Morning Reads — October 17

Happy Monday everyone! I discovered that Australia has more camels than the Middle East. That blew my mind.

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Teri
Teri

How on earth did Square Books in Oxford, MS not make that list?

davidmac
davidmac

I voted for Lizard People in GA-06.

xdog
xdog

According to a poll released today, Randy Evans is speaking truth to Republicans. Thanks, Randy.

73 percent of Republicans think the election could be stolen from Trump.

Noway2016
Noway2016

No mention of the firebombed Repub campaign office in The Reads?

The Eiger
The Eiger

You cannot steal something away from someone if it was never attainable in the first place.

Trump just continues this narrative that all media is out to get him so that he can start his own network after Hillary beats the pants off of him. He’ll try to cash in on his followers’ ignorance and continue to harm the republican party and our country in the process.

Sorry, this was in response to xdog’s comment above. Not sure how that happened.

bethebalance
bethebalance

i didn’t see it either, but feel it’s important: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article108627627.html this incident is very weird to me. one thing: swastikas were painted on wall next door, with words akin to “Nazi Republicans get out”. i may be wrong, but in my experience, swastikas are not typically used to impose a Nazi identity on others. they can be self-brandished to identify oneself as Nazi, or used as further destruction and intimidation of Jews or others. it can indicate ownership like a graffiti tag. but the Nazi identity was imposed here, like a facebook thread gone dangerously out of control. and what’s… Read more »

augusta52
augusta52

Gingrich says Trump would be up 15 points if the media didn’t do its job. Really? You mean Trump would be leading by a margin close to Ronald Reagan’s 18-point landslide over Walter Mondale in 1984 (49 states), even with the significant demographic changes in the country since then? Isn’t this the same Newt Gingrich who said as a presidential candidate in 2012 that he could make California competitive (a state Obama won by 3 million votes last time)? Golly, next thing I expect, he’ll say that up in the Atlanta area, John Lewis and Hank Johnson are vulnerable in… Read more »

blakeage80
blakeage80

Saying “The election is rigged!” is like saying “The whole internet is down!”

Indypendant
Indypendant
Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Has he tried unplugging the router and plugging it back in? Always works for me. You’d think a supposedly tech savvy guy could figure that out.

Bart
Bart

Anybody who watched the Falcons – Seahawks game yesterday could make a valid argument that the game was ‘rigged’ based on numerous missed calls by the refs. There is no proof that the refs conspired to favor the home team Seahawks and their very dedicated fans, but the on field action provided plenty of evidence pointing in that direction. I bet Matt Ryan if he can walk today after so many late hits would agree. Sometimes the eyes don’t lie. Same for the presidential campaign, sometimes what you see is actually what is happening whether by plan or pure coincidence.… Read more »

Jon Richards
Jon Richards

How much of this is media bias, and how much is it that the media is following the lead of the candidates? Much of campaign journalism is covering the statements the candidates make, and Trump has clearly not taken advantage of that. So when the FBI declines to prosecute Hillary, does Trump go after that, making it his message of the day / week? No, he goes after Judge Curiel. So Trump’s bigotry becomes the story. This week, revelations from Wikileaks (which by the way the media are going to try to verify before wholesale publishing) provide Trump with several… Read more »

Bart
Bart

Why is it Trump’s fault’ that the media is not doing it’s job? It is not Trump’s job to cover all the shenanigans taking place within ClintonWorld even though he and his team try. That is why we have media. But unfortunately the majority of the major media outlets would rather sensationalize a story about Trump possibly bumping a lady 30 years ago instead of digging deep into the FBI / State dept relationship, wikileaks, etc. At this very moment, Fox is covering just released docs showing a possible quid pro quo between the FBI and State dept. MSNBC on… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

I have been cable and internet less since Matthew hit Georgia last weekend. My only news sources this weekend has been the Facebook feeds of my chosen news outlets (NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, NYT, NYP WP, WE, Milwaukee Journal, local Georgia and Wisconsin stations, and a few Catholic newspapers) I also get to see the feeds of others. My pro-Trump family/friends all went off on the Bill Clinton affair angles, and one had 9 entries on drug testing Hillary (cause she has to be on Oxcy to be functioning when she is not resting). Not one talked about Wikileaks. NOT… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Trump’s stories are simple to cover and to understand, so they get a lot of traction quickly. They stay in the news because Trump keeps them there. Look no further than the current batch of sexual assault allegations. A smart candidate would find a way to pivot away from it. A dumb candidate spends over a week commenting on his accusers’ looks (which implies that he would have sexually assaulted them if they’d only been prettier) and trying to re-litigate allegations from the 90s (which require people to believe Clinton’s accusers while simultaneously denying Trump’s). Part of this is on… Read more »

xdog
xdog

Bart, you and Randy are just afraid that Trump will call you names.

blakeage80
blakeage80

There can be no question there is some Vegas connection that ruined the Falcons game yesterday and anyone who thinks otherwise isn’t a true Atlanta fan. 🙂 I can’t disprove your Trump theory, but if media bias is to blame then you have to look back at the primary season and the role they played there. They pumped up The Donald like no other candidate in history. Now, (we are still in conspiracy land here) why would the media do that? I think they spotted the weakest link and did all they could to make sure he was the nominee.… Read more »

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

When Trump loses, it will be because the media did their job. When an entire network is the voice of a political party and the GOP doesn’t complain, but whines the other networks aren’t playing fair…well, disingenuous comes to mind.

Turd polishing is your job. Not the media’s.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more screwed up, well, you were wrong! Thanks, Libs!
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/10/cleveland_indians_team_name_ch.html

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I don’t know, that logo has a real Native American Uncle Remus vibe. The team has been phasing it out pretty steadily over the past 5 years or so.

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