Say What is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class. Here is the latest episode:
Tim Donner: Last week we spoke of a pitched battle in the culture war, and how the NFL retreated by prohibiting players from kneeling during the National Anthem. But now we’ve got the opposite, with word that ESPN, which is rapidly turning into a vessel for the resistance, provided a virtual one-finger salute to Trump supporters by re-hiring one of the most vile, deranged anti-Trump leftists on the planet, Keith Olbermann. He was hired for a sixth time by ESPN after spending most of his days since the 2016 election recording crazed rants about Trump from what appears to be his mother’s basement, like this one….
Keith Olbermann: The voters have guaranteed themselves slavery, defeat, economic disaster, and the need to sooner or late, save this nation and restore freedom by extricating ourselves from a Trump regime, by whatever process provides itself.
Tim Donner: Olbermann’s comments on Twitter have included this one to Ivanka Trump: “Tell your racist, white supremacist neo-Nazi father to get the F out of our society.” Also, he wrote, “They’re f’ing Nazis, you feeble-minded corporate tool.” And then there’s, “You and POTUS can go F yourselves, you racist, Nazi F’s.”
And with the culture war raging as never before, ESPN hires this guy and sends an unmistakable message to Trump supporters and anyone right of center: you and your kind are not welcome at ESPN.
So, feel free to put ESPN on your permanent “Do Not Watch” list, and go ahead and switch over to the growing number of competitors like Fox Sports, NBCSN, and CBSN, where they still believe people tune in to a sports channel to hear about…sports. What a concept!
And speaking of vile, weren’t we? With Keith Olbermann? How about millennial TV and internet sensation Samantha Bee, the far-left comedienne who called Ivanka Trump the c-word.
Samantha Bee: Let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless c—. He listens to you.
Tim Donner: Samantha Bee was later forced to apologize for calling Ivanka the c-word. But this, my friends, is the new normal. Comedians go on ugly obscene rants about Donald Trump that would make any normal person recoil. But it’s part and parcel of the resistance.
And the resistance has been all but joined by the elite media, and people like Leslie Stahl, the 60 minutes co-host, who this week related a conversation she had with Trump during the campaign about why he keeps attacking the media.
Leslie Stahl: It’s just me and my boss and him. And he has a huge office. And he’s attacking the press. And there were no cameras, there was nothing going on. And I said, “You know, that is getting tired. Why are you doing this? You’re doing it over and over, and it’s boring, and it’s time to end that, you know you’ve won the nomination.” And, “Why do you keep hammering at this?” And he said, “You know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all, so when you write negative stories about me, no-one will believe you.”
Tim Donner: Of course, it might also have something to do with how Leslie Stahl and her fellow travelers in the establishment media keep putting up fake stories and false narratives, like, say, that Trump is a complete ignoramus on one hand, but on the other hand was able to mastermind a plot with the Russians to steal the presidential election and then obstruct justice by firing James Comey. And then there are statements like this one, from New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman on MSNBC, which remove all doubt about media bias.
Thomas Friedman: Look, these midterms are soon to be upon us. And, I only have one piece of advice for people. You have to vote for a Democrat. And I say that as someone who is … I have a lot of very conservative leanings on a lot of issues.
Tim Donner: Right. Thomas Friedman has got a lot of conservative leanings. Sounds like the white guy who protests that he’s not a racist by saying, “Hey, some of my best friends are black.”
So, lined up against the President you have the resistance, the elite media, and also of course, the political establishment, embodied by the man who’s apparently still driven by the fact that he lost a presidential election, and Trump won – Mitt Romney, trying to claw his way back to relevance by running for, and likely winning, a senate seat in Utah. He savaged Trump during the 2016 campaign and is now doubling down. Romney went on NBC and said, yes, he does support many of the President’s policies…
Mitt Romney: But if the President were to say something, which is highly divisive, or racist, or misogynistic, well, I’ll call him out on it. Because, I think it’s important for people to know exactly where one stands.
NBC reporter: Do you think he’s a role model?
Mitt Romney: I don’t think that I would point to the president as a role model for my grandkids on the basis of his personal style. He has departed in some cases from the truth and has attacked in a way that I think is not entirely appropriate.
Tim Donner: You know, it’s amazing that Mitt Romney, that virtue-signaling paragon of morality, thinks anyone cares what he says or does anymore. But, much like Hillary Clinton, he’s apparently incapable of leaving the stage and getting the message that his time has come, and long since gone.
But as Romney tries to pluck the low-hanging fruit of a senate seat in the most Republican state in the country, the President is hitting the campaign trail hard. This week, he went to one of his famous rallies in Tennessee in support of the senate campaign of Marcia Blackburn, and in classic form, said of her Democratic opponent, “Who is this guy?”
President Trump: Phil Rettison. I’ve never heard of this guy. Who is he? Who is he? He’s an absolute total tool of Chuck Schumer, and of course the MS13 lover, Nancy Pelosi.
Tim Donner: Who is this guy? Never heard of him…while cleverly attaching Nancy Pelosi at the hip to murderous gangs of illegal immigrant criminals. Buckle your seat belts, people. The midterm election campaign is only going to get uglier – if that’s even possible.