Ex-NPR CEO Changed Mind On Gun-Control

I touch on this story here on my PREVIOUS POST regarding the media and what this CEO of NPR did in his trying to understand “flyover country.” He changed his mind on a lot of issues, but here is on that is awesome – the 2nd Amendment. Here is the lead up to the below video by WASHINGTON FREE BEACON:

The former CEO of National Public Radio came back from a reporting trip on conservative America having changed his mind about the efficacy of gun control measures, he said on Tuesday.

Ken Stern appeared on “Morning Joe” to discuss his new book, Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right. Stern, a Democrat, wrote he realized he was cordoned off in a liberal bubble and set off into conservative enclaves of America to expose himself to new ideas.

Co-host Willie Geist asked him if he altered his views on any key issues as a result of the book. Stern said he had changed them on guns, and it began with a notion he hadn’t thought of before: that gun homicides have declined significantly over the past 25 years.

  • “The most extraordinary trend in modern American criminal history,” Stern said. “At the same time, the number of guns have gone up. Those two things aren’t correlated, but it’s clear we know how to drive down gun murders without gun control, and the question is why are we talking about gun control when there’s other things that we’ve been doing for 25 years that actually have reduced murders in this country by an extraordinary amount.”…..

Here is an interesting conversation about the 2nd Amendment — CHANGE MY MIND:

Morning Joe and the “Russian Connection” (UPDATED)

You just can’t make this stuff up!

NEWSBUSTERS hilariously notes…

…First, the Clinton Campaign made use of the same law firm during the 2016 election! Yes, Hillary Clinton, in fact, hired James Hamilton, a partner at Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius and a well-know DC attorney who also previously worked for Al Gore, John Kerry, and even Barack Obama!

Second,the law firm founded by Howard Dean received the same Russian Law Firm of the Year Award in, get ready, 2013, 2014, and 2016!…

If you need any reminding, the Democrats have a long history of “coziness” with the Russians, you need to look no further than the “Lion of the Senate” (Ted Kennedy) to see what REAL treason looks like:

…If these progressives want to know what actual treason looks like, they should consult liberal lion Ted Kennedy, who not only allegedly sent secret messages to the Soviets in the midst of the cold war, he also begged them to intervene in a U.S. presidential election in order to unseat President Ronald Reagan. That’s no exaggeration.

According to Soviet documents unearthed in the early 1990’s, Kennedy literally asked the Soviets, avowed enemies of the U.S., to intervene on behalf of the Democratic party in the 1984 elections. Kennedy’s communist communique was so secret that it was not discovered until 1991, eight years after Kennedy had initiated his Soviet gambit:

Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.

“On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov.”

Kennedy’s message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. “The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,” the memorandum stated. “These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign.”

Kennedy made Andropov a couple of specific offers.

First he offered to visit Moscow. “The main purpose of the meeting, according to the senator, would be to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA.” Kennedy would help the Soviets deal with Reagan by telling them how to brush up their propaganda.

(More at The Federalist Papers)


Let’s not forget this episode:


Also note the “coziness” of Bill Clinton via his wife’s Secretary of State position, detailed well in the documentary found HERE. But a quick reminder via NATIONAL REVIEW seems in order:

The Democrats and old-guard news media (forgive the redundancy) are pathologically obsessed with the hypothesis that Team Trump and Russia rigged last November’s presidential election. If Donald J. Trump so much as played Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slav on his stereo, these leftists deduce, he was in cahoots with the Kremlin.

Meanwhile, the same folks who spy a KGB agent behind every filing cabinet in Trump’s White House are aggressively apathetic about Hillary and Bill Clinton’s policies, decisions, and actions that gave aid and comfort to Russia.

Hillary’s much-mocked “Russian reset” established the tone for the Clintons’ coziness with the Kremlin. On March 6, 2009, during a trip to Geneva, she presented Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov a small, red button. Hillary thought it was emblazoned with the Russian word for “reset.” Her team mistranslated and the button actually read “overload.” Nonetheless, Clinton and Lavrov jointly pressed the symbolic button. And a new era in U.S.–Russian relations erupted.

While visiting Moscow on March 24, 2010, Hillary explained the Reset’s purpose: “Our goal is to help strengthen Russia.”

[Video at National Review]

Hillary said this in an interview with veteran broadcaster Vladimir Pozner of Russia’s First Channel TV network. Pozner is a Soviet-era relic who still communicates in barely accented English. During the Cold War, he popped up on American TV and radio programs and presented the views of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Pozner’s pleasantries made him and his totalitarian bosses seem blandly benign.

The shadiest deal that the Clintons hatched with Russia is called Uranium One. This outrage should mushroom into Hillary and Bill’s radioactive Whitewater scandal.

Frank Giustra, a Canadian mining mogul and major Clinton Foundation donor, led a group of investors in an enterprise called Uranium One. On June 8, 2010, Rosatom, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, announced plans to purchase a 51.4 percent stake in the Canadian company, whose international assets included some 20 percent of America’s uranium capacity.

Because this active ingredient in atomic reactors and nuclear weapons is a strategic commodity, this $1.3 billion deal required the approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Secretary of State Clinton was one of nine federal department and agency heads on that secretive panel.

On June 29, 2010, three weeks after Rosatom proposed to Uranium One, Bill Clinton keynoted a seminar staged by Renaissance Capital in Moscow, a reputedly Kremlin-controlled investment bank that promoted this transaction. Renaissance Capital paid Clinton $500,000 for his one-hour speech.

While CFIUS evaluated Rosatom’s offer, Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer observed, “a spontaneous outbreak of philanthropy among eight shareholders in Uranium One” began. “These Canadian mining magnates decide now would be a great time to donate tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.”…

(Read It All)

Larry Elder Interviews Chris Hayes of MSNBC

Larry took Chris Hsyes, of MSNBC, to the tool shed! A great working through many of the points of Chris’s book he was on the show for: “A Colony in a Nation.”

I don’t want the listener to lose sight of the influence of Saul Alinsky on Chris and his family at the beginning of the interview. Obviously socialists… maybe even a Communist (red-diaper-doper-baby)?

Another Faux Racist Caught… (UPDATED)

A recent purported “hate crime” was a burning of a black church with “vote Trump” spray painted on the side. Here is how SNOPES ended their post on the matter:

Greenville is a predominantly African-American community where the mayor described race relations as “fairly good.” However, attacks on churches is not a new development: it was used as a tactic of intimidation by white supremacists during the Civil Rights era. As noted by the fire marshal, a motive has yet to be determined. The fire broke out one week before the 8 November 2016 presidential election.

And the Mayor of Greenville called the burning of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville a “hateful and cowardly act,” Mayor Errick Simmons said this was “an attack on the black community.” “It appears to be a race crime,” Simmons said. “It happened in the ’50s. It happened in the ’60s. It shouldn’t happen in 2016.”

But as with most of these incidents in the past decade… they are hoaxes.

A black man has been arrested and charged with burning an African-American church in Greenville, Miss. last month and defacing its outer walls with “Vote Trump” graffiti.

The Mississippi state police arrested Andrew McClinton, 45, on Wednesday and charged him with first-degree arson of a place of worship, Warren Strain, a spokesman with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety told The Daily Caller.

McClinton allegedly set first to Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, where he is a member, on Nov. 1, a week before the election. The fire destroyed 80 percent of the church. A GoFundMe account raised more than $240,000 to repair the facility….

(From DAILY CALLER; see also BREITBART)

While in the past these churches have been burned by members of racist organization, nowadays it is a fostering of a grievance demographic via awards of victim-hood that has caused a significant increase in the hate-hoaxes. Magically however, this crime went from a hate-crime to just a regular crime — with the snap of a finger.

Let me postscript this with a word about previous burnings in the South. Yes, the KKK did burn churches in the South. In fact, the church mentioned below, Mount Zion AME Church, was burned in 1995 by [they say] ex-Klan members Arthur Allen Haley, 51, and Hubert Lavon Rowell, 50. I would be curious as to these two men’s voting habits. I would bet dollars to doughnuts that these men were life-long Democrats.

So, as a more modern example, the graphic to the right shows 8-black churches burned in just over a week. Take notice that MSNBC does not inform you in a large article referencing the KKK and racism with graphics as visual which one of these are later determined to be non-arson related or which fires were started by black men or which ones were done to collect insurance money.

In other words the Klan is so innefective and racism so sparse that the media has to use microagressions and hyperbole to make it seem like we are living in an age of imperialist white supremacist Christian cisgender capitalist heteropatriarchal males.

For instance, in this graphic, 16% of the fires at “places of worship and funeral homes” were intentional. But out of this percentage we are not told about fires possibly set for the reason of collecting insurance, a pissed off parishoner, a victicrat (someone seeking attention for a group or for self), or racism:

Media groups as well as left-leaning organizations have pin-pointed these acts to white-racist arsonists. For instance, here is the Washington Post noting the issue:

Why racists target black churches

As flames engulfed Mount Zion AME Church, a predominantly African American congregation in the tiny town of Greeleyville, S.C., Tuesday night, social media lit up with expressions of sorrow, speculation and outrage.

The fire was one of six at black churches in the past two weeks, three of which are being investigated as arsons, and one of hundreds, possibly thousands, in the past two centuries.

The cause of Tuesday’s blaze and the others remain uncertain, although the AP, quoting an unnamed federal source, reported Wednesday morning that “preliminary indications” suggested it was not an arson. Still, along with earlier fires since the massacre at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, the blazes evoked a painful history, some of it recent, that still haunts African American congregations.

Just hours before the Mount Zion fire broke out, the NAACP warned black churches to “take necessary precautions” against the threat of attack. And federal law enforcement officials are now automatically investigating all such fires at black churches to see if they are hate crimes….

Except… the arsonist is black! The Daily Caller notes how the media and leftist groups immediately blamed the “white man.”

An African-American man in his 30s has been arrested for setting a string of fires at black churches in St. Louis, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting.

The unidentified suspect is accused of setting seven fires at churches between Oct. 8 and Oct. 22. The first six fires occurred at black churches in predominantly black neighborhoods. The last fire was set at Shrine of St. Joseph, a white church in a predominantly black neighborhood.

The arsons causes minimal damage, but federal investigators were brought in.

Speculation swirled that the fires were racially-motivated, especially given the proximity to Ferguson, Mo., the St. Louis suburb that was the site of massive protests last year over the police-involved shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man.

A white priest at St. Louis’ Christ Church Cathedral asserted that the arsonist had racist motives.

“Holy God, if we ever needed a wake-up call to believe that racism is alive in St. Louis — if this is not it, I don’t know what it could be,” Mike Kinman said, according to CNN.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks white supremacist groups, suggested in an article last week that the arsons were carried out by white supremacists.

The group quoted a journalist who covers African-American issues who said that the fires were “both alarming and not surprising.”

“This is alarming because domestic terrorism is alive and well,” David A. Love told the SPLC. “It is such a problem that the U.S. Department of Justice recently predicted increases in violent acts by white extremists who are responding to a new reality in which people of color will become a majority in America.”

The SPLC also quoted Love blaming “a vicious cycle created by rightwing politicians, the NRA and hate groups who stir up anger, fear and resentment over changing demographics and want their country back.”…


FAKE HATE CRIMES are all the rage you know!


White Privilege meme

University of Michigan Hijab Wearer // Muslim Friend of Aisha Sharif at San Diego State // David Williams // Kara Stevens // Anne Arundel High School’s Kool Kids Klan // Sinem // Michael Kee // Mike Hager // Ibtihaj Muhammad // Osama Nazzal // Kelly Carter // Scott Young // Hisham Saadi // Juan Thompson // Lakeville, Minnesota Non-Caucasian Special Ed Student // Khizr Khan // Halley Bass // Washington Cemetery // Alexandra Pennell // Vincent Palmer // Yasmin Seweid // Villanova University // William Tucker // Taylor Volk // Kirkland Phony Postelection Sexual Assault Victim // Williams College Fake // Blood Splatterers // Neighborhood Town Watch Anti-Hijab Letter // Eleesha Long // Malden, MA Phony Trumpsters Victim // Sara Farsakh // Kathy Mirah Tu // Chris Ball // Ashley Boyer // University of Louisiana Heisted Hijab // Abdul Aziz // Brooklyn Muslim Community Center Teens // London, Ontario Islamic Shopper // Calum McSwiggan // Marcus Owens // Hamza Warsame // Alexis Adams // SIUC White is Right Video // Salisbury University Graffiti Artists // TarheelTransgender // Jordan D. Brown // Bingen Syrian // Eric Danko and Jordan Schaeffer // Manhattan Self-Slasher // Seattle Africatown Center Graffiti // Mari Poindexter // Phony Nevada Klansmen // Saida Chatti  // Julian Kinzel // Imani Perry // Asha Burwell and Friends // Jesus Francisco Cabrera // Michael Dekota McRae // Gary Nathaniel Moore // San Bernardino Backlash // Mercutio Southall // Hyacinth Peccoo // Clive Higgins and Lonnie Blackwell // Anonymous Liar From India in Orangeburg County, SC // Kayla-Simone McKelvey // Hidden Dores // Royall Must Fall // Shalaria Jones // Emmanuel Bowden // Kynnedi Grant // Clarke Perkins // FierceFemtivist // Payton Head // Mizzou Fecal Swastika // Berkeley High // Dorothy Bland // Georgia Tech Person of Preferred Pigmentation // Melvin and Angelica Hale // Haakon Gisvold // University of Delaware // Ahmed Muhamed // Ashley Powell // Garnet Coleman // John Sherman // Carol Anne and Laura Stutte // Minati Roychoudhuri // Frank Elliott // Planned Parenthood // Sean King // Julie Baker // Vincent Broughton // Rick Jones // Connie St Louis // Rachel Dolezal // Tahera Ahmad // Phony University of Minnesota Rape Victim // Sarah Silverman // Kassim Alhimidi  // George Washington University Swastika // Adam Hoover // Ambreen Sharif // Charles Blow // Morgan Triplett // Desiree Nall // Mindy Brickman // Oberlin College // Lena Dunham // Rolling Stone/Jackie // University of Chicago Facebook Hoax // Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar // Daniele Watts // Keith Jones // Sweet Briar College Hoaxer // Grand Valley State University Student // Richard Kennedy // Anonymous Hercules Middle-High School Student // Joe Williams // Andrea Brazier // Genesis Hernandez // Danya Morales // Toni Christina Jenkins // Dylan Bleier and Matt Alden // Meg Lanker-Simons // Olander Cuthrell // Charlie Rogers // Sharmeka Moffitt //  Joseph Baken  // Alexandra Pennell // Aimee Whitchurch and Christel Conklin // Quinn Matney // Aubriana Banks // Sarah Marshak // Floyd Elliot // Tawana Brawley // Crystal Gail Mangum // Kerri Dunn // Leah Miller // Ahmad Saad Nasim ~ (See Each Case Here: MOOBATTERY!)

First CNN… now MSNBC

Safe Spaces are crumbling before our eyes and Trump isn’t even in office! CNN panel agrees… safe spaces are for the dogs!

  • Even leftist media outlets are developing an awareness that the rigid ideological homogeneity that characterizes institutions like higher education has led to liberals being out of touch, intellectually flabby, and in political decline (MOONBATTERY).

See also this POST!

Kudos To Morning Joe On The “Bill Clinton Inc.” News Story

This is a must watch two videos and article mentioned herein by HOTAIR:

When MSNBC (even the painful-to-watch Morning Joe) takes a full seventeen minutes to discuss the “sleazy” connections between Bill Clinton and his cronies and their “get rich quick from other people’s money” schemes, it’s worth taking notice.

First take a quick read of Thursday’s Washington Post article titled “Inside ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’: Hacked memo reveals intersection of charity and personal income” which details the latest revelations about America’s favorite, corrupt first family:

The memo, made public Wednesday by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, lays out the aggressive strategy behind lining up the consulting contracts and paid speaking engagements for Bill Clinton that added tens of millions of dollars to the family’s fortune, including during the years that Hillary Clinton led the State Department. It describes how Band helped run what he called “Bill Clinton Inc.,” obtaining “in-kind services for the President and his family — for personal travel, hospitality, vacation and the like.”

Band and his Teneo co-founder, former Hillary Clinton fundraiser Declan Kelly, declined to comment. But Teneo issued a statement saying that “as the memo demonstrates, Teneo worked to encourage clients, where appropriate, to support the Clinton Foundation because of the good work that it does around the world. It also clearly shows that Teneo never received any financial benefit or benefit of any kind from doing so.”

Spokesmen for Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton and the foundation declined to comment.

There’s more to it and you really should read the whole thing….

What If Fox News Made This Mistake? Imagine the Outcry

Here is one of the comments from LiveLeak:

Karma is a bitch. They literally just called all of Trump’s supporters racist and then asked a black man his reaction to Hillary’s accusations of Trump being racist only to play a KFC commercial for the black guest instead of the clip of Hillary. A major embarrassment for this shitty network – and they deserved it. If Fox news had made this mistake it would be front page news on all the newspapers – they would use it as ‘proof’ that conservatives are racist and making a mockery of black people – but it was a liberal news channel that did it so this will be ignored.