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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Today's So Far Tidbits on Trump Debate Boycott

 " I would literally go to the center of Sixth Avenue and set myself on fire – set myself on fire before I stood on a debate stage with any news organization that did that statement. I would tell them to go to hell a lot faster than Donald Trump did." Morning Joe

"In asking the question of "what’s wrong over there?"
Trump has shined a spotlight on one of Washington’s best kept secrets: namely, Fox’s role via its founder Rupert Murdoch in pushing an open borders agenda. The Trump campaign is a direct threat to Murdoch’s efforts to open America’s borders. Well-concealed from virtually all reporting on Fox’s treatment of Trump is the fact that Murdoch is the co-chair of what is arguably one of the most powerful immigration lobbying firms in country, the Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE)." Breitbart

"As Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham told The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza back in 2013, Fox News was essential to the Rubio-Schumer effort to expand immigration levels beyond all known historical precedent. As Lizza wrote at the time: McCain told me, "Rupert Murdoch is a strong supporter of immigration reform, and Roger Ailes is, too." Breitbart

Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren polled her viewers on whether or not they will watch Thursday’s debate with Trump not participating. More than 83 percent have said they will not be watching the debate.

Limbaugh weighed in with "It’s very simple: He had an unpleasant experience in the first debate,” Limbaugh explained. “So he says, 'Screw this, I’m not putting myself in position like that. Screw the rules,' he says, 'Why should I willingly give them another shot at me, in a circumstance they control?"
The NBC debate was cancelled because of the biased attitude of moderators.


Sarkazein said...

This would have to be after he shoots someone on 5th Ave.

Cyclops said...

The audience ratings I saw showed FNC beat the other networks during the debate. I was with friends and nobody even mentioned switching to CNN to watch Trump. I thought the debate was more substantive without the Donald there.

Blogger said...

Cyclops, still it was the second lowest rating Republican debate. The other being the one on the Fox business channel which not every one gets. I read where the number was so low that Fox is going to have to give the advertisers free time after they were so cheated. By the way, Trump's tribute to the veterans was inspiring and they raised six million for the wounded warriors. The talking heads afterwards agreed the debate was more substantive than the prior ones but very boring. I wouldn't know because six debates same old same old is too many.

Cyclops said...

No doubt the audience will dwindle with each subsequent debate. But twelve million viewers seems credible to me. And Trump may not want to boast much about his donations to Wounded Warriors. Seems they spend as much on lavish meetings and parties as they do on disabled vets. And it's claimed that the "charity" has 500 employees on its payroll. Incredible if true.

Blogger said...

Cyclops, following are the groups to receive money, including one million from Trump:
If you will look up the ratings of the groups you will find at least three among those who are in the top ten charities that support veterans groups. One other also aided him in the TV program.
By the way, did you know he agreed to come on the debate if Fox would give up some of their profits to the veterans? They refused.

Cyclops said...

Good for Fox! Its reassuring to see a fair and balanced news organization maintain its integrity. While I'll concede Megan Kelly was out of line and over-the-top in her questioning of Trump in the first debate, making veteran organization support a reason to participate in a political debate is just more political gamesmanship. Kudos to Fox!

Sarkazein said...

Does anybody else find it weird that TRUMP says things like "Nobody likes him" when he (CRUZ) is in second place? Or when he says he (CRUZ) can't get along with Reed or Pelosi? It seems somewhat adolescent to me.

Sarkazein said...

No one likes TRUMP in Iowa.

Anonymous said...

Blogger, the emoticon is appropriate for your angry conservative POV.