The media knows exactly what to do with Trump. Use him to sell advertising.
The bias of "big media" becomes more apparent every day. Fortunately, for anyone who's awake and paying attention, getting to the facts and making one's own decision based on them is so much easier today.
Mat, I take offense to your "typical media agenda trash(Megyn)".
Get your head and all body parts out of the "BUCKET" & go to work for a change.
P.S. Your last name fits you well.
"If nothing else, Trump is destroying the idea of the political pundit, and that's probably not a bad thing."
So true. Many of the "pundits" on television are paid by the candidates. The establishment institutions are being exposed and destroying their own credibility. Stephanie Cutter on NBC and Maria Cardona on CNN are both partners in separate "consulting" firms that are hired by candidates or their Super Pacs. Yet this fact is rarely disclosed to viewers. Lee Fang at the Intercept has been on fire.
The Republicans and media bring the circus to the election and then get upset when everyone loves the clown. Okay, the media didn't bring it but they definitely gave it free advertising.
I like to think of him as "Lime Chiphouse".
Perhaps if you read the 'Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union,' you'd realize that the two 'rights' discussed are the right to secede from the union (specifically because of growing discord and '[hostility] to slavery') and the right to hold slaves.
From the mouths of seccesh themselves!
I'll bet you refer to it as the 'war of northern aggression,' don't you?
What you have to remember is the victors write history and most of the comments posted above it's obvious a lot of folks don't know their history other then what was taught in middle school when it comes to the civil war and it's causes. Removing the confederate flag along with other civil war memorials is all about liberals feeling good about themselves.
"The whole Nazi analogy is getting old and is quite frankly an assertion made by those who are intellectually challenged."
It is a profoundly apt analogy to use against the argument that a symbol retains value simply because many people died beneath it.
The war wasn't simply about all 'states rights,' it was about states rights to enslave human beings for agricultural profiteering. Go fuck yourself with that tired trope.
The whole "Look, the Confederacy was fighting in the interest of preventing a despot ruler and centralized federal government from interfering in what should be state decisions" is getting old and is quite frankly an assertion made by those who are intellectually challenged. Enslaving people is not a state decision.
The whole Nazi analogy is getting old and is quite frankly an assertion made by those who are intellectually challenged. Look, the Confederacy was fighting in the interest of preventing a despot ruler and centralized federal government from interfering in what should be state decisions. Today that would look like citizens receiving a fine from the IRS for $5k for not having health insurance that they couldn't afford in the first place.
"Right or wrong, they fought for what they believed in at the time, in that moment in history."
So did Nazis.
Look, the Confederacy was fighting in the interest of preserving its system of slavery. There was a right side and wrong side to the war. The South was in the wrong.
Taking down the Confederate flag will sh** on the hundreds of thousands of lives that were lost in the name of that flag. Right or wrong, they fought for what they believed in at the time, in that moment in history. That's right history. And that's what it is. And should be relegated to...but that doesn't mean southerners (and others who study and appreciate the whole nature of the civil war) shouldn't honor their flag. Because that violates their rights as citizens, too.
Wow, Dunkin. That was one unintelligible rant. Sort of think you prove Matt's case for him.
As a southerner, I've never understood blind reverence for our treasonous, immoral ante-culture and the atrocities propagated therein.
Why, I'll tell you why. Because you so-called journalist made it a "SOAP OPERA".
With all due respect to "Mat" & what we southerners call "Southern Heritage",he only offers opinions & they are like "AHS",everyone has one & in some cases "like you" Mat,"2". The key word in your article is "OPINION" not "FACT". So,what I'm saying is based on "FACT" & that your article,the fact that you said it & other things. So let me give you some fact,If "you" put your hand on "MY" stove,you'll get burnt.Some of the biggest problems we as Americans have today is that there are a few southerners & a lot of carpetbaggers who call themselves "journalists" but are in all reality people (at the expense of others) who have an agenda (IE: Megyn Kelly). And that's my 2cents worth,"fact".
I agree with what you stated. Th North Mt Pleasant crowd handily voted all of their resident incumbents out. So yes, you are correct, it wasn't nearly just about the parking garage. Which is the crux of my opinion of this ill reputed article. People in all parts of Mt Pleasant want things to change. The "opposition" and big media who are owned from developer $$ want people to believe that Save Shem Creek is just about a small zealous grop not wanting a big parking garage. However, and especially since social media, people are able to get the real story, and not just what big media and big advertising are paid to try and make you believe. What City Paper, P&C, Charleston Chamber of Commerce, etc, have failed to notice, understand, and admit, - is times have changed, people are smarter and more well informed. Basically their lying and promoting untruths strategy has failed and backfired. The tragedy is they still refuse to listen to the citizen (voters) voices and continue to believe that spending enough mone will get them what they want.
Per the county election board: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/department…
44,079 votes were cast for MtP Town Council, and we were voting on four candidates at a time. Sounds like 11,000 people voted, which tracks with the fact that I was in and out in five minutes during the "morning rush." So neither 10% nor 25% but in fact right in the middle.
That's off-year elections for you; people don't exercise their rights like they could.
I will agree, however, that those that did vote seemed to be on a "throw the bums out" tear. Of course, don't assume that the Shem Creek parking structure was that big an issue for everyone. Traffic in the upper part of town, especially 41 is a constant headache for a great swath of our neighbors on a daily basis.
Here is a good vid of how the Shem Creek Parking garage was done, $$, politicians, developers, and closed door deals.
The Save Shem Creek Group, and of course, the recent election
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