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Wed Aug 17, 2016, 04:47 AM


USA Today goes full on in mocking Trump: Trump 2016 — more reboots than Spider-Man

I've noticed that the regular reporting on Trump from that Gannett outlet has morphed into undisguised, blatant mockery.

The Trump campaign's cast of thousands got a little bigger this morning, with Breitbart co-founder Stephen Bannon coming in as campaign CEO and Kellyanne Conway being added as campaign manager. Don't let the titles confuse you; campaign chair Paul Manafort is still in charge, probably! (Although this is kind of how things started out with Lewandowski's ouster.) Meanwhile, the roles of campaign boss, campaign overlord and campaign vizier have yet to be filled.


Breitbart now part of poll-manipulation plot

According to Zip, the new question and answer smartphone app, 84% of its users agree that the polls for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are rigged. (Though the question doesn't specify exactly who the polls are rigged for, we're going to assume that they're not rigged against Clinton, who's riding an 18-poll win streak.) The question of skewed, biased or deliberately rigged polls is pretty serious, so conservative news/politics website Breitbart is jumping into the polling business. “It’s an open secret that polls are often manipulated and spun to create momentum for a particular candidate or issue,” said Alex Marlow, the editor-in-chief of Breitbart News. He promised that Breitbart's results would deliver the results "without the mainstream media filter.”

The results of the first survey? Clinton leads by 5 among likely voters in a four-way race, which puts it right about in the middle of what the past week's worth of surveys have said. In other words, the poll-rigging conspiracy goes way, way deeper than anyone had suspected. (BTW, welcome to the mainstream media cabal, Alex! Check in with Cameron at the registration desk to learn the secret handshake.)



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