• You Can Be a Journalist, Too, Just Calling Names Like 7th Graders

    March 19, 2017

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    The New York Times employs a columnist named Charles Blow (above). Blow writes the same column twice a week, about 800 words of simple name calling directed at Trump. That’s what his job is. He gets paid a lot of money for something that must take him about 15 minutes to type up. It is an amazing world we’ve entered since November.

    Let’s have fun looking at the journalistic insights that are Charles Blow’s job. Everything that follows is a direct quote from one of his recent pieces:

    There is only the same old Trump: Dangerous and unpredictable, gauche and greedy, temperamentally unsuited and emotionally unsound.

    If you were trying to create in a lab a person with character traits more unbecoming in a president, it would be hard to outdo the one we have.

    He continues to have explosive Twitter episodes — presumably in response to some news he finds unflattering or some conspiracy floated by fringe outlets — that make him look not only foolish, but unhinged.

    Trump’s assaults on the truth are not benign. Presidential credibility is American credibility. There is no way to burn through one without burning through the other.

    And when he’s not making explosive charges, he’s taking destructive actions.

    Trumpcare would likely not only be more expensive and cover fewer people, but some people currently in need of care to extend their lives would no longer get it. Put quite simply: This plan is not only bad, it could be deadly.

    Add to these destructive policies the fact that this president and his family are burning through taxpayer funds like it’s Monopoly money.

    In February, numerous media outlets pointed out that Trump was spending on travel in a month nearly as much as what the Obamas spent in a year. This doesn’t even include the travel and security costs of Trump’s children or the cost of Trump’s wife and son remaining in Trump Tower in New York, at least for now, which is estimated to cost taxpayers hundreds of thousand of dollars a day.

    This was particularly jarring because Trump had been a chief critic of the amount of money the Obamas spent on vacations. Indeed, Trump tweeted in 2012: “President @BarackObama’s vacation is costing taxpayers millions of dollars — Unbelievable!”

    No, what is unbelievable is the staggering nature of the hypocrisy of Trump and his current spending and the near silence of Obama’s conservative critics.

    Trump appears to view the Treasury as a personal piggy bank and the presidency as a part-time job.

    This is a 70-year-old man who has lived his entire life as the vile, dishonest, incurious creature who got elected. That election validated his impulses rather than served as a curb on them.

    Trump will continue to debase and devalue the presidency with his lies.

    Trump will continue to leech as much personal financial advantage as he can from the flesh of the American public.

    America elected a parasite.

    BONUS: The temptation to mock Charles Blow because his last name is literally a slang term for a sex act is huge. I mean, think of the countless hours of humiliation that Blow suffered a a child that made him the mean, bitter man he is today. But it would be wrong to stoop to his level and just name call. Except for this: At the New York Times, do they call Charles’ role in the company The Blow Job?

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  • Recent Comments

    • chuck said...


      You have Cooties.

      03/19/17 7:55 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...


      Easy to see why I don’t read any of his articles.

      Also, he needs to spend some time down on North Main, having professionals teach him.
      He does “Blowhard”… However is technique is all wrong. Full of half way measures, really hard to followup on. And difficult to swallow, his point of view, which is full of half measures, and half truths… Didn’t he go on the safari vacation with the Obama’s???… The Billion dollar Safari vacation???

      On the otherside, Peter, you elude to this, about all the name calling…
      Think it did anything to his mental health?…. Pretty clear the guy has some pretty deep hate issues.

      Remember the “old ” days….. When you had to be careful of what your employees did, and said?

      Last thought….. What’s he going to do for a profession…. When the courts get done redefining “hate speech ” ?


      03/19/17 8:33 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...



      Mitch and I have to have an intervention with you to help you kick your unhealthy habit/obsession with this clickbait website troll who also has a gig on CNN. Some could make a snark comment that your article is merely riding on the troll’s coat tails.

      Rise above, stay far the madding crowd. Don’t acknowledge those who frolic in the muck that passes for politics. Hell, you are an accomplished author. It just diminishes you. Keep this up and you will join Larry the CIA guy of NOquarterusa who has no sense on the blogger hall of shame.

      The Times are not a changing.

      PS. Judy Miller is the blowjob model for the Times.

      03/19/17 9:40 AM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...


      Rich, I’ll admit the whole article was just a setup so I could make the blow job joke at the end. I feel better now, thanks.

      03/19/17 9:45 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Happy ending.

      03/19/17 11:32 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      If you want click bait, you should write articles about jailbait, like the New York Post did today: serious journalism

      Post: Nearly half the Big Apple’s sexually active high-school girls have had female partners — and many engage in behavior that endangers their health, an alarming new study finds.

      Researchers from New York University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine based their findings on a 2013 survey of public high-school students citywide — but most heavily in “high-risk neighborhoods” in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

      Of 4,600 girls surveyed, 1,101, or 27.5 percent, were sexually active. Of those, 513, or 46.6 percent, reported same-sex experiences, according to the study, published this month in the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.”

      Put a hot photo of lesbos kissing. Winning,

      03/19/17 11:43 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Stuff like that is the real reason I am coming back.

      03/19/17 11:45 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Charlie blows and Breslin dies. Life is unfair.

      03/19/17 11:49 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Here is a switch, Trump accuses Germany of stiffing him. Now he knows how it feels.

      03/19/17 1:18 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Charles is not the only one that blows. If Donald John Trump is an overvalued stock, like all the other crap this guy sells, it is past time to sell. His approval rating just crushed past the moving average and is headed for depression levels. If it is a harbinger of things to come, his looming second Muslim travel ban defeat, his TrumpRyan care fiasco and his Russian to judgment are going to sink the poor guy before he has a chance to float anymore “great” ideas. The Repugs better worry about Trump stock sinking the chances of others in 2018. Abandon ship, every rat for himself.

      03/19/17 2:13 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...


      Sorry Rich…

      I gave up doing interventions a long time ago….

      Btw…. Fine example here of why the state department is being defunded.



      03/19/17 5:02 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      I am suffering too, just like the Trump cabinet member who has to pay for his own business cards.

      Mulvaney agreed that he knew the bill would hurt children and prevent them from having access to nutritional food from organizations like Meals on Wheels, but he wants people to know he’s suffering too.

      “Yes,” he began. “I don’t have a business card to give to you today, John, because, at the Office of Management and Budget, we have to pay for our own business cards. So it does start at home but it’s already started.”

      03/19/17 6:06 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Mick suffers too much:

      In his statement to the Senate Budget Committee, Mulvaney admitted that he had failed to pay $15,000 in payroll taxes from 2000-04 for a nanny he had hired to care for his triplets. Mulvaney said he did not pay the taxes because he viewed the woman as a babysitter rather than as a household employee. After filling out a questionnaire from the Trump transition team, he realized the lapse and began the process of paying back taxes and fees. Senate Democrats noted that Republicans had previously insisted that past Democratic nominees’ failure to pay taxes for their household employees was disqualifying, including former Health and Human Services nominee Tom Daschle in 2009.

      03/19/17 6:27 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...



      THIS is why it is and was political suicide to challenge the travel ban.


      This young girl is going to become the poster child of the ‘Trump’s Right ‘ crowd.

      Unless you know of any political type that has enough nerve to blame the girl?


      03/20/17 8:38 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...



      Trump’s only hope for the MUSLIM travel ban is if there is a terrorist incident involving a national of one of the targeted countries. DHS and all the other players do know “what exactly is going on.” Fearmongering got the clown elected. It may help to distract the country from his other political problems but it won’t help him govern. The clock is ticking and Trump’s time in office is coming to an end.

      03/20/17 8:56 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      Let Blow’s former wife give her side of when he confessed to being on the down low. Or did he? Was she deceived from the beginning? I doubt the NYTimes will give his ex wife a chance to talk about marital fidelity and honesty. Any takers? My guess is that she was deceived. Not many women voluntarily go into a marriage with a bi male.

      03/20/17 12:39 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...



      So……. Your blaming the girl who got raped???


      03/20/17 8:28 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...



      Depends on the woman…. After all…. Ask Rich’s ex the things she used to do to him ?


      03/20/17 8:30 PM | Comment Link

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