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Monday, November 21, 2016

The wrath of the God-Emperor

The God-Emperor Ascendant informs the media of their proper place in the new hierarchy, which is considerably closer to the kennels than the Cherry Blossom Throne:
Donald Trump scolded media big shots during an off-the-record Trump Tower sitdown on Monday, sources told The Post.

“It was like a f–ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.

“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said.

“The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added.

A second source confirmed the fireworks.

“The meeting took place in a big board room and there were about 30 or 40 people, including the big news anchors from all the networks,” the other source said.

“Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong.’ He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars,” the source said.
Well, they can hardly deny it, can they? It's about time someone in a position of power started calling them out on their deceitful propaganda. I understand his contempt for them; I learn new things about myself nearly every time I am mentioned in the media, particularly in articles written by people who have never spoken to me, never met me, and obviously, have never read any of my books.

They're lucky it was Donald Trump and not Donald Trump Jr. or it would have been a literal firing squad.

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141 Comments:

Blogger JohnR219 November 21, 2016 7:47 PM  

Heh...heard about the actor who lectured Pence, like to assault drunk white women...see dangerandplay...

Anonymous Cmate November 21, 2016 7:49 PM  

I'm sure they were shocked, like all bullies are when they encounter someone who isn't afraid of them and fights back.

Blogger Anchorman November 21, 2016 7:51 PM  

He also put out a YouTube video outlining his intentions from Day 1. Great stuff

Blogger pyrrhus November 21, 2016 7:52 PM  

http://www.dangerandplay.com/2016/11/20/hamilton-star-brandon-victor-dixon-advocated-interracial-rape/

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother November 21, 2016 7:55 PM  

Sweet Gott im Himmel to have been a fly on the wall to watch Jeff Zucker have to sit there and have him and his entire network be called liars to his face.

Anonymous Beau November 21, 2016 7:55 PM  

This must give them pause. He took them all on at once. They must be thinking, "What can we now do? We were already all-in for Hillary. What more can we do? He's not afraid to take us all together to our faces." Stay tuned.

Blogger Adm Trell November 21, 2016 7:57 PM  

"The meeting was a total disaster." Translation: we got our butts handed to us.... and got told who was gonna be the Boss

Anonymous Bobby Farr November 21, 2016 7:59 PM  

Trump has not disappointed. If anything, he seems to be moving right after winning and giving the obligatory "let's all get along" speech. Dressing down the media, Bannon and Sessions in leading roles.

And Kris Kobach potentially at the Dept of Homeland Security with a plan to reduce refugees to zero, build the wall and purge illegals from the voting rolls. Hopefully, Romney doesn't worm his way into the cabinet.

Blogger Scott6584 November 21, 2016 8:03 PM  

Can we have a standing ovation. All together now...

Anonymous Alexander November 21, 2016 8:04 PM  

And to think this time last year the unbelievers told us this man was a plant to guarantee that the establishment could crown Queen Hillary.

Anonymous Cadwallander J November 21, 2016 8:06 PM  

Hopefully, Romney doesn't worm his way into the cabinet.

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

Bringing a former presidential candidate like Mittens to heel like a broken cur would be a humiliation, and would also forever rip the throat out of the Never Trump traitors.

Can anybody say that Kerry isn't a laughingstock? Plus in a Trump admin, the most likely job of the Secretary of State will be announcing withdrawals from world-policing.

Blogger Johnny November 21, 2016 8:07 PM  

I doubt the media people much care about what Trump thinks about anything. But all the major networks are owned by conglomerates that could their interests damaged if the Republicans maintain enough popularity and are willing to act. This would be a corruption but it is all but certain that it is going on already, but favoring the other side. Really. the top management should tell the media types to chill out on this stuff. They are overreaching badly.

And for Trump there is no point in trying to get along. They would not be enough better to do him any good.

And they really are liars. No overstatement at all.

Blogger Cerdic Ricing November 21, 2016 8:07 PM  

I can sympathize, but not empathize, as I've not been in the media. We'll see if one day I'm either idiotic enough or brilliant enough to be in their crosshairs. I can, however, sympathize with both y'all's hate of them due to my own hate of them. I guess, by your statement, I'll find out completely new things about myself that nobody has ever seen before. They definitely deserve a good beat down to put them in place, however.

As for Trump Jr., I find him interesting. His expression reminds me of how things are going right now, whither every generation down of true men is capable of much more harsh things and is willing to put up with less shit. The small part of me left that still gives a damn about morality hopes that things are solved in the more administrative ways y'all describe. They should feel eternally grateful that they are dealing with Trump and even you instead of his son and people like me.

Blogger Ezekiel November 21, 2016 8:10 PM  

I've been hoping that Trump would fill his cabinet with cucks Republicans and then do this to them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKZanVzVqhw

This though, this will do. Purge the 4th Estate!

Anonymous Godfrey November 21, 2016 8:11 PM  

I can't blame the man for being angry. I'd be angry too. The MSM pushed their anti-Trump "Two-Minute-Hate" propaganda month after month after month. It was absurd.


P.S. Israel has a wall.

Anonymous Bobby Farr November 21, 2016 8:11 PM  

And Trump released a Youtube video where he discusses his plan for the first 100 days. All indications are that he will continue to revolutionize social media and marginalize old media. He will speak to the public directly through Twitter and Youtube while old media will be reduced to increasingly far left screeching, conspiracy theories and fabrications.

Anonymous karsten November 21, 2016 8:16 PM  

This is, by far, the greatest thing that Trump has done yet. He knows who the real (((enemy))) is.

(Seriously, is Trump savvy to the JQ? It looks like he just might be. I already suspected that he might be when, during the campaign, he told the Jewish donors point blank that he knew that they wouldn't support him, because he doesn't need their money and therefore they couldn't control him.)

Only actually building the wall -- which he WILL do -- could top this latest act of sheer awesomeness.

Anonymous karsten November 21, 2016 8:18 PM  

I too am hoping for Korbach at DHS. That would be right up there with making Sessions AG.

Anonymous Cuckservative window licker on the short bus November 21, 2016 8:19 PM  

Any day now, Drumpf is going to step aside for Hillary, he's still a stalking horse for her! You all should have voted for someone else!

Anonymous krymneth November 21, 2016 8:20 PM  

One of the most impressive things about Trump is that he is a 70 year old man who is utterly schooling Millennials on how social media works.

I mean, seriously, let that sink in a bit. I know "thing the Ilk like best about Trump" is a heavily-contested spot, but that at least must be in the running.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Deplorable Cents November 21, 2016 8:21 PM  

A Republican who invites the press in so he can tell them to their faces what a corrupt bunch of liars they are. Did anyone see this coming? Is there a vat of popcorn big enough just for the next two months?

I'm still saying it. I'm still saying it!
Trump 2016 for the LOLZ!

Blogger Lazarus November 21, 2016 8:21 PM  

karsten wrote:he told the Jewish donors point blank that he knew that they wouldn't support him, because he doesn't need their money and therefore they couldn't control him.)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A number of top Jewish Republican donors are on President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration committee.

Nine out of the 20 names listed on the transition team’s announcement released Monday are Jewish. Several of them are on the Republican Jewish Coalition board. The committee plans and fund-raises for the inauguration. Typically, incoming presidents reserve spots on it for their most loyal donors.

Lew Eisenberg, an investor who was the finance chairman for the campaign, will retain that role on the inauguration committee, as one of two finance co-chairman. Trump is reportedly considering Eisenberg for Commerce secretary.


Not all Jews are morons.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents November 21, 2016 8:24 PM  

@12
Really. the top management should tell the media types to chill out on this stuff. They are overreaching badly.

It is too late to apologize. Besides, they can't help themselves, too many years of virtue signaling to each other, one-upping each other, lying about each others lies, for the media to be capable of recognizing truth when they see it.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents November 21, 2016 8:28 PM  

Oh, and all these morons came to Trump's meeting room expecting to discuss White House access. So he trolled them, again, is this the 3rd time?

Blogger GracieLou November 21, 2016 8:29 PM  

They're worse than liars. They're working overtime to get people killed. Here's hoping there were some "I know what you did last summer" moments.

Anonymous TheBoom November 21, 2016 8:29 PM  

the good news keeps on rolling in. The mainstream media desperately wants to suppress any news that doesn't fit their and the globalists' narratives. Their job is a lot harder with the president leading the attack on the press for their lies.

Anonymous Ironsides November 21, 2016 8:30 PM  

Running amok through their ranks like an orange-haired elephant, crushing all in his path. I've never voted a better vote in my life than that one I cast two weeks ago.

Anonymous TheBoom November 21, 2016 8:30 PM  

Does anyone else have trouble posting with Brave? When I use it my comment disappears and I have to switch to another browser.

Blogger Matthew November 21, 2016 8:30 PM  

Meet the new boss. Full stop.

Blogger Matthew November 21, 2016 8:30 PM  

"Same as the old boss" is so 2015.

Blogger Orville November 21, 2016 8:32 PM  

What I anticipate is that after that beating a few will comply with the God-Emperor's press rules of engagement while he keeps his social media channels open to address the loving public directly.

I sort of hope that none of go along.

Anonymous John Scalzi Unfinished Asimov Project November 21, 2016 8:33 PM  

“A beginning is a very deadlined time.”

“Know then that it is the Current Year 20,016. The entire known universe is ruled by the Padisha Emperor Donawld I-- my father.

“For centuries the narravators of the Mediating Guild have used the salt melatonin to Fold truth-- that is, to traverse the Narrative without waking facts.

“Oh yes, I forgot to tell you: The Salt comes from only one source, a planet of desert tampons and lacerating phallic worms. The witches of the Male Hillarit hold a prophecy that from that planet one day a girl messiah, the Muad’ Shawk, will arise who will outbench her father and lead her people, the Septemmyn, to true freedom and an egalitarian universal IQ of 87.

“That planet is known as Arkansid-- also known as, Doom. . .”

Blogger SemiSpook37 November 21, 2016 8:33 PM  

@14

That's just too perfect right there. If only they had all been gassed.

Blogger Orville November 21, 2016 8:33 PM  

Trump should turn the WH press room into a game and rec center for WH staff.

Blogger Rob November 21, 2016 8:34 PM  

Surprised the God-Emperor didn't bring a baseball bat and start talking about,"Enthusiasms. A man's got to have enthusiasms."

Would've been great.

Blogger Ezekiel November 21, 2016 8:35 PM  

A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents wrote:Oh, and all these morons came to Trump's meeting room expecting to discuss White House access. So he trolled them, again, is this the 3rd time?


Have none of them read his books? This is what he's wanted to do since before at least a few of them were born.

Anonymous Godfrey November 21, 2016 8:35 PM  

@28
Turn off "Block Scripts" and make sure you allow cookies.

Blogger The Chortling November 21, 2016 8:37 PM  

meanwhile, this CEO must not have been spanked as a child by his mom and dad before they handed him the keys to the company.

http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2016/11/19/penzeys-ceo-says-trump-voters-just-committed-the.html

Blogger Unknown November 21, 2016 8:38 PM  

I find it highly instructional, and entertaining to boot, how the media is reacting to a Republican that finally is willing to call them out for their behavior.

Did they really expect the GOP to just go on and keep taking the blatant one sided reporting forever?

Of course it was a disaster, you boot lickers finally have created the President you deserve. Enjoy your much faster slide down to irrelevance.

If any of them still have jobs in 4 years, I will be shocked.

Anonymous Godfrey November 21, 2016 8:40 PM  

I'm done supporting establishment entities that work against my interests.

Do any of you here have any recommendations for email???

Yahoo/ATT were so TOTALLY biased against Trump I actually dreaded checking email.

Anonymous Sam the Man November 21, 2016 8:41 PM  

Vox,

Nice of you to give a passing note of Trumps Gun loving son, Donald Junior.

Good show what.

Blogger S1AL November 21, 2016 8:42 PM  

"(Seriously, is Trump savvy to the JQ? It looks like he just might be. I already suspected that he might be when, during the campaign, he told the Jewish donors point blank that he knew that they wouldn't support him, because he doesn't need their money and therefore they couldn't control him.)"

You do realize that his daughter is a convert to Judaism, yes?

Anonymous Joshua November 21, 2016 8:44 PM  

What's this about Trump Jr? Has he said anything that would make him more hardline than Trump?

Anonymous Godfrey November 21, 2016 8:44 PM  

C'mon... we were being conned the whole time. The GOP was playing a part. In professional wrestling it's called "The Heel". And the Democrats played the part of "The Face".

It appears Trump isn't playing the game by establishment rules. And millions love it.

Anonymous surly November 21, 2016 8:44 PM  

I am weeping a tear of joy.

Blogger c0pperheaded November 21, 2016 8:46 PM  

Trump is exceeding all my expectations.

Blogger Johnny November 21, 2016 8:47 PM  

@22 Lazarus WASHINGTON (JTA) — A number of top Jewish Republican donors are on President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration committee.

Jews who are more concerned about Israel than domestic US policy should really be behind Trump big time. Hostile to Islam, willing to support Israel, and a militarist. Plus some of Trumps grandkids are being raised in the Jewish tradition. Exactly what they should want.

Blogger Teri November 21, 2016 8:51 PM  

The question that the Press should ask themselves: where are the new Democratic leaders coming from? The party seems to be full of old people. It looks like they've been so busy making sure the geezers have power that they don't have anyone being groomed to take their place. They could be out of power for awhile.

During the primary, the Penzey CEO did a catalog that had several snide hit pieces on Scott Walker. I'm not surprised. I'll never order from them again, but I think I'll let them keep sending me a catalog.

Anonymous Watchu talkin bout Willis November 21, 2016 8:53 PM  

Is Donald Trump Jr. Exeter to Donald Trump's Henry V? I hope so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK4K7CV_PGY

Anonymous #8601 November 21, 2016 9:04 PM  

"thing the Ilk like best about Trump" is a heavily-contested spot, but that at least must be in the running

I still maintain that one of Trump's most underrated qualities is his sense of humour. The guy is f-ing hilarious!

Blogger Troy Lee Messer November 21, 2016 9:04 PM  

Good Lord sweet Jesus thank you for delivering this man. I cant wait to see what this man will do once he is actually president. May the day com de when we do get tired of winning.

Blogger Cail Corishev November 21, 2016 9:05 PM  

Besides, they can't help themselves, too many years of virtue signaling to each other, one-upping each other, lying about each others lies, for the media to be capable of recognizing truth when they see it.

I think he's also keeping them so off-balance that they haven't had a chance to regroup and settle on a new Narrative. They went into this meeting thinking they would have him outnumbered -- the bigwigs of all the networks, who are used to being able to make or break careers. They expected to explain to him how access works and question him about things like where his family will live. And he sent them -- apparently dozens of them -- reeling. How many days of planning, how many phone calls spent getting their talking points in order and deciding who would tell him what, all blown away in one meeting? Now back to the drawing board.

The best line may be the last one: a bigwig from the NY Times is supposed to meet with him tomorrow. Maybe the (((guy))) will call in sick.

Blogger Otto Lamp November 21, 2016 9:06 PM  

Headline at NBC News: "Donald Trump Outlines Priorities in Video While Restricting Press Access"

The entire article is a whine-fest about how the mainstream press is being shutout by Trump at multiple events.

They're in trouble; they know it; they don't know what to do.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/donald-trump-outlines-priorities-video-while-restricting-press-access-n686986



Blogger Ingot9455 November 21, 2016 9:07 PM  

The God Emperor is far above the JQ.

Anonymous krymneth November 21, 2016 9:08 PM  

Teri wrote:The question that the Press should ask themselves: where are the new Democratic leaders coming from? The party seems to be full of old people.

I still haven't gotten to try this out yet, so maybe one of the ilk could try it and report back how it works. It is plainly obvious once you think about the last 16 years that the Clinton machine has been working to get Hillary elected, and that that work must have included chopping down every blade of grass that showed any sign of being able to exceed her. The only other candidates who would make a showing are those who were skipped in this culling.

So we get Obama in 2008, a man with no experience and no resume other than running for office and a speech pattern that really appeals to Democrats. The Clintons couldn't make it so obvious as to have only Hillary run, so they made sure that nobody "serious" ran against her. Unfortunately, Hillary is such a bad candidate that she actually lost to Obama. Anyone serious would presumably have done even better but had been filtered out of the party.

In 2016, they were even more careful, and once again the only other candidates we would see would be approved opposition (the nobody and nothings Chafee, O'Malley, and Webb), and whoever else might have slipped through the net. In this case, that was Lessig in a protest run, and Bernie Sanders, who slipped through the net by virtue of not being a Democrat in the first place. And once again, she came damned close to losing to him too... arguably she even did in the popular vote once cheating is removed.

(A healthy party would entertain the notion that if Hillary couldn't win their own nomination with the scales that tipped in her favor, maybe they shouldn't roll with her as their main candidate. But the healthy parts of the Democratic party are long-gone grass clippings trimmed to make way for Her Highness.)

Where are all the Democrats who will lead us into 2018 and 2020? Stabbed in the back by Hillary Clinton. She's not just a bad candidate and bad to Republicans... she's destroyed the Democratic party for her Presidential ambitions.

And now the Democrats get to reap the benefits of selling themselves so thoroughly to the Clintons.

I'd really love to fling this at some Democrats of sufficient intelligence to realize that the argument is iron-clad, but I haven't had a chance. Most of my Democratic exposure is at work and it's not worth it there.

Blogger Lazarus November 21, 2016 9:13 PM  

John Scalzi Unfinished Asimov Project wrote:“A beginning is a very deadlined time.”

You really should contact Tor and get a contract to ghost write Scalzi's next book, cuz his sadness will last at least 4 years, now that Trump is his new daddy.

Blogger Cail Corishev November 21, 2016 9:16 PM  

Have none of them read his books?

Probably not. As far as I can tell, nearly everyone already had an opinion about Trump before he entered the race, based on tabloid stories, his TV appearances, or other sources; and very few were willing to look into anything that might conflict with what they already believed about him.

I see no reason to think media drones would have been any different in that.

I'm also not convinced they all can read.

Blogger Lazarus November 21, 2016 9:16 PM  

Not My Daddy protests emerge spontaneously from latte shops throughout the land....

Blogger plishman November 21, 2016 9:16 PM  

Trump should get Nassim Taleb in to advise him on the economy (and on the deficiencies of 'experts').

It's about time Taleb did something useful, instead of lounging around writing insightful and entertaining books and essays...

Anonymous dagwood November 21, 2016 9:19 PM  

Yay! Donald Trump scalded the media! Finally!

Oh, wait... I misread that. He only scolded the media, he didn't scald them.

Well, he's got a whole four years ahead of him.

Blogger Lazarus November 21, 2016 9:25 PM  

Cail Corishev wrote:I'm also not convinced they all can read.

Maybe if he put Art of the Deal on a teleprompter they could read it, but only maybe a paragraph a day. By the beginning of the next term, they might have a clue.

Anonymous VFM #6306 November 21, 2016 9:27 PM  

Trump's beatdown of the New Hampshire Union Leader in January was a warm-up. CNN is in serious trouble. The UL thought they'd win too.

Zuck's fucked.

Blogger Retrenched November 21, 2016 9:28 PM  

"Can anybody say that Kerry isn't a laughingstock?"

He is. And yet, he was a big improvement over Hillary. Thank God she'll never be president.

Blogger Roger Hill November 21, 2016 9:32 PM  

Trump just doesn't kiss ass... and everyone in that room (save one) was an ass.

He has zero incentive to treat the major media with anything but total contempt. They are contemptuous. How much worse could they possibly have treated him or his campaign?

Funny thing is, those who voted for him HATE the big media liars. The more contempt he shows them, the more we will eat it up and cheer. I so hope this story is true.

"The newspapers which once existed to tell the truth, now exist to keep the truth from being told." Orthodoxy, by G. K. Chesterton

Blogger Lazarus November 21, 2016 9:33 PM  

Shush now. Trump (PBUH) has released a communication directly to the people.

Trump Says He Will Issue Executive Order On First Day In Office Withdrawing U.S. From TPP

Anonymous Just another commenter November 21, 2016 9:35 PM  

The Troll-meister, the Trumpenator, the master of Trump-Fu: the gift that keeps on giving. :-)

Nope. Not tired of winning yet. Not out of popcorn either.

Not sure what's next, but I've got a smile on my face that death itself would have a hard time ripping off.

Anonymous Rolf November 21, 2016 9:41 PM  

As was pointed out here, it may be that Trump laid out evidence to them (Hi, WikiLeaks!) that made for strong evidence that they were highly partisan and acting like PACs, not FCC-regulated non-partisan broadcasters acting in the public interest. They might have to adjust how they do business just a tad. I imagine THAT could be a threat that would elevate the butt-hurt to truly epic proportions. Yanked licenses, reporting funds, etc. Ouch.

Total speculation, of course, but a deliciously sweet bit of spec it is.

Blogger Cail Corishev November 21, 2016 9:47 PM  

By the beginning of the next term, they might have a clue.

Funny thing is, I haven't read his books either. But just based on watching the first couple seasons of his freaking TV show, I was able to predict his actions throughout the campaign pretty accurately, far better than the experts in the MSM or either party. He hasn't exactly been hiding his light under a bushel. They just didn't want to see what was in front of their faces. They still don't, as shown by their continued use of terms like "inept" and "unfocused."

Anonymous BGKB November 21, 2016 9:47 PM  

About that twitter child porn, it was moslems. http://pamelageller.com/2016/11/muslims-post-vile-child-porn-twitter-conservatives-get-suspended.html/

Blogger Whisker biscuit November 21, 2016 9:49 PM  

The next 4 years is gonna be shiv-tastic.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab November 21, 2016 9:52 PM  

These guys need to be scourged from public life. Where do we sign up to be Imperial Inquisitors?

Blogger Lazarus November 21, 2016 9:53 PM  

Silicon valley is also coming face to face with reality.

When it comes to working with the Trump administration, Silicon Valley finds itself in a bit of a bind: It needs to mend fences with an incoming president it derided, without stirring up liberal employees and netizens.

The valley built almost no inroads to Donald Trump and his administration’s inner circle. The one tech leader who is now on the transition team, venture capitalist Peter Thiel, was roundly criticized here for giving money to elect the real estate baron.

Awkward.

So in the wake of the election, Silicon Valley is trying to pivot, as startup gurus like to say.


Unfortunately, Thiel is also possibly associated with the Parabiosis movement involving blood transfusions from young people in order to slow the aging process.

Blogger Johnny November 21, 2016 9:53 PM  

@66 Rolf
" strong evidence that they were highly partisan and acting like PACs..."

Now that you bring it up, given the direct evidence from Wikileaks, maybe some type of fraud prosecution is possible. To paraphrase Machiavelli, you can rule by love or by fear, and fear is the stronger method.

Anonymous Tipsy November 21, 2016 10:08 PM  

I have an family member whose neighbor who backed into his parked car. They asked him to get a quote from a local body shop instead of going through insurance. He agreed, got the quote, and gave it to them. They then proceeded to tell him that they'd pay only half, because it was way too high, that the shop was crooked, and that he couldn't possibly expect to have his car look like new anyway. On top of that, they intimated that he was trying to cheat them. So, he told them he'd be going through his own insurance. They freaked out, tried to bully him, etc. What they didn't realize, though, is that they had no negotiation power, it was all based on any good will between the two parties.

It's the same situation with the MSM and Trump. They will turn the opposition to him on full blast, no matter what he does. If he plays nice, they'll screw him. If he doesn't, they'll screw him. So why do anything at all with them? They need access to him, not vice versa, and therefore he's got all the negotiating power. He couldn't care less, and has alternative channels to get his message out.

In short, the midwits of the MSM have no idea they're dealing with a master negotiator, one who knows precisely how to handle any advantage he has and how to mitigate any weakness. They're not in the same league as Trump.

Blogger Michael Maier November 21, 2016 10:09 PM  

Dammit.... Penzeys has AWESOME products at great prices.... why do these douchefags have to own great companies?

Blogger ChickenChicken Sweep November 21, 2016 10:26 PM  

The basis of negotiation is not really that difficult to grasp: whoever can walk away has the power. It's getting into such a position (or at least a plausible appearance of such a position) that's tough.

In a remarkable display of hubris and incompetence, the MSM have managed to maneuver themselves into a position where, no matter which way they turn, they're looking over a cliff.

Anonymous trev006 November 21, 2016 10:27 PM  

Short of the God-Emperor dual wielding Hellfire shotguns in the NYT offices as preparation for a one-man Charlie Hebdo assault, I'm not sure he could bring a war to them any more furiously.

Of course, he hasn't said he won't yet, so keep hope alive.

Anonymous Avalanche November 21, 2016 10:28 PM  

@71 "Unfortunately, Thiel is also possibly associated with the Parabiosis movement involving blood transfusions from young people in order to slow the aging process."

Why is that unfortunate? I doubt he's sucking blood from their necks!! And if there is something in donated blood that helps -- why not? Better (well, slightly less icky) than sheep placenta, don't you think!?

Blogger Kyle Searle November 21, 2016 10:31 PM  

Even 50 % of Democrats aren't credulous enough to believe in the media:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/195542/americans-trust-mass-media-sinks-new-low.aspx

Anonymous JNorth November 21, 2016 10:34 PM  

@71 Try The Spice House

https://www.thespicehouse.com/

It is the company Penzeys' parents started and gave to their oldest (his sister), so he got all but hurt and tried to compete.

Blogger MeneMene November 21, 2016 10:37 PM  

Penzey's sister has a company that is just as good, or better. I ordered from them this week and mentioned I wouldn't be using Penzey's anymore. This is the response:

In full disclosure, Penzeys is my brother's company. Our parents, Ruth and Bill Penzey, Sr, started our company, The Spice House in 1957. When they retired they sold the original Spice House to us. For two children raised in the same household by the same parents, our politics could not be more different, but that is irrelevant. My husband and I feel that our politics and opinions have no place in our business. Why on earth would you want to insult half of your customers? It is a no win situation.

You will find we stock the same high quality spices and seasonings. And because we are the smaller company, we have a deeper product line as well. We work with some small boutique farmers that would not be able to meet the ongoing demand of a bigger company. We also have tons of really great recipes online. All served without any side helpings of opinions!

And please use this promo code for free shipping on your order. NOPOLITICS

Thank you for giving us this opportunity to become your spice merchant.

Blogger Lazarus November 21, 2016 10:43 PM  

Avalanche wrote:Why is that unfortunate?

Maybe pedophelia is not the real purpose of Epstein Island.
What is the difference between using young bodies for your own pleasure or using them as blood banks to try and cheat death for a few more years.?

I do not see it.

Anonymous IncoherentM November 21, 2016 10:46 PM  

Trump's presidency is already going better than expected and he hasn't even taken office yet. To top it off, CA is threatening to secede. I say we help them along then build the wall all the way North up to Canada if we have to.

Blogger ChickenChicken Sweep November 21, 2016 10:54 PM  

Sadly, CA is going nowhere. The people pushing that stupidity have no clue how quickly the entire state would collapse without Fed help.

Just one question for them to start: what currency do you plan to use? The renminbi?

Anonymous Laz November 21, 2016 10:55 PM  

"the Muad’ Shawk"

LMAO!

Anonymous JustAnotherPairOfEyes November 21, 2016 11:00 PM  

There's no way in hell that the MSM is going to change its ways. SJWs always double down.

The NY Times put out that editorial saying they were going to start doing things differently. Half the reason they can't change is that they are still living in an echo chamber. Having one guy decide to change things is nowhere near enough. To fix themselves, they need to fire at least half their staff and replace them with conservatives. Oh, but that can't work either; Trump ran against the conservatives. So what is the MSM going to do, hire all the alt right writers? There's not nearly enough! They are stuck where they are. Trump will cut them off and they'll end up reporting on scraps that regular citizens can read directly off of twitter.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Deplorable Cents November 21, 2016 11:01 PM  

Just one question for them to start: what currency do you plan to use? The renminbi?

The Peso, of course. It will make remittances even easier.

Blogger Rex Little November 21, 2016 11:14 PM  

Yesterday Trump tweeted that Saturday Night Live is one-sided and biased. The Daily Kos reacted by losing its shit.

Blogger Lazarus November 21, 2016 11:20 PM  

ChickenChicken Sweep wrote:Sadly, CA is going nowhere. The people pushing that stupidity have no clue how quickly the entire state would collapse without Fed help.



When the Quebec seccessionist movement was in full swing in Canada, a lawyer from the West articulated the case for a Seccessionist Quebec to be divided, separating the resource rich North from the Southern parts.

If the referendum had gone Quebec's way, I am convinced the Feds would have advanced that cause. No reason Northern and Eastern Cali has to suffer for the lunacy of the Coast people.

Blogger ChickenChicken Sweep November 21, 2016 11:21 PM  

The Peso, of course.

I would expect something more Dune-like, with water counters being the medium of exchange.

And summary execution for anyone with a green lawn.

Blogger Lazarus November 21, 2016 11:21 PM  

Once you establish the right to separate, others can use that principle to separate from you.

Blogger Flyover Pilgrim November 21, 2016 11:25 PM  

@56 Cail
During the primaries, I read (according to my kindle reader) 62% of "Think Like a Champion" and decided Trump was my candidate.

Anonymous Ironsides November 21, 2016 11:29 PM  

Michael Maier wrote:Dammit.... Penzeys has AWESOME products at great prices.... why do these douchefags have to own great companies?



On the other hand, they called us "racists" -- in other words, "people who have a normal, healthy loyalty to their own race, nation, and culture." In a way, the term is a compliment when viewed through a certain lens.

Blogger Noah B The MacroAggressor November 21, 2016 11:35 PM  

The non-Americans that are infesting California are now trying to rip it away from the union. This only bolsters the case for massive deportations.

Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Hair November 21, 2016 11:49 PM  

A friend told me about this. It's just so YUGE and beautiful! The media got a small taste of what we think of them. The Trump train is at full steam! The next four years are gonna be one hell of a wild ride.

What caught my eye is the investigation of visa abuses. I wonder how many potential and first tour Consular FSO's are gonna say no thanks and bail. Heh.

Anonymous Donald Trump November 21, 2016 11:58 PM  

As you can see my administration will have the best meetings! Just the best! The media is disgusting!

Blogger Noah B The MacroAggressor November 22, 2016 12:20 AM  

@42 He works from the outside, she works from the inside. Also known as "the hammer and the anvil."

Blogger Bibliotheca Servare November 22, 2016 12:29 AM  

To add to the joy? Trump just rrecently posted this: https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/800332639844659201?p=p

Mad Dog Mattis as SECDEF? Oh...oh my. I think I should sit down or something... I'm...I'm so frigging happy... *grinning like a loon*

Blogger Arthur Isaac November 22, 2016 12:35 AM  

This all makes me wonder what all leverage that 0bama brought to bear to control his "opposition". Ryan's budget, Robert's Obamacare decision (sure they may just be cucks). I wonder what all the NSA has and on whom. They may have the goods on all of these guys. In which case this shot across the bow may have much larger implications for the "media".

Blogger modsquad November 22, 2016 12:51 AM  

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Blogger FrankNorman November 22, 2016 12:53 AM  

Something I found a bit amusing...

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-trump-win-means-technology-sector-bob-pellerin

Blogger tim November 22, 2016 12:54 AM  

If I only was a fly on that wall. Now what blow-back should we expect because Trump told them to take their toys and get out of his sandbox? The usual dictator, Hitler narrative forthcoming unless he got to their bitch psyches and made them want to leave the Leftist trenches and switch allegiances. This was brilliant!

Blogger modsquad November 22, 2016 12:55 AM  

With Trump doing his policy release through YouTube instead of by press conference, he's in full control of the narrative without the MSM spin. Trump's rendered them an industry with a fortune tied up in property, studios, equipment and on air staff but without a product. They'll need to start shedding jobs and assets just to survive in hibernation mode.

If California separates, just turn off the water flowing from the mid west aquifiers and mountain rivers. Then maybe start fracking along the border and see if you couldn't trigger the San Andreas fault.

What stopped Quebec's separation aspirations wasn't Ottawa or western politicians, it was the northern Quebec Indians upon who's reservations all those hydroelectric dams were built. The Indian nations said, "If you separate, we're not joining you."... meaning the land (and the dams) would fall out of Quebec's hands. On top of that, NFLD would have had grounds to break the idiotic "no-provisions-for-inflation" 99 year hydro contract Joey Smallwood signed with Quebec-Hydro in 1969. Quebec would have been left with a strip of land along the St. Lawrence with no natural resources outside of poutine and maple syrup.

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Blogger Alexandros November 22, 2016 1:03 AM  

"They're lucky it was Donald Trump and not Donald Trump Jr. or it would have been a literal firing squad."

I don't understand; does anyone know to what he's referring to? I always thought Eric was the only one who browsed /pol/

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit November 22, 2016 1:05 AM  

@MeneMene Thank you so much. We'll pass it on.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Deplorable Cents November 22, 2016 1:07 AM  

@97
This all makes me wonder what all leverage that 0bama brought to bear to control his "opposition".

They were likely pre-controlled one way or another. If not Epstein Island or something like it, then a visit to a bathhouse, a piece of tail dangled in front of them during a long trip, etc.

@100
Now what blow-back should we expect because Trump told them to take their toys and get out of his sandbox?

What can the press throw at Trump that they haven't already failed with since last year? Really, the got no chili now. None. They gave it all their slogans and chants and smears, and now they got no ammo.

That means they need him, he doesn't need them.
He just told them, You're Fired and they can't do anything about it.

Who's Deplorable now, bitches?

Trump 2016 for the LOLZ!

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents November 22, 2016 1:09 AM  

@101
If California separates, just turn off the water flowing from the mid west aquifiers and mountain rivers.

Midwest aquifers? WTF are you talking about?
Sierra Nevada runoff is a major source of water for California.
Colorado River water, which ultimately comes from Colorado, is another.
A small amount comes from Oregon.

No water from the Midwest goes to Cali except in plastic bottles.

Blogger Bernard Korzeniewicz November 22, 2016 1:09 AM  

“[...]Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you [...]"

I envy you, Americans.

Blogger Laramie Hirsch November 22, 2016 1:11 AM  

This article is so damned funny! Man, I wish I could've been a fly on the wall!

Anonymous Peaceable Citizen November 22, 2016 1:34 AM  

OT: NYT "debunks" #pizzagate:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/technology/fact-check-this-pizzeria-is-not-a-child-trafficking-site.html

Anonymous Jack Amok November 22, 2016 1:38 AM  

Sadly, CA is going nowhere. The people pushing that stupidity have no clue how quickly the entire state would collapse without Fed help.

Just one question for them to start: what currency do you plan to use? The renminbi?


Those dumbasses would probably think they could use bitcoin.

I'll be visiting family there for Thanksgiving. I'm from the part of CA that you move to if San Francisco is just too damn conservative. I'll report on how the
hippies are doing. "Stoned" is my guess.

Blogger praetorian November 22, 2016 1:50 AM  

Man, I wish I could've been a fly on the wall!

Soon enough: you know Trump has this on tape. It was in Trump Tower.

Lord I love this God Emperor.

If you had to pick between this and seeing the Clinton post-election assault on Podesta...

Blogger Resident Moron™ November 22, 2016 2:08 AM  

Gross Gott!!

If I knew this and only this one thing alone about Donald Trump, it would be enough for me to support him.

To hell with these lying cretinous scumbag traitors. A fucking firing squad is their just deserts.

I hope to live to see it.

Anonymous Discard November 22, 2016 2:32 AM  

89. Lazarus: West Virginia was admitted as a state in 1863 because they disagreed with the Secessionists in Richmond. On the same principle, perhaps the Owens valley could secede from California and keep the water that now goes to Los Angeles.

Blogger tim November 22, 2016 3:16 AM  

Really? NYT damage control this late? No. Are you that slow? Ok, OT, Clinton damage control fixer, who're you fooling?

Blogger tim November 22, 2016 3:17 AM  

Really? NYT damage control this late? No. Are you that slow? Ok, OT, Clinton damage control fixer, who're you fooling?

Blogger tim November 22, 2016 3:18 AM  

Santa Cruz should be fine on Thursday

Blogger tim November 22, 2016 3:19 AM  

Santa Cruz should be fine on Thursday

Blogger MycroftJones November 22, 2016 3:50 AM  

The news media has been guilty of this on a large scale:

Leviticus 19:16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.

Blogger William Meisheid November 22, 2016 6:53 AM  

So much for the meeting being "off-the-record". I guess the liberal media doesn't stick to the rules when they don't like what you say, especially when the SJWs of the MSM get dressed down.

Blogger Boko Harambe November 22, 2016 7:02 AM  

The last email I received from Penzeys was the last email I received from Penzeys. I love their products but I will not support SJW drivel in any manner.

Sucks because I do need to shop, occasionally, and the list of stores and products I no longer patronize keeps shrinking.

Blogger Boko Harambe November 22, 2016 7:20 AM  

@79 and @80, thanks so much, delighted to have an alternative to Penzeys.

They have a Galena Street blend, too...my favorite.

Blogger Boko Harambe November 22, 2016 7:25 AM  

Keeps growing, rather...the list of products I use shrinks. Really is a money saving endeavor

Anonymous Avalanche November 22, 2016 9:11 AM  

@81 "Maybe pedophelia is not the real purpose of Epstein Island.
What is the difference between using young bodies for your own pleasure or using them as blood banks to try and cheat death for a few more years?"

Do you have any reason to think Thiel went to Epstein island? Do you object to blood transfusions at all? How would this differ from high-end athletes 'self-banking' blood for competitions?(Against the rules, but done...)

Blogger Badger Brigadon November 22, 2016 9:21 AM  

@106-
Not precisely correct. Due to the 1922 Colorado river compact, the amount each state may draw is strictly apportioned. At full Draw, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada could disappear the Colorado river long before it ever even entered California.

Considering that the water is sourced from the Colorado and Utah Mountains, in the event of a California secession, Utah and Arizona would be fully justified in refilling our critically low aquifers, which, in combination with fully Utilizing the Sierra Nevada Snowmelt, would result in nearly two thirds of California's water needs being Unmet.

Currently California is actually below their necessary water supply, and the state is still expanding. If Utah and Arizona considered the 1922 compact void, California would enter critical drought conditions within a very very short time.

California's water is dependent on the Sacramento, San Joachim, and Colorado Rivers (as well as aquifers). California is attempting to technologically adapt to these conditions, but it would be all too easy. Heck, breaking the artificial rerouting in Utah preventing Snowmelt Flow into the Great Salt Lake could easily knock about 8% of California's water flow out of action overnight.

Blogger Teri November 22, 2016 9:22 AM  

Try herbco.com instead.

Blogger Teri November 22, 2016 9:29 AM  

And they get power from Bonneville Dam. Second powerhouse was built just for them.

Blogger Deplorable Gaiseric November 22, 2016 9:32 AM  

William Meisheid wrote:So much for the meeting being "off-the-record". I guess the liberal media doesn't stick to the rules when they don't like what you say, especially when the SJWs of the MSM get dressed down.
I'm sure the Trump transition team knew that was going to happen, and in fact planned for it. The rumors of "the f------ firing squad" as the news are reporting it, is as important as what actually happened in the meeting.

Blogger B.J. November 22, 2016 9:39 AM  

What's that saying, if you're going to shoot the Devil in the back, don't miss?

The media declared Total War on Trump, but seem mystified every time he returned fire. Can't say this is going to get better in the long run, but it's hardly surprising.

Blogger John Wright November 22, 2016 10:00 AM  

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. May all the gods of the Galaxy bless the god Emperor as he destroys the Heretics and the mutants.

Blogger John Wright November 22, 2016 10:18 AM  

I think that we did recover some of the security footage from Trump Tower of that very meeting.

https://youtu.be/Kzhk_AUV_-w

Blogger Deadmau5 Patton November 22, 2016 10:19 AM  

What's the difference between a trillion oven memes and one roman salute? Is doing something in real life that huge of a difference? So we were called Nazis before and now we're called Nazis more. I don't get why this one particular move matters.

Blogger wreckage November 22, 2016 10:21 AM  

The media will eventually adapt. Australia's John Howard had a supernatural ability to get the media talking about whatever he wanted them to talk about.

Eventually they instead ran about 18 months of how much everybody loved Howard, what is the secret of his charm?, etc, etc, then went to a hyper-emotional "WE LOVED HIM SO MUCH ND HE BETRAYED US ALL BUH HURR HURR HURRRRR"

It'll happen eventually. Which is why the right in general also needs freelance, rapidly mutating memetics, to Red Queen the media and exploit unforseen opportunities as they arise.

(* Red Queen: You have to keep running as fast as you can, just to stand still, used by Matt Ridley as a metaphor for evolution versus pathogens)

Anonymous Deplorable S E Delenda November 22, 2016 10:24 AM  

"It's not about Richard. It's about Donald Trump. If Richard is genuinely supportive of Trump, then pulling that sort of stunt was the very last thing he should have done. "

This can't be about Trump. Leave the hero worship to the left. He's already breaking promises. Crooked Hillary is going to get away with everything.

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/11/22/kellyanne-conway-confirms-trump-doesnt-wish-to-pursue-hillary-charges/

Blogger J Melcher November 22, 2016 10:36 AM  

I'm interested in who will be named new Secretary of the Navy. The SecNav has power to name -- or rename -- ships. The carrier group "oiler" named by Obama's SecNav last August honored a semi-stolen valor bucket named Harvey Milk. I'd like to see Trump's SecNav put out a list -- to be voted on by all active duty seamen -- for a new name for that ship. And I'd include a list of suggested names that included "Boaty McBoatface" -- a significant figure in naval history cheated of democratically awarded honor earlier this year.

(regarding semi-stolen valor: what do you call it when a public figure attempts to claim increased status by lying about an honorable discharge, claiming instead to have been kicked out as a victim of any underprivileged minority oppressed by the ruling class? Well, we call him a "liar" but more specifically?

Blogger Cail Corishev November 22, 2016 10:51 AM  

He's already breaking promises. Crooked Hillary is going to get away with everything.

Yeah, it couldn't be that he's playing it smart because he knows Obama still has the power to pardon her for two more months; and also if he promises to root out the whole thing, it just might prompt the establishment to take extreme measures to keep him out of office. He couldn't be keeping his powder dry until he's in charge.

No, it has to be that he's finally ripping off that mask to show the betrayer underneath! And there really is a wolf out there this time too.

Blogger Sam Lively November 22, 2016 11:03 AM  

I think we're seeing the difference between a hustler and a sucker . A guy like Milo is the apex predator, luring in lesser predators with feigned weakness. Spencer is the prey - he attracts the media like a sick buffalo attracts predators.

Blogger Open Carry November 22, 2016 11:19 AM  

karsten wrote:He knows who the real (((enemy))) is.

There is an interesting Forbes article describing the role President Trump's son-in-law played in the campaign.

Anonymous Deplorable S E Delenda November 22, 2016 2:21 PM  

@135

Keeping your powder dry would be remaining silent.

The left is unhinged at his election; what do you think they'd do if legal action after announcing via KAC that she had "enough", and was going to help with her "healing"?

Nobody's going to tell me elected tofu is fat juicy turkey promised during the campaign two days before Thanksgiving.

You see, some people are above the law and beyond its reach. Why yes Mr. Putin, we are a "banana Republic", and a Cavendish one at that.

Blogger Unknown November 22, 2016 4:12 PM  

I learn new things about myself nearly every time I am mentioned in the media, particularly in articles written by people who have never spoken to me, never met me, and obviously, have never read any of my books.

It's still not about you.

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