In response to a caller, Thom theorizes that the major TV news networks practice selective interviewing as regards persons they put forward as “Democratic spokespersons.”
I do not have a strong opinion on this, as I gave up on television news years ago, as it became a parade of substance-less blather and staged talking heads in boxes shouting over each other. I get most of my news the old fashioned way.
I read stuff.
Frankly, I think the lack of substance and the “both sides do it” narrative are more pernicious than who gets on what interview shows, but that’s just me.
Shorter Dana Milbank: Trump may be right about something.
Follow the link to see why he says that.
Leonard Pitts, Jr., points out that Donald Trump is exactly what he appears to be, that no one who pays attention can credibly claim to be shocked, shocked, I say, at what took place in Helsinki. A snippet:
The man who thought Colin Kaepernick unpatriotic for kneeling could not bring himself to stand up for his country.
The man who insults, berates and belittles our allies could not bring himself to rebuke one of our greatest adversaries.
The man who sees threats in the eyes of Honduran children could see no threat in a murderous tyrant with nuclear arms.
Do please read the rest.
Be polite while patronizing the big box store.
Police told Western Mass News the man was reaching for his phone when he accidentally discharged his gun at the Costco on Daggett Drive around 6 p.m.
Mike Littwin is not optimistic. A snippet from his article:
Actually, the lone Republican — yes, more would be better — wouldn’t even have to defect (to the Democrats–ed.). All it would take is joining Democrats in protecting Mueller’s investigation and in calling for hearings on Trump’s Make Russia Great Again summit.
I don’t expect that to happen. I don’t expect much to happen. Some are suggesting that any Trump aide with a conscience should resign. Some are suggesting that if this crisis heats up, there could be the need for a scapegoat. John Kelly, anyone?
If you think this is a crisis point for America — and I certainly do — that doesn’t mean you have to believe it will play out any differently from all the rest. Isn’t the essence of Trumpworld that we now live in the post-tipping-point era?
Image via Job’s Anger.
I guess ESPN just gave up on competing with the baseball all-star game.
While we’re at it, can’t we agree that cornhole is a most unfortunately yclept pursuit?
(Missplet wrod corectted.)
The Smoking Gun points out that Donald Trump seems to have up his forebears at ancestry-dot-con.
One of my favorite books when I was a kid was produced by that same potboiler mill that produced the Tom Swift series. My father had several of their output, old books from the 1920s and 1930s that my father had read and that my grandparents had stuffed in boxes in the attic. There were a few Tom Swifts, a couple of Bobbsey Twins, a Destroyer Boys (set in WWI), and maybe a few others.
David describes his experience on Fox News and dissects the Fox host’s tactics for twisting the talk.