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(Twitter)   Parscale: "Maybe we should just ban the media from covering our events at all". It's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see how it plays out   (twitter.com) divider line
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2020-06-21 12:24:55 PM  
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2020-06-21 12:30:10 PM  
Brilliant.  It will keep us from having to stare at an empty podium for an hour on CNN at least.
 
2020-06-21 12:34:14 PM  
If Trump had a rally and the media wasn't there he would freak out.  He craves their attention.  Plus, the media is one of his go-to boogeymen.  He'll need somebody to blame when the next one goes to shiat, too.
 
2020-06-21 12:36:31 PM  
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2020-06-21 12:36:44 PM  
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2020-06-21 12:36:50 PM  
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so...the 6K who showed up were the only chumps who WANTED to attend? how is that better?
 
2020-06-21 12:36:52 PM  
Parscale is flailing around like a drowning man that's about to get blamed, fired, and then sued.  It should be extremely entertaining to watch.
 
2020-06-21 12:38:14 PM  
There, in his own words, he said first-come-first-served so only 6,200 people wanted to attend.
 
2020-06-21 12:38:18 PM  
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2020-06-21 12:39:55 PM  
Why not? They banned press briefings because they couldn't handle press inquiries without lying - might as well ban legitimate media at the rallies too.
 
2020-06-21 12:41:30 PM  
So the 800,000+ were all legitimate supporters who truly wanted to attend, but the media and the big bad leftists managed to scare more than 99% of them into staying home? Does he really think that argument helps their cause?
 
2020-06-21 12:41:33 PM  

fluffy_pope: [Fark user image 457x177]

so...the 6K who showed up were the only chumps who WANTED to attend? how is that better?


And real ticket requests did not factor into their thinking, either.
 
2020-06-21 12:41:50 PM  
Isn't this guy just hanging himself here?

"These phony ticket requests never factor into our thinking." Then where are the hundreds of thousands of people you were talking about a few days earlier?  If you already factored out the fake ones, where were these people?

"every rally is general admission -- entry is on a first-come first-serve basis." 100% true, and it completely debunks half the excuses that people are making to explain away the low attendance.   He now has to explain to his boss why the arena was 1/3 full even though they let anyone in, police said nobody was denied entry, and outdoor footage showed no large crowds blocked from entry.
 
2020-06-21 12:43:08 PM  
This is delicious AND healthy.
 
2020-06-21 12:48:22 PM  

Sin'sHero: fluffy_pope: [Fark user image 457x177]

so...the 6K who showed up were the only chumps who WANTED to attend? how is that better?

And real ticket requests did not factor into their thinking, either.


the solution is obvious: ban people from attending the events at all.
 
2020-06-21 12:48:26 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: If Trump had a rally and the media wasn't there he would freak out.  He craves their attention.


He will limit press access to RSBN, OANN, Fox, and RT so his core audience can still watch.

Meanwhile, legit media will show drone footage of tumbleweeds in the streets.
 
2020-06-21 12:49:39 PM  
If the ticket requests played no part in their planning, then why did they plan and build an outdoor stage for the overflow crowd? Was it just a job program for some day laborers?  Build a stage for us this morning so you can dismantle it this evening?
 
2020-06-21 12:51:22 PM  
i'm starting to think this trump guy might be a loser
 
2020-06-21 12:52:30 PM  
The solution is simple.

Put Trump in a convertible and drive him around so he can wave to the people.
 
2020-06-21 12:53:27 PM  
So he's bragging they use the online registration only to harvest emails  (and now to get signed waivers) but can't guarantee tirnout because the main act is not a draw anymore.

No wonder he doesn't want the press there anymore.
 
2020-06-21 12:53:31 PM  
#ButthurtBrad
 
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2020-06-21 12:58:18 PM  

NeoCortex42: If the ticket requests played no part in their planning, then why did they plan and build an outdoor stage for the overflow crowd? Was it just a job program for some day laborers?  Build a stage for us this morning so you can dismantle it this evening?


He's going to wish he saved that money to instead spend on advertising if places like Georgia and Texas are still toss-ups in September and October.

Or to spend on hamberders.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2020-06-21 1:02:27 PM  
Perfect.  If they go through with this ban, then any time Trump books an event, then Democrats need to schedule a counter-event, even if a virtual event, and make a point to give the press full access and to run a question and answer session.  Make it a panel event, include several Democrats from important races, even have some emeritus Democrats make cameos near the end if the interest/energy/moment feels right.
 
2020-06-21 1:08:44 PM  
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Kind of an ominous number of tweets about Parscale...
 
2020-06-21 1:09:57 PM  
You know what, Brad?  If you invite 500 people to someone's birthday party, and offer them food and an open bar during the party, and only 12 show up, maybe that person is a complete asshole that people aren't even willing to see just for the free food and booze.
 
2020-06-21 1:10:16 PM  

fluffy_pope: [Fark user image 457x177]

so...the 6K who showed up were the only chumps who WANTED to attend? how is that better?


So if prior registration is not required, why have a signup form where you collect all their personal info?
 
2020-06-21 1:11:24 PM  
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2020-06-21 1:13:10 PM  
Parscale has already gotten paid close to $100 million by trumpers. A good way to hurt Parscale is the same as trump, go after the money.
 
2020-06-21 1:15:08 PM  
I found out what factors into their thinking

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2020-06-21 1:17:22 PM  

Xcott: "every rally is general admission -- entry is on a first-come first-serve basis." 100% true, and it completely debunks half the excuses that people are making to explain away the low attendance. He now has to explain to his boss why the arena was 1/3 full even though they let anyone in, police said nobody was denied entry, and outdoor footage showed no large crowds blocked from entry.


Plus because they 'were' expecting a huge turnout and planned accordingly, how many of the attendees were actually undercover secret service/police officers scattered around and ready to jump if something started going south.

So 19k inside & another 40k outside expected - 60kish in total.  600 undercover officers wouldn't be an outlandish estimate ... and when nothing was going on they all were probably ordered inside ... so roughly 10% of the total attendees last night were on duty & being paid to be there.

The more people think on/reflect about different aspects of this, the funnier it gets.
 
2020-06-21 1:21:45 PM  
LOL! Good luck banning the media. Just put on a red hat and biatch about Killary while you wait in line and POOF, you'll magically get access to the first come, first serve event.
 
2020-06-21 1:23:12 PM  
We can still make fun of Trump without the media present, Brad.
 
2020-06-21 1:25:04 PM  

fluffy_pope: [Fark user image 457x177]

so...the 6K who showed up were the only chumps who WANTED to attend? how is that better?


They were also literally boasting about the million+ signups they had just a couple of days before the rally.
As usual, they want it both ways.
 
2020-06-21 1:27:58 PM  
Snowflakes triggered!
 
2020-06-21 1:33:57 PM  

markie_farkie: You know what, Brad?  If you invite 500 people to someone's birthday party, and offer them food and an open bar during the party, and only 12 show up, maybe that person is a complete asshole that people aren't even willing to see just for the free food and booze.


booze = Corona
 
2020-06-21 1:46:23 PM  

sirrerun: fluffy_pope: [Fark user image 457x177]

so...the 6K who showed up were the only chumps who WANTED to attend? how is that better?

They were also literally boasting about the million+ signups they had just a couple of days before the rally.
As usual, they want it both ways.


I'M ERIC!! was literally boasting about the number of signups as the event was starting. Too much of a dotard, jr. to figure out 99% didn't show up.

Eric Trump talks to Fox News from inside Tulsa rally site
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2020-06-21 1:47:00 PM  

eurotrader: Parscale has already gotten paid close to $100 million by trumpers. A good way to hurt Parscale is the same as trump, go after the money.


I am usually not a fan of binary choices but the way I see it Parscale is either grossly incompetent or sabotaging Trump's campaing.
 
2020-06-21 1:57:47 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: sirrerun: fluffy_pope: [Fark user image 457x177]

so...the 6K who showed up were the only chumps who WANTED to attend? how is that better?

They were also literally boasting about the million+ signups they had just a couple of days before the rally.
As usual, they want it both ways.

I'M ERIC!! was literally boasting about the number of signups as the event was starting. Too much of a dotard, jr. to figure out 99% didn't show up.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/qHXc2epF​3_s]


Don't believe your lying eyes - that arena was full.
 
2020-06-21 2:00:33 PM  

dildo tontine: am usually not a fan of binary choices but the way I see it Parscale is either grossly incompetent or sabotaging Trump's campaing.


There is a third option.  It's the obvious one.  He's riding the cultist gravy train.
 
2020-06-21 2:07:47 PM  
How is he going to ban everyone with a phone?
 
2020-06-21 2:07:54 PM  

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There's a brilliant self-own in there and there's no way Parscale is self-aware enough to see it.
 
2020-06-21 2:09:24 PM  
I'd follow through with this, Bradly.

No television. No print media. No nuthin'. Do a complete media blackout.

Yep. That's what I do. Yep.
 
2020-06-21 2:09:27 PM  

NeoCortex42: [Fark user image 411x750]


Holy shiat, how is this not bigger news.  Birds of a feather need to go PMITA prison together.
 
2020-06-21 2:09:35 PM  

NeoCortex42: Brilliant.  It will keep us from having to stare at an empty podium for an hour on CNN at least.


Just don't deny me my Ladder time. That Ladder is going to get us through this.

...man, it's going to be a long summer.
 
2020-06-21 2:09:42 PM  

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cam_joseph: Parscale is now threatening to block reporters from Trump rallies because they made fun of the light turnout in Tulsa. https://t.co/WqG9qTK3j0


These phony ticket requests never factor into our thinking


That was quite obvious yesterday.
 
2020-06-21 2:10:09 PM  
Donnie is too stupid to see that Parscale is bart-farking him to get expensive toys and 'things'.

When Donnie finally does figure it out, Parscale may be introduced to the new sport of parachuting sans parachute :)
 
2020-06-21 2:11:19 PM  
I have to confess: this is the first time I've been entertained by a Trump rally
 
2020-06-21 2:11:42 PM  
So that story last night about all the Antifa/leftists/Democrats blocking metal detectors was just bullshiat?  The deuce you say!
 
2020-06-21 2:11:48 PM  
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2020-06-21 2:12:17 PM  
How long before Fox starts running clips of 2016 rallies and saying they happened recently?
 
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