THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from Rasmussen Research’s latest report, which tells us how people feel about the accuracy of media fact-checking debates. Here’s what Rasmussen found out: Most voters believe news organizations play favorites when it comes to fact-checking candidates’ statements, but this skepticism is much stronger among voters who support Donald Trump than...

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TRUMP’S MICROPHONE

Did you notice that, during Monday night’s debate, Donald Trump sounded like he had nasal congestion or some kind of wheezing fit? Trump claimed that it was not him at all, the mic was defective. Well, guess what:  we now have this terse statement from the debate commission: STATEMENT ABOUT FIRST DEBATE Sep 30, 2016 Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald...

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THE IRAN RANSOM PAYMENT: IT GETS UGLIER

From the Wall Street Journal, via Ed Morrissey’s excellent blog at hotair.com: The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote – and it is a major gift to  Donald Trump – comes to us from Hillary Clinton. After Libertarian candidate Garry Johnson made a fool of himself – again – by not being able to name a single world leader he admired (not because he didn’t admire any, but because he couldn’t think of any), here is what Hillary Clinton had to say regarding where...

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A POST-DEBATE POLL MEDIA ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT

Here’s a stealth poll for you – one that, other than the LA Times, which has to show it because they are partnering with the research venue, most mainstream media will almost certainly be ignoring. The USC Dornsife/LA Times poll shows that, since Monday’s debate, Donald Trump has gained ground against Hillary Clinton. First, a an explanation of how the poll works. USC...

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THE USA TODAY UNENDORSEMENT

USA Today has unendorsed a candidate. That is not a typo, it is precisely what its editorial board did. Here are excerpts from the editorial, which you can read in its entirety by clicking here.  Then we’ll talk a bit about what it says: We haven’t made a voting recommendation in 34 years. For this election, we made an exception. This year, the choice isn’t between two capable...

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ONE MORE EVALUATION OF “NEUTRAL MODERATOR” LESTER HOLT

I’ve written several blogs about this already.  But I want to put up on more, in the form of a short essay by Sean Hannity – who, as you probably know, is a big supporter of Donald Trump. Here is what he had to say about Holt’s moderating of the debate: As was expected, Monday night’s presidential debate moderator, Lester Holt couldn’t exactly hide his bias towards Hillary...

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A QUICK BREAK FROM POLITICS BECAUSE…….

…………..archeologists have unearthed a historic find worthy of note. Here it is: When the Brooklyn Dodgers used to lose to the Yankees in the world series (they finally one in 1955), their lament was “Wait ’til next year. In 2016, with Joe Maddon – not my favorite guy, but one hell of a manager – at the helm, maybe this the...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraph comes to us from James Hohmann, writing for the Washington Post.  Mr. Hohmann wins Paragraphs Of The Day honors for providing us with chapter and verse of how the Angry Beauty Queen story was resurrected from the 20-year-old garbage heap and made into a campaign issue by Hillary Clinton: — Operatives in Brooklyn had been working with Machado since the summer. They...

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NOT EVEN THE PRETENSE OF NEUTRALITY ANY MORE

Headline and beginning of an article at the CBS News website: Trump extends his fight with former Miss Universe: If Hillary Clinton was trying to bait Donald Trump on Monday night at Hofstra University by trying to launch a new feud based on his past inflammatory comments about women, it seems to have worked. Two days later, Trump is openly engaged in another war of words with someone outside...

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AS MEDIA CONTINUE TO ASSURE US HILLARY CLINTON WON THE DEBATE….

….the USC Dornsife/LA Times poll came out today.  Now most interviewing has taken place after the debate took place.  The results?  Trump went from a 46.3% – 42.4% lead…to a 46.7% – 42.9% lead. In other words, no change at all.  And that is after the relentless shilling being done on Clinton’s behalf by media. Other polls show a slight boost for Clinton, but...

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HOBOKEN TRAIN CRASH

There was a horrible train crash at the Hoboken (NJ) train station this morning.  Dozens injured; some reports put it at over 100. No word yet on how severe the injuries are or if there are fatalities. At this early moment this does not appear to be anything but a tragic accident. Updates as I get them. UPDATE:  Latest reports that at least three are dead.

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MEDIA MALFEASANCE: THE COMEY TESTIMONY

FBI director James Comey was brought before the House Oversight Committee yesterday. His testimony not only made him sound like either an idiot or a Hill shill (and, believe me, he’s not an idiot) but showed an astonishing and disheartening bias in pursuing the email scandal.  This included the revelation that his FBI gave immunity to five different players in the scandal and then looked...

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WAS THE DEBATE RIGGED? WAS LESTER HOLT AN ACCOMPLICE?

I’m not one for conspiracy theories. Especially political ones.  Almost always, they are half-baked, ridiculous stretches of a partisan imagination. But I am asking you to watch two videos currently on the internet, which were taken on debate night:  one when the two candidates came on stage and one taken during the debate.  Please watch them both and see what you think. The first...

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THE ORLANDO COVERUP

Does anything happen in this administration that isn’t a coverup? And do mainstream media ever think about regaining at least a small portion of the credibility they have lost by talking about it? Excerpted from Bill Gertz’s article at Washington Free Beacon – and please pay special attention to the first two paragraphs which I have put in bold print: The domestic terrorist...

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