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Historic Trump presser signals mortal combat between MSM and president now a two-way fight
The American Thinker ^ | 02/17/17 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 02/17/2017 8:23:10 AM PST by pgkdan

Yesterday's utterly compelling news conference by President Trump, held on short notice, signaled an entirely new era in relationships between a president and the major media. For decades, the ability of mainstream media to bully presidents has been part of the accepted landscape. In 2004, then-influential Newsweek journalist Evan Thomas admitted that media bias was "going to be worth maybe 15 points" to the Kerry-Edwards ticket, an estimate he later scaled back to 5 points – enough to swing most presidential elections.

President Trump does not accept that status quo. He fights back.

...Snip...

Let's start with the Times story, which was a rehash of a story last month which was itself a rehash of a story in October.

Third paragraph: "The officials interviewed in recent weeks said that, they had seen no evidence of such cooperation."

So Obama's stooges were tapping the phones of Trump aides during the campaign — imagine Nixon doing that to McGovern! But they turned up nothing. "So far." I like that, "so far."

But wait, the FBI is "sifting through … troves of previous intercepted communications."

Any conversations about Trump? "It is also unclear."

The officials, the Times said, "would not disclose many details." Call me a cynic, but considering these tax-fattened desk jockeys were breaking the law in even leaking this nothingness, I'm guessing if they had any dirt they would have put it out, instantly.

...Snip...

The alt-left always loads these tall tales with caveats. There's at least one graf that admits that there is no there there. Here's the Times' CYA on the golden-showers story:

"The FBI has spent several months investigating the leads in the dossier, but has yet to confirm any of its most explosive claims."

The times, they are a-changin'.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fakenews
The times, they are a-changin'

Indeed!

1 posted on 02/17/2017 8:23:10 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: pgkdan

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S rapid response to FAKE NEWS: SHOCK & AWE


2 posted on 02/17/2017 8:27:05 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: pgkdan
For decades, the ability of mainstream media to bully GOP presidents has been part of the accepted landscape

Fixed it

3 posted on 02/17/2017 8:27:34 AM PST by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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The GoP has been scared shtless of the media ever since the Nixon prople criticized them and got hung for it one by one.

However right now the media is sick from an unconscious disease, which is forgetting that it is the adulation for the narcissic Obama, Obama urging it too, which lead to press debauchery.

Obama is this unconscious beating on the press to this day. The fake news is a counterpart to the cover up of Obama!


4 posted on 02/17/2017 8:27:57 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: pgkdan

Best. Presser. Ever.


5 posted on 02/17/2017 8:28:13 AM PST by petercooper (Why don't polls ever add up to 100%?)
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I was working yesterday all day and only got to watch the entire press conference late last night. Trump seemed in total control and at times having fun. Wasn’t hot headed or anything. They just simply are having a hard time adjusting to a GOP president who doesn’t take their crap.


6 posted on 02/17/2017 8:30:11 AM PST by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: pgkdan

Paraphrasing the words of their god, Big Media is bringing a pen to a gunfight.


7 posted on 02/17/2017 8:31:22 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: pgkdan

I would add that the nutty “peace and love” of liberals has a super disturbing shadow counterpart which is crucifiction and genocide if criticized

You spoil and cover up for Obama, and the end result will be a beating smear of his opponent of most vile kind. It happens in families doing preferences for a kid, for stupid chicks in love with a dude etc

It is a psychiatric game of chess and the media loves to be it’s whore


8 posted on 02/17/2017 8:31:40 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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> “ ... mortal combat between MSM and president now a two-way fight”

Not quite.

It’s not mortal ‘COMBAT BETWEEN’ MSM and president ...

It signals the ominous slaughter of the MSM by the +65 million and growing Trump supporters.


9 posted on 02/17/2017 8:32:37 AM PST by Hostage (Article V)
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To: pgkdan
So Obama's stooges were tapping the phones of Trump aides during the campaign — imagine Nixon doing that to McGovern! But they turned up nothing.

That's the real scandal here.

10 posted on 02/17/2017 8:32:52 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (ui)
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To: Tennessean4Bush; petercooper; pgkdan

Absolutely loved, loved, loved the terrific press conference held by President Trump yesterday.
Many millions of honest-to-goodness Americans were cheering while listening at their workplaces.


11 posted on 02/17/2017 8:41:31 AM PST by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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12 posted on 02/17/2017 8:48:22 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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This morning even NBC's AM "news" was saying that those leaking classified information could get up to 10 years in jail. That seems light for Sedition.

As I think about it, other questions comes to mind. Perhaps it's true that it's okay to report that information. But what if they paid for it? What if they didn't get confirmation of the information in the leaks from at least to other sources? What if they don't have anything but verbal sources for the leaks?

13 posted on 02/17/2017 8:50:53 AM PST by grania
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To: Blue Jays
I was listening to Rush's JIP while in my office. I literally laughed out loud when Trump told Acosta that he had his staff check his Labor Sec nominee Acosta's Family Tree to make sure they weren't related and then spit my coffee out when he said CNN's new name is 'Very Fake News'.

Best press conference ever!!

14 posted on 02/17/2017 8:55:43 AM PST by pgkdan (The Silent Majority Stands With TRUMP!)
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To: petercooper

I can’t wait for the next one.


15 posted on 02/17/2017 8:58:23 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: pgkdan

Trump has the truth on his side. The media has fake news on its side and it is easy to tell who will win. The media is cutting its own throat.


16 posted on 02/17/2017 9:01:34 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: grania

IF, IF it can be proven they paid for the information...they are guilty of conspiracy to divulge classified information.

The First Amendment cannot protect them.


17 posted on 02/17/2017 9:01:38 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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What is “JIP”?


18 posted on 02/17/2017 9:02:21 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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"But wait, the FBI is "sifting through … troves of previous intercepted communications.""

THIS is why the NSA spying Snowden revealed is such a problem.

There is too much data for it to be valuable in real-time. Sure they can focus on key words and phrases, but in real life who sends an email saying "I'm planning on killing so-and-so, are you in?"

But what the data is good for is mining for past history once you pop up on their radar.

Have you said something the establishment doesn't like? ...Let's have a look see on what we have stored on you....

19 posted on 02/17/2017 9:03:27 AM PST by Mr. K
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What is “JIP”?

Join in progress. It's a term Rush uses when he plays a press conference or other news event live during his show.

20 posted on 02/17/2017 9:06:40 AM PST by pgkdan (The Silent Majority Stands With TRUMP!)
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The problem liberals have is that they believe that if enough people see reality as they do, reality becomes what they want it to be instead of what it is. For decades, this has been reinforced in schools, in the media, in cities, in some families. Like-minded people create a huge echo chamber in which they only listen to other liberals. Conservatives and independent thinkers are branded as outsiders—others—and their opinions are discarded.

Since liberals all believe a certain way, that way must be true…must be reality.

To them, Trump must certainly look crazy. And Trump supporters are either stupid or crazy or both.


21 posted on 02/17/2017 9:08:27 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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OMG, you are 100% correct. That was great when President Trump said:
"...I am not going to call you Fake News any longer. I am going to call you Very Fake News now..." it was hilarious. :-)
Thank goodness that President Trump arrived to help our country.

22 posted on 02/17/2017 9:11:17 AM PST by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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To: Mariner
What is “JIP”?

A friendly but derogatory term, similar to JAP, but with a very different meaning than 'American'.

23 posted on 02/17/2017 9:27:17 AM PST by USS Alaska (Kill all mooselimb, terrorist savages, with extreme prejudice! Deus Vult!)
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To: pepsi_junkie

I want to know whose phones were tapped. Was it campaign staff? Was it the Russians?

If it was campaign staff, who had access to the transcripts and did any of the information get forwarded to hillarys team.


24 posted on 02/17/2017 9:50:12 AM PST by laxcoach (Government is greedy. Taxpayers who want their own money are not greedy.)
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May THIS MORON be an early casualty!!  photo shep smith purty mouth_zpsux23xxaw.jpg

In addition to being a talented urinalist, Shep's also a very skilled musician. He regularly solos on the B flat Hawaiian Meat Whistle and the 5 finger Bonaphone!

25 posted on 02/17/2017 9:59:58 AM PST by Dick Bachert (THE 4TH ESTATE HERE HAS BECOME A 5TH COLUMN. DIDN'T WE IMPRISON TOKYO ROSE???)
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To: USS Alaska

You are mistaken. As a previous commenter stated, JIP means “Join In Progress.” As when Rush joins a press conference live, in progress.


26 posted on 02/17/2017 12:37:24 PM PST by DeweyCA
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You are mistaken. As a previous commenter stated, JIP means “Join In Progress.” As when Rush joins a press conference live, in progress.

Dewdrop, it was a joke.

27 posted on 02/17/2017 3:42:58 PM PST by USS Alaska (Kill all mooselimb, terrorist savages, with extreme prejudice! Deus Vult!)
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