Posted By RichC on November 2, 2016
While I suspect a Thursday post to be about game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs (let’s just call them the comeback kids now that they have won the last 2 games and have tied the series up), I’ll post an election observation and get my bias media post out of the way today.
The battle of campaigns and slandering one another has taken a fever pitch. For Donald Trump’s part, the "crooked Hillary" moniker has taken hold and his campaign has a very long list of corruption spanning over 30 years to pick from. Some of the more recent are Mrs. Clinton getting a couple questions in advance for the debates from CNN, a trove of hacked emails showing dirty campaign tactics (like bird dogging) and potentially the most serious, the FBI reopening their probe into Clinton using a personal server, deleting of emails and lying about it. Some of those "thought to have been deleted" classified information emails are now suspected to be found on a laptop archiving some 650,000 emails belonging to the infamous sexting former congressman Anthony Weiner who is/was (??) husband to Hillary Clinton’s top aid Huma Abedin.
For Hillary Clinton’s campaign’s part, they are focusing on making Trump seem unfit to be president do to his "temperament" and lack of political experience, particularly foreign policy. The mainstream media, big Democratic donors and left leaning Hollywood crowd along with Clinton herself at stump speeches have also focused on the Trump organizations’ business ties around the world, particularly attempting to connect him to Russia. Unfortunately, there was not much substance to the claims and the media who quickly latched onto the hope to have something, have had to walk back the innuendo. Of course, left leaning "journalists" put the clarification where it gets noticed #sarcasm … like the New York Times putting in on A21!
For Republicans, getting fair treatment in many of the nations largest papers or major TV news networks continues to be an uphill battle … but thankfully most fair minded people recognize the bias against conservatives, the GOP and Donald Trump in particular.
We’re less than a week away from voting and the race has tightened … it does look like it is a toss-up at this point.