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By Dylan Gwinn | September 1, 2015 | 2:55 PM EDT

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The Hollywood left appears ready to embark on another product of their variation of the old legal adage, which says:

 

“If the law is on your side, pound the law, if the facts are on your side, pound the facts. If neither the law not the facts are on your side, pound the table.”

 

Except under the current liberal translation of this adage, it must read:

 

“If neither the facts nor the science are on your side, go make a movie!”

 

This, apparently, is the driving force behind the left’s newest offensive in their effort to destroy football, the Will Smith movie “Concussion,” based on the story of Dr. Bennett Omalu who is according to USA Today:

 

“...the pathologist who unearthed the link between football and head trauma. It was Omalu who put a name to the disease that destroyed the brains of countless former players and led Junior Seau and several others to kill themselves.”

 

The part about Dr. Omalu being a pathologist is obviously true. The rest is a monstrous and willful distortion of truth and science in light of all the easily accessible evidence to the contrary at this point.

 

NFL football players are less likely to die from suicides than people in the general population. Not only that, according to Harvard Medical School researchers there is no clear link between contact sports and suicide. Nor, is there any direct link between football and increased risk of CTE. But of course, to the liberal sports media, concussion science is settled by ideology, not science.

 

“Concussion” is a movie that has some serious star power with Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, and Luke Wilson on board, in addition to serious financial backing from Sony Pictures. Its Christmas Day opener, right when everyone is in the throes of pre-playoff NFL and late-season college football ecstasy, will ensure it garners tons of attention, especially from the sports media which has been actively rooting for football’s demise for a while.

 

So the movie will be seen and, presumably, will have some impact. Yet, it’s nothing more than “The Day After Tomorrow 2.0,” another scientifically baseless wonderland of propaganda disguised as entertainment. Which is fitting, because that’s what concussions and CTE have become to the media: the new global warming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Io6hPdC41RM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

 

The Hollywood left appears ready to embark on another product of their variation of the old legal adage, which says:

 

“If the law is on your side, pound the law, if the facts are on your side, pound the facts. If neither the law not the facts are on your side, pound the table.”

 

Except under the current liberal translation of this adage, it must read:

 

“If neither the facts nor the science are on your side, go make a movie!”

 

This, apparently, is the driving force behind the left’s newest offensive in their effort to destroy football, the Will Smith movie “Concussion,” based on the story of Dr. Bennett Omalu who is according to USA Today:

 

“...the pathologist who unearthed the link between football and head trauma. It was Omalu who put a name to the disease that destroyed the brains of countless former players and led Junior Seau and several others to kill themselves.”

 

The part about Dr. Omalu being a pathologist is obviously true. The rest is a monstrous and willful distortion of truth and science in light of all the easily accessible evidence to the contrary at this point.

 

NFL football players are less likely to die from suicides than people in the general population. Not only that, according to Harvard Medical School researchers there is no clear link between contact sports and suicide. Nor, is there any direct link between football and increased risk of CTE. But of course, to the liberal sports media, concussion science is settled by ideology, not science.

 

“Concussion” is a movie that has some serious star power with Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, and Luke Wilson on board, in addition to serious financial backing from Sony Pictures. Its Christmas Day opener, right when everyone is in the throes of pre-playoff NFL and late-season college football ecstasy, will ensure it garners tons of attention, especially from the sports media which has been actively rooting for football’s demise for a while.

 

So the movie will be seen and, presumably, will have some impact. Yet, it’s nothing more than “The Day After Tomorrow 2.0,” another scientifically baseless wonderland of propaganda disguised as entertainment. Which is fitting, because that’s what concussions and CTE have become to the media: the new global warming.

The Hollywood left appears ready to embark on another product of their variation of the old legal adage, which says:

 

“If the law is on your side, pound the law, if the facts are on your side, pound the facts. If neither the law not the facts are on your side, pound the table.”

 

Except under the current liberal translation of this adage, it must read:

 

“If neither the facts nor the science are on your side, go make a movie!”

 

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 1, 2015 | 2:25 PM EDT

Reacting to the murder of officer Darren Goforth, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told CNN’s Pamela Brown that the “anti-cop rhetoric” being peddled by Black Lives Matter has “fueled” these recent attacks on police across the country. 

By Scott Whitlock | September 1, 2015 | 12:56 PM EDT

Atlantic magazine editor Steve Clemons spun Hillary Clinton's use of a private, unsecured e-mail server as the natural, "defensive" reaction to being "under political assault" by people like Ken Starr. The MSNBC contributor exonerated, "We don't know exactly what the rational is, but there was a certain defensiveness that makes a lot of sense when you look back at how under assault the Clintons have been." 

By Kyle Drennen | September 1, 2015 | 12:52 PM EDT

With the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal ongoing, on Tuesday, NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning assured viewers that the Democratic front-runner was in no “legal jeopardy.”

By Katie Yoder | September 1, 2015 | 11:56 AM EDT

The latest video exposing Planned Parenthood hits at the “heart” of the abortion business – by following the money.

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released a ninth investigative video September 1 revealing the “relationship” between Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR) and Planned Parenthood in harvesting aborted baby parts. Among three conversations caught on camera, ABR’s Perrin Larton highlighted a “really weird” loophole that let the government to buy aborted baby parts – and discussed how, during abortion, babies sometimes “just fell out.”

By Scott Whitlock | September 1, 2015 | 11:29 AM EDT

The journalists on Good Morning America allowed that "critics" see Hillary Clinton's e-mail controversy as a "national security scandal." However, Martha Raddatz and George Stephanopoulos didn't allow any of these unnamed "critics" on the show. Amy Robach promised, "Her critics calling it a national security scandal. What her e-mails are revealing about her work and family this morning." 

By Jeffrey Meyer | September 1, 2015 | 11:14 AM EDT

On Tuesday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today acted as unofficial White House spokesmen and eagerly promoted President Obama’s visit to Alaska in which he pushed his climate change agenda. ABC’s Good Morning America did not cover President Obama’s climate change speech during its broadcast. 

By Matthew Philbin | September 1, 2015 | 10:59 AM EDT

The Hollywood Reporter’s calling it “yet another unconventional media move for the president.” You might call it a frivolous distraction for a POTUS faced with an anemic economy, an angry electorate and a foreign policy more or less embodied by the feckless efforts to “degrade and ultimately defeat” ISIS.

While he’s in Alaska flipping the late-second term bird to John Boehner and the Ohio delegation by purging Mt. McKinley of its Dead White Male name of shame, President Obama is going to film an appearance on Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

By Erin Aitcheson | September 1, 2015 | 10:16 AM EDT

Here, finally, is in indication of the kind of impact the Center for Medical Progress’s Planned Parenthood videos might be having if ABC, CBS, NBC et al would stop censoring them to protect the nation’s largest abortion mill.

In the Opinion section of USA Today, Ruben Navarrette Jr., a prominent columnist, member of the Board of Contributors, and self-proclaimed pro-choicer, lamented that his pro-choice stance has taken a pounding in light of the Planned Parenthood videos.

By Curtis Houck | September 1, 2015 | 7:22 AM EDT

During Monday’s The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel (FNC), host Megyn Kelly and The Five co-host Dana Perino excoriated the liberal media for committing a double standard in their portrayal of the tea party, which they called racist, compared to the Black Lives Matter movement. Kelly noted the media reluctance to characterize the latter even after protesters chanted that police officers are “pigs in a blanket” who should be “fr[ied] like bacon.”

By Curtis Houck | September 1, 2015 | 2:16 AM EDT

In its ongoing coverage of the sheriff’s deputy from Harris County, Texas being shot Friday night outside a gas station, Monday’s edition of the CBS Evening News criticized the slain officer’s boss for making “controversial statements” about the Black Lives Matter movement that “some have called...insensitive.”

By Tom Blumer | August 31, 2015 | 11:37 PM EDT

Silly me. I really thought that every state's lottery operation was walled off from the rest of its finances. They collect bets, pay out winnings and administrative costs, and turn over the profits to general fund. End of discussion. No muss, no fuss. Right?

In Illinois, based on recent developments, we know that's obviously not the case — leading me to wonder how many other states potentially have the same problem the Land of Lincoln currently has. You see, the state is about to move into the third month of a budget standoff between Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and its Democrat-controlled state legislature. As a result, because the lottery's operations are at least in a legal sense commingled with the rest of the state's finances, its comptroller has been forced to cancel payouts of lottery winnings greater than $25,000. It appears that very few media outlets outside of Illinois are interested in covering this obviously important story. Why?

By Clay Waters | August 31, 2015 | 10:44 PM EDT

Paul Krugman's Monday New York Times column hit all of the sweet spots that make liberals smile, defending both President Obama and Hillary Clinton while bashing President Bush and the current crop of Republican presidential candidates. And what of the Democrats? Well, Hillary's "email thing doesn’t rise to the level of a 'scandal.'" Meanwhile, "the modern GOP is basically anti-rational analysis; it’s at war not just with the welfare state but with the Enlightenment."

By Curtis Houck | August 31, 2015 | 9:37 PM EDT

On Monday night, all three of the major broadcast networks covered the impending release of more e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server, but largely kept their coverage to a minimum before moving onto dissecting the latest 2016 polls on the Republican and Democratic sides. All told, the networks spent one minute and 42 seconds on Clinton’s e-mails and news that 150 of them have been retroactively deemed classified while Spanish-language network Univision spent devoted a 25-second news brief to the issue.

By Randy Hall | August 31, 2015 | 8:48 PM EDT

During an interview with Brian Stelter, the senior media correspondent for the Cable News Network, Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos stated unequivocally that he does not support Kate's Law, which would mandate a five-year federal prison sentence for illegal immigrants who are deported and then return to the U.S. illegally.

“I think it is unfair that because one undocumented immigrant killed a wonderful human being, that all immigrants are being blamed for that killing,” the Univision anchor stated. “It is as unfair as if we were to criticize all white men in the United States for what happened in that theater in Aurora, Colorado.”