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Showing posts with label Omarosa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Omarosa. Show all posts

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Trump's Surrogate MInisters

Two so-called ministers...surrogate material?

If you habitually watch cable news you are familiar with the usual suspect Donald Trump television surrogates. Moreover, if you read the TPI from time to time you may have read this piece regarding Trump's surrogates. Some of his talking heads come and go. It seems the networks also add and trim Trump surrogates (for various reason), and Trump's team may also shave a few talking heads who do not cut the mustard as Trump prescribes. Yet, there is a core group who frequent any network which will offer them a camera. In many cases, the camera hogs should probably avoid television cameras and simply stick to issuing inane and disgusting comments.

Trumps talking head, Omarosa, is an example of an infrequent TV face who earns her Trump favors via occasional comment.  Her lateness blast of pure ignorance coupled with revelations from her mindset was as such: Some will bow down to Trump.  If Trump wins in November this writer will certainly not bow down to Trump. "All Hail to Ceaser","Heil Hitler" and "Mr. Trump', simply are not part of my personal psyche. 

Beyond Omarosa, there is another "So-called" Pastor who should take himself off the on-camera surrogacy list. Darrell Scott has again sat in front of a camera and validated my assertions regarding Trump surrogates. You may recall another cable news segment with Scott as its centerpiece. Lawrence O'Donnell hosted the segment this past June.  While right wing YouTube posters speak to Scott's "handling" O'Donnell, the segment clearly speaks to Scotts need to earn a living away from cameras. He is yet another of Trump's surrogates who are not cognitively gifted enough to try to carry Trump's frequently insane messaging. CNN provide the fodder for my argument.

As you watched the CNN segment, notice Scott was ill-prepared to be on camera from the first three seconds into the segment. He worked to absorb notes obviously handed to him by Trump's handlers. Scott seemed to grow frustrated with an inability to follow the script and resorted to what appeared as embarrassing and somewhat shameful. 

A former Bernie Sanders campaign head shared the segment with Scott. During the segment the progressive talking head mentioned Trump's (without question) following and support from American racists, white nationalists, and various other social scumbags. Scott was obviously ill-prepared for the full- frontal attack. 

Scott responded:
“The thing that kills is this,” Scott began. “Black people believe satire, black people believe parody. I mean I had a guy that I considered to be a very intelligent person, send me a headline from a satire website that said that Donald Trump plans on deporting all African-Americans back to Africa — and be believed it!
Satire? Is it possible the good reverend doesn't take a few minutes to read about the environment in which his friend Trump is leveraging for political gain? David Duke and other white supremacists are not writing satire. 
CNN's Brooke Baldwin intervened after the satire comments to facilitate the discussion. Baldwin's intervention was very weak, but nonetheless an effort to brig her segment back to the question posed by her progressive guest.
“Well, one thing that I know Trump tries not to be is reactive,” Scott replied as guest Sanders tilted her head and smiled. “And so he’s not reactive in his responses.”
“You know, Trump’s appeal or his engagement with the community is on a larger scale than the average politician,” he continued. “Trump can’t walk down the street shaking hands and kissing babies. It would be a madhouse.”
Scott also challenged comments about Trump's refusal to speak at the annual NAACP convention. His answered as badly as a preacher who lost his Bible, lost his voice, and was barred from the pulpit (wit no opportunity to share last Sunday's tithes).

If you can get past Scott's obvious need to avoid the camera, watch closely as he displayed a demeanor that is the antithesis of any preacher I have seen in a news segment interview.  Watch closely.

One reminder, Trump would have his surrogate cadre readily to serve in the White House.

The surrogate who Isn't


Monday, March 28, 2016

TrumpUGs Meet CNN

Donald Trumps campaign surrogates, campaign staff and various and asunder pundits (probably paid off the record...(eg., Roger Stone like characters) are noted for their edginess and questionable civility in on-camera interviews. One such talking head actually wore a  bullet shell necklace during a CNN segment with abortion as a central discussion point.

We recently experienced a CNN segment in which the show host, Don Lemon, cut the mic on another Trump talking-head as she attempted to strategically avoid a question.

Where doesTrump find such people and on what basis are they hired and allowed to represent him on international television shows? 

Yet a Trump campaign official has a history of showing the most 'edge' during television interviews: Stephen Miller.  The following words oozed from Miller's mouth on an Easter Sunday segment.
“You want to talk about women’s issues? Here’s something we should be talking about,” said Stephen Miller. “It is a fact: As a result of uncontrolled migration into this country – you can look this up, it’s a statistic from Equality Now – half a million U.S. girls in this country are at risk of female genital mutilation.”
After the segment embed, we will share the basis of Miller's lie.

If you find Miller's performance on yesterday anything shy of disgusting, check out the source information from which Miller drew his lie.

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report (January 2016), half a million women and girls in the U.S. are at risk because they were born in countries in which female mutilation cultural tradition or the immigrant has parents who were born in those countries.

We offer an excerpt from a piece posted by the Population Bureau Reference.
The Risk of FGM/C in the United States 
In 2013, there were up to 507,000 U.S. women and girls who had undergone FGM/C or were at risk of the procedure, according to PRB's data analysis. This figure is more than twice the number of women and girls estimated to be at risk in 2000 (228,000).4 The rapid increase in women and girls at risk reflects an increase in immigration to the United States, rather than an increase in the share of women and girls at risk of being cut. The estimated U.S. population at risk of FGM/C is calculated by applying country- and age-specific FGM/C prevalence rates to the number of U.S. women and girls with ties to those countries. A detailed description of PRB's methods to estimate women and girls at risk of FGM/C is available.

Just three sending countries—Egypt, Ethiopia, and Somalia—accounted for 55 percent of all U.S. women and girls at risk in 2013 (see Table 1)
It goes without saying, Miller's campaign punditry was not based on a detailed read of the CDC report. I suspect he probably garnered his Easter ammo from a Washington Examiner publication detailed Easter Sunday morning.  The problem with such lies, conservatives do not dig for information. Miller knows, as does he boss know, what they say is considered gospel by those who support them. They also know Americans tend to fold-up their intellect when peppered with the propaganda of fear.

Miller typically Trumperized punditry didn't stop at female mutilation.  How about his take on the Cruz Trump national campaign of wife background and associated slander?

Mediaite excerpt
A CNN panel this morning went pretty off-the-rails after a senior advisor toDonald Trump dismissed “feigned” outrage over Trump retweeting a nasty attack on Heidi Cruz‘s looks.

Stephen Miller voiced objections to the media getting so worked up about this instead of immigration, but Jake Tapper pointed out, “Mr. Trump is the one who has set this table.”
Miller complained about how D.C. “works itself up into a feigned indignation” over this, but Tapper jumped in to say he doesn’t think “anybody’s feigning anything.”
Former GOP official Doug Heye pounced and expressed some disgust with Miller’s recent CNN interview where––as Heye put it––Miller wanted to “agree to disagree on sexism.” Miller blew up and started shouting, “That is absolutely inappropriate!… You misquoted me, that’s a lie!”  

It is important for all to remember, What you see on the campaign trail has the potential of work in the White Hosue. Do you really want people as delineated in this post working near the OvalOffice?


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Trump Talking Head Cut-off On CNN; Offered A Platform on MSNBC

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We often write about the diminution of US new media.  Early today, the perfect example of our point broadcast on MSNBC. Weekend host Alex Witt interview noted Trump talking head shill Omarosa in the common TV news split screen remotely panelist format.    

The nascent minister, post The Apprentice reality TV show actor, is a known "Trump can do as he pleases" stooge.  It appeared last night as CNN producers via Lemon was set to pull the plug on Trumps number two (black) talking head. Within mere seconds of the start of the interview, Lemon was issuing on-camera non-verbals to his broadcast booth to cut Omarosa's mic. 


The interchange was yet another indictment of 234/7 cable news ratings based programming. As talking head surrogates go (DEM or Republicans) They have one message and they go about delivering that message in the very same manner no matter the network, the question or the network host. Omarosa's message was coming out as the canned Trump approve message which of his more visible talking heads deliver.

While I have through the years also reaped considerable criticism on the ratings seeking Don Lemon, I was forced to tip my hat regarding the segment.

Now, for the point of this piece. I have posted a segment from MSNBC's Weekends With Alex Witt. Witt interviews the talking head Omarosa.

Now, a Donald Trump supporter, one Omarosa Manigault, has added her name to the growing list of devotees inspired by Ms. Carey. Today on MSNBC, the following exchange took place:
ALEX WITT: I’m curious about your reaction to your candidate’s attacks on Heidi Cruz. Is he going too far?  
MANIGAULT: Well, I don’t remember Donald Trump at all attacking Heidi Cruz… I do recognize this week there was a back-and-forth where Donald Trump was forced to, of course, defend his wife against some really ugly ads that were created by a superPAC that supports and endorses Ted Cruz.
Yes. Just as Carey absolutely, unquestionably knew who Lopez was, Manigault absolutely, unquestionably knows about Trump attacking Heidi Cruz. Her avoidance of the topic got her a little bit further with Witt than it did with Don Lemon last night on CNN. When she tried to dodge the big Heidi question then, Lemon just stopped the interview.
MSNBC Offers Trump Talking Head A Platform

Witt allowed Manigault to go on to share her position that Trump was merely defending wife Melania Trump from a mean-spirited ad. She suggested that any man who wouldn’t do whatever necessary to defend his wife would also not do whatever necessary to defend his country as its president.
MSNBC management really should offer less obvious viewerratings cheese. Most Americans realize that Donald Trump is a celebrity phony who commands attention primarily due to his money.  The former somewhat credible news source has joined CNN in broadcasting segments that facilitate ratings at the expense of segments which pretend to be news.  Witt's interview with the Trump talking head was an unquestionable infomercial. It was either intended to appeal to MSNBC's growing conservative audience, or the segment was offered without any challenge due to Witt's inability to pose probing questions. Questions which are absolutely critical when Trump has paid shills (eg., Omarosa, Katrina Pierson, Jeffrey Lord) delivering pre-agreed upon messages in response to his guttural acts, comments and overall behavior. 

Media has given Trump a pass via allowing telephone interviews since he first announced his in June of 2015. CNN has become a veritable Trump broadcast network as it doesn't seem to be able to broadcast thirty minutes of airtime without a Trump segment.  It is sad to see any host on MSNBC (beyond the expected schmoozing from Joe Scarborough), offer a platform to a presidential candidate who shouldn't be allowed near the US Presidency. Even a host who seems more a new reader than an electronic journalist should have been allowed or advised to push-back just a bit on Omarosa's diatribe.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Trump Surrogate Goes "Boobs!"

The following 1:50-minute video exemplifies the embodiment of Donald Trump and his sleazy presidential campaign.  

During a discussion hosted by Fox Business News Maria Bartiromo, Trump surrogate mouthpiece Omarosa let loose language that is so unbecoming that of a "Pastor." You may recall a few months back Trump met with a group of so-called "Black Pastors." You will notice in the image below the very visible, former Apprentice contestant Omarosa.

The object of this piece (Omarosa) stood very visibly among the group of Trump stooges. After the camera opportunity discussion of the surrogates status as a minister ensued, with fact checks indicating is an ordained a minister.  Interesting!

Identity established among the group of "pastors", let's explore the inner core of the Trump surrogate.

During a recent appearance on FBN, a discussion of Trump vs other candidates ended as follows.


Omarosa Manigault and Tamara Holder appear on Fox Business (screen grab)
A conversation about Donald Trump on Mornings with Maria Monday nearly went off the rails as Trump supporter and reality TV star Omarosa Manigault offered a retort to Fox contributor Tamara Holder by invoking her “big boobs.”
The panel discussion, led by host Maria Bartiromo, turned on Trump’s criticism of George W. Bush‘s handling of the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq War. It all began when one panelist accused Trump of mentioning 9/11 a lot with the aim of politicizing it. Rather than give due consideration to this absolutely unheard-of tactic, the former Apprentice star brought a heavy dose of reality TV drama to the proceedings.
Check out the video below, courtesy of Fox Business, beginning at about 0:50. (The full five minute plus segment)

Baritromo: Let’s face it Ah-marosa, nobody thinks that George W. Bush is at fault —

Manigault: My name is Oh-marosa. Oh-marosa. 
Baritromo: Oh-marosa. 
Manigault: Yes, so let’s talk about Iraq and let’s talk about Donald Trump’s position. When Ta-mah-ra says that Donald Trump’s- 
Holder: Tah-mara. It’s Tah-mara. 
Manigault: It’s the same difference. You want to come on with big boobs, then you deal with the pronunciation of your name. Look. Donald Trump stands firm on what his position is about us going into Iraq — 
Baritromo: Wait a second! Why are you bringing up Tamara’s boobs? I don’t understand why you brought up Tamara’s boobs. 
Manigault: She’s talking about, “You were a Democrat, and you supported Hillary Clinton.” You wanna get personal, we can get personal. 
Holder: Wait, how does who you support have to do with the size of my boobs, considering that this is how I was born? I’m sorry I was born with big — 
Manigault: I’m sorry, I should have called you a “boob.” I should have called you a “boob.” But let’s focus back on Donald Trump.
End Mediaite.


As you noticed after being outed for her far less than decent affront to the other guest, the Trump mouthpiece feigned a misstatement.  Typical of a surrogate who's boss does same on a daily basis.