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  • THE GOLDWATER MYTH

    03/06/2009 4:35:47 PM PST · by yongin · 55 replies · 1,687+ views
    New Majority ^ | February 27, 2009 | David Frum
    It's CPAC weekend - the grand rallying of the conservative clan here in Washington. It's a season where conservatives from across the country meet to compare notes, share stories, and seek political consensus. The consensus forming this year however is an ominously dangerous one - ominously dangerous to conservatives themselves that is. Conservatives live in thrall to a historical myth, and this myth may soon cost us dearly. The myth is the myth of the Goldwater triumph of 1964. It goes approximately as follows: In 1964, after years of watered down politics, Republicans turned to a true conservative, Arizona Senator...
  • CNN's Brian Stelter silent after guest slams network for employing pro-Trump pundits (David Frum)

    01/06/2020 11:10:28 PM PST · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 6 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter remained mum on Sunday after a guest slammed his network for keeping commentators supportive of President Trump on its payroll. The Atlantic columnist David Frum appeared on Stelter's weekend program "Reliable Sources" and was asked about his previous claim that Trump got "favorable, flattering news coverage" from the media despite his performance, and his assertion that the media "should be more critical." Frum doubled down -- and even dragged Stelter's own network, suggest that CNN was running into problems because it was trying to be "fair."
  • With whistleblower ‘protection’ fake news, media does Trump another favor

    09/30/2019 11:28:38 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 30 2019 | Sohrab Ahmari
    Even on its own terms, the media’s Get Trump project has proved a monumental failure. If the blob of blue-checkmark Twitterati wanted to help President Trump portray the latest impeachment push as a partisan witch hunt, they couldn’t have done a better job than they are now. Consider the latest example: On Sunday, CBS’ venerable “60 Minutes” program reported on Twitter that “the government whistleblower who set off the impeachment inquiry of President Trump is under federal protection because they fear for their safety.” The explosive news seemed to vindicate his opponents’ darkest fantasies about the president: Of course Trump...
  • NYT Editorial Writer So Lame on Immigration, Even Trump-Trashing David Frum Objected!

    06/25/2019 6:00:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How does a liberal know that her open-borders arguments are a bust? When even David Frum — David Frum! — has to step in. On the Monday edition Ari Melber's MSNBC show The Beat, New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay made a two-pronged argument in favor of allowing countless Central Americans to enter the US: One, violence is rampant in those countries; and two, in any case, people should be admitted who are fleeing "domestic violence."Frum eviscerated both arguments. First, he pointed out that — contrary to Gay's claim of unchecked violence — the homicide rate in Central...
  • Trump’s Cover-Up Accelerates

    05/23/2019 10:09:59 PM PDT · by Reverend Wright · 83 replies
    Atlantic Magazine ^ | May 23, 2019 | David Frum
    Trump directed his attorney general to declassify documents in an effort to depict Donald Trump’s campaign as a victim of improper surveillance in 2016. Trump tweeted that the attorney general “requested” these powers. That may even be true. But Trump has been demanding such an investigation of U.S. intelligence agencies since long before Barr got the top law-enforcement job. Barr is compliant and complicit, but the idea is all Trump’s. The declassification process will be selective, of course, in service to a predetermined narrative. ... Who will trust or credit in any way the integrity of a Barr-led investigation? The...
  • Dear David Frum: U.S. Population Growth Is Not A Problem, It’s A Solution

    03/13/2019 11:22:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/13/2019 | Lyman Stone
    In the April print edition of The Atlantic, David Frum has an article about immigration. His basic take is simple: because progressives have gone crazy and stopped exercising responsible management of immigration, fascists (his word, not mine) have taken over.The solution, Frum suggests, is to cut immigration by even more than the Trump administration suggests. We can reasonably debate the correct amount of immigration. Americans are about evenly divided between people who want more, less, or about current levels of immigration, so I wonÂ’t try to solve that debate here. ItÂ’s far from clear how Frum thinks his argument...
  • Subpoena the Interpreter

    01/14/2019 8:32:03 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 01/14/19 | David Frum
    Now Congress faces a very hard question: Subpoena President Donald Trump’s translator, or not? On Saturday, The Washington Post’s Greg Miller reported new details of the extreme things done by Trump to conceal his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin from even the senior-most members of Trump’s own administration. Trump even reportedly seized the interpreter’s notes after one of his meetings, the Trump-Putin sit-down at the Hamburg G20 meeting in July 2017. Even more disturbingly, Trump and Putin met privately a second time at Hamburg—with no American present. In an act of astonishing recklessness, Trump relied entirely on the Russian...
  • Dan Bongino: While I was at a charity event this evening in Naples

    12/29/2018 11:25:38 PM PST · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    Dan Bongino Twitter ^ | December 29, 2018 | Dan Bongino
    While I was at a charity event this evening in Naples, FL to support children who lost their parents in combat, this absolute piece of garbage, and keyboard warrior, was busy tweeting away about MY character, & the character of OUR President. Hard pass on opinions from this loser https://t.co/EMhJUlmWCm— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) December 30, 2018 --- If you're president of the United States and you need a character witness... shouldn't you be able to draw on a Nelson Mandela/Mother Teresa/Elie Wiesel-type character? I mean, if @JesseBWatters & @dbongino are the people stepping up for you ... yikes.— David...
  • Trump takes heat over scrapped trip to cemetery in France

    11/10/2018 8:19:06 PM PST · by Simon Green · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/18 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    The White House and President Trump took some heat on Saturday after it was announced that he would not make a previously scheduled visit to a cemetery in France for Americans killed in World War I due to inclement weather. Trump arrived in France on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, along with first lady Melania Trump. They'd planned to visit Ainse-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France. The president was expected to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence. The first couple was supposed to travel to the site via helicopter,...
  • The Caravan Is a Challenge to the Integrity of U.S. Borders

    10/23/2018 10:54:51 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 23, 2018 | David Frum
    If Trump’s opponents stand opposed to policing America’s boundaries, they will not help immigrants—they will only lose votes. DAVID FRUM 10:32 AM ET [Cut] For Trump’s opponents, the caravan represents a trap. Has Trump’s radical nativism so counter-radicalized them that they have internalized the caravan message against any border enforcement at all? If yes, they will not help immigrants. They will only marginalize themselves—and American politics will follow the European path in which anti-immigration parties of the extreme right cannibalize the political center. If liberals insist that only fascists will defend borders, then voters will hire fascists to do the...
  • David Frum: Trump Is Our ‘Punishment’ for Terrible Citizens Not Liking the News

    06/10/2018 8:04:56 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 60 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 6/10/2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Trump Derangement Syndrome is a very real affliction that plagues many in the liberal media and many in the anti-Trump crowd. During an appearance on CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday, David Frum, a faux Republican and editor for the left-leaning Atlantic, showed off how advanced his TDS was when he decried President Trump ahead of the historic North Korea summit as a cruel “punishment” against the American people for being irresponsible and hating the news media. CNN host Brian Stelter originally asked Frum to comment on President Trump’s criticism of CNN while at the press conference at the G7 summit...
  • Exclusive – Melania Trump Spox: David Frum ‘Disgusting’ for Insinuating Domestic Abuse

    06/04/2018 4:08:35 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jun 2018 | Michelle Moons
    Exclusive – Melania Trump Spox: David Frum ‘Disgusting’ for Insinuating Domestic Abuse in White House(FULL TITLE) First Lady Melania Trump’s Communications Director Stephanie Grisham condemned a “disgusting” Monday tweet from Atlantic Senior Editor David Frum containing a hypothetical situation with President Donald Trump hitting his wife. Frum went after President Trump, his personal attorney Jay Sekulow, and now former Trump attorney John Dowd in a tweet that asked whether Trump would be obstructing justice if he punched the First Lady and ordered the Secret Service to cover up the assault. “Suppose President Trump punched the First Lady in the White...
  • Rolling Stone Writer Speculates Melania Trump Being Abused by Her Husband

    06/04/2018 3:48:18 PM PDT · by detective · 48 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 4, 2018 | David Rutz
    A Rolling Stone writer speculated on Twitter that First Lady Melania Trump could be the victim of spousal abuse by President Donald Trump, hence her recent public absence. Melania Trump has not made a public appearance since a five-day hospital stay in mid-May following surgery for a kidney condition. She will not travel with the president for the G7 summit in Quebec this week, and there are also no plans for her to join him in Singapore for his June 12 meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Her last appearance in an official capacity was on May 10,...
  • Never Trumper David Frum Worries About Anti-Trump Looniness

    02/14/2018 3:05:45 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 14, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    The anti-Trump opposition to President Donald Trump has gotten so loony that even Never Trumper David Frum is now worried that their crazed rantings will undermine the case against Trump. The senior editor of The Atlantic expressed his concerns in that periodical today with The Anti-Trump Recoil Goes Too Far:
  • CNN Busted Reporting Fake News on WikiLeaks Email

    12/11/2017 1:25:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December11, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, I want to go back to Friday on this program, because the CNN story is that we were talking about for much of the last two hours of the program, we didn’t learn the full scope of what had happened until after the program was over. So let’s go back and let us relive that moment on Friday when we learned that CNN was reporting that the Trump administration had been offered WikiLeaks data about 10 days before it was posted on WikiLeaks. CNN claimed to have an exclusive, and they reported it breathlessly, and...
  • Bizarroland: David Frum Says "Mistakes...Are Why People Should Trust Media"

    12/10/2017 3:55:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    David Frum, former President George W. Bush speechwriter, appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter today to discuss media in the age of Trump.The current Atlantic senior editor started off his monologue by making the following claim.  “The mistakes are precisely the reason people should trust the media. Astronomers make mistakes all the time because science is a process of discovery of truth. Astrologers never make mistakes or at least they never own up to them because what they are offering is a closed system of ideology and propaganda," Frum told Stelter.  On the surface, this sounds accurate. Astronomers...
  • Hah! Democrat and Liberal Media’s Latest Motto: We Lost But We’re Really Winning

    12/10/2017 9:03:34 AM PST · by davikkm · 16 replies
    Democrats and the liberal media have already conceded Alabama to Judge Roy Moore. After hurling every smear and vicious attack EVER at the Alabama Judge they see they are still going to lose. Alabama voters DON’T TRUST DEMOCRATS OR THEIR LIBERAL MEDIA! Why should they? When was the last time the Washington Post or ANY liberal media outlet published a positive piece on Alabama? 30 years ago? 50 years ago? Judge Roy Moore pulled ahead of his very liberal opponent Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate special election. Moore now leads Jones 49-45 in the Real Clear Politics averages.
  • David Frum: Media Mistakes Result of "Overzealous" Attempt by Press to be "Fair" to Trump

    12/10/2017 9:24:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Does anyone believe that the fake ABC and CNN hit pieces on Trump were the result of overzealous fairness? If it weren’t so outrageous, this would be funny . . . On Brian Stelter’s CNN show this morning, during a discussion of the spate of MSM misreporting of stories in a way unfavorable to President Trump, guest David Frum actually said: “The worst mistakes that press organizations have made in the coverage of Trump has precisely occurred in their effort, their overzealous effort, to be fair to the President.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • MSNBC Republican: 'You're a Bad Parent If You Have a Gun in the House'

    10/04/2017 12:42:19 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 94 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 10/04/2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, frequent MSNBC Republican guest David Frum lamented over the trend towards loosening gun laws -- even after high-profile mass shootings -- and then predicted that it would be necessary to convince gun owners that "you're a bad parent if you have a gun in the house" to get the public to support more gun restrictions. After Frum had spent time lamenting that since the Newtown school shootings in 2012, there have been a loosening of gun laws in many states, host O'Donnell followed up by suggesting that most Americans agree with a...
  • Who Is David Frum?

    05/06/2017 9:57:53 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 32 replies
    Right Wing Conservative News Blog ^ | May 6, 2017 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    ...Now I know a little about who Mr. david Frum reportedly is. But does he know who I am? Does he know who you are? I’m a member of the NRA. But you don’t have to be a member of the NRA to believe in truth, justice, and the American way. You only have to live it and be it. You can even feel it too, if you like. But, it seems some don’t understand that the Kraken has awakened. That the Genie is loose. That the Sleeper is now aware of what has been done to America. What has...