By John Kass
December 7, 2022
Today’s column didn’t sprout from the 1523 woodcut by Hans Burgkmair the Elder of “The Whore of Babylon,” though you might note that she sits on a seven-headed beast, with St. John of Patmos and the angel looking down from a cloud.
And it wasn’t born of the wisecracks of two feisty old Texas Rangers—Woodrow Call and Augustus McCrae—from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “Lonesome Dove,” which was later made into an excellent made-for-TV movie starring Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duval.
They were talking of a cattle drive to the free lands of Montana. But first they had to find a herd. But as McCrae was a rascal, he kept kept talking of ladies of the evening, and that wasn’t getting any of the work done.
“I’d like to see the herd you and Jake put together. Herd o’ whores, maybe,” Call says to Gus.
Author Larry McMurtry set his novel in the late 1870s and his laconic Rangers still had to deal with murderous snakes and deadly weather and murderous bandits Blue Duck and Monkey John, and that man burner called Mox Mox.
McMurtry’s cowboys had plenty of time to herd up all the journalists from the New York Times, Washington Post and NPR drive them to Montana, but unfortunately they didn’t. Too bad.
And that ‘herd o’ whores’ line? If that’s not an Oprah ‘Ah-ha’ moment, what is? The instant I read it I slipped it into my pocket like saving a good rock for throwing. And when Tommy Lee Jones said it in the TV series I reached into my pocket to make sure it was there. I waited for the day. Today is that day.
The thing is that this column came together the moment I spotted that tweet from Tom Bevan.
Never forget how the media slobbered over this lowlife. https://t.co/tkkyCQHuAE
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) December 5, 2022
Bevan is co-founder and president of Real Clear Politics. He cares about journalism and what the breaking of journalism means to the republic. Bevan was disgusted by vermin lawyer Michael Avenatti, once considered a presidential candidate by much of the left-leaning media.
They lusted after him. They whined and wiggled like dogs in heat at Avenatti’s approach. Look at those video compilations of Avenatti sitting on TV panel shows. They shamed themselves and shamed what remains of their “profession.”
“Never forget how the media slobbered over this lowlife,” Bevan said.
Avenatti is a lowlife and was just sentenced the other day to serve 14 years in prison for stealing millions of dollars from his clients, from the stripper Stormy Daniels to a mentally ill paraplegic.
If they were Democrats–and all of them were Democrats–then by definition they hated Trump and twisted the news to suit their politics. Even the equally disgusting CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, who now belongs to the cult of the malakiesmeni, was also charmed. He must have had this thrill going up his leg, like Chris Mathews for had for Barack Obama.
The one thing he Avenatti could do was talk and pose. And so journalists who loathed Trump just loved Avenatti.
CNN and MSNBC talked him up as the next president, remember? That’s right. Yessiree Bob. They wanted him to be president.
The media loved Avenatti. They loved, loved, loved Avenatti. They made fools of themselves and of all their readers, listeners and viewers. If they had a tiny smidgen of pride, they would have become hermits. They should delete themselves and spend the rest of the decade cleaning toilets, slaughtering pigs and doing other honest work.
Bevan is right.
Who can ever forget how the media slobbered over the creep? I certainly can’t. I refuse to forget. These are the mutts that destroyed the profession to which I’d given my life. These mouthpieces of the left gushed furiously over Avenatti, each trying to outdo each other in heaping on of praise like those breathy, sequined twits chattering about the virtue of the murderous gladiators in “The Hunger Games.” Click on the link to see for yourselves.
Among those praising Avenatti were former establishment GOP mouthpiece Nicolle Wallace, and Joy Behar, that flesh-eating harpy from ‘The View.’ CNN’s eunuch impersonator Brian Stelter was among them. He’s now apparently teaching journalism at Harvard. Another was MSNBC’s Laurence O’Donnell, emotionally turgid as he spoke of Avenatti: “No one has talked tougher to Donald Trump!!!”
And then there was the Mother Superior of Leftist Grovelers, Anna Navarro, also of ‘The View.” Navarro compared the thieving lawyer to a member of the Holy Trinity.
“He’s saving the country!” she chirped. She wiggled as she sat next to him. “Lately to me you’re like the Holy Spirit. You’re all places at all times. Right—I mean, I do—I see you all over cable news, I see—you know there’s a seat available if you want to be a co-host at ‘The View.’”
The Holy Spirit, Anna? Really?
That you could say such a thing, and continue working, means that the Holy Trinity means nothing to you. That much is obvious. But Anna, just in case you remember your First Communion, when you light a candle at church this Christmas, you might want to put your finger in the flame. Just leave it there for as long as you can, and think of how that will feel for all of eternity. Then you might begin praying for forgiveness. Just don’t pray for Avenatti to intercede.
Journalists love to think of themselves as individualists, who “speak truth to power.” Especially those on the left. But over the past few decades some have become as eunuchs in a Turkish court of old, singing the praises of the sultans and pashas. Or chattering fools singing of the emperor’s virtues in Roma. And others have become little more than cud chewers, eager to be herded into the chutes along with the cud-chewing voters.
It is all accelerating, now, in real time. Some of the more perceptive among you can feel the culture and the nation unravelling. And those who don’t feel a thing? You might as well watch “The View.”
Elon Musk’s release of the “Twitter Files” is he spilling of dirty secrets, with the FBI and Intelligence Agencies manipulating the people to protect Joe Biden and Biden Inc., and Democrats shrug and say they just don’t care, because their Democrat voters have spoken. And they don’t have to care. All Democrat voters are concerned about is abortion. And “feelings,” as long as they’re not the “feelings” of the unborn.
Journalists are part of the chattering classes because that’s what they do. They chatter. They chatter that Elon Musk is helping Republicans. They chatter that journalist Matt Taibbi, who compiled “The Twitter Files” with Musk’s help, is the press agent for Musk, and a Republican.
He is not.
Taibbi who wrote “The Insane Clown President” of the 2016 election is not a Trumpian. He is a man of the left, like Glenn Greenwald, journalists who are deeply concerned about the broken state of American journalism.
The New York Post had it all weeks before the 2020 election. As Barack Obama’s vice president, Biden had sent his second son out to China and Ukraine as the family bagman. China, Ukraine and others wrestled to see how much they could give to Biden Inc. It was reportedly in the tens of millions of dollars. They leveraged the White House as corrupt Chicago Democrats leverage City Hall.
And when the Hunter Biden Laptop from Hell was left in a computer repair shop, and the FBI got hold of it, they held it for a year. They warned Twitter and Facebook it was all Russian disinformation, which it was not. They knew the truth, but they lied to protect Democrat politics and Joe Biden’s politics. It is my opinion that they spied on columnist Miranda Devine.
And all Devine, author of the book, “Laptop from Hell,” did was her job. Unfortunately, too many journalists don’t do their jobs.
Now we learn Musk has just fired Twitter’s deputy legal counsel James Baker, who was responsible for Twitter’s suppression of the Hunter Biden Laptop from Hell story. Baker had been general counsel for the FBI, the same uber law enforcement agency that helped suppress the Hunter Biden story. America? Is it starting to smell yet?
The media isn’t interested.
And there were those 51 members of the “Intelligence Community” who signed a letter that the New York Post story was born of Russian disinformation. That too, was a lie. It was the kind of lie told by whores. The kind of lie whispered by the Whore of Babylon. It was a lie for money. It was a lie for power. There is no honor to it.
In his 1983 speech called the Templeton Address, the great writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said:
“What emerges here is a process of universal significance. And if I were called upon to identify briefly the principal trait of the entire 20th century, here too, I would be unable to find anything more precise and pithy than to repeat once again: ‘Men have forgotten God.'”
Big Tech suppressed the Hunter Biden story reported by the New York Post. And the Corporate legacy media stepped on it, breaking themselves beyond repair, infecting the bone structure of what’s left of journalism. When I was still working at that Chicago newspaper writing news columns in support of the New York Posts’ series on Hunter the White House bagman, I could feel a definite a chill in the air.
It was deadly to my career there, just like my warnings about woke prosecutors.
It all brings brings me to that herd of whores.
I’d rather not use such language. It is vulgar and coarse. Yet after so many greasy thumbs were put on the scales of our elections, after the FBI and the American “Intelligence Community” perverted their offices and the trust they’d been given by the American people, in order to manipulate the people for partisan political advantage in violation of the Constitution, what language is left to me?
Don’t Americans deserve some plain speaking in this country?
Some of you may remember hearing about Watergate. This Biden business is much, much worse. The president didn’t merely hurt the feelings of his political opponents. The president compromised the White House for money to Biden Inc.
And how we respond will determine the future of our republic. One thing is clear, American journos who don’t report on the Twitter Files, who avoid the story, really don’t care much about our Freedom of Speech. They’re wormtongues. And they know it.
We need some plain talk America, from those who remember what Americans were all about, once, before it’s too late.
Note: Lest we forget. It was on Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese bombers and fighter planes launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor. That attack destroyed 19 ships, 188 aircraft and killed more than 2,000 Americans. It drove the United States into World War II.
(Copyright 2022 John Kass)