Friday, January 25, 2019





CNN Producer Admits He Was "Waiting" Outside Roger Stone's House an Hour Before Arrest


Claims “reporter’s instinct” was to thank for knowing of imminent raid

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CNN producer David Shortell admitted that he was “waiting” outside Roger Stone’s house at 5am, an hour before FBI agents and police arrived to arrest the former Donald Trump associate.
Stone was arrested at 6am at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla on a seven-count indictment which includes one count of obstruction, five counts of making false statements and one count of witness tampering.
However, Shortell subsequently gave an interview with New Day host Alisyn Camerota during which he admitted, while smiling throughout, that “we were here at 5am waiting for whatever was going to happen – it was dark – 6am just after the hour about a half dozen police vehicles with sirens….pulled in front of this Ft. Lauderdale home where Roger Stone lives.”
CNN producer describes the moment Roger Stone was taken into custody by the FBI. The longtime Donald Trump associate has been indicted by a grand jury on charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller



“Do you feel, from this experience, that you owe anybody an apology? Do you see your own fault in any way?” Those were the opening questions from NBC Today show co-host Savannah Guthrie, in her hardball grilling of 16-year-old Nick Sandmann that aired Wednesday. Sandmann, who is a junior at Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School, is the victim of a Fake News/social media lynching that egregiously violated not only the basics of journalistic due diligence but all the basics of decency, fairness, and ethics as well. In Sandmann's first national interview, NBC’s Guthrie seemed intent on continuing to cast him — rather than “Indigenous activist” Nathan Phillips — as the aggressor, in what Guthrie characterized as an “infamous encounter with a Native American elder.”
Guthrie asked Sandmann, “Why didn’t you walk away?” when Phillips began beating a drum in his face. And she suggested further that “there’s something aggressive about standing there, standing your ground.” In addition, her questioning suggested that Sandmann and his classmates might be responsible for triggering the “infamous encounter” because they were wearing red, pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” caps. Moreover, she showed she was going to side with the politically correct narrative by pressing Sandmann to explain why he smiled during the ordeal, an expression that his attackers insist on interpreting as a disrespectful “smirk.”
Nicholas “Nick” Sandmann, through no intention or planning of his own, suddenly became the face of “racism,” “white privilege,” “aggression,” “hate,” “disrespect,” and more — all for standing peacefully and smiling in the face of aggression by adult bullies. Disregarding easily available video evidence and the testimony of witnesses, the Fake News media rushed en masse to present a false and inflammatory story that quickly went global. Sandmann and his fellow classmates had come to Washington, D.C., for the 47th annual March for Life to voice their stand against the violence of abortion on pre-born children. Unexpectedly, they found themselves victims of a media flash mob that presented them to the world as vicious delinquents.
So, in justice, Guthrie might have opened the program with an apology of her own — for NBC and for all their Fake News brethren that participated in this defamatory attack on Sandmann and Covington Catholic High School. Instead, Guthrie and NBC doubled down and did everything possible to salvage their tattered (or non-existent) credibility by attempting to force Sandmann to say that he was at fault, and cause him to cave, cower, whimper, and beg forgiveness for some perceived crime of which he was not guilty. (The New American’s Selwyn Duke wrote an excellent analysis of the media melee over the Sandmann/Covington/Phillips incident, with videos embedded, here.)
To his immense credit, Nick Sandmann demonstrated extraordinary calm and composure in the face of this one-sided inquiry. His answers to Guthrie’s leading and antagonistic questions showed a young man who is intelligent, articulate, sensitive, thoughtful, and humble — and yet, incredibly courageous. Leftist agitators love to quote the “speaking truth to power” trope — and the establishment media are ever ready to present leftist agitators as courageous truth speakers. In this instance, under what had to have been very stressful and intimidating circumstances, the young Mr. Sandmann displayed how to genuinely speak truth to power.
As noted above, Guthrie opens the interview with two questions aimed at reinforcing the false narrative: “Do you feel, from this experience, that you owe anybody an apology?”; and: “Do you see your own fault in any way?”
“As far as standing there, I had every right to do so,” Sandmann calmly stated. “I don’t — my position is that I was not disrespectful to Mr. Phillips. I respect him; I’d like to talk to him. I mean, in hindsight I wish we could have walked away and avoided the whole thing, but I can’t say that I’m sorry for listening to him and standing there.”
NBC apparently felt they couldn’t get around showing an important part of the incident that was conveniently omitted in most of the earlier media smears. It involves video footage showing the profanity-laced, aggressive taunting of the Covington students by members of the Black Hebrew Israelites, a radical, militant organization that includes branches that have engaged in racial terrorism, torture, and murder.
Most of the initial coverage smearing the students censored the involvement of the aggressive Black Hebrew Israelite antagonists. This omission, obviously, changes the context of the event. Here is some of the exchange in the NBC interview:
SANDMANN: They started shouting, you know, a bunch of homophobic, racist, derogatory comments at us.
GUTHRIE: What kinds of things did you hear them say?
SANDMANN: I heard them call us incest kids, bigots, racists, they called us [bleep].
NBC then rolled video that is widely available on the Internet, in which one of the Black Hebrew Israelite men is shouting at the Covington students, calling them “A bunch of incest babies. A bunch of child molesting [bleep].”
Guthrie asks, “Did you feel threatened at all?” Sandmann responded: “I definitely felt threatened.” Guthrie’s follow-up question suggests she doesn’t see why he might feel threatened. “There were more of you than them, but you felt like they were stronger?,” she asked. “They were a group of adults and I wasn’t sure what was gonna happen next,” Sandmann answered.
Guthrie then drops into the “objective reporter” mode, feigning inability to decide who is at fault.  “It’s unclear from the video who actually started the confrontation,” she says. “Each side believes it was the first to be taunted. Sandmann [says] his chaperone gave students permission to shout school chants, an attempt, he says, to drown out the Hebrew Israelites.”
Yes, the same media sharks who rushed to find fault with, and tear apart, a whole group of youngsters, now profess to be unable to determine any fault. Here’s more:
GUTHRIE: Do you think it was a good idea to start chanting back at the protesters?... Did anyone shout any insults back or any racial slurs back at the group?
SANDMANN: We’re a Catholic school and it’s not tolerated. They don’t tolerate racism, and none of my classmates are racist people.
GUTHRIE: Did anyone say, “Build the wall”?
SANDMANN: I never heard anyone say “Build the wall” and I don’t think I’ve seen it in any videos.
Guthrie then acknowledges that “After a review of the videos, NBC News could not hear anyone shouting that hot-button phrase, but Nathan Phillips claims he heard the teens shout, ‘Build the wall.’” Perhaps she should subject Phillips to the same kind of grilling that Sandmann received, rather than the sympathetic media promotionals that have greeted Phillips. Perhaps she could also clarify why the alleged “Build the wall” statement even matters. Are Guthrie and NBC suggesting that if a Covington student had shouted that short sentence then Phillips' behavior was totally justified? Are we to take from this that Guthrie/NBC view the First Amendment's protection of the right to free expression must yield to the aggressive objections of those who disagree?
NBC’s Guthrie continues to promote Phillips’ version of the event, appearing to give credence to his claim that he was being a peacemaker, trying to “defuse the tense situation” between the Covington students and the Black Hebrew Israelites. “Phillips says he was trying to defuse the tense situation,” Guthrie tells viewers. “Sandmann says he was confused about Phillips’ motives and why he was there.”
What videos of the incident clearly show is that it was Nathan Phillips, a “Native American elder” (and, apparently a fake Vietnam veteran), who engaged in confrontational, aggressive behavior. It was he who marched up to Sandmann and noisily chanted and pounded his drum in Sandmann’s face. Yet Guthrie puts the onus on the 16-year-old. She even suggests that Phillips and his group — who went out of their way to confront Sandmann and the Covington students — may have felt threatened. Her questions show she is still taking sides, while pretending to be neutral:
GUTHRIE: Why didn’t you walk away?...
GUTHRIE: The center of the firestorm, what critics characterize as a smirk, some saying it was an attempt to stare down Phillips. What do you think that looks like?...
GUTHRIE: What some people see is a young kid with a smirk on his face....
GUTHRIE: What would you say for people who see that and are making a judgment about who you are?
SANDMANN: Well, people judge me based on one expression — which I wasn’t smirking, but people have assumed that’s what I have — and they’ve gone from there to titling me and labeling me as a racist person, someone that’s disrespectful to adults. Which they’ve had to assume so many things to get there without consulting anyone that can give them the opposite story.
Guthrie's questioning is all the more amazing (and upsetting) since Sandmann reacted with extraordinary equanimity toward Phillips, responding peacefully with a smile, as the aggressive activist got in his space and in his face. None of the critics who have engaged in pop psychology to turn his peaceful smile into a “smirk” have likewise examined the facial expressions of Nathan Phillips, which any fair-minded observer would admit could certainly be seen as threatening and scary — especially when only inches away from one’s own face. And, even if Sandmann did indeed “smirk” at Phillips — so what? He is a neophyte and has probably never been in such a situation before. As such, Sandmann reacted with exemplary aplomb. Phillips, on the other hand, is a professional activist; he has been engaged in political demonstrations and confrontations for years. Why would a smirk by a teenager bestow on Phillips the right to get in the teen’s face and attempt to intimidate him with drum thumping?
More from NBC’s interview:
GUTHRIE: Have you looked at that video and thought about how it felt from the other’s perspective? In other words, there were a lot of you, a handful of the others. Do you think they might have felt threatened by a bunch of young men kind of beating their chests?
GUTHRIE: There’s something aggressive about standing there, standing your ground, you both stood your ground, and it was like a stare-down. What do you think of that moment?
SANDMANN: I would say Mr. Phillips had his right to come up to me. I had my right to stay there. Our school was slandered by the African-Americans who had called us all sort of things.
The NBC host then asks a question that seems to suggest Sandmann and some of his fellow students may be responsible for triggering the confrontation by the mere act of wearing red Make America Great Again hats. “Do you think if you weren’t wearing that hat, this might not have happened or it might have been different?” she asks. Sandmann provided an excellent response. “That’s possible,” he answered, “but I would have to assume what Mr. Phillips was thinking and I would rather have him speak to why he came up to us.”
“What’s this been like for you and for your family?” Guthrie asked. “It’s been terrible,” Sandmann responded. “People have threatened our lives.” Tellingly — but not surprisingly — Guthrie let the matter drop there. There was no follow-up question about the threats and no follow-through condemnation of the death threats or any expression of sympathy for the Sandmann family and Covington Catholic High School from Guthrie or her NBC co-hosts. Contrast this unsympathetic treatment with the slobbering love bombs and rock-star treatment the media elites have lavished on David Hogg, the truculent, sanctimonious student activist who has ridden the Parkland school shooting to fame and glory. Claims that he was the recipient of nasty tweets and death threats provided excuses for media condemnation of the NRA and gun owners, as well as media sermons on civility. Likewise, contrast the media treatment of Sandmann/Covington with the media credulity for every “hate crime” claim, even though hundreds of these stories that have received massive media coverage have turned out to be fake.
Guthrie ends the Today program by announcing that they will be having Nathan Phillips on again — for the fourth time — tomorrow. Typical of what we have come to expect from the “mainstream” media, the NBC interview with Nicholas Sandmann offered no media mea culpas, no admissions of bias, no apologies for flagrantly smearing Sandmann and the Covington Catholic students.
In her closing statement, Guthrie lamely intones: “Well, it’s one of those situations where you actually have video, so people are certainly free to make their own judgments about what they think happened here.”
It is likely that millions of Americans have already viewed those videos and not only have made “their own judgments about what they think happened here,” but also have seen the ongoing media mayhem and dishonesty in this instance as still more reinforcement of the validity of President Trump’s “Fake News” charge against much of the major media. And, undoubtedly, millions of Americans are cheering Nick Sandmann for speaking truth to power with courage and grace.
Muslim Rep Defamed Covington Boys in Now-deleted Tweet. What Will Congress Do?

Muslim Rep Defamed Covington Boys in Now-deleted Tweet. 

What Will Congress Do?

The Muslimas whom the voters of Michigan and Minnesota sent to Congress are making quite a name for themselves — a bad name.
Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan’s 13th district, who took her oath of office on a Koran, famously told a group of leftist subversives that “we’re going to impeach the motherf***er,” a reference to the plan among Democrats to impeach President Trump. Tlaib, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, thinks she’s in Congress to represent “Palestine,” not her constituents.
Representative Ilhan Omar (shown) may even be more of an embarrassment and more exemplify the clash of cultures that often accompanies Third World immigration to the United States. Omar started her career in Congress by ridiculing the Christian faith of Vice President Mike Pence. Then without evidence, she claimed that Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican from South Carolina, was “compromised,” a veiled accusation that Graham might be a closeted homosexual.
And now we learn the Mogadishu-born immigrant briefly joined the seething social-media lynch mob that falsely accused the boys of Covington Catholic High of harassing and otherwise disrespecting a “Native American elder” during a “confrontation” at the Lincoln Memorial.
Omar posted then deleted a tweet that falsely accused the Covington boys of terrible things.
Questions: Will they sue her for defamation?
And will the GOP’s politically correct posse on Capitol Hill, which so quickly turned on one of its own after he was falsely accused of supporting white supremacy, demand action as quickly on the hijab-adorned Democrat?
The Tweet
Having distinguished herself by ridiculing Pence and defaming Graham, the Somali immigrant joined the anti-Covington lynch mob after the leftist media wove a false narrative about their encounter with Nathan Phillips, the left-wing activist who confronted the boys at the Lincoln Memorial during the March for Life on January 18. Phillips, of course, has a violent criminal past and lied about his service in the Marine Corps.
But Omar’s finger on the Twitter trigger was quick. She tweeted multiple big lies, all of which are defamatory and possibly grounds for a lawsuit.
-The boys were protesting a woman's right to choose yelled “it’s not rape if you enjoy it”
-They were taunting 5 Black men before they surrounded Phillips and led racist chants
-Sandmann’s family hired a right wing PR firm to write his non-apology
In fact, the boys in question were not chanting any such thing, the “5 black men” taunted the white boys and the Indians with viciously racist chants, and they did not surround Phillips. The drumming, chanting “Native American elder” confronted them. Then he led a raiding party to the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at Catholic University.
Anyway, the tweet inspired this comeback from Robert Barnes, the lawyer who offered to represent the boys pro bono: “This is libel. Retract, or get sued.”
Omar deleted the tweet.
That might not help her case, given that she has 450,000 followers on Twitter, and of course, the allegations in her tweet constituted per se defamation. They were defamatory on their face.
Barnes also threatened to go after the reporters whose vicious attacks on the boys and false reporting about Phillips have inspired crazy leftists to threaten them and their families.
Barnes, who represented actor Wesley Snipes, gave the media 48 hours to retract their statements.
Will Congress Pass a Resolution
Omar’s tweet should, it would seem, invite action from Congress, and not just Republicans, although they should lead the crusade if their Democratic colleagues can’t or won’t move against the anti-Christian legislator.
Last week, after the New York Times published a story containing quotes that suggested Iowa’s GOP Representative Steve King supports “white supremacy,” Democrats erupted in fury. Terrified Republicans collapsed in hysterics and ignored King’s explanation. The Timeshe said, garbled his remarks and because of a punctuation error, created a false impression.
Although Democrats feared censuring King because of their own loose cannons such as Tlaib, they proposed and with hearty Republican support passed a resolution condemning “white supremacy.”
But unlike Omar, King didn’t attack anyone. He said nothing that was untrue. Indeed, the Times erred and imputed to King beliefs he does not espouse.
Omar flat-out lied. She defamed those high-school boys. Then she deleted her lies.
As yet, the leaders on Capitol Hill have not condemned her.

Indian Drummer Was Violent Criminal, Escaped Jail, 

Tried To Disrupt Mass at Basilica

In the matter of Indian activist Nathan Phillips, it seems, the media speak with a forked tongue.
The heretofore relatively unknown agitator, who became a left-wing hero after he provoked a confrontation with Catholic high-school boys protesting abortion at the March for Life, didn’t just fake his military past. He has also a rap sheet that shows he was a violent criminal.
And he had a big problem with the firewater.
Of course, the media didn’t look into Phillips’ past before they portrayed the bedraggled “Native American elder” as a “victim” of “privileged” white boys who ridiculed his drum-pounding and chanted gibberish.
Nor have they said much about his attack on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Story Unravels
The Fake News story about the confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial between Phillips and the boys of Covington Catholic High began with the usual leftist narrative. But it quickly collapsed after a full video account surfaced, which undermined the short video with which leftists in the media gleefully savaged the boys.
Such was the hysteria that the boys and their families received death threatsRepresentative Ilhan Omar, the hijab-wearing, anti-Christian, Muslim Democrat from Minnesota, attacked them in a defamatory, now-deleted tweet.
But then, as is typical, the wheels came off the wagon that pulled the leftist narrative.
Nathan Phillips isn’t the man the media said he was. The put-upon Omaha Indian has something of a checkered past. Very checkered.
The Washington Examiner has disclosed that Phillips was a violent criminal who escaped jail.
As The New American reported yesterday, when Phillips enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1972, he enlisted under another name, Nathaniel Stanard. In his late teens and early 20s, the Examiner found, Phillips, then Stanard, was a dangerous and violent criminal who tangled more than once with John Barleycorn — and lost.
At 19, Phillips was “charged with escaping from the Nebraska Penal Complex where he was confined May 3,” the newspaper reported, citing an article in the Lincoln Star.
As well, “he pleaded guilty to assault on June 19, 1974, and was fined $200. In addition, he was charged with underage possession of alcohol in 1972, 1973, and 1975, as well as negligent driving. A destruction of property charge against him was dropped in August 1973, but Phillips was sentenced to one year probation for a related charge of alcohol possession by a minor. In December 1978, he was charged with driving without a license.”
But even before the Examiner disclosed Phillips’ lengthy rap sheet, news surfaced that he lied about his military record. He told Vogue magazine that he was “recon ranger” in the Marines. And the media turned Phillips into a “Vietnam veteran,” and “Native American elder” who “fought in Vietnam.”
Of course, it was all false.
Phillips was not a “recon ranger” and didn’t serve in Vietnam. He was a refrigerator repairman who never left the states. And he went AWOL — Absent Without Leave — multiple times.
To his credit, it appears that Phillips never claimed he fought in Vietnam. The media simply assumed he did. And that, as former Navy SEAL Don Shipley said, made the narrative even better, or conversely, made the scene at the Lincoln Memorial “look even worse, him being a Vietnam vet and getting harassed.”
Shipley posted a video on YouTube that exposed the military record of Phillips.
Attack on the Mass
But the former jailbird and Marine Corps refrigerator repairman wasn’t satisfied with nearly starting a riot at the Lincoln Memorial.
Phillips and some fellow “Native American activists” went to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at Catholic University. There, they demanded that the boys be punished, and, somewhat amusingly, that the papal bull encouraging the age of discovery be “revoked.”
A spokesman for the basilica confirmed for the Catholic News Agency that Phillips led the raid that aimed to disrupt a special Mass on January 19.
“A group of approximately 50 individuals attempted to gain entrance to the basilica while chanting and hitting drums,” the spokesman told CNA. They assembled “across the road from the shrine before setting off toward its main entrance, chanting and playing drums.”
Security guards, CNA reported, were forced to lock the doors to keep the angry protesters out.
A California seminarian told CNA that protesters pounded on the basilica’s doors.



Debbie Georgatos talks to Frontpage Editor about how Islamic Supremacists are charming, seducing and devouring us.

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