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Tale of Two Kushners and 25 Denunciations

imageRecently I posted a Kushner-positive article -- http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2016/11/22/exclusive-interview-how-jared-kushner-won-trump-the-white-house/#445a9bd82f50

In it, i was impressed with JK’s humility, and his intelligence, etc.   I was hoping to find somebody whom I could feel.. confident in?  that they would help guide things in good directions, where good was defined loosely, and by me. (its always good to the do-er, right?)

I read this article, written by him a while ago:  http://observer.com/2016/07/jared-kushner-the-donald-trump-i-know/   … okay, that’s good, I have hope!  Maybe I’m wrong about the P.E.!

Later, I found another article.  (I tried to find it again, and .. no luck).  It was a bit more negative .. talked about his conversion of what the Observer used to be to what it is now..  it cast doubts, regarding what drives him (which is rather silly).   What I got from that article was – Kushner - a person willing to go to any lengths to pursue a particular agenda, while using spin to make things look good.  And I wish I could find the frickin article again. I’ve gone through my history on my phone, and .. ah well.   Yes, this is a weak link, and this whole post is bogus because of it.   

However, one thing that stuck out to me was, the phrase, “Donald Trump has denounced them 25 times” (re racist thingies).  The same phrase was used in the forbes link above.  The number 25 keeps getting used.  I thought, “man, I’d love to find all 25 of them.”   I started searching.

That lead me to this Salon article --  http://www.salon.com/2016/11/22/donald-trumps-still-not-really-denouncing-racism-by-the-alt-right-despite-what-he-told-the-new-york-times/ --  and this ThinkProgress article -- https://thinkprogress.org/trump-hate-a0171a960305#.lbxu4xjbe .. (excerpt imaged above) both of which point out that although people say he has, actually has not, anywhere, other than the one time on the 60 minutes interview.

So.. yep, spin.  Spin spin spin.  Leading me to question all the positive stuff I saw in the first Forbes article. 

“But everybody has spin”.   yeah.   give me direct recordings of people any day, and I’ll judge for myself.