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Monday, August 01, 2016

News panels: Trump supporters need not apply

Never Trumpers and now Hillary fans whine about all the "free" airtime he gets. The New York Times came up with a bogus figure of $1.8 billion in "free" airtime as it pretended news coverage is the same as advertising.

There is no such thing as a free lunch or free airtime. Most of the stories are negative.

When it comes time to discuss the news, the show pack the panels with Never Trumpers.

Here was yesterday's Sunday Fox News All-Star Panel:
George Will, Julie Pace, Karl Rove, and Juan Williams.
What? Rosie O'Donnell was unavailable? Will and Rove have running feuds with Trump (which they started and he is finishing) while Williams is the in-house apologist for Clinton. Pace is with the Associated Press and she seems fairly objective about the race.

Over at ABC:
Jon Karl, Greta van Susteren, Cenk Uygur, Alex Wagner, George Stephanopoulos.
Karl is an objective ABC reporter and Van Susteren is a Trump-friendly Fox News host. But the other three are to the left of Rachel Maddow. Stephanopoulos has never stopped being a Clinton campaigner.

Over at CBS:
Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report, John Heilemann of Bloomberg Politics, Reihan Salam of National Review, and The Washington Post's Dana Milbank.
The Cook report has repeatedly sold Trump short. Heilemann's boss supports Hillary. Nevertheless, I will count them as neutral. The other two work for Never Trump publications and toe their company's line.

Over at NBC:
Alex Castellanos, who is now advising Donald Trump's Super PAC, Hallie Jackson of NBC News, who covers much of the Republican side of this race, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin and New York Times columnist, David Brooks.
Castellanos was a Never Trumper who now works on a Trump Super PAC. Jackson is an NBC reporter. Goodwin, a historian, and Brooks of the New York Times columnist hate The Donald. The show's host Chuck Todd has gotten Trump wrong from Day Minus One and refuses to learn.

So out of 20 panelists and host, you had two Trump supporters (Van Susteren and Castellanos), six neutral and 12 anti-Trumpers.

The media is out of control, and out of touch. We used to joke about the media being Pravda. The way it trashed Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, and now Trump, the joke is on anyone who believes these (blankety-blanks).

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20 comments:

  1. A few years ago I'd be upset about this despite expecting it already. Now I read it and think, "They can be beaten."

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  2. The takeaway message is that two Trump supporters are a match for twelve anti-Trump supporters.

    Not including Bubba, who described Hillary as a "change maker". Or was that "mange chakra"? Either way.

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    1. He meant, if you gave her a hundred, she could give you 4 Jacksons, a Hamilton, a Lincoln, 4 Washingtons, 8 Roosevelts, and a Jefferson out of her twat without looking down.

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    2. Trump's response is obvious: "How are you getting on with your "Change Bill" project, oh great change-maker?"

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    3. Change maker? Did I see her on I-44 in Oklahoma?

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    4. Now, now, edutch, keep it clean for Don.

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  3. Ignore these chumlies Big D. I don't even watch any more. Starve em out. Real media these days are sites like yours. Press on, brother!

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  4. This is desperation, to me.

    Hillary will stroke out on TV unless they destroy Trump.

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    1. Hillary trying to stomp Trump will have a similar result to this: https://mobile.twitter.com/ndiblasio/status/758497532670541824

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    2. She DID stop, drop, and roll. But first, she did Stupid.

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  5. Media out of control? Quite the opposite. If you want to prove it, I suggest you start by asking George Soros.

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  6. "Williams is the in-house apologist for Clinton."

    Tell it like it really is: Juan Williams is FOX's in-house Negro for Clinton. He lives on the Democrat plantation. Yessah, massah, Juan sho' do likes da Miss Hillary.

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  7. Someone should write a book about this.

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  8. As if they wouldn't dump everything scheduled to give Hillary all the air time if she deigned to stoop so low as to actually grant interviews. As if.

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    1. They'd ruin her shoes with all the boot-licking!

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  9. six neutral, Don? You sure are generous.

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  10. My goodness, Don, what a target rich environment of bloviating leftist wingbags you offer for our reading delight! It is difficult to decide where to begin leveling these losers and lightweights. Allow me to comment on this one 'Doris Kearns Goodwin.' I have listened to this fartbag of wind on several different occasions and never once did I hear an interesting, original, or provocative syllable in the massive outflow of verbiage. Somewhere at some point, someone in power decided that this self-loving, far left windbag of an imposter had some ability to blather at length without ever arriving at a point other than democrats are awesome, and they signed her up. The pretentiousness of the 3 names really is the icing on the cake. This woman is an idiot and besides knowing that Washington was our first president, Lincoln delivered the Gettysberg address, Truman bombed the Germans at Pearl Harbor, and that obama is the messiah sent to save all of mankind from itself, I have not seen any evidence that this woman knows much of anything. I place infinitely more value in the opinion of the folks who work at the Kwik Trip down by interstate. I did some work at community college 100 years ago when I was young, and Doris Kearns Goodwin would not be fit to set foot on that campus. What a PHONY. I wouldn't allow her to read the commodities report on the farm market radio show.

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  11. "Goodwin, a historian, and Brooks.... "

    A serial plagiarizer and historian of disrepute. No wonder she works at NBC.

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  12. (Blankety-Blanks), oh, you mean presstitutes.

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  13. (Blankety-Blanks), oh, you mean presstitutes.

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