williams registered as a Republican after watching what he calls “the death of the African-American middle class” occur under D.C. Democrats.

His social ideals are strictly Republican, favoring small-business incentives, cutting commercial property taxes and promoting a government that encourages upward mobility and personal responsibility….

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Here is another Tony Williams: