Lord Protect Us From Another US Presidential “Debate” Spectacle
by Stephen Lendman
Thankfully Wednesday night ends them for this electoral cycle, their painful echoes lingering in deplorable scoundrel media reports - automatically saying Hillary won, Trump lost like two previous encounters.
Should anyone care? This year’s staged spectacles won’t determine November’s outcome - not with things looking rigged for Hillary, Trump losing out before the first vote is cast, a clear example of fantasy US democracy.
Postmortems are prepared before each staged event - pre-scripted made-for-television spectacles, not what debating is supposed to be all about.
Commenting on US electoral politics, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called this year’s presidential campaign a “catastrophe,” a “global shame,” - Hillary disgracefully using Russia as a punching bag to score political points.
Her campaign and scoundrel media echo chamber “constantly say Russia is carrying out cyberattacks on certain US facilities.” No credible evidence proves it because none exists.
Fabricated accusations are a “smokescreen” to divert attention from Hillary’s deplorable public record, along with avoiding discussion of serious domestic and geopolitical issues.
Ahead of Wednesday night’s encounter, the pro-Hillary New York Times
presented a one-sided report - a litany of anti-Trump pejoratives contrasted with praising a woman demanding condemnation. Here’s a snapshot:
The Times: “Facing accusations of sexual harassment and criticism for vulgar and demeaning comments toward women, Mr. Trump limps into Wednesday’s debate…”
Fact: The Times failed to explain he categorically denies accusations of sexually abusing women.
The Times: “Mr. Trump appears less intent on finding a path to victory than on grasping for scapegoats to explain away an eventual loss.”
Fact: It’s hard imagining he entered the race without intending an all-out effort for victory. Why else would he spend many months away his business, leaving it to others to fill in for him.
The Times: “Mr. Trump is already the most disliked presidential nominee in the history of polling…”
Fact: He and Hillary share the dubious distinction, both more widely reviled than any previous US presidential aspirants.
The Times: “Another slashing performance against Mrs. Clinton could push away even more undecided voters.”
Fact: Slash away, Donald. Hillary’s crimes offer plenty of red meat for justifiable bashing.
The Times: “Because Mrs. Clinton is now so heavily favored to win, the debate offers an opportunity for her to start looking beyond the election and toward unifying a country that has been divided by an ugly campaign.”
Fact: Another Bill and Hillary co-presidency should terrify everyone, especially with her as commander-in-chief of America’s military, empowering her to wage war on humanity like never before - the threat of nuclear mass destruction greater than ever.
The Times: WikiLeaks revelations of Hillary’s deplorable private v. public persona show “she is a cautious, at times plotting left-of-center Democrat given more to pragmatism than purity.”
Fact: What rubbish! She’s hard core neocon, a Democrat in name only, a supporter of neoliberal harshness, an emotionally unstable war goddess threatening humanity if empowered as US president.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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