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Gayle in MD
04-07-2011, 09:21 AM
<span style='font-size: 14pt'>NBC helps mainstream Trump's Birther nonsense</span>

For the past few weeks, fake presidential candidate Donald Trump has been spreading Birther nonsense on a media tour that is clearly designed to increase the ratings on his "Celebrity Apprentice" show and to garner free press.

James Poniewozik points out that NBC, the network on which "Celebrity Apprentice" airs, hosted Trump for an extended and generally friendly interview on the Today Show this morning.

Naturally, Trump took the opportunity to repeat the same-old "where's the birth certificate" line that he's been using for weeks. No new twist. Definitely no new evidence. And yet, here's how NBC is promoting the story:

There's also a new NBC/WSJ poll that shows Trump behind only Mitt Romney in the GOP field. For reasons Steve Kornacki has explained, that shouldn't be taken too seriously.

But it is worth asking, why is NBC promoting this conspiracy theory? Poniewozik sees clear self-interest on the part of NBC:


The takeaway for the Today audience: Maybe Obama was born in America! Maybe not! We'll check back and see what exciting news Donald has dug up in a few weeks, as we get closer to the exciting finale of Celebrity Apprentice! Oooh, that Donald!


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Sad to say, he's right. Trump -- and NBC -- are having remarkable success in the further mainstreaming of Birtherism.

Here's the segment, first clip takes a bit to get to his rant on morning Joe, this morning, followed by several other rants, Fox and NBC:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc_tv-morning_joe/#42469548

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcQYl-cLzcI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yZqIHDGy0w





http://www.salon.com/news/2012_elections...rump_birtherism (http://www.salon.com/news/2012_elections/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/04/07/nbc_promotes_trump_birtherism)

wolfdancer
04-07-2011, 10:37 AM
I get my fill of "the Donald" on golf shows. He now fancies himself as a golf course architect, even though he has hired the best in the business. But the guy sure has a "Midas touch" with an ego to match it.
If he ever gets to "buy" the Presidency, I suspect people will immolate themselves on the White House lawn.

Gayle in MD
04-07-2011, 11:29 AM
I have always found him to be a braggart, and full of himself.

To tell you the truth, I'll be surprised if he runs. I think he's just a big hype, for his TV show.

It's amazingly telling of the overall ignorance of Tea Partiers, that Donald Trump, of all people, would be their top choice!!!

More proof to me, of how dumb they are! But, we knew that anyway.

G.

pooltchr
04-07-2011, 11:58 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
It's amazingly telling of the overall ignorance of Tea Partiers, that Donald Trump, of all people, would be their top choice!!!

More proof to me, of how dumb they are! But, we knew that anyway.

G. </div></div>

I must have missed something. Did the Tea Party Movement select Trump as their nominee? Or did Trump announce (without announcing) that he was considering a run for the office?

Typical case of you jumping to conclusions, twisting facts around in order to make your point.

Try dealing with facts for a change.

Steve

wolfdancer
04-07-2011, 12:36 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Try dealing with facts for a change. </div></div>
You mean,like your<s> facts</s>????