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Showing posts with label Washington Post. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Washington Post. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: "Does he look like a "WASP"?

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A small (in spirit) Trump advisory facilitates Trump's creeping racism: Steve Cortes.  

Does he look like a "WASP"?  What does a WASP look like?

It seems Trump and his audience are ever cognizant of the looks of a "WASP".

During last nights Trump ooziest in New Mexico, the nation's president 'went' race with a chief adviser and CNN contributor flag-waver: Steve Cortes.


Hispanic Advisory Council member and prominent Latino pro-Trump commentator Steve Cortes "looks more like a WASP than I do."

He happens to be Hispanic, but I've never quite figured it out because he looks more like a WASP than I do," Trump said.

Talk about pure and utter racism imbued and shrouded and a conferred privilege umbrella of Trump "whitism."

In 2016, Trump offered up another "so-called" minority as a prop for his vastly white audience.

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Gregory Cheadle, Trump Prop


“Oh, look at my African American over here!” Trump exclaimed, pointing at Cheadle. “Look at him! Are you the greatest?”

"Look at him"..... How was that very different than directing a circus audience to Ring Two of the three-ring circus for a look at the visual anomaly. Or, how about directing ticket buyers to that carnival tent with the "wayward black guy?"

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PT Barnum, a tent show

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Carnival "freak" show.

"Come right in and see the tent freaks." "Look at them".

We have long posited, everything Trump touches wilts into a heap of smut (Others call it death).

Cheadle today via the Washington Post, linked.  Basically, Trump's African-American has left his beloved GOP to take a run at political office in California.  Question.

"Why in the hell would Cheadle have been a deep-rooted member of the GOP?"  Didn't he notice over his time in the party, his presence was comparable to an orchid in Death Valley Nevada? 

Trump and his supporters seem to fail to understand their utter and pervasive whiteness is manifest in privilege via exhibitions of pointing-out minorities as potential and social trophies.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Trump: Lie Tracking (Wash Po and Politifact)

You know this guy. 

 We have a reality TV reincarnation of Pinocchio in the White House and he is in the news every day. The 45th is the consummate or penultimate circa 2017-18 Pinocchio.

The PolitiFact scorecard (Trump File Link)

According to analysis via Politifact of 525 plus statements, the Tampa Bay Times fact checker found only 16% to have various degrees of Truth. Only 5% were assessed totally True.

A problem by any measure and a sure sign of a mind which is not of a stable foundation.  While we are not individuals with advances studies in the human mind, it is nonetheless easy to assess a pathology in Trump which fits the profile of a pathological liar. 

The Tampa Bay Times only assessed just over 500 statements. The Washington Post has continued a running assessment of Trump lies since he stepped into the Oval Office. We have linked the Post piece here.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

RNC Spoox And Unyielding Support For Trump

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Republican National Committee spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany: (Trump ) “.....stands with women, unmistakably.”

Do you recall the face from CNN broadcasts as Trump campaigned and won the US Presidency in 2016? Yes, McEnany may have actually influenced the minds of a few American voters (nutcases) as Trump play his carnival act like a true professional. America bit from the poison apple and we now are living a reality TV show horror. 

If stability is a sign of leadership competency and managerial acumen, what follows shows the extent of the poison apple

MSNBC and the Washington Post.

We also found other media or press which are reporting on the many Trump Administration departures. The Washington Post, linked

Forsake of expediency we will leave our criticism of Trump and his ill-fated administration with the video and the WAPO link.  Issues related to Russia, apparently misogyny, and the overall Trump Swamp would take for more time and effort than you nor I need to expand in this post. 

Let's have the video look and listen to a former Trump presstitute who now works for the RNC.  The interview didn't go well.

MSNBC's Alex Witt asked about current issues with the former White House Secretary and credible reports of his wife and girlfriend abuse.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fake News, RNC Leak, Donald Trump Talking Points

Fake News is at an all time high. Where is their apology to me for all of the incorrect stories???

Last night the Washington Post beat the New York Times and the lagging Wall Street Journal in reporting Robert Mueller's investigation into matters related to Russian hacking of the 2016 General Elections has moved to an investigation of Donald Trump possibly obstructing justice.

"Fake News?"
According to multiple reports during last night's MSNBC evening new shows we observed multiple accounts of the trump team taking a hands-off position with no denials of Mueller's expanding investigations. Here is a report from Brain Williams's 11th Hour.

How will Trump and company respond to the investigation? Philip Rucker followed his appearance on late night news TV with a tweet of photoed RNC talking points. As you read through the talking points, recognize the documents were not leaked from the FBI (a frequent target ofTrump'ss media operatives), the documents came straight from the RNC.

What follows is a leak!

Isn't it amazing how GOP operatives equip their talking heads with points which from the very top is utterly ridiculous; seemingly a lie. Read the first Top Takeaway. For point of clarification, there are certainly legal minds about who do not feel Trump attempt to obstruct the investigation into Mike Flynn.  One such mind is that of Allen Dershowitz.  Well, let's blow past that person and move on to more credible experts.

Ohio State University legal scholar, Joshua Dressler commented to Ezra Klein's VOX about the nature and interpretation of obstruction:   
“It requires proof that the person corruptly or by threat influences, impedes, or endeavors to influence or impede the due administration of justice,” Dressler says. “It doesn't require proof that justice was obstructed — only that the person endeavored to influence or impede justice.”
Yes, It seems the first Top Takeaway can't be written-off as a total lie, it certainly leads to questions of favorable comment maybe with a purpose.

Did you notice the overuse of the word "leaks." Trump's handlers should question the extent of leaks which do not seem to emanate from the FBI (a likely lie). We posted above-leaked documents from the RNC we suspect there are Republican in the White House who are also revealing/sharing/leaking and doing so based on love of country.   

No fake news is not at an all-time high. Presidential corruption and obstruction are surpassing Richard Nixon's years and within a span of fewer than 170 days in office.


Friday, May 19, 2017

"Unfit Trump" And His Russian Trail

Do you recall this?

As we watch Trump and company ;sink under the weight of their own malfeasance, the Washington Post published a piece worthy of an archive and future references. What the Post has given us is boilerplate to monitor and avoid Trump international cronyism after Trump leaves the Oval Office.

Photo published for Trump campaign’s Russia ties: Who’s involved

Here’s what we know so far about Team Trump’s ties to Russian interests


Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Trump "When You..." ; O'Reilly Sponsors Flee

When you are in a special place to enact a pair Executive Orders with a Trump slant on trade abuses and a reporter's questions distract. 

When you assign family members to key governmental posts, your chief presstitute should better handle reporter's questions.
The presstitute and the indefensible. What a way to earn a living. 

When you draw attention of the 

Comedy Central's The Daily Show adds to the stress. Nepotism is ugly and rarely yields positive results.

When you made the mistake of deciding to run for the US Presidency, when you pissed off the INTEL community and when you attacked credible media (and press), your closet opens very wide.

Once the closet opens, it reflects on "when you" used words as weapons. Words fed to sycophant minions who didn't (and to this day) don't seem to are about possible Russian interference in a US General Election.

Under investigation regarding "email" or under investigation for possible security breaches and election collusion.  

A marked difference, I suggest.

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Do you recall seeing the look back from the common street criminal once convicted and relegated to movement from the courtroom to his jail cell?

A marked difference a campaign makes!

When an expert speaks the truth digs deep. 

Senate Congressional Committee (former FBI Agent Clint Watts speaks)

The Washington Post recently ran a piece about the broad band (not related to cyber space) of Russia and Trump fissures.

 When you don't vote.....

A reminder that history tends to repeat itself, and we failed to provide an intervention. 

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Now how did this get into the post?

UPDATE: More sponsors Bail on O'Reilly.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Essence On Rightwing Media

What Follows Is The Essence Of Rightwing Media.

The vast majority of you are far too young to recall the glory days of the Watergate Hotel break-in, Richard Nixon's desire to fix an election and the ill-fate crew of political operative henchmen (who allowed themselves to be tripped up by an hourly paid security guard). The journalistic achievement of Washington Post reporters, Woodward and Bernstein shaped US History and set a bar for journalism that hasn't been reached since the early 1970s.  A bar that is a "bridge to far" as modern news related coverage cannot pass for journalism even in it most basic sense. Even the remaining print media falls well shy of a time when the art of developing a story actually yielded reports that garner the attention of millions. And television media is a farcical domain of highly paid on-camera personalities spewing scripted commentary ordered from the highest levels of network executives. Executives who are driven by ratings influenced revenues without serious regard for Ben Bradley like commitment to news.

It is tragic, but the only television network that operates with a driven commitment to an ideology shrouded in a cloak the networks calls news coverage is Fox News. The network accomplishes its primary goal of garnering revenue to maintain itself as a an ongoing business concern and it provides effective right wing dogma to hordes of ravishing viewers who absorb every word, lie and molecule of propaganda.


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Note: The following video embed has advertisements and an auto play to the next segment.  Stopping the auto play after the desired segment is the only way to proceed. 

Vengeful Obama confidante Valeria Jarrett went through back channels to leak Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to the press, an explosive new report reveals.

The New York Post‘s Edward Klein reports that a source familiar with Bill Clinton said that the former president told him: “The Obamas are out to get us any way they can.”
Jarrett blamed the Democratic party’s 2014 midterm losses on the Clintons’ insinuations that Obama’s unpopular policies, including executive amnesty for foreigners gobbling up American jobs, made the president an “albatross” around the reigning party’s neck.
Jarrett, Obama, and Obama’s wife greeted Hillary as a triumvirate of black liberals at the White House after Democrats got thrashed at the voting booth. Under the watchful eyes of his wife and closest senior advisor, Obama told Hillary, the former first lady of Arkansas, in no uncertain terms he would remain “neutral” in the 2016 election — signaling he would not
, in fact, support the Clinton candidacy that the media call “inevitable.”
Ambitious Democrats are scheming to kneecap a Hillary candidacy before she declares she’s running.
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‘Utter Baloney’: WH Shoots Down Valerie Jarrett Hillary Email Leak Story

“Obama adviser behind leak of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal,” blasted an “exclusive” New York Post headline from Edward Klein this weekend. According to the author’s unnamed sources, it was President Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett who leaked the story about Hillary Clinton’private email address to The New York Times.
“Obama and Valerie Jarrett will go to any lengths to prevent Hillary from becoming president,” one source allegedly told Klein. “They believe that Hillary, like her husband, is left of center, not a true-blue liberal.”
But when Fox News’ James Rosen asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest to comment on the story at Monday’s briefing, he answered with just two words: “Utter baloney.”
Klein is the author of both Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas, a book that pushes the narrative of war between the two camps and The Truth About Hillary, which alleges that Chelsea Clinton was conceived through rape, a claim the author later walked back.
Watch below, via The White House:
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Despite my utter contempt for Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the Morning Joe co-host (MIka) asked Jarrett about the accusation from the Right. Case closed!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Palin "Challenges" The Washington Post! A Frankenstein MonsterTaking The GOP To The WindMill

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On July 27th Sarah Palin placed this post on her Facebook page.  

Can you think of any reason Palin would reach out and challenge the Washington Post? If you visited the link above, you found out why within the first three sentences of the Facebook post. Palin has adopted "Impeach Obama" as her ticket to increase revenue and a draw viewers for her new cable network.  

Farther into the inane drivel post, Palin proves the full measure of her lack of intellect and a complete absence of judgment.  Take a quick read.

The list of Obama abuses and impeachable offenses is long. I challenge you to lift a finger and help protect democracy, allow justice for all, and ensure domestic tranquility by doing your job reporting current corrupt events fairly. If not, you prove yourselves incompetent and in bed with Obama, not caring one iota about media integrity.
"The list of Obama abuses and impeachable offense is long." 

Palin or someone in her camp wrote. Yet, the opportunist carnival barker fails to name even one "impeachable" offense.  I trust her handlers have informed her the words "High crimes and Misdemeanors" are integral to the congressional action. Actual verbiage from the US Constitution reads as such:
The Constitution, Article II, Section 4: 
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
In any case, the 50 Impeachment votes enacted since ratification of the US Constitution, were performed within the clearly stated script of the Constitution. 

The GOP has flirted with the "I" Word as script for town hall meetings.  But, the talk died-down once the vacationing members of the House returned to DC.

The 2013 House Summer Recess was obviously accompanied with "impeachment" playbook mantra for excitement of those town hall constituents. The chatter stuck with a few members of the House who continue to clamor about "impeachment."  But they are few, yet we must while recognize the House if full of obedient GOP representatives who will vote (lockstep) to cut the branch on which they sit. 

Impeachment dogma reminds of GOP mantra about shutting down the US government from 2009 until they accomplished the $29 billion dollar feat last year. The shutdown was horrid waste of resources, opportunity to address real national issues and  slam against legislative public perception that will accompany an impeachment procedure. Some Palin(esque) members of the House would like nothing better than an impeachment process while they completely shirk any responsibility regarding legislation for the good of the nation. But, know that those members of Congress will avoid stepping into the arena with the Washington Post.  

If you skipped reading the full scope of Palin's Facebook post, it is worth the time and you will not be burden with typical Palin vernacular. Hence, the words seem to come from a ghost writer. 

Palin wrote:

"I challenge you"

If not, you prove yourselves incompetent and in bed with Obama, not caring one iota about media integrity.

Have you ever heard of the psychological states of "delusions of grandeur" or "deluded""delusional?" 

Flawed GOP strategy and extremely poor judgment from GOP power-brokers handed John McCain the Palin Frankenstein Monster and she will not go away. Of course not, she has been given the gift of extreme wealth for simply spewing drivel without any accompanying investment to improve her intellectual capacities. She stated: "I challenge you!";  " bed with Obama!" Can you imagine the scope and weight of a Palin challenge.

Like the fabled Frankenstein Monster's trodding through the countryside and local village, Palin is meandering around destroying the periphery of the GOP and showing a sad  conservative underbelly with personal gain ans impetus.

The Post responded, as anyone with a modicum on intelligence should expect. The Post hit where it had to hurt most, but pulled up shy of a complete nuclear response. Palin's brainless effort to increase her net worth via "challenging" the storied publication was destroyed via her own social networking incompetence. She also fell victim to typical conservative shortsightedness. The attack against the Washington Post on Palin's Facebook page sits mere inches above a post of praise the media giant.  "DUH."

A little contemplation of covering one's backside can ward off plunging a Bonsai Samurai Sword up one's own rear end. And, yes running-up against the Washington Post is comparable to a futile Bosai charge while facing (Palin will  love this) 50 caliber machine gun placements. 

Samuel Warde's Liberals Unite captured the kerfuffle as well as any social media. 

We offer a sample excerpt.
On Monday, Washington Post published a rebuttal to Palin’s post beginning with a video clip of Palin’s now infamous interview with Katie Couric, during which Palin unable to name a single national publication that she read. Couric went on to win a Cronkite Award with the judges calling Couric’s interview with Palin a “defining moment in the 2008 presidential campaign.” A film clip was later leaked showing Couric mocking Palin. 

Below is the clip of Palin fumbling the question about what publications she reads, followed by the Washington Post rebuttal.

Read more via Liberals Unite

As we learned about the GOP's surprise from the North in 2008, we grew (like Katie Couric) to realize she was lacking in something. Early on, it was impossible to discern and define "something", it became obvious shortly thereafter. Palin has a lesser degree of intellect coupled with poor judgment and communication skills more common what has come to be known as the"bimbo." The reference to the gender based "bimbo" shouldn't offend as Palin is a woman. We could have used reference to Pvt. Gomer Pyle, or even better Barney Fife of Andy of Mayberry. 

As Couric spent a few days with the Palin caravan just after her selection to run with McCain, I strongly suspect the astute Couric listened to Palin's communication and realized: "This woman could not be well-read. Who speaks like this?" Thus questions about her reading preferences. Turns out, Palin's answer was an indication of "No reading." A fact that became clear to the rest of the nation once she started to speak before the cameras. It was so bad, the McCain camp withdrew Palin from media questioning, unless McCain was sitting or sitting within feet of the VP candidate.

Palin should consider herself better off the Washington Post exercise the "nuclear option." The publication did not roll-out other evidence of personal issues that center around Paul Revere, role of the vp In the US Senate and "Putin flying over Alaska." 

Let's see how this kerfuffle unfolds.  I will place my money on the Washington Post. But, Palin wins in either case, as people who fall for her false mantra and tune-in to her network have ignored issues of credibility.  We see a win for Palin, but possibly not a win for the GOP. She could be continuing to do for the GOP as the Frankenstein Monster did for his creator.

Whatever the case, Palin will probably think about more before running-up (pit-bull with lipstick) against the Washington Post.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

CNN's Pulsatile Coverage Of MH370, Breaking News, And Possbile Long-term Impact: $'s Vs Real News

On March 16th, 2014, CNN News Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter, aired a 1:33 minutes segment that appeared as a retort against some who had grown weary of CNNs 24/7 coverage of the missing Malaysian Airlines 777 liner. Stetler as is the model of Reliable Sources, provides a unique straight-faced comments about CNN's almost pulsatile and unending coverage. The host's spoke briefly as if justifying the network's way over the top coverage. Stelter at the 45 to 48 second mark of the segment makes a statement his network managers (his bosses) should consider.  He stated "sometimes networks overact" (paraphrased).  

Stelter went on to indicate his wife exhorted networks to return to the airline story.  UUUUM....has the nation gone so far towards seeking self-gratification from reality-like TV, network managers cannot see the over-the-top waste of continuing to report a story as "Breaking News," when the story long ago fell off the moniker of "breaking."

The following Sunday, March 23rd,  Stelter and Erik Wimple, Washington Post, took up the cause celeb via attacking Fox News criticism of MH370 over coverage. The coverage of that particular Sunday included video of an airline simulator trainer who has since been fired from his Canadian employer. Apparently, the Canadian employer didn't care for the trainer's manner of dress ("as a teenager") and he is alleged to have reported for work at his 'real job' far too late and too often.,......

Fagrz9fjrqapqdhgeoqnWouldn't you know, a week later (March 30th) CNN's Stelter and his management must have felt criticism too much to accept. Stelter actually illustrated and explained why CNN continued, and to this day continues, to focus way too much airtime on a tragedy that has no "Breaking News" end in the near term. Despite all the words from Stelter, he could have simply stated, "We are sticking with the story because people are enthralled and excited by tragedy."

As Stelter work to rationalize and justify the pulsatile coverage, network management and show producers must have felt a bit of an example would be good for Reliable Sources viewers: Talking Points Memo reported. Now, that was so very staged it was unimaginable.  While Stelter was for the third straight week justifying CNN's over-the-top coverage, network producer injected Airline crash speculation via what turned-out to be fishing net trash

Yes, the story garners ratings and ratings garner revenue.  Of course, media is a business and there is none more competitive than television media and the competition between established leader Fox News and the battling two at CNN and MSNBC.   

Stelter's ratings make good business sense. But, no matter his words, no matter CNN's position on the reality show, the network is stumbling through media mediocrity and shamefully feeding repeat explanations, zany speculation (meant to entice and excite) and hundreds of repeat explanations of Blue-Fins technology and Beep locating equipment.

The coverage goes on and one with brief breaks for coverage of other " human tragedies". Did CNN give even moderate time to the recent white supremacist shootings at the Kansas City Jewish Community Center?

Poynter Dot Org published a piece on March 30th, after the early morning Reliable Sources broadcast. The Poynter piece is a good one, as it provides perspective on Stelter and his management's decision to rationalize over-the-top pulsatile coverage via showing a set of ratings. Poynter's Sandra Oshiro summed-up her piece as follows....

Fallows said in a way, the story of the flight is like war coverage and grips part of the public. “It’s of undeniable human interest — human and intellectual and geostrategic [interest.]” But he added he would encourage CNN to bring on more of the experts who can dismiss “the nutty things” that are part of the speculation around the flight’s disappearance and discuss instead the range of real possibilities. 
The high ratings for the flight coverage suggest a widening gulf between media critics and news consumers, Beaujon said. Average weekly ratings for flight coverage are on par and may have exceeded that for the 2012 presidential elections, he said, and points to the large audience that wants coverage of Flight MH370.

"A widening gulf between media critics and new consumers..." Basically, I read it, we have been transformed into short-term gratification beings who love to chuckle, love to see hardship (while relishing in not being hurt by it), and people who are serious reality show nosy. 

So, CNN marches on, real news takes a back seat to "reality show-like sensationalism" and meandering reporting on an international tragedy. Could the ratings garnering niche for CNN represent the basis for our very less informed? The answer is rhetorical as pulsatile coverage of the MH370 tragedy, while of some importance, robs serious news viewers of opportunity to feed their brains with information that could lead to more educated consumer of news.

As MH370 has moved to constant explanations of BlueFin technology, fading Black-box pings, the Indian Ocean sea bed and speculation comparable to Geraldo Rivera's famous Al Capone Safe fiasco. CNN's latest journey into a land of OZ, is linking the Titanic, in the most ridiculous of ways, the tired CNN "Breaking News" moniker and post commercial break programming. 

This Isn't Breaking News, CNN

Posted: Updated: 

CNN is drawing some collective eye-rolling on the Internet over its use of "breaking news." 

The network's liberal use of the phrase is legendary. This graphic about the sinking of the Titanic, tweeted from the account of "The Newsroom's" fictional Will McAvoy Tuesday night, said it all:

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CNN has now moved from the fired simulator trainer to an underwater submarine! 

There is another sad reality of CNN's 'death-grip" (will not let go) coverage. I wonder how the CBO or Treasury would assess or "score" CNN contribution to national GDP? The network has even contemplated renting a 777 airliner for Martin Savages on-air meandering and live shots. Numerous talking heads are booked on the daily and without doubt all of the coverage impacts employment, contacts, vendor relationship, and guest agents exchanging of finds for services.

And yes, I am guilty of avoiding shows like MSNBC's The Cycle, via running off to CNN to occupy viewing time. Thus, my gullible side manifest as when I sit and watch "Finding Big-Foot." I know to the core of my brain and heart, there will never exist an on-camera shot of Big-Foot. I also know those claims of (forest) sounds that I never hear, scripted realty-TV.

My guilt of occasional viewing of "Finding Big-Foot" places me here.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. 
Albert Einstein
I ask where does the quote place leave CNN, if we consider reasons for the pulsatile coverage beyond a pure revenue grab?  

The network is providing ratings garnering reports to consumers, but I posit the network is also sensationalizing via its quest for revenue and market ratings.