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Will Truman (trumwill) is a southern transplant in the mountain east with an IT background who bides his time taking care of their daughter while his wife brings home the bacon. You will probably be relieved to know that he does not generally refer to himself in the third-person except when he's writing short bios on his web page.

6 Responses to Tweetstorm: Battle of Chicago

  1. aaron david says:

    If this whole thing wasn’t so depressing, it would be facinating to dissect where and how the media have completely misunderstood the reasons why Trump has risen. Indeed have helped creat this issue.

    The hoi poloi have been waiting for someone for a while, the whole time getting getting more and more heated. The end result might not be Trump, but it will still end ugly.

    This Jeff guy is an idiot who has no idea what is going on, no idea what people are seeing with this. They are giving Trump power by protesting.

    • trumwill says:

      He’s a writer not a protester.

      • aaron david says:

        I don’t think there is a diference, at a certain level Will. One of the things I have noticed is how much journalists and writers have been at the forefront of the Trump hatred. And as they don’t understand Trump or what motivates his supporters, that hatred has been feeding them and him. This is no longer a R vs. B fight, and that is what is missing from all of what has been passing as analysis this election year.

        • trumwill says:

          I’m honestly past the “they need to be understood” thing. Protesters may be in the wrong for trying to shut down speech, but they are not in the wrong for protesting. The things Trump says invite protest, and so invite protesters. May not be the best strategy, but standing idly by turned out not to be a good idea, either.

          Journalists and bloggers are also committing no sin for going to report whether they are for or against Trump. It’s a public event. Assuming that they are not starting the mayhem or actively participating in it, what happens is not on them for being there. If we value our press, how could it be? And on what basis would Behar harbor responsibility for being a harsh critic? Being friendly didn’t help Michelle Fields very much, but even if it had, what obligation does that impart of Behar? On journalists and bloggers generally? Virtually none.

        • aaron david says:

          I am not disagreeing with anything you have said here, with the exception possibly of “The things Trump says invite protest, and so invite protesters.” Sure it invites protesters, but not rioters.

          Journalist and bloggers are indeed commiting no sins by reporting, nor in taking sides in this. But they don’t seem to be interested in, as you put it, understanding. The saying goes that if you don’t understand the past, you are condemed to repeat it. It is not much different in the present, except instead of repeating it, it changes to preventing it.

          I am not a Trump supporter, I am much more of a Gary Johnson guy. But he is arising out of a huge disconect between Washington and much of the US. And if that is not something in the medias is looking at, or Washington is thinking about, than our contry is going to keep having massive disconnects, and ’10 and ’12 and ’14 will keep happening to whichever party is in power. And we might get a real facist to arise.

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