It’s known affectionately as the Special Olympics of journalism
Last but not least I want to thank all of you readers for choosing me for the second straight year as the Reader’s Choice gold medal winner for Toronto Sun scribes. We have quite a roster and my peers are all golden so I get how special this honour is. My highest honour is that I was chosen by you, the readers. I love telling stories but the truth is I love telling them to you. Thanks again.
—Joe Wormington, Toronto Sun, Nov. 2, 2018.
Plan B? You’re suggesting the Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful country in the world have a Plan B!?
On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Joe Warmington of the Toronto Sun joined me to discuss the media lying about Trump supposedly skipping a ceremony in Paris, marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. Mainstream media outlets, John Kerry, and never-Trump “Republican” David Frum have all claimed the President skipped the event because of rain. Frum even claimed Trump just didn’t want to get his hair wet.
But the White House released a statement explaining Trump’s absence: The Marine One presidential helicopter wasn’t able to transport Trump because of extremely low visibility, so his only option would be a two and a half-hour convoy… It’s a non-story, says veteran reporter Joe Warmington. But washed-up politicians and the media won’t let it go. WATCH my interview with Joe to see their lies for yourself!
—Ezra Lügenpants, therebel.media, Nov. 13, 2018.
“I don’t think you can say even the things you just said. You know, I don’t think he says or does anything really wrong that I’ve seen. He just tells the truth. And the truth is not with, you know, the other side, They’re just going on and on about things. They just don’t like a guy who comes at it from a different perspective, but on this one they really, I mean, it’s really low, and I would never ever do something like that with Prime Minsiter Trudeau, or whatever, when Marine One could not take him to the cemetery which is 60 km away, American cemetery. That was the end of the story there. Then it says let’s have a Plan B and all this kind of stuff. Well Plan B, when have you ever seen the President drive 60 km on the road anywhere, let alone through the countryside in France, through all of Paris…. They really did cherry pick something, and it’s actually stuck. I mean, you’re the only one that will talk about it. And I’m pretty much the only one on Twitter that challenged John Kerry and David Frung, er, David Frum, our friend, and I think it was on and on and on. The reality is that wasn’t fair…. Trump didn’t do anything wrong… The whole story is another phony political hit job on the president.”
—Joe Pundit, on The Ezra Lügenpants Show, Nov. 12, 2018.
Nicholas Soames, the grandson of the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and a Conservative Party member of the British Parliament, tweeted, “They died with their face to the foe and that pathetic inadequate @realDonaldTrump couldn’t even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen.” He added the hashtag “#hesnotfittorepresenthisgreatcountry.” Michael Beschloss, the Presidential historian, tweeted a picture of President John F. Kennedy and the French President Charles de Gaulle getting soaked (without umbrellas) in Paris when they honored the war dead, in 1961. There were numerous jibes on Twitter, including one from @votevets, about whether the decision had something to do with Trump’s hair. The same day, despite the rain, the leaders of France and Germany managed to —also fifty miles from Paris—where the Armistice was signed in a railway car a century ago.
—Reported by The New Yorker, Nov. 12, 2018.
Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser under President Barack Obama…said it was common to have a backup plan to deal with inclement weather. “There is always a rain option. Always…” “Real low energy, @realDonaldTrump to not bother to honor the sacrifice of American soldiers in WWI due to some rain. Somehow everyone else was able to do so today….” Kelly Magsamen, who served as a high-ranking Pentagon official on Asia affairs, wrote on Twitter.
—Reported in the Washington Post, Nov. 10, 2018.