Thursday, September 08, 2016

Salon: “What is Aleppo?”

It is almost hilarious as MSNBC has pilloried Gary Johnson and then Sophia Tesfaye at Salon has carried their shock that a candidate did not know the history of some trivial place on the map. {“What is Aleppo?”}
“This is incredible depressing,” MSNBC contributor Elise Jordan, a Johnson supporter, said after the presidential candidate left the MSNBC set. “I think it would be hypocritical of me to support Gary Johnson after I’ve been beating up on Donald Trump for his lack of basic knowledge,” she said, adding, “I don’t know where I’m left.”
Compared to not knowing what the Nuclear Triad was, I wonder why the F--- do voters care about the president being a Trivial Pursuit champion. Both main candidates seem to not even know about how servers work as Hillary thought she could wipe a server clean with a rag and Trump thinks Hillary used acid on the hard drives.

The MSNBC/NBC network had plenty of opportunities to ask trivial questions to the two main candidates. It might have been nice to ask each some trivial questions:
Who is Garry Kasparov and what is his connection to Putin and what is he most noted for accomplishing?
What is Keptocracy?
What is currency of El Salvador?
Who is the President of Honduras?
Who was ousted in the Honduran coup d'état in 2009?
 If Trump can not even explain his plan to oust and destroy ISIS, then why should a third party candidate know every trivial question? When the liberal bias of MSNBC shows their true colors, you have to wonder about their journalism standards?

At least someone on MSNBC brought up the completely idiotic idea of "taking the oil from Iraq" from the Drumpf.

Willie Geist now says that "the bar is at Aleppo. If you don't know where Aleppo is or what it is, you can not be president of the United States." Strange that in his journalistic standards, he has not risen that triviality question to either of the other two candidates. This clearly shows bias in the news media, but also we have to wonder if he truly wants a Jeopardy winner or an actual commander in chief. It's not like: Donald Trump Doesn’t Quite Know the Difference Between the ‘Kurds’ and the ‘Quds’
“Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke,” Mr. Trump said in an interview with CNN. “I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists.”
... or maybe it is.

Update: Now MSNBC says that Gary Johnson's response was a "Major Mistake". They certainly need to get the pillory out and start using it again.

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