Grace & Steel Ep. 85 07/11/17

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TOPIC: This is CNN. We discuss the controversy surrounding Trump’s wrestling tweet targeting CNN and the network’s terrible response, as well as the wider war against the establishment media.

Show Notes:

Donald Trump Tweet, Jul. 2, 2017: #FraudNewsCNN #FNN

CNN Politics Tweet, Jul. 4, 2017: “EXCLUSIVE: CNN tracked down the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF. Now he’s apologizing.

Andrew Kaczynsk in CNN, Jul. 5, 2017: How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF

Ben Shapiro in the Daily Wire, Jul. 4, 2017: THUG JOURNALISM: CNN Threatens To Reveal Identity Of Reddit Man Who Made Trump-CNN Bodyslam Meme If He Disobeys Them Meme Wars – Daddy What Did You Do in the Meme Wars?

National Post, Jul. 5, 2017: Why are Albertans so mad? Everything you need to know about the federal equalization program

National Post, Jul. 7, 2017: How Rob Kardashian got into big trouble with Blac Chyna

Let’s Trash Talk, Nov. 24, 2014: Kim Kardashian Proves Sexism Is Alive and Well

Kevin Michael Grace Tweet, Jul. 5, 2017: “What chain of logic led @CNN, a $64B publicly-held corporation, to threaten to destroy a nobody if he didn’t apologize for mocking them?”

USA Today, Oct. 22, 2016: AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion

Amber Phillips in the Washington Mockingbird, Dec. 10. 2015: The surprising genius of Donald Trump’s Twitter account

Caitlin Johnstone in Medium, Jul. 6, 2017: Why CNN’s Downfall May Be The Most Significant Thing In The World Right Now

QUOTE: “…trickle-down media whore…”
My Posting Career Thread: The Press Is Burning

Infogalactic: CNN

Infogalactic: Robert Novak

Youtube, Nov. 3, 2011: The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite – 3/17/77 – pt. 1!

Variety, May 22, 2017: MSNBC Reaches No. 1 for First Time in Weekly Primetime Ratings, Fox News Drops to Third

QUOTE: “You couldn’t turn on CBS Evening News with Dan Rather — the worst of all of them — without getting your regular nightly homeless update.”
Paul Kengor in The American Spectator, Oct. 26, 2012: Obama’s Homeless

Washington Mockingbird, Aug. 18, 1982: Dan Rather Gets Call From ‘Upset’ Reagan

CNN, Aug. 8, 2015: Donald Trump’s ‘blood’ comment about Megyn Kelly draws outrage

Vox Populi, Jul. 7, 2017: SJWs always lie (TV edition)

Youtube, Jul. 8, 2017: Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn ROAST CNN!

Globe and Mail, Aug. 23, 2011: Jack Layton’s debatable ‘hashtag’ #fail

Time Toast: History of the Anti-Bullying Campaign

NOTE: This column starts with the dictionary definition of “bully”… I’m not kidding
Daily Kos, Jun. 3, 2017: Trump is a bully. But not for much longer.

Washington Mockingbird Editorial, May 31, 2016: Donald Trump, bully in chief

NBC News, Jul. 6, 2017: Here’s the Full Text of Donald Trump’s Speech in Poland

Peter Beinart in The Atlantic, Jul. 6, 2017: The Racial and Religious Paranoia of Trump’s Warsaw Speech

The Wrap via Yahoo News, Jul. 6, 2017: ‘Morning Joe’ Slams Trump’s Poland Speech Opening: ‘One of the Worst Ever’ (Video)

David Frum in The Atlantic, Jul. 7, 2017: The Falsehood at the Core of Trump’s Warsaw Speech

Anne Applebaum in the Washington Mockingbird, Jul. 6, 2017: Trump affirms the Polish government’s assault on democracy

Infogalactic: Radosław Sikorski

New York Times Sunday Book Review, Nov. 2, 2015: ‘Winter Is Coming,’ by Garry Kasparov

Infogalactic: Garry Kasparov Petition: Remove CNN’s airport monopoly and tax-payer funded broadcast.

NOTE: Tweet contains the Cecile Dehesdin Facebook post
Patriot Seth Rich Tweet, Jul. 5, 2017: “#CecileDehesdin you “job” is to report the fucking news. Not to force your SJW snowflake narrative onto us. GFY”

Red Pill Tweet, Jul. 6, 2017: “So @AlJazeera reporters on Faceberg saying @CNN & @BuzzFeed are declaring war on @infinitechan claiming /pol/ anons are funded by @POTUS”

Jack Prosobic Tweet, Jul. 5, 2017: “Did TimeWarner give the ISP of @HanAssholeSolo to their company CNN? Major major felony if so… #CNNBlackmail”

Julian Assange Tweet thread, Jul. 4, 2017: “CNN just committed a crime violating § 135.60 of the New York criminal code”coercion””

Russia Today, Mar. 11, 2017: 4Chan sleuths use ‘flight patterns’ to track down & capture Shia Labeouf’s anti-Trump flag

The Gateway Pundit, Jul. 5, 2017: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Threatened to Release Identity of Reddit User….Then Deleted Tweet! Board, /ggrevolt/ Jul. 5, 2017: CNN ANCHORS DOXXED Anonymous 07/05/2017

David Frum Tweet, Jul. 5, 2017: “My view: if you have something to say online, you should sign your name. If you won’t sign your name, you shouldn’t say it.”

Infogalactic: List of pseudonyms used in the American Constitutional debates

Infogalactic: David Frum

Huffington Post, May 14, 2013: Iraq War Cost U.S. More Than $2 Trillion, Could Grow to $6 Trillion, Says Watson Institute Study Barbara Frum–A Daughter’s Memoir by Linda Frum

CBC Radio As It Happens

Huffington Post, Danielle Crittenden Author Bio

Infogalactic: Peter Worthington

Infogalactic: Connie Chung

Adweek TVNewser Ratings

TV By The Numbers, May 22, 2015: AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ Finale Hits Series Highs in Viewers & Adults 25-54 in Live +3 Ratings

TV By The Numbers, Jun. 13, 2014: Nielsen’s Biggest TV Moments on Twitter Include ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale, The Grammys & ‘The Voice’

IBT via Yahoo News, Jul. 10, 2017: Trump’s CNN Feud Holding Up AT&T-Time Warner Merger

New York Times, Jan. 10, 2010: How the AOL-Time Warner Merger Went So Wrong

Bill Kristol Tweet, Jul. 6, 2017: “Trump’s speech in Warsaw was an appropriate, even eloquent, speech worthy of a president speaking for America. #CreditWhereCreditIsDue”

Zerohedge, Jul. 5, 2017: Bill Gates Urges End To Generosity, Fears African Refugees Will Decimate Europe

ABC News, Dec. 7, 2009: At Least 9 Women Linked to Tiger Woods in Alleged Affairs

Zimbio, Feb. 19, 2010: Tiger Woods Press Conference: ‘I Had Affairs, I Cheated’

NOTE: Tweet contains the graphic, credited to Hanassholesolo, showing Jews who work for CNN
DSA Ricky Vaughn Tweet, Jul. 9, 2017: “#DiversifyCNN”

Breitbart, Jul. 6, 2017: Linda Sarsour Calls for ‘Jihad’ Against Trump Administration

QUOTE: “In journalism, there is a clear line between public and private figures.”
German Lopez in, Jul. 5, 2017: CNN is being accused of blackmailing a pro-Trump Reddit user for posting things it didn’t like

Not Pax Dickenson Tweet, Jul. 1, 2017: “Expired: Republicans vs. Democrats Tired: Nationalists vs. Globalists Wired: Everyone vs. Journalists”

Canadian Press via CBC, Jun. 30, 2017: Interac takes e-Transfer service off-line temporarily to address technical issue

Canadian Press via CTV News, Jul. 2, 2017: Interac restores e-Transfer service

IT Business, Mar. 1, 2017: Canada still has a ways to go before it becomes cashless

NBC News, Apr. 17, 2017: United CEO: Doctor Being Dragged Off Plane Was ‘Watershed Moment’

Youtube, Jul. 6, 2017: CBC interview with Gavin McInnes – Canada Day

CanadaLand, Jul. 6, 2017: CBC Admits Botching Gavin McInnes Interview On Power & Politics

IMDb: The Right Stuff

IZQuotes: Samuel Johnson Quote: “Attack is the reaction; I never think I have hit hard unless it rebounds.”

Will Bunch in the Philadephia Inquirer, Sep. 27, 2009: William Safire, ‘nattering nabobs’ and the power of words

Wikiquote: Spiro Agnew “A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.”

New York Post, Jul. 1, 2017: Trump argues his tweetstorms are ‘MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL’

Added later:, Jul. 15, 2017: Production Notes for Ep. 85 of Grace & Steel

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