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Regressive Media Use Time-Tested Smear Tactics against McDaniel

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 @ 12:52 PM
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Bryan Fischer Host of "Focal Point" MORE

Reporters in this era of counterfeit news rarely cover themselves with glory and seem even less likely to traffic in the truth. Their modus operandi is to twist, distort, mangle, and deliberately misinterpret what conservatives say, then launch a shameless, all-out fusillade against the object of their vitriol. 

If you doubt me, take a look at what the hacks in the contemporary media have done to Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel in the last week. First, they jumped on him for the claim he made on my program, Focal Point, last Monday. Our conversations that day centered on the preposterous and utterly unsubstantiated accusations against Brett Kavanaugh which are so antiquated they have to be dated by tree rings. 

The allegations of Christine Blasey Ford have only been made public after sitting on Dianne Feinstein’s blotter since last summer. Whether Ms. Ford actually testifies at all is still, at the time of this writing, a bit of an uncertainty. 

Jesus himself said we should not accept an accusation against anyone if that accusation is carried by just one witness, “that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses” (Matthew 18:16). A “witness” is someone who saw or heard the incident in question. But neither Ms. Ford nor Deborah Ramirez nor the woman who today accused Kavanaugh of gang rape have a single corroborating witness and no evidence (DNA, for example) to substantiate their claims. 

What Kavanaugh’s accusers are doing is using the tried but true playbook of desperate Democrats that they used in the “high-tech lynching” of Clarence Thomas and then again in Judge Roy Moore’s case. In Moore’s case, inquisitors threw unproven and unprovable accusations at him, and the accusations worked, despite massive inconsistencies and impossibilities in the accusers’ accounts. Even Moore’s most severe critics couldn’t call him anything other than “accused” or “alleged,” because there was nothing substantive to support any of the accusations. 

What Ms. Ford - and now Deborah Ramirez - are doing is using the tried but true playbook of desperate Democrats that they first used in the “high-tech lynching” of Clarence Thomas. They used the same strategery in Judge Roy Moore’s case.

Once the cowardly and spineless Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, abandoned Judge Moore to slowly twist in the wind, the Democrats realized they had found their silver bullet. Attack a man of proven character with slimeballs fabricated from whole cloth, watch as the GOP flees from their wounded comrade, and then haul the corpse off the field of battle. 

Here’s exactly what Sen. McDaniel said on my program, with the statement the Left has seized on in bold: 

I’m tired of all these made up scandals frankly. We have a system where Judge Kavanaugh is obviously well suited for, and they’re going to drag something up even theoretically, allegedly from all those years ago that all of a sudden disqualifies this man. All of a sudden, he’s a terrible human being. No not a chance. I don’t fall for it anymore. I hope the American people aren’t falling for it. These allegations 99 percent of the time are just absolutely fabricated. 

The “99 percent” phrase is an obvious figure of speech, the kind of hyperbole we use all the time. “Nobody goes there anymore...everybody knows...Everybody I know likes...”

A reporter laughably asked McDaniel what study the 99 percent figure came from. A reporter who can’t recognize a figure of speech when he hears one shouldn’t be trusted to teach junior high English let alone report on anything. 

As McDaniel explained, he was expressing a simple truth - in highly charged political environments, far too often political hatchet men launch fabricated charges at men of unimpeachable character because they know that in a fallen world 99 percent of them will be believed by gullible people.

If you don’t believe me, just ask Clarence Thomas. Sen. McDaniel’s got Brett Kavanaugh’s back. Who in the GOP will have Sen. McDaniel’s back?

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