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With Trump-Breitbart Alliance, The Right-Wing Media’s Civil War Just Got A Whole Lot Worse

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With Trump-Breitbart Alliance, The Right-Wing Media’s Civil War Just Got A Whole Lot Worse

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A growing list of horrified conservative commentators have watched Donald Trump swallow the Republican Party this year, convinced he’s dooming the GOP with a major November loss. One of their key complaints has been that the erstwhile candidate has embraced dark elements of the far-right media; that Trump is just recycling irresponsible nonsense pushed by sites that are blindly loyal to him, like Breitbart News.

Wednesday’s news that Trump has tapped Breitbart News chairman Stephen Bannon to help run his campaign will only inflame those concerns, and pundits will likely see the move as yet another nail in the campaign’s coffin.

Immediately following the Bannon news, former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro, who quit the site in March over its obvious cheerleading for Trump, wrote that his former boss “openly embraced the white supremacist” movement of the extreme right. Shapiro added, “It’s clear that Breitbart News is indeed Bannon.com and Trumpbart News. That’s pathetic and disgusting.”

In other words, the Trump-inspired civil war that has consumed the right-wing media for months just got a whole lot worse. And the long-term implications could mean big problems for the movement, long after November.

With Trump’s unorthodox campaign igniting especially deep passions among conservatives, the Right-Wing Noise Machine’s famously loud megaphone has transformed itself into something of a circular firing squad. “Trump is choosing to end his campaign living in the alternate reality that Breitbart creates for him on a daily basis,” The Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes announced.

The civil war is now consuming the movement. (National Review Online, post-Bannon: “There are no good options left for conservatives, only disputably less bad ones.”) The irony is that the non-stop bickering and name-calling threatens to burn to the ground what had been a movement built on message discipline; on everyone singing off the same page. Today, those songs sheets are being torn up day after day.

For decades, it’s been a media movement where internal disagreements were virtually always set aside in time for presidential general elections, and where commentators unified around their contempt for the Democratic foe. When finely tuned and focused, the conservative media machine served as a battering ram for the GOP.

Not this year, and not with Trump.

Increasingly, it’s Trump who generates the most visceral response among conservative commentators. It’s Trump who’s viewed and denounced by the right as the looming danger facing America. All the while, Clinton widens her lead in the polls.

Indeed, some of the media attacks on Clinton this cycle seem somewhat muted, or less focused, given the widespread lack of enthusiasm for Trump on the right. Unable to project a unified, anti-Clinton message when they’re so busy denouncing their own nominee — and when fighting with his remaining media fans — conservative pundits are unraveling the distinctive fabric of the far-right press: message discipline.

Of course, the Trump-inspired split isn’t new. During the wildly fractured GOP primary, Trump was denounced from inside the conservative media as a “vicious demagogue,” a “con man,” a “glib egomaniac,” and “the very epitome of vulgarity.”

How bad has the sniping gotten this summer?

Lead Trump cheerleader Sean Hannity has been derided as “pathetic” and “stupid or dishonest.” He’s Fox News’ “dumbest anchor.” He’s a Donald Trump enabler whose weeknight show resembles a Trump “infomercial.” In fact, Hannity might even be rooting for a Clinton win.

And that’s just what Hannity’s fellow conservatives are saying about him.

And the brawling isn’t limited to Trump-specific issues. This week, Breitbart News unleashed a broadside against Glenn Beck, who has been vocal in his contempt for Trump. Breibart belittled Beck for cozying up to Black Lives Matter, accusing him of “actually repeating a talking point of the Black Lives Matter founders themselves.”

Meaning, Breitbart has its enemies list and is more than willing to take down conservatives like Beck if they get in Trump’s way. And that was before the site’s chief took over the Trump campaign. At the same time, Beck has been knocking longtime Trump ally Matt Drudge, calling him unreliable and claiming he’s gone to “this weird conspiratorial” place since he starting “hanging out with” radio host Alex Jones, another of Trump’s far-right supporters.

In terms of the traditional right-wing media campaign megaphone, the internal feud is diminishing its effectiveness.

For starters, a site like Breitbart has very little mainstream appeal. Unlike The Weekly Standard or National Review, which routinely tout Republican candidates (but now refuse to back Trump) and are viewed as legitimate by the Beltway media, Breitbart’s long, and at-times comical, history of concocting falsehoods makes it hard for mainstream media observers to take it seriously.

Another example of the diminishing right-wing media megaphone: Hannity recently rushed out to be the point person of a sloppy, irresponsible smear campaign against Clinton, suggesting her health is in serious decline and that her medical records are shrouded in mystery. It’s guttural stuff for sure (“Is it possible she had a stroke?”), but not unusual for a carnival barker like Hannity. Increasingly though, it looks like Hannity led a very small army into battle over Clinton’s health record.

Meaning, with large portions of the conservative media openly mocking Hannity for what they see as his disingenuous and sycophantic support of Trump (the same goes for Breitbart), Hannity’s foray against Clinton’s health failed to pick up much meaningful support.

That’s significant because it means the power of the collective right-wing media megaphone, effective when angry voices are yelling in unison, loses its punch. And without its vaunted message discipline, the Noise Machine can’t move the campaign needle.

Another long-term effect from the open civil war is that members of the conservative media are finally calling out the avalanche of lies and misinformation the conservative press itself has peddled for so many years. Pushed to the breaking point by the Trump nomination and the lies that fuel it, more commentators are willing to admit, in public, that so much of the conservative media content is garbage.

From longtime conservative radio talk show host Charlie Sykes:

We have the InfoWars, we have the Breitbarts, we have the Drudges, in which information is passed, things that that bear no resemblance to reality whatsoever. So I’m in the position of having on a regular basis to basically say, look, that information is not valid, that’s not true, that’s not accurate.

And from The Wall Street Journal’s Bret Stephens:

If you spend your time listening to certain cable shows all the time, listening to nobody else, if you’re prone to the kind of conspiracy theories that whiz around on Twitter or certain fringes of the internet, you end up having this kind of conversation that’s just increasingly divorced from reality.

What happens after the election? Are conservatives just going to pretend that all the lies and misinformation shoveled to readers, viewers and listeners weren’t denounced from within the conservative press during the campaign?

For now, the right-wing media chorus, that Tabernacle Choir of misinformation where every voice is hitting the same note, has been muted.

Photo: Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at the Ziegler Building at the Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center in West Bend, Wisconsin August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo

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61 Comments

  1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth August 19, 2016

    The “marriage” of Trump and Breitbart is a fitting form of punishment for the Right Wing, and deservedly so. What a lovely form of poetic justice is inexorably unfolding, with more to come.
    It’ll be interesting to see how FOX tries to free itself from this mess.

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    1. Jon August 20, 2016

      No one needs to worry about Sean and Bill. The National Enquirer can always use the kind of hard hitting journalism these guys have convinced themselves they do better than anyone else.

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      1. plc97477 August 22, 2016

        I’m not even sure the national enquirer wants their kind.

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  2. charleo1 August 20, 2016

    Probably the greatest advantage of running a campaign on bogus issues and conspiracy is the blank check it gives an incoming administration when it comes to the real issues they will face if they win. And these boogiemen invented to scare the support out of voters can be anything. As we’ve seen, they may be secret Seditionists, Communist lurking in the halls of Congress, or Hollywood. They might be jet trails, or fluoride added to the water supply by a malicious government to rot your brain! And, as they were never real in the first place, they can be jut as easily be dismissed. And then, all those real life issues that await this pig in a poke candidate? Well, they may be taken on with a completely free hand, or ignored altogether, Unencumbered by promise of solution, or position revealed in speeches from the stump. We have what we have, but what have we got?

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  3. Eleanore Whitaker August 20, 2016

    The Right Wing is in swan song mode and they know it. Their biggest problem now is how to “take over” and it isn’t likely to happen.

    The curious thing is that they’ve been forcing the rest of us to live under their hideous ideological lies and deception and they got away with it. Mostly, without realizing the masses do get fed up with the same old same old same old regurgitated by the Geezer Diseased who can barely change their own loaded Depends.

    Most of us laugh and laugh at these clowns because we know that Americans who love this country always do the right thing because we KNOW what the right thing is. We were raised right and bred to know that you cannot live your entire lifetime “getting away with it” or living like irresponsible 5 year old brats.

    You know what parents do to bad little kids. They get punished. The problem is that we all allowed the worst white collar criminals to go unpunished and we suffered for it. The minute Obama was elected, the righties smelled change they hoped they could avoid. Now, with Hillary ahead of Trump and nearing landslide level, the righties are biting down on their bits even harder. Not to worry folks, according to Trump’s chief campaign adviser, “there are 90 million gun owners,” an idle threat that if we don’t obey the Emperor Trump and his gang of militants, those 90 million AR-15s will be in our faces.

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    1. Timmi August 20, 2016

      Well, I’m concerned about this. People think it can’t happen here for some reason. It can happen anywhere at anytime. Hitler despised the old school conservatives and he neutralized them in rather short order.

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      1. greenlantern1 August 20, 2016

        Didn’t the KKK side with Hitler?
        Isn’t David Duke a NAZI?

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    2. Jon August 20, 2016

      Maybe I misunderstood Donnie. I was thinking the 90 million gun owners with their AR-15s were going to do something about Hillary Clinton and serve as polling site enforcers. BTW if they believe that all gun owners are a homogenous group, they will be disappointed. I and most of my family members and relatives own at least 1 gun and we can’t stomach the man and the lies he tells about her abolishing………essentially abolishing the 2nd Amendment. While we are a miniscule group, I believe there are a lot of other responsible gun owners who feel like we do. Unfortunately the right wing gun nuts and armed hate groups who are enthusiastic backers of Trump and his Republican Party get most of the press creating the illusion that almost all gun owners are paranoid psychotics. Only some are.

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      1. greenlantern1 August 20, 2016

        Spoken like a true American!
        Want Putin to “protect” our Constitution?
        Viktor Bout?

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      2. idamag August 20, 2016

        My family always owned guns. My spouse owned guns. I inherited my father’s guns. We were taken out and taught to shoot as soon as we could hold a 22. These scared little bullies with AR-15 are not gun aficionados. They are nothing more than middle aged gangs.

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        1. Jon August 20, 2016

          I agree.

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      3. johninPCFL August 20, 2016

        “I was thinking the 90 million gun owners with their AR-15s were going to do something about Hillary Clinton”: That’s what he was asking for. We’ll have to see if any of his weak-minded minions try anything.

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    3. idamag August 20, 2016

      Your second paragraph – yes, yes, and yes.

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    4. The lucky one August 21, 2016

      “you cannot live your entire lifetime “getting away with it” or living like irresponsible 5 year old brats.” There are many out there, Trump for one, proving that if you are rich enough you can do exactly that.

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      1. Eleanore Whitaker August 21, 2016

        Not actually true. Think about it. If you owed what Trump does and knew that at any minute those you owe money to will hunt you down, how much real freedom do you have?

        When you stiff union workers, you end up “missing” like Jimmy Hoffa.

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        1. The lucky one August 21, 2016

          You’re more optimistic than I am. I see the mega-rich pretty much getting away with whatever they want unless they cross another rich person with more clout and political connections.

          As much as I’d like to believe that HRC would be able to change that I don’t believe it will happen. Despite her claims I don’t see the will in her to fundamentally change the status quo, especially now that her and Bill are members of the 1%.
          The choices she has made for her “team” seem to bear out my suspicions.

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          1. Eleanore Whitaker August 22, 2016

            There were reasons the rich got away with so much since Bush ’43 took office. Republicans always placed themselves in positions where they were chairing major committees that controlled the taxes we pay and were it ends up.

            So, you bet they deliberately delay any legislation that would mean less money flushed to Republican states. You bet they would defund as much of the operational agencies of government if it means flushing money to their states.

            When you defund major government agencies like FEMA, EPA, IRS, FDA and the Dept. of Banking and Insurance, it means massive cut backs in staffing and cutting to the marrow any spending.

            Hillary is amazingly shrewd when it comes to effecting change as most women are. When men try to dominate autonomously, they always forget women have their own covert methods of getting important things done.

            That’s HOW Hillary will operate. Any right winger of Republican stupid enough to try and outwit a female leader is obviously spending too much time selfie-ing.

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  4. Timmi August 20, 2016

    Breitbart is like Volkischer Beobachter or Der Angriff.

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    1. idamag August 20, 2016

      Breitbart is America’s brown shirts, waiting to be called to action.

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  5. itsfun August 20, 2016

    Only the establishment Republicans who are in great fear of losing power and money hate Trump. Trump will never bow down to them or sell out the people so the establishment can get richer and richer. I believe many Democrats feel the same way as they don’t see Bernie as a establishment Democrat and want many of the same things Trump does. We are all tired of seeing our politicians sell us out. Just follow the money trail and see how much politicians are worth when they get into office and how much they are worth after a couple of terms of selling us out. I am talking about both parties, and probably should add the TEA party in this.

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    1. johninPCFL August 20, 2016

      The teabaggers lost all credibility when they sold out to Armey. After that, they were just the Klan, without the sheets.

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      1. idamag August 20, 2016

        Good description – kudos to you.

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      2. itsfun August 20, 2016

        One of their top officials is a black man.

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        1. johninPCFL August 20, 2016

          Yeah, his name is Tom. What do his nephews call him?

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          1. itsfun August 20, 2016

            sad that you are so blinded that you can’t believe a black man can be a conservative.

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          2. johninPCFL August 20, 2016

            I do believe it. Black men even fought for the Confederacy, in support of slavery. Black men even joined the Southern Baptist Church, which was founded in support of slavery and southern states’ secession to retain the institution of slavery.
            People do stupid things every day.

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          3. idamag August 21, 2016

            Slave owners commanded their slaves to fight. They weren’t doing it because they favored slavery. Yes, The Southern Baptist Church was founded on being pro-slavery because other churches were coming out against slavery. However, having been a Southern Baptist (until I found out what they are) I doubt Black People were allowed to attend. In fact, the church, I belonged to, told racist jokes from the pulpit. That is who they are.

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          4. johninPCFL August 20, 2016

            Wow. According to teabagger member reports, there actually were MORE black Confederate soldiers than black teabagger members! Then this:
            “In the fall of 2010 the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights released the seminal report on the Tea Party entitled Tea Party Nationalism. This insightful new report looked at the issues, development, structure, and personalities, as well as the deeply concerning links between the sometimes racist agendas and strategies utilized by certain founders and activist within the various Tea Party factions throughout our Country.”
            I guess it turns out the just CERTAIN teabagger groups were racist. That number is more than half, mind you, but still not all.

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    2. Jim Samaras August 20, 2016

      This has been my point for awhile now. It just makes sense but do ya think some of these people would get it? Naww

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      1. charleo1 August 20, 2016

        A lot of people agree with Trump on the sold out political system, But also see him as a nut that getting increasingly nutter as he goes along. To the point of being down right too dangerous to elect. And with his pick of Steve Bannon as his campaign CEO, he just put all that on steroids. So, what’s next in Trump’s outreach initiative to lift his poll numbers? Appointing that preacher down in Florida that burns copies of the Koran on the internet as his go to PR guy?
        I know I’ve heard it, he’s not a politician. But really, it’s been a over a year now. How steep are we to assume the learning curve is for Trump to control his mouth at the podium? Now he says he’s sorry with all the conviction of a kid who’s Mother made him go back to Mrs. Hopper’s house, and apologize for calling her shriveled up old bag to face. It’s idiotic to consider him ready to lead the Country in the capacity he’s proposing.

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        1. Jim Samaras August 20, 2016

          All you say may be true but if he continues down the path he’s been on for a week he has a message that rings true to the people and all the other crap will be forgotten. America is a forgiving nation. The substance of his initiatives is all he’ll need for a landslide come November going up against your unprincipled, crooked candidate.

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          1. Jenn August 20, 2016

            So what you’re saying is because Trump has read from a teleprompter over the last week, America is going to forget all the craziness he has spewed over the last year. I don’t think so. What does it really say about a presidential candidate when the bar is set so low after over a year of campaigning that his supporters marvel over a week of staying on message because he read from a teleprompter? America may be a forgiving nation but we’re not stupid. Words matter and after a year of doubling down on misogyny, racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, demeaning POWs, including disrespecting Gold Star families he has no substance. He can re-boot his so-called campaign all he want but he is still the same narcissistic, lying, crook he’s always been. Yes, he’s a pathological liar and he’s cheated and stole from people all of his life. Crooked Trump!

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          2. Jim Samaras August 21, 2016

            Another low information voter listening to how the msm twists words again huh?

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          3. Jenn August 21, 2016

            Seriously? We “low information voters” don’t need the media to twist words. We have ears and brains therefore we can decipher what ole Donnie is saying all on our own. It is hilarious how you Drumpfsters call anyone who isn’t lining up behind your unhinged candidate “low information voters”. As I tell all of you, your candidate insults you by saying “I love uneducated people” and what do you “informed voters” do? You clap, clap, hoot and holler, too stupid to know that you’re being insulted and too stupid to see that this con man loves running his BS to a crowd that doesn’t have the sense to care about how he’s going to do all these wonderful things he promising you. All he says is “believe me” and you call yourself “informed”. So you keep on living in your right-wing bubble and just like in 2012, you will be so shocked and your heads will explode when the results come in and you find out that the msm wasn’t just twisting words. True “informed voters” actually listen to various media outlets, read many different publications, and try to become as informed as possible even if the information isn’t what they like or want to hear. True “informed voters” are not drinking the Drumpf kool-aid so that landslide you predicted will not happen because America is already great.

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          4. plc97477 August 22, 2016

            The only people stupid enough to fall for that are trumpeters and they are more likely to leave him when he gets “on message”.

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          5. The lucky one August 21, 2016

            It will be one unprincipled, crooked candidate against the other.

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    3. greenlantern1 August 20, 2016

      Neil Bush is a brother of George Bush.
      He was the bank president of the BANK OF SILVERADO.
      It is now defunct.
      Did Trump, EVER, denounce THAT bank?

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      1. itsfun August 20, 2016

        Don’t know and don’t care

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        1. johninPCFL August 20, 2016

          That’s the answer to the question: “Who do you know that is both ignorant and apathetic?”
          It’s a joke, get it?

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          1. itsfun August 20, 2016

            nope pls quite wasting my time with your BS.

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          2. idamag August 21, 2016

            itsfin should go back down to breitbart, it is his level.

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  6. Box August 20, 2016

    There is only one true thing in this article, that if the Left or Right only reads Left or Right sources, each side is left to believe either Left or Right information.

    Please continue to do that if your pleasure is to bash each other, just as this article does. If you want to know the truth of something, or at least get closer to it, read and research outside the circle and that means reading outside the USA.

    But two things jump out as refutable.
    Drudge Report has had a good reputation for years, for breaking stories 24 hours before the rest of the world knew. The stories were mainly about business and economics and were read often by several presidents including Obama and Bush. Matt Drudge never liked or cared for Alex Jones and had nothing to do with him. It was Alex Jones who kept seeking out Drudge to add legitimacy to Alex Jones. They do not hang out together, are not pals. But Drudge did appear on an Alex Jones show as they were covering the same stories one time. Drudge didnt print lies and none were named in this article, if you notice.

    Alex Jones was the person who first broke the Fast and Furious story and nobody believed the kook. One year later and huge pressure coming out of Infowars readers, the story broke in the news and Congress eventually held hearings. AG Eric Holder refused to take responsibility for the mess, claiming he didnt know anything about it and said there were too many people involved in FF for any single person to take responsibility. But its one example that refutes this article. How many are needed?

    Hillary famously said we are in an information war and she intended to win it, no matter what she said or did. This article is nothing more than a mouthpiece of that war. Whatever the opposition says, nevermind what is the truth or not, just squash him! exterminate him! kill him! Its ludicrous. Dont get sucked in, go out and read outside sources and get the truth. Not much here!

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    1. greenlantern1 August 20, 2016

      Is Drudge as “reliable” as the NATIONAL INQUIRER?

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      1. johninPCFL August 20, 2016

        A little less. They don’t report ALL of the UFO sightings.

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    2. Rick2101 August 20, 2016

      I read reports from the foreign press and Donald “The Fraud” Trump is disliked everywhere, except by Putin in Russia. This is from The Guardian: “There has been lots of media talk about a “pivot” towards a more presidential tone and a more consistent appeal to centre-ground voters. Yet little that Mr Trump has said or done since winning the Republican nomination in Cleveland in July points in that direction. On the contrary, his campaign appearances have continued to rely on the brutally populist campaign of the past. This is precisely why so many Republicans, including sitting senators, members of Congress and dozens of officials in former Republican administrations, have turned against him.” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/19/the-guardian-view-on-the-trump-campaign-new-faces-same-old-message

      Only faux news websites such as, NewsMax, Patriot Power, Mad Patriots, 1776 Coalition, etc. etc. show fanatical support for Donald “The Fraud” Trump.

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      1. stanley garland August 21, 2016

        The only thing good about Trump he wasn’t rigged like Clinton, that is very telling for the two of them !

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    3. Bren Frowick August 21, 2016

      Ludicrous nonsense. Jones broke the FF story? WHAT story? The right wing press merely took that conspiracy theory and inflated it to the point where they could get a compliant pack of right wing hyenas in the Perpetual-Witch-Hunt-Formerly-Known-As-Congress to feel like they could launch yet another “investigation” in their never ending quest for something … ANYTHING … they can use to grasp power into their greedy little hands for the rest of eternity.

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  7. yabbed August 20, 2016

    Truth is, that’s the only audience Donald Trump has left.

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  8. greenlantern1 August 20, 2016

    President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, AFTER he bolted, from the REPUBLICAN party!
    He formed the UNION party!
    He picked Andrew Johnson to be his VP!
    The RADICAL REPUBLICANS, their definition, impeached Lincoln’s VP!
    President Teddy Roosevelt was shot when he bolted!
    He formed the BULL MOOSE PARTY!
    To call them REPUBLICANS is character assassination!
    Perfectly clear?

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    1. FireBaron August 20, 2016

      Lantern, Roosevelt was shot after he formed the Bull Moose party due to the failure of Taft to live up to his Trust-busting expectations.

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    2. Bren Frowick August 21, 2016

      Lincoln didn’t leave the Republican party, but merely reorganized the largest faction of it as it splintered towards the end of the war under a temporary name. TR was shot by a madman who claimed the ghost of William McKinley told him to do it, in order to prevent TR from serving a third term, which many were opposed to. John Schrank, the shooter, had no particular political affiliation and spent the rest of his life in an insane asylum. Not sure where you think you’re going with that…

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  9. idamag August 20, 2016

    Bannon and Breitbart is what the Republican Party has become. Sorry Republicans it is who you are. Bannon is something I would scrape off my shoe and might even throw the shoes away. I think Cable TV is partly responsible for the dumbing down of America.

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  10. FT66 August 20, 2016

    When I didn’t see any tweet from Reince Priebus after Stephen Bannon was picked, I knew for sure GOP has reckoned the time has come for the journey to head south. The unity Priebus has been touting is not seen anywhere. One has to ask what has happened after Mike Pence was picked and what has their Convention helped so far?

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    1. stanley garland August 21, 2016

      Same goes with VP Tim Kaine, he’s off the Map, have you notice !

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  11. Mama Bear August 20, 2016

    Honestly, I don’t know what the fuss is all about. This is exactly who the Repubs have always been, they are just being more open about it now. Nothing new. They have been dog whistling this white nationalist opinion for years now it’s just out in plain English so even the ignorant ones understand.

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    1. idamag August 21, 2016

      Trump removed their mask. He is who they are.

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  12. Rick2101 August 20, 2016

    Donald “The Fraud” Trump is not at the same level as Adolf Hitler, yet, but their styles are strikingly similar. In a USA Today article by Peter Ross Range on March 31, 2016 “Trump and Hitler proceed from the same apocalyptic starting point. In Trump’s narrative, America is on the brink of ruin. At least a portion of his listeners, as did Hitler’s, passionately believes the downfall scenario. Each man is (or was) skilled at setting up boogeymen: For Hitler, it was Jews, Marxists, the hated French and the “lying press.” For Trump, it is Muslims, Mexican illegals, the Islamic State terrorist group and the Chinese who are supposedly cleaning our clocks. When convenient, Trump includes the “dishonest” news media covering his events — a tactic also used in the 1960s by Alabama Gov. George Wallace.” http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/03/31/donald-trump-hitler-political-instinct-greatness-apocalypse-elections-2016-column/82350670/

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    1. stanley garland August 21, 2016

      To bad Hillary was Rigged, now we have to deal with Trump as POTUS !

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      1. Rick2101 August 21, 2016

        Donald “The Fraud” Trump will never be President of the United States. Trump the supreme con artist has bamboozled many Americans into donating to his campaign. Donald “The Fraud” Trump is pulling off the grandest grift eve : After your supporters willingly give you their money, you don’t have to give it back.

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    2. idamag August 21, 2016

      Hitler was going to make Germany great again.

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      1. Rick2101 August 21, 2016

        Also interestingly Hitler (Trump) had that secret “deal” with Stalin (Putin), that did not turn out so well for Hitler. Such similarities is a bit eerie.

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