Liberals, Tax Returns, Fitzmas & Easy Marks

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Liberals, Tax Returns, Fitzmas & Easy Marks

Roger Cobb: Terry? I guess it wasn’t meant to be between us. I’ll always regret that. But I want you to know that, wher­ever it is you’re going, I hope you’ll be very happy.
Terry Hoskins:: I will. I’ve got a won­der­ful house, beau­ti­ful horses and all the money in the world why shouldn’t I be happy?
Roger Cobb: What?
Terry Hoskins:: If you think I’m really going through with this you’re not just stu­pid, you’re crazy.
Edwina Cut­wat­ter {in Roger’s Body} What?
Roger Cobb: I’ll han­dle this. What?
Terry Hoskins::From the begin­ning I thought if mad Edwina wants to give her money away, she may as well give it to me. I never thought that “Fly­ing Nun” could do it.

All of Me 1984

One thing about the Trump Tax story that’s actu­ally more inter­est­ing than the left going from:

Trump is keep­ing his tax returns from the Pub­lic because it will hurt him

to

Trump tricked us into releas­ing his tax return to the pub­lic because it will help him

Is this ques­tion being asked by Allah­pun­dit:’

Maddow’s fans idol­ize her as a smart lib­eral with a sup­pos­edly fool­proof bullsh*t detec­tor — yet here she was last night not only bullsh*tting them at length about the news value of the returns but quite pos­si­bly doing so as an unwit­ting pawn in a lim­ited hang­out by the Trump White House. She got suck­ered by some­one, maybe the Repub­li­can pres­i­dent him­self, which is some­thing that should never, ever hap­pen to MSNBC’s lib­eral eggheads. It’s suf­fi­ciently bad for her brand that it’s hard to imag­ine how she could have ratio­nal­ized one night of mega-​ratings as being worth the let­down and loss of faith in her judg­ment that she’d suf­fer among her reg­u­lar fans. So I ask again: Why the ridicu­lous hype? I can’t fig­ure it out.

which is even more cogent given this excel­lent point

by the time she finally got into the details of the 1040, it was Ger­aldo and the Al Capone vault all over again. Which brings us back to the ques­tion: Why? Why make view­ers wait with bated breath for some­thing you know can only dis­ap­point them?

John Ziegler’s expla­na­tion is that hype is usu­ally inversely pro­por­tional to actual news value. That is, it’s because Mad­dow knew she had noth­ing that she had to draw out the sus­pense. If there was any­thing truly juicy in the return, he rea­sons, don’t you think it would have been revealed by NBC’s hard news divi­sion, most likely Lester Holt’s pro­gram, instead of by Mad­dow dur­ing the 9 p.m. hour of lib­eral power?

So the ques­tions on the floor are:

Why did Mad­dow push this?

Why are MSNBC and the rest of the press are still push­ing it’?

The Answer is as Stacy McCain alludes to is: this is what the lib­eral rubes want.

After finally “report­ing” the num­bers, Mad­dow then filled the extra time with a lot of blab­ber — wild spec­u­la­tion about what sin­is­ter secrets might be hid­den behind those opaque num­bers. She sug­gested there could be debts owed to shady for­eign enti­ties (Rus­sians, nudge, nudge, wink, wink) who could thereby influ­ence Trump’s poli­cies. While it is of course pos­si­ble that such things could be true, spec­u­la­tion is not news, or else I could win a Pulitzer Prize for my seven-​part series spec­u­lat­ing that Rachel Mad­dow could be hav­ing a secret affair with Mika Brzezin­ski. Because, hey, why not?

The cir­cu­lar logic of Maddow’s “inves­tiga­tive journalism”:

  1. Don­ald Trump is a Republican;
  2. Repub­li­cans are evil;
    there­fore
  3. Some­where, there must be evi­dence of how evil Trump is.

Really, that’s all she’s got — a belief in Trump’s evil, which per­mits her (and every other lib­eral jour­nal­ist) to con­stantly locate moun­tain­ous “scan­dals” where any­one with com­mon sense sees only a mole­hill. Ever since Hillary lost the elec­tion, the media have been dog­pil­ing every pos­si­ble vari­a­tion on the Russians-​hacked-​the-​election con­spir­acy the­ory, because that’s what their core audi­ence of dis­ap­pointed Demo­c­rat vot­ers want to believe. [empha­sis mine]

Remem­ber we’ve seen this before, when the Tar­get was Michelle Bach­mann

For many months we’re heard about Bach­mann “scan­dals” that have been ready to break .

With a left dying to beat her and a media scoff­ing at and hat­ing her it would be only a mat­ter of time before the chick­ens would come home to roost.

Bull.

You have an IRS that was leak­ing tax infor­ma­tion to the left, you have an AG going after Fox news reporters and their fam­i­lies, you had a press united in their dis­dain for the con­gress­woman and you think if there was some there there we would not have seen some actual meat out there?

And of course there was Fitz­mas, when the entire left was con­vinced that pros­e­cu­tor was just a step away from indict­ing Karl Rove, who would lead to Dick Cheney and maybe even George W. Bush. Do you remem­ber the antic­i­pa­tion, the jokes on late night and all that? Stacy McCain did

For the love of God, have we for­got­ten “Fitz­mas,” the 2005 rumor that spe­cial pros­e­cu­tor Patrick Fitzgerald’s fed­eral grand jury was about to indict Rove or Cheney or both? Who could ever for­get the ridicu­lous farce of “inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist” Scott Leopold “report­ing” in May 2006 that Rove had been indicted?

And most impor­tantly how it ended for them

05.10.25.BlueFitzmas-X

Stacy again

All of that ridicu­lous “PlameGate” non­sense was taken very seri­ously by the main­stream media, as though it were a real scan­dal that might impli­cate the pres­i­dent in High Crimes and Mis­de­meanors, and yet it was trans­par­ently absurd from start to finish.

That sounds really famil­iar doesn’t it, Trump Rus­sia, Trump and Taxes, Trump and Ban­non, etc etc etc the MSM keeps push­ing this stuff, not because they believe it but because they know their cus­tomer base on the left does and will keep believ­ing, and even if They’re burned

They just keep grab­bing the next one.

You see lib­er­al­ism is a reli­gion and Their pri­mary belief is that Conservatives/​Republicans are the focus of evil in the world and we’re only one leak or inves­ti­ga­tion away from them being exposed forever.

That’s why this 2nd tweet from Ali is evergreen

Just sub­sti­tute Bush, or Cheney, or Rove, or Palin, or Bach­mann, and that tweet would be true in the past. We can put Con­way or Ban­non instead or (or along with) Trump and that sen­tence still works. And some­day and some­day in the future those names will be replaced by Repub­li­cans we’ve never heard of.

But the Democ­rats will still be the same and the MSM and the pro­fes­sional left will be there to play them, just as Iron­i­cally Buz­zfeed reports that even Brett Kim­ber­lin is back to play the rubes. Yeah Kim­ber­lin is a bomber, a con man, a vio­lent men­da­cious ser­ial lit­i­ga­tor but he’s not so stu­pid as not to rec­og­nize an easy mark when he sees them.

This is reli­gion for the left and they’ll keep believ­ing no mat­ter what real­ity says to the con­trary and if it doesn’t pan out they’ll wipe away their mem­ory of their last fail­ure just like Wikipedia wiped away Fitz­mas remov­ing its entry & redi­rect­ing it down the mem­ory hole and grasp the next “scandal”.

I’ll give the last word to Peter Cook and Rowan Atkin­son who demon­strate here

that Monty Python isn’t the only British com­edy that the left has mis­tak­enly decided was actu­ally a guide to life.


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If you are not in the posi­tion to kick in dol­lars we will always hap­pily accept your prayers.

Roger Cobb: Terry? I guess it wasn’t meant to be between us. I’ll always regret that. But I want you to know that, wherever it is you’re going, I hope you’ll be very happy.
Terry Hoskins:: I will. I’ve got a wonderful house, beautiful horses and all the money in the world why shouldn’t I be happy?
Roger Cobb: What?
Terry Hoskins:: If you think I’m really going through with this you’re not just stupid, you’re crazy.
Edwina Cutwatter {in Roger’s Body} What?
Roger Cobb: I’ll handle this. What?
Terry Hoskins::From the beginning I thought if mad Edwina wants to give her money away, she may as well give it to me. I never thought that “Flying Nun” could do it.

All of Me 1984

One thing about the Trump Tax story that’s actually more interesting than the left going from:

 Trump is keeping his tax returns from the Public because it will hurt him

to

Trump tricked us into releasing his tax return to the public because it will help him

Is  this question being asked by Allahpundit:’

Maddow’s fans idolize her as a smart liberal with a supposedly foolproof bullsh*t detector — yet here she was last night not only bullsh*tting them at length about the news value of the returns but quite possibly doing so as an unwitting pawn in a limited hangout by the Trump White House. She got suckered by someone, maybe the Republican president himself, which is something that should never, ever happen to MSNBC’s liberal eggheads. It’s sufficiently bad for her brand that it’s hard to imagine how she could have rationalized one night of mega-ratings as being worth the letdown and loss of faith in her judgment that she’d suffer among her regular fans. So I ask again: Why the ridiculous hype? I can’t figure it out.

which is even more cogent given this excellent point

by the time she finally got into the details of the 1040, it was Geraldo and the Al Capone vault all over again. Which brings us back to the question: Why? Why make viewers wait with bated breath for something you know can only disappoint them?

John Ziegler’s explanation is that hype is usually inversely proportional to actual news value. That is, it’s because Maddow knew she had nothing that she had to draw out the suspense. If there was anything truly juicy in the return, he reasons, don’t you think it would have been revealed by NBC’s hard news division, most likely Lester Holt’s program, instead of by Maddow during the 9 p.m. hour of liberal power?

So the questions on the floor are:

Why did Maddow push this?

Why are MSNBC and the rest of the press are still pushing it‘?

The Answer is as Stacy McCain alludes to is:  this is what the liberal rubes want.

After finally “reporting” the numbers, Maddow then filled the extra time with a lot of blabber — wild speculation about what sinister secrets might be hidden behind those opaque numbers. She suggested there could be debts owed to shady foreign entities (Russians, nudge, nudge, wink, wink) who could thereby influence Trump’s policies. While it is of course possible that such things could be true, speculation is not news, or else I could win a Pulitzer Prize for my seven-part series speculating that Rachel Maddow could be having a secret affair with Mika Brzezinski. Because, hey, why not?

The circular logic of Maddow’s “investigative journalism”:

  1. Donald Trump is a Republican;
  2. Republicans are evil;
    therefore
  3. Somewhere, there must be evidence of how evil Trump is.

Really, that’s all she’s got — a belief in Trump’s evil, which permits her (and every other liberal journalist) to constantly locate mountainous “scandals” where anyone with common sense sees only a molehill. Ever since Hillary lost the election, the media have been dogpiling every possible variation on the Russians-hacked-the-election conspiracy theory, because that’s what their core audience of disappointed Democrat voters want to believe. [emphasis mine]

Remember we’ve seen this before, when the Target was Michelle Bachmann

For many months we’re heard about Bachmann “scandals” that have been ready to break .

With a left dying to beat her and a media scoffing at and hating her it would be only a matter of time before the chickens would come home to roost.

Bull.

You have an IRS that was leaking tax information to the left, you have an AG going after Fox news reporters and their families, you had a press united in their disdain for the congresswoman and you think if there was some there there we would not have seen some actual meat out there?

And of course there was Fitzmas, when the entire left was convinced that prosecutor was just a step away from indicting Karl Rove, who would lead to Dick Cheney and maybe even George W. Bush.  Do you remember the anticipation, the jokes on late night and all that?  Stacy McCain did

For the love of God, have we forgotten “Fitzmas,” the 2005 rumor that special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s federal grand jury was about to indict Rove or Cheney or both? Who could ever forget the ridiculous farce of “investigative journalist” Scott Leopold “reporting” in May 2006 that Rove had been indicted?

And most importantly how it ended for them

05.10.25.BlueFitzmas-X

Stacy again

All of that ridiculous “PlameGate” nonsense was taken very seriously by the mainstream media, as though it were a real scandal that might implicate the president in High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and yet it was transparently absurd from start to finish.

That sounds really familiar doesn’t it, Trump Russia, Trump and Taxes, Trump and Bannon, etc etc etc the MSM keeps pushing this stuff, not because they believe it but because they know their customer base on the left does and will keep believing, and even if They’re burned

They just keep grabbing the next one.

You see liberalism is a religion and Their primary belief is that Conservatives/Republicans are the focus of evil in the world and we’re only one leak or investigation away from them being exposed forever.

That’s why this 2nd tweet from Ali is evergreen

Just substitute Bush, or Cheney, or Rove, or Palin, or Bachmann, and that tweet would be true in the past. We can put Conway or Bannon instead or (or along with) Trump and that sentence still works. And someday and someday in the future those names will be replaced by Republicans we’ve never heard of.

But the Democrats will still be the same and the MSM and the professional left will be there to play them, just as Ironically Buzzfeed reports that even Brett Kimberlin is back to play the rubes. Yeah Kimberlin is a bomber, a con man, a violent mendacious serial litigator but he’s not so stupid as not to recognize an easy mark when he sees them.

This is religion for the left and they’ll keep believing no matter what reality says to the contrary and if it doesn’t pan out they’ll wipe away their memory of their last failure just like Wikipedia wiped away Fitzmas removing its entry & redirecting it down the memory hole and grasp the next “scandal”.

I’ll give the last word to Peter Cook and Rowan Atkinson who demonstrate here

that Monty Python isn’t the only British comedy that the left has mistakenly decided was actually a guide to life.


Alas there isn’t as much money in just reporting and telling the truth as we see it. But if you’d like to help us pay our writers and make our annual goal Consider subscribing and become (if you wish) a listed as a Friend of DaTechguy blog

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