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Sun Jul 26, 2015, 01:45 PM

Anyone else notice this with respect to coverage/commentary of Trumpzilla's candidacy?

There seems to be a choreographed set piece on the cable news channels which goes somewhat consistently like this:

No matter what the lead-in story is, whether it be flood, famine, or pestilence, the Anchor develops a smile on his or her face which we used to characterize as a shit-eating grin. He or she then introduces two or more "panelists", who are generally "consultants" and fit this pattern: one is a serious-looking professional politico associated with some Institute or another, always a Republican sounding one which contains words like Freedom, Independence, or Original Intent. This individual also has a phony smile etched onto the face. The second "guest" is often a lesser-light, such as CNN's Brian somebody whom they identify (oxymoronically) as a Republican Comedian, or some such moniker. He also has a smile which persists for the entire interview. If a female is involved she's smiling with the little lines around the eyes made prominent by the makeup shoveled onto all of these people. All of them are shown simultaneously all with the same smile.

And then the interview begins concerning Mr. Trump. The specifics are irrelevant: the important point is that none of them have any substantive reason as to why the candidate's popularity is not going to be helpful, stating all kinds of platitudes which are wholly nonsensical. For example, this afternoon on CNN once of these Joker-esque characters was saying that the next President was going to have to deal with all kinds of bad guys and so therefore who in their right mind would vote for Trump? As though all of the other candidates from Jeb to Carly have wide-ranging expertise and a positive track record in this regard. The implication is that they are all more qualified than Trump. That is not going to convince anyone to the Right that he's not their Man...they know better: if any of these clowns had a real political persona, he or she'd be leading the field by 40 points. But none of them are competent to even tie their own shoes. The interviews continue in the same vein with absolutely no true analysis of the voting blocks in key states, but just one riff after another on why Trump is a strikeout king waiting to swing at that high and outside pitch. When asked occasionally why his numbers just keep going up, they all say, well, so FAR, but it's early yet. Well, YES, it IS early, and their favorite sons ain't doing too well, most of them having popularity in single digits, and Trump's incredibly funny scathing remark about Lindsay Graham being on TV every week for 20 years and having a zero percent popularity is achingly true. None of these are viable, really with a RW electorate, except for Trump. It's absolutely BRILLIANT on his part, and I'll also state that if I were Trump, with a narcissistic personality disorder, virtually 100% name recognition and between 5 and 10 billion dollars, I'd run for President as well.

The MSM created this guy decades ago and he's been waiting in the wings. This may be the perfect time for him and the frozen smiles on the faces of the so-called Press and its minions are emblematic of getting busted with a trunkful of drugs. Personally, I can't stand the guy but it does not surprise me in the least that he's this popular at this stage and he's already been outrageous by Republican standards so he could cruise from now on. At the debate, they won't have the guts not to shake his hand which is a tacit acceptance that he has already defeated most of them. Refusal to shake his hand will detract from whatever (idiotic) platform that candidate has chosen to run on...some form of the Three G's no doubt.

If I weren't so nervous about his chances long-term, I'd be having a lot of fun now. Anyone who sells this guy short is asking to lose, and lose ignominiously. He's beaten the odds before and this may well be the Perfect Storm.

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Reply Anyone else notice this with respect to coverage/commentary of Trumpzilla's candidacy? (Original post)
PCIntern Jul 2015 OP
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2015 #1
PCIntern Jul 2015 #2
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2015 #3
PCIntern Jul 2015 #4
world wide wally Jul 2015 #5
PCIntern Jul 2015 #6
Octafish Jul 2015 #7
PCIntern Jul 2015 #8
Octafish Jul 2015 #9

Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 02:12 PM

1. Yup

 

Though today MTP was hilarious. They were talking of both left and RW populism...I wrote an article on this three weeks ago and posted it at a paper I publish. I wonder if they are reading it?

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 02:14 PM

2. THey're plagiarists at heart anyway...

never had an original thought in their heads, so maybe.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 02:15 PM

3. Well at least they should kick some cash

 

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 02:17 PM

4. Oh yeah...just their style!!! nt

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 02:59 PM

5. I think a "huge" part of Trump's popularity is that he talks about his rivals

the same as most people think they would talk about them. Pushing all protocol and politeness aside. I am sure that appeals to a lot of people more than what Is actually said.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 03:14 PM

6. I would agree wholeheartedly with that...

it's like watching SNL...but funnier...much funnier.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 03:18 PM

7. Setting the table for Jebthro.

It will be all-Donald all-the-Time from now until "no one" has "time" to "research" Jebthro.
Once the rest of the Trump Saga gets aired, it's goodnight Ivanka, the party's over.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 07:31 PM

8. Well, since he wears the mantle of billionaire businessman

he is forgiven every sin except pedophilia and he is unencumbered by the spectres of his past deeds.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 26, 2015, 08:22 PM

9. Incestual Pedophilia, too.

Do you think he can win the nomination, PCIntern?

He'd be doing us a favor, no matter who our nominee.

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