Windthin (David Bythewood) #725
It would be pandemonium if the party rejected its presumptive nominee but it’s still an option. Broker the convention on purpose? Never been done but extreme times… people are getting crazy.
Windthin (David Bythewood) #727
That article is ludicrous. It was published yesterday, the same day Biden did what it urges and addressed the allegations, yet acts as if that didn’t happen. I’d have waited a day to revise it before publishing it.
I remember reading the stories vetting joe Biden in 2008. I was struck by his humility as an effective politician but also a dedicated public servant. This is why I don’t know what to believe. Yeah he can say dumb things, gaffe but his intentions never appeared sinister.
She is cancelling her appearance on Fox.
Windthin (David Bythewood) #730
And now this.
Christine O’Donnell appears to have made her niece accuse Biden of harassment at a dinner he never went to and ABC ran it without vetting it.
P.S.: Christine O’Donnell is the one who ran the “I’ Am Not A Witch” commercial running for congress.
The idea is by controlling the media, you control your message and give T supporters what they want. Looks like the T family just want more of what OANN has to offer - undivided loyalty.
When liberals look at Fox News, they tend to see Trump TV: a cable network that, with a few exceptions, has relentlessly pushed his policy objectives, and praised him in the terms that he loves. But that is not the way Donald Trump himself sees it. Trump loves that many Fox hosts are his loudest cheerleaders—but any deviation from Trumpian orthodoxy he views as betrayal. He sees himself as responsible for the network’s continued ratings success, and expects to be treated as such. In private, Trump reminds friends that Fox tried to derail his campaign during the 2016 Republican primary, and he vents that Fox owes its record ratings to him. “At the end of day, Trump thinks he owns Fox. He thinks he made them,” said a Republican who discussed Fox with Trump.
Trump’s frustration with Fox has only intensified during the coronavirus pandemic. As the nation’s COVID-19 death count rises, and Trump’s poll numbers slide, Fox executives have sidelined the network’s most flagrant coronavirus deniers. In late April Fox cut ties with MAGA stars Diamond and Silk after the duo promoted bizarre COVID-19 conspiracies, including speculation that the virus was man-made or that New York state was inflating deaths totals to hurt Trump politically.
Trump’s view that Fox is insufficiently loyal has motivated him to look for a more reliable media partner. On April 26, he tweeted: “The people who are watching @FoxNews, in record numbers (thank you President Trump), are angry. They want an alternative now. So do I!”
Trump now is on the verge of having that alternative. According to sources, an investor group aligned with his son Don Jr. and the Dallas-based Hicks family has acquired a major stake in One America News Network, the fledgling conservative cable-news channel that features hosts like Jack Posobiec, a chief promoter of the Pizzagate conspiracy. “[RNC co-chair] Tommy Hicks and Don Jr. have been looking to buy a station for Trump TV,” said one source briefed on the talks. “This is all about building a Fox competitor. Trump is really aiming to take down Fox,” the person briefed on the deal told me. (A person close to Hicks said he resigned his position from the family business when he joined the RNC and isn’t involved in the OANN deal).
During impeachment, OANN distinguished itself by its brazen airing of pro-Trump propaganda. OANN ran a three-part series hosted by Rudy Giuliani promoting Trump’s conspiracy that it was Ukraine, not Russia, that meddled in the 2016 election. Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo —the current spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services—hosted a prime-time special titled: The Ukraine Hoax: Impeachment, Biden Cash, Mass Murder.
Sources said the deal has been dragging on for months, and hasn’t yet closed. In January the Wall Street Journal reported that Hicks Equity Partners was in talks to invest $250 million to acquire OANN from parent company Herring Networks Inc. Sources told me OANN president Charles Herring was asking $300 million for the channel, a price the Trump group felt was too high (one source said the final price was around $200 million). It’s unclear whether Don Jr. invested Trump family funds in the deal or was given equity. The infusion of cash will allow OANN to improve production values and expand its modest distribution of 35 million homes (Fox News is available in more than 90 million homes).
More Questionable Behavior from Trump, T Admin, DOJ, and R's vs Dems, Press, Justice
Windthin (David Bythewood) #733
Windthin (David Bythewood) #734
Windthin (David Bythewood) #735
The big, ugly paradox hovering over Trump’s latest deceptions
Trump needs people to believe the economy and health crises are getting turned around, and he needs it to happen in time for November. Whether this actually happens is largely irrelevant to him.
An emotionally wrenching ad against T from Biden camp
Another powerful ad from Biden…
…41% of U.S. adults approved of Trump’s performance in office, which is down 4 points from a similar poll that ran in mid-April.
More Americans have grown critical of President Donald Trump over the past month as the death toll mounts from the coronavirus pandemic and he now trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden by 8 percentage points among registered voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday.
The poll conducted on Monday and Tuesday showed that 41% of U.S. adults approved of Trump’s performance in office, which is down 4 points from a similar poll that ran in mid-April. Fifty-six percent disapprove of Trump, up by 5 points in the same span.
It also found that 46% of registered voters said they would back Biden in the Nov. 3 presidential election, while 38% would vote for Trump. That compared with a 2-point Biden lead in Reuters/Ipsos polling last week.
Americans also appear to be increasingly critical of the way Trump has handled the health crisis. According to the poll, those who disapprove of Trump’s performance at the helm of the country’s pandemic response outnumber those who approve by 13 percentage points - the highest level of net disapproval since the poll started asking the question at the beginning of March
The public sees Trump as the stronger candidate for job creation, while Biden is seen as better suited on healthcare issues. The poll showed that the public was split over which candidate would be better for dealing with the coronavirus response.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online, in English, throughout the United States. It gathered responses from 1,112 American adults, including 973 who identified as registered voters. It had a credibility interval, a measure of precision, of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Windthin (David Bythewood) #740
The Trump environmental policy is to tear it all down. Meanwhile:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to co-chair Biden campaign climate task force
Windthin (David Bythewood) #741
Trump’s false claim of support by 90%+ of Republicans explained:
The deep-seated fear driving Trump’s invented and exaggerated popularity rankings
Anxious About the Virus, Older Voters Grow More Wary of Trump
Surveys show the president’s standing with seniors, the group most vulnerable to the coronavirus, has fallen as he pushes to reopen the country.
Windthin (David Bythewood) #742
We finally know what kind of farmer Devin Nunes is.
An illegal one.
“We are forced to have to ballot harvest because it’s the only way to win. So, as long as we have a robust ballot harvesting operation come November, and I hate saying that because it’s illegal in 49 states…”
Amash is out!
Windthin (David Bythewood) #744
It seems the door has closed on the Tara Reade story.
Politico investigated and found a string of incidents where she plied people up and down central California for money and favors with sob stories before skipping out on them, and always boasted proudly of having served under Biden.