Will MSM admit that former business partner says Steve Bannon good person?

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For the record, Jeff Kwatinetz, a former business partner of President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Steve Bannon, says that Bannon is neither racist nor anti-Semite.

In fact, Kwatinetz, a staunch Hollywood liberal, goes so far as to say that Bannon is not only smart and committed to whatever he does, but he has great character as well.

So, will any in the mainstream media, like the New York Times, Washington Post, CNBC or CNN, who continually denounce Bannon, admit this truth? I doubt it.

Which is why I am writing about it because every positive link under his name on the search engines can counteract the lies and exaggerations.

For example, read this Hollywood Reporter column by Paul Bond. In it Kwatinetz says (paraphrased):

  • Yes, its true Bannon is smart;
  • Yes, it is true Bannon is arrogant;
  • Yes, it is true that Bannon is rich; and
  • And, yes, it is true that Bannon is a conservative.

But, contrary to so much of what we have heard and read, Kwatinetz has never heard Bannon raise his voice or lose his temper.

Is Bannon perfect? Of course not, since none of us are. But, all the hyped epithets we have heard about Bannon, like racist and anti-Semite, are obviously pure fiction. Bond quotes Kwatinetz as saying:

But as a liberal, I don’t judge people on their politics, I judge them on their character, and from what I knew then and what I know now, Steve has great character. He’s not a racist or anti-Semitic….[In fact,] I am absolutely positive that he’s not anti-Semitic or racist. It is absurd. I am Jewish, Roy Furman was Jewish, Andrew Breitbart was Jewish. He is not anti-Semitic. Period.

Well, we have seen this kind of character assassination before. Canada’s former PM Stephen Harper had to put up with endless untruths. He was allegedly a controller, mean, spiteful, corrupt, a liar, blah blah blah. None of it true. Canadian Conservatives called it Harper Derangement Syndrome — a social and media phenomenon that seems to have moved, unfortunately, across the 49th parallel to the U.S.

The crux of the matter is that the public, particularly conservatives, whether in the United States or Canada, have reason to mistrust most of what the media says or writes about Harper or, in 2017, President Trump and his senior officials like Bannon. Sad really.


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The Unfairness of the Wynne Liberal “Fair Hydro Plan”

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posted in Ontario Fair Hydro Plan, Ontario Liberal Gov’t, Wind Energy Issues

Yesterday, my husband Jim went to a Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro open house to learn what is planned over the next decade both provincially and locally. What he found out is that there is nothing fair in the Ontario Liberals’ Fair Hydro Plan.

Sure, the rates are going to go down now and into the near future as the government takes on debt to subsidize rate reductions but, eventually after ten years, that debt will need to be paid.

In other words, the Wynne Liberals are pushing magical thinking on to the population to try to get Ontario voters to forget that the problem is mostly of the Liberals own making, driven by all the billions and billions of dollars contracted for wind and solar energy which is completely unreliable.

For example, my husband learned that wind (7%) and solar (2%) account for only 9% of hydro generation while nuclear is 63.6%.

So, the “Fair Hydro Plan” does not offer long-term utility bill relief, contrary to what Liberal politicians are promoting.  As Peter Reesor, CEO of the Owen Sound & District Chamber of Commerce, says in an Owen Sound Sun Times column by Denis Langlois, “the plan is ‘a good start,’” but doesn’t tackle the central issue of soaring hydro costs. In other words, while “the relief will be greatly appreciated [now] it still doesn’t solve the problem in the long run. We’re basically passing an even higher debt on this – the cost of hydro – to our children and our grandchildren.”

Exactly!

On the hydro debt, Langlois also quotes Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP Bill Walker as saying: “there is nothing ‘fair’ about the refinancing proposal, noting it will cost taxpayers ‘in a worst-case scenario’ as much as $42 billion over 30 years in added interest costs to ‘fix the hydro mess’ created by the Liberal government.”

Truly, the current gang of Liberal politicians in the Province of Ontario care only for their green ideology and getting re-elected. The crux of the matter is that the Ontario PCs under Patrick Brown need to get elected in 2018 so they can do something about this issue, starting with cancelling the Ontario FIT (Feed-in Tariff) program — which my husband heard yesterday, is still signing private renewable energy contracts and will continue to do so until the end of this summer!

Absolute madness! What a mess we are postponing for our children and our grandchildren.


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