RNC night three brings more lies, building Pirates of the Pancreas with Mike Pence

Marine props, naturalized citizen props, and tonight it featured a guy charged with insider trading, who also claims that Trump, unlike Bill Clinton, is “the first Black president”.

The GOP keeps thinking that if they refer to the pandemic in the past tense, that 180,000 deaths won’t matter as much. 

Pence repeated the Trump lie (150+ times) about Veteran’s Choice (created in 2014), which tells you all you need to know about his VP acceptance speech.

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— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 27, 2020

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— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) August 27, 2020

It always seemed weird that Trump rallies, even the ones in the airplane hangars had these runways leading to the stage, often making strange zigzags, but now that the Rose Garden got redesigned, it makes sense that it was done simply for the walk-on optics during the RNC.



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— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) August 27, 2020

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— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 27, 2020

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— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 27, 2020

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 27, 2020

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 27, 2020

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 27, 2020

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 27, 2020

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 27, 2020

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 27, 2020

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 27, 2020

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— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 27, 2020

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— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) August 27, 2020

— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) August 27, 2020

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— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 27, 2020

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— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) August 27, 2020

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— Emily VanDerWerff 😎 (@emilyvdw) August 26, 2020

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p style=”text-align:start”>That trap of visual sameness is precisely the one the RNC fell into. The harsh lighting and repetitive camera setups made it hard to pay attention for very long, and the American flag backdrop — designed for maximum patriotism — eventually started to feel like a projection screen behind the speakers, as though they and it were being composited together in a computer in real time. First lady Melania Trump’s speech at the White House on night two was presented with a similar flatness and lack of visual imagination, including many of the same camera angles as those on display at the main convention setting.

Even when the convention cut away to short documentaries and montages about the greatness of President Trump, those montages were all edited in the same quick-cutting, stutter-step method. Eventually — and perhaps inevitably — they began to feel monotonous (though never as monotonous as the parade of speakers). Every element felt as though all involved had chosen a couple of approaches they believed would look good, then decided their work was done.

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