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Showing posts with label Jake Tapper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jake Tapper. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Trump And The Taliban Trump And Russia, Trump Poll Ratings

Meeting with the Taliban; Russian Spy; "I don't know,"

Does it ever end?

Taliban Where?

Let's start with Trump's apparent meeting with "terrorist" at Camp David.  Before you read further, I posit the Taliban enacted the bomb attack which killed an American soldier with full understanding Trump would cancel the meeting.  I do not believe the Taliban was interested in journeying to DC to meet with Trump.

It is important to note......

A dose of 'reality"... 

Now watch the top State Department Chair stumble through a direct question of who thought meeting with the Taliban at Camp David was a good idea.  

A dose of reality...,

Russian Spy?

Yesterday multiple media followed CNN reporting regarding the 2017 extraction of a highly placed Russian spy. The Kremlin official was reported to have given the US secret details and information for many years and was without question a major US INTEL asset. Some media are reporting the spy may never be adequately replaced. 

Now, why would the US extract a Russian citizen from his perch in the Kremlin? In part, due to Donald Trump's inept handling of top-secret information.

The follow CNN segment is a bit long but relevant to yet another archive to US History with Donald Trump as a contributing factor.

If you prefer MSNBC reporting, during The 11th Hour opening segment Brian Williams moved to the extraction of the spy at the six-minute mark of the segment.  If you do not wish to hear and see a run-through of Trump's previous week of inept leadership skip to the 5:50-minute mark 

When asked about the extraction while heading to his latest rally oozfest in North Carolina, Trump responded to questions about the extraction with his increasing use of: "I don't know."

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About those Poll Numbers

All said, this morning we receive a reminder of how many across the nation feel about Trump as a leader of the nation.

CNN.... two reports


Friday, May 24, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Doctored Video As A Right-wing Weapon

The Washington Post and other non-Fox News media are reporting on a clear case of right-wing anti-Nancy Pelosi Internet video subterfuge. Following a trump attack on Pelosi earlier in the week, someone or a team of criminals took it upon themselves to doctored (or edited) a video of the Democrat Party Speaker of the House of Representatives. The dirty trick is a short video of Pelosi appearing senile, and, or drunken.  

The Washington Post, linked here.

Former Federal attorney and former mayor of New York City, and now Trump stooge, Rudy Giuliani joined in on promulgating the edited video.  His re-tweet included the following words.  First, keep in mind, Giuliani has to know the video is fake, but how can one serve as the perfect stooge million if one allows the truth to dilute his subservience to Trump. 

Giuliani words tweet: "What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi? Her speech pattern is bizarre."

Talking Points Memo's reports on the edited video are noteworthy.  

As we consider the success of the edited video and the boosting from Fox News Business and Giuliani, it is important to note the following video did not receive like scrutiny from the Right. What follows is an obvious "mess".

The video as a weapon?  In January of this year, CNN's Jake Tapper broadcast a segment regarding the Congressional testimony of National Security Director Coates.  While the first 1:12 seconds of the video relates to international adversaries, the following portions of the video have proven to be point-on. 

Doctored 'deep fake' videos posing threat to elections, security

Remember Republicans don't win elections via straight campaigning, dirty tricks and election subterfuge (including voter suppression) are key weapons of the party on the right.  And how does the high information voter avoid becoming a victim of the GOP's election black hole?  

If you think this is a strategy and political weaponry misreported via CNN, think again. Fox News's Laura Ingraham also went video attack during a broadcast within the past 24 hours.  Watch the video Ingrahan weaponry, here (Media Matters). 

Don't accept the Right as an entity which has an inner core of honesty and fair administration of matters of politics.  

Live suspiciously and seek information.  


Monday, September 25, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Trump's "Dog Whistle" Attack On Black Protesters And Sympathizers

If you are bothered to the core about professional football players, teams and owners countering Trump's attack on the business enterprise, spend a few minutes on this post.  

We open with blanket comment. 
"If you think Trump's attack on black football players is truly regarding respect for the US Flag, you are a prime candidate for nation killing mind-shaping."
CNN's Jake Tapper starts our piece.

Now follow the utter shame of a so-called conservative pastor and his rhetoric regarding American's exercising their First Amendment rights to speak, opine and protest. As you watch and listen, be reminded this is a so-called religious leader.

Robert Jeffress: "There is a better way to protest social injustice ... for example, a few years ago, you had those Oregon Christian bakers who were almost driven into bankruptcy for practicing their faith. That's injustice."

Trump's mind-shaping works for some Americans. The timing and strategic value of his appearing before a 99% white (older) audience in the national number three red state (Alabama) shouldn't surprise anyone. Is it necessary to make the point, Trump doesn't make those remarks in New York City, Los Angeles nor Oakland? 

What is surprising is the level and scope of how effective Trump drills his form of racism and white privilege leverage into the minds of the gullible.   Trump doesn't wear a white hood and robe nor does he appear at Ku Klux Klan (or white supremacists) events as did his father, but never underestimate the power of the communicator's impact on the minds of masses of gullible people. Hence, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels, and their reign in 1929 - 1945 Germany. 

Watch, read and listen as one football fan shows the exact mental state Trump wishes to impart to his minions.  

The Root via The Raw Story

“Sharon” from Williamstown, N.J.
“I’m a big huge football fan but I can’t watch it anymore because it brings tears to my eyes,” Sharon explained, Raw Story reports. “It’s too painful so I can’t do that.”

According to Sharon, the flag “is a symbol of imperfect people in an imperfect country always trying to do the right thing.” 
“It’s just shameful and it hurts me to see people taking a knee when we are supposed to be joyful about living in this country,” she said. “After I saw what happened [with players kneeling during the anthem], I tried to watch it and I just couldn’t because I just kept crying.”

And then, Sharon broke down into a mound of pudding and released the whitest tears.

“I just don’t understand why people do these things,” she sniffled. “I miss my Monday nights. I’m an addict. I have two televisions on watching two different timezones. I’m crazy about football but I just can’t take the pain.” 
“It hurts… too much,” Sharon concluded. 
You know what else hurts, Sharon? Racism. You know what else hurts, Sharon? Watching video of Tamir Rice being gunned down in the street by a cop so reckless he could barely get out of the car before he fired bullets into the 12-year-old. You know what else hurts, Sharon? Watching Eric Garner plead with police to get the fuck off of him because he couldn’t breathe—for the crime of selling loosies. With all due respect, Sharon—and all the other Sharons that still think this protest is about the flag or the national anthem—get the fuck over it, snowflake.


From the distraught former football fan who suffers from a case of chronic Trumpism to Fox News's single liberal personality: Shepard Smith.


You are free to think as you please, form your opinions, and you are also free to avail your mind to the nefarious manifestations of a racist president, but also recognize the inherent dangers bundled in Trump.

We remind you.....

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Yes, of course........


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Trump: Clear And Present Danger; GOP's Blind Eye

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Congressman and House of Representatives minority leader Chuck Schumer spoke rationally about the Majority Party (Republican) acquiescence to Trump.
When a former top US INTEL leader and an INTEL expert says, "We have a problem", folks we have a problem.  Your vote may have elected the downfall of a once great nation. Yet, fissures are starting to show, albeit it not in the GOP.

Mediaite ran a series of Facebook posts on reaction to Trump for people in critical to serving as barometers of a true state of the nation. 

We have posted two posts regarding CNN's early morning interview with former INTEL leader and expert Clapper. 

There are others who are sounding the alarm on a president who in various ways is eroding our democracy while trampling on the US Constitution. former INTEL head Clapper has been for weeks appearing on news related shows with frank comments about what I call the Manchurian candidate: with the comb over.

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Trump as a national threat

  Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) in conversation with NBC's Lester Holt;
Huffington Post 
“Regardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey,” Trump told NBC’s Lester Holt last week. “And in fact when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.”  
Trump went on to tell Holt that the Russia investigation “should have been over with a long time ago” and that Comey’s continued focus on Russia showed “he’s the wrong man for that position” as FBI director. 
Lee, however, insisted that Trump was not interfering with the investigation. “As far as I’m aware, he is fully cooperating,” Lee told Fox, adding that Trump wants the investigation to proceed “wherever the facts may lead.”  
“He himself sounds confident it’s not going to lead anywhere,” Lee added. “Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe said under oath this week, ‘There’s been no effort to impede our investigation to date.’ I take him at his word.”
"....I take him at his word." (Politifact link)

"His word?"

Trump is a national threat, Despite recent polling show 85% support for Trump via GOP voters, we are finding slippage in his approval ratings. Slippage can and will lead to full out empty regarding Trump;s support from the majority of voters across the nation.  Let's spend a moment on slippage.

We are hearing and reading of Trump approval ratings hovering around 40 percent. Polling authority Nate Silver doesn't seem to agree Trump's ratings are even that high.
Trump is a charade facilitated by his skills in manipulation and lying along with full deployment of all skill sets of the nation's most prolific charlatan. His skills actually compliment the GOP.  He leads a party which obviously fears a backlash from its base while acquiescing to what can only be described as embarrassing, sickening and dangerous.  



Friday, March 17, 2017

Trump's Carnival Has Crumbling Tents

Crumbling Tents...and some of us didn't buy a ticket to the show.  Have you ever purchased a ticket to a show and about five minutes into the show realize you purchased badly? If you answered "no" and you voted for Trump or non-voted period, yes you purchased one of those tickets. Sadly, this show could be a nation killer.

May I assume you are coming around to the reality the American voter, third -party voters and even larger group of non-voters have handed the nation a literal armed landmine in Donald Trump?

MSNBC's Chris Hayes broadcast a segment on Friday night which thoroughly covers what has come to the reality of an exposition against a man who should not even be allowed to take a tour of the White House. Donald Trump inner psyche and intellect are much better suited for international con jobs and the fakery of reality TV.  Alas, he was elected tot eh US President and his first eight weeks in the office have been, and become, a daily running reality show akin to a talking Keystone Cops series.

Herewith is the segment; The latter portion of the segment are common guest talk, but Hayes's guest added value tot he discussion. 

Let's revisit the Shepard Smith Fox News, response to what Trump and his Press Secretary escalated to an international incident second to known post The US Bay of Pigs failure or any of the occasional spy intrigue between the US and Russia (Putin's Soviet Union),
"Fox News cannot confirm Judge [Andrew] Napolitano's commentary," Smith said. "Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now-president of the United States was surveilled at any time, in any way. Full stop." Linked.
Now take another look at what snared gullible carnival barker who sits in the white House.

.@Judgenap: Three intel sources have disclosed that Pres. Obama turned to British spies to get surveillance on Trump

Trump claims this guy fueled his wiretap lie! A President of the United States of America.

We repost an excerpt from a Politifact review (Pundifact) on Napolitano.

Andrew Napolitano is a Fox News political commentator and legal analyst.
Let's end with an epic rant for CNN's Jake Tapper


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Any Foundation For Fascism Is Grounded In Media Control

Have we actually moved to the use of media to advance an agenda which may have a basis in gleeful support from Russia's Putin? It appears Trump and company are about promulgating a dual mission. First, cover up Russian involvement in Trump's campaign win (along with associated interaction with Russian officials). Second, Trump and his henchmen are literally working to develop a communication support system akin to that developed for the Third Reich by none other than Joseph Goebbels.

Watch, read and discern what follows.  There is no other name for this (figurative) horse. 

Take a look at how Trump and Bannon's gaggle shook out. 
◆ NY Times
◆ LA Times
◆ BuzzFeed
◆ The Guardian

◆ Breitbart
◆ Washington Times
◆ Fox

So, Trump and his communications team, invited a handpicked "co-signing conservative media outlets to literally feed information via those outlets to Trump's supporters.  

Where have we seen such as we consider post 19th Century history?

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Pew Research regularly polls regarding American ideology and media considered attractive and relevant based on ideology.

Pew Research (2014 Ideology survey)

Ideological Placement of Each Source's Audience

A whopping 44% of those who responded to Pew's survey said they got news from CNN in the past week. Other network and cable news outlets — Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, and MSNBC — took the remaining top five spots. Fox's audience leans conservative, while CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC have audiences that lean left.
Even with data which is approached three years old, the Trump/Bannon/Priebus strategy is stark and as revealing as Trump's comb-over. Restrict real media, real journalist and feign away from probing eyes from people who are not part of the Trump sycophancy or the Trump target audiences.

While MSNBC didn't make this particular Trump "real news end run", MSNBC ran a couple of segments last night worthy of international scrutiny.  A Department of Homeland Security leaks has revealed telling details about Trump's flawed travel ban. We are also coming around to what is appears more and more like a Nixon political cover up. We have posted the following segment as a contrast to any reporting you will find on Fox News, Breitbart (in any form) and other conservative propaganda networks.  Late night MSNBC:

I ask that you review the Pew Research graphic once again before you move to the following parts of this post.
Mediaite published a piece about yesterday's "choice" non-public briefing with media sources to the right of the Pew graphic. 

CNN and Other Media Outlets Blocked From White House Gaggle

A number of media outlets have been blocked from attending a White House press gaggle being held today. Among those banned are CNN, Politico, the LA Times, BuzzFeed and the New York Times. (CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin immediately commented that this was “not okay.”)

Spicer requiring sign up for an 'expanded pool gaggle' -- w/ right to exclude reporters, after berating smaller pool this morning.

Partial list of orgs invited 2 limited access Spicer briefing: Breitbart, FOX, WashTimes, WSJ, CBS, NBC, ABC, Bberg. AP invited but declined
The Associated Press and TIME boycotted the gaggle due to these outlets being banned.

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