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Sun Nov 29, 2015, 10:56 AM

Reporters are "having fun" covering Trump

snip>It is fun to be here. Even the reporters, to whose perfidy Trump devotes a substantial chunk of his speech, are having fun—you never know what Trump is going to say, and you get a lot of airtime. “Sometimes it’s ‘bomb the hell out of ISIS,’ sometimes it’s ‘bomb the crap out of them,’ sometimes it’s ‘bomb the shit out of them,’” one network correspondent tells me. “Last night was the first time he said ‘ass,’” in reference to waterboarding, which Trump says—“you bet your ass”—he would resume.

Despite all the negativity and fear, the energy in this room does not feel dark and aggressive and threatening. It doesn’t feel like a powder keg about to blow, a lynch mob about to rampage. It feels joyous.
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The people wave and make faces at the press as they go by. One gray-haired lady in a sweatshirt keeps pointing at her butt and sticking out her tongue at us as she ambles by. She has a savage look on her face.

This is the thing Trump knows: You can stand around fretting about truth and propriety and the danger of pandering to baser instincts.

Or you can give the people what they want.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/11/the-ecstasy-of-donald-trump/417870/


I already cringe a little when I hear my favorite comics talk about how swell it is for them to have Trump in the race. The jokes write themselves, they say. Someone better get serious about this dangerous man because the press is having a high old time.

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Sun Nov 29, 2015, 11:05 AM

1. I would not want to be in the same room

with Trump or any of the other 13 Tea Party candidates.

I find absolutely NOTHING funny about them.

I would considerate it a punishment to have to spend any

time with them.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2015, 11:10 AM

2. It's all entertainment. That's the business of our media,

and really our country.

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