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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Trump: When A President Climbs-In With The Garbage

'When you're a star you can do anything', said Donald Trump to Billy Bush about women. 'Grab 'em by the -----!'
'When you're a star you can do anything', said Donald Trump…

What would our world be without a few islands of credible journalism and its commitment to informing the nation?  The New York Times is one such organization and a media outlet which has received much scorn from Donald Trump.

With consideration of the video and the typically Trump message from the video, I ask: "Which media outlet did Trump seek yesterday when he offered up comment about a fake news story regarding former NSC head Susan Rice?" He sure didn't seek Breitbart (AKA "Trumpbart"). He didn't even seek out Fox News. What does that say about his personal credibility or lack thereof? He summons the "failing" New York Times.

Over the past few days, the New York Times reported Fox News and O’Reilly have paid about $13 million since 2002 to five women to settle complaints about O'Reilly alleged sexually abusive behavior.  The Times also reported more women have come forth with similar complaints. 

What would you think the nation's 45th President would have to say about the settlements from his personal find and his favorite cable news network? 
"I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” said Trump of the O'Reilly Factor host while speaking from his desk in the Oval Office. “I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally I think he shouldn’t have settled. Because you should have taken it all the way. I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”
What follows pretty well nails the Trump support for O'Reilly.

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Despite Trump's support, which should not surprise when we consider this from the uber wealthy abuser who went here in 2005:

The BBC offered a full transcript of the historically disgusting remarks from one who sought to be President and won the election.

I digressed a bit. Let's get back to O'Reilly and responses from his huge complement of advertisers. The number of advertisers is dropping comparable to the number of daily Fox News fake news stories.

As of yesterday afternoon, the number of advertisers cleansing themselves of O'Reilly's show is 47.

The following list of companies has taken ads off The O'Reilly Factor. The list will be updated.
  1. Mercedes-Benz
  2. Mitsubishi
  3. Hyundai
  4. Lexus
  5. BMW of North America
  6. Constant Contact
  7. Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
  8. UNTUCKit
  9. Allstate
  10. T. Rowe Price
  11. GlaxoSmithKline
  12. Sanofi
  13. Credit Karma
  14. Wayfair
  15. TrueCar
  16. Rollins, Inc
  17. Bayer
  18. Esurance
  19. Society for Human Resource Management
  20. Coldwell Banker
  21. The Wonderful Company
  22. H&R Block
  23. Weather Tech
  24. BambooHR
  25. Jenny Craig
  26. Ancestry
  27. Subaru
  28. Old Dominion Freight Line
  29. Amica Insurance
  30. LegalZoom
  31. CarfFax
  32. Invisalign
  33. Pacific Life
  34. VisionWorks
  35. Stanley Steemer
  36. Eli Lilly and Company
  37. Allstar Products Group
  38. Advil/Pfizer
  39. Propane Council
  40. Reddi Wip
  41. GoodRX
  42. Southern New Hampshire University
  43. Touchnote
  44. BeenVerified
  45. Consumer Cellular
  46. MilelQ
  47. Peloton
The number is stark, but recognize those 47 companies will probably be replaced as sponsors paying less for O'Reill air-time. Would you expect a different future for The Factor advertisers when the nation's 45th President offers sanctuary to O'Reilly's apparent sexual harassment?

Throwing stones when the closet is full. But, hey it entertains the Fox News minoins.

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