Recently I was watching a video of WalkAway founder Brandon Straka being interviewed by TimPool and telling the story of why he left the Democratic Party. It’s a good video, with the hallmark political changer experience of an “aha!” moment in which the person previously on the left realizes that much of what he has come to believe via the MSM is based on a lie, and then a series of lies, and that moment sparks a sequence of realizations that leads to a political change.
It seems to be conventional thinking on the left that Trump did not criticize racists because they are part of his base. FactCheck.org, hardly conservative, points out that he did and did so repeatedly. https://www.factcheck.org/2020/02/trump-has-condemned-white-supremacists/
Civis Americanus: Some of my Democratic friends have asked me how I can possibly consider voting for Donald Trump in light of his vulgar comments about women and his alleged disrespect for fallen American soldiers. The answer is that the election is not about Donald Trump or Joe Biden; it is about the future of the United States.
Plus, of the four anonymous sources, why did none of them spill the beans before now? All four waited until two months before the election.
And here’s this from Scott Adams, starting where he discusses the Atlantic article:
From the autotranscript:
I will reiterate the lesson. Here are all the signs that this is an obvious hoax. And there were so many of them I literally ran out of room writing down all the obvious flags for this big hoax.
Number one, the timing. The timing, you know close to an election definitely ramps up the chance that somebody would make something up especially if Biden looks like he’s in a little bit of trouble.
If Biden had a commanding lead you wouldn’t see as much fake news because they wouldn’t need it. So in this situation do they need fake news to beat trump and I would say yes. Because the real news isn’t going to be negative enough.
Number two. We know that the democrats have admitted that they’re going to be using artificial intelligence to figure out how to manipulate and brainwash the masses. They don’t use those words but as clearly as i’m expressing it they have expressed it. They just use different words.
Now what would it look like if an AI came up with a line of attack? What would it look like? Have you seen the articles about AI trying to write a blog post and it actually fooled people? And you can look at it and you can see that when an artificial intelligence tries to write an article pretending to be a human it does have some tells in it. And the first tell is that it seems to be based on frequency of keywords.
In other words if it picks up a tendency it doesn’t have any intelligence really on that but it just it picks up the tendency. So okay people are talking about this, this word gets used a lot, I’ll throw that into the sentence, i’ll make grammar that makes sense, and boom it looks like a person said it. So here’s here’s the tell that this wasn’t human generated. Or if it was human generated somebody who’s not good at it. And what i mean is not good at writing.
Essentially, whoever wrote this missed the fact that Donald Trump had adopted a Chris Rock joke and applied it to John McCain. There’s no evidence that Trump intended to apply this to all servicemen or all POWs, except maybe Rosie O’Donnel, had she been captured.
Number three: CNN is downplaying the story.
I looked on CNN’s page because I thought okay is this going to be like the major story? Because it’s just like read meat, it’s like “oh we got another another thing”. Nope. CNN put it on the far right in one no picture — just text, and just treated it like an allegation. CNN did not pounce. …. What does that tell you? It tells you they know it’s not true and they can’t take another hit. CNN is obviously wounded by all the fake news it has promoted and it just can’t take another hit and this one is so obviously not true that even CNN couldn’t take a chance on it.
Flag number 4: It was published in the Atlantic.
It had to be in the Atlantic because who else is going to publish four anonymous sources? You know a basic journalist’s standard is if you can’t get at least one person to go on the record maybe you don’t publish that.
Flag number 5: One of the sources is Malcolm Nance.
Flag number 6: John Bolton doesn’t tell that story in his book.
Breitbart: Former Vice President Joe Biden told a small audience at the Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, that President Donald Trump had called neo-Nazis “very fine people” — repeating a false claim he has made since his campaign began.
The polls show that the public hates the “mostly peaceful” riots, so CNN published a deeply dishonest “article” blaming Trump for the riots. On May 25, George Floyd, an overweight, violent ex-felon with serious heart disease, who took over three times the lethal dose of fentanyl, along with some other drugs, managed to die on camera while under police control.
The Horowitz Report documents one of the worst political scandals in US history. Whether criminal complaints come out of it depends on who knew what & when.
I’ve long been puzzled by the perception of many people that Biden’s most salient character trait is “likeability,” but then again I’m used to having different gut feelings than other people. And, as I’ve said before, I never thought that Biden was a good guy or a smart guy, even back when I was a Democrat and expected to remain one for the rest of my life.
Spoiler alert: He did no such thing.
Here’s a transcript of Trump’s exchange with a reporter about the story.
Q There are claims circulating on social media that Kamala Harris is not eligible to be — to run for Vice President because she was an “anchor baby,” I quote. Do you or can you definitively say whether or not Kamala Harris is eligible — legal — and meets the legal requirements to run as Vice President?
THE PRESIDENT: So, I just heard that. I heard it today that she doesn’t meet the requirements. And, by the way, the lawyer that wrote that piece is a very highly qualified, very talented lawyer. I have no idea if that’s right. I would’ve — I would have assumed the Democrats would have checked that out before she gets chosen to run for Vice President.
THE PRESIDENT: But that’s a very serious — you’re saying that — they’re saying that she doesn’t qualify because she wasn’t born in this country?
Q She was.
Q No, she was born in this country, but her parents did not — the claims say that her parents did not receive their permanent residence at that time.
THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, I don’t know about it. I just heard about it. I’ll take a look.