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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Why do reporters misquote Trump?

Some of my conservative friends dislike Donald Trump and relentlessly mock him on Twitter. Fine. They have a right. But while I am polite, in the back of my mind I am thinking:
Are these people crazy? They are hopping into bed with the VD-ridden liberal press to get Trump.
But I keep that to myself.

As a Carly Fiorina supporter, I can say what is happening: The media is having a nervous breakdown over Donald Trump because he is knocking down every one of their politically correct fairy tales, Having taken down Sarah Palin seven years ago, the media thinks it can break Trump through juvenile mocking of his hair. He has played the New York media for 40 years, and as Old Blue Eyes sang if you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere.

My money is on him. Here's why: He already has reduced them to lying.

Take his call to block the immigration of Muslims "until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

That resonated with America, and so Ben Kasimar of The Hill falsely reported that Trump would include U.S. citizens who are re-entering the country. He based that on an email from a spokesperson. Kasimar did not disclose what his email said. But increasingly the truth -- in this case, what Trump's actual position is -- does not matter to national reporters. Rather than merely report the news, Kasimar decided to make the news up.

Trump went on ABC and made it clear that what he said was what he sid: Immigrants, not citizens:
"If a person is a Muslim and goes overseas and come back, they can come back. They are a citizen, that is different."
We have seen this happen before. When Trump said he would monitor Muslim immigrants, the press reported it as a national registry of Muslim citizens.

This misreporting and deliberate misquoting is part of a smear campaign designed to make him look like a liar.

Maybe it will work, but so far, by making things up, the press hurts its credibility. The boy keeps calling wolf, and the villagers are tuning him out. Many of Trump's supporters were Palin supporters. They know the drill. The fact that he appeals to people without a college degree shows he appeals to people who have not been indoctrinated into the anti-Israel, pro-Muslim dogma of modern educators.

People keep saying that even if Trump wins the nomination, he will not win in the general election. But as I look at the numbers, I see Trump is the only candidate who is ginning up Democrats over 40.

For the present, I am sticking with Carly Fiorina. When the media bite into her, they taste gristle. She would make a good president. But don't kid yourself; so would Trump.


  1. My wife turned the tv on about 10 minutes ago to ABC news. I asked her if they had had an anti-Trump screed yet, and she laughed and said 'yes.'

  2. Unfortunately, Sarah was not prepared for the onslaught of the ravening horde, and had no guards to help her. The Donald just makes them so MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD as to drive them out of what little minds they have. Sorta like Conan, he's "hearing the lamentations of their women...", and loving it.

    1. Come on Sam. You have to be a man to have a woman.
      Lamentations of their Moms :)

  3. Sorry, but if an American citizen goes overseas to fight with ISIS or any other terrorist group, his passport should be cancelled immediately, even if he is still overseas. And no one, absolutely no one, should be allowed entry into the country without showing a valid passport, even if they are Canadian citizens or American citizens. No ticky? no laundry; no passport? get lost.

  4. Anti Establishment? Got my vote.

  5. I don't like Trump either, but I do support him. He is the one person running who can deal with the problems and fix them, the rest are career liars err politicians.

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  7. "Why do reporters misquote Trump? "

    They don't "Misquote" or Mis-speak", they lie.

    Don't be such a tool.

  8. There was a misquote on "State of the Union (CNN) today where Trump in fact said if he had 1000 delegates and someone else had 500 or 400 and won the nomination over him, people would riot. The quote on "State of the Union" cut out everything about 1000-400-500 delegates and just said Trump said if he weren't nominated there would be riots. Speaking just as someone who wants accurate reporting on all sides, about everyone, I was very turned off. This is sensationalizing by misquoting in a way that creates even more partisan polarizing. Just for ratings perhaps. It's very dangerous to deliberately sensationalize any candidate's statements.

  9. It is a competition to see who can be most blatant.

  10. It is a competition to see who can be most blatant. Sort of a badge of honor.