Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, August 11, 2018

Finally... evidence that Don Jr. is dumber than a donut. Donald Trump Jr. wanted to brag about his father's approval rating, but the only way to brag about it would be to fudge the numbers, so that's exactly what he did. But not very well. Junior wanted it to look like Trump's approval rating was better than Barack Obama's at this point in their presidencies, but since that wasn't possible, he took a screengrab of a cable news graphic that compared Trump to Obama, and then Photoshopped a 50% approval rating over Trump's real 40% approval rating so that it beat Obama's 45% approval rating. He did such a botched job that you can actually see 40% trying to hide behind the 50%. Junior kept the ridiculous post up for over 12 hours before it finally disappeared.



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Fake news?

What fake news???


#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-08-11 05:03 AM | Reply

Trump has repeatedly bragged that his approval rating among Republicans is stronger than Abe Lincoln's, despite the fact that polling didn't even exist in the 19th century.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-08-11 05:05 AM | Reply

Why does the Trump family need to lie in order to promote their agenda?

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-08-11 08:41 AM | Reply

What a riot. Not only are they bald-faced liars, but incompetent ones at that.

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-08-11 09:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just imagine what the news would be like if Pres Trump got his way, and he was able to eliminate all the news that did not paint him with a favorable light?

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-08-11 10:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

WaPo has a nice prose timeline of how the image was doctored and why...

Trump Jr. shares doctored CNN poll graphic boosting Trump's approval

...So CNN's John King pulled up a graphic based on Gallup's presidential approval polls and various economic measures. While Trump outperformed his predecessor in terms of the deficit, employment rates and gross domestic product (Barack Obama became president during a deep recession, King noted), he clearly lagged behind Obama on the top line:

Trump had a 40 percent approval rating, compared with Obama's 45 percent at the same point in his presidency.

King was hardly the first reporter to disprove one of Trump's polling boasts, but the CNN segment annoyed many of the president's hardcore supporters. "Trump is near 50% approval. CNN is absolute Fake news," reads a typical complaint on Reddit's far-right "The_Donald" board.

Something like a consensus formed on that forum -- Trump's real approval rating ought to be 50 percent. No one cited any data. ...

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-08-11 10:31 AM | Reply

'The "50%" was misaligned with the text on the original CNN graphic, and its background was a different shade of red. Also, by zooming in one could see that the original "40%" was still visible underneath the fake number.'


(from the WaPo article Lamplighter provided)

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2018-08-11 10:47 AM | Reply


Look at this picture. It is screaming "I suck at photoshop!"

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-08-11 10:57 AM | Reply

@#8 ...Look at this picture. ...

I took a look at that twitter feed. After scrolling down a bit, I also saw this funny pic...

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-08-11 12:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

And yet those who support them expect respect and anything other than derision or contempt.

When you're this stupid you're going to get called out on being stupid.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2018-08-11 03:24 PM | Reply

Junior is the Fredo of the bunch.

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-08-11 03:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

It doesn't matter. The Dems took some corporate donation or something. There's nothing we can do but hand the Trump family control over the country forever.

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-08-12 11:22 PM | Reply

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