Yeah. It’s tough when you spend so much time and effort trying to bamboozle readers and voters and viewers and then find out they don’t believe you. I’m looking at you NYT.
IMPEACHMENT:No one believes anything anymorehttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/18/us/polls-media-fake-news.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: The Democrats in Congress took their case against President Trump to the public last week. But after hours of testimony, thousands of news reports and days of streaming headlines, one thing was clear: A lot of Americans weren’t listening.SECOND MQ: “Now more than ever, the lines between fact-based reporting and opinionated commentary seem blurred for people,” said Evette Alexander, research director at the Knight Foundation, which funds journalism and research. “That means they trust what they are seeing less. They are feeling less informed.”
Repubs shift defense: he did nothing wrong.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/17/us/politics/republicans-trump-impeachment.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: “In my judgment, the best defense is that the presidential election has already started,” said Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster, “and that we are better off, rather than putting the country through yet another incredibly divisive impeachment process, letting the voters cast the verdict on the Trump administration, which will occur in less than a year.”
Official channel and unofficial channel. If it’s all the President’s channel, what’s wrong?https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/18/us/politics/trump-ukraine-impeachment-testimony.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
Sondland kept admin officials apprised. (So what?)https://www.wsj.com/articles/lawmakers-dispute-impact-of-first-week-of-public-impeachment-hearings-11574007673?mod=trending_now_pos3
TRUMP:Hey what was that trip to Walter Reed all about?https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/11/17/we-need-second-opinion-presidents-health/
Tumulty column MQ: now the oldest president in U.S. history claims the purpose of his two-hour medical visit, which was not on his public schedule, was to conduct “phase one of my yearly physical. Everything very good (great!). Will complete next year.” Phase one? What does that entail? Has anyone else ever taken a routine physical in installments spread out over months? Has he signed up for some kind of quirky flexible spending plan with his insurance?
POLITICS:Proving he’s old and out of it, Biden calls marijuana a gateway drug.https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/18/joe-biden-marijuana-gateway-drug-legalization/
Proving again he’s old and out of it, AOC tweets support of legalizing pot.https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-marijuana-legalization-gateway-drug
Trump goes big in two states that end up voting against him.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/17/us/politics/louisiana-governor-trump.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
MQ: “If you had any doubt that Trump was a human repellent spray for suburban voters who have a conservative disposition, Republicans getting wiped out in the suburbs of New Orleans, Louisville and Lexington should remove it,” said Tim Miller, a Republican strategist and outspoken critic of the president.
Bloomberg apologizes for stop and frisk at just the right timehttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/17/opinion/Michael-bloomberg-stop-and-frisk.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage§ion=Editorials
MQ: But those close to the former mayor insist that his conversion on stop and frisk is sincere. They say he has come to a conclusion that can be hard to reach for a stubborn 77-year-old billionaire: He was wrong.
Dems afraid long primary slog will hurt their chances.https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democrats-fear-a-long-primary-slog-could-drag-into-summer/2019/11/17/ac6c509e-07e1-11ea-924a-28d87132c7ec_story.html
TECH:We Work may lay off thousandshttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/17/business/wework-layoffs.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage
Ford’s electric suv they call the mustanghttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/17/business/ford-mustang-electric-suv.html
The streaming revolution is here.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/18/business/media/streaming-hollywood-revolution.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage§ion=Business
MQ: “I get asked all the time, ‘Where does this stop? When does it stop?’” said Brett Sappington, a senior Parks Associates analyst and researcher. “The truth is that it is only getting started.”
They’re watching and listening. You’re not paranoid.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/15/technology/surveillance-bugging-protection.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage§ion=Technology
MQ: “I used to sell mostly cameras, but in last few years it’s more detection devices,” said Jill Johnston, chief executive of KJB Security Products in Nashville. “There are just a lot more things to spy on you with. It’s really changing our business model, to be honest.”
Kap’s comeback workout didn’t workout so good.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/17/sports/football/colin-kaepernick-workout.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage§ion=Sports
MQ: “He don’t want to play, he wants to be a martyr,” Stephen A. Smith, the ESPN television personality who supported Kaepernick’s desire to return to the N.F.L. since he became a free agent in 2017, said in a video he posted to Twitter. “But guess what, it ain’t working this time.”
WTF:PG&E warns more power shutoffs this week.https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/PG-E-warns-of-potential-power-shutoffs-in-14841653.php