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Get Ready For Two Years of Trump-Might-Run Coverage Even Though Everyone Knows He Won’t

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:

Donald Trump's Hair

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.

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“How many times do people have to fall for this game?” asked Rick Wilson, a Republican consultant. “Everyone knows this, and no one seems to be able to resist covering the spectacle, because Donald Trump – the brand – isn’t ever forced to post up against political reality. He’s a master marketer and brand-manager, and he’s learned that the media loves the bluster and the bullshit, even with the full knowledge he’s not going to ever, ever, ever pull the trigger on the race.”
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August 14, 2013 at 9:46 AM Leave a comment

The Pope Uses His Christmas Address to Spread a Message of Hate

The Pope took another step toward marginalizing the Catholic church today:

Pope Benedict via romanempiretours.com

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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.

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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?

Geezus.

Couldn’t you just have sung a Christmas carol or something?

December 24, 2012 at 5:29 PM 2 comments

Buy, Buy, Buy

16+ million people follow Kim Kardashian on Twitter.  Kim tweets about having and buying things:

Kim Kardashian is reportedly paid an unimaginable $10,000 per tweet (and here).  Talk about the 1%!

Think about the (mostly young) women who follow her.  Life is all about moccasins, loafers, being blond and bikinis.

Ugh.

October 6, 2012 at 7:28 PM Leave a comment

Yo, Ben Smith at Politico

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.

August 11, 2011 at 8:19 PM Leave a comment

Says it All

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.

 

June 16, 2011 at 12:16 PM Leave a comment

Yes, “Weinergate” Was the “News” Last Week

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:

33%.  33%!

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.

June 14, 2011 at 1:47 PM Leave a comment

Chris Matthews: “Stunned” About Continued Birther Stuff

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.

April 28, 2011 at 7:05 PM Leave a comment

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