Posted in Fox News, Howard Kurtz, Kat Timpf

Howard Kurtz: ‘Horribly unfair’ for media to blame Trump for mass shootings | Fox News

https://www.foxnews.com/media/mass-shootings-el-paso-dayton-trump-media

Since the latest mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, right-wing media commentators have been falling over themselves to deflect any responsibility for the tragedies, away from the president.

On Sunday night’s Media Buzz, host Howard Kurtz decried the media’s reaction to the shootings, saying that it was unfair to place the blame on president Trump.

We just heard Beto O’Rourke saying on CNN that president Trump actually encouraged this sort of thing, with what he said after Charlottesville. And I knew this was coming. It’s the pattern after every shooting. Often it’s about gun control.

“I understand that the president’s actions and verbiage are going to be a part of this debate – but to suggest that he’s responsible, that he’s encouraging, that he’s condoning the actions of a crazed gunman, seems to me to be horribly unfair on the media’s part. Politicians can do it, they’re running for office. But should the media tolerate this?”

Has the media gone a little over the top in their accusations that Trump is to blame? Yes, and no. Yes, he shares a responsibility through the divisive language he has used, especially in regard to immigration. Is he directly responsible? Certainly not. He didn’t pick up a gun himself and pull the trigger. But his language when speaking of illegal immigrants, referring to them as criminals, and rapists, and referring to them as an invading horde that must be stopped, certainly play a partial role.

Conservative panelist Katherine Timpf claims to disagree with the language used by the president regarding immigration, but also believes it’s unfair of the media to blame him.

“Unfair is the word that I would use here,” she said, “and I say this as someone who has had problems with some of the things Trump has said about immigration in the past. I certainly do not agree with Trump on immigration.”

At a recent rally Trump asked, “How do you stop these people?” To which, someone in the audience shouted, “You shoot them!” “Only in the pan handle can you get away with that!” Trump replied.

Do conservatives like Timpf and Kurtz – whom are both considered to be intelligent – actually believe that some unhinged person was not going to hear that and not act on it? Apparently so. Conservatives who support Trump don’t seem to understand this, and obviously don’t care to.

Timpf continued: “However, I’ve seen a few columns. There’s one in the Intercept basically saying the same thing Beto is saying, that Trump is responsible for this, and that’s just insane. Obviously Trump doesn’t want to see all these people murdered. Nobody wants to see something like this. They’re crazed lunatics. And if this manifesto does turn out to be from this shooter then yes, I would definitely call it domestic terrorism, and white supremacist, anti- immigrant terrorism… but to blame president Trump, that’s just – illogical, in addition to being unfair.”

Kurtz brought up the ridiculous notion that the same level of blame could be assigned to Barack Obama concerning his rhetoric against law enforcement officers after their deaths, which he added would be wrong.

“The president has already issued a statement calling this a hateful act, and a cowardly act. At the same time I feel a sense of deja vu. During the Obama administration sometimes when police officers were killed, certain conservative commentators would go on air and say ‘Obama has blood on his hands because of his anti-law enforcement policies. Well, he did not and president Trump did not.

“It’s fair to challenge his rhetoric and handling of the immigration Issue. But to suggest that he would in any way be condoning the shooting of so many innocent people is something the media needs to be really careful about.”

Whether Kurtz is aware of it or not, he’s wrong. The same level of responsibility could not be assigned to Obama. Obama had no anti-law enforcement policies. He never engaged in anti-police rhetoric; he never stated that he hated the police, or even spoke negatively of law enforcement, despite what conservatives claimed.

He never engaged in divisive language when criticizing his political opponents. He never told his Republican counterparts – especially those of color – to go back to Africa. He never publicly referred to Republican run cities as ‘rat-infested,’ or crime ridden. He never accused Republicans who criticized his policies of being un-American. He never accused his political opponents of having sympathies to terrorist organizations.

Ironically, it was Obama who Republicans told to go back to Africa, who they accused of being un-American, of having terrorist sympathies.

Timpf brought up the media’s double standard concerning the Steve Scalise shooting.

Remember the shooting at the congressional baseball game? That guy was a Bernie supporter and nobody brought that up.”

Whether Timpf was aware of it or not, she was also wrong. It was mentioned in the media.They just never assigned blame to Bernie Sanders because he never engaged in violent rhetoric leading up to the shooting. But there were many in right-wing media who very willing to tie him to Sanders. Several of them were Fox News commentators. Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Eric Bolling, not only blamed Bernie Sanders for inspiring Hodgkinson, but the entire left.

Since the shootings occurred, the president and some of his supporters in media have been engaging in what about isms. “What about the shootings under Obama?” They have been asking. Nobody blamed him.”

As I have previously mentioned, he was blamed not only for the rash of police deaths, but also for the rash of Islamic terror attacks at home and abroad, because he wouldn’t use the politically correct term when denouncing those attacks.

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Posted in Fox News, gun violence, Laura Ingraham

Ingraham calls out Dems for their reaction to mass shootings, calls for ‘healing’ | Fox News

https://www.foxnews.com/media/ingraham-calls-out-dems-for-their-reaction-to-mass-shootings-calls-for-healing

Where was the call for unity when police officers were shot and killed several years ago in Dallas, New York, and Louisiana? Was Laura Ingraham , or anyone else on Fox News – or right-wing media, for that matter – calling for both parties to come together in unity? I don’t recall any pleas for unity from conservatives when these types of events occurred when Obama was president. They were too busy playing the Obama blame game. It was always Obama’s fault, it was the fault of the Democrats, the fault of the liberals, the progressives, the liberal media, and Black Lives Matter.

Everyone and everything was to blame, but guns, and the fact that anyone in America, regardless of their mental health, can get easy access to an assault weapon.

Right-wing media was deep in their partisan bubble, repeating their laughable narrative that Obama was stoking a war on cops with “anti police sentiment” or “rhetoric,” that this alleged rhetoric was somehow partly responsible for “contributing to violence against police officers.” Glenn Beck, employed by Fox News in 2009 during the arrest of a black Harvard law professor, accused the former president of being a racist for his criticism of a white police officer in his decision to arrest Dr. Gates. That was when this long record of alleged anti- cop sentiment/rhetoric supposedly began. From that point on, the rush to blame Obama became the norm when there was a shooting during his tenure in the White House.

Of course, anyone who actually did any research into this narrative, knew it was nothing more than propaganda. All one had to do was read the transcripts of the comments and the speeches he made after each of these shooting events to realize it was a lie, a lie that was part of the right-wing agenda to smear him as unamerican. In each of these addresses, he had nothing but praise for law enforcement. But right-wing pundits frequently gave him the middle finger by pretending the opposite was true, and they were all too eager to get on Fox News and other right-wing news outlets, and make fools of themselves by repeating this bogus narrative over and over again , driving it home to their viewers, who in turn spread the bogus “Obama hates police” narrative all over social media.

“How sad that for Democrats the weekend shootings are not national tragedies to be addressed in unity, ” Ingraham said Monday. “But the final epilogue of a play they opened four years ago.

Why are we picking through the words of evil lunatics trying to connect the dots and figure it all out? Whether Inspired on the right or the left, they’re nuts. Period. What the country needs now is healing and unity.”

When police officers were shot and killed in Dallas during a Black Lives Matter march, right-wing media, Fox hosts and contributors, were not too concerned about healing and unity. When two police officers in New York were ambushed and killed by a black shooter, they were not too concerned about whether he was mentally ill or not. In both cases they were certain Obama, and Black Lives Matter were to blame, and that they both had it in for law enforcement. They were “picking through the words” of a president who they claimed had a record of “anti-police sentiment.” They were calling for the heads of Barack Obama, Bill De Blasio, and Black Lives Matter. Rudy Giuliani was touring the right-wing echo chamber repeating his embarrassing, and completely bogus “Obama hates cops” narrative, for which all the fact-checkers ripped him a new pie hole.

We’ve had four months of propaganda, starting with the president that everyone should hate the police, ” he said on Fox News.

Conservatives were not pleading for unity after these events. Nor did they care about facts. Their only concern was to politicize and assign blame, and the Barack Obama was always the chief source of that blame.

Lisa Boothe of the Washington Examiner tweeted:

“Sick to my stomach to see news of the Dallas police shooting. I wish @POTUS would seek to unite the country rather than further divide it.”

Is Lisa Boothe sick to her stomach too see that Trump is dividing the country with his anti-immigrant rhetoric? No, she’s not. Like most conservatives, she has no principles when it comes to truth and honesty, and is more than willing to place the blame at the feet of Obama and Democrats when someone is killed, but daddy Trump is not to be criticized.

John Nolte of Breitbart News tweeted:

“Racist terrorists in #Black Lives Matter know that Obama is winking at them.”

“Obama condemning what he inspired and stoked!”

David Horowitz:

Time to hold Obama accountable. This Baton Rouge blood is on his hands for inviting racist cop haters to the WH.

Joe Walsh ( former congressman ):

Cops are being killed in America because of the ugly lie by Obama and BLM that cops are racist and gunning down black men. That’s a lie!”

“This is now war! Watch out Obama! Watch out BLM punks! Real America Is coming after you!”

At no time did Obama ever incite violence against these police officers, nor did he ever call them racist. Ironically, it was Joe Walsh and other conservatives on social media who were inciting violence against a sitting president.

Congressman Steve King:

Dallas police shooting has roots in anti-white/cop events illuminated by Obama. Officer Crowley. There were others.”

After Obama came out with his statement criticizing a Cambridge, Mass police officer for arresting a black Harvard law professor on his own property, racists like Steve King lost their minds, and accused him of being prejudiced against white people, for which he was forced to hold a ridiculous “beer summit” to try and appease the snowflakes.

Keith Ablow, Former Fox News contributor and disgraced psychiatrist, on Fox News, accusing Obama of stoking racism, as he’s on a network where many of its commentators routinely stoke racial discord:

“Who takes a phone call from a president? Instead of saying, ‘I’m sorry, aren’t you the guy that started this? This is the president that inflamed racial discord in this country and put a target on the backs of American police officers.”

These comments highlight the willingness of conservatives to lie to advance the agenda of a party that portrayed a president as anything but unifying in times of tragedy.

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Mark Levin: ‘Have you ever seen a dumber media in your life?’ | Fox News

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mark-levin-have-you-ever-seen-a-dumber-media-in-your-life

Fox News has a host of so called journalists and commentators who routinely suck up to the president. Among them, Sean Hannity, Jeanine Pirro, and Mark Levin. These three are the absolute worst when it comes to defending the president. Each of them perfectly define the term sycophant. Nothing the president does or says can embarrass them, or make them question his mental stability.

Sean Hannity has always been an embarrassing partisan suck up to all things Republican, as has Jeanine Pirro, who is also a friend of the president, and who’s nose has been permanently clued to his rear end since his campaign.

Mark Levin, however, started as a never-Trumper, but has since become just as much of an embarrassing Trump boot licker as Hannity and Pirro.

Last month, Levin appeared on Hannity to complain about the biased media’s unfair criticism of America’s greatest president, regarding his reaction to receiving foreign intelligence on a political opponent.

Have you ever seen a dumber media in your life?” he asked Hannity. “I mean, truly a dumber media?”

As long as he’s asking, I’ll be happy to give him my answer. As crappy as corporate media is, I have seen a dumber media in my life. It’s Fox News and most of the so-called honest media on the right, especially the Trump state run media, owned and operated by Sinclair Broadcasting. When the black guy was in the White House, Fox News continued to run stories on Benghazi, and the so-called IRS scandals, neither of them real scandals , but made up controversies because they didn’t like Obama. Does Levin consider that dumb, even though the many investigative reports disproved their narrative? No, of course not. They ignored them. Levin is not interested in truth and honesty. He’s more interested in pushing his own agenda, that the FBI and the DOJ are engaged in treason for having dared investigate Trump, and anyone who went along with it, be they Democrats, liberals, or Republicans, are also traitors. This is the clown who claimed back in 2013 that the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated the White House. “The Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated our government! It’s called Barack Obama! He’s not a former member, he’s a sympathizer. There, I said it! Prove me wrong!” He always screams, there, I said it, after saying something stupid, , which is ironic, since he loves to go after other mainstream news outlets for being dishonest and ridiculous. Lately he’s been calling for an investigation into his totally fabricated claim that big, bad Obama had spied on poor Donnie Trump.

From there he went into a what about the Democrats spiel, and to smearing Bernie Sanders as a Marxist, saying that he stole his ideas from Joseph Stalin’s playbook, because Mark Levin wouldn’t be Mark Levin without calling people who’s policies he disagrees with, Marxists. That’s Mark Levin in a nutshell: instead of reasonably disagreeing with your opponent on policy, call them a Marxist. And that’s what makes him such a buffoon. He has a BA in political science, but refuses to debate his political opponents on policy, and always resorts to smearing them as either communists or Marxists.

When Obama was president, Levin, who is totally not racist, criticized him for everything he said and did. Some of his criticisms were racial. According to Media Matters Levin called former president Barack Obama a low-life racist for daring to use the N word in context after the Charleston church shooting by Dylan Roof.

After the Las Vegas massacre, he linked to a report by a fake news site, according to Media Matters, and then had to delete it. He also linked to a report on Christine Blasey Ford without realizing it was the wrong Dr. Ford Media Matters. He started the unsubstantiated rumor that the Obama administration ordered a tap on the Trump Tower phones, and had said that Medicare For All would cause the deaths of senior citizens Media Matters.

Levin said it’s the mainstream liberal media that is out of touch, which is ironic. “You operate in a bubble in Washington, and in New York. You have no comprehension of what is going on in the country.”

If anyone in the media is out of touch ( and there are plenty who are ), Mark Levin is a perfect example of someone who is out of touch, and has no comprehension of what is going on. As an example of how out of touch Levin and conservative media are: a majority of Americans support a number of social policies, including Medicare for all. But Levin and others in conservative media slam them as Marxist policies that will bring economic ruin to the nation, and that’s nonsense.

As bad as the media is, Levin, and those like him, are even worse. They live in their own bubble, where everyone ( liberals, progressives ) who disagree with their view of America, is a socialist out to bring it down, and are out of touch even more so than the media they constantly complain about.

He ended his ridiculous rant about how it’s not the United States that has been itching for war, but Iran! It wasn’t Iran that backed out of the Iran Deal.

“The Iranians are looking for war and what do we hear from the code pink left in the media? That it’s John Bolton’s fault! That it’s the president’s fault! You’re pathetic. You’re a joke!”

Propagandists like Mark Levin parrot everything the president and this administration says as fact.

The fact is, Republicans have been itching to start a war with Iran ever since the Obama administration conceived the Iran Deal.

Mark Levin is pathetic. He’s a joke.

Posted in Mark Levin, satire/humor

Mark Levin Says Radical Left Wants To Eliminate I.C.E.- Ice Cream Enthusiasts – The Mark Levin Show

https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/liam-sigler/mark-levin-getting-rid-detention-centers-ice-insanity-radical-left

“So now they’re against ICE! You know what ICE is? I’ll tell you what it is, in case all the liberal pukes out there who can’t wait to call in to tell me how smart they are. Well, they’re wrong! It doesn’t mean what they think it means. I’ll tell you what it means. It stands for Ice Cream Enthusiasts. That’s right, all you liberal morons! Spell it out: Ice… Cream… Enthusiasts. It’s all the people in America who love ice cream. That’s right, ice cream. The radical left aren’t satisfied with eliminating detention centers. Now they want to ban ice cream and those who enjoy it. Ice cream for God sake! Can you believe it? What’s wrong with these people, these radical socialists, these communist Democrats?! It’s the insanity of the radical left I tell you! That’s what it is. They’re insane. They hate everything that America stands for: freedom, apple pie, the flag, the national anthem, the right to trash that flag hating, Nike shoe wearing little pansy, Colin Kaepernick, and the liberal media. Will they ban all of those next? The answer is a big, fat yes! I knew this day was coming ladies and gentlemen.

“There are two things we can do with these radical leftist Democrats who want to ban ice cream. We can round them all up and ship them off to Cuba, where they’ll be very happy living in a socialist economy, or we can ship them off to Venezuela where they can riot in the streets till their hearts are content. Nobody is touching my ice cream, God damn it! Hear that all you liberal morons? Hear that, Colin Kaepernick? There’s another idiotic cause you can kneel for, depriving Americans of their ice cream, because apparently it’s now as racist as these detention centers. Venezuela! Venezuela! Venezuela! That’s right, I said it! Tell me I’m wrong!”

When told by his producer that the radical left was actually proposing eliminating ICE,  Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Levin expressed relief and replied that he hadn’t eaten lunch yet, and that his mother had packed a pint of Chunky Monkey, his favorite.

 

Posted in Parkland teens

Conservative Review Hack: “David Hogg Is Being Abused By The Depraved Liberal Media!”

http://www.conservativereview.com/news/parkland-shooting-survivor-abused-media

He actually blamed the NEA, because if it had not been for them, Cruz never would have gotten his hands on a gun in the first place. Cry a river for the real victims in this tragedy, the NRA.

“The depraved national media has done a great disservice to David Hogg and to the American people.”

On February 14, 2018, Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida armed with a semi automatic rifle, killing seventeen and injuring many others.

In the after math of the massacre, the student survivors rallied to start a grass roots movement to petition for stricter gun laws – an assault weapons ban, a ban of high capacity magazines, and universal background checks – which included the formation of Never Again MSD, and the nation wide March For Our Lives rallies.

As a result, a number of states passed a number of minor gun control laws. Florida passed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.

The NRA and the pro gun media didn’t take kindly to traumatized teenagers who had survived a shooting in their school, saying enough is enough. Nor did they like the fact that these teenagers were intelligent enough to organize a protest movement virtually without help from adults. But what bothered them most of all – especially the NRA – was that these no nothing little brats didn’t kowtow to the absolute authority and greatness of the NRA. It absolutely stuck in their craw. Instead of bowing in subservience to the NRA like our cowardly politicians, our federal law makers ( the majority of them Republicans ) do on a daily basis, they gave the NRA the middle finger, because they understood they are corrupt, and bribe congress not to pass any gun control legislation.

It stuck in their craw that people were angry at the NRA, and rightly so, so they sent their mouth piece Dana Loesch to parrot their talking points and deflect blame for the tragedy onto sheriff Scott Israel, instead of looking at Americas lax gun laws. And after the town hall, Loesch appeared on Fox News to whine about how the town hall had been staged just to inflame emotions – despite the fact that emotions had already been inflamed by the shooting – to make her and the NRA look bad – she did a great job of that herself without help from anyone – and how she, the NRA, and law abiding gun owners were the real victims, a false talking point pro gun conservatives continuously trot out whenever the NRA receives any criticism for its extreme pro gun policies. Fox News, Breitbart, Newsmax, Right-Wing News, Redstate, Town Hall, World Net Daily, all heroically came to Loesch’s rescue, echoing her complaints about how unfairly she had been treated by the depraved, biased media. Give me a f**king break. Cry me a f**king river.

Which brings me to the linked article. He believes it was the depraved so called liberal media that was abusing David Hogg because they allowed him to speak untruths about the NRA and Dana Loesch, both of whom shall forever remain blameless:

The NRA is blameless. The blame lies solely with the shooter and law enforcement, from the federal level to sheriff Scott Israel’s department, to protect the children. But the students who point that out ( Kashuv ) only get airtime on Fox News, while the other cable networks promote Hogg as he continues to say things that are just plain wrong.

Like the fact that the NRA and our politicians share a responsibility in this tragedy? Yeah, that’s totally wrong. It’s really those god damned teenagers that want to confiscate everyone’s guns, and do away with the precious second amendment. That’s the problem they should have been focusing on, not the fact that seventeen people had just been murdered with a semi automatic.

Not only is the shooter to blame, but the local sheriff’s department, and the FBI. The only parties that are blameless, are the NRA, and our state and federal law makers. How convenient. The NRA buys politicians to do their bidding, which is to have a pro gun, anti gun control agenda, but they share no responsibility in this tragedy.

I’m surprised he didn’t find an excuse to blame Obama for the shooting, like they blamed him for every shooting when he was president.

Less than a week after the shooting, Florida law makers couldn’t bring themselves to a discussion of an assault weapons ban, much less pass one. Instead, they chose to condemn pornography as a public health hazard! That’s how f**ked up these a**holes and their priorities are, and it demonstrates their willingness to allow the NRA to lead them around by the genitals at the expense of the lives of others.

“News anchors do not correct him. They don’t challenge his untruths. The media has turned Hogg into a spectacle, parading his activist statements in prime time and giving him a platform to spread immature and unserious attacks against those who stand against gun control. The media is wielding his tongue as a sword and his suffering as a shield to advance its narrative and deflect criticism. In doing so, they are teaching him that his attacks are good and right and are encouraging him.”

Twenty children were slaughtered at Sandy Hook Elementary. Fifty eight at a concert in Las Vegas. Seventeen at Marjory Stoneman High School. If you’re someone who denies the reality of gun violence; if you’re someone who believes America has too many gun laws ( insanely weak laws by the way, that allow anyone to have a gun ); if you believe standing against gun control is a noble cause; if you’re someone who gets their f**king jollies off at smearing traumatized kids; if you’re more concerned about your feelings than those who were traumatized in a school shooting, then you’re part of problem, not the solution. You’re likely not interested in a solution. So, shut the fuck up, and sit the f**k down. Let the children speak, the children, in this case, who actually know what they’re talking about, have reasonable demands, most of them supported by a great majority of Americans, and are acting more mature than the Dana Loesch’s, SpongeTed Squishy Pants, and their gun loving groupies.

He’s upset that Hogg and the other student activists are speaking out about gun violence, and didn’t bend the knee to the almighty NRA; that gun control and those who advocate for it are bad people, while those who oppose it are noble heroes fighting a noble cause.

The great irony here is that he decries the alleged immaturity of Hogg’s criticisms as untruths. But he has nothing to say about the actual immaturity of the actual lies and attacks directed at them from conspiracy minded wack job conservatives, who were encouraged in their attacks from the likes of Alex Jones, The Gateway Pundit, World Net Daily, and from the mainstream right-wing media, like Fox News. How the students were co opted by left-wing socialists, funded by Soros, were gun grabbing Nazis, mushy brained and soulless, civil terrorists for criticizing the NRA, and wanting to murder law abiding gun owners , even as they themselves were threaten with death from unhinged gun extremists on social media.

To many pro gun nuts this kind of behavior is acceptable, is not depraved. Nor, it would seem, are death threats against kids who ask for gun control. In their minds, what is depraved, is wanting gun control, and criticizing the NRA, which, apparently is taboo.

Posted in Laura Ingraham, satire/humor

Laura Ingraham Suffers Breakdown Over Lamestream Media Criticism Of Melania Trump

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/12/14/laura-ingraham-media-bashing-melania-trump-michelle-obama-could-do-no-wrong

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Laura Ingraham , smug , punk a** b***h

Conservatives often say liberals are the real snowflakes , who melt over the slightest politically correct offense. But on last Thursdays Ingraham Angle , Laura Ingraham , went into full melt down mode over CNN’s criticism of First Lady Melania Trump’s interview with Sean Hannity. According to anonymous witnesses at Fox News , some of their commentators are the most sensitive snowflakes in mainstream media.

In an earlier interview with Sean Hannity , Melania Trump criticized comedians , politicians , journalists , and Hollywood elites for using her family name to advance themselves.

“Let’s face it , Sean ,” she said. “No other first lady has been bullied more than me , and no other president has been hated more than my husband.”

CNN and other media commentators referred to the comments as a ‘meltdown’ by the first lady.

“You could tell Laura Ingraham was offended by CNN’s criticism of Melania Trump ,” an anonymous female witness told the Journal.

“I’ve never liked Laura. To me , she’s nothing more than an elitist snob , and most of the men , with the exception of Shepard Smith , and possibly Juan Williams , are nothing more than male chauvanist , elitist pricks , like Tucker Carlson , always whining about elitist liberal pricks. How’s that for irony?

“Like a lot of conservatives , because Laura’s conservative , she believes she’s superior to most people , especially liberals , which I believe is the reason for that smug attitude , like she believes it’s beneath her dignity to talk to anyone else , and I always felt the urge to punch her in the face. I’m not normally a confrontational person , but when pushed , I can be quite a handful. I once had a run in with Laura on the set. I won’t go into so many details , but it had to do with a disagreement we had about a certain subject.

” ‘You think you’re right , don’t you , huh girly?’ she said with that hateful smug look. ‘Right , huh , girly? Right? Right? What’s the matter , girly? Cat got your tongue?’

“She was obviously trying to egg me into some sort of confrontation , or a fight , but I wasn’t taking the bait.

” ‘You keep telling yourself that , Missy. Someday you’ll realize you were full of s**t ,’ she said before walking away.

“I never wanted to punch her in the face more than I did at that moment.

“Laura can’t stand it when people disagree with her. She always has to be right. To be a member of the Laura Ingraham fan club , you have to worship Trump and the Republican party , and defend them at every opportunity , and hate Obama , Democrats , and liberals , and bash them whenever convenient. And if you fail to do either one , she considered you her sworn enemy.

“Speaking to her co host , Howard Kurtz , Laura said , ‘I have to agree with her , Howard. No other first lady , I believe , has endured so much hatred as Melania Trump. Not even Michelle Obama. I mean , it’s appalling to me that the mainstream liberal media won’t admit it. Fox News is the only one pointing this stuff out.’ 

“You keep telling yourself that , you smug a** b***h ,” I thought to myself.

“Kurtz agreed. ‘Because she’s a first lady , who for the first time in eight years , who looks like a woman , they mock her accent , her clothes , her feet , her hair and the fact that she used to be a nude model. Despite that , she’s impeccable , flawless. She’s never once said she wasn’t proud of her country , that white folks were the real problem , or that slaves built the White House. Nothing is off limits to them. They hate her no matter what she says or does.’

“Not much of a difference from the way Moochelle was treated by conservatives , huh , Howie?

“Kurtz could on occasion be a smug a** b***h himself , but he wasn’t as infuriating as Ingraham was , and I never felt the urge to punch him in the face. But this time , the urge was overwhelming. He had just referred to Michelle Obama as a man , and that infuriated me. To me , Michelle Obama was more of a woman than Melania Trump could ever be. She had never melted down over the slightest criticism , and never disgraced herself or her position as first lady by posing nude in men’s magazines.

” ‘In contrast , Michelle Obama could do nothing right ,’ Ingraham said.

“Again I wanted to punch the smugness from her face.

” ‘She not only hated her country , had a problem with white people , and the White House , but she also looked masculine , and she often wore men’s clothing.’

“You lying , punk , smug a*** b***h , ” I thought.

” ‘Some people even said she was a man. I mean , everything about her was just the exact opposite of Melania Trump. Her hands and feet looked like they belonged on somebody like Shaquille O’Neal , or Bigfoot. Am I being too unkind? I’m told I’m being rude. Even her butt was too big. OK , let’s leave it at that.’

“Laura’s demeanor suddenly changed. In a matter of a few seconds her attitude went from insufferable smugness , to a mixture of anger and melancholy , but mostly sadness. She looked like she was about to start bawling at any moment. It happened so suddenly I wasn’t sure if it was real or if she was faking it.

” ‘Which is nothing compared to the way Melania is treated by the liberal media ,’ she cried , tears now starting to run down her face , causing her masscara to smear and run as well.

Her voice became more nasal than usual , and she punctuated the end of each sentence with a loud , wet , disgusting sniff , which was even more annoying , as if she were trying to suck the snot back in before it could start dribbling uncontrollably out her nostrils.

” ‘She doesn’t look masculine!’ Sniff! ‘She doesn’t wear men’s clothing!’ Sniff! ‘Her hands and feet aren’t too big!’ Sniff! ‘They don’t look like they belong on Shaquille O’Neal!’ Sniff! ‘Or Bigfoot!’ Sniff! ‘And her butt isn’t too big. ‘ Sniff! ‘But still , Howie , they won’t leave her alone. Why , oh why , Howie , won’t they leave her alone?!’

“She waited for Howie to answer , but when he failed to do so she gave the loudest , most disgusting sniff and started bawling uncontrollably.

“I knew she wasn’t faking it the moment I saw Howie’s reaction. Howie sat there staring at her , not sure how to respond , apparently shaken by her outburst.

“She repeated the question , word for word , the exact way she nearly screamed it at Howie , only this time punctuating each word by pounding on her desk with both fists. The desk shook violently with each blow. When the first blow landed , Howie looked so startled that he jumped almost a foot off his seat. Everyone in the place was staring at her. No one had ever seen her behave this way before. Which wasn’t just unexpected , it was also funny. Hilariously funny.

“She continued to blubber uncontrollably , swaying ever so slightly in her seat , as everyone , including Howie , the camera men , and myself stared at her. She seemed oblivious to everything except her blubbering , which was embarrassing to watch. I always knew Laura was a bit of a snowflake at heart , but this was beyond embarrassing. It was ridiculous.

“Howard finally spoke. ‘Laura , you alright?’

“Laura didn’t answer. She continued to blubber , swaying in her seat , as if she were in a trance or something. Her shoulders heaved with her sobs. Her face was streaked comically with mascarra and tears , and snot bubbled from her nostrils. It was no use trying to suck it back in now.

“She was behaving far worse than my three year old daughter when she didn’t get her way. My daughter could be excused. There was no excuse for Laura behaving this way.

” ‘It’s not fair , Howie ,’ she mumbled. ‘Why won’t they leave her alone?’ She was starting to calm down a bit. ‘Somebody get me a tissue.’

“Nobody wanted to get her a tissue. Howard shoved a box of tissues at her. ‘Laura , snap out of it , ‘ he said. ‘You’re making a fool of yourself.’

“Laura acted as if she hadn’t heard him. She snatched a tissue from the dispenser. She attempted to wipe her nose , but her hand was shaking so badly that she smeared snot all over her face. For a moment she stared at the tissue , then she burst out bawling again.

“From that moment onward , things went from bad to worse for Laura Ingraham , and I can’t say that I felt sorry for her.

“She cried so hard and long after failing to wipe her nose , that she finally fell out of her seat. I knew it was coming. It was inevitable. After all that blubbering , she was bound to hit the floor , and hit it she did , with a solid thump that was so loud that everyone rushed to her side to see if she had injured herself. I thought she might have hit her head on the floor when she fell.

” ‘Laura , are you hurt?’ Howard said. But Laura continued to babble ‘It’s so unfair ,’ over and over again.

“Jesus Christ , ” I said , shaking my head.

” ‘Jesus Christ , ‘ Howard said.

” ‘Jesus Christ ,’ the two camera operators said in unison.

” ‘What the f**k is her problem?’ One of them asked.

“Laura had suffered a breakdown apparently due to her reaction to media criticism of Melania Trump , whom Laura believes is perfect and can do no wrong. Of course , this is just speculation on my part. Other factors may be involved. But that’s what I believe happened. After more than two years of pent up anger , she had finally snapped , and to make matters worse , she had done it during prime time on live TV , making a complete fool of herself. But if I know Laura , she’ll try to spin the situation to her advantage.

“Will the producers cancel her show , or fire her for making a spectacle of herself and the network? One can only hope so. Or , as with Jeanine Pirro , will they be spineless cowards and allow her to continue embarrassing them?

“Whatever happens , Laura Ingraham is an evil b***h , who deserves to be fired.”