Apparently the very Friday I posted that underwear vs. news comparison, the NY Times had actually called out five of Trumps lies or falsehoods. Credit where credit is due.
This Quartz article was picked up by RealClearPolitics.com Please copy and paste.
I have been trying to voice this complicated idea for a long time but I guess don't have a huge audience.
Yes I cannot believe these two headlines exist right next to each other. The NYT piously reports on Hillary's email(which Matt Lauer grilled her on and then Rushed her through more substantive defense quesrions at the Commander in Chief Forum) and her "terrible":/ cover-up of being dehydrated from pneumonia on a hot day. Anyone else notice how Trump didn't want to pick that fight? Meanwhile, at least we can thank the Times for reporting that Trump was vicious enough to suggest that her body guards go without weapons(this was part of a pro-NRA argument and a Trump surrogate later walked it back), but guys there is no objective analysis here! The media is letting the Trump show happen(for free) every single day of this long election.
Now should be the final push and everybody is exhausted but media hype up the reality show in its desperation to attract more eyeballs. I used to think maybe we were all guilty; maybe viewers have some responsibility. Now I think much of the media are like laughing hyenas. I like Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow and bemoan the loss of Melissa Harris Perry from MSNBC. She refused to cover the Trump circus because she thought he was being covered enough and there were other important stories. Other stories,
Write to MSNBC and ask the new more conservative management not to drop Chris. He and Rachel Maddow are brilliantly historically minded for people at their young ages. On Fox News you can change your mind from one day to the next and not be held at all accountable. There's having a bad memory and there's willfull ignorance of history, even of the year 2000!
People I was forced to watch CNN yesterday during car maintenance and now I understand why folks make fun of poor Wolf Blitzer!
The supposedly new 15,000 emails discovered by a GOP think tank had already been seen by the FBI. And FBI director James Comey did not prosecute based on them.
Only 3 of the 15,000 emails suggested much access. In two of them, access was then denied by the tough Huma Abedin(since we seem to be doing nicknames):/ and in the third, Crown Prince of Bahrain gave money and asked for a meeting...but he already had a meeting lined up through the State Dept's official channels because he is the Crown Prince of Bahrain:/ and didn't need to pay for access.
So did peope try for access? Yes! Did they get a quid pro quo? No! Hillary and Huma Abedin were quite admirable about this, I think.
Story to back this up to follow when I cool off.
In short, The Washington Post has said:
"To be clear: Clinton has already been cleared of any official wrongdoing in the matter by Comey. And Comey and the FBI were aware of this latest batch of emails — hell, they found them! -- when he rendered his judgment on Clinton."
Sorry I can't find the srory of the three access-emails now but will be back.
Made you look? That's the New Whitney building on Gansevoort St. in Manhattan.
Anyway, The Daily Skimm newsletter is not all I read but it's an important part of the news for me. Four years old, it suddenly published this guide today(please copy and paste):
Voting can be difficult in some states these days. This feels like a handy guide. I looked up.what the form read for the states of Florida(trouble in 2000) and Ohio(trouble in 2004) and I think it looks good. Find yours if you need to!
Sorry I can't make links live anymore on this blog. Thanks Typepad.com you're a real free-speech, FOIA liberal:/ I'm not sure it registered me, but I found out my deadlines!
(We just got postcards in the mail that we couldn't vote because we had not filled out the Census, but we never got the Census. So I felt like "Whaaaa?"
Here's something else. Yesterday in the NY Times, although it's great that TX, NC and WI have been brought to justice by federal court, nevertheless in some small counties and towns anti-minority voter intimidation was attempted and worked, unfortunately
(please copy and paste) but(from The Daily Show 8-18-16): Baltimore Police making a black woman take all her clothes off for a broken tail-light was somatically worse and I'm convinced that what happened next was rape! Trevor Noah reports that they had "Black Male" pre-written in all their arrest forms, etc. Now please see:
That is a formidable 7/31/16 article. Let's watch this! And protest to those leaders.
Historical Footnote: It was discovered later that Nixon's War on Drugs specifically targeted both blacks and hippies: "Let's see....What do they both have in common?"