As I previously posted, Fox's Howard Kurtz criticized The Washington Post for correctly calling out Donald Trump's attempt to link President Obama to the Orlando shooting. A few hours later, Trump decided to ban The Post from his campaign. UPDATED
A few hours ago, I posted about Kurtz's criticism of a Washington Post headline, accurately titled, "Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando shooting." Kurtz gave a pass to Trump's awful comments about President Obama as well as the "secret Muslim" dog whistle Trump blew to - yes, connect Obama to the shooting. Instead, Kurtz complained about the "awful" WaPo headline.
Lo and behold, Donald Trump just happened to take exception to The Washington Post, too! But he didn't just complain. Mr. "Make America Great Again" decided to ban one of the country's largest and most important newspapers from his campaign.
Think Fox News will wake up and smell the fascism? Don't hold your breath.
UPDATE: In a tweet, Kurtz seemed to take credit for Trump's decision, saying, "I criticized WashPost for 'Donald Trump Seems to Connect President Obama to Orlando Shooting.' That's why Trump has banned paper from events" Kurtz also mildly criticized Trump for banning The Post: "Trump says WP 'has put its need for 'clicks' above journalistic integrity.' But I think unfair to ban paper for one writer's bad headline"
I watched both Clinton’s and Trump’s speeches yesterday, and found a bit of solace in both. Clinton was substantive and informative, steady, calm, while Trump – despite the teleprompters – wandered about, lost track and contradicted himself repeatedly. He was also and visibly uncomfortable on getting timid applause and started reading fast when there was no applause at all. The guy can’t help himself: he’s a victim of his own temperament.
After two days of being practically glued to CNN (too chicken to watch Fox), I feel pity (well, not really, it’s more like a perverse form of glee) for the Radicalised Christian Fundamentalists (RFCs) as they struggle to express solidarity with the LGBT community. Some politicans can’t even say LGBT without dropping their voice and Trump got it wrong both times he tried. The usual evangelical opinion leaders are avoiding the spotlight as they try to choose between two objects of hatred.
Off-topic: Apart from the fact that a ban on a religion would be un-Constitutional, I wonder if Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims might not be applicable to him, personally. After all, Germany/ Prussia was a serious factor of disturbance in Europe for several centuries leading up to the two World Wars when posters all over the USA warned people about the “fifth column”. Applying Trump’s own logic, Germans should have been banned from entry into the US and those already in the country (including all their children) should be sent back to Germany.
The Donkey Hotey graphic is weird but good. Fitting.