2018 JOURNALISM AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Award Show CNN

It’s well known that journalists and their cozy industry organizations fall all over themselves giving each other pointless awards.  Winning them is a big driver for what and how news is covered.  HardWired News has obtained an exclusive preview of the award categories and their standards for the upcoming year.

2018 Journalism Awards

CNN Award for ExcellenceFake News CNN

               best story bashing Trump 

CBS “Ceebies” for Outstanding Reporting

best on-air reporter who only covers Trump stories that can be spun negatively

Broadcast Journalists Organization

 longest consecutive timeline mentioning nothing favorable about Trump or his administration 

Best Fantasy Journalism Awards

 for the reporters who publish the best and/or most unsubstantiated and baseless stories about Trump and Russian collusion, because they so desperately want it to be true (1st, 2nd, 3rd…100th prizes) 

National Organization for Women: Courage in Feminism Writing Award

best articles bashing Melania and Ivanka Trump or their children, and pretending to be pro-women 

Television Late-Night Comedy Patriotism TrophyColbert Cropped

most foul names, crude jokes, and offensive skits about POTUS 

The Pullitzer Prize for Journalistic Excellence

               no standards, just best Trump bashing 

The field is large, the competition fierce.  I can’t wait to see the gala award shows on TV!

How the Russians Colluded in the Last Election, and WON!

Putin 2The standard narrative in Washington is that Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia to hand him the election.

This storyline is underpinned by several things.  There is the soft-on-Russia rhetoric of his campaign juxtaposed with Hillary Clinton’s tough talk.  Then there was retired general Mike Flynn’s meeting with the Russians immediately following the election, and lying about it (for which he was fired and could be prosecuted).  There were the embarrassing DNC and Clinton campaign hacked and leaked e-mails.  Then the disclosure that Trump Jr. had met with a Kremlin connected lawyer after the primaries and before the Republican Convention.  And most damning of all, against all odds Hillary LOST!  After all, what else could explain the impossible other than Russia?  Had she won, none of this would be an issue.

Now personally I’m a conservative Republican who, like many others, does not particularly like Donald Trump because of what I see as his narcissism and lack of qualifications in government.  Nonetheless, I voted for him because I agree with many of his policies, and he is nowhere near as flawed as Hillary Clinton.  But it is crystal clear he did not collude with Russia, and any Russian interference that might have occurred had no impact on the outcome.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines collusion as a secret agreement…for an illegal or deceitful purpose, substantially the same as the legal definition.  It is true that the campaign policy toward Russia was a sort of détente, not unlike Reagan’s with GorbachevRussia Reset Button or Obama/Clinton’s “reset button” approach.  Further, it is neither illegal nor even unusual for candidates to meet with representatives of foreign governments to build rapport and discuss future policy approaches.  What was absent in the case of Trump was any evidence of agreement, payment, a quid pro quo, conspiracy to commit any illegal act, or any other action that could conceivably be labeled as illegal.  And it is not just an absence of evidence that could have been cleverly concealed.  With all the leakers, admitted wiretaps of Russian conversations, and the unrelenting campaign on all fronts to implicate Trump—if there were evidence, it is impossible it would not have come out.  And even Obama’s own intelligence experts testified they could find no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.  Yet we have nothing but innuendo, attaching nefarious purposes to benign events.

In Washington it is said if a lie is repeated often enough it becomes the truth, and this is the case with the hollow Trump-Russia connection.  It is clear the Democrats are hysterical over Hillary’s loss and desperate to discredit the hated Trump.  They are seeking a way to sabotage his conservative agenda and take back power from a disgraced administration in upcoming elections.

So how, as the headline to this story states, did Russia win, and with whom did they collude?  Obama’s own head of national intelligence, James Clapper, testified that the Russians have tried to influence elections for years.  Their purpose, according to Clapper and others in the intelligence community, is not to determine the winner—they know that is impossible in America—but to undermine the process, create doubts in the public mind, and weaken the administration.  Clapper and the others made clear no election results were altered by the Russians.  And the embarrassing e-mail leaks were minor ripples in the Clinton campaign, already awash in scandal and blunders (see the new Clinton campaign tell-all bestseller Shattered).  It’s now obvious why Hillary lost, and just about everyone agrees it had nothing to do with Russia.  But now Washington and the public are galvanized by Russia-Trump investigations and accusations.  Little is being accomplished, other than by executive order.  The Russians have clearly accomplished their goal.  The celebration in the Kremlin must be epic.

And with whom did they collude?  Clearly not Trump.  No, Russia co-opted the unwitting Schiffbut willful assistance of the Democratic Party, particularly attack-dog-designate Adam Schiff , Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.  These people have led the disloyal effort to sweep aside national unity with a false narrative of knowingly baseless accusations, all designed to undermine the constitutionally elected president.  And in so doing, paralyze the nation and deliver to Russia exactly what they wanted.

How America longs for the days of a loyal opposition of patriots dedicated to the best interests of the country rather than their own power.

 

University of California to Invest in Bayonet Training Center

New-York-Times-LogoUC Berkeley To Build “Resist” Training Center

Combination Federal/State Funds For Bayonet Facility

by Noj Mocsab, August 1, 2017 (NYT/AP).

The chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley announced today that a new bayonet training facility will be built on the main campus central quadrangle.  The realistic simulation environment will include target “crash” type dummies like those used for testing cars, with images of prominent conservative and especially pro-Trump figures applied to their faces.  Students and participating faculty will walk through an enclosed course where the targets pop up randomly.  They are then to be bayoneted, upon which the participant will proceed to the next station and stab another conservative dummy.

UC Berkley riots 2
Peace & Kindness Rally

Recent Berkeley campus visits by conservative speakers or other advocates have been met with mace, beatings, punches and stun grenades.  “We will not allow these conservative haters to use our campus as a platform for their repugnant ideas,” said an anonymous student leader of the campus Tolerance & Kindness Movement.  “We insist on kindness, tolerance, and love according to our definition, or we’ll beat your head in,” she added.

Bayonette dummies
UC Berkeley Student Training

“The University takes pride in its record of activism in promoting peace, kindness, and tolerance,” said Chancellor Marion Joyless.  She described the new bayoneting facility as a moderate first-step approach to training for enlightened activists.  “Some thought we should capture actual conservatives in raids on backwater holdout counties such as Colusa or Kern that voted Trump and bring back live targets for use in training,” Joyless said.  “While it would admittedly be more fun and draw more participation, I think the use of simulated conservatives, the dummies, is a more realistic start.”

The Trump administration’s efforts to block the use of federal funds for the bayonet training center have been ruled unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court.  Work is expected to be completed by the fall term.

 

 (comments should be directed to maydupnoos@nyt.org)

http://www.thisisamadeupstory.com

 

Why Journalists Bash Trump Now Revealed!

jake-tapper-halpert-face-1476904566-compressedEveryone realizes that most journalists routinely denigrate President Donald Trump, negatively spinning everything from handshakes with foreign leaders to his business dealings, while ignoring or trashing his accomplishments.

Polls

Well, The Gallop Polls organization recently conducted an extensive, scientifically sound survey of mainstream journalists regarding their reporting on Donald Trump.  These are the top ten reasons they gave for the tone of their coverage of him:

 

 

Top Ten Reasons Journalists Bash Trump

10 It feels so good

9  Increases ratings

8  He’s probably doing bad things, even if I can’t prove it

7  If I don’t stand up to this moron, who’s going to

6  Win awards from other biased journalism organizations

5  Be perceived as courageous

4  People who don’t believe as I do are evil, especially Trump

3  It’s no fun pretending to be unbiased anymore – let it all hang out!

2  Getting even for his Tweets about Fake News

And the Number One Reason journalists bash Trump:

1  I’m just so really, really pissed he won

Thank goodness we FINALLY have a rational explanation for our mainstream news coverage!

Hillary Clinton’s Top Ten Reasons for Losing the Election

crazy-hillaryRemember when Hillary Clinton was going around giving speeches and appearing on TV, telling everyone why she lost and who was to blame (certainly not HER).  Well, Hardwired News research department has analyzed all of her public statements and identified the top ten reasons Hillary Clinton gave for losing the election.  Here you go:

Hillary Excuses 2

Top Ten Reasons Hillary Actually Gave for Losing the Election: 

10 The Russians were supposed to help ME, dammit 

9  That pink pantsuit made my a** look fat 

8  Bill’s drooling, stammering and slack-jawed leering on the trail were a distraction (should have divorced him 20 years ago) 

7  The polls were wrong, at least the ones I believed 

6  Staff forgot to tell me I had to appeal to actual mainstream voters 

5  Too tired from fundraisers to campaign in swing states 

4  Federal Election Commission unfairly and illegally allowed my lifetime of lying, scamming, and money grubbing to be used against me

3  Vote rigging was botched allowing actual election returns to be used 

2  Did I mention the outrageous persecution over my secret server and illegally deleted e-mails 

And the Number One Reason why Hillary Clinton lost the election:

1  Okay, okay—voters actually preferred whacky Donald Trump to me

At last we know what the heck really went wrong!

Political Translator

Are you like me, confused by the political rhetoric, where one politician says something and another characterizes it in a completely different way?  Well, Prof. I.M. Gutenschmartz, noted linguist and semanticist at the Universitat ob Innsbruck in Austria, has come up with this handy political translator guide: check it out

Political Translator

When Republicans say…                               Democrats translate

Illegal alien                                                     All immigrants

Conservative                                                   Hater

Support police                                                Black lives don’t matter

Gang members                                               People of color

Law & order                                                    Target minorities

Enforce immigration law                            Break up families

Climate claims skepticism                          Roller coaster to hell

Keep America safe                                         Persecute Muslims

Sabotage                                                            RESIST

2nd Amendment                                             Foster gun violence

Radical Islamic Terrorist                             Refugee

Across-the-board tax cuts                            Tax cuts for the wealthy

Unsubstantiated accusation                        Guilty

Speculative conspiracy theory                   Smoking gun

Health care reform                                        Kill people

Free speech                                                      Hate speech

Election victory                                               Stolen, Russian conspiracy

Trump Tweets                                                 Lunacy

Trump allies                                                    Conspirators, criminals

Donald Trump                                                Evil

At LAST we can understand what the ^&*#@!@ politicians are saying!