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Good read - Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/oct/13/liberal-media-bias-working-class-americans
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Not so poor: Trump voters are middle class

Hard numbers complicate, if not roundly dismiss, the oft-regurgitated theory that income or education levels predict Trump support, or that working-class whites support him disproportionately. Last month, results of 87,000 interviews conducted by Gallup showed that those who liked Trump were under no more economic distress or immigration-related anxiety than those who opposed him.

According to the study, his supporters didn’t have lower incomes or higher unemployment levels than other Americans. Income data misses a lot; those with healthy earnings might also have negative wealth or downward mobility. But respondents overall weren’t clinging to jobs perceived to be endangered. “Surprisingly”, a Gallup researcher wrote, “there appears to be no link whatsoever between exposure to trade competition and support for nationalist policies in America, as embodied by the Trump campaign.”

Earlier this year, primary exit polls revealed that Trump voters were, in fact, more affluent than most Americans, with a median household income of $72,000 – higher than that of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders supporters. Forty-four percent of them had college degrees, well above the national average of 33% among whites or 29% overall. In January, political scientist Matthew MacWilliams reported findings that a penchant for authoritarianism – not income, education, gender, age or race –predicted Trump support.

These facts haven’t stopped pundits and journalists from pushing story after story about the white working class’s giddy embrace of a bloviating demagogue.

But, for national media outlets comprised largely of middle- and upper-class liberals, that would mean looking their own class in the face.

Breaking - Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize for literature

Way too cool

https://www.theguardian.com/books/live/2016/oct/13/nobel-prize-in-literature-2016-liveblog

And the winner is...

Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.


You have got to see J. K. Rowling's tweets on Groper Don the Con

There are a lot of things J.K. Rowling doesn't have time for on Twitter, and both Donald Trump and the angry opinions of Twitter eggs are high up on that list.

Following Rowling's three-tweet shutdown of the Republican presidential candidate on Monday, one such hapless egg made the foolish decision to question her.

http://mashable.com/2016/10/09/jk-rowling-trump-tweets/?utm_campaign=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Watercooler-Full&utm_cid=Mash-BD-Synd-Yahoo-Watercooler-Full#kj_oNK5rgiqT

@jk_rowling aren't you British? Mind your own business#USA

— Gina Murray (@glmurray56) October 10, 2016

Big mistake.

When a man this ignorant & easy to manipulate gets within sniffing distance of the nuclear codes, it's everyone's business. #RestOfTheWorld https://t.co/yHBIIuhYEN

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 10, 2016

"Gets within sniffing distance."

You really can't compete with that, can you?

Holy Facting Shite - now People Magazine has a story about their reporter

Groper Don the Con pinned her against the wall with his tongue down her throat. The Butler saved her when he came in and said Melania was on the way down.

Drip drip drip is now a waterfall

Sue scumbag sue

They're waiting for you this time

Howw come Groper Don the Con's sister is not defending him?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Chris Hayes starts with breaking news - two women come forward to say

Trump did to them what he said on that tape.

See napkinz thread

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028226325

The Corporate Media's next money-making venture

They have already moved on - they know Groper Don the Con is going to be whipped (and by an over 35 year old 'girl'). Now they want reality idiocracy and don't give a shit that lots of morons will end up in prison for the greatest Con in the history of American politics.

The media's next money making venture appears to be watching 'the deplorables' end up being arrested if/when they try their goonish crap after Hillary whips his sorry ass!!

What's going on now is a full blown Breitbart assault on reason and this degradation of discourse could not happen without the corporate media egging Groper Don the Con on. Their desire for ratings and profit supersede any notion of the national good.

Why is M$Greedia promoting this shit about rrigged election

and making excuses for this fucking loser.

Groper Don the Con is going down.

Florida judge tells state to extend voter registration by a week

until next Tuesday
Fuck you Rick Scott!!!
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