By William Haupt III - A Tennessee Watchdog Journalist, Columnist,
Author, and Citizen Legislator | The Tennessee Conservative
When Harris Was Chosen As Biden’s VP There Was A Panic Media-Blitz To Remake Her. Media Hid Her Companionship With Willie Brown, Her Defiance Of Authority, Non-Compliance With The Courts And Her Support For Radical Left Laws. And No Major Media Outlet Vetted Her Background Or Her Qualifications. Democrats Went To Extremes To Shelter Kamala Harris And Protect Her From Everything That Could Taint Her Image.
“In government it is not uncommon for people to except those in the most high profile positions who have risen to their highest level of incompetence.” (Laurence J. Peter)
Since the former Gold Coast became a progressive Shangri la, Republicans are such a rare breed the Office of Historic Protection will declare them an endangered species. The left coast legalized sex change surgery for convicts, transgender bathrooms and weed. They passed assisted suicide, abortion for all, open borders and de-funded police. They’re now the farm system for the new DNC.
Until the U.S. socialist revolution, leftist candidates didn’t look fondly on California’s lunatic political leaders as models for America. When Democrats made default winner, Joe Biden, the surrogate stepfather for Kamala Harris, they revealed their intent to clone America into a national California.
In 2017, Harris reiterated the left’s talking points verbatim. She pitched wealth redistribution, LGBTQ rights, climate change, gun control, and doubling the minimum wage. By 2020 she added the evils of whiteness, de-funding police, reparations, racism, and taking away all private health insurance.
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Once an aggressive DA, Harris is now a progressive VP. Since being chosen Biden’s sidekick she never fails to mention she is black. But growing up in Montreal she classified herself as Caribbean. Most recently she claims, “I’m the first Black-Indian woman in history to become a vice president.”
Harris is an opportunist and supports what benefits her. She advanced in California politics aided by her “dating relationship” with CA Assembly Speaker Willie Brown. She was 29 when she met Willie Brown who was 60. Brown was still married but now claims he was estranged from his wife.
Brown, a womanizer, told the San Francisco Chronicle, he’d show up at parties with both his wife and a girlfriend. “Kamala was my favorite.” He appointed Harris to the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and Medical Assistance Commission, earning over $400,000 in five years for part time work. The Weekly revealed Brown not only gave Harris positions but gifts including a BMW.
Least we forget, Harris chastised Justice Kavanaugh for “alleged immoral behavior as a youth?”
The SF Weekly reported when Brown was mayor of San Francisco and under investigation for “pay to play politics”, Harris said “he became a liability.” She ended their relationship claiming it hindered her career. Brown told the Chronicle when Harris was running for DA of San Francisco she told him “I’ll even indict you for jaywalking when I’m the DA!” Brown sighed, “Ya know, that’s politics for ya.”
Harris, as San Francisco prosecutor describes herself as a “progressive prosecutor that was more lenient and fair”. But her record doesn’t reflect that. She was known to be abusive and refused to back down even when over ruled by the courts. Politico branded Harris “ruthless” when Democrats urged her to embrace criminal justice reform as a state attorney general and Harris refused them.
As San Francisco’s DA in 2010 Harris withheld information about a police laboratory tech who stole drugs to be tested. When a memo to Harris about this crime surfaced and she didn’t alert defense lawyers, a judge condemned her total indifference to this serious violation of the defendant’s rights. She contested the ruling, yet over 600 cases handled by this corrupt technician were dismissed.
Harris then and now: She championed legislation to prosecute parents of children who were truant from school. This affected low-income minorities the most. When a CA federal court over ruled her decision, she vehemently protested their ruling. She refused to support legal marijuana on the left coast, but supported it in her Senate race? Harris, once tough on crime, now criticizes the police.
By the time Harris got to Congress she had a “woke religious conversion!” Nonpartisan GovTrack, a government watchdog reported Harris was further left than socialist Bernie Sanders. They also revealed she signed the fewest bipartisan bills in the Senate, and was the most partisan senator. Brian Reid of Manhattan Institute reported she proposed over $46 trillion in spending next decade.
In her campaign she supported Medicare for all, the Green New Deal, and free public healthcare for illegals. She is an abortion zealot and claims Catholics who belong to the Knights of Columbus are unfit to serve as federal judges. She compared U.S. Immigration agents to the Ku Klux Klan.
When Harris was chosen as Biden’s VP there was a panic media-blitz to remake her. Media hid her companionship with Willie Brown, her defiance of authority, non-compliance with the courts and her support for radical left laws. And no major media outlet vetted her background or her qualifications.
The New Yorker, NY Times, NPR, Politico, Huffington Post, Washington Post, Seattle Times, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, Detroit Free Press, featured articles the next day testifying she was a centralist? The NY Times and La Times said she was a “refreshing moderate.” ABC said the same. And not one of them got a Pinocchio Award for these fabricated fairytales?
Democrats went to extremes to shelter Kamala Harris and protect her from everything that could taint her image. They had operatives in groups such as Planned Parenthood, Pro-Choice America, the National Women’s Law Center, and Supermajority write to the management in national news services urging “internal consideration” about what they revealed about Harris and her past. They even gave them a list of specific topics and words they felt acceptable to use reporting about her.
Aldous Huxley wrote, “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” The media allowed Harris to skate through the 2021 campaign with rhetorical soft questions, never exposing her past or her positions on key issues. She attacked Biden unmercifully during the debates on his issues, and now calls them hers? The GovTrack polling group said she was the least electable candidate.
The media’s job is to investigate and vet all candidates, especially those running for president or VP. But today’s media bows to the woke grand identity of the far left. And Americans are growing more untrustworthy of media daily for their double standard politics. Conservatives know they must endure false accusations, character smears and denial of due process. While those on the political left that engage in acts of unlawful misconduct and moral turpitude–“with impunity” get a free pass. The media blistered Harris in the debates and have now canonized her, the patron saint of the left?
Judging by Harris’ first six month scorecard, she failed to live up to her billing. From a border crisis to managing the Senate she has demonstrated zero leadership skills.
The media and the left did all of America a disservice not vetting a candidate that can easily become president tomorrow! Shame on them! And shame on everyone who voted for Harris who was clueless about her qualifications or her past. “Many a man or woman, under the old and the new system, has made the upward step from candidate to legislator, only to achieve his or her level of incompetence.” (Laurence J. Peter)
Biden's press pass from liberal media is nothing new
By William Haupt III | The Center Square contributor
President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 on the North Lawn of the White House on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Washington. - Evan Vucci / AP
"I have been very concerned about media bias and the total dishonesty of the press. I think new media is a great way to get out the truth."
– Donald Trump
There is a growing concern that the media is ignoring President Joe Biden's gaffes, outrageous spending, horrific social and foreign polices, and the total failure of his vice president. But this is nothing new for liberal media. And believe it or not, most people believe what they read in the media. Yet in the political world, it is an inconvenient truth most reporters in print media, radio, TV and the internet are aware they are biased to the left. And that is why so many people turned to internet journalism for news.
By 2000, major print media felt the circulation crunch when people abandoned their fish-wraps for the internet. But that honeymoon is over. Today with only a few major liberal players in control of the web who are censoring everything, they've made it difficult for people to find accurate news.
The liberal media running interference for the transgressions of Democratic presidents is nothing new. They've been doing this since the end of WWII when universities started cranking out avant-garde leftist journalists. They ignored the affairs of JFK, the racism of LBJ, the incompetence of Jimmy Carter, the womanizing of Bill Clinton, and the disastrous foreign policies of Barack Obama.
When the liberal media was caught with their pants down in the 2000 fiasco in Florida, predicting a win for Al Gore, they've worked overtime spieling out anti-GOP agitprop and defaming the center right in America.
"It never bothered me what the reporters had to say about me."
– George Bush
By 2008, in the midst of the Great Recession with the identity politics of the "Obama-change-fever" that gripped America, the liberal media had a fiction field day recreating stories about Obama. They went the extra mile to camouflage his decades-long ties with radicals Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Michael Pfleger, Jeremiah Wright, Madeline Talbott, and a multitude of shaky Chicago politicians.
The Hoover Institute reported that the media gave Obama a free pass on more issues of concern to Americans than any recent president. They cite his failed recovery, fumbles in Iran, and Bengazi cover up as his biggest foreign policy failures ignored by the media. The media also failed to report data on the economy, terrorism, his failed green energy brownout, and his lack of new job creation.
The liberal media placed their fiction machine into overdrive for the 2016 presidential election. They predicted a landslide victory for Hillary Clinton since they were confident that they'd buried Donald Trump. They had also poured gallons of ink into reconstructing Clinton's resume to make her seem presidential. She could not lose.
"God bless the America we are trying to create."
– Hillary Clinton
When Donald Trump "trumped Clinton," the liberal media went ballistic! They spent over four years discrediting his economic and foreign policy successes while trying to impeach him. But they failed to perceive the rebirth of American patriotism he had created. With a booming economy, China on bended knees, the best employment numbers in decades, the stock market on steroids, and rogue nations cooling their heals, the media received a satanic gift in the pandemic to stop his reelection.
When the primaries began and Biden was the last man out, the media reported, due to his age and his mental status, he was unfit to be in the race. They suggested he had dementia. They ridiculed his lack of mental acuity; his inability to articulate, and his loss of memory. But when Democrats discovered they had no other option to run against Trump, they told the liberal media to "cool it". And magically, the media changed their opinion of Biden – and he became a world class genius.
After Biden won the primary, the media remarked, Trump's stamina and energy was unnatural and showed he was “crazy”, “unhinged,” and too “sick” to be reelected. This continued until Trump took the Montreal Cognitive Assessment on his own and aced the exam. Yet the media said he cheated on the test?
"When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough."
– Donald Trump
When the New York Post broke the story about emails on Hunter Biden's computer from Ukrainian Burisma, thanking Hunter for the meeting with his "father", and one indicating Hunter was receiving $10 million annually from a Chinese billionaire, the left called out the troops! Liberal reporters claimed the Post was passing on fabricated information to discredit Biden and help Donald Trump win the election. Biden told a reporter, "That's BS! I oughta take you outside for saying that!”
The liberal media began pumping out "process stories" about The Post's credibility. Tech giants spurred by liberal media shut down the accounts of America’s most-read newspapers to hide the story. In an unprecedented move, Twitter and Facebook removed posts mentioning Hunter Biden.
Yet after the election, Hunter Biden's issues with women, taxes, Russia and China are daily news.
Biden's bumbling, stumbling, and gaffing have become so routine reporters are helping him answer questions. The media has covered up Biden’s incoherence and his mental decline for a year. Since Biden has major problems with cognition, his staff told media to give him their questions in advance so he can answer them. This happened after he could not remember the word mandate?
"Voters gave us – uh, uh – what’s another name for our platform? I think its, uh – a Manifesto?”
– Joe Biden
Since day one, Joe Biden has trouble walking up the steps of Air Force One. He forgets names, dates and events. His days are short and his attention span is even shorter. He rarely has a press conference and can't speak without a script. Sky News reported, at the recent G-7 summit, Biden spoke incomplete sentences, had cognitive freezes, slurred his words and embarrassed America.
Not too many years ago, objectivity was the gold standard in reporting, even in a divided political arena. Slanting the news was politically acceptable, but withholding important news from the public when it could have a serious effect upon their lives was unthinkable! Not reporting news you don't want people to read or reporting lies and half truths is the worst punishable offense in journalism!
George Orwell told us, "The great enemy of language is insincerity." Years ago, media abdicated its position as a watchdog over the people's government. To ignore Biden's lies about his work in Civil Rights, a bill he wrote to stop school busing, and the 1994 Violent Crime Act that today impedes prison reform can be forgiven. But to cover up a president's inability to perform his elective duties when he has a VP who has proven she cannot lead is betraying journalism's most sanctified oath!
When media refuses to serve the people, it cannot be trusted!
"Media bias in editorials and columns is one thing. Media fraud in reporting facts in news stories is something else. The issue is not what various journalists or news organizations' editorial views are. The issue is the transformation of news reporting into ideological spin with self-serving taboos and outright fraud."
– Thomas Sowell