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Glenn Reynolds Talks Trump

UPDATE: Glenn linked to my book


It is still free in Kindle Unlimited. Or otherwise 0.99 cents, as the free offer ran out this morning (full price should be $3.99, I’ve cut it as low as possible). But if anyone wants a free copy today (25/1/2017) they can email me at marc@marcsidwell.com with Instadeal in the subject line. M

I can’t believe I missed the unfailingly brilliant Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit discussing Trump’s war with the media on the BBC. But his (rare) long blogpost on the topic is well worth it.

“They’re taking the bait because they think he’s dumb, and impulsive, and lacking self-control — but he’s the one causing them to act in ways that are dumb and impulsive, and demonstrate lack of self-control.”

And this, which is definitely my clause of the week:

“but there are a lot of scarily competent guys out there in the world who like white and gold furniture.”

Read the whole thing. Seriously: https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/255223/

And if you like that, you might enjoy my new book, How To Win Like Trump, which teaches you how to use Trump’s winning tactics yourself. It’s free on Amazon — but only until tomorrow. Click below to go straight to the right page on your local store.


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I champion public transparency, you publish fake news

The physicist/investor/Kung Fu Panda fan-theorist Eric Weinstein has used thisnyear’s Edge.org question to suggest Russell conjugation as a scientific concept that should be more widely known.

Russell conjugation occurs when the emotional connotation of the way we describe an activity depends on who is doing it. For instance, when we cut friends more slack than foes. The way “I’m a social drinker” becomes “he’s a lush”.

It catches nicely how the anti-Trump lobby wants to limit “fake news” so it only applies to people with whom they disagree.

Brendan O’Neill blasts back against Buzzfeed’s new dodgy dossier here:

“We now have a situation where mainstream media outlets call on Facebook to punish people who post links to stories that say ‘Hillary’s advisers operated a paedophile ring in a pizza restaurant’ while simultaneously spreading stories that say ‘Trump travelled to Moscow so he could get prostitutes to piss on Michelle Obama’s pillow’. “

Read the whole thing.

As a bonus, here’s Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds on the Democrats’ sudden interest in Putin-bashing:

“they didn’t get upset when Russia invaded Crimea; they didn’t throw down when Russia shot down a civilian airliner over Ukraine; but stealing John Podesta’s password via a phishing scam is apparently grounds for restarting the Cold War. Well, only one of these crimes constitutes a threat to Democrats’ political power.”

Read the whole thing.

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