October 28, 2016 - 11:00am
With less than two weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump is still insisting to his supporters that he's in the lead.
While he conceded in one radio interview Monday that he was "somewhat behind in the polls," Trump said the same day that "I really believe we are winning" and claimed that "Democrats are making up phony polls."
Members of his campaign, though, are openly admitting that Trump is lagging behind.
Trump's campaign manager, pollster Kellyanne Conway, also conceded that the GOP nominee was trailing, saying Sunday "we are behind."
Although Trump says he no longer believes the polls, his internal data mirrors what publicly available surveys are showing.
The campaign's San Antonio-based research team is spending $100,000 a week on polling and is running simulations of the election, according to Bloomberg Businessweek -- and it's coming up with results that look like most of the public forecasts, all of which give Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton an 85 percent or higher chance of victory.
"Nate Silver's results have been similar to ours," Brad Parscale, Trump's digital director, told Bloomberg, "except they lag by a week or two because he's relying on public polls."
Silver's website, FiveThirtyEight, currently gives Clinton a nearly 7-point national lead and shows her on track to win about 338 electoral votes to Trump's 199.
HuffPost Pollster's average currently shows Trump about 8 points behind in a national head-to-head race, with Clinton holding substantial leads in states like Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Virginia and a smaller edge in battlegrounds such as Nevada and Florida.
Republicans Threaten Lawsuits Over TV Ads Linking Them To Donald Trump
October 28, 2016 - 10:00am
WASHINGTON -- From the very beginning, Republican congressional candidates in moderate districts have been hesitant to embrace Donald Trump. Now, two weeks before Election Day, some of those Republicans are threatening to sue TV stations for running ads that link them to the GOP presidential nominee.
Five candidates -- Reps. Bob Dold (R-Ill.), Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), David Jolly (R-Fla.), John Katko (R-N.Y.) and Brian Fitzpatrick, a Pennsylvania Republican running for an open seat that's currently occupied by his brother -- contend that certain commercials paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee provide false or misleading information by linking them to Trump.
Dold demanded the removal of an ad that claimed he was privately raising money to defeat Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The DCCC was referencing an event Dold headlined called "Beat Hillary at the Distillery." Dold says the money only went to local candidates.
Fitzpatrick has also had his lawyer draft a cease and desist letter, taking issue with an ad that says the candidate "supports Donald Trump and his dangerous agenda for women."
While Fitzpatrick doesn't refute claims that he wants to defund Planned Parenthood, his lawyer said that branding him as a Trump supporter threatens "substantial and immediate harm to the campaign and Mr. Fitzpatrick's personal reputation."
Panicking GOP Makes Major Last-Minute Senate Investment
October 28, 2016 - 9:00am
So where is the great un-biased journalist Bill O'Reilly on this story, haha, nowhere to be found, as expected he has totally ignored it.
Republicans, on the verge of losing the Senate, are plowing a mammoth $25 million into six races in a last-ditch attempt to stop Donald Trump from dragging the entire GOP down with him.
The investment from Senate Leadership Fund, a powerful super PAC with ties to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, comes as Democrats shift resources from Hillary Clinton's now almost certain victory to down-ballot contests in hopes of delivering her a congressional majority.
In an interview on Tuesday afternoon, Steven Law, the Senate Leadership Fund's president and a close McConnell ally, acknowledged Republicans have a tough road to keep their majority -- and said the spending push was designed to close a growing funding deficit. In numerous Senate battles, Democrats are outspending Republicans by millions of dollars.
"Over the last two weeks, we've seen every liberal Democratic group descend on these races," Law said. "Democrats feel like the presidential race is in the bag for them and are looking for fresh game in the Senate."
With just two weeks to go until Election Day, the Democratic cash advantage, Law said, was starting to have an effect, hurting Republican prospects across the board.
He said the $25 million expenditure would narrow the GOP deficit, but wouldn't erase it. He also said he expected to make additional investments in the days to come, but declined to provide further details.
Republican strategist Karl Rove, who is involved with Senate Leadership Fund, also assisted in the effort to raise the $25 million. The former George W. Bush advisor has been spending time in the super PAC's offices as of late.
And of course none of that is disclosed by O'Reilly when Rove is on the Factor once a week and sold as an objective political analyst.
The group's financial backers, Law said, understood that "we're going to take casualties but that we're going to go out guns blazing."
The Media Is Lying About The Race For President Getting Closer
October 28, 2016 - 8:00am
They are saying it to try and get higher ratings, because people know it is over and they are not watching their news shows as much now. I myself have almost stopped watching any news shows about the election, because all the polls and electoral college predictions have Clinton winning by a mile.
Nothing has changed in the last 2 weeks or so, Nate Silver at fivethirtheight.com still has Clinton between an 85 to 90 percent favorite to win, with 340 to 200 electoral votes.
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball still has it roughly 350 to 175 for Clinton.
CNN's electoral map has it 307 to 179 for Clinton, with Trump at 5 percent to win.
Even Fox News has it 307 to 174 for Clinton, something Hannity and O'Reilly never mention.
Those are current numbers, as of 10-27-16, which is about the same as they were 2 weeks ago, and 2 months ago, virtually nothing has changed, if anything Trump is losing worse than he was 2 weeks ago, not better. The media is just trying to drum up a horse race to get their ratings up, which is what they get paid to do, not be 100% honest with the people.
The Media Is Getting Desperate And Pushing A Bogus Trump Comeback Story
October 27, 2016 - 11:00am
The corporate media doesn't want a blowout election, so with less than two weeks to go some in the press are pushing a bogus Trump comeback narrative.
Will Jordan of YouGov tweeted that CNN, in particular, is getting very desperate:
"Comeback" narrative was really only a matter of time.
-- Will Jordan (@williamjordann) October 26, 2016
The problem with the notion of the race tightening is all statistical evidence points to the presidential race not moving much at all.
CNN's own average of all polls shows Hillary Clinton's lead holding steady:
CNN Poll of Polls: Clinton's national lead holds steady at 47% support to Trump's 40%
-- CNN (@CNN) October 26, 2016
Fox News is busy feeding their viewers the dream of a Trump comeback, especially Hannity and O'Reilly, but that's to be expected. They do it in every election when the Republican is losing, but only when the Republican is losing.
Remember that Fox News is the so-called News Network that brought you Dick Morris predicting Mitt Romney's landslide victory and Karl Rove's election night meltdown over Obama's win in 2012.
One of the sure signs that voters are close to a definitive outcome in a presidential election is when some in the media start trying to gin up a comeback for the trailing candidate. With the exception of Fox News and other conservative outlets, media like CNN go down this path because they see interest waning in the election, so they are looking to boost ratings with some artificial drama.
Like clockwork, some in the press are cooking up the comeback kid narrative.
Don't fall for it. Trust the numbers. Trust the facts, look at the electoral college maps, and trust the voting results. The rest of it is the standard nonsense that gets pulled every election year when the networks begin to see their ratings start to decline.
Newt Gingrich Flips Out When Megyn Kelly Speaks The Truth About Trump
October 27, 2016 - 10:00am
Kelly proceeded to explain to him why Trump is behind, citing that 2005 tape and Trump lashing out at pretty much every single woman who's made allegations about him. Gingrich snapped, "I get it, I know where you're coming from."
And btw folks, O'Reilly claims that the media is biased against Trump so they report on the sex scandals to try and make him look bad and lead to him losing. But this is Megyn Kelly, a Fox News host, not the so-called liberal media. In reality, O'Reilly ignores it and he thinks everyone else should too, because it makes Trump look bad.
They kept going, but Gingrich was so angry that he actually shouted, "You wanna go back through the tapes of your show recently? You are fascinated with sex and you don"t care about public policy! That's what I get out of watching you tonight!"
He even challenged her to say the phrase "Bill Clinton sexual predator" over and over.
Kelly ended the segment by politely saying, "You can take your anger issues and spend some time working on them."
Basically, Kelly confronted Gingrich on Trump's terrible poll numbers and defended the media coverage of whether Trump's a sexual predator, leading Gingrich to have a meltdown on the air and yell at her that she's obsessed with sex.
So this is how Trump adviser and social media director Dan Scavino reacted on Twitter:
.@NewtGingrich just destroyed @MegynKelly. Shows she is totally biased against Mr. Trump & not very smart. Mr. Trump has long known!!
-- Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) October 26, 2016
.@MegynKelly made a total fool out of herself tonight- attacking @realDonaldTrump. Watch what happens to her after this election is over.
-- Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) October 26, 2016
Biased O'Reilly Promotes Trump Propaganda Once Again
October 27, 2016 - 9:00am
Now this is funny, basically what Trump, O'Reilly, and all the loser Trump supporters are saying is the media is biased against Trump and everything is rigged against him. Even though the media helped Trump win the Republican primary, and they just want ratings. So they report what gets them the highest ratings, and that is all the Trump scandals and all the crazy and racist things he says.
I guess the fact that Trump is a far-right racist, sexist, moronic clown has nothing to do with the fact that he is losing big time.
In O'Reillyworld, Clinton should be in jail and Trump should be the next President. But of course he has no bias for Trump, or against Clinton, he said while falling off my chair laughing.
Trump and O'Reilly are a joke, they are losing so they cry foul, instead of looking in the mirror to see why he is really losing. Trump is an idiot, he is a spoiled rich guy who is used to getting his way on everything, and he reminds me of the kid who as he is losing the game takes his ball and goes home.
Trump is a clown, and only he is to blame for Losing. The really sad part is that if the Republicans had run Kasich, or Rubio, or Cruz, they would probably be winning. Instead they nominate Trump and then cry when he is losing.
Here is what the Trump butt kisser O'Reilly said about it all Tuesday night:
BILL O'REILLY (HOST): On the media front, there is no question Americans are not getting objective reporting, generally speaking. That's because so many journalists are committed to the left. So, many Republicans and conservative candidates faced rigged coverage.
Also, there is growing evidence that our justice system has been compromised and because Hillary Clinton is right in the middle of that, a case can be made that the election had been rigged in her favor by investigative authorities.
The appearance of corruption is staggering. Talking Points is not saying there is corruption, but the optics are awful and FBI Director James Comey had to know that. If you combine the McCabe stuff we just told you about, with Comey not calling for a grand jury and basically giving Secretary Clinton every benefit of every doubt, again, you have the appearance of impropriety.
So, it's no surprise that many Americans, including Mr. Trump, believe the system is rigged. Did I mention Attorney General Loretta Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton during the investigation? I mean, come on.
Again, the vote cannot be possibly rigged two weeks from tonight. and Mr. Trump should accept whatever happens at that vote, unless there is compelling evidence of corruption. Undermining our electoral system is not a patriotic thing, but overall, if you don't think the federal, political and justice system has severe problems, you are living in the land of Oz.
Trump Ditches His Presidential Campaign As His Business Crashes
October 27, 2016 - 8:00am
Trump's brand name is mud, and his presidential campaign has caused his business empire to crater, so it shouldn't be any surprise that Trump is blowing off his bid for the presidency two weeks before election day.
And it is also no suprise that O'Reilly does not report any of this.
Trump is spending the next two days promoting his Doral golf course, and he will hold a ribbon cutting Wednesday to promote the opening of his new hotel in Washington, DC.
According to the Trump campaign, "Mr. Trump will be holding a grand opening & ribbon cutting event at the Trump International Hotel - Old Post Office."
Less than two weeks before a presidential election that Trump himself has called the Republican Party's last chance of winning ever again, Trump is basically wasting an entire day promoting his business interests instead of campaigning.
Trump appears to be giving up on his own presidential campaign. Trump will not hold a campaign event on Wednesday until 7 PM. He is spending his time campaigning in Florida because it is close to his home and some business interests, even though election experts are warning that the state may already have slipped away from Trump.
Trump's hotel business is down by 59%. And the current perception of the Trump brand, which even Trump concedes is where billions of dollars of his self-listed wealth comes from, has never been lower.
Trump looks like he is transitioning back into his former life. The Washington DC ribbon cutting isn't like the previous hyped up non-press conference at the same hotel where Trump promised to take questions about his birtherism but instead cut a commercial for his new property.
Trump isn't even pretending anymore, and it is looking less like he is trying. If the nominee is giving up on his own campaign, he is sending the message that Republican voters should too.
Biased And Insane O'Reilly Calls Trump An Amazing Campaigner
October 27, 2016 - 7:00am
Here is yet more proof Bill O'Reilly is biased for Trump. Even though all the polls have Clinton beating Trump, and all the electoral college maps have Clinton crushing Trump, O'Reilly says Trump can still win and calls Trump an amazing campaigner, which is just laughable.
Trump has run one of the worst campaigns in the history of America, and I predict he will lose worse than anyone in recent times. Clinton is not only leading in all the polls, she is leading in every battleground state and just killing Trump in the electoral college vote.
But O'Reilly is so biased for Trump he just ignores it all and says Trump is the greatest campaigner ever, it's bias to the extreme and a joke, from a guy who claims to be an Independent journalist with a no spin zone.
During the Talking Points segment of the Wednesday O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly touted a new Fox News poll that showed a tightening presidential race and said Donald Trump may be able to close it out due to his ability as a campaigner.
The Fox News star pointed out that despite Trump's past behavior and his penchant for airing personal grievances, Clinton has been unable to put him away.
He pointed to Clinton embracing President Obama down the stretch and the feeling that the country is in trouble as the main reasons it is still a close race.
And btw, Obama is at almost record high job approval ratings, that O'Reilly ignores, and the country is not in trouble, it is actually doing pretty good, except for slower than expected economic growth, the economy is still growing and in positive numbers.
This then turned into O'Reilly highlighting Trump's activity on the campaign trail as one way the real estate mogul can close it out.
"Trump is also an amazing campaigner," O'Reilly stated. "Pounding the pavement in the four states he needs -- Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania."
"The guy never sleeps," Bill continued. "He just tweets."
And now the facts, Trump is a terrible campaigner who is running a bad campaign, he is not only losing to Clinton in all the polls and the electoral vote, he is losing in all 14 battleground states, including the 4 states Trump is campaigning in.
Trump is so bad of a campaigner just yesterday he said all his hotel employees are having a terrible time with Obamacare, which was a lie, because after his speech the hotel manager said 99% of the hotel employees get health insurance through the hotel, they are not even getting Obamacare.
Trump does not even know what Obamacare is or how it works, or who is getting it. He was either lying or he does not even know his own employees have health insurance through the hotel. Either way he is not qualified to be the President, and he is terrible at campaigning.
But in O'Reillyworld, Trump is ready to close it out with his great campaigning skills, which is so ridiculous I am actually laughing out loud as I write this. Trump is going to lose about 340 to 200, and everyone knows it, except the stooge Trump boot lickers like O'Reilly and a few other Trump supporters.
Trump Drops Interview After Reporter Refused To Provide Questions In Advance
October 26, 2016 - 10:00am
Donald Trump backed out of an interview with a Jacksonville, Florida reporter after she refused to provide the campaign with the interview questions in advance.
Jenna Bourne @jennaANjax
.@realDonaldTrump backs out of scheduled 1-on-1 interview w/ me after I decline to send campaign list of my questions.
At 6 @ActionNewsJax
Action News Jax reporter Jenna Bourne said the Trump campaign reached out to her on October 24 and requested a list of questions ahead of a scheduled interview with the candidate. Bourne refused to provide the campaign with the specific questions in advance, instead sending a list of general topics, including Marco Rubio, Hispanic Florida voters, and Refugees.
She provided her half of the email exchange on Twitter, and recounted her communications to FloridaPolitics.com who described her as a tenacious reporter with a no holds barred style to questioning:
Jenna Bourne of Action News Jax claims to have found herself spiked, for not giving the questions to Trump's media relations person upon demand.
Bourne was told that Trump's campaign contacted her station, wanting to know who was conducting the interview.
Action News Jax said it was to be Bourne.
From there, the Trump campaign reached out over the weekend, and asked for a list of questions on Monday.
Bourne, after consulting with station management, sent a few general topics. "We agreed that was the right course of action," Bourne said.
The topics included Marco Rubio, "diplomacy in the White House, Hispanic Florida voters, and Refugees."
From there, Bourne relates, the campaign "kind of just ghosted me."
At the rally later on Monday, Bourne received conflicting narratives, ranging from a denial that the interview had been scheduled, to hearing that a decision hadn't been made.
Bourne waited and waited, but it just never happened, even as another local Jacksonville TV outlet was approached for its interview.
And that's not all: The Trump campaign senior communications advisor Jason Miller later refused to appear on Fox News The Kelly File after asking host Megyn Kelly if she would question him about the latest sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump. When Kelly said it could be brought up, he cancelled the interview.
O'Reilly And Rubin Argue Over O'Reilly's Favorable Trump Coverage
October 26, 2016 - 9:00am
In this interview O'Reilly was right about one thing, she was not prepared. If it was me I would have a list of O'Reilly quotes promoting and defending almost everything Trump has ever said, she did not have that, she said she did, but she did not.
If O'Reilly (the coward) had me on his show and asked me for examples of his Trump bias I would have had a list of quotes from him printed out and it would have taken the entire show to list 20 percent of them. But he will never do that, because he is a far-right Trump supporting coward who will not have me on his show as a guest.
I would also point out all the negative Trump stories that O'Reilly ignored, which is more of the bias he has then what he reports on. The main Trump bias from O'Reilly is what Trump stories he ignores, than what he does report.
And btw, Anderson Cooper is a registered Independent, he is not a Democrat, so O'Reilly even got that wrong, while lying that he does not have a bias for Trump.
Now here is a partial transcript of the interview:
BILL O'REILLY (HOST): So, thanks for coming on, but you know you're entirely wrong about this. Your own newspaper posted a headline that said, "the O'Reilly-Trump interviews are the best Trump interviews." Did you miss that? Did you miss that?
JENNIFER RUBIN: No, my criticism is really that you actually are in the spin zone. It's presented as a news program, or a pseudo-news program, and instead, it's a lot of parroting what Trump is saying to you.
O'REILLY: Give me one example of how I've parroted Donald Trump.
RUBIN: Sure. You've attacked the moderators in the other debates, calling them -- the fix is in.
O'REILLY: How did I do that?
RUBIN: Yeah, Martha Raddatz and Anderson Copper --
O'REILLY: Wait, wait, wait, how did I attack Mr. Cooper and Ms. Raddatz?
RUBIN: You said, "The fix was in." I have a whole list, actually, here. Perhaps I can go through them all?
O'REILLY: The fix was in, how?
RUBIN: The fix was in that they were going to be hostile to Mr. Trump.
O'REILLY: I said they were Democrats, all right? Are they not?
RUBIN: Yes, which also isn't true. Actually, the only Democrat was Chris Wallace.
O'REILLY: No. Ms. Raddatz and Mr. Cooper are Democrats, you did not know that?
RUBIN: Right, no. The one who is the registered Democrat is Chris Wallace.
O'REILLY: So what are Ms. Raddatz and Mr. Cooper?
RUBIN: You'll have to ask them themselves --
O'REILLY: I did, they're Democrats.
RUBIN: See, what you're doing, Bill, is you're taking up the argument of the candidate rather than acting as an independent person --
O'REILLY: That's not true. If I see that two Democrats are sitting there, both who have been aggressive with Donald Trump, all right, and then you have a candidate, Hillary Clinton, that's three against one, all right? And to my, in my analysis, and I do what you do, I have a right to say that may be not the fairest position.
RUBIN: Right, it's a question of whether it's balanced, and unfortunately, over time, and like I said, I have a really long list of them, essentially you've kept up what the Trump campaign has been saying. You've made excuses for the "lock her up comment." You've pleaded with Ted Cruz that he's really an honest man --
O'REILLY: Wait, wait, wait, when did I make excuses for "lock her up"? What did I exactly say?
RUBIN: Oh, let's see. That would have been on -- let's see if I have the date exactly. It would have been on – in April and also in August. In October, if you remember, Charles Krauthammer came on and had a very vigorous argument --
O'REILLY: Wait a minute, what did I say in April and August? What exactly did I say?
RUBIN: Well, we can go through all of them.
O'REILLY: No, I want that one.
RUBIN: Which one in particular?
O'REILLY: April or August.
RUBIN: OK. Let's see. In August, let's see, we had comments that you were going to -- if somebody is being really dishonest, referring to the press corps, you would strip them of their credentials as well. Doesn't sound like an independent thing --
O'REILLY: That doesn't have anything to do with "lock 'em up." You are ill prepared for this interview, Ms. Rubin.
RUBIN: No I'm not, I have a whole list here.
O'REILLY: Ms. Rubin, I have just given you a minute where you've hemmed and hawed. You said I justified a comment, "lock her up," you can't point it, and then you pivot to something else. You are ill prepared for this. And this is the point I want to make: Your column and blog are fraud. We have been tough on Trump here, and I'm going to roll some tape.
RUBIN: No it's not, you play this little montage for all your guests, it shows the three things that you've said mean about him --
O'REILLY: All right, so birther, covered there --
RUBIN: October 10, you defend Trump's promise to put Hillary in jail. October --
O'REILLY: Tell me how I did that, madam, you can't just throw out -- what did I say?
RUBIN: You said it was a perfectly defensible position; you can go to your own clips.
O'REILLY: No I didn't, that's not true. I didn't say it was a perfectly defensible -- read it, do you have my comments? You have my comments there, read them.
RUBIN: I don't have them word-for-word --
O'REILLY: You're ill-prepared for this.
RUBIN: You know what I'll do, Bill? I'll put them up at my website, and people can judge for themselves.
O'REILLY: Go ahead, and you know how many people are going to come to your website? Zero, because you're not an honest analysis person, you're not.
O'Reilly Complains About Media Bias Once Again
October 26, 2016 - 8:00am
And this is after he told a guest on the Monday show that he is tough on Trump and has no bias for him.
O'Reilly Complains That Media Focused On Trump Threatening To Sue Women Instead Of The Rest Of His Speech
Bill O'Reilly: "Trump's Contract Should Have Been Widely Reported In A Fair Universe, But, Of Course, We Are Not In A Fair Universe"
The media did not focus on the Trump contract because it is a joke, and none of it will ever happen. It was all a bunch of lies and nonsense. And it's too late for Trump to suddenly try to talk policy, he cost himself the election, not the media. And only stooge Trump supporters are blaming the media, which is exactly what O'Reilly does every night.
And he does it while says he has no bias for Trump and is tough on him. Not to mention this, most of the bias O'Reilly has for Trump is in what he does not report, not what he does. O'Reilly ignores almost all the negative stories about Trump, while defending and promoting all his insane claims.
Nobody saw it because the dummy did it on a Saturday, when most people are out doing things in there day off. If Trump was as smart as he claims he is he would have waited until Monday and promoted it the whole weekend. The media does not take Trump serious now because he has been a clown for months, and you can not suddenly try to change the topic and talk serious policy, it just does not work.
Here is a partial transcript from the Monday show:
BILL O'REILLY (HOST): The question then becomes "Did anyone actually hear Trump's Gettysburg speech?"
Again, it was given on a Saturday when most Americans are not watching TV, and the anti-Trump news media gave it scant attention. What the media did trumpet, pardon the pun, was Trump's threat to sue some women who are accusing him of improper conduct. That was everywhere, and Talking Points believes that the election of 2016 has really not served the voters well, that's a good example.
There has been far too much hysteria, hatred, stupid partisan rumblings. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have opposite views of how this country should be run, that's the important thing, and anybody voting on November 8th should know exactly what those views are.
Trump's contract should have been widely reported in a fair universe, but, of course, we are not in a fair universe.
Sean Hannity Is An Un-American Piece Of Garbage
October 25, 2016 - 10:00am
If there has been one person in the conservative media who has been totally exposed for being a biased, lying, hypocritical low-life, who would probably sell his soul if he thought it would benefit him in some way, it's Fox News Sean Hannity.
During an election when many Republicans (and even quite a few members of the conservative media) have refused to get behind Trump's racism and vile ignorance, Hannity has been one of his top cheerleaders.
At one point Hannity's promotion of Trump got so bad Fox News had to reprimand him for pushing right-wing propaganda that was even too much for them to try to pass off as credible news.
I'm not sure if anything better proves Hannity's hypocrisy and relentless defense of Trump than a tweet he sent out on Friday:
In 10 yrs @wikileaks has gotten nothing wrong & no one's been killed bc of the info released. #freejulianassange #freeinternet for all.
-- Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) October 21, 2016
I would like to point out a few reasons why this tweet was so ridiculous.
First, according to most our actual security experts, Russia is behind the illegal hacking of Americans and American political organizations. At this point, most signs point toward WikiLeaks being a political tool of the Russian government.
But now Hannity is perfectly okay with foreign governments using cyber attacks against Americans and the United States -- as long as they're targeting people he hates, as in all Democrats. When it's about a Republican he is outraged and calls for action to stop it.
Second, Julian Assange fled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London trying to escape possible rape charges in Sweden. Whether or not these charges are true is best left to Swedish authorities, but the facts are that, at this moment, he's still a rape suspect. Though I guess to Hannity he does not care, as long as they release info about Democrats.
Let's also not forget that one of the main reasons why Assange doesn't want to step outside that embassy is because he's afraid of being extradited to the United States where he could face the death penalty for publishing stolen classified information.
Hannity should clearly know that considering he soundly condemned Assange back in 2010, saying that the stolen information WikiLeaks published put "lives in jeopardy" and that Assange was "waging war against the U.S."
Now he's okay with WikiLeaks targeting the U.S. and its citizens just as long as they're going after people he doesn't like?
Republican Senator Marco Rubio said it best when he recently warned conservatives that their information could be next:
As our intelligence agencies have said, these leaks are an effort by a foreign government to interfere with our electoral process, and I will not indulge it.
Further, I want to warn my fellow Republicans who may want to capitalize politically on these leaks: Today it is the Democrats. Tomorrow it could be us.
And for once, Rubio said something that is true.
Now imagine what Hannity would be saying right now if the situations were reversed and our intelligence agencies were saying that the Russian government was behind a plot via WikiLeaks to target the GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump in an effort to elect a Democrat?
The conspiracies we would hear about from Hannity and many of the other people at Fox would be never ending.
Yet there Hannity is, admitting that he's perfectly okay with foreign governments targeting Americans, U.S. political organizations and trying to influence an election -- just as long as what they're doing is helping his side out.
This is really unprecedented in America to see our national security organizations publicly confirm that Russia is using cyber attacks to target Americans in a calculated effort to influence our election -- and most Republicans could care less.
In fact, they're encouraging and defending those doing it. O'Reilly called on Russia and anyone else to leak everything they have, but only about Clinton and other Democrats, he does not want anything leaked about Trump or any Republicans.
In my opinion you lose any and all right to call yourself a patriotic American the minute you publicly endorse a foreign government committing espionage against the United States because it might benefit you and your party politically.
And I am ashamed that we have millions of Americans, including the low-life coward Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly, who are doing just that. O'Reilly has even called liberals un-American, for simply slamming a Republican for something they did, and yet he wants a foreign Government to hack into Clinton's e-mails and release them to the public.
In my view, Hannity and O'Reilly are both garbage, and about as low as it gets. They are un-American traitors in my book, and I would say that to their face, if they were not both cowards who will not have me on their shows as a guest.
Clinton Has Big Lead In New Poll After The 3rd Debate
October 25, 2016 - 9:00am
And this is the same poll O'Reilly reported on about a week ago, that showed Trump only 4 points down, who wants to bet O'Reilly does not report on it now.
Hillary Clinton carved out a big 12-point lead over Donald Trump just 16 days before the election, a new poll out Sunday showed.
Just days removed from another strong debate performance Clinton leads her Republican opponent 50%-38% in a four-way race, according to the latest ABC News tracking poll.
Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson got 5% support in the poll, while Green Party Jill Stein nominee got 2%.
Clinton's level of support, however, is the highest of any survey taken by ABC News over the course of the general election, while Trump's is his lowest.
The poll, taken Oct. 20-22 of 1,391 likely voters, comes just days after the third and final debate between Trump and Clinton, a face-off that pundits widely dubbed a Clinton victory.
Various state-wide polls taken in the days since the debate also show that the race has tightened even in the reliably GOP stronghold of Texas, following Clinton's large ad buy in the state last week.
Trump leads Clinton 46%-43% in the Lone Star State, according to a CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. That margin is within the poll's 4.4 percentage point margin-of-error.
No Democrat running for President has won Texas since 1976 when Jimmy Carter carried the state, but Trump is so bad of a candidate Clinton has a good chance of doing it.
Rubio Calls Out Republicans For Suddenly Being Fans Of WikiLeaks
October 25, 2016 - 8:00am
Add Bill O'Reilly to the list too, because he used to slam Wikileaks, when they put out info on Republicans, now he loves it when it's about Democrats.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) issued a stern warning to his Republican colleagues this week over their newfound love for the website WikiLeaks.
"These leaks are an effort by a foreign government to interfere with our electoral process and I will not indulge it," Rubio told ABC News in a statement published Wednesday. "Further, I want to warn my fellow Republicans who may want to capitalize politically on these leaks: Today it is the Democrats. Tomorrow it could be us."
Rubio, who ran against Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary, said he would refrain from discussing any information that wouldn't have come to light without the help of the website known for publishing classified and leaked information.
"I will not discuss any issue that has become public solely on the basis of WikiLeaks," the senator said.
Trump has shown no such reluctance, regularly attacking his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, using findings published by WikiLeaks.
Many senior Republican figures and Fox News personalities who were extremely critical of WikiLeaks in the past now speak positively about it, including Bill O'Reilly, who now says he welcomes the leaks. O'Reilly also supports Putin hacking Clintons e-mails, which is borderline treason in my book.
Clinton Won The 3rd Debate And Finished Off Trump
October 24, 2016 - 10:00am
And not only did she win the 3rd debate, she won them all. Now before the debates O'Reilly said Trump needed to win at least 2 out of 3 of them to have any chance to beat her, and he never won any of them. But O'Reilly is still saying Trump has a chance to win, which is just laughable.
Here is what Nate Silver wrote the day after the 3rd debate, that O'Reilly ignores.
Clinton Probably Finished Off Trump Last Night
by Nate Silver
October 20, 2016 -- I'm not sure I need to tell you this, but Hillary Clinton is probably going to be the next president. It's just a question of what probably means.
Clinton went into the final presidential debate on Wednesday with a lead of about 7 percentage points over Donald Trump. And according to the only two scientific polls we've seen, voters thought that Clinton won the debate. Occasionally, the initial reaction to a debate can differ from the way it's perceived days later.
But in this case, the morning headlines, which focused overwhelmingly on Trump's refusal to say whether he'll accept the election results, are potentially worse for Trump than the debate itself. In YouGov's poll of debate watchers, 68 percent of voters said they think the candidates should pledge to accept the results of the election.
There are less than three weeks left in the campaign, and there are no more guaranteed opportunities for Trump or Clinton to command a huge public audience, as they do at the conventions and the debates (although, they'll get plenty of attention, of course).
Millions of people have already voted. Trump has had a significant advertising deficit, and an even more significant deficit in terms of his turnout operation. He'll probably spend a significant chunk of the remaining news cycles quarreling over his contention that the election is rigged, and with the numerous women who have accused him of sexual assault.
He doesn't have an obvious -- or even a not-so-obvious -- path to the presidency.
So we're left to argue about the probability of an unforeseen event, or a significant polling error. It's perhaps significant that almost no matter what news has occurred, and there's been a lot of it -- terrorist attacks, mass shootings, foreign crises, her email scandal, the Wikileaks dump, her Sept. 11 health scare -- Clinton has almost always led Trump in the polls, although there have certainly been times when the election was close.
There aren't really any direct precedents for a candidate coming back from this far down to win an American presidential election, although you can make a few loose analogies. Harry Truman's comeback over Thomas Dewey in 1948 almost works as a comparison, but Truman wasn't coming from as far behind as Trump is, and there was much less polling in 1948.
Ronald Reagan had a significant late surge against Jimmy Carter in 1980, but he was ahead beforehand -- and the surge came in large part because of a debate that occurred just one week before the election, whose impact was too late to be fully reflected in the polls.
If Trump was going to have a Reaganesque surge, in other words, it probably would have started with a commanding performance in last night's debate -- and not another loss.
If the polls were biased against Trump by that much in this election, he'd still lose, by a margin approximating the one by which Mitt Romney lost to President Obama four years ago. The primaries? They're a reminder that one ought to be humble when making predictions.
But the polls pegged Trump just fine -- in fact, slightly overestimating his performance in many early states such as Iowa.
Bill O'Reilly Is A 100% Biased Stooge For Donald Trump
October 24, 2016 - 9:00am
The election for President is decided by electoral college votes, not the popular vote. And in 2000 we saw how it works, Al Gore actually got more total votes than George W. Bush, and lost the electoral college vote, so Bush won.
Now Bill O'Reilly claims to be a non-partisan Independent journalist with a no spin zone that you should watch because he is the only person in the media who will tell you the truth, he calls them the folks. He says he is the only truth teller in the media and the rest of them are biased liars that you should not listen to, especially the scum on the internet with blogs, like me.
O'Reilly also says he is looking out for you, and that he has been fair to both sides, which is just laughable, and if he said that in a room of 100 people about 90 of them would just laugh at that ridiculous statement. The other 10 would most likely be his viewers.
So here we are less than 3 weeks from the election, and Trump is getting killed. All the polls have Clinton 4 to 10 points ahead, and pretty much everyone is predicting a Clinton win. Those are the popular vote polls, not the electoral college projections. Something O'Reilly ignores and will not report on.
O'Reilly never reports on the electoral college votes, because his friend Donald Trump is losing badly in all of them, including the Fox News electoral college projection, O'Reilly will not even report on that, his own network's electoral colleg map.
Here is what the current Fox News electoral college map projections say.
Fox News Electoral Map
Clinton - 307 -- Trump - 181
The Fox News map has Trump getting crushed, and O'Reilly will not even mention it. And most of the other electoral maps are even worse for Trump, that is the 2nd best map I could find.
The CNN electoral map has it 307 Clinton to 179 for Trump. And O'Reilly has never said one word about it, ever.
Nate Silver has it 338 for Clinton to 198 for Trump. And O'Reilly has never said one word about it, ever.
Larry Sabato's crystal ball at the UVA center for politics has it even worse for Trump in the electoral vote, he has it 352 for Clinton to 173 for Trump. And O'Reilly has never said one word about it, ever.
RCP has it closer, that stands for real clear politics, realclearpolitics.com. They are more conservative and they even have it 262 Clinton to 170 for Trump, and none of them have Trump over 200, which is bad news for Trump, when you need 270 to be the President.
If you are at 170 to 198 with less than 3 weeks to go until the election, you are done, toast, it's over. But O'Reilly is still on the air saying it is not over and Trump can still win, even though he said Trump needed to win 2 of the 3 debates to have any chance, and he lost all three.
O'Reilly also said you need to be within 3 points with less than a month to go to have a chance to win, because almost everyone has decided who they will vote for a month from the election, almost nobody changes their mind with less than a month to the election.
We have less than 3 weeks, and 99% of the people have decided who they are going to vote for. The polls almost never move much in the last month before the election, so Trump would need a miracle to move them at all, and if anything he will do worse in the polls the closer we get to November 8th.
Some recent polls even have Clinton taking a bigger lead than 7 points, by 8 or 9 points now, so she got a 2 point bump from the 3rd debate. And O'Reilly ignores it all, he will not report any of this, none of it.
It's a joke, and Bill O'Reilly is a biased fraud of a pretend Independent journalist, in fact, people watching his show probably think he is working for the Trump campaign. All he does is interview Trump with softball questions, defend and spin every bad thing he says and does, and ignore all the bad news for Trump, will saying he can still win.
It's called going down with the ship, and O'Reilly is going down all the way. There is only one person in the media with more bias for Trump than O'Reilly, and that is Sean Hannity, also from Fox News.
And the worst part is that O'Reilly says he is not biased, when he is the 2nd most biased (so-called) journalist on tv for Trump. He is friends with Trump, they go to Yankee games together, and hang out in New York. He is friends with Trump and has a clear bias for him, but almost never mentions that fact, or gives a disclaimer.
O'Reilly is a dishonest right-wing stooge, he is as biased as it gets. The whole O'Reilly Factor no spin zone thing is a scam, a 100% scam, it's all a lie, every single minute of it, nothing about the entire show is fair or balanced. It's 99% right-wing spin and propaganda, from O'Reilly and the 95% Republicans guests he has on to agree with him to make it look like he is right about everything.
And here is something Bill O'Reilly will never admit, he is a laughing stock to everyone in the country, except his loyal viewers. I talk to people out in public, at stores, etc. and I tell people I do a blog about Bill O'Reilly, and 90% of them say who? Most of them do not even know who he is, and the 10% that do know who he is say he's a right-wing jerk that they can not stand to watch.
I would say 1 out of 20 people I talk to about O'Reilly actually like him and watch his show, and of course they are always Republicans, no Democrats or liberals that know who he is like him or watch him. He is a clown, just like his friend Trump, they are both clowns and they are both biased fools.
Trump is never going to win, and O'Reilly is never going to tell you the truth about anything. It's all right-wing spin, in the all spin zone.
Conservative George Will Slams Donald Trump
October 24, 2016 - 8:00am
Here are some quotes from an article George Will wrote about Donald Trump Sunday. And of course Bill O'Reilly has not reported any of it, while blaming Trump's problems on the liberal media, when most conservatives are saying the very same thing.
Trump's vile candidacy is chemotherapy for GOP
by George Will
What did Donald Trump have left to lose Sunday night?
His dignity? Please. His campaign's theme? His Cleveland convention was a mini-Nuremberg rally for Republicans whose three-word recipe for making America great again was the shriek "Lock her up!" This presaged his Banana Republican vow to imprison his opponent.
The St. Louis festival of snarls was preceded by the release of a tape that merely provided redundant evidence of what Trump is like when he is being his boisterous self.
Nevertheless, the tape sent various Republicans, who until then had discovered nothing to disqualify Trump from the presidency, into paroxysms of theatrical, tactical and synthetic dismay.
Again, the tape revealed nothing about this arrested-development adolescent that today's righteously recoiling Republicans either did not already know or had no excuse for not knowing.
Before the tape reminded the pathologically forgetful of Trump's feral appetites and deranged sense of entitlement, the staid Economist magazine, holding the subject of Trump at arm's-length like a soiled sock, reminded readers of this:
"When Mr. Trump divorced the first of his three wives, Ivana, he let the New York tabloids know that one reason for the separation was that her breast implants felt all wrong."
His sexual loutishness is a sufficient reason for defeating him, but it is far down a long list of sufficient reasons.
But if it - rather than, say, his enthusiasm for torture even "if it doesn't work," or his ignorance of the nuclear triad - is required to prompt some Republicans to have second thoughts about him, so be it.
Trump is a marvelously efficient acid bath, stripping away his supporters surfaces, exposing their skeletal essences. Consider Mike Pence, a favorite of what Republicans devoutly praise as America's "faith community." Some of its representatives, their crucifixes glittering in the television lights, are still earnestly explaining the urgency of giving to Trump, who agreed that his daughter is "a piece of ass," the task of improving America's coarsened culture.
Because Pence looks relatively presidential when standing next to Trump - talk about defining adequacy down - some Republicans want Trump to slink away, allowing Pence to float to the top of the ticket and represent Republicanism resurrected.
This idea ignores a pertinent point: Pence is standing next to Trump.
He salivated for the privilege of being Trump's poodle, and he expresses his canine devotion in rhetorical treacle about "this good man." What would a bad man look like to pastor Pence?
Still, some journalists, who seem to have no interests beyond their obsession with presidential politics and who illustrate Kipling's principle ("What should they know of England who only England know?"), are so eager to get started on 2020 that they are anointing Pence the GOP's front-runner.
Today, however, Trump should stay atop the ticket, for four reasons. First, he will give the nation the pleasure of seeing him join the one cohort, of the many cohorts he disdains, that he most despises - "losers."
Second, by continuing to campaign in the spirit of St. Louis, he can remind the nation of the useful axiom that there is no such thing as rock bottom.
Third, by persevering through Nov. 8 he can simplify the GOP's quadrennial exercise of writing its post-campaign autopsy, which this year can be published Nov. 9 in one sentence: "Perhaps it is imprudent to nominate a venomous charlatan."
Fourth, Trump is the GOP's chemotherapy, a nauseating but, if carried through to completion, perhaps a curative experience.
Most Arizona Residents Think Trump Wall Would Be A Waste Of Money
October 23, 2016 - 10:00am
Donald Trump rode to the top of the Republican ticket promising a big, beautiful, powerful border wall with Mexico to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants. Along that border, however, most Americans are more likely to call the wall a waste of money, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.
The results show that while the New York businessman may have expected his tough stance on immigration to fire up support nationally, it seems to be falling short in a state heavily affected by illegal immigration, and where he is now facing a surprising challenge from his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Asked if a wall would be an effective barrier or a waste of money, 47 percent of Arizona residents picked waste of money and 34 percent picked effective barrier, with the rest picking neither, according to the poll.
Most Arizonans also believed it is not realistic to expect Mexico to pay for the wall, something Trump has vowed would happen if he's elected president on Nov. 8, according to the poll.
The results lined up closely with nationwide opinions of Trump's immigration policy: 49 percent of American adults say the wall would be a waste of money and 31 percent say it would be an effective barrier.
Polls show Arizona, a state that has voted Democrat only once in a presidential election since 1952, has become competitive. The Real Clear Politics average of polls showed Clinton ahead there by 1.3 percentage points.
Wendy Cornacchio, a 45 year-old Trump supporter from Phoenix, said she believes illegal immigration is still a problem - but she would rather see technologies like drone surveillance than Trump's wall to address it. "I don't think that necessarily building a wall will work, but the concept of closing the borders I agree with," she said.
Progressive activist groups in both Florida and Arizona have been using Trump's hard line on immigration against him to mobilize Latinos for Clinton, who advocates a path to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants. Mi Familia Vota, for example, says they registered more than 15,000 new voters in Arizona this year.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted online in English and Spanish in Arizona and Florida. The Arizona poll ran from Oct. 5 to Oct. 19 and gathered responses from 2,600 people. The Florida poll ran from Oct. 5 to Oct. 12 and gathered responses from 2,610 people. Both polls have a measure of accuracy of 2 percentage points for the total group and 3 percentage points for likely voters.
Karl Rove Finally Admits Trump Can Not Win
October 23, 2016 - 9:00am
Karl Rove is throwing in the towel.
In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, the Republican strategist said that Donald Trump's poll numbers are simply too dismal to end in victory on election night.
"I don't see it happening," Rove told Fox. "If he plays an inside straight, he could get it, but I doubt he's going to be able to play it."
Rove explained Trump's electoral vote deficit, swing state by swing state. Mitt Romney only won 206 electoral votes in 2012, and according to Rove's judgment, Trump can only feel comfortable about 168, with just over two weeks to go before the Nov. 8 election.
Trump, Rove said, is barely eking out a polling lead in Iowa, which Obama won in 2012. But he is also behind in North Carolina and Arizona, states that Romney won. And his deficit in other electoral vote-rich states like Florida is so severe that he is unlikely to pull ahead.
"I doubt that in the just over two weeks we've got left, conducting the kind of campaign he's conducting, that he's going to be able to swing 1 out of every, you know, 10 voters, 1 out of every 12 voters, 1 out of every 15 voters and 1 out of every 6 voters in a state and convert them," Rove said.
And Rove is not a man who admits defeat easily. In 2012, he had an on-air meltdown over whether Romney had won or lost Ohio, insisting that the Republican nominee still had a chance to win the election. Even though Romney lost by a mile 335 to 206. So for him to admit Trump can not win means a lot.
With Empty Rooms And Bookings Down Trump Hotels Taking A Beating
October 22, 2016 - 10:00am
While the Los Angeles Dodgers stayed at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago this past May, its Mexican-American first baseman Adrian Gonzalez would not.
"I had my reasons," is all Gonzalez would say about the lodging choices, but at least one newspaper linked the choice to Trump's anti-Mexican campaign statements.
Bookings at the newly opened Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C. on Pennsylvania Avenue also seem to be bearing the brunt of this contentious election cycle.
When it had its opening in September, rates for the basic 410-square "deluxe" rooms started at $580 a night.
Checking the hotel's online booking site, that same room is now available for a rate of $505, with a discount to $404 for AAA members.
By comparison, when searching Expedia for a five-star hotel in Washington, D.C., next weekend, a room at the St. Regis Washington, D.C. is available for $655 a night, while the Hay-Adams and others are all sold out.
According to Hipmunk, "The share of bookings at Trump Hotels on Hipmunk as a percent of total hotel bookings are down, decreasing 58 percent compared to the same period last year. While overall Hipmunk hotel bookings have been on the rise year-over-year, that has not been the case with bookings of Trump Hotels."
Trump's new hotel in Washington, D.C. is also suffering. While every other 5-star accommodation was booked for a recent IMF conference in the city, Trump's hotel was reducing rates because they were unable to fill the building.
Trump's brand is so toxic that a new line of Trump hotels targeted to millennial travelers is removing his name.
The American people are voting with their wallets, and rejecting everything that the Trump name has come to stand for. Donald Trump is permanently damaging his business and brand by running for president on a platform of sexism, racism, hate, and division.
Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck were never the same after the people spoke with their pocketbooks. Donald Trump is going down the same path at a more accelerated rate. Trump's business is his brand.
Trump hotel not worth the trouble for wedding planners, travel agents say.
The Trump International Hotel in Washington was supposed to be the latest luxurious prize in the Trump collection.
But to some travel agents and event planners, it's just not worth the trouble.
The hotel has been the target of protests and vandalism since it opened last month. And its namesake's presidential campaign has made the Trump name awkward at best and toxic at worst for those who specialize in the hotel industry.
"There certainly are people who are concerned about the message they send by spending money in Trump-branded hotels," said David Loeb, a senior hotel analyst at the Robert W. Baird private equity firm.
Brand research studies suggest those concerns are taking hold. A Foursquare analysis showed foot traffic at Trump's hotels, casinos and golf clubs is down 16% this year.
And a Young & Rubicam report released Tuesday shows consumers think Trump himself is less fun, trendy and stylish than he was three months ago.
Obama Tells Trump To Stop Whining About Mythical Voter Fraud
October 22, 2016 - 9:00am
Tuesday President Obama addressed Donald Trump's warnings about voter fraud. And he did so by making the kind of argument that might actually get under Trump's skin.
The president told Trump to stop whining, and suggested the GOP nominee lacks the fortitude to be president.
It happened in the Rose Garden, during a joint press appearance with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. A reporter asked Obama a question about Trump's repeated predictions that Hillary Clinton's supporters would try to steal the election by casting fake ballots, registering non-citizens, and other sorts of illegal activity in cities with large minority populations that tend to vote Democratic.
Trump has been making these warnings more loudly and more frequently in the last few weeks, as his prospects for winning the election have dimmed. A wide swath of political leaders, including some prominent Republicans, have condemned his arguments because they lack basis in fact and because they undermine faith in American democracy.
Obama made these points too, calling Trump's voter fraud arguments unprecedented for a major party candidate in modern history. But he also said that Trump's focus on voter fraud revealed something about Trump's character -- and fitness for office.
"It doesn't really show the kind of leadership and toughness you want in a president," Obama said. "You start whining before the game is even over? If whenever things are going badly for you, and you lose, you start blaming somebody else? Then you don't have what it takes to be in this job."
Obama pointed backwards, at the Oval Office, as he said that -- and he wasn't done. "There are a lot of times when things don't go our way. Or my way. That's OK. You fight through it, you work through it, you try to accomplish your goals."
"I'd advise Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes," Obama said.
And if Trump were to succeed, and win in November? Then, Obama promised, he would do his best to ensure a smooth transfer of power, just as he expected Clinton would do.
"That's what Americans do, that's why America is already great," Obama said, ironically appropriating Trump's "Make America Great" slogan.
"One way of weakening America and making it less great is if you start betraying those basic traditions that have been bipartisan and have helped to hold together this democracy now for well over two centuries."
Michigan GOP Vice-Chair Fired For Refusal To Support Trump
October 22, 2016 - 8:00am
This is how bad Trump is, half the people in his own party will not support him, including some GOP state vice chairs, and of course O'Reilly never reported a word about this news.
The Michigan Republican Party ousted one of its state leaders Monday for her refusal to support presidential candidate Donald Trump, in a move that shone a brighter spotlight on party divisions over the controversial nominee.
Late Monday, party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel removed tea party activist Wendy Day of Howell as grassroots vice chair, a party officer post she was elected to at a state convention last year.
Day, a Michigan leader of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, has refused to back Trump and has criticized him in media interviews.
"Upon seeking advice from our legal counsel, and recognizing that our Grassroots Vice Chair is unable to fulfill the duties of her office, I am declaring the position vacant," McDaniel said in an e-mail to state committee members.
Insane O'Reilly Blames Obama And Clinton For ISIS And Iraq
October 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Here is 100% proof Bill O'Reilly is nothing but a right-wing propagandist. In his Tuesday night Talking Points Memo Bill O'Reilly said this:
Let's go overseas. A major battle is underway right now to remove ISIS from Iraq's second largest city, Mosul. ISIS should never have been allowed to take Mosul, or any other Iraqi territory, in the first place.And now the truth, everything Bill O'Reilly said is a massive 100% lie, it's all right-wing propaganda and nothing but total lies.
To begin with, George W. Bush invaded Iraq, and Senator Obama voted against it. ISIS was then formed when Bush disbanded the Iraqi Army. So the only reason ISIS even got formed is because Bush invaded Iraq and disbanded the Iraqi Army.
President Obama did not withdraw any American troops from Iraq, not one. George W. Bush signed the SOFA with Iraq, it set a date that all American troops had to be out of Iraq, Obama had nothing to do with it, zero. In fact, he was a Senator when Bush signed the SOFA, so Obama had nothing to do with those troops leaving Iraq, it was Bush who signed that deal.
Hillary Clinton also had nothing to do with it, she just happened to be the Secretary of State at the time the troops were all removed from Iraq. Once again, she had nothing to do with it, Bush made the deal, not Obama or Hillary Clinton.
O'Reilly knows all that, but he lies about it anyway and blames Obama and Clinton for it, when it was Bush who did it, Obama and Clinton had nothing to do with any of it.
If Bush had not invaded Iraq based on lies about WMD's ISIS would never have got started, and we would not be involved in Iraq. The only person to blame is George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
But the dishonest lying jerk O'Reilly blames it all on Obama and Clinton, when neither one of them had anything to do with any of it, and Obama even voted against the war before he was elected the President.
And btw folks, do not just believe me, do a google search on the Iraq SOFA and you can find the truth, which is the opposite of what O'Reilly claims.
Here is a little of it:
U.S.-Iraq Status of Forces Agreement
The U.S.-Iraq Status of Forces Agreement (official name: Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq On the Withdrawal of United States Forces from Iraq and the Organization of Their Activities during Their Temporary Presence in Iraq) was a status of forces agreement (SOFA) between Iraq and the United States, signed by President George W. Bush in 2008.
It established that U.S. combat forces would withdraw from Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009, and all U.S. combat forces will be completely out of Iraq by December 31, 2011.
The pact required criminal charges for holding prisoners over 24 hours, and required a warrant for searches of homes and buildings that were not related to combat. U.S. contractors working for U.S. forces would have been subject to Iraqi criminal law, while contractors working for the State Department and other U.S. agencies would retain their immunity.
If U.S. forces committed still undecided "major premeditated felonies" while off-duty and off-base, they would have been subjected to an undecided procedures laid out by a joint U.S.-Iraq committee if the U.S. certified the forces were off-duty.
The United States completed its final withdrawal of troops from Iraq on December 16, 2011. The symbolic ceremony in Baghdad officially retired the flag of U.S. forces in Iraq, according to army tradition.
President George W. Bush hailed the passing of the agreement between the two countries. "The Security Agreement addresses our presence, activities, and withdrawal from Iraq", Bush said.
He continued that "two years ago, this day seemed unlikely - but the success of the surge and the courage of the Iraqi people set the conditions for these two agreements to be negotiated and approved by the Iraqi parliament."
Trump Slams Republicans For Not Buying His Election Rigging Propaganda
October 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Monday morning Donald Trump lashed out at Republican leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, who have pushed back against the Republican nominee's message that the election is being rigged against him.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
"Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day. Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive!"
He followed up with a unity message for the deeply fractured Republican Party, saying, "We have all got to come together and win this election. We can't have four more years of Obama (or worse!)."
Which is funny, because it is Trump who has fractured the Republican party, and yet he wants them to come together, when he is the one who drove them apart. What he really means is that they should support him no matter what he says or how bad he is losing.
Trump's campaign has been thrown into a tailspin by the release of a 2005 Access Hollywood tape in which the billionaire cavalierly talks about being able to get away with sexual assault and the subsequent march of females who have accused him of groping them.
What's really funny is Trump saying he sexually assaults woman all the time and that because he is a star he can get away with it, he even said he just grabs them in private places and starts kissing them on the mouth. Then after multiple women come forward and report that he did exactly what he says he does, to them, the insane Trump denies it and blames the media for reporting it.
The guy is nuts, and a massive liar, and if anyone votes for that clown you are insane. Could you imagine that clown in the White House, we would be the laughing stock of the world.
Insane Trump Now Claims Fox News Chris Wallace Rigged The Debate
October 21, 2016 - 8:00am
This guy is more insane than O'Reilly, now he claims the Fox News host rigged the debate for Clinton, which is just laughable.
Donald Trump is claiming that the third presidential debate was fixed as he believes that Fox News's Chris Wallace gave Hillary Clinton the questions in advance.
Trump did his usual batch of crazy tweets of bogus online polls showing that he won the third debate, but then he tweeted something really insane:
Why didn't Hillary Clinton announce that she was inappropriately given the debate questions - she secretly used them! Crooked Hillary.
-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2016
Trump doesn't seem to be talking about the disproven allegation that Hillary Clinton was given a Democratic primary debate question in advance, but if he was, it could be that he was trying to suggest that Clinton cheated again and was given the questions for the third presidential debate in advance by debate moderator Chris Wallace.
The Republican nominee was clearly unhappy with Wallace because after the debate he didn't shake the moderator's hand. Hillary Clinton displayed the basic courtesy of thanking Wallace after the debate, while Trump stood in his corner fuming.
The Clinton/Wallace handshake is likely the reason for Trump's belief that the debate was fixed.
The debate wasn't rigged. Hillary Clinton wasn't given questions in advance. Clinton is a better debater than Trump. Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump.
Every Trump loss is not a conspiracy against him.
Wallace was the most lenient debate moderator towards Trump of the 2016 campaign. He tossed the Republican nominee several softballs that he dropped.
In his mind, Donald Trump never loses. He gets cheated, which is why the debates are rigged, the election is rigged, and everyone is out to get him.
Someday America will look back on the 2016 election and realize how big of a bullet they dodged when they rejected Donald Trump.
Biased And Clueless O'Reilly Claims Nobody Won The 3rd Debate
October 21, 2016 - 7:00am
Even though everyone else said Clinton won, the biased right-wing hack Bill O'Reilly called it a draw, which is just laughable, and shows how biased he is for Trump.
His bias has blinded him to simple facts, like actual polls showing Clinton won, even the conservative Breitbart poll had Clinton winning, but O'Reilly ignores it all and acts like God declaring the debate a draw, because he said so, as if anyone cares, outside of this blog nobody really cares what O'Reilly says.
Here is what the biased old fool said about the 3rd debate:
BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Finally, Donald Trump made a tactical mistake by continuing to suggest the election may be rigged. That may play well with Trump's base, but he needs to win over independents and people who are skeptical of him.
Now, that statement dominated news headlines today, wiping out all the political points last night. Giving the media yet another hammer to pound Trump into pudding. Talking Points does not understand why Donald Trump does not understand that stuff like that hurts him. He clarified today in Ohio:
DONALD TRUMP: Of course I would accept a clear election result, but I would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result.
O'REILLY: Well, that's what he should have said last night and that would have knocked it out of page one. Summing up, nobody won the debate, so Hillary Clinton will likely maintain her substantial lead.
Trump Cites Bogus Online Polls Again To Claim He Won The Debate
October 20, 2016 - 11:00am
Trump tweeted his usual list of online polls after last night's debate, but one was missing: Brietbart, which proclaimed Hillary the winner.
Hillary Clinton won the third presidential debate last night hands down. We know this thanks to post-debate scientific polls. Donald Trump can't crow about those, because of the whole losing thing. So he is back to throwing meaningless online polls at his followers.
He first claimed victory on the basis of a Washington Times online poll. Washington Times is a conservative news site. Liberals and progressives are unlikely to even be visiting it, let alone voting there. It's a given Trump will win those polls:
The Washington Times Presidential Debate Poll:
TRUMP 77% (18,290)
CLINTON 17% (4,100)#DrainTheSwamp #Debate
-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2016
This tweet went out in the wee hours of the morning:
Just landed in Ohio. Thank you America- I am honored to win the final debate for our MOVEMENT. It is time to #DrainTheSwamp & #MAGA!
-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2016
So what might explain the one poll you might notice is missing? Breitbart. Do you know why it's missing? Why Trump isn't crowing about Breitbart's poll? Because the Breitbart poll says Hillary Clinton won the debate, 59% to 40%.
That was at 11:00pm last night. As of the time of this writing, 100,000 votes later, Hillary is still ahead in the Breitbart online poll 50 percent to 44 percent with 190,000 votes in.
As CNN's Brian Stelter wrote:
-- Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 20, 2016
Not only did Donald Trump go full jerk mode last night, but he was caught out in lie after lie last night, denying things we have tape of him saying. It is no wonder he would lie about winning a debate he clearly lost. Trump can't admit he lost anything. But it must sting a little when the online poll at his favorite news site says he lost.
Actual Polls Said Trump Lost The Final Debate
October 20, 2016 - 10:00am
The post-debate scientific polls are being released, and the early results show a clean sweep for Hillary Clinton as voters say she won the third presidential debate.
But of course some of the anchors at Fox, including Eric Bolling, who is the O'Reilly Factor fill-in host, declared Trump the winner.
The CNN/ORC poll of debate watchers found a Clinton victory over Trump by a margin of 52%-39%. The support for Trump is right in line with the upper range of his polling, which suggests that he did nothing to help his chances with voters on election day.
Hillary Clinton has broken 50% in each of the three CNN post-debate polls. There was never much doubt over who won the third debate. Trump meandered even more aimlessly than in the first two debates, and the result was an incoherent performance that punctuated by Trump calling his opponent a nasty woman and refusing to say that he would accept the results of the presidential election.
Clinton won all three debates by decisive margins, and it wasn't close. There is a picture being formed of the 2016 election. The debates, the polls, and the early voting statistics are all leaning in the same direction. Hillary Clinton could be heading for a historically big win.
The voters have not had their final word yet, but it is clear which direction they are heading in after the third debate.
Republicans Despondent That Trump Threw Away Final Debate
October 20, 2016 - 9:00am
Donald Trump's rocky performance on the final debate stage did little to allay his party's concerns that the GOP is headed for an electoral catastrophe up and down the ticket.
In interviews with over a dozen senior Republican strategists, not one said Trump did anything to change the trajectory of a contest that is growing further out of reach. And many said they were deeply distressed by Trump's refusal to accept the results of the Nov. 8 election, an eyebrow-raising moment already dominating headlines.
With Trump's prospects for securing 270 electoral votes growing dimmer by the day, many Republicans have turned their focus to the gritty, unpleasant task of protecting the party's congressional majorities.
Trump, they said, did little to buttress the GOP ticket -- and may have worsened its position by repeating his claim that the election is rigged, something congressional Republicans are sure to be pressed on in the days to come.
Immediately after Trump's remark, several party higher-ups, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, took to Twitter to distance themselves from it.
Trump Promised To Win New York But Clinton Is Winning By 24 Points
October 20, 2016 - 8:30am
In September, Donald Trump vowed that he would win his home state of New York, but a new Sienna College poll found Hillary Clinton crushing him by 24 points.
And of course O'Reilly has not said one word about it, even though he lives and works in New York, and when Gore ran and he was losing his home state O'Reilly said the people in your state know you best and if you can not win your home state you do not deserve to be President.
On September 7th, Trump told the New York Conservative Party convention, "Just so you understand, we are going to play New York. You know, we're not just doing this for fun. We're going to play New York. We are going to play so hard and win. We are going to win this state. It's going to shock people, and by the way, you know if we win this state, it's over. We win, OK? We win."
A new Siena College Research Institute poll of likely voters in New York found that Trump is losing his home state badly. Clinton leads Trump 54%-30%. Only 5% of voters are undecided. Among Hillary Clinton voters in the state, Donald Trump has a 98% unfavorable rating. Trump's favorable rating with Clinton voters is 1%.
And Trump's standing in his own state is getting worse. The Real Clear Politics average of New York polls is Clinton (+21). Trump has gone from trailing Hillary Clinton by 18 points in August to 24 points today.
The Republican nominee's pledge to win New York was empty hot air from a candidate whose only specialty is selling voters false promises and phony bluster that only the most gullible would believe.
Donald Trump is not going to going to win New York and the fact that he believed he would shows he is clueless and a liar.
Krauthammer: Trump's Answer About Accepting Election Results Was Political Suicide
October 20, 2016 - 8:00am
Who wants to bet O'Reilly says it was not that bad and claims Trump is not out of the race yeat, I am guessing nobody.
From Fox News October 19 post-debate coverage:
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Trump blew it up by a totally wrong answer on accepting the results. In some sense, I almost admire him for it. This was not a gaffe where you say something off the cuff and it's what you think, but it's wrong. You know that he had been coached on this. You know that his vice president had said off course, we'll accept the result and his campaign manager and his daughter.
And you know that he's convinced that this is something he wants to take a stand on. And the calculation -- this is political suicide. Because what was his task tonight? His task tonight was to stop the slide. The slide had to do with people who are grudgingly going over to Clinton. Who don't want to, who have held out for a year.
But for the last three weeks said I can't have Trump. This was his opportunity to show them. They're not going to change their views on Clinton, but if they can change their views on Trump, to make him less toxic and acceptable as president, and less radical -- yes, they want a change agent.
They think the country is on the wrong track. But they don't want a radical who will challenge the foundations of the republic. Yes, you criticize conditions, you're going to change Washington, et cetera, but you don't challenge the legitimacy of an election and hold up the prospect of actual nonacceptance. And when he did that, I think it was a terrible mistake.
Andrew Sullivan Live Blogs The Presidential Debate
October 20, 2016 - 7:30am
Sullivan said this about Trump:
10:36 p.m. In my view, this was easily the most decisive debate. She devastated him. He melted down. His refusal to accept the results of this election disqualifies him automatically from any office in the United States.
There were several areas where he was utterly incoherent, grasping at "facts", without any understanding of policy. His personal foulness emerged.
It seems to me he also has internalized that he has lost this election. May God save this democracy from him.
Trump Puts Nail In Coffin By Refusing To Accept Election Results
October 20, 2016 - 7:00am
From NBC's October 19 post-presidential debate coverage:
NICOLLE WALLACE: He by refusing to say that he would accept the results of the election on November 8th, he may as well have laid down in his own coffin with a hammer and nail and pounded it in himself. No voter wants to hear that a participant who has been very -- he won the primary.
How could the primary have not been rigged against him if he won so overwhelmingly? To say that he will not accept the results of a hard-fought and robust election where he's been pretty close in the polls until very recently is really just a disqualifying statement in the views of many voters.
And really, the tragedy for his base of support which is very agitated and very sort of anxious to see him do better, is they got that improved performance from him on questions like trade. They will like what they heard from him on the economy. And they will like some of his other answers.
But by saying he won't accept the results of the election, that was just a lights out moment in American politics.
And Jake Tapper from CNN's Debate Night In America said this:
WOLF BLITZER (HOST): A very, very contentious debate. Some of the most important issues facing the country right now, but Jake Tapper, clearly the headline, Donald Trump saying he may not accept the result of this presidential election.
JAKE TAPPER (HOST): One of the most stunning things I've ever heard in a presidential debate, ever. And while I think it's fair to say that he had some decent moments in there, especially when he was criticizing Obama and Clinton on foreign policy, the big hurdle for Donald Trump was "Will he show the country that he has the temperament, that he has what it takes, that he has the fitness to be president?"
And to say that he -- to suggest that he might not accept the results of the election that we're about to hold in fewer than three weeks was staggering, and I don't think it helped him when it comes to showing the American people that he does have that temperament.
The one thing I was looking for in this debate is would he do anything to turn around the momentum? All the college educated whites that are going to Hillary Clinton, all the women that are going to Hillary Clinton, all the minorities that are going to Hillary Clinton.
No. I don't think he did anything to turn that around. Yes, he had some good moments, especially when it came to criticisms of her and her policies and President Obama's policies, but to suggest that he is not going to necessarily accept the results of the nomination, that was a disastrous answer.
BLITZER: Yeah, it was truly extraordinary.
More Bad News For O'Reilly: Trump Doing Worse Than Romney
October 19, 2016 - 11:30am
Donald Trump, trailing Hillary Clinton in the polls, has been accused by the rival Democratic camp of desperation by alleging that November's presidential election is rigged against him even before it has happened.
The Republican nominee's claims have also been dismissed even by prominent Republican supporters.
Following recent revelations and accusations portraying Trump as a misogynist and sexual predator, he has slipped in the polls - although far from catastrophically.
The RealClearPolitics average of national opinion polls, as of Monday, showed Clinton leading Trump by 7.1 percentage points, at 46 percent to 38.9 percent.
Washington correspondent Stefan Grobe gives his analysis of the campaign, ahead of the last televised presidential debate this week:
“With three weeks until the election, the latest polls are confirming what the underlying trend lines already indicated. Donald Trump is stuck at the lower to mid-forties at best with very little room to grow"
"It is clear that he can't win the presidency on just white working-class men. Trump is way behind where Mitt Romney was four years ago, and Romney's loss to President Obama wasn't even close."
"Trump's lack of growth potential partially explains why he has decided to go all in on firing up his core base, while hoping that large parts of the Obama coalition will choose to stay home."
"Meanwhile Hillary Clinton continues to be cautious and run down the clock. Yet her campaign is considering spending resources in conservative states like Georgia, Arizona and even Texas, to put Trump on the defensive."
Insane Trump Now Says SNL Is Rigging The Election For Clinton
October 19, 2016 - 11:00am
Earth to Donald Trump, SNL is a comedy show, they go after all political people, including Hillary Clinton who was in the same skit you are crying about, they slam her almost as much as you, moron.
Donald Trump is claiming that Saturday Night live is out to get him and that the late night comedy show is rigging the election for Hillary Clinton.
The SNL cold open focusing on the second presidential debate drew the ire of Trump.
In response to a sketch on a late night comedy show, Trump tweeted this:
"Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election!"
In reality the Alec Baldwin portrayal of Trump is great, and everyone loves it.
Trump is now ending nearly all of his tweets by claiming that the election is rigged, simply because he is losing and he knows it, he's like a spoiled 5 year old rich kid who is losing the class president election:
"Polls close, but can you believe I lost large numbers of women voters based on made up events THAT NEVER HAPPENED. Media rigging election!"
A new NBC News poll was released on Sunday morning showing Hillary Clinton beating Trump by 11 points 48 to 37, so it's a lie that the polls are close. Clinton is also crushing him in the electoral college projections, 335 to 195. Which is worse than Romney lost to Obama in 2012.
And the only people to blame are Trump for being such a terrible racist clown of a candidate, the Republican party, and the fools in the Republican party that voted for him in the primary. The media is not to blame, nobody is to blame but Trump, the Republican party, and the Republicans voters who nominated this clown.
In Trump's mind, any program or person that mentions the sexual assault accusations against him is rigging the election. His blaming of a satirical parody of his campaign shows the depth of Trump's self-denial.
The SNL sketch was not flattering to either candidate, but Trump was obviously only focused on himself.
Trump's vision of how the media and comedy would be forced to treat his presidency is chilling. Trump believes that the press should only give him good publicity as president, and satire and sketch comedy that portrays him in an unflattering light will be deemed criminal activity.
Trump is already trying to delegitimize Hillary Clinton's potential presidency with the drumbeat of claims that the election is rigged. The election is not rigged, but his false claims of election fraud are damaging our democratic process.
Donald is not only bringing the Republican Party down. His descent into complete madness is weakening faith in the nation's electoral process.
And if there are riots by the far-right loons after Clinton wins, it will be Trump's fault for saying the election is rigged, just because he finally admitted he is going to lose.
Pence Used State Police To Suppress Minority Voter Registration In Indiana
October 19, 2016 - 10:00am
Patriot Majority USA is accusing the Republican vice presidential nominee of suppressing voter registration in a new advertising campaign launched on Saturday.
The group accuses Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) of using state police to rig the election in his favor.
The advertisements will air on black radio stations, online and in print with black newspapers in the state.
"You are leading a government attack against your own citizens," a man says in the ad.
The accusations follow a raid by the state police on the Indiana Voter Registration Project offices on Oct. 4, a week before the state's voter registration deadline. Police seized computers, cell phones and thousands of voter registration applications.
Craig Varoga, the president of Patriot Majority USA, estimates that 45,000 people may not be able to vote on Nov. 8 because their applications were seized. Most of the disenfranchised are African American, he said.
"Mike Pence has a well oiled political machine that is using the Indiana State Police to suppress African American votes and violate the Constitutional rights of tens of thousands of Hoosiers," said Varoga in a statement.
"This is not only voter suppression at its worst, it is an insult to all of the honest troopers in the state police, and to law-enforcement officials across the country, who disapprove of wasting precious crime-fighting resources on partisan witch hunts that further harm relations between police officers and minority communities."
The group also claims that state police officers did not allow employees to film the raid, handcuffed a black male employee and denied him the right to speak with an attorney.
An investigation into voter registration fraud was first launched in Hendricks and Marion counties in late August, after county election officials found questionable applications. Some forms were missing information or just wholly inaccurate.
This small investigation expanded to include at least 56 other counties. In Hendricks and Marion counties, only 10 applications have been deemed fraudulent out of 28,000 that were seized, said David Bursten, a spokesman for the state police.
Patriot Majority USA has asked the Justice Department to look into the application seizures. The Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, another advocacy group, sent a letter to Indiana's secretary of state asking that voters caught up in the investigation be able to vote on Election Day.
The Indiana Voter Registration Project was created in May and aimed to register 50,000 voters by the state's Oct. 11 deadline. And btw, no applications were seized in mostly white districts, only a minority district.
Bernstein: Trump Campaign The Darkest Most Dangerous Moment In History
October 19, 2016 - 9:00am
From the October 14 edition of CNN's New Day:
CHRIS CUOMO (CO-HOST): Carl, you've seen it all but you have never seen anything like this, have you?
CARL BERNSTEIN: I think this is the darkest, most dangerous moment in our history, in at least 60, 70 years. We've never had a nominee for the presidency the likes of Donald Trump. The kind of demagoguery, racism, xenophobia, and really, a kind of sociopathy on the part of the candidate such as we've seen here, and with a huge following, who is now trying to delegitimize the very democratic system under which we operate, including the election itself.
CUOMO: He puts it on you. He puts it on us. He says "none of that's true," what you just said. You just want it to be true, because he's going after Clinton. He's going after the establishment. And that's where you live in the media, and he represents the rest of the country.
BERNSTEIN: This is something different. This is danger, demagoguery from someone who is antithetical to what we believe as a democracy. It is a time of requiring courage, courage from Republicans, from the right wing, we've seen it with people like Charles Krauthammer. He has got a fabulous piece in The Washington Post and I've watched Charles on Fox saying what he says about this candidate and the need to reject him in our culture.
The same with George Will. It is a time for courageous Republican voices to get up and say "you know, let's elect our senators, let’s elect our congressmen, we must reject Trump-ism as un-American."
How To Do A Biased One Sided Show On The Polls
October 18, 2016 - 11:00am
First let me start with this, Bill O'Reilly claims to be a non-partisan Independent journalist who is fair to both sides in the no spin zone, those are his words and his quotes. He denies he has any Republican bias, and denies he has any bias for Donald Trump.
Then he does softball interviews with Trump, and defends every crazy thing Trump says and does. O'Reilly is also a long time friend of Trump, they even go to Yankee games together, but he almost never discloses that fact.
So Monday afternoon O'Reilly puts a pre-show summary of his Monday night show on his website, on it O'Reilly says he will talk about the polls and that he thinks Trump can still win.
The Monday shows starts and O'Reilly cherry picked one ABC News poll that has Trump only 4 points down to Clinton, while all the other polls have her 7 points or higher ahead of Trump. Including the Fox News poll that has Clinton 7 points ahead, so he ignores all the polls but the one poll that has Trump only 4 points down, that is bias right there.
Then he admits Trump must win the 4 states of Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Ohio. But never mentions the fact that Clinton is winning in all 4 of them, and has been for months. O'Reilly also never mentions that Clinton is not only winning those 4 swing states, that she is winning in all 14 swing states.
O'Reilly reported on the popular vote poll from ABC, to try and make it look like Trump still has a chance to win, this is done to try and keep Republicans in the mood to get out and vote. And this is bias, O'Reilly knows that if he says it is over and Trump is going to lose, it will suppress the vote with Republicans and a lot of them will stay home on election day.
So he puts out this propaganda that Trump can still win, when he knows it is over, just as I do. Then he does an entire show with other biased Republicans trying to spin how Trump can still win, with no Democratic pollsters or analysts on the entire show.
Not one Democrat or liberal guest was on the show, none, it was all Republican guests. After the biased talking points memo from O'Reilly he had Charles Krauthammer, Karl Rove, and Amy Holmes on to discuss the polls and how Trump can win. They are all Republicans.
O'Reilly also never mentions the electoral college projections from the two experts, Nate Silver and Larry Sabato. They both have Clinton beating Trump in a landslide, but it is never reported on the Factor, ever.
Think about this, 3 weeks before the election Nate Silver has Clinton a 91% favorite to win, Trump is at 9% to win, yes you heard me right, it's 91 to 9, but O'Reilly still says Trump can win, and spends an entire show trying to make his viewers believe that. By now everyone has decided who they are going to vote for, and it is almost impossible to move the numbers very much this close to an election.
And it's not just Nate Silver who has those numbers, Larry Sabato has the same projection, they both have it around 340 for Clinton to 190 for Trump. Which is worse than Romney lost to Obama, that was 336 to 206. In fact, Trump is doing worse than Romney did against Obama in every poll, and that was a white man against a black man.
That is how bad Trump is, he can not even do as well as Romney, and he was seen as a terrible candidate. Trump is doing worse than Romney and he got crushed by Obama in the electoral college vote.
This election is over and O'Reilly knows it, and yet, he does an entire show with all Republican guests telling people Trump can still win and here is how he can do it. While not having one liberal guest, no electoral college guests, no poll experts from Gallup or anywhere, except the biased Rasmussen poll.
In fact, you could not do a more biased show on the polls and the election, it's almost not possible. And O'Reilly plans his shows, he owns his show and has total control of what they do. He really does not work for Fox, he has his own company and he decides who he hires and fires and just does the show on the Fox Network, Fox does not tell him what to do, he even admitted on Colbert that nobody at Fox ever tells him what to do, or not do.
One last thing, Trump is also getting killed in his home state of New York, Clinton is 30 points ahead of him. When Gore ran and he was losing his home state O'Reilly said if you can not win your home state you do not deserve to be the President. Now he does not say that about Trump.
And about two months ago O'Reilly said if Trump is not ahead in the race with less than 30 days to the election he will not win, so it is 3 weeks to the election and O'Reilly is now saying Trump can still win, which is just laughable. Either O'Reilly is lying, or he just got so old he can not remember what he said two months ago. I would bet he is lying, and he knows Trump can not win, he just will not admit it.
And that is called the no spin zone, it's a joke and all right-wing spin. Every poll and electoral college expert in the country has Clinton winning easily, so what does O'Reilly do, cherry pick one poll that has her only winning by 4 points and do an entire show with all Republican guests spinning them and saying how Trump can still win, a lousy 3 weeks before the election, when almost everyone has decided who they will vote for.
It's as biased as you can get, and if Bill O'Reilly is a non-partisan Independent I'm Bill Gates. It is all a lie, and O'Reilly is a biased right-wing fraud, and if you can not see that you are either ignoring the facts and you are brainwashed to believe Republican propaganda, because that is what O'Reilly is, a biased Republican who spins everything to the right, and puts out all the Republican propaganda he can.
Trump Campaign Cuts Ties With Ohio GOP Chairman Weeks From Election
October 18, 2016 - 10:00am
And I am sure O'Reilly and Trump will blame it on the media, just like they blame everything else on the media, when the Truth is Trump is to blame for being a terrible candidate and a racist sex harassing clown. The only person to blame for all of this is Trump, and the far-right loons who voted him in as the nominee.
Donald Trump's campaign announced Saturday that it is cutting ties with the Republican Party chairman in the critical battleground state of Ohio less than a month before the election.
The campaign's Ohio state director, Bob Paduchik, slammed Ohio GOP chairman Matt Borges in a letter Saturday to the state party's central committee for wavering in his support for Trump in a series of recent interviews and announced that Borges "no longer has any affiliation with the Trump-Pence campaign."
Paduchik said Trump is "very disappointed in Matt's duplicity."
"Mr. Trump told me, 'This is why people have lost faith in the establishment and party leaders.' I have to agree with him. Too often some leaders of our party have been quick to bail on candidates and principles; it's why our nation is on the wrong track," Paduchik said.
Borges told CNN on Saturday that he "won't let a staffer's ego get in the way of us doing all we can to win elections up and down the ballot this year."
The rift could be dangerously damaging to Trump's chances of winning the presidency, as Ohio is the battleground state where the Republican nominee remains best positioned for victory, even as his poll numbers have dipped in a slew of other swing states.
Borges responded to Paduchik's allegations in a letter to the Ohio GOP's central committee, saying he has helped the Trump campaign build a political organization in the state, working directly with Trump and the campaign's national political director, including by recommending Paduchik for the state director post.
Borges also noted in the letter that "the majority" of the Trump campaign's Ohio staff are paid by the state party. He said the state GOP has worked in close coordination with the Trump campaign.
Paduchik also noted in his letter that the state Republican Party has been fronting some payroll costs and urged the committee to ensure that continues, should Borges seek to nix that agreement.
Paduchik's letter came after Borges sat for a series of interviews following the release of a 2005 tape in which Trump brags about being able to grope women without their permission, and after women began publicly accusing Trump of sexually assaulting them this week.
Borges said in those interviews that he was unsure whether he would vote for Trump and said that he had been urging the Republican nominee to also stop attacking fellow Republicans, as Trump has done this week in the wake of top Republicans defecting from his campaign.
Paduchik accused Borges in his letter of having "routinely exaggerated his relationship" with Trump and accused the Ohio GOP chairman of "promoting himself" in a bid for the Republican National Committee chairmanship. Borges has not publicly declared an intention to seek the office.
At least two state central committee members came to Borges' defense Saturday. "We are poised to win elections up and down the ballot for Republicans this year in Ohio, just like we did in 2014 under Chairman Borges' leadership," committee member Jo Ann Davidson said.
Jim Simon, another committeeman, said the election cycle has been "difficult and challenging ... unlike any I've ever seen."
"Matt has handled it perfectly," Simon said. "Drawing fire away from our candidates and officeholders is the chairman's job, which is something I'm sure Bob (Paduchik) doesn't understand."
Crazy Trump Spokesman Ben Carson Wants Reporters Mic Turned Off
October 18, 2016 - 9:00am
Here is yet another Trump defender/spokesman showing how stupid he is, Ben Carson refused to answer a question so he asked the show to cut her mic, which they said no to.
Here is a partial transcript from Morning Joe:
KATTY KAY: I want to push you on this allegation of sexual abuse, because you seem to be suggesting this morning in this interview with your description of the first class cabin and in previous interviews that these women are lying.
The real reason that women who have been sexually abused don't come forward to talk about thier stories is precisely this, that all too often they are accused of being liars. Are you saying that these women are lying?
BEN CARSON: That's your characterization because you need to characterize it that way to try to make me the bad guy.
KAY: No, no, no. You just said -- it's a question.
CARSON: Stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop, stop. Hey, can you turn her microphone off, please?
JOE SCARBOROUGH (CO-HOST): No.
CARSON: Turn her microphone off so I can talk?
SCARBOROUGH: No, no. It's a simple question. Yes or no? Do you believe these women are lying or not? Nobody's trying to paint you as a bad guy. We just want an answer, straight talk.
CARSON: It doesn't matter whether they're lying or not.
KAY: Of course, it matters.
CARSON: Listen, it doesn't matter whether they're lying or not. What matters is that the train is going off the cliff. We're taking our eye off of that and we're getting involved in other issues.
Crazy O'Reilly Said This About The Election
October 18, 2016 - 8:00am
Now this is exactly what Bill O'Reilly said on the Monday night Factor.
Bill O'Reilly said Trump must win Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Ohio to win the election. While failing to mention who was winning all those states.
Hillary Clinton is winning all 4 of them.
Florida - Clinton +4.8%
Pennsylvania - Clinton +8.3%
North Carolina - Clinton +3.7%
Ohio - Clinton +2.6%
O'Reilly says Trump can still win, but to do it he must win those 4 states, without reporting that Clinton is winning all 4 of them. O'Reilly even admitted Clinton is an 80% favorite to win, but he still says Trump can win, which is just laughable.
Then O'Reilly ignores all the other swing states, the 14 other swing states. And guess what, Clinton is winning in all 14 of them, all of them, Trump is not winning in any of them.
O'Reilly is a joke, he wants Trump to win so bad he can not see straight. And btw, the whole show Monday night was all about how Trump can beat Hillary, without one word about how Clinton can beat Trump. How biased is that? It's about as biased as it can get.
O'Reilly spent the whole show spinning how Trump can win and telling him how he can beat Clinton. Not a word about who is actually winning, and how Clinton can beat Trump. And of course O'Reilly once again ignored all the electoral college projections that have Clinton crushing Trump about 340 to 190.
More Proof Bill O'Reilly Is Biased For Trump
October 17, 2016 - 11:00am
Here is what O'Reilly has on his website for the Monday night show, it is just laughable, he is still saying Trump can win, which is just ridiculous. The electoral college experts have it roughly 335 to 190, for Clinton, with 3 weeks to the election it is over and there is no way Trump can win. But O'Reilly is in fantasyland anyway, and he said it, here is the transcript:
Talking Points Memo
Where the Campaign Stands Right Now
Guest: Charles Krauthammer
Multiple new polls show Donald Trump trailing Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. But with three weeks until the election, Talking Points believes he can still catch up. There are a few things that Trump must do if he wants to make up ground: Stick to the big issues, stop feuding with those in his party, and hit Hillary hard on the Wikileaks story. Tonight Charles Krauthammer will join us to talk about whether he thinks Trump can still catch up to Hillary.
Crazy Trump Now Wants Clinton To Take A Drug Test
October 17, 2016 - 10:00am
Which is funny, because most people think Trump is on drugs, and with all the sniffing he does they think he might be on cocaine. But he wants her to take a drug test, when he is the one who should be talking it.
Donald Trump suggested Hillary Clinton was on something during their last debate -- and challenged her to take a drug test before their next meeting Wednesday night.
"Athletes, they make them take a drug test," he told a raucous crowd in Portsmouth, NH, on Saturday.
"I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate, because I don't know what's going on with her," he said. "She was all pumped up at the beginning, and at the end it was, 'Uh, take me down,' -- she could barely get to her car."
The Trump campaign has stoked rumors of Clinton health problems for months, while refusing to release his own medical report.
More Evidence Of Trump Bias By Bill O'Reilly
October 17, 2016 - 9:00am
Back in 2000 when Al Gore ran for President against George W. Bush Bill O'Reilly slammed Gore because he was not winning his home State of Tennessee. Even though it is a southern State that almost always goes to Republicans, O'Reilly slammed Gore for it anyway.
In fact, O'Reilly even said that the people in your State know you best, and if Al Gore can not win his home State he does not deserve to be the President.
Now it is 2016 and Donald Trump is running for President. His home State is New York, and he is getting crushed there by Clinton, but O'Reilly never says a word about it.
Trump is losing New York to her, and losing badly. But now O'Reilly is not saying if Trump can not win his home State he does not deserve to be the President, as he did with Al Gore. So he has a different standard when it involves Trump.
Right now Nate Silver at fivethirtyeight.com has Clinton with a 99.2% chance to win New York, Trump is at 0.2% in his own home State.
The polls in New York have Clinton beating Trump by 21 points, 56 to 35. Which is not even close.
So what say you O'Reilly?
When are you going to say that if Trump can not win his home State he does not deserve to be the President?
Hell, when are you even going to report that Trump is losing his home State by 21 points?
The Trump Campaign Is Pulling Out Of Virginia
October 17, 2016 - 8:00am
Donald Trump's campaign is "pulling out of Virginia," a move that stunned staff in the battleground state, three sources with knowledge of the decision told NBC News.
The decision came from Trump's headquarters in New York and was announced on a conference call late Wednesday that left some Republican Party operatives in the state blindsided.
Two staffers directly involved in the GOP's efforts in Virginia confirmed the decision.
The move to pull out of Virginia shows Trump is "running essentially a four state campaign," with the focus now shifting to battlegrounds critical to his chances in November: Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio, a source with knowledge of the decision told NBC News.
And btw folks, Trump is losing in all four of them. Trump is losing by 8 points in Pennsylvania, 4.3 points in Florida, 3.4 points in North Carolina, and 3.1 points in Ohio. Some recent state polls have Trump losing by even more in those 4 states, as much as 9 points. The numbers I used are an average of polls from fivethirtyeight.com.
Trump's former Virginia state chairman, Corey Stewart, who was recently fired by the Trump campaign for organizing a protest outside Republican National Committee headquarters, called the move "totally premature."
Stewart was not on the conference call, but said he was informed by a staffer who was.
"I think it's totally premature for the campaign to be pulling out of Virginia after so much work and all the hundreds... of hours of volunteer time and thousands and thousands of volunteers," Stewart said.
"The only thing the campaign had to do was spend money on an ad campaign and it would have been competitive ... I'm just disgusted."
Virginia has been considered a battleground state since President Barack Obama won it in 2008 after decades of Republican presidential victories there. Trump has trailed Clinton in every poll in Virginia since August, by a margin that's only widened over the last month.
The decision, Stewart said, "makes it next to impossible to win the state," though he insisted it was winnable if the campaign had just invested in advertising.
"They have not been spending money on an ad campaign for months. They've had a fraction of the number of paid staff as the Clinton campaign, despite promises by the RNC to boost that up," Stewart said.
Trump Campaign Manager Blames CNN For Asking About Crazy Things Trump Says
October 16, 2016 - 11:30am
Donald Trump's ridiculous campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, has a couple little favors to ask of CNN: Could the network stop asking about all the crazy things her boss has done? And could it stop taking what Trump says literally?
In a wide-ranging interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar last week, Conway railed against the network for talking about unsavory moments from Trump's past, such as walking in on Miss Teen USA contestants while they were naked.
Conway, responding to the new Miss Teen USA revelation, repeatedly attempted to deflect the conversation. Finally, she attacked CNN for not focusing on good things about her candidate.
"Maybe you want to ask me who it is I see day by day," Conway offered as an alternative subject. "This intelligent, clever, gracious gentleman, frankly, whose family's making a huge sacrifice to run for president. Nobody wants to talk about that. You want me to comment on something he said to Howard Stern 10 years ago."
Funny thing though, she supports CNN asking Hillary Clinton about things she said and did 15 years ago, including what Bill Clinton did 15 years ago.
This came just minutes after Conway wondered why people take Trump's statements -- like threatening to jail his political opponent, as he did during the second presidential debate -- literally.
"Talking about jailing your political opponent is something that..." Keilar began.
Conway jumped in: "No he's not, he's talking about the result," she replied. "You're taking it literally and you're stuck on this one thing. Americans want to talk about other things."
Conway insisted that Trump was just making a quip about jail. He really means Clinton would be entitled to due process, she said.
"You're saying that he had to stop and say, 'Here is how you get to jail. Here is the process.' It's completely ridiculous," Conway complained.
She is ridiculous, she wants CNN and the media to only talk about the good things Trump has done, except they can not find any, all the things he says and does are bad and crazy. And btw, the media has a thing called the 1st amendment, so they can talk about anything they want.
Republican Fundraiser Admits O'Reilly Did Softball Interview With Trump
October 16, 2016 - 11:00am
As I have reported here a million times, O'Reilly is 100% in the tank for Trump and even does softball interviews with him, while slamming other journalists who do softball interviews with Clinton.
In the article a top Republican fundraiser mentioned the softball O'Reilly Trump interview, here is a partial quote from the article:
It's a dynamic perfectly personified by one top Republican fundraiser who is backing Donald Trump. Watching an interview Trump he gave with Fox News Bill O'Reilly this past week, this fundraiser said he was practically dumbfounded.
"O'Reilly interviewed him and threw him 15 softballs that he should have hit out of the park and what does he do? He sits there and stares and denounces Paul Ryan and McCain. I was watching with interest and my wife turned to me and said: 'I don't know if I could vote for him.' I said, 'You're voting for him!' But it went through my mind: What if Putin insults him? Does he drop a bomb on Moscow or something? I'm not sure he is stable."
"I'm voting against her because I can't stand the woman," he explained, when asked how he could possibly vote for someone he thought might not be stable. "But I think he is a jackass and I don't think he's mentally balanced."
Trump Tells Supporters In Florida The Wrong Date To Vote
October 16, 2016 - 10:00am
And this clown wants to be the President, give me a break, it will never happen, no matter how much O'Reilly and Hannity want it to happen, Trump is a joke and he will never be the President of anything, except maybe the President of losers.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told supporters in Florida on Tuesday evening that the election is on Nov. 28 -- which would be 20 days after the actual Election Day. We vote on November 8th.
"Go register," Trump said. "Make sure you go out and vote November 28th."
For the record, the election is Nov. 8th, not the 28th. The stupid Trump probably confused Election Day and the fact that the election was 28 days away when he said it.
Shep Smith Wonders If Almost Fascist Trump Has Another Agenda
October 15, 2016 - 10:00am
Remember this, O'Reilly said Trump was just joking when he said he was going to put Clinton in jail if he won, and O'Reilly also said only the liberal media took Trump serious. Except a Fox anchor thinks the same thing, oops, O'Reilly screwed up again and lied to you, what a shocker, not!
Fox News host Shep Smith launched a blistering attack on Donald Trump last week, questioning what the GOP presidential nominee's real motives are.
Smith railed against Trump for pandering to his voter base by attacking his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during Sunday night's presidential debate. He also criticized the brash businessman for failing to court undecided voters who wanted to hear substantive arguments, as Trump vowed to jail Clinton if he were elected.
"It might have been bordering on unconstitutional, maybe even something almost definitionally fascist," Smith said of the declaration. "This, 'If I get elected, I'm going to prosecute my political opponent,' that's never been done in the history of the United States."
Smith speculated that Trump's debate performance was not one of a candidate attempting to win the general election, but perhaps of a person vying for a media network.
"It's all set up not as a guy who's trying to win what's left to get, but a guy who has another agenda," he said.
Rumors have been circulating for months that Trump's back-up plan if he loses in November will be to start a media network catered to his voting base.
Reminder To Voters How Bad The Last Republican President Was
October 15, 2016 - 9:00am
O'Reilly and the Republicans constantly complain about how terrible President Obama has been, or that he's the "worst president in history," and those people clearly have a distorted memory of the Bush presidency, and are simply lying to you.
Has Obama been perfect? Not at all. And a part of that is the unrealistic expectations many of us had for him when he was elected in 2008. But most of it is the fact that after his election in 2008, the GOP essentially crafted their strategy of opposing anything he supports, and to hell with doing what is right for the country, it was all about political blocking tactics.
A plan that was solidified when voters gave Republicans control over the House of Representatives in 2010. That was precisely the weapon they needed to block anything and everything.
But while conservatives often like to claim that President Obama is the "worst president in history," I would remind everyone of just how bad things were under George W. Bush.
For the first time since 1888 we elected a president who lost the popular vote, Gore actually got more votes than Bush did. Could you imagine the conservative outrage if President Obama was elected president, yet lost the popular vote? That might have triggered a new Civil War.
Then 8 months later we saw the worst terrorist attack in United States history.
We also can not forget about the Iraq War and all of the weapons of mass destruction that we never found. So 4,487 Americans died fighting a war that was based on lies. The most since the Vietnam War.
Then there is Afghanistan. You know, the war we started to get Osama bin Ladin, except Bush never got him. President Obama did. Something O'Reilly and the Republicans still do not give him credit for.
Then don't forget about the scandals like Abu Ghraib, Hurricane Katrina, the outing of a CIA official, veterans neglected at the Walter Reed hospital, and a host of other scandals that plagued the Bush administration's eight years.
Let's get to 2008, just as Bush was leaving office. That summer, just before the entire economy officially collapsed, oil had hit its all-time high of $147 per barrel (right now it fluctuates between $50 to $80 on average throughout the year). While gas prices are cheap now, our country had never seen prices well over $4 per gallon like most of the country experienced that summer.
O'Reilly and the Republicans also do not give Obama credit for the low gas prices, but when gas was over $3.00 a gallon, they blamed it on Obama, now that gas is cheap they just stay silent and ignore the issue.
Then came September of 2008 when the bottom officially started falling out of the Bush 2nd term. But it wasn't just that month. We lost jobs every single month in 2008 (2.6 million in total). The worst annual loss of jobs since 1945.
None of that is ever mentioned by O'Reilly or the Republicans, in fact, they do not ever mention the Bush name, because they want people to forget how bad of a President Bush was.
In his last three months in office, George W. Bush lost a combined 1.7 million jobs, in just 3 months. In January 2009, his last month in office, we lost 598k jobs in one month.
Those same Republicans who slam Obama for lower than expected job growth, say nothing about the job growth, at least we are not losing 600,000 jobs a month under Obama, as we were under Bush. It is job growth, but O'Reilly and the Republicans never give Obama credit for any of it.
And let's not forget he had just bailed out Wall Street, the American auto industry was on the verge of collapse, our deficits were out of control, our national debt was almost double what it was when he took office, the stock market was plummeting, millions of Americans were losing their homes and unemployment was skyrocketing out of control.
Then let's also not forget that we were still engulfed in two wars. Bush's final approval rating was 22 percent when he left office. Something O'Reilly and the Republicans never ever mention, they hope you all just forget about it.
That's the actual world we lived in when George W. Bush left office in January 2009. He was a disaster, and maybe the worst President we have ever had. And the Republicans still gave him an 80% approval rating, they loved what he did, until he almost crashed the entire economy and put us into a 2nd great depression.
Obama took over in January of 2009 and fixed all of it, but O'Reilly and the Republicans do not give him credit for any of it. And on top of all that Obama did it with Republicans opposing everything he tried to do. if they had helped him the economy and everything would have got better even faster.
Where are we at today:
-- Unemployment is down to 4.7%.
-- We've seen the best year of job gains since 1999.
-- Stocks have hit record highs.
-- 53 straight months of private sector job growth.
-- We have created 9.9 million jobs during that time.
-- We have not started any new wars.
-- The rate of uninsured Americans fell to its lowest level since Gallup starting tracking the number in 2008. Down almost 5 percent in just the last year alone.
-- Deficits have been cut in half.
Among many other things. So, when O'Reilly and his lying conservative friends say that we are much worse off now than when President Obama took office, they are lying and changing history to fit their political propaganda talking points, and they have absolutely no damn idea what it is that they're talking about.
The National Press Club Condemns Trump's Anti-Media Campaign
October 15, 2016 - 8:00am
The National Press Club issued a statement condemning Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's anti-press campaign as unacceptable and dangerous to our democracy.
This denouncement comes on the heels of Trump threatening to sue The New York Times over their report of sexual assault allegations against him. The Republican presidential nominee has a well documented history of attacking the media, calling outlets and reporters across the spectrum dishonest, neurotic, dumb, and a waste of time.
Until September, the campaign had a black list of press outlets that were not allowed into official events and numerous journalism rights groups have expressed fear and warned that a Trump presidency could do serious damage to the First Amendment. On October 13, the Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the Republican candidate, calling him a threat to press freedom unknown in modern history.
In their statement, National Press Club president Thomas Burr warned that Trump is backsliding into ugly territory regarding the press and attacked reporters though legal or rhetorical intimidation. Burr urged Trump to embrace the role of independent journalists in a democratic society.
Read the National Press Club's letter in full:
For months The National Press Club has repeatedly expressed concern for U.S. Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump's treatment of our colleagues reporting on the campaign.
After lifting an ill-advised access ban on colleagues who wished to cover Mr. Trump during the primaries, as the Republican nominee he's backsliding into ugly territory.
Following a series of stories from a range of news organizations detailing sexual allegations against him, he's attacked our colleagues either through legal or rhetorical intimidation. The anti-press campaign that he's taken up from the stump has reached such a fever pitch, reporters have had to be escorted by police from Mr. Trump's rallies to ensure their safety.
We find this renewed pattern of journalist intimidation to be unacceptable and dangerous to our democracy.
As someone who aspires to be the chief conservator of America's enabling documents, which enshrine freedom of the press, we believe Mr. Trump should embrace the role of independent journalists in a democratic society.
Cooper Explains To Conway That 46% Is Much Better That 37%
October 14, 2016 - 10:00am
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway is trashing Clinton for only being at 46%, while Trump is at 37%, which is not good a month before the election. If you can not get 40% you are in trouble, but to Conway that is all meaningless and Clinton is terrible because she is only at 46%, while Trump is great at 37%, which is crazy talk.
And this is the Trump campaign manager, who makes less sense than Trump, which is hard to do. Trump picked her because she is a woman, and the stupid Republicans (like him) think that will get them more women votes, which is insane. Just as having a black man on the team is not going to get them any more black votes, people are not that stupid.
And btw, is it just me or has anyone else noticed that all the Trump spokespeople are just stupid, and their answers are either all lies or make no sense. Trump said he only hires the best and the smartest, and that if you elect him President he will have the best people around him.
Then you watch them on tv and they are not very bright, they are not even good liars or very smart. None of them are the best or the brightest, they are morons who can not even answer the questions with smart answers. And it's not just one of them, they are all stupid.
Partial transcript from CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 Tuesday night:
ANDERSON COOPER (HOST): Monica Langley of the Wall Street Journal is reporting tonight that Donald Trump's strategy is essentially two-pronged. That he's trying to use the split in the GOP to rally his base and trying to depress Democratic turnout. Do you believe that that is enough to win? Do you believe you can depress Democratic turnout by going after Hillary Clinton, by going after Bill Clinton?
KELLYANNE CONWAY: Well, I think Hillary Clinton's been depressing Democratic turnout. My goodness, why is this woman at 46 percent? She's like the magic 46. She's 46 percent in the new NBC News Wall Street Journal poll, she’s 46 percent in a lot of the swing states --
COOPER: She's ahead of your candidate, though.
CONWAY: Pardon me? Well, Anderson, she's running as the first female president who has a sitting president and First Lady much more popular than she'll ever be. She’s got a --
COOPER: Your candidate is below 40 percent.
CONWAY: Is that a question? You’re asking me about --
COOPER: Well, you're saying 46 percent is bad, but 37 percent is worse.
CONWAY: You asked me about Hillary Clinton. You asked me if I thought – right, one need not be a pollster to know that.
Trump Campaign Chairman Wants To Destroy Speaker Paul Ryan
October 14, 2016 - 9:00am
Now think about this, Ryan is the leader of the Republican party, and you have the chairman of the Republican nominee for President saying he is going to destroy him. And in a shocking Turn of events, Bill O'Reilly report it, haha, just kidding, as usual O'Reilly never said a word about any of it, or the fact that Trump is trashing Ryan and McCain on Twitter.
Steve Bannon, the chairman of the right-wing news outlet Breitbart who became CEO of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, gave explicit orders to his staff to destroy Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
On editorial conference calls, the Breitbart chairman would often say "Paul Ryan is the enemy," according to a source who worked with Bannon at the news organization.
In December 2015, weeks after Ryan became Speaker, Bannon wrote in an internal Breitbart email obtained by The Hill that the long game for his news site was for Ryan to be gone by the spring.
In the email, Breitbart's Washington editor, Matt Boyle, suggested to Bannon via email that a story promoting Ryan's planned overhaul of the mental health system would be a good way to open a bridge to Ryan. Bannon wasn't keen on the idea.
"I've got a cure for a mental health issue," Bannon wrote to Boyle. "Spank your children more."
Trump's latest twitter rant attacks McCain, Ryan, 'disloyal Republicans'
Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to aim invective at Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, the highest ranking GOP elected official and to accuse 'disloyal' members of the GOP of being "worse than Hillary."
After the Friday release of a 2005 video in which Trump said vulgar things about women, Ryan said Monday in a conference call with party leaders that he was focusing "his entire energy making sure that Hillary Clinton does not get a blank check" with a Democratic Congress if she's elected president, according to The Associated Press.
Ryan said he would no longer campaign for Trump or be seen with him.
On Tuesday, Trump fired a salvo at the House leader, ballyhooing his performance in the Sunday night presidential debates and poll performance.
"Despite winning the second debate in a landslide (every poll), it is hard to do well when Paul Ryan and others give zero support!"
He followed an hour later with another tweet aimed at Ryan.
"Our very weak and ineffective leader, Paul Ryan, had a bad conference call where his members went wild at his disloyalty."
A third tweet indicated that he was now on his own in his campaign for the presidency, and he followed with a tweet praising Democrats for their loyalty to their own candidates.
"It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to."
"With the exception of cheating Bernie out of the nom the Dems have always proven to be far more loyal to each other than the Republicans!"
He followed with a charge that members of his own party are disloyal, and that he will "show them how to win."
"Disloyal R's are far more difficult than Crooked Hillary. They come at you from all sides. They don't know how to win - I will teach them!"
Not letting up, Trump attacked Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the 2008 Republican nominee, who pulled his support after the release of Trump's vulgarity-laced tape.
He accused McCain of being "very foul mouthed."
"The very foul mouthed Sen. John McCain begged for my support during his primary (I gave, he won), then dropped me over locker room remarks!"
The Tuesday barrage followed a Monday tweet attacking Ryan's break with Trump, and charging him with getting out of his lane in making such remarks about the party's nominee.
"Paul Ryan should spend more time on balancing the budget, jobs and illegal immigration and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee."
Right-Wing Lies Fall Apart As Obama Approval Rating Hits 56% In Fox Poll
October 14, 2016 - 8:00am
Even the Fox poll has Obama at 56% approval, and O'Reilly is still ignoring it, he just will not report on it, ever. While at the same time saying the economy and the country is doing terrible and in chaos. Even though everyone else thinks things are going pretty well, and Obama is near record high job approval with 3 months left in office.
In a blow to Bill O'Reilly and all his Republican friends who are living in an alternate reality, President Obama's approval rating continues to soar even higher in a brand new Fox News poll released on Thursday.
According to the poll, 56 percent of Americans approve of the job the current president has done - the eighth Fox poll in a row to show Obama's approval rating at 50 percent or higher.
The new numbers directly contradict constant Republican claims that Obama has destroyed the country and turned the U.S. into hell. Americans actually think the current president has done a pretty good job.
Other recent polling consistently shows the same thing as the Fox Poll: A majority of Americans approve of the job President Obama is doing. According to RealClearPolitics, the current president's job approval stands at a strong 52 percent when averaging recent polling.
This isn't just good for the outgoing president, though. It's also good for the current Democratic nominee.
Obama's increasing popularity is proof that tying Hillary Clinton's candidacy to him and calling her a third Obama term won't hurt the Democratic nominee - if anything, it will only help her chances next month when voters go to the polls.
As we reach the mid-point of October and approach the final few weeks of this campaign, these numbers should have Republicans - particularly Donald Trump - shaking in their boots.
O'Reilly Defends And Dismisses Trump Admitting To Being A Sexual Predator
October 14, 2016 - 7:00am
O'Reilly is not only a big Trump defender, he is a massive hypocrite with double standards. When so-called liberals on comedy shows like Saturday Night Live do bits on him or another Republican he gets mad and slams them for it. But when Trump says something crazy or offensive on a comedy show O'Reilly dismisses it and defends it.
Here is a partial transcript of Bill O'Reilly defending Trump once again, which he does pretty much every night, while never defending or dismissing anything Hillary Clinton does.
BILL O'REILLY (HOST): What did you think of Mr. Trump's statement?
BERNIE GOLDBERG: What did I think? Not much. Not much. It sounded like more of Donald's righteous indignation. He doesn't deserve the benefit of the doubt. There have been too many accusations from too many women and too many different places. It was Donald on the hot mic that was released last week. There's a tape which, you know, you might want to think about running from the Howard Stern Show or Howards side kick says, Donald, you're a sexual predator. He smiles, chuckles a little bit and says, yeah, I am.
O'REILLY: Wait, wait, wait, that's a comedy show. I mean, look. Everybody who knows --
GOLDBERG: You know what, if you say you're a sexual predator on a comedy show, that's on you.
O'REILLY: Alright, I disagree.
GOLDBERG: I don't know if he --
O'REILLY: Let me have my say. Then you can say, Donald Trump is an entertainer. Okay. He goes on shows like Howard Stern's to get people to watch his program. The Apprentice or buy his books, or whatever. When he goes in there, he back then when it happened was basically trying to entertain. All right. He had no public policy on his mind, none of that. All right. He's an entertainer.
And then the stuff that he says, you know, you know how raunchy the Stern Show can get. All right. But it's a comedy, satirical show. It's then used in a serious manner against him. Don't you think that's a little much? I'm not diminishing. I don't know, I mean, I'm not diminishing anything, any claims or anything. But I think it's a bit much at this point.
GOLDBERG: What I'm saying, Bill, is he brings it on himself.
O'REILLY: But he was an entertainer.
GOLDBERG: Well, then stay in entertainment. He's in the wrong line of work.
O'REILLY: Real quick and then I gotta go. If the woman on the airplane was indeed sexually assaulted, but not only Donald Trump or any other man or anybody on this Earth, all she had to is tell the flight attendant, that person would have been arrested. Okay. Donald Trump wasn't famous back then. He was just a regular guy. And nothing happened.
Buffett Calls Trump's Bluff And Releases His Tax Data
October 13, 2016 - 10:00am
Warren Buffett is not running for president. But on Monday, Mr. Buffett, the billionaire investor, volunteered more detailed information about his income taxes than Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee ever has.
Mr. Buffett released the information after essentially being called out by Trump during Sunday night's presidential debate.
Acknowledging for the first time that he had avoided paying federal income taxes for years by claiming nearly a billion dollars in losses in 1995, Trump then tried to shift attention to his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, accusing some of her wealthy supporters of exploiting tax laws to their own advantage.
Which has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton, her donors are not running for President, she is, so the point Trump made was nonsense.
"Many of her friends took bigger deductions," Mr. Trump said. "Warren Buffett took a massive deduction." Actually, he did not.
"I have paid federal income tax every year since 1944," Mr. Buffett wrote in a letter released Monday.
"My 2015 return shows adjusted gross income of $11,563,931," he said. "My deductions totaled $5,477,694." About two-thirds of those represented charitable contributions. Most of the rest were related to Mr. Buffett's state income tax payments.
Mr. Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the richest men in the world, went on to say: "My federal income tax for the year was $1,845,557. Returns for previous years are of a similar nature in respect to contributions, deductions and tax rates."
Last year, Mr. Buffett paid about 16 percent of his reported income in federal income taxes.
"I have copies of all 72 of my returns," Mr. Buffett added, "and none uses a carry forward," the provision that allows taxpayers like Trump to use losses from one year to avoid paying personal federal income taxes both on some previous tax returns and in future years.
Trump had previously claimed, without producing any evidence, that Mr. Buffett declared $873 million in losses.
As it turns out, the charitable contributions that Mr. Buffett did deduct from his income make up just a tiny portion of the more than $2.85 billion he donated to charity last year, he said. The reason is that the tax code limits the amount that an individual can claim in charitable deductions.
Mr. Buffett, 86, has pledged to give most of his $65 billion fortune away.
By contrast, Trump's own charitable foundations -- and his claims about his personal contributions -- have come under scrutiny. Last week the New York attorney general ordered the Donald J. Trump Foundation to stop soliciting donations in the state because it lacked the required registration.
And many of the donations that Trump had publicly boasted of turned out to have come from other people's money, like those who had given money to the Trump Foundation.
Three pages of Trump's income tax returns from 1995 obtained by The New York Times show that he claimed $916 million in losses.
Trump has repeatedly refused to release his federal income tax returns, defying the practice of presidential candidates going back four decades. He and his campaign have offered varying reasons, but the excuse most frequently invoked is that he is under audit by the Internal Revenue Service.
The I.R.S. said that an audit does not prevent Trump from making his returns public.
Mr. Buffett made the same point. "I have been audited by the I.R.S. multiple times and am currently being audited," he wrote in the letter. "I have no problem in releasing my tax information while under audit. Neither would Trump -- at least he would have no legal problem."
The Trump campaign of course had no comment on Mr. Buffett's letter.
Buffett's tax strategies were drawn into the debate when Trump blamed Clinton for not doing more when she was a senator to fix the tax code and close loopholes that favored Wall Street and wealthy campaign donors. Clinton, who has pledged to raise taxes on rich Americans, while Trump's plans would sharply reduce them, responded that a Republican-controlled Congress had repeatedly blocked such efforts.
Mr. Buffett has frequently criticized tax laws and loopholes for enabling him to pay a smaller share of his income in taxes than his secretary. The so-called Buffett rule, which has been endorsed by Mrs. Clinton, would require people who earn more than $5 million to pay at least 30 percent of their income in taxes.
Republicans Tell Trump To Shut Up And Stop Claiming The Election Is Rigged
October 13, 2016 - 9:00am
Republicans are finally realizing that letting Donald Trump undermine the credibility of the nation's electoral process is not a good idea.
"Somebody claiming in the election, 'I was defrauded,' that isn't going to cut it," said former Sen. Kit Bond, a Missouri Republican who earlier in the campaign endorsed Jeb Bush and then Marco Rubio. "They're going to have to say how, where, why, when."
"I don't think leading candidates for the presidency should undercut the process unless you have a really good reason," Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who gained little support for his own 2016 White House run, told POLITICO.
A few Republicans are beginning to understand that if they allow Trump to destroy their party's faith in the integrity of US elections, it will be a problem, not only after the 2016 election but also in future elections.
Donald Trump thinks that anything that he is not winning is rigged, so Republicans should have seen this behavior coming miles away. What is troubling is that more Republicans aren't standing up to defend the backbone of the US democratic process.
If Donald Trump loses, it won't be because the election was rigged. There are literally hundreds of more credible reasons for Trump's potential defeat than a rigged election. At its current pace, the 2016 presidential election looks like it may not be close.
Republicans are reaping what they have sown, as the doubts Trump is creating could ripple among GOP voters for years to come.
Trump Supporters Now Want To Block Women From Voting
October 13, 2016 - 8:00am
Because a map of voting predictions showed that if only men voted Trump would win.
If you were asking yourself, how could Donald Trump and his supporters make things worse? The answer came in an effort by online Trump supporters take the right to vote away from women.
They want to repeal the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote, and this is not a joke, they are serious. They are tweeting repealthe19th and doing a hashtag on it.
The uproar started after 538's Nate Silver tweeted two maps that showed what the election result would look like if only men or women voted, and it showed Trump wins with men.
The Republicans answer is always to keep the voters who don't support them from voting. Republicans have spent years pushing bogus voter ID laws that target minorities, urban residents, the poor, younger voters, and even the elderly.
Their efforts haven't stopped Democrats from winning presidential elections, so they have decided to attack the majority of the US population by repealing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Republicans are hellbent on building a white male-only electorate because that is the only way that they can win.
The Republican Party have become so extreme under Donald Trump that his supporters want to deny women the right to vote. The war on women has just been escalated to an attempted constitutional genocide of female equality and liberty.
O'Reilly Still Ignoring Nate Silver & All The Electoral College Projections
October 13, 2016 - 7:00am
Bill O'Reilly is currently crying about corruption and bias in the media, simply because Donald Trump is getting a lot of negative coverage, especially over his comments about women to Billy Bush on the bus with a hot mic. O'Reilly says the media is biased and corrupt for it, when they are just doing their job, the job he will not do, it's called journalism.
Trump brings all this negative coverage on himself, because he is a racist far-right clown who lies and says stupid things every time he opens his mouth. The media covers it because it is their job and it gets them good ratings. O'Reilly ignores all that because he is a Republican who hates Hillary Clinton and a friend of Trump.
Now let's talk about media bias and corruption, from Bill O'Reilly. Right now, as I write this, Nate Silver and Larry Sabato, the two leading electoral college experts in America, have Clinton crushing Trump in the electoral college vote, which is what decides who is the next President, it's not even close.
But O'Reilly will not report on it, he will not discuss it or have any segments about it, and he even says Trump can still win to get more Republicans to vote. Now that is media bias and corruption right there. How can O'Reilly claim to be an honest journalist when he does that. No honest journalist would ignore what the two leading electoral college experts are saying, while at the same time tell people Trump can still win, when he is getting crushed so bad he will never win.
Here is a reality check, O'Reilly knows that if he does a segment, or two, or three, on Nate Silver and Larry Sabato and their electoral college projections showing that Clinton is crushing Trump and he has no chance to win, it will depress all the Republicans who watch his show and a lot of them will stay home in November and not vote.
This is done on purpose by O'Reilly, and it is bias and corruption from him. Here are the facts, that O'Reilly will not report on, ever.
At 7:00am Thursday October 13th Nate Silver at fivethirtyeight.com has Hillary Clinton a 90.5% favorite to beat Trump, he has a 9.5% chance to beat her.
And Nate is the guy who had it exactly right in the 2012 election with Obama and Romney, this guy is the best at projecting the electoral college votes, he was the only man in the country who got the last election exactly right. But O'Reilly ignores him totally, and never says a word about his predictions.
Not only does Nate Silver have it at 90.5% to 9.5%, he has Clinton winning 346 to 191 in the actual electoral college.
And that's not all, there are 14 swing states, Nate has Clinton ahead in all of them, all 14 of them, Trump is not winning any of them, not one. And O'Reilly never says a word about any of it, while telling people Trump can still win, it's just laughable.
Donald Trump is losing worse than any other candidate who has ever run for President, worse than Romney lost to Obama, and that was 336 to 206. But O'Reilly is on the air putting out right-wing propaganda that Trump can win. It's bias and corruption, from Bill O'Reilly.
So you might say well Nate Silver is biased so do not believe him, that argument does not fly, because he got it exactly right in 2012, so he is a proven honest electoral college expert. Not to mention, he does not have a bias, he is a numbers guy, he just adds the polls up and comes up with his predictions, and it works.
On top of that the other electoral college expert is Professor Larry Sabato from the UVA Center For Politics. Who O'Reilly has had on his very own show many times in the past as a non-partian political analyst. O'Reilly has even praised Sabato as an honest political expert, and put him on his show many times.
But lately O'Reilly has not had him on, because he has it even worse for Trump, Sabato has his Crystal Ball electoral college predictions, and as of right now he has it 341 for Clinton and 197 for Trump.
O'Reilly ignores it all, because he is a biased right-wing hack who is in the tank for his friend Donald Trump. It's sad and pathetic, and O'Reilly should be sued for fraud for even calling himself a journalist.
Not to mention, with all the bias and corruption from him, he has no right to slam the rest of the media for bias and corruption, simply because they report negative news about Trump, because they are just doing their job, it's called journalism, something O'Reilly knows nothing about.
O'Reilly Does Pathetic Softball Interview With His Friend Donald Trump
October 12, 2016 - 10:00am
As the Trump campaign implodes, the Republican nominee returned to his safe place. The all softball spin zone, if your name is Donald Trump.
As Donald Trump's campaign continues to implode following the release of a tape in which the GOP nominee is heard bragging about sexually assaulting women, Trump went right to O'Reilly and Fox News to stop the bleeding.
The right-wing propaganda network did not disappoint the Republican nominee.
In the interview with Bill O'Reilly, the first since the second presidential debate, the first question he received was about a tweet - not about the controversial 'Access Hollywood' tape that came out on Friday.
In fact, the first five minutes of the interview were consumed by talk of how Trump has become unshackled in recent days.
When Trump was eventually asked by O'Reilly about how he will win back women offended by his 2005 comments - although decent men are offended, too, I would point out - he responded with what has become his standard defense for his indefensible remarks.
Earth to Bill O'Reilly, you are a stooge, because Trump will never win back women, you can not offend them and then win them back, it's just not going to happen. O'Reilly even speculated that if Trump wins he will need Paul Ryan and John McCain, which was laughable, because Trump is never going to win.
"Well, first of all, locker room talk and most people have heard it before," Trump said, shockingly avoiding any accountability. O'Reilly, who himself has been accused of sexual assault, remained silent.
Trump even added, "I've had a lot of women come up to me and say, 'Boy, I've heard that and I've heard a lot worse than that over my life.'"
And of course those women were all Trump supporters, all the rest of the women were offended by it and will not vote for him. Clinton is crushing him with women, and it is going to win her the election. Clinton will win, women, blacks, and latinos, and that alone will win her the election.
O'Reilly knows all that, he just does not want to mention it or admit it because if he tells the Republicans the truth, that Trump is going to lose badly, it will suppress the vote with Republicans and Trump will just lose even worse.
There was no tough follow-up question about the tape - surprise, surprise - but O'Reilly did admit that Trump is performing poorly among women. Because it is so obvious he can not deny it. No follow-up about the tape, or Ryan, or McCain, just softball city.
"I'm not sure I believe it," Trump responded, despite the polling that shows him being absolutely demolished by Clinton with women voters, she is beating him by 15 points with women. But Trump said he does not believe it, and O'Reilly let's him lie about it.
If the goal for Donald Trump in this interview was to avoid any tough questioning about his offensive comments about women, then it was certainly a success. It's also likely that many of his supporters will like what they heard.
The rest of America - the people who will decide this election - saw a very scared man who will do anything to avoid owning up to his mistakes. And they saw his friend O'Reilly give him the softball interview he was looking for on Fox, which will not help him get one vote.
Actual Electoral College Projections Have Clinton Crushing Trump
October 12, 2016 - 9:00am
And of course you never hear O'Reilly ever report a word about any of this news. The actual electoral college experts Nate Silver and Larry Sabato both have Clinton crushing Trump in the electoral college vote, which is what decides the election, not the popular vote.
Nate Silver has Clinton an 86.8% favorite to win, Trump is at a lousy 13.2%, which is about as bad as it can get.
Nate is predicting Clinton wins 336.8 of the electoral college votes, while Trump is only at 201, with 270 needed to win the White House, Clinton is way over and Trump is way under.
And Professor Larry Sabato at the UVA Center For Politics has it even worse for Trump. Sabato has it 341 for Clinton to 198 for Trump, which is just laughable. If you are not around 250 at this point in the election you are just wasting your time and money.
But of course you would never know any of this information if you watch the O'Reilly Factor, he ignores it, because if he reported it the news would most likely suppress the vote with Republicans who see that Trump can not win, and then Trump would lose even worse than he is now.
O'Reilly Praised Fox News Smart Management Doesn't Mention Roger Ailes
October 12, 2016 - 8:00am
And while he was doing it he made some ridiculous and untrue claims, as in just about everything he said.
Here is a partial (unedited) transcript:
BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Happy 20th birthday Fox News. That is the subject of this evening's Talking Points Memo. Quick two decades, that I can tell you, to quote one Donald Trump. From nothing, Fox News has risen to become a powerful force in America as well as a billion-dollar a year franchise.Earth to Bill O'Reilly, everyone thinks bad of Trump, except biased hacks like you, because Trump is a racist right-wing clown, the only people that like him are Republican white men, and a few clueless Republican white women, everyone else on the planet hates him, that is why there is so much anti-Trump sentiment, because he is a racist jerk.
Basically what O'Reilly said is a massive load of garbage, none of it is true. Fox is as biased as you can get, to the right. And the only reason some right-wingers at Fox do not like Trump is because they do not think he is a real conservative, so they do not trust him to be as far-right as they are, and they think he can not win. If he was a real conservative and they thought he could win they would all support him hook, line, and sinker.
Fox gets good ratings and makes a lot of money, because they pander to the Republicans, and we all know it. To deny it is dishonest and just shows what a lying hack O'Reilly is. Fox is not a powerful anything, they get good ratings with Republicans, nobody else believes anything they report, and nobody else watches them.
Not to mention this, on a good night O'Reilly gets 3 million total viewers, out of 320 million people, that is nothing. And it means that 317 million Americans are not watching his biased and lame cable news show. Which also means he has no power to do anything, and neither does Fox News.
Remember these stooges at Fox are all the same people who said Romney was going to crush Obama, and yet, he lost in a landslide, 332 to 206, which was a blowout for Obama. But O'Reilly and all the biased and brainwashed stooges at Fox had Romney winning by a mile, and they were all wrong.
Fox gets ratings from Republicans who believe their right-wing spin and lies, and that's it, so they have no power, it's all a big con game and the Republican voters are the suckers. O'Reilly is a smart guy so he knows all this, he just will not admit it because then his whole con would be exposed as the big fraud it is.
Bill O'Reilly is not even a real journalist, he is a joke, a fraud, and a laughing stock to everyone except the fools that watch his show. O'Reilly is just a big con man getting rich off the suckers who buy his spin and lies, and his lame books, and he knows it, he suckers you in with right-wing propaganda, and he makes a fortune doing it.
The "I am an Independent with a no spin zone" is a marketing slogan, just as the Fox "fair and balanced" nonsense, it's all propaganda, and it works, but only with the fools that want to believe their spin and lies, nobody else is buying it, nobody.
GOP Speaker Paul Ryan Said He Is Done Defending Donald Trump
October 11, 2016 - 10:00am
WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is done defending Donald Trump, but he won't unendorse him -- at least, not yet.
Ryan told Republican members of Congress on a conference call Monday that they "all need to do what's best for you in your district," according to someone on the call. Ryan said he wouldn't campaign with Trump for the rest of the election, but added that he wouldn't withdraw his endorsement of the GOP nominee.
"He made clear to members that his decisions are being driven by what is best for his members, not himself," the source on the call said. "He is willing to endure political pressure to help protect our majority."
Ryan seems to be suggesting that he would unendorse Trump if he were on his own. But the speaker is not on his own, and he's signaling that he believes there would be a negative down-ballot effect for Republicans if he were to pull his support.
The conference call was held after a leaked video revealed that Trump had, in 2005, bragged about groping and kissing women without their consent. Amid a steady stream of Republicans unendorsing Trump, many party members are questioning whether they, too, should withdraw their support of the nominee and risk angering Trump's base and depressing GOP turnout even more.
Not unendorsing means forever associating yourself with Trump and telling voters that Trump's behavior is still acceptable. It's the bind Republicans have been in all along, but Trump's recently disclosed behavior exacerbates it.
On top of that, the Trump tarnish becomes more difficult to avoid as more members unendorse Trump. The question of why you, as a Congressman, find Trump to be acceptable becomes more pointed the more Republicans withdraw their support.
That question is particularly difficult for Ryan. The speaker has struggled with his Trump endorsement from the very beginning, first by withholding it, then by offering it while continuing to criticize Trump.
More to the point, Trump has made it difficult for Republicans like Ryan to support him, as he has called immigrants rapists, proposed banning Muslim immigrants and -- among so many other outrages -- said a judge couldn't be fair because he was of Mexican heritage.
That last offense, involving federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel, became a flashpoint between Trump and Ryan when the speaker described the GOP nominee's positions as "sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment."
The Insane Bill O'Reilly Claims Trump Won The 2nd Debate
October 11, 2016 - 9:00am
The biased friend of Donald Trump Bill O'Reilly actually said Trump won the debate and saved his campaign in the 2nd debate, which is just laughable, because all the polls have Clinton winning, and all the electoral college experts have Clinton crushing Trump 330 to 190 to 200.
Trump is done, he has no chance, and he lost the debate too. But the biased fool O'Reilly just can not admit it, so he does his crazy talking points saying Trump won, it's just laughable. What the polls show is that only a few Republicans thought Trump won, everyone else thought Clinton won.
Here is what O'Reilly posted today on his pre-show review:
Talking Points MemoAnd now the facts:
Post-Debate Polls Say Hillary Clinton Crushed Donald Trump For A Second Time
The CNN/ORC poll of debate watchers gave Clinton another strong victory.
CNN reported, "Donald Trump exceeded expectations, but Hillary Clinton won the second presidential debate, according to a CNN/ORC poll of debate watchers. The results showed a clear victory for Clinton, with 57% saying Clinton won, as opposed to 34% for Trump."
The YouGov poll, which gave Clinton a much smaller victory in the first debate, showed Clinton registering a bigger victory in the second debate, "According to YouGov's post-debate poll, which interviewed 812 registered voters who watched the debate, Hillary Clinton won the debate against Donald Trump by 47% to 42%."
"Clinton narrowly won undecideds 44% to 41%. She was also considered more Presidential by a 57% to 31% margin."
"Women though Clinton won by 50-38%, while men thought Trump won by 46-43%."
What should trouble Republicans is that the number of people who thought Trump won the debate is right in line with his core level of support. Trump's baseline of support is between 34% and 38%. By this metric, he scored at the low end of his baseline.
The YouGov poll is bad news for Trump because it showed Clinton beating him with undecided voters, and absolutely crushing him on looking more presidential.
And as I have reported here before what O'Reilly continues to ignore are the electoral college expert projections, they all have Clinton crushing Trump 330 to 200, something O'Reilly just will not talk about.
Trump Brushes Off Sexual Assault Claims As Locker Room Talk
October 11, 2016 - 8:00am
Donald Trump suggested during Sunday night's presidential debate that his comments about aggressively kissing women and grabbing their genitals might have been misunderstood.
"You described kissing women without consent, grabbing their genitals," moderator Anderson Cooper said. "That is sexual assault. You bragged that you have sexually assaulted women. Do you understand that?"
And of course, Trump never answered him, instead saying this:
"I don't think you understood what was said," the Republican nominee replied. "This was locker room talk," Trump said. "I am not proud of it. I apologized to my family and the American people. I am not proud of it. This is locker room talk."
In the comments revealed Friday, Trump said he would just start kissing beautiful women without waiting.
Trump first called it locker room banter on Friday evening. On Sunday, asked by Cooper if he actually did those things, he said he had not. He then pivoted to killing terrorists.
"It's locker room talk and it's one of those things. I will knock the hell out of ISIS," Trump said, referring to the terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. "We are going to defeat ISIS. ISIS happened a number of years ago in a vacuum that was left because of bad judgment."
So what is the actual Trump plan to fight ISIS? There is none, he does not have a plan, he just says he will knock the hell out of ISIS, but he does not describe an actual plan, because he does not have one, and this clown wants to be the President, never.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had a different characterization of Trump's comments.
"What we all saw and heard on Friday was Donald talking about women, what he thinks about women, what he does to women, and he has said that the video didn't represent who he is," Clinton said. "But I think it's clear to anyone who heard it, that it represents exactly who he is."
Clinton went on to say that the U.S. is a great country because of its people's common decency and diversity, something she said she celebrated.
"It's just words, folks. It's just words," Trump said in response. "I have been hearing those words for many years."
Trump Advisor Admits Trump Does Hannity & O'Reilly For Softball Interviews
October 10, 2016 - 10:00am
Top Adviser Roger Stone: "Trump Mostly Does Interviews With Hosts Like Hannity And O'Reilly To Eliminate Risk"
In other words, he only does Hannity and O'Reilly because he knows they support him and they will take it easy on him.
From the October 2 edition of The Jamie Weinstein Show:
JAMIE WEINSTEIN (HOST): He used to go on, as you were saying, every outlet, every second of the day almost. CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and now it seems there's only a few narrow -- very few hosts that he'll go on an interview with. Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, etcetera. What's the thinking there, do you think?
ROGER STONE: Eliminate risk. I mean he's actually gotten to where he needs to be. He's the nominee. So I would look at each interview and say, "What's the upside, what's the downside?"
Trump To Dying People: Stick Around Long Enough To Vote For Me
October 10, 2016 - 9:00am
Just when you thought Trump could not go any lower, he does. Now he is telling people who are dying to live long enough to vote for his crazy orange butt, it's ridiculous and offensive, and of course O'Reilly has not said a word about it.
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is showing he'll say anything to win a vote, and had this message for America's terminally ill people on Wednesday: Stay alive long enough to cast a vote for him next month.
"I don't care how sick you are," Trump said at a rally in Henderson, Nevada. "I don't care if you just came back from the doctor and he gave you the worst possible prognosis, meaning it's over, you won't be around in two weeks. Doesn't matter. Hang out till Nov. 8. Get out and vote."
Speaking with his signature arrogance, Trump then assured those dying people that after they are gone, "all we're going to say is, 'We love you and we will remember you always.'"
Trump also said this, and this is a quote: "I say kiddingly, but I mean it."
Trump Rocked By New Poll Showing Clinton Leading By 10 Points
October 10, 2016 - 8:00am
And of course, O'Reilly never reported it. And here is something else O'Reilly will not report, Nate Silver at fivethirtyeight.com has Clinton at 82% to win, Trump at 17%, which O'Reilly is totally ignoring.
Hillary Clinton's lead is growing nationally, as new Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll found Clinton leading Trump 46%-36%.
According to Fairleigh Dickinson University:
Right now, half of all likely voters (50%) say that if the election were held today, they would vote for Clinton. Forty percent would vote for Trump. When third-party candidates are included among the list of candidates, Clinton and Trump both experience a four percent reduction in support - Clinton to 46 percent and Trump to 36 percent.
Trump is the most competitive among whites (47%) and those whose education did not go beyond high school (46%). Clinton's lead among women looks almost insurmountable, with over half of women (56%) favoring her over Trump (32%).
The change in the polling is clearly not a post-debate bump. Hillary Clinton has watched her support grow for the past ten days. Trump didn't just have a bad news cycle. He has been sent reeling by series of self-wounds like attacking a former Miss Universe, the leak of one of his tax returns, and a terrible debate performance.
The election is far from over, but a second nightmarish debate performance by Trump may place victory out of reach for Republicans. The fact that half of the voters polled said that they would vote for Clinton if the election were held today illustrates that support is consolidating around her candidacy.
The electoral map already bears a striking resemblance to the map in 2012.
Clinton's percentage of popular support is also moving towards Obama levels. With each new poll, the possibility grows that the election is snowballing away from Trump. The race for the White House is trending towards Hillary Clinton, which makes the second debate vital for Donald Trump.
O'Reilly Defends Racist Watters Segment & Lies About Ratings
October 9, 2016 - 11:00am
First O'Reilly defended the racist Watters Chinatown segment, and then on top of that he lied about his ratings Monday saying he had over 5 million viewers live, when it was exactly 2.9 million viewers who watched the live show, not 5 million, and not even close.
His defense was even more laughable than that, he said they did not get any complaints, so that means it was ok and not racist. Which is an insane defense, and something a brain dead 5 year old would come up with.
Asian journalists said it was racist, asians were offended, a lot of people were offended, so just because nobody watching Fox complained does not mean it was not racist. O'Reilly is a fool, and just digging the hole deeper the more he talks.
And btw, after the segment was over O'Reilly even admitted they would get letters, so he knew it was racist and he approved it anyway.
Here is a partial transcript, what O'Reilly says is just laughable:
CHRIS WALLACE (HOST): Now, you know this piece is being widely criticized as, quote, racist.
BILL O'REILLY: Do you want me to give you the accurate report on it?
WALLACE: Well, do you think it was over the line? Do you regret it?
O'REILLY: I would have edited it a little bit differently than it was edited. But, no, it wasn't over the line. We ran that piece on Monday of last week. 5 million people, plus, saw it live-time. You know how many negative letters we got? Less than ten. You know how many phone calls came in to Fox News? Zero, as far as I know.
We checked. It was 36 hours later that this outrage appeared. And where did it appear? Far-left websites, far-left precincts. I read every single one. They're all the same.
So this is an attack on Fox News. That's what it is. It's happened before. I thought it was a gentle piece. There were a few things in there I felt were over the line. The old lady, I would have taken that out.
I should have seen it before, but I'm so busy with the election that I didn't. But, Jesse Waters is a gentle satirist. He's worked very well for us. We're proud of him. This is an organized campaign. This is what they do. They've done it before.
It's Official: RNC Pulls Trump Campaign Money
October 9, 2016 - 10:00am
The head of the RNC Reince Priebus has directed the RNC to cut off all cash and support to Donald Trump and direct resources to down ballot candidates.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Saturday told party officials to redirect funds away from nominee Donald Trump to down-ballot candidates, according to an official informed of the decision.
In practical terms, the party will be working to mobilize voters who support GOP House and Senate candidates regardless of their position on the presidential race.
That means the RNC will push Floridians who support both Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to vote. Before Friday, the RNC wouldn't have sought to turn out Clinton voters, leaving split-ticket voters for Senate campaigns to target.
As has been reported for months, Donald Trump has no campaign organization of his own. By cutting off RNC funds, the Republican Party is abandoning their nominee to certain defeat. Trump has no get out the vote operation, no data operation, and no staff on the ground in key swing states.
The Republican Party has been doing it all for Trump, but Reince Priebus is pulling the plug. The move to dump Trump financially has been rumored since August, but it was widely thought that the party would give their nominee at least through the second presidential debate to turn the campaign around.
The release of a tape that features Trump bragging about sexual assault and using lewd language while discussing women has changed the political calculus.
Big Trump Campaign News O'Reilly Is Ignoring
October 9, 2016 - 9:00am
We all know how O'Reilly dismissed and ignored the Trump hot mic scandal, but did you know he also ignored this story. And btw, the reason Trump stopped the ad buys is because the RNC cut off all money to him, which O'Reilly has not reported, even though it is a huge story.
The Trump campaign has canceled ad buys In Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina. The Trump campaign is showing signs of complete collapse as Donald Trump has abruptly canceled ad buys in the vital swing states of Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina.
Only campaigns with money problems or that are losing cancel ads in swing states weeks before election day. A presidential campaign that wants to win doesn't do this. The ad cancellations in all three states are extremely odd because Trump is running within 5 points of Hillary Clinton in each of them.
While polling shows Clinton with small leads in North Carolina, and a roughly 5 point lead in Florida, Ohio looks like a dead heat toss up.
Donald Trump is losing in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Virginia by larger margins than the states where his campaign canceled the ads.
The move to run less advertising makes no sense and suggests a campaign that is in even deeper trouble than is being publicly reported.
It is impossible to escape the conclusion that Donald Trump's campaign is in a state of collapse. And the so-called journalist Bill O'Reilly does not say a word about any of this, even though it is big news, even bigger news than Trump's current sex scandal.
Trump Spokeswoman Not Offended By What He Said On Hot Mic Tape
October 9, 2016 - 8:00am
Now get this, the insane Trump spokeswoman (Scottie Nell Hughes) told Ana Navarro that she was not offended by what Trump said on the tape, but when Ana used the p-word on CNN she said she was offended that she used the p-word, because he daughter was watching.
Are you kidding me? That is ridiculous, she is not offended Trump used the word, but she is offended when someone on CNN uses it, what a joke.
This Scottie Nell Hughes is a moron, and a ridiculous Trump supporter who defends everything he says and does, no matter what. She is even made fun of by comedians and especially on saturday night live, they do comedy bits about her, mocking her stupid defenses of Trump.
Here is a partial (unedited) transcript:
DON LEMON (HOST): OK, you sat here and watched, you've been on all evening, you have been defending Donald Trump and representing him on this show and many others here on CNN.
As a woman, you heard the words that he said on that bus in getting off with Billy Bush in 2005, then you just heard him, I assume at Trump Tower, in front of a camera apologizing, saying that, you know, he's not a perfect man. How do you feel about that?
SCOTTIE NELL HUGHES: Well, because I'm going to judge -- Am I supposed to sit here and judge his words? I judge actions.
ANA NAVARRO: This is a disgusting man who has consistently disgusted me from the first day of this campaign. And I think that every single Republican is going to have to answer the question: "What did you do the day you saw the tape of this man boasting about grabbing a woman's pussy?" Period.
HUGHES: Will you please stop saying that word? My daughter is listening.
NAVARRO: Don't tell me you're offended when I say "pussy," but you're not offended when Donald Trump says it. I'm not running for president, he is.
HUGHES: Yes, and I said --
NAVARRO: OK, so then don't act outraged and offended when I say the word that you're not offended by the man who you are supporting is saying. That is just absurd.
Trump Sort Of Apologizes In Video That Looks Like A Hostage Tape
October 8, 2016 - 11:50am
Notice he did not have a live press conference and take questions from reporters. It was filmed on tape and played later, and it was clear someone else wrote it for him and that he was reading it from a teleprompter.
Donald Trump apologized for lewd comments about women he made in 2005.
In the audio of the video, Trump talked about trying to have sex with a married woman and being able to grab women by the p.... because of his fame.
Trump was widely criticized after a recording of the comments, which were made to then Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, was published by The Washington Post and NBC News on Friday.
Trump initially issued a nonapology for those comments, calling them "locker room talk."
Notice that O'Reilly never once reported the story, until after it was on all the other networks, and all over the internet, then he barely mentioned it anyway, and dismissed it as nothing big and normal guy talk. This was done to try and cover it up for Trump, which is laughable, because it is the biggest story in the country, and all it did was prove O'Reilly is biased for Trump and make him look like as big of a fool as Trump.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton condemned Trump's comments on Friday, calling them horrific:
This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president.
- Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 7, 2016
After the recordings were made public, many Republicans called for Trump to drop out of the presidential race, including one-time presidential hopeful and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.).
@realDonaldTrump should drop out. @GOP should engage rules for emergency replacement.
- Mark Kirk (@SenatorKirk) October 8, 2016
Other Republicans rescinded their endorsements of Trump, including Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). Other Republicans denounced Trump's comments but refused to take back their endorsement of him for president, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who said he was sickened by Trump's comments.
That recording was just one instance in a wave of damning comments by Trump about women unearthed throughout his campaign. Days before this audio was released, The Associated Press published a report detailing Trump's lewd behavior toward women when he worked on his NBC show The Apprentice.
Trump has used many offensive phrases to describe women's looks, including a young and beautiful piece of ass and no longer a 10. He has accused women of being gold diggers, had Miss Universe contestants parade in front of him and once questioned whether Fox News host Megyn Kelly had blood coming out of her wherever after she simply asked him a question at a debate.
He has repeatedly made questionable comments about his own daughter, Ivanka Trump, once saying if she weren't his daughter, "perhaps, I would be dating her."
In a HuffPost/YouGov survey taken last week, 54 percent of registered voters said Trump does not respect women, while just 32 percent said he does. A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Friday showed almost one-third of Trump supporters would rather cast their ballot for Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
This Is How Biased O'Reilly Is For Trump
October 8, 2016 - 11:30am
On the Friday night Factor show, right in the middle of the new Trump hot mic sexually harassing women story, O'Reilly promoted some strange poll from Fox that he claims has Trump and Clinton in a dead heat, even though at the very same time Nate Silver at fivethirtyeight.com has Clinton an 86% favorite to win the election, and most likely higher tomorrow.
O'Reilly is just laughable, he is so biased for Trump he ignores all the facts and all the polls that show Trump losing badly in the electoral college, to promote some lame Fox poll that proves nothing. And he did it in the middle of a big Trump scandal that will clearly make his poll numbers go even lower.
And this will probably not be the last scandal about Trump we hear about, I will bet there are many more comeing, and they will lead to Trump getting killed in November. But the biased O'Reilly is still trying to save the sinking ship, because he is a biased Republican and a Trump supporter.
O'Reilly should just get out of the journalism business, he has made a fool of himself with his biased and unprofessional Trump coverage. He should just quit his show and go to work for the Trump campaign, he is already like a spokesman for him, why not just make it official and get paid by Trump, if he's not already.
Another Republican Jon Huntsman Calls For Trump To Drop Out
October 8, 2016 - 11:00am
Jon Huntsman,the former Governor of Utah who ran for president in 2012, called on Donald Trump to withdraw from the race today after the release of an explosive video on Friday.
The video, obtained by the Washington Post, showed Trump bragging about groping women. Trump is heard explaining that "when you are a star... you can do anything."
Huntsman even endorsed Trump in May, saying that he was someone who could bring the party together and lead Republicans to victory.
Just a week ago, Huntsman explained why he was voting for Trump. He said he disagreed with Trump on several issues but liked his views on the Supreme Court, education and land use.
After the release of the video, however, Huntsman has changed his mind.
In a campaign cycle that has been nothing but a race to the bottom - at such a critical moment for our nation - and with so many who have tried to be respectful of a record primary vote, the time has come for Governor Pence to lead the ticket.
But to O'Reilly it's nothing, and just guy talk. Which is laughable, because it's so bad half the Republican party is now calling for Trump to drop out, even former supporters.
Trump Shows Once Again That He Is A Big Jerk
October 8, 2016 - 10:00am
"You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful women. I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait," Donald Trump can be heard saying to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush in an explicit and uncensored 2005 video recording obtained by The Washington Post's David A. Fahrenthold and released Friday.
"And when you're a star they let you do it," Trump continues. "You can do anything... Grab them by the p.... You can do anything."
These comments are among the most lewd and repulsive of what the public has heard the Republican presidential candidate say about women. Americans are well aware that Trump has a history of misogyny, ranging from attacking the appearances of women he dislikes, to shaming a woman breastfeeding, to fat-shaming a beauty queen, to sexually harassing women who worked on The Apprentice, to rating women on a numerical scale.
In Trump's world, women are objects that only hold a value based on how physically attractive he personally finds them to be. And if women are objects, rather than whole human beings, it follows that Trump must deserve them. Women are things. And when he wants them, he wants them.
As he says to Bush: "Grab them by the p.... You can do anything."
This is what rape culture looks like.
In a statement, Planned Parenthood Action Fund Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens explicitly connected Trump's 2005 commentary to sexual violence.
"What Trump described in these tapes amounts to sexual assault," she said. "Trump's behavior is disgusting and unacceptable in any context, and it is disqualifying for a man who is running for president of this country."
But Trump dismissed it no big deal and locker room talk, and his friend O'Reilly dismissed it as just guy talk. While everyone else is saying it is a big deal and they are not dismissing it.
And btw, Fox News is pretty much ignoring the story. O'Reilly mentioned it for 2 seconds, only to dismiss it as nothing, and Megyn Kelly did one segment on it, but since then Fox is only reporting on the Hurricane. While MSNBC and CNN are doing actual journalism and going non-stop on the new Trump scandal.
Republican Mark Kirk Calls For Trump's Emergency Replacement On GOP Ticket
October 8, 2016 - 9:00am
Now remember this, it is nothing to O'Reilly and just guy talk. While the GOP leader is uninviting Trump from campaign stops, and Republican Senators are calling for Trump to drop out of the race. Even Megyn Kelly and the stooges at Fox said it is a big deal, but not to O'Reilly.
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk called on Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race in the wake of vulgar boasts he made about women in a leaked video tape.
Kirk, who withdrew his support for Trump in June, calling him "too bigoted and racist" to be president, also urged the Republican Party on Friday to "engage rules for Trump's emergency replacement."
After the Washington Post published the leaked video recording, Kirk also called Trump "a malignant clown" and said he was "unprepared and unfit to be president of the United States."
Paul Ryan Disinvites Trump To Campaign Event Says He's Sickened By Tape
October 8, 2016 - 8:00am
Hours after audio was released that showed Donald Trump making sexually suggestive comments about a woman, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan castigated him in a statement and said Trump would no longer attend their scheduled event on Saturday.
"I am sickened by what I heard today," Ryan said in a statement. "Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified. I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests."
On Saturday, Ryan was scheduled to campaign with Trump for the first time, embracing a GOP presidential nominee whom he denounced on several occasions in the past. But, he said in the statement, "he is no longer attending tomorrow's event in Wisconsin."
In an oddly worded announcement earlier this week, Ryan's campaign office said Trump would attend Wisconsin Fall Fest, a GOP fundraiser in his congressional district, with Sen. Ron Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans.
Trump issued a statement soon after Ryan put out his, saying his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, would attend the event.
O'Reilly Defends Trump And Dismisses His Hot Mic Video As Guy Talk
October 8, 2016 - 7:00am
O'Reilly: "I'm Not Going To Play Too Much" Of The Tape "Because It's Crude Guy Talk"
In other words, O'Reilly is saying he is not going to play the tape or report on it because it makes his friend Donald Trump look bad.
From the October 7 edition of The O'Reilly Factor:
BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Let's start with presidential politics, here are the facts. 2005, Donald Trump was doing a segment with Access Hollywood. He was speaking with the entertainment reporter Billy Bush privately about women. The Washington Post somehow acquired that audiotape.
I'm not going to play too much of it, because it's crude guy talk.
O'REILLY: It is worth noting that the The Washington Post reporter involved with the tape, David Fahrenthold, wrote this line in his article, quote. "The tape appears at a time when Trump, the Republican presidential nominee has sought to make a campaign issue out of his opponent's marriage. Trump has criticized former president Bill Clinton for his past infidelity and criticized opponent Hillary Clinton as her husband's enabler," unquote.
What all the editors at The Washington Post apparently missed is that most of Mr. Trump's comments about the Clintons came after he was branded a woman hater by his opponent.
Also, Trump refrained from mentioning the marriage in the last debate.
Now, it seems to me that any fair-minded news operation would have included those two facts in the article.
Obama Approval Hits New High & O'Reilly Ignored It
October 7, 2016 - 9:00am
About a year ago President Obama had a temporary dip in his job approval ratings where it went down to 45 percent. SO Of course the biased Bill O'Reilly loved that, and he reported on it almost every night, saying it shows Obama has been a disaster and a terrible President.
O'Reilly used the temporary dip in the Obama job approval ratings to slam Obama for partisan political reasons. Which is only what biased hacks do, real unbiased and honest journalists did not do that. O'Reilly even lied while doing it, saying the economy was in chaos, and the country is going downhill fast.
Even though the economy is doing fine, jobs are back, gas is $2.00 a gallon, unemployment is near record lows, and the stock market is doing great. O'Reilly lied to make Obama look bad, and that is a fact, I documented it with transcripts from his show and videos of him saying it.
So now Obama has got his job approval ratings back up to 55 percent and almost at record approval ratings for any President, including their right-wing hero Ronald Reagan. For the record, George W. Bush had a 32 percent approval rating at this time in his 8th year, and the big right-wing hero Ronald Reagan was at 51 percent approval at this time in his 8th year.
President Barack Obama's approval rating stands at 55% in a new CNN/ORC poll, the highest mark of his second term, and matching his best at any time since his first year in office.
The new rating outpaces his previous second-term high -- reached just after a Democratic convention that extolled the successes of his presidency -- by one point, and hits a level he's reached just twice since the end of his first year in office: In January 2013 just before his second inauguration and in January 2011.
The new poll continues a streak in which Obama's approval rating has been at 50% or higher in CNN/ORC polls since February, a seven month run that is his longest since 2009. And taken together, Obama's approval ratings in 2016 average 51% so far in CNN/ORC polls, his best mark since that first year in office.
And O'Reilly is now ignoring it all, nothing, not a word. But he sure has time for Jesse Watters to do some racist asian segment, asking them if they know karate, and other ridiculous questions. O'Reilly has not said a word about the Obama job approval ratings now, or gas prices, or the stock market, etc. because it's all good news for Obama, the Democratic party, and Hillary Clinton.
O'Reilly hopes you all ignore it, and he does not want to mention it because it makes him look stupid and hurts his friend Donald Trump.
This is what Bill O'Reilly does folks, because he is a biased partisan hack who is 100% in the tank for Donald Trump. He is not a journalist, he is not honest, he does not have a no spin zone, and he is not a non-partisan. He is a 100% biased Republicans who is doing everything he can to try and help Donald Trump get in the White House.
And do not just believe me, watch his show and look at what he is doing, think about what O'Reilly is saying, and not saying. Look at what he reports on and who he talks about it with, it's all right-wing spin from a Republican point of view, with 95% right-wing guests who are on to agree with him to make it look like he is right in all his political analysis.
O'Reilly is as biased as Hannity or Rush Limbaugh, he just will not admit it. He is lying to all of you, and his entire no spin zone garbage is just a marketing slogan, it's all a lie, and if you believe anything he says you are a sucker and a clueless fool. Just look up some of the things O'Reilly says, they are all either spin or lies, virtually none of it is 100% true.
Hannity Slams Megyn Kelly For Pointing Out Trump Retreat To Hannity
October 7, 2016 - 8:00am
Fox News host Sean Hannity took a swipe at his colleague Megyn Kelly after she called out Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for retreating to Hannity's show and avoiding interviews with other media outlets and interviewers.
Hannity almost immediately lashed out at Kelly on Twitter by calling her a Clinton supporter. Kelly noted on her October 5 show that Trump "will go on Hannity and pretty much only Hannity, and will not venture out to the unsafe spaces these days, which doesn't exactly expand the tent for either one of them."
Almost immediately, Hannity tweeted back to Kelly:
@megynkelly u should be mad at @HillaryClinton Clearly you support her. And @realDonaldTrump did talk to u.
Kelly is correct: Trump has retreated almost exclusively to the Fox News bubble, with Hannity largely being his go-to show.
As CNN's Brian Stelter wrote, Trump is likely avoiding other networks to limit his "exposure to hard-hitting questions."
Trump's insistence on staying in the Hannity cocoon is no surprise, given that Hannity has been one of his biggest cheerleaders throughout the election, using his prime-time show to openly shill for Trump and advance his lies.
Hannity also gave Trump far more interview airtime than other GOP presidential candidates during the Republican primary. Trump also does the O'Reilly Factor quite a lot, but that's about it, he does not do any shows on CNN or MSNBC any more.
Media Slam Pence For Lying About Trump's Past Statements
October 7, 2016 - 7:00am
Following the 2016 vice presidential debate moderated by Elaine Quijano, media figures slammed Mike Pence for repeatedly dodging and denying past statements made by his running mate Donald Trump, asserting Pence "couldn't defend" his running mate.
During Vice Presidential Debate, Tim Kaine Used Donald Trump's Own Words To Criticize Trump/Pence Ticket
Washington Post: "Mike Pence Can't Believe Tim Kaine Would Insult Donald Trump By Quoting Him." In an October 4 article for the Washington Post, Philip Bump wrote that Pence attempted to suggest that quoting Trump is somehow an unfair disparagement of him, that doesn’t work well when you isolate the charges that were made:
There are no insults there by Kaine about Trump. Those are things Trump said.
Media Figures: Pence Couldn't Defend Trump's Statements And Even Denied He Had Said Them
CNN's Gloria Borger: Pence Couldn't Defend Some Of The Things That Donald Trump Has Said. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow: Mike Pence Spent A Lot Of This Debate Denying That Those Trump Quotes Have Been Said.
ABC's Byron Pitts: The Comment By Governor Pence That Trump Didn't Say Insulting Comments Was False.
O'Reilly Allows Racist Chinatown Segment By Jesse Watters
October 6, 2016 - 9:00am
Now it would be different if this were done on a comedy show, but this was done on a so-called hard news show that the host (Bill O'Reilly) claims only deals in facts and truth. And O'Reilly allowed it to air, while admitting they would get letters for it. So much for journalism and hard news. Not to mention O'Reilly says he is not racist, then he lets Watters do this racist garbage.
And it was done in the context of judging support from Asians for Donald Trump, which makes it even worse.
The host of "Watters' World" ridiculed and mocked Chinese-Americans in an effort to gauge support for Donald Trump.
After watching Jesse Watters latest O'Reilly Factor segment, it's easy to see why the Fox News host is so fond of saying, "This is my world." Bill O'Reilly's annoying sidekick was recently sent to New York City's Chinatown to gauge support for Donald Trump among the fastest-growing demographic in the United States:
But within seconds, it became painfully clear, that like countless other "Watters World" schticks, this one went real south really fast.
"China was mentioned 12 times, mostly in a negative way, especially by Donald Trump," O'Reilly said about last week's presidential debate. "So we sent Watters down to New York's Chinatown to sample political opinion."
"Am I supposed to bow to say hello?" Waters started by asking two women on the street. The segment, if you can believe, got worse, spiraling into a burning dumpster fire of racist stereotypes and lazy attempts at humor at the expense of Chinese-Americans.
Watters asked one street vendor: "I like these watches. Are they hot?
Watters then added subtitles to a man speaking perfectly comprehensible English.
"Do you know karate?" he asked another man.
"Is it the year of the dragon?" he pressed another.
Now remember this, O'Reilly said he was sent there to sample political opinion about Donald Trump, and those are the stupid questions Watters asked.
Aside from the usual racism served up in the typical Watters World clip, Watters Chinatown segment was particularly offensive in its exploitation of people with limited English skills for cheap laughs.
When one women did not answer one of Watters offensive questions, Fox News editors spliced in an old movie clip of a woman yelling, "Speak! Speak! Why don't you speak?"
Back in the studio, O'Reilly dismissed any complaints of cultural insensitivity, saying, "I know we're going to get letters, It was gentle fun."
"It was all in good fun," and of course Watters agreed.
It was just a little racism to make their right-wing racist viewers laugh, but it was all in good fun so nobody was hurt, according to O'Reilly and Watters. And then he wonders why people say he is a racist with a racist show, duh!
Needless to say, not many on social media found Watters particularly hilarious:
That racist Fox News segment brought back those memories nearly 20+ years later. So congrats, Jesse Watters.
#FoxNews Producer: Guys, what other minority group can we offend? I got it! Get Watters to Chinatown and have him ask "karate" questions!
Woo! Okay! Jayelle
One day this Jesse Watters will get punched in the face, and it will be glorious and richly deserved.
The president of the Asian American Journalists Association is heavily criticizing Fox News for airing a segment that was rife with racist stereotypes.
Paul Cheung, the president of the Asian American Journalists Association and director of Interactive and Digital News Production at The Associated Press, strongly criticized Fox News for the segment.
"The segment was rife with racist stereotypes, drew on thoughtless tropes and openly ridiculed Asian Americans," Cheung told Media Matters. "Fox missed a real opportunity to investigate the Asian American vote, a topic not often covered in the mainstream news media."
Numerous other journalists, including Asian-Americans reporters, took to Twitter to criticize the segment for its disgusting and anti-Asian ridicule.
Biased O'Reilly Almost Talked About Polls Showing Clinton Won The Debate
October 6, 2016 - 8:00am
Last week O'Reilly promised to report on the debate polls about the Clinton and Trump debate, specifically the fox poll that was to come out on Friday. So the polls come out and they all show Clinton winning, even the Fox poll had her winning by 35 points.
So the biased O'Reilly ignored it, he took Friday off and then never mentioned it Monday night, or Tuesday, he did say Clinton won the polls Tuesday night, but he never did a segment on it and show the numbers, he just sort of mentioned it in passing.
Now imagine what he would have done if Trump had won the polls, he would have done the whole show on it and most likely talked about it all week, but when they all show Clinton won big he ignores them, and breaks his own promise to report on the debate polls.
Here is what he said Tuesday night, it was laughable, and it shows just how biased for Trump O'Reilly is.
O'REILLY: "So all eyes will turn to Sunday night, round two between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Polling this week is not good news for the Trump campaign. Many Americans apparently believe that Hillary Clinton won the first debate and she has gained in most of the polling."
O'Reilly admitted the polls were not good for Trump, but never reported any of the actual numbers, especially the Fox poll numbers that had Clinton crushing Trump by more than 30 points. And he said "Many Americans apparently believe" as if it's not true.
Clinton clearly won the first debate, and Trump looked like a clown and a fool. And O'Reilly comes out with this garbage that "Many Americans apparently believe" Clinton won, as if she did not really win. That's about as biased as it gets.
And this is from the guy who claims to be the only honest journalist left in America today, who says he is an Independent with a no spin zone who is fair to both sides. Then he breaks his own promise to do a full report on the debate polls, has 95% Republican guests on to spin it, and disagrees with the few Democrats who were on to talk about them.
O'Reilly is a joke, just as Trump is, they are both friends and they are both lying, spinning, right-wing idiots.
Insane O'Reilly Wants Chuck Todd To Apologize To Giuliani
October 6, 2016 - 7:00am
This is one of the most ridiculous things O'Reilly has ever done, and I am wondering if he has lost his mind.
Here is a quote from O'Reilly Monday night:
O'REILLY: "Now, Mr. Todd was totally out of line, trying to set up Mr. Rudy Giuliani that way. He owes the mayor an apology. But the central issue is that Donald Trump feels he needs -- he needs to discuss the Clinton marriage."
Trump said something about Bill Clinton and Hillary, then Giuliani went on MTP to try and defend it, even though he has been married three times and even cheated on his wife while they were still married, he even said everyone does it, which is just laughable.
So the insane right-wing hack O'Reilly attacks Chuck Todd for simply pointing out that Giuliani is a hypocrite and the wrong person to be talking about another marriage. When it is Guiliani who should be attacked, for the smear about Bill Clinton, the spouse of the candidate is supposed to be off limits, and yet O'Reilly says nothing about that.
He defends Trump and Giuliani, and goes after Todd, it's a joke, and O'Reilly is so biased he should just quit his job and retire.
Here is a partial transcript:
CHUCK TODD: Are you the right person to level this charge?
RUDY GIULIANI: Yeah. I'm the right person to level this charge, because I've never made such a charge, and I've prosecuted people who've committed rape.
CHUCK TODD: But your past, you have your own infidelity charge.
RUDY GIULIANI: Well, everybody does. And I'm a Roman Catholic, and I confess those things to my priest. But I've never ever attacked someone who's been the victim.
CHUCK TODD: Okay.
And now, for the record, nobody was raped, so Giuliani is as nuts as O'Reilly. And rape has nothing to do with anything, so it makes no sense, not to mention, not everyone does it.
Earth to Trump, Giuliani, and O'Reilly. Bill Clinton is not running for President, Hillary is, attacking Bill is stupid and a waste of time, nobody cares and it will not get them one more vote, in fact, it will most likely cost them votes.
Trump Foundation Ordered To Stop Fundraising By New York AG Office
October 5, 2016 - 8:00am
And of course the biased O'Reilly never said a word about it on the Monday Factor show, but he sure does cover every little story about the Clinton Foundation, true or not. While ignoring all stories about the Trump Foundation, and he claims to not be biased, which is just laughable.
From the Washington Post:
The New York attorney general has notified Donald Trump that his charitable foundation is violating state law -- by soliciting donations without proper certification -- and ordered Trump's charity to stop its fundraising immediately, the attorney general's office said Monday.
James Sheehan, head of the attorney general's charities bureau, sent the "notice of violation" to the Donald J. Trump Foundation on Friday, according to a copy of the notice provided by the press office of state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
The night before that, The Washington Post had reported that Trump's charity had been soliciting donations from other people without being properly registered in New York state.
According to tax records, Trump's foundation has subsisted entirely on donations from others since 2008, when Trump gave his last personal donation.
Then this year, the Trump Foundation made its most wide-ranging request for donations yet: it set up a public website, donaldtrumpforvets.com, to gather donations that Trump said would be passed on to veterans groups.
Hypocrite Trump Slams Poor For Not Paying Taxes
October 5, 2016 - 7:00am
Even though they do pay taxes, they just do not make enough to pay federal taxes, but they do pay taxes, they pay into social security, they pay taxes on food, gas, state and city taxes, etc. In fact, the city tax in Peoria is 10%, and everyone pays that, on everything you buy. And if you own a house they pay property taxes too. So they do pay taxes, despite the right-wing spin on it from O'Reilly, Trump, and the Republicans.
Over the weekend the New York Times reported a bombshell by showing that Donald Trump, using a loophole that benefits wealthy dynastic families, declared nearly a billion dollar loss on his 1995 tax returns, a loss that allowed him to avoid paying any federal taxes for 18 years.
The Times account included a damning quote from Trump's former accountant:
"Here the guy was building incredible net worth and not paying tax on it."
After the story broke, the Trump campaign released a statement blasting the newspaper, calling Hillary Clinton more crooked than Richard Nixon, and claiming Trump "has paid hundreds of millions of dollars in property taxes, sales and excise taxes, real estate taxes, city taxes, state taxes, employee taxes and federal taxes, along with very substantial charitable contributions."
Without his tax returns, there is no way to determine if the campaign's assertion about Trump's taxes and charitable contributions is true. But in the past, Trump has frequently decried other Americans for not paying taxes.
On July 18, 2011, Trump appeared on Fox News and was asked about President Barack Obama's comments that well-to-do Americans should make a sacrifice for the country by paying more in taxes. He replied:
Well, I don't mind sacrificing for the country to be honest with you. But you know, you do have a problem because half of the people don't pay any tax. And when he's talking about that he's talking about people that aren't also working, that are not contributing to this society. And it's a problem. But we have 50 percent. It just hit the 50 percent mark. Fifty percent of the people are paying no tax.
This is a Republican talking point, and a misleading one. It was true that close to 50 percent of Americans did not pay federal income tax, but that was because they did not earn enough money to be hit by this tax. Many of these people were working for low wages, or were seniors or young people not earning wages, and they paid other taxes, including Social Security and property taxes.
Yet here was Trump brandishing a favorite club of the GOP (makers vs. takers) to denigrate half of the nation.
When Romney ran for President Mother Jones reported that he privately derided 47 percent of Americans as shiftless individuals who could not be bothered to take responsibility for their own lives. Trump hit Fox News to advise Romney not to apologize for the remark. And he again complained that half of Americans do not pay taxes and expect hand-outs from the government:
He should never apologize. Actually bring on this discussion....It's a discussion that maybe should be had. You do have a large percentage of people not paying taxes. You do have a large percentage of people that feel they're entitled.
In these comments, Trump was slamming people who didn't pay income taxes for feeling entitled and for essentially screwing those Americans who do.
More recently, Trump repeated his criticism that 50 percent of Americans are free-riders, not contributing to society (presumably by not working and not paying taxes) and expecting to be taken care of by others. In a June 2015 interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump said this:
The problem we have right now, we have a society that sits back and says we don't have to do anything. Eventually, the 50 percent cannot carry, and it's unfair to them, but cannot carry the other 50 percent.
Trump is now on the hot seat for exploiting a tax loophole that allowed him to get very wealthy without paying federal taxes. His accountant told the New York Times that he harbored misgivings about this. Yet Trump boasted at the first presidential debate that if he did pay no taxes that was a "smart" move.
Perhaps it was a brilliant financial move. But how bad would it be if Trump was castigating low-income, working Americans for not paying federal income taxes while enjoying a billionaire's lifestyle and stiffing Uncle Sam.
There is, of course, only one way for Trump to clear up this matter: release his tax returns. They might indeed show how he was a genius at avoiding taxation, but also a massive hypocrite.
O'Reilly Lied And Ignored The Fox Poll On The Clinton/Trump Debate
October 4, 2016 - 8:00am
Last week O'Reilly promised to report on the Fox poll about the Clinton/Trump debate, he said he would have a full report on the poll later in the week when it came out. So it comes out Friday and O'Reilly took the night off, Eric Bolling filled in and he never said a word about the poll.
Then O'Reilly was back Monday night and he ignored the poll, because it showed Clinton crushing Trump 57 to 19, so O'Reilly ignored it because he did not want to make Trump look bad. Which is not only bias for Trump, it was O'Reilly breaking his own promise to report on the poll.
Now O'Reilly did mention the poll, but he never said one word about who won the debate. Instead he talked about some secondary question in the poll, without discussing the main question that showed Clinton beating Trump by 38 points.
Here is what O'Reilly talked about:
O'REILLY: "The latest Fox News poll has an intriguing question: What is your biggest motivation voting for president this year? Fear the other candidate wins with 57%. The majority of American voters are voting against, rather than for Clinton or Trump."
Notice he said nothing about who won the debate, not a word. It's called bias, and O'Reilly is as biased as it gets for Trump, he just will not admit it, while saying he has no bias and is not partisan, which is just laughable.
O'Reilly even defended Trump for not paying taxes and for not releasing his tax returns. But when Democrats hold back on releasing tax returns, O'Reilly jumps all over them and says if they do not release them they should not be elected, he says the people deserve to see them, except when Trump does it, then he has a different story.
O'Reilly Tells Obama How To Talk About Black Disenfranchisement
October 4, 2016 - 7:00am
Yeah, that's just what he needed, and old rich white Republican telling him how to talk to black people. I dont know why O'Reilly even bothers, his right-wing viewers do not want to hear that garbage, and Obama sure as hell is not going to listen to his racist right-wing ass.
And btw, earth to O'Dummy. There is racism against blacks, and when they protest an injustice that does not mean they think the country is not noble, they just want the injustice to stop. You are an idiot to say because they protest an injustice they hate the country, it's crazy talk, and if you actually believe what you are saying you need to retire because you have lost your mind.
There are two sides, and to say there is not, it makes you look like a fool.
Here is a partial transcript from the ridiculous Thursday night Factor show:
BILL O'REILLY (HOST): The second thing that caught my attention in the town hall was disrespect toward the USA. As you know, some Americans believe this is not a noble country, that blacks, for example are treated harshly by the system, simply because of their skin color.
The football player Colin Kaepernick believes that, and so he is disrespecting the national anthem. A few other athletes have followed him and some kids have as well. Mr. Obama addressed it.
O'REILLY: President Obama should not equate personal disenchantment with mistakes, even fatal ones, when it comes to respecting the legacy of this country.
O'REILLY: The mark of strong leadership, and that's what we need in this country, strong leadership, is to take a stand. Mr. Obama understands that diminishing America is a bad choice, but somehow he always equivocates and does not make his points with certainty and clarity.
There are not two sides to this story. America is a noble nation, period. Those who dissent have to be tolerated, but you don't have to applaud that dissent, if it is misguided and uninformed.
Conservative Newspaper Editorial Boards Line Up Behind Hillary Clinton
October 3, 2016 - 8:00am
And of course Bill O'Reilly has not reported one word about any of this, ever.
The Arizona Republic's editorial board didn't struggle much with the decision to break with more than 120 years of tradition.
"In the end, it was an easy decision because of watching Donald Trump throughout this election," said Nicole Carroll, the paper's editor and vice president for news.
Trump's statements, actions, and "how he conducts himself," she said, left the conservative editorial board "no choice but to endorse Hillary Clinton."
Carroll stressed Wednesday that the paper's endorsement of a Democratic nominee -- the first in its 126-year history -- was an affirmative recommendation of Clinton and not simply an anti-Trump stance.
Editors touted Clinton's "steady hand, a cool head and the ability to think carefully before acting." Trump, they wrote, "is not conservative and he is not qualified."
The Arizona Republic's board is the latest in a string of conservative editorial boards who broke with precedent to back Clinton.
The Dallas Morning News endorsed Clinton earlier in September, making her the first Democratic nominee in more than 75 years to win the paper's approval. "There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November," the editors wrote.
Last week, the Cincinnati Enquirer broke a nearly century-long streak. The paper, located in the critical swing state of Ohio, described Trump as "a clear and present danger to our country."
The New Hampshire Union Leader and Richmond Times-Dispatch, which have endorsed Republicans for a century and more than three decades, respectively, chose Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. The Tulsa World, meanwhile, decided not to endorse anyone after more than 75 years supporting Republicans.
Trump struggled throughout the 2016 election to win over the more sober and intellectually rigorous columnists and commentators on the right. Most prominent conservative writers and pundits sided with Trump's rivals during the Republican primary due to everything from his erratic temperament to racially insensitive views to his break with party orthodoxy.
Trump has won a couple newspaper endorsements. He received a lukewarm April endorsement from Rupert Murdoch's New York Post, which noted the candidate's amateurish, divisive and downright coarse language.
And the New York Observer, a weekly paper owned by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, endorsed him a few days later.
Those publications will likely remain in Trump's corner and it's possible he could pick up a few other endorsements, such as the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
But Clinton will surely win the overwhelming majority of newspaper endorsements, but it's becoming clear many conservative boards won't stand behind Trump.
The Culinary Workers Union Just Started A Boycott Against Donald Trump
October 3, 2016 - 7:00am
The union that recently organized workers at Donald Trump's Las Vegas hotel announced Tuesday that it was launching a formal boycott of the Republican nominee's properties around the country.
The Culinary Workers Union, a powerful player in Nevada politics, said it will be urging people not to stay at Trump hotels, eat at Trump restaurants or play golf at Trump courses until he starts bargaining with the union over a first contract.
The Las Vegas group, which is part of the national hospitality industry union Unite Here, has been waging a long-running battle with the Trump Organization.
The boycott will be supported by the AFL-CIO, a federation of 56 unions that represent some 12 million workers around the country, according to Bethany Khan, a Culinary Workers Union spokeswoman. She said it will involve properties that Trump "owns, has invested in, or has partnered with."
"Other unions can respect the boycott and not deliver goods or pass the picket line," Khan said in an email.
Unions don't take such boycotts lightly, since they discourage business at a workplace that employs their members. But in the case of Trump's Las Vegas hotel, the Culinary Workers Union accuses him and his team of failing to bargain in good faith, even though the union won an organizing election last year.
The hotel is a joint venture between Trump and his friend, casino magnate Phil Ruffin. Federal regulators have certified the union as the official bargaining agent for the workers, making the boycott perfectly legal under labor laws.
O'Reilly Ignored The Fox Poll On The Clinton/Trump Debate
October 1, 2016 - 8:00am
Wednesday night O'Reilly said we should wait for the Fox News poll on the debate to come out Friday and see what the people think, he said after it comes out he will discuss it on his show.
So it came out Friday afternoon, and it shows Clinton won big time, so of course O'Reilly ignored it and never said one word about the poll. In fact, he took the night off and had the right-wing stooge Eric Bolling fill in for him Friday night, who also never mentioned the poll.
The latest Fox News poll found that both registered and likely voters thought that Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump at the first presidential debate by a crushing margin.
Likely Voters: Clinton - 58% -- Trump - 19%
Debate Watchers: Clinton - 60% -- Trump - 22%
Registered Voters: Clinton - 57% -- Trump - 19%
Debate Watchers: Clinton - 61% -- Trump - 21%
Those are not good numbers. When even Fox News can't deny the reality of Clinton's debate victory, it only serves to make the Trump campaign's reliance on bogus online polls as proof that he won look more pathetic and desperate.
To date, there still has not been a single scientific poll conducted that showed Donald Trump winning the debate. It is difficult to remember the last time that a presidential candidate's general election debate performance was so bad that it was nearly universally agreed on that he lost.
The only people who are claiming that Trump won the debate are the completely committed Trump supporters who take everything that their candidate says as gospel truth.
What should frighten Republicans is that Trump's hardcore base of support hovers around 19%-22%. O'Reilly broke his own promise to report on the Fox debate poll, because he is a Trump supporter and he does not want to make him look bad.
In fact, O'Reilly should just take the next 6 weeks off and go to work for the Trump campaign, because it is just laughable how far in the tank O'Reilly is for Trump.
O'Reilly And Kelly Smear Police Shooting Victim Keith Scott As A Criminal
October 1, 2016 - 7:00am
For the record, his past history has nothing to do with being unjustly shot by the police that day, and that history would not be allowed as evidence in a trial. It's the same as saying a woman who was raped deserved it because of the sexy clothes she was wearing.
The two black guests on the Factor Wednesday night even told O'Reilly his past had nothing to do with the current shooting case, O'Reilly said yes it does, then he cut them both off and ended the segment to go to commercial.
Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly unsurprisingly smeared Keith Lamont Scott, the latest high-profile black victim of police brutality, using his prior criminal record to deride protests in North Carolina over his death and call into question whether his killing was justified.
On his September 28 show, O'Reilly listed prior criminal offenses on Scott's record to ask whether "protesters once again jumped to false conclusions," suggesting that Scott's alleged violent history was a factor in whether police were justified in killing him.
Megyn Kelly, as well as Fox correspondent Trace Gallagher and Fox contributor Mark Fuhrman, all smeared Scott by bringing up his criminal record on The Kelly File.
The chorus of Fox figures smearing Scott is in keeping with Fox News long history of race-baiting and victim-blaming when it comes to police brutality.
Sean Hannity, perhaps the worst offender, has slandered Freddie Gray as the "lowest scum parasite in the world," was adamant that his prior arrest record mattered, because he was not a pillar of the community, and blamed Gray for his own death, because he ran at 8:30 in the morning.
Hannity has also smeared Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Samuel DuBose, and Philando Castille.
Likewise, Kelly is notorious for shaming and blaming black victims of police brutality. Kelly suggested that Sandra Bland's death could be due in part to her failure to obey the police officer, arguing that her death could have been averted if she had just "complied and complained later."
Kelly also interjected that the black teenage girl manhandled by a McKinney police officer "was no saint either," after bemoaning that people had "made this into a race thing."
Fox's smear campaign against black victims of police brutality extends beyond the cable network's primetime lineup: contributors, guests, and other hosts are all part of the network's long-running effort to dehumanize black victims, discredit nationwide protests over police brutality, and deflect any blame away from those who should be held accountable.
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