Thank You, Michele Bachmann, For Educating NBC About Carly And Islam

Recently, MSNBC and NBC News highlighted former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s tweet pointing to the fact that two weeks after 9/11, Carly Fiorina gave a speech in which she nearly entirely praised Islam. (Her remarks contained numerous errors and omissions of facts. One primarily being that more than half of Muslims worldwide are illiterate, have no personal computer, have no Internet, and have no human rights protections. The GDP of 57 Islamic countries is miniscule.)

While overall a balanced article, the MSNBC/NBC reporter failed to cite basic statistical data consistently released by the FBI. The most targeted victims of hate crimes in America are not Muslims, LGBTQ, Blacks, or Latinos– even combined. The most targeted victims of hate crimes in America are Jews. In fact, some of the most dangerous places for Jewish children/teens in America are public schools and college campuses.

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NBC Just Made A Big Announcement About Trump – Then Rubbed Salt In The Wound

“Absolutely not.”

Those were the two words uttered by NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt when a reporter asked if presidential candidate Donald Trump could go back to hosting the hit show Celebrity Apprentice if his bid for the U.S. presidency doesn’t pan out.

Greenblatt said the show is currently off the air for the next season, but NBC is searching for a new host and the network plans on bringing the show back when a suitable host is found. He said several are interested in the job and the new host could be a woman next time around.

“I think we have every chance of continuing ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ with a new host,” he said.

The network executive had nothing but nice things to say about Trump as the show’s host and insisted there wasn’t any type of feud between the network and the billionaire.

“He is a lovely guy. He was very much a collaborator and worked with us closely on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ and, you know, there’s a really effusive great guy. We weren’t in any sort of adversarial position,” Greenblatt said.

Trump had plenty to say early in his campaign when NBC cut ties with him in June. The relationship ended after the presidential candidate began talking about illegal immigration, specifically about how Mexico’s government was sending criminals into the United States over the Mexican border.

“If NBC is so weak and so foolish to not understand the serious illegal immigration problem in the United States, coupled with the horrendous and unfair trade deals we are making with Mexico, then their contract violating closure of Miss Universe/Miss USA will be determined in court. Furthermore, they will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but won’t stand behind people that tell it like it is, as unpleasant as that may be,” Trump said.

News anchor Brian Williams was suspended for six months after it was discovered he had lied about being in a helicopter that crashed under enemy fire while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003. His suspension ended Aug. 12 and he will serve as a breaking news anchor on MSNBC.

After Trump’s comments regarding illegal immigration, NBC canceled airtime for the Miss USA and the Miss Universe pageants, which are under the Miss Universe Organization co-owned by Trump and NBCUniversal. Univision also didn’t air the pageant. The Miss USA pageant was picked up by REELZ.

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Watch: Trump Brutally Scolds Matt Lauer On Live TV During Heated Exchange – ‘You’re The Media…’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been the target of much criticism, most recently for inflammatory remarks he made about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at a forum Saturday in Ames, Iowa, hosted by pollster Frank Luntz.

Speaking by phone Monday on NBC’s Today, Trump reiterated to host Matt Lauer that he’s “not a fan of John McCain,” asserting that “he’s done a terrible job for the vets.” The Today host steered Trump from McCain’s record to Saturday’s comments:

He’s not a war hero. He is a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, okay? I hate to tell you. He’s a war hero because he was captured.

“If you saw the press conference afterwards,” Trump told Lauer, “Savannah [Guthrie] and the media just has done such a false number as usual. In fact, Sharyl Attkisson, the highly respected reporter..said I said four times that ‘McCain is a war hero.’ I said it at the news conference. I said it on the stage.” Lauer then asked Trump if he would say the same thing he said in Iowa to Sen. McCain’s face. Trump said he wouldn’t.

Excuse me Matt, because you’re the media, and you do the same thing; the next sentence was ‘He is a war hero.’ I said that, but they never wanna play it; and you don’t wanna play it..Savannah started it off by saying, ‘I said that he wasn’t a war hero.’ I didn’t say that. And if you would’ve run just another three seconds, you would’ve said that I said very clearly, ‘He is a war hero.’ I have absolutely no problem with that.

“What I do have problems with,” Trump continued, “is that he called 15,000 people that showed up for me to speak in Phoenix, he called them ‘crazies’ because they wanna stop illegal immigration.”

Lauer assured Trump they ran the other parts of his comments where he said, “He is a war hero.” The Republican presidential candidate then highlighted a piece by Sharyl Attkisson, formerly of CBS News, which critiques a report by The Washington Post that says “McCain was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese.” This is part of Attkisson’s conclusion:

Trump actually said the opposite of what the Post lead sentence and video caption claim. The Post might have been able to get away stating that Trump “implied” McCain was not a war hero because McCain was captured, but even that would have been a subjective interpretation since Trump had actually stated the opposite.

It’s true that Trump stated one time that McCain is not a war hero. But Trump stated four times that McCain is a war hero–and that was not accurately characterized in the article.

h/t: The Wrap

Will Trump get through this, or will the comments derail his campaign? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Trump Candidacy Real And Not A Bad Thing

I’m not nearly as put off by Donald Trump as are many people who identify themselves or their politics as Republican. In fact, I think his presence is good for the process and good for America.

I’m not prepared to endorse him at the moment, but it would appear that there are many Americans who are; and therein lies the point of him running in the first place. He represents the frustration of the average guy who doesn’t think his vote counts for very much and appreciates a man who is willing to put his mouth where his money is and say what he thinks.

That happened with Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996.

I don’t think Trump can win the nomination for a couple of reasons. First is that the system is rigged against guys like him. It is run by the Washington Hackockracy, which are like croupiers in a casino. Their only job is to rake the money off the table. The second, and more important, reason is Trump, himself. Running a political campaign—from the local school board to the Presidency—is a difficult, time consuming, mind-altering experience; and it’s very hard to run for the largest office in the world never having done it at any other level. Experience is a tough taskmaster. He is unprepared for this race by definition.

None of that is to say, however, that he cannot win.

This is America, and something my late father always taught me is absolutely true. Every little boy or girl can grow up to be President. Look at the Bozo who is there now.

And Donald Trump has major advantages in that he is smart, rich, and adaptable.

Whether that is enough to overcome the inertia the system already has in place to stop non-insiders at the door, only time will tell.

Whatever happens, however, Trump WILL make the race better. If people such as the chair of the Republican National Committee think they’re doing anybody any favors by suggesting to Trump that he change his rhetoric, they are smoking crack.

Candidly, if Trump DID listen to such entreaties and appropriately modified his behavior, it would show us that he’s just another politician; and that would disqualify him from further consideration.

You know how nervous he makes the Hackocracy? NBC’s Meet the Press—the official TV show of the Washington Political Hacks (sounds like a baseball team)—went out of its snarky way to do a hit piece on the Donald. This from the news division of a company which broke its contract with Trump to air the Miss USA pageant because they didn’t like something he said on the campaign trail.

Worse, the Ryan Seacrest of politics, Chuck Todd, did it with a straight face.

A little of what Trump said in 1999 out of context, a little of what he said 16 years later and, voila!, a video hit piece which allowed panel members to say Trump is a flip flopper—or something like that.

This from the networks of Brian Williams and Ed Schultz (and formerly Keith Olberman).

If that’s the best the left has got, Trump only has to worry about friendly fire.

If I were one of those other GOP candidates, I’d tell any media that asked that I’m worried about my own campaign, not Trump’s.

Any candidate who does that will be just fine.

Any candidate who panders will get caught up in his or her own tar patch and sink from the public view.

This is the best bench of candidates—including Trump—that the Grand Old Party has had in years. One can only hope that the party doesn’t do what activist Chuck Muth often accurately accuses it of—that it never blows an opportunity to blow an opportunity.

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Watch: Netanyahu Goes On U.S. TV And Reveals What He Told Obama After Iran Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not held back in voicing his grave concerns with the nuclear agreement reached with Iran, which was announced by the Obama administration Tuesday.

Even as the structure of the agreement was taking place, Netanyahu saw it as a threat to the security of Israel and the region. In an address before a joint session of Congress in March, Netanyahu said the proposed agreement “doesn’t block Iran’s path to the bomb, it paves Iran’s path to the bomb.”

Now that the actual agreement has been reached, the Israeli Prime Minister’s concerns have only been heightened.

In an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt, the prime minister said he told President Obama in a phone call on Tuesday that the agreement “poses a great danger to Israel, and I believe it poses a great danger to America and the world.”

Obama reportedly told him that the deal “will verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon while ensuring the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program going forward.”

The Israeli leader listed three troubling aspects of the agreement to Holt:

  1. It lifts economic sanctions against the rogue regime.
  1. It keeps Iran’s nuclear infrastructure in place.
  1. It gives Iran 24 days to respond to any inspection of facilities by the U.N.

Netanyahu explained: “When you let the number one terrorist regime in the world have a sure path to the bomb and hundreds of billions of dollars to finance its terrorism around the world, that’s not good for any of us.”

Regarding inspections, he added: “Can you imagine giving a drug dealer 24 days’ notice before you inspect the premises? That’s a lot of time to flush a lot of meth down the toilet.”

Netanyahu said a good deal would have linked Iran’s conduct with the lifting of sanctions. “There is no linkage to Iran’s change of behavior,” he said. “They can continue their regional aggression, their terrorism worldwide, subversion in so many countries, in so many lands. In fact they’re going to get 100s of billions of dollars to fuel their terror and military machine, and they don’t have to change anything. They are even going to get their arms embargo lifted in a few years.”

He also pointed out that “Iran is building intercontinental ballistic missiles, not to reach us, they already have those missiles, but to reach the United States. The Supreme Leader of Iran said the battle will continue with the United States even after the deal. For them, we’re the little satan, you are the great satan.”

He observed that “just five days ago, the so-called moderate president of Iran was at a rally in Tehran where they burnt American flags and chanted death to America.”

Israel’s Labor Party leader and fierce critic of the prime minister, Isaac Herzog, stands with him concerning the agreement. “I had a meeting yesterday where I learned about the deal and I think it is bad for Israel. [Netanyahu and myself] will certainly cooperate when it comes to the security of Israel. As an Israeli patriot, this deal is dangerous,” the Times of Israel reports him saying.

NBC News noted that Netanyahu’s wariness about the deal is also “shared by the Arab world, where countries expressed skepticism that a deal would really prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon, and voiced fears that Iran would only gain more in the region without economic sanctions.”

“It doesn’t happen very often in history, but when Arabs and Israelis agree, it’s worth paying attention,” Netanyahu told Holt. “Iran is different. It’s a zealot country,” he said. “It is governed by a group that believes in militant Islamic fundamentalism. It’s killed a lot of Americans. It’s killing everybody in sight in the Middle East.”

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