On one hand I could care less that some rich person got shafted like we always do but on the other this made no sense to me from a marketing stand point because of course the publicity from her father should make sales go up. I am always perplexed when I see a corporation not acting in its own self interest. It shows me there is some madness in it’s leader ship, so this never made sense to me anyway. So just as predicted the sales are in record territory and a lot of people lied to the public about why they were doing this? Why didn’t they say, “we just don’t like this bitch!” Also the fact that they were going to lose money or it was an economic decision is #fakenews
Ivanka Trump’s eponymous women’s fashion line is reporting record sales figures despite calls for a boycott and controversies surrounding President Trump.“Since the beginning of February, they were some of the best performing weeks in the history of the brand,” Abigail Klem, the president of the Ivanka Trump fashion brand, tells Refinery29 in an interview published Tuesday. “For several different retailers Ivanka Trump was a top performer online, and in some of the categories it was the [brand’s] best performance ever.”The news of a sales surge comes after Nordstrom announced in early February that it would no longer carry the 35-year-old’s clothing and accessories, citing poor product sales. The move caused President Trump to tweet shortly after the announcement that his daughter was being “treated so unfairly” by the luxury department store giant.Also last month, Neiman Marcus stopped carrying the first daughter’s jewelry line on its website, and employees of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores were instructed to throw away any signage advertising her wares.The Office of Government Ethics recommended disciplinary action against White House adviser Kellyanne Conway after she urged viewers to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff” during a February interview on “Fox & Friends.”A campaign called Grab Your Wallet, which is critical of the Trump administration, asked shoppers to boycott retailers with any Ivanka or Donald Trump-branded products.
Source: Ivanka Trump clothing line reports record sales | TheHill
News media should illuminate conflicts of interest, not embody them. But the owner of the Washington Post is now doing big business with the Central Intelligence Agency, while readers of the newspaper’s CIA coverage are left in the dark.The Post’s new owner, Jeff Bezos, is the founder and CEO of Amazon — which recently landed a $600 million contract with the CIA. But the Post’s articles about the CIA are not disclosing that the newspaper’s sole owner is the main owner of CIA business partner Amazon.Even for a multi-billionaire like Bezos, a $600 million contract is a big deal. That’s more than twice as much as Bezos paid to buy the Post four months ago.And there’s likely to be plenty more where that CIA largesse came from. Amazon’s offer wasn’t the low bid, but it won the CIA contract anyway by offering advanced high-tech “cloud” infrastructure.Bezos personally and publicly touts Amazon Web Services, and it’s evident that Amazon will be seeking more CIA contracts. Last month, Amazon issued a statement saying, “We look forward to a successful relationship with the CIA.”As Amazon’s majority owner and the Post’s only owner, Bezos stands to gain a lot more if his newspaper does less ruffling and more soothing of CIA feathers.Amazon has a bad history of currying favor with the U.S. government’s “national security” establishment. The media watch group FAIR pointed out what happened after WikiLeaks published State Department cables: “WikiLeaks was booted from Amazon’s webhosting service AWS. So at the height of public interest in what WikiLeaks was publishing, readers were unable to access the WikiLeaks website.”
How’s that for a commitment to the public’s right to know?
Source: Jeff Bezos Is Doing Huge Business with the CIA, While Keeping His Washington Post Readers in the Dark | Alternet
And that they would have to be OK with riding in the back of the bus from now on? They had no choice in any matters? Remember when he invited them to meetings just so he could ignore them completely? This went on for about two months. Then they Deemed the Obama care bill as passed with just a voice vote and no actual count of who voted for it? Remember when Nancy Pelosi cynically added that the republicans would have to pass the bill before anyone would know what was in it?
They deserved it. Really they were asking for it. Trump will most likely have to get rid of at least half of the CIA. I wish he would start a new agency. They can’t be redeemed in my mind after this. Is there any doubt now that rouge elements of the CIA killed Kennedy? Look how they are acting? They also accused Kennedy of being a Russian plant in leaks to the press.
Channeling Merel Streep – I hope when Trump becomes president he acts more mature and bombs 7 different countries and drones American citizens instead of sending out mean tweets all the time.