Remember when the Steele dossier and Russia collusion stories were stated as absolute fact by nearly every single media outlet? Remember when there ended up being no evidence to back them up? Back with us today is independent writer, author and media consultant Jack Cashill (cashill.com). He points to a recent, low-key, not covered at all retraction by the New York Times indicating not that they were wrong, but that they were duped into believing the dossier. They are not only trying to save their reputation, but also the reputations of those high up in the previous Obama administration. It's all part of a gradual information dissemination strategy to minimize the impact when the truth finally comes out.
The Washington Post issued a massive correction on a story from two months ago that, not surprisingly, cast President Donald Trump in a very negative light. The reason for the retraction – it was all a complete lie. John, Carol, and Steve convene the Steel Round Table today to cover the many lies, obfuscations, and false narratives from the mainstream media. In addition to the Post story, they discuss Tucker Carlson's women in the military comments, and Russia's attempts at misleading us. The media wanted us to focus on the phrase 'find the fraud:' it looks like we have.
China is positioning itself to become the world's biggest superpower, replacing the U.S. as leader on the world stage. Retired U.S. Navy Intelligence Captain James Fanell is back with us this week from his home in Switzerland. Chinese leadership is saying one thing, but their actions convey something completely different. Under President Trump, we were attempting to stay even with China, but with the new Biden administration, we may lose any advantage we once had. With their aggressive tactics, will China surpass the U.S. as the world's most dominant superpower?
Reading from the leftist playbook, groups aligned with the BDS movement in Israel are now shouting 'Jewish supremacism!' Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis, discusses how Christian groups are getting caught up in untrue narratives from different anti-Israel groups and justifying their actions against the Jewish state.
Finally this week, we look at the case of Kevin Clinesmith, the FBI lawyer who plead guilty to falsifying evidence during the Spygate scandal in 2016. He was recently sentenced to probation – effectively a slap on the wrist. We welcome back Thomas Lifson (www.americanthinker.com), Founder and Editor of American Thinker, who reviews the Clinesmith case and shows how the establishment circles their wagons and always seems to weather the storm while the little guy is afforded no such protections.
Professors, business owners, social media users, and others have fallen victim to the political correctness police. In this week's boralogue, John gives examples of those who have at best been forced to self-censor or at worst have been fired. Standing up for the truth can cost you but it is our duty to continue to stand. Choosing the right side of truth has important implications later.
John then shines a light on the media and their role in the collusion / impeachment / derangement effort against President Trump. This massive effort, however, just may blow back in the Left's faces as more and more information comes to light. Clips from investigative reporter John Solomon are featured.
Politics does indeed make strange bedfellows. Senior Contributor to the Federalist Ben Weingarten (www.benweingarten.com) joins us to analyze the nexus between the far left in this country and Islam as well as the Soviet Union, showing that their mission is/was to bring down Western civilization. He urges conservatives to wake up and recognize that they are in a worldview windstorm against progressives.
Finally, we welcome author and historian Daniel Mallock (www.danielmallock.com) back to the program to compare the political rancor we see today with that during the time of Lincoln and Reagan and Jefferson. He also explores the disconnect between the Right and the Left today and the need for honest conversations to bridge the gap.
John's quote of the week:
"The truth causes division. It causes division between those who would like to stand on the truth and those who would like to stand on the lie for the sake of their own sin nature. The Bible assures us that right up until the time of the end, there will be both types of people. When the time comes to stand, which side will you be on?"
In this week's Extras segment, we play another double feature from days of Steel yore. First up is Steve Turley from September 2016 where he discusses the topic of media hypocrisy. We then transition to Thomas Lifson from January 2018 where he covers Trump Derangement Syndrome and the media's role in it.
In this week's boralogue, John tackles two very important topics. First up, there is a battle of worldviews happening in Western civilization because society has drifted away from its founding ideals. Reform, then, must occur, but the fight against entrenched swamp critters will be long and it will be tough. Second topic: this weekend marks the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, and John relates stories of several persecuted Christians to pray for.
What is the difference between impeachment inquiries in the Watergate era and those occurring now? John O'Connor (www.joclaw.com), Attorney and Owner of O'Connor and Associates, joins us to discuss the contrast between 1973 and 2019 regarding impeachment and how the current media are purposefully lying to further a narrative. He also covers how intelligence agencies and Hillary Clinton's campaign spied on candidate Trump in 2016.
There's a knock at the Church's door and it's socialism that is busting in. Steven Grant (www.godsdestiny.com), Senior Pastor of Destiny Christian Center in Colorado, examines the invading secular worldview that is slowly but definitely usurping the Gospel in the Church, and asserts that church leaders need to be prepared to stand in the faith before it's too late.
A western Canadian professor was recently fired for going against the climate change narrative and claiming – through documented research – that polar bears are thriving. Dr. Bonner Cohen (www.cfact.org), Senior Policy Analyst with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), joins us to show how climate alarmists are stifling the speech of those who don't tow the green line.
John's quote of the week:
"In reform, we have two problems: getting back to our foundations, and fighting off those swamp critters that not only don't want to see us go back to our foundations, but also want to see the whole thing destroyed. We have to keep bearing witness to the truth because truth is our ally in this entire worldview battle."
In this week's Extras segment, Producer Steve takes over and plays an excerpt from an early October episode of his podcast, War on Stupid. Steve enumerates an exhaustive and entertaining laundry list of controversies against President Trump from Inauguration Day to the Ukraine phone call. Steve covers why this keeps happening and why, after all the so-called wrongdoings, impeachment is happening now.