Posts Tagged ‘rage’

Trump: The TV Network

June 20, 2016

Donald J. Trump reportedly has a Plan B for that awkward period after he loses the election to Hillary Clinton: The Trump TV Network.

“According to several people briefed on the discussions, the presumptive Republican nominee is examining the opportunity presented by the ‘audience’ currently supporting him. He has also discussed the possibility of launching a ‘mini-media conglomerate’ outside of his existing TV-production business, Trump Productions LLC. He has, according to one of these people, enlisted the consultation of his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who owns the The New York Observer. Trump’s rationale, according to this person, is that, ‘win or lose, we are onto something here. We’ve triggered a base of the population that hasn’t had a voice in a long time.’ For his part, Kushner was heard at a New York dinner party saying that ‘the people here don’t understand what I’m seeing. You go to these arenas and people go crazy for him.’”

— Is Donald Trump’s Endgame the Launch of Trump News?” Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair

We look forward to a a full schedule of reality shows, post-fact news, stream-of-consciousness commentary, Ivanka’s fashion forecasts, pro wrestling, beauty pageants, and celebrity golf, all punctuated with commercials for Trump Steaks, Trump Vodka, Trump Ice, and leftover red baseball caps.

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Trump’s Temperament: Temper-Bent

August 14, 2015

Trump's Temperament: Temper-Bent

“In the second grade…I punched my music teacher because I didn’t think he knew anything about music….I’m not proud of that, but it’s clear evidence that even early on I had a tendency to stand up and make my opinions known in a very forceful way.”

— Donald Trump, in Trump: The Art of the Deal (1987), quoted in “8 Skeletons in Donald Trump’s Closet That Reveal a Life-Long Dedication to Being the Biggest Jerk Possible,” Zaid Jilani, AlterNet

 By age 13 young Donny Trump had screwed up so often that his millionaire Dad pulled him out of Kew-Forest prep school and sent him away to New York Military Academy, a boarding school upstate. The way he’s been cutting up on the campaign trail, seems like it’s time for him to return for a refresher course.

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The Voters Have Spoken

November 3, 2010

The Voters Have Spoken

“American Voters Vent Anger at the Ballot Box,” Steve Friess, AFP

“National Mood: Angry voters get their say,” Chuck Raasch, Detroit Free Press.

“Voter anger puts GOP back in charge of the House,” Calvin Woodward, Capitol Hill Blue.

“Angry U.S. voters look to Republicans,” John Whitesides, Reuters via Toronto Sun.

“Anger and fear in the polling booth,” Jules Witcover, Baltimore Sun.

“Voters’ frustration shows nationwide,” Fredreka Schouten, USA Today.

“An Angry, Divided, Pessimistic, Older, White Electorate: What the 2010 Exit Polls Tell Us,” Michael Levy, Britannica Blog.

“Why rage, not facts, will win,” Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald.

 

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The End of D’Souza

September 22, 2010

The End of D'Souza

Writer Dinesh D’Souza has clearly removed himself from legitimate intellectual discourse with his breathtakingly logic-free cover story in Forbes magazine.  “How Obama Thinks” is simply beneath contempt.

D’Souza alleges President Obama has somehow inherited a “rage” against capitalism and Western civilization with “roots” in the (unverified) opinions of the president’s Kenyan father, whom he pictures as some kind of over-educated neo-Mau Mau. This despite the fact that Barack Obama never knew his father, and has written about that at length. This despite the fact that no one has isolated a genetic basis for “anti-colonial rage.”

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