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.
Tim Donner: We present the first of three parts of our best of 2018 edition of Say What, a compilation of some of the most wacky, astonishing and damnable statements of 2018 – and it’s not going to be just the most outrageous ones, but the most revealing ones, the things said that reveal the true beliefs, agenda, and intentions of those who uttered them.
And as you surely know, 2018 provided a target-rich environment for an ever more polarized nation, between President Trump, his supporters, those who hate him with a passion to the point of being inflicted with TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome), media bias to a level we’ve never before witnessed, and more.
So, let’s get this party started with media bias and the unprecedented bile spewed by the elite media toward a president who refuses to bow to them, calls them out as fake news, calls them the enemy of the people. Exhibit A would be the infamous Jim Acosta of CNN, who in one of his many self-centered rants about the president, called Trump supporters gullible and lame-brained.
Jim Acosta: The problem is that people around the country don’t know it’s an act. They’re not in on the act, and they take what he says very seriously, and they take attacks from Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders, and what they do to us on a daily basis very seriously. They don’t have all their faculties in some cases. Their elevator might not hit all floors.
Tim: Well, that was consistent with one of the media themes of the year. Having failed to kneecap Trump himself, they went after his dim-witted supporters and their whiteness, and their racism. Here’s the most appropriately named man on TV, Don Lemon of CNN, calling for no more demonization … and then proceeding to do exactly that himself.
Don Lemon: We have to stop demonizing people and realize the bigger terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them. There is no travel ban on them. There is no ban on the … You know, they had the Muslim ban. There is no white guy ban, so what do we do about that?
Tim: But it wasn’t just white men; Kirsten Powers of CNN took aim at white women who voted for Trump.
Kirsten Powers: They’ll say, “Well, I’m not racist. I just voted for him, because I didn’t like Hillary Clinton.” I just want to say that that’s not … That doesn’t make you not racist. It actually makes you racist.
Tim: So, CNN turned male Trump supporters into terrorists, and female Trump supporters into racists, a word that has lost its meaning from the rinse and repeat Trump-deranged media. The volume of journalists who have sacrificed their reputations at the altar of Trump hatred is remarkable and ever-growing. It includes the formally respectable, now Trump-deranged Jeffrey Toobin of – is this sounding like a pattern? – CNN. So deranged, that he labeled the almost entirely white Antifa as the opposite.Jeffrey Toobin, CNN
Jeffrey Toobin: Let’s be clear also about what’s going on here. The theme here is, “I’m Donald Trump, and I’ll protect you from the scary black people.” Antifa is widely perceived as an African-American organization, and this is just part of the same story of LeBron James, and Don Lemon, and Maxine Waters, and the NFL players, and the UCLA basketball players. This is about black versus white. This is about Donald Trump’s appeal to racism.
Tim: Again, Antifa is almost all … white. The year was marked by those White House Press Conferences with the president that turned from reporters asking real questions to reporters making political statements disguised as questions.
Yamiche Alcindor: Hi, Mr. President. Yamiche Alcindor with PBS News Hour. On the campaign trail, you called yourself a nationalist. Some people saw that as emboldening white nationalists. Now people are also saying that the-
Donald Trump: I don’t know why you’d say that. That’s such a racist question.
Alcindor: There are some people that say that now the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalists because of your rhetoric.
Trump: Oh, I don’t believe that. I don’t believe that.
Alcindor: What do you make of that?
Trump: I don’t believe it. Well, I just … I don’t know, why do I have my highest poll numbers ever with African-Americans?
Tim: Maybe because of a record low unemployment rate for blacks and Hispanics and women. But at least we might have expected that from a media that once denied their bias and now proudly wears it as a badge of honor. Less explicable are those never-Trump Republicans, the only Republicans employed by the legacy media, who continue to detest Trump, even as he accomplishes one conservative objective after another. Witness the once-respected George Will.
George Will: Donald Trump is an open book who has been reading himself to the country for 30 years. There are just no mysteries left, and he is this … As I said, this jumble of insecurities or partially and not at all really compensating vanities. He’s a kind of mistake of nature …
Tim: George Will’s invective was equaled by my personal choice for the single most insufferable person in the entire media, and that’s saying something: the whiny, kvetching, so-called “conservative” from The Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin, talking about treasonous Republicans in Congress supporting their president.
Jennifer Rubin: These people have really betrayed their country. They know the person who is sitting with the nuclear codes with his finger literally on the button as he keeps telling us, is unfit for the presidency; that he’s mentally unfit, temperamentally unfit, and yet they kind of prop him out and push him up there, and pretend that everything is okay, and everything is not okay.
Tim: Then there was establishment Republican strategist, Rick Wilson, reacting to Trump’s zero-tolerance policy at our southern border.GOP “Strategist” Rick Wilson
Rick Wilson: The pictures of the cruelty of this administration are a very deliberate part of this. They’re a feature, not a bug of the Trump Administration’s policy. No one inside the administration is unhappy about these things, because their core supporters want anybody who is darker than a latte deported.
Tim: But the Trump-deranged and NeverTrump media were complemented by an equally deranged Hollywood, crushed by the Me Too movement, but carrying on with their virtue signaling, and a seething hatred of the 45th president. This is the only clip you need to hear.
PA Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, Robert De Niro!
Robert De Niro: I’m going to say one thing: F*** Trump! It’s no longer down with Trump, it’s “F*** Trump!”
Tim: And to think how much I’ve loved that guy’s movies.
Part two of the Best and Worst of SAY WHAT? 2018 will appear tomorrow on LN.