MSM to NY, Minn & NJ attackers: Damn you for stepping on our “Trump Birther” Sunday

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MSM to NY, Minn & NJ attackers: Damn you for stepping on our "Trump Birther" Sunday

It was a bad sun­day for the MSM.

After Hillary Clinton’s health scare just after the Sun­day shows last week there was a dis­tinct change in the polling as Jazz Shaw reports:

The hated con­clu­sion that Trump may actu­ally be win­ning is show­ing up in a vari­ety of unusual places, such as the LA Times daily track­ing poll. This one has bounced around quite a bit, but Trump hasn’t had a solid lead in it since the GOP con­ven­tion. Now he’s up by seven, well beyond the mar­gin of error.

Trump has been lead­ing there since 911. Is this a coin­ci­dence or does it have some­thing to do with pub­lic per­cep­tions of Clinton’s health after that ill fated “stum­ble” (read: col­lapse) out­side the memo­r­ial ser­vice? She’s taken a nose dive since then and the lat­est report from Morn­ing Con­sult finds that vot­ers have been pay­ing atten­tion. They increas­ingly believe that Clin­ton is sick and are wor­ried about it.

This could not be allowed to stand and the MSM was des­per­ate to change the sub­ject. They decided the plan was to bring back the birther issue that nobody was talk­ing about or even think­ing about because even if you think that Barack Obama was born in Kenya (or as I think he was born in Hawaii but pulled a Eliz­a­beth War­ren for per­sonal advan­tage.) he has only 4 months left in office so who cares?

But the MSM, try­ing to ener­gize the black vote that doesn’t like or trust Hillary Clin­ton and des­per­ate to per­suade mil­len­ni­als that Don­ald Trump is so beyond the pale that they MUST turn out to stop him, decided the birther busi­ness was the way to go and sud­denly it became the sub­ject of the week.

Yeah Don­ald Trump man­aged to rick roll them a few days ago but the Sun­day shows belong to the left and they were ready to go all out on Trump the Birther, Trump the Bigot and Trump the inciter of vio­lence or as Reli­able Sources played it Trump the con man. The press was chomp­ing at the bit and Dem VP Can­di­date Tim Kaine was ready to hit every show to empha­size that meme.

And then this hap­pened in NYC:

Police are hunt­ing for answers on what caused an explo­sion that injured 29 peo­ple in New York’s Chelsea neigh­bor­hood, shortly before a sec­ond sus­pi­cious device was found nearby.

New York City Mayor Bill de Bla­sio told reporters early indi­ca­tions are that the explo­sion at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in Man­hat­tan at about 8.30 p.m. Sat­ur­day “was an inten­tional act.”

And this hap­pened in NJ:

In addi­tion to the bomb that exploded about 9:30 a.m., some author­i­ties reported find­ing as many as three other intact devices along the run­ners’ route on Ocean Avenue. The blast occurred in a trash can at the cor­ner of D Street. Author­i­ties later said the reports of addi­tional devices were not verified.

Home­land Secu­rity, FBI, and U.S. Bureau of Alco­hol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explo­sives agents joined New Jer­sey State Police, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, and Sea­side Park Police, block­ing access to Sea­side Park while an intense search was conducted.

And this hap­pened in Min­nesota:

Mass Stab­bing at Mall in St. Cloud, Min­nesota: Sus­pect Asked Vic­tims if They Were Muslim

And of course ISIS cel­e­brated:

Sup­port­ers of the Islamic State rushed to cel­e­brate Sat­ur­day night’s pow­er­ful explo­sion in New York’s Chelsea neigh­bor­hood that injured at least 29 peo­ple, even as no group or indi­vid­ual has been arrested or claimed responsibility.

“The lions of the Caliphate roar in New York, we cause you pain inside your house, the car­rier of the Cross,” wrote one Twit­ter user who went by the name “I am ISIS, come and block me.” The account was soon sus­pended. Another, called “The Lone Wolves,” tweeted with the Ara­bic hash­tag #Explo­sion­Man­hat­tan­NewYork “Oh God burn Amer­ica, take revenge in the name of your oppressed slaves and believ­ers’ blood.”

Undaunted and unbowed every sin­gle sun­day show talked the birther stuff (most con­ve­niently ignor­ing the Blu­men­thal angle) and kept push­ing a “Trump off the rails again” meme while giv­ing a few min­utes dur­ing their open­ing about the NY & NJ bomb­ings and Meet the Press did men­tion the stab­bings in Minn. Doing their best to stress that they don’t know if it’s terror.

The people’s Cube answered them well:

I’m sure the MSM was very pleased with them­selves with their digs on Trump, in fact Brian Stel­ter did a whole self-​righteous seg­ment on “Why doesn’t the pub­lic trust us” that was all about hit­ting Trump. Alas for him Jake Tap­per who started the day chal­leng­ing Tim Kaine on Blu­men­thal and birtherism, fol­lowed him on cnn talk­ing ter­ror includ­ing the attacks in Min­nesota, #ChelseaNYC con­tin­ues to trend on twit­ter, a live press con­fer­ence on the NY Bomb­ing was car­ried by the net­works reduc­ing the Birther stuff to irrelevancy.

As Jazz Shaw put the meme chang­ing nature of these attacks in per­spec­tive

None of these sto­ries taken by them­selves are going to gen­er­ate the sort of head­lines that a major ter­ror attack pro­duces, pri­mar­ily because we got lucky and nobody died. But if we exam­ine the pat­tern and put it in the con­text of the times we live in, it’s not exactly a stretch to imag­ine that there’s a con­nect­ing thread. That’s not to say that every­one involved in each inci­dent was coor­di­nat­ing their efforts. In fact, that seems highly unlikely. But if the word was put out on the ter­ror gos­sip lines that this would be a good week­end to kill some Amer­i­cans, it doesn’t take all that much for some­one to grab a knife or load up some steel pipes with gun­pow­der and head on out.

But what was the mes­sage the media wanted to take from all of this? When Don­ald Trump was kick­ing off a planned rally he used the phrase “a bomb went off” at the begin­ning of his remarks and reporters went bal­lis­tic over how he was rush­ing to judge­ment. For the record, I was also hold­ing out for the pos­si­bil­ity that it might have been a gas line or steam pipe explo­sion in New York last night, but was it really such a crazy idea to sus­pect it was a bomb? Par­tic­u­larly when it turned out to be a bomb?

And we didn’t even talk about the ambush of police in Philly.

Bot­tom line, The MSM and the Hillary Cam­paign had a bad Sun­day because real­ity once again under­mined the mes­sage they wanted to advance.


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It was a bad sunday for the MSM.

After Hillary Clinton’s health scare just after the Sunday shows last week there was a distinct change in the polling as Jazz Shaw reports:

The hated conclusion that Trump may actually be winning is showing up in a variety of unusual places, such as the LA Times daily tracking poll. This one has bounced around quite a bit, but Trump hasn’t had a solid lead in it since the GOP convention. Now he’s up by seven, well beyond the margin of error.

Trump has been leading there since 9/11. Is this a coincidence or does it have something to do with public perceptions of Clinton’s health after that ill fated “stumble” (read: collapse) outside the memorial service? She’s taken a nose dive since then and the latest report from Morning Consult finds that voters have been paying attention. They increasingly believe that Clinton is sick and are worried about it.

This could not be allowed to stand and the MSM was desperate to change the subject. They decided the plan was to bring back the birther issue that nobody was talking about or even thinking about because even if you think that Barack Obama was born in Kenya (or as I think he was born in Hawaii but pulled a Elizabeth Warren for personal advantage.) he has only 4 months left in office so who cares?

But the MSM, trying to energize the black vote that doesn’t like or trust Hillary Clinton and desperate to persuade millennials that Donald Trump is so beyond the pale that they MUST turn out to stop him, decided the birther business was the way to go and suddenly it became the subject of the week.

Yeah Donald Trump managed to rick roll them a few days ago but the Sunday shows belong to the left and they were ready to go all out on Trump the Birther, Trump the Bigot and Trump the inciter of violence or as Reliable Sources played it Trump the con man. The press was chomping at the bit and Dem VP Candidate Tim Kaine was ready to hit every show to emphasize that meme.

And then this happened in NYC:

Police are hunting for answers on what caused an explosion that injured 29 people in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, shortly before a second suspicious device was found nearby.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters early indications are that the explosion at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan at about 8.30 p.m. Saturday “was an intentional act.”

And this happened in NJ:

In addition to the bomb that exploded about 9:30 a.m., some authorities reported finding as many as three other intact devices along the runners’ route on Ocean Avenue. The blast occurred in a trash can at the corner of D Street. Authorities later said the reports of additional devices were not verified.

Homeland Security, FBI, and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives agents joined New Jersey State Police, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, and Seaside Park Police, blocking access to Seaside Park while an intense search was conducted.

And this happened in Minnesota:

Mass Stabbing at Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota: Suspect Asked Victims if They Were Muslim

And of course ISIS celebrated:

Supporters of the Islamic State rushed to celebrate Saturday night’s powerful explosion in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood that injured at least 29 people, even as no group or individual has been arrested or claimed responsibility.

“The lions of the Caliphate roar in New York, we cause you pain inside your house, the carrier of the Cross,” wrote one Twitter user who went by the name “I am ISIS, come and block me.” The account was soon suspended. Another, called “The Lone Wolves,” tweeted with the Arabic hashtag #ExplosionManhattanNewYork “Oh God burn America, take revenge in the name of your oppressed slaves and believers’ blood.”

Undaunted and unbowed every single sunday show talked the birther stuff (most conveniently ignoring the Blumenthal angle) and kept pushing a “Trump off the rails again” meme while giving a few minutes during their opening about the NY & NJ bombings and Meet the Press did mention the stabbings in Minn.  Doing their best to stress that they don’t know if it’s terror.

The people’s Cube answered them well:

I’m sure the MSM was very pleased with themselves with their digs on Trump, in fact Brian Stelter did a whole self-righteous segment on “Why doesn’t the public trust us” that was all about hitting Trump. Alas for him Jake Tapper who started the day challenging Tim Kaine on Blumenthal and birtherism, followed him on cnn talking terror including the attacks in Minnesota, #ChelseaNYC continues to trend on twitter, a live press conference on the NY Bombing was carried by the networks reducing the Birther stuff to irrelevancy.

As Jazz Shaw put the meme changing nature of these attacks in perspective

None of these stories taken by themselves are going to generate the sort of headlines that a major terror attack produces, primarily because we got lucky and nobody died. But if we examine the pattern and put it in the context of the times we live in, it’s not exactly a stretch to imagine that there’s a connecting thread. That’s not to say that everyone involved in each incident was coordinating their efforts. In fact, that seems highly unlikely. But if the word was put out on the terror gossip lines that this would be a good weekend to kill some Americans, it doesn’t take all that much for someone to grab a knife or load up some steel pipes with gunpowder and head on out.

But what was the message the media wanted to take from all of this? When Donald Trump was kicking off a planned rally he used the phrase “a bomb went off” at the beginning of his remarks and reporters went ballistic over how he was rushing to judgement. For the record, I was also holding out for the possibility that it might have been a gas line or steam pipe explosion in New York last night, but was it really such a crazy idea to suspect it was a bomb? Particularly when it turned out to be a bomb?

And we didn’t even talk about the ambush of police in Philly.

Bottom line, The MSM and the Hillary Campaign had a bad Sunday because reality once again undermined the message they wanted to advance.


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