Chris Wallace nips at president’s heels, gets kicked across room!

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I know, I know. The headline is politically incorrect. No journalists were actually hurt in the filming of Chris Wallace’s Sunday morning interview with President Trump, but you had to enjoy the president standing his ground against Wallace’s biased questioning. In particular Wallace stubbornly insisted on distorting the president’s attack on #FakeNews as “the enemy


Acosta gets ‘back to work’ undermining the White House

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A Trump-appointed judge today ordered the White House to restore Jim Acosta’s press pass temporarily. No ruling on the merits of the case, but be prepared for the ultimate ruling to go against Trump as well. There is no reason to think that sanity will suddenly be restored to the judiciary any more than to

Kanye, we hardly knew ye (my new column at Real Clear Politics)

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Here’s my latest column from Real Clear Politics, which looks at the cultural phenomenon of Kanye West’s political flirtation with Donald Trump and asks whether we really know what it means yet — or whether it is really over (like the mainstream media tells us it is). ‘Kanye, we hardly knew ye’ By Frank Miele There

Trump owes Ryan an apology? Puh-leeze! Ryan owes nation an apology!

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Morning laugh courtesy of www.the hill.com, which reported that “President Trump’s stunning attack on Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday is being interpreted by many on Capitol Hill as an attempt to deflect blame and throw the retiring Speaker under the bus should the GOP lose its House majority next week.” That is wrong on

NBC does the impossible and makes Megyn Kelly a sympathetic figure!

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Megyn Kelly has few friends left among conservatives after her abysmal performance in the first GOP presidential debate when she tried (unsuccessfully!) to ambush Donald Trump, but leave it to NBC to make Kelly a sympathetic figure by crucifying her on a cross of political correctness. Kelly naively defended blackface being used in Halloween costumes,

Huge story suggests worst smear against Kavanaugh was known to be false all along

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John Nolte breaks down the bombshell admission by NBC that they withheld exculpatory evidence that cleared Justice Kavanaugh of the outrageous rape claim publicized by the Creepy Porn Lawyer, Michael Avenatti. Julie Swetnick disowned the story and basically said it was Avenatti’s idea all along. Great job by Breitbart! Shoddy work by NBC! https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2018/10/26/nolte-nbc-news-hid-info-wouldve-cleared-kavanaugh-avenatti-rape-allegations/

Breaking Fake News: Trump is to blame for bomb attacks

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I’m sure it was no surprise to anyone that the mainstream news pundits (I can’t really call them news reporters since all they do is opine!) have been quick to blame President Trump for the mail bombs sent to his critics. It’s so sad that the 24 hour news cycle forces these cable mavens to

‘I am part of the resistance inside the news media,’ and I’m not anonymous

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(This is one of the last columns I wrote as editor of the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell, Montana, where I worked for 34 years before retiring at the end of September, 2018. As you can see, I marched to a different drummer than the stereotypical liberal journalist! This column is reprinted in my collection