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Moshe Ben-Or

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Re: The Trump effect?
Posted: Feb 5, 2018 7:44 AM   in response to: resteasy in response to: resteasy
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resteasy wrote:
Thanks for the info. I know those points very well. It came from an observation that when a new Trump controversy broke, my sales/page reads dipped temporarily. Not always, but coinciding enough times to seem more than coincidence. Merely wanted to know if this was a common effect. Big news stories breaking seem, in my experience, to have a similar effect. The difference is that Trump stories are trumpeted at more frequent intervals.

Depending on what you write, it could well be a real thing. People have a limited attention span. If the clowns in the capital have them preoccupied, they will not seek additional entertainment elsewhere. If, on the other hand, the clowns' antics make them want to climb the walls and escape into an alternate reality, sales will increase. So it all depends on your audience.

Take heart. Eventually, the constant drama of the clowns will become just so much noise. They scream insults and pour water on each other on the floor of parliament, the ushers drag someone out kicking and screaming, a faction storms out in a huff, somebody threatens to bring down the government over some stupid pet peeve... Life goes on. The public switches the channel to the latest soap opera.
uncle1282

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Re: The Trump effect?
Posted: Feb 5, 2018 10:42 AM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
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America's on the way back from eight stagnant years under that other guy. To me this says more book sales are on the way.
resteasy

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Posted: Feb 5, 2018 4:57 PM   in response to: resteasy in response to: resteasy
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Thanks all for your replies. While my post has received a myriad of responses, the one statistic clear is that the very name Trump invokes ire, praise and cynicism. In the UK, Brexit has the same effect. We live in interesting times, which links to an old Chinese curse.
Theresa M. Moore

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Posted: Feb 6, 2018 11:36 AM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
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I have started muting the TV every time he comes on to speak, and gotten the real news during a later discussion. I can't stand to hear his constant whining and moaning about what is already long in the past. There is no actual discussion of policy, just bragging and lying. I can't believe a single word he says anymore. I am sure that a lot of people are tuning him out and turning to other "entertainment".

What really makes me mad is that he always got the most exposure, while the other candidates could not get a word in edgewise as is their right. The media bias favors ratings, not facts. Now they are backpedaling and covering the scandal he has engendered, again for ratings. I do follow anchor reporters to clarify the details, but his constant lying will get him arrested one day, and that I can hardly wait for.
Brad the wronger

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Posted: Feb 6, 2018 12:27 PM   in response to: Theresa M. Moore in response to: Theresa M. Moore
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get him arrested

Ha! Can you imagine the scene of him handcuffed and doing the perp walk out the front door of the White House into a squad car?

Whenever I see him with his cabinet, it always reminds me of a scene from a Monty Python movie, of pirates in an office building smashing into another office building, swinging from ropes, knives clenched in their teeth, patches over their eyes, papers flying, trying to take over. I don't remember how it ends, though.
Dee Tezelli

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Posted: Feb 6, 2018 1:14 PM   in response to: Theresa M. Moore in response to: Theresa M. Moore
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Who is the candidate that you referring to? If I'm right you're thinking of the POTUS? Dee Tezelli, Seattle
Salamander Mall...

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Posted: Feb 7, 2018 8:49 AM   in response to: Dee Tezelli in response to: Dee Tezelli
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Dee Tezelli wrote:
Who is the candidate that you referring to? If I'm right you're thinking of the POTUS? Dee Tezelli, Seattle

From her assertion of media support and favorable bias, I wouldn't think so. We can only wonder.
uncle1282

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Posted: Feb 7, 2018 10:37 AM   in response to: Theresa M. Moore in response to: Theresa M. Moore
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When you mute you miss the policy pronouncements and the justification for changes being made. Muting is another way of drinking the Kool-Aid the left is giving away. Setting aside the many petty barbs, he IS doing the job we hired him to do and is making good on his promises. My 401k is proof that on the economy he's soaring. Daily dips aside, the economy now has strong fundamentals bolstered by the hope his administration has given us. Even though he's swimming against the left, the media and those who would mute while clapping with idiots like Pelosi, et al, Trump is making progress. And he will continue to so so for 7 more years.
Jon Brierton

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Re: The Trump effect?
Posted: Feb 7, 2018 12:56 PM   in response to: uncle1282 in response to: uncle1282
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While I respect your opinion(s)...is this REALLY the appropriate forum for political discourse? No, you're not the first.
Etienne

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Posted: Feb 7, 2018 2:56 PM   in response to: uncle1282 in response to: uncle1282
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I don't have to mute the television - we got rid of cable tv some three years ago, and only use the television sets for watching dvds or Netflix.
On the other hand, there are a few political commentators I trust, and I turn to them for reliable information. The overwhelming majority of the talking heads on television these days can no longer be referred to as journalists - they are simply advocates for causes.
Donna St Felix

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Posted: Feb 7, 2018 8:36 PM   in response to: Theresa M. Moore in response to: Theresa M. Moore
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Theresa M. Moore wrote:
"......will get him arrested one day, and that I can hardly wait for".

It sounds like you do not know what has been going on. Geee - You are missing the giant size Swamp Drain going on, with much more coming. 'The Donald' knows what is going on and I for one root him forward. It is 'The Art of the Deal' in correlation with returning all to the people.
Patrick A. Smith

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Re: The Trump effect?
Posted: Feb 7, 2018 8:47 PM   in response to: uncle1282 in response to: uncle1282
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uncle1282 wrote:
When you mute you miss the policy pronouncements and the justification for changes being made. Muting is another way of drinking the Kool-Aid the left is giving away. Setting aside the many petty barbs, he IS doing the job we hired him to do and is making good on his promises. My 401k is proof that on the economy he's soaring. Daily dips aside, the economy now has strong fundamentals bolstered by the hope his administration has given us. Even though he's swimming against the left, the media and those who would mute while clapping with idiots like Pelosi, et al, Trump is making progress. And he will continue to so so for 7 more years.

The facts

He has created more jobs in a short time than anyone since Roosevelt!

As for eBook sales, I've sold many books in the last four years and still am now. Last month my sales were sagging but I hadn't put out a book in three months! I recently released one and now sales are up again! If anyone's sales are lagging they'll have to look elsewhere for the reason.
uncle1282

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Re: The Trump effect?
Posted: Feb 8, 2018 9:26 AM   in response to: Etienne in response to: Etienne
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Jon, I hear you. I responded to Theresa's post which was decidedly political and anti-Trump. I promise not to initiate but posters should not raise such issues here. On that we agree.
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