Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Trump Political Organization is Selling the Personal Information of its Supporters to the Highest Bidder

Mod: If perchance you donated to the Trump campaign at one point in your deluded life, and if you thought your personal information was secure and protected, you need to think again. Your info could now be up for sale to the highest bidder. Business is business.

Now for Rent: Email Addresses and Phone Numbers for Millions of Trump Supporters (New York Times link): Early in his presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump dismissed political data as an “overrated” tool. But after he won the Republican nomination, his team began building a database that offers a pipeline into the heart of the party’s base, a comprehensive list including the email addresses and cellphone numbers of as many as 20 million supporters.

Now, consultants close to the Trump campaign are ramping up efforts to put that database — by far the most sought-after in Republican politics — to use, offering it for rent to candidates, conservative groups and even businesses.

It is an arrangement that has the potential to help the Republican Party in key midterm races, while providing a source of revenue for President Trump’s campaign and the consultants involved.

It has also set off concerns about diluting the power of one of Mr. Trump’s most potent political assets, while raising questions about whether his team is facilitating the sort of political profiteering that he disparaged during his campaign.

In recent weeks, Mr. Trump’s campaign, which is not known for its adherence to political norms, quietly signed a contract with a newly formed Virginia-based company called Excelsior Strategies to market the emails and cellphone numbers — what is known in the political industry as first-party data.

Excelsior is offering the chance to email Mr. Trump’s supporters at a rate of $35 per 1,000 addresses — or more if the renter also wants to push posts into the Facebook timelines of supporters — according to interviews and marketing emails obtained by The New York Times. The firm has also explored the possibility of clients’ being able to send text messages directly to the phones of Mr. Trump’s supporters, according to the marketing emails and interviews.

Mod: Nice. Hopefully the unwanted cell calls you'll be receiving will be from America.

Fox swooned over Kanye West at the White House. Here's how it covered rappers visiting Obama (Washington Post link): Kanye West’s visit to the White House — not as a musical guest, but as a potential policy adviser — was hailed by conservatives and rewarded with glowing coverage on Fox News.

Prime-time anchor Tucker Carlson could barely contain himself, admitting the musical artist came across as a bit scattered but calling West’s comments in the Oval Office on Thursday amazing, poignant and brave.

“Listen carefully to what he said,” Carlson said Thursday night. “Sprinkled throughout his ramblings are flashes of truth, real insights into the way the world actually is rather than the way they tell us it is. Nobody else is allowed to talk this way. Go ahead and try it at work, you’ll get fired. West doesn’t care. And that makes him dangerous to a system that is based almost entirely on piety and lying. If you’re benefiting from a system like that, Kanye West must be crushed.”

For years, Fox News hosts, contributors and anchors have used rap artists as a foil to make political points. Here’s a brief list of some of the ways the network talked about hip-hop and rappers during the Barack Obama years.

Mod: Tucker Carlson is probably the smarmiest asshole on cable news today. The article goes on to discuss how Fox News trashed artists such as Jay-Z, Rick Ross and Kendrick Lamar during the previous administration. Link above.

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38 comments:

  1. What 'trumpy' is, a complete failure and clown much like Hitler was. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-we-need-answers-florida-residents-increasingly-desperate-for-food-3/

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    1. It not trump’s job to provide food

      State government should be able to manage

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    2. Trump couldn't give a crap. He's golfing this weekend.

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    3. No Food, No FEMA: Hurricane Michael's Survivors Are Furious

      PANAMA CITY, Florida—Hurricane Michael’s sudden transformation into a storm that is unprecedented for the Florida Panhandle haunts everyone who lived through it. “It was raw power,” says Panama City resident Walter McAlster, “you felt you were in it, not outside and didn’t know if you would live through it. You knew that everything was going to change the landscape forever.”

      And it did, in the span of three hours.

      The destruction is everywhere, at every corner for as far as the eye can see. Mexico Beach, where the hurricane’s eyewall slammed into Florida with 140 mph winds, is flattened. Panama City, gem of the Emerald Coast, looks like a bomb had been dropped on it. Is now a desolate landscape of countless toppled power poles, transformers, electical lines, severed trees, and metal roofings, twisted and tangled into a sea of debris covering every road. Nearly all homes, businesses, stores, banks, schools are severely damaged or destroyed, skeletal remains with blown out windows or crushed facades. To residents, it is unrecognizable.

      There is so much rubble that the official death toll of 14 is expected to rise as search-and-rescue teams inspect thousands of buildings, looking for the the missing. A team from the Miami Fire Department found a body in a Mexico Beach home on Friday. About 1,700 workers have checked 27,000 homes, Gov. Rick Scott said after meeting withe emergency responders on Saturday evening.

      The flood of debris has rendered most roads and streets virtually impassible for evacuees and first responders. Electric poles bent at 90 degrees and power lines strewn like spaghetti cover most lanes. Nearly all transformers were destroyed. Vehicles dodge trees that look like they were split like toothpicks or pulled up from the ground as if by giants.

      https://www.thedailybeast.com/no-food-no-fema-hurricane-michaels-survivors-are-furious

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    4. Trump cheats at golf, too.

      6 people who say Donald Trump cheats at golf
      https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ftw/2018/01/30/6-people-who-have-accused-donald-trump-of-cheating-at-golf/109934954/

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  2. Rapper Snoop Dogg hit out at President Donald Trump in an expletive laden rant published online on Tuesday, calling the president's supporters racist, including fellow musician Kanye West.

    Speaking with DJ Suss, Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. asserted that anyone who likes Trump is "racist."

    After DJ Suss told the rapper that "a lot of his fans" get upset if the president is criticized on his show, Snoop Dogg, responded: "Well, you need to know that a lot of your fans is racist."

    https://www.newsweek.com/snoop-dogg-says-all-trump-supporters-are-racist-including-kanye-west-1129732

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    1. Who cares what a stupid rapper thinks? Not me.

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    2. Yeah. Trump was an idiot for throwing in with Kanye.

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    3. At least 35 people care because they bought his albums.

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    4. "He has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide."
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snoop_Dogg_discography

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  3. Dems need to take this mailer list and send them all a conversion reprogramming pamphlet.

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  4. Democratic lead continues to grow in race for House -- CBS News Battleground Tracker
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/democratic-lead-continues-to-grow-in-race-for-house-cbs-news-poll-battleground-tracker/

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  5. Trump will sell anything for a buck.

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  6. You use Google, you is compromised! You use Facebook, you have sold out. Every search engine firewall is weak, selling out is the new norm, all 'bout the money baby.

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    1. YOU GIVE MONEY TO TROMP, YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION SOLD TO THE SAUDIS AND RUSSIANS. YOU DOG MAN GO BARK AT THE SQUIRRELS, BABY.

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  7. What does Snoop Dog about the munchies because his thin build is a sign of more hard core drugs, he should take care of his own business and rebook for Family Fueud.

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    1. Trumpies just gotta smear.

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    2. Shows what you know about snoop

      Nil

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    3. Trumpies can't help it. Especially if the target is black.

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  8. Suggestion to blogger 9:25am turn your TELEVISION CHANNEL, watch FOX for factual reporting and just site your sourch in future stop taking up rambling space of lengthy opinion pieces.

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    1. Better suggestion. You turn your computer off and go watch Fox News. That way you won't bother anyone with your dumb comments.

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  9. Over the years I've read the tattler, it has been informative, entertaining and an insight into those who write. Today's blog has made some concerns even more obvious that I hope more of you are seeing, what if those 20 million followers were instructed to do something that would totally change your life, were not talking about recent changes this mind set has already made, think more serious, seriously.

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    1. Made perfect sense to me. You should turn your computer off. Go watch TV.

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  11. The Tattler is for entertainment, at times informative, not sure about 20 million followers thread of thought, what connection are you referring?
    Life changes, the Art and deliverance of communication has changed and almost every blogger is named Anonymous.

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    1. The 20 million refers to the amount of people on the Trump database that is being sold to various corporations, as well as Russian and Chinese interests. A little advice. It is recommended that you read the articles before commenting.

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  12. Maybe 29 million is the # of brain cells that trump sheep have. Since the average brain has about 100 billion, thatd make sense.

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  13. Smaller Crowds @ Trump Rally 2018: Voters Abandon The President; Here's The Proof
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBr2twjlXs8

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  14. Ratings and job security depend on Trump Rallys or the Lefty Media would die from lack of substance.

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    1. Can you explain, please?

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    2. What is ‘lefty’ media?

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  15. Beating up on Native Americans in North Dakota - Brett Kavanauagh take4s away the rights to vote at all. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/10/supreme-court-makes-it-harder-for-tribal-north-dakotans-to-vote/

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    1. Mother Jones? Now that’s “objective” journalism.

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  16. This is what 'Communist Republicans' do to cheat the American Voting system. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Self-described-communists-tried-to-donate-to-a-13304921.php

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