Giuliani Doubles Down On Obama Criticism, Says de Blasio Should Apologize To NYPD (Video)

Did you catch former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on CBS with Major Garrett, Sunday morning?

He was very impressive in the first half of the interview, refusing to back down from his previous comments indicting Obama for “contributing to a rhetorical atmosphere about hating American police.”

Apparently Glenn Kessler, the WaPo “factchecker” fact-checked his opinion and gave it some Pinocchios after coming to the (not-so) shocking conclusion that POTUS has been generally supportive of the police in his rhetoric (as if the Alinsky-trained,  community organizer/president would be anything but supportive of the police on the surface in a center-right country.)

But Garrett was very impressed with WaPo’s fact checking, and wanted to clear the air.

“I’ve never come across anything that looked like propaganda urging the country to hate police,” he said crossly at the former Mayor.  “Do you want to recast that, or take that back?”

“No, not at all,”  Giuliani answered without missing a beat. “I think you miss one important point.”

That, of course,  would be the giant, teleprompter-challenged elephant in the room – “He has had Al Sharpton to the White House 80-85 times,”  Giuliani explained. “Often when he’s talking about police issues he has Al Sharpton sitting right next to him.”

“If you would like to have a poster boy for hating the police, it’s Al Sharpton,” Giuliani continued. “You make Al Sharpton a close advisor, you are going to turn the police in America against you.”

He added, “I saw this man help cause riots in New York. I’ve heard his anti-police invective first hand.” Giuliani then went in for the kill: “To have a man who hasn’t paid $4 million dollars in taxes – have a man who has spent his career helping to create riotsphony stories about the police – to have that man sitting next to you – it speaks volumes. Actions speak louder than words.”

Garrett tried to get Giuliani to admit that the president has at least been supportive of the police in his rhetoric, but Giuliani refused to back down.

“Look, who you associate with is part of your rhetoric,” Giuliani answered heatedly. He went on to make a perfect analogy that should have embarrassed Garrett because it was an indictment of him and the Obama-media as a whole.  “If I were talking to you about ending the mafia as I did in the 1980s – fighting the mafia – and I had Joe Colombo sitting next to me, you would say I was a big hypocrite, wouldn’t you?”

(The answer is yes, any journalist with a pulse would have called him out for that. But love is blind, as they say, and if President Boyfriend occasionally says nice things about the police but constantly meets with a notorious cop-hater and riot instigator, they fail to notice the problem.)

Giuliani drove the point home, saying, “It wouldn’t matter what my rhetoric was – ‘oh I’m fighting the mafia!’ There’s Joe Colombo!”

And he proceeded with the Obama example – ‘I’m for the police’ there’s Al Sharpton? Police everywhere are going to say, ‘give me a break. I get the point Mr. President.'”

Beautiful.

Garrett suggested that Giuliani had had his differences with the police when he was mayor, and they had turned his back on him, too. and Giuliani quickly disabused him of that notion. (Makes you wonder who was feeding Garrett these weak arguments? Media Matters? The White House itself? Garrett’s star has fallen far since his days at Fox.)

Giuliani said that there had been  a dispute with the union about pay – “‘Double zeroes for heroes’ they chanted. “But they never turned their backs on me. And I never had an issue about policing with them.”

Unfortunately, in the second half of the segment, he criticized the police for turning their backs on De Blasio, and he repeated his assertion that it is unfair to blame De Blasio for the cop killings. (I think Obama/Holder/Sharpton/de Blasio do have blood on their hands for encouraging the false racial narrative about the police and allowing it to take root, and encouraging ( in Obama advisor Sharpton’s case) organizing the protests.)

Giuliani did say that he thinks that de Blasio should apologize to the NYPD.

“He created an impression with the police — that he was on the side of the protesters. Now some of those protesters were entirely legitimate, but some of those protesters were horrible, yelling, ‘kill the police, kill the police.’ I don’t remember protests with people yelling ‘kill the police’ since the 1960s and 70s.”

Giuliani said that if de Blasio would apologize to the police and lose Sharpton, “maybe then he can have a better relationship with the NYPD.”

Garrett’s only response to Giuliani’s numerous assertions, was, “interesting.”

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MS/NBC SHOULD SUSPEND AL SHARPTON! AND THE IRS SHOULD STOP GIVING HIM A PASS. HE SHOULD GET THE SAME TREATMENT AS EVERYONE ELSE, NOT SPECIAL TREATMENT!

MS/NBC should suspend Rev Al Sharpton until he gets on a payment plan to pay the reported millions he owes in taxes. And the IRS and state revenue divisions should garnish his MS/NBC salary until his reported tax bill is paid. NYT reports he owes $4.5 million in taxes.

Via Truth Revolt: Fox News’ Jason Riley: Obama, Holder, Sharpton Push False Racial Narrative:

Fox News contributor Jason Riley brilliantly nails the false racial narrative perpetuated by the likes of Al Sharpton, Eric Holder and President Obama — that racism is an “all-purpose explanation” for everything that is wrong in America’s black communities.

Riley is right on target with this, echoing what Sheriff Clark and others (like me) have been saying.

The behavior in high-crime black communities must change, Riley said, if the community wants a positive perception. Yet, prominent black voices in this country — Sharpton, Holder, and the president himself — aren’t willing to have that conversation, he said.

More Riley via Bookworm Room on the culpability of the race-baiters: The murderous Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson:

JASON RILEY, WALL STREET JOURNAL: The one person of course who is responsible is the animal who pulled the trigger, he’s the one that we hold personally responsible for this and rightly so. And it’s also true, that Mayor de Blasio, with his anti-cop rhetoric, has created an atmosphere in the city that has made an occurrence like this much more likely than it otherwise would have been.

You know, what we have learned over the years is that when someone like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson injects himself in racially contentious situations people tend to get killed, whether it’s Crown Heights, Brooklyn, back in the early 90s, Freddie’s Fashion Mart up in Harlem in the mid-90s, or these anti-cop protests following the Ferguson shootings. When you the mayor, or the president of the United States, or Attorney General Holder, and you choose to align yourself with someone like Al Sharpton instead of with the men in blue who protect our cities nationwide, you’re asking for mayhem.

Weasel Zippers: Eerily Similar To NY Case: Durham Police Officer Targeted And Shot At By Two Black Men Who Came Up Behind His Police Car

Weasel Zippers: De Blasio Booed And Heckled During NYPD Officers Graduation Ceremony – Update: Crowd Shouts “Traitor!”…

Video here. MehYou can hear some boos among the applause but it’s not overwhelming. Officers were likely lectured about decorum and the need to behave themselves before the ceremony.

Ace of Spades HQ: Obama: Racial Tensions Are Now Coming Out in a “In a Way that is Probably Healthy “

The community organizer just keeps organizin’ his communities.

With racial issues and policing headlining the political conversation in America in the midst of nationwide protests and the murder of two police officers in New York, President Barack Obama said he believes the issue of race relations is surfacing “in a way that probably is healthy.”…

“I actually think that [the U.S. is] probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided,” Obama said in an interview with NPR released Monday and recorded before his family vacation in Hawaii. “The issue of police and communities of color being mistrustful of each other is hardly new; that dates back a long time. It’s just something that hasn’t been talked about.”

The fact that some residents in high crime, gang-infested neighborhoods feel hostility toward the police is not something we talk about because it’s an obvious, sickening fact everyone already knows.

The healthy conversation we should be having on race is the one Jason Riley talked about in the video above – the one Obama/Holder/Sharpton/de Blasio and their fellow travelers have no interest in discussing because it doesn’t help them politically.

And for this president to suggest that this country is less racially divided since he came into office when polls overwhelmingly show that Americans say they feel more racially divided than ever before, takes Gruberism to a new level. I’m actually impressed.

Our Weasel Of The Week!

Once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all despicable, but the votes are in and we have our winner…the envelope please…

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New York City’s Kommissar Bill de Blasio!!

 The Noisy Room : Mayor Bill de Blasio for his faux sorrow and commiseration after the shooting of the two cops in New York this weekend.

After throwing the NYPD under the bus over Garner and dissing the attack on cops a week ago by seven protesters, he comes out and dares to show his face at the press conference for the execution style murders of two officers in New York yesterday. At the end of which, he broke into crappy Spanish. The police union has called for him to be barred from all police funerals for turning his back on the NYPD.

Turn about is fair play… the officers turned their backs on de Blasio at his press conference. When he showed up at the hospital where the two deceased cops were, with family, friends and comrades grieving, he tried to say he was one of them and was told by at least one officer he was not welcome or one of them and was told to leave. With all that blue blood on his hands, de Blasio should just resign and slink away. He’s a cowardly weasel that has brought Marxism, violence and murder to New York.

Ah yes, Mayor Bill De Blasio, an excellent example of what it looks like when the inmates take over the asylum. Even the stupidest, meanest banana republic dictator usually knows enough to remember to keep on the good side of the people keeping civil order, protecting him and his family and keeping the regime in power. Even the mayor’s old commie buddies the Sandinistas understood that much …but not Mayor de Blasio!

It takes real talent to be that stupid. I mean, the local stores complain about some ne’er do well with a huge rap sheet peddling illegal smokes and taking away their business, the cops some and tell him to leave, he refuses, he resists arrest and dies from a heart attack. A grand jury looks at the evidence, finds that the police did nothing wrong. And not only does the mayor side with the rioters against his own police force, he throws gasoline on the fire,perhaps even to the point of getting a couple of them killed. He even smirks in public about having what he and other racialists and cop-haters have called ‘the conversation’ about the dangers of ‘racist police’ with his own bi-racial son…the same kid who goes nowhere without an NYPD security blanket composed of police prepared to risk their lives to save his child!

There’s stupid, and then there’s pathetic. So Mayor de Blasio richly deserves his Golden Weasel.

Let’s have a nice hand for a couple of members of the NYPD’s union, The Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, who were nice enough to come down to pick up the mayor’s award for him, and not only that, they plan to customize it with some decorations, tributes and engraving of their own before they deliver it to his office!

Is that nice or what?

Well, there it is.

Check back next Tuesday to see who next week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week are!

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Disturbing Halloween Display of Black Family Being Lynched Taken Down After Complaints

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A shocking Halloween display at a house located on the military base in Fort Campbell, Ky. turned some heads, earlier this week. It was taken down after Ft. Campbell Public Affairs received a report of the “offensive” display.

A ClarksvilleNow.com reader sent a photo of the display, which shows what appears to be a black family hanging from a tree in a yard on Litwin St.

The child in the display has a knife in its back and one of the figures holds a sign that is not legible in the photo.

Fort Campbell Public Affairs said they are aware of the display and have since had it taken down from the yard.

Reportedly, the occupant removed the display after being made aware of the “concerns of the community.”

According to Brendalyn Carpenter, a Public Affairs official, “it was her understanding that the display was not intended to be offensive.” She said the occupant,  whose race and sex were not specified, did extend an apology about the decorations.

It’s hard to imagine what would possess someone to create a display like that. It’s harder still to imagine how someone would not know it was offensive and upsetting.

“Displays of an offensive nature are not reflective of Army values and the family-friendly environment provided for employees and residents of the Fort Campbell community,” Carpenter said.

More Halloween inappropriateness, here: 5 Halloween Displays That Make Us Ask, WTF?

The point of this holiday, as I see it, is to confront the scary things in life by making fun of them and then getting wasted on sugar. But every October, local news stations across the country comes up with a story about someone’s Halloween display causing neighbors to complain because they’ve “gone too far.” This year’s winner comes from Pittsburgh, where a display that includes baby dolls with bullet holes in their heads is, um, what? There to encourage trick-or-treating? C’mon, dude. It’s a little much. Adult corpses are great. Dead babies, not so much.

That guy in Pittsburgh is seriously demented…

 

Why Does CNN host Carol Costello Still Have A Job?

She is a disgrace to CNN and if Jeff Zucker had any common sense or decency, she would have been fired, yesterday.

In case you haven’t been following this, something pretty extraordinary happened on CNN, this week.

Via The Right Scoop:

CNN host Carol Costello can barely contain her excitement over hearing the new audio of the ‘brawl’ in Alaska that involved Bristol Palin a few weeks back.

She started the segment by claiming it was possibly the best audio CNN had ever gotten:

“Okay I’m just going to come right out and say it. This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across.”

Costello then proceeded to describe the “massive brawl” and before playing the audio she told her viewers “so sit back and enjoy.”

What you are asked to “sit back and enjoy” is the sound of a tearful and near hysterical Bristol Palin describing to the police the physical assault she had just experienced.

You really have to see this to appreciate how massive the disconnect is between far leftists like Costello and normal human beings. There is nothing remotely funny about Palin’s distress in the audio.

It’s not too difficult for those of us who track and document left-wing thuggery, to see what was going on there.

Here, in Bristol Palin’s own words, is what happened.

Our friend got knocked out from a cheap shot from behind.  (His injury resulted in ten stitches, so it was really low.)

Why would anyone do this?  Well, here’s a hint.  The guy was on social media during this incident, tweeting, “about to get famous.”

When Willow saw all this happening she looked at the guy’s mom and said “get ahold of your son.”

But apparently the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree, because his mom pushed Willow.  A grown woman pushed my little sister.

By this point, I’d already gotten into the car.  But when Willow ran to me crying, telling me that some lady had pushed her down, I got out of the car to go talk to her.  Any big sister would do this.

Next to God, family is the most important thing to me.

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But the evening that began so well took a turn for the worse when this guy decided he wanted to “get famous.”

After I got out of the car, I didn’t get far. I never even got to talk to his mom, because a guy in his late thirties or early forties got in my face.  He was towering over me – probably at 6 foot something and over 200 pounds. He puffed his chest out and started yelling.

“You c-nt!” he looked right in my eyes and said.  “Get the f-ck out of here, you slut!”

I was alarmed that things had gotten so bad so fast.  But it got even worse when this guy started pushing me.  He had his hands on me, pushing me down.  That’s when I swung and hit his face.

Some would say I should’ve never retaliated in defense against him, but certainly he should never have pushed a girl.   It didn’t phase him.  He pushed me down to the ground and kept me there.

It was scary and awful.  He held me down until someone got me out of the situation. 

That’s it – that’s the story.

What makes this story all the more remarkable is the gross double standard and mind boggling hypocrisy at play. Costello has gone on the record herself to talk about an assault she once suffered at the hands of an abusive boyfriend.

Via Noah Rothman at HotAir:

National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke noted that Sullivan has heaped far less scorn on the sitting vice president whose son was recently revealed to have engaged in illegal activities which resulted in his discharge from the Navy – activities for which “he is unlikely to face so much as an interview with the police.” How’s that for inequality?

But Cooke focuses primarily on an even stronger point, one which was first observed by The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis: Where are the feminists rending garments over the callous way in which a physical assault on a woman by a man is being portrayed in the press?

“Anyone who is concerned about a ‘war on women’ — but not disturbed by this report — is clearly biased,” Lewis wrote.

Enter CNN anchor Carol Costello.

“I never wanted to become the poster child for anything, let alone domestic violence. But my blood is boiling, so when I say shut up, I’m venting at all those people out there who insist on blaming the victim,” Costello wrote with righteous fury directed at the National Football League (and the morning show Fox & Friends) over what she considered an insufficient level of concern for an incident involving Ray Rice striking his fiancé.

Costello goes on to reveal that she, too, was the victim of what sounds like a horrible assault by her college boyfriend. It was a brave thing for her to admit, and it made her commentary on the lax treatment Rice received from the NFL that much more powerful. But this admission also branded her take on the Palin assault as one which is inexplicably hypocritical.

Costello offered an apology without an explanation in a statement to Politico:

CNN’s Carol Costello apologized on Thursday for joking about a police recording of Bristol Palin.

“Over the past few days I have been roundly criticized for joking about a brawl involving the Palin family. In retrospect, I deserve such criticism and would like to apologize,” Costello said in a statement to POLITICO.

No ma’am. You deserve more than just criticism. You have disqualified yourself from holding a job at a still somewhat respected (debatable, I know) news organization. Folks on Twitter are demanding that she apologize on the air, which she’ll no doubt do, (if she hasn’t already) but after this disgraceful episode, there should be only one place left in the TV news business for her:

UPDATE: 

Mark Levin weighs in.

UPDATE II:

 John Nolte at Breitbart contacted CNN to see if she plans to do an on air apology. The answer was no. The half-hearted statement to Politico was it.

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

“Awesome!: CO Lib Activists Funded By Dem Super PAC Encourage Voter Fraud

 

No surprises here. Any Democrat who tells you actual voter fraud is rare – is either a lo-info drone, or lying to your face. Democrats and voter fraud go together like peaches and cream and have since the days of Tammany Hall.

John Fund reported on the latest Project Veritas investigation at National Review:

Many liberals are adamant there is no threat of voter fraud that justifies efforts to improve the integrity of elections. “There is no real concrete evidence of voter fraud,” tweeted Donna Brazile, former acting chair of the Democratic National Committee, this week. “It’s a big ass lie.”

James O’Keefe, the guerilla filmmaker who brought down the ACORN voter-registration fraudsters in 2010 and forced the resignation of NPR executives, politely disagrees. Today, he is releasing some new undercover footage that raises disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado, the site of fiercely contested races for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, and the governorship. When he raised the issue of filling out some of the unused ballots that are mailed to every household in the state this month, he was told by Meredith Hicks, the director of Work for Progress, a liberal group funded by Democratic Super PACS.: “That is not even like lying or something, if someone throws out a ballot, like if you want to fill it out you should do it.” She then brazenly offered O’Keefe, disguised as a middle-aged college instructor, a job with her group.

 

Lefties, are of course wailing and gnashing their teeth over this latest O’Keefe sting. Mother Jones lowlife David Corn is trying to discredit the results on Twitter, but does have  a point about one thing.

Apparently, O’Keefe tried the same shtick with some Dem staffers but was rebuffed. Mother Jones had a write-up about that a couple of days ago in preparation for the release of the sting video. One of the staffers even took a picture of O’Keefe in his fake mustache allowing people to have a sneak peek.

It’s not surprising that Democrat staffers are not so careless that they would allow themselves to get caught on video supporting voter fraud. They let their community organizers handle that part of the criminal enterprise. It is a little surprising and disappointing that that fact wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the O’Keefe’s video.

This excuse doesn’t really cut it:

 

The video is not yet up on the Project Veritas website. Hopefully the write-up there will have the whole story.

MORE From Twitchy:

Bombshell James O’Keefe video released: Udall group encourages voter fraud; Paging Donna Brazile

Mother Jones, Libs launch preemptive attack on James O’Keefe’s unreleased voter fraud video

‘People may lose their jobs': Ready for another James O’Keefe sting video? Now with more ‘stache [photo]

Donna Brazile: ‘Voter fraud is a big ass lie'; James O’Keefe: You’re ‘going to regret saying this’

Get ready, ‘senate candidate’! Who else wants another James O’Keefe election investigation video?

James O’Keefe slams Mother Jones editor: ‘We release raw tape from the moment we walk in’

 

Obama Tells Western African Nations You Can’t Get Ebola on a Bus (Video)

Obama in a video message with soothing talking points to Western African nations: First, Ebola is not spread through the air like the flu. You cannot get it from casual contact like sitting next to someone one a bus.

 

As White House Dossier’s Keith Koffler notes,  the Centers for Disease Control begs to differ.

According to a CDC guidance document, people at risk for exposure to Ebola may be subject to “controlled movement.” It states:

These individuals should not travel by commercial conveyances (e.g. airplane, ship, long-distance bus, or train). Local use of public transportation (e.g. taxi, bus) by asymptomatic individuals should be discussed with the public health authority. If travel is approved, the exposed person must have timely access to appropriate medical care if symptoms develop during travel. Approved long-distance travel should be by chartered flight or private vehicle; if local public transportation is used, the individual must be able to exit quickly.

The reason individuals who have been exposed to Ebola should not take public transportation is because, as Obama himself notes in his statement above, the disease is spread through bodily fluids like sweat, saliva or blood. That means if a person infected with the Ebola virus coughs or sneezes (or sweats) on you – you could become contaminated. What more the virus can live on surfaces for up to six days.

Via The Daily Mail:

Virus expert Charles L. Bailey, who in 1989 helped the American government tackle an outbreak of Ebola among rhesus monkeys being used for research, told the LA Times: ‘We know for a fact that the virus occurs in sputum and no one has ever done a study [disproving that] coughing or sneezing is a viable means of transmitting.

‘Unqualified assurances that Ebola is not spread through the air are “misleading”.’

Dr C J Peters, who has undertaken research into Ebola for America’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told the paper: ‘We just don’t have the data to exclude it [becoming airborne].’

This is bad…the people of West Africa haven’t been conditioned to discount everything this shyster says like we have.

Good grief – I can’t believe the president told people in an Ebola-stricken countries that you can’t get the disease from the guy sitting next to you on the bus.

How can he say that?

What is he doing???

 

Now It Can Be Told: Fence Jumper Made It Waaay Inside White House

Initially, officials indicated that the White house intruder, Omar Gonzalez, was apprehended just inside the main entrance. Now it’s come out that he made it much deeper inside – suggesting even greater failure on the part of the Secret Service – not to mention the predictable mendacity of the White House spin machine.

Via The Washington Examiner: 

The intruder, Omar Gonzalez, jumped the fence, sprinted through the front door, overpowered one Secret Service officer and ran through much of the main floor before begin apprehended, according to the Washington Post.

An alarm box near the front entrance designed to alert guards to an intruder was muted — apparently at the request of the usher’s office, an unnamed Secret Service official told Washington Post.

After darting past a guard at the front, Gonzalez, who had a knife, went past the stairway that leads up to the first family’s living quarters. He then ran into the East Room, which is often used for receptions and or presidential addresses.

At the southern end of the East Room, Gonzales was tackled by a counter-assault agent.

Tuesday, the House Oversight and Reform Committee will hold a hearing to discuss the recent security lapses by the Secret Service.