If Donald Trump won would the (fake) news media notice?

‘A sarcastic jerk’ comments

The top line at CNN on-line early this morning (06-08-19) is:

“Family wants answers in Army vet’s death”

— a headline about as anodyne as they come. Families are always wanting answers when a member dies. 

Relegated to a secondary position is Trump’s victory in slowing the migrant refugee flood from Mexico. He played tough by threatening tariffs and Mexico responded with reforms, including:

  • hardening its border with Guatemala;
  • letting asylum seekers cool their heels in Mexico while they await adjudication;
  • cracking down on human traffickers.

Sarah Sanders

The story was top-line at the Wall Street Journal and the NY Times. But at MSNBC, you could almost feel the pucker. It tried to spin the story as a Trump retreat by headlining: “Trump won’t impose tariffs on Mexico, for now.

The president announced what appears to be a deal with Mexico on trade and migration to avoid implementing tariffs, but it’s not clear yet if the outlines of the deal are actually feasible or legal. 

No mention at all on Vox. 

Democrats behaving badly

Democrats, who have denied any crisis at the border, were truculent.

From Ann of Althouse:

Chuck Schumer, WaPo tells us, “reacted sarcastically”:

“This is an historic night! @realDonaldTrump has announced that he has cut a deal to ‘greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico, and into the United States,’ ” Schumer wrote on Twitter. “Now that that problem is solved, I’m sure we won’t be hearing any more about it in the future.”

So he’s telling us to worry that it’s a phony claim of a deal — fake news. Or does he sound like a sarcastic jerk, hearing about progress dealing with a problem and snarking about how it’s not actually completely solved? But what’s the poor man to do? His party suffers if there is an immigration problem and if Trump has any success solving it. Oh, I don’t know, he could be gracious and hopeful.

What we are reading: 

In The Nation: 

“Madison Is a Lefty Town—Just Not for Everyone”

The newly elected mayor of Madison, Satya Rhodes-Conway, wants to advance racial equity in the most segregated state in America.

We conservatives do laugh at ourselves. Dana Carvey is funny; never mind that he parodies Republicans. Here he does Donald Trump.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: We’re kicking ourselves we missed the Paul McCartney concert Thursday night at the UW-Madison Kohl Center.

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36 Responses to If Donald Trump won would the (fake) news media notice?

  1. madisonexpat says:

    What fascinating times we live in. Many major nations have formed a Uniparty that pretends to be what was once thought to be Democrat, Republican, Green, Social Democrat, Labor, Conservative etc. The Uniparty of the US, Britain, Italy, France,the EU, increasingly so in Scandinavia have forgotten the citizens outside the capitals while the elites do very well on globalization, near zero growth, open borders, high taxation and endless wars that can’t be won.
    While much of the globe moves to the right and populist governance after twenty years of incompetence……… Madison moves Left.
    Fascinating.

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  2. Tom Paine says:

    Was looking forward to your comments about Lt. Gov’s excessive transport and protection bene’s that are 5000% above those of the previous Republican Lt. Gov. I heard Vicki’s speech on this, called my State Rep on Joint Finance, and voila. Lt. Gov’s perk was, I am told, eliminated.

    Victory 1 for Tom Paine and citizens against government waste, regardless racial identity.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Since your so well connected why don’t you call Vos and ask him to cut his million dollar staff. Then get to work on why he is spending 120k/mo. on out of state lawyers; all of it tax payer money. Let us know if you get Victory 2.

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  3. madisonexpat says:

    Woo! And Exhibit B in the case that the demand for racism in America exceeds its supply, wokedy woke Oberlin College gets an $11M hole blown in its budget for falsely smearing a local mom and pop bakery as racist.
    Wonder if anyone heard a dog whistle?

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    • George's Son says:

      Good catch…. About a gazillion “local” articles as it progressed -Nary a lefty national news (CNBC, WaPo, NYT, etc.) service noticed. And… while it was goin’ on, Oberlin students were leap-froggin’ it to eliminate grades “less than a C…. Yoiks.

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  4. AnonyBob says:

    More accurate, yet overly long, headline: “Trump, Frustrated With Bad Press in Europe and Inability to Control U.S. Border, Creates Crisis by Threatening Largest Trade Partner With Devastating to U.S. Economy Tariffs, Mexico Agrees to Previously Agreed to Actions, Trump Declares He’s a Hero, Base Duped Once Again”

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    • madisonexpat says:

      “Mexico Agrees to Control Its Southern Border On Trump’s Demand”
      FIFY

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      • AnonyBob says:

        They blew him off and mollified him. No one respects Trump, they only worry about his child-like ego and erratic actions.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          That includes the Republican U.S. Senate.

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        • madisonexpat says:

          “Blew him off and mollified him” is a contradiction in terms.
          Pick one.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Mollify: to soothe, to appease. No contradiction. They didn’t give in, they didn’t negotiate seriously because they didn’t have to. They allowed him to claim victory while agreeing to nothing new.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          “They allowed him to claim victory while agreeing to nothing new.”

          THAT’S even more delusional than usual; did The Gotch running you off by smacking you unmercifully over a week ago about your suffocating White Lefty Guilt (what a blessed reprieve, that!) render you even more intellectually rudderless?

          Doesn’t matter, back to the delusion; you’ve confused The Donald’s success with those of your Hopey Changey Hero’s Spectacular Failure on all fronts.

          An instance which sticks out the most from that voluminous heap of steaming excreta known as the Most Transparent Administration EVAH was when he got China to agree to do what they had already PUBLICLY committed to doing; capping their emissions by 2030.

          ‘Course, while Lefty cluelessly clucked that this was brilliant, ahead-of-the-curve, deal-making, the fact-based Universe knew otherwise.

          Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) aptly described it as a non-binding charade, and it was; Xi Jinping bent Hopey Changey specifically, and Lefty generally, way over.

          Heh! Bending Hopey Changey over, with him doing all the obsequious work, and Lefty calls it winning?

          Priceless!

          Anywho, that’s what happens with Affirmative Action hires; being stylish requires you to pretend that defeat is victory every subsequent step of the way.

          Like War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength…stuff like that, am I right?

          I’m almost moved to pity.

          Almost…

          One more thing.

          If you need any more cringe-inducing chuckles to get your mind of the subject of Lefty’s cascading, never-ending failures, tune in to the 19 democrat Morons Savant POTUS hopefuls at this week’s Iowa Democratic Hall of Fame events; guaranteed to be a certifiable HOOT!

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Gootch = gibberish
          And it takes you FOREVER to gibber.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob = Arrogant cluelessness

          Ala George Costanza!

          Glass half full?

          You didn’t make a jack@$$ed fool out of yourself trying to spin Hopey Changey’s uselessness.

          Unlimited opportunities for that elsewhere, am I right?

          The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          trumo; “I made a deal with Mexico, only they don’t know it and I’m not telling anyone.” Now he’s got the Saudi’s building our most high tech bomb parts. No wonder people think he’s a dope.

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  5. madisonexpat says:

    ProfABob, so Chamberlain appeased Hitler who blew him off and each did the same thing to each other?

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    • AnonyBob says:

      You’re comparing Trump to Hitler? That’s a bit much, even for me. He’s much more Mussolini.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        See? You’d never distort, limit, misinterpret or torture someone else’s words. This is what makes you such an honest broker of thought.
        Actually Mussolini was a journalist who ran the biggest Socialist newspaper in Italy before becoming a politician.
        You know, like Bernie and AOC, your fellow travelers.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          You should be flattered; I picked up this commenting technique from you.
          True, Mussolini was at one time a socialist journalist, whereas Trump is incapable of coherently writing in more than 144 characters. Even in that limited format he usually misspells and tortures the language.
          Mussolini fully embraced fascism before taking power.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          “Even in that limited format he usually misspells and tortures the language.”

          Hmmm; sounds like our resident donut maker.

          The Gotch

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        • madisonexpat says:

          Like John Nichols now that I think of it.

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  6. madisonexpat says:

    Fascism is National Socialism. You could look it up.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      You still confuse fascism and socialism. I learned the difference in high school. You should look up the definitions of the two. It’s as easy as right (fascism) vs. left (socialism). Fascism was happily capitalist; just ask the Krupps.

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  7. madisonexpat says:

    No, no and no. There is National Socialism and International Socialism. Hitler came to power in an industrialized nation with good R & D, high levels of expertise and he needed a first class military. Is a party member going to make better steel than Krupp? Chemical engineering than IG Farben and Bayer? Better cars and tanks than Mercedes and Porsche? No. To screw that up you need Chavez/Maduro/Castro levels of socialist stupid to do to industry what they did to oil exports. Mussolini and Hitler were not that stupid.
    It ain’t a bird with wings ABob. Its a circle. Liberty, Freedom and individual rights are 180 degrees from both totalitarian socialisms which are the same except for the means of production.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Exactly, Splat, they don’t have much in common and that’s why National Socialism is socialism in name only. They’re on a spectrum, not a circle, with your liberty, freedom, etc. in the middle between the two extremes of hard right Nazis and hard left international socialism. At the extremes, the two share aspects of totalitarianism: police state; elevation of the supreme leader; etc. Difference in ownership of the means of production is kind of at the heart of it, doncha think?

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      • madisonexpat says:

        No. Different means to the same exact end. All the big stuff the same; genocide, empires. lebensraum, terror, no rule of law etc. etc. etc.. You know ‘Everything in the Party. Nothing outside the Party. You damn sure oughta recognize that.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Your problem is with totalitarianism, reasonably enough. Taken to its extreme, “the workers,” “the people” own the means of production under socialism and the state operates as their vehicle. The Nazis reversed that. Means of production (and profits) stayed in private hands and the masses were the subservient vehicle of the state. Who did Hitler’s brown shirts have running street battles with? The communists, and then next the unions. Hard left and hard right may both be totalitarian, but they’re different animals. To label Nazis socialists (despite the word being in the name of their party) is wrong. And to lump today’s democratic socialists in with national socialists, as you love to do, is head-spinnigly, doubly wrong.

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  8. madisonexpat says:

    Its only a question of degree. The end result of all Socialism is disaster, every time. England, India, Russia, China, most of Africa, Cuba and now Venezuela all have two things in common; Socialism and disaster. China took the tiny step up to Fascism and lifted 100,000,000 people out of dire poverty.
    Some nations got better because they had a tradition of laws and could recoil from the inevitable disaster. The only successful export of Socialism? Anything with feet, or, in Cuba? Anyone that can afford an inner tube and is willing to risk ninety miles of sharks.
    Dave Barry said it best, “Bernie means the nice kind of Socialism where everybody gets free stuff, not the bad kind of Socialism where citizens fight over the last beet in the co-op.”

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Yeah, yeah. The countries with the highest standards of living in the world are…social democracies, and that definitely doesn’t include the U.S. of A. Hate to get in the way of your narrative.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @AnonyBob;

        so·cial·ism (ˈsōSHəˌlizəm) noun: a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by an all-powerful, seemingly benevolent State.

        And Lefty’s end game is…………..?

        Assigning all power, all decision-making on…um…everything, ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of…er…everything, etc.

        But that’s one of the MANY problems of the Lefty Way.

        They want ‘freedom of choice,” but that’s something upon which “Statism” isn’t real keen.

        Despite being lock-steppin’ glassy-eyin’ unquestionin’ proles (despite the minor exception of their legendary aversion to actual work) Lefty’s want to plot their own course, which kind of Tofu to eat, which type of Hempen Homespun to wear, what kind of BIKIE to ride & not register, etc.; save the Big Gubmint decision-making for the ones that, you know, like, just aren’t capable of it themselves.

        NEWSFLASH: It doesn’t work that way.

        All real real high-level-thinkers laughably believe that after the Revolution, they will be at best, one of Plato’s Philosopher Kings, and at worst, amongst their obsequious Minions.

        Heh! Deluded Lefties; what could possibly go wrong?

        Promises easily made are easily broken (you can keep your Dr. and health plan, etc.), and despite that being a story as old as time itself, Lefty just can’t wrap their empty little noggins around it.

        On down through time Socialistaism’s offered up some real real neat high quality/quantity free $#!T that you could easily get used to; yet each had an incremental, if hidden, cost.

        Dictatorships don’t become so overnight, they do so one step at a time.

        Hypocrisy; thy name is Lefty!

        The Gotch

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  9. madisonexpat says:

    And ABob, who put Socialist in the German Workers National Socialist Party? Why?
    Oh yeah, Russia also took the next step up from miserably failed Socialism and became Fascist. Coincidence?

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    • AnonyBob says:

      You sure get hung up on the literalness of that name, despite the party’s economic history. Not a good quality for critical thinking. It also wasn’t much of a worker’s party, it just tried to appeal to the masses with nationalism and anti-semitism. (And you meant National Socialist German Workers Party.)
      Coincidence? No, brutal personal enrichment and corruption as practiced by Putin and as admired by his lapdog, our Prez.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @AnonyBob;

        None so blind as those who refuse to see, am I right?

        It gets worse.

        From Jonah Goldberg’s must read: Liberal Fascism: The Secret History Of The American Left

        “Contrary to what most people think, the Nazis were ardent socialists (hence the term “National socialism”).

        *They believed in free health care and guaranteed jobs.
        *They confiscated inherited wealth and spent vast sums on public education.
        *They purged the church from public policy, promoted a new form of pagan spirituality, and inserted the authority of the state into every nook and cranny of daily life.
        *The Nazis declared war on smoking, supported abortion, euthanasia, and gun control.
        *They loathed the free market, provided generous pensions for the elderly, and maintained a strict racial quota system in their universities—where campus speech codes were all the rage.
        *The Nazis led the world in organic farming and alternative medicine. Hitler was a strict vegetarian, and Himmler was an animal rights activist.”

        Just look at all that FREE STUFF; that exemplifies, nay DEFINES, the Lefty Way!

        The Gotch

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      • madisonexpat says:

        You and our friends on the left are really Putin’s poodles. His people spend $46,000 on Fakebook ads and half the Democrat Party instantly deligitimise our election and put on pussy hats to protest the duly elected president.
        Because deranged people are easy to manipulate. But you can’t fool all the people all the time, just ask CNN.

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  10. madisonexpat says:

    It is laughable. I’m reminded of the poor jihadis of ISIS (it was the JV team to Barack and Joe) when Obama stated they weren’t Islamic.
    “What’s an Islamist terrorist gotta do for some recognition by these infidels? Jeez we’re sawing off heads as fast as we can, we’re throwing gays off tall buildings, we burned that Jordanian alive. C’mon Obama get with the program already.

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