Trump’s potential absence from the debate, though, presents some dangers for Fox News’s brand.
Conservative voters felt that Fox News had a finger on the scale for establishment GOP candidate Mitt Romney during the 2012 election cycle. And after the network hired CNN retreads and endlessly promoted centrist Kelly after the 2012 election, many of the network’s core viewers unenthusiastically watched Fox News because it was the least offensive news outlet on television. Kelly’s giggling “love-fest” with Michael Moore on Tuesday evening did the network no favors with heartland viewers that Rush Limbaugh said do not think Fox News is the “conservative network that it used to be.”
The network’s treatment of Trump has indeed only reinforced the suspicions many Fox News viewers have had about the network’s move toward the center. When Fox News and Kelly tried to take out Trump’s knees in the first debate by painting him as a sexist with a misleading and loaded question that accused Trump of referring to women as “pigs,” “dogs,” “disgusting animals” and saying that it was a “pretty picture” to see a “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant “on her knees,” the backlash was immediate. A Fox News source told New York magazine that “ in the beginning, virtually 100 percent of the emails were against Megyn Kelly” and Ailes “was not happy” because “Most of the Fox viewers were taking Trump’s side.”
One can only wonder how Fox News viewers will react after the network taunted and mocked the GOP presidential frontrunner and compelled him to walk away from the last debate before the Iowa caucuses."
The “top secret/SAP” information identified on Clinton’s server is so sensitive, Catherine Herridge reports today, that senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee were asked to sign new non-disclosure agreements to view them. These members of congress already had security clearances which allow them to view “top secret/sensitive compartmented information.”
The extra security precautions being taken by Congress seem to be at odds with statements an anonymous source gave to NBC claiming the emails in question were “innocuous.”
"Fox News exclusively obtained the text of the unclassified letter, sent Jan. 14 from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. It laid out the findings of a recent comprehensive review by intelligence agencies that identified “several dozen” additional classified emails — including specific intelligence known as “special access programs” (SAP). …
“To date, I have received two sworn declarations from one [intelligence community] element. These declarations cover several dozen emails containing classified information determined by the IC element to be at the confidential, secret, and top secret/sap levels,” said the IG letter to lawmakers with oversight of the intelligence community and State Department. “According to the declarant, these documents contain information derived from classified IC element sources.”
..There is absolutely no way that one could not recognize SAP material,” a former senior law enforcement with decades of experience investigating violations of SAP procedures told Fox News. “It is the most sensitive of the sensitive.”
"The Vanity Fair article may be the first crack that breaks the mainstream media’s protective shell around Hillary Clinton’s top aide.
The case for raising questions about Huma Abedin is compelling but needs to be laid out in a methodical, fully documented and factually accurate way that will stand up to the inevitable defense mechanism of the mainstream media and Democrat machine."
Hillary Clinton is coming to Burlington.
The big league, New York to Washington axis, legacy media will travel to Burlington covering Hillary. Our local Ad Vertiser will be granted a spot among them in the press gallery.
Minor league media reporters often ask the most enlightening questions of visiting national figures. Small market news venues often displayed less fear. They ask questions the answers to which the powerful would rather we not hear.
Will the Ad Vertiser reporter ask any pressing questions about Hillary's inner circle and a relationship with foreign powers?
A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car, or as it was intended, take down a helicopter. …
When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives checked serial numbers of the eight weapons found in his possession, they found one of the two .50-caliber weapons traced back to the ATF program, sources said.
Federal officials told Fox News they are not sure how many of the weapons seized from Guzman’s house actually originated in the U.S. and where they were purchased, but are investigating.
Out of the roughly 2,000 weapons sold through Fast and Furious, 34 were .50 caliber rifles that can take down a helicopter, according to officials."
Hillary Clinton is melting. Hillary is melting in Iowa and New Hampshire. Hillary is melting down so badly that the Governor of Bernie Sanders home state of Vermont was in Burlington on the Mississippi trying to prop Hillary up.
It will be interesting to see how many Burlington supporters turn out to see Hillary. Hillary has received massive support from within her party's establishment, but even that is showing cracks. Who among our local single political party establishment will show up to be seen with Hillary?
Bernie Sanders says he loves Burlington on the Mississippi. If Hillary crash lands in Burlington next Wednesday and feels the Bern, is the fat lady getting ready to sing?
The payments benefited the wife of the Democratic presidential candidate, his stepdaughter, and the son of a former colleague in city government whom Sanders has described as a close friend."
Socialist candidate for president Bernie Sanders used to be the by all reports sober Mayor of Burlington, VT. Bernie's buddies appear to have done well from his days as mayor and beyond.
"Leopold served with Sanders in the Burlington city government—as mayor, Sanders appointed Leopold city treasurer—before becoming embroiled in scandal involving millions of dollars in payments to a Burlington telecommunications company."
Burlington, IA has known municipal management madness. Will our city government ever propel an alum to be a serious contenders for the Democrat Party's presidential nomination?
“Obviously, I feel very much at ease and comfortable coming to Burlington. That’s where I live – in Burlington, Vermont and we Burlingtonians have got to stick together,” Sanders said, asking: “Is that right?” as the crowd clapped and cheered."
Bernie Sanders advocates a failed fantasy. Socialism does not work. Brutal tyranny as the remedy to make socialism work is an ugly stain on modern history.
Burlington has embraced socialism. Burlington's ongoing decline speaks for itself.
Socialism does sooth the pain it generates. Failure is not your fault. The 1%, etc. are at fault. Fools remain deluded and things only get worse.
That Bernie Sanders is well received in Burlington, Iowa comes as no surprise.