RUSH: The White House just announced that the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, will not even have a conversation with President Trump about the government shutdown and any of the proposals to end it. Why is anybody surprised over this? You know, my degree of frustration here is mounting. And it’s all rooted in the fact that there are apparently still so many people on our side who do not instinctively understand who the left is, who the media, who the Democrat Party is — what their tactics are, what their objective is — and therefore don’t seem to be even engaged in the concept of beating them, of defeating them, of stopping them, of beating them back.
Despite all of the evidence over I don’t know how many years that have led into decades, we still, apparently, have people that continuing to hold out hope that they’re reasonable, that they’re honest, that they can be approached as reasonable people, when they can’t be. Now, I understand the White House saying Pelosi won’t chat. I mean, there’s a PR reason for doing this, and I’m glad they did. Don’t misunderstand. But the idea that anybody expects Pelosi to be reasonable here is absurd.
The idea that anybody thinks there’s a deal to be made here by being reasonable, by according them respect is absurd. According them respect… We’re dealing with a bunch of bullies here! No matter where we go, no matter what we see, we’re dealing with a bunch of bullies! I want to ask you to imagine some things along with me, if you will. Imagine if Catholicism and Christianity were treated with the same respect as Islam in the Drive-By Media and in social media. Imagine if “Make America Great Again” hats were treated with the same respect as hijabs.
Imagine if threats against conservatives were treated with the same concern as threats against homosexuals. But, no, instead Twitter, which is the cesspool and the sewer that keeps all of this destructive drivel and crap alive and blossoming. Twitter is refusing to delete the numerous calls for violence against the Covington Catholic students. There are countless calls for violence that Twitter will not pull down. They are still there. They’re still being posted.
Twitter has pulled down the original post that got all of this started, but they will not pull down any of the numerous calls for violence against the Covington Catholic teenagers. The children. Imagine if the left’s concern for the children was actually genuine, which, of course, it isn’t. Twitter is also refusing to suspend the accounts of those making the threats. Meanwhile, the Covington Catholic High School has had to close today for security reasons, and guess what?
Nathan Phillips and the American Indian Movement have canceled their protest at the school. Since there’s no kids to harass, I guess the American Indian Movement isn’t gonna show up. There’s no reason to protest if there aren’t any kids to bully and to lie about. The rest of the Drive-By Media are saying they’re not sure if the school had to close due to safety concerns or because of the weather. Right.
No, no. The media is leaving open the possibility the school is closed today because of weather, not for security concerns, even though the principal of the school wrote a letter to parents saying they were closed because of security concerns. Robert Rowe, the principal. The letter that he sent to the parents reads, “After meeting with local authorities, we have made the decision to cancel school and be closed on Tuesday, January 22, in order to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff. All activities on campus will be canceled for the entire day and evening.”
So the left wins here, lying and making up an entire scenario advanced by the Drive-By Media, knee-jerk agreed to by people who should have known better who are today themselves apologizing for their knee-jerk behavior. “Students, parents, faculty and staff are not to be on campus for any reason,” The principal’s letter said. “Please continue to keep the Covington Catholic Community in your prayers.”
One of the concerns was due to the fact that some Indians had planned to hold a protest at the high school. Their protest has since been moved to outside the diocese of Covington as a safety precaution. Well, they can’t, ’cause there’s no kids to bully, is why. Now, I want you to imagine something else. I want you to imagine if Barack Hussein O had been president and this took place. As bad as it has been, it would have been 10 times worse. Do you know who would be at the White House today?
Nathan Phillips, the frail Indian leader banging on his war drum in the face of that teenager, Nathan Phillips, would be at the White House today being honored for courage and bravery and would be held up as a role model for all of America to follow. That’s what would be going on today. If Barack Obama were president… And I’m mentioning all this as a reminder of why it’s so damn fortunate for everybody that Hillary Clinton was not.
Because if she was president, the same thing would be happening. Nathan Phillips and maybe even some of the Black Israelites that were really the instigators, maybe they would be at the White House, too, as the heroes, as the people concerned with civil rights and human rights and climate change and whatever the hell else they could throw in the bag. And from the White House we would be getting continued condemnation of the teenagers of Covington High School and Catholicism and white privilege.
This is not happening today because Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. I just want you to imagine how much worse it could be, and I want you to keep in mind what the stakes here are. “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Anybody remember that? That was a total fraud. Can I remind you of the roots of “hands up, don’t shoot”? I don’t want people to forget these things. A young black man in Ferguson, Missouri, was supposedly — after robbing a convenience store — walking down the street on a beautiful Saturday afternoon contemplating his first year at college.
When all of a sudden, an evil white cop drove up and told him to get out of the street and to get on the sidewalk. And the young man was so engrossed in his future college life that he didn’t immediately obey, and so the evil white cop just pulled out a gun and shot the innocent young black student contemplating his first year at college. None of this was true. He had indeed robbed a convenience store. He was stopped by the cops for a host of legitimate reasons and attempted to take the gun away from the cop.
That became “hands up, don’t shoot.” That became an orchestrated lie and fraud that resulted in who knows how much tumult and chaos throughout Ferguson, Missouri, throughout the St. Louis and the state of Missouri legal system. And it was all made up. And then that led to protests with protesters from Oakland and Baltimore and all over the country showing up, destroying businesses, neighborhoods, threatening people all on the basis of a lie.
Even St. Louis Rams football players were running on the field during pregame introductions, showing solidarity with the “hands up, don’t shoot” movement. And just like this that happened in Washington on Saturday, it was all made up, it was all a fraud, and guess who was there promoting both of them? The American journalism community, otherwise known as the Drive-By or mainstream media. The mainstream media has gotten so many things wrong just in the past two years that it has become impossible to list them all in a readable article.
Glenn Greenwald today, who is no conservative, by the way (he runs a website called The Intercept) — has published a story that prints out to 58 pages. “Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump-Russia Story,” collusion, and then 10 more that are “(dis)honorable mention.” Every one of them has links back to the websites where these hoaxes were run. During all of these mistakes, during all of these errors, during all of these lies — because that’s what these stories are. They are abject lies.
They are lies knowingly told and reported by the media just as this one is involving the Covington kids. In not one instance has the dean of any journalism school in America condemned the actions of the practitioners of the business or of the art. The deans of Columbia journalism school, Harvard journalism school (if they’ve got one), the Missouri University J-school, not a one of them has ever said a thing in condemnation for any of this abject, disastrous journalism. Not one single condemnation. Not one bit of concern from anybody in that business over the damage that they are doing to that business.
And why? Because it isn’t journalism. It is activism. It is no longer the media that’s the adjunct of the Democrat Party. It’s the exact opposite. The Democrat Party is the adjunct of the media. The media are the community organizers. The media are the descendants of Barack Hussein O. The media are the descendants of practitioners of The Rules for Radicals as authored by Saul Alinsky. As such, they’re doing a great job. The deans of journalism, in other words the journalism professors and instructors, are probably looking on with gratitude, appreciation, and honor over what has become their industry.
It has been totally co-opted by the radical, worldwide left, and they’re doing a bang-up job of advancing a fraudulent, lie infested political agenda under the guise of reporting the news. Remember the policeman involved with the Skip Gates situation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on the campus of Harvard. Remember that? Barack Obama called the cop “stupid,” did a dumb thing. They had to have a beer summit in the backyard at the White House. The policeman involved in the Skip Gates situation became a target, thanks to Barack Obama’s comments.
Obama praised Black Lives Matter organizers at the White House. They became famous for their chants: “Whose streets? Our streets! Pigs in a blanket. Fry ’em like bacon. What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want ’em? Right now!” All of that applauded and encouraged from the White House. The left is out of control. Their anger knows no bounds. The rhetoric inflames mobs and endangers lives. Jim Geraghty at National Review Online has written and posted an interesting piece about this.
I don’t have time in this segment to read it all, but let me share with you the opening graph here to give you an idea. “There is no sinister, government-run mass-surveillance system watching our every move. The vast majority of us chose to carry around smartphones with cameras, and some of us chose to livestream so much of what we see, whether it’s dramatic or not. Big Brother isn’t watching; the mob is — at least when a particular moment is pitched to potential viewers as dramatic and demanding attention.
“There is no sinister, government-run system for punishing those who say or do controversial or unpopular things. Groups of often-anonymous individuals on social media [i.e. Twitter] take it upon themselves to enact their vision of justice — demanding the identification of anyone seen acting controversially on social media videos, declare them ‘guilty of hate crimes,’ and demanding ‘action’ against them.” The point is we don’t have some gigantic eye in the sky run by evil government surveiling all of us.
We have a leftist Democrat mob of anonymous jerks and bullies using social media to get people fired to have their businesses destroyed, to have people’s reputations lied about and ruined! All with the support and encouragement of Silicon Valley and high-tech leaders, who refuse to clean up the cesspool and the sewers that their businesses have become.
“There is no state pressure needed to get private institutions to turn against suddenly ostracized individuals. Employers will quickly fire anyone who they deem to be a sufficient public-relations headache. Publishers preemptively warn authors that they will not stand by them if they become ‘the subject of public disrepute, contempt, complaints or scandals.’ In the face of sufficient social-media outrage and negative press coverage, churches and religious schools will publicly promise to contemplate” kicking kids out of school.
Just because of the pressure of the mob… Anonymous, lying jerks hiding behind false identities on Twitter and on Facebook and other places. Imagine if there were an actual journalism community exposing this and telling the American people that 90% of what they see on social media is abject untruth. But, of course, that won’t happen because all this that’s happening on social media is exactly what American leftists led by the American media want to happen.
RUSH: There is no-state-run system for collective punishment. There is instead a bunch of idiots, a bunch of bullies, a bunch of lying, anonymous bullies calling for all colleges now to express skepticism about any applicant from Covington Catholic High School. Universities around the country are being pressured not to admit any graduates from Covington High School because it’s a birthplace, it’s a breeding ground for racism, white privilege, and hatred, and what do they do? What do they do about it?
The only way this is gonna… Well, it’s not the only way it’s gonna end. The important thing is no hostile foreign power had to invade to impose all of this crap on our country. No sinister cabal took control of the reins of our government, although they tried and still are. Nobody tore up the Constitution. Instead, groups of people nobody ever heard of and still don’t know who they are and incidentally a bunch of people in pajamas that have zilch power whatsoever have ended up imposing a new system of mob tyranny via social media on the American people.