I haven’t written about Donald Trump lately. It isn’t that he hasn’t ticked me off. In fact, after about a week of not saying too many irritating things a while back, he has returned to form, and that was before the 2005 tape was revealed.
But I haven’t the energy to rant on him. Other sources are doing that for me. So I’ve cleaned out my email with this link dump.
There are basically two narratives about why the mainstream media is finally spending more time analyzing The Donald:
1) He is the nominee of a major party, not just one of 17 candidates for the GOP nomination. The media were counting on someone who was a grownup would defeat him in the primaries – surely they won’t nominate HIM – and they could pretty much go with the entertainment/ratings of the sideshow. But when that didn’t happen – and it’s been at least likely since March 15, when Marco Rubio lost Florida. – they were then obliged to do their jobs.
2) The media is out to get him because they’re all Hillary Clinton supporters.
I think 1) is true, but I also believe Donald ticked off the media when he called them together for “a major” address on the birther issue, spent 30 minutes doing an infomercial about his properties, spent 30 seconds saying that Barack Obama WAS an American after all and that it was Hillary who created the birther movement. The press corps felt they had been played, and they did not like it.
Did this bring on The Death of ‘He Said, She Said’ Journalism? “The New York Times responds to a candidate who breaks all the rules by discarding some of its own.” In other words, trashing the false equivalence argument?
So here is a load of links about DJT. This is hardly an exhaustive list, just a number I’ve come across since the last link dump. Feel free to add your favorite links in the comment section, or on my Facebook feed to this article.
If you read nothing else, read the first one, because it links to other stories.
Investigative Reporters and Donald Trump: the 9 Best Articles
The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet
The question of what Donald Trump “really believes” has no answer
Powerful New Clinton Ad Nails The Impact Of Trump’s Vile Behavior
USA Today’s non-endorsement. Plus Newspaper endorsements in the United States presidential election, 2016
UN Rights Chief Blasts Trump as ‘Dangerous’ for Global Community
30 GOP Ex-Pols: Trump a ‘Disgraceful’ and ‘Unacceptable Danger’
Trump budget would boost debt more than HRC’s
The Trump supporter
The ‘Trump Effect’ is contaminating our kids — and could resonate for years
‘Finally. Someone who thinks like me.’
Christians Must Stop Pretending About Donald Trump – Stop pretending that you know what God’s thinking.
How to Talk to Trump Supporters (Robert Reich)
On Your Way to the Camps, I Just Want You to Know…
Video of Trump explaining his dangerous theory that people like him have superior genes
Bill of Rights
Trumpism Is the Symptom of a Gravely Ill Constitution; No matter what happens in November, the sickness may be terminal.
Donald Trump Tells Non-Christians At Rally To Identify Themselves
Donald Trump Suggests ‘Freedom Of Expression’ Is Hurting Fight Against Terrorism
On the right to counsel for Ahmad Khan Rahami
Donald Trump’s Many, Many, Many, Many Ties to Russia
Trump Did Business With Castro’s Cuba
Donald Trump Counts on Scamming Others to Make His Money
Donald Trump’s Business Plan Left a Trail of Unpaid Bills and Hundreds allege Donald Trump doesn’t pay his bills. As a librarian for small businesses, this particularly irritates me.
Trump may not have paid federal taxes for nearly 20 years and Trump Tax Tweets. No wonder he doesn’t release his taxes.
Trump’s father helped him with numerous loans
The People Behind The Apprentice Owe America the Truth About Donald Trump
American Steel workers screwed
New York attorney general has notified Donald Trump that his charitable foundation is violating state law – by soliciting donations without proper certification – and ordered Trump’s charity to stop its fund-raising immediately.
Trump Used Foundation Money to Launch Presidential Campaign
Settling legal problems with money from his charity
I had finished this blog post BEFORE the recent revelations. Shows you what I know. I was appalled by the “all guys do it” defense, and the sometimes vociferous attacks by the Trump defenders against men (including myself) who found Trump’s comments abnormal.
The Most Disturbing Aspect Of The Trump Video Is One That Many Men Won’t Appreciate. And a report that in 2010, that it was his M.O.
Trump says he insulted women ‘for the purpose of entertainment’
Trump Called Her A “Cnt” And “Sht For Brains” For Writing A Story He Didn’t Like
50 Ways Donald Trump Is Every Obnoxious Man You’ve Ever Met – He’s THAT guy.
Donald Trump Says Central Park Five Are Guilty, Despite DNA Evidence
Trump Calls For Intimidation At Polling Places In Black Neighborhoods
Trump barred from civil rights museum after his cronies made demands and bullied the staff
Carly Simon allows the use of ‘You’re So Vain’ in an anti-Trump video—with one tiny tweak
Trump Lies about His Birther Past – Late Night with Seth Meyers
JORDAN KLEPPER FINGERS THE PULSE – CONSPIRACY THEORIES THRIVE AT A DONALD TRUMP RALLY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Cartoon: Donald Trump’s tremendous charities
Mr Brunelle Explains It All – read many of them
Joss Whedon returns with star-studded, anti-Trump video to get out the vote
Satire: Evidence That Trump Is a Genius – CHRISTIE CALLS TRUMP GENIUS FOR PLAN TO BURN DOWN WHITE HOUSE AND COLLECT INSURANCE and Putin cancels campaign event with Trump
Did the movie A Face in the Crowd predict Trump’s rise?
Both Keith Olbermann and Dan Rather point to Trump’s debate threat against H. Clinton as worthy of a despot, tyrant, or monarch – not a president
STEVE SCHMIDT, Republican strategist, on Meet the Press, October 9, 2016:
What [the Trump candidacy] exposes, though, is much deeper and it goes to the Republican Party as an institution. This, this candidacy, the magnitude of its disgrace to the country is almost impossible, I think, to articulate. But it has exposed the intellectual rot in the Republican Party. It has exposed at a massive level the hypocrisy, the modern-day money changers in the temple like Jerry Falwell Jr. And so, this party, to go forward and to represent a conservative vision for America, has great soul searching to do. And what we’ve seen and the danger for all of these candidates is over the course of the last year, these, these candidates who have repeatedly put their party ahead of their country, denying what is so obviously clear to anybody who’s watching about his complete and total manifest unfitness for this office.
4 thoughts on “The penultimate pre-election Trump link dump”
That’s an awful lot of Trump – or do I mean a lot of an awful Trump?
The video on the Huffington Post made me wince, not so much his adolescent take on genetics, but his statement: “I’m pretty good at English. I always did well at English.” This from the man who intends to win “bigly” and who accused Hillary of planning to raise taxes “bigly” just to prove that it wasn’t a one-off slip up.
Great roundup, Roger, and thanks for linking to my essay. I’ve never been sadder to know the definition of “penultimate,” though, I must say.
Has to be, Alan. Dealing with the moire that is Trump is exhausting. I’m hoping, though, that if he loses, he’ll go away, and I can ignore him. I don’t BELIEVE it, but I can hope, can’t I?
I became an independent voter soon after I started voting precisely because of what was mentioned in your last quote about party over country. I find myself unusual in the fact that I look up all the candidates on my ballot, including those running for minor offices, and try to pick the one I feel would fill the position the most skillfully and honorably. I try to vote for people instead of against them.
I disliked Trump in the 80s because of the way he was hurting people through his selfishness even then. I couldn’t understand how any woman could support his campaign when he first began to run, but now I’m finding it harder and harder to think well of anyone who supports him for any reason. If any good can come from this, I think it will come from people like this: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/2016-presidential-election/2016/10/11/locker-room-texas-hs-football-coaches-give-players-trump-talk
I appreciate so much that you are one of the good guys, Roger. I’m sorry you get flak for it. Sending you a cyber-hug and much love. <3 Melanie