Tone-deaf journalism: Media give Hillary a pass on ‘terror’ tactic

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A Republican version of Obama.

With a growing number of Republican presidential candidates talking about mass deportations, Hillary Clinton argued Friday that the rhetoric is increasingly outrageous. [Clinton said] it was “the height of irony that a party which espouses small government would want to unleash a massive law enforcement effort – including perhaps National Guard and others – to go and literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up, put them, I don’t know, in buses, boxcars, in order to take them across our border.” Republican strategist Ana Navarro, for example, called Clinton’s rhetoric “grossly inappropriate” and compared the candidate’s phrasing to Mike Huckabee’s Holocaust remarks. In his seminal essay “How to argue effectively,” humorist Dave Barry had some advice for what to do “when your opponent is obviously right and you are spectacularly wrong.” The answer, he wrote, is simple: “Compare your opponent to Adolf Hitler.” That is precisely what Hillary Clinton did Friday.

And when the flames of intolerance break out, we usually try to douse them (though some in the opinion-mongering business have been known to pour kerosene on the fire).Hillary Clinton took the stage earlier than the assembled viewers and delivered a stark critique of the Republican social gathering and – maybe extra importantly – refused to be drawn into celebration infighting, a part of a brand new technique to painting her as a president in ready. “The get together of Lincoln has grow to be the get together of Trump,” she stated in an impassioned speech on the Democratic Nationwide Committee’s summer time assembly in Minneapolis.Americans may finally be tiring of “talking-point presidents.” For more than six-and-a-half years, this is what President Obama has been — telling Americans what they want to hear, while pursuing policies they do not support. The criticism was loud enough that Clinton spokesperson Nick Merrill felt compelled to explain that, no, the Democratic presidential hopeful wasn’t alluding to the Holocaust.

Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” You may be reading this sometime after breakfast, and six is a pretty large number of impossible things. But looking at developments in the 2016 campaign, I can see two impossible things — impossible in the sense that almost every pundit (including me) ruled them out — that might happen in the weeks and months ahead. It marks a serious change in technique: after lengthy enjoying down what many noticed as weaknesses – her earlier life as first woman, her clear frontrunner standing and help amongst get together grandees – Workforce Hillary plans to steamroller her opponents earlier than they will get any extra of a toehold on the rce. View Archive Clinton’s comments reeked of desperation — a candidate willing to say anything to distract us from the FBI investigation into her e-mails.

When Mike Huckabee said President Obama, through his Iran deal, would “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven,” there was a media uproar over his invoking the Holocaust. In Minneapolis, she left her rivals to purpose insults at her whereas she targeted on Republican-bashing and describing her programme of financial reform. “Elevating incomes and supporting households is the defining financial problem of our time,” she stated throughout a speech peppered with standing ovations and chants of “Hillary”.

One is that even in the swirl of the email controversy, a very large majority of self-identified Democrats continue to have positive feelings about Clinton. Recall that it was her husband, Bill Clinton, who sent federal agents with semiautomatic weapons to bust down an immigrant’s door and drag away a terrified, screaming child — Elian Gonzalez — and forcibly deport him to communist Cuba. The newest common of opinion polls calculated by Actual Clear Politics, nonetheless exhibits Mrs Clinton at virtually 50%, a commanding lead over Mr Sanders her nearest rival. After all, the point of using questionable rhetoric is that when the media pounce, they are playing on your turf, spotlighting the underlying issue—in this case women’s rights—that you are pushing. And this week she outdid even Mr Trump on social media when considered one of her tweets about ladies within the office was , displaying her depth of help.

But her outrageous comments raise another question: Is there any Republican candidate, including Trump, who is seriously proposing forcible mass deportations of illegal immigrants? Donald Trump feels their pain and said in his presidential campaign announcement, “When Mexico sends its people, and they’re not sending their best.

Throughout his tenure, he has been playing the role but not accepting the responsibility, and seeking to sell with sound bites policies that Americans reject. Hillary Clinton on the attack…In the swing state of Ohio, Hillary Clinton coming out swinging, comparing Republicans to terrorists on women’s issues.” The Washington Post framed it as “a significant escalation of her rhetoric about GOP positions on abortion that her campaign sees as a major vulnerability in the general election.” They would not be described by the media as engaging in tough talk.

In the past, black Democrats have been nearly unanimous for one candidate even over another who has strong claims on their support — e.g., Robert Kennedy over Hubert Humphrey in 1968 and Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton 40 years later. So I do sort of know what Donald goes by means of,” she stated, to howls of laughter. “And if anybody wonders if mine is actual, this is the reply: The hair is actual; the color is not. While Trump speaks with a lot of bombast, his immigration plan is actually quite moderate — a form of amnesty that has been endorsed by the New York Times editorial page and nearly passed the U.S.

The other Clinton-related outrage stems from the former Secretary of State speaking to supporters in Cleveland last week about Republican policies targeting women. “Extreme views about women – we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. Last Monday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said he “wouldn’t rule out the possibility of an endorsement” in the primary and added that “no one in American politics today” knows more about running for president than Biden and that Obama considered his Biden VP pick as “the smartest decision that he has ever made in politics.” Hmm.

In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Trump explained his plan this way: “I would get people out and then have an expedited way of getting them back into the country so they can be legal. . . . He must be crying somewhere as he looks down upon us, wondering why our nation has deteriorated — and why millions of illegal aliens run around freely as we pay for their education and health care. And some, I assume, are good people.” Although his words are often inarticulately stated, many Americans agree with his core message and felt he had the right to say what he said.

I want to move ’em out, and we’re going to move ’em back in and let them be legal.” What he is describing is a policy called “touchback,” and it’s not new or especially controversial. What came next was something not many people expected — The Donald has been losing business deal after business deal and has not backed down after his immigration comments. She’s a disgrace for saying that.” For what it’s worth, Republican officials have compared themselves to terrorists more than once in recent years. Kay Bailey Hutchison (Tex.) — a moderate Republican — offered a “touchback” amendment that would have required illegal immigrants to return to their home countries to apply for a special “Z visa” that would allow them to reenter the United States and work indefinitely. He is a volatile loose cannon who is out of control — and I am not referring to the immigration issue — though that, too, has to be addressed by more logical minds.

Usually, when the press targets a candidate and the public comes out against those comments, the candidate capitulates to the pressure and changes the message. In 2007, the Los Angeles Times did the first telephone poll of illegal immigrants and asked whether they would go home under a “touchback” law that allowed them to return with legal status. Illegals are using our hospitals to have their anchor babies at no cost to them, then proceed to use our welfare system to have more children, again at no cost to them.

That’s almost triple the previous Republican high and double the Democrats’ record — which came in 2008, when the party’s primary and general electorate expanded. In spite of everything being thrown at her, Hillary Clinton is still the overwhelming front-runner among Democrats and, in head-to-head matchups, beats every GOP contender. Donald Trump accounts for much of Republicans’ big audience, but perhaps not all: some 6 million watched the second-tier candidates’ pre-prime-time debate. McCain was offered release as a prisoner of war because of his father’s standing in the military and he declined because he wanted his fellow brothers in arms released as well he cemented his standing as a war hero. The Donald’s biggest problem is not policy positions he never clearly states, his biggest problem is being Donald Trump, lambasting and not worthy of being leader of the free world.

Leonore Brooks Rockaway Park: Re “A day of play turns deadly” (Aug. 27): I must first say that I pray for the families that are involved in this horrific tragedy. Trump may be evidence that a talking-point president is no longer acceptable to voters — a recognition that America’s problems run far deeper than shallow sound bites can solve. Suzanne Friedman New Orleans: “Then and now” (, Aug. 22) says, “The Big Easy has had a hard time recovering from what was considered the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.” This disaster was predominantly man-made, because of engineering mistakes, such as poorly designed levees and flood walls, that left our city and the surrounding area vulnerable to flooding. Wendy King Island Park, L.I.: To Voicer Helen Marshbern: I, too, was a young adult in the ’60s, except I grew up in one of the communities that you are blaming for bringing heroin into your neighborhoods.

Yost Weehawken, N.J.: The Daily News and its editors should be ashamed for putting still frames from the shooter’s video on the front page (Aug. 27). Yes, we as a society need to recognize the damage that was perpetrated on three innocent people and their families, as well as the reality of gun violence.

Jason Bottcher Brooklyn: With violent crime going through the roof and the subways becoming homeless Hiltons, I am mystified as to why you are engaging in a front-page vendetta against the painted topless women of Times Square. But, boy, when that sicko Dylann Roof killed nine black churchgoers in Charlestown, I don’t believe The News mentioned his name without referring to him as white. Joseph Minardi Warren, N.J.: What has Eli Manning done lately (except lose) to warrant those kinds of dollars (“Eli goal: Top of the cla$$,” Aug. 19)?

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