FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
Why Voters Should Ignore Debates to Decide
And this year, The Blower can hardly wait for the Mainstream Media’s Attempts to Topple Trump, carried out by their so-called “moderators” like NBC News’ Hillary-Loving Lester Holt in the first debate on September 26 (followed by Hillary Apologists Martha Raddatz of ABC News and Anderson Cooper of CNN in the second).
Hurley the Historian says no wonder Lincoln, Douglas, Kennedy, and Nixon were all spinning in their graves. And that’s why our Quote for Today Committee chose Roman poet Juvenal’s: “Two things only the people actually desire: bread and circuses.”
According to Wikipedia, “Bread and circuses” (or Bread and games) (from Latin: panem et circenses) is an ancient Roman metaphor for people choosing food and fun over freedom. It often appears in commentary that accuses people of giving up their civic duty and following whichever political leader offers to satisfy their decadent desires.
That’s why the television debate audience is sure to include all those Dumbed-Down, Self-Absorbed, Media-Influenced, Celebrity-Obsessed, Politically-Correct, Uninformed, Short-Attention-Span, Free-Stuff Grabbing, Low-Information Obama Supporters Who Put The Positively Worst President in History In The White House—Twice, and Now Plan To Give Obama a Third Term By Voting For Hillary, and get all of their information from our Obama Supporters in the Press, like the ones on Channel 5, 9, 12, and 19.
Now Let’s Meet Today’s Guest Editor:
Why, it’s none other than Well-Known Master Debater Loquacious Tadwell, who says most people watched last night’s sounds bites on TV today so they didn’t have to spend three hours watching the “Not Really a Debate.”
Which is why The Blower is honored to choose the celebrated Headmaster Debater from the American Parliamentary Debate Association, teaching proper political debate procedures to serious students of debate for fun and profit, to be this week’s guest editor and choose three non-debatable items written after last year’s CNN Debate Debacle plus a non-debatable Quickie for today’s E-dition from our Current Cadre of Conservative Columnists and Contributors that you probably won’t see reported in your Morning Fishwrap.
CNN breaks ratings record with GOP debate
By Bradford Richardson at The Hill
Nearly 23 million people tuned in to the three-hour debate, easily surpassing the network’s previous pinnacle of 16.8 million viewers, a broadcast of “Larry King Live” in 1993.
CNN’s most-watched presidential primary debate, in 2008, drew 8.3 million viewers.
CNN anticipated the ratings bonanza, selling ad spots during the debate at a rate more than 40 times their normal fare.
Donald Trump, who participated in the debate, took credit for the surplus and sent a letter to CNN President Jeff Zucker calling on him to donate proceeds from the debate to charity.
He attributed the increase in viewers to his presence on the debate stage.
The second debate was not as highly rated as the first one hosted by Fox News last month, which drew 24 million viewers and was the most-watched cable news program in history.
CNN’s three-hour debate from hell
Marathon encounter tried the patience of candidates, operatives, and viewers.
By Hadas Gold
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — By the third hour of CNN’s GOP presidential debate, the candidates looked like long-distance runners fading in the final lap: A sweating Marco Rubio ran his hands through his hair, Chris Christie’s face turned red, a sagging Donald Trump grasped his lectern for support and, at times, seemed to crumple into his suit.
By the time moderator Jake Tapper asked each of the 11 participants to pick a Secret Service code name, a question meant to provoke bright responses but that fell flat, the combatants were out of gas and operatives were getting restless for the post-debate spin room.
The second GOP debate was, in the nearly unanimous opinion of the campaigns, both too long and too loosely governed.
“It was a little bit like a Charles Dickens story. It might’ve been good, but it would’ve been better if there had been an editor involved,”quipped Terry Sullivan, Rubio’s campaign manager.
Part of the blame went to Tapper, who had vowed before taking the stage as moderator for the first time on a presidential debate to host a “real” encounter — with the candidates actually talking to one another. He got that — and more.
CNN.com Turns to Iranians to Bash GOP Debate Participants
By Ken Shepherd |
“We showed Iranians photos of GOP candidates. They said this,” blared the headline on CNN.com this afternoon.
Clicking the link takes readers to a story by Frederick Pleitgen and Nick Thompson headlined “We showed Iranians photos of Republican candidates — here’s what they told us.” Pleitgen and Thompson filed their story from the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran and asked passersby what they thought of Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and Ben Carson and, more particularly, their stances on the nuclear deal President Obama has reached with the theocratic regime.
I’ll just leave this there. You can read the full piece and watch the corresponding video here.
AND THREE BEST ONE LINERS FROM WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Carly Fiorina on the Planned Parenthood videos: “I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes, watch a fully-formed fetus on the table with a heart beating and legs kicking while someone says, ‘We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain.'”
LABOR DAY DOCUMENT DUMP
PORN PHISHING SCHEME...HILLARY CLICKED ON IT!
CLINTON SIGNED FOR RECEIVING CLASSIFIED TRAINING -- SAID SHE DIDN'T
LOST CELL PHONES WITH SENSITIVE INFO
THOUGHT CLASSIFIED MARKINGS WERE 'ALPHABETICAL PARAGRAPHS'...
WITHHELD 17,500 EMAILS
LIST: THINGS SHE 'COULD NOT REMEMBER'
Whistleblower Web Poll
This week, here’s how Whistleblower Web Poll respondents said people would be spending the Union Day weekend:
(A) Honoring American workers: 2%
(B) Sitting in traffic: 2%
(C) Looking for full-time jobs: 2%
(D) Getting another day off with pay: 94%
Whistleblower Video of the Day