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Wessexman

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As you say, that was a parenthetical comment. It wasn't my main point, clearly, and it seems strange to make a broad comment on my role in this thread upon that, especially as my overall point was eminently sensible. Indeed, I'd go so far as saying more than a contrarian perspective I'm offering balance and restraint. This has been missing from so much real world coverage of Trump.

What you outline is actually quite similar in substance, it seems to me, to what was offered to Trump Jr. He was offered information about the Clintons' dealings with Russia. Still, you are correct there is no direct evidence to link to Clinton herself. Now, this is sort of implied by what I said (that's why surrogates are used - to create distance), but I take the point. There's no direct evidence here of a link to Clinton herself and I withdraw my parentheses.

To be honest, I don't perhaps think all conjecture about Trump (or anyone else) is off limits. Some conjecture will always occur and might not be a bad thing. But it should be restrained, level-headed, and proportionate to the actual evidence. What we get with Trump is a deluge of innuendo, conjecture, and silliness, seemingly to match his own silliness.
Wessexman

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As a huge Peter Simple fan, I enjoyed this article on what he would make of today's politics:


http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450150/trump-era-political-satire-enacted-real-life-see-petersimple

Here's a good article on CNN's Jim Acosta's latest sins against decent journalism , and what actions from journalists like him are doing to media credibility (already low):

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450152/cnn-jim-acosta-journalism-harmed


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While the daily press briefing has always been a form of theater, the ground rules — under which even the most aggressive questioners sought to ask questions rather than engage in advocacy — have generally been observed. The country learned a lot watching various White House spokespersons squirm under the pressure as they scrambled to defend the policies of their bosses. But as contentious as these exchanges have sometimes been, the White House correspondents taking part in the show generally stuck to asking probing multi-part questions rather than making speeches. But all that ended on Wednesday, when CNN’s Jim Acosta got the chance to query senior Trump aide Stephen Miller about the administration’s support for a new bill that would cut legal immigration.


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