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Archive for January 16th, 2018

New polls shows black support for Trump is up plus other stories

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We will look at a new poll that shows support for President Trump going up among blacks …….was Senator Durbin’s cynical response related to that?…..we remember the start of the First Gulf War 1991…….the Shah left Iran 1979……we remember Dizzy Dean…..Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford went into the Hall of Fame 1974………….plus other stories………..

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January 16, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Tuesday’s video: A word about the race card and President Trump

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A new poll shows that black support for President Trump is up….my guess is that the US economy has a lot to do with this……3% GDP growth is better than “hope and change” speeches………click to watch:

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January 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

The media may be digging their own ‘s-hole’!

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We are now in day four or five of the “s-hole” crisis. I can’t wait for Day 220, like what we used to watch on Nightline during the Iran hostage crisis.

Thankfully, I am not stuck in any airport and forced to watch a certain network do the s-hole shuffle 24/7.

The media’s reaction to the “s-hole” episode can be divided into two groups:

1. Some journalists immediately went to the race card – i.e., Donald Trump is a racist, as we’ve been saying all along.

2. He does not have the temperament, as we’ve been warning you all along. 

It did not occur to any journalist to ask two simple questions:

1. Did he really say it?  Two senators say he did not.

2. What were Senator Durbin’s motives?  Why would a U.S. senator come out of a private meeting and say something like that?  Did he not take into account the damage such a statement would inflict on the country?  Is it all about being anti-Trump?

And then Congressman John Lewis, who is supposed to be immune from any criticism because he was a civil rights activist, calls President Trump a racist.  Why didn’t someone challenge such an irresponsible assertion?

Well, all of this is having a rough impact on the media’s credibility, as we see in this post:

About 2 in 3 American adults say fabricated news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current affairs, according to a Pew Research Center report last month. 

The survey found that Republicans and Democrats are about equally likely to say that “fake news” leaves Americans deeply confused about current events. 

Despite the concern, more than 8 in 10 feel very or somewhat confident that they can recognize news that is fabricated, the survey found.

As we watch another day of more s-hole panels, it may be worthwhile to remind them to stop digging when you are in an s-hole.

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January 16, 2018 at 6:35 am