For Buzzfeed to publish totally unsubstantiated allegations against Donald Trump—while saying “there is serious reason to doubt the allegations”—turns the practice of journalism on its head. It is a perversion of what we do for a living to spew out material that may be nothing more than bogus rumors and disinformation, and to claim, as Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith does, that this is “how we see the role of reporters in 2017.” The president-elect and his team decided yesterday to tackle this head on, to take the fight to both Buzzfeed and CNN, to make the media the issue rather
It´s quite possible that at Trump´s next presser or in a Tweet flurry he´ll turn the tables on CNN by asking their reporters questions like this: "I´ve heard, but don´t know, and can´t get any verification about it---but... Is it true you exposed yourself to your 6 year old neighbor? Is it true that your favorite sex perversion is ____? Is it true you had domestic abuse charges filed against you? Is it true that on APR 14, 1997 at a dinner party in Geneva you called Hillary a wicked b**ch and Bill a serial rapist? Is it true that you groped your young intern and promised her ___ if she ___?"
The FACTS don´t matter, only furthering the "agenda" and filtering out anything that is contrary to the agenda.
Who is it giving the marching orders of the agenda?
People who don´t agree are to be ruined in the media, but the country finally had enough of being told how bad they were, how stupid they were, and tired of being told how to live.
The BS factor and a dislike of Hitlery and the exposing of how corrupt and dishonest those pushing the agenda were finally aroused the people who are not on the liberal coasts to take action against it.
The country is not as young and hip and impressionable as those below 30 who got the obamanation elected in the first place.
FTA "After the presser, Tapper told viewers: “I suspect we are seeing here is an attempt to discredit legitimate responsible attempts to report on this incoming administration with irresponsible journalism that hurts us all.”"
Lol! Does anyone here believe this? NYT, Washington Post, LAT, ABC, CBS, NBC - legitimate responsible reporting? That is a howler!
Dancing around the CNN presentation concerning the Buzzfeed garbage does not exonerate them. Doesn´t convince me, and therefore I am sticking with the rock solid knowledge that CNN (the former Clinton News Network) does indeed present "Fake News".
After three months, the Democrats still refuse to accept the result of November’s election–an idea they denounced when they thought they were going to win. Now, as Byron York notes, many Democrats are scheming to remove President Trump from office. How to do it, though, is a knotty problem. They could impeach him, only the Republicans control the House. Speaker Ryan hasn’t scheduled any impeachment hearings, last I knew. And no one has plausibly suggested what high crimes or misdemeanors Trump has committed in the last month. Then, too, for Trump to be removed from office, 67 Senators would have
Friday morning on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, CBS’ Face the Nation anchor John Dickerson appeared to talk about the latest cabinet picks and Thursday’s presidential press conference. In the discussion, Hewitt asked Dickerson what he felt about the public’s fledgling perception of the press, and who was to blame for it. Surprisingly, Dickerson didn’t put the blame on the president, as the majority of the media have done. The interview began with the radio host and news anchor talking about media “alarmism.” Hewitt brought up the media’s little coverage of Trump visiting a Boeing plant today that Obama avoided for
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Inside EPA reports that President Trump plans to sign executive orders involving climate change at an EPA swearing-in ceremony set to take place once his nominee to head the agency, Scott Pruitt, is confirmed. From the Hill: At that event, an administration source told Inside EPA that Trump will sign executive orders related to the agency’s climate work and that they could “suck the air out of the room,” according to the report. The official did not say how many orders Trump will sign or what they will address. But the planned event could be similar to one Trump held
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I want to pick up on John’s point about media outrage over the questions President Trump fields from reporters, and in particular the ones he took yesterday during his session with Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister. John focused on AP, but of course this outlet was not alone in displaying chutzpah. On CNN, a media talking head expressed outrage that President Trump took no questions about Flynn, and no questions from any reporter with a major traditional American news outlet, during the brief question and answer session that followed his joint conference with Trudeau. Don Lemon, the left-winger who
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Every Sunday morning, the Associated Press has a news story about the prior evening’s Saturday Night Live show. Today’s story is headlined Host Alec Baldwin, ‘SNL’ cast skewer Trump White House. Well, yes, they do that every week. Last Sunday’s AP headline told us that someone I had never heard of–Melissa McCarthy–was mocking White House press secretary Sean Spicer. And it isn’t just the Associated Press. Many news outlets breathlessly recount the latest anti-Trump skits on SNL. So, why is this news? I don’t recall that SNL’s weekly dose of liberal spin was news during the Obama administration. Saturday Night
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At Defining Ideas, Michael McConnell, a former federal appellate judge and now a distinguished professor at Stanford Law School, addresses the 9th Circuit panel’s decision denying the Trump administration’s motion for an emergency stay, and finds it wanting. Michael makes the same point I made here, but he makes it better: The Ninth Circuit did not hold that aliens abroad who do not presently hold visas or green cards have any constitutional right to travel to the United States. That is the vast majority of applications of the executive order. The court spent several paragraphs explaining why the Order cannot
John McCain is increasingly mad as hell about President Trump. And on Friday, he went after Trump — hard. During a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the Republican senator from Arizona delivered a pointed and striking point-by-point takedown of Trump´s worldview and brand of nationalism. McCain didn´t mention Trump´s name once, but he didn´t have to. And even considering the two men´s up-and-down history and the terrible things Trump has said about McCain, it was a striking display from a senior leader of a party when it comes to a president of the same party. In his speech, McCain suggested
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Howard Kurtz says that the latest Fox News Poll shows that Americans are "so polarized" and that there is "so much distrust" of the media. The poll, released Friday evening, reflected that 45 percent of voters trust President Trump more than the media, while 42 percent say the media are more trustworthy. On "The First 100 Days" tonight, Kurtz said the poll should elicit some "soul-searching for our [journalistic] professionals." The poll also found that 68 percent of voters think the media is tougher on Trump than President Obama, while 18 percent said it is "easier" on Trump. As FoxNews.com further reported: People