The Melinia Trump squirrel vs Pat Smith’s Introduction to the Nation

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The Melinia Trump squirrel vs Pat Smith's Introduction to the Nation

There was a lot of talk this morn­ing on the left side of the MSM about pla­gia­rism con­cern­ing Mela­nia Trump and her speech yesterday.

Now I only heard a lit­tle bit of her speech before I went on my shift and have not had a chance to hear the rest so I have no idea if and how much of her speech echoed Michelle Obama circa 08, but if you want to under­stand why the MSM wanted the sub­ject of today to be her, there are two words to explain it:

Pat Smith.

Now if are a per­son who gets their news from the MSM you likely never heard of Pat Smith the mother of Sean Smith who died at Beng­hazi until yes­ter­day when she spoke at the GOP con­ven­tion say­ing this

You might won­der, if your pri­mary news source is the MSM why she is only say­ing this now but the fact is she has been doing so for four years but dur­ing that time the MSM have treated Pat Smith Unlike Cindy Shee­han who was made a celebrity to harm George W Bush, as an unper­son and unless you watch Fox News you have not likely seen or heard a word Mrs. Smith has said on Beng­hazi since it hap­pened. In fact the only MSM jour­nal­ist who gave her the tie of day was as you might guess has a name that “Lake Mapper”.

Her speech directly con­tra­dicts the MSM nar­ra­tive and car­ries cred­i­bil­ity to the audi­ence that the Trump con­ven­tion has drawn because she is not a pol. It was so dev­as­tat­ing that Chris Matthews man­aged to go over the top even for him claim­ing she “Ruined the evening”, which if you are Hillary Clin­ton fan try­ing to change the sub­ject from her men­dac­ity, and a GQ reporter declared on twit­ter: I don’t care how many chil­dren Pat Smith lost I would like to beat her to death and spent last night defend­ing said tweet until it was finally deleted and apol­ogy issued today claim­ing “satire

but for my money the most telling moment came when CNN switched to Wolf Blitzer after her speech who attempted to spin it, unfor­tu­nately for Mr. Blitzer he was pared with Jake Tap­per who being Jake Tap­per didn’t play along even to the point where he stated one couldn’t dis­pute some of her points.

As I tweeted at the time You never saw an anchor so des­per­ate to switch to a panel in your life.

it’s rather telling that Poli­ti­fact tried their best to dis­pute her state­ment while at the same time being smart enough to refuse to call a Beng­hazi mother a liar and that when the Wash­ing­ton Post’s Chris Cil­lizza reviewed the win­ners and losers of the evening speeches Pat Smith’s was nowhere on the list to be found.

They don’t call his col­umn “The Fix” for nothing.

So I can con­fi­dently pre­dict that the MSM will bury Pat Smith’s speech as minu­tia and when the post con­ven­tion sto­ries are writ­ten the sin­gle most dev­as­tat­ing speech of day 1 (Rudy Giu­liani not with­stand­ing) to the cause of Hillary Clinton’s elec­tion to the White House will, as far as the MSM is con­cerned, be an after­thought that barely existed.

Unex­pect­edly.

Clos­ing Thought, if I was Don­ald Trump and his sur­ro­gates I would be talk­ing about Pat Smith’s speech at every chance I get both dur­ing and after the con­ven­tion and I’d cer­tainly turn her speech into an ad that I’d be run­ning every night dur­ing the Demo­c­rat Con­ven­tion and beyond.

Update: Via Glenn, Ric­o­chet gets it:

Remem­ber how Mau­reen Dowd talked about Patri­cia Smith’s ‘absolute moral authority?’

No, I don’t remem­ber that either.

Because it didn’t happen.

Instead, Patri­cia Smith is being relent­lessly ‘fact-​checked’ this morn­ing. By Poli­ti­Fact. By The Wash­ing­ton Post. And prob­a­bly many more.

The crux of Patri­cia Smith’s argu­ment is that Hillary is a liar who told her, more-​or-​less over the body of her dead son, that the ‘video’ was respon­si­ble for the Beng­hazi attacks. Mrs Smith believes that Hillary knew, at the time, that the Beng­hazi attacks were orga­nized ter­ror­ism. And there is strong evi­dence to indi­cate that she did know that. Includ­ing an incon­ve­niently dis­cov­ered email to her own daugh­ter, sent on the night of the attack.

Just as there is strong evi­dence to indi­cate that, for days after­wards, Hillary, along with the rest of the Obama admin­is­tra­tion, was telling lots of peo­ple, and even for­eign gov­ern­ments, that the video was respon­si­ble for the attack.

So, why is it so hard to believe that she would have told Patri­cia Smith the same thing?


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There was a lot of talk this morning on the left side of the MSM about plagiarism concerning Melania Trump and her speech yesterday.

Now I only heard a little bit of her speech before I went on my shift and have not had a chance to hear the rest so I have no idea if and how much of her speech echoed Michelle Obama circa 08, but if you want to understand why the MSM wanted the subject of today to be her, there are two words to explain it:

Pat Smith.

Now if are a person who gets their news from the MSM you likely never heard of Pat Smith the mother of Sean Smith who died at Benghazi until yesterday when she spoke at the GOP convention saying this

You might wonder, if your primary news source is the MSM why she is only saying this now but the fact is she has been doing so for four years but during that time the MSM have treated Pat Smith Unlike Cindy Sheehan who was made a celebrity to harm George W Bush, as an unperson and unless you watch Fox News you have not likely seen or heard a word Mrs. Smith has said on Benghazi since it happened. In fact the only MSM journalist who gave her the tie of day was as you might guess has a name that “Lake Mapper”.

Her speech directly contradicts the MSM narrative and carries credibility to the audience that the Trump convention has drawn because she is not a pol. It was so devastating that Chris Matthews managed to go over the top even for him claiming she “Ruined the evening”, which if you are Hillary Clinton fan trying to change the subject from her mendacity, and a GQ reporter declared on twitter: I don’t care how many children Pat Smith lost I would like to beat her to death and spent last night defending said tweet until it was finally deleted and apology issued today claiming “satire

but for my money the most telling moment came when CNN switched to Wolf Blitzer after her speech who attempted to spin it, unfortunately for Mr. Blitzer he was pared with Jake Tapper who being Jake Tapper didn’t play along even to the point where he stated one couldn’t dispute some of her points.

As I tweeted at the time You never saw an anchor so desperate to switch to a panel in your life.

it’s rather telling that Politifact tried their best to dispute her statement while at the same time being smart enough to refuse to call a Benghazi mother a liar and that when the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza reviewed the winners and losers of the evening speeches Pat Smith’s was nowhere on the list to be found.

They don’t call his column “The Fix” for nothing.

So I can confidently predict that the MSM will bury Pat Smith’s speech as minutia and when the post convention stories are written the single most devastating speech of day 1 (Rudy Giuliani not withstanding) to the cause of Hillary Clinton’s election to the White House will, as far as the MSM is concerned, be an afterthought that barely existed.

Unexpectedly.

Closing Thought, if I was Donald Trump and his surrogates I would be talking about Pat Smith’s speech at every chance I get both during and after the convention and I’d certainly turn her speech into an ad that I’d be running every night during the Democrat Convention and beyond.

Update: Via Glenn, Ricochet gets it:

Remember how Maureen Dowd talked about Patricia Smith’s ‘absolute moral authority?’

No, I don’t remember that either.

Because it didn’t happen.

Instead, Patricia Smith is being relentlessly ‘fact-checked’ this morning. By PolitiFact. By The Washington Post. And probably many more.

The crux of Patricia Smith’s argument is that Hillary is a liar who told her, more-or-less over the body of her dead son, that the ‘video’ was responsible for the Benghazi attacks. Mrs Smith believes that Hillary knew, at the time, that the Benghazi attacks were organized terrorism. And there is strong evidence to indicate that she did know that. Including an inconveniently discovered email to her own daughter, sent on the night of the attack.

Just as there is strong evidence to indicate that, for days afterwards, Hillary, along with the rest of the Obama administration, was telling lots of people, and even foreign governments, that the video was responsible for the attack.

So, why is it so hard to believe that she would have told Patricia Smith the same thing?


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