Matt Schlapp, Former Gov. Scott Walker, Cyrus Krohn on The Larry O’Connor Show 10.08.2020

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Biden on Trump saying he won’t do a virtual debate: ‘You never know what’s going to come out of his mouth’ (Fox News)

Trump says he will not participate in a virtual debate
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is shining a spotlight on President Trump’s unpredictable nature.

Speaking with reporters Thursday morning before boarding a flight to campaign in the battleground state of Arizona, the former vice president was asked about the president’s insistence minutes earlier that he wouldn’t take part in a virtual presidential debate with Biden next week.

“You never know what’s going to come out of his mouth,” Biden said. [Read More]

Bombarded: How to Fight Back Against the Online Assault on Democracy (Amazon)

Imagine an imminent America where citizens are bombarded with personalized political messages from every smart device – yet information is so suspect, nobody can tell what the truth is. It means oceans of disinformation engineered to sow false beliefs or simply disorient.

The coronavirus pandemic provided a foretaste of an infuriating, dystopian future. From the start Americans fought over the most basic facts of the crisis, from death tolls to quack cures to the wisdom of stay-at-home orders. The splintered digital infosphere bred confusion and delusion, some of it fatal. Now think of our campaigns and elections. The digital information age means more than hyper-targeted, just-for-you messages from insurance companies and presidential candidates alike. [Read More]

Scott Walker on helping VP prepare for debate: Pence will do ‘a fabulous job’ (Fox News)

Americans will see a “calm” yet “emotional and aggressive” vice president at Wednesday’s debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has been helping Pence prepare for the big night, told “Fox & Friends.”

Walker provided the insight on Wednesday explaining that Pence will be “emotional and aggressive” not just in his defense of the Trump administration, but also while defending America “because Kamala Harris and Joe Biden really in many ways are attacking America.” [Read More]

ABC’s Raddatz dismisses Pence ‘mansplaining’ to Harris: ‘She should be able to stand up for herself’ (The Hill)

ABC’s Martha Raddatz dismissed a charge by some left-leaning pundits that Vice President Pence engaged in “mansplaining” with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) at Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate, with the veteran correspondent arguing that the Democratic nominee “should be able to stand up for herself.”

“A lot of people were noticing some mansplaining going on tonight,” noted ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in post-debate coverage, apparently referring to chatter on social media. [Read More]

Biden says he’ll reveal position on court packing ‘when the election is over’ (The Hill)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday refused to say whether he supports adding additional seats to the Supreme Court, saying he won’t reveal his position until after the November election.

“You’ll know my opinion on court packing when the election is over,” Biden said during a campaign stop in Phoenix.

“It’s a great question, and I don’t blame you for asking. But you know, the moment I answer that question, the headline in every one of your papers will be on the answer to that question,” he said. [Read More]


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