Gerald “Jerry” DeLemus (left) and Blaine Cooper on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, became the first of 19 defendants to take plea deals in the April 2014 standoff between U.S. Bureau of Land Management agents near Cliven Bundy’s property about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Ken Ritter (The Associated Press) (OregonLive)
It was great to see this story last week. Angry white men go to jail. It seems like everyone’s talking about angry white men (AWM) these days. Who are they? What are they angry about and what’s the deal with their lawns?
The politicians want to know the answers to these questions so they can get their votes. The mainstream media want to talk about them to help the non-angry white men understand why they must be appeased–instead of all others.
Fox News and right-wing radio just straight up pander to them. They also need to create more, since their viewers are dying off.
(Speaking of dying off, fun fact: If you compare two people with equivalent schooling and income, the Trump supporter will be the sick fat one. I’m not making this up. See WaPo study under the health subhead.)
I was listening to Micheal . . . → Read More: 2 Bundy Ranch Thugs Who Threatened Feds Going To Jail
August 20, 2016 BuzzFeed News:
In Reversal, Trump Indicates To Hispanic Leaders Openness To Legalization For Immigrants In a Saturday meeting with his newly announced Hispanic advisory council, Donald Trump suggested he is interested in figuring out a “humane and efficient” manner to deal with immigrants in the country illegally, according to three sources. — BuzzFeed News Adrian Carrasquillo
This was exciting news since it seemed to indicate the pivot the mainstream media has been looking for since the primaries ended. So of course they jumped on it:
A Trump Deportation Reversal Hints emerge that he is rethinking one of his worst policies. –Opinion Wall Street Journal Aug 21, 2016
Is Trump Dumping His Plan to Deport 11 Million Illegal Immigrants? The Fiscal Times -Aug 21, 2016
Donald Trump’s mass deportation plan now in question CBS News – Aug 21, 2016
But before the pixels on the MSM’s story were even dry, the right-wing news outlets were reassuring their audience that those stories are all liberal media lies. And we know this since their new house organ, Breitbart News, told them so explicitly.
Exclusive – RNC Official at Trump’s Hispanic Meeting Debunks False BuzzFeed, Univision Reports . . . → Read More: Who’s the Trump Immigration Pivot For?
I just saw part of the Triumph’s Summer Election Special 2016 for Hulu on YouTube. In this segment a focus group of Trump supporters watch fake new Trump commercials and then give their take on them. It’s funny, clever—and scary.
The fake ads range from the ridiculous to the horrific. What is astonishing is how many of the members agreed with the ideas expressed, and wanted to help The Donald implement them.
http://www.spockosbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/Trump-youtube-grab_1.mp4 I’ve run and participated in focus groups before. People knew they were being recorded. If the group was going to be shown or broadcast, releases had to be signed. I would have been fine if my opinion on garlic-flavored Pepsi was released to the world on YouTube. (Note: I’m against it!) But after watching the participants in this focus group video, my first thought was,”They can’t be serious. They don’t REALLY believe that.” But what if they do?
When I first heard the violent rhetoric, bigotry, sexism, homophobia and hate coming out of right-wing talk radio I believed what a lot of people did. “It’s just an act to get ratings.” I thought that if you had a serious conversation with these people they would admit it. . . . → Read More: Watch These Trump Supporters Who Want To Cage and Ship Out Mexicans