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Accusing the New York Times of
‘Treason,’ Trump Crosses a Line

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Posted By: Ken M., 6/19/2019 8:09:23 PM

Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death. On Saturday, Mr. Trump said the Times had committed “a virtual act of treason.” The charge, levied on Twitter , was in response to an article about American cyber incursions into the Russian electrical grid that his own aides had assured our reporters raised no national-security concerns. Few paid much attention. Many news organizations, including the Times, determined the accusation wasn’t even worth reporting, a sign of how inured we’ve grown to such rhetorical recklessness.


Outline left off the first paragraph: First it was the “the failing New York Times.” Then “fake news.” Then “enemy of the people.” President Trump’s escalating attacks on the New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He’s gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: John Farson 6/19/2019 8:18:41 PM (No. 101870)
Exactly what did PDT say that was wrong?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: aasilver 6/19/2019 8:23:07 PM (No. 101872)
“a virtual act of treason.” is a perfect description in response to an article about American cyber incursions into the Russian electrical grid that his own aides had assured their reporters that it raised no national-security concerns. ANY cyber incursion into our electrical grid would be tantamount to an act of war if done to us by another country. Any adide of Trump or any other President that gave information like that to the media even if it wasn't true has committed a virtual act of treason.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 6/19/2019 8:23:11 PM (No. 101873)
Truth hurt, Pinch?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Vaquero45 6/19/2019 8:26:13 PM (No. 101875)
The President accused the New York Times of “virtual treason”? Hey, I believe him.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: hoopsfan 6/19/2019 8:35:41 PM (No. 101877)
Which Sulzberger is this? The one that almost drove the paper out of business or the one that will preside over their final demise?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jethro bo 6/19/2019 8:36:39 PM (No. 101878)
Crossed what line? The line where Presidents are denied thier 1st Amendment rights to political speech? Does WSJ really believe pointing out the Kneepads' vices, lies and dirty laundry isn't political speech? If the NY Slime claims it is protected by the 1st Amendement then it is saying, loud and proud, that it is a political organization. Its fair game. Stop crying a river and grow up. We the customer are sick and tired of whinning by the Kneepads when someone ponts out the Kneepad's hypocrisy
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Reply 7 - Posted by: justavoter 6/19/2019 8:39:18 PM (No. 101880)
I think the NYT made the first pitch in this one. If they can’t take the heat don’t be dishing it out
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Reply 8 - Posted by: LooseCannon 6/19/2019 8:40:12 PM (No. 101881)
Pinch is butt hurt. Hahaha! Doesn't have a clue what line has been crossed. HE crossed the line years ago. Somehow he still has readers.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Quigley 6/19/2019 8:44:51 PM (No. 101885)
The nyt is a peso denominated junk bond issuer. Pinch-a-light-in-the-loafers can dish it out but he can’t take it. The slimes publishes nonfactual gossip and slander.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: davew 6/19/2019 8:46:07 PM (No. 101887)
Read Mark Levin's book, "Unfreedom of the Press", if you want to learn what real suppression of the press looked like in our history. Trump's taunting is nothing. As far as being an enemy of the people it was the elder Sulzberger that had the NYT suppress the well sourced and documented stories of Nazi atrocities against Jews during WWII. They intentionally hid the horror stories on back pages or obscured the anti-Semitic nature of the atrocities to avoid making it appear that Jews were being exterminated.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: zzzghy 6/19/2019 8:56:29 PM (No. 101891)
It's no wonder PDJT doesn't have a lot of time for sleep. Not only does he live rent-free in their diseased little pointed heads, he pushes their spaz buttons pretty much 24/7. I'd stay up all night too if that was my hobby. It's definitely fun to watch, no doubt about that. Reminds me of a line in an old Thin Lizzy tune. When do we start go-funding for the Mt. Rushmore upgrade?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 6/19/2019 9:05:02 PM (No. 101893)
Strange, I thought that was exactly what the Times and all the other phony faux papers and media have been accusing Trump of for the last 3 yrs based on a dossier that they themselves cooked up and sold to an unsuspecting public. Too bad for them that the public got WOKE as they say in the new idiot jargon.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: voxpopuli 6/19/2019 9:11:11 PM (No. 101897)
The Red Wally has been a MSM outlet for over thirty years.. read Investors Business Daily
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Reply 14 - Posted by: farmwife 6/19/2019 9:11:28 PM (No. 101898)
Trump is accused of treason every day . Suck it up, take your hurt feelings and go home.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: cor-vet 6/19/2019 9:29:01 PM (No. 101904)
So how does the NYT feel about that ex-CIA chief muslim constantly referring to the President as a traitor and treasonous? Watching these liberal lefties and their phony outrage whenever the 'man' fights back using their tactics, is kind of funny.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: judy 6/19/2019 9:36:17 PM (No. 101910)
What would the WSJ say & do if the NYTimes lied on them for years? At one time the WSJ & Fox we’re reliable sources..President Trump has the right to respond to anyone who makes false statements on him.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: qr4j 6/19/2019 9:36:27 PM (No. 101911)
So the NYT and its pals can accuse Mr. Trump of treason or collusion or whatever and that’s fine. But Mr. Trump crosses a line when he returns fire. BULL STOOL!!!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: rochow 6/19/2019 9:50:30 PM (No. 101917)
Sulzberger zip that pie hole and sit down. You are totally irrelevant!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: chumley 6/19/2019 10:11:10 PM (No. 101929)
Virtual does NOT mean literal. It means "not really". Every time you hear the word virtual, replace it with "not really" and the statement makes perfect sense. It leaves your dishes virtually spotless, etc. In most cases, the word virtual negates the rest of the statement. I'm surprised a newspaper doesn't know that.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Faldo 6/19/2019 10:17:38 PM (No. 101935)
Everyone's after Pinch...? Who gave him the floor to spout his nonsense...? KRM, that's who....!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/19/2019 10:36:27 PM (No. 101942)
Simply put, there is no need for the NYT to get their knickers in a twist about anything punishable by death until those latter day Rosenbergs, the Clinton Crime Family, have been taken care of in that time honored way the NYT so fears. There's you some homegrown treason. It goes from Little Rock through Benghazi and back up to Chappaquiddick. On steroids.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Newtsche 6/19/2019 11:17:58 PM (No. 101964)
Sulzie jokes, he knows "treason" is a make-believe notion. He's just putting on a show for the other kids.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 6/19/2019 11:21:28 PM (No. 101968)
No, it is the NYT which has crossed the line, MANY TIMES.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: PChristopher 6/20/2019 1:46:54 AM (No. 102024)
SO? The Media accuses him of treason every hour on the hour, so I don't see a problem with him calling them out once.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Roark 6/20/2019 1:52:57 AM (No. 102026)
A. G. Sulzberger is writing in the Wall Street Journal? I thought he had a paper of his own...
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Reply 26 - Posted by: john56 6/20/2019 7:27:47 AM (No. 102099)
Just like the neighborhood bully. They can dish it out but they can't take it.
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