The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

We crunched the data on where journalists work and how fast it’s changing. The results should worry you.

How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell? News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the most sophisticated polling data and analysis to cover the presidential campaign. The overwhelming assumption was that the race was Hillary Clinton’s for the taking, and the real question wasn’t how sweeping her November victory would be, but how far out to sea her wave would send political parvenu Trump. Today, it’s Trump who occupies the White House and Clinton who’s drifting out to sea—an outcome that arrived not just as an embarrassment for the press but as an indictment. In some profound way, the election made clear, the national media just doesn’t get the nation it purportedly covers.

Read more by Jack Shafer and Tucker Doherty at politico.com

Clearing the Cobwebs

Lately, when I check the news, I feel like I’m fighting my way through a room full of cobwebs, like I’m boxing with phantoms; there are no clear, understandable positions on the left. They’re fighting, yes, but in that thrashing, flailing, windmill fashion that infuriated little boys are prone to. Liberals have no rational point to make, but they make it loudly, wearing ridiculous costumes, shouting obscenities and marching, marching, marching. They even marched for science! Who is against science? Is science something we vote for? An activist Muslim woman, who is in favor of Sharia law, organized the women’s march. What?! Are we to assume that the women’s movement is now in favor of female genital mutilation and honor killings?

I’m compelled to attempt to sort this out. I’ll grant that not all Democrats are this nutty, but they all need to face the fact that many of their fellow Dems are operating in such a deep sheep-dip of cognitive dissonance that they are a danger to themselves and to others. It’s not just that the liberals oppose conservatives; they appear oppose themselves. Perhaps it can help to lay out the contradictions in an orderly fashion.

The Top 10 Liberal Confusions

Read more by Deana Chadwell at americanthinker.com

Wauwatosa branch mtg on Wed April 26

at 6:30 PM at the Berkshire-Hathaway Office at 11225 W. Bluemound Rd., Wauwatosa.

“What Will It Take to Elect More Conservatives to Local Government?” James Moldenhauer, Wauwatosa Alderman, will speak on “The Challenges and Tribulations of Conservatives Serving in Local Government.” There will also be a general discussion of the meeting topic.

Karen Albers, Chair, Wauwatosa Republicans

Republican Women of Greater Milwaukee Coffee Klatch on Sat April 22

11:00am
at Perkins Restaurant (back room) Layton Avenue & Howell Avenue.

Kevin Nicholson, candidate for United States Senate in 2018. Kevin is the husband of one of our members, Jessie Nicholson.

We will also celebrate the first 100 days of the Trump Administration.

Bring a friend. RSVP are not required, but are helpful to assure we have enough tables and seats for everyone. To RSVP, please email rjmarso@yahoo.com

http://www.wifrw.org/greater-milwaukee.html

SRWC Luncheon on Thu April 20

TOPIC: Russian Relations and the Economy
AT: Wisconsin Club | 6200 West Good Hope Road, Milwaukeee 53223 (414-353-8800)
TIME: 11:30 A.M. Social/Sign-In | 12:00 P.M. Luncheon

Speaker: Yuri Maltsev, Professor

We are thrilled to welcome back Professor Yuri Maltsev. He earned degrees at Moscow State University and his Ph.D. in Labor Economics at the Institute of Labor Research in Moscow, Russia. Before defecting to the United States in 1989, he was a member of a senior Soviet economics team that worked on President Gorbachev’s reforms package of perestroika. Prior to joining Carthage, Prof. Maltsev was a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., a federal research agency. His work involved briefing members of Congress and senior officials at the executive branch on issues of national security and foreign economic assessment. He’s also appeared on numerous television and radio programs, authored five books, and lectured all over the world.

RSVP by Tues noon, April 16. MAIL CHECK to: Carol Boettcher, 7881 Kaehlers Mill Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012 (jaxdgg2g@yahoo.com) Questions/RSVP 262-375-6173 Make check payable to SRWC ($22/member & first -time guest; $27/guest). Donations gladly accepted to help us cover our costs.

http://www.srwcmilwaukee.com/