Trump interviewing himself is the best thing I've seen all day pic.twitter.com/dznfXy5Gr2
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) August 5, 2020
— Alex Thompson (@AlxThomp) August 4, 2020
America’s worst week ever is at our doorstep but partisans can’t see the big picture. They’d rather snipe about the cockwomble POTUS and whatever today’s covfefe miscue might be.
Here’s the real story. A pandemic is about to kill more people than the U.S. has seen to date and it uniformly affects people of all races, creeds, religions, ethnicities, atheists, and political persuasions.
So much mainstream media and social media is focused on the faults of President Donald Trump that the overriding message of STAY HOME OR SPREAD DEATH is lost on petty partisan people. Give it a rest, nutballs. We are in a global struggle to SAVE THE WORLD, not worry about whether Trump misspelled something in a tweet.
Donald Trump loves throwing Twitter acid at media members who stupidly take the bait and fire back at him. The notion of objective media coverage of Trump is gone. At least 90% of media leans left and it shows in the Twitter feeds of activist “journalists” who used to hide their personal biases.
Trump is a juvenile delinquent who bullies, berates, mocks, and slimes his perceived opponents like many rude New Yorkers. The narcissism of extremely wealthy and powerful people like Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Jeff Bezos and their ilk fuels their need to demean others.
Media people make the mistake of taking it personally and get sucked into the void. Many “journalists” think a byline gives them an editorial license to frame facts. Nope. They should stick to the basic who-what-when-where-why of a given situation and offer abundant countering content to show balance.
When it comes to Trump, they can’t do it. The basic narrative, tenor, and context of most Trump stories is negative because it feeds the ego of the “reporter” without much balance.
President Trump first spoke publicly about the coronavirus on Jan. 22, saying “we have it totally under control.” In the next month before he first addressed the crisis from the White House on Feb. 26, key steps to help prepare the nation were not taken. https://t.co/BUcz5414ah
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 12, 2020
It’s April 12 but here is the important January news. Trump is a bad president. These six New York Times reporters are here to Monday morning quarterback the pandemic.
A search of New York Times archives shows no similar backtracking report of President Barack Obama’s response to the swine flu during his first term. More than ten thousand Americans died from that rare strain of flu.
It’s easy to check old tweets of so-called objective reporters to see their continuing criticism of Trump. Then check on their prior 8 years of praise and support for Barack Obama, and long ago derision of George W. Bush (twitter wasn’t around but Google can produce media content back to the invention of the printing press).
“We’re holding power to accountability,” they’ll say about their reporting. Obviously, a scan of their historical reporting shows they are selectively holding non-preferred power to accountability.
Comedian Jon Stewart nailed it a few years ago in this CNN interview. Sensitive media people can’t report objectively because they’ve got Trump’s hook caught in their mouths.
As much as these activist journalists delight each other by posting snark about Trump and his fans, the Trump faithful have not been turned away by media hysteria over “grab ’em by the (vagina),” months of investigations over unproven Russian collusion, the Mueller Report, the Brett Kavanaugh upheaval, emoluments for Trump family members, the Ukraine call, a toothless impeachment, and now a fumbling initial response to a global pandemic.
Trump’s likely opponent Joe Biden has been accused of sexual assault by a former staff member but it hasn’t gotten traction with a predominantly Democrat media. The claim is extremely worse than Trump’s joke of “grab ’em by the” crotch because the Biden incident involves a actual woman claiming that he penetrated her with his fingers.
Media? Meh. They’re all in for Joe! How many months of outrage coverage was aimed at Trump’s joke to Billy Bush? The accusation against Biden can’t generate 1/1,000th of attention for a real victim crying out for justice.
What happened to “WE BELIEVE WOMEN” and the #MeToo #TimesUp warriors?
The accused is a Democrat so he’s OK, they reason. His heart is in the right place. The accuser, just like scores of women who accused Bill Clinton, are all liars and opportunists trying to take down a good man, the self-proclaimed nonpartisan media will say.
These same people who look away at the accusation against Biden totally believed Christine Blasey Ford’s decades old accusation against conservative Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The real chant is WE BELIEVE WOMEN WHO ACCUSE CONSERVATIVES!
With minute-by-minute media derision of Trump for 5 straight years, the needle hasn’t moved. The haters hate and the Trumpkins stand by their man.
No one denies that Trump is a caustic jerk. For true journalists, that should not skew their reporting about this president or the state of America.
Media manipulation of narratives has completely destroyed the business. Many newspaper “journalists” have taken to begging their Twitter followers to subscribe for paid content as the current pandemic has dried up advertising dollars.
Pay for what? Everyone already knows the content in advance. “Orange Man Bad. Liberal Good.” Every single day.
A great many media managers are reporters who have climbed up the ladder over the years in spite of their pedestrian community college degrees. There are lots of dummies in the media business who simply parrot the views of academicians and cultural scholars, most of whom are liberals like Laurence Tribe.
What if we were to learn that Trump suppressed scary information re COVID-19 (and the needed federal response) in January to postpone the economic turndown until it could no longer endanger his Senate acquittal? Retweet if you wouldn’t be surprised by his making that tradeoff.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) April 5, 2020
Really? Now we’re going down a rathole where a global pandemic that started in Chinese wet markets is hidden by Trump? How would the pandemic convince a Republican majority to throw out a Republican president based on a phone call about military equipment?
How about doing some real journalism and investigate why a global pandemic that started in Wuhan China and crippled the economies of the U.S., Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, and the rest of the free world yet had little to no effect on nearby Beijing or Shanghai. Amazing!
Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats demonized Trump for stopping all inbound visitors from China until world scientists could ascertain the breadth and extent of the Wuhan flu. Her January 31st tweet had a global message but was timed to coincide with Trump’s travel ban for China.
The Trump Admin’s expansion of its un-American travel ban is a threat to our security, our values and the rule of law. Barring more than 350 million people from predominantly African countries from traveling to the US, this rule is discrimination disguised as policy.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 1, 2020
Poor timing for a broader message? Yeah, OK.
Laurence Tribe’s ludicrous tweet fuels the useful idiots of media to further its relentless negative messaging against Trump. Instead of advancing occasional legitimate complaints, the daily pounding of Orange Man becomes white noise.
Hard to sit through these Trump news conferences. Partially because Trump is Trump. And partially because all these questions reporters pat themselves on the back over are not about getting substance but about getting a sound bite to let talking heads pontificate over later.
— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) April 6, 2020
The best way to hurt Trump is to ignore him. Quote Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx in coronavirus stories. Talk with the Defense Secretary on military matters. Interview business leaders about restarting the economy.
An ignored Trump is a wounded Trump. But our journalists are too egotistical and/or lazy to use this strategy. I guarantee a more humbled Trump if he has to beg for the spotlight.
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Remember how all of these self-proclaimed open minded people lost their minds when Trump won the presidency? Riots, fire starting, looting, rock throwing, vulgar #Resist rallies sprang up in all the major cities.
What happened to the spirit of their COEXIST bumper stickers? Does COEXIST really mean that they only want to exist with others who think exactly as they do? That’s not coexistence, that’s group think.
Dirtbags resort to profanity when they can’t think of intelligent words to communicate thoughts. Other dirtbags encourage their behavior.
A few years ago brought a delicious pop tune by Adam Levine and Maroon 5 called “Payphone.” Smart, catchy, ear worm perfection.
Adam Levine and his wife have two small children. No one would ever think to walk up to the Levines and start using f-words and other unsavory language around their children because we can all agree that vulgarity is unsuitably impolite (if not abusive) for tender ears.
Adam Levine himself appeared for many years on NBC’s “The Voice” singing program and he never had trouble communicating with participants and viewers while using clean language. So why degrade your own hit song with an added dose of scum?
In dirtbag culture, speaking clearly and effectively does not generate credibility. To be WOKE, Levine enlisted the services of Wiz Khalifa to overlay extra profane lyrics to “Payphone” to give it a more menacing feel. Levine recorded a second set of vocals using profanity to appeal to dirtbag culture.
Notice how even the person who typed the vulgar lyrics felt the need to add asterisks to the foul words.
Why was any of this necessary? To swim with dirtbag culture. It must be profane, relentless, and force its unsavory narrative to soil common human dignity. Now Levine is cool to dirtbags. The clean “Payphone” was just “one more stupid love song.”
There’s the disconnect.
A majority of Americans demand a clean version of radio music, TV language, public speaking language, interpersonal conversation, and online text. The FCC enforces massive fines for using dirtbag profanity on the public airwaves.
Most people don’t use trash language at all. Dirtbags feel entitled to overrun the culture with their sewer mouthed disregard for everyone else’s comfort zone.
COEXIST? Yeah, no thanks. Just stay over there with your dirtbaggery. The rest of us are fine over here away from your bug-eyed, profanity laced rage.
Make no mistake, there are lots of conservatives who will use salty language. But sewer mouth gets almost zero pushback in the liberal community. A majority of people, lefties and righties, don’t care to have their ears blistered with the overly emotional rantings of people who didn’t get their way in 2016.
When Bernie Sanders finally dropped out of the presidential race in early April 2020, fellow former presidential candidate Andrew Yang lauded his colleague with grace and dignity.
Bernie Sanders is a fucking hero. Let’s come together and beat this guy.
— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) April 8, 2020
Yang appears on cable news shows regularly but somehow forgets to use the f-word while delivering his political perspectives. And the f-word is fine on cable. So what’s up, Yangster? Why not be your true self instead of the sanitized phony version you presented during the debates and on TV.
Trash in. Trash out.
Emotion over logic is not a workable plan. Emotion gets the headlines while logic gets the job done. “Payphone” was perfect in its innocent form and a degradation of culture in its tricked up version.
But to turn the heads of liberals, dirtbaggery is always the go to persona.
As this pandemic shuts down the world through most of 2020, Trump spars with an adversarial media at daily briefings and it only strengthens his hand. “He said COVID-19 was a nineteenth strain but it’s really a reference to 2019! Trump is a MORON!” said some journalist on Twitter which was then repeated by 95% of the media universe without any fact checking.
“Trump called coronavirus a HOAX!” tweets some other misinformed journalist and it is parroted by a massive majority of media lemmings.
Fact check: President Trump made yet another series of inaccurate or misleading claims at a coronavirus briefing on Friday https://t.co/KYokIQLXOB
— CNN (@CNN) April 4, 2020
Trump makes mistakes, so did Obama. Remember the derision Barack received for stating “I’ve been in 57 states”…oh wait. There was no mockery.
Trump punches everyone at some point and is occasionally falsely accused of misspoken minutiae. All of that is irrelevant to the overall advancement of America at large. Media gloms onto silly non-stories because they amuse other media people. The end result is more partisanship dragging down the culture.
The Trumpkins don’t care.
ABC News sent affiliate radio stations a chance to speak with reporter Jonathan Karl on the morning after he sparred with Donald Trump over the appointment of the Inspector General. Karl brought up the IG’s negative report about limits on medical supplies and Trump snapped back after learning the IG had previously worked for the Obama administration.
Why does anyone care about the reporter’s perspective? The reporter should not be known. The reporter should never insert himself/herself into the story.
The news is about the subject matter, not the person holding the microphone. But in an Instagram fueled culture, everyone needs the spotlight. Reporter narcissism trashes the concept of news gathering. It ain’t about you, reporter guy.
It’s interesting to see all of the positive stories about America’s governors holding daily press conferences. No drama. No gotcha clickbait questions. Just information about the coronavirus status and what happens next.
For Kentucky’s Governor Andy Beshear, its an absolute love fest. A Facebook page celebrating positive memes about Gov. Beshear does not allow any negative comments. The administrator makes it clear that only supportive comments and visual content is welcome.
I love it. Supportive content as we move through a global pandemic is exactly what the human race needs. Kentucky’s loving support of Governor Beshear is inspirational.
Good for Andy. Of course he’s a Democrat so fawning media is expected. Nonetheless, this is how media coverage of a pandemic should be conducted. Let’s report on today’s situation and what is in place to diffuse the danger.
Media typically overestimates its influence. Remember how every media poll said Hillary Clinton would win big in 2016?
Hoping and reporting are two different things.
I don’t sense any sea change from 4 years of constant profane, belligerent, sometimes violent resistance. Trump has pushed back every massive movement to remove him from office. He’s likely going to prevail in November from the murky slowdown of 2020 which kept his opponents’ campaigns from every fully blooming.
We’ll see this fall. One thing is for sure in life. No one has ever had profanities screamed at them by an emotional liberal and thought to themselves “Now that you’ve called me a stupid racist homophobe mother f-er, I see your wisdom and I will switch my opinion to match yours.”
Logic prevails over emotion. Lead with facts, not f***s.
Place more value on dignity than digs. An ignored cockwomble is the worst punishment society can inflict upon him.
President Trump: "We must try hydroxychloroquine & azithromycin."
The Media: "That's false hope! It's not approved for use yet!"
New York Gov. Cuomo: "We must try hydroxychloroquine & azithromycin."
The Media: "This is real leadership! What a fantastic idea!"
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) March 23, 2020
And that’s a summary of America’s messaging during COVID-19.
But wait! Where’s Fauci! Where is he? Trump had him killed for second guessing him! Trump is a monster! Trump is a dictator! Trump is….oh wait…never mind, America. But thanks for the clicks on our websites! That raises advertising revenue!
Dr. Fauci Reemerges After Absence From Monday's WH Briefing, Denies Rift With Trump Amid Reports of Tension https://t.co/QBwwcGxHyR
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) March 24, 2020
Conservative website newsbusters.org is busy running a stopwatch on news narratives.
We’ll be back with more partisan hysteria tomorrow! Keep clicking our fair and impartial news stories so we can generate more ad revenue!
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) August 4, 2019
Read the comment thread following this reporter’s tweet announcing that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fell and broke his shoulder. Here’s a sample from over 600 comments.
So sweet. Perhaps an angry Highlands progressive could pretend to be a home nurse and throw his food tray on the floor. That wouldn’t be the first time.
A group of protesters led by Black Lives Matter activist Chanelle Helm posted this Facebook live video outside Mitch McConnell’s home that included invectives like “fuck you, fuck your wife, fuck everything you stand for.” Helm gave McConnell’s address and encouraged others to shout at him while he recuperates at home.
As her group of progressives shouted various vulgar chants disrupting everyone in the neighborhood, Helm continued her narration: “You better call whoever the fuck you need to call” and “somebody needs to stab the mother fucker in the heart.”
Vicious, vile, vulgar, violent values from those who proclaim NO HATE IN OUR CITY.
Helm first came to prominence with a 2018 LEO Weekly column explaining how white people could become allies of Black Lives Matter by giving up their homes to black or brown people, distributing their estates to black or brown people, and encouraging the firing of co-workers who refuse to be WOKE.
None of the protesters shouting between 9:30 PM and midnight in front of McConnell’s home thought to use the word play proclaiming that the senate majority leader was now literally WOKE.
Liberals are quick to assign America’s incivility to to caustic tweets and comments from President Donald Trump. They’ve conveniently forgotten the daily abuse they heaped upon George W. Bush and his daughters during the internet’s explosive growth between 2000 and 2008.
This one is from the Trump era, validating the internet-never-forgets theorem.
America is suffering today from two mass shootings that killed 29 people and injured nearly 50 more. Vigils calling for America to “come together” are popping up in abundance.
Then McConnell falls hard enough to break his bones and vicious Liberals – the tolerant people – can’t stop celebrating.
Keyboard snipers attack with reckless abandon. Racists attacked Barack Obama and Black Lives Matter pursuits. Misogynists attacked Hillary Clinton. Homophobes attack gays and lesbians. LGBTQ advocates attack anyone who questions their hyper-sensitive agenda. Agnostics and atheists cannot tolerate anyone with a fish emblem on their bumper. Xenophobes despise anyone who doesn’t look like them.
In the wake of weekly mass murders, Second Amendment advocates cannot be persuaded to remove weapons of war from American society.
White nationalists, white supremacists, and unhinged conspiracy theory believers are the overwhelming majority of mass killers. But the NRA advocates can’t see their way to separating weapons of war from the rest of privately held protection weapons like shotguns and pistols. Hardheaded gun owners cannot fathom a slight adjustment to 2A just as pro-choice advocates cannot fathom a slight adjustment to Roe v Wade.
This is where the dam breaks. After all of these deaths at the hand white nationalists, disgruntled workers, and improperly medicated mental health casualties, the weapons of war must go. Period. Any weapon that can be modified to shoot 100 rounds in seconds is essentially a weapon of war.
But vulgar virtue signaling won’t get the job done. Calmly persistent, passionate imagery of those who were killed should flood the inboxes of all elected officials. They also should be exposed to graphic photos of shooting scenes to fully grasp the carnage. Images so raw that it keeps the politicians awake at night.
That will lead to a ban on weapons of war. Meanwhile, people just curse and accuse each other of not having pure hearts. Or worse, suggesting that someone stab them in their “mother fucking” heart.
How many of these elected officials have used sewer language when addressing constituents? Answer: all of them.
Political commentary is a welcome and necessary component of our republic. But all vulgar political commentary is distributed by partisan dirtbags who feel no empathy for their philosophical opposites.
It’s sad and pathetic, but for people who revel in harsh politics, vindictiveness is a comfortable blanket.
Some one-liners from the Fancy Farm Picnic. pic.twitter.com/6YYiWYwHsR
— Ryan C. Hermens (@ryanhermens) August 3, 2019
Vicious, vile, vindictive, vulgar values can be ignored. That other V word – violence – is the emotional surge that must be neutralized by WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY. Let’s figure it out, America.
As for the current online hysteria, blaming Trump for rudeness shows a complete lack of historical knowledge. The earliest American political barbs in the 19th century were 10 times more raw than today’s softballs. And Kentucky’s annual rude, obnoxious scream fest at Fancy Farm dates back to 1881.
Trump is a two pump chump compared to some of the mudslingers in the William Randolph Hearst era. But that doesn’t stop today’s news outlets from trying to achieve the same level of empty hype.
Sometimes the hype isn’t real. It’s just hype to fill a day’s news quotient.
On Saturday everyone is screaming hatred for each other at Fancy Farm. The next day after two mass shootings, “we all need to light candles and understand each other.”
Ending the trash dirtbag Fancy Farm verbal abuse fest would be a good start at compassionate understanding of each other.
Former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, an old white guy, worries that today’s intellectual environment thwarts dissenting opinions. Egocentrism places one’s opinion above all others that dare to differ.
He’s right. But he’s old and white so…ignore everything he says. Old white guys, often assumed to be evil, have privileged cluelessness.
Just stick to shouting down anyone with whom you disagree. It’s working so well for us. And you know everything already. So keep screaming.
A bunch of smart, hard-working conservative journalists are now looking for work just before Christmas, and this is the president’s response: https://t.co/z2vAZeVWke
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 15, 2018
Must media teams fight each other when we we are stronger poisoning America with our hilarious bias? I vote no.
If Trump quits jacking around with China maybe we will get back to: “we’re going to win so much you may even get tired of winning…Mr. President, I am tired of winning.”
For now, nope.
All of the uproar over banning straws makes greenies feel good but are we missing the forest for the trees?
USA Today lists the enemies of planet earth and it starts with smokers and careless fast food consumers. New rule: cigs and quarter pounders should be eaten on the spot without the need for packaging. Magicians eat cigarette butts in their act and never die.
As for all of the virtue signalers blaming America, choke on this fact. 90% of ocean plastic waste comes from Asia and Africa.
Shrill hysteria is great in movies but loses its effect when used as inaccurate finger wagging. Take it down a notch, straw bashers. Pollution is reprehensible but you’re overplaying your hand on this one.
Do the math, folks. When scale is applied to planet earth, the purge of straws is the least of our worries.
Don’t get me started on the latest breathless panic over contact lens disposal. They’re so tiny! Really?
An instant Goldman Environmental Award is guaranteed for the person who figures out how to eradicate the need for tires.
No matter how you voted, this Trump Train is the craziest ride America has ever seen. Almost every day brings a new outrage that holds the media cycle hostage for 24 hours. Donald Trump’s ability to leapfrog traditional media with provocative, and often incorrect, communiques is unprecedented.
The latest tweetstorm is the craziest yet.
And who are all of these people who retweet this insanity? Muricans! That’s who.
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski calls Trump’s presidency “fake and failing” as her emotional claim goes viral.
Oh my…some of us have lost our minds.
Kentucky native Ashley Judd is still triggered by the Trump victory. She claims the trauma she suffers from being an underage rape victim is not as bad as having “sexual predator” Donald Trump in the White House.
via HuffPo: “It remains for me the worst thing that’s ever happened to me in my lifetime,” Judd said in a conversation with Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) at Watch Us Run, HuffPost Women’s inauguration day event.
“Raped as a child, bad,” Judd said. “Re-raped by a political system that ordains a clown, really bad.”
Ashley Judd’s “Nasty Woman” speech at the D.C. Women’s March on Inauguration weekend was raw and real.