SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016
Today’s Good News And Bad News
From Our Local Political Junkie We’ll Call “Cincy Dave”
FOX NEWS APOLOGIZES FOR LYING ABOUT HILLARY
Yesterday, Fox News admitted that their report that Hillary was going to be indicted was false and apologized for reporting it. We mentioned that report in Good News and Bad News on Thursday and cautioned that it was, like most things on Fox, not to be believed. The fact that they lied about Hillary or Obama or just about any Democrat is not news at all – they do it constantly. But this is the first time in just about forever that they have actually admitted lying and even apologized for doing it. Of course there are no consequences for the guy who reported the lie in the first place, as there would be in a reputable News organization such as NBC, who suspended and demoted anchor man Brian Williams for lying about something far more trivial. The whole thing is just more proof that Fox is not and should not be mistaken for a real source of news. More here:
Trump’s campaign co-manager Kellyanne Conway went on TV and bragged about the damage the lie had done to the Hillary campaign. She admitted to MSNBC’s Brian Williams Thursday night that the Republican presidential candidate’s recent campaign-trail proclamation — that Hillary Clinton faces a “likely indictment” by the FBI — is based on inaccurate reporting. Still, she said, factual or not, “the damage is done to Hillary Clinton.” That attitude was echoed by many conservative outlets.
MORE BAD NEWS FOR COMEY
The false story that Hillary faced indictment increases the probability that FBI Director James Comey will soon be out of a job. As we suggested on Thursday, the FBI has a number of rogue agents that want to bring Hillary down. They are feeding information, much of it false, to the Trump campaign and especially to campaign hatchet-man Rudy Giuliani. He then goes on Fox “News” and proclaims that he has sources in the FBI that say such and such. It is obvious that the whole FBI needs to be brought under control as it has never been as political as it is now. We would therefore be greatly surprised if Comey lasts even a couple of weeks past election day. Here is an article from the Huffing and Puffington Post that lays out the whole FBI mess, including the role that Trump campaign chairman and Breitbart manager Steve Bannon played in propagating lies about the Clinton Foundation, upon which the recent indictment lie was based. More:
MELANIA TRUMP WORKED IN U.S. ILLEGALLY
It was reported several months ago that Melania Trump worked as a model illegally while in the U.S. on a visitor’s visa but both Trumps maintained that she had complied with all immigration laws. They said that they would show documentation proving it but the documentation was never forthcoming. Now we know why. The Associated Press has obtained their own information that showed she was paid for 10 modeling jobs in the United States worth $20,056 that occurred in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country, according to detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and related documents from 20 years ago. Although technically her citizenship could be revoked for the violation and lying about it on her citizenship application, authorities are unlikely to do anything about it at this late date. But it shows how much both Trumps respect the immigration laws that they claim to be so passionate about when talking about Hispanics, Muslims or any other group.
BAD NEWS FOR CHRIS CHRISTIE
Former presidential primary candidate and now Trump gofer Chris Christie is in deep doo-doo. His aides in the governor’s office were found guilty on all counts in their trial in the Bridgegate scandal for obstructing traffic to punish a political opponent. Consequently, Christie himself has a good chance of being indicted on similar charges. Although he claimed he knew nothing about it, nobody believes him, and testimony in the trial indicated otherwise. Even if by some means he escapes going to jail, his political career is toast, and very likely so is his law license. One possible outcome is that he will exchange his office as governor of New Jersey (his term doesn’t expire until 2018) for a stay-out-of-jail card. A fat, loud and aggressive guy like him might be perfect as a carnival barker. More here:
BIGGEST LIES OF THE CAMPAIGN
The Washington Post has an article about the biggest lies of this election season, and also a measure of the number and frequency of lying. It is amusing and well worth reading to see how stupid and mendacious most politicians and their hacks can be. Go here:
TODAY’S STATE POLLS
Hillary is ahead in all the swing states in this batch except Iowa, which has only 6 electoral votes. Colorado, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin are the other swing states. Trump is going to need to find that army of undetected or undetectable supporters that he has been talking about.
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