CNN Is Bleeding Primetime Audience Members at a Really Alarming Rate

The numbers that show the ratings for cable news networks are in, and while Fox News remains at the top of the food chain, CNN is currently limping along as it bleeds primetime viewers at such speeds, it’s amazing it’s not dead already.

According to AdWeek, CNN managed to beat its closest competitor, MSNBC, in viewers during the day overall. But when people come home after work to watch the news, CNN suddenly found itself behind MSNBC in the ratings, never mind how miles ahead Fox News is:

MSNBC scored another top 5 finish, both in prime time (No. 2 overall), and in total day (No. 3 overall). Not only did MSNBC keep its spot in the top 5, but it posted double digit growth in prime time viewers (+22 percent) and in total day viewers (+26 percent).

MSNBC defeated rival CNN in the prime time demo, but fell short to CNN among A25-54 across total day (No. 15 vs. No. 12).

The loss of primetime viewership is troubling, as that’s when many people are just getting to switch on their televisions to relax for the first time that day.

That’s bad enough, but CNN used to have a much greater audience just last year. According to AdWeek, CNN has lost 30 percent of its primetime viewers as compared to 2017.

CNN, as mentioned knocked off its rival MSNBC among adults 25-54 in total day, but struggled relative to last year in prime time. The network was -30 percent in total prime time viewers, and -23 percent in total day viewers from last year.

CNN has been plagued with trouble since Trump’s election. Their reaction has been nothing short of mindbogglingly biased. White House reporter Jim Acosta sometimes abandons all intention of actually getting a news story and instead resorts to tactics seen during political activism.

Very recently, CNN attempted to paint certain Republican politicians as cowards for not appearing on their network to discuss the Parkland shooting, specifically Texas Senator Ted Cruz. In truth, Cruz had already given a 15-minute interview on the subject with CNN that they chose not to air while carrying the narrative.

CNN’s name has been flushed down the gutter in good part due to CNN’s clown-like way of reporting the news, which is why it’s currently missing over a quarter of its audience, which seems to have either made its way to FNC or MSNBC.

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Ted Cruz Just Blew Open CNN’s Blatant Lie About Him Being too Scared to Give an Interview AGAIN

Yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) completely clowned CNN for their claim that he’s too chicken to come on their network to discuss the Parkland shooting by showing them that he’s demonstrated multiple times that he’s not.

“Gosh,” said Cruz to CNN, “I seem to recall doing not 1, not 2, but THREE town hall debates w/[Bernie Sanders] on [CNN] Each 90 min long. You can accuse me of many things, but being afraid of CNN is not one of them….”

Regardless, CNN is continuing the narrative that Cruz is too scared to appear on the network to discuss the hard issues. Whether this is to give off the impression that Cruz is too afraid to discuss gun control because the Parkland shooting makes him wrong about his stances, that CNN is a legitimate news network that Republicans are afraid of, or both, is anyone’s guess.

Thursday, CNN News Day anchor Chris Cuomo decided to put his activist hat on and confront Cruz about pushing gun control on Twitter, attempting publicly to call him out on his stances since he won’t talk to CNN directly.

“If Cruz thinks gun control improvement is not the answer, what is?” asked Cuomo. “Ask the question, Senator: what are we going to do to stop school shootings? Don’t just say what won’t work, work to find an answer!”

Cuomo then linked to an article from The Hill about him calling out GOP senators on air who won’t come on CNN to discuss these answers he wanted.

But in truth, Cruz already had talked to CNN and about that very subject, and the Texas senator had some proof to go along with it. According to Cruz, he had already done a CNN interview yesterday, and the network never aired it, choosing instead to push the idea that Cruz was a coward.

“That’s funny, I spoke to CNN for 15 mins yesterday about proactive solutions to prevent gun violence (like passing the Grassley-Cruz bill—which Dems filibustered—that would add $300 million for school safety) yet CNN has aired NONE of it,” tweeted Cruz. “Why not air the (entire) interview?”

Right hook. Left hook.


“Here’s a pic of the @CNN interview — a 15-min exclusive given yesterday — that y’all still haven’t aired… (While falsely claiming I’m “afraid” to talk to CNN.),” tweeted Cruz.

To break it down, not only did CNN accuse Cruz of being scared to go on the network and talk solutions for atrocities like the Parkland shooting, Cruz had indeed gone on CNN, discussed that very thing, and decided not to air his interview while calling him scared to do exactly what he had already done.

This…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… CNN.



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Jimmy Kimmel’s Emotionally Driven Gun Control Tirade Actually Promotes Ignorance and More Death

Jimmy Kimmel once again rolled over into ridiculous activism during his nightly advocacy hour in order to push the narrative that if you don’t want to push gun control measures then you must be “mentally ill.”

Kimmel stood high on his soapbox in order to, once again, give a tear-filled monologue about the problems with gun violence in this country. The host directed his anger at Trump, threw tired talking points at the President, and said he should “tell these congressmen and lobbyists who infest that swamp you said you were going to drain, force these allegedly Christian men and women who stuff their pockets with money from the NRA year after year after year, to do something now. Not later. Now.”

I won’t bore you with all of what Kimmel said. You can easily go on Twitter, find anti-gun keyboard warriors and see them saying the same thing, including Kimmel’s choked up “children are dying” routine. Their deaths are a tragedy to be sure, but pushing agendas while standing on their bodies is disgusting in itself, and unhelpful as I’ll discuss in a moment.

Side note: I find it interesting that when Glenn Beck cried on television, the media laughed at him, yet Kimmel does it and we’re all supposed to be cloth renderingly sympathetic?

But Kimmel finished his rant by saying that if Trump didn’t want to take gun control measures, then he’s as “mentally ill” as he is racist.

“I agree, this is a mental illness issue because if you don’t think you we need to do something about it, you’re obviously mentally ill,” Kimmel continued. “If one illegal immigrant causes a car accident, we’ve got to build a wall to keep the rest of them out. Why are you looking for solutions to that problem and not this one?”

First off, the NRA is not the all-controlling dark lord of the Republican party that Kimmel and the left think it is, but I’ll let Ben Shapiro tell you all about that.

My concern is that Kimmel’s emotion-driven ignorance is infectious, and will push a desire within this nation that will not only never come true, but will get more people killed.

For one, Kimmel is basing his argument that Trump may never do anything about guns because the race of the killer was not white. Kimmel has now made this racial, which is the lowest part of reasoning on the leftist totem pole. The racial argument is often used by the left after a shooting of this nature to dismiss or eclipse the idea that this was caused by mental illness. In fact, in many circles, they consider the words “mentally ill” to be code for “white shooter.” If you don’t believe me, check out the responses to this tweet I posted about the Broward County Superintendent mentioning the shooter’s mental illness.

But mental illness is a very real problem we need to look into. The gun is not the alpha omega of gun violence, just like the knife isn’t the reason behind someone being stabbed. Pointing the finger at the gun for gun violence is like saying the “sky is blue because it is.” There’s reasoning behind the phenomenon you see.

But Kimmel is just promoting the idea that we restrict guns, if not fully eliminate them. I’ve already explained why getting rid of guns in America is a pipe dream thanks to a hundred-years-plus of guns being ingrained into our very culture, which makes his promotion of the idea akin to giving people an impossible goal to work toward, much like trying to get across town on a treadmill. You can do all the running you want, but you’ll get nowhere.

The more realistic approach is to promote education and training. Not blind fear which causes solutionless ignorance. Instead of creating gun free zones which have been proven statistically to be overwhelming deadly, why not staff schools with armed guards consisting of off-duty police or former military? We put guards inside all kinds of government buildings, however, we won’t put them inside state-run buildings that contain our children? That makes absolutely no sense.

We have fire drills despite life-threatening fires being incredibly rare, yet we have no plans in place in the event of an active shooter, a circumstance currently on the rise? Why not look to Israel, a country surrounded by enemies, who has had the solution on how to deal with school shooters for the past 40 years?

All of these things promote the acceptance of reality, that guns in America are not going away. That a gun will be used nefariously is a situation that will sometimes happen regardless of the laws we put in place. What’s more, these solutions have been proven to make people safer. If you don’t want any more dead children, then the solutions are right in front of us.

For all of Kimmel’s tear-soaked ranting, he is not pushing for this. He is pushing for fear and ignorance while pushing for solutions that just won’t happen. If he really wants to stop these murders, then he would be wise to put his emotions away, dry his eyes, and begin promoting solutions that work.

Until then, Kimmel needs to be taken about as seriously as his tears should.

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Attn Gov. Matt Bevin: There is No Link Between Violence and Video Games

I was so young when I first picked up a video game controller, I can’t remember it. As far as I’m concerned, I’ve been a gamer all my life. It’s how my Dad and I used to bond. My best friends are gamers, my brother is a gamer, and a good chunk of my following are all gamers as well. When I need to relax or cool down, I play a video game.

And at no time in my life, filled to the brim with video games, has it ever inspired me to hurt or kill someone.

Yet Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is jumping on board a never proven school of thought started by the discredited and disbarred anti-video game lawyer Jack Thompson. According to Bevin, who spoke to Leland Conway of WHAS on Thursday morning, the cause of the Parkland shooting that took the lives of 17 high school students and injured many more was video games.

From Rolling Stone:

“There are video games that, yes, are listed for mature audiences, but kids play them and everybody knows it, and there’s nothing to prevent the child from playing them,” Bevin said. “They celebrate the slaughtering of people. There are games that literally replicate and give people the ability to score points for doing the very same thing that these students are doing inside of schools, where you get extra points for finishing someone off who’s lying there begging for their life.”

“These are quote-unquote video games, and they’re forced down our throats under the guise of protected speech. It’s garbage. It’s the same as pornography. They have desensitized people to the value of human life, to the dignity of women, to the dignity of human decency.”

This is a claim that has been made ad nauseum since the days of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, and was even made about games like Dungeons & Dragons before that. Somehow, video games are rotting away our brains, teaching us to be violent sociopaths, and pulling society into the gutter. It’s been made by people ranging from politicians on both sides of the aisle, to more popularly today, social justice activists.

It’s also a claim completely unfounded by scientific studies.

For instance, Sociologist Whitney DeCamp and psychologist Christopher Ferguson of Western Michigan University delved into the relationship between instances of violence in children and video games, and found that video games were a weak predictor for aggressiveness.

“The young males in my research were in grades eight and 11. I found that just by themselves, even without any controls, violent video games were a poor predictor of violent behavior,” DeCamp says. “Even in the best model, it only explained about 3 percent of the variation in violent behavior.”

According to the study, “even that 3 percent shrank when DeCamp accounted for other factors. He also found similar results among girls.”

“After controlling for other factors,” he added, “I found that not only were the effects very weak in comparison with other ones, they were mostly non-significant after you included those other controls.”

What was a more significant factor in the manifestation of violence in children? The answer is home life, the same thing it is in many other cases of violence.

“The parenting measures in my study were some of the bigger predictors,” DeCamp says. “The parental attachment between the youth and the parent, the monitoring activities of the parents—that is, whether the parents are aware of what the kids are doing—and parental enforcement of the rules were all strong predictors. Seeing or hearing violence in the home and experiencing violence in the home were also powerful predictors. So home life seems to matter more than just playing violent video games.”

Dr. Andy Przybylski, from Oxford University’s Oxford Internet Institute also conducted a study and found video games to be something of a minor factor in how aggressive a child becomes, but did find the minor effects were often had the opposite effect of turning them violent according to the Telegraph.

The study, published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture, found that children who play online games involving linking up with other players were less slightly likely to have problems relating to other children than those who played alone.

Equally those who mainly played solitary games generally performed better academically and were less likely to display aggression.


Similar results were found in a January 2018 study from the University of York who found violent realism in video games hardly grew the aggression in gamers one iota. Another conducted by Dr. Gregor Szycik of the Hannover Medical School found that gaming does not blunt a gamer’s empathy.

I could go on, but you get the point. There is little correlation between being violent, and being a gamer. Pushing this narrative is done with little scientific backing, and looks more like a knee-jerk reaction we’ve seen time and again when someone is desperately looking to put the blame on something for an atrocity.

We see this happen a lot from the left after a shooting when they attempt to paint the gun as the reason behind the violence. We apply the correct logic that the gun, a non-sentient object, did not put itself in the hands of the shooter and instruct him to pull the trigger. The same can be said of video games, which as studies show, actually has an aggression curbing effect. It no more inspires violence than a game of Mouse Trap or Uno. Kids who play Operation are not suddenly trying to reach into their family members or fellow classmate’s bodies with tongs. A game of Monopoly has yet to produce a kid attempting by up railroads.

As with gun violence, we can always trace an instance back to a bad home life, or involvement in crime cultures, or mental illness, or radical ideologies. The fact that they played video games at one point or another has been a sorry factor in determining the violent behavior of those who harm the innocent.

But most importantly, just as the left points at gun owners as the source of gun violence despite millions of gun owners never commit a single crime or have violent bone in their body, millions of gamers play their games and commit crimes no worse than jaywalking. Attempting to link violence and video games is the same thing the left does with guns and violence. There’s no link, and it insults the millions of gamers that constitute the blue whale of subcultures.

And by the way, those gamers vote.

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We Should Follow Israel’s Already Proven Lead on Dealing with School Shootings

If one nation knows how to work properly around the threat of terrorism, it’s the nation of Israel, who is beset on all sides by their enemies and is under threat 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In terms of school shootings, Israel also has methods in dealing with the scenarios like the one we saw on Wednesday in Broward County, Florida, and according to Lawrence Meyers writes over at Town Hall, they’ve been putting that practice to use with great success for 40 years.

And the solution is very simple, wrote Meyers, but the solution came after Israel endured a very horrific atrocity at the hands of Palestinian terrorists:

In 1974, Israel endured the Ma’alot Massacre in which “Palestinian” terrorists took 115 people hostage at Netiv Meir Elementary School.  Twenty-two children and three others were killed and 68 injured.  Israel now requires schools with 100 or more students to have a guard posted. The civilian police force handles the entire security system of all schools from kindergarten through college.  The Ministry of Education funds shelters and fences, reinforces school buses, and hires and trains guards.

Guards don’t just stand around.  They check everyone entering, and engage threats.

And yeah, they’ve got guns.The lawful purposes for carrying guns are very clear: protect school personnel and students, create a sense of security, deter the ill-intentioned, and provide self-defense.

I wrote earlier today that the easiest method by which to stop a killer is to put someone equally ready to kill in defense in front of him or her. Some school districts have already begun to do this, and there are workshops out there that promote the training of teachers and staff in firearm use, and the correct tactics to use in defense of the school and its students.

But Israel takes it one step further. They also train their students. Instead of just hiding, or freezing in times of danger, students are taught proactive ways to make the gunman’s job more difficult. This includes using things found in the classroom to form a barricade around the door, taking opportune moments to get somewhere safe while the shooter can’t fire due to reloading or weapon malfunctions.

At this time, many schools have fire drills despite the fact that serious, life threatening fires are very uncommon thing to see, yet despite the rise in school shootings, there is no plan in place on how to deal with one should one start.

As Meyers says, helpless is the current state of our school systems in the face of a violent shooter:

Because right now, America is the deer-in-headlights.  Gun control debates are a distraction and impractical, and criminals ignore laws anyway. Crazy people are obviously not being dealt with properly – students at Parkland even predicted this would happen.

Gun control debates are indeed impractical, as there is no further law we can pass that would prevent shootings like this, and due to guns being ingrained into our very culture, ridding the country of guns is nigh impossible.

The solution to limiting the destruction that occurs during school shootings, if not stopping it completely, is armed guards and student training. It’s worked for a nation with enemies living literally right next door, and it’ll work for the United States.

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Ted Cruz Clowns CNN for Calling Him “Afraid” to Appear on the Network

CNN seems to believe it’s entitled to interviews and exclusives. It even seems to think it has rights us peasants don’t when it comes to distribution of news.

So when CNN doesn’t get what it wants, it throws something akin to a cable news hissy-fit and starts publicly bashing the person or people who denied its desire. In this case, they wanted interviews with Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Sen. Maro Rubio (R-Florida) and Florida Governor Rick Scott following the Parkland shooting, and were denied or ignored. Unable to hear the word “no,” CNN then made a graphic with pictures of the three men and plastered above them “what are they afraid of?”

Ted Cruz was the first to dismiss CNN’s ridiculous accusations that he was afraid of appearing on CNN with one simple tweet.

“Gosh,” tweeted Cruz, “I seem to recall doing not 1, not 2, but THREE town hall debates w/[Bernie Sanders] on [CNN] Each 90 min long. You can accuse me of many things, but being afraid of CNN is not one of them….”

Cruz appears on CNN quite a bit, and to discuss a wide range of topics. He’s definitely not afraid of CNN, and that includes the subject of guns and gun control. Perhaps the reason Republicans aren’t all that interested in talking to CNN is because it’s become more of an advocacy network (Jim Acosta being a perfect example) instead of a news organization.

Their recent tweet discussing Florida gun laws is a great example.

For one, reporting that there are no laws against conceal carrying a long gun is a ridiculous statement to make. Try conceal carrying a shotgun or rifle, and you’ll find that you look not only very silly but very obvious. This is trying to sound scary more than it is factual. Furthermore, buying as many guns as you want is a standard practice across many states, and so rarely is that ever a problem that nobody sees the point in marking it for change. Again, this is to sound scary more than it is to report facts.

With the network seemingly more concerned with promoting an agenda than reporting the news, it’s no wonder some politicians on the right don’t give it any mind. They aren’t afraid, they just have better things to do.

Besides, if we learned anything from the story of the scorpion and the frog, it’s that despite any kindness Republicans might show, CNN will still attempt to poison them anyway.

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Watch: A Highly Displeased Mike Pence Responds to Joy Behar Calling Christianity a Mental Illness

Vice-President Mike Pence became pretty serious when the topic switched to Joy Behar bashing him on The View. But Pence made it clear that he wasn’t angry with Behar attacking him personally, he was upset that she had essentially attacked the central part of many people’s lives in order to get to him.

It all started when ex-Trump staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman ranted about Pence on reality television, saying that if they thought Trump was bad, then Pence would be worse. Omarosa described Pence as a religious nut and mentioned that he believes God actually talks to him. For some reason, the ladies of The View thought this was a pertinent thing with which to jump on the Pence bash-wagon, and Behar especially decided to turn the crazy up to 11.

“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness if I’m not correct. Hearing voices,” said Behar.

During Pence’s Q&A with Axios co-founder Mike Allen, Allen asked the VP if he had watched The View’s attack on him and Christianity. Pence said he had.

“Look, criticism comes with this job,” Pence noted. “I heard that ABC has a program that compared my Christianity to mental illness. And I’d like to laugh about it but I really can’t.”

Pence seemed visibly perturbed, but was holding it back.

“Tens of millions of Americans today will have ash on their foreheads to mark the beginning of Lent,” Pence said. “To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong.”

“It’s an insult, not to me, but to the vast majority of American people who, like me, cherish their faith,” he asserted. “It demonstrates how out of touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people.”

Pence finished by stating that it’s wrong for ABC to air such religious intolerance.

While ABC is free and clear to do whatever they want with their own private network, the people are free and clear to look at Behar as the intolerant person Pence described.

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Watch: Terrifying Footage of Screams and Gunshots From Parkland School Shooting Taken From Student’s Cell Phone

The High School shooting in Parkland, Florida has left at least 20 injured and reportedly one dead.

As information still filters in to give us a clearer picture as to what happened, at least one bit of footage has supposedly been released that shows what it was like inside the classroom as the bullets were being fired into the room.

Within the video, students are seen taking cover on the floor before loud gunshots are heard being fired off to the screams of the students. The footage then shows a picture of bullet holes littering the screen of a nearby computer.

It should be noted that this footage has not been completely confirmed as legitimate footage from the Parkland shooting, but searching for it on the internet has turned up nothing indicating otherwise, and it appears to make it likely that it is.

The video contains strong language.

It’s one thing to read about a shooting from the safety of your own home. It’s another to experience the helplessness and terror first hand.

Our prayers go out to these students and their families.

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Pence: I Purposely Ignored Kim Jong Un’s Little Sister to Send a Message

Vice-President Mike Pence sat down for an interview on Wednesday with Axios in order to discuss various things, one of which was the cold shoulder he gave to Kim Yo Jong, the little sister of brutal North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Pence famously pretended during the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony that Kim wasn’t even there as leaders sat down around each other. The move was lauded by many as the right thing to do, and lambasted by others as an undiplomatic move.

Pence clarified his actions during a round of Q&A with Axios co-founder Mike Allen, Pence said he “didn’t avoid the dictator’s sister, but I did ignore her.”

The reason he did so is to send the message that America knows who they’re dealing with.

Indeed, the North Korean regime is responsible for some of the worst atrocities committed upon mankind in the modern era. Disease, parasites, and starvation run rampant. In fact, the starvation is so horrible that the military has been ordered by the government to take food from regular citizens, and even the nuclear tests currently conducted in agitation of the U.S. has nuclear fallout currently harming its citizens.

I could go on with examples of labor camps filled with undeserving people, and the torture they endure there, or the rampant rape of female soldiers in the military, but you get the idea.

Kim Yo Jong herself, whom the media is lovingly calling the “Ivanka Trump of North Korea” is part of the propaganda arm of the North Korean government, making her a cog in the wheel of one of the most inhumane regimes the world has ever seen.

Pence’s decision to not exchange niceties with Kim was an appreciable move. The U.S. should make a practice out of not glad-handing evil.

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Elizabeth Warren Makes Surprise Visit to Native American Summit With Most Un-Self-Aware Speech Ever

There were a lot of politicians and important guests at the American Indians Tribal National Policy Summit, but noticeably absent was the only sitting senator who claims to have Native American blood flowing through her veins. However, this has now all changed, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (aka Fauxcahontas) decided to make a surprise appearance, where she gave a very un-self-aware and insulting speech to the Native Americans.

During Warren’s address to the Native American’s gathered there, the Democratic senator once again reasserted that she was Native American herself, despite the fact that there is no documentation or proof that she is, that Trump is disrespectful to Native Americans because Trump, and that corporations are bad.

Warren started by started by telling the story of Pocahontas, which has been largely made into a fairy tale by the culture at large, and finishing the tale with one of the most un-self-aware statements of 2018 so far.

“Indigenous people have been telling the story of Pocahontas — the real Pocahontas — for four centuries. A story of heroism. And bravery. And pain. And, for almost as long, her story has been taken away by powerful people who twisted it to serve their own purposes,” said Warren without a hint of irony.

Interestingly enough, Pocahontas’ actual descendant is a Trump voter. Just thought I’d throw that tidbit of information in there.

Warren then went into how Trump disrespects Native Americans by disrespecting her.

Our country’s disrespect of Native people didn’t start with President Trump. It started long before President Washington ever took office.

But now we have a president who can’t make it through a ceremony honoring Native American war heroes without reducing Native history, Native culture, Native people to the butt of a joke.

The joke, I guess, is supposed to be on me.

Warren admitted that you won’t find her name or her family’s on any tribal records, but trust her, she’s totally a Native American.

I get why some people think there’s hay to be made here. You won’t find my family members on any rolls, and I’m not enrolled in a tribe.

And I want to make something clear. I respect that distinction. I understand that tribal membership is determined by tribes — and only by tribes. I never used my family tree to get a break or get ahead. I never used it to advance my career.

I count three lies in that last paragraph. Warren doesn’t at all respect the distinction. If she did she wouldn’t lie about it. Furthermore she has used her fake family tree to get a break and get ahead, and she’s definitely used it to advance her career. For one, she lied about her ancestry on a job app to land a position at Harvard. That’s two claims tossed into the lie pile.

As far as getting a break, she’s using the claim that she’s Native American to catch a break…in this very speech. She’s using her supposed ancestry as a shield from criticism stemming from Trump and other Republicans.

It should be noted that Warren is being honest about one point. There are no documents proving she’s tied to the Cherokee nation as she claims. Former Cherokee Nation Chief Chad Smith told The Boston Globe that Warren’s ancestry exists nowhere in their meticulous records. According to documentary evidence, Warren is lying, and members of the Cherokee nation have publicly asked her to stop claiming she one of them.

Nevertheless, Warren persists.

The not a Native American Democrat proceeded to give tired talking points on how Native Americans are mistreated by those racist Republicans in office, and how big corporations are hurting them, especially big oil.

If Warren really wanted to help the Native American people she claims to belong to, she’d advocate for more private ownership of that land by the residents of reservations, not less. Due to the fact that the land is owned by the federal government, no improvements can be made without a long, drawn out process that stymies economic growth, and keeps the Native American population living in the early 19th century. Of course, suggesting that the Natives actually own the land they live on is somehow racist, and detrimental to their lives.

This as many can’t get clean drinking water to literally save their lives.

So Warren is not only a liar, she’s actively promotes their detriment.


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