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Showing posts with label CNN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CNN. Show all posts

Friday, November 9, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Media As Base Feed (VIDEO)

Earlier today MSNBC's Andrew Mitchell hosted a segment in which to guest and the host discussed Trump's comments to staff just before entering the room of the now famous press conference. He is reported to have commented: "this will be fun."
President Trump: "I think I am a great moral leader and I love our country."

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What follows is ugly and well outside the boundaries of acceptable behavior form an occupant of the Oval Office.

A planned attack on a CNN and NBC reporters.

From another angle, watch the Trump microphone henchwoman attempt to yank the mic for Jim Acosta.
Another look... 

The White House used a version of the interaction from of all sources INFO Wars, to support their yanking the press pass firm Jim Acosta. This is the same White House which denied US media an opportunity to capture the Trump meeting with Russian officials and Russian media in which he gave them military secrets the US received from Israel.
And how is the White House dealing with the aftermath of their use of doctored video? Well, with a former Fox News Executive on staff and in charge of White House communications, does what follows.  

INFO Wars !!!  

Here is the INFO Wars guy Alex Jones, during a late October Ted Cruz rally. Jones entertained the cameras with a metaphorical representation of Cruz's opponent, Beto O'Rouke. Jones's metaphorical target: a pile of horse manure. Linked

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Trump also reminded the world of how he deals with issues in which he consistently places himself and his administration. From CNN and the media to call on a black reporter who he may have suspected would ask about his recent claim of "a nationalist." Trump knows full-well about assertions of white nationalism from his claim.
From deflective charges of racism to clear racist thoughts accompanied by presidential dialogue. A Japanese reporter received a full blast of GP racism.
While this piece was developed yesterday and went unpublished, know that Trump opened his day with yet another example of word and temperament towards reporters of color via the use of the word "dumb or "stupid": linked

Media earlier today captured this as Trump offered up his daily dose of racism for his base. 

CNN's Abby Phillip asked Trump a question and this ensued.

Granted Trump did say the question was "stupid." But do not fail to underestimate the power of such words with Trump supporters. In many cases people who seek to have their beliefs reinforced via their leader.

Is it actually possible Trump believes the black women reports are of less intelligence than he and his family? Or, and probably more to the point, is Trump practicing overt racism which feeds his base. I offer the latter based on my belief Trump is an over the top racist.

He couldn't assume the reporter is less intelligent based on her academic background. She attended Harvard University and finished with a Journalism Degree.  

All said I am certain you know of Trumps former attorney's comments about Trump's use of the word "stupid" with regard to African-Americans.


Michael Cohen: Trump said 'black people are too stupid to vote for me'

If one didn't know better, one could assume trump has total disdain for non-supporter and properly inquisitive or investigative media.

One final perspective. CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks out against Trump's obvious disdain for black women reporters.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

CNN: Trump Voters Turn And Run

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Yes, I am using a video to make a point.

College educated women want safety, security and healthcare protections – very much along with financial and economic health for themselves and our Country. I supply all of this far better than any Democrat (for decades, actually). That’s why they will be voting for me! 
Trumps Twitter advertisement to "college-educated women" is falling on non hearing ears. After the 2016 General election (which Trump loss by 2.84 million actual votes) pollsters reported that voting demographic went 6 points for Clinton over Trump (i.e., 51% Clinton-45% Trump).  A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll yielded results of Trump favorability among college-educated women is down five points from his inauguration of 32 percent to 27 percent.  The poll also reports similar dissatisfaction with the Republican party.

Polls may not truly represent what happens when "College-educated women" walk-up to the polling station as indicated via The New York Times Exit Poll in November 2016.  It is important to remind our readers the data was compiled and published before the final vote count A count which yielded Clinton won't he popular vote by 2.84 million votes.

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As we consider "college-educated women" voters, we have to factor in the reality Black college educated woman and the reality of reports of black voting for candidate Clinton at the 93% to 96% level (despite the NYT demographic bar above).  When Trump speaks about the need for the woman vote" he speaks about his need to attract white women; a voting bloc which certainly turned out for him in 2016.

Trump's tweet seems to have been crafted by campaign handlers who hope to attract a viewing from people who are already Trump supporters.  Maybe, Trump's handlers recognize, as indicated in the CNN video, many former supporters are rational enough to see through, and not buy-into Trump sycophancy.

Read the words.
"College educated women want safety, security and healthcare protections – very much along with financial and economic health for themselves and our Country."
The words come across Twitter on the very day Mitch McConnell overtly stated he and the GOP would mount another attack on national health care (AKA Obamacare) after the mid-term elections.  Well, maybe the GOP believes the majority of voters are either employed with health coverage or they mistakenly believe pre-Social Security voters will not care about Medicare. Actually, McConnell also mentioned, this week that the Feds need to reduce human serves programs (and payments) to offset the Trump/Ryan tax cut.

What is a rational no Fox News viewing American voter to think?  Think about avoiding the paradigm of voting GOP based on their desire for a socially regressed nation.  As data showed you are not at all concerned about the time-proven GOP lie about fiscal conservativism and the party on the Right. 


Friday, September 28, 2018

#Resistance: Jeff Flake, Democrats, And Ana Maria Archila

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Ana Maria Archila, co-executive director of the nonprofit Center for Popular Democracy Action

You know American History. You probably have heard the name, Frederick Douglass. If you recognize the name, you know Douglass escape slavery (via the help of sympathetic Americans). He was self-taught on reading and writing the English language and he became the first former slave (Black American) to achieve elected Office in Washington DC.

He was an activist. 

The following minutes of a 30-minute video is currently part of a visit to what some called the Frederick Douglass House in Washington DC. The video is part of daily tours and it does a decent job of encapsulating Douglass and his life replete with tragedies of which he never recovered.

As I watched the movie during a visit to the House a few years back the following ending of the movie is forever emblazoned in my mind and psyche. Linked here.

"Agitate, Agitate, Agitate........ "

If people do not stand up to what seems growing tyranny, the nation will fold under the pressure of money, greedy and conservative "I got mine" selfishness.

Think about today's political arena and spectacles in the US Senate.  If you witnessed the spectacle you saw a Republican party wholly committed to placing a man on the SCOTUS who may, and seeming does have, issues which should preclude his consideration.  Of all the video of the day, we offer an example of Douglass's advice to the young man as the fellow considered shaping his life after Douglass.  

These two women have a place in US history generally unattainable via everyday life int he nation. Their place is set via the election of Donald Trump and provided a path to archiving via Trump's obvious desire to place a "get out of jail": Justice on the Court.

Judge Kavanaugh has been accused of a past of alleged abuse of young girls while he grew through his teenage and college years. He also has a past which apparently includes "beer" well beyond the level most people consume as they grow through their mid-developmental years.  

While we are hearing the US Senator, Jeff Flake R-AZ, who entered the elevator wasn't necessarily swayed in his decision to seek a delay in an early morning vote, I find it 8impiossible to ignore the level of 'Agitation and Resistance' from the two women.

What follows is a snippet of the full video.

CNN's Anderson Cooper interviewed one of the women.
Imagine life in Jim Crow America. Imagine young Emmett Till being tortured and thrown into a river after death, based on a false accusation of a white woman who has now admitted she lied on the young visitor to her hometown in Mississippi. Imagine the life of Native Original North Americans as American Manifest Destiny led to tribal genocide unparalleled in US history.  Imagine the extensive list of women who have come forth with stories of sexual abuse and raping via Bill Cosby. How about the on-going story of Harvey Weinstein in Hollywood. 

Imagine no one caring no one speaking out, no one 'agitating."

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Conway Attempts Military Pay Increase Lie on CNN (Foiled Again)

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Watch 1:06 minutes of Trump's White House Staffer, Conway, as she occupies The Sunday Morning News shows with oral Trumpism.  While the segment lasted many minutes longer, the excerpt which follows embodies how Trump employs talking head demagogues to spew scripts seeming written with little attention to facts. What does Conway offer the CNN audience? She spews alternative facts (lies) which included insertion of their common and ever-present lie about the only and largest military pay increase in US history.   

CNN host Jake Tapper quickly destroyed Conway's lie. Conway quickly accepted the actual reality of her lie and continued on her Gish Gallop effort to occupy the full scope of segment minutes.

The American Independent published the following transcript of the 30 seconds of on-air military pay increase lie. We have posted the transcript with permission.

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway continued to lie about military pay raises Sunday morning, even after she was busted for it just minutes before by CNN’s Jake Tapper. 
On Sunday morning’s edition of CNN’s “State of the Union,” Conway kicked off a day of desperate damage control over this week’s revelations that senior Trump administration officials routinely disobey and ignore Trump’s orders in order to keep disaster at bay. 
In the middle of that effort, Conway tried to slip in an unrelated lie. 
“We have had the first pay raise for the military in years,” Conway fibbed to Tapper. 
“Well, not the first,” Tapper interrupted. 
Conway tried to talk over him, but Tapper finished his correction: “It’s a bigger pay raise, but they’ve been going on every year.” 
Indeed, as Tapper noted, military service members have gotten pay raises every year. 
But Tapper’s fact check didn’t stop Conway from repeating the same lie to another reporter. 
In a later interview with “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd, Conway again claimed that Trump had passed “the first military pay raise in quite a while.” 
Todd didn’t catch her lie. 
Tapper’s fact check also didn’t convey just how badly Trump has insulted our troops when it comes to pay. 
Trump recently “joked” to troops at Fort Drum that they would give up their pay raises if they were “real patriots.” He also rewrote history by insisting that the 2.6 percent raise was the “biggest pay increase in a decade.” 
It’s true, as Tapper noted, that this year’s pay raise for troops was larger than in recent years. 
However, this year’s 2.6 percent increase still fell short of the 3.4 percent pay raise President Obama enacted in 2010 when he had the support of a Democratic Congress. 
It was only after Republicans took control of the House that military pay raises dipped below 3 percent, and even fell to a measly 1 percent in 2014 and 2015. 
It’s not surprising that Conway would lie for Trump. But it is especially galling that she would use a lie about military pay in order to defend a person who avoided military service himself during the Vietnam War, and who later described his ability to avoid contracting an STD as his own “personal Vietnam.” 
Trump has also failed to visit troops in a combat zone even once during his first year and a half in office, and has practically made a second career of attacking military families and veterans. 
After ignoring the sacrifice of American troops who were killed in Niger, Trump then started a feud with the grieving family of one of those troops. 
And Trump recently capped off years of attacks on former prisoner of war John McCain by refusing to honor McCain’s life after he died of cancer last month. 
Our troops deserve better than what Republicans and Trump have given them — and they definitely deserve better than to be blatantly lied about by one of Trump’s closest advisers.
Shouldn't a sane nation expect much more than day after day hour upon hour of dying from the Oval Office?