THREE EXAMPLES OF QUOTES OUT OF CONTEXT — PART 3

What does it mean to “rig an election”? Well, when someone uses that expression, we usually think of contaminating the vote at the polls. Is that being done? Probably, but in America the vote is counted by local governments in 50 different states. So except in a close election it is difficult to win an election by rigging the vote.

Nevertheless, Donald Trump has said the election is rigged.  Here is how CNN plays the story.

Donald Trump and his surrogates amplified their argument over the weekend that the election is “rigged,” leaving the Republican nominee more isolated as top members of the GOP — including his own running mate — declared their faith in the political system.
Trump opened Sunday with a series of tweets sowing doubt about the legitimacy of the election.

“The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary – but also at many polling places – SAD”

But Trump’s own vice presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, disagreed during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” saying he will accept the Election Day results.

“We will absolutely accept the result of the election,” he said. “Look, the American people will speak in an election that will culminate on November the 8. But the American people are tired of the obvious bias in the national media. That’s where the sense of a rigged election goes here, Chuck.” (from here)

Are Trump and Mike Pence in disagreement? Listen to what Trump says about 8 minutes and 30 seconds into this video.

Also consider the latest investigation to come out of projectveritasaction.com. I heard about this when Mark Levin interviewed James O’Keefe on his show. That discussion starts at about 20 minutes into the recorded version of the 10/17/2016 episode. (Click here to download the show in a different format.). After the interview with Levin, projectveritasaction.com crashed, of course, but they are back up.

Note also that Real Clear Politics is carrying the story here => New O’Keefe Video: Clinton Campaign, DNC Coordinated With Organizations To Incite Violence At Trump Events.

projectveritasaction.com has a report documenting efforts by H. Clinton’s campaign and other Democrat operatives to foment violence at Trump rallies.

A second video is supposed to come out tomorrow.

Finally, take the time to investigate some of the stuff coming out of WikiLeaks.

 

THREE EXAMPLES OF QUOTES OUT OF CONTEXT — PART 2

The two big October surprises are Donald Trump’s supposed groping of women and Hillary Clinton’s wikileaks. Thus far Trump’s groping has gotten far more attention from the major media. How has the news media tried to portray the issue?

Do Republicans like teleprompters? We have not been teasing Obama about his teleprompters for years? I think we can skip that one. So what about Trump the victim? The video below is the one cited by CNN in the articles above. Keep in mind that Trump had other things to say besides what he said about the groping charges, but Trump response to the accusations is all CNN wanted to focus upon.

Trump’s calm response to the accusations begins 12 minutes into the video below. However, since the new media is not going to tell us anything, we may as well all listen to the whole thing.

Consider this example of how CNN has tried to put the issue into perspective.

When Harper started talking about diversion, I just wondered how he could say such a thing with a straight face. H. Clinton does not lie about just about everything.

When Sciolaro said God can use Trump, that did not compute for Harper and Baldwin. When Sciolaro started talking about and his wife being one, that just went over the Harper’s and Baldwin’s heads. Sexism? Really? Bill and Hillary are not one? It is funny, but I don’t think their fellow Democrats give their marriage as less credit than Conservatives.

Anyway, even though I have no idea just who Vicki Sciolaro might be, I can say one thing for certain. She is one of my fellow “deplorables.”

THREE EXAMPLES OF QUOTES OUT OF CONTEXT — PART 1

The news media spend lots of time telling us who we should vote for.  Currently they are telling us to vote for H. Clinton. Can we trust the news media to tell us the truth? No.  Most of the major news media organizations are owned by big corporations. Large companies have an interest in big government. Why?

  • They can afford to “buy” legislators with campaign donations and favorable media. Their bought legislators give them competitive advantages through regulations and tax laws (Tariffs against foreign competition is a biggie.).
  • Big corporations have an edge in getting government contracts.  When the government spends $6 trillion a year, that’s a significant part of their income.

So the mass media has an economic incentive in being biased towards big government. Since H. Clinton is the big government candidate, most of the news media trashes Donald Trump. Here is another simple example of how they do it. Supposedly Trump is preposterously arrogant. Here was The Hill‘s title on a January 23rd article, “Trump: I could shoot people in streets and not lose support“. What did Trump say?

Lauding his fans’ loyalty at a campaign event in Sioux Center, Iowa, on Saturday, Trump said he could kill people and still be popular.

“I have the most loyal people, did you ever see that? I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot people and I wouldn’t lose voters,” he said.

Sounds awful! So CNN added to the mischief in its version of the story, Trump: I could ‘shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters’, by using the story to pit Ted Cruz against Donald Trump. Worked, I am sad to say.

The Daily Caller, on the other hand, at least provided a video in its report, Trump Says That He Could Shoot Somebody And ‘Wouldn’t Lose Any Voters’ [VIDEO], that puts that quote in context. After listening to the quote in context, it is obvious that Trump intended nothing more than a bit of hyperbole.

Want to see the whole speech? The video below provides that. The part of speech where that quote appears begins at 1:24 minutes into the video.

 

CASE STUDY OF A LIE: THE POST MODERN MUCKRAKER AT WORK: AN UPDATE

Clinton testifying before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on October 22, 2015 (from here)
Clinton testifying before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on October 22, 2015 (from here)

UPDATE:  I typed the time when Donald Trump gets the question about PTSD incorrectly. The subject came up at ~113 minutes into the video below. My apologies.

Want to insult Donald Trump?  Loose Lips Hillary has “generously provided her fans a fact sheet just for that purpose.  Let’s take one of those “facts” and consider just how truthful it might be.

Yahoo: “Trump on PTSD: Some veterans aren’t strong enough to ‘handle it’”

Most soldiers do not get PTSD. Most people have sufficient mental resilience to get through combat without a mental breakdown. Most people can handle the dreadful experiences the horrible experience of combat and carry on. Otherwise, the human race would be extinct.  Nevertheless, some people, are vulnerable to PTSD. Why? Well, we treat it as a medical issue because that is what it is.

So did Donald Trump insult veterans with PTSD? No. Sometimes the death of a thousand cuts is self-inflicted, and sometimes we called it a muckraking campaign.

Is Loose Lips Hillary’s accusation true?  No. What Donald Trump did is use plain language. Nevertheless, about 20 minutes into this video Loose Lips Hillary attacks Donald Trump for belittling veterans with PTSD =>Full video: Clinton calls Trump’s comments on PTSD “troubling”. She did so in spite of the fact there are sources that point out that Trump did not insult veterans with PTSD.

What did Trump say in context? The video below provides that. Trump spoke to Retired American Warriors at their town Hall in Herndon, VA. The question pops up at ~113 minutes into the video below.

Did the audience react as if Trump had said anything wrong? No.

Most of Loose Lips Hillary’s campaign consists of smearing her opponent, but these kinds of lies are almost transparent. If we believe them, what is our excuse? We believe the news media? We trust the news media? What kind of fool does that? That is something to think about.