Sometimes I get so frustrated and/or disheartened and/or annoyed by some of the news stories of the day that I can’t bring myself to write about them. Here are a few recent reports that made my blood pressure hit the roof. I am avoiding delving into them at length out of concern for my physical and mental health. Many of us were seething at the press (not just the "mainstream media," but also pundits on the right and the left) for their praise of Donald Trump's trip to Mexico. They actually called him "presidential." No, I'm not kidding. Some approval cranked [...]
Trump now not expected to take questions in Mexico, despite his campaign manager insisting this morning he would. — Steve Peoples (@sppeoples) August 31, 2016 Maybe Trump's concerned that they'll ask him: Where Mexico is on a map For his tax returns Where his hats are made For a comprehensive breakdown of the cost of that wall he's promised to make Mexico pay for About those former models he knowingly hired and profited from when they "came to the United States on tourist visas that did not permit them to work here" Whether or not he'll actually show up at the presidential debates [...]
Last night I took a screen grab of a tweet by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson. I did that just in case she felt compelled to scrub it. I don't remember a time when I've gotten such a huge reaction on Twitter. I mean, when you get retweets from Patton Oswalt and Josh Malina, you know you're onto something. Trump claims to be “the least racist person that you have ever met," yet ironically, he consistently makes comments and pushes policies that contradict that statement. He also makes a point of hiring people who have their own racist [...]
Today MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell interviewed Former Director of Media Relations for the Bob Dole campaign, Andrew Weinstein. After he organized an anti-Trump petition, the subsequent anti-Semitic attacks and threats he received from the “alt-right” movement were utterly horrific. Please watch all the way through: And what was GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump's directive to these bottom-feeders when asked how he felt about their vile outbursts and death threats? "I don't have a message for my fans." His hateful "fans" ran with that (at about 4:10 in the video). And so the Clinton campaign is also running with their own message. Here is brand spankin' [...]
I moved back to my home studio today. We still have some tweaking to do, but so far, so good. Rick Neuhoff and his wife Diana Hatsis were the Bernie Sanders delegates from my congressional district. Rick joined me for a final recap of the convention and to talk about how to move forward in the post-Bernie race. In the second hour, Ari Berman of The Nation joined me to talk about the court striking down NC's voter ID laws, Rev William Barber at the DNC, and more.
Photo via Slate This post is not as thorough as I'd like, because my attention is divided today, but jotting down a few thoughts will help get these feelings out of my system. Please bear with me. Trump's done it. He's compelled me to write about him in a way I've resisted for a very long time: Comparing him to Hitler. I consciously resist references to Hitler in general because so many people throw those around way too often, way too casually, and way too inappropriately. But after watching Trump's speech on the final night of the fiasco that passed [...]
Victoria Jones created and edits Quick Morning News. She is chief White House correspondent with Washington DC-based Talk Media News, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. Quick NewsGOP leaders unload on TrumpTrump: "Bring back" - - Joe Paterno??Sanders, Clinton support Verizon strikersObama claims upper hand against ISISRyan's GOP House: budget #fail?Zika causes birth defects - CDCRampant racism in Chicago police GOP Leaders Unload on Trump (Politico, Hill, me) • GOP leaders to Trump: Stop whining, baby. "I didn't hear Donald Trump complaining when he got 100% of the [...]
Victoria Jones created and edits Quick Morning News. She is chief White House correspondent with Washington DC-based Talk Media News, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. Quick NewsTrump under fire for Muslim "plan"Democrats' scathing reaxTerror couple: Latest - plotted attackSpending bill: No deal in sight - tick tickDemocrats push gun votesSCOTUS: "One person one vote"Dems slam Cruz' climate "denier" hearing Trump Under Fire for Muslim "Plan" (NYT, NYT, Politico, BBC, Politico, Hill, me)• Donald Trump on Tuesday stood by his call to block all Muslims from entering the U.S. He [...]
Nicole Sandler discusses all that happened over the Thanksgiving weekend, from the Planned Parenthood shooting to the latest nonsense from the GOP presidential field. Guests are media strategist/trainer Joel Silberman and writer Heather "Digby" Parton.
It's the Friday before Labor Day, when we usually get a nice news or document dump. Julianna Forlano joins Nicole Sandler to take some guesses at what might be dumped later today. The writer/director of the new film, "The Algerian" visits. And for Flashback Friday, we go back to Nov 1996 at LA's KSCA fm 101.9 with Evan Dando of The Lemonheads – and to Channel 103.1 in Los Angeles on Nov 18, 1999 for a session with Wilco!