Lion of the Blogosphere

Analysis of TMZ story

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TMZ reports

Melania Trump has hired a famous lawyer who is now threatening a lawsuit over a video suggesting her 10-year-old son, Barron, is autistic, and the letter calls out Rosie O’Donnell as a bully.

According to the letter, obtained by TMZ, the YouTube video falsely insinuates Barron is autistic. The letter, and our sources familiar with the situation, say Barron absolutely is not autistic.

However, TMZ has not reproduced the actual letter, thus we have to rely on TMZ’s interpretation of the letter, and to be honest, I have very little faith that the author of the article can be trusted to accurately interpret the letter.

I suspect that Melania really is mad about the video, she wants to protect Barron, and she did have a lawyer send a letter that would sound threatening to the recipient. But there is absolutely no legal thing they can do about it. The Trumps are now public figures with little right to privacy. Speculation about Barron is constitutionally protected free speech.

This is also bad strategy on the part of the Trumps, they should ignore stuff like this. Melania is only bringing more attention to the story, and the video will never disappear; the more she goes after it the more she will incentivize people to repost it and talk about it.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 28, 2016 at 7:09 pm

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  1. If he’s got the Rain Man version he should be a natural in the numbers driven world of his father. He can probably do a rubics cube in fairly quick fashion.

    K.l. Asher

    November 28, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    • Sadly most people on the autistic spectrum aren’t in any way special intellectually. They’re just fucked up; mostly due to de novo mutations.

      JW Bell

      November 28, 2016 at 7:52 pm

  2. So far Kamala Harris and Catherine Cortez Masto have started up leadership PACs, essentially announcing they will be seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination.

    My thoughts:

    1. Why Cortez Masto? Because she’s Hispanic? The 2016 election exposed the Hispanic vote as a fraud and a paper tiger. I just don’t see the appeal here.

    2. I know it’s early, but where is Cory Booker? The guy has been mute since the election. When is he going to throw his hat in the ring? He is the Democrats best chance by far.

    3. Back on Cortez Masto: the media and Dems are promoting all sorts of non black Dems like Kaine, Rahm and Cuomo as possibilities for 2020, in addition to Cortez. Uhm, how exactly is any non black candidate supposed to win the Dem primary? It is amazing to see liberals don’t even understand how their own party works. Even if a non black could get through the Dem primaries, only a black candidate can get the 65+% black turnout the Dems need.

    4. What is the Dems game plan going forward, anyway? Obama showed how it’s done: campaign exclusively to whites because minorities are going to vote for you anyway. Are the Dems going to go back to that? It’s hard to imagine Obama being stupid enough to run on an explicit platform of open borders but it seems like the Dems are ready to do just that.

    Otis the Sweaty

    November 28, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    • I know it’s early, but where is Cory Booker? The guy has been mute since the election. When is he going to throw his hat in the ring?

      He’s waiting to see how he registers on the Otis Index of Genocidal Destruction before deciding on his next move.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 28, 2016 at 8:11 pm

  3. Cory is a non-runner. He’s just not the same standard as Obama in terms of intellect or charisma. And he’s a corporate goon which will be easy for liberals to figure out. Lefties have higher IQs, if someone is talking gunk about fwee twadin and welfare ‘reform’ they’ll just not turn up or vote left. Larry Summers was killed by the left so he couldn’t take the Fed Chair. Likewise without the vote rigging and cuck MSM wailing on Sanders, hilary would easily have lost the primaries.

    The other diversity fashion show runway models are no talent losers. Pushing more of the SJW stuff is dead on arrival. Outside of the north east coast and Cali/Oregon people find it weird, anti-white and almost unhinged. The culture is turning rapidly.

    Dems need to run Warren or Sanders. Ideally a strong white guy who is populist and not cuckold like Kaine who appeals to blue collar voters.

    They badly need a populist. The MSM can’t pretend cuck candidates like Hilda and Romney aren’t puppets any longer with the internet. You can read hilary’s lifetime voting record doing a no.2 on the jacks these days.

    Because the election for them is not so much convincing blue belt workers to switch from natural republican affinity, but actually reaffirming their natural dem affinity. Those union workers should by all rights be voting dem down the ticket to the days of Apocalypse. Trump brilliantly saw the gap the corporate dems left behind on trade, social security, corruption, donors and immigration (arguably law and order as well….)

    That’s why I kept banging on about how Hilary calling Sanders voters losers, sexists and idiots killed her more than losing moderate republican cuck voters in Utah and Penn.

    The Philosopher

    November 28, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    • Sanders voters are losers. They are total scum. Hillary was right about them.

      As for running a white populist, please explain to me 3 things: 1. how is white populist supposed to make it through the Democratic primaries? 2. How will a white populist get 65+% black turnout without which the Democrats cannot win? 3. How will populism win back any working class whites as long as the Dems are running on open borders? and 4. Why would the Dems run on a platform that would scare off the socially liberal but fiscally conservative gentry liberals that they are electorally dependent on?

      Populism has no future in the Democratic party and it would be political suicide for Democrats to go with it. Obama has already provided the answer: ignore minorities, they will vote for you anyway; pander to white voters full time. Now, granted, that is much easier to do when you are running against men as odious as McCain and Romney, but it remains the best way for Democrats to win.

      I believe Booker could pull such a strategy off best.

      Otis the Sweaty

      November 28, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      • “3. How will populism win back any working class whites as long as the Dems are running on open borders?”

        What the Democrats really need is for Trump to close the borders so they can put the issue behind them (without suffering the indignity of doing it themselves)

        IHTG

        November 29, 2016 at 4:03 am

      • What the Democrats really need is for Trump to close the borders so they can put the issue behind them (without suffering the indignity of doing it themselves)

        Why wouldn’t they want to open it up again? Business is still gonna want cheap labor and educated people are still going to want to wipe out white people.

        Magnavox

        November 29, 2016 at 8:18 am

      • Hole in one IHTG….Sanders was for closed borders before he ran for president. Same with repubs…if they got rid of tax cuts for cucks, they’d win a lot easier.

        The old left is quite masculine…its not into transgender bathrooms or open borders at all.

        The Philosopher

        November 29, 2016 at 8:25 am

      • You guys really don’t understand liberals. After Trump builds the wall, stops refugee resettlement, bans muslim immigration and destroys the immigrant community, Democrats WILL campaign on tearing down the wall, reopening Muslim immigration and bringing the immigrants that Trump has removed back in. Asking Democrats to give up on open borders is like asking our side to give up on being anti immigration.

        The Old Left is dead and it isn’t coming back. All that remains is the Obama Left. But Hillary didn’t campaign like Obama, she campaigned explicitly on identity politics. Despite that and despite her personal toxicity, she won the popular vote bigtime* and lost a bunch of states by razor thin margins.

        The WWC is never going back to the Dems. They know that the Dems hate them. What the Dems need to do is hold on to the college whites they haven’t lost already. And the way to do that is to ignore minority issues and support low taxes.

        *Or did she? She won by 2.5 million votes, but fraud plus non-citizen voting could have added to that margin by 1.2 to 1.9 million. Hillary may have won by popular vote by as little as half a million, or 0.4%.

        Otis the Sweaty

        November 29, 2016 at 9:57 am

      • “The old left is quite masculine…its not into transgender bathrooms or open borders at all.”

        The old left has been dead for decades. The new left stands for supporting black criminals over the cops, flooding the West with Muslims, pushing environmental regulations that eliminate tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs, silencing any politically incorrect speech and feminizing men at every turn. And both Sanders and Warren back every part of this agenda.

        Lewis Medlock

        November 29, 2016 at 12:12 pm

  4. Poor Rosie went wrong somewhere. She spends a lot of time on charity (good for her for that!), but she seems very bitter and the way she expresses herself makes one think she has much hatred in her heart (like so many other people!) That is not a good way to live!
    Those of us who pray should pray for her. Despite her cash and her ever-ready circle of flattering acquaintances, she has had a hard life. Even those of us who cannot imagine having a sister or a friend or an ex-girlfriend (or ex-BFF, for the two or three women who read this blog) like Rosie – and who do not pray- should want to learn to pray- because we all come across a Rosie O’Donnell at some point in life, even among those whom we care most about. Even I, as a teenager in high school, had a little bit of a crush on a girl my age who looked a little like the teenage Rosie back in the day!
    If you have never prayed, or have not prayed in a long time, it is simple! Just look up to the sky, or look across a room, and say out loud, or quietly so nobody can hear, God, have mercy on Rosie O’Donnell (and on me!).
    (The best advice is always free). (In the above list of “those of us” I left out those who have a daughter like Rosie because they do not need the advice in this comment, for obvious reasons – parents almost always love their children enough to know to pray for them without needing to be reminded).

    howitzer daniel

    November 28, 2016 at 8:51 pm

  5. Even if he’s not autistic, something is clearly wrong with him. Who doesn’t know how to clap? He doesn’t even seem to TALK. Are there any videos of him having a conversation with someone?

    Brendan

    November 28, 2016 at 9:14 pm

  6. TMZ is run by a very smart gay Jew named Harvey Levin. Trump knows better than to tangle with him. He should be running the DMC. But he is probably a Republican.

    gothamette

    November 28, 2016 at 9:42 pm

  7. Whether he’s autistic or not, you can always find a doctor to say that he’s not autistic. Just like people who get their doctors to diagnose them with ADHD so they can get Adderall prescriptions for recreational use and for selling. With a doctor willing to say that he’s not autistic, couldn’t O’Donnell be successfully sued for slander?

    Tom

    November 28, 2016 at 10:39 pm

  8. I feel bad for Barron. He seems very isolated and sheltered. His dad is old enough to be his grandpa, his mom seems like an airhead, he has a bunch of adult half-siblings, etc. Maybe Trump should have had him grow up in a small suburb in Westchester County or something with a more normal school and peer environment.

    Tom

    November 28, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    • Yeah, he’s kind of a poor little rich boy.

      BTW, isn’t Melania everything that the alt-right hates? I don’t mean that she’s an immigrant. I mean she had only one kid, age 36, by a much older man. This does not improve the white breeding stock. If she were the wife of a Democrat, Heartiste would write one of his ludicrous genetic mutational overload posts about her.

      gothamette

      November 29, 2016 at 9:53 am

  9. I don’t think this will increase your chances of getting a job with the Trump Admin.

    Also, I find the double standard between your treatment of Trump’s 10 year old and adult Catherine Rampell odd. You took down your post about her wealthy background but you are happy to speculate about the mental health of a 10 year old.

    David Pinsen

    November 29, 2016 at 2:08 am

    • I’m not being considered for a job.

      The issue with Catherine Rampell was not her, but her parents who are not public figures.

      In the big picture, Trump is thousands of times more important than Rampell who is just one of hundreds of journalists. Trump is POTUS and everything about him is game as far as understanding his motivations.

      The Barron story is already in the news (although to be fair to the traditional mainstream media like the NY Times and CNN, they have ignored it). If Melanie didn’t want more news about the story, then she shouldn’t have extended the story by having her lawyer send the video creator a threatening letter.

      And I don’t like the idea of legal action being threatened against bloggers and such. Imagine if John Podesta started suing everyone saying that he’s a child molester. Or if HRC sues everyone who says that she murdered Vince Foster.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 29, 2016 at 8:00 am

      • I’d basically just put an electrode scaler on his satanist pinky and show him his own f**king artwork to demonstrate he gets aroused….

        HRC killed Gavin MacFadyn (wikileaks founder) and Seth Rich (Wikileaks leaker). Not to mention potentially 20 or so floozies of Bill that tried to blackmail them. Or more generally millions of Arabs in Libya and Iraq for made up reasons she knew were lies. Classic psychopath.

        The Philosopher

        November 29, 2016 at 8:32 am

      • You could have kept the Rampell post while removing references to her parents.

        Rampell is much more influential than Barron Trump. Writing about a 10 year old is punching down.

        David Pinsen

        November 29, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      • I’m not writing about Barron, I’m writing about the story about Barron.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 29, 2016 at 6:57 pm

  10. “Melania is only bringing more attention to the story, and the video will never disappear; the more she goes after it the more she will incentivize people to repost it and talk about it.”

    Sometimes called: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

    anon

    November 29, 2016 at 3:29 am

  11. Leon’s post is predicated on his belief that Barron must be autistic. While certainly possible, I find it speculative and unlikely. I don’t know what the law says about spreading false and malicious rumors. But in a civil suit, a jury can do whatever they want. They certainly did in the case of Hogan vs Gawker. I don’t think a jury would take kindly to a 10 yr old being made a public spectacle either. I won’t presume to know what Melania’s goal is. But I’m sure her lawyers have advised her well.

    I don’t buy the whole, “They’re public figures so people can shit on their kid” argument. Barron isn’t a public figure. He’s a minor and minors have always been off-limits. One should be ashamed to argue otherwise.

    destructure

    November 29, 2016 at 7:58 am

    • I have not written any specific facts that can be proven untrue, therefore I am not liable for libel given that the Trump family are public figures. I comment on existing news stories. If you go to Google News and search “Barron Trump,” stories about his alleged “autism” come up on the top of the search. That’s not me publicizing the story. If anything, Google seems to have some sort of ban on my blog because it’s “alt-right” and it doesn’t show up well in search results.

      And Barron “isn’t being “shit on.”

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 29, 2016 at 8:10 am

      • “And Barron “isn’t being “shit on.””

        Of course he is. Why else do you think Rosie broadcast it?
        ***
        And don’t be obtuse, I didn’t say you were liable for libel.

        destructure

        November 29, 2016 at 8:29 am

      • Isn’t that cool though….

        We’re like an underground rebel headquarters. Or those dudes with the trenchcoats in the Matrix. Bucks to barrell lots of FBI and NSA junior analysts have scanned this blog looking to see what we think and such.

        HI BOYZZ

        Angry they got you on field intel?

        The Philosopher

        November 29, 2016 at 8:36 am

      • Lion,

        You should lay off Barron. Writing about Rosie talking about him is one thing (bad enough) but adding your own worthless speculation is worse. It’s disgusting.

        gothamette

        November 29, 2016 at 9:56 am

  12. It’s the Streisand Effect in action. Telling people to stop talking about something just reminds them of the subject. If you want people to stop talking about something, don’t talk about it yourself.

    Joey Junger

    November 30, 2016 at 1:51 am


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