I can see I'm getting in on this a little late in the discussion, but, yet, here I am!. To Mr K and Rocky Smith I say thanks for your intrepid denial that anything happening between Trump and the press is in any way transparent. He might border on transparency if he releases all zillion pages of his tax returns, but he's not going to do that. Perhaps Kellyanne and Mr. Spicer can serve up some "Alternative Facts" for us.
When Trump summarily dismisses the media as "corrupt" and "dishonest" he is undermining the Fourth Estate, and, as has been so aptly put in this scribe, the Fourth Estate is the group that is supposed to hold the pols collective feet to the fire. I don't smell any flesh burning yet.
When he summarily (and without any basis in facts that he has provided) dismisses the election as rigged, and that he really won a YUUUGE victory in the popular vote is another way to cause us to doubt the validity of our democratic process. As of yet, after months of investigation, we don't have any evidence that Mr. Trump could have closed the 2.8 million vote gap that Hillary Clinton laid on him. He just doesn't like to be a "loser". We do know, however, that the three states that tipped the balance for him did have a 'rigged' system. The Republican legislatures and Republican Secretaries of State instituted the same overly broad voter purges that enabled George W Bush to win in Florida in 2000. In Ohio alone (had she won there she would have been Madam President) the purge netted 400,000 voters who could have legally voted - they were properly registered and not under any voting restraints, yet when they got to polls they were turned away.
Why is it that the Republicans think fewer voters is good for democracy? That's a question I'll pose to the esteemed former commissioner Miller. And it always seems that the most vulnerable and estranged from mainstream society are the ones who are getting shafted by these less than democratic policies.
With Trump his cabinet choices and his staff must see him as the Second Coming - I have never seen so many resurrected careers ever before in my life! If he had lost Reince Priebus would have been on the street corner with a tin cup...and who the hell is Kellyanne Conway, anyway? Alternative Facts my foot! Facts is Facts Folks - there ain't no alternative facts - they's just damn lies! (That's my Uncle Kermit talking...I channel his wisdom from time to time)
UCanSeeClearlyNow, the press was invented centuries before computers and you will find that print newspapers have a long and proud tradition of sensationalism. After all, they invented headlines. Before there were "likes" and "dislikes" to click on, the idea was to sell newspapers.
I am sorry Ms. McKenna feels that way, but I would rather sacrifice readers than my safety. I will reiterate that I reserve my sarcasm for sarcastic contributors. My motto is, when they go low, I go lower.
I fail to see that blogging anonymously is a no-no, assuming that the blogger adheres to a code of conduct that prohibits directly attacking a blogger who expresses an opinion opposing their own. Only public persons, including especially politicians, have an obligation to use their real names.
I like and respect Clara, who is adamant that bloggers use their real names, and welcome her comments on this matter of etiquette. In the meantime, I'm grateful that the Indy allows all comers to comment on these forums.
it appears that there are at least are some white women that don't want the p***y grabber chump to take us back to the 1950's. the funny thing is that all the chumpies have is to continue the put down's of Hillary like a bad case of tourettes... bengazi..., emails...
they can not come up with one redeeming quality of the p***y grabber. please correct me... i'll wait to laugh at your feeble attempts.
Video of Women's March in Colorado Springs: https://youtu.be/gKhXUTjXBKM
The "press" have only themselves to blame. In a bid to attract clicks and likes they have sold out the objective reporting of facts for sensationalism, thus most news articles today are filled with bias and narrative-selling. A true race to the bottom.
Put your real name on it, Mr. K and then I might listen to you.
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