Still, after contradicting her own statements, that distinction will do little to placate Republicans gunning for her head. And she'll find little sympathy after failing to categorically deny that she was responsible for any of the unmasking. Already, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has called for Rice to appear before Congress to testify.
After two ruinous interviews, one wonders whether it might be better for Rice to step out of the limelight unless summoned to Capitol Hill. Her public appearances about unmasking have only fanned the flames instead of putting out the fire. And honestly, Rice was doomed to do more harm than good the moment she went live on air.
In another edit depicting gloom and doom, the L.A. Times attacks President Trump for criticizing the press. Of course, they refuse to acknowledge the ethical problems of the mainstream media. The credibiity of the press has been dropping for decades long before Trump ran for the presidency. Damages to such instititions are almost always self-inflicted. ESPN is losings tens of millions of dollars and millions of viewers not because the American people stopped liking sports. A Marvel Comics official the company is losing sales because of managment mistakes not because their audience stopped reading comic books.
The MSM has lost crediblity because it is composed of (mostly) Democratic operatives with bylines. One brief example shows te bias. A few days ago every media outlet seemed o be quoting a Gallup poll noting President Trump had only 34 percent support. But every other poll had Trump showing higher numbers. Rasmussen had 44 percent support. The Real Clear Average had 41 or 42 percent support. The fact the media noted the poll showing the lowest numbers was clear biase and, frankly, unethical because they didn't mention the wide variety of polls. A small item on a particular day but it does show the bias. (Such stories in my old JM 301 class would have gotten an F.)
It’s worth noting here that one of biggest scandals in American journalism is the longtime failure of the New York Times to cover the corrupt nature of city politics in New York. The readers of the NYTdon’t know very much about political power in America’s largest city because the Times is too grand for such base concerns—and because, frankly, Democratic politicians are often subjected to less scrutiny by the mainstream media. If the NYT had been doing its job, very little in this Daily News piece would be news to New Yorkers.
Amid the turmoil over staff shake-ups, blocked travel bans and the Russia cloud hanging overhead, President Donald Trump is steadily plugging away at a major piece of his agenda: Undoing Obama.
From abortion to energy to climate change and personal investments, Trump is keeping his promises in methodically overturning regulations and policies adopted when Barack Obama was president.
It hasn't all been smooth sailing.
Trump recently failed to fulfill his pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which continues to stand as Obama's most recognizable domestic policy achievement. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan couldn't persuade enough fellow Republicans to back new health care legislation last month. Ryan pulled the measure just before a scheduled House vote.
White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.
The Alt-Left largely dismisses the old liberal idea of 1960s Civil Rights. Liberals once promoted integration and the goal of an American melting pot empowered by the time-honored traditions of racially blind integration, assimilation, and intermarriage. The liberal goal once was a common American culture and experience where race became subsidiary. Yet we hear little from liberals any more about non-discrimination and integration. Instead, preference, diversity, and segregated safe spaces become the new discriminatory and reparatory agendas.
The Alt-Left also believes that racial, ethnic, sexual, and religious identity is essential not incidental to character—as evidenced from the profound by the recent racialist statements of would-be candidates to head the DNC, to the ridiculous, as the careerist-driven and invented identities of a Sen. Elizabeth Warren or Ward Churchill or former white/black activists such as Rachel Dolezal and Shaun King attest.
Blatant appeals to racial chauvinism such as those of La Raza (“The Race,” a phraseology popularized in Franco’s Spain in imitation of Hitler’s Volk) or “Black Lives Matter” (that went to great lengths to reject counter ecumenical arguments that “All Lives Matter”) are not just tolerated as useful political props, but institutionalized by the Alt Left to the degree that the Obama Justice Department used fines collected from financial institutions to redistribute to such Alt-Left radical identity political groups.