Media Myths About Trump

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John Stossel says that he has fallen for media myths about Trump until he prepared for this show. He goes on to discuss many of these myths with Joe Concha from The Hill.

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John Stossel: I don’t like Donald Trump. I used to, I find him spontaneous, real, entertaining, but, now I realize he’s a mean bully. I know this partly because I saw that video of Trump mocking a disabled reporter.

Donald Trump: You gotta see this guy, I don’t know what I said, I don’t remember.

 John Stossel: Trump’s opponents quickly made this ad based on that video

Campaign Ad: When I saw Donald Trump mock a disabled person, I was just shocked. You gotta see this guy I don’t know what I said, I don’t remember. When I saw Donald Trump mock somebody with a disability, it showed me his soul. It’s showed me his heart, and it didn’t like what I saw.

John Stossel: Me neither. How cruel rump was. A reporter has a disease and Trump mocks him?  But wait a second, Trump waves his arms around. The reporter’s disability means he can’t move his arms. Also, Trump did something similar when mocking a general who said something you didn’t like.

Donald Trump: What do you think about Isis, oh oh oh, Isis is very tough.

John Stossel: Trump also use the same motion to mock Ted Cruz

Donald Trump: They said, Senator Curz, what do you think of waterboarding. Ah, I don’t want to talk about. He didn’t want to talk about waterboarding.  

John Stossel: Turns out this is a Trump performance gimmick. It’s not very nice, but it doesn’t appear directed at a disabled person. But I didn’t know this until I started researching this show. I’m a media chunky but I never saw the other side of the story. The media really didn’t cover it.

Another reason I don’t like Trump is that he supported the Iraq War and then lied about that. I read that in the elite media again and again. They said Trump voiced his support for the Iraq war on the Howard Stern Show. But here’s how Trump actually answered Stearns question 

Howard Stern: Are you from invading Iraq?

Donald Trump: Yeah, I guess so . . .

John Stossel: I guess so. It’s hardly a pushing for war. Later, as the drum beat built for Bush to go into Iraq, Trump said this to Neil Covuto.

Donald Trump: Perhaps he shouldn’t be doing it yet. And perhaps we should be waiting for the United Nations.

John Stossel: I wouldn’t call that gung ho support like so many commentators have said.Again, researching this show I was surprised. The ruling class totally distorted that story. And by ruling class I mean, Hollywood, the political class, the media, so-called America elites. They said Trump was a big supporter of the war and that he mocked a disabled reporter and I never heard the other side of the story. I feel pretty dumb. Makes me wonder what else I don’t know. 

John Stossel: Joe Concha covers the media for the Washington DC newspaper, The Hill. So, what else don’t I know? I mean Trump lied. I really believed about his support for Iraq.

Joe Concha: John, I would argue that that was the first time he was ever even presented that question. Remember, he’s a businessman at the time. Howard’s interviews Christmas turn on for 90 minutes without a commercial. He’ll just bring up anything. Before the war, yeah I guess so, you don’t hear that side of it though.

John Stossel: Why now? Why doesn’t the media pick up, just because they hate Trump so much and they want to embarrass him.

Joe Concha: There’s a visceral hate for Trump.

John Stossel: The Center for Public Integrity looked at donations from 430 journalist. 96 percent went to Hillary.

96 percent. Wow, I thought it would be higher.

John Stossel: And your own newspaper analyzed ABC, NBC, CBS coverage on one Thursday this month, they spent 23 minutes on the Trump sex allegations. Then there were the Wikileaks email dump, which included derogatory comments about Catholics, Latinos, blatant examples of media collusion, got just one minute, seven seconds.

Joe Concha: So the ratio is there 4:23 to 1. In The New York Times on the same day they were 11 stories on Donald Trump, including one in the sports section, all deemed negative, zero a Hillary Clinton. So 23 to 1 to 11 to 0. I get that Trump’s going to get more coverage. I rates more, he gets you more clicks. Give me 2 to 1 and I won’t complain about it but 23 to 1, 11 to 0.

John Stossel: But I’ll push back.

Joe Concha: Okay.

John Stossel: Groping, sex. It’s just going to bring in more eyeballs.

Joe Concha: Sizzle always beats steak and sex always beats substance. So I get that.

John Stossel: It’s whats the public wants to hear about

Joe Concha: 23 to 1 hear about though? In other words you do this show, right. You have six blocks, A through F. You want to give me A and B for Trump and then C and D to Hillary. Would that be so hard? No, it’s all Trump.

John Stossel: Other Wiki points, there was interesting stuff that could have been covered more, Donna Brazile giving Clinton debate questions ahead of time. It was covered but wasn’t big.

Joe Concha: Brazil barely got covered relatively, in my opinion. Remember in that in the email John, subject header said from time to time I get debate questions, meaning it happened more than once.

John Stossel: The politico reporter wrote to Podesta, “Because I have become a hack I will send you the whole section that pertains to u. Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this. He sending his story for approval to Podesta?

Joe Concha: Yes,in other words if I’m a reporter, John and you’ve reported before, you can fact check, you can send John podesta questions saying I have a question about this in terms of the money you raised here, a separate question, no problem with that, it happens all the time. He sent the entire text that pertained to Podesta. The publication Politico never offered an apology. They mean well.

John Stossel: Because they’re the ruling class, they mean well.

Joe Concha: They mean well. But if that’s why it keeps getting worse.

John Stossel: The Clinton campaign told the New York Times which quotes they wanted printed.

Joe Concha: That’s called quote approval and in 2012 Margaret Sullivan, she’s the public editor, she’s basically the watchdog for the paper. She said this practice is banned. So what happened to the reporter? Nothing, the editor didn’t, there wasn’t even an apology about it, and that’s the thing it’s not even being knowledge and there is no contrition as well, which would go a long way with the reader, saying I know I did this I shouldn’t have sorry all right.

John Stossel: I mean, their in the tank, and of course the New York Times leans left. I wouldn’t read it accept it, as a news person I think . . .

Joe Concha: You think it means left. Do you know the last time New York State endorsed a Republican candidate? 1956.

John Stossel: But this election, I’m amazed at how totally they are in the tank for Hilary Clinton. Everyday they do several anti-Trump story and much less about Clinton’s emails, her lies, her pay to play tricks. This week I had to laugh when I opened the paper to see this big, its like a center folder, a two page spread listing all the people, places and things Donald Trump has insulted. For example, Joe Biden is not very bright, Elizabeth Warren, sad to watch Pocahontas, Pocahontas, Jeb Bush’s is weak, had to bring in Mommy to take a slap at me. Okay, I get it, Trump likes to insult people.

But has the Times thing to pay spread on Hillary scandals and lies? They could. Just before she became first lady of Arkansas she started trading and cattle futures. She turned a thousand bucks in the 6000 overnight after 10 months she had a hundred thousand, but she said I never received preferential treatment. Then came Travelgate, Whitewater, dodging sniper fire in Bosnia but they showed there are no sniper fire, in fact she posed for photographs. She just lied. He lies and scandals go on and on. The Times could easily fill to pages with them, but they don’t. Instead they zero in on Trump, running stories like this one. They say, during the second debate Trump was stalking Mrs. Clinton like prey. Lots of media ran, Trump loomed over Clinton trying to invade her space. So Hillary quickly went on TV to complain about that.

Hillary Clinton: He was really trying to dominate and then literally stalked me around the stage and I would just feel this presence behind me and I thought wow, this is really weird.

John Stossel: I believe that, but it’s just a smear. Watch the video. Clinton walked over to Trump side of the stage. She stands in front of Trump and because Trump’s taller the deceitful media could portray him as looming over poor Hillary. I mean, aren’t they ashamed.

Joe Concha: It’s a video evidence that you just laid out that can very easily be dispelled, but the headline rules the day and no one’s going to go back and watch that part of the video.

John Stossel: The clothing, what happens if you wear white. So the New York Times, when Hillary where’s white, she says its an emblem of hope. A Philadelphia Enquirer, Clinton was soft and strong, a dream come true and then Melania wears white at the Republican convention and she says, “another reminder that white is always right a scary statement.

Joe Concha: That was written by the same writer for the same publication two words . .

John Stossel: We called her up, she did answer. “Given the many things Trump has said about people that didn’t live in this country, that’s what the dress said to me, as an African-American.

Oh, okay. I. I was about to say that, you know, it’s two words with a hyphen, self-awareness. Look at your archive, and because that was called out, and that was actually covered a little bit and she is now a mockery.

John Stossel: Many in the elite media also accused Trump of threatening Hillary, when he said Clinton was anti-second Amendment.

It’s not the first time Trump has been accused of inciting violence. This is what Trump actually said about Hillary being anti-second Amendment.

Donald Trump: She goes around with armed bodyguards, like you have never seen before. I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons, they should disarm. Take their guns away, she doesn’t want guns. Take their, let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away, okay. It would be very dangerous.

John Stossel: He was just saying she’s a hypocrite for wanting others to disarm, while she’s surrounded by bodyguards with guns.

Joe Concha: They take his words literally, and then turn it into, yes, he’s calling on the assassination of his opponent, Hillary Clinton, and that’s just reckless and irresponsible.

John Stossel: And they’re not trying to cheat, they’re just so convinced themselves that Trump is evil, Hillary is good, that they see it this way.

Joe Concha: They see it as their mission to keep Donald Trump out of office because he is a danger to this country, therefor they are no longer journalist, they are activist.

John Stossel: Here’s something else the mainstream media has mostly ignored. James O’Keefe’s undercover teams report that the DNC funded goons who tried to provoke violence at Trump rallies.

Aaron Black, DNC Rapid Response Coordinator: Nobody’s really suppose to know about me. So the Chicago protests when they shut all that, that was us. It was more him (Bob Creamer) than me, but none of this is suppose to come back to us, because we want it coming from people, we don’t want it to come from the party.

John Stossel: If you didn’t watch FOX, you might not know about this. CNN did run it once, as far as I know, other networks have run it, probably once.

Joe Concha: But it’s not being covered because it’s an inconvenient narrative. The narrative . . .

John Stossel: If the Trump campaign did this . . .

Joe Concha: Laugh, remember the apocalypse I mentioned earlier int the segment, that’s what we be seeing as well. The Week Magazine has a cover story this week about what happens if Trump loses, and on the cover is about a hundred white people brandishing AR-15 and pitchforks and has a fire torches and they’re going to burn down the country if Trump loses. Remember where that narrative came from Trump people are violent because we saw violence over the summer at these rallies. It turns out that they were incited by a democratic campaign, but we don’t hear about that.

John Stossel: Thank you, Joe Concha.

Ingesting Fish Tank Cleaner to Prevent COVID-19

Pharmacy Practice News: By Tom Rosenthal ~ MARCH 25, 2020
Self-medication by a Phoenix-area couple in their 60s with chloroquine phosphate in the mistaken belief the additive, commonly used by aquariums to clean fish tanks, was a prophylactic for COVID-19 resulted in the husband’s death and his spouse in critical care, according to officials.

Steven Crowder gives some background information that the media “missed” on the “Chloroquine Lady,” aka the lady who gave her husband fish-tank cleaner that had chloroquine phosphate in it because President Trump “told her to”.

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