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March 20, 2020

The Morning Rant

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I'm old enough to remember that during the Cold War years, our media had developed the annoying habit of presenting the "news" precisely the way the USSR would want them to. You could tune to English language broadcasts on shortwave radio from Radio Havana and Radio Moscow and hear the exact same take that you could read in the NY Times or ABC News. It was always so tediously predictable: boo Reagan, he's a bad guy, he's insane, he's a war-monger, the Russians want peace so let's give them everything they want, etc.

That whiny-ass Sting tune from the 80s, Russians, captures this phenomenon perfectly, only he's doing it ironically. If the KGB *paid* Sting to write that crap song, it wouldn't be any different than it actually is.

That was then, this is now.

Trump is being vociferously attacked for calling a virus that orignated in China a Chinese virus. My favorite line is, it's not a Chinese virus, it's a human virus. A lot of social media journalists and other Trump haters are working very hard carrying the ChiCom's water. In fact, there's not a dime's worth of difference between our garbage MSM's coverage of the Wuhan Virus and China's Xinhua News Agency or Global Times right now.

Back in the 80s, it all revolved arounding hating Reagan. And now, it all revolves around hating Trump. Even if it means aiding those who are trying to destroy us.

Just once, I would like to see the MSM actually supporting America instead of acting as propagandists for the other side.

But some things never change.

(h/t John Hayward)

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Focusing On What's *Really* Important:

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The Conserver of Conservatism Keeps It Classy:

And Now Here Comes the "I Was Just Joking" Walk-Back:

To the Rescue!

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Wednesday's celebs: The quintessential 20s flapper chick, Louise Brooks, who starred in the classic film from 1929, Pandora's Box with Francis Lederer. Brooks' movie career fizzled during the 1930s and she eventually slid into alcoholism and prostitution. She had some success as a movie writer when her films were rediscovered in the 1950s.

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