As the administration pushes hard for its deal with Iran, some more pesky news showed up today. This time on yahoo.com, as follows:
“Two Iranian destroyers, sent to the Gulf of Aden to protect commercial ships, have reached the entrance of Bab el-Mandab, a strategic strait between Yemen and Djibouti, Iran's navy said Thursday.
“In another sign of tensions between Gulf rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, the Saudi charge d'affaires was summoned to the foreign ministry in Tehran to hear a "strong protest" over Saudi military action which prevented an Iranian plane from landing in Sanaa.”
So, the way things are going at present, it seems that when the date in June comes for the “deal’s” closure, Iran’s leaders will have to declare a temporary ceasefire in their warring efforts across the Middle-East so they’ll have time to sign it.
In further bad news for the administration, Paul Bedard writes in washingtonexaminer.com that, “The media limps in dead last among institutions younger voters trust to "do the right thing," according to a new and massive Harvard University survey.
“In the school's Institute of Politics poll of over 3,000 18-29-year-olds, a tiny 12 percent said they believe they do the right thing. A whopping 88 percent said "sometimes" or "never." Just 2 percent said they trusted the media to do the right thing "all of the time," and 39 percent said "never."
“The poll is the latest nail in the media's coffin, a downward spiral that has resulted in fewer younger Americans reading traditional media and especially traditional platforms such as newspapers and magazines.”
Making the matter even worse for the White House, “For American voters, MSNBC is the least trustworthy source of news in U.S., while Fox News is the most trusted, according to a new Quinnipiac survey.
“The poll, which was conducted from February 26-March 2, found that 29 percent of 1,286 registered voters ranked Fox News first when asked to compare the trustworthiness of coverage offered by organizations including NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, MSNBC and CNN.
"The days of the three major network newscasts being the voice of leverage and trust are over," Quinnipiac's Tim Malloy told the Washington Examiner's media desk.
“In comparison, CNN scored 22 percent of the vote, while NBC News and CBS News each came in at 10 percent and ABC News registered at eight percent.
“MSNBC came in dead last, with only seven percent of the vote.
“Further, Fox News came in first place with survey respondents who were asked to name the network whose coverage they trust a "great deal."
“Eighteen percent of respondents said they trust CNN a "great deal," while 14 percent said the same for ABC News, NBC News and CBS News.
“Only 11 percent of respondents said they trust the coverage offered by MSNBC a "great deal."
Thus, it’s not only getting harder and harder for the left to promote their failing ideology themselves, but it also appears that their allies in the medias don’t have much of an audience remaining either. And with poster boys like Brian Williams, it really isn’t too hard to guess why that's happening.
On other subjects, two quick quotes from Rush yesterday on Facebook.
“Samuel Alito, a justice, United States Supreme Court, during oral arguments, had a question yesterday. He said, "Why not let four lawyers marry one another?" This did not sit well with the same-sex marriage crowd.”
And, “According to the Heritage Foundation, since 1965 American taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs -- three times what we have spent on all the wars in our history -- and Obama says the Republicans are responsible for Baltimore because they have stood in the way of funding!”
Which leads one to ask, what on earth did the Democrats really do with all that money?
Thinking about today’s update on Bill Clinton’s wife, and their foundation, brought back memories of another president, Richard Nixon, and his association with banker and businessman, Bebe Rebozo.
According to Wikipedia, “John Dean, Nixon's lawyer, testified before the House Judiciary Committee he was ordered to covertly direct government agencies to punish a journalist who called Rebozo "Nixon's bagman." Rebozo was investigated for accepting covert payments of $100,000 from Howard Hughes on behalf of Nixon.
“Journalist Jack Anderson speculated that Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox had been fired because he had started to investigate Rebozo's role in Nixon accepting covert payments.”
While the Clinton Foundation financial transacting is huge by comparison, it seems to function the same way Bebe Rebozo did. Laundering payoffs under the guise of legitimate enterprise.
A major reason for suspicion can be gained from an article found yesterday by Sean Davis on sodahead.com claiming, “The Clinton Foundation Only Spent 10 Percent Of Its Budget On Charitable Grants
Mr. Davis writes: “After a week of being attacked for shady bookkeeping and questionable expenditures, the Clinton Foundation is fighting back. In a tweet posted last week, the Clinton Foundation claimed that 88 percent of its expenditures went “directly to [the foundation’s] life-changing work.”
But then, Mr. Davis produced the following chart showing exactly the opposite.
Looking at the major expenditures, salaries, benefits, travel and “other expenses,” it would be interesting to see who that 77% of the budget was spent on. Any guesses?
That's it for today folks.