Video: Watch Shep Smith Humiliate NY Times Reporter On The Air

I love this because it’s not often you get to see an elite, pretentious snob like this NY Times reporter get a comeuppance on live TV.

Via the Daily Caller: 

“Steve, what can you tell us about this warning from the authorities there of a possible second Western attack to come?” he asked the Times’ London bureau chief Steve Erlanger.

“Well,” he responded, “we need to be careful in the moments after…”

“Yeah, you don’t have to tell me that,” Smith said dryly.

“Well….that’s…I hope true,” Erlanger said haughtily.

Shep took the “we need to be careful” admonition as an insult, which you’ll understand when you hear Erlanger’s tone. The guy makes his disdain for “Faux News” abundantly clear.

After he finished his report, Smith returned to the comment:

“I’m very curious about– you said we need to be careful. On what matter did you think we were not careful, based on what you just said and we just reported, Mr. Erlanger?”

“I mean, frankly, I have not—I have not been listening very carefully,” Erlanger stammered.

“So you said that based on what?” Smith persisted.

“Look, you asked me to come and talk to you,” Erlanger retorted, “I’m telling you what I think I know.”

 “What you told me was that you thought we needed to be careful, and what I can report to you, sir, is that we’re being very careful,” Smith concluded, dropping the interview entirely.
Watch and enjoy, it’s not often you see this:

Bill De Blasio Cracks Down On Styrofoam

Heavyset Cop Holding A Donut And A Coffee

With all other big city problems having apparently been solved, the Mayor of Gotham is cracking down on an environmental scourge that he says “has no place in New York City.”

Thank God we have men like Mayor de Blasio to protect citizens from the serious threats posed by styrofoam.

“These products cause real environmental harm and have no place in New York City,” said de Blasio in a statement announcing the ban on Thursday. “We have better options, better alternatives, and if more cities across the country follow our lead and institute similar bans, those alternatives will soon become more plentiful and will cost less.”

The ban is set to take effect July 1.

Lotta people are asking this, today:


Mediaite: Rumors of de Blasio’s Weed Habit Allegedly Coming from NYPD

The NYPD are playing hardball with these vermin. Did you hear about this?: Al Sharpton Fumes At NYPD After Viagra Prescription Leaked to Press


On a more serious note. Like Obama, De Blasio has extensive ties to ACORN and has “a history of working with extremist activist groups to stir protests.”

Aaron Klein: New York mayor’s secret past comes to light



Charlie Hebdo Suspects Killed (Video)

Multiple new outlets are now reporting that the two brothers behind the Charlie Hedbo slaughter have been killed and their hostage has been freed.

The AFP reported via Breitbart that the men ran out of their hiding place, guns blazing.

Sky News reported earlier that one of the brothers turned up at business wearing a bulletproof vest and black combat gear. He claimed to be a police officer to gain the trust of civilians, before telling staff: “Get out of here, we don’t kill civilians”.

In addition to police and army helicopters, it is reported a tank was seen arriving at the siege.

Earlier reports from the scene suggested either one or two people had died, with a further twenty injured. However, the office of the French prosecutor issued a statement denying there had been any fatalities.

MORE via Fox News:

A hostage held by the brothers, who killed 12 in a commando-style attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, was reportedly freed, and early reports said the police raid in Paris was “successful.” The fast-moving developments, signaled by explosions and gunfire at a printing plant in Dammartin-en-Goele, followed by similar sounds at Hypercacher (Hyper Kosher), a Jewish supermarket in eastern Paris, brought to a climax a three-day terror ordeal and manhunt involving nearly 90,000 police and military personnel.

Cherif and Said Kouachi, the radicalized French-born slackers whose attack on Charlie Hebdo left two police officers among the dozen dead, were both killed in the first raid. The brothers, 32 and 34, respectively, are believed to have ties to Al Qaeda in Yemen, and military experts who viewed footage of their bloody, late-morning raid on Wednesday said they appeared to be well-trained terrorists.

Twitchy: French police now linking #CharlieHebdo attack to yesterday’s murder of a policewoman:

I thought they didn’t shoot girls.


Via Ace: CNN’s Genius Chris Cuomo: An “African American Man” Was The Hostage Taker at Vincennes

Did he say, “Hands up, don’t shoot?”:


The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all.” – Abba Eban

“The Jews are a peculiar people: Things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews.

Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people, and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it. Poland and Czechoslovakia did it. Turkey threw out a million Greeks and Algeria a million Frenchmen. Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese–and no one says a word about refugees.

But in the case of Israel, the displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees. Everyone insists that Israel must take back every single Arab. Arnold Toynbee calls the displacement of the Arabs an atrocity greater than any committed by the Nazis. Other nations when victorious on the battlefield dictate peace terms. But when Israel is victorious it must sue for peace.

Everyone expects the Jews to be the only real Christians in this world.” – Eric Hoffer

“We must take positions. Our weakness in the West is born of the fact of so-called ‘objectivity.’ Objectivity does not exist – it cannot exist!… The word is a hypocrisy which is sustained by the lie that the truth stays in the middle. No, sir: Sometimes truth stays on one side only.”
– Orianna Fallacci

This week’s winning essay,Joshuapundit’s Who’s ‘Responsible?’ came about when I read an astounding statement from the mouth of European Union foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini. Here’s a slice:

Sometimes, a public figure makes a statement that simply defies the imagination in its blatant hypocrisy and ignorance of reality.

Those of you who have been following events in the region know that the Third Intifada against Israel is well underway, and that the Palestinian Authority and Hamas are doing their best to incite violence. Against this background, Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority AKA Hamas/Fatah recently went to the UN Security Council in an attempt to get a resolution declaring a Palestinian State along the pre ’67 lines that would have called for forcing Israel back to indefensible borders, re-dividing Jerusalem and barring Jews from their Holy sites, ethnically cleansing 500,000 Jews, freeing all terrorists currently in captivity in Israeli jails and allowing any of the Arabs whom identify themselves as Palestinians to return to whatever they claim their homes were in Israel.

The resolution failed by one vote, but Abbas has promised to re-introduce it now that three pro-Israel nation’s terms on the Security Council have finished and three anti-Israel countries terms on the Security Council started in 2015. And Abbas is also attempted to join the International Criminal Court, saying that if he’s successful he will attempt to prosecute Israel there for war crimes.

Aside from violating both the Oslo Accords and The Road Map, this is nothing less than a hostile entity making a declaration of war against Israel.

In retaliation, Israel decided to take the measure of freezing $127 million in tax monies it gathered for Hamas/Fatah, and is considering other measures as well.

The EU immediately condemned this, and their reaction is worth looking at.

European Union foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said in a statement today that even this moderate pushback “runs counter to Israel’s obligations.”

“An effective Palestinian Authority, committed to non-violence and a peaceful resolution of the conflict, is a key element for a two-state solution,” Mogherini said.

Mogherini said that “recent steps taken … could aggravate the already tense situation on the ground and bring them further away from a negotiated solution.”

“Both sides should refrain from taking actions which could raise obstacles to the rapid return to the negotiations,” she added.

She also threatened that the EU’s financing of ‘Palestine’ could be endangered by Israel’s withholding the money.

You have to wonder what planet the EU thinks it lives on.

Israel’s ‘responsibilities?’ What about the Palestinian Authority?

In exchange for being gifted sovereignty by Israel in the Oslo Accords over some land it otherwise had no claim to, The Arabs whom call themselves Palestinians agreed to do three things…renounce terrorism, recognize Israel’s right to exist and end anti-semitic incitement in its mosques schools and media. Those same three requirements were also part of the Road Map.

Not one of them has ever been adhered to, not by Arafat, not by Mahmoud Abbas and certainly not by Hamas.

While the PLO charter tepidly recognizes Israel, neither the Fatah charter or the Hamas charters do. Support for terrorism against Israeli civilians is a given, and not merely tolerated but rewarded. In the twenty years since Oslo, not a single person has ever been arrested by the PA security forces for killing a Jew. Financing of terrorist activity by the PA and Hamas is a long documented fact. Terrorist killers convicted of some of the most heinous murders by Israeli courts are called ‘holy martyrs’ by Abbas and receive a nice salary from the PA courtesy of Eu and American taxpayers, and these ‘martyrs’ are held up as heroes and role models to Palestinian society. They’re glorified in its media, lionized in its mosques and have public buildings named after them.

Mahmoud Abbas’s Moscow University treatise claiming that the Holocaust never happened and that the few Jews that were killed were the result of ‘Zionists’ collaborating with the Nazis is a required text in the PA’s school curriculum.

And the PA itself is now allied in a unity government with the genocidal Hamas.For that matter, the PLO has already said that the Oslo Accords no longer apply to them.

And when Mogherini talks about a Palestinian Authority, committed to non-violence and a peaceful resolution of the conflict, does she even recognize the years of sustained and constant rejectionism and unwillingness to negotiate anything by Arafat,Abbas and the PA as the main contributor to the current impasse?

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was the one and only Rush Limbaugh with The GOP Leadership’s Attitude Toward Its Own Base Is Unprecedentedsubmitted by Ask Marion. This is a transcript of Limbaugh’s comments on the air during his hugely popular radio show and he takes on the contradiction of a large part of the Republican leadership showing outright contempt for the voters that just gave them one of the largest GOP congressional majorities in history with his usual clarity and logic. Definitely read it.

Here are this week’s full results.Only Ask Marion was unable to vote, but was not subject to the usual 2/3 vote penalty :

Council Winners

  • *First place with 2 1/3 votes!

JoshuapunditWho’s ‘Responsibility?’

Non-Council Winners

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