Friday, July 22, 2016

Antiwar.com Looks At Trump Speech

Antiwar dot com seems a little more impressed with Trump's speech than I am. They even quote him from the New York Times on civil liberties, something I don't recall him addressing last night. In fact, I figured that was likely the last thing on his mind: “I think right now when it comes to civil liberties, our country has a lot of problems, and I think it’s very hard for us to get involved in other countries when we don’t know what we are doing and we can’t see straight in our own country. We have tremendous problems when you have policemen being shot in the streets, when you have riots, when you have Ferguson. When you have Baltimore. When you have all of the things that are happening in this country – we have other problems, and I think we have to focus on those problems. When the world looks at how bad the United States is, and then we go and talk about civil liberties, I don’t think we’re a very good messenger.” Not bad, especially for him.

6 Comments:

At 1:19 PM, Blogger Bob Wallace said...

Trump's speech from last night is getting fact checked. Trump painted a picture of rising police deaths and crime running amok.

The Washington Post notes that these are the average number of police fatalities per year from all forms of attack broken down by presidency ...

Reagan 101

Bush 90

Clinton 81

Bush 72

Obama 62

These numbers are not adjusted for population growth. The US population is about 25% higher today than when Reagan was president. Adjusting would mean that police deaths while Reagan was in office were about twice as high as when Obama has been in office.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/trump-of-course-lying-about-police-fatalities

 
At 11:00 PM, Blogger Sally Sheffield said...

That was a good article, Fred. Trump just"tells it like it is"--no political correctness! It's refreshing 😃

 
At 7:41 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Bob,

Relative to data is media presentation.

How often did media report police fatalities like they do now?

Sadly, data and facts become massaged for short term agendas, either for the datasticians or individuals trying to misrepresent.

Trump and Hillary are classic liars.

 
At 7:43 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Trump - fact is, he is not telling it how it is.

 
At 7:43 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Trump - fact is, he is not telling it how it is.

 
At 7:43 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Bob,

Relative to data is media presentation.

How often did media report police fatalities like they do now?

Sadly, data and facts become massaged for short term agendas, either for the datasticians or individuals trying to misrepresent.

Trump and Hillary are classic liars.

 

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