Bracket Madness

The NYPost’s Mueller Madness is hilarious. With overreaching pundits and entertainers competing for fomenting the most Russia collusion hysteria. Rachel Maddow solidly beats Stephen Colbert in the Finals.

In that other bracket. My final four are still in the Sweet Sixteen. Michigan State. Texas Tech. Tennessee. UNC. As are Joey3Sticks’ Duke. Michigan. Virginia. Kentucky. And mAdBen’s. Duke. Michigan. Tennessee. Houston. Although. Duke barely eeked it out.

WMD Redux

Matt Taibbi compares the lack of press objectivity, integrity and depth of investigative journalism in its failure to shine the light on the ridiculous excuse for the Iraqi War with Russiagate. Broken Record Alert!

“As a purely journalistic failure… WMD was a pimple compared to Russiagate. The sheer scale of the errors and exaggerations this time around dwarfs the last mess. Worse, it’s led to most journalists accepting a radical change in mission. We’ve become sides-choosers, obliterating the concept of the press as an independent institution whose primary role is sorting fact and fiction… WMD damaged our reputation. If we don’t turn things around, this story will destroy it.”

And. What about the press publishing unsubstantiated claims against Brett Kavanaugh by Julie Swetnick client of Michael Avenatti.

The Last Journalists

Jill Abramson, former Executive Editor of the New York Times, has squandered her opportunity to tell the truth about the lack of objectivity in the current news business. The fact that she is charged with plagarism takes her valid insights off the track.

However, Lara Logan who still has a lot to lose, had the courage to speak out about modern reporting. Bias. Agendas. Scripted narratives. Editing stories to fit the prejudice and slant. It matters not to her whether it’s to the right or the left. It is rare to find anyone in so-called journalism circles brave enough to risk their careers.

Sunday Stiles

Robert Mueller must have watched HBO’s Brexit. He is questioning Cambridge Analytica leaders who were instrumental in swaying the Brits and aiding Steve Bannon’s global crusade for nationalism. Thus Trump.

Will never understand The Golf Channel. As Tiger is tearing up Riviera, there is a panel discussion about it and other golf-related stuff. Yet can’t watch the actual. Golf. Going on now. Frustrating.

Trevor Noah says his South African mother doesn’t visit him here because in life there are flowers and butterflies. So he takes flight then lands back home to share his adventures. Poetic. Better than pathetic!

Toxic Misandry Alert!

Gillette Ad takes Toxic Misandry to new lows. When did men become bad? Those I know and have known are wonderful people. Bad behavior comes in many forms. It is not a gender.

Kirsten Gillibrand on becoming the newest Presidential candidate for 2020 – “The notion that all women are the same and that women should be judged on anything other than their own merit is just offensive and wrong.” Okay. I like that statement!

So. Maybe that’s why there is a NYC Women’s March on Saturday. And a competing protesting NYC Women’s Rally on Saturday. Yeesh.

Investi Gates

Investigating Presidents has been a full time exercise for decades. To the detriment of the country. Congress and special prosecutors have taken over government resources with only political goals. To delegitimize sitting administrations or thwart future elections. The Pentagon Papers. Watergate. Whitewater. Benghazi. Russia. All called witch hunts in their times. Inflamed by the media for its own profit. As real issues that impact Americans are ignored.

The Clinton Affair does reveal that they are the champions of the longest con.