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Re: “A look back at John McCain's prophetic 2007 visit to College of Charleston

Isn't the guitar player the same Rex the Door Guy that writes the column for CCP?

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Posted by born too late on August 28, 2018 at 8:59 AM
Posted by born too late on July 26, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Re: “After Annapolis, a threat to journalism that we're not discussing

I am not going to go into the Mitch McConnell aspect because that is another issue but like it or not, Harry Reid opened that can of worms and he was not playing nice. I do not agree with either one of them and the tit for tat is of no service to the people. I think there is too much personality and not enough principle in DC.

Political leanings aside, I think the point is that journalism, FOX, NPR, National Enquirer - I don't care, should not be in the business of advocating for either side. Obvious political commentary (Hannity, Maddow) is different in that they are there to advocate and if their audience chooses to live in an echo chamber then it is what it is. It swings both ways.

Fake news is fake news. Example: yesterday's NBC report that Trump and Kennedy had a behind the scenes deal about his replacement was reported and recanted. Yet too late to put the genie back in the bottle, the rumor has been spread and repeated and the damage is done. This happens so often it can't be accidental. If it is then there are some very stupid reporters out there.

Another example is the CURRENT outrage and hoopla over immigration. Where did it come from? How could it be considered fake news? Because it is designed to sway public opinion in a mid-term election cycle - the newsworthiness is engineered for political gain because it is not NEWS unless you are unaware that the previous administration was aware and actively involved in the family separations. If that is the case, you are being misinformed and used by the media to sway you towards one side, even though both sides did and are legally enforcing the law. It wasn't great reporting to break this story, just a means to an end.

The media should report the facts as they are instead of how they want them presented. I don't care if it is left or right, it is not journalism. It is activism. And the activists should just own up to do it.

It is sad for the day to day reporters who actually do the job. That's all I have to say.

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Posted by born too late on July 11, 2018 at 2:08 PM

Re: “After Annapolis, a threat to journalism that we're not discussing

Off topic because the article is about journalism, not Trump or his brand. I think we touched on his being assigned a brand, maybe. That is where I see the reach. Remember the deplorables? That was a brand, right? Now every cockroach that comes out of the wood work is a Trump invention? I'll say David Duke. Believe me they were there long before and will be there long after Trump.

As for his endorsements, I for one don't care who endorses who, especially Trump. To say he can wave a magic wand over candidates and the voters are swayed I will just say ALABAMA.

To talk of "wholesale embrace" you can look on the left to see the wholesale lockstep against ANYTHING connected with Trump. It is group think I would not have thought possible with sometimes rational people. They were protesting the Supreme Court nominee before there was even an nominee. That is cultish devotion.

If Trump has the world's largest ego it is not hard to wonder why when he is given credit for so much.

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Posted by born too late on July 10, 2018 at 2:51 PM

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