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It would be one thing if “E! News” did this but when the supposed “real” news outlets do it it’s pretty disgusting. In short, get ready to get played:
Here we go again.
More than three years ahead of the 2016 election, Donald Trump is already hinting at a presidential run, and the media — though certain this time around that he can’t be serious — are covering it anyway.
Dubbed a “sideshow” by NBC’s Chuck Todd and a “serial presidential campaign explorer” by CBS News, Trump is being accused by the press of engaging in yet another publicity stunt. “Folks,” the NBC News political team flatly declared this week, “he isn’t going to run.”
But don’t for one second think that means an end to Trump coverage. And lots of it.
Even as reporters suggest that Trump should not be taken seriously, many media organizations continue to cover him as a potential legitimate candidate, as they did in 2012. The reason for that is something Trump, the executive producer and host of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” is very familiar with: ratings.
The Pope took another step toward marginalizing the Catholic church today:
Pope Benedict used his annual Christmas message to denounce gay marriage, saying that it destroyed the “essence of the human creature.”
In one of his most important speeches of the year, the Pope stressed that a person’s gender identity is God-given and unchangeable. As a result, he sees gay marriage as a “manipulation of nature.”
“People dispute the idea that they have a nature, given to them by their bodily identity, that serves as a defining element of the human being,” he said at the Vatican on Friday. “They deny their nature and decide that it is not something previously given to them, but that they make it for themselves.”
The Pope has said that gay marriage, like abortion and euthanasia, is a threat to world peace.
I’m sorry Pope, you’re ignorant. My brother is gay and he has felt gay all his life. If he were to “deny [his] nature,” he would have ignored his feelings and tried to fake it as a straight man. He didn’t manipulate anything. Who in their right mind would “deny their nature” and choose to be gay when there are people like you out there using an occasion when the world celebrates peace and love to spread a message of hate? I mean, my brother is a threat to world peace?! Really?
Couldn’t you just have sung a Christmas carol or something?
16+ million people follow Kim Kardashian on Twitter. Kim tweets about having and buying things:
Think about the (mostly young) women who follow her. Life is all about moccasins, loafers, being blond and bikinis.
Hey Ben Smith at Politico:
Please confirm as FACT that the people who challenged Mitt Romney today in Iowa were Democrats, as you stated — as FACT — on the “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell tonight on MSNBC.
Watch this amazing video compilation from TalkingPointsMemo showing how all three cable “news” networks cut away from a presser being given by Nancy Pelosi immediately after she announced she was there to talk about jobs, and would not comment on Anthony Weiner:
I just heard MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell say that Weiner had to resign because coverage of other news “just stopped” and Democrats couldn’t get any other messages out (about the deficit, Medicare, etc.).
Well Andrea, given that ya’ll cut away from Pelosi when she wanted to talk about jobs, you tell me who has control over that.
This is such clear proof that if it bleeds it leads and our 24/7 cable “news” organizations don’t deserve the privilege of being called that.
If you watched cable “news” last week, you probably wondered: Is there anything else happening other than the Anthony Weiner scandal?
The answer is essentially no. Check out this graph showing how much time the cable “news” channels devoted to the Weiner story last week:
So, considering all the things that happen every day all around the world, the cables spent 33% of their “news” time talking about Anthony Weiner.
I think it’s insulting.
Read more here at the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Forest for the trees: This would be Chris Matthews tonight on Hardball:
I was stunned so many were pushing the birther angle today.
That, after Chris Matthews and MSNBC pushed the birther angle all day.
Tweet of the day:
I say the new national emergency will be WHERE ARE OBAMA’S COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS?
(Love this image — it’s of an appliquéd block — via.)
••• Clarence Thomas’ Ex-Girlfriend Reveals Relationship Details in Memoir Isn’t it amazing how some things happen — like the writing of this book — and you don’t see the author on television or hear a word about her or her book? It’s like the proverbial tree falling in the forest.
••• Georgia GOP Rep. Would Force Women to Prove Miscarriage Happened Naturally or Face Felony Charges. I am so sick of men telling women what they have to do to with their own bodies. How about we introduce a bill saying that when a man has semen on his dick he has to prove he wasn’t masturbating.
••• Kim and Kourtney Kardashian leave the house without makeup. Now there’s a
••• Do you live in one of America’s Smartest Regions for Transportation? I’m lucky because I do. Yey Boulder! I can ride my bike all over town on miles of bike paths and if it’s raining or snowing, I can take the bus just about anywhere. It’s wonderful not being dependent on a car.
••• On average, 34 Americans are murdered with a gun every day. No comment. Our gun policies are insane.
••• Assistant Indiana A.G. Jeff Cox, who tweeted that protesters in Madison should be dealt with using “live ammunition” has been fired. We’re talking an assistant Attorney General here. A lawyer. A man whose job it is to uphold the laws of the State of Indiana and of the United States of America. And that person thinks American citizens who are assembling peacefully to petition their government should be shot? No words.
••• I want a Himalayan Salt Plate.
••• Maryland Advances Same-Sex Marriage Law. Good to know that compassion is still alive in some parts of the country.
••• A D.C. Federal Judge Has Upheld the Constitutionality of Health Care Reform. You didn’t know about this? You’re kidding. Remember back in January when Judge Roger Vinson ruled that “Obamacare” violates people’s rights by forcing them to buy insurance? That dominated the “news” for at least three days. Maybe the “liberal media” find the time to report this tomorrow or Friday, heh?
••• Christine O’Donnell is considering an offer to be on Dancing With the Stars. This is a Very Serious Person?