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    Hitler? Or merely Berlusconi?

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    He is moving the goalposts, he is a one man Overton Window, he is playing games with the other guys in the race, he is breaking through the political news and taking over the daily social media chit chat beyond the partisan media, he is making world leaders react to him......
    did you tronc today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n20/deborah-friedell/tycooniest
    I have made myself very rich,’ Trump says (over and over again). ‘I would make this country very rich.’ That’s why he should be president. He insists that he’s the ‘most successful man ever to run’, never mind the drafters of the constitution or the supreme commander of the allied forces. Bloomberg puts Trump’s current net worth at $2.9 billion, Forbes at $4.1 billion. The National Journal has worked out that if Trump had just put his father’s money in a mutual fund that tracked the S&P 500 and spent his career finger-painting, he’d have $8 billion.
    Thought that was interesting, not that it would make the slightest difference as Trumpism seems all about pop, not stats

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    Ahaha, that reminds me of a similar story about some ghastly Australian woman who inherited a multi-billion-dollar mining corporation and loves banging on about how poor people are only poor because they're lazy. The article gave the estimated value of the company when she'd inherited it and the slightly greater value it has now - I worked out that it had actually depreciated in value while she'd owned it, taking inflation into account. I'll post it here if I can find it...
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    She keeps plotting to take over fairfax media, the rival to Murdoch's Australian newspapers

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    Excellent, thanks Luke.
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    As awful as Trump is (and he is), its sort of fascinating being alive at a time like this, if you're lucky enough to (at least feel like) an observer alone. The distortions of reality wrought by the media and latterly the internet are extraordinary. America seems like the hub of the madness, perhaps because it dove headfirst into the media machine first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    As awful as Trump is (and he is), its sort of fascinating being alive at a time like this, if you're lucky enough to (at least feel like) an observer alone. The distortions of reality wrought by the media and latterly the internet are extraordinary. America seems like the hub of the madness, perhaps because it dove headfirst into the media machine first?
    that, and we also have a lot of stupid people here who are easily led by a demagogue.

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    http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2015/09/24/trump/

    This is an interesting article from September. The bit I remember now is the irony of Fox news laying the groundwork for Trump for years and now being terrified of him because he openly defies them.

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    is the host of the uk version of the apprentice the same as trump? do people in scotland like trump? is this boris guy from uk politics like trump? is this like berlusconi?
    did you tronc today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trza View Post
    is the host of the uk version of the apprentice the same as trump? do people in scotland like trump? is this boris guy from uk politics like trump? is this like berlusconi?
    I can't imagine anyone I know or would even spend 5 seconds in the company of would think of him as anything other than an absolute fucking embarrassment. Sure, the Right in this country has 'characters' like Boris, Farage and so on but Trump is like the next level of the next level. Perhaps some EDL/Brittun Ferst lunkheads agree with him about teh Muslams, but even then, they'd probably be put off by his notable Anglophobia.

    And Scotland is generally to the left of England politically so I think you'd had to go a very long way to find a Scot with anything good to say about him.

    Alan Sugar is (I believe) actually a self-made man, in distinct contrast to Trump. He's kind of a dick but is obviously not stupid and doesn't come out with wilfully outrageous claptrap, that I'm aware of anyway.

    Edit: Bozza on Trumpy-poos.
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    http://soundcloud.com/nasty-mcquaid/donald-trump-wants-a-shutdown/s-ktgXW

    edit: what's up with the soundcloud embed? do they not allow it now?
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