(Television History and Trivia)
Victor Edward Swanson,
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- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 190 - - -
I have a very different introduction to an edition of Television History and Trivia. Since the summer of 2017, I have been making a model of 40 Mile Point Lighthouse, which is a place located about seven miles north of Rogers City, Michigan, and along Lake Huron. The model is about fourteen inches wide, twelve inches deep, and thirteen inches high, and it is made of Azek board, aluminium angle, stainless-steel screws, foundation-grade plywood (the base), aluminium sheet, paint, and more, and it has a electronic circuit that blinks, and the model looks like the lighthouse during the period from June 1914 to 1919, and the lighthouse model can blink sort of like what the real one did in the period. For the model, I bought to-scale things, such as axes, shovels, pales, and more from a model-train store, and I made a fold-up "settee" based on a settee for sale in the 1897 Sears and Roebuck catalog, and I made an early 1900s wheelbarrow (which looks like one in a 1913 photograph of the real lighthouse). I also made a Plexiglas case (like a dusk case) from, for one, quarter-inch Plexiglas (such as pieces of 17 inches by 20 inches), and it is a case that I can set up and take down in moments (it is not a permanent box-like structure), and it was made that way so that I can store it easily and transport it easily. Oh, I bought a package of O-scale-sized men so that I could give an impression of lighthouse keepers working at the lighthouse, and since the guys were designed as railroad workers with light-blue caps at the factory, I had to paint the caps royal blue so that the caps would look more like those worn by lighthouse keepers in the early 1900s and the men would look more like lighthouse keepers working around the property (though not in their lighthouse uniforms). Also, for fun, I made five special characters or miniatures of persons, and I am quite proud of them. In the fall of 2019, I did research about products that can be used to make small figurines (persons), and I saw videos about making miniature figures on the Internet (YouTube), and I went looking for images of nude females on the Internet--ones that I found to be lovely and nice and pleasant and cute, most of whom were Asian (especially Japanese), whose face structures are feminine and not masculine. In November 2019, I began to make--in earnest--five small nude females (with a height of about one inch and a half at most), and I started to make five, because I thought I might fail to make most of them good (nice, pleasant, sexy, not like caricatures of women, and not like exaggerated women of fantasy and science fiction), lacking any experience, and because I might only end up with one good one (or only one sort of worthwhile). Boy, did I get a surprise! I seem to have a knack for making little nude women, though not with super-detail in the face so far, since I have only used a material called "Milliput Superfine White" material (which comes from a store in two round cylinder forms of sorts), which does not allow super-detail for faces when the persons are tiny (when the heads are clearly smaller than baby sweet peas are). By the way, I made the women for humorous purposes in relation to the lighthouse model, which I will not talk about here. My lovely gals--five lovely gals--are not lesbians or "non-binaries" or transgenders (people who look sort of like females but are really men, given it is not possible in real life to change a man into a woman or a woman into a man no matter how much surgery is done or how much hormone therapy is done), and my lovely gals are not made to look like male-like women, who might throw a baseball as guys do, and I did not see them--while they were being created--as persons who might support socialism or communism or progressivism (the ways of life pushed by Democrats for people and communities, which, ultimately, leads to death). Soon I plan to post a document at the website for The Hologlobe Press that will show off my lighthouse model, showing it in a formal and realistic state, and I plan to post another document--as a humorous document--showing my lovely gals at the lighthouse. Over the last two years or so, I took photographs of my making the lighthouse model and photographs of my making my lovely gals, but I did not make videos showing the making of the lighthouse model or my lovely gals, so there will not be a video show posted on, for instance, YouTube. So, for now, I have another edition of Television History and Trivia for you. [Note: I wonder how well I could do if I had real live women--like well-around and soft-looking Japanese women--as models so that I could really get a feel of my subjects. Maybe, I could start a business at which I make little models of real women in Milliput for reasonable fees. I could photograph women in the nude and take measurements of them. Wow! What a dream it is. And there is a bit of humor. I hope I have pissed off all feminists (communists and socialists and progressives and liberals and the like, such as Democrats).]
More bad television related to the so-called impeachment process of U.S. President Donald J. Trump has shown up since I published the previous edition of Television History and Trivia, and, really, the events fit in with others that I have talked about over the last four editions of Television History and Trivia. On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives--Nancy Pelosi (a Democrat related to California)--held a press conference to talk about the "House managers" who will be involved with the impeachment process in the U.S. Senate. The press event opened with Nancy Pelosi saying--"Good morning, everyone. This is a very important day for us....". What followed next were sentences and phrases that came off as collage of mumbling and rambling and stumbling by Nancy Pelosi, who often had stall moments while speaking [Note: I watched and listened to the press event, and often I was not sure what word she spoke, and I reached the point where I knew I could not easily offer in a Television History and Trivia document or any document quotations from her, since I could not be sure if I was quoting her correctly.]. Nancy Pelosi pushed out some rambling related to historical events (sort of of the past in the United States of America), and she seemed to have a theme related to "time". I can say that a person with an ordered mind, who was trying to follow her train of thought, found her history section to be a confusing mess or an unclear mess. Nancy Pelosi also tried to sell the idea that new proof of Donald Trump's guilt had come out since the date that the U.S. House of Representatives had held the vote to impeach U.S. President Donald J. Trump (December 18, 2019). Nancy Pelosi pushed out such statements as "...This is about The Constitution of the United States...." and "...And it's importantcy the president to know and Putin to know, the American voter, voters in America should decide who our president is, not that Vadamir Plutin--Putin--in Russia...." and "...I'm very proud to present the managers who will bring the case, which we have great confidence in in terms of impeaching the president and his removal...." [Note: That is enough of my quoting from Nancy Pelosi, based on what you can see in what I was able to sort of put together from her mumbling a stumbling of a few words. By the way, Nancy Pelosi should have said something more like "Vladimir Putin", the correct name.]. The "managers" turned out to be U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (the well-known big-time liar), U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative Val Demings, U.S. Representative Jason Crow, and U.S. Representative Sylvia Garcia, all of who were, of course, Democrats. The following day--January 16, 2020-- the American public got to see on some television networks live events, and one had U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (the "lead manager" of the seven "managers") reading a document on the floor of the U.S. Senate, noting, for example, what the two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald J. Trump are, and I state that the document had more nonsense, presented in a formal manner. Early in the reading, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff said in relation to "abuse of power"--"...The Constitution provides that the House of Representatives shall have the sole power of impeachment and that the president shall be removed from office on impeachment for and conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors....". U.S. Representative Adam Schiff pushed out, for one, the idea that U.S. President Donald J. Trump did--through a "scheme" or "course of conduct"--actions to force Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election, and U.S. Representative Adam Schiff worked to sell the idea that Ukraine was pressured to investigate former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, who was running to be a candidate of the Democratic Party for the U.S. presidency, and that--in at least U.S. Representative Adam Schiff's mind--was conduct that was a high crime or misdemeanor. At one point, U.S. Adam Schiff said--"...In so doing, President Trump used the powers of the presidency in a manner that compromised the national security of the United States and undermined the integrity of the United States democratic process....". A smart and good person has to ask how the "democratic process" was "undermined," given it was public knowledge that former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden seemed to be tied to something corrupt in relation to Ukraine while Joseph Biden was the U.S. vice president, which he had admitted publicly had happened, and given a U.S. president has the right--based on a treaty between the U.S. and Ukraine--to have investigations done in relation to possible criminal acts by any U.S. citizen, even a former U.S. vice president? And U.S. Representative Adam Schiff worked to sell--"...He [Donald Trump] thus ignored and injured the interests of the nation!...". U.S. Representative Adam Schiff read off and told lies during the reading, such as "...a discredited theory promoted by Russia alleging that Ukraine rather than Russia interfered in the 2016 United States presidential election...." Yes, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff pushed forth the lie that Ukraine was not involved in trying to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, though history shows the Ukraine was. U.S. Representative Adam Schiff talked about U.S. funds not being given to Ukraine properly, though the money did get to Ukraine, under the deadline stipulated by the U.S. Congress--anyway, a U.S. president does at least for a short time have the right to withhold moneys to a foreign country, such as during the process to determine whether or not such foreign country will use the moneys in a way that would not be against the interests of the United States of America. Also, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff pushed out the nonsense that--presently or at the time Adam Schiff was reading the document in the U.S. Senate--U.S. President Donald J. Trump is working to get Ukraine to under take investigations of Joseph Biden, saying that Donald J. Trump "has persisted in openly and corruptly urging and soliciting Ukraine to under take investigations for his personal political gain....". Hold it! So is a good person to think that it means, if any U.S. president were to note to Ukraine or any country that an investigation should be done in relation to Joseph Biden, who it seems was involved in corruption, then that U.S. president would be someone who could be put through the impeachment process? In that case, any U.S. person running for office, which can go on for years, could get away with corruption in a foreign land, since if a U.S. president were to start in investigation, then the U.S. president might get put through the impeachment process. [Note: I guess Joseph Biden will never have to worry about getting put through an investigation and could get away free with having done something bad, as Hillary Clinton did while being the U.S. Secretary of State.] A lot of what U.S. Adam Schiff said could be grouped under the heading of "over-sell", as with--"...In all of this, President Trump abused the powers of the presidency by ignoring and injuring national security....". It was noted that U.S. President Trump "...betrayed the nation....". U.S. Representative Adam Schiff read material that noted that U.S. President Donald Trump had "obstructed Congress," by not turning over documents and employees in the Executive Branch of the federal government to particular committees in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hold it! Remember--The U.S. House of Representatives never held any vote that started an official impeachment investigation, and what was going on is that some heads of several committees simply took up holding hearings about impeachment. Given that, U.S. President Donald J. Trump was not obligated by law to simply--at the whims of the heads of some committees in the U.S. House of Representatives--hand over documents and people of the Executive Branch, and what U.S. President Donald J. Trump did was take up court action to see whether or not he was required to hand over documents or people. It manners not whether U.S. Donald J. Trump stopped some or all agencies or departments in the Executive Branch from complying with subpoenas from the U.S. Houses of Representatives, since a U.S. president has the right to withhold stuff till required by a court to hand over what is requested. Hold it! At the time that U.S. Representative Adam Schiff made his presentation in the U.S. Senate, there was no clear evidence that U.S. President Donald J. Trump was tied to a "high crime" or a "misdemeanor"; for example, the U.S. House of Representatives could not actually state any law that U.S. President Donald J. Trump had violated, such as a "bribery" law [Note: Remember--No "article" tied to impeachment was created in relation to "bribery" in the U.S. House of Representatives (such as on December 18, 2019).]. Now, here is the final main theme as read by U.S. Representative Adam Schiff--"...In the history of the Republic, no president has ever ordered the complete defiance of an impeachment inquiry or sought to obstruct and impede so comprehensively the ability of the House of Representatives to investigate high crimes and misdemeanors. This abuse of office served to cover up the president's own repeated misconduct and to seize and control the power of impeachment and thus to nullify a vital constitutional safeguard vested solely in the House of Representatives. In all of this, President Trump acted in a manner contrary to his trust as president and subversive of constitutional government to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of people of the United States. Wherefore, President Trump by such conduct has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to The Constitution if allowed to remain in office and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governness and the rule of law, President Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States....". And then U.S. Representative Adam Schiff noted that he was done presenting the two "articles" before the U.S. Senate, and he noted that the "managers" were leaving the U.S. Senate. And, then, it was on January 17, 2020, that American saw--through television--Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts get sworn in as the judge to sit in on and oversee the impeachment process in the U.S. Senate and see U.S. senators sign the "book" of their presence in the U.S. Senate in relation to the impeachment process in the U.S. Senate [Note: To me, many of the senators looked like freaks.].
Commentary -- I do have to note the whole impeachment process related to U.S. President Donald J. Trump does make a point to a good and smart person, and that point is that Democrats, willing to impeach a person as the U.S. president based on lies and bullshit, would be willing to imprison and kill any U.S. citizen based on fake crimes and such--Democrats in the United States of America (who are socialists or communists or liberals or progressives or democratic socialists or Shariaists, all of whom are bad people) are like so many other killers in history, from Adolph Hitler (a socialist) or Mao (a communist).
Then, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the impeachment process related to the U.S. Senate began, and there was live television coverage--beginning in earnest in the noon hour--and it must be remembered that the impeachment process in the U.S. Senate was for the "managers" of the U.S. House of Representatives to show why what was voted on as evidence in the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach U.S. President Donald J. Trump should be enough to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office and for those representing U.S. President Donald J. Trump to show why there is no evidence to put U.S. President Donald J. Trump out of office, and the process--if correctly done and logically done--should not involve getting more evidence, since the U.S. House of Representatives based the impeachment vote on a particular set of pieces of information that was grouped together as evidence (or enough evidence). Around midday on January 21, 2020, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (a Republican) spoke, such as about rules for the process, and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (a Democrat) spoke about his dislike for what rules Mitch McConnell had put forth, and other persons spoke, such as the now-famous liar U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (the "head manager" from the U.S. House of Representatives). During the first two hours or so, the Democrats, such as Adam Schiff, pushed forth such ideas as U.S. President Donald J. Trump was the reason the U.S. House of Representatives could not call all witnesses wanted, such as by Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler, by blocking all people related to the Executive Branch from testifying (all related to something like "executive privilege" or immunity for senior advisors) and by doing court action, and the Democrats pushed forth the idea that the U.S. House of Representatives alone has the power of the "impeachment" investigation process and the court should have no say in the impeachment process (such as by ruling who or what the U.S. president much give to the U.S. House of Representatives by request [Note: The Democrats did not push forth why, for example, the famous "whistleblower" was never put through the testimony process by the U.S. House of Representatives. Of course, the Democrats went over the top to sell the idea that U.S. Donald J. Trump was a guilty of obstruction of the U.S. Congress, working against the United States of America, The United States Constitution, and more; for example, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer's noted that actions by U.S. President Donald Trump to get the president of Ukraine to do investigations of the Joseph Biden family was a crime, and U.S. President Donald Trump did "everything in his power to cover it up.", and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer noted that he could not "imagine any other president doing this.", and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer noted that U.S. President Donald Trump was involved in the process to "deny the right of Congress to conduct oversight" [Note: Good and smart people were aware U.S. President Donald J. Trump did not stop committees in the U.S. House of Representatives from doing investigations, and the U.S. House of Representatives actually concluded investigations and then held an impeachment vote, which led to the U.S. House of Representatives impeaching U.S. President Donald J. Trump.]. In the first few hours, the Democrats once again passed along lies, such as about "obstruction of justice." The big push by the Democrats was to sell the idea that the proceedings as set up by the Republicans in the U.S. Senate were "unfair," and everything was stacked in favor of U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and the American public was being sold a sham, and, for instance, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer stated in relation to the rules for the impeachment in the U.S. Senate--"...On something as important as impeachment, the McConnell resolution is nothing short of a national disgrace. This will go down--this resolution--as one of the darker moments in the Senate history, perhaps one of the darkest....". By the way, the Democrats through U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer pushed out the idea that the inability to call witnesses for the impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate is wrong, and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer said--"...A trial without evidence is no trial.". [Note: Of course, a smart and good person who heard U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer's words about "no trial" was aware the live hearings of, for example, November 2019 presented no real evidence and did not have evidence submitted by Republicans or attorneys representing U.S. President J. Donald Trump.] Of course, individuals representing U.S. President Donald J. Trump did get time to speak in the U.S. Senate on this day, such as the famous Jay Sekulow (a well-known lawyer and a man tied to the American Center for Law and Justice). The trial took a break at about 2:50 p.m. (Detroit time). By the way, I was in northern Lower Michigan on January 21, 2020, and when the trial went to break at about 2:50 p.m.--in relation to the commercial broadcast networks--only an affiliate associated with NBC-TV (the most communistic network of the commercial broadcast networks) still had coverage running, having Lester Holt taking with reporters (such as Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Carol Lam (a legal expert of sorts), and Kasie Hunt), which passed along the socialistic/communistic spin on the events up to the moment, such as selling the idea that the Democrats are winning at the moment, and which had useless talk, such as about Chief Justice John Robert's using the gravel. At about 3:18 p.m. (Detroit time), the coverage of the trial proper continued at least on the NBC-TV affiliate that I could see in northern Lower Michigan (and it was not available on the affiliates related to Fox TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV that I could pick up), and U.S. Representative Adam Schiff and his associates ("managers") were given up to one hour to talk, and then U.S. President Donald Trump's associates had time, and the topic for both sides focused on an "amendment" related to witnesses and documents. Incidentally, the PBS-associated television station group in northern Lower Michigan--headed by WCMU-TV--was running coverage (even at the recess). At about 4:49 p.m., once again the U.S. Senate went into recess, originally scheduled as a 10-minute period, and the NBC-TV affiliate continued to carry NBC-TV stuff for a few minutes (till about 5:00 p.m.). [Note: I have a reminder here. If Joseph Biden was guilty of something bad in relation to Ukraine, and if an investigation by Ukraine showed that he was guilty, then that would help other Democrats running to be the next U.S. president and would somewhat (maybe) help U.S. President Donald Trump. If Joseph Biden was not guilty of something bad in relation to Ukraine, and if an investigation in Ukraine showed that he was not, then that would not help other Democrats running to be the next U.S. president and would not help U.S. Donald J. Trump. How does an investigation of Joseph Biden hurt the United States of America or the national security of the United States of America? And if Joseph Biden were innocent, he would probably have a rise in his ratings in the eyes of the American public, and that would hurt other Democrats who were running to get the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. president and hurt U.S. President J. Donald Trump, so it would seem better for U.S. President Donald Trump to have no investigation then, and if Joseph Biden were guilty, the American public would see Joseph Biden as rotten, and that would be good for the American public.] During the day, the Democrats--the "managers"--pushed forth the idea that, if U.S. President Donald J. Trump were innocent and had nothing to hide, then U.S. President Donald J. Trump should release stuff to prove his innocence, but a good and smart person is aware that, in the United States of America, it is not the job of a person accused to prove innocence--it is the job of others (prosecutors) to prove guilt [Note: In a country where a person accused must prove innocence, the person might never be able to ever prove innocence, since prosecutors could always ask for more and more and say that the person is yet hiding something, and it could go on forever. In the United States of America, every person accused is considered innocent till proven guilty. That applies to a U.S. president, too.]. And those are the highlights of the daytime coverage of the impeachment process in the U.S. Senate. More coverage, at least on PBS-associated stations--in relation to the broadcast-television universe--started up after the recess for the U.S. Senate had ended, and, for one, the Democrats (such as through U.S. Representative Val Demings) pushed forth, for example, clips from the hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives of 2019, which had no real useful information to show U.S. President Donald Trump had done something wrong and against the country--the Democrats repeated fluff and opinions and feelings (such as from ambassadors who testified weeks previously) and had no useful facts. Overall, between noon and about 6:30 p.m., the "managers" (Democrats) were working to convince U.S. Senators to vote to pass a Schumer amendment (Senate Resolution 483) to allow more witnesses and more documents to be presented, and the associates for U.S. President Donald J. Trump worked to have the resolution "tabled" or not passed, and a little after 6:30 p.m., a roll-call vote was held to pass or not pass "483," and the resolution was tabled and not passed (in a vote of 53 to 47). During prime-time for the broadcast networks on January 21, 2020, only PBS had any impeachment coverage, and the recess sessions for PBS were hosted by Judy Woodruff (the main host of PBS NewsHour) and featured such persons as Lisa DesJardins (of, for instance, PBS NewsHour), Yamiche Alcindor (of, for instance, PBS NewsHour), Margaret Taylor (of, for instance, an entity called Lawfare), and John Hart (of, for instance, Mars Hill Strategies) [Note: Mars Hill Strategies is basically a public-relations entity, and Lawfare is sort of a podcast-related entity focusing on national security issues, so I am unaware why John Hart and Margaret Taylor should have been chosen to be on the show, given the impeachment process is unrelated to what John Hart and Margaret Taylor usually focus on daily.]. And although there was more impeachment-process stuff going on in at least prime time (for the East Coast) of January 21, 2020, such as the offering of amendments to the rules for the impeachment process or trial, I stop the discussion of the day here, since my offering any more would be useless, like what the "managers" offered all day.
[Note: Pat Cipollone of the defense team for U.S. President Donald J. Trump noted at one point during the day--"...They're [the managers are] not here to steal one election; they're here to steal two elections. It's buried in the small print of the ridiculous of 'Articles of Impeachment.' They want to remove President Trump from the ballot. They won't tell you that. They don't have the guts to say it directly. But that's exactly what they're here to do. They're asking the Senate to attack one of the most sacred rights we have as American, Americans--the right to choose our president. In an election year, it's never been done before....".]
On January 22, 2020, The View (a weekday daytime series of ABC-TV) had U.S. Representative Val Demings as a guest (right at the open of the show). Whoopi Goldberg started off the questioning, and, for one, Val Demings pushed out the idea that this is "a very critical time for our nation" (which was a vague thought, given she did not define why, which could be about how communists and socialists are using the trial to put down the country and make it a communistic or socialistic entity, which--I bet--is not what she would never want to say). Joy Behar pushed out the idea--before asking a question--that the defense for U.S. President Donald J. Trump had "no coherent defense" for U.S. President Donald J. Trump, which I note was flap doodle. Other members of The View got to asked questions. U.S. Representative Val Demings passed along the same crap as that which had been passed along the previous day in the U.S. Senate by the "managers," such as the idea that the defenders for U.S. President Donald J. Trump by not wanting more evidence and witnesses to be presented must be "afraid of the American people hearing evidence" [Note: Remember--at least--the idea about a person's not having to prove innocence and prosecutors' having to prove guilt.]. So The View pushed along political crap in the interview, and the interview showed the members of The View, who are women with ugly minds, are enemies of good people. [Note: The show did not provide a person representing U.S. President Donald J. Trump or report that the producers of The View had contacted people representing U.S. President Donald J. Trump, who noted they would not appear on the show, so the show was purposely made it seems to be one-sided political television.]
At 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, live television coverage of the impeachment process in the U.S. Senate showed up on at least broadcast television networks, such as PBS (calling it The Impeachment Trial), ABC-TV, CBS-TV, and NBC-TV [Note: Cable-news-type networks covered the impeachment process, but I did not look to discover the start times of broadcasts on such networks.]. The day began in earnest a little after 1:00 p.m. with the "managers" offering opening presentations, which were scheduled to go about two hours before a break (a recess) would be taken, and U.S. Representative Adam Schiff was the first to talk on behalf of the "managers" from the U.S. House of Representatives, and it was another day of fluff and over-the-top selling of nothing useful from the "managers," which began with a statement (originally made by Alexander Hamilton of centuries ago) related to history from U.S. Representative Adam Schiff [Note: U.S. Representative Adam Schiff several times looked right at the main camera, while he was at the podium, in certainly a tactical move to reach the audience in television land emotionally, and it made me think he had gotten coaching from someone familiar with television broadcasting since yesterday.]. U.S. Representative Adam Schiff ran off hearsay and circumstantial images--he gave a large impression of things, using, for example, clips from live hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives in late 2019--and only a person (a television watcher) keeping chronological notes could determine what made sense and only a person who kept in mind the live hearings tied to the U.S. House of Representatives of, for example, November 2019, when nothing bad was shown as bad in relation to U.S. President Donald J. Trump, could better understand the fluff that was being presented, and U.S. Representative Adam Schiff ran off a bunch of words and such, pushing out the ideas that Donald Trump believes "...he is above the law...." and had a "scheme" in the works and worked to "compel" Ukraine to take up investigations and "...believes these corrupt acts are acceptable....", and U.S. Representative Adam Schiff tried to sell the idea that withholding the money to Ukraine hurt the ability of the United States of America to protect itself (hurt "national security") [Note: An investigation on Joseph Biden could prove whether or not Joseph Biden would act against the interests of the United States of America as the U.S. president.]. By the way, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff brought out the idea that U.S. President Donald Trump said in public--which he did on a television show hosted by George Stephanopoulos (of ABC-TV)--that he was willing to look at information in the form of dirt from a foreign country on some individual, and U.S. Representative Adam Schiff pushed out the idea that that would be against The U.S. Constitution, since The United States Constitution does not allow a U.S. President Donald Trump to accept a "gift" from a foreign country, but a good and smart person knows that U.S. Representative Adam Schiff's theme was defective, having no relation to The United States Constitution. At about 3:29 p.m. (Detroit time), a recess finally was called--U.S. Representative Adam Schiff having finally ended his speech--and the recess was scheduled to last till about 3.50 p.m. (and, for me, while in northern Lower Michigan, only the NBC-TV affiliate and the CBS-TV of the commercial broadcast stations continued to carry network coverage during the recess). During the break and at about 3:50 p.m., news people interviewed U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, and one thing that U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer said was--"...Any acquittal of Donald Trump will have little value....", hinting the actions in the U.S. Senate by the Republicans to keep Donald J. Trump as the U.S. president would add up to a sham. At about 3:56 p.m., U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (a "manager") began his time at the podium in the U.S. Senate Chamber, and, in essence, all that U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler did was report the same old same old same old, covering what had been heard earlier in the day and on other days, and, for me, only the PBS affiliate and the NBC-TV affiliate carried on with coverage of the event, and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler flapped his gums till about 4:17 p.m., and then U.S. Representative Sylvia Garcia took up telling the tale from the "managers," and U.S. Representative Sylvia Garcia spoke till about 4:40 p.m., and then U.S. Representative Jason Crow took the podium, and, for me, the NBC-TV affiliate dropped out of coverage at 5:00 p.m., and that left me with only the PBS affiliate with coverage, and U.S. Representative Jason Crow spoke till about 5:26 p.m., and then U.S. Representative Val Demings took over the podium, and U.S. Representative Val Demings pushed along the story from the "managers" till about 5:50 p.m., and then U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries took the podium, and U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries would talk beyond the point at which I quit watching, which was at 6:00 p.m. (so that I could do other things and tune into The Mark Levin Show (a nationally syndicated radio show)) [Note: I heard a lot from the "managers" in the afternoon that I could knock down, and one piece was an idea that U.S. Representative Jason Crow passed along, which was about why only funding was restricted from Ukraine and not other countries that were getting funds, which--I report--does not matter to the subject of Donald Trumps' maybe having done something wrong, given each country is dealt with alone at any given moment, related to what the particular country had done, was doing, or is doing, and U.S. Representative Jason Crow also worked to sell the idea that U.S. President Donald Trump was not taking the advice of associates (such as ambassadors) in relation to foreign matters, though a U.S. president does not have to take the advice or follow the advice of one or many close to him (such as ambassadors), since a U.S. president sets the foreign policy for the Executive Branch and for the country (and a U.S. president does not have to give complete reasons every moment of what is being done), and that makes advisors' disappointments that their president (boss) is not following their advice a mute subject and not a crime designation that can be put upon a U.S. president.]. And at the end of the day, I had yet to hear the "managers" report on television what high crime or misdemeanor was the focus of the impeachment process of U.S. President Donald J. Trump, something like "bribery" or "treason" (such as giving U.S. military secrets to foreign governments) or the imprisoning of American citizens without trials (for fake crimes) or the killing of American citizens (like gassing them or shooting them down in the streets, as has happened in history in rotten countries like China and Germany), et cetera.
The "managers" related to the U.S. House of Representatives had up with three days covering up to 24 hours to present information (such as on television) unhindered by cross-examination or rebuttal in a row, running from Wednesday, January 22, 2020, to Friday, January 24, 2020, and, basically, each day had material presented in the afternoons and evenings (such as prime time), though the commercial broadcast networks skipped offering broadcasts in prime time. For January 23, 2020, the start time for the impeachment process (impeachment trial) in the U.S. Senate began at 1:00 p.m., and the "managers" had nothing new to add on the day, as far as facts, and it was for the most part a rehashing of opinions, such as about what is impeachable, and it was not a show with a lot of facts related to why there was an impeachment of U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and the rehashing began with work by U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, who started up the process of using what was left of the time remaining for the "managers" in their three-day process (the remaining amount being 16 hours and 42 minutes), and, for instance, the "managers" worked to sell the idea that U.S. President worked to cover up his crimes (repeated crimes) and the idea he believes he can do anything he wants, as if he were a dictator. U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler pushed out the idea that, if U.S. President Donald J. Trump has proof of his innocence in the form of witnesses, then he should urge to have them step forward for the U.S. Senate to see (which is the idea about the accused having to prove innocence, which is a rotten idea for a "free" country for the citizens), and also U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler brought up--while talking about whether or not an impeachable offense has to be an actual "crime"--the subject of U.S. Donald J. Trump's so-called pressure to have the Ukrainians investigate Joseph Biden and his family in relation to corruption in Ukraine, and a good and smart person who was watching the presentation once again had to ask the self--What would U.S. Donald J. Trump gain by pushing for an investigation? [Note: If Joseph Biden were not guilty of any corruption, then Donald J. Trump would not gain anything, such as the loss of an opponent in the upcoming election, and Joseph Biden would look better than he had in the eyes of the American public, and if Joseph Biden were guilty of corrupt, then the people of the United States of America would know Joseph Biden would be a bad U.S. president, and then they could save themselves and the country from having him--a corrupt man--voted into the office of the U.S. presidency. Plus, such an investigation would change no actual votes in the upcoming election and corrupt the election, since the Ukrainians and no other foreign entities could change actual votes at the ballot boxes, such as by adding fake ballots, because the United States of American has a voting system that is not controlled on a national basis, which could be corrupted easily by corrupt people in the national government.] Also, U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler brought up a quotation from Alexander Hamilton (of a letter of August 18, 1792) [Note: The quotation starts out with "When a man unprincipled in private life desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper....".], which U.S. Representative Adam Schiff had done on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, and the quoted material was sold as something that had ties to the founding of the country and the making of The United States Constitution (which had been ratified or adopted about four years previously the time of the quote from Alexander Hamilton), and the quotation was used to sell the idea that the creators of the country and The United States Constitution were thinking of someone like U.S. President Donald J. Trump of today, though the quotation was not related to the creation of the country officially, so U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler pushed a lie (using Alexander Hamilton, who some what recently had been given publicly and prominence through a stage production called Hamilton). U.S. Representative Sylvia Garcia worked to sell the idea that Joseph Biden (while he was the vice president of the United States of America) did nothing wrong by working to get a general prosecutor fired in Ukraine (which did stop an investigation of the Biden family). Also, the "managers" passed along a lot of bits of clips of people who gave opinions at the live hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives in late 2019, which had no real facts about why U.S. President Donald J. Trump should be removed from office. Near the end of the second day, viewers were yet left with the sense that the only real work done by either Russia or Ukraine to affect the U.S. presidential election of 2016 was related to posting data and words on "social media"--advertising; facts show that neither Russia nor Ukraine affected the voting systems in the United States of America or the vote tallying in the United States of America, and, certainly, the "managers" pushing to say, for example, that foreigners "attacked" the election process fell flat. And in the evening--in the ten o'clock hour--U.S. Representative Adam Schiff ran off the mouth by saying, for one, if Russia were to hack the computers of the Democratic National Committee to affect the next election, do you think U.S. President Donald J. Trump would protect the country and take action against the Russians? It was supposition and useless thought! Also U.S. Representative Adam Schiff even set up a pretend thought about the Chinese doing something. And a good and smart person was well aware U.S. Representative Adam Schiff was going way off the rails with the general theme about Russia and China doing something and U.S. President Donald J. Thump then doing nothing against them, and U.S. Representative Adam Schiff pushed out the idea that U.S. President Donald J. Trump is "dangerous," and U.S. Representative Adam Schiff pushed out the idea that U.S. President Donald J. Trump should be removed from office because he could do something wrong in the future, which--I note--has no relation to why U.S. President Donald J. Trump was impeached and why any person should be removed from an office. A guess about what a person might do is no grounds for impeachment or is no grounds for the person's being removed from an office. The theme was nothing more than imagination at work! And that rotten theme ended the talk by the "managers" for the day, and at about 10:32 p.m., the U.S. Senate went into adjournment. For January 24, 2020, the impeachment-process broadcast began at 1:00 p.m., and it was the third day for the "managers" to offer their "opening arguments" and use the remainder of their time of up to 24 hours over the three days. People who tuned into the "opening arguments" for the third day on television still lacked a clear idea of what "abuse of power" and "obstruction of Congress" meant, having been given no ideas of what either was and what were the limits in real-life terms, such as by good definitions, though the "managers" had already spent two days trying to say that "abuse of power" and "obstruction of Congress" were impeachable offenses, and, of course, the "managers" had not shown how U.S. President Donald J. Trump's so-called supposedly bad actions fit in with any realistic and clear definitions of "abuse of power" or "obstruction of Congress" (vague things for television viewers and even the U.S. Senators). On January 24, 2020, I was in northern Lower Michigan, and for me, television coverage by broadcast television networks (ABC-TV, CBS-TV, NBC-TV, and PBS affiliates) began at 1:00 p.m., and right from the start, for instance, ABC-TV worked to push the idea that a 2018 video recording of U.S. President Donald J. Trump and a man named Lev Parnas--recently uncovered or whatever--shows that U.S. Donald J. Trump wanted the ambassador to Ukraine (Marie Yovanovitch) fired, and the network gave the impression that the video showed something bad, even though it was not, given a U.S. president can fire or remove an ambassador from a job for any reason and at any time. It is noted that the pushing of 2018 video into the news by, for example, the television broadcast networks was to sell the idea that--See there is more evidence that has to be seen, so there should be new witnesses and such presented in the U.S. Senate that go beyond what had been seen in the U.S. House of Representatives leading up to the impeachment vote in December 2019. The third day of talk from the "managers" was more rehash of fluff and more video clips of, for example, people testifying and giving useless opinions before the U.S. House of Representatives in late 2019, which was broadcast on television in live events. The first "manager" to really get to present more so-called evidence on the third day of "opening arguments" was U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (who--to me--looked like Barack Hussein Obama and who sort of moved as Barack Hussein Obama does when giving speeches, which may have been the reason Hakeem Jeffries was chosen as a "manager" since Hakeem Jeffries might appeal to blacks who watched the television presentations, as Barack Hussein Obama did by being visually likeable, and make blacks take up believing the "managers" and their story). U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries finished his Obama-like presentation a little before 2:00 p.m. (Detroit time), and he was followed by U.S. Representative Jason Crow at the podium, and other "managers" followed U.S. Representative Jason Crow through the afternoon and evening (which had times for recesses). One theme from the "managers" during the day was that the U.S. Donald J. Trump did not follow the advice about foreign-relations things from ambassadors and such, who are only ambassadors and such and not the people who have ultimate say about how foreign-relations business will be conducted in the country--they are only employees and not U.S. presidents. Also the "managers" worked to sell the idea that, basically, U.S. President Donald J. Trump did something wrong by having Rudy Giuliani do some foreign-relations work sort of alone and out of normal foreign-relations channels, which--I state--is not illegal or a crime [Note: The 2018-video thing can be considered "fake news.]. In the evening, U.S. Representative Jason Crow pushed out, for instance, the idea that U.S. President Donald J. Trump "defied subpoenas" as if he were a dictator, which was a part of U.S. Representative Jason Crow's summing up his last speech of the "opening-argument" phase for the "managers." At about 8:47 p.m. (Detroit time), U.S. Representative Adam Schiff began the final presentation related to the "opening-arguments" part by the "managers" of the U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. Representative Adam Schiff's time at the podium came off as something designed to be in a "closing-argument" part of such an event, and U.S. Adam Schiff once again pushed out that the ideas that U.S. President Donald J. Trump "injured the nation," "engaged in a scheme," "solicited" a foreign government to affect an election, and did things for "personal benefit" over the benefit of the nation, and, several times, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff said--"...That has been proved!....". In addition, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff talked about what he expected the members of the defense team to talk about, starting tomorrow, when his team would not be able to rebut things then, and U.S. Representative Adam Schiff worked to show that what the members of the defense team will talk before the U.S. Senators would be nonsense, and U.S. Representative Adam Schiff pushed out the idea that, for example, the defense team would tell or may tell the U.S. Senators--"...For god's sake, don't look at what the president did!...." and "....abuse of power doesn't violate The Constitution...." and "...You don't need a crime to be impeachable...." and "...They [the "managers"] hate the president, they hate the president!...." and "...Biden is corrupt!...." and "...Obama did it, Obama did it!..." [withheld aid, such as from Egypt] and "...The call was perfect, the call was perfect!...." and "...Ukraine thinks the call was perfect!...." and "..The president said there was no quid pro quo!...." and "....Under Article II [of The United States Constitution], the president can do whatever he wants!....". The statement by U.S. Representative Adam Schiff about the president's being able to "do whatever he wants" was an overall statement that U.S. Representative Adam Schiff said that the defenders would say, but U.S. Representative Adam Schiff made the statement out of context (to what U.S. President Donald J. Trump had actually said), and so U.S. Representative Adam Schiff once again told a big lie! U.S. Representative Adam Schiff finished the final presentation--which had a note about Russia having a constitution, which is not a bad constitution but only a meaningless constitution--at about 8:52 p.m., and U.S. Representative Adam Schiff ended with--"...Give America a fair trial! Give America a fair trial! She's worth it! Thank you.". And moments later, the day in the U.S. Senate was closed down! And of the broadcast networks, only PBS provided any the prime-time material to television viewers (at least where I was), and when the day was over, PBS ran a little discussion with Judy Woodruff (the anchor), who called the end of the presentation from U.S. Representative Adam Schiff a "powerful appeal" (a response from Judy Woodruff tied to her emotions and not logic), Victoria Nourse, Elizabeth Chryst, Lisa DesJardins, and Yamiche Alcindor (a panel of five women, all of whom were clearly supporters of the Democratic Party, a socialistic/communistic political party), and a guest was U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (a Democrat), who, for one, pushed out the idea that, if no new witnesses or documents are allowed in the U.S. Senate event, it only enforces the idea that U.S. President Donald J. Trump is yet involved in "obstruction," and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen hinted, if Republican U.S. Senators do not want more witnesses and documents, they can be thought of as saying--"...I don't want to see the truth....". And that was some more of the rotten television that Americans were subjected to in relation to the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald J. Trump.
Early in the morning of Saturday, January 25, 2020, I ran across a lot of news reports on the Internet about a statement made by U.S. Adam Schiff in the U.S. Senate on January 24, 2020, and it was a statement that many Republican U.S. Senators, such as U.S. Senator Susan Collins, quickly denounced as a lie. The statement made by U.S. Representative Adam Schiff on the floor of the U.S. Senate was--"...CBS News reported last night that a Trump confidant said that GOP Senators were warned--'Vote against your president, vote against the president, and your head will be on a pike.'. Now, I don't know if that's true. 'Vote against the president, and your head will be on a pike.' I have to say, when I read that--and again I don't know if that's true--but when I read that, I was struck by the irony, by the irony I hope it's not true. I hope it's not true. But I was struck by the irony of the idea that we're talking about a president who would make himself a monarch, that whoever that was would use the terminology of a penalty that was opposed by a monarch--head on a pike.". On Saturday, January 25, 2020, television coverage of the impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate was scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m., so I tuned in to CBS-TV see what would be said about the statement from U.S. Representative Adam Schiff. CBS News Special Report was the name of the coverage for CBS-TV, and it was hosted by Norah O'Donnell, and Norah O'Donnell had Terry Sullivan (a male), Kim Wehle, Paula Reid, and Major Garrett as associates at anchor desk, and Major Garrett worked to sell the idea that the confidant "summarized the general political atmosphere" related to having more witnesses and documents and voting for or against the president and that the general message being conveyed to the U.S. Senators was "you vote against the president, your head will be on a pike" (but it was not really said to anyone). And Major Garrett said--"...I believe that reporting. It's my reporting. I believe that to be accurate representation for the political atmosphere around it...." Overall, the team headed by Norah O'Donnell worked to down play the material from U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, and the team did not give the impression that a bunch of U.S. Senators had been interviewed and had reported that the quotation about "head on a pike" was actually said. The team for CBS-TV was selling "atmosphere" and not reality, and it was an atmosphere that U.S. Representative Adam Schiff used in an underhanded way. CBS News by originally putting out the story from Major Garrett did bad reporting, and, in fact, the story was not a report of facts, and it seems the story was designed to give an impression of something that could be used by U.S. Adam Schiff to show an atmosphere of corruption tied to U.S. President Donald J. Trump. A good and smart person could see that CBS News and CBS-TV were now clearly a part of the Democratic Party's work to remove U.S. President Donald J. Trump, given CBS News and CBS-TV seemed to have only one source for the statement supposedly made to U.S. Senators and given, actually, the statement was not reality, such as something spoke directly to U.S. Senators (beyond one U.S. Senator), and, also, the "confidant" was not reported to the American viewer, as had not been the named of the original "whistleblower" by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives--it was another one of those "unnamed sources" or "anonymous sources" (which are often cited in "fake news" stories). The statement about head and pike that Major Garrett pushed forth in his story for CBS News should have been clearly presented as an impression from a person (his so-called source) and not a quote that hinted it had actually been said by U.S. President Donald J. Trump to a U.S. Senator or U.S. Senators, and the person being so-called quoted should have been named in public by Major Garrett, if an attempt was not taking place by Major Garrett to give a false impression about what the person had said had come from U.S. President Donald J. Trump and give someone (such as U.S. Representative Adam Schiff) the ability to use the information to give an impression of more corruption tied to U.S. President Donald J. Trump. It seems--based on complaints from U.S. Senators who are Republicans--that the statement said about head and pike by U.S. Representative Adam Schiff in the U.S. Senate was a lie, and so a good and smart person should deduce that Major Garrett purposely pushed out something that could be used wrongly, such as by U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, and, on the part of Major Garrett, it was bad reporting and sneaky reporting and even an evil reporting technique.
Special aside: It must be reported here that much of the talk from the "managers" over the three days for "opening arguments" for the "managers" was fluff or useless information or nonsense. A big tactic used by the "managers," as had been used by Democrats during the impeachment-inquiry hearings shown live on television in late 2019, was to waste time with no information and pad or fill time. For example, the "managers" presented a lot of video clips from the hearings of late 2019 that had questions like--If this type of action were to take place, would you find it wrong? Another format for a question was like--If a president were to do such and such, would you find it wrong? Such questions do not present facts or evidence, such as related to why in particular U.S. President Donald J. Trump should be removed from office. Such questions only result in answers of feelings unrelated to a particular person. Such questions can be considered in the category covering suppositions and nebulous things, and such questions do not present evidence and are not evidence.
It was not till a little after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020, when the defense team for U.S. President Donald J. Trump--which was headed by Jay Sekulow--began in earnest to have U.S. President Donald J. Trump's side of the trial process presented, such as through television, and they had three days--up to a total of 24 hours--during which to offer their side of the case (which, by the way, would be followed by 16 hours of questioning by the U.S. Senators of the teams). Pat Cipollone began the defense "opening-arguments" format by stating, for one, what was scheduled for the day from the defense team, and then Michael Purpura took to the podium and began the real defense talk. Michael Purpura focused on the famous telephone call of July 25, 2019, and Michael Purpura provided information about things that the "managers" did not tell the American public, and Michael Purpura presented video clips that showed how people who testified before the U.S. House of Representatives in late 2019 (which had been seen in live television broadcasts) had no evidence to show, for one, any strong-arm tactics ("pressure") had been used by U.S. Donald J. Trump on Ukraine to get an investigation done on Joseph Biden and the Biden family. Michael Purpura also brought up the statement made by Gordon Sondland during his testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives in 2019 that reported that U.S. President Donald J. Trump wanted no "quid pro quo" from President Zelensky (of Ukraine), which was information that the "managers" had not brought up before the American public and the U.S. Senators on the previous three days. Michael Purpura was finished with his first presentation of the possible three days at about 10:56 a.m., and then Jay Sekulow took to the podium. Jay Sekulow talked about the infamous "Mueller Report" (related to the so-called Mueller investigation, which was controlled by Democrats in the U.S. Congress and shows nothing bad was done by Donald J. Trump in relation to the election of 2016, and he presented evidence that showed people misled or lied to the FISA court system so that they could spy on people related to the Donald J. Trump election campaign tied to the 2016 presidential election, and Jay Sekulow showed that there has been a long-running effort to destroy Donald J. Trump and remove him from the office of the presidency. Also Jay Sekulow noted that a president's not following advice from advisors and ambassadors is not an impeachable offense, though the "managers" had worked to sell that idea that such actions are impeachable. Jay Sekulow noted that the "managers" did not talk about how the Donald J. Trump administration was in 2019 reviewing foreign-aid policy in general, covering more countries than only Ukraine, and that was to not do business as usual in relation to foreign aid, simply give out money without review. To make the idea clear, Jay Sekulow noted that several times, in 2019, U.S. President Donald J. Trump had put a hold on aid to countries, such as Afghanistan, South Korea, several countries in South America, Lebanon, and Pakistan, and the purpose by Jay Sekulow was to show that Ukraine was not the only country that was tied to a "hold" and that it is commonplace for holds to be put on aid to countries by U.S. presidents. Jay Sekulow ended his first presentation at about 11:26 a.m., and then Patrick Philbin showed up at the podium. For one, Patrick Philbin showed one reason why the U.S. President Donald J. Trump administration had not complied with subpoenas from committees of the U.S. House of Representatives, such as during the "Mueller investigation," and it was noted by Patrick Philbin that, for instance, the U.S. House of Representatives had "not authorized" a formal investigation related to impeaching a president, which was required by law, and it was noted that the Donald J. Trump administration always legally presented to a requesting entity (which had sent a subpoena) why materials or people were not released [Note: Authority for a committee's issuing a subpoena related to doing an investigation of the Executive Branch, such as in relation to an impeachment investigation, comes from a "resolution" voted on by the "parent body" (such as the U.S. House of Representatives with respect to a committee tied to the U.S. House of Representatives.], and it was shown that the U.S. President Donald J. Trump administration did not comply with certain subpoenas from the U.S. House of Representatives since the subpoenas were "invalid" (and the idea of validity was talked about in responses to subpoenas). Patrick Philbin noted how, for example, there was no presentation of unfiltered testimony from the now-famous "whistleblower," who, in essence, was the reason for the start up the entire impeachment investigation and trial, in the U.S. House of Representatives, and it was noted that the American public has not learned of the motivations of the so-called "whistleblower," such as through questioning and answering [Note: In the United States of America, people, such as a U.S. president or even a U.S. president, gets confront accusers in court-like settings.]. The "managers" did not report who the "whistleblower" was over the previous three days, and so the American public does not have a real idea who the "whistleblower" was and is. Patrick Philbin ended his first presentation of the three days at about 11:53 a.m., and then Pat Cipollone went to the podium, and he said a few things and ended the talk for the defense for the day at noon.
At about noon of Saturday, January 25, 2020, CBS-TV started up a review broadcast of the first day of presentation by the defense team for U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and the Norah O'Donnell once again was the anchor. Right at the start, Nancy Cordes ended up on the screen and worked to sell the idea that the reason aid was withheld or put on hold in relation to Ukraine was not made clear to all underlings of U.S. President Donald J. Trump by U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and she hinted that such action was a reason to impeach, though a U.S. president does not have to give a detailed explanations to all underlings (who can be numerous). Then Weija Jiang got to be on the screen, and others who took part in the review were Paula Reid, Terry O'Sullivan, and Major Garrett. The review once again showed the CBS-TV and CBS News were working to remove Donald J. Trump from the office of the U.S. president. CBS-TV ended coverage at about 12:15 p.m. (and, by the way, NBC-TV and PBS were yet running coverage at about 12:15 p.m., though NBC-TV dropped out at about 12:17 p.m., and then PBS dropped out at 12:26 p.m.).
By the way, at about 12:25 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2020, Judy Woodruff of PBS described some video that had been taken in the morning, showing the "managers" wheeling in thousands and thousands of pages of evidence on carts to the U.S. Senate, and it was a crap presentation, since the pages probably had words, but those words--most of the words--do not necessarily show evidence to remove U.S. President Donald J. Trump from office and simply show information gathered (word upon word upon word), so Judy Woodruff was part of the sell to suggest the "managers" had a lot of "evidence" against Donald J. Trump, and that was rotten television done by PBS.
The defense team for U.S. President Donald J. Trump in the impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate began a second day of "opening arguments" on Monday, January 27, 2020, and it was a day in which I caught little of the event on television, since I had to make a long-distance drive in Michigan, which lasted about seven hours. I report that I saw some of the early time of the television presentation, but, mostly, I caught what was going on in the U.S. Senate by listening to audio broadcasts by several NPR-associated radio stations (or National Public Radio-associated radio stations), and my listening was done in the afternoon and evening. Of course, I was aware--that if I was to listen to the radio presentation by NPR--my having a history of broadcasting going back about 48 years--I would hear socialists and communists (such as uppity pansy-ass sounding males or boys supporting communism and socialism) giving commentary, such as during the dinner break (which ended up lasting about one hour). During the afternoon, some of the members of the defense team who spoke were Jay Sekulow, Ken Starr, and Jane Raskin, and they started out the day-long presentation that was easy to follow and was logical [Note: A person who took notes could then easily use the notes to tell other persons what had happened, which was unlike what a person taking notes tied to the "managers" had been left with.]. Patrick Philbin took up the topic of why the Donald J. Trump administration did not automatically give up material requested by committees of the U.S. House of Representatives, and he had three main points, one of which noted that subpoenas were invalid (having not been authorized by a procedure involving a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives). A hard job was given to Eric Herschmann, since the job involved showing up the rotten actions of Barack Hussein Obama as the U.S. president, and during the time that Eric Herschmann presented the thoughts about Barack Hussein Obama, he stumbled in his speech a number of times, and the stumbling--to me (a radio man)--was because of nerves, having to talk about Barack Hussein Obama before U.S. Senators and the American public, given many people in the American public thought Barack Hussein Obama had been a great president and was a great man (though, for example, my website shows through several documents that he was and is a piece of shit). Eric Herschmann brought out the idea of how, in March 2012, Barack Hussein Obama told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that "After my election, I will have more flexibility..." in dealing with arms talks and such, and Barack Hussein Obama later blocked money for a missile defense in Poland, and, in March 2014, Russia annexed the land known as Crimea, which resulted in Barack Hussein Obama in doing nothing, and Barack Hussein Obama blocked aid to Ukraine, and Eric Herschmann said things about Barack Hussein Obama that many people in the United States of America had not heard before, since many persons in the main media had not made much of a story of things when they happened, and Eric Herschmann did show a true case of "quid pro quo," which happened to involved Barack Hussein Obama. During the defense presentation, Alan Dershowitz (who voted for Hillary Clinton to be the U.S. president) did set forth the ideas that "obstruction of Congress" and "abuse of power" as presented are not impeachable offenses. While traveling, David Greene was the main host for commentary segments related to the coverage of the trial by NPR (a national entity), which feeds various radio programs to affiliates around the country. The team for NPR covering the trial did not talk about the Barack Hussein Obama theme, and they did not cover the reasons why the U.S. President Donald J. Trump administration did not have to comply with subpoenas (from committees in the U.S. House of Representatives), and the team actually continued to work to sell the idea that the administration was doing wrong by not complying with subpoenas. During the NPR segments, the crew talked about the new news related to John Bolton, which had been put out some hours previously. The news about John Bolton (a former National Security Advisor to U.S. President Donald J. Trump) came from The New York Times (Haberman, Maggie, and Michael S. Schmidt. "Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Books Says." The New York Times, 27 January 2020, 7:44 a.m. ET.), and the article pushed out the idea that John Bolton's book that was scheduled to be released soon showed U.S. President Donald J. Trump had worked to make aid to Ukraine based on whether or not Ukraine did an investigation of Joseph Biden and Hunter Biden. Good and smart people learned that the article had no quotes from the forthcoming book and the article did not mention from whom the information about Donald J. Trump and John Bolton had come from (the ideas of anonymous source and unnamed source were tied to the article, sort of like the idea of the unnamed "whistleblower" who had started out the whole impeachment process)--the information was pushed out to the American public right at a time when U.S. Senators were talking about whether it was necessary or not to have a vote to have new witnesses testify (but, this time, testify in the U.S. Senate trial of U.S. President Donald J. Trump). [Note: The article came off as a staged event, in which, later, if the book showed nothing really bad had been done, The New York Times could simply report that it reported what was told it, and the article came off as similar with the idea of the unnamed "whistleblower" making outrageous statements of horror with respect to the telephone call of July 25, 2019, and then the transcript of the telephone called of July 25, 2019, showed no horrific event had taken place.] The NPR team pushed out the idea that it seemed some five to ten Republicans of the U.S. Senate might vote to have more witnesses, and one of them was U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (a supporter communistic and socialistic political causes). And the NPR team talked a lot about Rudy Giuliani, Donald J. Trump's private attorney, and how, for one, it seemed wrong that, once the famous "Mueller Report" was released, Rudy Giuliani was still involved in events in Ukraine, such as working to get rid of an ambassador (as part of a plot by the U.S. president to get rid of the ambassador, though no plot was needed, since a U.S. president can remove any ambassador from a post at will and for any reason). The talk from the NPR crew was truly high-level biased reporting, and given the entity avoided talking about things, I can say that that NPR did "fake news." In the evening--during prime time--the defense team for U.S. President Donald J. Trump stopped for the day.
[Note: On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, the Detroit Free Press had no article that talked about what the defense team had done the previous day, which might talk about Barack Hussein Obama and about the three main reasons for why the U.S. President Donald J. Trump administration had not automatically complied with subpoenas, but the newspaper--which is a communistic-socialistic entity--did have an article about the John Bolton book (Cummings, William. "Democrats demand Bolton testify." Detroit Free Press, 28 January 2020, pp. 1A and 8A.). The editorial staff and the news staff of the Detroit Free Press avoided everything from the defense team for U.S. President Donald J. Trump of Monday, July 27, 2020. I guess the editorial staff of the Detroit Free Press was too busy doing other things; for instance, Nancy Kaffer was probably thinking about seeing the last episode of The Good Place.]
The last day for the defense team to present "opening arguments" was Tuesday, January 28, 2020, and I was able to catch the work of the team on television (though I did hear some material by listening to WDET-FM, Detroit, an affiliate of PBS, which is a radio station related to Wayne State University, where I had received a BA related to radio-television-film in the 1970s and where I had been a member of WAYN-AM Radio, which you can learn about by hitting this WAYN-AM link, which was housed for a while in the famous house now known as "The Historic Owen Stanley Fawcett House of 1894" (which no longer exists). Patrick Philbin took up the first real presentation, and he passed along more history about how the government is set up and what powers the U.S. president has and what powers the U.S. Congress has, following up on what was like a history and political class for the U.S. Senators and the American public of the previous day. In essence, the day was a review of points presented. Patrick Philbin was followed by Jay Sekulow and then Patrick Cipollone, who ended the entire presentation at about 2:52 p.m. (saying "...With that, that ends our presentation."), and then the U.S. Senate was closed down for the trial at about 2:55 p.m..
Television networks covered the U.S. Senate happenings of Wednesday, January 29, 2020, and Thursday, January 30, 2020, and I will not report about much of what television viewers saw, but I have one very important incident to report. On both days, U.S. Senators were submitting on paper questions to be answered by either the team of "managers" (from the U.S. House of Representatives) or the team that was defending U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and it was up to Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts to read questions aloud. At one point on Thursday, U.S. Senator Rand Paul submitted a question, and after Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts saw the question on paper, he noted--"The presiding officer declines to read the question as submitted.". It was later reported by better media entities that Rand Paul did "tweeting" about the question, noting, for one, what Justice John Roberts did say--"My question today is about whether or not individuals who were holdovers from the Obama National Security Council and Democrat partisans conspired with Schiff staffers to plot impeaching the President before there were formal House impeachment proceedings." [Saavedra, Ryan. "BREAKING: Chief Justice Roberts Censors Questions From Rand Paul. Paul Releases It." dailywire.com, 30 January 2020.]. U.S. Senator Rand Paul reported what his question submitted to the U.S. Senate originally was--"Are you aware that House intelligence committee staffer Shawn Misko had a close relationship with Eric Ciaramella while at the National Security Council together and are you aware and how do you respond to reports that Ciaramella and Misko may have worked together to plot impeaching the President before there were formal house impeachment proceedings.". It must be remembered that, for one, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff and his associates in the U.S. House of Representatives who worked on the impeachment investigation never formally reported who the so-called "whistleblower" was, and they never offered the "whistleblower" up for public questioning, and the "whistleblower" was not announced formally by many media sources, such as those supporting the Democratic Party. Some news entities did report that Eric Ciaramella was the "whistleblower." By the way, at one time, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff even reported that he did not know the name of the "whistleblower." Since Rand Paul's question did not talk about anyone being the "whistleblower" and since it had been not publicly reported by the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who the "whistleblower" was, why did Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts censor Rand Paul's question? Did John Roberts get coaching from the Democrats, such as U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, about Eric Ciaramella that was designed to block any talk about Eric Ciaramella? Did Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts--at the time of refusing to read U.S. Senator Rand Paul's question--know who the "whistleblower" was? Once again, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts showed off his rotten mind and it seems his support for the socialists and communists in the federal government of the United States of America, as he had in his decision about the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in June 2012, an incident in which he corrupted the meanings of words (such as tax).
"For the record," I report that it was on Friday, January 31, 2020, that television covered the debate related to the impeachment trial between the team of managers and the team of defenders about whether or not witnesses and new evidence (so-called new evidence) should be presented in the U.S. Senate before the U.S. Senators in relation to the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and at about 5:35 p.m., a "roll call vote" was held in the U.S. Senate to determine the answer to either allowing or disallowing witnesses and new evidence, and the vote--51 to 49--resulted in the decision to not allow witnesses and new evidence to be presented in the U.S. Senate, and for the vote, all the Democrats voted to have more evidence and witnesses, and two Republicans (U.S. Senator Susan Collins (of Maine) and U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (of Utah)) joined in with the Democrats, once again showing their real allegiance, standing with the socialists and communists (as they had often done in the past during votes).
It was on Monday, February 3, 2020, when the team of "managers" presented "closing arguments" (during a period of up to two hours) and the defense team for U.S. President Donald J. Trump presented "closing arguments" (during a period of up to two hours), and the biggest amount of bad television came from U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (one of the "managers"), who was the last to speak for the day. U.S. Representative Adam Schiff passed along a lot of nonsense to the American people and the U.S. Senators. U.S. Representative Adam Schiff called U.S. President names regularly, such as "not decent" as a person. It was pushed out that U.S. President Donald J. Trump would make "elections open to the highest bidder." [Note: That idea was based on no proof and could be considered a libelous statement.] It was pushed out that U.S. President Donald J. Trump "betrayed the country" and would do it again. It was pushed out that U.S. President Donald J. Trump looks at the press as "enemies of the people," and that shows a sign that U.S. President Donald J. Trump is bad [Note: I have about 48 years at least tied to the press field, and I agree with U.S. President Donald J. Trump--it is not as if I do not know what the press is doing as a rule.]. It was pushed out that U.S. President Donald J. Trump "sacrificed national security." It was pushed out that U.S. President Donald J. Trump would do bad again. It was pushed out that U.S. President Donald J. Trump does not have the mental state to restrain himself from doing bad again. One of the biggest pieces of crap from U.S. Representative Adam Schiff was, if the Democratic Party ever had a president like U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Adam Schiff would impeach the president [Note: A smart and good person knows Adam Schiff's theme was a lie, well aware of Adam Schiff's character as a perpetual liar and Adam Schiff's support for communism and socialism.]. The final thought presented by U.S. Representative Adam Schiff to the U.S. Senators about U.S. President Donald J. Trump was--"Do impartial justice and convict him!". Ultimately, U.S. Representative Adam Schiff presented nothing more than an emotional plea (such as that designed for women and mushy men), having clichés and lies and suppositions and no facts.
[Note: When U.S. Representative Adam Schiff finished his show, the U.S. Senate was closed down in relation to the impeachment trial, and then the U.S. Senate was opened up in a regular session, and now U.S. Senators had time, running through about midday of Wednesday, February 5, 2020, to present their thoughts from the floor of the U.S. Senate, and each U.S. Senator was scheduled to have up to ten minutes to speak, and then at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, a vote would be held to either put U.S. President Donald J. Trump out of office or not put him out of office.]
On the morning of February 5, 2010, people were thinking that, in the afternoon, the votes related to the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald J. Trump would have the Democrats' voting for removal from office and would have the Republicans voting for no removal. During the day, U.S. Senators had time on the floor of the U.S. Senate to talk, such as about to remove or not remove, and one of the U.S. Senators was U.S. Senator Willard Mitt Romney (or, simply, Mitt Romney). When U.S. Senator Mitt Romney spoke, he reported that, on one of the two counts to remove or not remove U.S. President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney would vote to remove, and that removal vote was going to be in relation to abuse of power. The speech was broadcast on television, and when the speech was over, good and smart people understood more how much of a rotten man U.S. Senator Mitt Romney was and is. For example, one aspect of his speech was--"...The president's insistence that they [Joseph Biden and Hunter Biden] be investigated by the Ukrainians is hard to explain, other then a political pursuit. There's no question in my mind that, were their names not Biden, the President would never have done what he did....". The theme is highly defective. For one, there was and is a legal agreement between the United States of America and Ukraine, in which the both countries are set up to work together on criminal investigations related the two countries. In addition, U.S. Senator Mitt Romney has no powers to predict the future or future events. How can U.S. Senator Mitt Romney report that U.S. President Donald J. Trump would never have anyone else investigated? U.S. Mitt Romney gave the impression that U.S. President Donald J. Trump has something like a long-running feud going on against the Bidens and has been attacking the Bidens for years. Overall, the speech by U.S. Senator Mitt Romney was an emotional speech, which lacked facts and lacked real reasons--such as clearly shown corruption--for removing U.S. President Donald J. Trump from his elected office; some of the time was wasted to push a religious theme about his doing things before God (which a smart and good person could deduce was done by U.S. Senator Mitt Romney to sell the idea to people that they should think of him as a good religious person). In the four o'clock hour of February 5, 2020, the U.S. Senate held two votes related to the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and U.S. President Donald J. Trump was acquitted and not removed from office, and, in relation to the charge of "abuse of power," the vote was 52 votes not to remove and 48 votes to remove, and in relation to the charge of "obstruction of Congress, the vote was 53 votes to not remove and 47 votes to remove, and, basically, the Democrats voted to remove, and the Republicans voted to not remove, and U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (a Republican) did vote to remove in relation to the charge of abuse of power. And then television was done with exposing nonsense tied to the impeachment of U.S. President Donald J. Trump, led by the Democrats of the U.S. Congress and the Democrats in the television industry, and the impeachment process was done (this time).
[Note: A more detailed view of the idiocy and rottenness of U.S. Senator Mitt Romney's voting decisions exists in two documents that are at the website for The Hologlobe Press. One document, which is a long document, is entitled Idiot Thought -- A Collection of Nonsense Comments and Ideas from Democrats (such as Communists and Supporters of Sharia) and Others (such as Republicans Who Are Actually "Rhinos" (Fake Republicans) or Are Not "Conservatives"), which can be reached through this Idiot link. The other document is only a portion of Idiot Thought -- A Collection of Nonsense Comments and Ideas from Democrats (such as Communists and Supporters of Sharia) and Others (such as Republicans Who Are Actually "Rhinos" (Fake Republicans) or Are Not "Conservatives"), and that document is entitled U.S. Senator Willard Mitt Romney -- Yet Another Socialist and Society Killer Whose Defective Thinking Spread Rottenness about the Impeachment Trial of U.S. President Donald J. Trump to Millions, and it can be reached through this Romney2 link.]
A regular weekday program on PBS is called Amanpour and Company, which is hosted by Christiane Amanpour, and on the evening of January 23, 2020, I happened to catch about the first half of the program, which aired after the U.S. Senate work on the "impeachment" process related to U.S. President Donald J. Trump had ended for the day [Note: At 11:30 p.m. (Detroit time), I switched to MeTV to seen an episode of the old television series entitled Perry Mason.]. Christiane Amanpour had a woman named Anne Milgram (a former New Jersey Attorney General) as the first guest. Anne Milgram (a Democrat) pushed along the nonsense of what the "managers" had during the day in the U.S. Senate for the impeachment trial, such as the need to hear more witnesses. And, to me, the banter was expected socialistic banter. In the past, by the way, I have talked about Christiane Amanpour and her program, showing what she and it promote--enslavism (such as socialists and communists and communism and socialism). Next, Michel Martin interviewed the hard-line rich (super rich) socialist named Tom Steyer (a Democrat), who is running to be the next U.S. president, and Tom Steyer ran off his beliefs and his wishes for the country, such as his wish to enact hard-line socialistic climate-change regulations if he becomes the next U.S. president. It all made me think of the nonsense that U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had pushed out at "MLK NOW 2020" in New York City, New York, on Monday, January 20, 2020, and that particular nonsense was--"...We don't have a 'left' party in the United States. The Democratic Party is not a 'left' party. Uhm, the Democratic Party is a center or a center-conservative party....". The statement was a lie. For example, there has been a Communist Party in the United States of America for decades, and there has been a Socialist Party, too, and there is the Green Party. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls herself a "Democratic Socialist." A "Democratic Socialist," which is a defective term since "socialism" and "democracy" are not compatible, is a person of the "left." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michel Martin, Tom Steyer, Anne Milgram, and Christiane Amanpour are "leftists" ("enslavists"), and they support a "left" party or "leftist party"--the "Democratic Party"--which is not in any way "conservative" (based on anti-enslavism).
[Note: On Friday, January 24, 2020, Tim Robbins (an actor, for example) passed along a lot of crap while he was interviewed on Amanpour and Company, and if this document did not have to cover more important things, I would have talked about him in this edition of Television History and Trivia.]
I caught about the opening three-quarters of Meet the Press with Chuck Todd on Sunday, January 26, 2020, and I have several things about the broadcast to pass along--to teach people about. U.S. Representative Adam Schiff was the main guest, and, as I expected, he put down U.S. President Donald J. Trump, such as by calling U.S. President Donald J. Trump "vindictive," especially again him (though there is no public evidence of that). The program got on the subject of having more witnesses show up for the impeachment trial, and the specific topic of Hunter Biden being a witness came up. U.S. Representative Adam Schiff pushed out the idea that there is no real reason to have Hunter Biden be a witness, since, for instance, Hunter Biden can provide no information about money to Ukraine being put on hold or provide information about the famous telephone call between President Zelensky and U.S. President Donald J. Trump (of July 25, 2019) [Note: I note that the telephone call was about Hunter Biden and Joseph Biden and their possible bad conduct--corrupt conduct--so they would be valid witnesses, if witnesses do get called. U.S. Representative Adam Schiff's argument was defective.]. Later, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (a Democrat) pushed out that the defense team related to U.S. President Donald J. Trump is "afraid to hear from those witnesses...." and that "zero witnesses" is "zero evidence" (and then a good and smart person has to wonder why impeachment was done if there had been no evidence). The program was aimed at selling the idea that more witnesses should be called. Also, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar pushed out the idea that Democrats who are possible voters in the Iowa primary seem to believe U.S. President Donald J. Trump is going to get away from any penalty since the vote in the U.S. Senate is already a forgone conclusion, set to free U.S. President Donald J. Trump. During the program, there was the usual round-table discussion, which was moderated by Chuck Todd (the socialist), and the panel had Lanhee Chen (of the Hoover Institution, a politically moderate entity), Amy Walker (of the Cook Political Report), who often appears on PBS NewsHour supporting the socialistic side of things and looks like a lesbian, Kristen Welker (of NBC), and Mark Liebovich (an NBC contributor from The New York Times Magazine, a socialistic entity), so the panel discussion was, basically, heavily slanted in favor of the socialists and communists. The biggest mess from the show was that U.S. Representative Adam Schiff reported that he felt threatened by a recent tweet by U.S. President Donald J. Trump--"Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man. He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our country." [AFP. "House impeachment manager says threatened by Trump tweet." Yahoo.com, 26 January 2020, 12:32 p.m. EST.]. A smart and good person is aware such a statement by U.S. President Donald J. Trump is no threat, given a threat would be something like--
"I am going to kill you if you do not do such and such" or "I am going to beat you up if you do not do such and such" or "I will punch you in the nose if you do not resign".
[Note: During the program, there was an advertisement promoting NBC News as good. The theme was "This is getting to the heart of the story." I do not what "the heart" (or emotions and feelings) of a news story; I want facts. NBC News was not promoting a real news operation; it was promoting feminist news, socialistic news, and a lot fake news, which NBC News has been caught pushing out in the past in big ways (even with outright lies.]
Here is a list of newscasters (anchors and reporters) and contributors (such as commentators and so-called experts of something-or-other) who were involved with the impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate and were seen on one of the four broadcast networks that had television coverage--ABC-TV, CBS-TV, NBC-TV, and PBS.
ABC-TV -- George Stephanopoulos (the anchor), Melissa Murray, Cecilia Vega, Dan Abrams, Terry Moran, Mary Bruce, Jonathan Karl, Pierre Thomas
CBS-TV -- Norah O'Donnell (the anchor), Lesley Stahl, Nancy Cordes, Margaret Brennan, Major Garrett, Paula Reid, Ben Tracy, Weija Jiana (a female), John Dickerson, Jonathan Turley, Kim Wehle (a female), Jamal Simmons
NBC-TV -- Lester Holt (the anchor), Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Carol Lam, Kasie Hunt, Pete Williams, Hallie Jackson, Geoff Bennett, Berit Berger (a female) [Note: Kristen Welker was sort of covering the event, though she was actually traveling with U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and I do not cover her in the survey below.]
PBS -- Judy Woodruff (an anchor), Amna Nawaz (a female) (an anchor), Lisa DesJardins, Margaret Taylor, Yamiche Alcindor (a female), John Hart, Elizabeth Chryst, Martin Paone, Victoria Nourse
The persons listed may not be all that took part, given someone, such as a reporter, might have gotten screen time and I missed seeing the person or learning of the person.
You should notice that well over half of the persons are female, and, in fact, half of the anchor persons are female. Based on the information that I show, there are 38 persons listed. The number of females is 23, and the number of males is 15.
Special note: No person listed is a "non-binary" it seems, or no one has publicly announced that the self is a "non-binary."
I have to report again, the more women have gotten into the news business and the television news business, the worse the news business has become, since women are more likely to take up supporting socialism than men are, often thinking with emotions and feelings and not logic (as what showed up regularly in the network commentary segments during the impeachment-trial phase in the U.S. Senate).
Hey, did your favorite television newscaster present this information? It looks as if the Secretary of State for Michigan--Jocelyn Benson (a Democrat), who is involved with driver's-license stuff for Michigan--is looking to put the designation of "non-binary" on licenses in the near future, and that would mean a person who is not female or male can check off "non-binary." I state that the "non-binary" designation is bullshit, given there is nothing other than male and female really! Over the last two years, a young girl (such as from 12 years of age to now 14 years of age) in Canada has been working--with help and push of people running a school--to change her outward appearance to male by using hormone therapy, and the father has been fighting in court to get the hormone therapy stopped, and recently a British Columbia Appeals Court said that the therapy can go on and the father, for instance, may not stop the child--his child--from getting the hormone therapy or talk about the case to the media and such. I state that that is rottenness of the highest level when a school and court system can block out the wishes of a parent, when the offspring is in no way able to determine the realities of the world and life, and that is what you get from freaks in schools and in court of a socialistic country. ["Court backs trans teen who feared being 'stranded' by father's bid to stop transition." The Guardian, 6 September 2019, 04:00 EST.; Keenan, Jeremiah. "Canada Appeals Court Rules Father Can't Stop Teen Daughter From Taking Male Hormones." The Federalist, 14 January 2020.]
In the beginning of a new year, new television series show up on network television, and there have been a bunch of crappy series introduced since January 1, 2020, showed up. On Sunday, January 19, 2020, the Fox TV network pushed out the first episode of a series called 9-1-1: Lone Star (and it was pushed out after the airing of a professional football game). The series has Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler as main performers. Right at the outset, viewers ended up with a white gay guy (as played by Ronen Rubinstein) proposing marriage to a black gay guy, and then the white gay guy works to kill himself. Later in the show, viewers end up with a transgender black guy (in appearance), who was played by Brian Michael Smith. Viewers discovered that a Muslim (probably a Shariaist, given the person did a prayer-rug sequence in the show) is a regular character in 9-1-1: Lone Star. It is a crappy series--not made for entertainment but made to sell propaganda first. [Note: Hold it! Let me present information. Sharia (Islamic law) was created centuries ago as a political system masquerading as a religion, and it is a political system that was developed so that men could use the justification of religion (involving a god called "Allah") to do harm to other men--harm could be done to others on behalf of Allah.] The series called 9-1-1: Lone Star was big on pushing the idea of "diversity," and characters talked about "diversity" in the story. The first episode made a point to have a "Latinx" (as played by Rafael Silva) in the story, and also the story pushed the idea of a white guy married to a black gal. The entire show came off a fake and political and even socialistic! Avoid 9-1-1: Lone Star! On January 2, 2020, the Fox TV network pushed out the first episode of a series entitled Deputy, and the show is headlined by an actor called Stephen Dorff. One of the performers in the series is Bex Taylor-Klaus (who looks like a female). The character is designed to be a "non-binary." In addition, the actress known as Bex Taylor-Klaus uses the term "non-binary" to identify the self to the world. I identify Bex Taylor-Klaus as a "freak," and her character is a "freak." Avoid Deputy, since it is a political piece, pushing the ways of socialism and idiocy. On Thursday, January 23, 2020, Fox TV offered up the first episode of a new series called Outmatched, in which somewhat young parents have four children, three of whom are supposed to be of "genius" stature, and the first episode came off as another one of those series in which the parents are supposed to be stupid and the kids are supposed to be great--which is illogical, given children of such age lack common sense most likely--so the series teaches crap, and the first episode came off a flat and lackluster and unfunny. Outmatched is yet another series to tune out!
Notice: Unless a person is born a "hermaphrodite," which rarely happens, a person will be either female or male, and when a person changes the outward appear by any means, such as through hormone therapy, the person does not change whether or not the person is a female or a male, and when a person works to change the outward appearance through hormone therapy and surgery, there is a brain defect or a psychological defect in the person, though socialists and communists and other freaks would try to sell the idea that there is not, and when people work to change, for instance, the outward appearance of a girl of only about 12 years of age, you have child abuse on the highest order, and that is how it should be reported in television newscasts.
Hey, did you catch this rottenness? On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at about 8:20 p.m. (Detroit time), I was watching television, particularly an affiliate of CBS-TV. A promotional announcement came on the screen, and it had Norah O'Donnell (who is the host of the CBS Evening News and who is a rotten woman, as I showed by talking about her in, for instance, T.H.A.T. #184 (which can be reached through this T.H.A.T. #184 link)). The promotional announcement was a urge to viewers to "Protect press freedom." A good and smart person was aware that the theme was bullshit, since it was delivered to promote the idea that U.S. President Donald J. Trump is censoring the press or restricting the press, such as by calling out many members of the press as enemies of good people (though many members of the press are supporters of communism and communists and socialism and socialists--rotten things). A good and smart person has to wonder how the viewer is supposed to "protect press freedom". Maybe a person should send money to Norah O'Donnell. In essence, the promotional announcement was part of a media campaign started in the fall of 2019 by a number of media entities, such as CNN and CBS News and NBC News, to promote "fake news," such as the idea that U.S. President Donald J. Trump is working to restrict press freedom. Really, the promotional announcement was from entities that regularly do "fake news," and the thing was designed to get you to believe U.S. President Donald J. Trump is violating the First Amendment rights of the press, so, yes, the promotional announcement was "fake news," which was from people who want you to believe they do not do "fake news."
Announcement for the novice again (reworked in May 2017): To get useful television-delivered news or Internet-delivered news, try WorldNetDaily.com, "The Drudge Report," and CNS News (which is on the Internet and which was launched on June 16, 1998), since the entities do not blindly support Barack Obama-type people (communists and Shariaists), as do CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV (Note: To learn about bad journalism, you might tune in to CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV from time to time to see how they differ from the better places mentioned). I note that Fox News Channel is evolving into a rotten channel, becoming like those that I have put down in this paragraph. If you are unclear of my intentions, I say in different words that you should boycott CNN, MSNBC, NBC-TV, CBS-TV, and ABC-TV and even now much of what is on the Fox News Channel and hope they lose more ratings and advertising revenues, since they are expendable, and it is time for you to find the guts to be mean and heartless and cancel them--since they are hurting you. [Note: Everyone in the Democratic Party in the country is rotten, and the Republican Party establishment has shown itself to be socialistic and communistic within the last few years, and only a few of the rotten people are U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie.]
Recently, I did a a little research on a person who hosted a Detroit-area television show in 1951 and 1952, and I came up with a bit of information about the person. On Sunday, July 8, 1951, at 8:00 p.m., Edwin G. Nichols--who had come to be known as "Uncle Nick" to radio listeners in the Detroit area--began hosting a weekly series for children and with children on WWJ-TV (channel 4). Children performed on the show and were interviewed. The show ended in June 1952, and one reason for that is Edwin G. Nichols had heart problems, and he died on October 4, 1954, and he was 68 years of age. I found out that Edwin G. Nichols started out on radio as a music director and announcer at WPG in Atlantic City, New York [Note: At least one source of information (Detroit Free Press) had the station listed as WTG, but that was wrong, as I found by doing some "tracking" work about the station, which, in late 1939 or early 1940, was sort of shut down and merged with WOV (New York), which actually was a new WOV (replacing another WOV version and WBIL and WPG).]. Edwin G. Nichols started to work in Detroit in 1926, and it was at a radio station called WGHP, which had been started up by George Harrison Phelps Inc. on October 10, 1925, though, in essence, the station had been on the air for several weeks previously as a station called 8XAR, and the station was originally located at Rowena Street John R. The Detroit-based station started out broadcasting at 270 meters. In the first half dozen years or so, the station was operated by various entities--George Harrison Phelps Inc., Detroit American Broadcasting Company (where George B. Storer was the chief stockholder), Kunsky-Trendle Broadcasting, and King-Trendle Broadcasting, and the station became known was WXYZ in 1930. In 1946, the American Broadcasting Company (or ABC) got the station. The station had several locations in the first six years or so, and the locations were Detroit, Mt. Clemens (such as around 1927), Fraser (such as around 1928), and in the Maccabees Building in Detroit (such as around 1930 and during World War II of the 1940s) [Note: See my document entitled WAYN-AM 860 RADIO of Wayne State University for a bit more information about the Maccabees Buildings, and it can be reached through this WAYN-AM link.]. I know not how long Edwin G. Nichols was at WGHP, and I can only say that he was later at WJBK (at least in the late 1930s and the early 1940s), WJLB (at least in the middle of the 1940s), and then WKMH (which became known as WKNR-AM in the early 1960s) [Note: I talk about WKMH-AM in my document entitled T.H.A.T. Special Edition--The First Helicopter-based Traffic Reporters on Radio for the Detroit area of Michigan (which can be reached through this Helicopter Traffic link).]. Edwin G. Nichols became known for a radio show informally called The Children's Hour or Uncle Nick's Hour (depending on the station it seems). When Edwin G. Nichols died, he lived at 18218 Appolize in Detroit. By the way, commercial radio began in the country in 1920, such as in Detroit, and commercial television began in the country in 1940, and commercial television came to Detroit in June 1947. Edwin G. Nicholas or Uncle Nick was one of the early television performers in Detroit.
Announcement: Recently, I have added some new documents to the collection of my documents at the website for The Hologlobe Press. One of the documents is entitled A Document that Dispels Myths and Nonsense of Science-Fiction Books, Movies, and Television Shows (A Logic Puzzle), which can be reached through this Myths link. Another document is And So You Think You're Going to the Moon, Mars, or the Stars..., which can be reached by using this Moon link. And yet another of the documents is entitled And the Stupid Women Shall Lead--and Lead Ever Good Individual into Shit, Driven on by Communism, Feminism, and Defective Female Beliefs and Little-Girl Thinking, which can be reached through this Stupid Women link. And here are other documents--A Review of What Television Controlled by Socialists and Communists Worked to Sell as Truth in Relation to the U.S. President Donald J. Trump Impeachment (at Impeachment) and T.H.A.T. Special Edition--The First Helicopter-based Traffic Reporters on Radio for the Detroit area of Michigan (at Helicopter Traffic).
Hey, I have to talk--at least a little--about an newspaper piece--"TV show asks question I've long struggled with"--that I caught in the Detroit Free Press on January 10, 2020 (Kaffer, Nancy. "TV show asks question I've long struggled with." Detroit Free Press, 10 January 2020, p. 13A.). I must report that Nancy Kaffer is at least a hard-line socialist, and I have talked about her in the past. The article from Nancy Kaffer worked to sell the idea that you should see the television series called The Good Place (headed by actor Ted Danson and actress Kristen Bell and aired on CBS-TV), which I have put down in the past as a bad show, since it has a socialistic feel and slant. Nancy Kaffer was pushing for people to be or become good people, as sort of talked about in The Good People. Such bullshit the article was or is! The ending of the article was--"...That's what's lost in this modern age: Not civility, but empathy. The ability to recognize one another's essential humanity, regardless of our skin color or country of origin, to try to see others as fully human as ourselves. That's what 'The good Place' encourages us to do: To try. Even when it's not easy. Even when we fail. Just try.". Yes, a woman who is at least a hard-line socialist--who supports the ways of socialism, a political system designed to hurt millions of people and enslave people to government (a few people)--wants readers to follow her and watch The Good Place and work to be a good person as pushed in The Good Place, though she is not a good person, based on her support for socialism. Remember--A person who pushes for communism (or progressivism) or socialism for a society cannot be a person who is altruistic or who has empathy for others really, since socialism and communism are based on violence on others, such as the so-called "masses" (as communists always think of the people). The article is rather long, and it is a collage of flap doodle. Here is one section in the middle of the article--"...What does it even mean to be good in a world as complex as ours, when great inequity remains unaddressed and often seems too daunting to assail, and when seemingly benign choices--which shoes to buy, which fruit to eat--can come with the moral baggage of large carbon footprints or the under-compensated labor of migrant workers?....". Do you see the flap doodle and idiocy in Nancy Kaffer's mind? If you want to learn what a rotten mind has in it, look to the article from Nancy Kaffer, who shows off hers in her talk about The Good Place. [Note: Every time I see Nancy Kaffer's face in a column in the Detroit Free Press, I always think she looks ugly, but, I have learned, over time, the ugliness within a person's mind can show up on the person's face. I would never think of making a figurine of Nancy Kaffer (a Democrat) in Milliput, because I would always be seeing see her ugliness from her mind as I worked, her being unable to hide it from me. Nancy Kaffer is an enemy of "good people" (non-liars, non-communists, non-socialists, non-liberals, non-progressives, and non-Shariaists.]
[Note: The series of first-run episodes for the series ended NBC-TV on Thursday, January 30, 2020, with a 90-minute episode, and the show will probably end up in syndication or on a subchannel network in the near future, and I hope it does not.]
I was out of the Detroit area on January 21, 2020, when a new local television series of Detroit showed up on WADL-TV, Channel 38.1, and the show is News Now with Kevin Dietz (who had at one time been at Channel 4.1, WDIV-TV, as a reporter). On January 22, 2020, I went to YouTube and found the first episode of the series, which is scheduled to air at 10:00 p.m. on a Monday-through-Friday basis and for 30 minutes each day. The first show--a lackluster affair--had U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence (a Democrat and a black socialist) as the first guest, and at the start of the interview, the audio person failed to pot up her microphone. The second segment had two guests--Tabby Kay (the mother of a young girl named Lilianna who died in a school accident) and Greg Rohl (Tabby Kay's attorney). The third segment had Joe Disano (a political consultant) as a guest by telephone. By the way, on January 18, 2020, the Detroit Free Press had an article about the forthcoming show (Abdel-Baqui, Omar. "Ex-WDIV reporter Kevin Dietz back on TV." Detroit Free Press, 18 January 2020, p. 48.), and the article had thoughts from Kevin Adell (CEO of WADL-TV), noting that the format would be like The Rachel Maddow Show (of MSNBC) and CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, both shows of which are hosted by hard-line socialists and freaks. News Now with Kevin Dietz looks like it is a low-budget show, which is shot in a room with microphones on a table, and there is a telephone number that viewers can use to call in (248-204-2048), and even though Kevin Dietz has been associated with media for a lot of years (being with WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) in the early 1990s at least and with WDIV-TV from the summer of 1993 to the summer 2019), he looked like a student in a television production class at college doing interviews. Basically, News Now with Kevin Dietz is a throw-away show, and if you miss it, you will not have missed anything useful really.
As usual for a Television History and Trivia document, I have a Looking at the Movies segment or section or feature, and it presents a movie that was broadcast on television in the Detroit area in the early days of television broadcasting in Detroit. Generally speaking, it was in 1930 when sound movies really took off in movie theaters; the rule had been silent movies (movies with no sound) before 1930 or so. In the 1930s and 1940s, it was commonplace for movie theaters to show movies and cartoons and "newsreels" (such as those of British Pathe) with sound, and newsreels were, for example, films that showed of real events, such as political speeches, car races, sporting events, and movie-celebrity happenings. For the Detroit area, commercial television began in June 1947, and between June 1947 and January 1949, WWJ-TV (Channel 4), which was owned by The Detroit News (a newspaper), regularly aired Detroit-made and Detroit-area-focused newsreels, and the station also aired NBC Newsreels [Note: Channel 4 was an affiliate of the NBC television network, airing programs tied to the NBC television network.]. On December 19, 1949, WJBK-TV (Channel 2) aired an entertainment movie that had a newsreel theme, and the movie was Ladies Crave Excitement, which had been distributed to movie theaters in 1935 originally. [I could say that the movie was given a title that really did not fit the story in the movie, but the title fits in with one theme of this edition of T.H.A.T., which is about women or ladies or even my lovely gals.] The 1935 movie was about the Union Newsreel company (a fictitious entity), and the story had romance, the fixing of a horse race, a prison breakout, and more. The main performers in the movie were Norman Foster (who played the lead character, who was a cameraman), Evalyn Knapp, Eric Linden, Esther Ralston, Purnell Pratt, Irene Franklin, and Emma Dunn. In the film, when I saw it, I spotted a young Milburn Stone (who played a sailor), and when I saw the movie, I knew Milburn Stone went on to be a regular performer on the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s television series called Gunsmoke. Today, the movie is watchable, though it is sort of a "B" movie, since the editing and directing were good [Note: The director was a man named Nick Grinde.]. For this month, I urge you to see Ladies Crave Excitement, which can be found, for example, on YouTube.
By the way, since this document is very long, I shall talk about CW50 News at Ten in the next edition of Television History and Trivia.
Remember: The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan was a television show that was produced across the pond and shown on CBS-TV in the late 1960s, and I urge you to find The Prisoner on DVD, maybe from a library, and watch it, and you should show it--all the episodes--to teenagers, or buy it as a present for teenagers.
P.S.: You are urged to see my document entitled One of "The Rules of Man"--A Rule About Health Care that No Politician May Supersede with Law, which can be reached through this Rule1 link. I have deduced that all the Democrats and most Republicans support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and have no intention of killing it, though it should be killed for violating, for one, "The Rules of Man." For example, Republicans Jeb Bush and Chris Christie support the rotten law, and that is one reason that I define them as stupid men and not men who are good enough--in this day and age--to be the U.S. President. I note that the "mandate"--which forces everyone to buy government-approved health-care insurance--violates one of "The Rules of Man," and it is a rule that is attacked in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Anyone who supports the "mandate" is not a good enough person or a smart enough person to be the U.S. president--the mandate is "enslavism," and the "mandate" allows government people--who are often and usually bad people, as history shows--decide what health care a person can get, and that is bad.
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