So Ted Nugent roams a concert stage while toting automatic weapons, calls Barack Obama “a piece of —–” and says he told Obama to suck on one of his machine-guns. He also calls Hillary Clinton a “worthless bitch” and Dianne Feinstein a “worthless whore.”
That Nugent, he’s a man’s man. He talks the talk and walks the walk, right?
Except when it was time to register for the draft during the Vietnam era. By his own admission, Nugent stopped all forms of personal hygiene for a month and showed up for his draft board physical in pants caked with his own urine and feces, winning a deferment. Creative!
Ah, but that was a long time ago. Nugent isn’t just a washed-up rocker — he’s a right-wing madman who’s not afraid to call out some of the leading Democrats in language so vile it makes the Dixie Chick Natalie Maines’ comments about President Bush sound like a love poem.
You’d think even someone such as Sean Hannity would dismiss Nugent as a macho clown, desperate for attention.
In a discussion on his show last week, Hannity refused to condemn Nugent’s remarks, saying, “I like Ted Nugent . . . he’s a friend of mine,” and even laughing loudly as Alan Colmes read the transcript of some of Nugent’s remarks.
Funny. I don’t remember Hannity being so cavalier about the Dixie Chicks went they criticized Bush.
Not that he’s operating under a double standard or anything.
Of Republicans think Donald Trump won the popular vote during the presidential election, according to a new Pew Research survey. The Cook Political Report tracker now shows Clinton ahead by 2.8 million votes or 2%.
Total amount the Trump campaign spent over the course of the campaign on family-owned companies and reimbursing his children for travel, the Wall Street Journal reports.
62% to 38%
Ratio of negative to positive media coverage of Hillary Clinton over the full course of the election versus 56% negative to 44% positive for Donald Trump, a new Harvard study finds. Negative coverage was the order of the day in the general election. Not a week passed where the nominees’ coverage reached into positive territory. It peaked at 81% negative in mid-October, but there was not a single week where it dropped below 64% negative.
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Tweets by Donald Trump over the last 18 months was an insult of some kind, the New York Times reports. “First, Mr. Trump likes to identify a couple of chief enemies and attack them until they are no longer threatening enough to interest him. He hurls insults at these foils relentlessly, for sustained periods – weeks or months… Second, there’s a nearly constant stream of insults in the background directed at a wider range of subjects.”
Of respondents to a Morning Consult poll found ABC, CBS and NBC to be credible news sources, while less than 1 in 5 found Breitbart or Fox News to be credible. Interesting finding: Thirty-one percent said they see fake news stories in their social media feeds more than once a day, and 55 percent said they have started reading a story only to realize it was fake.
Buck Banks | Dec. 5, 2016
When he doesn’t get RNC chair, he’ll be ticked,
But it’s time, Chris Christie, the post-truth clicked.
Come on, Chris,
Get over this —
The post-fact is, you’re just not going to be picked.
Taiwan is our ally. That is a country that we have backed because they believe in freedom. We oughta back our ally, and if China doesn’t like it, screw ’em.
— Stephen Moore, an economic adviser to Donald Trump, defending the President-elect’s recent call with the president of Taiwan, saying in a local radio interview that he didn’t care if it upset China,” CNN reports.
It’s time to celebrate our democratic process and respect what I see to be the ultimate outcome of the closest North Carolina governor’s race in modern history.
— North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R), announcing he has conceded the gubernatorial election to Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) and will support transition efforts, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
I don’t vote, so that’s an easy answer.
— David Petraeus, quoted by The Hill, when asked if he voted for Donald Trump.
I have a different and more existential fear today about the future of independent journalism and its role in our democracy. And you should too. Because the media scandal of 2016 isn’t so much about what reporters failed to tell the American public; it’s about what they did report on, and the fact that it didn’t seem to matter.
There’s no such thing, unfortunately, anymore of facts. … One thing that has been interesting this entire campaign season to watch is that people that say facts are facts, they’re not really facts. Everybody has a way, it’s kind of like looking at ratings or looking at a glass of half-full water. Everybody has a way of interpreting them to be the truth or not true.
— Donald Trump supporter and CNN political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes, declaring the end of facts in an interview on The Diane Rehm Show, the Washington Post reports.