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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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The Media is the Message?

Ted Koppel schools Bill O’Reilly on the role of the media in politics. He doesn’t quite say it, but he strongly implies that the media is not doing their job. The news has completely succumbed to “shiny object syndrome” and are far more concerned with ratings and entertainment.

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Crisis!

© Berkeley Breathed What a strange situation in which we find ourselves. Nobody ever took Donald Trump seriously. Especially not the media, who were pretty much responsible for creating him. Not even Fox News. The Republican party is still in denial. The establishment just knew that if they ignored Trump, he would crash and burn […]

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Legacy Obama?

Conservative David Brooks, who never had much good to say about Obama, has suddenly turned around with a column in the NY Times titled “I Miss Barack Obama“. Ignore for a moment that Brooks seems to forget that Obama is still in office and going strong. And Brooks still disagrees with most of Obama’s policy […]

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Show Us the Video

Things are looking pretty bad for Carly Fiorina when even Fox News points out that her high point of the last GOP debate was a lie. Chris Wallace points out to her that no fact checker has been able to find the horrific video that she claims exists: Do you acknowledge what every fact checker […]

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More Media Consolidation

© Ruben Bolling Rupert Murdoch has purchased a majority stake in National Geographic. Not just the magazine, but their television, books, maps, and other media assets. And the former non-profit (for 127 years!) will now be a regular for-profit company. One has to ask, why would the owner of Fox News (and a well-known climate […]

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Don’t use news media to understand the world

This is in Swedish, but there are English subtitles. Hans Rosling points out what too many people seem to be completely unaware of – if you get your news from the media, you will have an extremely distorted view of the world. In a few cases this distortion is intentional (cough, Fox News) but even […]

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