The Morning Briefing: Mixed Bag and the Media Is Still Lying to You Thursday

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RIP Journalistic Accountability

Just a few things today, and I promise I’ll have you out of here in no time.

It is a safe bet that anyone who is a regular reader of the Morning Briefing is no big fan of the mainstream media. My purpose here this morning is not to convince anyone of the MSM’s awfulness, but to vent to some like-minded people in order to avoid getting severely concussed from banging my head against the wall.


I thank you all in advance for the service you’re providing.

The past couple of days have provided new opportunities for members of the American news media to remind discerning, honest Americans why we despise them. We’ll hit a couple of them here, scream at the sky, then head for the liquor cabinet.

Here’s a little something to get us going:

The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway spent a good chunk of Wednesday on Twitter highlighting much of the media awfulness that was laid bare by the conclusions of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report.

Here are a couple of samples:


There were examples like this flying all over social media, but you would never know that by perusing the quite active social media feeds of most of the media members being shamed by their past statements. They’ve all gone full Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind on the issue.


One member of the Leftmedia isn’t falling in line with the deniers. The media malfeasance during all things Trump and Russia has been so egregious that Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi snapped and called them out:

No matter what people think the political meaning of the Horowitz report might be, reporters who read it will know: Anybody who touched this nonsense in print should be embarrassed.

One honest guy in that degenerate media class doesn’t give me much hope, but I’m willing to take my glimmers of hope where I can get them.

It’s less tiresome than constantly wishing the rest of them would decide en masse to have a career change.

A Bit of Housekeeping

I’m going to be posting links here to some of the VIP content from now on. Some of the readers are VIP members and, who knows, people may become intrigued and want to check it out. I know there were some protests about the firewall content when it was first launched but I do have a child in college and there are bills to pay.

There were some comments yesterday from people who were oh-so-eager to let me know that they didn’t think any of the “intellectual betters” I mentioned in the headline weren’t intellectual and/or their betters.

I realize that we are in an age where the fashion is to skip explanations and nuance in order to head directly to outrage, but that gets old in a hurry. It didn’t take more than 25 seconds of reading to understand that I was saying that these people are telling us that they are our intellectual betters.

Those of you who are used to me are aware that mine is a flippant and sarcastic style, and that’s often reflected in my headlines. We don’t do stodgy here.


Also, anyone who has read more than a thousand words of mine probably understands just how preposterous it is to think that I would actually believe anyone to be smarter or better than I am.

Going forward, I shan’t be as patient with people whose comments make it obvious that they’ve only read the headline.

In the immortal words of The Mandalorian’s Kuiil: I have spoken.

PJM Linktank

Enemy of the People update: CNN, MSNBC Cut Away From Horowitz Hearing on Obama FISA Abuses

Sen. Hawley Drops a Bomb on Horowitz: ‘The Collusion Here Was Between the DNC and the FBI’

Nothing to see here….move along…FBI Lawyer Doctored Email to Make Carter Page Appear As a Russian Agent Instead Of a CIA Source

Sleepy Joe Biden Signals to Aides: Don’t Worry About Me Being Old and Confused, I’ll Only Serve One Term!

Poll: Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Implodes as Sexist Dems Opt for Old White Guys

While Islam Venerates Its Violent Jihadi Past, the West Disavows Its Crusader Heritage

VodkaPundit: The Latest in Millennial Virtue Signaling: Being ‘Sober Curious’

IG Horowitz: Report Does Not ‘Vindicate Anyone’, Evidence was Altered

Oh, Come On: Snopes Fact-Checkers Demand White House Explain Trump’s Babylon Bee Tweet



Kira: Redstate’s Person of the Year Is…You, the American Voters

The Nunes Memo Was Mostly Right About The FBI’s FISA Application (And Comey Was Wrong) (Update)

He’s the wrong kind of minority according to most Dems though: Dems’ National Nightmare Over: Yang Qualifies For DNC Debate

Another Pollster Finds More Opposed To Impeaching And Removing Trump Than In Favor

Everything libs hate about DeVos makes me like her more: New Docs Show Betsy DeVos Completely Ignored Recommendations from DOE Officials

Just give up and welcome your Lego robot overlords: Watch this machine made out of Lego sort other Lego using AI

Killing freedom, one anti-gun bill at a time: Bad Medicine: Docs Back Bill To Screen Patients For Gun Ownership

I moved back to AZ, so I can buy mine at Ace Hardware when I go to get yard stuff: A California Gun Law Is Blocking Legal Gun Owners From Buying Ammo

New Study Reveals That Oral Contraceptives Shrink Women’s Brains

CNN’s Don Lemon Melts Down Over Trump Meme

She can only be truthful if caught off-guard: NBC’s Katy Tur Caught On Camera at Trump Rally: ‘One of the Biggest Rallies I’ve Ever Seen’

Wallace has gone full Jen Rubin now. Never go full Jen Rubin. Chris Wallace: Potential crimes in the FISA application don’t mean entire Russia investigation was fraudulent

Right?!? If Civilians Can Be Trusted With Guns, Military Personnel Should Be Too

WATCH: Jim Jordan Reminds Americans of the ‘Scary Stuff’ Democrats Have Done to Oust President Trump

LOL…Oops. Rep. Louie Gohmert drops alleged whistleblower’s name in list of witnesses who should have been called


Schlichter: Joe Biden? Seriously?

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The Kruiser Kabana

Size Matters

I was beyond thrilled a couple of years ago when I discovered a bunch of these episodes on Prime Video.

If you say “Elizabeth Warren” into a mirror 3 times she appears and yells at you just in case you become a billionaire one day.


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PJ Media Associate Editor Stephen Kruiser is the author ofDon’t Let the Hippies ShowerandStraight Outta Feelings: Political Zen in the Age of Outrage,” both of which address serious subjects in a humorous way. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.”


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