Grade A example of the left

Yes, everyone knows who he is but indulge yourself with his blather for a moment before you look: (you’ll probably spot his bias) From news and spews to political hack.

The art of the deal? Spare us. More like the art of the con.

Mexico paying for a wall? A great healthcare bill with lower premiums and more coverage? So much winning we’d get tired of all the winning?

The Republican officials who lined up behind President Trump knew full well his failings of character. They could hear his misogynist braggadocio, witness his insecurities, see his cruelness. Even without all of that, he had no experience that suggested he was up for the job, and no history of service to any cause other than himself.

But the GOP made a cynical calculation. They would tolerate everything so that they could put their far-right agenda in place, and their far-right judges on the courts. It is true that they were rewarded for going against all of the norms of American history and now have a justice on the Supreme Court that shifts its balance likely for a generation. And they are busy filling the ranks of the lower courts. But on the legislative side, they have been revealed as a party of slogans and not ideas. They can whip up the base but have difficulty passing laws.

And now the full cost of their cynicism is coming into frightening focus. The Trump Administration is being buffeted by the most serious criminal investigation since Watergate, and in the end it has the potential to be even more serious and far reaching than that tawdry precedent.

Meanwhile the norms of our civic life are under ruinous assault. We have a level of lying from a White House that is without parallel in our history. Our planet is warming, our infrastructure is crumbling, too many workers are being left behind, and we are bombarded with bombastic, intemperate tweets.

Now, perhaps most frightening of all, we have a genuine crisis in North Korea. To be fair to Mr. Trump, the roots of this crisis stretch back decades. He inherited a problem without any good solutions. But that is the job of being president is to keep horrible situations from becoming catastrophic. And beating your chest and escalating tensions through a war of words befitting schoolyard taunts and not adult diplomacy is the exact wrong approach.

Everyone knows all of this, or should – including all the people who made their bets that putting Mr. Trump in power was worth the risk.

Dan [Liar] Rather

 

Is he not rich! From the guy who schemed with Mary Mapes, wasn’t it, to take down one president. He hasn’t learned his lesson. Every new documentary brings in Dan Rather as a witness to events. I mean his reputation and credibility are road kill on the beltway, but that doesn’t stop him. No, he is now only flummoxed over which adjectives to use about Trump next. I think he’s possessed. Call this one ‘Art of the Smear,’ first edition.

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Rather-be-biased takes jabs at Trump and Fox (tin foil hat zone)

Then referring to the Fox Trump dust-up, Dan Rather told the same network he could not be sure that Trump and Fox did not preplan their dispute.(conspiracy zone) Rather went on to compare Trump to George Wallace, Barry Goldwater, Perot, denying he was directly comparing them of course. (Maddow had already done a Nixon-media comparison to Trump vs. Jorge Ramos)

Too bad it went against their narrative that the Fox is in collusion with Trump and that Fox decides, or runs, elections on the right. But immediately coming to mind is Obama’s sycophant media advocates who thought it was their job to get Obama elected.

Dan Rather ‘Suspicious’ Trump and Fox Are Faking Feud

By Mark Finkelstein | August 26, 2015 | MRC Newsbusters

When it comes to fake news stories, if anyone’s an expert it’s Dan Rather . . . The disgraced former CBS News anchor has a new twist on the vast right-wing conspiracy. Instead of plotting against poor innocents like Bill and Hillary, those conspiratorial conservatives are now creating phony feuds among themselves!

On Rachel Maddow’s show tonight, Rather declared himself “suspicious” about the battle between Donald Trump and Fox News, suggesting that Trump and Roger Ailes might have “gotten together and planned out” the feud for their mutual benefit.

For good measure, Rather went on to analogize Trump to segregationist presidential candidates George Wallace and Strom Thurmond.

Note: while floating his conspiracy theory, Rather admitted that he was “without very much evidence.” But when has that ever deterred Dan from attacking a Republican?

**See video interview

RACHEL MADDOW: Could Donald Trump, or could any of these candidates win the Republican nomination while also being at war with the Fox News channel specifically? Never really had anything like the Fox News channel in a previous era in history. It seems to me, that I believe that there can’t be a nominee without Fox’s support.

DAN RATHER: I tend to agree with that. However, Trump is raising that question anew. Now, having said that, and keeping in mind that reporters such as myself get paid not to be cynical, never cynical, but to be skeptical.

I’m a little suspicious, without very much evidence, but I’m a little suspicious of this battle between Trump and Fox. What we do know is that Trump is really smart. As I said when he started this run, don’t underestimate him. And Roger Ailes, whether you agree with his politics or not, another smart guy. Whether they’ve gotten together and planned this out or not, it works to their mutual benefit right now. Fox can argue, listen, we don’t give sweetheart deals to every Republican candidate and Trump can say: I tell you I’m independent and when I say I’m independent I’m really independent. Cause look at even Fox.

Original see posted at Newsbusters.org

Dan Rather is “a little suspicious.” Well, Dan, we’re more than a little suspicious of you. Keep that tin foil hat shined up,  I’ve a feeling you are going to need it.  Trust me on that,  just a feeling.

I’m learning a lot: Trump is now conspiring with Hillary Clinton, and he’s plotting with Roger Ailes at the same time. Oh, Donald is busy.  And according to some, many of  the pointy hat left, he’s conspiring with the RNC — has been since the Dark Ages.  Rachael said he was created by Fox — who is just a mediabot for RNC.  (that’s a double one) And he cannot get elected without Fox’s approval, per Maddow.(con-spir-acy)  So there we are.

So if Fox is not “rubber stamping” Donald, get ready for Trump’s crash and burn– unbeknownst to him, wait… he must know —  because, presumably if Fox made Trump, they can take him out. But so everyone throws a hissy fit if conservatives simply say, Fox tried to take Donald down. We’re nuts for suspecting that. But the rest of that Wallace, Goldwater, Perot, down the twisty road to the Fox conspiracy stuff….. woo-hoo-hoo!

They haven’t mentioned where Jeb Bush is in all this but it has to be coming. (Rather is drawing the schematic) The network who ran/runs interference for Obama. Is there a complete meltdown coming?

Brian Williams excuse road tour

Now that everyone in the free world knows the blunder Brian Williams made, let me put it in context. He made an attempt to apologize.

At least one guy, Christopher Chabris, is hypothesizing for newsy Brian that it could be a case of “false memory”.

An analogy of Brian’s tale is this: the difference between experiencing the effects of a tornado, to surveying the damage ten minutes after it went through.There is a huge difference. One does remember that kind of distinction. To conflate one with the other is a false memory? There’s also a difference between landing and a “hard landing” as he claimed.

But it is curious how many others in the media come to his defense, volunteering to attest to his honesty, bravery, and gutsy character. Enter Dan Rather.

Brian is an honest, decent man, an excellent reporter and anchor–and a brave one. I can attest that — like his predecessor Tom Brokaw — he is a superb pro, and a gutsy one.”

Of course a “false memory” could be whether you turned the coffee pot off or locked the door before leaving. But this distinction is breathtaking. I really thought it was me face-jumping off that building. I would have soon remembered, correctly, that it wasn’t. Because if this were an honest mistake, it required also denying the truth.

I bet that Baghdad Bob was probably a professor of false memory. Hillary Clinton is probably one person who wished Williams wouldn’t have said that right now.