Tuesday, October 25, 2016

So Trump TV might have just launched. Kinda.

Courtesy of HuffPo: 

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign on Monday began airing a live nightly video news program, fanning speculation that Trump may seek to capitalize on his supporters’ zeal by launching a media network after November’s election. 

“This is an effort to bring our message directly to you. You don’t have to take it through the media filter and the spin they put on it,” said Cliff Simms, the Trump adviser who co-hosted the program, which was broadcast on Facebook. “We plan to do this each and every night.” 

Co-host Boris Epshteyn, a senior adviser to Trump, insisted the Trump-focused news show was not a test run for anything else. “The left-wing media’s even trying to spin this, believe it or not,” Epshteyn said. “They’re saying, well this is ‘Trump TV.’ That’s not what this is. This is our campaign, and most importantly, our candidate being out there and speaking directly to the voters.”

Well we have been hearing about this possibility for over a month now, and even though there are denials coming from the Trump camp this seems to me to be Trump's first toe dipping into the world of conservative journalism.

As you know there was also a segment aired during the last debate, and THAT one seemed to do well.

However last night's segment suffered due to lack of interest: 

Without a debate to stir interest, ratings were down. The audience for Wednesday’s show peaked at 200,000 people, according to Politico. Monday’s program began with just shy of 60,000 viewers, and within 30 minutes half the audience had moved on.

Yeah I don't think that 30,000 viewers is going to be anywhere near enough to give Fox News a run for their money.

If you visit the HuffPo link you will see an incredibly amateurism segment that looks like it was put together by a middle school media club.  (From a poor school, in a bad neighborhood, without access to modern editing software.)

In fact as I watched it I thought less of Fox News and more of another fairly recent attempt to launch a personality driven media outlet.

Oh god, he really is Sarah Palin 2.0.

70 comments:

  1. How long will it be before Trump TV files for bankruptcy?

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    1. Anonymous10:03 AM

      LOL

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    2. Anonymous10:59 AM

      I wonder how he is going to scam the state of NY out of tax credits or some way get the state to pay for this under some tax loop hole.

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    3. Anonymous11:17 AM

      B4 it starts?
      “No, I have no interest in Trump TV,” the Republican nominee said Tuesday on Cincinnati’s 700WLW. “I hear it all over the place. I have a tremendous fan base, we have a tremendous base. We have the most incredible people, but I just don't have any interest in that. I have one interest, that's on November 8.”
      http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/10/25/donald-trump-i-have-no-interest-in-trump-tv.html?via=desktop&source=copyurl

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    4. Anonymous11:42 AM

      Colbert already made that joke.

      He said Trump TV launched 48 hours ago during the last debate. They should be filing for bankruptcy about now.

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  2. Anonymous8:32 AM

    Trumpf will call for INSURRECTION:
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/white-supremacists-threaten-attack-black-americans-donald-neal-ii

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    1. "Nearly half of Republicans won’t accept this election’s results if the opposing candidate wins, according to a new Reuters-IPSOS poll.

      The survey, which was conducted online from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20, discovered that 49 percent of "Republicans would not accept the legitimacy of this election if their candidate doesn’t win. It also discovered that 67 percent of Republicans would perceive another candidate’s victory as the result of illegal voting or election rigging.

      "There was some good news in the polls, though. Eighty seven percent of Republicans were confident that they would be able to exercise their right to vote, and that their votes would be counted fairly — suggesting that distrust of our electoral process is viewed as an external problem rather than a personal one.

      "While 80 percent of Democrats also expressed confidence in the election results being accurate and legitimate, only 45 percent of Republicans said the same thing."

      http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/half-republicans-wont-accept-results-if-trump-loses?akid=14810.1075399.EOv9Vo&rd=1&src=newsletter1066004&t=6

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    2. Jeebus! One of these racists said, “Liberals will have targets on their backs, as their behaviors are pretty much evident. Race wars will begin as well, as your skin color will be your uniform!”

      A warning to blacks.

      Enjoy the next two weeks: all hell could break loose after that...

      FUCK TRUMP & PALIN for opening that deep can of shit in America and "legitimizing" it.

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  3. Anonymous8:40 AM

    Just discovered some bachelorette show tried for a third time in 2014 to get Bristol on it. As she said the first time, "thanks no thanks, im not a partier (or the slut type)

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    1. Anonymous8:51 AM

      Wh reported this, Bristles? No personality whatsoever, how good a contestant would she be? Do they have women on who have multiple babies with no husband in sight? I doubt she would turn down an invitation to appear on (easy money) TV again. Another PayMe fabrication, no doubt.

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    2. Anonymous8:52 AM

      If that is $carah;s "come hither look" no wonder the TV channel went belly up! She looks like she fell off a barstool at closing time.

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    3. Anonymous9:06 AM

      Alicia. Enough.

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    4. Anonymous12:48 PM

      852 oh I am glad I wasn't sipping coffee hahahhahaha

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    5. "Just discovered ... in 2014"
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      Kinda slooooow, aren't you? And an idiot.

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    6. Anonymous4:05 PM

      No you didn't. No man has ever stayed around Bristol unless she was pregnant to him. Fact.

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    7. Anonymous7:08 PM

      More like the show tried three times,but they couldn't find any men that were interested once they found out the "bachelorette" was bristol.

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  4. Anonymous8:40 AM

    On Raw Story there is an article by Sarah Burris - "Conservative says GOP's obsession with "monstrous crazies" like Trump and Palin is an illness".

    Pat Padrnos

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  5. Anonymous8:43 AM

    OT?NRA truth>
    http://www.snopes.com/nra-hillary-clinton-quote/

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  6. Anonymous8:53 AM

    Well, this explains why trump wanted to have a 4th debate.

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  7. A. J. Billings8:54 AM

    I hope that Palin and Trump are flat broke some day and have to rely on Obamacare so they know what it's like to be a "little people".

    Maybe then they might appreciated the millions who have had life saving procedures.

    After all, the health care executives can barely scrape by and are eating cat food on their millions each year, while desperate humans have to choose between food and medicine

    http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/compensation-issues/20-highest-paid-healthcare-ceos-in-2015.html

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    1. Anonymous10:03 AM

      The Palin family always has their income from drugs and prostitution, so no problem.

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    2. Anonymous10:55 AM

      If that happened and he needed med coverage, at least then Trump would know how Obamacare works! He's all over the place in an article I read today that shows how he just doesn't get what O-Care is and whether his own employees have it or other coverage.

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    3. Anonymous11:45 AM

      Shades of Ayn Rand.

      She never took back what she said either.

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  8. I won't be watching. What are the redeeming qualities of either Donald or Sarah? What effort have they applied to jobs? What have they invented? What art have they produced? Even their books are entirely ghostwritten. They're good at name-calling, but we have plenty of those already.

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  9. Starring the Not Ready For Prime Time Players

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  10. Anonymous9:04 AM

    e-mail rigging>
    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/revealed-wisconsin-clerk-limits-voting-near-campus-because-students-lean-more-toward-the-democrats/

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    1. Anonymous11:47 AM

      Isn't that little Scotty's state? With two weeks to go, plenty of time to get it reported, in front of a judge, him slapped upside the head, and open those polls back up.

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  11. Anonymous9:05 AM

    Well money is coming in from somewhere because the Meyers are vacationing in Hawaii again.

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    1. Anonymous9:21 AM

      They have such a strong work ethic. Said no one with a lucid brain.

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    2. Anonymous10:11 AM

      What a buncha h8trz.

      Maybe if YOU had a 3.497 gpa YOU could work full time at the derm clinic and still be not there. Its' called the innernet! DUH!

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    3. Anonymous10:31 AM

      10:11

      Bristol has a bought and paid for GED, not a 3.497 GPA. You obviously didn't get through 8th grade. You sound as dumb and juvenile as a Palin.

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    4. Anonymous11:30 AM

      10:31am, pretty sure 10:11 was being sarcastic.

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    5. Anonymous12:30 PM

      Just because Bristol posted a photo on instagram does not mean she is actually in Hawaii. Or married. All it proves is that she cares what we think and someone told her those IM folks have noticed Dakota's absence.

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    6. Anonymous1:36 PM

      12:30 I vote with you. Gotta show that they are a happy lovey-dovey couple. Even when everyone knows they aren't.

      Everyone except those needy fans of theirs.

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    7. Anonymous3:35 PM

      Dakota is probably in HI as part of the hiring our heroes campaign. He was stationed there for a while and has buddies there.

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    8. Anonymous4:08 PM

      Nope, only he is there. Not vacationing, doing his Vets thing. Probably also too having a good time.

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  12. Anonymous9:17 AM

    "Listen to Pat Buchanan from the 1970s through the '90s: the inventiveness of his brutality, the energy of his cruelty.
    drumpf>
    "This is the voice of a man —and a movement — who is tired, beaten, and demoralized, who starts sentences he can barely muster enough energy to finish."<sara salad.

    http://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2016/10/25/13398684/reasons-optimism-left-trump-landslide

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  13. Anonymous9:19 AM

    POLITICS OCT 25 2016, 10:16 AM ET
    Trump Cites Police, Military, ICE Endorsements That Didn't Happen

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump frequently touts his support among law enforcement and military figures.

    On Monday, he told News4Jax that the United States military "conceptually" endorsed him and that "virtually every police department" in the country backed his bid for the presidency. During last week's third debate, Trump said his hardline stance on immigration and pledge to build a border wall had earned him an endorsement from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    But none of that is true.

    Federal agencies are barred by law from endorsing candidates in political elections. Under the Hatch Act, only the president, vice president and high-ranking administration officials are allowed to dip their toe in partisan waters.

    The Department of Defense, meanwhile, has its own set of guidelines that tightly restricts any active duty military or civilian personnel from publicly choosing political sides.

    The same applies to Trump's repeated claims about ICE, the agency tasked with deporting undocumented immigrants. Trump has doubled down during campaign rallies and onstage at debates by saying that ICE endorsed him.

    But the agency has not endorsed any candidate, nor is it able to...

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/trump-cites-police-military-ice-endorsements-didn-t-happen-n672336

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  14. Anonymous9:28 AM

    TRUMP LIBEL BULLY

    New York Daily News:
    Trump a 'libel bully' who never won even one free-speech suit

    BY ADAM EDELMAN
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:11 PM

    Donald Trump is a "libel bully" and a "loser" who, despite having "been involved in a mind-boggling 4,000 lawsuits," has never won a speech-related case, a bombshell report compiled by the American Bar Association said.

    .... "Donald J. Trump is a libel bully. Like most bullies, he's also a loser, to borrow from Trump's vocabulary," the report stated. "Trump and his companies have been involved in a mind-boggling 4,000 lawsuits over the last 30 years and sent countless threatening cease-and-desist letters to journalists and critics. But the GOP presidential nominee and his companies have never won a single speech-related case filed in a public court."

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-libel-bully-won-free-speech-suit-article-1.2844329

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  15. Anonymous9:32 AM

    "Yeah I don't think that 30,000 viewers is going to be anywhere near enough to give Fox News a run for their money."

    Yeah, not so fast there, Gryphen. Insurprisingly, you're just completely wrong!

    Did you ever stop to think for ONE second that maybe, perhaps "The Thirty Thousand" are the smartest, most knowledgeable, most influential people in the entire country and actually comprise the vanguard of a utopian post-Crooked Hillary, Great American future lead by Handsome Large-handed Emperor Drumpf(tm of Scion International Strategic Global Investments Enterprises, Inc. L.L.C. a wholly owned subsidiary of Drumpf & Sons Moving and Storage Co.)?

    No.

    I didnt think so. smh.

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    1. Anonymous10:59 AM

      The White-trash morons who follow Trump may have the cyber, but most likely, they're still on dialup at the trailer park. On a party line.

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  16. Anonymous9:36 AM

    IS THIS GUY COVERING
    UP FOR HIS BROSKI?

    Rep. McCaul: I told Trump Russia was behind the hacks, but he thinks there's no proof
    By BRENT GRIFFITHS 10/25/16 12:41 PM EDT Updated 10/25/16 12:41 PM EDT

    A top Republican on national security said he advised Donald Trump that Russia was using hacked information to influence the election process, but the GOP presidential nominee didn't appear to believe him.

    “I think he has in his mind that there’s not the proof,” House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul said Tuesday during a Texas Tribune event in Austin. "Now he hasn't had the briefing I had, but I made it clear that in my judgment it was a nation-state."...


    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/mike-mccaul-trump-russia-hacks-230286

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  17. Anonymous9:43 AM

    ‘Maybe I’ll just run. Maybe I’ll show them all.’

    Donald Trump’s candidacy, the documentary suggested, may have arisen as a result of some jokes made by President Obama. During the height of Trump’s birther phase in 2011, Obama gave a speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, laying into Trump with joke after joke.

    “It just kept going and going,” recalled Trump’s now-campaign staffer, Omarosa Manigault, “and he just kept hammering him. And I thought, ‘Oh, Barack Obama is starting something that I don’t know if he’ll be able to finish.’” Trump’s fellow adviser, Roger Stone, agreed: “I think that is the night that he resolves to run for president. I think that he is kind of motivated by it. ‘Maybe I’ll just run. Maybe I’ll show them all.’”

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    1. Anonymous10:00 AM

      It's only because Obama's jokes were right on -- that's why they hurt so much. And all the laughter in the room at how true they were.

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    2. Anonymous11:57 AM

      I'll bet he's pissed he was talked out of running against Obama. That's who he *really* wanted to run against.

      But the GOP probably told him Rmoney was their guy and he'd never be nominated.

      Probably also why Drumpf brings up Obama so often, like he's running against him instead of Hillary.

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    3. Anonymous7:13 PM

      That was from the Frontline program "the Choice' on PBS, it was excellent !!!!

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  18. Anonymous9:53 AM

    What Drives Donald Trump? Fear of Losing Status, Tapes Show

    New York Times - 1 hour ago

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  19. Anonymous9:53 AM

    That guy Boris = lounge lizard. Every woman's nightmare of a guy in a bar who won't accept no for an answer.

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    1. Anonymous10:21 AM

      He has the appeal of an actual lizard.

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  20. Anonymous9:54 AM

    Huffington Post:
    Donald Trump Never Paid For Ryan White’s HIV Treatment, His Mom Says

    WASHINGTON ― The mother of Ryan White disputed claims on Monday that Donald Trump paid for her son’s medical treatment and warned that the GOP presidential nominee’s bullying ways are setting a bad example for children.

    White contracted HIV at the age of 13 when receiving a tainted blood treatment for his hemophilia.

    In an interview with the Indianapolis Star, White-Ginder said Trump never paid for Ryan’s treatment ― a rumor that has circulated for years.

    White-Ginder has met Trump multiple times, once briefly when he came to her home after her son died. “Donald was here maybe five minutes and then left,” she said.

    White-Ginder added that she doesn’t like the way Trump conducts himself.

    “Not respecting women, making fun of the handicapped — that really concerns me,” she said. “How can we expect our kids not to bully when a person who is running for president bullies?”....

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    1. Anonymous10:12 AM

      I'm so not surprized.

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    2. Anonymous10:48 AM

      What IS happening NOW:
      http://lnr.politicususa.com/trump-effect-impact-americas-schools-1784/

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  21. Anonymous9:57 AM

    Donald is ruining his daughter

    Shoppers boycott Ivanka Trump's clothes with #GrabYourWallets

    Los Angeles Times -
    4 hours ago


    Story image for ivanka trump from The Mercury NewsBay Area woman leads Ivanka Trump boycott

    The Mercury News -
    5 hours ago


    Story image for ivanka trump from Hollywood ReporterStyle Notes: Ivanka Trump Boycott Picks Up Steam; Carven ...

    Hollywood Reporter -
    19 hours ago

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    1. Anonymous10:49 AM

      Not just BOYcott, PROTEST OUTSIDE!
      "Pussy, Pussy, Pussy!"

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  22. Anonymous9:59 AM

    Any minute now, per my prediction, that Trump TV effort will add the "AAAAAAAaaaaaahhhhh have sinned" portion to the show, in order to boost ratings. Those televangelists are RICH, some of them, and now that steaks, ties, universities, real estate, water, and the president campaign have failed, there are not that many avenues for our dear Donnie.

    Here is Palin's change to grab some last-minute bucks -- but she will have to do a convincing tell-all come-to-Jesus performance.

    It's only a question of time.

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    1. Anonymous12:16 PM

      They very well could be shopping for a preacher to attract the Evangelicals, but Sarah? She doesn't like to work. There is no way she could host a regular show. She would not show up. People in the studio would be asking, "Where's Sarah"?

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    2. "Here is Palin's change to grab some last-minute bucks"
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      The lazy moron couldn't even be bothered to roll out of bed, strap on the belmonts, and bray into her very own home tv studio cameras for her internet channel or whatever the hell she called it.

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  23. Anonymous10:35 AM

    Does anyone have a link to the video for the Sarah Palin image above?

    I'm wondering what was in the word salad she was serving that went with this goofy expression.

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  24. Anonymous11:00 AM

    I couldn't believe it when I read yesterday that Trump is going to stop putting his name all over his buildings. He can spin it all he wants, but the name is a money loser. But "Scion"? Eh. I get why the name. It means descended from a family of notability, wealth, and he can say it's a name chosen for the future and represents his children taking over the reins one day (at the same time, it's to claim that he comes from a significant ancestry--sorry, Donald, but you don't). All I can think of is the car that's no longer made.

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  25. Anonymous11:00 AM

    That Clinton +12 ABC poll y'all were crowing about looks like it was an outlier.
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_clinton_vs_johnson_vs_stein-5952.html

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    1. Anonymous3:28 PM

      no surprise to anyone except you, apparently

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  26. Anonymous11:02 AM

    "Were going to DO crooked Hillary" WTF?<
    "DO have mostly support" WTF?
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-conceptual-endorsement-military

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  27. Anonymous11:08 AM

    Trump and sstsh same. Same hair fir decades.

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  28. Anonymous11:10 AM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/colin-powell-to-vote-for-hillary-clinton/

    A True Soldier

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  29. Anonymous11:16 AM

    Thinking about Trump TV:
    1. Roger Ailes has a non compete clause when he left Fox
    2. Best buddy, Sean Hannity, will have a non compete clause if and when he leaves Fox
    3. That leaves Steve Bannon of Breitbart, Jared Kushner, Ivanka's husband and publisher of the New York Observer and maybe even Sarah Palin
    4. Trump has that team of spokespeople who are terrible at their jobs.
    5. Kellyanne will need some kid of a job after the election is over. Maybe she can appear on Trump TV to quote meaningless statistics

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  30. Anonymous11:19 AM

    I am glad Branson said what he did. I am glad the lawyers have offered help in court for all the women. There are good people still in this world.

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  31. Anonymous11:29 AM

    That photo of Palin pretty much sums it up.

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  32. WA Skeptic1:33 PM

    "TrumpTV"? PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE

    I'll laugh my ass off.

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  33. Anonymous4:20 PM

    CRASH Bern:
    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/10/25/trump-tv-breaks-night-blames-secret-facebook-conspiracy.html

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  34. Anonymous4:24 PM

    That picture of Sarah is my favorite....it makes her look old, shriveled, dotty, confused and goofy just like her mother Sally.

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