Popular Media – The Leading Rabble in the Sad Story “Trump-Clinton” Remains
What can anyone really think or say regarding this latest attempt at knocking Donald Trump off his political horse?
SOME OLDER TO NEWER PHOTOS OF TRUMP AND CLINTON
By Jeff Koopersmith, Editor Emeritus
The “obscene” talk that magically moved a couple of dozen fellow and phony Republicans to “un-support” Republican Donald Trump’s bid to beat Hillary Clinton to the Oval Office is more than usually heard in frat houses, gym and club showers, and on long drives where two guys “compare notes” on their sexual conquests.
Some men brag often, others occasionally – but most do so at one time or another – despite CNN’s Jake Tapper’s wail that he was in a fraternity and the gym and never said anything like that – ever!
Well Okay Jake.
However, the true reason that the Republican Party Chiefs and even Trump’s Vice Presidential choice went a little mad as if they had never, ever, heard or said such things. This remains the height of hypocrisy though it is true that some teens and adult men really have never said anything like the instant video starring Donald Trump – maybe.
Personally, I don’t know of one.
I did my own “mini-poll” with several acquaintances – Only one of seven said he never used vulgarity in his reenactments. All seven were quite well known conquistadores when we were young, and all chuckled with me at our fellow men pretending they were above such language – even about women no one knew or truly never existed.
What is even more sidesplitting are the news readers and sorta journalists acting as if each was holier than the other.
The female member of the ‘Fourth Estate’ is yet acting as though they have been personally gang-raped by Trump and chums. Senators and House members, for a short time this weekend, tried to beat each other out in their mad dashes to encrypt Trump in The Political Graveyard and disavow him.
At this very moment NPR is fully playing along – airing Trump and Howard Stern, years ago, talking murky and about Stern never turning down “a date” with Ivanka Trump, Donald’s beloved daughter.
Here are the non-facts as portrayed by most media outlets.
Late last week, a video appeared along with an ailing idea of where it came from. From what I know – the video was located by an anonymous source at NBC television and then laundered by sending it to the Washington Post so that it appeared that somehow, someone, uncovered a privately and perhaps illegally taped and filmed look at Donald Trump speaking with Billy Bush (now gone from his own television show as punishment?) about women.
Their chat was the kind of conversation one might here in the locker room of a males-only prep school. It was peppered with undeserved bravado, braggadocio, and unusually filthy specifications about how to approach a great looking woman who was married, including how easy they were to kiss and touch – especially by wealthy and famous male perps.
The audio portion was the only important part of the video since the guffaws, grunts and giggles that spewed from both men’s mouths was what is so violently off putting to many women who have donned the latest and strongest feminism hat thus far including real or posed outrage at uninvited attention from the opposite sex.
Along with this has come a deluge of college and military rape claims from women who heretofore did not often report these rapes in prior decades.
It is a changed world. Women find reporting these rapes has become duly a badge of courage inasmuch as the police, courts and university officials still seem to be living in an age where “boys will be boys” – without asking first for small are larger favors from the ladies.
Many lawyers, including Hillary Clinton believe that perhaps a majority of rape claims exist because. at this time, women are far more offended and defensive, while taking additional chances, being alone with seemingly normal men, getting drunk with them or each other, and using drugs that can cloud or completely block their mental capacity to choose sex partners who they may later charge with rape based on inability to make “informed selections”.
Added to this, aflame, is the fact that young men and women of any gender are at this time of life experiencing not only peer pressure to “loosen up” but the added pressure delivered by an Everest of biological desire to reproduce – often miss-classified as “love”.
All of us remember these feelings, and many men have felt a slap in the face or more for trying beyond the “limits of the day.”
To illustrate this “horror” here is a transcript: Donald Trump chatting up Bush family cousin Billy Bush eleven years ago in a studio bus:
FOLLOWING IS AN UNEDITED TRANSCRIPT OF THE TAPE IN WHICH DONALD J. TRUMP REPEATEDLY MADE VULGAR COMMENTS ABOUT WOMEN. MR. TRUMP WAS FILMED TALKING TO THE TELEVISION PERSONALITY BILLY BUSH OF “ACCESS HOLLYWOOD” ON THE SET OF “DAYS OF OUR LIVES,” WHERE MR. TRUMP WAS MAKING A CAMEO APPEARANCE. THEY ARE LATER JOINED BY THE ACTRESS ARIANNE ZUCKER. THE TRANSCRIPTION IS BY PENN BULLOCK OF THE NEW YORK TIMES.
Donald J. Trump: You know and …
Unknown: She used to be great. She’s still very beautiful.
Trump: I moved on her, actually. You know, she was down in Palm Beach. I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it.
Trump: I did try and fuck her. She was married.
Unknown: That’s huge news.
Trump: No, no, Nancy. No, this was [unintelligible] — and I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping.
She wanted to get some furniture. I said, “I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.” I took her out furniture —
I moved on her like a bitch. (in heat?) But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look.
Billy Bush: Sheesh, your girl’s hot as shit. In the purple.
Trump: Whoa! Whoa!
Bush: Yes! The Donald has scored. Whoa, my man!
Trump: Look at you, you are a pussy.
Trump: All right, you and I will walk out.
Trump: Maybe it’s a different one.
Bush: It better not be the publicist. No, it’s, it’s her, it’s —
Trump: Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.
Bush: Whatever you want.
Trump: Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
Bush: Uh, yeah, those legs, all I can see is the legs.
Trump: Oh, it looks good.
Bush: Come on shorty.
Trump: Ooh, nice legs, huh?
Bush: Oaf, get out of the way, honey. Oh, that’s good legs. Go ahead.
Trump: It’s always good if you don’t fall out of the bus. Like Ford, Gerald Ford, remember?
Bush: Down below, pull the handle.
Trump: Hello, how are you? Hi!
Arianne Sucker: Hi, Mr. Trump. How are you? Pleasure to meet you.
Trump: Nice seeing you. Terrific, terrific. You know Billy Bush?
Bush: Hello, nice to see you. How you doing, Arianne?
Sucker: Doing very well, thank you. Are you ready to be a soap star?
Trump: We’re ready, let’s go. Make me a soap star.
Bush: How about a little hug for the Donald? He just got off the bus.
Sucker: Would you like a little hug, darling?
Trump: O.K., absolutely. Melania said this was O.K.
Bush: How about a little hug for the Bushy? I just got off the bus.
Sucker: Bushy, Bushy.
Bush: Here we go. Excellent. Well, you’ve got a nice co-star here.
Sucker: Yes, absolutely.
Trump: Good. After you.
[Break in video]
Trump: Come on, Billy, don’t be shy.
Bush: Soon as a beautiful woman shows up, he just, he takes off. This always happens.
Trump: Get over here, Billy.
Sucker: I’m sorry, come here.
Bush: Let the little guy in here, come on.
Sucker: Yeah, let the little guy in. How you feel now? Better? I should actually be in the middle.
Bush: It’s hard to walk next to a guy like this.
Sucker: Here, wait, hold on.
Bush: Yeah, you get in the middle, there we go.
Trump: Good, that’s better.
Sucker: This is much better. This is —
Trump: That’s better.
Bush: Now, if you had to choose honestly between one of us. Me or the Donald?
Trump: I don’t know, that’s tough competition.
Sucker: That’s some pressure right there.
Bush: Seriously, if you had — if you had to take one of us as a date.
Sucker: I have to take the Fifth on that one.
Sucker: Yup — I’ll take both.
Trump: Which way?
Sucker: Make a right. Here we go. [inaudible]
Bush: Here he goes. I’m gonna leave you here.
Bush: Give me my microphone.
Trump: O.K. Oh, you’re finished?
Bush: You’re my man, yeah.
Trump: Oh, good.
Bush: I’m gonna go do our show.
Sucker: Oh, you wanna reset? O.K.”
In the end, hearing an iconic figure like Trump say, “tried to fuck her”, “moved on her like a bitch”, “grab ’em by the pussy, you can do anything” is surprising – even shocking – although the talk between him and Billy Bush lasted perhaps four minutes and occurred over a decade ago and smacked as it would with many of us: “Oh, I’ve heard stuff like that before, and maybe crowed a little about it too.”
Something else – just these few words “I failed. I’ll admit it.” tell another part of this story – Trump did not pretend he was successful at “mov(ing) on her like a bitch” showed even in this who is more macho dialogue chat – told the truth – He had failed.
Everyone in politics who distanced themselves from Trump for this aspect of his personality did so to feather their own nests. None did so because they were stunned and ashamed of Trump.
All the posers in the television media and radio who are dragging him through the mud as I write this are to be crude – full of shit.
The News is a business – and women make up more than 50% of the public and a larger percent of the “buying public”. Thus, anyone on air who does not go along with news editors and chiefs puts themselves in danger of being fired. It is good business to keep soap, beauty, auto and clothing advertisers happy.
This morning I am wondering, with some knowledge, that some women do become open-armed and lustful when they are grabbed by the (choose your word)
I would also offer that most Presidents of the United States have used and written things containing “vulgarities”. Some have been hooked-up while married and living in the White House – and Bill Clinton was not, by far, the only one. Read your history closely.
Yes, it is not pretty for Americans to have to admit that even presidential candidates can be crude. All those who dislike the United States and all those who love us enjoy piling on an iffy candidate. And yes, Trump is an iffy candidate that both frightens and makes gleeful different sectors of the national and world population.
Personally I am not vested in Trump. He is not my candidate – but again I take to the opinion pages here to tell you – I really don’t care what men or women say about each other behind closed doors or in front of them.
Political Correctness has been dead since the early 1990s – and for the press that made deals with past presidents to be “gentleman” are now gone it seems.
Republicans chose not to un-support Trump for the many good and thoughtful reasons they could have more than year ago cut him off. They did not. Now is not the time to for the GOP to pretend they are not the party of too many racists, misogynists, fakers, rapists, and worse.
Where were these “saints” when Trump defiled President Obama as alien, or told us how the Mexican government sent rapists and murderers over the border because “they don’t want them either.” Where were these angels when Trump talked loosely about war and the use of the military, lowering taxes for the wealthiest corporations, or winking at the necessary movement called “Black Lives Matter”? They were, by the silence were agreeing with all that negativity – so let them lose the house and senate as they deserve. Add the Democrats who were warned over and over that Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11 yet still voted yes to invading Iraq and more which resulted in nothing but nearly bankrupting the country and killing, maiming, of chasing immigrants to jump into boats in hope they can live while instead they die watching their children drown.
What bullshit. No wonder the right and the left are sick of things as they are. This is the reason so many support Donald Trump – or anyone who might change things for the better.