Friday, August 19, 2016

Anyone Talking Unironically About Trump Pivot Should be Embarrassed

This is the great line by Issac Chotiner:

"Anyone tweeting unironically about Trump pivoting 48 hrs after he hired the head of a white nationalist website should be embarrassed."

A lot of media folks should be embarrassed.

Like Ali Vitali who covers Trump campaign.

"This is a good point - and could be a pitfall. But that also goes for all candidates, not just Trump."

Talk about false equivalence. She speaks as if Trump is just another normal candidate for President and that he doesn't have this awful track record.

Like Greg Sargent says, Hillary has apologized 1000 times about her emails, and the media still refuses to accept it. Trump says a 'I'm regretful I'm so honest' and it's the media swoon.

Is he regretful enough to get rid of his Holocaust denying adviser?

Or his adviser who wants to 'Execute not assassinate' Hillary Clinton?

In other news, this too could be a good indicator for Hillary:

"CNN's Green Party townhall gets less than half the ratings of its recent Libertarian townhall...."

Brian Stelter:

"The Green Party ticket is polling at 3-5% while the Libertarian Party is drawing 9-10% support in national polls. With that in mind, these ratings results are no surprise: Wednesday's #GreenTownHall had 278,000 viewers in the 25-54 demo and 778,000 total viewers. The #LibTownHall earlier this month had 642,000 in the demo and 1.61 million viewers overall. IMHO: What CNN lacked in viewers, it gained in reputation, for being willing to hold prime time forums for these parties..."

I guess that's a window into how CNN thinks. They are always looking to accentuate the network's 'reputation.'

It didn't make me think better of them. But I guess maybe it impressed a lot of those who weren't watching. Yes, I'm being ironic.

Jill Stein seems more likely to take votes from Hillary than GJ-though GJ clearly takes some from her. But these are mostly voters who would normally vote GOPer, though some Berner types do support GJ. 

Kyle Griffin, Lawrence O'Donnell's Last Word producer:

"knock knock"

 who's there?"

" says. says who?"

" all the polls."

Nope. Still hasn't gotten old. In 10 years it still won't have gotten old.

Speaking of polls, Hillary leads big in another one.

"A new national poll released Friday shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by ten points nationally."

"Clinton is ahead of Trump 50 percent to 40 percent in a head-to-head match-up, according to a poll commissioned by End Citizens United, a liberal-leaning public interest group working to rid large money from politics."

"In a four-way race with Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Clinton's lead is reduced to 8 points. Clinton receives 45 percent to Trump's 37 percent. Johnson polls at eight percent and Stein at 4 percent."

"As concerns grow about Trump's drag on Republicans running down ballot, this poll shows there's reason for concern. Democrats lead Republicans when asked which party they' d vote for in a Congressional race by seven points: 48 - 41 percent."

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