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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The media is trying to convince you that "their hurt feelings" is important to you.

I talked to some people over the past couple of days and (with one exception) everyone thought that the Donald Trump clothesline CNN tweet was funny. In fact, I heard it discussed on a local radio station (pseudo-media) on  my way to work this morning and the morning DJ's all thought it was funny.  Again, with one major exception, nobody I personally talked to believed it was designed to incite violence or done with any degree of malice.  They all saw it as an obvious joke... and quite frankly believed it was designed to ruffle feathers of a media that finds themselves increasingly disengaged from substantive reporting.




Of course, if you read about the video (from the very people it was designed to ruffle) you would find yourself in a different reality. In the media reality, it was just another attack on them, the poor innocent victims of Trump's horrible bullying and determination to undermine their very existence as well as disrupt and disrespect the constitutional guarantees of the First Amendment freedom of the Press.

(It's interesting that the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of religion are generally disregarded by these same media types. But that's another issue all together)

Apparently the press believes that the first amendment protects not only their right to have a free press, but also protects them from being questioned, critiqued, or otherwise challenged on what it is that they are reporting. They certainly believes that while it's perfectly acceptable for them to make up stories about the First Lady wanting to divorce the President, or make up stories about how Trump aids are under criminal investigation... they seem to believe that their "target" saying anything back is somehow "anti-free speech". I guess they believe that the constitution must limit free speech to the media.

Bottom line ladies and gentlemen, is that the press is looking out for the press. They are circling their wagons, and trying to convince the public that their fight is your fight too. They want you to believe that their hurt feelings should be important to you. All this, while they all but refuse to cover recent good economic news, any domestic successes, any international successes, or anything of any real substance at all. Nope, apparently the only important things are what is being said about them.

Go figure...

I guess the press wanting you to take up their cause is perfectly fine... if you are inclined to fight for the press's right to make up stories, use single unnamed sources without confirmation, or otherwise spurn the editorial standards that the pre-Trump media held up as their beacon of legitimacy and credibility. I guess this is okay if you share the belief a Donald Trump Presidency gives the press the right to change the rules, become blatantly partisan and personal, all with an ends justifies the means attitude.

I find it ironic that once again, another poll came out showing that regardless of how unpopular they believe that the President may be, he is more popular than Congress and more popular than the media. Yep the President is more popular than the two institutions that seem more concerned with what Trump is doing, than what they are supposed to be doing.

Those who laughed when they saw the Trump clothesline CCN video understand the underlying relevancy of this poll. Those who got upset, probably don't.


72 comments:

KD, Made in USA is back in style said...

Highlights
June's job creation index was plus 36, just shy of the record-high plus 37 recorded in May. Regionally, the South led in job creation, while the East continued to be last."


Getting people to work is the key reason President Trump is the President.


IF the lame stream press wants to start doing their job, report real news and reflect the common workers wants, that could go a long in helping the President and themselves.

But, like the three liberal Stooges that are part of the #resistance , they will not, they have to remain true and #resist given Hillary's commands to them.

Loretta said...

For being a side-show Joe he sure has the idiots of the media wrapped around his little finger. He is capable of making the media do exactly as he wants and they still haven't caught on. I love sitting back and watching this unfold.

Of course the "never Trumpers" aren't nearly as bright as they want us to think. Bottom feeders all dine on whale pooh!

LMAO.

opie said...

My favorite CH post of the year....My how the mighty have crashed....

C.H. Truth said...
BREAKING NEWS

WaPo sources claim that an adviser close to Elvis has revealed that Bigfoot is a person of interest in the latest Russian Probe.

By idiot 1 and idiot 2

Loretta said...

You forgot LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Fatty.

KD, Gasoline at 14 year low price, winning, opium is upset said...

The Fake News of this idea is clear.

First, liberals please name those news organizations that have been shut down by this President?

None, ok, next.


What stories have they not reported on?

None, ok, next


The bleeding face girl, wow, what a piece of shit she is, she wants to be treated as an Equal, right up until she is treated Equally.

Then she wants to be a soft warm purring pussy. No Tears for her either.

Amused and encouraged, James said...

He's more popular than Congress?
Congress is a VERY LOW bar.

Isn't this the video that Trump himself ran
around the White House saying, I know it's
not presidential, but what do you think of it?

No, one thing it ain't is presidential.
But then neither is Trump. :-)

KD, said...

I have been reading a lot of Left wing web sites over the last three weeks, that is more then normal and one thread is becoming clear.

The left is very unhappy with ,,,,,,, the left.

It is almost to the point of self-hate.

It is normally traced back to Hillary loss to now President Trump, but it quickly goes into why the Voter is to blame and from their it goes to "IF ONLY" the voter could have understood Hillary's/DNC/Dem party message.

Now many stories are about the need for the Dems to re-connect with the white voter, the voter that works and to throw off BIG MONEY provided by BIG CORP.

Yet, not a word really about how to do it.

We have some self described political intellectuals here on the left. So give us your best policies that do not involve the transfer of wealth from those that earn it (the workers) to the interlopers.

opie said...

More real stupidity from the trump supporters like loretta..

World
NPR Tweeted Declaration Of Independence, And Trump Supporters Flipped Out
Ed Mazza,HuffPost 7 hours ago

Some supporters of President Donald Trump didn't recognize the Declaration of Independence. (DNY59 via Getty Images)
National Public Radio tweeted out the Declaration of Independence on Tuesday to mark the July Fourth holiday, but not everyone understood what it was doing.

Some supporters of President Donald Trump didn’t recognize one of the nation’s founding documents and accused the broadcaster of inciting violence and even revolution.

Many of those comments have since been deleted and at least one user deleted an entire Twitter account.

But the tweets live on, some still posted online while others have been preserved in screen captures.

Here are some of those tweets and the reactions to them:

World
NPR Tweeted Declaration Of Independence, And Trump Supporters Flipped Out
Ed Mazza,HuffPost 7 hours ago

Some supporters of President Donald Trump didn't recognize the Declaration of Independence. (DNY59 via Getty Images)
National Public Radio tweeted out the Declaration of Independence on Tuesday to mark the July Fourth holiday, but not everyone understood what it was doing.

Some supporters of President Donald Trump didn’t recognize one of the nation’s founding documents and accused the broadcaster of inciting violence and even revolution.

Many of those comments have since been deleted and at least one user deleted an entire Twitter account.

But the tweets live on, some still posted online while others have been preserved in screen captures.

Here are some of those tweets and the reactions to them:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/npr-tweeted-declaration-independence-trump-065239684.html

Your kind of voters, CH....dumb as bricks. LOLOLOL

opie said...

Anonymous KD, said...
I have been reading a lot of Left wing web sites

Well la di fucking dah!!!!!

KD said...

President Hillary Clinton, historic, and never going to happen.

The left continues to attack the Voters, and yet, at some point those being attacked will be asked to forget and forgive and vote Hillary/warren in 2020.

opie said...

Loretta said...
You forgot LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Fatty.

The immature blather lives on as she takes the bait one more time. Easier than trolling the LEO KD. LOL!!

opie said...

Gasoline at 14 year low price,

One of the reasons that the Keystone pipeline you demanded to be built will never be used that I posted yesterday.

KD, Illinois is so freaking broke said...

Hi Opie, how goes burning all that energy to maintain two homes?

So what is the plan, hate trump failed in 2016, what is your answer to the following.

We have some self described political intellectuals here on the left. So give us your best policies that do not involve the transfer of wealth from those that earn it (the workers) to the interlopers.

opie said...

Hi Opie, how goes burning all that energy to maintain two homes?

renewables idiot. I've told you that before, but you are too stupid to understand. Could it be your mind is failing????? i'd bet yes since your short term memory is driven by hilling tomato's and ideology. Idiot.

opie said...

Wonder if man is driving these numbers or not?????

Atmospheric CO2 for June 2017

408.84 parts per million (ppm)

June 2016: 406.81 ppm

June 2015: 402.80 ppm

June 2014: 401.25 ppm

Commonsense said...

Could be. Then again it could be just a natural variation.

You really don't know.

Loretta said...

Obnoxious James Boswell trolling.

At least it's not about pedophilia this time.

Loretta said...

You forgot LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Fatty

KD said...

New Fake news, remember the Three Liberal Stooges running around all emotional yelling 17 US Intel agencies sign on to the Russia cheated Hillary out of her winning the US Election, that is now debunked.

It is really fun how Trump is right and the left is , "so sad!".

KD, said...

I want to be the first to congratulate OPIE.

He has two homes at least two automobiles and all are running off grid, or to quote him "renewables".

Really that is fantastic.

KD, said...

Wonder if man is driving these numbers or not?????" Opium

Well, to question IF man is driving any of those numbers would mean that Al Gore is a fraud and the "Settled Science" is anything but settled.

I love when opie attempts independent thinking and reasoning, it smells like defeat every time.


Opie also let us know that all his clothing, food and other items he uses are also zero foot print , what a guy.

caliphate4vr said...

Wow, Gates got smacked in the head with the clue bat


'On the one hand you want to demonstrate generosity and take in refugees.

'But the more generous you are, the more word gets around about this — which in turn motivates more people to leave Africa.

'Germany cannot possibly take in the huge number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe.'

KD, the need to educate Opie on so many topics said...

Opie I was being kind, I saw your misguided post and figured , to nice a day to trash you.

However, since you doubled down on dumb ass,,, I will remind those that never read your post what you said.


"One of the reasons that the Keystone pipeline you demanded to be built will never be used that I posted yesterday."

Which is already wrong, the part that has been built , prior to the Obama power grab and attempt to elected Hillary move against private business, has been pumping sweet black gold of freedom.
oh, and just for the record, Obama went against his own worker bees on that , it was approved by everyone, then he vetoed them , but, then you knew that, right?

opie said...

Well, to question IF man is driving any of those numbers would mean that Al Gore is a fraud and the "Settled Science" is anything but settled"

I wonder if mankind would notice if you ever posted a cogent thought. Since you have a LEO degree, maybe you can cogitate how CO2 is growing so rapidly???? Again, show me where I posted it was settled science. IOW's you again make up your own data sets. LOLOL Idiot.

opie said...

food and other items he uses are also zero foot print , what a guy.

Why don't you tell me, since you are the one who specializes in voodoo palm reading. LOLOLOL

Seems you are dumber than the dog shit I stepped in, never claimed a zero foot print. You are the farmer who hills tomato's, not me and is all knowing, LOLOLOL

opie said...

The blatherer in chief keeps blathering away and feels big again. Dayum funny for a humorless loser squaw

Loretta said...
Obnoxious James Boswell trolling.

At least it's not about pedophilia this time.

July 5, 2017 at 11:49 AM
Blogger Loretta said...
You forgot LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Fatty

KD, Opie is so stupid said...

CO2 is growing so rapidly???? " doubledown dumb ass

I don't know , nor do you , nor do the scientist, and there it is again, unsettled science.

opie said...

Anonymous KD, Opie is so stupid said...
CO2 is growing so rapidly???? " doubledown dumb ass

Yep, those are the latest Moana Loa values. What do you call them, decreasing, since I posed the question to you and again, chose to ignore it and doubled down on stupid.....? And again, you are the one who calls it settled science, not me, asshole. Try again KD, you are again losing..... LOLOL

opie said...


Here's the question again, idiot.....Try again......
maybe you can cogitate how CO2 is growing so rapidly?

Loretta said...

You forgot LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Fatty.

wphamilton said...

Trump supporters are so eat up with "media bias" that they thought that the NPR tweeting the Declaration of Independence was anti-Trump propaganda.

http://gizmodo.com/trump-supporters-cry-bias-after-npr-tweets-the-declarat-1796633566

Can you really blame those of us in the reality-based mainstream for seeing Trump supporters in this light, when they're constantly going on about the anti-Mericun evil media printing nothing but fake news?

Commonsense said...

Well gee they now have gone from fake news to thuggery and intimidation.

WP a media outfit who extorts a private citizen for revenge tends to be evil.

Roger Amick said...

Your last paragraph really nailed it. But beyond that the birther nonsense the calling Mexicans rapists and drug dealers and all this other stuff and muc
continue to worship the guy.

It's not an uncommon behavior inhuman in human history.

And yes bringing anything up the Donald Trump said that is contradictory by what he said earlier is fake news. The list was long and long long long long a list is long long long.

KD, The liberal Girls of CHT said...

It is a daily slap down of the lies from Alky, Jane and Opium, really girls get some new material.

Commonsense said...

Trump's speaking style is always going to be like a corporate powerpoint presentation.

Not sure if that's altogether bad.

Commonsense said...

Rep. Steve Scalise re-admitted to intensive care unit in serious condition.

The shooter and the people who enabled him are the true evil WP.

KD said...

They left might just get what they so dearly want, political homicide.

James said...

Back to something really important for a change. (That Trump is an idiot who has no presidential sense of what should or should not be TWEETED pr said is not all that important on the domestic political stage. On the world stage, however, it is truly frightening.).
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Meeting Putin Poses Main Risk Of Trump’s Trip

The New York Times:
“Even his top aides do not know precisely what Mr. Trump will decide to say or do when he and Mr. Putin meet face to face on Friday on the sidelines of the Group of 20 economic summit gathering in Hamburg, Germany. And that is what most worries those advisers as well as officials across his administration as Mr. Trump begins his second foreign trip as president, stopping first in Warsaw to give an address on Thursday and then heading to Hamburg.

“The highly anticipated conversation with Mr. Putin is in many ways a necessity, given the critical disputes separating the United States and Russia. But it also poses risks for Mr. Trump, who faces a web of investigations into his campaign’s possible links to Russia, as well as questions about his willingness to take on Moscow for its military aggression and election meddling on his behalf. The air of uncertainty about the meeting is only heightened by the president’s propensity for unpredictable utterances and awkward optics.”
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LOOSE CANNON ON THE DECK!!! LOOSE CANON ON THE DECK!!!!

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(so what else is new?)

KD, LOL @ Alky Daily , so much losing said...

Google CNN

First thing that comes up is

"CNN Blackmail"

Like it or not, the left has supported the community organizing tactic of intimidation for too long and now it might bite them in the ballot box., again.

Top Trending Tweet

"#CNNblackmail" seems that the twitter world that is mostly 18-35 year olds don't like the "doxing" threat by CNN and the supporters in the Dem party.

OH , oh, at some point the Dems have to start winning and stop all this losing, so much losing, sad!

James said...

Hopes of ‘Trump Bump’ for U.S. Economy Fade

New York Times: “While the June jobs report, coming on Friday, is expected to show that hiring continued at a healthy pace last month, other recent indicators in areas like consumer spending, construction and auto sales have been decidedly less robust.

“As a result, Wall Street forecasters have been busy lowering their growth estimates for the second quarter, which ended last Friday, much as they were forced to do over the first three months of the year. Economic expansion for the full year now appears unlikely to be much greater than 2 percent — about the average for the current recovery, which celebrates its eighth year this month.”
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oH dear. KD is weeping, weeping, weeping.
:-)

KD, Dems doing so much losing , Sad! said...

Commonsense said...
Trump's speaking style is always going to be like a corporate powerpoint presentation.

Not sure if that's altogether bad."

A couple of thoughts on what you posted, I don't think it is bad at all. I run a business. The need to be clear, short and to the point is the best way to go for the employees.

Think of this, when you have a milk toast limp wristed nanci boy for a boss that is always fence sitting and gives wishy hopey changey direction, no one knows what to do, so time is wasted and money is lost.

Next, remember the Democrat Promised that while they were in power, they would be so transparent and open, most open Administration eva', yet when it came time to govern, they are the closed minded and closed to the public.

With President Trump he is open and we know what the US Government is doing. The tweets tell us what is happening in our Government.


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KD, LOL @ Jane Daily said...

Jane, IF for a minute I thought you understood the US Economy, the dynamics of it and both business Finance and Personal Finance I might look at your point of view, but, since you have proven time and again you , opie and that Alky you lap dog don't, I don't.


Your team shorted the US Market on the Morning of Nov. 9th, 2016 at around 3 am, do tell how did that work out for ya?

Oh that is right. So much losing, sad!.

James said...

politicalwire.com headline:
Kids Have Most to Lose If GOP Rolls Back Medicaid

excerpt:
“That is stoking rising alarm among parents, pediatricians and other medical providers in West Virginia and other largely rural states, including Arkansas, Tennessee, New Mexico and Maine.”
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oh dear

James said...

New Proposal Scrambles GOP Health Care Push

“Conservative groups are aggressively backing Mike Lee and Ted Cruz in their bid to move the Senate Republicans’ Obamacare repeal bill further to the right, setting up a major confrontation between the party’s warring factions next week,” Politico reports.

“On Wednesday afternoon both FreedomWorks and the Club for Growth urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to adopt an amendment from Sens. Cruz of Texas and Lee of Utah that would largely gut Obamacare’s regulatory regime. The move is significant: Without at least a neutral stance from conservative groups, it could be impossible for McConnell to find the 50 votes needed to pass a repeal this month. But what the right is asking for may not be able to pass the Senate either.”
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Oh for the good old days when the GOP could use healthcare to line the pockets of the rich.

Commonsense said...

All James has is mindless, agenda--driven speculation spam with not one kernel of truth in it.

And he wonders why most people find him tiresome.

James said...

McCain Won't Support Just Repealing Obamacare

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said he would not support calls to repeal Obamacare now and replace it at a later date, KTAR reports.

Said McCain: “I fear we may fall under the trap of repealing and not replacing and that would be bad for America.”
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AND THIS, BY THE WAY, DOES FIT THIS THREAD:
Pressure Builds on Republicans

New York Times: “When members of Congress return next week from their Fourth of July break, they will be greeted by a mammoth legislative logjam. Republicans are increasingly skeptical that they can get everything done. There are even calls from some to forgo their sacred August recess — a respite from the capital in its swampiest month.

“The Republican Party is under intense pressure to achieve something of consequence in that limited time in order to legitimately claim that the first year of the Trump administration has been a success. So far, the ambitious agenda has stagnated without a signature achievement. President Trump’s unpredictability has only made matters more complicated.”
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ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Commonsense said...

Meanwhile James we're still waiting for you to show us which part of the constitution gives the federal government the authority to run elections.

KD, President Trump leads said...

Economic expansion for the full year now appears unlikely to be much greater than 2 percent" Economic Guruless Jane

Really, that is where you hang your dress, on that stat.


OK.

Obama 8 Lost years total average GDP ==== 1.8 percent. (to be nice I rounded up )

Got to wonder, why you bring up the lost years, when you have proven you know so very little about it.

Don't forget the 24 Trillion dollar debt he stuck the nation with as he took his gold parachute provided by Corp Donors.


DID you see that President Trump continues to donate his pay checks to parts of the US Government and organizations, still not taking a salary.

James said...

7:18
The Constitution itself requires that elections be run constitutionally. Ask the courts.

James said...

ALSO APROPO TO THIS THREAD:
What We Miss When We Obsess Over Trump’s Tweets

Columbia Journalism Review:
“The president is fully aware that his war against the press is one of the few things that is working for him. His campaign promise to replace Obamacare is in tatters, his immigration ban has been watered down by the courts, the wall is still only (and thankfully) an architect’s rendering. There’s very little of substance left to bind Trump to his base or to the rightwing media sphere that has been his cheerleader. TAKE AWAY THE WAR ON THE MEDIA AND THE BOND BETWEEN TRUMP AND HIS SUPPORTERS THINS OUT FAST.

“Every time Trump fires a shot in his war against the media, there’s an opportunity for a more serious, nuanced argument about why everyone benefits from a free and vigorous press: Airing a president and his policies to open discussion and scrutiny results in better government. Squashing those things, or seeking to discredit the scrutiny before it even happens, neutralizes a key check against power baked into our Constitution. Dialing up the outrage meter every time Trump attacks CNN, The Washington Post, or The New York Times gets us no closer to that important debate, WHICH IS JUST FINE FOR A PRESIDENT WHO HAS VERY LITTLE ELSE TO OFFER.
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THE TRUTH HURTS, DOESN'T IT?

opie said...

Don't forget the 24 Trillion dollar debt

Of which we can thank a large portion to the busch crash and an unfunded war which benefited arms sellers and no one else....Idiot.

Commonsense said...

The Constitution itself requires that elections be run constitutionally. Ask the courts.

Which means the federal government has no authority to run elections.

Thanks for playing. Please pick up your lovely parting gift.

James said...

MY GIFT: Which means the federal government has no authority to run elections.

Which means, rather, that the federal court (SCOTUS) can and must hold states accountable for running elections in accord with the Constitution.

It's not rocket science.

Commonsense said...

Which means, rather, that the federal court (SCOTUS) can and must hold states accountable for running elections in accord with the Constitution.

Which it nicely did in Bush v. Gore.

C.H. Truth said...

James - good thing that the media has been such an easy target for Trump then, huh? Perhaps if the media was half as smart as they believe themselves to be... they could spend 4-5 months just reporting the news (rather than attacking Trump) and then Trump would have nothing to complain about and his support would fall apart.

The idiot Goddard basically is admitting that the attacks from the media (which he pretends to be a part of) are providing Trump with the fodder to continue garnering the support he does.

Doesn't logic follow that attacking Trump is actually counterproductive to the overall goal of harming his support and getting him voted out of office?

Seems to me that even as the idiot Goddard explains it to "you" - he doesn't quite get the relevance of his own argument.

KD, said...

It's not rocket science." Economic Guru Jane

that is good because you understand none of this, not economics, not personal finance, not micro or macro economics, stick to what you know best, little boy.

KD, said...

Opie, it is good to see you again, I have been worried about you. It is also good to see you support my stance on the Lost Years.

opie said...

It is also good to see you support my stance on the Lost Years.

In your deluded world, you can make up and say anything your want. ESAD!

KD, As an Adult I admit i don't know said...

as for your other question, I don't know the answer and neither do you.

Loretta said...

Obnoxious James Boswell trolling.

At least it's not about pedophilia this time.

Loretta said...

Obnoxious James Boswell trolling.

At least it's not about pedophilia this time.

Loretta said...

Obnoxious James Boswell trolling.

At least it's not about pedophilia this time.

Loretta said...

Obnoxious James Boswell trolling.

At least it's not about pedophilia this time.

Loretta said...

"All James has is mindless, agenda--driven speculation spam with not one kernel of truth in it."

At least it's not about pedophilia this time.

KD, US Economy Growth Continues said...

CNN Blackmail

Top google search and top Tweet #.


Seems that even the CNN Viewer is discussed.

KD, Can Jane answer on his topic? said...

James, do tell us a few things, like why would you wish ill economically upon the USA?

It is clear from your post since Nov 9th, 2016 at about 3 am central time you have become , well, anti-business, pro-unemployment and want people of the US to struggle more to make ends meet.

I did not like the president of the Lost Years, but, never did I will ill upon my Nation and my Fellow American.

opie said...

like why would you wish ill economically upon the USA?

Yer an idiot... No where does he say or infer that. Again the LEO degreed farmer just makes crap up and accuses others for his own stupidity. IDIOT!!!! The only one lost is you and your lack of intellect.

KD, Three Liberal Stooges doing so much lossing said...

Jane your voice got higher.

KD, Liberals doing so much losing said...

2, How is it helping your cause that less and less blacks own their homes today then when Obama took Office? Economically College Educated degree holding KD

"Because blacks know whom to blame." Economic Guru Jane

Gentle truth-seeking good natured fair minded James said...

Seems to me that even as the idiot Goddard explains it to "you" - he doesn't quite get the relevance of his own argument.
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He gets it. He is hoping that the media gets it.