April 20, 2017

Mea Culpa Attempt at NY Times Over Bogus Pats’ White House Photo Comparison Is Itself Bogus

The New York Times is trying to make it look like it’s doing everything it can to back away from the tweet it published Wednesday afternoon showing a bogus comparison of turnouts from the 2015 and 2017 White House appearances of the players and front office personnel of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. In truth, it’s doing everything except the one thing it should do.


Context: GA-06

Filed under: Taxes & Government — Tom @ 4:27 pm

Donald Trump spent $600 million as he won the presidency in 2016 during an 18-month campaign.

Hillary Clinton spent $1.2 billion as she lost the presidency in 2016.

In less than three months since Trump nominated Tom Price to head HHS, Jon Ossoff raised (and appears to have spent most if not all of) $8.3 million to get through the first round of a race for one of 435 seats in the House of Representatives.

Ossoff’s spending, if replicated in all House districts for the purposes of comparing his spending to the national spending by Trump and Clinton) would equate to $3.6 billion — six times what Trump spent to win, and three times what Hillary spent to lose.

It still couldn’t buy him a majority of the vote, while he and his supporters are likely to again spend as much or more during the next two months.





New York Times Politicizes Patriots’ WH Super Bowl Champs’ Visit With Bogus 2017 vs. 2015 Photo Comparison

At this point it seems that there is nothing the New York Times won’t fabricate in the their nonstop attempt to discredit anything and everything associated with President Donald Trump. Yesterday the @NYTSports Twitter account tweeted photos supposedly comparing this year’s turnout of Super Bowl champion New England Patriots players and personnel at the White House to the analogous event in 2015. The Times clearly wants those who see the tweet to believe that scores of Patriots players and front office personnel stayed away this year rather than be seen at the mean, evil Trump White House.


Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (042017)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 5:55 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.