The “perpetually aggrieved” have their knickers in a twist…again.
CBS News’ New York Affiliate reports that
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is stirring up more controversy after suggesting that pro-gun rights advocates could stop Hillary Clinton.Trump said at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Tuesday that if Clinton gets to pick federal judges as president, there is nothing that can be done to protect the right to bear arms.
But then he adds without elaboration that maybe supporters of the Second Amendment could figure out a way.
“By the way if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know,” Trump said.
CBS2’s Dana Tyler reported the Trump campaign played off the comments as a misunderstanding.
“It’s called the power of unification – 2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power. And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won’t be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump,” the statement read.
Trump himself seemed unaware of the controversy in an interview shortly after the rally, but he repeated that his point was that Second Amendment advocates are a powerful lobby. Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani also came to Trump’s defense.
“I think you are talking about — I’m not sure because I haven’t’ heard this question — but I think you’re talking about the power of people that are in favor of the Second Amendment, and they have tremendous political power,” he said.
When asked about Democrats’ statements equating the remark to condoning violence, Trump said: Oh no, no. This is political power.”
Giuliani added, “I mean, this is the Clinton trick book that you fall for all the time.”
Trump senior communications adviser Jason Miller told CBS News’ Major Garrett the accusations the GOP nominee was calling for violence are “completely ridiculous.”
“Donald Trump was obviously talking about American voters who are passionate about their Second Amendment rights and advocating they use that power at the ballot box,” Miller told CBS News. “The Clinton campaign is desperate and is obviously throwing all sorts of outrageous charges. I am surprised so many reporters are falling hook-line-and-sinker for what is obviously a ridiculous charge.”
The Clinton campaign said in a statement, “This is simple — what Trump is saying is dangerous. A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way.”
The Secret Service said it “is aware of the comments made earlier this afternoon.”
The National Rifle Association, the gun lobby that has endorsed Trump, came to his defense. The group wrote on Twitter that “there’s nothing we can do” if Clinton is elected while urging voters to defeat her in November.
The Second Amendment provides a constitutional right to citizens to own guns.
During the event, Trump said falsely that Clinton “essentially wants to abolish the Second Amendment.” Clinton supports some new restrictions on gun ownership, but has not advocated overturning the amendment.
However, Clinton finds herself embroiled in a new controversy after the father of Omar Mateen, the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, showed up to her rally on Monday in Kissimmee.
Seddique Mateen made it sound as though he had been invited to the rally, but it appears he was simply on a Clinton mailing list because he’s a registered Democrat.
“Clinton is good for the United States versus Donald Trump,” he said.
On Tuesday, Clinton toured a health care clinic in Miami and called on Congress to step up funding for Zika.
“I would very much urge the leadership of Congress to call people back for a special session and get a bill passed,” Clinton said.
A new NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll reveals that Clinton holds a 10-point lead nationally over Trump — 51 to 41 percent.
According to a recent Rasmussen Poll, Trump was within four point of Clinton.
CBS News’ poll couldn’t be slanted in Clinton’s favor, could it?
…Does Bill Clinton have a “little black book”?
The National Broadcast News and Liberal Cable News Operations have taken their bias to a new level in this Presidential Campaign.
Ignoring the disparity in attendance between trump’s Campaign Rallies and those of Clintons – Trump is attracting 10-15,000 per appearance. Clinton is attracting a few hundred (if she is lucky).
Disparaging every word that comes out of Trump’s mouth –This his solid Economic Plan, which was very well received by average Americans. Instead, they are waiting breathlessly for Clinton’s Economic Plan to unveiled next week,, which will be an extension of the failed economic policy of Barack Hussein Obama.
Trumpeting every poll that shows Clinton to be ahead in the race – At the same time, the MSM ignore the weighted sampling of more Democrats and Liberals than Conservatives in every single one of them. In spite of the fact that, according to Gallup, Conservatism is still the majority political ideology in this country.
Ignoring Clinton’s obvious health issues – Her “short circuits”, “bobblehead doll imitations”, hole in her tongue, inability to walk without assistance, and huge black assistant, who carries a loaded hypodermic needle with him, have ben noted and documented in the “New Media”, leading some medical experts to theorize that she has Parkinson’s Disease.
In 2004, the Media Research Center reported that
Journalists at national media outlets are more liberal and less conservative than nine years ago, and while in 1995 they were upset that the media were too critical of President Clinton, they are now disturbed that the media are going too easy on President Bush, a just-released survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found. Five times more national outlet journalists identify themselves as liberal, 34 percent, than conservative, a mere 7 percent. The poll also discovered that while the reporters, editors, producers and executives have a great deal of trouble naming a “liberal” news outlet, they had no problem seeing a “conservative” outlet, with an incredible 69 percent readily naming the Fox News Channel.
Can you even imagine what the actual percentage of Liberals in the MSM is now, 12 years later?
I’m pretty sure that the percentage of Conservatives left in the Main Stream Media, rivals that of white guys in the NBA.
As I have related in previous posts, I was a Radio News Director during college from 1978-1980, with a staff of 20 student reporters, who each received credit for producing and delivering a 5-minute newscast, once a week, on our College Radio Station.
I can remember sitting in the lecture hall of the (then) Memphis State University Journalism Building, listening to Dr. Williams, whom we all swore did the first newscast of KDKA, America’s first radio station, in 1920. The class was “Introduction to Journalism” and Dr. Van Williams was telling us that the ” key to being a good journalist was objectivity”.
The Main Stream Media firmly believes that it is their job to serve as a Propaganda Arm for the Democratic Party, no matter how costly their programs might be to the American People.
President Ronald Reagan once famously said,
It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.
Which explains the gross overestimation by “Broadcast Journalists”, such as Brian Williams and Andrea Mitchell, of their own intelligence and the potential popularity and believability of their reporting, through obviously-subjective coverage aimed at a gullible audience.
Unfortunately for the Main Stream Media, in this age of instantaneous communication via Social Media, Americans have become their own on-the-scene-reporters, often foiling the planned use of propaganda by the MSM, simply by being there and sharing the event with their friends on Facebook or Instagram.
That contrary and factual information is then disseminated through the use of that same “New Media” to reach Americans from coast-to-cast, nullifying slanted stories delivered through the Traditional Media, sometimes even before they are released.
In this wonderful Technological Age that we are living in, average Americans have the ability to share information at the “speed of reality” itself. A fact which is the cause of great consternation and falling ratings to those news outlets who are attempting to be the Vanguard who ushers in a Clinton Presidency.
Marshall McLuhan once wrote that
The Medium is the message.
He was saying that mass communication influences the way that we see things and that those bringing it have to be perceived as being trustworthy in order to be believed by those receiving their “message”.
Unfortunately for CBS and the rest of the Main Stream Media, their history of pandering to Liberal Causes, the Democratic Party, and the Clintons, in particular, is well-documented and has led to Americans taking their jaundiced reporting with a grain of salt.
Equally unfortunate for the Liberal Media, is that fact that Americans have become our own news reporters.
And therefore, propaganda does not work as well as it used to.
…not as long as Americans stay informed.
Until He Comes,