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How Private Citizens Stepped Up To Get Americans Out Of Kabul When The US Government Failed


Reported by VARUN HUKERI | GENERAL ASSIGNMENT & ANALYSIS REPORTER | September 02, 2021

Read more at https://dailycaller.com/2021/09/02/private-citizens-afghanistan-kabul-airport-evacuation-digital-dunkirk/

Hamid Karzai International Airport in KabulEvacuated
(Photo by Taylor Crul/U.S. Air Force via Getty Images)

The chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in recent weeks has left Americans stranded in the capital city of Kabul, and in response, a disparate group of private citizens has stepped up to get people out of the country. President Joe Biden stuck to his plan to withdraw the remaining U.S. military forces from Afghanistan even as thousands of American citizens, legal permanent residents and Afghan Special Immigration Visa applicants remained at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

Biden defended the evacuation in an address Tuesday by claiming 90% of Americans who wanted to leave the country were evacuated successfully. His remarks came one day after Secretary of State Antony Blinken admitted that between 100 and 200 Americans had been left behind after the U.S. military completed its withdrawal.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 31: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the end of the war in Afghanistan in the State Dining Room at the White House on August 31, 2021 in Washington, DC. The last American military aircraft took off from Hamid Karzai Airport a few minutes before midnight in Kabul, marking the end of U.S. military presence in Afghanistan since the invasion following the attacks of September 11, 2001. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the end of the war in Afghanistan in the State Dining Room at the White House on August 31, 2021 in Washington, DC (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

As the Aug. 31 withdrawal deadline approached, a number of private citizens with former military or intelligence experience began to organize evacuations to get both Americans and Afghans out of the country. Among them is former Force Recon Marine Chad Robichaux, who was deployed to Afghanistan eight times and has rescued more than 5,300 people from the country. He told the Daily Caller News Foundation about his efforts to rescue orphaned children and other vulnerable people in an Aug. 28 interview.

“We worked a relationship with a foreign government and their military to allow us to work with them and build a plan to clandestinely go in and get certain groups of people, move them onto the airport in Kabul and then utilize charter planes and some of the military aircraft [to get them out],” he said.

A volunteer group of U.S. Special Operations veterans also launched a mission last week to move people in small groups to the Kabul airport and evacuate them from the country. The mission, called the “Pineapple Express,” has reportedly rescued more than 500 people including vulnerable Afghans, according to ABC News.

In many of the private operations conducted by veterans and others, rescuers have used digital communications and other technology to act as emergency dispatchers, call in favors with guards, share intelligence about the Taliban and move families to the right runway to get on a flight, according to The Washington Post. 

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - AUGUST 21: In this handout provided by the U.S. Air Force, an air crew assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron assists evacuees aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport on August 21, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Taylor Crul/U.S. Air Force via Getty Images)

An air crew assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron assists evacuees aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport on August 21, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan (Taylor Crul/U.S. Air Force via Getty Images)

A number of operations have used encrypted messaging apps like Slack and Signal to share sensitive information and send photos to the people being evacuated from Afghanistan. These efforts to communicate across thousands of miles are now being called “Digital Dunkirk” in reference to the evacuation of trapped Allied soldiers from the beaches of northern France during World War II.

Members of Congress have also scrambled in recent weeks to provide information to constituents trapped in Afghanistan and aid in evacuation efforts. Several lawmakers told the Daily Caller or other outlets that the State Department had refused to guarantee protection for Americans and Afghans at the airport in Kabul.

Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton was among the first members to encourage Americans trapped in Afghanistan to call his office, setting up an email address to help disseminate information. One Afghan American couple, who had been unable to get to the Kabul airport, made it past Taliban and U.S. security checkpoints with the help of Cotton, who gave them a military contact at the airport.

The Biden administration has taken fire from all sides amid the fallout of a chaotic U.S. withdrawal. As expected, Republicans have ripped the administration for leaving Americans behind, but corporate media outlets and even officials who served under former President Barack Obama have gone off on the administration.

Republicans lambasted the administration President Joe Biden is taking fire from all sides amid the fallout, as the Taliban moves to consolidate its power in Afghanistan and thousands of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies remain trapped in the country. 

“The fact that ‘Digital Dunkirk’ exists, it’s a wonderful tribute to the people doing it, obviously the people on the ground in Kabul are awesome, and I’m not talking about them, but the fact that it exists is a — there’s a failure here of the government,” Tapper said.

“My contention is that there is probably no way for the Afghan security forces and the government to collapse overnight and there not to have been a corresponding chaos on the ground and the scenes that you are seeing,” Murphy responded.

“But the idea that this is being done as efficiently as could be done just flies in the face of everything I’m sure you’re hearing behind the scenes, certainly everything I’m hearing,” Tapper shot back. 

CNN’s Jake Tapper Calls Out Democrat Jon Ossoff For Lying About Kelly Loeffler


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Jon Ossoff, U.S. Democratic Senate candidate, speaks during a 'Get Out The Vote' campaign event in Garden City, Georgia, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. Georgia has two runoff elections on Tuesday that will decide control of the U.S. Senate and have a decisive influence on the ability of President-elect Joe Biden to advance his legislative agenda.
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CNN host Jake Tapper called out Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff on Sunday for his false attacks on incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who is running against Democrat candidate Raphael Warnock.

Ossoff’s attacks on Loeffler, falsely claiming that she has been “campaigning” with a member of the Ku Klux Klan, was so categorically false that left-leaning CNN ran a fact-check report on the claim last week.

“This is false,” CNN ruled. “A former member of the KKK took a photo with Loeffler while she was campaigning earlier this month. Loeffler’s campaign said the senator did not know who the man was and would have removed him from the event had she known. This is not, at all, the same as ‘campaigning with a klansman,’ as Ossoff claimed. Politicians often take pictures with people they don’t know.”

CNN noted that there was “no evidence” that Loeffler recognized or sought the support of the man in the picture. Loeffler’s campaign condemned the man, saying, “Kelly had no idea who that was, and if she had she would have kicked him out immediately because we condemn in the most vociferous terms everything that he stands for.”

Tapper pressed Ossoff about the claim during an interview on Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” which comes just two days before election day in Georgia.

Transcript of the exchange below:

JAKE TAPPER: You attacked Senator Loeffler this week, Loeffler, who is running against Democrat Raphael Warnock. You said that, quote, “Kelly Loeffler been campaigning with a Klansman” — unquote.

That’s not true. I mean, there — it is true that a former member of the Klan took a photo with Senator Loeffler at a campaign event. Her campaign says she didn’t know who he was at the time, and she has condemned him.

I’m sure you have taken photos with thousands of strangers. Isn’t it important for candidates to tell the truth?

JON OSSOFF: It is. And it’s even more distressing that this isn’t an isolated incident. Kelly Loeffler has repeatedly posed for photographs and been seen campaigning alongside radical white supremacists.

And I believe they’re drawn to her campaign, because her campaign has consisted almost entirely of racist attacks on the Black Lives Matter movement and on the black church. And so the fact that these elements continue to be drawn to her, to support her, to campaign alongside her, to appear in photos next to her is deeply distressing. And it’s happening at the same time that Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue and Georgia Republicans are mounting a vicious assault on voting rights in Georgia, lawsuit after lawsuit to disenfranchise black voters, purge the rolls, remove ballot drop boxes.

And I believe that one of the reasons we’re seeing such record-shattering turnout in Georgia right now is that Georgians are defying those efforts to rip away their voting rights and standing up and saying, we’re going to make our voices heard.

TAPPER: All right. But, just to be clear, she was not campaigning with a Klansman. That wasn’t true, what you said.

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Calls For ‘Unity’ From Those Who Demonize Opponents As White Supremacists Are Deeply Unserious


Reported by Tristan Justice NOVEMBER 11, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered a victory speech Saturday night calling for national unity, insisting the country to move past partisan divides to new heights.

“With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation,” Biden said celebrating his media-declared victory. “It’s time for Americans to unite. And to heal.”

True to form, however, Biden cast no blame on the loudest voices within his own party or the Trump-deranged media vilifying the president and his supporters as white supremacist enemies of the state at every turn. In truth, Democrats want Trump-supporting Republicans to heel, not heal, while punishing those billed as “complicit” in the president’s supposedly authoritarian regime cutting taxes and opposing Democrats’ draconian lockdowns.

“You can’t heal or reform the GOP who are now an extremist party,” wrote New York Times writer Wajahat Ali, the same columnist who mocked Trump supporters as ignorant rubes on CNN earlier this year. “They have to be broken, burned down and rebuilt. When Biden is in power, treat them like the active threats to democracy they are. If those who committed crimes aren’t punished, then they will be more emboldened.”

The usual culprits concurred, offering their own remedies to rooting out Trumpism, which was supported by more than 71 million Americans at the ballot box this year. New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was one of the first to promote the idea of creating Soviet-style dissident lists to harass heretic Trump supporters.

“Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future?” Ocasio-Cortez pondered on Twitter.

The socialist congresswoman proceeded to mock the response from those she wished to punish.

“Lol a the ‘party of personal responsibility’ being upset at the idea of being responsible for their behavior over last four years,” she wrote.

Moments later, former Pete Buttigieg staffer Hari Sevugan responded to the congresswoman’s request touting the launch of the “Trump Accountability Project,” creating the lists in question “to make sure anyone who took a paycheck to help Trump undermine America is held responsible for what they did.”

Sevugan has since threatened potential future publishers and employers of ex-administration officials who dare make contracts with those who supported the president.

 

CNN’s Jake Tapper and the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin joined the chorus, demanding retribution against those demanding Trump have his day in court and every vote be counted before certifying the results of the election.

 

Labor Secretary Robert Reich had already recommended creating a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to put Trump backers on trial in October.

The calls for punishment of Trump supporters comprise just the latest episode in the nation’s downward spiral after the left and their allies in the corporate media spent years liberalizing definitions of white supremacy, racism, sexism, and homophobia to cast their opponents as contemptuous villains in the way of their utopian empire featuring actual racism. Biden has been no exception by calling Trump America’s first racist president, and neither has his running mate California Sen. Kamala Harris, who ushered donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund bailing out Minneapolis rioters who burned down the city in the name of social justice.

The former vice president is not serious about national unity. If he were, he would have forcefully condemned calls within his own party to prosecute supporters of his November opponent. Biden cannot unify a country while still ignoring the loudest voices in it calling to punish political opponents for differences of political opinion.

Meanwhile, nothing about this president suggests he’s a white supremacist operating as a covert Klansmen in the Oval Office for the sole purpose of oppressing minorities. By the end of his first and potentially only term in the White House, Trump has probably condemned white supremacy more than any other president in front of a hostile media repeating this same question over and over. Whenever the media ask Trump to denounce white supremacy, it’s never a question, and it’s never presented in good faith. It’s always an accusation, an exhausting one at that.

A look at the exit polls, on the other hand, shows the media’s purported white supremacist president made considerable gains among Asian, black, and Hispanic voters while losing major ground among whites. That means there’s only one party that got more white this election, and it wasn’t the Republican Party. 

In a concrete bid to “unify,” Biden’s transition team has floated the possibility of appointing Republicans to cabinet-level posts. Among the names touted, however, include Republicans who publicly engaged in the same attacks by the radical left on Trump and his supporters.

Elevating this kind of Republican is just as divisive, such as John Kasich who, while on a crusade for partisan unity has underhandedly fomented the very divisions the former governor claims to despise by endorsing impeachment and warning that Trump was rotting America’s “soul.” If Biden were serious about forming a bipartisan cabinet, then the media-declared president-elect would opt to include actual Republicans who espouse conservative ideas rather than token GOPers to claim unity.

Tristan Justice is a staff writer at The Federalist focusing on the 2020 presidential campaigns. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.

BLM Co-Founder Admits Their Goal Is Just To ‘Get Trump Out,’ Alienates Black Trump Supporters


Reported By C. Douglas Golden | Published June 21, 2020 at 1:50pm

It’s probably a good question, before we go forward on a wider cultural discussion that involves unanimous consent for the three-word construct “black lives matter,” what those words really mean. The phrase itself, unless your views on race and culture are rebarbative, is axiomatic and has been since it was coined over a half-decade ago. You could plug almost any  group into the blank space in “_______ lives matter” and you’d be right. This isn’t what it means.

The general conclusion we’ve reached over the gut-wrenching past few weeks, ever since the events leading up to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody was available to watch by anyone with a cell phone, is that it means something nebulous-ish involving the force of the state being brought to bear on people of color in an inappropriate manner. The problem is that “nebulous-ish” part. The group Black Lives Matter was never quite just an official organization, it also wasn’t just a hashtag. This means that while it currently has one foot in mainstream acceptance, another foot remains in its roots as an organization on the far-ish reaches of the left.

If you wanted evidence of this residual hard-leftist slant, you need have looked no further than Patrisse Cullors’ appearance on CNN on Friday. Cullors was one of the founders of the movement back in 2013 and has remained one of its most prominent voices, which means she’s in demand again. On Friday, she appeared on CNN to discuss the movement and what its goals were. You may not be surprised at one of them:

During the interview on “The Lead,” Jake Tapper and his perma-scrunched face asked Cullors just what is it she wanted to do — at least when it came to the election.

“I’ve heard a lot of criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden from civil rights activists,” Tapper said.

“The election, obviously, will be a choice. How do you think Biden matches up compared to President Trump when it comes to these issues that are important to you?”


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President “Trump not only needs to not be in office in November but he should resign now,” says co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Patrisse Cullors. “Trump needs to be out of office. He is not fit for office.”

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“Trump not only needs to not be in office in November, but he should resign now,” Cullors said.

“Trump needs to be out of office. He is not fit for office. And so what we are going to push for is a move to get Trump out. While we’re also going to continue to push and pressure Vice President Joe Biden around his policies and relationship to policing and criminalization. That’s going to be important. But our goal is to get Trump out.”

In other words, at a basic level, this isn’t really about black lives — at least not for Cullors. After all, if Cullors’ belief is that all black people are in danger from a bigoted law enforcement structure, the obvious choice would be to work not only with white allies but also black individuals who make common cause with Trump on enough issues to vote for him.

And even though the possibility that Trump has support among black voters, polling from as recently as June 5 shows the incumbent president with black support that should give Democrats nightmares.


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Of course, Democrats won’t buy that number. And the mainstream media won’t be trying to sell it. But the point is, Rasmussen is a respectable polling organization. If Trump is running at 40 percent black voter support — or even half that number — he’s getting more support in that segment of the electorate than leftists believe.

And if that Rasmussen number is anywhere near correct, the woman who is accepted as speaking for Black Lives Matter is ignoring a substantial number of actual black lives in the United States. But building unity in the black community, or even reaching out to black Trump supporters, is not what this wing of Black Lives Matter is about. It’s about beating Donald Trump.

Now, the thing with Black Lives Matter is that Cullors does not — in fact, cannot — speak for the entire movement. That’s a weakness, both when it comes to organization and leadership, but it’s a strength when it comes to nailing down the protean nature of the organization. Black Lives Matter is more than just a slogan, but the great thing for its principals is that it’s like a slogan: It means exactly what you want it to mean.

It’s also good to know that at the same time Black Lives Matter is demanding redress for centuries-old issues, it’s ostensibly throwing its weight behind the Democratic Party, which was — in some of our lifetimes — the party of segregation and Jim Crow. (And as a relatively young senator in the 1970s, Biden had no problems buddying up to some of its most segregationist members.)

Cullors ignores this racist history.

And notice how Cullors makes it clear that her group needs to need to “pressure Vice President Joe Biden around his policies and relationship to policing and criminalization.” In other words, they know the former veep’s record around policing in this country

But this is just one voice, you may say. True — and therein lies the advantage.

Black Lives Matter is whatever you think it is, at least when it’s ingratiating itself to the public. Give its members a modicum of power, however, and you’ll see that change posthaste, especially in the run-up to the 2020 election.

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Nolte: The 2019 Breitbart News Fake News Awards


Written by John Nolte | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/01/01/nolte-the-2019-breitbart-news-fake-news-awards/

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 26: Jeff Zucker and Jake Tapper attend the CNN Correspondents’ Brunch at Toolbox Studio on April 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)

Here are the third annual Breitbart News Awards for fake news and overall bias and bad behavior.

The low-lights are endless, but if they’re still not enough for you, here are the awards from 2017 and 2018.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

2019’s ‘Fox Staffer Caught Kissing Future Employer Jeff Zucker’s Ass the Most’ Award

Andrew Napolitano

 

2019’s ‘Fox Staffer Caught Kissing Future Employer Jeff Zucker’s Ass the Second Most’ Award

Chris Wallace

 

2019’s ‘Best Impression of Death Wish Meets Pajama Boy’ Award

Joe Scarborough

 

2019’s ‘Best Impression of Joe McCarthy Meets Pajama Boy’ Award

Chuck Todd

 

2019’s ‘Best Impression of Your First Wife’ Award

Tie: Jennifer Rubin and Ana Navarro

 

2019’s ‘Best News of the Year’ Award

CNN Ratings Hit 3-Year Low

 

2019’s ‘Worst Parent’ Award

Fredo

 

2019’s ‘Most Shameless Act of Stenography’ Award

The Daily Beast’s Molly Jong-Fast

 

2019’s ‘Worst Prediction by a Pundit Who Will Pay No Price for Being so Wrong’ Award

Douglas “Impeachment Will Turn Public Support Against Trump” Brinkley

 

2019’s ‘Best Overseer of CNN’s Racist Thought Plantation’ Award

Ana Navarro

 

2019’s ‘Rick Wilson Award for Working Through Your Sexual Hangups on TV’ Award

Rick Wilson

 

2019’s ‘Pauline Kael-esque Bubbled Cluelessness’ Award

The formerly worth-a-damn Peggy Noonan

 

2019’s ‘Bye, Felicia!’ Award

Shepard Smith

 

2019’s ‘Self-Ownage’ Award

Fredo

 

2019 ‘For Utter Spinelessness’ Award

Politico Disowning Its Own Reporting

 

2019’s ‘Worst Attempt to Make Up Decades of Rape-Enabling’ Award

NBC’s Disastrous All-Ladies Presidential Debate

 

2019 ‘Award for Being Exposed as a Racist and Not Getting Fired at Axios’ Award

Alexi McCammond

 

2019’s ‘Being So Dull You Can’t Beat the Hideous Nicole Wallace in the Ratings’ Award

Fox’s Neal Cavuto

 

2019’s ‘Joe McCarthy Meets the Albino Creature from the Black Lagoon Crossed with a Serial Liar’ Award

Carl Bernstein

 

2019’s ‘Homophobe with Most Unimaginative Insults’ Award

Joy Reid

 

2019’s ‘Adam Schiff’s Puppet’ Award

Chris Wallace

 

2019’s ‘Shrill and Dishonest Alarmist in an Unironic Goatee’ Award

Chuck Todd

 

2019’s ‘Worst Impression of SE Cupp the Morning After a Bender’ Award

Fox Business Channel’s Kennedy

 

2019’s ‘Watch Me Humiliate Myself to Please Jeff Zucker’ Award

CNN’s Dana Bash

 

2019’s ‘Exposed as a Sexist Pig and Still Not Fired by ABC News’ Award

Matthew Dowd

 

2019’s ‘I’m Just Gonna Say Some Stupid Shit to Please Jeff Zucker’ Award

John Avlon

 

2019’s ‘Spineless Chicken’ Award

MSNBC’s Mimi Rocah

 

2019’s ‘Best Impression of America’s Notorious Porn Lawyer’ Award

Anthony Scaramucci

 

2019’s ‘Best Coverup for a Child Rapist’ Award

ABC News

 

2019’s ‘WTF?’ Award

Tater

 

2019’s ‘WTF, Cuck?’ Award

Fox’s Chris Wallace

 

2019’s ‘Loving Me a Badass Islamic Terrorist Leader’ Award

The Washington Post’s Max Boot

 

2019’s ‘Nags Trump Like a Lonely and Bitter Old Woman’ Award

Jake Tapper and His Resting Bitch Face

 

2019’s ‘Failing Upward’ Award

CBS News Anchor Norah O’Donnell

 

2019’s ‘Most Opposed to Free Speech’ Award

Tater

 

2019’s ‘Nobody Misses You’ Award

Megyn Kelly

 

21st Century’s ‘Fakest Video Ever’ Award

ABC News

 

2019’s ‘Nobody Misses You Either’ Award

Sam Donaldson

 

2019’s ‘Most Gratifying Flop Written by Two Liars’ Award

The Education of Brett Kavanaugh

 

2019’s ‘Good Riddance to Fake News’ Award

Shepard Smith

 

2019’s ‘Still the Dumbest Woman on TV’ Award

April Ryan

 

2019’s ‘Fake News Addiction’ Award

The Washington Post

 

2019’s ‘Fake News Outlet that Harbors the Most Racists’ Award

New York Times

 

2019’s ‘Wishing a Serial Killer on a Husband and Father’ Award

Vice Media

 

2019’s ‘Lowest Rated Cable News Show by a Country Mile’ Award

CNN’s New Day

 

2019’s ‘Biggest Fabricator of Evidence Not Named James Comey’ Award

The New York Times

 

2019’s ‘9/11 Terrorist Denier’ Award

The New York Times

 

2019’s ‘Fact Checker Caught Blatantly Lying’ Award

PolitiFact

 

2019’s ‘Fact Checker Caught Blatantly Lying’ Award – Part 2

The Washington Post

 

2019’s ‘Thanks for Proving Feminists Are Weak Neurotics’ Award

New York Times’ Michelle Goldberg

 

2019’s ‘Fascist Oxygen Thief’ Award

Meghan McCain

 

2019’s ‘Serial-Lying Snowflake of the Year’ Award

New York Times’ Bret Stephens

 

2019’s ‘Serial Loser’ Award

MSNBC’s Five-Time Loser Donny Deutsch

 

2019’s ‘Being a Jew-Hater While Keeping Your Job at the New York Times Award

Tom Wright-Piersanti

 

2019’s ‘Most Gloriously Humiliating Retraction’ Award

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell

 

2019’s ‘No Joke, This Woman Is Dumb’ Award

CNN’s April Ryan

 

2019’s ‘Dangerous Fake News Outlet that Directly Incited the Most Physical Assaults’ Award

CNN

 

2019’s ‘Unhinged Harpy Incites Violence’ Award

Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin

 

2019’s ‘Failing Fake News Outlet’s Desperate Click-Whoring of the Year’ Award

Newsweek

 

2019’s ‘So Irrelevant No One Mentions Them Anymore’ Award

BuzzFeed Politics

 

2019’s ‘We Hired Only Terrible and Pedantic Writers with No Imagination’ Award

For the 9th consecutive year, something called Mediaite

 

2019’s ‘What a Total Dick’ Award

CNN’s Brian Karem

 

2019’s ‘Never Right but Always Certain’ Award

David French

 

2019’s ‘Credibly Accused of Sexual Misconduct and Still Working at CNN’ Award

Don “Smell My Fingers” Lemon

 

2019’s ‘Grab the Popcorn’ Award

The Hissy Fight Between Terrorist Lover Max Boot and the Alt-Right National Review

 

2019’s ‘Lady Joe McCarthy’ Award

CNN’s Joan Walsh

 

2019’s ‘Stupidest Take from Welfare Queens’ Award

NPR

 

2019’s ‘Bully with a Resting Bitch Face’ Award

CNN’s Jake Tapper

 

2019’s ‘She’d Be Just as Insufferable Without the Elitist Accent’ Award

Christiane Amanpour

 

2019’s ‘Taking Beto O’Rourke’s Stenography with a Resting Bitch Face’ Award

CNN’s Jake Tapper

 

2019’s ‘Proven Conspiracy Theorist Still Working for NBC News’ Award

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow

 

2019’s ‘It’s Okay When a Democrat Serially Assaults Women’ Award

The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer

 

2019’s ‘Let’s Rehabilitate a Child Rapist’ Award

Three-way tie: National Review, Forbes, HuffPost

 

2019’s ‘White Supremacist Promoter with Resting Bitch Face’ Award

CNN’s Jake Tapper

 

2019’s ‘Dude, Where’d My Audience Go?’ Award

Tater

 

2019’s ‘Global Warming Hypocrite of the Year’ Award

The New York Times and its 6,250-ton air conditioner

 

2019’s ‘Defender of Violence Against Journalists’ Award

Media Matters

 

2019’s ‘Enabling Violence Against Journalists’ Award

CNN

 

2019’s ‘That Piece of Analysis Held Up Really Well’ Award

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace

 

2019’s ‘Chatty Cathy’ Award

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd

 

2019’s ‘Biggest Fake News Trainwreck’ Award

CNN’s Anderson “uhm, we’re gonna take a quick break” Cooper

 

2019’s ‘HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!’ Award

CNN’s Jim “Double Chin” Acosta

 

2019’s ‘Harvey Weinstein’ Award

CNN’s Jeff Zucker

 

2019’s ‘Vichy Republican’ Award

George Will

 

2019’s ‘Vichy Conservative’ Award

National Review

 

2019s ‘We Just Made Some Shit Up’ Award

The Daily Beast

 

2019’s ‘Guy Who Worked with Credibly Accused Rapist Says What?’ Award

MSNBC’s Willie Geist

 

2019’s ‘Shameless Kiss-Ass’ Award

Politico’s Michael Grunwald

 

2019’s ‘Yeah, That’s a Real Shame’ Award

CNN

 

2019’s ‘Brownshirt’ Award

CBS News

 

2019’s ‘Treated Like a Punk in His Own Home’ Award

Fox’s Chris Wallace

 

2019’s ‘They Deserve Each Other’ Award

Joe and Mika Brzezinski

 

2019’s ‘Global Warming Denier’ Award

CNN

 

2019’s ‘Blacklisting Spree’ Award

Poynter

 

2019’s ‘Domestic Terrorist Champion’ Award

CNN’s Chris Cuomo

 

2019’s ‘We Hate The Joooooozzzzz’ Award

New York Times

 

2019’s ‘Vichy Christian’ Award

National Review

 

2019’s ‘Most Lies in Shortest Amount of Time’ Award

CNN’s Chris Cuomo

 

2019’s ‘We Know Nothing About Anything Important to Everyday People’ Award

New York Times

 

2019’s ‘Here’s Even More Proof I’m a Hugh-Strung Neurotic’ Award

New York Times’ Maggie Haberman

 

2019’s ‘Russia Truther’ Award

ABC’s Jon Karl

 

2019’s ‘Russia Truther in a Skirt’ Award

CNN’s Dana Bash

 

2019’s ‘Book Burner’ Award

Library Journal

 

2019’s ‘Russia Truther with Sleepy Eyes’ Award

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd

 

2019’s ‘Almost Dumber than April Ryan’ Award

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota

 

2019’s ‘Joke Police’ Award

Snopes

 

2019’s ‘Politico Award for Spreading Very Fake News’ Award

Politico

 

2019’s ‘Only the Fake Media Should Have Free Speech’ Award

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour

 

2019’s ‘Me and My Resting Bitch Face Live in Jeff Zucker’s Butt’ Award

Jake Tapper

 

2019’s ‘Shameless Coverup of the Year’ Award

Reuters

 

2019’s ‘I Can Be Bought’ Award

National Review’s Rich Lowry

 

2019’s ‘Cucks I Can’t Tell Apart but Don’t Read Anyway’ Award

The Dispatch and The Bulwark

 

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Pence: Reports of conditions in detention centers prove ‘Congress has to act’


Reported

Vice President Pence briefly sparred with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday over reports of unsanitary, dangerous conditions in migrant detention centers.

“No American should approve of this mass influx of people coming across our border,” Pence said on “State of the Union.” “I was at the detention center in Nogales, [Ariz.]. … It is a heartbreaking scene. These are people who are being exploited by human traffickers. … Congress has to act.”

Tapper played a clip of Justice Department lawyer Sarah Fabian suggesting detained migrant children did not need toothbrushes or soap, prompting Pence to respond, “I can’t speak to what that lawyer was saying.” He then insisted congressional Democrats had resisted expanding bed space in detention centers.

Pence, asked about additional reports of conditions inside the facilities, said that “we’ve got to get to the root causes” by improving border security.

Tapper continued to press Pence on conditions in the facilities, telling him he had “the power right now to go back to the White House” and raise the issue. Pence defended U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel, calling them “dedicated men and women” who are “doing their level best every day.”

Immigration attorneys have said that four toddlers were sent to the hospital last week after they were held at a Border Patrol facility.

Pence’s comments came in the wake of reports that President Trump had canceled sweeping Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in several major cities Sunday, saying he would give congressional Democrats two weeks to reach an immigration deal.

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