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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Fifth Avenue liars

Please note, I do not care who wins the Republican race. I was for Scott Walker, then Carly Fiorina, but now I realize I do not vote until the May primary, so the rest of the Republicans can select someone and I will back that candidate. Still I am keeping up with the campaigns and The Campaign. Trump was in Iowa on Saturday and the press covered his remarks.

Reporters flat-out lied.

First, the list of all the news reporters who got the story right.

Jenna Johnson of the Washington Post:
"They say I have the most loyal people -- did you ever see that? -- where I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters," Trump said, illustrating his point by pulling his fingers into a gun shape. "OK? It's like incredible."
The crowd laughed and clapped, and someone in the audience shouted out love for the candidate.
"We love you, too, man," Trump said.
She was the only honest reporter I could find.

Now for the (expletive) list of the mother (expletive) liars.

Ali Vitali of NBC News, you are a liar:
Donald Trump said Saturday that his supporters are so loyal that he would not lose backers even if he were to shoot someone in the middle of downtown Manhattan.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, okay, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK?" Trump said at a rally in Sioux Center, Iowa as the audience laughed. "It's, like, incredible."
Ben Kamisar of The Hill, you are a liar:
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump thinks there's not much he could possibly do to erode his support.
Lauding his fans' loyalty at a campaign event in Sioux Center, Iowa, on Saturday, Trump said he could kill people and still be popular.
“I have the most loyal people, did you ever see that? I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot people and I wouldn’t lose voters,” he said.
Jill Colvin and Steve Peoples of the Associated Press, you are liars:
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — Donald Trump is so confident about the loyalty of his supporters that he predicted Saturday they would stick with him even if he shot someone.
The Republican presidential front-runner bashed conservative commentator Glenn Beck's support of rival Ted Cruz and welcomed a figure from the GOP establishment, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, in rallies nine days before the Iowa caucuses open voting in the 2016 campaign.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK?" Trump told an enthusiastic audience at a Christian school, Dordt College. "It's like incredible."
Reuters, you are a pack of liars:
U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump expressed confidence on Saturday that he could push back attempts by his rivals to knock him off his top perch, saying he could stand in New York's Fifth Avenue "and shoot people and I wouldn't lose voters."
Colin Dwyer of NPR, you are a liar:
With less than two weeks to go until the Iowa caucus, Donald Trump remains characteristically confident about his chances. In fact, the Republican front-runner is so confident, he says his supporters would stay loyal even if he happened to commit a capital offense.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK?" Trump remarked at a campaign stop at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. "It's, like, incredible."
You are liars. Turn in your press passes.

Did none of their editors ask why he would say something so foolish?

Oddly enough, their very own lies proved he was correct in their dismissive, sneering, ugly contempt for Trump's supporters, whom they view as subhuman zombies. That is almost how Tom Jackman of the Washington Post described them.

Tom Jackman did not even read his own newspaper!


  1. The Donald surprises me more times than not with his choice of phrasing.
    That being said however, I'm am far from being the success that he is in life and besides I have no skin in the US election cycle as I am a Canadian.


    1. Sam, just go to chicago where you can register to vote if you are not shot by election day.

  2. Don, you know I do NOT view Trump supporters as lower life forms. I do believe he is pulling the wool over their/your eyes as to what he really believes and intends.

    That is most emphatically not meant as insult to anyone, just my honest opinion.

    1. It is an honest opinion. I go with the flow news wise. Not pushing Trump. Really wish Cruz or Rubio made a noise

    2. So actually we're just stupid, not lower life forms. Thanks for the clarification, oh wise one.

  3. Remember all the other comments he made that would sink him? Dissing McCain? Calling illegal immigrants criminals? Taking about blood coming from Megyn Kelly? This is another example of comments that will not kill him because #itsnotabouttrump

    1. Illegal immigrants are criminals. In Mexico you would be imprisoned or expelled.

  4. Funnily enough Don but my choices were the same as yours. I guess we both should hit the single malt and wait it out.

  5. What they did was worse than lying; it borders on---and may actually be---legal defamation (libel). They rewrote what he said and put quote marks around it as if he said what they wrote.

  6. "Tom Jackman did not even read his own newspaper!"
    Can't blame him. I wouldn't read it either. They either get it wrong or make it wrong. One example of why we distrust the lap dog media.

  7. You know, it is the anti-Trump people that keep pushing me towards supporting Trump. They do it in such an insidious way, by hectoring his supporters with "he's not a true conservative! He's not actually a conservative!" and acting like that is the closing argument.

    They never ask why his supporters support him; and even when the supporters seek the detractors out and tell the detractors why they support Trump, the detractors don't listen to those supporters.

    It's just so symbolic. The detractors cannot give the supporters the common courtesy of listening to them and accepting their reasons. It's sort of how the Trump candidacy came into being - the Trump supporters told the Republican leadership the issue that would cause a break*. The Republican leadership ignored those voters. Now there is a break and they can't figure out why all of their lectures and rants aren't whipping those voters into line.

    "Um, because you wouldn't listen, you aren't listening, and you will not listen?"

    *Unlimited illegal immigration and unlimited refugee migration from the Muslim lands.

    - Mikey NTH

    1. Then why do you support Trump?

      As a conservative, I can understand why liberals and Democrats would want to flood the Republican caucuses and polling locations to support a Republican they think the Democrat can beat...which is how I view Trump at this point: he's a soft liberal, crony capitalist who is (much like Huckabee and Santorum) padding his entertainment credentials in order to have additional revenue streams upon the completion of the campaign. I can't see any reason, other than he expresses the frustrations I, too, experience with the political/cultural elites, that anyone who supports him can be a conservative thinker.

  8. Mikey, I'm not a Trump or anti-Trump guy, but if you want to know a guys true intentions listen to what he really says. I did it with Obama: he said energy prices would necessarily skyrocket under his plans, that he was for socialized medicine, etc., and I took him at his word. What are we supposed to do with Trump? Is he against Kelo, or for it; Is he against socialized medicine, or for it, and so on. Is he telling people just what they want to hear now, or was he just doing that just a short time ago. Honestly, I just don't trust him, and this election is too important to get wrong.

    1. Hillary, Sanders, and Bloomberg would all be wronger.