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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Why should any Trump supporter write for USA Today?

USA Today hates Donald John Trump. Its editorials repeatedly blast him ("Donald Trump's unpresidential campaign," "Trump's indecent presidential campaign," "Trump, fear-monger in chief," and that was just in his first few months as a candidate).

Its staff picks up on that, which explains the demonic portrayal of Trump on its pages that purport to be news.

Now USA Today wants Trump supporters to explain themselves.

"Are you a Trump supporter? We want to hear from you!"

Oh joy. That is mighty white of them, reaching out to us deplorables.

From the text:
You can answer one, or more, of the following questions:
  1. Why did you initially back Donald Trump's presidential bid in 2016, and what has he done to keep your support?
  2. What is the biggest misconception (or assumption) people make when they find out you are a Trump supporter? 
  3. Would you stop supporting President Trump if he did anything in particular? Why? Why not? 
Oh, thank you Great Big Newspaper for allowing us to explain ourselves as if we were members of a primitive tribe.

Oh, and we can answer one or more of three questions! For joy.

This condescending request for free content from supporters of a president USA Today (and Gannett) hate is an admission that the staff of a newspaper that bills itself as a national publication is clueless about the 46% of the country that voted for Trump.

I do not recall any begging for letters from Obama supporters. I do not recall anyone asking "Would you stop supporting Obama did anything in particular? Why? Why not?" I do not recall anyone demanding that Obama supporters defend their vote.

We should not have to tell our side of the story. That should have been told in the news pages. If you still cannot figure out more than a year after the election why people supported Trump, maybe you are ignorant of what is really happening in the country.

How awkward that the staff cannot find Trump supporters on its own. These journalists either are dumb or wearing blinders.

Walter Duranty can be excused for not realizing Stalin was deliberately starving Ukrainians back in the 1930s. Duranty was one man covering a huge nation that he knew little about.

But USA Today has a large staff of people who in most cases have lived in the United States all their lives. There is no excuse.

Most readers see in Trump hope and change, after being lectured for eight years that those jobs aren't coming back, and you didn't build that, and that is not who we are as Americans.

We also are tired of being called racist any time we dared to criticize the president.

We are Americans. We elected a president who is proud of our country.



29 comments:

  1. 3. Would you stop supporting President Trump if he did anything in particular? Why? Why not?

    this is just research to see what stories they should put and in what way:

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  2. I began to support him when I realized that he was the closest thing we could get to a conservative that was not beholden to any special interest, and couldn't be controlled by the party apparatus that had given us disaster after disaster.

    What is our biggest problem today? The party apparatus.

    I'll stop voting for Trump if he makes himself dictator for life, because by then I won't have to.

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    1. I'll stop voting for Trump if he makes himself dictator for life, because by then I won't have to.

      LOL!!!

      SC

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  3. Why did I back Trump in the general?

    Because he's not Clinton. Or any other Democrat candidate.

    I still want her to be locked up.

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  4. Instapundit (Glenn Reynolds) writes a weekly column for USA Today, which always strikes me as odd- but he's more of a Libertarian than a Deplorable, and I've usually found his columns to be interesting, informative and well presented.

    He usually has some very well-thought-out ideas in his submissions, but the funny part is going to the comments: many are unhinged, angry ideologues who simply can't tolerate anything that isn't far-Left. It's an education all by itself!

    Other than Insty, I've never found anything in USA Today worth bothering with; YMMV.

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    1. I read Instapundit daily. With the several contributors now there is more actual news there than at Drudge. Glenn's USA Today essays rest on serious questions but they end with pulled punches, which is a journalistic technique, I know, feigning a wave to the gallery to exercise their discernment. Actually, it is just a weasel way to way something is important and then say it is not. So I stopped reading Glenn's USA Today essays long since.

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  5. I stayed in a Hilton a couple of months ago and this rag was laying outside my door that morning. I kicked it out of my way down the hall a few mornings. Now what could an expensive business consultant tell them is affecting their business model and one way to fix it? Which they of course do with the least good grace possible.

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    1. I never take one from the front desk of a hotel. Some put it at my door. I was shocked to see how thin the paper has gotten. As thin as a small town newspaper. I can't even wrap much fish in it anymore.

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    2. USA Today is probably thinner now because they had to lay off staff. That's because people like me who used to subscribe will never do so again.

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  6. My response to USA Today:

    Because f**k you is why!

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    1. YAY!! Mine too. You think I'm gonna spend one second of my life helping you profile me? Kiss my aging white ass.

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  7. I support Trump because, unlike his predecessor, he is an alpha male, a proud American, a capitalist, a strong leader, he doesn't back down from a fight, he's tireless, he's a fixer and a doer instead of a scripted talker, and he can't be bought off.

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  8. Glenn Reynolds writes for USA Today and he does not hate Trump.

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  9. Let’s assume Trump supporter Joe Six-pack actually answers their questions with the words “I just like him”.

    Five gets you fifty that next week the headline will read: “Vile Fascist Planetkiller Joe Six-pack takes Soldiers’ Oath to New Fuehrer Trump”,

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  10. Does anyone really read Useless Today?

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  11. the media told me not to. that was reason enough to vote for him.

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    1. "I'm Against it."

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29E6GbYdB1c

      -Mikey NTH

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  12. I saw this before Don mentioned it and felt sorry for USA TODAY. Its obvious the far left staff doesn't know anyone personally they voted for Trump or would openly admit it so a consultant was hired to tell USA TODAY to do this. They are that out of touch with 46% of the country and have no idea how to engage it on a day to day basis. Sad!

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  13. Hard to believe USA Today is still around. The free-giveaway-hotel-doorknob concept seems such a ‘90s business model. Whatever’s in the paper is already available on your phone, free.

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    1. Correction...Whatever's in the paper WAS already available on my phone 24 hours ago!

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    2. Legacy media is in the same position that the Titanic found itself in after the lookout spotted the iceberg, but before impact. They can see the end coming, but there's nothing they can do about it except panic.

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  14. The easiest way to prove media bias is as you pointed out in this post - they never ask these questions of Sotero or Clinton supporters.

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  15. "Can you explain yourself?"
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    "FYNQ."

    Thus is the classic response.

    -Mikey NTH

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  16. If I said anything, it would be - "Hey dumbass USAToday, if you want to learn anything about Trump supporters, read some books by Don Surber!" And then go pound sand!

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  17. Those questions may as well read, "How can we most effectively separate Trump from his support base?" They know their attacks aren't working, but they don't know why. Why are they so desperate to find out? So they can launch attacks that actually do work. Fat chance.

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  18. The only time I read USA Today is when I am at a hotel and they are giving it away. And then it is to see the little sub posts per state and look at the National Weather map. Ok, occasionally to check sports.

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