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Inside a Trump rally: Stelterís view from the press pen
KXLH-TV ^ | October 28, 2018 | Brian Stelter

Posted on 10/28/2018 8:24:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The first thing you see at a Trump campaign rally is the line.

There was a long line in the pouring rain ahead of the October 26 rally in Charlotte, North Carolina. Some devotees had started lining up the night before. Others came straight from work on Friday afternoon and waited to be screened by the Secret Service. It had the look and feel of a political concert — a celebration — but with an angry edge.

Friday was my first time attending a Trump rally. I was two years too late. I should have gone to a rally in 2016. I’m a media reporter, after all, and Trump is putting on a show at these campaign events, complete with a booming soundtrack and a grand finale that regular rallygoers know by heart.

That’s one of the things I noticed inside the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte: Many of Trump’s supporters knew the lyrics to his “songs,” meaning, his favorite stories. And sometimes they sang along — by chanting “CNN SUCKS” and mouthing the words to his complaints about “chain migration.”

So here’s what I observed. First of all, walking into the arena, a projection screen tells you to sign up for “real news” by following Trump on Twitter and Facebook.

But my impression is that most of the people at Friday’s rally were already signed up. Numerous attendees told me this wasn’t their first time at a Trump rally. Some of them said they appreciated that I was there.

Our conversations happened on two sides of a wall — a metal barricade that divides the standing room part of the arena and the “press pen.” You’ve probably seen this in pictures....

(Excerpt) Read more at kxlh.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: media; rally; stelter; trump
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1 posted on 10/28/2018 8:24:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WTF is a “media reporter”?????

Stelter is a hack propagandist, at best.

He doesn’t report squat.


2 posted on 10/28/2018 8:27:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just read it - time to take a shower, wash the dirt off


3 posted on 10/28/2018 8:31:07 PM PDT by 11th_VA ("When passions are most inflamed, fairness is most in jeopardy." - Susan Collins)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s see;

Stelter as a Zoo animal....

I’ll go with Jackal.

What do I win?


4 posted on 10/28/2018 8:34:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Brain, those were NOT real bombs.....


5 posted on 10/28/2018 8:38:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stelter is the “leader” of the anti-President Trump media.
Everybody lughs at him though.

Does anyone in media take responsibility for the consequences of their ignoring and belittling of the Constitutionally elected leader of out country?
Not that I knoe of.


6 posted on 10/28/2018 8:44:16 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The media in this country deserves the hatred they’re getting because they’re nothing but a propaganda wing for one particular political party. If Stelter would be honest with himself, which he obviously isn’t, he knows that his fellow reporters are not giving an objective, balanced view of the news to the American people.


7 posted on 10/28/2018 8:49:01 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this that pudgy little CNN dork with a head like a beach ball? I would get such an urge to kick it down the road if I got too near.


8 posted on 10/28/2018 8:49:23 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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9 posted on 10/28/2018 8:53:26 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: doorgunner69

He looks like George Costanza


10 posted on 10/28/2018 8:54:59 PM PDT by 11th_VA ("When passions are most inflamed, fairness is most in jeopardy." - Susan Collins)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CNN IS FAKE News!


11 posted on 10/28/2018 8:55:35 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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LOL

I also noted the rotten potatoes around him.


12 posted on 10/28/2018 9:01:06 PM PDT by blondiegoodbadugly (God Bless Justice Kavanaugh and his family - Winning! Thank you President Trump!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His widdew fewings got hurt, he has finally realized how much he is despised and ridiculed by millions.


13 posted on 10/28/2018 9:06:00 PM PDT by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.")
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To: Paladin2

Not a hyena?


14 posted on 10/28/2018 9:26:01 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I love what Mark Dice does to his show:

Mark Dice on Brian Stelter

15 posted on 10/28/2018 9:26:05 PM PDT by TheCipher (To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature Congressman. - Mark Twain)
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To: Paladin2

Well I’ve got an idea. Why don’t you try being journalists instead of left wing political activists with cameras? Maybe then President Trump wouldn’t feel the need to hit back at you for attacking him all the time. Maybe then you wouldn’t be losing ever more of the American public and the public might not have an opinion of the MSM lower than that of perennial punching bag, Congress.

Have you ever considered that you might have caused this problem with your constant bias and outright lies rather than the other way around?


16 posted on 10/28/2018 9:58:14 PM PDT by FLT-bird
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"The NYT’s Michael Barbaro tweeted on Friday: “Imagine a world where our president at his rally tonight said: ‘I’d like to take a minute to say to all those who were sent these terrible pipe bombs, our hearts go out to you. This should never have happened. You are valuable voices in our civic life. Don’t be silenced.'”

Needless to say, that didn’t happen."

The flip side:

The NYT’s Michael Barbaro tweeted on Friday: “Imagine a world where the NY Times said: ‘We would like to take a minute to say to all those who read the short stories we printed imaging the assassination of President Trump, our hearts go out to you,and his family. This should never have happened.”

Needless to say, that didn’t happen.

17 posted on 10/28/2018 10:18:07 PM PDT by CaptainK ("no collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker")
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To: 11th_VA
He looks like George Costanza

No comprende.........

18 posted on 10/28/2018 10:55:03 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69
Usted comprende.

Jorge Costanza, un amigo idioto de Jerry Seinfeld en la TV.

19 posted on 10/28/2018 11:07:32 PM PDT by HotHunt
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To: HotHunt
Nada TV for many decades bought the first one in the mid-80's.

Other than racing, could never sit for anything but Magnum PI and Miami Vice. Now with DVR/DVD, I sit for nothing other than Netflix DVDs. Wife owns the damn thing.

Makes for a difficult time here on FR where "everyone" knows about TV stuff but me.

20 posted on 10/28/2018 11:14:44 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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