Sinclair and the News (I Actually Watched FOX!)

With all the anticipation of SInclair Broadcasting, the new owners of KAEF,   bringing into our market a bunch of right-wing propaganda apparently to be served up with our local news, I thought i had better check out the current offering, so I taped Friday’s  “North Coast News”.

I haven’t watched local news TV for years because it always seemed to be two or three days behind the online sources but it was kind of interesting. The anchors are a beefy male and a tiny woman, both of whom have difficulty pronouncing names that they could have figured out if they’d taken a couple of minutes to rehearse. The broadcast is done at breakneck speed to give a sense of urgency, or maybe to disguise the fact that they had no news to cover. (This was a Friday night, after all.)  The propaganda machine has not affected them so far; there was a segue into national news which was a brief recounting of the healthcare flop.  They were not afraid to criticize Trump when he deserved it (the Boy Scout speech) to I guess we’ll have to wait awhile for the Sinclair -style news.

Emboldened, I actually watched Fox news the other night and I was pleasantly surprised. The show was called “The Five” and was hosted by Bret Baier, who has always been the most reasonable of their commentators. I actually enjoyed it!  You never know.

 

Read about Sinclair  HERE

Ryan and The Mooch

We missed a few posts this week because of technical issues. Here a story I really didn’t want you to miss. Just in.  Read it HERE.

Ain’t it odd that while Trump flies off to rant to a crowd about the evils of gang warfare, he’s hiring staff  in the  White House (YOUR White House) who operate on about the same level?.

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One Eighth Of The Way Through The Trump Presidency

The past six months have demonstrated that the poor judgment of those voters who elevated Don the Con to the Presidency definitely had consequences.  We are stuck with a President who has no moral compass, no positions, no philosophy, who doesn’t seem to know the difference between reality and fantasy,  who blames everyone else for his failures,  and who appears to have been hypnotized or lobotomized by Vladimir Putin. Why else would he CONTINUE to deny that the Russians hacked our elections and, worse, refuse to take any actions to prevent it from happening again in 2018?

His miserable performance re: the GOP healthcare attempt shows that The Great Dealmaker wouldn’t know a great deal if he hit one in the road. Other Presidents get off their butts and make phone calls. Donnie whines and golfs.

Add to this the fact that this is the most SECRETIVE Presidency ever. What was he doing meeting alone with Russian officials in the Oval Office? He seems to like situations where only the Russians can keep records of what was said.  He’s met with Putin for three hours (including the G20 dinner) and the American people have NO IDEA what was said. Sad!

Finally, Trump fatigue has set in. His 37% or whatever it is support has topped out and  is subsiding. People are tired of the lies, the  hysteria,  the  shifting stories,  the endless corruption,  his untalented relatives occupying positions for which they have no qualifications, his laziness in filling Federal positions and his delusion that sending out Tweets is an acceptable substitute for real government.  Eventually,  he will render himself irrelevant. Congress and everyone else will just start working around him, ignoring him when they can.  If he survives the  Russia inquiry he will live out the remainder of his term barricaded  in the White House, watching Fox News and blaming everyone else for his poor performance. That’s about all he’s good for, besides kissing up to our enemies.  Essentially, we have no President.

Had enough? So have I.

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Der Speigel Summarizes Trump

….and it’s a darn good summary.

In the German newspaper *Der Spiegel,* Klaus Brinkbäumer summarizes how the rest of the world sees our “president”:

“Donald Trump has transformed the United States into a laughing stock and he is a danger to the world. He must be removed from the White House before things get even worse.

“Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States. He does not possess the requisite intellect and does not understand the significance of the office he holds nor the tasks associated with it. He doesn’t read. He doesn’t bother to peruse important files and intelligence reports and knows little about the issues that he has identified as his priorities. His decisions are capricious and they are delivered in the form of tyrannical decrees.

“He is a man free of morals. As has been demonstrated hundreds of times, he is a liar, a racist, and a cheat. […] Trump has to be removed from the White House. Quickly. He is a danger to the world.”

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