The Lead for June 25th, 2019
Diplomatic relations between Iran and U.S. break off over Trumps new sanctions; White House picks a new Press Secretary; Google exec’s delete social media accounts in wake of Veritas expose; U.S. consumer confidence falls in June; Russian was ships docks in Havana; Chicago PD release footage of Smollett accomplices; and more.
Opinions & Analysis
This ABC News “timeline” of “how we got here” with Iran, is a complete joke: it only considers the Trump administration, and makes the Obama era Iranian deal that Trump pulled us out of, as the main reason behind the current tensions between our 2 nations. Tensions between Iran and the USA have been high since they took dozens of Americans hostage at the US embassy in Tehran in 1979. Jimmy Carter’s inability to deal with the year-long standoff, resulted in Reagan becoming President, and the Iranian regime has never been properly dealt with since. Trump just happens to be a guy who isn’t going to pass this 4 decades long disaster off on to the next guy by trying to bribe his way out of it-like Obama tried to do.
I can always count on CNN to provide the best TDS on any given day, and today was no exception to that rule: here is CNN going over 7 instances which show an “alliance” between Trump and Rupert Murdoch-because all 7 of their examples involve employees at one of Murdoch’s companies. I’m no fan of News Corp or Murdoch, but men like Trump like individuals more than they like groups; and, not surprisingly, most of Trumps favorite media people work for the only national cable news organization that politically leans “right”.
Democrats are definitely panicking going into Thursday nights first big debate to find out who they are serving up for Japetto to destroy. This Politico headline gives away just how concerned they are: “Democratic bigwigs fear debates will devolve into horror show”.
A Google whistleblower has come forward to interview with Project Veritas. Assuming it is true-none of Veritas’s claims have been challenged-what we learn is very disturbing, and there aren’t many options to fix the problem outside of government regulations that I don’t like, but it’s 25 minutes that everyone should sit down and watch.