CBS News on Trump’s Russia Connection

September 26, 2016

While “journalists” play the “expectation game”.

Washington Post:

THE BIG IDEA: Many reporters have set the bar unfairly low for Donald Trump ahead of tonight’s presidential debate, raising the specter that pundits will declare him “the winner” even if he makes a series of factually inaccurate statements and struggles to show depth on the issues.


— Reviewing the coverage ahead of Trump’s 9 p.m. showdown with Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University makes it sound like all the GOP nominee really needs to do is not talk about how well-endowed he is…

A lot of people are going to look at Donald Trump and think, ‘Hey, if he can even get out a good sentence and show off his experience, then he’s doing well,’” New York Times correspondent Yamiche Alcindor said on “Morning Joe” last week, addressing the Clinton campaign’s complaints that she’s being subjected to a double standard.


“Clinton has the much tougher task tonight,” NPR declares in its curtain-raiser this morning. “She has the burden of high expectations. The former senator and secretary of state, who’s now been through two presidential campaigns, is an experienced debater who knows policy inside and out. But her job is very hard — Clinton has to convince voters who don’t want to vote for Trump but haven’t warmed up to her that she is likeable, honest and trustworthy. And she has to press her case that Trump is unqualified to be president without being overly aggressive or ‘harsh.’”

“I do think that the stakes are much higher in this debate and all the debates for Hillary Clinton,” CNN’s Dana Bash said on the air recently. “Because she is a seasoned politician. She is a seasoned debater. Yes, we saw Donald Trump in the primaries debate for the first time, but he is a first-time politician. So for lots of reasons—maybe it’s not fair, but it’s the way it is—the onus is on her.

Who are these people? What planet to they think they live on?

3 Responses to “CBS News on Trump’s Russia Connection”

  1. webej Says:

    Of course Russians would rather have a candidate who ways he will pursue peace than one whose record and remarks make us fear war and even nuclear confrontation. As for blaming the Russians for the hacks, that’s just transparent conspiratorical thinking for which zero evidence has so far been produced. Putin goes out of his way to say that it is their policy not to interfere in the internal politics of other countries because it can only make it harder to pursue rational self-interest.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      dweebej is really covering himself with glory with his recent comments on several Crock threads. But that “glory” is seen only in his own naive, ignorant, and childish eyes. How old are you, son? Have you graduated from high school yet? This comment certainly doesn’t show much understanding of world politics, current events, or U.S. and Russian history.

  2. Andy Lee Robinson Says:

    The bar for Trump is so low you couldn’t even trip over it.

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