Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Rush Limbaugh: If there are no 'alternative facts,' why do we have so many news outlets? Why do we have ABC, CBS, NBC, NY Times, Washington Post, CNN? Why isn't there just one official government TV network or newspaper? Obama largely operated in such a system knowing he could say whatever he wanted. Media was his private army-Jan. 25, 2017

In 2008, "Non-citizen votes likely gave Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress."
1/25/17, "The EIB Network: Home of Real Alternative Facts,"

"RUSH:...Since I am America’s Real Anchorman, this is the home of the real alternative facts — and, in fact, that’s probably a good way of identifying what we do here. 

There’s the Drive-By Media with their agenda and their lies, and we set the record straight on a daily basis. You know, they’re up in arms here, the Drive-Bys are, over this “alternative facts” business from Kellyanne Conway with F. Chuck Todd on Meet the Press. And the media doesn’t believe there can be any such thing as “alternative facts.”

If there are not alternative facts, why are there so many news outlets out there? In fact, just look at the Drive-Bys. Why do we even have 

NBC, the 
New York Times, the 
Washington Post, 

Why do we have ’em? If everything is supposed to be the same, why all these different networks? Why isn’t there just an official government ticker, an official government TV station, an official government TV network that simply prints out all of the officially accepted, ordained facts of the day as determined by…?
Well, who do the Drive-Bys want to be determining what the facts are? They want themselves to be determining what the facts are. But, if you look at CNN, CNN’s still chasing the Malaysian airplane! CNN’s got a guy, Don Lemon, who thinks that a black hole might have swallowed it up. I’m sure there’s nobody else at any other network that thinks that. Does that mean we get rid of Don Lemon because he had an alternative theory versus alternative facts, or do we want the diversity that many varied news sources provide?

Now, Obama would have loved a single government ticker — and, for the most part, had one. But now that’s all different. And, by the way, there’s a reason why the Drive-Bys focus on this alternative fact business. Even though it was Kellyanne Conway who created the term and used it to explain to F. Chuck Todd why they see things differently in the Trump administration and the way they see things at NBC, for example. Trump’s comments on voter fraud — which, by the way, this is delicious. I cannot wait to provide you details of this, what’s really going on with this....

Now, the Drive-Bys/the mainstream media...can spend time accusing Trump of lying or accusing Trump of insecurity or accusing Trump of having a thin skin. They spend all of their time doing that instead of reporting what Trump is actually doing, which is one heck of a lot: Executive orders freezing government hiring, freezing government grants, building the wall. It’s incredible. Last night, there were three Trump tweets. First one: “Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!” 

Then the next tweet: “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’ going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” (laughing) Imagine the heads exploding as the Drive-Bys read this stuff! “I will send in the Feds!” Who are the feds? Well, the feds, in this case, I assume would be the FBI. But here’s the thing. What has the Obama administration been doing to every police department it could get its hands on the last eight years? They’ve been sending in the feds — and the Drive-Bys applauded it!

So you’d have an incident, say, like in Ferguson, Missouri — the mythical, that never happened, “hands up, don’t shoot” — and then there would be a civil rights investigation by the Justice Department into the police department at Ferguson, Missouri. And the Justice Department would determine that the Ferguson police department is hopelessly racist and bigoted. Which would then result in a consent decree from the Department of Justice to the Ferguson police department mandating the police department make changes and institute racist whatever it is or racial this in order to remain in operation and basically this is how Obama took over local police departments.

Heather Mac Donald has written about it extensively in her book about the cops. But it’s 25, 26 major police departments. Seattle, I think. Baltimore. Ferguson, Missouri, other such place. If that’s not sending in the Feds, what is it? In fact that’s worse than sending in the Feds. Trump’s talking about sending in the feds to shut down violence. Obama sends in the feds to take over local police departments. Then the next Trump tweet (chuckles): “Congratulations to @FoxNews for being number one in inauguration ratings. They were many times higher than FAKE NEWS @CNN – public is smart!”...

Everything that they think is gonna nail the guy or cause his supporters to get mad and abandon him, it’s the exact opposite....Remember the press conference yesterday? We highlighted this....Sean Spicer doing the press briefing, and the previous night Trump had once again alluded to the fact that there had been some number of millions of illegal aliens or whatever voting.

And, of course, that’s a dog whistle the media. When they hear that, they go batty, because the last thing in the world they want is for anything like that to be true. So all during the press conference yesterday, first Cecilia Vega at ABC News, and then Mara Liasson picking it up at NPR. “Well, if it’s that bad — if it’s that bad — why don’t you conduct an investigation? I mean, this is a serious, serious scandal. If that really happened, if there are two million, three million, if there were five million illegals who voted, that is a real scandal. Where is the evidence? Why don’t you investigate?” Bingo.

The Trump administration has announced that they are going to investigate using Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice. “Trump Promises ‘Major Investigation’ of Voter Fraud in 2016 Election.” 

Here is the way the AP reports this....Julie Pace: “Donald Trump holds the most powerful office in the world. But he’s dogged by insecurity over his loss of the popular vote in the election and a persistent frustration that the legitimacy of his presidency is being challenged by Democrats and the media, aides and associates say.”

Now, that is a preposterous headline. The headline actually: “Donald Trump Dogged by Insecurity Over Popular Vote, Media Coverage.” It is a preposterous headline and lede, even by the AP’s standards, because now they’re getting into psychoanalysis. “Trump’s fixation has been a drag on the momentum of his opening days in office, with his exaggerations about inauguration crowds and false assertions about illegal balloting intruding on advisers’ plans to launch his presidency with a flurry of actions on the economy.”

So what we’re led to believe here is that Trump is so insecure that when the media runs around and keeps talking about how Hillary won the popular vote that he loses his mind and he gets mad and starts stomping around the Oval Office demanding that somebody go out there and fix it, that the media’s lying about him. “I won, and I won big, and if illegals had not voted I would have won even bigger.” The AP says that Trump’s aides cringe each time he goes there. They cringe every time he brings this up....

I don’t know about Trump’s insecurity. I don’t think it matters, because I don’t think that’s what’s driving this....We have reported on it a couple of different times. I went back to the archives of all the show prep in the last number of years and found a couple of salient stories that we’ve used to highlight the idea that there is massive voter fraud going on."...

1/25/17, "Why Do Democrats Fear a Voter-Fraud Investigation?"

"Now, the two stories that I alluded to earlier, one is from the Washington Post, and it’s October 2014. The Washington Post caught hell from their other buddies in the Drive-Bys for even publishing the story. Headline:Could Noncitizens Decide the November Election? This was October 2014. This is about the midterms, folks. This was the liberal media worried about the Republicans winning big again in the midterms, and right here, Washington Post: “Could Noncitizens Decide the November Election? — Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens?

In a forthcoming article in the journal Electoral Studies, we bring real data from big social science survey datasets to bear on the question of whether, to what extent, and for whom non-citizens vote in U.S. elections.” It’s by “Jesse Richman is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion University, and Director of the ODU Social Science Research Center. David Earnest is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion University, and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Letters.”

At the conclusion of the bottom of this piece indicates they don’t appear to be conservatives. In fact, their solution to the problem seems to be let everybody vote whether they’re citizens or not. So here you have in the Washington Post in October of 2014 an acknowledgment that illegal citizens vote and a deep worry that these noncitizens are gonna elect Republicans and that we’re gonna win the Senate! I didn’t hear anybody shouting, “Alternative facts! Alternative facts!” I didn’t hear anybody shouting, “BS!” I didn’t hear anybody say, “Wow, Washington Post really insecure.” I didn’t hear anybody say, “The Washington Post really has a mental disorder here” or these three researchers.

The story says, “Most non-citizens do not register, let alone vote. But enough do…Enough do!" Washington Post, October 2014:

But enough do that their participation can change the outcome of close races.” (Gasp!) And then Daily Caller, Study Claims up to 2.8 Million Noncitizens Voted in 2008.”"...Quoting 2012 study reported by Washington Post in 2014:

"“We find that some non-citizens participate in U.S. elections, and that this participation has been large enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes, and Congressional elections. Non-citizen votes likely gave Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress,” they continue."...

(continuing): "Yes. So the evidence is all over the place. People have written about it, discussed it, analyzed it. The left demanded an investigation. We’re gonna get an investigation....

The study was done in 2012, and they projected it’s possible 2.8 million illegal votes, which happens to be close to the margin of Hillary Clinton’s popular vote victory. I’m not drawing any conclusions, but Trump’s not the guy that put the number three to five million out there. Here’s 2.8 million from official social scientists looking into it."...
(continuing): "...But while Trump supposedly is dominated by his insecurities, the press says, “Well, where’s investigation?...Okay, you want an investigation? We’re gonna get investigation. Now, the tables are turned because the left does not want such an investigation. After all, any such voter fraud is gonna end up — if they find any, it’s gonna be tagged right on them. They don’t want any part of this...they never thought Trump would do this....

And I’m telling you, to whatever the degree the Democrats are engaging in it, they don’t want it uncovered and so they are now doing their best to besmirch and impugn the whole idea. But they asked for it....They’re not talking about Russia at the moment and they’re not talking about crowd size. Now all of a sudden voter fraud is front and center — and believe me, it is. It always has been. 

John Fund in the National Review and books that he’s written has found incredible evidence of massive amounts of vote for, and the vast margin of it takes place in Democrat strongholds. And it hasn’t stopped him (Trump) from doing anything else....He’s doing all of this at a pace everybody in Washington always told us was not possible."


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