The Press and The President™

Waters and Flake

Plays to Impeach: Strategies That Will Doom The Donald

August 1, 2017

As with the tides, political fortunes ebb and flow. They begin at the edges and work toward deep water. Consider the influence play of Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), among the earliest to surface the “I” word. Her label, however hasty, is a nuisance meme […]

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Call Outs Never Prosper: WSJ and Coulter Whiff

July 19, 2017

In this week of political posturing, two skirmishes stood out in the games of influence and strategy, each offering lessons in ad hominem attacks and the risks thereof. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Alarmed by the arc of Donald Trump’s presidency and his […]

Trump as Red Herring

Dear Donald: Toss the Red Herring, Now

July 12, 2017

Dear Mr. President, I know you’re good at outrunning your problems. Access Hollywood, Trump University, housing discrimination, etc. As the old joke goes…you’re pretty good at keeping things between you and the bear. That might mean the Russian bear, but […]

Cronkite Waldo

Find Walter or Bait Donald: Media’s Play to Beat Fake News

July 5, 2017

While real business gets done at the G-20 summit this week, the press might study its amateur defense of Donald Trump and his fake news media war. What’s clear in the fracas is that neither party has the credibility or public trust to win the war outright. […]

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Trumped: Flyover Tweets are Perfect Propaganda

June 29, 2017

Many Americans live in what long-haul aviators first described as flyover country and what political demographers now call the vast midlands that lay between our coasts. If you’re in flyover country, you’re forgotten. It’s no mistake, then, that the states we buzz […]