Merchants of death
It's fair to say that Trump is the most prolific liar ever documented in human history. There's no lie too big, too bold or too ridiculous that he hasn't already said. However, in this case, if his Covid infection is bogus, it would entail a very well-orchestrated, multi-level, multi-personnel, leak-proof conspiracy. Given the Administration's well deserved reputation for gross incompetence and leaking like a sieve, that's a tall order. Add to that all the others who have been infected or exposed in and around the Administration and it would seem an unmanageable scam for that bunch to pull off.
I think it’s all a lie. He doesn’t have it. It’s all scripted so he gets out of future debates and people feel sorry for him. We will never know unless he drops. Then we will know it’s true.
My God. I spend one day only superficially paying attention to the news, and I missed this story. This entire political season has been a massive case of FOMO, where we can’t take a break for even one day without missing some kind of drama.
With that said, I’m having a hard time believing this is true, and would not be surprised if this turned out to be yet another Trump PR game to earn sympathy points and turn him into some kind of martyr, where he miraculously recovers after the election and claims the virus was no worse than the flu, but unfortunately, he was too sick and contagious to do another debate.🙄
I wonder if the press will attack his health and stamina the way they attacked Hillary Clinton when she got pneumonia. My guess is no.
I am ready for this to be over so Joe Biden and congressional Democrats can fix the damage and get America back on track. I’ve had enough of his games.
Frustratingly, there are a number of unanswered questions now, which could have important answers, which no one appears to be pursuing.
1. What are the words which appear on Robert Trump's death certificate after "cause of death"? There's only one answer to that. What would it take to find out? We know what it says on Kelly Preston's death certificate, but not Robert Trump's.
2. What is the REAL reason (I presume someone would just check the medical records for this) that Trump made an unscheduled trip to Walter Reed, assuming it was NOT (as claimed) for a routine medical exam?
3. Yeah, I'm gonna say it again. On Feburary 3, 2017, three Trump Organization employees, namely Alan Garten, Keith Schiller and Matthew Calamari showed up unannounced and removed Trump's medical records from Dr. Harold Bornstein's office in New York. Isn't it his complete medical records which would show a prior diagnosis of mental illness? Is it in any way related that Giuliani told Fox's Ed Henry that he was confident that Trump wouldn't "throw him under the bus" during the impeachment hearings, because he had "protection"?
Could Giuliani's "protection" be the same information that Putin holds over the President's head, and uses to influence his actions?
I said it again. Sue me.
I hope that if and hopefully when Trump loses, the Senate flips, and the House retains Dem control, that Fox News (what an oxymoron) will be held accountable for the role they played in the lies they told and how it affected and killed so many Americans. Rupert Murdock should spend his last days in prison. I know this is unlikely because recently Tucker Carlson was acquitted of slander against Karen MgDougal by Fox lawyers that argued that everyone knows that Tucker's show does not present facts. The US District Judge, Mary Kay Vyskocil, ruled for Carlson. Here's the judge's statement from NPR news: The "'general tenor' of the show should then inform a viewer that [Carlson] is not 'stating actual facts' about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in 'exaggeration' and 'non-literal commentary.' "Fox persuasively argues, that given Mr. Carlson's reputation, any reasonable viewer 'arrive[s] with an appropriate amount of skepticism' about the statement he makes."
The problem with this conclusion by the SDNY Judge is that she is assuming that Fox News viewers are reasonable. Reasonable viewers turn to many other venues before they would ever watch Fox. Now the law is defending the dangerous reporting by Fox News because viewers should know better. We are living in Bizarro World!
Fox News and Trump are like watching two leeches ballroom dancing. Each is feeding off the other while being attached to the body politic which they are sucking dry.
I have about 10,000 other metaphors I can toss out but that's it for now.
There’s no way to confirm. Just like all the other bullshit that comes out of the WH.
Informed citizens seek out trustworthy reporting. It's time that "media" is no longer conflated with "journalism." A "news feed" can be dangerous to your understanding. Use responsibly.
Remember in the Before Times, when Kirsten Gillibrand joked that if she became President the first thing she would do would be to Clorox the Oval Office?
They're not laughing now.
Fox News IS Rupert Murdoch.
Rupert Murdoch OWNS Fox.
Fox news is a weapon of mass destruction remotely controlled by Rupert Murdoch.
Voldemort doesn’t have to own America, he just needs to control it.
With Fox News. Hiding behind his hand picked employees.
Aw man, thanks so much for posting Blue Mountain. Thank you!
Although I agree with the article, saying Trump 'likely watches Fox News more than 100 hours per month's is unprovable so don't say it please.
Fux Noise helped make America sick, in more ways than one.
Consider John Roberts yesterday, pitching a fit about the press briefing, and right-wing media attacking him. To which I say, John Roberts once seemed to be Dan Rather's heir apparent, so he had some chops. But he joined Fux Noise. And my attitude is that anyone at Fux Noise should be treated much as Professor Kingsfield treated Mr. Hart in the first episode of The Paper Chase: Ignore him. Shroud him. No one who works for Fux Noise--literally no one, and I include the alleged debate's alleged moderator--deserves to be considered a journalist, and those who actually are journalists should treat them as though they have the plague. Which, in a way, they do.
Of course, it would be easier if those who covered Washington politics were journalists. But only 99.44% aren't.
Mr. Boehlert, I think you have a causation problem. Is Trump “macho” because of Fox or does Fox diminish Covid protections following the Trump line?
But we all sincerely should hope for Trump’s recovery. An election against President Pence will be much different.