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Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:15 PM

"The Truth Comes Out As CNN Admits They Are Going Easy On Donald Trump"

More: http://www.politicususa.com/2016/09/06/truth-cnn-admits-easy-donald-trump.html
CNN’s Dana Bash said what many voters have long suspected. The media has lowered the bar for Donald Trump and goes easier on him with their coverage because they expect less out of the GOP nominee.

Bash was talking about the presidential debates when she provided a perfect example of the media’s double standard in the way they cover Trump and Clinton.

Dana Bash said, “I think the stakes are much higher in this debate and all the debates for Hillary Clinton because the expectations are higher for her because she’s a seasoned politician. She’s a seasoned debater. You know, yes we saw Donald Trump in the primaries debate for the first time, but he is a first-time politician. So um, for lots of reasons. Maybe it’s not fair, but that’s the way it is. The onus is on her.”

Since when does being a first-time candidate mean that the media expects less and grades on a curve?

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Reply "The Truth Comes Out As CNN Admits They Are Going Easy On Donald Trump" (Original post)
Jamaal510 Sep 2016 OP
Jerry442 Sep 2016 #1
sarae Sep 2016 #4
katmondoo Sep 2016 #16
Khellendross Sep 2016 #21
uponit7771 Sep 2016 #12
Angry Dragon Sep 2016 #2
Iliyah Sep 2016 #3
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pangaia Sep 2016 #5
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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:20 PM

1. Yes, and in an international crisis...

...it's OK if Donald's finger on the nuclear trigger gets itchy because, y'know, our expectations in that department are really low.

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Response to Jerry442 (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:29 PM

4. Listen, if we have a nuclear war, then we have a nuclear war.



Everyone makes mistakes. C'mon, he's new to this stuff!

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Response to sarae (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 05:00 PM

16. Hitler was a first time politician too

Where did that get Germany?

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 05:39 PM

21. Mic drop. Nt

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Response to Jerry442 (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:54 PM

12. lol...XActly !!!!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:27 PM

2. I personally always expect less from republicans

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:28 PM

3. I call bullshit . . . .

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:51 PM

10. I agree on the bullshit.

They must be getting lots of complaints - as they should. Now they are throwing out excuses as to why their coverage is so biased.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:30 PM

5. Hey, Dana,, trump is a stupid, ignorant, narcisstic, bigoted, racist fuck !!!!!!

Get it? DUH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to pangaia (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:55 PM

14. +1, but its most likely NOT talking heads in the M$M who are going to be hurt by a tRump admin

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 03:27 PM

60. To paraphrase CBS: "tRump may be bad for the nation, but he certainly is good for us."

 

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:45 PM

6. A first time politician...who's shooting for the moon.

I would like to think that in a sane world, the press would go after him even harder, since he's shown that he's not qualified to run this country.

In a sane world, of course.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:48 PM

7. They better not not anymore .... Don has been running for President since the 80 's

" Seven years after Trump's Rona Barrett interview, in the spring of 1987, Michael Dunbar, a furniture maker in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, tried to convince Trump that he was the man who could turn things around. The Republican Party activist had become fascinated by news reports about Trump's business acumen and personality. He sent out mailers encouraging Republicans to "draft Trump." Friends told him the idea was laughable, but Dunbar invited Trump to speak to the local Rotary Club. Trump, intrigued, invited Dunbar to discuss the idea at Trump Tower that summer.

The two devised a plan: Trump would fly his helicopter to a New Hampshire airfield, speak to the Rotary crowd at Yoken's restaurant, and hold a news conference."

"A few weeks later, Trump took out full-page ads opining on foreign policy in three major newspapers. "There's nothing wrong with America's Foreign Defense Policy that a little backbone can't cure," he wrote in the ads, which cost a combined $95,000. He questioned why the U.S. continued to provide military funds to Japan and Saudi Arabia, and implored, "Let's not let our great country be laughed at anymore."

The image of the rest of the world laughing at U.S. leaders would become an enduring theme in Trump's political rhetoric. This time, it came in the seventh year of Ronald Reagan's presidency, just weeks before the publication of Trump's book The Art of the Deal, in which Trump called Reagan a smooth performer but questioned whether "there's anything beneath that smile."

Rest at http://theweek.com/articles/637675/donald-trumps-decadeslong-obsession-being-president

At Link below is YouTube video of 2 interviews at the 1988 Republican convention with Donald Trump . First interview is with Larry King the second interview is with Chris Wallace



video automatically transferred so hope it works ...

From the 1 st article Don is using the same theme then as now ...... NO he should not have any bar set lower at all .

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:48 PM

8. Tell that to the rest of the world when Don the Con brings out the nukes and fucks the world economy

"But you have to understand. He is a first time politician"

I am sure they will not feel as much grief because of that.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:49 PM

9. "The onus is on her."???? Wow...Just Wow....n/t

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:52 PM

11. Dontcha love how "The Media" gets to make up these bullshit rules ? nt

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 04:54 PM

13. Trump is seasoned, ffs. He had 11 debates in the primary! Media simply profits from horse race

11 debates is about the same number as Hillary has had in her entire career (Senator, Presidential candidate).

Neither candidate has had a debate as a Presidential nominee.


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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 05:00 PM

15. They are unashamed at how tilted they are, ... just fuckin wow

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 05:11 PM

17. By that logic, we should grade on the curve for medical licenses.

I mean someone who has been through medical school and a residency is more "seasoned" than someone who has never been to college. Let's give those less "seasoned" people a break and let them become doctors, too.

Sarcasm aside, the presidency is one of the toughest jobs out there. Just like with doctors, people's lives literally depend on who is president.

No breaks should be given. Make the test hard.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 05:24 PM

18. Idiot Dana Bash!

We're talking about the Presidency of the United States here...the highest position in the world! So, maybe if he's not seasoned and politically experienced enough, maybe then he shouldn't be our President!!! We're not talking about looking for a coach for a kids' soccer team here! We need someone who we can be confident can actually do the job!!!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 05:31 PM

19. This was discussed on Diane Rehm this morning. It's so unfair. Basically, Trump will declared....

the winner if he doesn't throw up on stage. They've successfully lowered the bar for him, just as they've always wanted to do. The media is complicit in the rise of Don the Con, and for what? Ratings?

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 05:38 PM

20. This just makes me sick to read.

I've completely had it with the MSM! Haven't watched them since early this morning, after listening to non-stop chatter about the biased CNN poll. And I have no intention of doing so again, until they start playing fair with OUR CANDIDATE!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 05:39 PM

22. Donald Trump

First time politician, long time scumbag.

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Response to dakdirty (Reply #22)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 06:04 PM

23. +1

 

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Response to dakdirty (Reply #22)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 06:45 PM

27. Not the first time running public office .... he has tried in past Presidential elections and

has dropped out

Crooked politician since at least the 80's

" Long time scumbag "

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 06:06 PM

24. Putin isn't going to evaluate Trump on a curve because he's new to politics.

Putin and other aggressors are going to hammer the crap out of trump.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 06:27 PM

25. The expectations should be higher for an untried candidate!

ANY person running for this particular office should be held to a very high standard. But this is especially true in the case of Donald Trump, who has shown that he lacks the characteristics most sane people expect in a leader. A press corp that was doing its job would try very hard to make such a candidate prove himself.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 06:35 PM

26. so if the best football team plays the worst football team,...?

do they say, the onus is on the best football team to up their game?

it's a win for the worst football team if they just don't drool on themselves when they fumble every other play?

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 06:49 PM

28. Wow. Capitalism at Its Finest...

It doesn't matter that the MSM is openly propping up a dangerous, deranged candidate for President of the United States. It doesn't matter that successfully propping him up may, quite literally, lead to the end of civilization. None of that matters.

ALL that matters is the reality that reporting on this fucking walking time bomb honestly means that this election would be such a blowout that people wouldn't watch the dreck they're spewing on these teevee stations. That's ALL THAT MATTERS to these fuckers. Nevermind small little things like the future of the planet or everyone who lives on it. Nah, ratings... it's all about the ratings and the ad revenue. Screw everything else, including the duty of journalists to objectively report facts. Oh, and all of humanity.

Unbelievable.

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Response to SDJay (Reply #28)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 07:22 PM

34. Amen Jay.

I have nothing to add to your post except to say "I hate Dana Bash."

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Response to SDJay (Reply #28)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 09:32 AM

49. Spot On! n/t

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 06:50 PM

29. He participated in around 19 presidential debates, so far, this election.

And 'he crushed all opposition', to hear the drump campaign and repug party tell it.

But, by all means, go easier on tRump, CNN and Bash. Fools.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 06:58 PM

30. When did Bash pull her head out of W's ass?

Tell her what you think.
https://twitter.com/danabashcnn

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 07:05 PM

31. And I am paying a lot of money to have cable

this is outrageous--do your job or give me a refund


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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 07:07 PM

32. Well, we did know this

The MSM is too busy yakking about Hillary's emails (when the FBI has exonerated her at least twice) to do actual reporting on the man they adoringly call "The Donald." Dana Bash just said it out loud, finally.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 07:07 PM

33. They're going down the same "Fox" hole.

Viewers are already losing respect for the station, they'll pay for it.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 08:59 PM

35. CNN Afraid of Trump TV

so they're cutting him slack already

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 09:26 PM

36. "This is your brain surgeon's first operation"

"We don't hold the bar as high since this is his first time, it's normal to make some mistakes your first day..."

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #36)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 01:38 PM

57. THANK YOU!!!!! Except this is GLOBAL brain surgery!

So we shouldn't expect the fucking idiot to actually have any idea what he's doing yet? It's his "first time?"

We're not waiting for him to sneak out of the house at 2am to lose his virginity beside the creek here. No no no no no. Just hell no.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 10:16 PM

37. Don't you know it's a horse race?

Nevermind the thoroughbred has an anchor tied to its hoof, that's just to keep it interesting. Who's going to watch this bullshit if it's not close?

ETA: See?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/06/_politics-zone-injection/trump-vs-clinton-presidential-polls-election-2016/

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 10:21 PM

38. kick & recommended.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 10:51 PM

39. They really are the Press corpse.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:36 PM

40. Seriously, Dana?

The onus is on her??? Really???

Can you 'splain that concept to the rest of the world that is totally dumbfounded at our election this year?

You just demonstrated to us all how incredibly worthless M$M has become.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:45 PM

41. Ummm.....we DO want high standards for our Presidents?

Don't we?


Did the MSM just get collective amnesia about 2001-2009 and how bad a POTUS George W Bush was?

And before they start talking about Trump selecting a bunch of "experts" for his cabinet to guide him, is anybody paying attention to the absolutely crazy people he picked to help with his campaign?

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 11:48 PM

42. Watching this unfold everyday is extremely frustrating

Hillary is attacked for any and everything. For things she didn't even do. They are doing their best to criminalize her, then they ask why the public doesn't trust her.

Are you kidding me? They create the "narrative" day in and day out, then wonder why the public has bought into the narrative?

Meanwhile, trump gets this ridiculous pass. It used to be funny, but now I'm so sick of seeing his ugly, lying face.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 03:38 AM

43. And the onus is on the media

if this gobshite wins. I call bullshit, indeed.

I just sent her a nasty tweet. Look out, Granny's on Twitter now.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 03:51 AM

44. CNN Political Reporting is Mostly a Reality Show

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Response to JI7 (Reply #44)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 03:29 PM

61. THAT explains why CNN is so boring.

 

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 03:52 AM

45. Bush was a Politician who was Governor from a Major State and yet they did the same with him

if he doesn't fuck up too bad he is the winner.

Gore sighed so BUsh is the winner............


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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 07:00 AM

46. Since when does being a first-time candidate mean that the media expects less and grades on a curve?

You don't have to be a first time candidate. Look at Ronald Raygun and GW Shrub - they are still being given a huge pass for all the destruction they caused.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 08:00 AM

47. As Gomer Pyle would say, "SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE!"

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Response to Little Star (Reply #47)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 09:40 AM

50. bwahaaaa, I just heard him say it while I read it!

snicker...that made me laugh. Made my day.

Grew up in Indiana like Gomer and Pence.
Lots of Gomers in the Midwest.

But Governor Pence plays himself in that comedy.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 08:10 AM

48. How 'bout the CNN Labor Day special on that POS!

Like he gives a rat's ass about the workers here in the US. What a bunch of bullshit!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 10:05 AM

51. It's 2000 all over again.

Some of us are old enough to remember when the press would declare Bush the Winner of any day he did not drool all over the place.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #51)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 11:48 AM

56. ...and some of us are old enough to remember when the press did the same thing for Reagan. n/t

 

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 10:10 AM

52. Yeah, fuckin GOPee bias has nothing to do with it.

Fucking hell, this isn't golf or whatever the hell sport where you give inexperienced players a handicap.

Inexperienced--just what we want in a candidate for LEADER OF THE MOST POWERFUL NATION.

Jeeeeezzzzusssss h krist.... Didn't they criticize Obama in 2008 for being inexperienced? I know media did.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 10:10 AM

53. So he could take a dump on the debate stage and they will still vote for him.

 

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #53)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 10:55 AM

54. or in the middle of 5th Ave. (nt)

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 11:47 AM

55. Must. Have. Horse. Race.

 

The debates should never be moderated by anyone working for an organization that has a vested interest in having an "interesting" race that generates lots of viewers and clicks for said organization. So, nobody from Fox or CNN or MSNBC or ANC or even NPR.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 02:27 PM

58. Yes, by all means, handle the dangerous nutcase with kid gloves, he's so fragile...

And never call him out on his outrageous claims, tirades, bizarre tangents, pure hate speech, etc. He's new to this, so be nice to him, he's a first-timer, even though he insults you baselessly and repeatedly to your face. Plus, he's pure ratings dynamite, so show some tolerance and some love for our loveable proto-fascist and his wonderfully whacky ideas. He sure speaks his mind, doesn't he?

In the meantime, Hillary's foundation and emails, blah blah and her coughing jags blah blah and 25 years ago Bill said blah blah something funny going on there blah blah...Wait...we now take you live to Flyspeck, Wyoming, where Donald Trump is set to give a major speech on U.S. relations with Freedonia...and now, here's America's mayor, Rudy "9/11" Guiliani, to introduce Mr. Trump...

--Submitted with for concern for big $$$, high ratings and disregard for any actual consequences, or doing what's right for America,
Your Liberal (heh heh) Media

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Sep 7, 2016, 02:55 PM

59. Wait! check with Katrina Pierson.

Isn't the "onerous" on Hillary?

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