The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report, Pro America Report. And so today we shall talk about fake news. But fake news to show how corrupt the worldview is of the American media and big tech. And we’ll get to that in a moment.
It is, of course, recall. The recall is happening in California. And I’m going to in honor of that play yet again, the great interview I had with Larry Elder a few weeks ago. So we’ll play that in a few moments. It’s 21 minutes. It gives you a great context for him.
I tell you, I did a TV interview earlier today. It was infuriating infuriating be on a TV station and have someone say, an African American Democrat from California, and he said, oh, you know, Larry Elder is a terrible man. You know, one of the worst things that happens in politics is when people make these attacks not just personal.
It’s one thing to make an attack, a personal meaning, like Nancy Pelosi’s worth $150,000,000. She and her husband. Why is that? Well, that’s a personal attack. It’s not about policy. And I think that’s legit. But when you say something like so and so is a terrible person and you don’t know him, you in fact, all you know is what’s reported. And I mean, I can’t imagine the guy that was commenting knows him well enough to say is a terrible man.
That’s really one of the things that is just despicable about what’s going on in this country. And it’s terrible and it’s demeaning and it’s not worthy of who we are. So that was annoying to me and made me infuriated. But anyway, we’ll play the Larry Elder, play the Larry Elder interviews, and you will be most pleased.
All right. And by the way, I hope you’re tracking what I told you yesterday was the Antony Blinken, today he was before the Senate. And on Monday he was before the House, on Tuesday was before the U.S. Senate, and he’s just a disaster.
This time he was at least in person, the House interview, he didn’t want to do it in person. He did it from his office, which if I was the House, I’d be so annoyed. Why do you get to say that? And I don’t know, it’s just probably because the senators can demand it, I guess.
But anyway, I watch that Antony Blinken. But here’s what I want to talk about. There is a new book that’s about to come out by Woodward of Woodward and Bernstein, Bob Woodward. About every year or so he puts a book out. And this time he’s got Robert Costa, who is I think I don’t know, is he PBS and Politico, whatever? Washington Post, I guess. And they got a book coming out.
Now, first of all, Woodward, to me, is at this point a caricature of himself. I mean, he is no longer a groundbreaking journalist. He just pumps out books. And in my opinion, they’re full of fake news. There are all sorts… he goes and gets people to say things, and then he writes it as if that’s the truth.
Here’s an example. He writes about Dan Quail giving advice to Mike Pence, saying, Mike Pence has no choice on January 6. Well, isn’t that convenient? I mean, first of all, why does Dan Quail matter? But it’s convenient because it sounds like everybody else is against the wisdom of Dan Quail.
And Bob Woodward probably mocked Quail back in the day as much as anybody. So this is the kind of thing they do.
But here’s the one story that I want to get to. And there were a bunch of other ones. There’s another tellall book coming out about the former press Secretary to Melania Trump. I forget her name now Stephanie Grisham might be her name, and she quit on January 6.
Now, the people that quit on January 6 or a day or two later, to me, were the worst kinds of people because they basically took all the benefit of working for the President of the United States. And then they quit when it was sort of convenient, and they could do it in a way that would get them sort of lionized.
Stephanie Grisham likely has a book deal because she quit in disgust, she said, and then she could, and the book people were like, oh, good. We can get her to write stuff. And they actually quote her and they’re quoting in her another stories that she’s the definitive person talking about Melania Trump and saying all these things that Melania Trump did or didn’t do and would or wouldn’t want. And one of them is on election night, which if you’ve ever been an election night as a candidate or a candidate spouse. And I ran for office, I ran for office twice. And so I don’t know my wife if she would say the same thing. But it’s an exhausting day.
And then by design, you know, you have to stay up until midnight or 01:00 because there’s going to be this party/concession, a celebration party or concession. And so it’s a terribly long day.
Barack Obama, I think, was the one who had a tradition. He always played basketball on that day because there’s not much you can really do. You make an appearance, you vote, and it is exhausting. And so the big story, Stephanie Grisham has, is that Melania Trump was sleeping on election night. Well, knowing that you had to go out and give a stand next to your husband in the front of the world stage, that’s probably the better part of wisdom. That’s probably the thing you should do, is go and take a nap.
But anyway, oh, she was this and that and the other thing. It’s just, it’s crazy season. It’s crazy season. But here’s what I want to talk about. One of the things that Woodward is reporting in his new book and it’s leaked excerpts, and I don’t believe any of this is true.
I don’t believe anything that Woodward… I don’t believe anything that Bob Woodward in his books is saying is true. He always has quotes from people. I just don’t believe it because I just think that there’s lots of fake news, and it’s a year plus after Trump.
Well, I guess it’s just about a year from the election, and they’re still writing books about Trump. What about Biden? What about Biden sleeping in the afternoon or Biden drooling on himself or something.
But no, they’re still I writing about Trump, which just goes to show that Trump, selling Trump stuff is a big business. But back to my point, I don’t believe anything in these fake news books.
But here’s what I want to talk about is the reaction. So one of the quotes, one of the story lines in the book is that General Milley, who continues to be the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the head of all the military in the government. So he works with, he’s the military head working with the Secretary of Defense and the President. And General Milley, who was there under Trump, it is reported by Woodward and Costa that he told the Chinese that he would not let anything happen, he would give them a heads up if there was any kind of nuclear attack.
And it’s reported that Milley was so concerned about Donald Trump that he he took it unto himself to develop an extra-constitutional strategy to protect America and the world from Donald Trump by securing the nuclear codes and the nuclear protocols so that he could call the Chinese regime and warn them. Now it sounds like a movie script, right?
Which is what Woodward and Costa are doing. But the reaction in the community is not “Oh, my gosh, that was a coup and treasonous by Milley.” It’s “Oh, my gosh. Isn’t that amazing? What a wonderful guy. What an amazing thing.”
And sometimes some of it’s tempered. Some people are saying that’s a little bit much, but imagine imagine if you had a President Obama in his last days and one of the generals who didn’t like him said, we’re not going to let them have the nuclear codes. We’re going to warn the Chinese if there’s anything going on. I mean, it is treasonous. If it were true, which I don’t believe it’s true.
Let me be clear. I don’t believe it’s true. I think Woodward and Bernstein… uh Woodward and Costa make stuff up, so I do not have any confidence that I can trust them. So I’m not taking it as true. Instead, though, I’m agreeing that if it were true, how is the reaction from the media anything but absolutely insane devastation that we had a military coup?
We have if it’s true, we have a military coup, shouldn’t the next question from all the journalists be General Milley, Did you do that? General Milley, did you have any strategy to do that? And if you did, how do you explain that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t allow that?
How do you explain the problem of a non elected general taking into his own hands this role? I mean, it’s absolutely stunning that the media is not swarming the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the General, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to find out exactly what happened. Because that is an insurrection. That is treason. There’s no two ways about it. General Milley, if it were true, again I don’t believe it’s true, he just committed treason. He just committed insurrection.
He went outside the Constitution because he decided – not the voters, not anybody else – that he knew better than everybody else. And he was going to do this. That’s one of the most extraordinary reports. And again, the report is such that it’s not being contradicted so far by General Milley in a way that makes it clear. And more importantly, the journalists are like, oh, yeah, of course. You know, you had to worry about Trump. You had to worry about Trump. I mean, that’s really serious. You have to worry about Trump.
It’s unbelievable. It’s absolutely unbelievable. It should be devastating. Milley should be gone. This week should be the resignation of Milley. I wonder, by the way, if Blinken’s people didn’t leak this about Milley because I told you, Blinkin is on the ropes because of his testimony, which is so weak.
And I thought, Well, and maybe he’s leaked it. Maybe Blinken’s people are leaking this to try to get Milley to be the one who has to walk the plank. And don’t forget, by the way, if Milley resigned tomorrow, he would have a book deal probably worth $10 million. A tell all about how Trump did this and Trump did that. And it was Trump that didn’t give them a chance to save Afghanistan and blah, blah, blah.
So whoever walks the plank first is going to have a very rich future. They’re going to have to be lying, thieving weasels. But they’ve already shown there was a willingness there. But again, my response is, if it’s true what Woodward says, why isn’t the establish…
Why isn’t all of America up in arms over a near coup by a general? That’s supposed to happen in the Third World, not America. Alright, let’s take a break. When we come back, Larry Elder interviews. I’m Ed Martin, here on the Pro America Report. Back in a moment.