On Monday morning, Time Magazine released its top ten “shortlist” ahead of the Tuesday reveal for its annual “Person of the Year” issue, and many of the nominees came as no surprise. Whether it was the March for Our Lives students or Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, it was a liberal list made in heaven.
Ahead of the actual reveal on Tuesday’s Today, Kotb led off the shortlist in no particular order with President Donald Trump, which is almost a guarantee as each President has won the award since its inception in 1927 with the exceptions of Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Gerald Ford.
Kotb continued with Central American families trying to cross the Mexico-U.S. border illegally and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin was the 2007 Person of the Year and made the 2014, 2015, and 2016 shortlists. Co-host Savannah Guthrie revealed the next three:
Okay. Also, on the shortlist, Robert Mueller, the special counsel who is leading the Russia investigation. Ryan Coogler, director of Black Panther. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teenagers.
Co-host Craig Melvin finished out the list:
And rounding out the list, Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi contributor to The Washington Post, who was killed in the Kingdom’s consult in Istanbul, Turkey. March for Our Lives activists, the movement against gun violence that grew out of a shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school. South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, also making the list and then, finally, last but certainly not least, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
Ah, so the list includes far-left Parkland students, illegal immigrants, Kavanaugh’s accuser, Mueller, Putin, and a woke filmmaker. On Parkland, they could have named the entire community, but that would have meant adding right-leaning figures like Kyle Kashuv, Ryan Petty, and the Pollack family.
As for Dr. Ford, it’s worth noting that the Justice himself was not mentioned as were the far-less-credible accusers Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick. Somehow, one was historic but the others weren’t. Huh. Wonder why that was. And one also has to wonder why liberal darlings Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels, or even the news media itself did not make the list. Sad! – Life News
In the end, Blasey-Ford was found not to be a credible enough witness that her testimony would have the desired effect of destroyed Brett Kavanaugh’s chances of becoming a Supreme Court Justice and destroying his and his family’s lives along the way. After nabbing over $1 million in donations from a Go-Fund-Me account, Ford has disappeared into the abyss. It doesn’t appear as though a single reporter has been able to find the contender for “Person of the Year”
NY Mag reports – In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, an ex-boyfriend of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford says she once helped a friend “prepare for a potential polygraph exam,” leading committee chairman Charles Grassley to question whether the woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of a teenage sexual assault was truthful during Senate testimony last week. The friend he identifies, however, denied having been advised by Ford.
The sworn statement, which was obtained by Fox News, was written by an unnamed man who says he dated Ford from 1992 to 1998. He writes that he found her “truthful” during their relationship and says he has no ill will toward her.
In the letter, the ex-boyfriend says Ford once helped ease the nerves of a friend who was preparing for a polygraph. Ford, the letter says, “explained in detail what to expect, how polygraphs worked, and helped [her friend] become familiar and less nervous about the exam.”
Here’s a short clip of Ford being questioned by prosecutor Rachel Mitchell regarding the polygraph she took on the day of her grandmother’s funeral…or was it the day after? Who can be sure? She is pretty sure, however, of an event that happened almost four decades ago. Watch, as the woman who allegedly coached a friend on how to take a polygraph explains how confusing and upsetting the process was to her.
Fox News also reported – Ford has extensively cited her 2012 therapy notes as a kind of corroboration for her claims but has not provided them — even in part — to investigators. (The Washington Post said Ford had shared a “portion” of her notes with their reporters, but under oath on Thursday, Ford said she could not recall whether she had actually done so, or merely described the notes).
Grassley concluded by implying that Ford’s attorneys weren’t disclosing her therapist notes because they did not, in fact, back up her claims.
A foreign journalist, Kamal Khashoggi who was murdered inside a Saudi consulate in Turkey also made TIME’s list.
Why would a murdered journalist who was not a green card holder in the United States and was an active member of the radical terror group, the Muslim Brotherhood, be one of the top contenders for TIME’s “Person of the Year?” Could it be that it’s because the leftist media has been highly critical of Trump’s handling of the murder with Saudi officials and that by naming Khashoggi as their “Person of the Year,” it might embarrass President Trump? If that’s the reason, TIME shouldn’t hold their breath…
When Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2, 2018, the Democrat Party and their allies in the media tried desperately to encourage President Trump to take drastic action against Saudi Arabia. They suggested if Trump didn’t take immediate action against the Saudi’s that somehow he was complicit in the murder of the alleged “green card” holding columnist.
USA Today attempted to shame President Trump with an article touting the decisions by Finland, Denmark, and Germany to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the murder of Khashoggi. In the article, USA Today pointed out that in the US, there appears to be bipartisan support for criticism of Saudi Arabia, while President Trump says “he’ll stand by the kingdom.” USA Today pushes the narrative that Trump refuses to punish Saudi Arabia because he only cares about oil prices and arms sales while ignoring the murder of “green card holder” and Washington Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi.
After reports surfaced showing a CIA assessment concluded Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing, Trump said the U.S. would stick by the kingdom.
The president cited oil prices and an arms deal in his rationale. He publicly questioned the CIA’s assessment, emphasizing Salman’s denials even as the Saudi government’s account of Khashoggi’s fate has repeatedly shifted.
On Thursday, Trump said the crown prince “regretted the death more than I do” and reiterated his position that there was no conclusive evidence tying the crown prince to Khashoggi’s murder.
“The CIA doesn’t say they did it. They do point out certain things, and in pointing out those things, you can conclude that maybe he did or maybe he didn’t,” the president said.
Almost two months after his murder, a few new details about the Washington Post columnist are coming to light.
Townhall is reporting that Khaghossi was not, in fact, a green card holder in the US, as previously reported.
Mohamad Soltan, an Egyptian-American activist who sees Khashoggi regularly in Washington, told Reuters that Khashoggi was in the United States on an O-visa, a temporary residency visa awarded to foreigners “who possess extraordinary ability” in the sciences, arts, education, and other fields and are recognized internationally, and had applied for permanent residency status.
Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, who specializes in Middle East security issues, cited evidence from a letter that was sent to President Trump and signed by several members of Congress, proving that Khashoggi was not a green card holder.
Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman directly ordered Khashoggi’s killing. According to President Trump, Khashoggi was viewed by the Saudis as an enemy of the state and a national security threat.
It appears as though President Trump is correct about Khashoggi’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. One thing that has not been reported by the mainstream media, however, was Khashoggi’s ties to his friend Osama Bin Laden.