Turn out will be high in the US election, predicts senior political journalist Emily Rooney
Published: Thursday, 15 September 2016 17:07
“Turnout will be huge. It will be what it was the first time Obama was elected,” political journalist Emily Rooney predicted at a women’s forum in Boston’s Beacon Hill this week. But the former political director at Fox News would not be drawn who will win the increasingly close race.
Fellow media commentator Margery Eagan said she is concerned by the possibility of a Trump win: “I don’t want to be hiding under my desk the way I was when I was five years old, worrying about a nuclear war.”
Clinton, Eagan said “knows everything”. But she “described Trump as a “magnetic’ figure, whose comments constantly “disrupt the news cycle”.
“Honestly, during the primaries if you were in your kitchen and Trump came on and made a speech you might stand there and listen, because he’s magnetic, he’s mesmerising, he says outrageous things and that’s part of what has taken him where he is today.”
She said “People forget that the media is a business and Trump has been a bonanza for the cable channels”.
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A Scottish 'No' Voter Pleads: "England, Don't Let Us Down!"
Published: Friday, 17 June 2016 14:57
This week in East Berlin wherever I went, I seemed to hear the sound of bagpipes. First, a man in a Glengarry playing the pibroch in the famous street Unter den Linden; then a Pole in a Celtic top playing an ancient set of pipes his grandfather had acquired in the Highlands.
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