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Heather Cox Richardson had a great article yesterday about blatant corruption in the Trump administration. But what I found interesting was that she started the article with this sentence:

Trump dominated the news today, which is usually a sign of negative news stories and his need to create distractions from them.

Indeed, Trump had said all kinds of outrageous things, and the news media ate them up and talked about them non-stop. And most of them then didn’t publish the real news, which was that the inspector general for the state department resigned, effective today (even though he had been on the job less than three months). He didn’t give any reason for his departure, but it was probably because he was investigating that blatant corruption.

There was also even more corruption, including by Attorney General William Barr and by Lindsay Graham.

If you want to know more about that corruption, I suggest you read HCR’s column. But to me, the main point is that Trump is still able to manipulate the media by acting out. And we let him get away with it.



  1. Hassan wrote:

    The Postmaster General fired 23 execs in USPS.

    At this point I am 99% convinced that Donald Trump will win the 2020 election. There is too much at stake for the side. It is matter of last ditch survival effort for:
    1. Donald Trump to save himself and his family from jail
    2. Republican party
    3. White Nationalism
    4. Russia
    5. Evangelical Right

    So by any means they will cheat to win

    Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 9:38 am | Permalink
  2. notycoon22 wrote:

    Hassan, I hate to admit it, but I more and more believe that Dear Leader will do anything to pull this rabbit out of his ass — oops, I meant hat. His latest attack add on Biden with faked pictures and exaggerated ad hominem attacks is just a sampler of what is to come. Dear Leader can no longer run on his accomplishments (he is actively creating new ones, though, with all his Executive Order crap), has a lousy economy that no rational person believes will recover anytime soon, and has no plan to actually move the country into a better place (and neither does the Publican Party). He’s a sad man for a sad time with powerful people pulling strings to keep him in power.

    Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 3:40 pm | Permalink