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  • CNN writer demands proof that fake news exists, gets majorly owned on Twitter

    06/19/2017 5:42:42 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 06/13/2017 | Ryan Girdusky
    CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza was furious with Donald Trump on Tuesday when the President stated that the media has been releasing fake news. Cillizza demanded that some specific cases of fake news and ended up getting owned by hundreds of conservatives. “Fake News is at an all time high. Where is their apology to me for all of the incorrect stories?” Trump tweeted. “Name a story that is ‘fake’ or ‘incorrect.’ You can’t just make a blanket assertion without ANY specifics,” Cillizza fired back. .. Within the next few hours, Cillizza, CNN, and the overall mainstream media got owned by...
  • Brexit Redux? Scarborough, Cillizza Agree: There Is a Hidden Trump Vote

    10/25/2016 7:36:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could Donald Trump pull a Brexit, confounding elite opinion by winning the election with votes that the polls didn’t pick up? On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post agreed it could happen. Scarborough said that people are still whispering to him as they leave the room that they’re voting for Tump, but are embarrassed to tell pollsters given the coverage of his comments about women, etc. There are limits to the phenomenon: in Cillizza and Scarborough’s view, the hidden Trump vote is unlikely to exceed 1.5%. But if Trump can continue to tighten the...
  • I’m With Her!

    10/18/2016 5:34:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-18-2016 | MOTUS
    I know this will come as a surprise: evidence emerges that journalists tend to put their money where there mouthpieces are:Irony is not dead after all, as displayed by infamous Washington Post correspondent Chris Cillizza:If IowaHawk hadn’t beaten me to it this would have been my first thought:I do love Chris’ heartfelt addition of the “period” flourish to his point – because when you add that it makes it seem so real. Like “If you like your health care plan you can keep your healthcare plan. Period.” Butt never mind all that, I’ve got some real news about a real journOlist:...
  • WaPo: Winners and losers from the second presidential debate

    10/10/2016 5:36:15 AM PDT · by upchuck · 37 replies
    WaPo ^ | October 9, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed in often personal terms in the second presidential debate on Sunday night in St. Louis. I watched, tweeted and picked some winners and losers. My picks are below. WINNERS: * Hillary Clinton * Martha Raddatz * The late, great Abraham Lincoln LOSERS: * Donald Trump * The townhall format * The Trump walk * Mike Pence * Bill Clinton * No debate-opening handshake
  • Palin: The GOP's Pelosi?

    03/11/2011 10:33:39 AM PST · by pissant · 128 replies
    WaPost ^ | 3/11/11 | Chris Cilliza
    Sarah Palin's unfavorable rating has spiked to a new high, adding further fuel to the argument that her presidential campaign may be doomed before it begins. A new Bloomberg poll shows the former Alaska governor is now viewed unfavorably by 60 percent of American adults. That's higher than any other poll has shown, but it's not even the entire picture. Of that 60 percent, nearly two-thirds - 38 percent of all adults - say they view the former GOP vice presidential nominee "very unfavorably." No other politicians tested even comes close, including President Obama (22 percent). What's more, Palin's unfavorable...
  • It might be time for Hillary Clinton to start panicking

    09/10/2015 11:45:00 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/10/15 | Chris Cillizza
    The latest piece of bad news for Hillary Rodham Clinton came in the form of a Quinnipiac poll out of Iowa on Thursday morning: Bernie Sanders, 41 percent. Clinton, 40 percent. Clinton has dropped 11 points in two months in the state and now one in three self-identified Democrats say she is not honest or trustworthy. The poll numbers come just days after NBC and Marist College released twin surveys in Iowa and New Hampshire that also spelled trouble for Clinton. She led Sanders in Iowa 38-27 — less than half her lead in a July NBC/Marist poll. In New...
  • The reinvention of Hillary Clinton almost certainly won’t work

    09/08/2015 11:03:33 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/8/15 | Chris Cillizza
    My favorite line, though, is this one: "There will be new efforts to bring spontaneity to a candidacy that sometimes seems wooden and overly cautious." Planned spontaneity! Here's the thing: This reboot/reinvention/reincarnation/renaissance/reset almost certainly won't work. Because they never do. Hillary Clinton has been running for or serving in office for the past 15 years. She spent the two decades before that by her husband's side as he rose from Arkansas governor to the presidency. This is not someone who is just getting her sea legs as to what sort of public persona she wants to give off. This is...
  • Sarah Palin: Thin-skinned, smartly strategic (or both)? [They've no clue how to handle her! LOL]

    11/01/2010 5:50:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | November 1, 2010 | Chris Cillizza
    Via her Facebook page, Twitter account and regular appearances on Fox News Channel, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is everywhere these days -- and regularly takes the sort of potshots at other politicians and the media that most of her colleagues shy away from. To wit: * In an appearance last night on Greta Van Susteren's show, Palin took direct aim at two Politico reporters -- by name no less! -- for a piece they wrote detailing the behind-the-scenes effort of the GOP political establishment to kill her presidential ambitions before they grow. She called the reporters "jokes" for using...
  • WashPost's Cillizza: Hillary Has 'Large-Scale Problems,' Trump 'Can Win This Race'

    06/30/2016 11:00:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 30, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Apparently following up on his Washington Post column earlier this week, the paper's Chris Cillizza appeared on Thursday's Morning Joe show and observed that Hillary Clinton has "large-scale problems on honesty and trustworthines," that "she is the status quo" and "represents the past." Because of that, and despite the conventional wisdom in much of the establishment press that Mrs. Clinton can't possibly lose in November, Cillizza argues that her Republican opponent "can win this race." Cillizza has previously staunchly denied media bias in the coverage of Mrs. Clinton's campign. That's hard to square with what Tim Graham at NewsBusters observed...
  • How Donald Trump mastered the art of political innuendo and rumor-mongering

    06/14/2016 9:19:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Jenna Johnson, who covers Donald Trump's presidential campaign for The Post, wrote a very important piece Monday that details how the presumptive Republican nominee moves rumor and innuendo into the public consciousness without ever having to directly answer for it. Trump's strategy comes down to three simple words: "People are saying." As in: "There are a lot of people that think maybe he doesn’t want to get it. A lot of people think maybe he doesn’t want to know about it. I happen to think that he just doesn’t know what he’s doing, but there are many people that think...
  • Donald Trump just barred Washington Post reporters from campaign events. That should bother you.

    06/14/2016 12:29:44 AM PDT · by SteveH · 112 replies
    washington post ^ | june 13, 2016 | By Chris Cillizza
    Trump expanded on that in a statement released Monday night. Here it is, in full: The Washington Post unfortunately covers Mr. Trump very inaccurately. Today's headline, "Donald Trump Suggests President Obama Was Involved With Orlando Shooting" is a perfect example. We no longer feel compelled to work with a publication which has put its need for "clicks" above journalistic integrity. They have no journalistic integrity and write falsely about Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump does not mind a bad story, but it has to be honest. The fact is, The Washington Post is being used by the owners of Amazon as...
  • Newt Gingrich wants you to know Donald Trump is still doing great!

    06/07/2016 4:09:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 62 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Chris Cillizza
    I was stunned over the weekend when Newt Gingrich went hard after Donald Trump for the real estate mogul's comments about the ethnicity of a judge overseeing a case involving Trump University. *snip* Given that back and forth, I reached out to Gingrich to see what he made of the hubbub — and whether it had changed his generally positive views on Trump. It has not. Here's what Newt told me: Trump is going to be fine as a candidate. He is learning very rapidly. When [Ted] Cruz dropped out so early it took away the 60 days Trump and...
  • David French signals the death of the ‘Never Trump’ movement. Sad!

    06/01/2016 7:37:51 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 70 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | June 1 at 10:14 AM | Chris Cillizza
    The "Never Trump" movement died on Tuesday night. That's when the loose affiliation of Republican pundits and conservative thinkers, banded together by their shared distaste for Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, leaked the news to Bloomberg that conservative lawyer David French was the secret third party candidate they have been working to recruit into the 2016 race as an alternative to the real estate mogul. The French news ended days of frantic speculation set off by a tweet -- yes, this is the world we now live in -- by Weekly Standard editor and "Never Trump" leader Bill Kristol....
  • 5 very smart things Donald Trump has done since becoming the presumptive GOP nominee

    05/19/2016 8:28:28 PM PDT · by GilGil · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/19/2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Donald Trump effectively locked up the Republican presidential nomination on the night of May 3 when he won a sweeping victory in the Indiana primary. Ted Cruz ended his campaign that night. John Kasich followed suit the next day. It's been 16 days since that night. And Trump, the least orthodox presidential nominee in modern political history, has made a number of very smart moves to coalesce the GOP behind him while also setting the terms of the general election fight to come against Hillary Clinton.
  • The GOP’s electoral-map problem is not about Trump. It’s about demographics.

    05/08/2016 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    Republicans have a major electoral-map problem in November. Major. Donald Trump’s victory last week in Indiana’s primary not only effectively sealed the GOP nomination for the real estate billionaire but also brought into sharp relief how difficult it will be for any Republican to get to 270 electoral votes and beat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president this fall. Start here: Eighteen states plus the District of Columbia have voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in every election between 1992 and 2012. Add them up, and you get 242 electoral votes.
  • Republicans have a massive electoral map problem that has nothing to do with Donald Trump

    05/02/2016 11:49:24 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 65 replies
    Washington (com)Post ^ | 5-2-16 | Chris Cillizza
    Politico reported today on a Florida poll conducted for a business group in the state that shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by 13 points and Ted Cruz by nine. Why is that important? Because if Clinton wins Florida and carries the 19 states (plus D.C.) that have voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in each of the last six elections, she will be the 45th president. It's that simple. Politico reported today on a Florida poll conducted for a business group in the state that shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by 13 points and Ted Cruz by nine....
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • Antonin Scalia’s death should strengthen Ted Cruz’s case for the GOP nomination

    02/14/2016 2:28:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | February 14, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    The stunning death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia -- announced just hours before the six remaining Republican presidential candidates gathered Saturday in South Carolina for a debate -- immediately ups the ante in the GOP primary and could well cement the base's commitment to nominating a "true" conservative along the lines of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "We ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the Supreme Court," Cruz told NBC's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" Sunday. "I cannot wait to stand on that debate stage with Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders and talk about what the...
  • The Republican establishment badly needs to thin the candidate herd. Like, now.

    02/04/2016 3:37:55 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/4/16 | Chris Cillizza
    Since the Iowa caucuses ended Monday night, three Republican candidates have ended their presidential campaigns. The problem for establishment GOPers? None of that trio is named Jeb Bush, John Kasich or Chris Christie. The thinning of the Republican field has occurred entirely outside of the "establishment" lane -- with Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and Rand Paul all calling it quits. That's a very bad thing for an establishment badly in need of finding a unity candidate soon if they want to have any hope of unseating the two favorites -- Donald Trump and Ted Cruz -- as the race moves...
  • Donald Trump is the favorite to be the Republican nominee. Period.

    01/24/2016 4:32:39 AM PST · by GonzoII · 125 replies
    WP ^ | January 22, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    The Iowa caucuses are 10 days from Friday. And Donald Trump, the larger-than-life real estate reality star, is -- still -- the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. Not only has Trump not disappeared or imploded -- as everyone everywhere predicted he would -- he appears to be getting stronger in both early-state and national polling as actual votes draw closer. At this point, Trump's path to putting the nomination away quickly is far easier than the one Hillary Clinton must travel to capture the Democratic nomination. That doesn't mean Trump is a sure thing just yet, but he has,...