To keep these new attacks from worrying people or influencing the debate, MSM initially reported that the individuals who made the attacks were "hispanics" or just skipped over the issue of ethnicity at all.
They also simply avoided reporting the story. Even Fox gave it a brief ten seconds on "Happening Now" and as far as I could tell, CBS, ABC, and NBC reported the stories once, briefly, then dropped them.
Taking a page from the British Press, the brief reports didn't address Islamic Terror. Rather, they insinuated that the shooters or stabbers were "unbalanced." The fact that they had web pages extolling ISIS, or had Islamic backgrounds, etc was minimized. Remember the "Norwegian" who stabbed the old lady to death in London. The press said he was "mentally ill." But he was a Somali and had terrorist literature in his apartment and terrorist material on his computer. Anybody who would do the things these people do is clearly mentally ill, but that does not automatically exclude terrorism as a motivation. The Press seems to think it does.
Looking over the events of the last few weeks, it strikes me that most of the fatalities have been women. The guy in Washington went to the cosmetics counter in a store there at the mall and shot four women dead. I notice he was able to walk all the way through the mall, from one end to the other, carrying a rifle in full view and nobody did anything about it. I wonder why not?
The Great Debate:
I thought Trump did well last night. I also wondered if the moderator was receiving a large donation from the Clinton Foundation. He seemed to be bought and paid for, a tactic that would be right out of Hillary's play book. Lestor Holt is an NBC Talking Head, so there's no surprise there. I wonder why the Trump campaign agreed to have him moderate. It's like having Mussolini moderate a debate between Hitler and Churchill.
I don't actually think the debate scenario is going to make a big difference, unless someone makes a highly unlikely gaff. It's too carefully choreographed by both camps, and neither candidate is going to be lured into some unexpected demarche. My guess would be if you are a Hillary clone you think she did well last night , and if you are in the Trump camp you were pleased overall. If you are one of those people who don't care either way, then you probably didn't watch anyway so it doesn't matter. I would expect at this point the vast majority of Americans are in the last category. Still, all the networks except Fox are putting out the "Snow Job" maximum effort. They've edited the debates in their reports on television to make Shrillery look good and Trump look bad. All of their web pages are lauding Shrillery as the next Messiah, and CNN has a big leading article entitled "Hillary Wins Debate."
And on the Home Front:
This is a quiet day. I'm not going to try to do anything in particular. It's cooler outside, and less humid than normal. I doubt we'll go off the mountain. My wife has a show she wants to watch on QVC at four. I have some more good books to get through.
|Fall is great up here. Cool, crisp air. A fire in the fireplace at night. Woodsmoke in the breeze.|
Life is Good!