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Border Official: Migrants Pushed Women and Kids to Front of Group Before Attacking Agents

San Diego Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott joined CNN this morning and defended the actions of his colleagues and told the network that the caravan members would push women and children towards the front of their group and then begin to hurl rocks at border agents.

“What I find unconscionable is that people would intentionally take children into this situation. What we saw over and over yesterday was that the caravan would push women and children towards the front and then begin (throwing rocks at) our agents,” said Scott.

The border patrol chief also shot down the mainstream media narrative of “peaceful protests” and asylum seekers.

“I kind of challenge that this was a peaceful protest or that the majority of these people were claiming asylum. We ended up making 42 arrests, only eight of those were females and there were only a few children involved. The vast majority of the people we’re dealing with are adult males.”

“Similar to what we saw the first wave of the caravan, the group immediately started throwing rocks and debris at our agents, taunting the agents…,” he said.

CNN host John Berman said to Scott, “You took issue with the idea that these were people seeking asylum. The caravan, though, 5,000 to 9,000, depending on which count you believe that is in Tijuana right now, those are people coming to the border, as far as you know, for asylum, isn’t it?”

“I do not believe that is true. I believe there are definitely people in that group that are trying — that are going to try to claim asylum,” Scott replied. “The vast majority of those, from what we call the northern triangle are economic migrants, though.”

. “What I saw at the border yesterday was not people walking up to Border Agents and asking to claim asylum. Matter of fact, one of the groups that I watched … they passed 10 or 15 marked Border Patrol agents walking … west to east, numerous uniformed personnel, as they were chanting, waving a Honduran flag and throwing rocks at the agents,” he said.  “If they were truly asylum seekers, they would’ve just walked up with their hands up and surrendered, and that did not take place,” he said.

 

White House to Jim Acosta: We’re Suspending you Again in Two Weeks

White House officials reportedly sent CNN reporter Jim Acosta a letter stating they would suspend his press credentials once again, as soon as the temporary restraining order CNN won expires.

CNN’s Brian Stelter reported:

After CNN won a temporary restraining order on Friday, forcing the White House to restore his press pass for 14 days, White House officials sent Acosta a letter stating that his pass is set to be suspended again once the restraining order expires. From the looks of the letter, the W.H. is trying to establish a paper trail that will empower the administration to boot Acosta again at the end of the month.

Acosta was banned from the White House after engaging in a contentious discussion with President Trump and refusing to hand over the microphone to a female White House intern. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Acosta “[placed] his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.”

CNN responded to the White House letter, stating, “The White House is continuing to violate the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution. These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations. Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the President.”

BREAKING: Judge Orders White House to Return Jim Acosta’s Press Pass

A federal judge ruled that the White House must return CNN reporter, Jim Acosta’s press pass.

This would allow Acosta to temporarily “regain access” to his press credentials.

Fox News reports:

Judge Kelly – who rescheduled Thursday’s planned hearing for Friday morning – heard lengthy oral arguments earlier in the week about the cable news network’s request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. Judge Kelly’s decision is temporary and further hearings are expected to take place in the next few weeks to determine whether or not yanking the credential violated CNN and Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights.

He declared that precedent has been set that the White House should have given Acosta due process before taking away his credential and that harm to the reporter has already occurred.

The White House suspended Acosta’s press pass “until further notice” after he refused to stop interrupting the President and hand over a microphone during a press briefing last week.

CNN filed the lawsuit against the Trump White House on Tuesday and demanded his press credentials be reinstated.

Trump Responds to Allegations that Acosta Video Shared by Sarah Sanders was “Manipulated”

President Trump has called allegations that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders shared a “doctored” video of Jim Acosta’s interaction with a White House intern “dishonest reporting.”

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Responding to a question about whether or not the video was altered, Trump stated, “Nobody manipulated it, give me a break…See that’s just dishonest reporting. All that was was a close-up. That is just dishonest reporting.”

When you say doctored you’re a dishonest guy…

He continued, “I watched that, I heard that last night. They made it close up, they showed it close up, and he was not nice to that young woman. I don’t hold him for that, because it wasn’t overly horrible…But when you say doctored you’re a dishonest guy.”

The internet and media outlets have been abuzz ever since Sanders issued the following tweet, after revoking Acosta’s press pass:

According to Fox News, Sanders is being accused of posting an edited video circulated by Infowars editor, Paul Joseph Watson. The video posted by Sanders “allegedly speeds up Acosta’s arm motion to make it appear that he essentially karate chopped the female intern.” However, Watson has taken to Twitter to defend himself writing “The only editing done to this clip is that it is zoomed in.”

Sanders’ father, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, weighed in to defend his daughter after former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren commented on the video controversy:

BuzzFeed concluded that the video was not deliberately altered, rather, they claim, the low quality gif version of the interaction contributed to the confusion:

Huckabee Sanders Unloads on CNN’s Acosta Over ‘Pipe Bombs’

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders unloaded on CNN’s Jim Acosta during her daily briefing Monday; saying it’s “irresponsible” to attribute last week’s string of dangerous “pipe bombs” on the Trump administration.

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Sanders was speaking with reporters when Acosta asked if the White House “has the guts” to name “which outlets” the President believes peddle in Fake News.

“Shouldn’t you have the guts, Sarah, to state which outlets, which journalists are the enemy of the people?” asked Acosta.

“I think it’s irresponsible of a news organization like yours to blame responsibility of a pipe bomb that was not sent by the president, not just blame the president, but blame members of his administration for those heinous acts,” fired-back Sanders.

Watch the fiery exchange above.

Jim Acosta Calls Trump Dishonest and Deceptive, Mocks Sarah Sanders

CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta slammed President Trump and his press secretary, Sarah Sanders on Monday during a panel discussion in New York.

During the day-long forum, moderated by Wolf Blitzer, Acosta said Trump was a “dishonest, deceptive” person who built his political career on lies.

When asked if it is more productive to hear from President Trump or White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Acosta responded, “I wouldn’t put productive and a Sarah Sanders briefing in the same sentence.” The CNN correspondent went on to say that Sanders “performs for the president” during press briefings to maintain her job.

Many of us didn’t expect Trump to win and it sort of turned the beat upside down

“Many of us didn’t expect Trump to win and it sort of turned the beat upside down,” Acosta said. “We need security wherever we go, covering these rallies… you are under attack by the press office of the White House… you sort of have to rise above that and keep plowing through and do your job.”

Acosta blamed Trump supporters’ frustrations with the mainstream media on the constant “fact-checking” of the president. “It drives people crazy because we’re constantly pointing out these falsehoods,” he said. “It’s lie, after lie, after lie.”

Ep. 826: The Left is Obsessed with Aggressive Confrontation

In this episode I address the increasingly aggressive and confrontational Left. I cover a CNN panel that degenerated into chaos, along with recent comments by Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton which should trouble all of us. Finally, I address the media’s latest efforts to cover up the suspicious activities of the FBI in the Trump investigation.

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CNN Claims There’s a School Shooting Every Week in America

Authored by: Matt Palumbo

“We’re only 20 weeks into 2018, and there have already been 22 school shootings where someone was hurt or killed. That averages out to more than 1 shooting a week” reads an article at CNN.

They provide the following graphic showing everywhere that there’s been a school shooting so far this year:

The “22 school shootings” statistic has been spreading like wildfire through the twittersphere, though it really shouldn’t have had anyone read past the headline on the CNN article. In reading their list of shootings, it’s immediately clear that CNN is employing an extremely loose definition of “school shooting.” While everyone thinks of a shooting rampage when they think of a school shooting, CNN’s definition basically encompasses any discharge of a firearm on school grounds resulting in an injury.  Here are CNN’s 22 school shootings, and the circumstances:

  • January 20: Winston Salem, North Carolina – A Winston State football player is shot to death after a fight breaks out at a party.
  • January 31: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – While an after-school basketball game between rival towns was going on at Lincoln High School, a large fight in athe parking lot led to the fatal shooting of a 32 year old man.
  • February 1: Los Angeles, California – Four students are injured in what police determined to have been an accidental shooting after a 12-year old female student brought a loaded gun on campus (which was improperly stored in a backpack, when it went off). The student was booked on a charge of negligent discharge of a firearm.
  • February 5: Oxon Hill, Maryland – A high school student is shot in the parking lot of Oxon Hill High. The victim was lured to the parking lot by an ex-girlfriend, where two others attempted to rob him.
  • February 9: Nashville, Tennessee – A 17-year old is shot outside Pearl-Cohn High school after dismissal. The victim was not a student at that high school.
  • February 24: Savannah, Georgia – A man was shot on the campus of Savannah State University. Both the shooter and victim were not students at the University.
  • February 27: Itta Bena, Mississippi – A person is shot at a rec center at Mississippi Valley State University after a fight broke out. The person shot wasn’t a student.
  • February 27: Norfolk, Virginia – A student is non-fatally shot in his Norfolk State University dorm room from an adjacent dorm room.
  • March 2: Mount Pleasant, Michigan – A student at Central Michigan University shot his parents to death in his dorm room.
  • March 7: Jackson, Mississippi – A student is shot in the leg in his dorm at Jackson State University in what may have been accidental.
  • March 7: Birmingham, Alabama – One student is killed from a gun accident at Huffman High School.
  • March 8: Mobile, Alabama – One person is hospitalized after a shooting at an apartment building on the campus of the University of South Alabama.
  • March 13: Seaside, California – A teacher accidentally discharged a gun during, of all things, a public safety class. One Seaside High School student was injured.
  • April 9: Gloversville, New York – A student shot another student with a BB gun at Gloversville Middle School.
  • April 12: Raytorn, Missouri – A non-student is shot in the stomach in the parking lot of Raytown South Middle School during a track meet, after school hours.

So sixteen of the events are either accidents, or homicides on school property. It can only be described as an “act of desperation” that a BB-gun shooting was included on this list. These are hardly the “mass public shooting” type of school shootings that we all imagine when we hear that there have “already been 22 school shootings so far this year.”

As for the remaining six cases, there are a few that I still don’t feel completely meet the true definition of what a school shooting is. They are:

  • January 22: Italy, Texas – A 15 year old student was shot by a 16-year old female student in what appeared to be an attempted targeted killing. The 16-year old fled after shooting the 15-year old student, and was later apprehended.
  • April 20: Ocala, Florida – A 19-year-old former student fired one shot through a door (injuring a student) at Forest High School, then put his shotgun on the ground and hands in the air. A teacher engaged the former student (whom she knew) in conversation, and he surrendered his weapon and ammunition to her. They conversed until police arrived. The shooter said in an interview that he did it because he wanted to go to jail and to get away from his abusive family, and never intended on hurting anyone.
  • May 11: Palmdale, California – A 14-year old boy at Highland High shot another student in the arm after repeated altercations between the two.

In the first and third cases, it would be more appropriate to define these shootings as targeted attempted killings at a school, but not school shootings. There’s no evidence that either perpetrator had other targets.

There were also two school shootings stopped by armed resource officers, they are:

  • March 20: Lexington Park, Maryland – A student at Great Mills High School shoots two (killing one), before being killed by a school resource officer.
  • May 16: Dixon, Illinois – A 19-year-old former student of Dixon High School opened fire, before an armed school resource officer confronted and shot the shooter. There were no injuries except for the shooter. Interestingly though, this case was not included on CNN’s list of school shootings.

There are three shootings left, that can accurately be defined as school shootings:

  • January 23: Benton, Kentucky – A 15-year old student shoots 16 people, killing 2 at Marshall County High School.
  • February 14: Parkland, Florida – A 19-year old former student kills 17 students at Majority Stoneman Douglas High School.
  • May 18: Sante Fe, Texas. A student at Santa Fe High School kills 10.

So, there were five school shootings, two of which (or 40%) were stopped by armed SROs. It’s little coincidence that the two schools that had armed SROs suffered one casualty from their two school shootings, while those three without security (or breathtakingly incompetent security) averaged 10.

Five is far too many, and the purpose of article is hardly to claim that five school shootings is in any way acceptable. The purpose is to point out that one side of the debate can’t go a minute without lying. Why do you think that is? Is it something that someone with the facts on their side would do?

November 29, 2017: Ep. 601 Democrats Took A Huuuuge Loss Yesterday

These articles thoroughly debunk the Democrats’ latest disingenuous talking points about the GOP tax cuts.

Is Obamacare causing a wave of healthcare bankruptcies?

CNN says they’re boycotting the White House Christmas party, but, who really cares?

Why is this rogue government agency collecting your financial records?

The Democrats took a huge loss yesterday in the courts.

June 27, 2017: Ep. 490 The Fake News Scandal Explodes

In this episode I address an explosive hidden camera recording of a CNN producer acknowledging that there’s no proof of the Trump-Russia connection and that they’re covering it for “ratings.”
I also cover a powerful new study addressing the damaging economic effects of minimum wage on low income employees. This is another example of liberal policies hurting those that they purport to “help.”
Finally, I address the CBO’s GOP Obamacare replacement report and the problems with their analysis, along with the Trump travel ban victory at the Supreme Court.