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March 29, 2016

Michelle Fields vs. Corey Lewandowski - A Shakedown

First, it should be noted again that I am a Cruz supporter and have been disappointed by the name calling and other unbecoming behavior by Trump and the other candidates which ultimately demeans the office that all these 'gentlemen' aspire to.

That said, everyone of the taking-head attorneys on TV last night said they would much rather be the defense attorney than the prosecutor in the case of Michelle Fields vs. Corey Lewandowski. Ann Coulter, who knows a little something about being assaulted, could barely control her laughter when asked if she thought this was an assault.

I watched the tape of the 'incident' over and over and over and no where did I see anyone being thrown around. If anyone was out of line, it may have been Ms. Fields who apparently had already been told a couple times by the Secret Service to back down.

All the talk on the Fox News show, The Five, about issuing an apology to make this go away is a no-win situation for the Trump camp. Issuing an apology would be an admission that something wrong was done to Ms. Fields. Then, even if there were no criminal prosecution/conviction, Ms. Fields would run to civil court where the bar is much lower and, with apology (read admission of some guilt) in hand, would sue for monetary and other damages. The way juries are handing out money these days, she may get more than the $115 million Hulk Hogan was recently awarded.

This is nothing more than a political, and potentially financial, shakedown by Ms. Fields.

Posted by Rick | March 29, 2016 08:03 PM | Political Science ~ | Social Studies

March 13, 2016

Fox News Sunday Where They Report Half The Story

I am not a Donald Trump supporter per se and voted for Ted Cruz in the Nevada caucus. That said, I am concerned that Chris Wallace, who has a show called Fox News Sunday, is editing clips to make Trump look bad while leaving out things said by Trump that put perspective on his comments. Specifically, Trump explained that he had said that there were protesters who had brought things in to throw at him and that is why he told them to do whatever was necessary to stop the attacks and that he would pay their legal fees.

Fox always says they are fair and balanced and we report, you decide. If Wallace wants to tell the story, tell the whole story and let the audience decide. If not, Mr. Wallace can always go to work for MSNBC where half-truths are the rule rather than the exception.

Posted by Rick | March 13, 2016 01:47 PM | Political Science ~ | Social Studies

March 8, 2016

More Primary Election Results Are In


Posted by Rick | March 8, 2016 05:35 PM | Political Science

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