I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that Fox News has been giving a TON of time to All Things Trump. That is to say, I think it has gotten worse than before when I thought it couldn’t get any worse. Well, it has. I have had to change the channel a number of times because I am so sick of them having him on, showing his rallies, talking to him on the phone, or asking other candidates about him. I am sick to death of the drumbeat of them shoving him down our throats.
But it seems that as bad as I think Fox is, there are other networks that are even worse. Seriously. My head would explode with any more Trump. The Federalist has this story and why they do it:
[…] But if we’re saying the conservative entertainment media types are hurting the Republican Party by covering Trump so much. What does that say about the rest of the media? There was one survey that showed in previous month, CNN covered Trump three times as much as all other candidates combined during a 1-week period. Another study showed that CNN and MSNBC covered Trump three times as much as FOX News. So if FOX News is hurting the Republican Party by covering Trump, what is CNN doing, what is MSNBC doing? […] (Click here to read the rest.)
THREE TIMES AS MUCH AS FOX? Are you KIDDING me with that?? Trump must be on ALL the time then. Perhaps their point IS to try and hurt the Republican Party. Heaven knows, I wouldn’t put it past CNN and MSNBC one bit. But it begs the question why Fox does it.
To that point, Governor Sununu just called out Bill Hemmer on that on “America’s Newsroom” by telling him that other candidates are talking about ISIS, that other candidates are drawing big crowds, and more, but they only show Trump. No. Freakin’. Kidding. Why? That’s the big question, especially with the caucuses and primaries about to start, the media has a lot for which to answer.
Which leads me to my next topic. That would be the “Tweet Heard ‘Round The World” by Carly Fiorina. When I heard what the Tweet was, I was sure it was a joke. Well, that has been confirmed by the person who Tweeted it, Carly Fiorina. From The Hill:
[…] “Can’t a girl have a little fun?” Fiorina asked on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “That was a tongue-in-cheek tweet, which the people of Iowa understand, because I was asked over and over again in Iowa, having attended a Hawkeye tailgate.”
“They knew that my heart was torn, that I had said something really controversial, like, you know, ‘ISIS is a JV team,’ or, ‘This demonstration was a result of a video,’ ” she said, referring to comments made by President Obama and Democratic primary front-runner Hillary Clinton, respectively.
After Fiorina’s tweet, the University of Iowa was promptly trounced by Stanford, prompting social media users to start a “#CarlyCurse” hashtag.
“Let’s just say, if the biggest mistake I make is a tongue-in-cheek tweet about a Rose Bowl, the American people will sleep safely when I’m president of the United States,” she said.
“I guess it was a slow news day for the media.” (Click here to read the rest.)
Again, no kidding. That they made SO much hay out of this Tweet that was clearly a joke is astonishing. And that they have made so little of the quotes that had to do with very serious issues speaks volumes.
UGH, I am so sick of the media. And not just because I am sick (I got slammed with a cold over the weekend).
The media also tried to mislead on comments made by Dr. Ben Carson, and he once again pointed out the danger of “Political Correctness.” From The Hill:
Ben Carson said in an interview Sunday that fellow 2016 GOP presidential candidates should watch their comments on the campaign trail, adding, however, that they should not be so concerned “about how offended our enemies are.”
“We should all be careful about what we say, but the fact of the matter is, let’s not get so concerned about how offended our enemies are,” Carson said on ABC’s “This Week. “And let’s pay a whole lot more attention to who we are and how do we protect our people here in the United States.”
Carson’s statement came after the retired pediatric neurosurgeon was asked about the comments of GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. That footage seen in a new recruitment video for al Shabaab, a Somali-based Islamic militant group.
Carson, for his part, has questioned whether a Muslim should be president.
“I question whether a Muslim who wants Sharia law can be a president,” Carson said Sunday. “It’s not consistent with our Constitution. There’s no backing away from that. And the fact of the matter is, political correctness will destroy us if we don’t wake up.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)
That is a VERY different statement than what was ascribed to Carson as indicatedeven in the body of this article. A Muslim who supports SHARIA LAW and wants to impose it on this nation is not the same as a moderate Muslim like, say, Dr. Zudhi Jasser. Would any one of us want a Muslim President who wanted to impose Sharia Law? No! So why is this such an outlandish statement, according to the media?? (Not for nothing, but this Political Scientist claims Islam in general is “incompatible with the founding of America…”)
And while I am on the Political Correctness thing for a moment, Robert Tracinski had a great piece about it in The Federalist, “The Year The PC Chickens Came Home To Roost.”
Meanwhile, President Obama is getting ready to do yet another end-run around Congress on the Second Amendment all while things are blowing up in Saudi Arabia with Iran. As always, Obama continues to push his ideology while all hell breaks loose. One more year, just one more year…
This is an Open Thread.