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Hugh Hewitt: The Media’s Hyperbole Over Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Comments

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President Trump’s “fire and fury” comments about North Korea set off the predictable hyperbole among his blindly furious foes on the cable shows, few of whom seem to grasp that the North Korea crisis has been growing since almost the Armistice was signed and accelerating since Bill Clinton’s much-celebrated then and understood as disastrous today deal of 1994.

Neither George W. Bush’s nor Barack Obama’s various diplomatic overtures yielded much besides more tests, more time, and now more nukes and missiles. Blunt—indeed provocative—talk may or may not work but it can’t be said that Trump was upsetting a successful strategy put in motion by his predecessors.

The villain on the Korean peninsula is Kim Jung Un. American media in love with hating Donald Trump can continue in their patterns, but suggesting Trump is somehow the source of the problem in Pyongyang is a poker tell of incredible ignorance about the region, and perhaps a fundamental inability to report the news.

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It’s Time to Focus on the North Korean Madman

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Townhall Review–August 12, 2017.

Hugh Hewitt speaks with Congressman Mike Gallagher, a former Marine and a member of the House and Armed Services Committee about the direct threat N Korea posses against the U.S air base in Guam. Hewitt also interviews Robert Costa, reporter for the Washington Post, about President’s Trump’s recent heated rhetoric towards N Korea. Sam Malone, from AM1070 The Answer in Houston, turned to Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis on how this N Korean threat is viewed from the Pentagon. Hewitt interviews David Drucker, senior political correspondent for the Washington Examiner, on Google Engineer James Damore being fired for a memo questioning the company’s overt and aggressive political correctness. Michael Medved discusses with Dr. Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University and author of “Not a Day Care: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth,” about the political correctness taking over many college campuses. Hugh Hewitt speaks with Angel Aloma, executive director of Food for the Poor, on how to help the conditions of the Haitian people. Dennis Prager interviews Andrew Apter, a professor at UCLA, on why he called Prager a hateful bigot. Michael Medved talks about the cuddling industry, yes, the cuddling industry.

 

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Hugh Hewitt: The North Korean Nuclear Crisis and China Trade

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There isn’t going to be a trade war with China. The risks of a real war with North Korea are now simply too high.

General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, has said—and I quote—“It is not unimaginable to have a military option to respond to the North Korean nuclear capability. What’s unimaginable to me is allowing a capability that will allow a nuclear weapon to land in Denver, Colorado.”

Hisense Electric, a Chinese state-owned tech manufacturer, is now being sued in California courts by Sharp, a Japanese company now owned by Taiwanese company Foxconn. Sharp claims shoddy workmanship by Hisense has done deep damage to the Sharp brand.

Even though President Trump campaigned on an aggressive trade agenda with China, the reality is that the United States needs China right now more than we need fair trade.

Sharp and the state of California might have to fight for their own interests any legal way they can. But the federal cavalry isn’t coming over the hill in the China trade battle anytime soon.

The Trump administration needs to tell its grass-roots supporters why.

 

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Michael Medved: The Only Solution to the Korean Crisis

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North Korea’s recent rocket tests highlight this brutal regime’s ongoing threat to peace. A mere change of leadership won’t eliminate the dangers posed by the rogue state; the only long-term solution requires disappearance of the totalitarian nightmare in Pyongyang and unification of the Korean Peninsula.

That may seem unthinkable at the moment, but 27 years ago a similarly impossible reunification dissolved Communist East Germany into the prosperous, stable Federal Republic of West Germany. Co-incidentally, the statesman who guided this heroic transition just died on June 16th. Helmut Kohl served 16 supremely eventful years as German Chancellor.

Kohl’s example makes clear that even well-established dictatorships can dissolve as artificially divided nations join together in the name of peace and progress. May that lesson inspire hope and encouragement for the oppressed, long-suffering people of today’s North Korea.

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THR 5/6/17: Trump’s Tax Cuts and Spending Plan

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Economist Larry Kudlow praises Trump’s tax plan on the Michael Medved Show. Mike Gallagher and the Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore question whether Trump and the Republicans got steamrolled by the Democrats on the latest budget deal. North Korea expert Gordon Chang talks to Michael Medved about the high tensions on the Korean peninsula and whether the North Korean leader would ever give up his nukes. Retired Admiral James Stavritis joins the Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss China’s navy. Speaker Paul Ryan explains a few of the details of the spending plan on Hugh Hewitt’s show. Dennis Prager looks at the latest example of left-wing hate over a recent New York Times column on global warming. Larry Elder points out the hypocrisy of those who attack Dallas Cowboy’s Dez Bryan for his comments on race relations, but not others. Dennis Prager weighs in on the “tolerant” left who made it impossible for Ann Coulter to speak at Berkeley.

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Max Boot: U.S. Shouldn’t Move Beyond Saber Rattling With North Korea

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Max Boot joined Hugh Hewitt to discuss the looming potential of conflict between the United States and North Korea. Boot advises that the U.S. should not risk open conflict with North Korea, a nuclear armed state with tens of thousands of troops. Join Hugh Hewitt’s premium content website at Hughniverse.com.

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THR 3/11/17: The Nightmare of Obamacare Is About to End

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On the Hugh Hewitt Show, Senator Ron Johnson calls the unknown person who leaked confidential CIA materials a traitor. Vice President Mike Pence joins the Mike Gallagher Show to explain what is in the health care bill that will replace Obamacare. Conversation about the new bill continues with Hugh Hewitt who interviews Texas Congressman Kevin Brady. Mike Gallagher speaks with National Review’s Andrew McCarthy about President Trump’s claims that Obama wiretapped him during the presidential campaign. Senator Tom Cotton weighs in on North Korea’s latest provocations and shares what President Trump has done to help protect allies in the region. Michael Medved reports on Middlebury College—the latest example of “tolerant” liberals who verbally attacked a speaker because of his conservative views. Ronna Romney McDaniel, the former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, brings Mike Gallagher up to date on the strength of the Republican Party. Larry Elder exposes the hypocrisy of those who attacked Dr. Ben Carson for calling slaves who were brought to America immigrants.

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