Trump’s Nazi rallies are now so repetitive and boring that even Fox News has stopped airing them in full.

By | 2018-10-12T06:28:52+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |10 Comments

Seriously how much lunacy can you watch day after day?

Courtesy of Politico:

President Donald Trump loves to brag about ratings, but he’s not getting them anymore.

As he’s ramped up his rally schedule ahead of the midterms, viewership numbers for the raucous prime-time events have been roughly similar to — sometimes dipping below — Fox News’ regular programming, and the network has recently stopped airing most evening events in full.

During three Trump rallies last week, Fox News showed clips and highlights from his speeches but stuck largely with its normal weekday prime-time programming. On Saturday, when “Fox Report Weekend” and “Justice with Judge Jeanine” would ordinarily air, the network showed Trump’s speech from Topeka, Kan., in full. But on Tuesday, a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, was particularly hard to find — it was not aired live on any major network, and even C-SPAN cut away for other news. And on Wednesday night, as Trump took the stage in Erie, Pa., at 7 p.m., Fox News stuck with its coverage of Hurricane Michael.

Since Trump took office, CNN and MSNBC have mostly declined to air his campaign rallies, though, like Fox News, they’ll typically carry any presidential speeches or comments to reporters.

Fox still provides livestreams of the campaign events online, but during a crucial period, with the midterms less than a month away, some in the White House are worried that the president is losing a prime-time megaphone to his base.

Oh, what a shame. 

Perhaps it’s time for the networks to cancel this particular reality show, or is that the job of the American voters? 

Of course just because the cable stations might refuse to cover these ego-boosting rallies does not mean that Trump will stop holding them. 

And at least one reporter for the New Yorker thinks that as long as they are happening we need to pay attention. 

Courtesy of The New Yorker

The headlines from these events are by now familiar: Trump’s celebration of his victimized but ultimately confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh; Trump’s mocking of Kavanaugh’s female accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, after he initially called her “very credible”; Trump’s escalating rhetoric about “wacko” Democrats as an “angry mob” that would destroy due process, even as the angry mob listening to him chanted “lock her up” at the mere mention of Dianne Feinstein, a senator not accused of any crime.

That leaves a lot of what would be considered news in any other moment. Among the things I heard the President of the United States do: make fun of a female candidate in Iowa by giving her a derogatory nickname. Accuse a U.S. senator of being a “drunk.” Claim that Hillary Clinton engaged in a conspiracy with Russia to rig the election (which she lost). He called the European Union a “brutal” alliance “formed to take advantage of us.” He attacked American libel laws and the World Trade Organization.

Much of the coverage of these events tends to be theatre criticism, or news stories about a single inflammatory line or two, rating Trump’s performance or puzzling over the appeal to his followers. But what the President of the United States is actually saying is extraordinary, regardless of whether the television cameras are carrying it live. It’s not just the whoppers or the particular outrage riffs that do get covered, either. It’s the hate, and the sense of actual menace that the President is trying to convey to his supporters. Democrats aren’t just wrong in the manner of traditional partisan differences; they are scary, bad, evil, radical, dangerous. Trump and Trump alone stands between his audiences and disaster.

I listen because I think we are making a mistake by dismissing him, by pretending the words of the most powerful man in the world are meaningless. They do have consequences. They are many, and they are worrisome. In what he says to the world, the President is, as Ed Luce wrote in the Financial Times this week, “creating the space to do things which were recently unthinkable.” It’s not a reality show; it’s real.

So if the cable news outlets turn away from these rallies that will reduce the size of the viewing audience, but there is STILL an audience, and that audience is becoming more radicalized every single day. 

Once the Democrats gain back control of the Congress, and Trump finds himself reined in, exactly how much worse do we think these rallies might become?

Remember, Hitler did not have the benefit of cable news coverage, and yet Nazism spread throughout the country at an alarming pace. 

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10 Comments

  1. salad topper October 12, 2018 at 11:16 am - Reply

    They should be covering Bristol getting her boobs done for her next project – Saudi Teen Mom.

  2. Wp October 12, 2018 at 11:22 am - Reply

    OT
    https://thinkprogress.org/civility-loving-republicans-host-gavin-mcinnes-ecd4f06482bd/

    founded the Proud Boys in 2016, a group which bills itself as a “pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the Western world.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/12/hillary-clinton-destroys-trumps-democrats-russia-conspiracy-in-1-sentence.html

  3. viv October 12, 2018 at 11:38 am - Reply

    The reporter is wrong. Words do not have consequences if Republicans say they don’t.

    Reporters aren’t reporting on the right things, the right people. While they’re transfixed on the shiny bauble, Republican skulduggery is destroying the universe for generations to come- and nobody hears about until T-minus.

    I try to avoid the Washington Post but why aren’t they and their global cohort the ones making the big noise about their reporter when they know Trump will only get points from the MAGATs for getting the Right-wing Hate preacher out of Turkey, not the A-rab?

    Any one of us could spout a Nuremberg rally without preparation. We don’t have to hear the shit fall from the asshole to know what turds came out.

  4. token Juan October 12, 2018 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    OT?
    ““You could use this here on The Five with Juan,” Gutfeld said. “I could call you a prop.”

    Gutfeld then said that he “would never do that” but Williams seemed to feel he had just done it.

    Williams was forced to wait for a minute before having a chance to respond.

    “I don’t want it to go without comment that I’m a token,” Williams said.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/fox-news-host-juan-williams-accused-token-white-co-host-hell-breaks-loose/

  5. CREW October 12, 2018 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    OT/
    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/12/complaint-filed-against-sarah-huckabee-sanders-for-illegal-political-activity.html

    “White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders likely violated the Hatch Act by using her official government Twitter account to tweet a photo of herself with Kanye West, who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, in the Oval Office, according to a complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). The Hatch Act forbids government employees from using official accounts to tweet out partisan campaign propaganda, including President Trump’s campaign slogan.”

  6. Anonymous October 12, 2018 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Personally I don’t think these rallies are a huge as he would like us to believe, the cameras aren’t allowed to pan over the crowd and I would bet most of the people sitting behind him are paid.

    That isn’t to say we shouldn’t keep an eye on them, but I am sick and tired of hearing how they are going to start a civil war if trump gets impeached or doesn’t win another election. They are NOT THE MAJORITY in this country.

  7. O-HI-O October 12, 2018 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Trump is holding a Friday night rally in Lebanon, Ohio

    The city is in steel country and the president has dedicated much of the early part of his speech to bragging about his claimed revitalization of the American steel industry.

  8. Anonymous October 12, 2018 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Look back on Youtube somewhere in the nineties where he was holding a press conference and no one showed up. I think with his time on Apprentice he learned the trick of that trade. To beef something up to make it look like it’s bigger than it is, etc. I mean, why are there always people behind him, and they never run the cameras over the adoring thousands? I mean even Hitler’s people showed the masses. Methinks Trump is a tricky dicky.

  9. Anon October 12, 2018 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Even the paid lousy actor morons pressured to attend the fake trump events are disgusted. The same old song, “ya cant always get what ya want” over and over and over again. The rolling stones cant stop it. And his same old ugly face, bleached out straw ugly hair, false teeth, flat azz, depends full of chit and walking around like a mentally freaked out narcissist. Geez, they should throw rotten tomatoes and eggs at him.

  10. Anonymous October 13, 2018 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    What? And disappoint his FANS?

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