Candidate Trump couldn't sleep, Times said!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016

Also, Bruni wept:
How ridiculous was the New York Times down the stretch of the White House campaign?

In its pseudo-reporting of politics, the Times is a rolling gong-show. Consider the recent, snarky front-page report about the dying candidate's final days.

The report was written by Haberman, Parker, Peters and Barbaro—a genuine Times rogues' gallery. The snarky quartet mistakenly thought Trump was on the way out.

Their profile topped Monday's front page. Hard-copy headline included, this is the way they began:
HABERMAN AND PARKER (11/7/16): The Storm Below the Calm: An Inside View of Trump's Last Stand

Donald J. Trump is not sleeping much these days.

Aboard his gold-plated jumbo jet, the Republican nominee does not like to rest or be alone with his thoughts,
insisting that aides stay up and keep didn't want "to be alone with his thoughts." He prefers the soothing, whispery voice of his son-in-law.

He requires constant assurance that his candidacy is on track. ''Look at that crowd!'' he exclaimed a few days ago as he flew across Florida, turning to his young press secretary as a TV tuned to Fox News showed images of what he claimed were thousands of people waiting for him on the ground below.

And he is struggling to suppress his bottomless need for attention. As he stood next to the breakfast buffet at his golf club in Doral, Fla., eyeing a tray of pork sausages, he sought to convey restraint when approached by a reporter for The New York Times.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! These silly, ridiculous corporate children were having some fun this day.

(Full disclosure: Haberman is a legacy. Parker started as Maureen Dowd's "research assistant," whatever that could mean.)

The snark was general this day. In that headline, some editor cited Trump's "last stand." It was a reference to Custer. The children started having their fun right in that opening sentence:

"Donald J. Trump is not sleeping much these days."

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Things were going so badly for Trump that he couldn't be alone with his thoughts!

He required constant assurance. Ha ha ha ha ha!

Through their 2200 words, the children painted a familiar picture: Campaign in disarray. In fact, the candidate at whom they snarked was winning his campaign.

Meanwhile, how strange! At no point did they flesh out their opening line, an invitation to mockery:

"Donald J. Trump is not sleeping much these days."

He wasn't sleeping much these days? All through the campaign, profiles stressed the fact that Trump doesn't sleep much at all. Meanwhile, how often would he be on his plane during the overnight hours? We'd assume the answer would be not often. But the children never attempted to justify or explain that snarky opening line.

Alas! As the silly children were having their fun, the candidate was winning his race. The nation pays a major price when snarky flyweights of this type define the flyweight political work of the New York Times.

The silly children snarked a bit prematurely. This morning, we could only shake our heads as columnist Frank Bruni wept.

Bruni was full of high emotion. This is the way his column began in our hard-copy Times:
BRUNI (11/9/16): I was just a half-block from the Manhattan school where I had cast my vote on Tuesday morning when I pulled out my phone and called my sister. I hadn’t planned to talk with her just then. But suddenly I had to. The feeling was as overwhelming as it was surprising.

“Wow,” I said to her. “That was really something. I just voted for a woman for president.” I almost didn’t get the last words out. My voice caught and my eyes grew wet.

This is a big day for women.
That’s the official declaration, worded pretty much that way. Although many will be devastated if Hillary Clinton loses, female voters in this country never before had the opportunity, when choosing on Election Day between the Democratic and Republican nominees, to pick a woman.

And if Clinton wins? Well, the world’s most powerful nation will for the first time have a female head of state. The fact and the symbolism of that are profound.
As it turned out, yesterday wasn't as big a day for women as Bruni might have expected. Before his column was through, he'd dragged his sister in:
BRUNI: Something bubbled up in my sister, too.

Adelle is 45, juggles a high-powered job with raising two teenagers, and frequently makes the point that if women are considered dexterous and smart enough to take principal charge of something as precious as the brood, why not the nation?

She trudged to the polls on Tuesday morning more in opposition to Trump than in support of Clinton, who is, in her eyes, “the epitome of a career politician” and too often “puts her own ambitions ahead of what’s right.”

But she discovered an unexpected thrill in casting that ballot, “a sense of sisterhood in putting the first woman in the presidency,” she told me. “It’s long overdue. It’s crazy how long overdue it is.”

[...]

It’s huge for all five of my nieces, who are inheriting, in some crucial regards, a fairer world. It’s huge for all four of my nephews, including Adelle’s son, and for their fathers as well as their mothers.
Maybe Bruni should stop his weeping long enough to explain the world to his nieces. To explain the endless gender-based assaults on Clinton from big stars in his own guild.

To tell his nieces about Maureen Dowd. To tell his nieces about Chris Matthews, circa 1998-2008.

To tell his nieces about the gruesome Olbermann. To tell them about the fiery liberal who criticized Olbermann's "misogyny," but only did so in private. (Their dishonesty was outed by a pre-Putin pre-WikiLeaks leak.)

To tell his nieces about the people who refused to speak up about the conduct of their colleagues. While he was weeping, Bruni might go ahead and mention his own name.

We're not gigantic fans of Candidate Clinton. She was a terrible candidate this time around. We don't know why she ran. Neither does anyone else.

But before Bruni sheds more tears, he might consider telling the world about the ugly history his own guild dumped on the head of this particular candidate, down through a great many years. Meanwhile, this is the way this silly boy wrote about George W. Bush, back when he was the New York Times' official campaign reporter:
BRUNI (9/14/99): When Gov. George W. Bush of Texas first hit the Presidential campaign trail in June, he wore monogrammed cowboy boots, the perfect accessory for his folksy affability and casual self-assurance.

But when he visited New Hampshire early last week, he was shod in a pair of conservative, shiny black loafers that seemed to reflect more than the pants cuffs above them.
They suggested an impulse by Mr. Bush to put at least a bit of a damper on his brash irreverence, which has earned him affection but is a less certain invitation for respect.

As Mr. Bush presses forward with his almost preposterously charmed quest for the Republican Presidential nomination, he has plenty of confidence, evident in his easy swagger. He has more than enough money—about $50 million and counting, an unprecedented, calculator-boggling sum. And he has a wave of early support in polls that looks tidal.

BRUNI (11/27/99): As George W. Bush loped through the headquarters of the Timberland Company here, he might have been any candidate in the hunt for votes, any pol on the path toward the presidency. He tirelessly shook hands, dutifully took questions and let a multitude of promises bloom.

But there was something different about Governor Bush's approach, something jazzier and jauntier. It came out in the way he praised a 20-year-old man for his "articulate" remarks, then appended the high-minded compliment with a surprising term of endearment.

"Dude," Mr. Bush called his new acquaintance.

It emerged again when Mr. Bush crossed paths with an elderly employee, and she told him that he had her support.

"I'll seal it with a kiss!" Mr. Bush proposed and, wearing a vaguely naughty expression, swooped down on the captive seamstress.

Mr. Bush's arm curled tight around the shoulders of other voters; he arched his eyebrows and threw coquettish grins and conspiratorial glances their way. It was campaigning as facial calisthenics, and Mr. Bush was its Jack LaLanne.
Yesterday, Bruni wept. Back then, he kissed serious ascot. The Times has been a low-IQ joke forever. Bruni ought to tell his nieces about this part of the world where they live.

To Bruni's sister, Hillary Clinton is “the epitome of a career politician” who too often “puts her own ambitions ahead of what’s right.” To Bruni's famous colleagues, she was "Evita Peron" and she was also "Nurse Ratched." She was the kind of person who makes a man think of his first wife.

Bruni ought to stop his weeping and try telling the truth today. He ought to tell the truth to his nieces and, very important, to his nephews as well.

As a practice round, he might tell the truth to the marks who read the New York Times. That said, dearest darlings! Use your heads!

It simply isn't done!

26 comments:

  1. "We're not gigantic fans of Candidate Clinton. She was a terrible candidate this time around. We don't know why she ran. Neither does anyone else."

    This is an absurd statement. She ran because she wanted to serve her country, was qualified, and thought she could win. Just like any male candidate would think (with comparable experience).

    She was not a terrible candidate. She handily whipped Sanders and conducted a campaign that topped Obama's numbers in the same states. It would have won if Trump hadn't got out more voters than Romney, especially in rural areas. She had an unprecedented number of endorsements from both Republicans and Democrats, addressing Somerby's remark that no one else knows why she ran.

    If this is Somerby true feelings about Clinton he needs to examine his soul because he is stuck in the same sexist bullshit as those Trump voters. The more vague and visceral the dislike of Clinton, the more likely it is rooted in bias not principled disagreement with policy.

    Last night, CBS News showed minutes on end of weeping young women at Clinton's campaign headquarters, watching the returns, while Charlie Rose and Nora O'Donnell and their assembled pundits talked over it, trying to sound like they'd always loved Trump and pretend they expected his victory. It was disgusting. There was no empathy for the broken hearts on screen, the raw emotion being displayed as these young women saw their hopes evaporate.

    This is real to women. Somerby's vague distaste for Candidate Clinton, his belief that she ran a poor campaign and that she nudged aside someone more worthy (Biden perhaps) is sickening in this context. Clinton beat Bernie. Bernie lost because he was a worse candidate with ideas people didn't support and because he didn't appeal to the majority of Democratic voters. He only got as far as he did because a large percentage of men couldn't vote for a qualified woman, even someone as over-qualified as Hillary Clinton.

    It was a major accomplishment that she got this far. At least Bruni recognizes that. Somerby deserves his old Socialist, who gave faint help to the better candidate and has now retired to his new lake house.

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    1. Bernie or Biden weren't the issue.

      No, she didn't run a particularly good campaign.

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    2. Bernie supporters didn't come out for her in Madison and male African Americans didn't support her. They now deserve what they will get. The rest of us do not.

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  2. Somerby may be basing his comment about her campaign on Kevin Drum's post about her underperforming Obama. That is based on Exit polls not actual votes counted. Polls were wrong, obviously.

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    1. Dave the Guitar PlayerNovember 10, 2016 at 1:39 PM

      Clinton got about 80,000 fewer Democratic votes than Obama in one county (Wayne, Detroit) in Michigan and lost to Trump by about 13,000 votes statewide. If she would have gotten half the "lost" Democratic votes in Wayne County, she would have carried Michigan. The Democratic Party and the Clinton Campaign did not get their people to the polls. The Republicans did a better job.

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  3. Anonymous November 9, 2016 at 3:32 PM:
    Thanks. HRC was a strong candidate and Bob himself pointed out how the MSM and the FBI sabotaged her. I wish that the danger to Social Security and Medicare would have been pointed out more in the campaigns. It was the MSM that forced this to be about personalities and not policies. I regret that an organization like the League of Women Voters didn't host the debates and that the snarky and impertinent Main Stream Media did.
    *FT

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    1. The Main Stream Media does not host the debates.

      Wikipedia says [LINK]:

      [QUOTE] The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is an independent nonprofit corporation established in 1987 under the joint sponsorship of both the Democratic and Republican political parties in the United States. The CPD sponsors and produces debates for US presidential and vice-presidential candidates and undertakes research and educational activities relating to the debates. It has run each of the presidential debates held since 1988. The Commission's debates are sponsored by private contributions from foundations and corporations.[END QUOTE]

      Back in 1988 the League of Women Voters said [LINK]:

      [QUOTE] "The League of Women Voters is withdrawing its sponsorship of the presidential debate scheduled for mid-October because the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter," League President Nancy M. Neuman said today.

      "It has become clear to us that the candidates' organizations aim to add debates to their list of campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity and honest answers to tough questions," Neuman said. "The League has no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public."

      Neuman said that the campaigns presented the League with their debate agreement on
      September 28, two weeks before the scheduled debate. The campaigns' agreement was negotiated "behind closed doors" and vas presented to the League as "a done deal," she said, its 16 pages of conditions not subject to negotiation.

      Most objectionable to the League, Neuman said, were conditions in the agreement that gave the campaigns unprecedented control over the proceedings. Neuman called "outrageous" the campaigns' demands that they control the selection of questioners, the composition of the audience, hall access for the press and other issues....

      Neuman said she and the League regretted that the American people have had no real opportunities to judge the presidential nominees outside of campaign-controlled environments....[END QUOTE]

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  4. I told you Trump was going to win and that the reason was voters getting sick of childish and low info college students of all ages responding with RACIST to every Obama criticism. MAGA

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    1. I agree that mainstream Democrats should stick to concepts of common good and the health of the nation and stay away from the divisive rhetoric.
      *FT

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    2. The election was lost because Democrats didn't turn out. They were too lukewarm in their support for Clinton -- something Bernie started and the media and other Democrats continued. As a result, they just didn't turn out and now we have Trump. This didn't happen because Democrats called all those Trump supporters names. It happened because they called Clinton names.

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  5. "'Wow,' I said to her. 'That was really something. I just voted for a woman for president.' I almost didn’t get the last words out. My voice caught and my eyes grew wet."


    OMG. Our dainty elites have reached levels of faggotry that shouldn't even be possible.

    This swamp is gonna need a bigger drain.

    MAGA.

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  6. Maj, the ultimate in pathetic scum.

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    1. Oh laugh a little.

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    2. Can't believe 7:18 doesn't want to secure the existence of our nation and a future for nationalist children. Sad!

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    3. Maj, "nationalist children" or did you mean "national socialist children"?

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    4. Nahh. National Socialism was fine for Germans, but Americans prefer National Trumpism.

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  7. This blog has been telling us in a hundred different ways why Trump winning was inevitable. He beat the media because the people have come to understand what the Howler always has. Even the "dumb uneducated white male racists." Feels good to repudiate the anti-social justice warriors for their irresponsible rhetoric and actions.

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