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Showing posts with label Fox News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fox News. Show all posts

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Megyn Kelly Fired at NBC




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A few months ago, maybe a year ago, NBC hired Megyn Kelly after she departed Fox News, As Kelly left the home of US conservatism and the penultimate purveyor of doctored videotape and Right-wing propaganda, I wonder why would NBC even dare employee Kelly. I wonder f her debate challenges to Donald Trump in that one debate question was behind yet another very poor NBC management staffing decision.

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Did that brief interchange lead to a post-Fox New contract rumored to be worth almost $70 million over the life of the document?

Kelly's media history follows that a few Fox New personalities who we often find archived across the Internet.  Example.

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Well, yes and I have to wonder how Fox News male hosts secure initial interest as they sought employment at the Murdoch/Ailes network.

As time passed and we ran across examples of Kelly serving as an on-camera attorney weapon for the likes of Bill O'Reilly, her real value to Fox News became apparent.

Watch and listen as Kelly served that role for O'Reilly.

I suppose fulfilling a lucrative contract includes making a fool of one's self before visits to the bank. 

Well, Kelly was fired from NBC News today after foraying into an on-camera conversation which found her seeming to defend the use of blackface; by whites at..say Halloween. Which brings us back to the decision to hire Kelly.

Do you recall her 2013 on-air comments along with four centered guests in response to a young black journalist's effort to deracialize the spirit of Santa by offering the prospect of black Santa to kids?



Yet Kelly's on-air insanity and deep-rooted biases were available for scrutiny far more than a rational person would expect; even from a Fox News host.

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Do you wonder why NBC management hired Kelly? 

"Pepper spray, White Santa"

Media Matters posted a piece regarding the ill-advised choice of Megyn Kelly and NBC. Linked.


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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Trump Authoritarianism?




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In July 2017, Foreign Policy dot com published a piece very well developed by Stephen M. Walt.

Herewith are Mr. Walts ten signs and a link to the piece.
  1. Systematic efforts to intimidate the media: Check
  2. Building an official pro-Trump media network: Partial check 
  3. Politicizing the civil service, military, National Guard, or the domestic security agencies: Partial check. 
  4. Using government surveillance against domestic political opponents: Nothing yet. 
  5. Using state power to reward corporate backers and punish opponents: Worrisome, but not a big problem so far. 
  6. Stacking the Supreme Court: Partial check. 
  7. Enforcing the law for only one side: Blinking red. 
  8. Really rigging the system: Blinking red
  9. Fearmongering: Check. 
  10. Demonizing the opposition: Check (but he’s not alone).
How about visiting a few of the ten& signs just over a year later?

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Point 6: While anyone with a modicum of common sense knows either political party and US President will nominate SCOTUS Justices with like political an ideological lean. That stated, Trump's latest appointee to the Justice Roberts SCOTUS is a clear example of "stacking" the Supreme Court: Kavanaugh wasn't a name mentioned by Trump during his campaign for the Oval Office.

On December 2, 2016, mere weeks before his inauguration, Trump made public a list of 21 potential nominees to follow his strategic placement of Gorsuch on the Robert's Court. USA Today and Trump's list of "stellar judges". No Kavanaugh? Is it possible Trump's cabal located Kavanaugh and advanced his nomination based on research which yielded he seems to harbor views the US President is beyond scrutiny which could include criminal of impeachable acts (my words)? Stacking? (AKA Get Out Of Jail Card)

We suggest Mr. Walt move Point 6 to a big red "check."

Point 2Since July 2017 the Trump media ministers have without question deployed strategies which include high jacking local TV network news operations via supportive and elitist affiliations. Sinclair Broadcasting is the penultimate example after Rupert Murdoch's' over-the-top Trump media on Fox News.


Salon 

 



The New York Times 

The need to post any validation of Fox News as Trump's prime media tool is totally unnecessary. You either by now know such or you are a supporter and have learned to consider Trump's Earth flat instead of round.  You may even own a MAGA Cap.

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We would be remiss if we did not also identify an example of CNN's business model which includes panels that at times appear straight from the Jerry Springer Show. The link posted here includes a particularly noteworthy example of a GOP operative on a panel with a clear mission to label anyone who is antiTrump part of a mob.  Watch as the operative, Matt Lewis declared himself "...not a Republican" and while being asked to settle-down via the show host, snipped like a child about whether he could take a drink of water. The segment is a bit long and may not be worth the full eight minutes of viewing. 


Point 10:  A "Both Sides" issue..and that will not change until the US suffers another national catastrophe.

These Points are worthy of deep scrutiny.  I believe I am hearing snippets of the administration past dealing with Russia which may have touched into domestic surveillance or something of the sort.   Points 3 and 4.
Using government surveillance against domestic political opponents: Nothing yet.  
Using state power to reward corporate backers and punish opponents: Worrisome, but not a big problem so far.  
Trump authoritarianism is as sure as his penchant for lying daily lies. I believe the total of lies from 45 has surpassed 5200 in his short time in the Oval Office.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Trumpism: 911 Clowning, GDP Lies And A Visit With Fox News






Would a man elected as the US President who manages himself like a WWE entertainer surprise you with the following image and comments regarding the US GDP?

As Trump arrived to take part in 9/11 commemoration events this morning.  


Presidential? Where is the side of the brain which would control and restrict a normal mind for such behavior and exercises of clownism. 

From his WWE march off the tarmac to his utter lie about US GDP and the US economy.

The GDP Rate (4.2%) is higher than the Unemployment Rate (3.9%) for the first time in over 100 years!
In Retort
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Justin Wolfers Retweeted Donald J. TrumpThis is totally true if you exclude 1948Q1,1948Q2,1950Q1,1950Q2,1950Q3,1950Q4,1951Q1,1951Q2,1951Q3,1952Q1,1952Q4,1953Q1,1953Q2,1954Q4,1955Q1,1955Q2,1955Q3,1956Q4,1958Q3,1958Q4,1959Q1,1959Q2,1960Q1,1961Q3,1961Q4,1962Q1,1963Q3,1964Q1,1964Q3,1965Q1,1965Q2,1965Q3,1965Q4,1966Q1,1968Q1
and 1968Q2,1969Q1,1971Q1,1972Q1,1972Q2,1972Q4,1973Q1,1976Q1,1977Q2,1977Q3,1978Q2,1980Q4,1981Q1,1983Q4,1984Q1,1987Q4,1988Q4,1996Q2,1997Q2,1997Q3,1998Q3,1998Q4,1999Q3,1999Q4,2000Q2,2003Q3,2006Q1


Need to say more?

The post was actually finished and ready for the Submit button, but a day passed and social media has a video of Tucker Carlson, Fox News Trump facilitator, tussling with Michael Avenatti of the Donald Trump sex worker matter. The video is a bit long but it shows how a non-Trump supporter simply must deal with a Trump presstitute like Carlson. Watch Carlson squirm like a purse snatcher hauled before a detective in a police station.

Linked here.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

If impeached..."I think everybody would be very poor."





In the friendly confines of a Fox News reporter at the White House, Trump answered a series of questions which led to validation he really isn't of sane mind.

When asked about pardoning Manafort he ramble-talked into a response regarding possible impeachment.
"If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor," the president said in a Fox News interview that aired Thursday.

"Because without this thinking, you would see numbers that you wouldn't believe in reverse," Trump said, pointing at his head. "I got rid of regulations. The tax cut was a tremendous thing."
Trump to Fox News: 'If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash' from CNBC.

We have long posited Trump's impact on the markets is in two realms. Deregulation and his wealthy American's tax cuts have buoyed the market while providing an impetus for continued growth. Basically an energized expansion of the Obama economy. 

Informed Americans shouldn't forget the Bush Great Recession and an economic influence on the 2007 collapse: GOP deregulation. It is also important to recall Bill Clinton passed a vibrant economy over to Bush along with a poison pill (albeit unbeknownst to Clinton) in the killing of Glass Steigler (banking) legislation.

We offer a perspective on Trump's market threat from MSNBC's Ali Velshi. 
Trump actually said this: "I think everybody would be very poor...."

Trump's media pundit actually believes America would revolt if Trump were impeached.  Do these people actually believe the alternate state in which they live? Linked Sky News.

 

Before departing, check out another moment of Trump and Fox.



America, the carnival barking has become increasingly childish and very much zany.

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As Trump's World Turns: Following Tucker Carlson Into South Africa





Last night Donald Trump obviously spent part of his evening drinking Diet Coke and watching Tucker Carson on Fox News. Immediately after Carlson left the Fox News airways, Trump hit tweeter with what follows.


I have asked Secretary of State to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.”
The back story on Trump's very first mention of the continent of Africa was the result of the Carlson segment. In the first 2:05 of the (vie plus minute) segment Carlson stated a case which is as flawed and phony as Trump's c0b over. Carlson placed icing on his demagoguery via hosting a guest who is white, for South Africa and works for the conservative Cato Institute. Linked here.

If you can move away from Trump's obviously racist and utter gullibility in following Fox News around like a baby seeking its pacifier, you should question your psyche and social paradigm.  Should you embark on the internal peep into your psyche while asking yourself if you once bemoaned of rallied against decades of South African apartheid. rest assured Fox News never reported on South African apartheid from a position of sympathy for the vast majority of black citizens of that nation.  recall South African whites comprise only 4% of the nation's population; followed by 8% of mixed colored or non-black citizens from other countries. The remainder of the population is comprised of South African black people (citizens).

Before posting a response to Trump's white knight charged into the internal workings of a nation seeking to balance its economic fairness reality, it is important to note the nation suffers unemployment at the 40 percent level. 

The response from the South African government was short, professional deliberately cogent. 
“South Africa totally rejects this narrow perception which only seeks to divide our nation and reminds us of our colonial past,” a tweet from South Africa’s official government account said in response to Trump’s comments.
CNN video.

MSNBC Morning Joe producers also weighed-in on Trump's attempt to deflect from his day in political and legal hell. Linked

We have also read reports the South African foreign minister will seek clarification from the US Embassy in South Africa. The nation's government followed the internationally accepted path for seeking explanations of reality or clarification which could have no basis in fact. Shouldn't we expect same for Trump well before running up a supportive flag anchored in racism and obviously support for international white supremacy.

The Tucker Carlson impetus for a release of Trump's lean towards white supremacy is startling and indicative of a leader who values far-right propaganda while flashing supportive monikers in support of white supremacy via Twitter.

Trump's insertion into a nation which has a land ownership ratio at 75% ownership white South Africans (85% during apartheid) could prove to end in another Fox News/Trump international stumble unworthy of the time spent on the matter. After decades of apartheid, it is impractical and illogical to feel there would be no efforts to re balance the potential for wealthy and livelihoods. 

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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




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


Alas.....

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."


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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Black Monthly Jobs Numbers ("Fake News")





Defending Against Alleged Use Of "N" World Leads To Press Sec'y SNAFU

Watch and listen as the White House Communications department either shows its level of utter incompetence, or the communications operatives sought to pepper its supporters and uninformed independents with false jobs numbers. The numbers feed to the Press Corp via Press Secretary Sanders were on first hearing farcically inaccurate while defying logic.

The numbers Sanders spewed were offered to offset allegations Trump is on tape using the "N" Word. Why would a denial of use of a guttural disparaging word require staking the platform with comments to assuage (allay or palliate) the psyches of listeners? The effort failed miserably and in accordance with other serious Trump Administration communications SNAFU.

We offer the full segment (question and response) from the CNN reporter, as well as a shortened version for additional clarity.  What follows adds to the reality of Trump's talking heads reaching back to the previous administration for punching bag comparisons.



Within mere hours Sanders appeared on Twitter to apologize for issuing "fake news."

Correction from today’s briefing: Jobs numbers for Pres Trump and Pres Obama were correct, but the time frame for Pres Obama wasn’t. I’m sorry for the mistake, but no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans created under President Trump

As we fold yet another episode of Trump "fake news" into US History it is important to recall and remember a key point. Trump recently hired a former Fox News executive, Bill Shine, to run his communications Department and serve as an adviser. As a Fox News top executive, we posit information from the White House will take on edges which fuzzy reality so much, we can expect more such apologies. While the Trump team disdains the apology, the words are unavoidable when issued to address failures in Communications 101 (check and recheck reportable data when possible). If the data is unverifiable, do not use the data.

But, in the Fox News world, it is much more easy and effective to as for forgiveness then pass on an opportunity to pepper viewers with false reports.

Market Watch published a piece this past April which effectively shows Shine's former network has issues with bias and reliable reporting.  Excellent read but includes one chart which requires a bit of discernment (the word use triangle).

Fox News is less trusted than CNN and MSNBC, Fox News graphic shows


Shouldn't the nation expect better from the White House?

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