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Monday, July 24, 2017

Democrats have a message for voters. That's the problem

I confess. I got caught up in this Democrats-have-no-message rhetoric.

Oh, they do have a message for voters. That's the problem.

Scaramucci: I'll bring you Kleenex, CNN

Anthony Scaramucci gave a radio interview to Breitbart on Saturday, and on Fox News, CNN, and CBS News on Sunday.

On CNN, he came off as relaxed, prepared, and cheerful. I will speculate on why later, but first, let's look at his interview with Jake Tapper.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The day the press lost its power

In their weekly Sunday morning news shows, ABC, CBS, and NBC put the power of the press on full display on November 6, 2016, two days before the election. At long last, they would elect Hillary president, nearly a quarter of a century after she first ran as co-president. A two-fer. Vote for him, get him and her.

And 24 years later, the polls showed her ahead. While Nate Silver hedged his bet, he still put her chances at 2-5.

They all agreed.

Uh-oh, CNN staffer may have caught on

One of the fun things about supporting Donald Trump is watching the experts make fools of themselves. They believe they were so right in their predictions of doom that the only explanation for his election is Russian meddling by Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale.

As long as they look in the wrong places for clues, they will never solve the mystery.

Unfortunately, CNN's Jeffrey Toobin may be catching on.

Blame the press as well for Obamacare

To put the repeal and replacement of Obamacare in perspective, let us look at where Barack Obama was eight years ago. Despite universally positive press coverage, decades of Democratic Party promises including Hillarycare, and a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, Obama still had no plan to show the American people.

Today marks the eighth anniversary of his press conference in prime time. Notice how soft the questions were -- and how scripted the answers.

Yes, NYT is a failing newspaper -- and not just financially

After President Trump called the New York Times a failing newspaper, the newspaper's management. From CNBC on February 2: "The New York Times not 'failing,' Trump taken in by 'fake news,' NYT CEO says."

But the Times is a failure. Financially. Ethically. And soon, grammatically. Two recent stories make this clear.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Media misses the story

One popular propaganda tool used at the Washington Post is to completely miss the story.

Consider this headline:
Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show

You made $37.4 million more than McClatchy

The headlines in February showed a feisty newspaper industry that was winning its war with the president and the 62 million patriotic Americans who elected him.

From the Financial Times: "Newspapers welcome more digital subscribers in time of Fake News."

Make America $4 Trillion Greater

MA4TG. Stuart Varney added the amount of money the Trump Bump added to the value of stocks in America and came up with a cool $4 trillion gain since 62 million Americans shocked the world and elected Donald John Trump president.

Compare that to how the market tanked once voters elected Barack Hussein Obama on November 4, 2008. Stocks fell 9 percent by July 20, 2009 -- the same point that they rose 21 percent under The Donald.

Friday, July 21, 2017

You go first, Bill Nye

Bill Nye, the less science than Dolph Lundgren guy, said old people should die to save the planet.

I saw this movie before, at the drive-in. We called it "Logan's Run."