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Showing posts with label Richard Engel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Richard Engel. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: "...Thousands Of Greeters"

Do you recall this from 2017? Trump Inauguration Crowd Vs Obama's Image result for Trump Lies About Crowd Size, London Edition

 Of course, you recall this...

Trump's second day in Britain along with his grown siblings and wife found the strange eating president deflecting about protests.  As is often the case with Trump his deflection included an over the top manipulative stretch about not seeing any protesters. Trump's remarks also included a claim of not seeing protesters he stated knowledge of supportive revelers. 

Yesterday, we published a piece about Day 2; linked here.

How about a take on Trump's carnival barking from a very credible international reporter?

Well... StumbleUpon

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?



Monday, April 30, 2018

The Lawyer Who Would Be Informant (Russia/USA Elections)

Over the weekend Trump ran from Washington DC and the White House Correspondents' Dinner.  The nation's 45th President ran-off to Michigan for the friendly confines of a sycophant fest. Trump peppered his audience with over-the-top oratory laced with inane and, frankly, insane lies.  One lie related to the recent admissions from the "lawyer; who met with Trump Jr. during the 2016 Presdietnal election campaign. 

As you watched Trump's oral insanity to you wonder if people in the audience actually believe the words he spoke? 

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The video posted below is an NBC's report regarding recent revelations a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian "lawyer" may have been a case of what I will call "collusion." Richard Engel's detailed accounting and reporting regarding the "Russian lawyer" who met with Trump Jr, Manafort, Kushner and we can only imagine who else in Trump Tower as the nation approached the 2016 General Elections, is a great piece of journalism. Especially when we consider previously archived evidence of an underlying impetus for the meeting: "dirt on Hillary Clinton"

The false reason was given for the meeting once the meeting became public: to discuss American and Russian child adoptions after the election. Recall Russian child adoptions were stopped by Putin as President Obama placed post-Crimea invasion/annexation sanctions against Putin's Russia. 
“I am a lawyer, and I am an informant,” she said. “Since 2013, I have been actively communicating with the office of the Russian prosecutor general.” Natalia V. Veselnitskaya.

A couple of things stand out about the comments. First, the "lawyer" Is Russian and maintains a residence in Russia. There is simply no way she would reverse previous comments about the only attending the Trump Jr. meeting regarding Russian child adoptions without approval from Putin. What is Putin's motive in facilitating the titillating remarks from the "informant"?  Another factor regarding the lawyers "Informant" admission; Why as Special Counsel Mueller moves closer and closer to Trump and his inner core advisers and possible Russian collusion in the 2016 elections?


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Trump "No Muslims To Enter The US"

Your GOP!

Tonight's Rachel Maddow Show included two segments that any rational American should view, listen to contemplate. Maddow refers to the number one Amercian demagogue (who happens to claim the GOP) as Mr. Trump.  Her guest in the second segment also refers to Trump as "Mr. Trump."  I await that day when media ceases to provide reverence for a person who is as dangerous to the United States as Adolf Hitler was for the world in the mid-1930s through his suicide in 1945.  The parallels are overwhelming to the point of viewing history with the prospect of reliving it.  

Media deifies and people pay attention.  I have yet to hear any media refer to Jeb Bush as "Mr. Bush".  How about Mrs. Clinton or Mr. Sanders?   Celebrity and acquired wealth shouldn't as a matter fo practice lead to auto-respect when the person via his acts incessantly lowers himself to the level of a bigot (to put it mildly). 

While almost all GOP Primary candidates have joined in the anti-Islam mania growing int he Right, Trump has evolved from a bigoted birther to a seething white nationalist.  It should be noted white nationalism is one step away from national killing racism.  "Isms" come in bundles, Trump offers bundled bigotry for all.

I digress. 

Let's check-in on Mediaite's piece on the Maddow segment followed by the MSNBC segment with Richard Engel.

Donald Trump‘s proposal to ban all foreign Muslims from entering the U.S. is so outlandish and so insane, Rachel Maddow is now seriously wondering if Trump is deliberately trying to kill his own campaign.

Maddow seriously threw out the theory tonight that Trump is so “spooked” by his own success, he is saying ever-more-provocative things to “blow up his presidential campaign.”

“Is he trying,” she asked, “to get himself effectively kicked out of the Republican party so there’s no longer a threat he might actually get nominated as that party’s nominee for president or, God forbid, that he might win the office?”

Does Trump want out of the GOP?

But not only is this a potential black mark on the GOP and Trump himself, Maddow found it more than a little troubling how Trump’s “radical to the point of obscenity” proposal might impact the country as a whole.

Watch above, via MSNBC.
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Let's finish the Maddow segment with an MSNBC international journalist (Investigator) who has, in my opinion, complete credibility: Richard Engel.

Rachel Maddow and Richard Engel

American conservatism has gone insane!