Thursday, October 13, 2016

Clinton Will Win, But Finally The Press is Being Exposed

       If there is an "alt right" as the press tells us, there is "alt press" and the competing realities are stark.
       The columnist David Brooks talks about a political cancer that has led to the wild and wooly reality of the 2016 which is cascading into unequalled nastiness in its last three weeks.
        Maybe, but changes in media and technology are making it impossible to determine real from spun.
        Take a look at two respected news sources in Watertown this morning...The WDT has a wire story on A-3 about the Humane Society panning Donald Trump.
        Over on the popular Newzjunky site, there's story after story alleging groping, misogyny and worse by Mr. Trump. A NY Daily News front page suggests the candidate aspires to score with ten year olds.
         The respected Telemundo anchor Jorge Ramos summed it up this year when he said the rules of journalism are suspended and with such pernicious evil in the race, journalists (or whatever they are) will be judged on how much effort they expended to stop it.
         The NY Times and the WaPo are leaders using their venerable status to pursue such goals.
          We now know NBC wanted to release an edited Billy Bush tape on a schedule for maximum impact and in a way that would protect their commodity (Mr. Bush). In the end Bush was collateral damage.  The original NBC plan to release on Friday was delayed due to the hurricane dominating the news cycle, until an employee released it elsewhere to get the story out.
           Debate questions are leaked to candidates (CNN).  The sighs, eye rolling, and combative attitudes of anchors towards anything Trump.
          Reporters routinely report false or dubious stories and then run around demanding others react. The Bush tape has created stories where the press demands a candidate rescind her endorsement when in fact no one else is, or even cares.
           Does anyone believe the tapes that will be hyped this month and the people coming forward were not easily available over the past two years. Reporters are billing themselves as scoop artists for shooting fish in a barrel.
            I've seen it up close when editors and reporters anxious to pat themselves on the back selectively report and selectively don't report to achieve a conclusion and a press award.
   Politics is not bean bag, but the old rules of civility and comity are fading and a fractured media landscape has left the old media in the tank many times trying to defend what they see as the old order.
    That's why you see all these stories about how Trump plans to use a defeat to create an alt right media outlet. Made up story...Yes....But a window into the minds of the media now reporting the race.
Women’s Accusations Drag Donald Trump’s Behavior Back to Center Stage - The New York Times

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never Give Up, Never Surrender.

Polls tightening again.

Anonymous said...

Jeff, Why didn't you include the media ignoring Danny Williams who may be the result of Bill Clinton's 13 visits to his mother while she was working the streets of Arkansas.

Sounds so Jeffersonish as with Sally Hemmings. So that is why Hillary may be so bitter towards men, she was slaving away at the Rose lawfirm
while Bill was messing with the ladies on the street. I can't quite figure out how they could come up with 7 $100 bills each and every month as a payoff in cash and delivered by State Troopers.

Who would have thunk that Billy and Hilly are the proud grandparents of five black grandchildren. They are cute as the dickens.

When the story was first ran in the tabloid the Clintons or the piece stated a DNA test was done. Once the tabloid was sold the new owner inquired when the actual test results were located. He was told no DNA tests were ever run. Oops.

Time for Chelsea to schedule a nice family reunion with her brother Danny and her nieces and nephews. She is so proud to be the daughter of Hilly & Billy.

Anonymous said...

I came across an interesting tidbit earlier that indicated that over the last week the networks had spent 198 minutes on the "tape" nonsense and only 13 minutes on the proof supplied by wikileaks that the pantsuit and her minions are in fact guilty as charged concerning virtually all that the "vast right wing conspiracy" has been accusing them of.....

Anonymous said...

Hey, did you read about all the women coming out of the woodwork with sexual assault allegations against Trump in the NY Post? Right there on Newzjunky. Kinda reminds you of Bill Cosby don't it?

Oh, and now Russia has endorsed Trump. Threatening war if he loses? Now why would Russia want him to be Prez so badly? That's what I want.. A Prez cozy with the Commies.

Every day Trump gives me more and more reasons NOT to vote for him. Anyone who continues to support the Trump Train-wreck is NEVER getting my vote.

If/when Trump loses, the only person to blame is Trump. Maybe Putin will send a box of chocolates with a sympathy card...

NY21inMD said...

Mayor, you, of all people, should be aware of the old maxim "Never insult your waiter, especially before your dinner is served." From the start Donald Trump, playing to his "alt-right" base has gleefully ridiculed and viciously attacked the media in general, and individual journalists and reporters in particular. I think it can be said now that "Dinner is served."

Anonymous said...

Self inflicted landslide , the dumb reality show denizen continually shot himself in the foot with his total lack of impulse control ,lack of a filter and inane anal retentive display of schoolyard bullying . Adieu to the fool , he was the architect ofhis own demise . Listening to no one and now he will go out like a fool trashing everyone and everything .

His brand is over ,it is now toxic ro most , Mark Cuban made that point a month ago and it will come to pass.

Anonymous said...

Rasmussen says debate performance has put Trump back in lead.

Anonymous said...

Why do you have to keep saying Hillary will win. If you are right, you win nothing, because she was always the favorite. If you are wrong, you look like a coward. Or maybe its because you are so often wrong about your predictions, you think it may bring Trump good luck if you say he is going to lose?

hermit thrush said...

you really have to laugh at all these dingleberries getting themselves excited that the polls are tightening or that rasmussen(!) has trump in the lead. ask yourself, how well did rasmussen work out for you four years ago?

maybe some people just like it when lucy keeps pulling away the football.

Anonymous said...

Newzjunky: Anyone with half a brain can see the color of their stripes! It is almost laughable seeing negative Trump after negative story while completely ignoring Clinton's multiple messes.

Anonymous said...


People who decided to present news in the evening as objective stories should be arrested and tried before a judge. If proven guilty, they it may be grounds to re run the entire election because of the impact of a business that effected this election so much by presenting political advertising as objective NEWS stories.
The nation has depended on truth in the reporting of news by our television networks, not manipulation of it to accomplish what they want politically done.
People in our society are sophisticated enough to know the impact of how television media gave Clinton an unfair advantage. Due to the scope of how television news influenced the thinking of people and since it was presented as "objective" and was not, it UNFAIRLY AND CRIMINALLY effected our Presidential election to the point of making it invalid.
It is high time the news media is held responsible for what they intend to do when the purport to give us all what is supposed "news: for their own skewed opinions.

Anonymous said...

Given the existence of the corrupt State run media and the fact that the Danny types passed laws restricting honorable citizens like the Koch Brothers from spending money to offset even a smidgen of the propaganda coming from State run media, one cannot help but be amazed by how well Trump is doing in the polls. This election may very well turnout to be like Brexit.

Anonymous said...

Sad ravings of a sad, truth denying Trump supporter. It's never Trump's/your fault, its always the "media" when they dare report on his words and conduct.

Pathetic. And my last visit to your blog.

Anonymous said...

Attack the messenger and not the message. Classic GOP politics. Trump is on video bragging about exactly what is reported in the Times story. But, sure, its the media, bla bla bla...

Anonymous said...

Never forget we are in debt for 20 TRILLION bucks thank to Hillary's gang. Add the unaffordable care act and I would vote for anyone who is against her! We may never be able to pay off the debt and the health care nonsense is the big step toward socialism! Not good!

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

The 2nd debate "put Trump back in the lead?" GMAFB .. the WikiLeaks and Vlad and Assange will make his victory ride (if at all) more enjoyable for the moron crowd.

Ride 'em Cowboy.

Mой друг Владом. (my pal Vlad).



Anonymous said...

Media is not exposed, Jeff. The dannies are, but it's not something that people are fully aware of. Most think like our golf course man, they're "biased but in a healthy way". Just the consensus in 1930's Germany.

Anonymous said...

Never give up, as your first poster stated. There's a reason the Dannie's and the Klitcruds and NY21underStuff are afraid. Like the old soviets, they are the chosen class, deeply invested in the status quo. Nothing scares them more than change. Only a complete dumbass, or people biased as above, will support the idea that we can continue on the present course and still have a free nation. As more and more are disenfranchised, the dannies will be viewed as what they really are. In the long run, it does not bode well for them. You can worship your party, and hate your country, for just so long.

Anonymous said...

Klitcrap, to be a dingleberry you have to spend time under things. I bow to your expertise in such matters. You, like the golf course hero, are a coward, desperate to hang on to your government money and privileges.

Anonymous said...

3:22, so now we are all morons, but you bitched when Jeff said how you Democrats stick together . So, who made you the "Saint" of clean politics? With the dirty language , you use at your age, I would think that is inappropriate behavior. Also that sounds like you are being a bully. Is it wisdom, or double standard?

Anonymous said...

Dannie, I believe you were issued the wrong uniform when you worked in the Marine Corps motor pool. With your absolute belief and support of all things party, you should have been issued a Warsaw Pact outfit. This election is about people like you, who blindly support all things party line, as you so aptly reflected, "it has served you well". It probably has. As long as you are not an American I can see where our continued decay is in your best interests. How can your stooge like behavior be explained any other way? Financially, spiritually (I realize you hate all things spiritual but bear with me), our education system, our healthcare system, and with your biggest hypocrisy at all, defense, we are in trouble. You know it, but your party is more important to you than anything else. Sad, as it were.

Anonymous said...

I love how these Trump supporters turn to personal attacks on other bloggers. Goes to show they have no real answer to Trumps behavior. Face it. His campaign is a dumpster fire. You don't need MSNBC, or Danny boy to tell you that. If Trump weren't a bumbling idiot with a silver spoon, there would be no "hit piece." Doesn't the GOP expect people take responsibility for their words and actions? Shouldn't the GOP hold their presidential candidate to higher standard, regardless of what's happening in Donkey Country?

Anonymous said...

10:21 is on it. Junknews has been bending over for the Skank Party for a long time now. Little Mr Smith just wants to fit in, be cool, and be invited to the fashionable parties. Like golf course hero's, he's willing to sell his integrity to be what he so wants to be, relevant.

Anonymous said...

Boooo hooo , want some crying towels Trump brand of course ." They are cheaply made , overpriced and made in the third world .