This week on the big show, Fingers and Tracy talk about Governor Northam’s no good, very bad week and his stunning refusal to immediately resign, the media’s attempts to connect Tulsi Gabbard to the Russians, Jack Dorsey’s appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience, and the Super Bowl bridge for no one.
Governor Northam’s yearbook page.
BREAKING: Multiple publications have confirmed that a picture has emerged of Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam appearing in a KKK and blackface photo in his 1984 yearbook at Eastern Virginia Medical School pic.twitter.com/PigroV4lsB
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 1, 2019
Is he the one in blackface or is he the one in the Klan getup? The world may never know.
The media is so pathetic, when given a chance to ask questions of Governor Northam at his press conference, this is what they ask?
Oh, dear lawd. Northram asked if he can still moonwalk after explaining Michael Jackson black face dance contest. Needs to consult wife on breaking out moves. Wife…nixes. 💩🍿😱 pic.twitter.com/UEcTvFHRfQ
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 2, 2019
Just as revolting, CNN runs a chyron that lists Northam’s political affiliation as (R).
CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360°" falsely claims that Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam is a member of the Republican Party
Watch the Chyron at the bottom as they show the video of Northam.
CNN identifies him as "Gov. Ralph Northam (R) Virginia" pic.twitter.com/3pMUNUlIJG
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 2, 2019
Several experts who track websites and social media linked to the Kremlin have also seen what they believe may be the first stirrings of an upcoming Russian campaign of support for Gabbard.
Since Gabbard announced her intention to run on Jan. 11, there have been at least 20 Gabbard stories on three major Moscow-based English-language websites affiliated with or supportive of the Russian government: RT, the Russian-owned TV outlet; Sputnik News, a radio outlet; and Russia Insider, a blog that experts say closely follows the Kremlin line. The CIA has called RT and Sputnik part of “Russia’s state-run propaganda machine.”
Who are these “several experts”? One of them just happens to be New Knowledge.
Analysts at New Knowledge, the company the Senate Intelligence Committee used to track Russian activities in the 2016 election, told NBC News they’ve spotted “chatter” related to Gabbard in anonymous online message boards, including those known for fomenting right-wing troll campaigns. The chatter discussed Gabbard’s usefulness.
Now why does the name New Knowledge sound familiar?
NBC News, to smear Gabbard as a Kremlin favorite, relied on a group that it heralded as “experts” without telling its audience about the major fraud which this firm just got caught perpetrating, writes @ggreenwald. https://t.co/Fc75HzcrP4
— The Intercept (@theintercept) February 3, 2019
From Greenwald’s article:
NBC NEWS PUBLISHED a predictably viral story Friday, claiming that “experts who track websites and social media linked to Russia have seen stirrings of a possible campaign of support for Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard.”
But the whole story was a sham: the only “experts” cited by NBC in support of its key claim was the firm, New Knowledge, that just got caught by the New York Times fabricating Russian troll accounts on behalf of the Democratic Party in the Alabama Senate race to manufacture false accusations that the Kremlin was interfering in that election.
Meanwhile, Trump went golfing with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Be sure to check out the replies from unhinged leftists!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2019
And finally, the $23M Super Bowl Bridge for no one!
In anticipation of hosting this year’s Super Bowl at the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the city of Atlanta spent more than $23 million to build a pedestrian bridge linking the stadium to the nearby Vine City public transit station, allowing fans to cross a busy street without needing a crosswalk. The bridge was originally supposed to cost about $13 million—already pretty pricey for a simple pedestrian crossing over a four-lane road—but city officials approved an extra $10 million in funding last year to ensure the project would be finished in time for the big game, which kicks off Sunday evening.
The serpentine bridge—decked out with dazzling, customizable LED lights and wrapped with diamond-shaped aluminum panels—did indeed get finished in time for the Super Bowl.
But it won’t be used by the vast majority of the expected 80,000 people heading to the game on Sunday. Because of it’s location adjacent to the stadium, the bridge has been deemed a security risk and will be closed to everyone except credentialed staff and media, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported this week.