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Nick Sandmann’s Deplorable Friends

Nick Sandmann's deplorable friends

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Nick Sandmann is the boy who smiled nervously while Native American activist Nathan Phillips pounded on a drum in his face. CNN’s Bakari Sellers called  him “deplorable.” Sellers also seemed to want the old guy to step up his game and punch the kid in the face. Reza Aslan shared that sentiment in a tweet. And National Review even got in on the act saying the Covington Catholic High boys “spat on the cross.”

Why the instant viral hostility for the kids at the Lincoln Memorial?

Nick Sandmann’s deplorable friends pulled a lot of progressive triggers, according to the WSJ editorial board – “white, male, Christian, attendees at the annual March for Life in Washington and MAGA hats.

Joy Behar says the media smeared the Covington kids because “we’re desperate to get Trump out of office.”

Or maybe it was because of that lying son-of-a-bitch Johnson.

 

Gillette’s Real Target Audience

 

Gillette's real target audience

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Here’s the Gillette ad directed at customers who may be underachieving in the best a man can be category. But ADWEEK says the ad was a hit with Gillette’s real target audience – women.

 

Corey Booker Sparticus

 

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Corey Booker had an I’m Spartacus moment Thursday.  He and fellow Senate Democrats threatened to release “committee confidential” documents related to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush White House.

“Spartacus” said that he was willing to sacrifice everything, including his Senate seat, in an act of civil disobedience.  And true to his word, he released the documents.

But the fearless gesture fizzled.  It turned out the documents had already been authorized for release the night before, sans sacrifice.

Free Press Group-Think

Free Press Group-Think

The Boston Globe organized an editorial writing campaign last week. The idea was for independent newspapers to tell Trump to stop calling them “the enemy of the people.” All on the same day.

Three hundred plus papers including the New York Times obliged.

Some of the editorials also complained about Trump calling the media an “opposition party.” But here’s Jim Rutenberg in the NY Times two years ago:

If you view a Trump presidency as something that’s potentially dangerous, then your reporting is going to reflect that. You would move closer than you’ve ever been to being oppositional.

Free Press Group-Think

Others like the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post took a pass on the campaign. Carl Cannon in Real Clear Politics called the joint effort “group-think.” And he recalled H.L. Menken’s journalistic advice to “be a party of one.”

Jack Shafer in Politico added this bit of  advice:

Editorial pages of America, don’t unite! Think for yourselves! Reject this stupid pro-press assignment!

He also agreed with Cannon that the whole scheme played into Trump’s tiny hands. (Okay, he didn’t really say “tiny.”)

Possible Fake News Tesla Tweets

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Elon Musk tweeted that he wants to take Tesla private and has $70 billion in backing to do it. Tesla shares jumped 10% on the news. But now that the S.E.C. is on his case for possible fake news Tesla tweets the stock is back to ground zero.