Perfect Year-End Metaphor: Journalists To Drop Ball During New Year Celebration….

To cap off the most stunning year of journalistic ineptitude, the officials in charge of the New York City Time’s Square celebration have selected journalists to drop the ball.

Leading journalists will ring in the New Year Monday in New York City’s Times Square as the annual ball drop, watched globally by billions, recognizes journalism and free speech.

The group of reporters and editors will appear on stage just before midnight to push the button that officially begins the 60-second countdown to the lowering of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball and the New Year.  ~ Via Time

We shared a discussion thread several months ago about how the media are enmeshed within the story of the DOJ and FBI corruption. The media engagements with the parties swirling around the FBI, DOJ and Clinton-Steele Dossier are so pervasive they could not reasonably report on any aspect of the story without exposing their own duplicity.

As the year comes to a close, and more information surfaces about corrupt DOJ and FBI activity, it’s worth remembering the media’s complicit role.

Michael Isikoff highlighted that level of how enmeshed media is with the story in February when he admitted his reporting was being used by the DOJ and FBI to advance the political objectives of the intelligence community. Additionally, FBI investigator Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page were shown in their text messages to be leaking stories from the Clinton Investigation, the Trump investigation and the Mueller investigation to journalists at Politico, The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. –SEE HERE

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was busted by the Inspector General leaking stories to the media and then lying about it to INSD and IG investigators. FBI Director James Comey admitted to leaking stories to the New York Times, and even hired his friend Andrew Richman (off-the-books), gave him access to FBI and NSA databases, and then leaked information to Richman along with another friend Benjamin Wittes at Lawfare blog.

Lest we forget, the IG report on how the FBI handled the Clinton investigation revealed that dozens of FBI officials were actually taking bribes from the media for information:

IG REPORT – We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters. Attached to this report as Attachments E and F are two link charts that reflect the volume of communications that we identified between FBI employees and media representatives in April/May and October 2016. We have profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review.

[…] We do not believe the problem is with the FBI’s policy, which we found to be clear and unambiguous. Rather, we concluded that these leaks highlight the need to change what appears to be a cultural attitude among many in the organization. (link to pdf – page Xii of executive summary)


This is an IG fact-based criticism of the institution of the FBI, not simply a few rogue officials within it.

But wait…. Perspective:

Later it was revealed that Andrew Weissman, Robert Mueller’s #1 special counsel prosecutor, was coordinating investigative efforts with the full support of four AP reporters who were giving Weissman tips. That’s information from journalists to use in his court filings and submitted search warrants. Make sure you grasp this: The AP journalists were feeding information to their ideological allies within the special counsel.

Nuts; simply, well, nuts.

And then there’s Devlin Barrett, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok:

(Source Link – pdf Page #5)

Additionally, Christopher Steele has stated in U.K. court records the person in charge of the Clinton Campaign’s opposition research firm, Glenn Simpson from Fusion GPS, arranged and coordinated for Mr. Steele to talk to several journalists (CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yahoo News and Mother Jones) while Mr. Steele was also the primary source of information for the FBI investigators (including Strzok and Page):

(Source – page #8)

Make sure you read that full response from Christopher Steele above to see the scope of the media engagements he was conducting.

As more evidence surfaces the relationship between journalists, Fusion-GPS, Chris Steele and the media’s DOJ/FBI sources begins blending together. The FBI was using media reports, which were based on Fusion-GPS pitches, to bolster its investigative documents to the FISA court. It is an intelligence laundry operation:

According to the U.K records, Christopher Steele reports this September 2016 meeting with Isikoff was arranged by Glenn Simpson. According to Michael Isikoff on his February podcast, he met Christopher Steele at a Washington, D.C. hotel in Sept. 2016. They were joined by his “old friend” Glenn Simpson, the founder of opposition research firm Fusion GPS, who Isikoff now defines as a “private investigator.”

So Christopher Steele was meeting with journalists, the journalists were writing articles; the FBI was leaking to media and simultaneously citing those same articles as underlying evidence to support their counterintelligence investigations; and all of this was used to validate the investigative documents the FBI was receiving from Christopher Steele; who, along with the leaking FBI officials, was also the source of the media articles.

FUBAR! This is exponentially bonkers.

This is a circle of information, all coming from Glenn Simpson at Fusion GPS, who was the opposition research firm being financed by Hillary Clinton, along with FBI officials who were using their own strategic leaks to validate their own investigation.

Think about the scale of the reporting, and reporting on reporting, of anonymous leaks, false leaks, lies from “people with knowledge of the matter”, “government officials involved in the matter”, “people familiar with the matter”, “government sources” etc. all going in one unified and semi-coordinated direction – against the aggregate Trump administration.

Now, it actually gets even more convoluted.

Christopher Steele has sworn under oath that he met with multiple journalists (at least eight organizations) in September, mid-October, and late-October 2016: “at Fusion’s instruction“. (pdf page #7)

Overlay upon that sworn admission with what Glenn Simpson (Fusion-GPS) told the House Intelligence Committee while also under oath about his involvement in sharing information derived from Christopher Steele:

(Testimony – pdf link, page #147)

…”without my knowledge and against my wishes”?


FBI Director James Comey admits to leaking his ‘memos’ to the New York Times. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was busted for leaking and lying about it. FBI #2 Counterintelligence Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page are caught in their text messages leaking to Politico, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

…. AND the FBI is caught, in at least one FISA application, using Yahoo media reports provided by them AND their investigative source Christopher Steele to establish a basis for FISA “Title I” surveillance; the most intrusive and wide-open search and surveillance authority possible.

The Clinton Campaign is paying Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research against Donald Trump. In addition to Glenn Simpson pushing that opposition research into the media, Fusion GPS is also providing that opposition research –including information from contacts with media– directly to the FBI:

(pdf link – page #4)

… In addition to using the Fusion-GPS opposition research to underpin their counterintelligence investigation, the FBI then turn around and leak the same opposition research information to the media to create secondary support for their counterintelligence investigation.

Tell me again how the media can possibly write about this now?

The problem is not just corruption with the U.S. Justice System, the DOJ and the FBI; the problem is corruption within the media.

We’re talking about thousands of hours of media TV pundits, thousands more columns written, and almost every scintilla of it based on originating intelligence sources -from the larger intelligence system- that are now being exposed as duplicitous and conspiratorial in the scale of their malicious intent.

This larger story-line has traveled in one direction. The narrative has only traveled in one direction. Each thread converging on codependent trails for collective stories all going in one direction. One big engineered narrative endlessly pushed. Think about how far the collective media have traveled with this story over the past eighteen months?

Hell, twenty-something-year-old “journalists” were so committed to the resistance narrative they were even sleeping with their sources to get any little engineering angle possible.

Now, over a period of several months, it has become increasingly obvious the collective journey, using all that expended effort, was going in the wrong direction.

The media have fully invested themselves in eighteen months of narrative distribution in only one direction. Not a single MSM entity has questioned their travel as a result of false leaks or false sources in the totality of time they have covered the DOJ and FBI story.

Nothing within their collective need to will-an-outcome will change the media’s proximity to facts when the truthful story behind the DOJ and FBI corruption is finally exposed. The media are so far away from the place where this story ends, they have no inherent capability to even begin to travel in the opposite direction, toward the truth.

The only way they could align with the truth is to admit that virtually every scintilla of their reportage over the past 18 months was inherently false or manipulated by the “sources” distributing the material for their reporting.

There’s not a single media outlet capable of doing that.

Think about a New York Times, CNN, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, Yahoo News or Washington Post journalist now having to write an article deconstructing a foundation of two-years worth of lies they participated in creating.

Do we really think such a catastrophic level of corrupted journalism could reconstitute into genuine reporting of fact-based information?



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87 Responses to Perfect Year-End Metaphor: Journalists To Drop Ball During New Year Celebration….

  1. They’ve had plenty of practice for three years.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. TwoLaine says:

    I tho’t the Fake News Talking Heads dropped the ball every year. Why should this year be any different?

    Liked by 4 people

  3. kinthenorthwest says:

    2019 is going to be even Greater with Trump—-Screw the Media of Hate.
    Top 4 Trump Wins in 2018

    Liked by 18 people

    • rustybritches says:

      What a beautiful picture Absolutely Beautiful Thank You for sharing this..

      Liked by 4 people

    • jmuniz1 says:

      The way the MSM media is turning on him and people in his own party most people do think he is a bad President.

      Liked by 1 person

      • spren says:

        “The way the MSM media IS turning on him” is ridiculous. They’ve been against him from the start, and MOST PEOPLE have nothing but disgust for the people in his party that is turning against him. Most people continue to support our great president just for the reasons of the way the MSM and RINOs are against him. He has tremendous levels of support from the real people of America, and trolls like you just make fools of yourselves.

        Liked by 8 people

      • NC Patriot says:

        I don’t know anyone who thinks he is a bad President. Most have been pleasantly surprised.

        Liked by 3 people

      • G. Combs says:

        NO, the media is LOSING the propaganda war!

        Only 6% of Americans trust the media
        Apr, 2016 “[….]A survey of more than 2,000 adults released on Sunday showed that trust in the media has dipped to dramatically low levels. About 52 percent of respondents said they have “some confidence” in the press, while 41 percent said they have “hardly any confidence.”

        Over the last two decades, research shows the public has grown increasingly skeptical of the news industry,” the report from the American Press Institute reads. “The study reaffirms that consumers do value broad concepts of trust like fairness, balance, accuracy, and completeness. At least two-thirds of Americans cite each of these four general principles as very important to them.” […]”

        And more recently:
        60% of Americans believe MSM reports fake news
        “[…]The Monmouth University poll, published Wednesday, found that Republicans (79 percent) were most likely to say that major news outlets transmit fake news stories, compared to 66 percent of Independents and 43 percent of Democrats.
        The survey found that even more people distrust online news websites, with a whopping 80 percent believing such outlets report fake news regularly or occasionally…

        The three groups of respondents were more equally aligned on the topic of whether online news outlets report fake news deliberately, with Republicans and Independents tied at 57 percent. Democrats weren’t far behind, at 52 percent.[…]”

        Liked by 1 person

        • G. Combs says:

          Oh, and I forgot this one:

          A January 2018 politico article.
          “[…]“The big takeaway is that Trump’s media marketing campaign is working, not just on his core, but on Republicans in general,” she said.

          Other key findings of the survey: Even as 84 percent say the media play a “critical” or “very important” role in our democracy, 43 percent of respondents had a very or somewhat unfavorable view of the press, with 33 percent favorable and 23 percent neutral. Just 15 percent of Republicans had a favorable view, with 68 percent unfavorable. Democrats replied 54 percent favorable, 18 percent unfavorable.

          Americans, Gill said, “see the media as a key and important part of our democracy but don’t see it as fulfilling that role.” […]” h t t ps://


      • GB Bari says:

        As BlackKnightRider always says,

        Liked by 1 person

      • piper567 says:

        jmunizi…I don’t believe that for a nanosecond.


  4. technerd55 says:

    Leave it to millennial journalists to give themselves a participation trophy for doing nothing exceptional.

    Liked by 14 people

  5. The Boss says:

    I have a major-league honey badger attitude about this idiotic celebration of journalism with the ball. I sense I am not alone.

    Liked by 5 people

  6. free2313 says:

    “Journalists” are they not extinct personas?
    No doubt if something goes wrong, they will have headlines ready to blame POTUS Trump!!!


    • G. Combs says:

      “Journalists” ===> Urinal-ists of the Yellow Stream Media.
      The idiots think they can pee all over us, tell us it is rain and we are too dumb to notice.

      Why ever do you think Farcebook and Twatter and Utube are panicking and de-platforming Conservatives?

      The more they panic the more obvious it becomes to the average Joe that something is seriously WRONG with the media.

      Liked by 2 people

      • clairebee says:

        Yet Leftists hate conservatives and our POTUS so much that even though they recognize the dishonesty of the press, they cheer them on when they make Trump look bad, even when they suspect that these reports are lies. They just don’t care. Indoctrination goes deep.


  7. deepdivemaga says:

    Blows my mind how patient PDJT is. A full DECLASS could have changed the 2018 midterms, but he believes the leverage it provides is more valuable than the House of Reps. These next two years will determine if his instincts are correct. (My money is on Trump, but you gotta appreciate the level of patience, unbelievable.) Happy New Years Sundance and Treepers.

    Liked by 5 people

  8. ForGodandCountry says:



  9. Nigella says:

    OMG… LOL… Drop the ball? Boy talk about symbolism… LOL

    Liked by 8 people

  10. Elric VIII says:

    The media weren’t complicit. They conspired. Big difference.

    Liked by 5 people

    • hoghead says:

      Exactly. They didn’t drop the ball at all; they carried the ball or the water or the dung…whatever metaphor you like, for their masters. I hope people are beginning to wake up and smell the, er, coffee.

      Funny thing is, WE are the deplorables.

      Liked by 3 people

  11. Thanks for ruining New Year’s eve. My festive mood has gone. The only balls I want to see drop tonight belong to Mueller, et al.


  12. Oldskool says:

    Glad it is mentioned that the scumbag media pundits will be presiding over the ball drop, will go on and be in bed by 10. Happy New Year!


  13. Coast says:

    If Elizabeth Warren gets elected in 2020 she’ll clean this mess up. Guaranteed. (sac)


  14. sassymemphisbelle says:

    Is it wrong to wish that the lowering mechanism fails and the crystal ball crashes to the ground? Wouldn’t it be delicious and a true display of the msm crediability 😈

    Liked by 4 people

  15. They drop the ball everytime they open their pieholes….why should tonight be any different? 🙄

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Katie says:

    “Journalism” =

    And never never ever never ever make yourself a part of the story.

    R.I.P. Journalism

    Liked by 9 people

  17. The Devilbat says:

    The Rothschild’s, with all their trillions of dollars have still to reign in President Donald Trump. I am guessing that or beloved DJT has to have the backing of our military or he would long since be out of office the same as JFK was.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Dutchman says:

      No, whoever ‘they’ is (Rothchilds, China, $oro$, ) they know this is NOT 1965.
      To ‘Kennedy’, him, none of us would wait around for a Warren report, just as removing him by impeachment;
      We would tear the house down, and though nobody would WIN, THEY would definetly LOSE.
      HE is between US and them, and it works both ways.
      WE are HIS ‘Insurance policy’, and they KNOW it.

      The only way they can get him out of the Oval office is by the ballot box, and they got about as much chance as a one legged man in an *ss kicking contest!


      • G. Combs says:

        “…We would tear the house down, and though nobody would WIN, THEY would definetly LOSE….”

        And, my the Lord forbid TSHTF and they do eliminate President Trump, I would NOT want to be a Urinalist or SJW commie college professor or local DemonRat politician.

        They have ALREADY DECLARED WAR on us…
        They are removing our right to freedom of assembly…
        Rap Sheet: ***639*** Acts of Media-Approved Violence and Harassment Against Trump Supporters

        They are removing our right to freedom of speech by de-platforming Conservatives on Farcebook and Twatter and even getting banks, Paypal and Patreon to refuse banking services.

        They HAVE removed our Right to Free and Fair elections via massive voter fraud that they do not even bother to hide.

        They HAVE conspired WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS to interfere with out free elections.

        They are targeting our 2nd Amendment Rights granted so we maybe ARMED AGAINST a TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT
        Once you remove the Soap Box and the Ballot Box, then all that is left to preserve freedom is the Ammo Box. Of course that is why our 2nd Amendment Rights are targeted.

        Do NOT allow the left to change the discussion and introduce strawmen.
        Our 2nd Amendment Rights ARE NOT ABOUT HUNTING!
        Our 2nd Amendment Rights ARE NOT ABOUT PERSONAL PROTECTION!

        Our 2nd Amendment Rights ARE ABOUT retaining the power to take down a CORRUPT AND TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT!

        ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️
        1911 Turkey Gun control — from 1915 to 1917 – 1.5 million Arminans killed
        1935 China gun control — from 1948 to 1952 – 20 million killed
        1938 Germany Gun control — from 1935 to 1945 – 20,946,000 murdered.
        1956 Cambodia gun control — from 1975 to 1977 – 1 to 2 million educated people murdered.
        1964 Guatamala Gun Control — from 1964 to 1981 – 100,000 Mayan Indians killed.
        1970 Uganda gun control in — from 1971 to 1979 – 300,000 Christians killed, a total of 2 to 3 million murdered.
        ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️

        Liked by 2 people

  18. DelAware says:

    Fake News Facts reminder for the chuckling troops:

    (NY) Times Square isn’t even a square. It’s a pointy intersection with another pointy intersection coming in from the west.

    More like a flattened X in fact. So I can’t help thinking of Wile E Coyote standing at the crossroads watching the ball come down on his own head…

    …while the deft smart speedy bird meepmeeps and rockets away laughing.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. wyntre says:


    Made me hit the tip jar for the 2nd time this week!

    Happy New Year.


  20. mr.piddles says:

    “Perfect Year-End Metaphor: Journalists To Drop Ball During New Year Celebration”

    Speaking of epic… 2018 Best Article Title.


  21. The media is far beyond complicity. They’re way into the criminality zone.


    • mr.piddles says:

      Well one things is for sure: they are most definitely not in self-preservation or rehabilitation mode.

      Across the board they are doubling-, tripling-, quadrupling-down on The Narrative. It’s a multifaceted Narrative, but, like pornography, “you know it when you see it”. It’s just obvious to everybody. Subtlety and cunning is apparently not a characteristic of the self-absorbed ideologue.

      Stupidity? Or… to your point… perhaps more deeply “complicit” than what appear obvious to a person with a brain. Criminal, perhaps, indeed.

      And so… everybody is onto them. And in their stupidity they either don’t know or simply don’t care. More likely: they don’t care because they know they are mental herders of sheep, which is a sad thing. The diehard addicts keep tuning into CNN and MSNBC and renewing their FNYT and WaPo subscriptions to shoot up on the poison nectar of the latest hope that something, anything, will happen to reverse that which occurred more than TWO FULL CALENDAR YEARS AGO. Two calendar years. That should tell you everything you need to know.

      It’s called self-medication. And I don’t mean to make light of that, because I’ve been there myself… but it’s the only thing that comes to mind. TDS is the condition, The Narrative is the drug, and the Mainstream Media are the pushers.


  22. PoCoNoMo says:

    Boycotting that damned co-opted ball.


  23. Dee Paul Deje says:

    I wonder if Kathy Griffin is going to try to convert Anderson Cooper again by simulating felatio on him.


    • mr.piddles says:

      Maybe Don Lemonpuss will get excessively inebriated and make a fool of himself again. Well, at least it’s fun to see him unwind a little bit, I suppose. Sloppy Fool is better than Uptight Tool any day.


  24. sickconservative says:

    Just want to wish all here a happy new year and may the MSM rot in hell.
    Ok maybe not very festive but it is what it is.
    Happy New Year and continue the fight.


  25. Blind no longer says:

    They’ve been dropping the ball for decades…why not display it for all the world to see.. corrupt crooked communists!

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Gunner says:

    Sure glad I visited my favorite site this evening and learned about this. Add one more tradition shot to hell by the progressive scum in this country. Will watch the clock in the kitchen…it’s a bunch more entertaining anyway.

    Happy New Year. May God richly bless you all.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Monticello says:

    Not to mention it’s a crystal ball……humm !

    Reminded of the three witches of Macbeth… otherwise known as the weird sisters.
    Or perhaps they resemble the Stygian witches who are blind, share one eye and can’t foresee the future.

    The press is definitely a bunch of weird, twisted and blind sisters. May they be forced to gaze upon Medusa’s visage.


  28. todayistheday99 says:

    The MSM are the enemy of the people and it really triggers them when VSG POTUS Trump rubs their nose in it.


  29. taxpayer here says:

    Lord, if only we had a bonafide, justice for all, Rule of Law type of AG, EVERY single player mentioned and complicit bystanders would have felt the law breathing down their backs and heck, been sentenced already. Better late than never.


  30. treehouseron says:

    This is one of those faux pleasures they comfort themselves with. I wouldn’t want to drop the ball. If they called me right now and asked if I’d be willing to do it next year, I’d decline.

    Not because i’m important or anything. Just because it only has meaning to them and they’re all weirdos.

    I had a ‘reporter’ call my shop a little while back and said he was writing an article, etc. and wanted to know when i was available for an interview. When I told him I didn’t wish to do an interview, he acted exasperated! He couldn’t believe someone couldn’t see any benefit in talking to him. He honestly thought I wanted to see my name in the paper, and that I’d come running to do an interview with him.

    Let them drop their ball. To each his own.


  31. Fingolfin says:

    You’re the absolute best Sundance (and by a mile at that) but at this point who the heck cares how corrupt the media has been or how hard/impossible it’ll be for them to ever report on what actually happened during the 2016 election (and continues to happen every damn day!)?

    THEY CANT IGNORE INDICTMENTS. AND THEY CANT IGNORE DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE. And if they try, who cares!? The POS’s indicted will still be going down and team MAGA will still be nailing another alligator skin to the wall.

    *We have the keys to the castle, not them!*

    Why the heck are we/team Trump continuing to fight this war with both hands tied behind our back??

    Sorry for venting, but I’m tired of all the “reasons” for why NO ONE on *their side* is being HAMMERED, while we — and more importantly POTUS — are being hammered every single damn day.


    • Dutchman says:

      We all share your frustration. May 2019 be “The year of the Counterpunch”, may the miscreants learn, to their detriment, the MEANING of PAYBACK, and may your frustation THIS New Years eve, be surpassed by your Satisfaction, NEXT New Years Eve!

      Glass 1/2 empty, or 1/2,full, I Don’t Care!
      Its a glass, its mine, and its got BEER in it!


    • G. Combs says:

      “…I’m tired of all the “reasons” for why NO ONE on *their side* is being HAMMERED…”

      President Trump is a keen strategist with superb timing. Think about the amount of COLD ANGER building and spreading.


  32. Leane Kamari says:

    JW Tom Fitton discovered through FOIA that Christoffer Steele was already on 02.02.2016 suspended as an FBI source, long before the FISA application, not later in 10/2016.


  33. G. Combs says:

    Yeah, they are ridglings…

    And I bet they are so ill educated they would not even understand you were insulting them if you called them that. 🤣


  34. Kerry_On says:

    The perfect metaphor indeed! The press have spent the entire year (and long before) “dropping the ball” on their journalistic responsibilities of fairness, accuracy and objectivity.


  35. Mike diamond says:

    NBC is a very sick network,15 minutes before the ball is to drop in times square NY,Chrissy Teigen,tells Carson daly,something none of us or our kids should of heard,my gosh ,NBCshould be fined,12 billion dollars,and should be banned for 3 years.


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