February 17, 2021

How does liberal media justify its failure to question the Lincoln Project and to discover the rot within?

I'm reading "When You Don’t Have Trump to Hide Behind/There’s now space for other scandals. Witness the Lincoln Project" by Frank Bruni (NYT). 

Ha! It's Trump's fault! Trump was so bad that the media couldn't pay any attention to anything else that might have been bad. That is some ripe bullshit from Frank Bruni. Let's read: 
[T]he Lincoln Project is unraveling... because Trump is out of office, and that not only deprives the organization of its fiercest mission and tight focus. His departure also opens the political actors there — and political actors everywhere — to more scrutiny and more reproach than they received when he was still around. 
Trump urgently demanded and rightly sopped up so much of the public’s contempt and the media’s attention that there was limited space left over for other scandals.

How were we the people supposed to pay attention to things that you the press didn't put into articles? The press "urgently demanded" that we the people remain in a state of continuous contempt for Trump and deprived us of anything that might have worked in Trump's favor. We had space in our head! But you the press wanted to inflate contempt for Trump so that it filled up our entire headspace. 

In that way he was like a concealer slathered over pox and warts beyond his own. 

So Trump covered up the ugliness of the Lincoln Project?! No, the Lincoln Project was making Trump look ugly. If we're doing makeup metaphor, it's more like the Lincoln Project was effective in depriving Trump of some concealer he wanted to use on himself, and the press was so into exclaiming over how bad Trump looked that it didn't want to talk about how bad the Lincoln Project looked. And now Frank Bruni doesn't want to talk about how bad the press looks. 

He was also in instances a get-out-of-jail-free card. If you raged against him, your past was wiped clean.

What a ludicrous reversion to the passive voice! The press gave the Lincoln Project the get-out-of-jail-free card. The press wiped the Lincoln Project clean.

Your own preening and avarice were laundered by your denunciations of his [sic]....

More passive voice. More metaphor. We've got makeup, Monopoly, filth-wiping, and laundry.  Take responsibility! When it comes to the Lincoln Project, the press massively failed. And the attempt to hide behind Trump is pathetic. The press was political and unprofessional. 

You want us to trust you because now that Trump is sidelined you can pay attention to other things? That's just admitting you follow a political agenda. The agenda has changed, but you haven't shown any interest in changing toward devotion to principles of journalism. You haven't shown any new propensity to go wherever the facts take you.

143 comments:

Crimso said...

Useful idiots discover the hard way that their usefulness is at an end.

Gahrie said...

Sure investigate the Lincoln Project.

First, I still want to know what is on Hunter's laptop.

Richard Aubrey said...

How do you really feel?

Wondering how many eyes will be de-scaled by this. Guessing the single digits.

Danno said...

It is so nice that Ann reads these disgusting news? sources so we don't have to.

rhhardin said...

They follow a soap opera agenda, not a political one. There's room for only one evil actor and his henchmen.

If you put in evil anti-trump forces, it confuses the narrative and therefore women, and they tune out.

And you're selling their eyeballs. They're your product, not the news.

They're sliding over into evil republicans now, as the main actor.

narciso said...

Weinstein epstein nxim all sorts that could not be touched 'like paul masson wine'

rhhardin said...

About half your sentences should be passive, if you want it to be readable.

tcrosse said...

You have shown any new propensity to go wherever the facts take you.

Not.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Too bad restaurants are closed down cuz Frank should go back to his old beat. Is the NYT proud to run such agitprop drivel? Is there no adult in charge at the old Gray whore?

Russell said...

A version of this column will be forthcoming the more things get hot for Cuomo's handling of COVID in New York. Trump was so bad at battling the pandemic, how could we pay attention to anyone else?? (Even as the press was specifically inflating Cuomo's competence)

GatorNavy said...

So TDS causes reporters not to report? In that light Biden worship will cause reporters not to report on constitutional trespass by the government?

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

So what was the NYT excuse for not doing any digging during Obama’s eight years of gaffes, fuck ups, foreign policy disasters and oh yeah SPYING on the GOP candidate / president-elect in the most grievous abuse of executive power since “Jap” Internment.

MadTownGuy said...

"You have [not] shown any new propensity to go wherever the facts take you."

Someone else beat me to it, but here it is anyway.

Eleanor said...

It's very easy to ignore the NYT, and the vast majority of people do. They don't miss out on anything important to anyone living outside the five buroughs. If the oceans rise and overtake the city, most people wouldn't even notice its gone. When the folks who live or work in NYC wake up to the knowledge only they believe they live in the center of the universe, we're going to need a lot of playdough, lollipops, and warm puppies.

Rick said...

Exactly right.

On a similar vein of media malpractice check out Greenwald's column from last night. He's killing it lately.

The False and Exaggerated Claims Still Being Spread About the Capitol Riot

donald said...

File under: No shit Sherlock.

narciso said...

The problem is the times is a poisoned well, a vector on its own.

wendybar said...

The same way they didn't question Biden about his gaffes like Minorities don't know how to use the internet, or that they didn't have vaccines when he took office. If it looks bad for Trump they ask it, and if it looks good for Trump then they don't. Period. It's not that hard if you pay attention.

Bob Boyd said...

Cuomo demonstrated he would rather kill your mother than work with Trump in a national emergency and the press did nothing to protect his helpless victims...just the opposite, they extolled Cuomo's leadership at the time.

J2 said...

I'm not going to read the Frank Bruni column, but I might read Thomas Friedman's:

"What Trump, San Francisco and the Deer in My Backyard Have in Common"

subhead:"Democracy depends on understanding the connection."

Gusty Winds said...

It’s a predictable reaction when another liberal Washington insider is outed as a sexual harasser and a kiddie diddler. They are all over. Everyone knew about John Weaver’s thirst for young men. Karl Rove is on record referring to it years ago. But it’s the “pizza-gate” people who are crazy.

Meanwhile, Giselle Maxwell is losing her hair sitting in prison. AWESOME!!

Sebastian said...

"The press "urgently demanded" that we the people remain in a state of continuous contempt for Trump and deprived us of anything that might have worked in Trump's favor."

And it pretty much worked. Lots of nice white people crossed over to the Dems. Couldn't vote for uncouth Trump. Althouse saw how the game was rigged but still couldn't do better than abstaining.

"And now Frank Bruni doesn't want to talk about how bad the press looks."

Because he doesn't think the press looks bad. It does what it has to do: prep the battle space for progs. Before the election, that meant propping up the LP, afterwards tear them down as useless POS.

"Take responsibility!"

Next, you're gonna talk about journalistic "principles," and how the press should be better. Please, no.

"The press was political and unprofessional.

Say it ain't so!

"You want us to trust you"

They want progs to trust them to promote the narrative and serve the cause. That's all.

"The agenda has changed"

No. The agenda stays the same.

"but you haven't shown any interest in changing toward devotion to principles of journalism"

Principles of journalism! I knew it! OMG.

Gusty Winds said...

Althouse wrote: "You have [not] shown any new propensity to go wherever the facts take you."

When it comes to the 2020 election fraud, neither have you.

chickelit said...

narciso said...Weinstein epstein nxim all sorts that could not be touched 'like paul masson wine'

All the ignored stories were about sexual abuse, including the Lincoln Project. Why does the mainstream media protect sexual predators when it's going on?

donald said...

Frank is hoping to suck some chinaman’s dick at a state dinner so he can’t address actual you know, scandals.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Rick re Greenwald: this column was first I saw that indicated three other protester deaths. Up until now news reports I overheard all said that 4 cops plus Ms. Babbitt died. Sicknick was the only cop who died and it is unexplained. Gnarly how much of 1/6 was just flat out disinformation purposely hyped by dishonest media. I also saw where Inga’s “but the zip ties” myth was also blown up by FBI who showed the one guy with flex cuffs took them from the box the Capital Police had set out for their own guys to draw from. Ha! Some insurrection!

wild chicken said...

"About half your sentences should be passive, if you want it to be readable."

In a writing seminar I got so tired of the passive-voice hate that I wrote an essay entirely in active voice. Prof said reading it was like being hit over the head with a hammer.

But I get what she's saying here. NYT's use is usually strategic.

iowan2 said...

Trump is a master at pulling the curtain back.
LLR never Trumpers supporting Democrats in elections and leftists agendas. Railing against longtime conservative agenda items, because President Trump showed how easy they were to implement. (if that was your goal).

donald said...

Heh Chicklite.

Dave Begley said...

We've learned very much about the soul and character of the Left during the Trump years.

On Twitter, the current Dean of the Creighton Law School admonished me "to be kind. It matters. It really does."

Were the Dems kind to Brett Kavanaugh when they put the liar CBF before the whole country and let her tell her falsehoods? How about what the Dems did to Clarence Thomas; husband of my law school classmate? How about all the hate and lies aimed at Trump?

Was this all permissible because Thomas, Trump and Kavanaugh are conservative? It sure was!

In all seriousness, I don't know how an intellectually honest person can be a Democrat today. They are such hypocrites. For them, the ends always justify the means. A perfect example are the blackouts in NE and TX. It is okay for some people to die because it serves the larger purpose of stopping global warming and saving the planet.

narciso said...

Weinstein was the auteur of the transgressive how many careers were supporter by him epstein similarly in fonancs nxim had prominent families nortb and south of us.

Bob Boyd said...

To be fair, the fellas at the Lincoln project weren't doing anything the fellas at the Times wouldn't do.

Lewis Wetzel said...

Rumors about Weaver's perversion & abuse of young men have been rife since the early 90s.
This was not passive voice. People knew, and kept silent or were kept silent, by people whose moral vision was blinded by hatred for Trump and his supporters.
The stain is not on Trump's soul, but their own soul.

Temujin said...

My head aches trying to follow the tortured pretzel logic of our media class. Yikes. It's got to hurt to be them. As Rick points out in an earlier comment, Glenn Greenwald nailed all of this perfectly. Perhaps Frank Bruni should read Greenwald before he struggles with his own ways to tie every thought to Trump.

The Lincoln Project...

dbp said...

"You have shown any new propensity to go wherever the facts take you."

You probably meant to put "haven't" instead of "have"

Great blog post.

Wince said...

The Lincoln Project should be renamed The Liberace Project.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Lynn Cheney, Romney, the Lincoln Loggers and our own LLR have so much in common and represent everything Republicans hate about DC and the fakecon grifters running GOPe. Loeffler was one of them too. That’s why the R lost Georgia.

narciso said...

Mcllellan or john wilkes booth. So epstein had ties to wexner (victorias secret) and leon black (telemundo)

dbp said...

Looks like other beat me to it, but it also could be: Have you shown any new propensity to go wherever the facts take you?

And the answer is, maybe. But we have to wonder if inconvenient stories will continue to only be reported upon, after they don't matter.

Michael Ryan said...

It's just this war and that lying son of a bitch, Johnson.

hawkeyedjb said...

"The press was political and unprofessional."

Well, maybe, but it depends what you think is the purpose of "the press." If we had an independent press in this country, that would be quite an admonishment. But the press is an arm of the Democratic party - do you think the DNC is being "unprofessional" when they attack their opponents and ignore the mistakes of Democrats? That is the reason for their existence!

chickelit said...

Why does the mainstream media protect sexual predators when it's going on?

I mean, if rhhardin is right about the media playing to soap opera women, I would think that women would be most eager to read about sexual abuse in so far as it involved women. The problem, as I see it, is an overly voracious appetite for the such stories, and a willingness to believe even the most scurrilous claims. Witness the #metoo movement which really started the whole cancel culture. The media could help here by investigating the important stories, rather then just letting Twitter decide.

gilbar said...

isn't this ALL Trump's fault?

I mean, if it weren't for Trump; NO ONE would have ever heard of these peds
And, if we don't hear of it... It NEVER happened; right?

Rick said...

Blogger Mike (MJB Wolf) said.. Up until now news reports I overheard all said that 4 cops plus Ms. Babbitt died.

I don't know what you read but I wrote on this site within a day the deaths were the Sicknick, Babbit, two medicals and a trampling. The only one not consistently understood is Sicknick which at that time was still attributed to the fire extinguisher. The confusion is because of the high-media rather than despite it.

There has also been at least one and maybe two cop suicides since but it's unclear if they are related. Since reporting on these has ended the most logical conclusion is that reporters were unable to establish even a tenuous link to the riot.

narciso said...

Take george nader he was the big shiny but he had worked with tony rahall with george mitchell with strobe talbotts inlaw cody shearer in that capacity he had connection in iraq in russia et al. But mueller cited him 151 times in his report. Then indicted him.

chickelit said...

Wince said...The Lincoln Project should be renamed The Liberace Project.

Or the "Linkin' Logs Project" if you get the visual.

narciso said...

But how long did bruni gorge on avenatti and the stripper and a whole host of ephemera. How is it most of the allegations against epstein havent been unsealed.

henge2243 said...

"The press wiped the Lincoln Project clean."

The press tossed the Lincoln Project's salad.

Bob Boyd said...

As Rick points out in an earlier comment, Glenn Greenwald nailed all of this perfectly. Perhaps Frank Bruni should read Greenwald before he struggles with his own ways to tie every thought to Trump.

I'm thinking he probably did read Greenwald's piece. Independents like Greenwald are the new leaders in journalism. The NYT is losing that long held position. They surrendered it.

Breezy said...

Oh, some sort of self-reflection, eh? Do more. Do better.

Hunter
Mail in ballot fraud
Pelosi orders re Capitol Police on Jan 6
Russia Hoax
Swalwell spy

...

Jeff Brokaw said...

I feel vindicated now for ignoring this “Lincoln Project” nonsense on the assumption that it was a giant house of cards built by a bunch of self-promoting nutjobs.

Saved time and aggravation, too!

narciso said...


But squirrel


https://mobile.twitter.com/GlennKesslerWP/status/1362035012548329477

John henry said...

That is some ripe bullshit from Frank Bruni.

Amen, amen and amen

John Henry

Jeff Brokaw said...

As others have also noted, read that Greenwald piece about the lies spread about the Capitol riot. It’s devastating to the entire narrative ... which is not surprising since the narrative was fairly obvious b.s. from the start.

donald said...

The Republicans lost the Georgia senate seats because they were scared and out witted by a dim monstrous fat female gorilla. They were weak males (Raffensberger and Kemp are not men) and had no interest in stopping it’s yelling.

Lewis Wetzel said...

Greenwald:
That is why when American liberals, including in the media, look in the mirror, what they see staring back is Rick Wilson and Steve Schmidt and John Weaver. That is the perfect reflection of what they have become, of who they now are.

William said...

Bruni's article =

quod erat demonstrandum.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Other scandals:

Like Biden family international grift.

narciso said...



Par for the course


https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/17/lies-about-capitol-officer-brian-sicknick-ominously-foreshadow-democrats-truth-commission/#.YC0nWGoSmOk.twitter

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

leftists always fall into the leftwing hole where stuffing pockets with mega bucks is king.
All of their morals - what little existed - are gone.

Bob Boyd said...

Alternate headline: We Pulled A Boner With The Lincoln Project

Matt Sablan said...

Probably the same reason they covered up for Weinstein and Weiner.

Spiros said...

Here's another scandal the media covered up:

George W. Bush sexually assaulted a Texas woman who later committed suicide. He also had an 18-month affair with a former stripper, with the affair ending in 1999.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/the-10-juiciest-presidential-sex-scandals?utm_term=.jtVByRVgA#.hmmwpVdWj

Seriously, Evangelical Christians are the worst. Just an FYI for the Christian creeps: Jesus was not a hypocrite, he lived what he taught.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Lincoln project was disease-obsessive Trump hate and personal Money Grubbing. (who else does that? - major elite democrats) with a nice dose of sexual exploitation of young boys.

Rick said...

chickelit said...
All the ignored stories were about sexual abuse, including the Lincoln Project. Why does the mainstream media protect sexual predators when it's going on?


Would they have withheld commenting on sexual abuse if the alleged perp were a Republican?

There's your answer.

Brian said...

They really need Trump don't they? And the only person Trump has lashed out against is Mitch McConnell, which the press can't do to much with because they hate McConnell too!

J Severs said...

None so blind as those that will not see.

Mr Wibble said...

They all knew. They knew a year ago. They knew ten years ago.

They all knew, and as long as Weaver, Schmidt, and others were working for GOP candidates, the press kept quiet about it. Why? The answer is that the LP folks weren't interested in winning, except in order to further their grift, which meant that they wouldn't push back against the left.

mezzrow said...

We know these things the same way that we knew white supremacists killed Kennedy. Most of us are old enough to remember that too.

It's so much more meaningful than being killed by some silly Communist.

Brian said...

Would they have withheld commenting on sexual abuse if the alleged perp were a Republican?

Take it a step further and look at the feedback loop this generates. If you are a sexual abuser, it's better to be a democrat than a republican.

Breezy said...

George Conway told everyone at Lincoln Project to stop lying about the whole sordid mess. He’s got some nerve.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

After Hillary lost, the media realized they could never be objective, fair and honest ever again.

the media will hide and cover any and all leftwing democratic criminality or wrong doing.

Amadeus 48 said...

I mean...Frank Bruni?...come on, man!

That guy ought to go back to reviewing Broadway.

Ray said...

I see three basic types of liberals. The first group are the Walk-Aways. They have seen the corruption on the Left and come to see that all the labels put on Republicans racist, sexist, homophobe, are lies. (Red Pilled) The second group are the "Intellectuals". They see the the Left's corruption, are appalled by it, but just can't get themselves to join the unwashed on the Right, mostly because of the social rejection they would face (Cypher's). The last group are the Corruptibles. They are in the mess on they Left, and must continue to live with blinders on because they have too much personally at stake (Blue Pilled).

The "Commies" behind the scenes are not liberals.

narciso said...

Weaver was the times source on iseman. He kept getting hired by more and more marginal campaign huntsman kasich, part of the peanut gallery

Jupiter said...

" That is some ripe bullshit from Frank Bruni. "

Hmmmm..... it's almost like there's a pattern here; Write for the NYT, write ripe bullshit. I think you're onto something, Althouse. Keep us posted.

Bob Boyd said...

None so blind as those that will not see...except maybe those who have been blindfolded and tied over a log at a Lincoln Project weekend retreat.

J. Farmer said...

Ryan Girdusky's story about Weaver had been on The American Conservative for about three weeks before the NYT story was published. I enjoyed the schadenfreude and felt badly for Weaver's victims and his family, but The Lincoln Project was a bad joke. The scarily combined talents of Rick Wilson, Steve Schmidt, and George Conway. The three stooges of political consulting.

Rick said...

The most devastating fact about the media:

Greenwald makes obviously true statements rather than slanting his commentary to support the leftmost party in any political dispute. And this simple fact distinguishes him from almost every other media figure not maligned as a right-ideologue.

Lance said...

How does liberal media justify its failure to question the Lincoln Project and to discover the rot within?

Why call out the liberal media specifically? No one, conservative or liberal or otherwise, reported on the Lincoln Project scandal until after the election. Plenty of conservative news media have grown up in the last few years. In addition to Fox and NY Post you have Daily Caller, PRN, CNS etc. Not to mention the army of conservative/libertarian bloggers and magazines. Shouldn't someone in conservative media have picked this up, regardless of liberal media's failure?

narciso said...

The short answer is some one reached to girdusky maybe via cernovich but they are considered trolls by the prestige press.

Browndog said...

I like to substitute "Lincoln Project" with "John McCain's staff" for purposes of accuracy.

Iman said...

That is some ripe bullshit from Frank Bruni.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Lewis Wetzel said...

I think that what Greenwald meant when he wrote:
That is why when American liberals, including in the media, look in the mirror, what they see staring back is Rick Wilson and Steve Schmidt and John Weaver. That is the perfect reflection of what they have become, of who they now are.
Is that because they hate Trump, their corruption is excused.
I would go further and say that Trump was not the cause of their corruption, but a desire to be corrupt. They were looking for a person to demonize so they could do anything they wanted to oppose him.

Francisco D said...

Dave Begley said ...I don't know how an intellectually honest person can be a Democrat today. They are such hypocrites.

Liberals like Frank Bruni were never intellectually honest. They were partisans pretending to be objective intellectuals. Honesty was always less important to him than the belief that the Left was morally superior regardless of gaslighting, lies and hypocrisy. It was easy for them to turn into New Age Stalinists.

Mr Wibble said...

Not to mention the army of conservative/libertarian bloggers and magazines. Shouldn't someone in conservative media have picked this up, regardless of liberal media's failure?

Yes, and the failure to do anything about it speaks ill on them as well.

Ray said...

"Seriously, Evangelical Christians are the worst. Just an FYI for the Christian creeps: Jesus was not a hypocrite, he lived what he taught."

There is much evil hiding in the Christian Church. Particularly in the South. Socially, in the South, church members are considered "good people". I know of a car dealer who belongs to a certain church because it is good for business (his brother shared that with me). That doesn't mean they are Christian, just evil people hiding that they are evil. Tribalism often clouds that truth. Christians try to live what he taught. We often fall short because only He was perfect, but we keep trying.

Rick said...

Lewis Wetzel said...
Is that because they hate Trump, their corruption is excused.


While true their protection expires the second they are no longer a useful tool to advance leftism.

wildswan said...

"Crimso said...
Useful idiots discover the hard way that their usefulness is at an end."

Yes. They all have a sell-by date stamped on them though none of them believe it. I wonder what the order is: Lincoln Project, RINO, Squish, GOPe? I'll bet there's a sell-by date for Frank Bruni and maybe sooner than we can imagine. He's kind of shielding himself with all this whining about how he couldn't be a journalist while Trump was there. Cuomo's nursing home murders weren't covered by the NYT. Perhaps behind closed doors serious questions are being asked about that coverage. After all, the deaths in NYC were hugely, disproportionately among minorities and the school closings are hitting minorities hardest. Will there next be a stories showing that the schools are open in the red states and could have been open in NYC? Or, more to the point, restaurants and show biz have been ruined and this affected powerful people. They, or their friends, are down in Florida sending pictures and texts of open restaurants and shows in a free state. Why not NYC? No reason. Why is the NYT not calling for opening the city? Behind closed doors, questions. Calling Frank Bruni. Read The Hound of the Baskervilles.

narciso said...

Arent we told that all the time on the weinstein network nbc, specially law and order

Ken B said...

Althouse says the press failed with their coverage. I think rather they succeeded. The goal has changed, and now they are succeeding in that. The result is, as before, deflecting attention and stirring emotion.

Greg The Class Traitor said...

The dishonest version: "Trump urgently demanded and rightly sopped up so much of the public’s contempt and the media’s attention that there was limited space left over for other scandals."

The honest version: Trump urgently demanded and rightly sopped up so much of the public’s attention and the media’s contempt that there was limited space left over for other scandals.

But, why are you throwing stones at Frank? Didn't you do the same thing? Professor "I'm not voting for either side"?

Greg The Class Traitor said...

"You want us to trust you because now that Trump is sidelined you can pay attention to other things? That's just admitting you follow a political agenda. The agenda has changed, but you haven't shown any interest in changing toward devotion to principles of journalism. You haven't shown any new propensity to go wherever the facts take you."

It's a "dog bites man" story: The NYT and all other US press are dishonest political hacks.

Any time you vote for a Democrat, or don't vote for a Republican, you are supporting their dishonest political agenda.

Do you want to end that? Then vote straight ticket the most conservative candidate, on every ballot, until the dishonesty ends

Bob Boyd said...

Just because the Lincoln Project interns were stripped and checked for ticks by senior staff several times a day, even if they hadn't gone outside, doesn't mean Trump tweets weren't offensive.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

...the press was so into exclaiming over how bad Trump looked that it didn't want to talk about how bad the Lincoln Project looked. And now Frank Bruni doesn't want to talk about how bad the press looks.

Mote, let me introduce you to Beam.

I jest. I'm sure that Bruni doesn't believe in any of that fairy-tale God crap, even though he's like most good progs and tries to keep his "soul" spotlessly clean. Which is why he's shocked, shocked that what seemed like a useful tool is now an embarrassment.

Iman said...

That Greenwald post was a good read. As one commenter noted, this media “have foam on their mouth and blood on their hands”.

Bruni is a more oily, effete version of Frank Rich.

narciso said...

Facts 'where they are going, they dont neec facts' george conway struck me as someone who needed to be pulled from your shoe.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

You weirdos dropping anti-Christian comments must be getting paid well to try and stir up this bullshit. America is full of good and bad actors, regardless of faith affiliation. The problem is organizations tend to wander from their core mission over time and it is these bureaucracies that bad actors thrive. You’re not going to use this space to prop up Joe’s christian identity bullshit, being employed now to smear career service members. This is a continuation of Obama’s purging the military of anyone not on board with progressive fads like transgender obsession and playing “spot the white nationalist.” Stop smearing your fellow Americans with your anti-religious bigotry.

Achilles said...

Blogger donald said...
The Republicans lost the Georgia senate seats because they were scared and out witted by a dim monstrous fat female gorilla. They were weak males (Raffensberger and Kemp are not men) and had no interest in stopping it’s yelling.

This account is back Ann.

Obvious troll false flag.

Krumhorn said...
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narciso said...

The shadow governor, whose claims are apparently right, but systemic criticism could not be applied to november 3rd.

wendybar said...
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rcocean said...

John Weaver was McCain's top aide for years. McCain knew about his behavior. Steve Schmidt was top man in McCain's 2008 campaign. Rick Wilson was communications director in McCain's 2008 campaign. Its not just that all these people have turned out to be liberal democrats and supporters of Hillary/Biden, Mark Salter and Nicole wallace turned out to be the exact same way.

Its no wonder McCain wanted Joe Lieberman as his VP, he was most comfortable around liberals, probably because he was one. I wonder if Mitt Romney has ONE conservative aide. I doubt it. These two clowns were the controlled opposition in 2008 and 2012. I wonder if the NYT/WaPo knew about Weaver back in 2008 and said nothing because they knew deep down that McCain was "one of them".

Krumhorn said...

We have been told that there are yet remaining one or two proud contributors to that den of sicko LLR NeverTrumpers. Laslo offered one of the funniest laugh out loud comments on this when he observed the other day that the name of the next incarnation of the Lincoln Project would be the FDR Foundation because “little boys with polio” can’t run fast enough to get away from these perverts.

That was classic Laslo.

- Krumhorn

wendybar said...

Karl Rove brought up John Weaver allegations in 2004, but the Atlantic shot him down and dismissed it as a lie...https://twitter.com/LevineJonathan/status/1355966939286413318

rcocean said...

The NYT/WaPo has been lying about Trump for 5 years. They will continue to lie and suppress any news that's positive for him. And idiots wonder why Trump was always on twitter and seemed so "over the top". Hello? He was the only one fighting for Trump against the constant media lies. Trump was almost the only one pushing back. Mitch the bitch and his gang weren't interested in helping him, and neither was Ryan or the McCarthy.

rcocean said...

George Conway has risen slightly in my estimation. I thought he was a complete clown, but now he's calling for the LP to come clean, release everyone from their NDA, and have an investigation. Surprising.

narciso said...

Rove was the bannon then, designated hate object less principled though

Big Mike said...

Outside of sports reporting, and announcing show times, there’s been little or no honest reporting by the news media in general and the Times and Post in particular, since sometime in the 1990s. Only took a couple decades for our hostess to notice. Or would you even notice now, Althouse, if people like Bruni weren’t admitting it in Dick Nixon “modified, limited, hang out” style?

narciso said...

Because his meal ticket is shot, we need to know all his communiications with this rat weaver. Theres a parallel hear with one of the huntress's most vile detractors up above the 48, he still has a blog.

wendybar said...

Blogger Mike (MJB Wolf) said
Loeffler was one of them too. That’s why the R lost Georgia.

Her husband owns the New York Stock Exchange, and she got away with insider trading. (as did David Purdue). They don't represent the majority of us. I know Nancy and all the others in Congress used insider trading to get rich too, but it doesn't make it right.

Gahrie said...

Only took a couple decades for our hostess to notice. Or would you even notice now, Althouse, if people like Bruni weren’t admitting it in Dick Nixon “modified, limited, hang out” style?

By her own claim, she has noticed all along. It's just never mattered enough to do anything about it, except occasionally admit it's happening, and say it's such a shame.

wendybar said...

Spiros said...
Here's another scandal the media covered up:

Now do Obama and his little coke fueled affair with Larry Sinclair, or ask what happened to the three murdered gay men who were associated with Obama through his Church with the Racist Reverend Wright. Is this how that game is played, because I can play some more!!!

narciso said...

So did burr under the saddle. Corked bat evaded taxes so he yelled crazy orange man bad fidel o flake had ties to namibia and trafficked in yellow cake.

narciso said...

That would richard burr bob corker and jeff flake.

Calypso Facto said...

Why do we think that the press, having brought down Trump and now pivoting to take down other Republicans, is particularly surprising or worthy of admiration? If they took a sudden interest in the misdeeds of DEMOCRATS, that would be something, but shifting fire to a different set of Republicans? Total dog bites man story.

Spiros said...

Wendybar --

First, Larry Sinclair is a stupid liar. During the 2008 presidential campaign, in a short youtube video, Mr. Sinclair claimed that he and Obama had engaged in gay sex and drug use one night in a limousine during Obama’s tenure as an Illinois state senator. This would be hilarious if true. But Mr. Sinclair bombed a polygraph exam. Big surprise.

Second, the gay bashing is part of the Republican tradition of macho posturing against Democrats. But guess what? Your hero, Donald Trump, is a p*ssy. He caved in on the Wall. He caved in on every trade deal. He didn't even have the courage to attend the Biden inauguration. Trump is a wimp and a loser. He's not much a man. Maybe he's more like a whiny, emotionally incapable child.

Big Mike said...

@Gahrie, but the writing was so good! You say she noticed all along that it was bullshit, but in her mind it was good, well-written bullshit.

And it didn’t force her to confront her prejudices.

Howard said...

Lincoln loggers didn't move the needle. Nobody wants them now.

donald said...

Achilles,

What false flag am I hoisting? I live here. I have been observing the Georgia political scene pretty much all my adult life. I know who the actors are. You don’t.

I saw personally the horror that was the Georgia primary election. Walked right in on it. I was threatened and somebody tried to physically attack me. I reported it as it was happening to the Georgia Republican Party and they did nothing. And one last time, I have a recording. I guess you’re one a them “conservatives”. Heh.

Howard said...

Okay, Karen

Blogger Achilles said...
Blogger donald said...
The Republicans lost the Georgia senate seats because they were scared and out witted by a dim monstrous fat female gorilla. They were weak males (Raffensberger and Kemp are not men) and had no interest in stopping it’s yelling.


This account is back Ann.

Obvious troll false flag.

donald said...

Oh, and I sent that recording to the Georgia Republican
party voter fraud “hot line”. Never heard a word.

wendybar said...

Spiros said...
Wendybar --

First, Larry Sinclair is a stupid liar. During the 2008 presidential campaign, in a short youtube video, Mr. Sinclair claimed that he and Obama had engaged in gay sex and drug use one night in a limousine during Obama’s tenure as an Illinois state senator. This would be hilarious if true. But Mr. Sinclair bombed a polygraph exam. Big surprise.

Second, the gay bashing is part of the Republican tradition of macho posturing against Democrats. But guess what? Your hero, Donald Trump, is a p*ssy. He caved in on the Wall. He caved in on every trade deal. He didn't even have the courage to attend the Biden inauguration. Trump is a wimp and a loser. He's not much a man. Maybe he's more like a whiny, emotionally incapable child.

2/17/21, 10:07 AM

And the shit you spewed wasn't a lie?? Grow up. If you can post rumored trash, expect some Obama rumored trash to be spewed back at you. How do YOU know Sinclair is lying? Were YOU there?? So how many Cowards from the left didn't go to Trumps inaugeration?? 63 Crooked losing wimps and emotionally incapable Left wing nuts. You only wish you were half the MAN that Trump is. Grow up. It's idiots like you that ruin a comment section with crap like this.

JAORE said...

Read the comments.

Some of them acknowledge:

Sexual harassment including minors?
Self enrichment through use of consulting firms you own.
Unsavory acts by the founders for years.
Everyone knew (shades of MeToo).
Hiding the stench?

And yet the LP is fine, just fine because Orange Man Bad.

TDS really IS a mental illness.

narciso said...

troll crawled out from under rocks, until gillum disentegrated in full view in a meth induced bender, they would have sworn he was clean as the wind driven snow,

Iman said...

Blogger narciso said...
Facts 'where they are going, they dont neec facts' george conway struck me as someone who needed to be pulled from your shoe.


If I had an opportunity, they’d have to pull my size 12 Florsheim out of that fat fuck’s rear end.

Iman said...

Blogger Howard said...
Lincoln loggers didn't move the needle. Nobody wants them now.


I seem to recall these same Lincoln loggers moving needle-dicked Howard quite a bit.

narciso said...

see here,

http://patterico.com/2021/02/16/allahpundit-on-the-bipartisan-betrayal-of-jaime-herrera-beutler/#comment-2500374

Iman said...

Limbaugh’s gone.

Iman said...

Godspeed

narciso said...

ah carp,

JAORE said...

Well since the media could only focus on Trump the last four year, they are free now, right?

So perhaps Hunter Biden can be looked at...

Unknown said...

I’m still pretty damn interested in a Hunter Biden laptop verified to be in the back de of the FBI with child pornography on it. Amazing what democrats can get away with. Sexually stalking children is the new normal.

Gospace said...

Gahrie said...
Sure investigate the Lincoln Project.

First, I still want to know what is on Hunter's laptop.


Add Weiner's laptop to that- and it's been around longer with no action taken or information released. Remarkable lack of curiosity on the part of the MSM which says it wants us all to be infoemed.

Immanuel Rant said...

These comments reminded me suddenly of the Archer ending to Season 11:

Archer: "Did you people ever consider that you need me around because you want the excuse to be your worst selves?"

(Lana's eyes widen as it hits her) Lane: "Oh, S***."

Howard said...

Iman:. Your right. They did a good job preaching to the choir.

PM said...

Speaking of lying asshats, the SF Chronicle is blaming the continuing attacks on Asian seniors - whom everyone knows is the work of capital Bs robbing old Chinese folks - on Trump calling covid "the China virus".

n.n said...

Social progress.

n.n said...

Cuomo demonstrated he would rather kill your mother than work with Trump in a national emergency and the press did nothing to protect his helpless victims

Planned Parent/hood, and threats of cancellation for anyone who dares to tear down the walls.

techsan said...

It's already decided Biden/Harris will have a scandal-free administration.

Lurker21 said...

Of course Conway is distancing himself from the Project. He doesn't want to get dragged down with the rest of them. Not sure there's anything more to it that that.

Of course Larry Sinclair is lying. Theft, fraud and forgery charges and a related conviction and prison sentence make it extremely likely anyway.

Good analysis of Bruni. The idea that Trump was such an existential transcendental threat that all criticism of anti-Trump forces was impossible is just an excuse for lazy and biased (lack of) reporting.

You can read Friedman's column at the Deccan Herald without registering with the Times. It's the same BS from Friedman. Maybe Biden's immigration policy will mean that he will be replaced by some ambitious newcomer.

Sam L. said...

If it's in the NYT (or the WaPoo), it's a LIE.

TheThinMan said...

When Bruno was a food critic for the Times, their radio station had him do a weekly commentary on the restaurant scene. One time he went on a nonsensical rant about how there shouldn’t be outdoor cafes in the US because it should stay a European thing. He was pissed to see middle class Americans enjoying something that until recently only rich Americans experienced. Both he and the Times’s theater critic, Frank Rich, got to move up as political opinion writers not because they had any background in it but because they were proven masters at being mean-spirited snobs.