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August 12 2005
Friday
Trump thud
Adriana Cronin-Lukas • Products & Services • Brand blogs 
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Donald Trump has a blog! Trump University is its name, with a tagline Ideas and opinions from Donald Trump and his circle of experts.

Well, to each his own, but the point is that he’s joined the ranks of bloggers… Or has he? The comments are moderated. That, of course, is no major sin as there are many trolls, spammers and blogroaches out there. But Mr Trump seems to employ some PR people to nicely spin any comments that might land on his blog.

Ike Pigott posted a comment to Trump’s blog, nothing drastic, to see if it clears the screening process:

Mr. Trump, welcome to the world of blogging. I’m sure you’ll find this forum an excellent model for feedback.

Regarding your statement: “My career is a model of tough, fair dealing and fantastic success--without shortcuts, without breaking the law.”

How do you reconcile a claim such as that with the Vera Coking case in Atlantic City? While it is true you have broken no laws, most people will associate your use of eminent domain as a violation of “fair dealing” and “without shortcuts.” (Especially in the political climate we are in post-Kelo v. New London.)

And this is how the comment appeared:

Mr. Trump, welcome to the world of blogging. I’m sure you’ll find this forum an excellent model for feedback.

I think I’ll just use BL Ochman’s message to Donald Trump:

Gimme a break!

You don’t want to run a comment, don’t run it, but don’t freaking edit a critical comment into an endorsement. Puh-lese.

Donald the Blogger: You’re fired. And your trackbacks don’t work either!

Not much to add to that. Well, apart from that trackbacks can be a bit iffy. grin

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