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Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:05 AM

Trump and RNC to ban all media from GOP convention

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/01/politics/rnc-charlotte-press/index.html

(CNN)The dramatically scaled-down Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, will be closed to the press, a convention spokesperson and Republican official familiar with the plans tell CNN.

Reporters will not be allowed on site as RNC delegates vote to formally nominate President Donald Trump as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee, but the vote will be livestreamed, the Republican official said.

The restriction is unprecedented in modern American political history, but Republican officials said they were forced to limit attendance due to social distancing restrictions imposed by the governor of North Carolina.

"Given the health restrictions and limitations in place within the state of North Carolina, we are planning for the Charlotte activities to be closed press Friday, August 21 -- Monday, August 24," the RNC convention spokesperson said in a statement Saturday.



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Reply Trump and RNC to ban all media from GOP convention (Original post)
Maru Kitteh Aug 2020 OP
C_U_L8R Aug 2020 #1
TheBlackAdder Aug 2020 #26
Ilsa Aug 2020 #2
Maru Kitteh Aug 2020 #3
Ilsa Aug 2020 #4
Maru Kitteh Aug 2020 #5
onethatcares Aug 2020 #20
Grasswire2 Aug 2020 #6
Maru Kitteh Aug 2020 #9
Pachamama Aug 2020 #7
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #8
Skittles Aug 2020 #10
Drum Aug 2020 #11
demosincebirth Aug 2020 #12
greenjar_01 Aug 2020 #13
mnhtnbb Aug 2020 #29
Cracklin Charlie Aug 2020 #14
Raine Aug 2020 #15
NBachers Aug 2020 #16
LiberalBrooke Aug 2020 #17
nuxvomica Aug 2020 #18
DFW Aug 2020 #19
OregonBlue Aug 2020 #24
spanone Aug 2020 #21
Maru Kitteh Aug 2020 #31
Generic Brad Aug 2020 #22
Maru Kitteh Aug 2020 #30
SmartVoter22 Aug 2020 #23
scarytomcat Aug 2020 #25
Baitball Blogger Aug 2020 #27
Johnny2X2X Aug 2020 #28

Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:10 AM

1. A pathetic attempt to control the message with GOPtv

Media should say no to the feed.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:40 AM

26. Well, Trump's supporters are 🐑. Does it really matter if they are kept in the dark? 😂

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:10 AM

2. How will it be covered, then? Doesn't he want

to use the convention to get his base excoted?

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:21 AM

3. This one has me stumped. Normally he wants hundreds of cameras on him. Maybe

he doesn't want anyone getting a photo of the empty arena?


I don't have this one figured out at all.


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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:23 AM

4. That and maybe they are

Disseminating their dirty trickster playbook.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:29 AM

5. Another thing I thought of is he wants to use this as a kick start for

"Trump TV." Since that was his plan in 2016, it's reasonable to assume he still plans to fall back on it.

If he is the only media there, he can find a way to put more of the money in his pocket too.


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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 07:22 AM

20. it would be the moment

the republicant party is seen as the wizard of Oz with one man behind a curtain pulling the strings on marionettes.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:29 AM

6. Do you spose they need to hide his health status?



What about the debates?

Are they on? Off?

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:31 AM

9. Excellent question. It could be about his health. Man looks like shit. nt

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:30 AM

7. Huh?

Not even sure what this is all about...

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:30 AM

8. They are back to NC?

Why would anyone allow this in their state?

Good no media. Who wants to see his bs anyway?

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:35 AM

10. HAHAHAHA

NOW they care about "social distancing"

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:56 AM

11. Closed procedures are anathema to democracy

Sunlight is the best disinfectant

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:57 AM

12. Fox will probably be there, incognito.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 12:59 AM

13. Press would report the sparse attendance and complete lack of enthusiasm

The Trump Presidency is an embarrassment. And they know it.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:55 AM

29. Anybody who attends the convention in person in Charlotte is nuts.

Our highest numbers for cases, deaths, and cases/10,000 population are in Mecklenburg County. Their numbers are almost double the numbers in Wake County, where Raleigh (the capital city) is located. Population of about 1.1 million for each county.

For the Republicans stupid enough to attend, expect to see a spike in Covid numbers for the communities where they live once they go home. Dummies. Real dummies. But, we already knew they were stupid. Right?

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:02 AM

14. Wait, what?

Charlotte?

I thought it was in Florida. I can’t keep up with this debacle.

Closed to press? Idiots.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:10 AM

15. That is strange

if no coverage, it seems pointless to have one at all.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 01:53 AM

16. Will they have a Virtual Balloon Drop?

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 05:42 AM

17. Fine,media do not cover the convention then.

I do not know what they are hoping to accomplish but let them have their mystery convention and do not publish anything or talk about it. Focus on the Democrats and what they are offering for the country. Talk about real plans and goals and what actual people want and need. Just go on with life and leave the rethugs to their pathetic party.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 06:53 AM

18. Not even that right-wing OAN network?

Which stands for "One American News" because it's target audience is just one individual.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 07:07 AM

19. I see the logic

If I were the head of the RNC, I wouldn’t want hours’ worth of quotable embarrassments available for the media to rerun 3 months before an election, either. Plus—it would give Democrats about 45 minutes of Trump incoherency to quote (and for Rachel to laugh at) on a daily basis. They would only doing us a favor, since Trump could read from The Cat In The Hat, and his base would declare him an erudite genius.

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Response to DFW (Reply #19)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:02 AM

24. That and I suspect many GOPers running for re-election don't want coverage of themselves

praising Plump.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 08:48 AM

21. I doubt anyone actually wants to see such a lie-fest

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Response to spanone (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 10:44 AM

31. There is a vast amount of difference between television and press

More so all the time, actually.


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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 08:55 AM

22. The floor fight will not be televised

First the Trump campaign goes dark on August ad buys. Now this. Something is clearly afoot. I believe there is an internal GOP movement brewing to oust him from the ticket.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #22)

Mon Aug 3, 2020, 07:30 AM

30. Cue Aerosmith

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 09:06 AM

23. Media will sneak in... DISGUISES!

Trump has banned all media from 'his' convention. ( He never banned his own media though...)

One thing I am sure of, is that the media, the reporters and spycam technologists will find a way.s
The best one is using disguises....

Rachel Maddow wearing a fake moustache will never get recognized by those eagle eyed Tea Party delegates, the masters of sign spelling.

Joe Scarborough and his band only need change their name for the weekend. "Dixon Mills" could be 'Nixon's Thrills Quartet"

The Associated Press?.... American Pizza! Handing out coupons for free pizza if a delegate can answer three simple Trump questions!

CNN, this is the easy one. They just need some name badges' that say 'CNN - Convention News Negation Squad' and can roam looking for fake news reporters and worse, foreign press spies like BBC, France 24 and the commie-based Fox News ( who Hillary finally destroyed using the pizza coupon ploy).

My thoughts turn to Peter Sellers, whose Inspector Clouseau would certainly figure out the very best disguise.




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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:07 AM

25. What... is Putin speaking?

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:45 AM

27. What could they possibly have to hide? Probably want to talk freely about

their true objectives. Take over America.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 10:49 AM

28. They'll let media in, this is a ploy

They’ll relent and let “some” media in. This will be their excuse to only let their media in and maybe a couple token legit media.

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