it seemed the MSM all weekend and on the Sunday shows were united in attacking the administration. They took umbrage at Trump’s moves on healthcare and Iran. We watched the constant barrage and attack, over and over, on every show and station.
Then the thought hit us. Here’s the MSM defending two policies that the previous administration put in place. Neither was done in a proper manner, as healthcare was rushed through. How can we forget Nancy Pelosi’s famous “you must pass it to know what is in it” comment. With Iran, congress was bypassed because they would not approve it. So we end up with the administration taking action and the MSM going crazy.
Not once did we hear that maybe because of the way the programs were put in place we might have this issue now.
No it was all Trump’s fault, according to the “non partisan media”.
Michael Goodwin, the columnist, had an interesting perspective on the media reaction to every Trump move. He wrote this:
“Not much is happening in Washington these days. Just more of the same as President Trump continues to change or scrap the policies of the previous president and the media responds by insisting each time that the sky is falling”.
Here’s a link to the fall column. I think you will enjoy reading it.
Hillary May be Shocked Again
With all the fallout from Harvey Weinstein there was an interesting report that came out, which will be buried. It turns out Bill Clinton “was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” — even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by FoxNews.com”. This was Jeffrey Epstein’s plane.
For a refresher, Epstein “spent 13 months in prison and home detention for solicitation and procurement of minors for prostitution. He allegedly had a team of traffickers who procured girls as young as 12 to service his friends on “Orgy Island,” an estate on Epstein’s 72-acre island, called Little St. James, in the U.S. Virgin Islands”.
It was thought Clinton was on 11 flights, bad enough, but now the number is raised. Here’s a link to that story.
An FBI Crime Report
This is a little lengthy, but with the controversy about the NFL kneeling and the real reason it started, to protest police brutality against minorities, and the killing of another officer in New Orleans yesterday, we wanted to share a study that just was released. We don’t think it got much media coverage. The information is from the 2016 FBI Uniform Crime Report.
The numbers show that black murder rates have been rising. However, it is not the police who are causing it, it is crime. The report shows that the black murder rate is up 20%, while police killings have declined.
The number of blacks killed by police went from 259 in 2015 to 233 in 2016, with 2017 thus far coming in below both years with 175 deaths as of Oct. 12.
What the numbers make you wonder is if the police are backing off more active activity in the face of the criticism they have received, the availability of cell video taping and the number of big city mayors backing off police support. And if so, what are the implications?
Here’s a link to the Washington Times story on the information released to see all the details:
Here’s a second story on the study from a New York paper with the same analysis.
The FBI released its official crime tally for 2016 on Monday, and the data flies in the face of the rhetoric that professional athletes rehearsed in revived Black Lives Matter protests over the weekend.
Nearly 900 additional blacks were killed in 2016 compared with 2015, bringing the black homicide-victim total to 7,881. Those 7,881 “black bodies,” in the parlance of Ta-Nehisi Coates, are 1,305 more than the number of white victims (which in this case includes most Hispanics) for the same period, though blacks are only 13 percent of the nation’s population.
The increase in black homicide deaths last year comes on top of a previous 900-victim increase between 2014 and 2015.
Who is killing these black victims? Not whites, and not the police, but other blacks.
In 2016, the police fatally shot 233 blacks, the vast majority armed and dangerous, according to The Washington Post. The paper categorized only 16 black male victims of police shootings as “unarmed.” That classification masks assaults against officers and violent resistance to arrest.
Contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer.
Black males have made up 42 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they are only 6 percent of the population. That 18.5 ratio undoubtedly worsened in 2016, in light of the 53 percent increase in gun murders of officers — committed vastly and disproportionately by black males.
Among all homicide suspects whose race was known, white killers of blacks numbered only 243.
Violent crime has now risen by a significant amount for two consecutive years. The total number of violent crimes rose 4.1 percent in 2016, and estimated homicides rose 8.6 percent.
In 2015, violent crime rose by nearly 4 percent and estimated homicides by nearly 11 percent. The last time violence rose two years in a row was 2005–06.
The reason for the current increase is what I have called the Ferguson Effect. Cops are backing off of proactive policing in high-crime minority neighborhoods, and criminals are becoming emboldened.
Having been told incessantly by politicians, the media and Black Lives Matter activists that they are bigoted for getting out of their cars and questioning someone loitering on a known drug corner at 2 a.m., many officers are instead just driving by.
Such stops are discretionary; cops don’t have to make them. And when political elites demonize the police for just such proactive policing, we shouldn’t be surprised when cops get the message and do less of it.
Seventy-two percent of the nation’s officers say that they and their colleagues are now less willing to stop and question suspicious persons, according to a Pew Research poll released in January 2017. The reason is the persistent anti-cop climate.
Four studies came out in 2016 alone rebutting the charge that police shootings are racially biased. If there is a bias in police shootings, it works in favor of blacks and against whites. That truth has not stopped the ongoing demonization of the police — including, now, by many of the country’s ignorant professional athletes.
The toll will be felt, as always, in the inner city, by the thousands of law-abiding people there who desperately want more police protection.
From City Journal, where Heather Mac Donald is a contributing editor.
The information deserves a deeper look, study and analysis. People have the right to safe neighborhoods and streets.