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Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

The Buzz About Town . . .

Walking down Main Street, this is what folks are talking about in towns across the U.S.A.   Good Americans, who have been betrayed by the Uniparty and the Deep State in Washington D.C., have a lot on their minds and are crying out for new leadership. Thankfully, on November 8, 2016, their voices were heard loud and clear!

August 8, 2020

Nixon Was Right:  “The Press is the Enemy.”

Having endured a decades-long rocky relationship with a news media that hated him with a vengeance, Richard Nixon came up with this admonition for people entering into politics and working for him:

“The press is the enemy.  The press is the enemy.  The press is the enemy.  Write it 100 times on a blackboard, and never forget it.”    December, 1972, as told to Henry Kissinger.

That’s the hard lesson President Donald Trump has since learned after entering politics.  Prior to that, the real estate mogul enjoyed a good relationship with the media because he was flamboyant, accessible and always provided material for good copy.

Given the incredibly one-sided and mean-spirited coverage President Trump has received since he announced his candidacy in 2015, and his subsequent election in 2016, it’s wholly justified for those of us on The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA, to tag the media with the following moniker:  The Elite Traitor Media.

The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights guarantees the right to a free press.  With that right comes a very special responsibility.  For a democratic republic like the United States to fully function and flourish, there must be a diversity of opinion provided and a fair platform in which candidates for office, elected officials and the general public can offer their views, as well as be held accountable.

A fair and healthy election process depends on an unbiased media that will report the news as it happens, not shape it as it wants.

With the advent of the Internet and social media, there’s been an explosion in content available to the public.  But unfortunately, the giant tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube and others have taken it upon themselves to censor content posted by their customers, which limits public input on the electoral process.

What the media elites and social media giants didn’t anticipate is that Donald Trump would call them out for their feckless behavior and put them on the defensive for a change.

By tagging them with the “Fake News” sobriquet, he’s undermined public confidence in their fairness and the validity of the information they provide.

Once the mask was dropped, and all pretense of fairness went out the window, the Elite Traitor Media found itself the object of outright hatred by millions of Americans.  That fall in public respect is well reflected in the drop in broadcast ratings, fewer newspaper sales and declining advertising revenue.

As a former newspaper reporter, I can attest to the following:  the most important attribute the media can have is credibility. And, credibility is very much like virginity: once it’s lost, it’s gone forever.

The spectacle of the legacy network news (ABC, CBS, NBC), and more recent cable competitors (CNN, MSNBC, Fox News), becoming barely objective while advancing false narrative agendas just adds to the erosion of public confidence.

Once respected newspapers such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY have become absolute propaganda sheets for the progressive agenda.

But, the worst offender in the promulgation of Fake News is the lead wire service, The Associated Press.  Its complete lack of objectivity and the virulent hatred of President Trump reflected in its articles filters down to the smaller print and broadcast media that rely on the AP for much of their content.  Reuters and Bloomberg News also are in the ranks of the alleged news services grinding out anti-Trump propaganda.

Our local paper, The St. Augustine Record, has become totally unreadable due to the AP screeds it runs as news and an editorial page that features leftist syndicated columnists and one-sided letters to the editor.  We only buy the paper on Sunday to get the coupons in the various advertising circulars.

The crisis in media credibility began a long time ago, but Richard Nixon and other political leaders were quick to pick up on the shift.  For more detail on how the Fake News was birthed out of the Central Intelligence Agency’s “Operation Mockingbird,” readers should check out J.C. Hawkins’ newest expose, Betrayal at Bethesda II:  Origins of the Modern Deep State & Fake News.  It’s available in paperback and Kindle versions on

The CIA managed early on to co-opt many of the leading journalists of the 1950s.  These Deep State elitists helped groom their successors in carrying on the relationship with the spy agency. J.C.’s book names those responsible.

As we near the 2020 election, the role the media and tech giants are playing in attacking President Trump’s bid for re-election and boosting the flagging effort of “Basement” Joe Biden becomes more visible and treacherous.

Clearly, both Richard Nixon and now Donald Trump were correct in labeling the news media as “The Enemy of the People.”  By abdicating their special responsibility to the public to be a fair arbiter and provider of news, the Elite Traitor Media have put their properties on an irreversible course toward inevitable decline and death.

We now rely only on independent journalists like Sheryl Attkisson, Sara Carter, Lara Logan, John Solomon, Michael Goodwin and Salena Zito to provide the valuable insight, investigative skills and integrity needed to produce good journalism.

Unfortunately, they represent a dying breed.

Thanks for reading!  We hate to leave you with such a sour note.  On a more encouraging sign, it appears President Trump will take executive action in the wake of Congress’ total incompetence to reach agreement on a new stimulus package.  Both sides of the aisles deserve public condemnation for their ineptitude.

The president needs to draw a very clear distinction between his concern for the American people and the petulant arrogance of Congress.

Turmoil continues in major Democrat-led cities, fueled by the outrageous lies built around the specious claims of systemic racism.

Our friend Alex Newman has provided a much different and very important analysis around the whole discussion of racism in his recent post on his Liberty Sentinel website, “What Does God Say About Race and Racism?” You’ll find it very thought-provoking. 

In July The Forgotten Street had visitors from a wide range of foreign locations;  They are:  Germany; The European Union; The Czech Republic; Italy; The Russian Federation; Mexico; Red China; Iceland; The United Kingdom; Australia; The British Indian Ocean Territory; The Ukraine; Brazil; Vietnam; Indonesia; Azerbaijan; India; Thailand; Argentina; Spain; Japan; The Netherlands; France; and Kazakhstan.

We greatly appreciate their interest and support.

J.C. Hawkins is available for media interviews and speaking engagements.  He may be reached at the following email:

Many thanks to our friends and followers everywhere.  May God continue to bless you and give you peace about the future.

May 6, 2020

Yes, It’s Here!  Betrayal at Bethesda II:  Origins of the Modern Deep State & Fake News

You were promised Breaking News in the last column. Finally here it is, a little later than hoped. J. C. Hawkins’ new book is live on  Available in both paperback and Kindle versions, it breaks new ground in our recent history.

“Many view “The Deep State” and “Fake News” as recent phenomena.  The fact is they’ve been affecting our lives throughout our lifetime.”

The book begins with The Deep State taking root in the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and continues right up to the present with the Deep State meeting its match in Donald Trump.

Those of us on The Forgotten Street, Main Street USA, know first-hand about the depth of the Deep State’s machinations and its penetration in all phases of our life, along with the damage caused by the Fake News of the Elite Traitor Media.

Of the two versions, the paperback is the most information-packed, featuring four appendices that are not included in the Kindle version.  It simply came down to a matter of formatting and length.  Yet, the Kindle version contains all the critical narrative and gives the reader the essential information at a reasonable price ($6.99). 

More detail can be found at this link to the book’s Amazon page:

The paperback sells for $16.95 and runs 299 pages.  The appendices include:

The Deep State Mysterious Death List;

Communists & Sympathizers in Our Government;

Intersections With Key Individuals & Bethesda-Related Events;

Betrayal at Bethesda Original Preface.

Both versions include material from the original Betrayal at Bethesda that’s been updated and expanded due to J.C.’s extensive ongoing research. 

The book continues breaking new ground in major events that have shaped our history.  Among the new subjects covered are: 

The Pearl Harbor attack;

The Death of General George Patton;

Dwight Eisenhower’s real World War II record;

The true culprits in JFK’s murder;

The roles of the Deep State and Fake News in deposing Richard Nixon;

The ongoing Deep State assault against Donald Trump.

J.C. Hawkins is available for interviews and speaking engagements related to his books.  He can be contacted by email at:

Author’s copies are available for review purposes on request while quantities last.

This book is truly timely and provocative.  J.C. looks forward to feedback from its readers.

Thanks for reading! The Deep State keeps up its onslaught against President Trump through exploitation of the Chinese virus crisis to damage the economy and punish everyday Americans.

The Forgotten Street will continue to feature more on this sedition in future columns.

We want to thank our April visitors from abroad, from such locations as: Red China; The Russian Federation; The European Union; The Czech Republic; Brazil; Germany; The British Indian Ocean Territory; The French Southern Territories; India; Thailand; Vietnam; Belarus; Italy; Bolivia; Greece; Nicaragua; France; Indonesia; St. Pierre and Miquelon.

We greatly appreciate the interest and support of so many from around the world and right here at home.

God bless you all!  We live in perilous times, but with faith in God and a profound dedication to the freedoms provided in the U.S. Constitution (which should be universal), we will always prevail.