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Showing posts with label MSNBC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MSNBC. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Quick Hit: Your Neighbors And Family As Polling Data






No need for verbiage 



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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

GOP Hypocrisy Is Shameful




As  Republican politicians labor to politically leverage an ill-advised remark for a newly elected Democrat, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN), let's again approach the Republican scorn from a position of askance or "frowning" inquiry.

The Minnesota Congresswoman posted a Twitter comment this past Sunday: (paraphrased) "...that American political leaders’ support for Israel is “all about the Benjamins...” The Benjamins? One hundred dollar bills, for those who may not have caught the colloquialism. The implications of political support for Israel based in dollars. Anti-Semitic? Well......  Let's state inappropriate and consumed by Democrat Party leadership. The remarks were followed with an "unequivocal" apology from Omar.

The Democrat Party react to Omar as expected and in a totally appropriate manner. What about Republicans?  Well, now we place a large spread of hypocrisy on the Republican political sandwich. 

In December of 2015, Donald Trump delivered a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.  The speech included the following three possible Anti-Semitic remarks:
  • "Stupidly, you want to give money. ...You're not going to support me because I don't want your money."
  • "I'm a negotiator, like you folks."
  • "Is there anyone in this room who doesn't negotiate deals? Probably more than any room I've ever spoken."
If the words don't drive home a point about hypocrisy, how about an MSNBC Morning Joe video segment from earlier today? The salient part of the 11-minute video is at the 1:50 mark and ends around the 4:00-minute mark. The remainder of the video is everyday chatter and probably not worth the time sent in finishing the full video.



While House leadership stripped a committee seat from the GOP's to the racist representative from Iowa, it is worthwhile to not Donald Trump never spoke on word about Steve King's over-the-top racist remarks. As for the stopping of his committee seat, King has a long history of racist remarks which surely has solidified his pale in US white supremacy.

Example:

From the 2016 RNC Primary



"Good people on both sides", after a murder in Charlottesville and anti-Jewish chants like this:



Hypocrisy regarding Omar's remarks?



Really now GOP, really?

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Chuck Todd Challenged Congressman Jeffries; What Happened With Brokaw?




Yesterday one of MSNBC's resident conservatives and his production team hosted a segment replete with what some thought would be a balanced discussion of politics. As is the case with all things conservative, the segment ended with a dud comment from a Paleozoic Era NBC Nightly News host. A host who really should relegate himself to the role of a quiet conservative. Before we comment on Tom Brokaw's comments, let's digress some to make a point about Todd's production and the reality of a conservative show host flapping around like a fish out of water seeking to support Trump.

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries D-NY. last week
“These are challenging times in the United States of America — we have a hater in the White House, a birther in chief, the grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” Jeffries said at an event hosted by the National Action Network in Harlem. “One of the things that we’ve learned is that while Jim Crow may be dead, he still got some nieces and nephews that are alive and well.”
As we consider the United States since July 2015, it is impossible to avoid recognition of significant changes in national leadership. Leadership which reaches to the very top of federal governance: The 45th US President. In addition, to an overwhelming increase in nation's spending, as the Trump economy added $2 Trillion to the US deficit since January 2009, social regression in many forms has reached back to the days of the 1940s.

We are writing about matters related to Trump.

In the late summer of 2017, white supremacists and Jew-hating white men (and some women) held a well-planned protest against the removal of a confederates general statute in Charleston, SC. 





After the dust settled Trump and his staff worked to clean up his support for the white supremacists via perfunctory remarks which made little to no sense.  A year later Trump was reported to have stated his efforts to minimize his support for "both sides" was a  mistake. According to Bob Woodward via his book, Trump privately stated he regretted the efforts to clean up his "both sides" comments.

Let's visit a bit of data regarding growing racist hatred since Trump took office. Growth which he has yet to directly challenge. 
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And, not a word of caution or condemnation from Trump. How could or why would Trump condemn when he has a current and past history of close association with the likes of:

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And of course, you recall Trump was the leading messaging regarding the racist attacks on Barack Obama's citizenship as the 44th US President. 

Lets now play around with a related loose syllogism.


Syllogism
  • Major premise: All men are mortal. Minor premise: Socrates is a man. Conclusion: Socrates is mortal. (This is an example of Aristotle's famous "Barbara" syllogism.)
  • Major premise: Plants need to carbon dioxide to live. Minor premise: The oak tree is a plant. Conclusion: The oak tree needs carbon dioxide to live.
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Major premise: Whites supremacists and anti-Semites are major Trump supporters.
Minor premise: The Ku Klux Klan and US Nazis are white supremacists.
Conclusion: Trump is a favored leader of white supremacists and anti-Semites. 

US leaders of white supremacists and anti-Semites have for more than a century followed leaders who were referred to as "grand dragons."

Why would MSNBC's Chuck Todd join at least one CNN host in challenge Representative Jeffries use of an apropos metaphor regarding t/rump?  Why would Todd use the word "apology" when we have a man in the White House who has delivered the most heinous and disgusting attacks on fellow Americans?



The simple answer is the false belief that an occupant of the White House is due an artificial level of respect even when the occupant has proven to regard no one outside of his family with even an iota of respect. 

Even though what follows took place at the end of the Sunday Show, It seems Todd hasn't issued a comment about Tom Brokaw's foray into the ugly fissures of racism.



No matter Brokaw's intent, one's inner core values tend to eventually ooze to the surface. I offer such is especially true when given a platform such as Todd's Meet The Press. And especially when you have another well known Trump supporter sitting across the table in the form of MSNBC's Hugh Hewitt.

Do you recall Todd's remarks to an Ohio state official regarding the official's right to seek voter ID laws in his state? Only a conservative show host and ideologue would go there. Todd went there.
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Friday, December 28, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: Polls, Polls, Polls




Image result for trump polls memeIt appears Donald Trump has again generated a polling approval rating below 40 percent. Not only has his ratings dipped, again, it seems something about Trumpism has also droop his wife's approval rating to 43 percent. Her ratings dropped 11 points since October of this year.  Oh, the wonderment of it all. 

Before we move to Trump's recent dip below 40 percent approval, that unanswered question of "eu tu Melania" floats like a case of bad flatulence. 

Fortune's article regarding the NPR, PBS and Marist poll reflects growing disenchantment with Trump in the Oval Office.  
December 12, 2018
Only 28% of those polled answered that the border wall should be an immediate priority, while 19% replied it shouldn’t be an immediate priority, and 50% said it shouldn’t be a priority at all.

Of those polled, a vast majority of Democrats—91%—said they didn’t think the wall was an immediate priority or said it was not a priority at all, while 35% of Republicans held that view. Sixty-three percent of Republicans thought the wall was of immediate concern compared to 7% of Democrats.
MSNBC's Ipsos Poll also shows polling results which point a finger directly at the person who proclaimed he would proudly shut down the Government.
One minute in US history.

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CNN 

CNN is reporting Trump' disapproval rating is soaring.  What follows was this past November.



Last November, yesterday, today, there is a common thread: Trump's metaphorical ship is sinking.


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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Your GOP And A Developing Social Nightmare (VIDEO)




...absolutely reprehensible cryptofascist drivel and dehumanizing xenophobia... The Washington Press


Watch and listen as the GOP's number of elected (Congressional) racists spews Nazi venom on Fox Business.




If you are a High Information Voter (HIV) you know King's core beliefs regarding what he calls 'western civilization' (culture).  If you happened to be more of a LIV (Low Information voter) you probably missed this remark during the GOP RNC Conference.


MSNBC's Chris Hayes shockingly and ineptly allowed King to spew his brand of white supremacy and without malice, stopped other show guests from taking the racist to task nor allowing any form of guest or personal retort. Hayes later admitted a high degree of shock regarding King's comment and further stated he was professionally remiss via forbidding any response to the over-the-top racism.





While MSNBC producers and managers must have known of King's affinity for white supremacy and his associated tendency to speak as such, he was booked on the segment without regard for his history ad dogma.  

And how did Fox News management react to Kings Anti-Semite fooder for its viewers?  Two very short clips; one for reference and the other a 17-second response within an hour of King's Fox Business audience feeding.







Conservatives who go public with their core paradigm biases seem to appeal to the lowest denominator of human culture while offering titillation to the nation's racist underbelly. 

We offer another well-known xenophobe who consistently feeds LIVs with insane and seemingly contrived (for pay) fodder to their viewers and listeners.  

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Says Ann Coulter said, "I am a settler. I am descended from settlers — not from immigrants."
Bloggers on Monday, December 3rd, 2018 in a Facebook post
True




See Politifacts, here.


Imagine that! Is it actually possible Ann Coulter believes such tadpole pool shallow rhetoric? I suggest not.


Coulter is practicing that time proven and critical aspect of business and outreach to customers. "Give the customer what she/he wants." Conservative America isn't a population base which truly believes in the GOP and conservative demagogues based on the long-standing lie about fiscal conservatism. No, I posit the vast majority of American conservatives are socially biased and by living in that mindset offers a storing foundation for growing white supremacy and overt racism which is oozing across the US.

Example, Fox News isn't a historic leader among evening news related broadcast because of Hannity, the former host O'Reilly, Carlson and their cadres of social degenerate guests pepper their viewers with the discussion of economic news or fiscal conservatism. They entertain their viewers with dogma regarding the Left mixed with an abundance of overt and covert bias (maybe even subliminally) lathered-up with an animus against nonwhites. 

If you actually believe your relatives, friends, and neighbors religiously vote for the GOP based on their love of country, concern with the federal budget or vote based in faith in their assumed religion, you should possibly think a bit more.  I offer they are socially biased in their everyday lives while serving as a safe and dedicated political base for much more sinister undercurrents in the US.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A New GOP Sect; Watch It Grow




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"Identity Europa"

Since we spend moderate amounts of time reporting on growing racism and white nationalism at the core of the GOP, it is also important to note and report on new fissures. We are speaking of white nationalist (racist) offspring which feels it has something in common with the GOP.

Of even more importance, we do not find riposte actions from the GOP. Retort actions which would send a message to the white nationalist they are not welcome in the party. In the absence of such, we can only assume these movements are welcomed in the GOP.
A new hate group wants to take over the GOP https://www.msnbc.com/velshi-ruhle/watch/a-new-hate-group-wants-to-take-over-the-gop-1346500163789 via @msnbc
Is there any reason for more verbiage?  How about that GOP vote?

Utter racism follows. 

Former US Congressman (R-UT)








And here is how it ends.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

US Conservatism's Love of Dictators From A Trump. Kim Jong Un, and Russia Perspective (Video)






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It is one of those days when sitting and developing a piece for the page, just isn't going to take place.  

Enjoy the social media reports and whatever you do, visit the MSNBC links towards the bottom of the age  The On Assignment segments with Richard Engel are award-winning journalism in my opinion.

First, let's visit with a couple of social media posts.
While I am enjoying a non-writing day, I cannot help but post a few additional items I viewed last night on MSNBC. If you viewed the segments from the On Assignment show you have no need to proceed.

The first segment relates to a nascent phenomenon of US conservatives literally loving the Russian society. Despite being one of the most repressive nations across the globe, US conservatives have latched onto Putin; Russia as surely as they continue to moniker Ronald Reagan as one of the nation's great presidents. Ronald Reagan was a facade of how US conservatives wish their world to exist. While the following segment doesn't touch upon Reagan's contributions to a rebirth of US racism (post the 1960s and ear 1970s.



From his overt affinity for Bob Jones University (with all known racist policies) through his part in advancing the GOP's successful Southern Strategy, and his outright disgusting handling of early AIDS cases, Reagan was the epitome of US social regression.  And, the GOP still to this day loves his being and legacy.  


Alas, the following segment doesn't visit Reagan's social regression beyond touching on Russia's anti-LGBT policies. As you view what follows, think about the dangerous abyss to which Trump has us all standing on the precipice and leaning over the edge.

Shameful isn't it?

How about some dessert?

Today


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Monday, September 10, 2018

Trump VS Obama Economy? (Video)



January 2018...the US economy.


Trump has a penchant for running around the nation banter "his" economy. When he isn't offering false prophecy regarding the US economy, his talking head minions are on all cable news networks doing same. 

This morning MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle hosted segment which straightforward deals with Trump's false weaponizing the current US economy. Before the 13 minutes video, we acknowledge the US economy is (basically) doing well. Sustainability is an issue, but we certainly credit the tax cuts (for the wealthy) and Trump deregulation for good spirits in corporate America. We have log posted the current economy is a continuation of the Obama recovery; without the recovery, it wouldn't be possible to have unemployment at 3.9 percent.

Recall, the Bush Sub-prime collapse was preceded by Bush deregulation and Bushes two tax cuts.

If you have 5:00 minutes give the following video a viewing. After the first five minutes, Ruhle embarks on almost eight minutes talk among her guests. 


If you are inclined to believe Trump, so be it. But, the wise American will seek to verify or fact-check just about all which emanates from Trump's mouth.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Makes A Point about Trump Incarceration





A twitter segment worth repeating.




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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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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

"Democrats Are Racists"?




As previously posted a segment of MSNBC's The Beat went off track yesterday. The derailment should have been as predictable as awakening each day to a new rash of Trump lies. The third-ranking cable news network pulled the pin on a hand grenade and waited far too long to dispense of the ordinance. It exploded. 

When networks allow conservative talking machines on their air, the network executives and producers desire criticism. We posted the (full) aforementioned segment in an earlier post. the following excerpt has been embedded to make a point.

Before the 46-seconds from the Twitter post, be reminded of this.

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Conservative talking head, Candace Owens, arrived at the MSNBC camera setting equipped with Gish Gallop deflection and Goebbels -like strategy.

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How about that? 

Would someone please corner these people and ask them to clearly delineate and itemize the dogma they spew? The following simple set of questions, if posed directly with little patience for deflection, will prove the Gish Galloping Owens a mere conservative mouth-piece.

If the Democrats are the true racists...
Why is there zero examples of overtly racist politicians claiming party membership?  
Why is there no Steve King (R-IA) in the Democrat Party?  
Why isn't Pat Buchanan a Democrat?   
How about explaining why the nation's Nazis and white supremacists affiliate with the GOP?
Why not ask Owens such questions?

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