Spinsanity Inanity II

The first time I ever heard the terms “spin” and “spin doctor” was when George H. W. Bush was running against Michael Duka-ka. They had a debate and as soon as it was over both sides sent out spin doctors to try to influence media reporting and public perceptions of how the debate had gone. The concept of “spin” was to take the facts and turn them until they presented the best possible view for your side.

This is similar to what lawyers do in closing arguments. All the evidence has been presented to the jury and now the attorneys will try to persuade the jury as to what those facts prove. The terms have been in common parlance for nearly 30 years. There was a band called “The Spin Doctors” and a television show called “Spin City.” And of course, Bill O’Reilly used to refer to his show as a “No Spin Zone.”

But spinning stories used to be something politicians and political operatives did. Journalists were supposed to cut thru the spin to reach the cold hard facts. That was then, this is now.

I found this article in Mom’s Merced Sun-Star. It is written by Associated Press reporters Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller, and it is a report on President Trump’s visits to Dayton and El Paso yesterday. The pre-trip reporting was that Trump was not welcome in either city. Then he seemed to get a warm welcome in both places. That was my impression anyway. Other people seem to have gotten a different impression.

Protesters confront Trump in Dayton, El Paso

Aiming to play the traditional role of healer during national tragedy, President Donald Trump paid visits Wednesday to cities reeling from mass shootings that left 31 dead and dozens more wounded. But his divisive words preceded him, large protests greeted him and biting political attacks soon followed.

Huh. That’s weird. I watched some of the live stream and I didn’t see anyone confront Trump. His limo may have zoomed past some people holding signs, but that’s it. And “large” protests? I saw some people standing around that blows-up orange baby balloon, but I would estimate that there were approximately 50 people in that group.

There are two media narratives in that paragraph. The first is “divisive” as in “Trump is divisive.” The old narrative was “Obama brings people together” even though he used identity politics to divide and conquer and he left the nation far more polarized than when he took office. But Trump is divisive because he says things that the Democrats don’t like. Whether or not something is divisive is an opinion, but it is stated here as if it were a fact.

The second narrative is found in the words “biting political attacks.” You don’t have to read the rest of the article to know who was making those alleged attacks. When the Democrats say negative things about Trump they are “criticizing” or “pointing out” or “confronting” Trump. When Trump responds he is “attacking” them.

This next paragraph contains something I find amusing:

The president and first lady Melania Trump flew to El Paso late in the day after visiting the Dayton, Ohio, hospital where many of the victims of Sunday’s attack in that city were treated. For most of the day, the president was kept out of view of the reporters traveling with him, but the White House said the couple met with hospital staff and first responders and spent time with wounded survivors and their families. (Emphasis added)

I highlighted the part I found amusing. I’m gonna jump ahead to show you why.

The White House did not allow reporters and photographers to watch as he talked with wounded victims, medical staff and law enforcement officers there, but then quickly published its own photos on social media and released a video of his visit.

I don’t see anything newsworthy in that paragraph, do you? All I see is a couple reporters whinging about how much their butts hurt. Poor babies. Why would Trump want to exclude a group of people who hate his guts and can’t say anything nice about him unless they also say two bad things about him. Maybe Trump was watching on that day in 2012 when the media screamed “WHAT ABOUT YOUR GAFFES?‘ at Mitt Romney.

The fact that they put it in their story doesn’t say much about Trump but it says a lot about them. OTOH, maybe I’m being unfair. They might have just been concerned that Trump would use the opportunity to hold a secret meeting with Vlad Putin.

This next passage is what the media calls “giving context.’

Visits to the sites of mass shootings have become a regular pilgrimage for recent presidents, but Trump, who has sometimes struggled to project empathy during moments of national tragedy, has stirred unusual backlash.

Though he has been able to summon soothing words and connect one-on-one with victims, he often quickly lapses into divisive tweets and statements — just recently painting immigrants as “invaders,” suggesting four Democratic congresswoman of color should “go back” to their home countries even though they’re U.S. citizens and deriding majority-black Baltimore as a rat-infested hell-hole.

Empathy is something you feel, not something you project. They are trying to imply that Trump is trying to trick people into believing that he feels their pain. Once again we see a media narrative. For eight long years, we were assured by the media that “Obama cares.” Trump, however, is a heartless bastard who only cares about himself. Trump can “summon soothing words” but he does not mean them.

The stuff about the “Squad” and Baltimore do not belong in this story. Baltimore is indeed rat-infested, but it is not a hell-hole. It’s a shit-hole. This is the kind of thing that ruined the media’s credibility. The media can call something racist, but they can’t make it be racist. They can go on and on and on for days telling people that Trump said something racist. Sooner or later, however, people will ask, “What did he say?” When most people hear what Trump said their reaction will be, “That’s not racist.”

The media would like you to believe that they are honest and impartial. When they make an occasional mistake they claim they were acting in good faith. Except they don’t make occasional mistakes. They make lots of “mistakes.” And if they are acting in good faith, why do they withhold important, relevant details?

For two days after the Dayton shooting the media sat on the fact that the shooter was a registered Democrat who stated he supported Bernie Sanders and Lying Liz Warren. Then the NYT broke the story in the non-Fox media. Other members of the media were furious and said it was irrelevant.

The premise of their irrelevance argument is that John Q. and Jane Public are incapable of deciding for themselves what is relevant and material and what is not. They need journalists to intercede for them much the same way that Catholic priests were needed to intercede between God and the laity.

Remember the stories we were originally told about Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown? Trayvon Martin was gunned down in cold blood by a white security guard who wrongly assumed that Trayvon was trespassing. Mike Brown was a gentle giant who was looking forward to starting college in a few weeks. Big Mike was murdered by a racist cop while he had his hands in the air trying to surrender. In both cases, it was clearly shown that the media knew or should have known the truth but reported something else.

It has been a long time since the news media reported “Just the facts, ma’am.”

The media tells us that Trump is divisive. But it is actually the media that is being divisive. They lie, deny, conceal, and selectively reveal in order to manipulate us. Imagine if you will a world in which the news media gave Donald Trump the same kind of knobslobbing coverage that Obama got. Or where Obama got the same kind of vetting that the media gave Sarah Palin.

Parting thought:

Other than Fox News, no national news outlet has any Trump supporters on their staffs. They have plenty of liberal Obama supporters and some TVGOPs. (“I’m not a Republican, I just play one on television.) The media’s idea of a balanced discussion is three liberals and a NeverTrumper.

Do they really think no one has noticed?

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166 Responses to Spinsanity Inanity II

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    This song reminds me of Ex #2

    “Been a whole lot easier since the bitch left town . . .”

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      So does this one.

      “Overtime everyday of the week
      Still the house ain’t big enough
      Spend your money so fast
      That you never see the green
      Big, better, best tell me where does it end
      Keeping up with the Jones is tough
      Better open your eyes boy, she just wanna buy buy buy
      Better wake up boy, I’ll tell you why
      She’s got a mean streak
      But you love her so much you don’t want to see her mean streak
      Everybody knows she’s got you on a leash, mean streak
      Well, she’ll laugh in your face, but you’re kissing her feet
      You’re never good enough in the eyes of a woman with a mean streak.”

  2. ginainmo says:

    Win for Concealed Carry.:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Speaking of spin, it’s trending on Twitter now and the fake news doesn’t know how to cover it, lol. No shots were fired, ok, nothing to see here. Also, leaving out the good guy with a gun, also, it’s an open carry state, he did nothing illegal, also, just a joke, walked around the store filming people’s reaction to him. No big deal.

      #SPINNING

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  4. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Rod Rosenpenis recommended that Trump promote her. So Trump shitcanned her.

  5. Myiq2xu™ says:

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  7. Angie says:

    Real life meme!

  8. lyn says:

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  10. Constance says:

    Hannity’s show tonight was something else! They said the “302’s” from Bruce Ohr were released tonight. They can prove who were the FBI leakers, there is evidence the CIA was spying and working to entrap President Trump by involving foreign governments. They had Rudy Guilani on by phone and he said there is no question it was a coup attempt by intelligence agencies corrupted during Obama’s term. I guess fear of this coming out is why the left is off on their latest narrative of White Supremacy. I wonder how long the “news” media can ignore this? Or how they will spin it?

  11. taw46 says:

  12. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • lyn says:

      Democrats are unconscious racists, eh?

      • AniEm says:

        The Dems are actively promoting binge-hatred and acute stupidity. Propelling Biden into the presidency is one more example of the DNC’s contempt for the country, but I don’t think it’s unconscious. It’s designed subversion and Biden is one more useful idiot in their arsenal.

        • Constance says:

          The Dems consider the President to be a figure head they plan for the country to be run by a group of Leftists no one has heard of. Biden is what they consider to be an acceptable puppet.

  13. 1539days says:

    Absinthe is for pansies compared to this

  14. Dora says:

    Here we go . . . . .

  15. Dora says:

  16. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      If you don’t have a gun, get one. Learn how to use it, get a CCW, and if he ever tries to do anything then shoot him dead.

      If you go bear-baiting don’t complain if you get mauled.

  17. Dora says:

    She is starting to sound dangerous!

    ====

    AOC goes on tirade about ‘virus’ of white supremacy: ‘Clearly, our nation has not been inoculated’

    White supremacy is “a virus” that has been part of the American “subconscious” for years, according to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — and “clearly, our nation has not been inoculated,” she blasted Wednesday.

    https://nypost.com/2019/08/07/aoc-goes-on-tirade-about-virus-of-white-supremacy-clearly-our-nation-has-not-been-inoculated/

    • Constance says:

      Could be that guy who left her staff recently was a Lefty nutcase but kept her relatively stable and focused. Without him she just strays off into whatever it takes to get attention.

  18. Dora says:

  19. helenk3 says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/are_trumpsupporters_the_new_jews.html

    those who do not know history are bound to repeat it.
    Think about goebbles and hitler and the big lie and how the blaming of the jews led to concentration camps and look how trump supporters are being looked at now by the dems and msm

  20. helenk3 says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/the_war_against_discriminatory_knowledge_and_competence_embraced_by_higher_education.html

    why does any parent send their kid to college now? It seems to be the biggest scam in the country now. Think about the movie the musicman and look at some of the idiots that are teaching your kids

  21. helenk3 says:

    https://usanetwork.info/2019/08/08/fbi-surveillance-malia-obama-seen-leaving-antifa-meeting-in-baltimore/

    I am taking this with a grain of salt. Doesn’t she still have secret service protection?

  22. Dora says:

    Opening Pandora’s Box

    Every movie reveals something about the culture that spawned it.

    Angelo M. Codevilla who is a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute and Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Boston University believes political violence is tacitly condoned and often openly encouraged by Democratic officeholders.

    http://politicalclownparade.blogspot.com/2019/08/opening-pandoras-box.html

  23. helenk3 says:

    https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/fly-lands-bidens-face-he-accuses-trump-immorality-and-carnage

    why do dem attract flies? backtrack, biden, and the dem running for pres that had a dead one on his face?

  24. helenk3 says:

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article233668342.html

    another one hits the dust. Fed prosecutor quits

  25. helenk3 says:

    this is my oldest grandson.

    • helenk3 says:

      never mind

      • DeniseVB says:

        Pesky privacy settings I’ll bet.

      • Constance says:

        I hate privacy settings. I realize privacy is important but to look at my Facebook it looks like I only have one kid because my son is, in my opinion, paranoid. I keep asking if I can put up various photos of him or his accomplishments and the answer is always NO. I am very proud of him too but I guess he doesn’t care if the world knows it. So what was your video about?

        • helenk3 says:

          my oldest grandson and a wrangler jean ad

          • swanspirit says:

            My son told me he unfollowed me, on Facebook, because I post too much, and his Facebook presence is very limited. I laughed.

          • Constance says:

            Oh well. I wish I could see it.

          • Constance says:

            Swanspirit, I got in trouble for doing 23 and me! He says anyone can now trace his DNA and figure out who he is. Apparently he feels rich dudes who need organ replacements will hack the DNA data bases, figure out who has the matching organs they need and then kidnap and kill the donors. I guess I shouldn’t have encouraged so much sci-fi when he was growing up.

          • DeniseVB says:

            That should be public somewhere?

  26. helenk3 says:

    Trump says no trade deal with China

  27. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I finally got back to sleep a couple hours ago. I wake up in the dark to loud shrieking and screaming and all kinds of racket in my bedroom. Scared the bejeebus out of me. I’m yelling “WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?” while trying to find a light. Then I see Taggart bolt out my bedroom door and the screaming went with him. The noise wakes up Mom and she’s freaking out too.

    Apparently Taggart caught a big-ass bird and he brought it into my room and let it go, then started chasing it around while it screamed bloody murder. That woke me up and I started screaming bloody murder too.

    Tiggy and Taggart were playing Monkey Chased the Weasel with the bird as the weasel and my kitchen table as the Mulberry bush. I used a broom to Pop Goes The Weasel that squawker right out the front door and two cats ran out right behind it so I closed the door and locked it,

    I was planning on sleeping a couple more hours.

    That was even worse than the time the cops woke me up.

  28. lyn says:

    • helenk3 says:

      I hope he does commute him. The stories he could tell. Also just saw the Trump gave ok to declassify hillary’s DOJ dealings. the games are beginning

  29. DeniseVB says:

    Looks like Kammie is on the train to nowhere 😀

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      No one in California was willing to bring up Willie Brown in her previous campaigns.

      I suspect that is gonna change, and Trump may not be the one to do it.

  30. helenk3 says:

    https://www.newsweek.com/u-s-divert-funds-ice-raids-combat-white-nationalist-terrorism-1453456?piano_t=1

    Do I understand this correctly? American citizens should be deported to where I do not know and illegals let in to replace them?

  31. lyn says:

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    • helenk3 says:

      McCabe is bringing a lawsuit too. read the judge for strzok is a real leftist. he might win with her a judge

  33. Dora says:

    Trump Is Hamptons-Bound On Air Force One: LIVE UPDATES

    Last year, Trump headed to LI waging war against MS-13 ; now he’s in Hamptons to line campaign coffers, sparking both outrage and support.

    https://patch.com/new-york/massapequa/s/gt136/trump-headed-for-long-island-on-air-force-one-live-updates?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=politics&utm_campaign=alert

  34. Myiq2xu™ says:

  35. helenk3 says:

    https://abc7.com/suspect-identified-in-deadly-orange-county-stabbing-spree/5453077/

    California needs some new politicians, the ones they have now are batshit crazy

    • DeniseVB says:

      We left Cali in the 70’s, they were batshit crazy then. Funnily that was Moonbeam’s first term as Gov. Such a beautiful state and still being represented poorly. 😦

  36. lyn says:

    I’m a member of the Second Amendment Foundation.

    Alan Gottlieb, the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation and chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, told the Washington Free Beacon he spoke with a top White House staffer. They discussed how gun rights advocates view the current debate over recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Gottlieb said they addressed a wide range of proposals that have been discussed in recent days.

    “We talked about everything from background checks to banning semi-automatic firearms and magazines to red flag laws,” Gottlieb said. “We went through everything that’s been proposed.”

    https://freebeacon.com/issues/white-house-asks-gun-rights-leader-for-input-on-shooting-response/

  37. helenk3 says:

    https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/456818-james-comey-shows-our-criminal-justice-system-works-as-intended

    there a court of law and no court of justice. justice you have to get on your own but do not break a law to get it

  38. Dora says:

    Happy Book Lovers’ Day!

  39. helenk3 says:

    for the baseball lovers
    Remember the movie Field of Dreams? August 13 2020 the Yankees and the White Socks are going to play the first MLB game at a field in Iowa that represents the movie.
    Have no idea of ticket cost but would love to be there

    • helenk3 says:

      PS I don’t even like the Yankees

    • dm says:

      One of my favorite movies…

    • lateblum says:

      I’d love it, too!! I’ve been fantasizing about attending the game ever since they first started talking about it. I heard thy are only building temporary stands for 8,000 people. And then after the game they plan to show the movie. ❤️⚾️❤️
      And I am a White Sox fan.

  40. Dora says:

    The dems will be so disappointed.

    ===

    Epstein Documents Hit; Accuser Says Trump ‘Didn’t Partake In Any Sex With Any Of Us’
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-09/epstein-document-dump-hits-accuser-says-trump-didnt-partake-any-sex-any-us

  41. helenk3 says:

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/nbc-universal-pictures

    buy guns now. NBC plans to release The Hunt on Sept 27th. So when so leftist wingnut decides to live the fantasy will the left blame Trump?

  42. Dora says:

    In case you missed this part of the interview.

    • Cisco says:

      The I must admit, Blasio has finesse.
      He doesn’t wait as you pass a dark alley and jump out wearing a mask and holding a weapon.
      Just raise taxes, legal like.

    • John Denney says:

      They like to tout that America was great back in the 50s when the top tax rate was 90%.

      They neglect to mention that our international economic competition had been destroyed by WW II, while our economic basis was untouched.

    • swanspirit says:

      No one ever said some of the people running Ocean City were all bright and clever. Some of them are downright stupid. This is just stupid. SMH.
      Lucky for them, the beach is still beautiful, and the ocean is magnificent. I don’t mind the seagulls, at all. I love them. What would the beach be without them. I really hate it when people want to strip natural places of their natural inhabitants. I don’t care how many French fries 🍟 they steal. It’s pretty sad if you can’t outwit a seagull.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Fortunately, the opinion piece was marked satire 🙂 Anyhow, I never understood why people who hate the sand and seagulls go to the BEACH. Like the people who move into our lake community bitching about the ducks, geese and other wildlife. Hello? Why did you move here? 😀

  43. Dora says:

    EPA reauthorizes use of ‘cyanide bombs’ to kill wild animals

    The Trump administration has reauthorized the use of controversial traps dubbed “cyanide bombs” to kill coyotes, foxes and other animals across the US.

    https://nypost.com/2019/08/09/epa-reauthorizes-use-of-cyanide-bombs-to-kill-wild-animals/

  44. Dora says:

    This could get interesting.

  45. DeniseVB says:

    This ought to keep the trolls busy this weekend 😀

  46. DeniseVB says:

    Holy Roly Moly Scott! Jeebus, the boy is getting some attention …..

  47. helenk3 says:

    this from 2012 from the guy who smuggled guns to Mexico

  48. Dora says:

    During Biden’s visit to the Iowa State Fair.

    • helenk3 says:

      how do you get the picture to show? All I can get is gang of numbers that when the you click on them you see the picture.

      • Dora says:

        Right click on the picture then open image in a new tab.

        Highlight it and paste in the comment area.

        Good luck.

  49. helenk3 says:

    just found this site the other day and bookmarked it

    https://www.factcheck.org/

  50. Dora says:

    What a meathead!

  51. helenk3 says:

    a different pizza

  52. Dora says:

    Sickening!

    ==

  53. helenk3 says:

    when the video is available you have to see Tucker talk about beto and his campaign,

  54. helenk3 says:

    I will leave this and run

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