nightly pre-election blog
Ok, gonna do it like this for the next week. It’s going to be tabloid time for a little while. Just pretend like it’s Jerry Springer. We’re going to have a positive redemptive message in the end.
Today, 2016.10.31 we had:
Donna Brazile (interim DNC chair upon Wasserman-Schultz’s resignation) resigned from CNN due to leaking debate questions to help Clinton.
Conflincting media positions on Trump and Russia. NYT says FBI says not really. Slate, bringing readers in with banner ads saying “which of the two most corrupt and hated candidates should you vote for?” (yes really), has an article alleging Trump had a secret email server sending traffic back and forth to Russian-Ukrainian oligarch Fridman’s Alfa Bank. Clinton camp is generally doubling down on the Trump/Putin thing. I can sortof see the NYT soon doing a nice compare and contrast infographic of this vs Clinton’s ties to champions of democracy in the middle east.
No resignation from Abedin (my first prediction is shot). No stock market blip (second prediction is shot).
Obama and Biden are notably abstaining fro joining the anti-Comey chorus.
Messaging from NYT is getting a bit confused (sooner than expected). Many other media outlets (notably WAPO) are maintaining firm support for Clinton. Here’s a WAPO editorial. Oh and they call her Ms. Clinton instead of Mrs. Clinton, I thought you’re not supposed to do that.
Also strangely no defense anywhere that I saw, that the emails on Weiner’s laptop are a natural product of Weiner’s life as a US Rep.
Clinton’s lead in polls shrinking a touch. Predictit has approx. 70/30 odds.
Till next time, take care of yourselves and each other
Jill Stein 2016!