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Why America Has Failed – ‘Kushner: We struck deal with Sinclair for straighter coverage’



Jared Kushner will be the smiling, scrubbed face of Donald Trump’s corruption.

Sinclair, a Maryland-based company, has been labeled in some reports as a conservative-leaning local news network. Local stations in the past have been directed to air “must run” stories produced by Sinclair’s Washington bureau that were generally critical of Obama administration and offered perspectives primarily from conservative think tanks’.

‘Scott Livingston, vice president of news at Sinclair’ :
“Our commitment to our viewers is to go beyond podium, beyond the rhetoric. We’re all about tracking the truth and telling the truth and that’s typically missing in most political coverage.”

…….’In exchange, Sinclair would broadcast their Trump interviews across the country without commentary………… Kushner said’.

Media packaged propaganda.

And here you were worried about the Russians and Wiki Leaks…..

‘Donald Trump’s campaign struck a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group during the campaign to try and secure better media coverage, his son-in-law Jared Kushner told business executives Friday in Manhattan’.

‘Kushner said the agreement with Sinclair, which owns television stations across the country in many swing states and often packages news for their affiliates to run, gave them more access to Trump and the campaign, according to six people who heard his remarks’.
‘In exchange, Sinclair would broadcast their Trump interviews across the country without commentary, Kushner said. Kushner highlighted that Sinclair, in states like Ohio, reaches a much wider audience — around 250,000 listeners — than networks like CNN, which reach somewhere around 30,000’.

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The Day in a Picture


November 1, 2016


The Thought For Today

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Why America Is Failing – ‘Breaking News’


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I’ve said a number of times that the news media made Donald Trump.

Now that is is the Republican nominee – will that same media make him President?

But more importantly – why do we put up with it?

‘Fox, CNN, CNBC and MSNBC all featured this shot of an empty podium waiting for a Donald Trump press conference this afternoon’.

Donald Trump - The Ugly American

Donald Trump – The Ugly American

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Why America Is Failing – ‘Trump Up Big In New Hampshire’

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A ‘free press’ replaced by ‘news for profit’.

‘A new NBC/WSJ/Marist poll in New Hampshire finds Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential race with 30%’.

When was the last time 30% of anything was ‘BIG’?

Yet it’s repeated over and over, everyday on every (cough) ‘news’ outlet – how BIG Trumps lead is.

Less then 1/3 of Republicans most of whom may not even vote………

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Why America Is Failing – ‘White Americans long for the 1950s, when they weren’t such victims of reverse discrimination’



This just baffled me.

‘On just about every measure of social or economic well-being, white Americans fare better than any other group’.

‘That’s true of housing and neighborhood quality and homeownership’.

‘That’s true of overall health, health insurance coverage rates, quality of health care received, life expectancy and infant mortality’.

‘That’s true when it comes to median household earnings, wealth (assets minus debt), retirement savings and even who has a bank account’.

‘That’s true when one actually looks at who is graduating from college, who holds the bulk of the nation’s high-paying and management jobs and who does not’.


‘In a new poll released by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) on Tuesday’,


‘a whopping 43 percent of Americans told researchers that discrimination against whites has become as large a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minority groups’.

Future Homemakers of America club at Frankford High School, Greenbrier (or Pendleton ?) County, 1950s. Estep Collection

Future Homemakers of America club at Frankford High
School, Greenbrier (or Pendleton ?) County, 1950s.
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‘And an even bigger share of Americans — 53 percent — told pollsters American culture and “way of life” have mostly changed for the worse since 1950’.

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Why America Is Failing – ‘C-SPAN Caller Asks Why There’s Not A ‘White Caucus’ In Congress’


“I’m sorry. A what Caucus?”

‘C-SPAN callers are a special breed: civically
engaged, obsessive politicos, and sometimes very

The network got a live one during a break from
Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony on Thursday, with
a caller asking why Congress doesn’t have a “white

‘The man who identified himself as David, a Republican
calling from Glendale, Ariz., didn’t waste time when
he got on air’.

“Hi, I’d like to know why there is not a white caucus
in Congress,” David said’.

‘The C-SPAN host interrupted to clarify: “Did you say
right caucus?”

“No, white. W-h-i-t-e,” the man spelled out’.

“OK,” the host, clearly caught off-guard, said with
eyebrows raised’.

“We have a black caucus, we have a Mexican caucus. We
don’t have a white caucus. I’d like to know why,”
David went on’.

‘The caller didn’t miss a beat before turning back to
Clinton: “And also I’ve watched the Clintons since
they first got into politics, and they’ve never told
the truth. It’s been a constant lie.”


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Why America Is Failing – The Failure Of The Not So Free Press – ‘CNN Staffers Fed Up With Non-Stop Trump Coverage’

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‘CNN has basically provided Trump with hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, of free advertising’.

‘This is election coverage as reality TV. Is there anything that has destroyed serious news more than reality TV’?



‘At a network town hall event Thursday, staffers complained about the excessive coverage of Donald Trump as well as CNN President Jeff Zucker’s directive to cover the presidential candidate ad nauseam, The Wrap’s Jordan Chariton reports’.

‘Anyone who’s tuned in to CNN lately will know what the staff is upset about. The network airs Trump rallies and press conferences in full — regardless of their news value — and continues to dedicate precious airtime to segments about Trump’s hair or his latest Twitter outburst’.

  • In a shocking display of the channel’s priorities, CNN even bumped Anderson Cooper’s moving special about Hurricane Katrina for a Trump press conference in which nothing happened’.

‘As John Sides at The Washington Post has pointed out, the media’s obsessive coverage of the reality TV star is precisely the reason he has risen in the polls’.

It’s tempting to think that each surge is somehow the result of each candidate’s idiosyncratic appeal to Republican voters,” Sides writes. “But a simpler explanation is this: when a pollster interrupts people’s lives and asks them about a presidential primary that doesn’t formally begin for months, a significant number of people will mention whichever candidate happens to be in the news these days.”

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Blog Running – ‘America’s ranking in the world’:

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This was just a small fill in over at All Hat No Cattle but says so, so much. They didn’t have the graphics just the text so even more dramatic.

Thanks to All Hat No Cattle

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#1 Prisoners
#1 Gun ownership
#1 Killings by police
#1 Military spending
#94 Safest countries

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American Exceptionalism……


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