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This is now the top news story on the New York Times home page.

Furthermore, the New York Times Editorial Board editorialized:

Hillary Clinton’s Everywoman Moment
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD SEPT. 27, 2016

… When Mrs. Clinton finally got to unload what felt like the pent-up frustration of Everywoman, it was powerful. “This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs, and someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers, who has said women don’t deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men,” she said. “And one of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest. He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them. And he called this woman ‘Miss Piggy.’ Then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping,’ because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name. Her name is Alicia Machado.”

Screenshot 2016-09-28 00.00.18Granted, there’s no proof that brand new American citizen and Hillary voter Alicia Machado drove the getaway car when her boyfriend shot his dead sister’s husband at her funeral in Venezuela. That’s just what multiple eyewitnesses said.

And the Venezuelan judge who then accused the telenovela actress of threatening to have him ruined by the president of Venezuela and then murdering him herself for investigating the shooting didn’t ultimately have her convicted.

And nobody seems to have done a DNA test to prove or falsify the Mexican Attorney-General’s allegation that the father of Machado’s daughter is narco cartel boss “El Indio.”

And the sex tape of her cheating on her fiance, Phillies slugger Bobby Abreu, with a fellow contestant on a Mexican reality TV show that caused the ballplayer to dump her may just have been kayfabe for all I know.

Sure, Ms. Machado has been relentlessly pursuing publicity, good, bad, or indifferent, for the last 20 years, but you can hardly expect the Clinton Campaign or the New York Times to fact-check ahead of time anything about her credibility. After all, most all the hundreds of stories about her were in some funny foreign language.

Look, the point is that Alicia Machado is a woman. And a Latina. And an immigrant. Therefore, unlike you, she’s on the right side of history.

Because of that, Alicia Machado has earned the American Dream: to help elect Hillary Clinton President.

That’s just who we are.

 
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  1. Forget it, Steve, it’s Hillarytown.

    • LOL: ic1000
    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Forget it, Steve, it’s Hillarytown."

    Hillarytown is that The Villages for old retired Dykes?
  2. Anonymous [AKA "Kolyaaylok"] says:

    Minor quibble – another judge chose not to indict Machado for the threat, rather than the original guy not pressing charges.
    “In January 1998, prosecutors claimed that multiple witnesses observed Machado driving her then boyfriend from the scene of an attempted murder and kidnapping in Venezuela. Machado denied the allegations, claiming she had returned home after falling sick while shooting a telenovela. She was subpoenaed to appear in court, where she was questioned for three hours. The judge, Maximiliano Fuenmayor, declined to indict her, stating there was insufficient evidence. Her boyfriend, however, was indicted. Fuenmayor subsequently accused Machado of threatening to have him killed: “she [said] she would make sure, using her friendship with the president (Rafael Caldera), that my career as judge is ruined and then she would kill me”, and claimed that he had traced the telephone number back to Machado. Machado admitted she rang, but claimed it was merely to thank him for his unbiased pursuit of justice. Another judge, Narda Herrera, investigated the alleged threat but did not indict her. The case caused a media sensation in Venezuela unseen since the conviction of President Carlos Andres Perez.”

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Is Hillary just really cynical to have chosen this girl as a "victim" of Trump's, or is she stupid and cynical?
  3. This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs,

    In other words, Miss Machado exemplifies everything Trump has said about women.

    • Replies: @bomag
    Accuracy and honesty gets you nowhere in America today.
    , @RockingJamboree
    Nope. At the time that Trump insulted Machado, she had done NONE of the things that you claim justify his insults. Are you claiming that Trump can see into the future? Or are you admitting that Trump's insults were unjustifiable?

    BTW, you might want to zip up. Your misogyny is showing and it looks nasty.

    Misogynists want to claim that only paragons of virtue deserve not to be attacked. That's lunacy. Machado does not have to have led a perfect life for her not to deserve being fat-shamed in front of the International Media, called "Miss Piggy," or being racistly called, "Miss Housekeeping."
  4. Trump was incoherent, Clinton was articulate. Trump was blustering, Clinton was confident. Trump was disruptive, Clinton was poised. Trump lacked substance, Clinton was all substance. Last night was such a clear picture of the differences between the two candidates yet was unlikely to convince anyone out of the position they already hold. Anyone who watched that debate and thought Trump came out on top wasn’t listening. Last night made me feel more comfortable about voting for Mrs. Clinton in November.

    • Troll: AndrewR, Chrisnonymous
    • Replies: @5371
    How long will you last, now that management has brought in the new troll designation system?
    , @Joe Franklin
    yawn, as if u were not going to vote dem anyway. but it does not matter, scott adams (dilbert.com) called the race for trump. losing the debate was the price donald is paying for victory in nov.
    , @Anonymous
    Anyone who agrees with this either wasn't watching, or knows nothing about the lies, the shenanigans, immoral behavior, and contemptuousness that is Hillary Clinton.
    You know, being gay is fine. Most people have gay friends, siblings or kids somewhere.
    But marrying a man to creep onto his coattails while munching that persian rug is another thing entirely.
    I think Americans know why Bill "cheated."
    Does anyone know why so many people associated with her have been murdered?
  5. Trump is the luckiest man on earth, blessed with the most incompetent enemies.

  6. @Tiny Duck
    Trump was incoherent, Clinton was articulate. Trump was blustering, Clinton was confident. Trump was disruptive, Clinton was poised. Trump lacked substance, Clinton was all substance. Last night was such a clear picture of the differences between the two candidates yet was unlikely to convince anyone out of the position they already hold. Anyone who watched that debate and thought Trump came out on top wasn't listening. Last night made me feel more comfortable about voting for Mrs. Clinton in November.

    How long will you last, now that management has brought in the new troll designation system?

  7. Too bad Bobby Abreu couldn’t find somebody to love him as much as Vin Scully did. I swear, every time he came to bat against the Dodgers, Vin couldn’t say enough good things about the guy. Like he was his Grandson or something.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Well, Abreu had a .395 On-Base Percentage over 18 seasons:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/abreubo01.shtml
  8. @Johnny789
    Too bad Bobby Abreu couldn't find somebody to love him as much as Vin Scully did. I swear, every time he came to bat against the Dodgers, Vin couldn't say enough good things about the guy. Like he was his Grandson or something.

    Well, Abreu had a .395 On-Base Percentage over 18 seasons:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/abreubo01.shtml

  9. They’re hoping it’ll turn into another “Mexican judge” or Khan episode and he’ll randomly go to war with some nobody. Unfortunately, he’s done it before.

    Fortunately Steve is on the case exposing their chosen victim as an unsavory character. Why do they always botch their big stories?

    • Replies: @Amasius
    We can't have another Khan hoax circus. Let's hope fervently he delegates discrediting her to someone else-- like a good team leader on "The Apprentice" would. Let Bannon take care of it.

    Or just nobody do anything about her, for God's sake the stakes are too high right now.
    , @Desiderius

    Why do they always botch their big stories?
     
    The hubris of unchallenged power and/or we've got an influential mole on the inside of the Soros operation. If so, he'd be doing the Lord's work and then some.
  10. How did she become American, anyway?

    • Replies: @wren
    Oh, OK, the anchor baby with the drug cartel guy. The christening was attended by cartel members, according to this site:

    http://gotnews.com/build-wall-hillaryclintons-mentally-ill-aliciamachado-drug-kingpins-baby-mama-anchor-baby/

    We need more families like this here Hillary.

  11. For some reason I have the feeling one thing missing from this Seifenoper at the moment is Gloria Allred.

  12. Wasn’t there a 30 Rock episode with Salma Hayek as a south of the border Black Widow type? She turns out to have been so notorious in her murderous career they wrote a song about her.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    It's not uncommon for telenovela actresses to be involved with gangsters and even commit felonies themselves.
  13. You can’t use a woman’s past to undermine her credibility, dude. That’s rape culture.

    • Replies: @Desiderius

    You can’t use a woman’s past to undermine her credibility, dude. That’s rape culture.
     
    They were probably counting on that to keep anyone from bringing up her past.
    , @Abe
    #TheresNoPerfectGetawayCarDrivingJudgeExtortingDrugLordLovingVictim
    , @candid_observer
    You have a good point, which I was also thinking about last night.

    It seems completely absurd that the problems with this woman wouldn't have been noted before her story got launched not only by Hillary in the debate, but almost simultaneously in The New York Times.

    How could they have missed it? Answer: because one never questions the story of a "victim" -- one merely accepts it and castigates the white males who made it happen. It's all about being a good prog.

    Really, this is just the Rolling Stone story all over again, starring Donald Trump as Haven Monahan.

    I'm waiting for the scene where Trump throws Machado down on a floor covered with broken glass, and screams at her, "Do your damn pushups, Miss Piggy. And, when you're done, clean up the glass, Miss Housekeeping."

  14. The Second Law of Sailerdynamics: the rate of Narrative Collapse of the Universe is always increasing.

    Or is that Derbyshire’s Theorem?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Chronic narrative collapse never stopped BLM. It collapsed into a black hole that sucked in every racial grievance, then went supernova.
  15. @wren
    How did she become American, anyway?

    Oh, OK, the anchor baby with the drug cartel guy. The christening was attended by cartel members, according to this site:

    http://gotnews.com/build-wall-hillaryclintons-mentally-ill-aliciamachado-drug-kingpins-baby-mama-anchor-baby/

    We need more families like this here Hillary.

  16. @Damocles, of Sword Fame
    Wasn't there a 30 Rock episode with Salma Hayek as a south of the border Black Widow type? She turns out to have been so notorious in her murderous career they wrote a song about her.

    It’s not uncommon for telenovela actresses to be involved with gangsters and even commit felonies themselves.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    You know too much about telenovela. Must be a CA thing.
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    ¡Qué sorpresa! ¡La raza es diferente!
  17. @Desiderius
    Forget it, Steve, it's Hillarytown.

    “Forget it, Steve, it’s Hillarytown.”

    Hillarytown is that The Villages for old retired Dykes?

  18. Man, this woman isn’t too bright. She’s trying to dismiss these past accusations because, “they happened over twenty years.” But yet, she’s whining about something Trump might have said TWENTY YEARS AGO. Also, Trump is contentiously grilled for something that happened during the Nixon years. If only Trump was patient and articulate enough to expose this examine this absurd hypocrisy.

  19. The way I figure it, The Donald whiffed Machado’s insanity early.

    Gigging a Former Beauty Queen for being a porker would be a convenient, benign, accurate way to shed her without a breakup revolving around Other Matters.

    It’s honest–“You don’t live up to my expectations. I will lay them out for you, so you can see this is true, can see you won’t change, can see you cannot.”

    It’s realistic: much as the mommy state hates it, self-possessed, confident, alpha men get to choose from many women, and reject the ones they don’t want for whatever reasons they don’t want them.

    It’s Sun Tzu 101. Always let your opponent lose in a way that lets them preserve face. And what is a greater parting gift to an inferior woman than victim status to be redeemed for power at a later date?

    A woman of quality would not dwell on such things.

    Considering Machado’s disheveled/degenerate life, being called a lardass should be the least of her shames.

    But I must say that watching Hillary playing at dominating an alpha male was mildly amusing. I thought he handled it pretty well by knowing her kind of woman well enough not to get sucked into the sort of thing that you can imagine sending Slick Willy into paroxysms back in the day.

    Or not. For Hillary has always struck me as one of those vicious snarling women who has gone an entire life demanding some man step up to the plate and take her down a peg.

    For such a woman IME even worse than it never happening must be the realization that no man has ever found her worth the trouble. Worse still, that she has always surrounded herself with men least likely to do so.

    Helluva self-crucifixion, that. Very bad combination with power over a nuclear arsenal IMO.

    One last thing. In Rodham’s case, there’s also the subtle apotheosis:

    How else could a homely old sexless power-hungry broad pose as not being jealous of a once beautiful woman bedded by an alpha male like Trump, other than by turning that woman into a victim and LARPing as St. Everywoman for all other women similarly PO’ed?

    Thus there’s something especially Reality TV sicko-weird and garbage-vulgar about Hillary using a presidential debate for the love of lefse to take the side of a many-decades-ago sexually jilted female who at the time was far more attractive than she ever was. (Ask not for whom the lezbell tolls….)

    Her campaign is playing to that crapmedia phenomenon of women retroactively 30 or 40 years later calling it rape or assault when, to advance her career, a woman puts herself in a private, solitary, vulnerable position with men widely known to like women. When they feel rotten about themselves later for making this choice, they can blame the man.

    • Replies: @Antonymous
    "Thus there’s something especially Reality TV sicko-weird and garbage-vulgar about Hillary using a presidential debate for the love of lefse to take the side of a many-decades-ago sexually jilted female"

    There's something spectacularly vulgar about Clinton, who hounded and threatened her husband's conquests (including those raped; see Juanita Broaddrick's interviews), claiming the moral high ground on women's issues.

    The most damning evidence is probably an interview with Roy Reed, in which Clinton laughs (4:50) about how a crime lab's incompetence led to a rape suspect -- who Clinton herself believed was guilty -- leaving with 2 months' time served. And how she'd "never believe a polygraph test again [giggle]." Clinton was not D.A. and not mandated to take the case. A 12 y.o. girl was raped comatose (4 days unconscious) and left permanently sterile, and here's Clinton, self-proclaimed advocate for women and girls, making light of it.

    But no, let's look at Trump trying to get Miss Universe to lose weight (per her contract). That's the real sexism.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=366&v=e2f13f2awK4
  20. @Reginald Maplethorp
    The Second Law of Sailerdynamics: the rate of Narrative Collapse of the Universe is always increasing.

    Or is that Derbyshire's Theorem?

    Chronic narrative collapse never stopped BLM. It collapsed into a black hole that sucked in every racial grievance, then went supernova.

    • LOL: Abe
    • Replies: @Thea
    Beautifully written.

    I hope ignores this nobody and allows his proxies to discredit her. They need to keep pointing out she became a citizen under Obama's recent dreamer push.
  21. Just when you thought this could not get any funnier …

  22. @Broski
    They're hoping it'll turn into another "Mexican judge" or Khan episode and he'll randomly go to war with some nobody. Unfortunately, he's done it before.

    Fortunately Steve is on the case exposing their chosen victim as an unsavory character. Why do they always botch their big stories?

    We can’t have another Khan hoax circus. Let’s hope fervently he delegates discrediting her to someone else– like a good team leader on “The Apprentice” would. Let Bannon take care of it.

    Or just nobody do anything about her, for God’s sake the stakes are too high right now.

    • Replies: @ChrisZ
    One way to neutralize this while giving some payback to the Clintons is to insinuate a "romantic" link between Machado and Bill Clinton. Run the photo of the two of them together (which just appeared in the British press), and the inference comes unbidden.

    A timely but indirect reminder to the public, but also just deserts for that shameless "She has a name" line deployed by--of all people--Mrs. Clinton.
  23. Hmm , why doesn’t it surprise me that this no English speaking sociopathic slag is a Hillary supporter ?

  24. @Tiny Duck
    Trump was incoherent, Clinton was articulate. Trump was blustering, Clinton was confident. Trump was disruptive, Clinton was poised. Trump lacked substance, Clinton was all substance. Last night was such a clear picture of the differences between the two candidates yet was unlikely to convince anyone out of the position they already hold. Anyone who watched that debate and thought Trump came out on top wasn't listening. Last night made me feel more comfortable about voting for Mrs. Clinton in November.

    yawn, as if u were not going to vote dem anyway. but it does not matter, scott adams (dilbert.com) called the race for trump. losing the debate was the price donald is paying for victory in nov.

  25. Anonymous [AKA "Knobetta Now"] says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Trump was incoherent, Clinton was articulate. Trump was blustering, Clinton was confident. Trump was disruptive, Clinton was poised. Trump lacked substance, Clinton was all substance. Last night was such a clear picture of the differences between the two candidates yet was unlikely to convince anyone out of the position they already hold. Anyone who watched that debate and thought Trump came out on top wasn't listening. Last night made me feel more comfortable about voting for Mrs. Clinton in November.

    Anyone who agrees with this either wasn’t watching, or knows nothing about the lies, the shenanigans, immoral behavior, and contemptuousness that is Hillary Clinton.
    You know, being gay is fine. Most people have gay friends, siblings or kids somewhere.
    But marrying a man to creep onto his coattails while munching that persian rug is another thing entirely.
    I think Americans know why Bill “cheated.”
    Does anyone know why so many people associated with her have been murdered?

  26. What is noticeable, as you might say yourself, Mr Steve, in this business is how uniformly the American MSM make no – or very little – mention of Machado’s decidedly sordid past. It’s being left to a number of foreign-based websites, like the Daily Mail, to release these stories.
    Any reasonably intelligent American must realise by now that the MSM is presenting a very partial version of events, with much information actively suppressed and conclusions distorted or falsified.
    The Machado affair is just another nail in the MSM’s coffin. Like many of your readers, I rarely buy a newspaper and often end up fact checking it against other sources. People who rely on the MSM are increasingly elderly or of low intelligence or are intellectually incurious.

    • Replies: @iSteveFan
    Imagine if she were being used for Trump. The media would tag her as a woman of ill repute in no time.
  27. @Broski
    They're hoping it'll turn into another "Mexican judge" or Khan episode and he'll randomly go to war with some nobody. Unfortunately, he's done it before.

    Fortunately Steve is on the case exposing their chosen victim as an unsavory character. Why do they always botch their big stories?

    Why do they always botch their big stories?

    The hubris of unchallenged power and/or we’ve got an influential mole on the inside of the Soros operation. If so, he’d be doing the Lord’s work and then some.

  28. @Anonymous
    You can't use a woman's past to undermine her credibility, dude. That's rape culture.

    You can’t use a woman’s past to undermine her credibility, dude. That’s rape culture.

    They were probably counting on that to keep anyone from bringing up her past.

  29. @Amasius
    We can't have another Khan hoax circus. Let's hope fervently he delegates discrediting her to someone else-- like a good team leader on "The Apprentice" would. Let Bannon take care of it.

    Or just nobody do anything about her, for God's sake the stakes are too high right now.

    One way to neutralize this while giving some payback to the Clintons is to insinuate a “romantic” link between Machado and Bill Clinton. Run the photo of the two of them together (which just appeared in the British press), and the inference comes unbidden.

    A timely but indirect reminder to the public, but also just deserts for that shameless “She has a name” line deployed by–of all people–Mrs. Clinton.

  30. @Anonymous
    Chronic narrative collapse never stopped BLM. It collapsed into a black hole that sucked in every racial grievance, then went supernova.

    Beautifully written.

    I hope ignores this nobody and allows his proxies to discredit her. They need to keep pointing out she became a citizen under Obama’s recent dreamer push.

  31. @Anonymous
    Minor quibble - another judge chose not to indict Machado for the threat, rather than the original guy not pressing charges.
    "In January 1998, prosecutors claimed that multiple witnesses observed Machado driving her then boyfriend from the scene of an attempted murder and kidnapping in Venezuela. Machado denied the allegations, claiming she had returned home after falling sick while shooting a telenovela. She was subpoenaed to appear in court, where she was questioned for three hours. The judge, Maximiliano Fuenmayor, declined to indict her, stating there was insufficient evidence. Her boyfriend, however, was indicted. Fuenmayor subsequently accused Machado of threatening to have him killed: "she [said] she would make sure, using her friendship with the president (Rafael Caldera), that my career as judge is ruined and then she would kill me”, and claimed that he had traced the telephone number back to Machado. Machado admitted she rang, but claimed it was merely to thank him for his unbiased pursuit of justice. Another judge, Narda Herrera, investigated the alleged threat but did not indict her. The case caused a media sensation in Venezuela unseen since the conviction of President Carlos Andres Perez."

    Is Hillary just really cynical to have chosen this girl as a “victim” of Trump’s, or is she stupid and cynical?

    • Replies: @BB753
    Perhaps infatuated as well.
  32. @Anonymous

    This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs,
     
    In other words, Miss Machado exemplifies everything Trump has said about women.

    Accuracy and honesty gets you nowhere in America today.

  33. @Steve Sailer
    It's not uncommon for telenovela actresses to be involved with gangsters and even commit felonies themselves.

    You know too much about telenovela. Must be a CA thing.

  34. Look, the point is that Alicia Machado is a woman. And a Latina. And an immigrant. Therefore, unlike you, she’s on the right side of history.

    Unfortunately for Trump, her behavior is not an issue that bears on his vulgarity (unless, as I said previously, his vulgarity was a response to her incompetence).

    That’s why Trump ought to turn this into an immigration issue. He can’t win on defending his behavior, but he can win on asking why she has a US passport. That’s what he should do.

    • Replies: @Antonymous
    "He can’t win on defending his behavior, but he can win on asking why she has a US passport. "

    Publicly he defended her (screen grab since CNN took their article down this morning: http://archive.is/jHaEh ). Privately is another matter but at this point how credible is Machado? CNN reported the following in 1997:


    "Some people when they have pressure eat too much. Like me. Like Alicia," said Donald Trump, the executive producer of the Miss Universe Pageant.
    ...
    Rumors also surfaced that she might be forced to give up her Miss Universe crown. But Trump, as co-owner of rights to the pageant, said he would never let that happen. "We had a choice of: termination or do this," he said. "We wanted to do this."
    ...
    "A lot of you folks have weight problems. I hate to tell you," Trump told the rowdy pool of reporters.
     
  35. @Anonymous
    You can't use a woman's past to undermine her credibility, dude. That's rape culture.

    #TheresNoPerfectGetawayCarDrivingJudgeExtortingDrugLordLovingVictim

  36. What difference, at this point, does it make?

    The whole point is that White Men have to cringe and bow, save a special few big time charisma enhanced stars, and White women, various non-Whites, etc. can crow and posture on stage. That is the social dynamic and one driven by the profound feminization of the elite aristocracy that rules us unchallenged.

    White women particularly the professional class (read: NAM babysitters like social workers, media people, government workers, etc) love this stuff as it enhances their positions and it can only be done by booting out accomplished White men from public life.

    The ignoring of the Telenovela type Venezuelan bimbo’s crime/sordid past is the whole point. Trump “transgressed” by being a “racist, sexist, homophobic, islamaphobic” — hater — and the glorious multicultural alliance of White women will crush Haven Monaghan and Wally and Dilbert for making Dongle Jokes.

    That stuff is socially very powerful.

  37. @Steve Sailer
    It's not uncommon for telenovela actresses to be involved with gangsters and even commit felonies themselves.

    ¡Qué sorpresa! ¡La raza es diferente!

  38. Steve and the commenters make good points. But read the comments to the NYT editorial. They’re depressing. They are swallowing this woman’s story hook, line and sinker.

    • Replies: @candid_observer
    Of course the commenters at The Times are accepting her story hook line and sinker. That's who they are.

    But that's not who the swing voters are.
    , @Anonymous
    The woman's "story" is that she was called names and "fat shamed" and not treated nicely by Trump. This isn't hard to believe, and there's video evidence of Trump surprising her with reporters and making fun of her while she was at the gym working out. The point isn't whether or not this happened. The point is that this is all relatively mild and trivial, and she herself is not exactly the nicest lady.
  39. I thought Hillary was smug and arrogant during the debate even without having lauded Machado has an example of the more deserving new American.

    Why am I the deplorable one? Why am I the one who can only be referred to obliquely as a hater, xenophobe, racist? Why is my welfare the only one not on the table?

    Why is it okay to call me white trash? Is there no black trash, no Latino trash? Why are black looters not looters or Latino gang bangers not gang bangers? Why is it that only the working poor whites are worthy of being trashed? Hillary’s nose should be rubbed in this (but certainly not by Trump) as an example of her bad judgement and just how absurd their immigrant worship and native demonization has become.

    In other news I hear Europe has increasing numbers of no go zones, full of vibrant immigrants. Hillary wants to do the same to us, continuing Obama’s transformation to a nation filled with more deserving people. Hillary is our Merkel, and the fatuous “white privilege” is the cudgel.

    The only ‘proof’ I’ve seen of its existence is that a black man gets stopped by the police x-times and a white man doesn’t, ergo white privilege. That’s nuts. Wouldn’t it make more sense to call it black burden or something that doesn’t magically transmute it from being a problem for black people into an excuse to discriminate against whites? And when this black burden was called racial profiling, it began to move the responsibility from the black community to the white police. The police were made more racially diverse so the blame had to shift again to each and every white person, in perpetuity, racially responsible for history and all short-comings of others’ circumstances. I can’t believe liberals are falling for this sh*t.

    Remember when they used to collect money from people who wanted to help pay down the national debt? We should have a similar effort for everyone who wants to pay for their white privilege. I’d expect to see a lot of the so-called elite volunteering to atone for their privilege with their bank accounts and jobs–oh, or is that bill just for the white trash?

  40. @Anonymous
    You can't use a woman's past to undermine her credibility, dude. That's rape culture.

    You have a good point, which I was also thinking about last night.

    It seems completely absurd that the problems with this woman wouldn’t have been noted before her story got launched not only by Hillary in the debate, but almost simultaneously in The New York Times.

    How could they have missed it? Answer: because one never questions the story of a “victim” — one merely accepts it and castigates the white males who made it happen. It’s all about being a good prog.

    Really, this is just the Rolling Stone story all over again, starring Donald Trump as Haven Monahan.

    I’m waiting for the scene where Trump throws Machado down on a floor covered with broken glass, and screams at her, “Do your damn pushups, Miss Piggy. And, when you’re done, clean up the glass, Miss Housekeeping.”

  41. @iSteveFan
    Steve and the commenters make good points. But read the comments to the NYT editorial. They're depressing. They are swallowing this woman's story hook, line and sinker.

    Of course the commenters at The Times are accepting her story hook line and sinker. That’s who they are.

    But that’s not who the swing voters are.

  42. Hmmm, didn’t someone somewhere say that: SJW’s always double down?

    Oh yeah. This guy:

  43. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @iSteveFan
    Steve and the commenters make good points. But read the comments to the NYT editorial. They're depressing. They are swallowing this woman's story hook, line and sinker.

    The woman’s “story” is that she was called names and “fat shamed” and not treated nicely by Trump. This isn’t hard to believe, and there’s video evidence of Trump surprising her with reporters and making fun of her while she was at the gym working out. The point isn’t whether or not this happened. The point is that this is all relatively mild and trivial, and she herself is not exactly the nicest lady.

  44. @Verymuchalive
    What is noticeable, as you might say yourself, Mr Steve, in this business is how uniformly the American MSM make no - or very little - mention of Machado's decidedly sordid past. It's being left to a number of foreign-based websites, like the Daily Mail, to release these stories.
    Any reasonably intelligent American must realise by now that the MSM is presenting a very partial version of events, with much information actively suppressed and conclusions distorted or falsified.
    The Machado affair is just another nail in the MSM's coffin. Like many of your readers, I rarely buy a newspaper and often end up fact checking it against other sources. People who rely on the MSM are increasingly elderly or of low intelligence or are intellectually incurious.

    Imagine if she were being used for Trump. The media would tag her as a woman of ill repute in no time.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    Very good point, Mr iSteveFan. If Donald Trump had brought up any of the women who have claimed that they had been raped or assaulted by Bill Clinton ( often with very credible evidence ), the MSM would immediately character assassinate them.
    PS Keep up the good work.
  45. @AndrewR
    Is Hillary just really cynical to have chosen this girl as a "victim" of Trump's, or is she stupid and cynical?

    Perhaps infatuated as well.

  46. @Chrisnonymous

    Look, the point is that Alicia Machado is a woman. And a Latina. And an immigrant. Therefore, unlike you, she’s on the right side of history.

     

    Unfortunately for Trump, her behavior is not an issue that bears on his vulgarity (unless, as I said previously, his vulgarity was a response to her incompetence).

    That's why Trump ought to turn this into an immigration issue. He can't win on defending his behavior, but he can win on asking why she has a US passport. That's what he should do.

    “He can’t win on defending his behavior, but he can win on asking why she has a US passport. ”

    Publicly he defended her (screen grab since CNN took their article down this morning: http://archive.is/jHaEh ). Privately is another matter but at this point how credible is Machado? CNN reported the following in 1997:

    “Some people when they have pressure eat too much. Like me. Like Alicia,” said Donald Trump, the executive producer of the Miss Universe Pageant.

    Rumors also surfaced that she might be forced to give up her Miss Universe crown. But Trump, as co-owner of rights to the pageant, said he would never let that happen. “We had a choice of: termination or do this,” he said. “We wanted to do this.”

    “A lot of you folks have weight problems. I hate to tell you,” Trump told the rowdy pool of reporters.

  47. @iSteveFan
    Imagine if she were being used for Trump. The media would tag her as a woman of ill repute in no time.

    Very good point, Mr iSteveFan. If Donald Trump had brought up any of the women who have claimed that they had been raped or assaulted by Bill Clinton ( often with very credible evidence ), the MSM would immediately character assassinate them.
    PS Keep up the good work.

  48. @Olorin
    The way I figure it, The Donald whiffed Machado's insanity early.

    Gigging a Former Beauty Queen for being a porker would be a convenient, benign, accurate way to shed her without a breakup revolving around Other Matters.

    It's honest--"You don't live up to my expectations. I will lay them out for you, so you can see this is true, can see you won't change, can see you cannot."

    It's realistic: much as the mommy state hates it, self-possessed, confident, alpha men get to choose from many women, and reject the ones they don't want for whatever reasons they don't want them.

    It's Sun Tzu 101. Always let your opponent lose in a way that lets them preserve face. And what is a greater parting gift to an inferior woman than victim status to be redeemed for power at a later date?

    A woman of quality would not dwell on such things.

    Considering Machado's disheveled/degenerate life, being called a lardass should be the least of her shames.

    But I must say that watching Hillary playing at dominating an alpha male was mildly amusing. I thought he handled it pretty well by knowing her kind of woman well enough not to get sucked into the sort of thing that you can imagine sending Slick Willy into paroxysms back in the day.

    Or not. For Hillary has always struck me as one of those vicious snarling women who has gone an entire life demanding some man step up to the plate and take her down a peg.

    For such a woman IME even worse than it never happening must be the realization that no man has ever found her worth the trouble. Worse still, that she has always surrounded herself with men least likely to do so.

    Helluva self-crucifixion, that. Very bad combination with power over a nuclear arsenal IMO.

    One last thing. In Rodham's case, there's also the subtle apotheosis:

    How else could a homely old sexless power-hungry broad pose as not being jealous of a once beautiful woman bedded by an alpha male like Trump, other than by turning that woman into a victim and LARPing as St. Everywoman for all other women similarly PO'ed?

    Thus there's something especially Reality TV sicko-weird and garbage-vulgar about Hillary using a presidential debate for the love of lefse to take the side of a many-decades-ago sexually jilted female who at the time was far more attractive than she ever was. (Ask not for whom the lezbell tolls....)

    Her campaign is playing to that crapmedia phenomenon of women retroactively 30 or 40 years later calling it rape or assault when, to advance her career, a woman puts herself in a private, solitary, vulnerable position with men widely known to like women. When they feel rotten about themselves later for making this choice, they can blame the man.

    “Thus there’s something especially Reality TV sicko-weird and garbage-vulgar about Hillary using a presidential debate for the love of lefse to take the side of a many-decades-ago sexually jilted female”

    There’s something spectacularly vulgar about Clinton, who hounded and threatened her husband’s conquests (including those raped; see Juanita Broaddrick’s interviews), claiming the moral high ground on women’s issues.

    The most damning evidence is probably an interview with Roy Reed, in which Clinton laughs (4:50) about how a crime lab’s incompetence led to a rape suspect — who Clinton herself believed was guilty — leaving with 2 months’ time served. And how she’d “never believe a polygraph test again [giggle].” Clinton was not D.A. and not mandated to take the case. A 12 y.o. girl was raped comatose (4 days unconscious) and left permanently sterile, and here’s Clinton, self-proclaimed advocate for women and girls, making light of it.

    But no, let’s look at Trump trying to get Miss Universe to lose weight (per her contract). That’s the real sexism.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=366&v=e2f13f2awK4

  49. Anonymous [AKA "Important Point"] says:

    You say “sex tape” as if it were some unauthorized footage that got smuggled out of the film vault or taken from a purloined cellphone. Rather, Machado lying back for her La Granja co-star to plow was an actual in-line diegetic clip in the show. The sequence is done with a night-vision camera & is unambiguous as a directorial choice. It can be viewed on Pornhub as well as on what I imagine are millions of other platforms. Now, a heavy bedsheet blocks the precise interlocking of the set pieces, so you could plausibly argue that Machado was faking having secret sex for a TV show camera at (presumably!) the producers’ behest. But I dunno, I think that’s even funnier than saying it was real.

    • Replies: @RockingJamboree
    How does what Machado did on a Reality TV Show justify Donald Trump bullying her years before that? What makes that relevant at all? Donald Trump told us to go look for a sex tape to distract us from the fact that his bullying, fat-shaming, and racist epithets were completely unjustifiable!
  50. When are these bimbos going to realize Hillary is a woman like them? Sure she comes from an upscale family, got everything through networking and has an elitist Ivory Tower attitude, but does that really make her a Beyatch? They have to fall in line to elect a Historic Elderly 60’s Dinosaur. The rapes and daily wife beatings is a small price to pay for token candidates that are historical. Skill and ability shouldn’t even be a consideration for single issue voters.

  51. @Anonymous

    This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs,
     
    In other words, Miss Machado exemplifies everything Trump has said about women.

    Nope. At the time that Trump insulted Machado, she had done NONE of the things that you claim justify his insults. Are you claiming that Trump can see into the future? Or are you admitting that Trump’s insults were unjustifiable?

    BTW, you might want to zip up. Your misogyny is showing and it looks nasty.

    Misogynists want to claim that only paragons of virtue deserve not to be attacked. That’s lunacy. Machado does not have to have led a perfect life for her not to deserve being fat-shamed in front of the International Media, called “Miss Piggy,” or being racistly called, “Miss Housekeeping.”

  52. @Anonymous
    You say "sex tape" as if it were some unauthorized footage that got smuggled out of the film vault or taken from a purloined cellphone. Rather, Machado lying back for her La Granja co-star to plow was an actual in-line diegetic clip in the show. The sequence is done with a night-vision camera & is unambiguous as a directorial choice. It can be viewed on Pornhub as well as on what I imagine are millions of other platforms. Now, a heavy bedsheet blocks the precise interlocking of the set pieces, so you could plausibly argue that Machado was faking having secret sex for a TV show camera at (presumably!) the producers' behest. But I dunno, I think that's even funnier than saying it was real.

    How does what Machado did on a Reality TV Show justify Donald Trump bullying her years before that? What makes that relevant at all? Donald Trump told us to go look for a sex tape to distract us from the fact that his bullying, fat-shaming, and racist epithets were completely unjustifiable!

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