Pence's Sunday blunder

by Dan Curry

Governor Mike Pence of Indiana made a big mistake Sunday on This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He went on the show to clear up confusion over his state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act and walked face forward into a liberal buzzsaw.

Pence made a mistake conservative politicians often make — they believe common sense and the truth will win out in such an interview. How many times will conservatives watch liberal hosts like Stephanopoulos act as agents of the Democratic Party before it will sink in?

Conservatives like Pence have to prepare for rhetorical battle against liberal hosts just as they would against an opponent in a debate. Pence came on the show and had some solid talking points but Stephanopoulos threw him off his game by insisting he answer whether the law could be used by business owners to not provide services to gays.

Pence's specific mistake was not war gaming questions like that beforehand, and not knowing the material better than Stephanopoulos. Conservatives only win in these circumstances if they know the subject better than the hosts and can throw them off their game. They must learn to play offense, not defense (See Ted Cruz).

Pence also erred by not calling Stephanopoulos out for carrying Democrats' water by repeating exactly all the distortive liberal talking points. Conservatives must make liberal journalists pay a price for their blatant liberal narrative pimping.

A few lines like this would have chilled George out:

  • George, if you had done your homework on RFRA you would understand that the rights of gays have never been impinged by these laws. So I don't know why you are obsessing over something that never has happened and won't happen under our law.

  • Again, George, the only questions you are asking me mirror exactly Democratic talking points, which are false and misleading. You and they are trying to promote a narrative that doesn't exist.

  • George, it is no surprise a few corporations are disturbed by this. LIberal journalists have presented such a false, misleading picture of our law that this was inevitable. We plan to talk to entities like Angie's List and give them the real facts, not the distorted liberal narratives being promoted by the news media.

If conservatives are going to go on shows like Stephanopoulos,' they better be prepared to do battle. If not, they should decline the invitation.

How your media deceived you this week...

by Dan Curry

This week's list of most blatant media distortions, bias, or cheerleading for Democrats:

  1. Seemingly well-educated young journalist has no clue about how and why America was founded.

  2. In its zeal to attack Ted Cruz, MSM somehow suggests it is wrong for him to follow the law on Obamacare.

  3. The giggling racists on MSNBC said Ted Cruz's affection for country music related to his desire to "kill Muslims"

  4. Everything the WH said about Bowe Bergdahl was wrong.

  5. Networks ignore IG report that said Hillary Clinton's brother benefitted from favoritism and special access at Homeland Security.

  6. Hillary Clinton jokes about her press avoidance in front of reporters and they applaud her.

  7. Study finds that Washington Post fact checker scrutinizes Republicans more than twice as often as Democrats.

  8. Another NYT columnist takes aim at a Republican and misses, resulting in three corrections.

  9. Black is white! Ted Cruz's statement on global warming is 100% true but liberal fact checker declares "Mostly False."

  10. Whoops, smartest president ever gets Afghan President's name wrong at joint press conference.

How your media deceived you this week...

by Dan Curry

This week's list of most blatant media distortions, bias, or cheerleading for Democrats:

  1. Dick Durbin calls all GOP Senators racist and Illinois media completely ignores.

  2. CNN was rooting for a Netanyahu loss.

  3. MSNBC interviews Netanyahu after his stunning victory and criticizes him for snubbing Obama.

  4. Katie Couric defends Hillary in interview with Romney.

  5. Chicago Tribune acts as if its own archives on Islamic terrorism don't exist.

  6. Another over-the-top scare story saying sea level is about to rise 10 feet.

  7. EPA now wants to monitor hotel showers.

  8. Obama wants mandatory voting and he isn't mocked off the planet by MSM.

  9. CNN's media watchdog show's ratings plunge as it spirals leftward.

  10. Hillary says we need more adult camps in America because there's a fun deficit and no mocking ensues. Can you imagine if Sarah Palin said this?

How your media deceived you this week...

by Dan Curry

This week's list of most blatant media distortions, bias, or cheerleading for Democrats:

  1. NYT crops George and Laura Bush out of the Selma picture.

  2. Democrats and their media allies first called GOP Sen. Tom Cotton's letter on Iran unpatriotic and then racist.

  3. As the Left cried foul over Tom Cotton's Iran letter, what the MSM didn't tell you was Barack Obama secretly killed George W. Bush's 2008 Iran talks.

  4. The national media refuses to accept the notion that it helped fuel unrest in Ferguson by misreporting nearly all aspects of the case.

  5. Bloomberg reporter falsely claims that Republicans want to see Hillary Clinton's private emails.

  6. Laughable Washington Post "fact check" refuses to declare GOP Sen. Ted Cruz's obviously true statement true, because, well, they don't like Ted Cruz.

  7. Politico airbrushes Lois Lerner's previous targeting of a prominent conservative after spending hours gathering the information.

  8. EPA chief says she has no idea whether climate models have been right or wrong last 18 years.

  9. Not a fake headline: "Man-made' climate change a major woman's problem"

  10. Another startling global warming claim: Mummies disappearing.