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Swede

(32,927 posts)
Tue Nov 14, 2023, 08:00 AM Nov 2023

When people are upset and a pollster calls folks aren't voting, they're venting

Media has blurred Trumps "vermin" comment to try and lessen it's impact, for god knows what reason (I can think of a couple). The constant caimpaingning of the right of anger, grievance and now hate is upsetting everyone. The world after the pandemic is still reeling in ways we see, but do not yet understand. And the wars in Ukraine and Gaza are now added.


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When people are upset and a pollster calls folks aren't voting, they're venting (Original Post) Swede Nov 2023 OP
I'm not aware that "the media" is "blurring" Trump's comments... brooklynite Nov 2023 #1
New York Times and of course Fox did it. Swede Nov 2023 #2
New York Times... brooklynite Nov 2023 #3

brooklynite

(93,151 posts)
1. I'm not aware that "the media" is "blurring" Trump's comments...
Tue Nov 14, 2023, 08:18 AM
Nov 2023

CNN|: Trump calls his political opponents "vermin"

The Hill: Trump’s incendiary ‘vermin’ remarks prompt backlash

Washington Post: Trump calls political enemies 'vermin,' echoing dictators Hitler, Mussolini

USA Today: Donald Trump 'vermin' controversy sparks more comparisons to Hitler

NY Times: After Calling Foes 'Vermin,' Trump Campaign Warns Its Critics Will Be 'Crushed'

LA Times: Trump's disgusting 'vermin' address can't be brushed off

ABC: Trump compares political opponents to 'vermin' who he will 'root out,' alarming historians

brooklynite

(93,151 posts)
3. New York Times...
Tue Nov 14, 2023, 09:07 AM
Nov 2023
Using incendiary and dehumanizing language to refer to his opponents, Mr. Trump vowed to “root out” what he called “the radical left thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our country.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/11/us/politics/trump-new-hampshire-veterans.html?searchResultPosition=3


Doesn't seem blurry to me.
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