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Posted by Erick Erickson on Monday, December 9, 2019

The Erick Erickson Show is live! Here’s the plan for today.

Hour 1

  1. Pensacola Terror Attack
    1. Conflicting reports on filming
    2. Vented on social media about US policy
    3. Training for Saudi nationals
    4. Already difficult
      1. Media and Koshoggi
      2. Dems and Iran
  2. The predators online
  3. Hillary in 2020?  No.
  4. War on Porn?
    1. Intellectual fetish to waste time
    2. Moral decline
    3. Abortion
    4. Grasping as society collapses
  5. 72 Years after Auschwitz

Hour 2

  1. LSU v. Georgia
    1. SEC Trophy broke
    2. LSU v Oklahoma
    3. Georgia v. Baylor in the Sugar Bowl
  2. Common Core Math Standards
    1. Commission set up to revise
    2. Previously just changed the name
    3. Disconnect parents from their kids
    4. Education has flatlined in the country
  3. Ted Cruz and Ukraine
    1. MTP Interview
    2. Politico story from 2016
    3. WaPo over-the-top opinion section
  4. Biden on the campaign trail
  5. Christmas shopping

Hour 3 

  1. US in Afghanistan
    1. Like the Pentagon Papers
    2. Big story
    3. No progress
    4. Gonna be an issue
  2. The Iowa problem
    1. Biden
    2. Buttigieg
  3. Climate Hysteria
  4. Impeachment
  5. The Crispy Chicken Sandwich at McDonalds

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Tale of Two Insults: Biden’s “Look, fat” vs. Trump’s Reporter Imitation

One of the most bizarre things to behold is when mainstream
or cable news media figures object to the reputation of bias and partiality
that they have carved out for themselves. No one forced them to sacrifice
professional objectivity to operate as political operatives. And even though
they have baked such favoritism into their daily routines that they don’t even
notice it anymore, examples abound.

Consider yourself whether the media reaction to leading
Democrat presidential contender Joe Biden calling a heavy-set man “fat” in a
tense exchange is proportional to what it would have been had the insult come
from the lips of President Trump.

You actually don’t have to wonder, because we’ve been here
before. The circumstances are slightly different, but go back to 2015 when then
candidate Trump was storming the nation and seemingly causing a ruckus wherever
he held an event. The New York Times chronicled
what happened next:

Before a crowd gathered at a Myrtle Beach convention center, the candidate hoisted one hand up, flailed his arms and mocked a New York Times reporter who has a physical disability that almost precisely mirrors Trump’s movements that evening.

Despite Trump’s ardent denials, the Times happily led the
prosecution and the rest of mainstream media joined in. Now, let the record
show that I personally think Trump did mock the disabled reporter and I found
his explanations to be weak at best. I don’t fault the media for covering the
offensive gesture, or hammering Trump for it repeatedly. I do, however, fault
the media for not doing the same with Trump’s likely 2020 opponent Joe Biden for
him recently mocking
and deriding a citizen at a public forum:

A man, who later told the New York Post he is a Marine Corps veteran, irked Biden by asking about son Hunter’s role on the board of a controversial Ukrainian natural gas firm at an Iowa town hall event. Biden responded by calling the man a “damn liar,” “too old,” and referred to him condescendingly as “jack.” Biden also challenged the man to a pushup contest, IQ test and many observers feel he also called him “fat,” but the candidate denies criticizing the man’s weight.

And those denials, just like Trump’s claim he didn’t mock
the reporter, are absurd to anyone who has actually watched the video of the
exchange. In fact, the only significant differences in the two situations are:

  1. Trump’s target was a hostile reporter; Biden’s
    target was a private citizen with a question
  2. The media went after Trump aggressively; to this
    point they have either ignored or even praised
    Biden

If you find that hard to believe, consider that while NBC
largely ignored the embarrassing moment for Biden, CBS seemed to be pleased
with him. Anchor Norah O’Donnell:

described how “Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden went at it with a voter who accused him of sending his son Hunter to work for a Ukrainian energy company for the family’s benefit.”

“Well, the Vice President even challenged the man to a pushup contest,” she said with a big smile on her face”

O’Donnell then pitched it over to reporter Ed O’Keefe who
compared Biden to a “prizefighter,” lauding the feisty performance.

So you tell me, if President Trump would have spun around
and attacked a private citizen at a townhall by saying, “Look, fat,” would CBS
Evening News admiringly refer to him as a “prizefighter?”

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Neal Katyal: Trump Engaged In “Unprecedented Obstruction” By Declaring Entire Investigation Illegitimate

Neal Katyal, the author of “Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump” and former acting solicitor general in the Obama administration, lays out three potential articles of impeachment against the commander-in-chief: bribery, abuse of power, and “unprecedented” amounts of obstruction of justice.

“The most important thing is not just Ukraine, but the president’s reaction to Ukraine,” Katyal told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “No president in our history has ever done this, saying unilaterally ‘I declare the entire investigation illegitimate.'”

“If this president can do it every president can do it whether it was Obama before, or a President Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders,” he explained. “Impeachment is so central to our checks and balances, what he’s doing is a fundamental threat to our Constitution.”

Chuck Todd vs. Ted Cruz: “Considerable Evidence” That “Ukraine Blatantly Interfered” In 2016 Election

Sen. Ted Cruz told NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd that he believes Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election as well as Russia, and media is presenting a false choice that it could only have been one of them.

CHUCK TODD: Do you believe Ukraine meddled in the American election in 2016?

SEN. TED CRUZ: I do. And I think there’s considerable evidence of that.

CHUCK TODD: You do? You do?

SEN. TED CRUZ: Yes and Chuck let me say —

CHUCK TODD: Look this is — Senator, this sort of strikes me as odd. Because you went through a primary campaign with this president. He launched a birtherism campaign against you. He went after your faith. He threatened to, quote, “spill the beans,” about your wife about something. He pushed a National Enquirer, story, which we now know he had a real relationship with the editors of the National Enquirer —

SEN. TED CRUZ: And Chuck, I appreciate you dragging up all that garbage. That’s very kind of you, go ahead.

CHUCK TODD: No, but Senator is it — let me ask you this. Is it not possible that this president is capable of creating a false narrative about somebody, in order to help him, politically?

SEN. TED CRUZ: Except that’s not what happened. The president released the transcript of the phone call. You can read what was said on the phone call. And let me point out —

CHUCK TODD: Yeah and the Bidens. And you, yourself, thought the Biden part was troubling.

SEN. TED CRUZ: Chuck, Chuck, let me point out a game that the media is playing. You know, a question that you’ve asked a number of people is you’ve said to senators, sort of aghast, “Do you believe that Ukraine, and not Russia, interfered in the election?” Now, that, that, in a court of law, would be struck as a misleading question. Of course Russia interfered in our election. Nobody looking at the evidence disputes that. What the media is pretending is —

CHUCK TODD: But the President of the United States does.

SEN. TED CRUZ: Look, on the evidence, Russia clearly interfered in our election. But here’s the game the media is playing. Because Russia interfered, the media pretends nobody else did. Ukraine blatantly interfered in our election. The sitting ambassador from Ukraine wrote an op-ed blasting Donald Trump —

CHUCK TODD: Do you know why —

SEN. TED CRUZ: — during the election season. —

CHUCK TODD: Do you know why he did that?

SEN. TED CRUZ: — That is unusual.

CHUCK TODD: What did Donald Trump, what did Donald Trump, as a candidate, say about Ukraine and Crimea during the election that might’ve inspired the ambassador?

SEN. TED CRUZ: So you’re saying they had disagreements with Donald Trump —

CHUCK TODD: No, I’m just saying —

SEN. TED CRUZ: — and they wanted Hillary Clinton to get elected.

CHUCK TODD: Okay, so they wrote an op-ed —

SEN. TED CRUZ: I’ll tell you a Ukrainian parliamentarian —

CHUCK TODD: They wrote an op-ed. That is the difference — what you’re saying is, you’re saying a pickpocket, which essentially is a Hill op-ed, compared to Bernie Madoff and Vladimir Putin.

Watch the full interview via NBC: