MAY 18, 2018
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Watch this video of a gun totting Trump supporter showing up at the Texas school shooting site.
Gunfire erupts at Trump resort, police arrest man 'yelling and spewing some information about President Trump' - A sign of the times is that the first thing I thought of reading that the man survived the police shooting because they shot him only in the legs was that he must have been white.
Thurs. May 17, 2018
My Daily Kos story for today:
True Evil has a face you know and a voice you trust: A charming sociopath who isn't TrumpMake/read comments here
As you all know I write a story almost every day for Daily Kos. So far I think I’ve written around 500 stories on a variety of topics, and about 50 about different aspects of Trump’s psychopathology.
Only six or seven of these stories were recommended by the editors and thus stayed on all day. Getting on the recommended list is a major coup and there’s no certain way to up your chances to get there. One way not to get there is to write about something numerous other community members (no staff) are putting online.
If you look at the main page you’ll see how the majority of articles end up in a long column of recent stories with a tiny thumbnail. Your piece competes with several dozen others for readership. By now there are some regular readers of Daily Kos who know who I am and regular check out what I write. Most readers scroll down the page and scan the stories to see which once they may want to click on. Of course, a click doesn’t mean they will read the story, but without a click nobody will get a chance to decide if the story interests them enough to read.
If I want to maintain a reputation for writing interesting material I have to write stories that have a unique perspective. With the dozens of excellent opinion writers whose work is accessible online and who get many thousands of readers, I am lucky to have 100 people read what I write. Once in a while a Kos community member writes a story that has more than a thousand readers and Facebook shares. The most I’ve had is about 500.
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500 or 50, at least I know I have an audience and this keeps me going. I generally wake up in the morning with no idea of what topic, if any, I want to write about. I surprise myself that between watching the news and looking at a dozen websites I get an idea for a story. Today the hitman story first struck me as just something which was very interesting. There was no Daily Kos story there until it occurred to me that there was a way to make a connection to Donald Trump.
|No, it's not conclusive proof of collusion with|
the Russian government during the 2016
election, but even if this is at the almost
adorably childish end of whatever narcissism
complex Trump's working with, it's still extremely weird.
Head spinners highighted by HB
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