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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 07:59 PM

The media needs to stop calling them "briefings". They're not. They're campaign presentations.

When people praise a political candidate, that's a campaign spot.

When a candidate boasts about their record, their skills, their talents, their accomplishments, whatever, that's a campaign spot.

When political donors get praised and get airtime and recognition, that's a campaign event. In fact, it *has* to be a campaign event, because of it's an official event, then the officeholder is trading official acts for private gain, which is unethical if not illegal.


The network airtime should be considered a contribution-in-kind to Donnie's campaign.

Better yet, they should just ignore this crap, or give equal time to Biden.

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Reply The media needs to stop calling them "briefings". They're not. They're campaign presentations. (Original post)
unblock Apr 2020 OP
Hoyt Apr 2020 #1
unblock Apr 2020 #5
Hoyt Apr 2020 #8
unblock Apr 2020 #9
SheltieLover Apr 2020 #2
Wellstone ruled Apr 2020 #3
bdamomma Apr 2020 #4
tblue37 Apr 2020 #6
Beartracks Apr 2020 #7
SoCalDem Apr 2020 #10
old guy Apr 2020 #11
unblock Apr 2020 #13
lettucebe Apr 2020 #12

Response to unblock (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 08:11 PM

1. I don't think these daily chitshows are helping his campaign very much, if any.

They do provide some info as to what happens if one cuts through BS and obsequiousness. It also forces the trump admin to try harder. For those reasons, I hope they continue.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 08:30 PM

5. The fact that he sucks as a candidate does mean it's not a campaign spot

First, it's helping his campaign directly simply because it's free. He reaches more people and doesn't have to pay for it.

Second, "no such thing as bad press," and Donnie certainly capitalizes on that. By November, when the virus is mostly under control (hopefully), he'll be able to claim that he was busy "doing stuff" and some people will think oh I guess he was part of the solution. Hey, it worked for ghouliani after 9/11....

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Response to unblock (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 08:46 PM

8. I think most people who would entertain voting for a Democrat, see him as a loser.

There is bad press, and hes getting a load of it.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 08:55 PM

9. True, but that's always been his strategy

His political strategy, to the extent you could say he has one, is largely to give up on swaying anyone's opinion and instead focus on firing up those who already side with him, to make sure they donate and vote.

He's trying to position himself as someone who saved America from disaster. Part of that is for the disaster to seem and even to be as big as possible, but for him to be doing things that, come November when things are getting better, his people will remember him as having been the man in charge.

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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 08:13 PM

2. Absolutely!

K&R

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 08:16 PM

3. That is the Trump Game Plan.

 

He knows the Media will cover him daily since he threatened their FCC licenses . And Biden can not afford the Media buy time on a daily basis.

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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 08:17 PM

4. it's

a shit show like him, all propaganda.

Shut him off. shut him down.

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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 08:33 PM

6. +a brazillion! nt

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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 08:38 PM

7. This.

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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 08:59 PM

10. Daily Trump Rally n/t

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Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:47 PM

11. It is entirely up to the media.

As long as they keep stroking his ego he will continue his dance.

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Response to old guy (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 10:07 PM

13. starting to look like they've learned nothing from 2016

or rather, that they think there's nothing to be learned from their abysmal campaign coverage in 2016.

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Response to unblock (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2020, 09:52 PM

12. I'm no longer watching MSNBC from 4 - 6pm

so they're losing viewers. These things are horrible to witness.

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