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Quantum Media?

© Tom Tomorrow Gotta love references to “Dr. Strangelove“. Except now the enemy are no longer communists. The media no longer report on the news. They are the news. Marshall McLuhan’s dictum that “the medium is the message” has finally become true.

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Two Ferns

Hillary Clinton appears with Zach Galifianakis on “Between Two Ferns“: I typically don’t enjoy Zach’s show because I’m not really into humor that is designed mainly to make you feel uncomfortable. But it is still worth watching just for Hillary doing a pretty good deadpan act.

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Dumbing Down the Electorate?

Huffington Post published a really great rant about (what else?) Donald Trump. The author is a lawyer who deals with health care issues, and he starts off by ripping the assurances that Trump has offered to prove he is healthy: I first read Trump’s physician’s report of December 15, 2015, you know, the one by […]

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Where’s the Trump Bribery Scandal?

I guess the media got what they wanted — a horserace. They breathlessly report story after story about how the Clinton Foundation might have the “appearance” of impropriety (despite admitting that there was no actual impropriety), while at the same time pretty much ignoring two smoking guns of real illegal activity with the Trump Foundation. […]

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Policy In Their Own Words

The website ProCon.org is a goldmine of information about the presidential candidates and how they stand on the major issues of the day. The best part is that every position is backed up by the candidate’s own words using extensive quotes. For example, if you want to know how the candidates feel about abortion rights, […]

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No There There?

Maybe I’m missing something. Yes, I know that there is a narrative that Hillary Clinton is dishonest and untrustworthy. There’s even the alt-right version where she is a criminal who should be locked up (for, among other things, assassinating 40 people). To me, it just seems like people are taking any story about her and […]

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Back to Fox?

We reported recently that Donald Trump had pretty much only appeared on Fox News after a disastrous interview on CNN after the conventions. Well, I guess Trump is reading this blog (hah!) because he actually (finally) gave an interview to CNN. It did not go well. In fact, it went really badly. Maybe he should […]

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Out Foxing Himself

Donald Trump used to appear on any TV program that would have him, garnering him billions in free publicity. But those days seem to be (mostly) over. In fact, Trump is now appearing only on Fox News. What happened? The last time Trump appeared on any network other than Fox News was July 31, when […]

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Multiple Personality Tweets

A data scientist has analyzed the tweets coming from Donald Trump, and says that clearly many of the tweets are coming from someone other than Trump. Probably some staffer. People had already noticed that some of the tweets posted the the tweets were coming from two different phones: an Android phone by Samsung, and an […]

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More Bad News for Trump

Today’s stories in Electoral Vote are chock full of bad news for Trump, most of it self inflicted: Trump seems to be doing everything he can to keep the feud between himself and the family of slain American soldier Humayun Khan alive, and keep it in the news. How bad is it? Trump friend and […]

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An Out for Trump

The Republican establishment finally got Trump to read a speech from a teleprompter rather than winging it like he has been doing since he became the presumptive nominee. What I want to know is who wrote that speech? I also wonder how long Trump will be able to avoid going off script again. It must […]

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How the Media Enables Trump

The mainstream media allows Donald Trump to get away with lies and racist attacks without questioning them by treating back-and-forth statements from politicians as part of the horse race of politics. If the media were doing its job, it would not pass on statements without at least checking on their veracity. Let’s look at a […]

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Trump Attacks Trump

Steven Rosenthal and Peggy O’Brien took 142 audio clips from 37 different Trump interviews and edited them together to solve the mystery of what would happen if Donald Trump attacked Donald Trump (like he has attacked anyone he doesn’t like or who threatens his ascension to the presidency). Because ultimately, Trump himself may be the […]

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It is all about Money

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Some of us were hoping that once Donald Trump became the presumed GOP nominee, that the media would stop talking about him incessantly. But apparently, the media is as addicted to talking about Trump as ever. After being criticized for basically bankrolling Trump’s campaign by […]

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One Year in the Future?

The Boston Globe has created a front page for their newspaper — one year in the future. It is a new world, where Donald Trump is the president, all illegal immigrants are being deported, the Dow has dropped 6000 in one month, the US military has been ordered to kill families of ISIS militants, and […]

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