The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Don Lemon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Don Lemon. Show all posts

Friday, December 14, 2018

CNN's Cuomo Invites Kellyanne Conway To A Gish Gallop Debacle

 Gish Gallop
... is a technique, named after the creationist Duane Gish who employed it, whereby someone argues a cause by hurling as many different half-truths and no-truths into a very short space of time so that their opponent cannot hope to combat each point in real time. 

Kellyanne Conway Gish Gallops Chris Cuomo
Last night CNN's Chris Cuomo solidified my belief many TV news production teams and on-air hosts are about ratings and little more. Cuomo has a tendency to seek and book conservative talking heads on his Prime Time show for his version of the CNN on-air guest combat model. The model has grown tiring and trite. Viewers know that the liberal guest will go Left; they also know the conservative guest will go Right. While biased I must state the conservative guest are more often than not GOP operatives who serve their wallets via lucrative CNN paychecks as well as Trump talking heads who serve their leader via spewing garbage.

What follows is a serious of video to make a case, Cuomo should avoid offering platforms for highly paid liars. That mission is well served by Fox News and Sinclair broadcasting along with many right-wing radio hosts.  

First a piece of Cuomo with Conway. The interview ran for 39 minutes and at times was outright excruciating in its silliness. There were moments when the host succumbs to Conway's slick offensive assertions he actually defended himself as if trying to wave of the wind from his face while standing in a Cat 5 hurricane. 
Huffington Post published a piece earlier today with Conway's husband, longtime Trump critic, seems to do what Cuomo should have done early in his 39-minute debacle.

And, Cuomo continued with the ridiculous.
After Cuomo allowed 39 minutes of a professional Gish Gallop employed by a person who lies form the moment he awakens until he lays down his iPhone in the wee hours, Don Lemon follow Cuomo's Prime Time with the most apropos question of 2018.  "Why?"

What follows is a prime example of TV journalism as it polices itself with necessary questioning of what might be a cheap ratings trick via Cuomo.  He obviously wants to have more conservative viewers during his time slot. But at what cost? Why offer a platform to a documented liar who works for a pathological liar whose shared mission is to pull the wool over the minds of certain segments of the population. 

Watch as Lemon's disbelieving nonverbals regarding Cuomo's comments. The Prime Time host's remarks about playing the victim to show core values of Trumpism is pure malarkey. "......they attack me!" They attack everyone other than Trumps family and Cuomo offering himself up on a metaphoric guillotine is pure bunk and not healthyTV news.

Yes, Conway performed well for Trump while Cuomo ...well...

Saturday, December 8, 2018

As Trumps World Turns: Media As Enemy of the People And CNN Bomb Threat

How about a couple of tweets from Trump's past 24 hours.  Just a couple mind you. For some reason, Trump has been hyperactive on Twitter.  Wonder if he is suffering from Mueller contagion?

Yesterday around 4:30 PM.

Does the Fake News Media ever mention the fact that Republicans, with the very important help of my campaign Rallies, WON THE UNITED STATES SENATE, 53 to 47? All I hear is that the Open Border Dems won the House. Senate alone approves judges & others. Big Republican Win!4:27 PM - 6 Dec 2018

Within a matter of hours, the nation's 45th President had suffered a Twitter breakdown to this point.
Haven't we witnessed recent US history involving Trump supporting maniacs building and mailing bombs to people Trump proclaimed as, or perceived as, enemies of the people (state)? 

The New York Post late October.

A Trump-obsessed, steroid-popping ex-stripper from Brooklyn was busted in Florida on Friday for mailing more than a dozen bombs to the president’s rivals over the last week.

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Cesar Sayo Jr.
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Cesar Sayoc Jr., 56, was nabbed at an AutoZone parking lot in Plantation for allegedly sending the improvised explosive devicesto former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Robert De Niro and at least 10 others.
It was a single fingerprint on a package mailed to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) that helped authorities narrow their nationwide manhunt to the onetime New Yorker with a lengthy rap sheet, officials revealed.
A glimpse at the "Mad Bomber" Trump supporter.

While we do not yet have the connection to the mad bomber and Trump, basic deductive reasoning could make the psychic connection. 

End digression and back to Trump's December 6th, tweets.  Within hours of Trump's 7PM tweet (above), check out the happenings at CNN. 

The network received a phoned-in bomb threat. 

We were evacuated in the middle of my live show. Bomb threat. We’re running taped programming. NYPD is investigating. Stay tuned.

CNN's Don Lemon Live.

Wonder why the threatening caller waited until Don Lemon's broadcast?  Between Trump's tweet and the call, I believe Anderson Copper broadcast a full show.   

US History doesn't include a US President who blatantly manipulates the minds of millions as a matter of personal self-preservation. Yet the real tragedy is the level of gullible imbued in Trump supporters.

If you need an example of sycophancy taken to the edge, follow this redacted Facebook thread.

A picture of Trump showing his national patriotism and following protocol at George H.W. Bush's lying in state this week.  

We will pick up the thread here.
A Trump Supporter lashes out Named Deleted     This is photoshopped!! Look at the rest of the room!! Geez!!!

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It should be noted Pence also didn't place his right hand over his heart.  OK, so if the use of the physical sign of respect wasn't protocoled, the image most assuredly shows a matter of choices.  The salient point is the Facebook supporter's quick knee-jerk reaction via offering up the prospect of photoshop.

Maybe the reaction is the in-point example of why the United States and the world have a veritable elected neuter sitting int he White House.  A miselected celebrity whose every word is absorbed in the minds of minions who strive to stifle any rational thought and who will use threats of violence to irritate certain media outlets. 


Friday, August 24, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: State Charges, CFO Plea Agreement, And A Spineless Congressman In California

And, The GOP Legal Saga(s) Continue

As I called-it a night last evening, the following video crossed my television.  The Trump organization is under state and local legal actions, I assume for felonious endeavors. Of course, rational and caring Americans won't be surprised by the news, but one item stood out as I closed m eyes last night.

Why haven't we or why aren't we hearing anything about the Trump Inc.s CFO? You know, the officer named by Michael Cohen in the now famous: "we gotta pay her off," audio via Cohen's attorney. The answer follows after the following CNN segment.

Well, it appears CFO Weisselberg was busy speaking with authorities on a plea agreement.

While Trump seeks lifeboats from his sinking ship, I wonder if he will allow his offspring to climb in the lifeboats before him.

Also while Trump wallows in what now seems tsunami legal entanglements, it appears another Republican is looking to save his legal skin via throwing his wife under the bus.
One last point. Didn't Donald Trump refer to Don Lemon as "dumb?"

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: The Corrupt, The Felons, The News Makers, And The Swamp

A  Culture of Corruption

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First 30-seconds of Fox News, Hannity, and GOP Operative Newt Gingrich. Yes, Manafort (the felon) helped get Trump elected.


If you were raised without ever hearing the following you certainly were not raised in the United States:

" Birds of a feather flock together."  

Allow me to apply that old adage to Trumpism.  I will do so with a couple of questions.  

Do you believe it is possible for Trump to literally have surrounded himself with sleazy, fraudulent, deceitful and deplorable characters without also having an inner core which touches into an underbelly of life in the US?
Does it in any way surprise you the first two members of the GOP House to openly support Trump for president face charges from the strong arm of US Law?

If the questions don't point to a sebaceous cyst Trump voters and the nation's approximately 90 too 100 million nonvoters failed to consider, think what follows.

All of that said, let's visit with Trump's record-breaking and historic August 21, 2018.

CNN Cohen Pleads Guilty.  Note the 50-second mark of the following video.

......'his co-conspirator and/or his aider and abetter' was the President. Actually, the co-conspirator was the candidate for President on the Republican ticket; Cohen's one of three clients: Donald J. Trump.

All The President's Men

With the hour in a court in Virginia, Trump's former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, was receiving the verdicts of his 18 count court case.  

The following CNN video is our choice to encapsulate the essence of Trump's day int eh swamp. The video again touches on Cohen' plea while offering a noteworthy report of the Manafort guilty verdicts. We also find the video a good choice as we consider Trump's August 21, day in the swamp and ...All The President's Men (to date).

Our intent was to quickly with video deal with yesterday's historic day in Trump's world. A complete review of yesterday should also include touching on yet another Republicans caught up in felonious acts regarding campaign funds.

The second Congressman to openly support Trump for president has been charged along with his wife.  The SWAMP......

Felonious members of Congress aside, it is literally unfathomable the number and scope of Trump's political apparatus who are being scrutinized or charged with crimes.  In addition, we have members of his cabinet who have been or are under investigation for misuse and abuse of their cabinet positions. And we have a literal cadre of Trump talking heads all over cable news (especially CNN and Fox News) spewing Trump propaganda which could rival that of Hitler's Joseph Goebbels. 

Watch as CNN's Anderson Copper challenges the talking-point spewing Rick "BLAH PeopleSantorum, linked here.

Let's close with a view worthy segment from Don Lemon's CNN Tonight.

One more. I know you have to get back to work, but consider Lemon's "All The President's Lies

"......Only the best."