FRC’s Tony Perkins Defends Trump Junior: The Biased Far-Left Media Is Out To Destroy A “Political Novice”

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins:

On the desk of any liberal media outlet, there are two rulebooks: one for Republicans, one for Democrats. If the election coverage didn’t convince you, then Donald Trump’s first seven months ought to.

Despite making good on dozens of campaign promises, the Trump team has faced a lopsided barrage from an unfriendly press since Day One. Dogged by negative press (a record 89 percent of it unfavorable), the 45th president has set new highs for media hostility.

Now, with stories surfacing about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian attorney last year, the far-Left is licking its lips. Most media outlets are attacking the president’s son with the ferocity they refused to show to the Clintons (despite far more dubious interactions with Vladimir Putin’s country).

Desperate to catch the Trump campaign in cahoots with the Russians, they’ve turned Trump Jr.’s search for opposition research into a fantasy of national “treason” (Senator Tim Kaine’s, D-Va. words, not mine)!

Clearly, the media is only seeing what it wants to in regard to this story. It’s unreasonable to think that Donald Trump Jr., who was a political novice working on his dad’s campaign, would respond any differently than he did to this offer of information about Hillary Clinton.

As someone who’s spent a career in politics, I know from experience that there are all kinds of people who offer to hand over incriminating details about the opposition. But getting intel on an opponent isn’t necessarily for the purpose of using it publicly, but rather strategically. Some information is legitimate and helpful — a lot of it is not.

It may not be the “greatest witch hunt in political history,” as President Trump called it, but the media’s double standard is certainly cause for concern.

By all means, let Congress and the media get to the bottom of what, if anything, Russia may have done to influence last year’s elections and what, if anything, Team Trump did to help. But let’s also root out what, if anything, the Clintons did to advance Russia’s strategic position, while feathering their nests.”

  • Tawreos

    Oh, Tony when are you going fuck off for good?

  • kcken

    GOP: Hillary should have known about the email server. Lock her UP!
    GOP: Trump is new, and doesn’t understand. It’s ok

  • JWC

    Oh Ton7y “Shut the fuck up”

  • Tawreos

    This may be a record folks. He spends the whole press release bitching about the press and not once does he blame anything on gay people. I don’t know whether to be happy or sad that he found a new group of people to get a hate on for.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Its all the same. The gay, liberal, Musli-judiac, god-hating, ee-light, socialist, press who believes in evolution and climate change, hugs trees, and kills feti

  • clay

    So, what’s Manafort’s excuse?

    Oh, and exactly how many times have you met with foreign nationals for them to hand over incriminating details about the opposition in order to influence American elections, Tony?

    • safari

      He only knows how to play Russian-style politics

      • Christopher

        Somebody should introduce him to Russian Roulette.

        I hear it’s what all the cool kids are playing.

      • boatboy_srq

        He only know how to play money-laundering organized-crime-front real estate business, you mean. This thing called “politics” is all new to him.

    • Joe in PA

      Manafort was a minor player in the campaign. He was only with the campaign for about 2 minutes. Ahh, ahh, the dog ate his … something….

      /s

  • Natty Enquirer

    It’s always persecution with these people.

    • clay

      It’s the only environment in which Christianity has a track record of surviving.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • Treant
    • boatboy_srq

      Inadequate; tardy.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        And Sessions seems to prefer risking Contempt of Court, rather than certain perjury.

        https://twitter.com/NPR/status/885486711580614657

        • safari

          There was an update to that article. The DOJ released the document. Sessions said he had “no” contact with foreign officials or representatives in the last seven years.

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            ??? But we already know of at least 3 meetings he had with Kislyak. What does he think he’s doing?

          • Todd20036

            Lying.

        • boatboy_srq

          Selecting your own indictments: now THAT’s privilege.

    • Jefe5084

      Creepy looking guy. He is evil-looking and smug in his entitlement. Ugh. He’s a dick.

  • Tom G

    It’s Opposite Day.

    • Treant

      When you burp where you fart and you fart where you burp!

  • Jay George
  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Political novice, inexperienced politician, still learning.. All these trite excuses. Of course in Obama’s case, his supposed lack of experience was delivered with a sneer of disgust.

    • Lazycrockett

      “Community organizer”

    • boatboy_srq

      Inexperienced is the new Blah.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      what about jeramiah wright (sp?)
      the right went ballistic trying to connect obama with the radical angry black preacher and now we have herr bannon whispering in the crazy kings ear like worm tongue or rasputin

  • Treant

    One, shut up.

    Two, you can tell they’re scared. Russian-owned Twitter accounts are reactivating after considerable downtime.

    Three, Bernie-Bots and Jill-Pills are posting that have been quiet and/or trying to be sane enough to gain some street cred. So those sleepers have reactivated.

    Four, every Trump operative is trying to out-crazy Junior’s story to grab the headlines.

    Five, people like you are attempting to defuse this.

    QED. Go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect two thousand rubles.

  • crewman

    I hear this line of reasoning from the GOP a lot — the Trump Administration are totally inexperienced in politics and should therefore be treated with much lower expectations, and normal rules should not be applied to them. I want to march into Amazon and demand to be CEO based on no management experience and expect to be treated with kid gloves while I commit crimes and severely damage the image of the company. Anyone else would be expected to learn on their own time and in previous jobs and work their way up the ranks so that they are qualified and know what they’re talking about by the time they get to the top job.

    • Tor

      I’ve always heard that ignorance of the law is no excuse.

      • boatboy_srq

        That’s certainly true for perps who commit Driving While Blah/Brown or Walking With Skittles offenses.

      • ChrisInKansas

        Anything you’ve heard ALWAYS excludes rich white people, no matter what the topic.

      • Lizard

        Not for us little people.

    • CPT_Doom

      I seem to remember that the Right was pretty adamant that Obama, a first-term Senator with years of state legislative experience, not to mention being a lawyer, law professor and community organizer, was way too inexperienced to be President. Now we’re supposed to be like “oh, you’re just naive, so we’ll give you a do over on collusion with a foreign country.” Please.

      • Acronym Jim

        To be fair, by “inexperienced” they meant “black.”

    • The_Wretched

      And we’re not talking about the Republic of Kerplackistanberg either. Last time I looked, the US was a particularly powerful and leading country…(ok that was last year). Maybe not a good place to start with the D-team neophytes.

      Weren’t successful businessmen supposed to rock at government?

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      a democrat must be 500 times more transparent, 500 times more honest, and 500 times more pure.

      • Will Parkinson

        Well, it’s not like that’s a real challenge, all things considered.

    • Lizard

      Right? Yet every single I have to fly in and be Captain Blindingly Obvious to these idiots. “Then…maybe a political novice shouldn’t be President?”

      • David L. Caster

        Exactly.

  • shellback

    Toni, Please enjoy my imprecatory prayer for you – twice.

  • The_Wretched

    Tony, if Don Jr. is political novice, then he shouldn’t have had a major role in the campaign or transition. If he wants to go into the deep end of the pool, it’s his responsibility to know how to swim.

    • -M-

      Right. Did they think the President got to work his way up before having to deal with anything serious or complicated? The responsibilities are the same whether you’re ready or not. It’s no one else’s fault they aren’t ready or that they’re not willing to take advice from experts.

  • Uncle Mark

    Tony, since you consider those of us all on the Left “baby-killers” anyway. Let’s just say that we will happily terminate this political baby. The bonus is that the umbilical cord is around Daddy Trump’s neck.

  • barrixines

    Every time i hear a RWNJ refer everyone but themselves as being the far left my fist balls. I’ve got to work on that.

  • FAEN

    DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR

    Go fuck yourself.

    • Harley

      You beat me to it. Bravo

      • FAEN

        Gratzi!

    • Ranger One

      Traitors, molesters, adulterers, divorcees, liars, thieves: all peachy with this immoral bitch. Instead of a tie, he should be covered in shit.

  • ultragreen

    Lol, Perkins refers to the for-profit corporate press as the ‘far left.’

  • Tawreos

    Nice use of the Clinton dog-whistle. I don’t suppose he has any evidence to support his little bullshit claims.

    • clay

      That’s what (several) congressional investigations are for. 😉

      • Tawreos

        If they had anything they would have done nothing but that from 2008 – 2016, instead they did Benghazi and emails neither of which amounted to shit.

  • PickyPecker
  • Professor Barnhardt
    • Uncle Mark

      Barron is back at the White House…drinking with Uncle Bannon

  • aar9n

    Dear Tony,

    Please get cancer

    • Uncle Mark

      …and then seek treatment under TrumpCare and die in misery

  • Lazycrockett

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

  • Uncle Mark

    I love the sound of the self-righteous, sanctimonious charlatans incessant complainting and agonies. We must be doing something right to cause them so much pain & grief.

  • Joe in PA

    JoeMyGod, you forgot the tags: Duggar, Duggar, Duggar!

  • PickyPecker
  • netxtown

    The grifter PerKKKy speaks of ‘feathering their nests”. He ought to know!

  • Michael R
  • justme

    Poor Tonie..
    Always the bridesmaid..
    Never the groom

  • TominDC

    Funny, I’m quite sure Hillary Clinton is a novice at cyber-security.

    Where was Perkins urging the RWNJs to tone down the rhetoric on her email server?

  • boatboy_srq

    If Perkins’ team were at all good at cutting novices a break themselves, this might be worth noting.

    As things are? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Joseph Miceli

    What would this asshole do without projection? Different rulebooks? If the Obama’s had colluded with the Russians to win against the Republicans, they’d bring back burning at the stake! Fucking Tonette, morally bankrupt always and forever.

  • Acronym Jim

    “On the desk of any liberal media outlet, there are two rulebooks: one for Republicans, one for Democrats.”

    I completely disagree. The Republicans don’t have a rulebook.

    • olandp

      There is a Republican rule book, it is just that the pages are blank.

      • Pat

        Save for one line: Blame everything on the Democrats.

      • canoebum

        Intentionally blank so the rules can be written as needed. Handy eraser attached.

    • Uncle Mark

      Republicans don’t read books, silly. Even Tony has failed to even read his sacred tome, else he would have noticed that “Thou shalt not bear false witness” part near the beginning

  • Uncle Mark

    Tony, to help you understand, let me put this in terms of your “religious” parlance:

    Don Jr was tempted by the “tree o’knowledge” in the guise of a Russian lawyer. Allegedly, Junior says there was no knowledge gained, but nonetheless he bit into the forbidden fruit….and will be thusly damned.

  • Pat

    Donnie No Scoops Jr is 39 friggin’ years old. Old enough to know better.

    The problem is he comes from a family of grifters who flout the rule of law and had this strange idea that no one would question it. It was an issue during the campaign but now it’s a national issue because Daddy Dearest is in the oval office, probably illegitimately.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Not one of the trump crime family has ever had to atone for a sin. Entitlement at its finest. And theyre too stupid to realize they are pawns of the republicans as much as they are pawns of the russians.

      • Pat

        Useful idiots. It wouldn’t surprise me if all the bad publicity, the light shining on Russia’s election tampering and the resultant win by Marcon, their usefulness is coming to an end, and that’s when the boom is going to be lowered on the idiots.

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          lets pray to cthulhu that happens

      • boatboy_srq

        Of course they don’t realize it. The gilt layering their residences is thicker than covers the Russians’, or for that matter the Kochs’ or the Mercers’ or the Adelsons’ or the Popes’.

        That all that gilt is actually owned by FSB-linked Russian banks hasn’t sunk in yet.

    • Halou

      Neither he nor his father have ever been reprimanded for anything before, why would it start now?

      • boatboy_srq

        Until now they had powerful attorneys on fat retainers who could intimidate anyone trying to spank them.

  • j.martindale

    If he wasn’t ready for the job, why the hell did he run for it?

    • boatboy_srq

      Because all he and his tRumpets know of the pResidency is a big White House, lots of staff, flashy international visits and what they see in Transformers movies..

  • Halou

    No incoming president is experienced when it comes to the job of being the head of state, that is what the transition period is for, a time for the previous president to tutor the newcomer. And it is why, until now, presidential candidates have always had decades of political and/or judicial experience behind them.
    “I didn’t know that” is no excuse.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Hillary did. Good Lord, when I think of all the missed opportunities…

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      ignorance of the law is not an excuse…..

    • Pat

      I remember the transition time vividly. He blew off meetings with the NSC, with the Pentagon, he insulted the CIA, he refused briefings, he had no effing clue what to do next and he could have had Obama’s guidance if he wasn’t such a first class know it all schmuck.

  • Xuuths

    Sorry, but Manafort — an extremely experienced Washington insider — didn’t raise any red flags either, or correct the blunder of Idiot Jr. No one, no matter how inexperienced, should feel okay dealing with a hostile foreign power in regards to our precious American democracy. Period.

  • Gigi

    The “far-left” media was also out to destroy novice child molester Josh Dugger too, right Perky?

    • Halou

      Josh Duggar and all the other child molesting hypocrites, “My hands are grabbing, if your pussy happens to be in the way then it is your fault.” Or words to that effect.

    • boatboy_srq

      Duggar achieved journeyman rank in that department. Not quite the same.

  • TampaDink

    In what universe is Vladimir Putin a political novice? What the media and people in our govt. who actually care about our country are doing is trying to get to the bottom of Russian intrusion into our electoral process. Everyone here knows that…but it is too difficult for T.P. & people like him to grasp.

    • Pat

      None of them or Cult45 want to grasp anything. The truth has been smack in their faces since day1, and nothing matters except for “ZOMG Winning!!11!!” and the agenda people like TP (not toilet paper but same general use) want to get done. And then there’s the trip down Denial.

      • TampaDink

        This is so true…and a big part of the problems with this administration.

  • Scoot

    “It’s not my fault. I’m too stupid to know what the fuck I’m doing!” Let’s all try this excuse in our daily lives and see how it pans out.

  • Ernest Endevor

    So now Perkins boasts that his ethics are as corrupt and immoral as Trump Jr’s.

  • HomerTh

    Well Perkins also defended that incest pedophile, so Jr, is in good company.

  • Rex

    Do I hear a sad violin playing?

  • SFBruce

    Give me a fucking break. Yes, much of Donnie’s press coverage is negative, but that’s because hardly a day goes by when Donnie doesn’t do something outrageous. And even if you’re a “political novice,” what kind of stupid does it take to think it’s perfectly fine to meet with people you believe to represent the Russian government, want Donnie to win and to help realize that, have offered to share dirt on Hillary Clinton? Had Chelsea Clinton done anything remotely as bad as this, Perkins and every other RWNJ would be foaming at the mouth.

  • Ninja0980

    YOu had a child predator in your mist Tony, shut the fuck up.

  • kareemachan

    Well, if he’s that dumb, then he shouldn’t have been part of the campaign, should he?

  • -M-

    He’s going to accuse other people of having double standards?

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  • petewestcentral

    This Tony Perkins feller, has he mentioned anything about President Trump’s lying, false accusations, bearing false witness, sort of thing?

  • distributorcap

    This Tony Perkins – i am sure he dresses up as his mother and seeks out women (or maybe men as well) – in showers. I wish this Tony Perkins was only a character in a Hitchcock movie and would go away

  • Mark

    SMH

  • The Milkman

    Political novices have no place in or near or around or proximal to or in any way connected with the White House. Not only is it stupid to involve them, it’s dangerous.

    Also, DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR DUGGAR.

  • bkmn

    And if Chelsea had done that they would have her hung by now.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Nah, they would have gone old school and burned her at the stake.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    “I have the best people, the smartest people” — so much for political novices, right Tony?

  • For just a moment, let’s imagine what would have happened if Clinton had met with a Russian lawyer about influencing the Presidential election. I imagine a 24×7 call from Fox, and people like Perkins, for her to be tried and hung for treason.

    • Gianni

      That’s a safe bet! On top of salivating like Pavlov’s dogs, they’d be creaming their jeans over it! FUX News would be insane with accusations and demands for punishment. Hannity would possibly bust a blood vessel over it. As it is, they keep yammering about: “What About The Clintons? They did this, that, and the other thing and nothing happened!” For Christ’s sake, Bill was Prez in the nineties – they’re talking almost 20 years ago. However, since it’s the all too innocent progeny of one Donald Trump, he’s just a novice at this political stuff so we have to cut him some slack. Actually, he’s not really the important one, Jared is. Innocent Baby Donnie took Paul Manafort and Jared with him. If Baby Donnie didn’t have the brains to see ahead of that meeting, Jared and Manafort certainly should have.

  • BudClark

    Can’t he afford an upper plate? He looks silly.