THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Ken Berwitz Today\’s quote comes to us from a source I do not often use:  The Today Show\’s Matt Lauer.   Here is what Mr. Lauer has to say about Donald Trump and his antics: “Isn\’t the lunacy of this – if you look, Donald Trump says he\’s angry over that statement that Fox News putout a couple of days ago, he said, \’it sounded like it was...

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HOPELESS, HAPLESS HUCKABEE

Ken Berwitz I didn\’t think Donald Trump could be beaten in today\’s “pathetic” competition.  But Michael  “Mike” Huckabee is giving him a run for his money. Huckabee, who is going absolutely nowhere in his presidential campaign – again ( he tried four years ago too) – has now announced that, after his appearance on Fox\’s...

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CHICAGO, CHICAGO, THAT MURDERIN\’ TOWN

Ken Berwitz What happens when you make good and sure every police officer believes he/she is under siege – by people far less interested in safe neighborhoods than they are in putting the wood to cops first chance they get? Well, you certainly don\’t get aggressive policing.   And if you have less aggressive policing, you have more aggressive law-breaking….very much...

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TURNING TRUMP DOWN (CONT.)

Ken Berwitz More veteran\’s groups are speaking up about Donald Trump using them as political fodder.  And, to say the least, they are not happy about his behavior. It is certainly not that Veteran\’s groups can\’t use the money.  It is that they do not like to be used as stooges for an egomaniac\’s exercise in self-pity and narcissism. Excerpted from Reena...

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TURNING TRUMP DOWN

Ken Berwitz It is good to see that at least one veteran\’s group sees though Donald Trump\’s publicity-hound BS. Paul Riekhoff, founder of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, says he will turn down any donations that came from the hastily-concocted fundraiser Trump is speaking at tonight.  His exact words: “If offered, @IAVA will decline donations from...

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THE O\’REILLY SURRENDER

Ken Berwitz Five minutes into Bill O\’Reilly\’s interview of Donald Trump and I can\’t watch anymore.   No matter how viciously Trump insults O\’Reilly\’s colleague Megyn Kelly, O\’Reilly will not challenge him.  What is he afraid of?  That Trump will pick up and leave the set?  Big effing deal.   And when Trump bragged that, in the...

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DAVIS PETRAEUS: INDICTED. HILLARY CLINTON: ???

Ken Berwitz Do you remember when Democrats were giddily happy over General David Petraeus\’s being indicted for his handling of classified emails? I thought so. Do you remember the five criteria on which that indictment was based?  I thought not.  So here they are. And do you know that, according to the analysis of Ken Cuccinelli, former Attorney General of Virginia (and, it...

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TRUMP ON O\’REILLY TONIGHT

Ken Berwitz I don\’t watch Bill O\’Reilly much, because he talks over his guests and they rarely get a chance to voice entire sentences, let alone thoughts.   But if the reports are correct, and Donald Trump will be on O\’Reilly\’s show tonight, I assure you I will be watching.   What are the odds that thin-skinned/super-egotistical Trump walks off because...

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HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY: BENJAMIN NETANYAHU\’S STATEMENT

Ken Berwitz Today, January 27th, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here is Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu\’s statement to his country and to the world: Dear Friends, Preserving the memory of the Holocaust is more important todaythan ever for in this period of resurgent and sometimes violent anti-Semitism,it is commemorations like this that remind us all where the oldest and...

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TED ANGLE/BUCK/MOURDOCK CRUZ

Ken Berwitz What is the Republican Party trying to do to itself?   Currently, the two leading candidates are Donald Trump – a candidate I admit to assuming would be gone by now but, instead, seems to have grown in popularity (not just among Republicans either), and Ted Cruz, a bible-thumping, take-no-prisoners religious zealot who demands that his view of social behavior become...

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TRUMP\’S PRE-BUG-OUT STATEMENT

Ken Berwitz In case you were wondering, here are Donald Trump\’s verbatim comments prior to announcing, through his people, that he would bug out of Thursday\’s Republican presidential debate on Fox News Channel: “I told FOX you should give money to the Wounded Warriors. I\’m not a fan of Megyn Kelly. I think she\’s a third-rate reporter, frankly, not good at...

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TRUMP\’S TANTRUM & BABY-LIKE BUGOUT

Ken Berwitz It has just been reported that Donald Trump will not participate in Thursday\’s Republican presidential debate on Fox News Channel. The reason?  Megyn Kelly, who dared to ask him a tough question or two last time (as she did with every other candidate), will be moderating…and just might ask him another tough question or two this time as well. Poor baby.  Poor...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY – AND AN IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR MEDIA

Ken Berwitz First we have the paragraphs of the day, which come to us from an essay written by Darnell Earley, former Emergency Manager of Flint, Michigan.  They were written in October 26 of last year, presumably in an effort to head off being blamed for the disastrous water situation there – the one mainstream media have been happy to pin pretty much exclusively on Republican...

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THE ART OF THE DEAL

Ken Berwitz Last week Sarah Palin screeched out an endorsement of Donald Trump (am I the only one who thought she sounded like a banshee on uppers?) Now the news appears to be that Trump will be getting an endorsement from Jerry Falwell Jr.   Given Donald Trump\’s entire history, it is not unfair to immediately wonder what he has offered these two for their hands in political...

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