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  1. Candidate Obama President Obama "Less access than under the Bush administration" -- CNN's Briana Keilar
  2. Politically motivated. Dude donated $5k to HRC campaign & Democrat party in August 2016. WaPo "forgot" to include that little nugget in their story: Principled Stances & stuff ... ...
  3. I commend her on her honesty even though I can't agree with her preposterous conclusion.
  4. A Big-12 team just schooled AU in the Sugar Bowl in how to run an offense. 524 yds total offense, remember? If by 'tuneup'' you mean being able to throw the ball short, medium & long to our talented WRs whenever & wherever we choose rather than when the defense forces us to throw it, then yeah, I'm right with ya. WDE
  5. Yep, totally. The televised press conference started with JFK and have evolved into what they are today. So, anyone complaining about 'tradition' being trampled upon is just a bit ridiculous, IMHO. Here's a pretty good article about presidential press conferences: Do Press Conferences Still Matter?
  6. The thinking regarding politicians dealing with the media in the past has always been: "never criticize people who buy ink by the gallon." That made tremendous sense when printed media was prominent and also in light of Mark Twain's famous observation of "a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." Trump's combative personality combined with his use of Twitter to get in the first shot is fascinating to watch because it's turned that conventional wisdom on its head -- the media is now reacting to him instead of the other way around. Each and every inaccurate article or broadcast the media now puts out -- even if only slightly misleading or inaccurate -- is now fodder for being labeled 'fake news" and plays right into Trump's hands. Chess players would recognize this development as the media "losing the initiative." They are no longer dictating what happens in the game. In military strategy terms: the media has been flanked. I promise to pick up a pitchfork if & when Trump ever begins to "suppress" the media.
  7. Newsflash: Trump has engaged in hyperbole, both now and in the past. It's kind of his thing. But Trump's mocking, ridiculing and/or criticizing the media is not the same thing as a dictator "suppressing" it as Sen McCain's own bit of hyperbole has implied. McCain may have a point if Trump ever starts prohibiting the media from publishing or broadcasting their stories or, God forbid, jails anybody for it. If all Trump ever does is call out the press or simply criticize them for being biased against him ... ... so what? It's not illegal and it's no different than Obama or any other president complaining about media bias.
  8. Every president receives criticism at one time or another during their term(s), so that's not really the problem is it? The issue here is criticism of the press -- and whether or not it's deserved. A recent Gallup poll suggests that less than 1/3 of respondents have any trust in reporting of mass media. And CBS anchor & Face The Nation host Josh Dickerson admitted that President Trump is somewhat correct in that press ruined their own reputation.
  9. How is the President expressing a personal opinion via Twitter anything remotely like Congress making a law against the freedoms espoused in the 1st Amendment? If there is a journalist anywhere in the country that is intimidated in the least by the President's bluster on social media, then they are even more thin-skinned than Trump appears to be.
  10. " ... driving a Chevy Tahoe ..." And the focus of the article is on the drug charge ... as if a Jr OT at uat driving a $50k+ vehicle is routine. SMDH
  11. Interesting read & thanks for posting. The constant cries of Wolf (i.e. racism! fascism! xenophobe! homophobe!) are having the predictable effect that Aesop highlighted in his famous fable -- people are simply tuning out. And it's a shame too, because legitimate issues with this administration will then get overlooked due to the constant refrain of "Hitler/Mussolini/Jim Crow/you-name-it." The Outraged Class needs to give it a rest or it's going to be a long 4 years (or more) for them.
  12. Couldn't the same thing be said about Gus or any HC for that matter -- that he should have a list of potential replacements for his assistant coaches ready for contingencies? I seem to recall that Tuberville (when he was here) had made that comment.
  13. I don't know ... .... something about this tells me he's going to fall flat on his face. When he's away from all the 5-star talent he had at uat & USC, I think we'll all see how much of an OC "genius" he really was. Then there's this: Joey Freshwater turned loose! Just don't think this is going to end well.
  14. I'm inclined to view all initial "news" reports with a lot of skepticism. I get it that the overwhelming number of journos today are left-leaning and can barely contain their disgust/hostility with Trump and anything he says or does. But still ... if you're in the business of reporting, then report what you can verify rather than the first rumor you hear. This isn't rocket surgery.
  15. No Plagiarism ... credit given to Duff Goldman by the baker who (re)created the cake Buttercream Bakeshop verified that the cake was indeed a replica of Duff Goldman’s 2013 inauguration creation and in an interview with the Washington Post, said that they tried to persuade the client to use the original design as inspiration instead. The bakery also stated in their Instagram post that all profits from the cake are being donated to Human Rights Campaign, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the LGBT community. “Because basic human rights are something every man, woman and child ~ straight, gay or the rainbow in between ~ deserve!” they wrote. Goldman ended the social media convo on a sweet note with this tweet clarifying there were no hard feelings and even complimenting Buttercream Bakeshop on the “fantastic job.”