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Hanks: Calling CNN ‘Fake News’ is ‘Monkeying Around With Constitution'
MRC Newsbusters ^ | December 5, 2017 | Corinne Weaver

Posted on 12/07/2017 4:09:52 AM PST by Alas Babylon!

When did actors become the ultimate authority on the constitution?

CNN’s David Axelrod (who, lest we forget, was Obama’s political guru) interviewed actor Tom Hanks on The Axe Files on December 2, and pushed Hanks to pontificate on Donald Trump, the constitution, and fake news. When Axelrod asked Hanks whether he was “concerned” by the president “target[ing] news organizations,” Hanks responded, “As an American, it concerns me because it’s monkeying around with our Constitution.”

Again, this is David Axelrod, who worked for Barack Obama. He now has a show on CNN. He’s asking wonderfully leading questions about Donald Trump’s criticism of … CNN. Is just a little self-awareness too much to ask?

Anyway, according to Judge Hanks, media criticism is meddling with the constitution. Where is that in the amendments?

In the hour long interview, Hanks went on to talk about the fake news phenomenon: “It’s relatively obvious, I think, as what is trying to go forward. When you tear down these institutions to a level and say you can’t believe anything that is in any of them, that raises the stock of those agenda-filled other institutions and what not so that if you can’t believe them, well that means you get to believe some of the other stuff that is in these and so what is happening is that dilution, the dilution of the great … they’re throwing dirt and oil into a bucket of water. So it all becomes undrinkable after a while,” he told Axelrod, the former senior Obama official who now has a show at … CNN.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: axelrod; clintonnonnews; cnn; constitution; davidaxelrod; fakenews; hanks; hollywood; mediawingofthednc; nitwitactor; partisanmediashills; theaxefiles; tomhanks; trump
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Nonsense!

Freedom of the press means we all get to express our own opinions without the government preventing us. It is for ALL Americans, not just big corporations who "own" broadcasting rights or printing presses.

1 posted on 12/07/2017 4:09:53 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

STFU Forrest Gump


2 posted on 12/07/2017 4:13:14 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10% pure, flat income tax for everyone. No deductions, credits, or loopholes.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Forrest Gump

Hanks was perfect for the role. He didn't even have to act.

3 posted on 12/07/2017 4:16:06 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: Alas Babylon!

More Fake News.


4 posted on 12/07/2017 4:16:07 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Alas Babylon!

...but The Lying, Dying Fake News Liberal Media choosing sides and lying is just what the Constitution call for?


5 posted on 12/07/2017 4:16:07 AM PST by Feckless (The US Gubbmint / This Tagline CENSORED by FR \ IrOnic, ain't it?)
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To: Alas Babylon!

How about False News or Fraudulent News or just plain Propaganda News?


6 posted on 12/07/2017 4:17:01 AM PST by MountainWalker
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To: Alas Babylon!

Sorry we ruined your black panther party.


7 posted on 12/07/2017 4:17:09 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: Alas Babylon!

Whoever wrote that line for this moron should be fired.


8 posted on 12/07/2017 4:19:48 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism us truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Box of chocolates there Gump? That’s about your speed. Try staying in the acting field. Your totally oblivious to anything else.


9 posted on 12/07/2017 4:22:55 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: JohnG45

Tom is Briliant!
When his costar is a Soccor Ball!


10 posted on 12/07/2017 4:25:13 AM PST by Big Red Badger (UNSCANABLE in an IDIOCRACY!)
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To: Alas Babylon!

When the cops don’t come when you called the cops, you should call the cops!


11 posted on 12/07/2017 4:25:19 AM PST by papertyger (Bulverism: it's not just for liberals anymore.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Did Hanks actually say that in response to that particular question or did CNN edit the video to make it appear that way?


12 posted on 12/07/2017 4:27:04 AM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (Why is it no one ever discusses the rabid Amerophobia which infects Islam and its adherents?)
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To: Alas Babylon!

That’s racist.


13 posted on 12/07/2017 4:27:36 AM PST by anton
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To: Alas Babylon!

Actuallt Tom Hanks has his own right to free speech, we don’t have to listen and most don’t care what he thinks or says.

BTW they should turn on other news channels at airports then C No News rstings wpuld tank.


14 posted on 12/07/2017 4:27:55 AM PST by stockpirate (REPRESSION BREEDS VIOLENCE)
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To: Alas Babylon!

When Axelrod asked Hanks whether he was “concerned” by the president “target[ing] news organizations,” Hanks responded, “As an American, it concerns me because it’s monkeying around with our Constitution.”


This is an ignorant comment by Hanks. It is clear he has no understanding of our Constitution.

What is that saying, it is better to keep quiet and let people think you are ignorant rather then open you mouth and remove all doubt.


15 posted on 12/07/2017 4:29:01 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (US out of the UN, UN out of the US)
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To: Alas Babylon!


16 posted on 12/07/2017 4:31:43 AM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (United We Stand - Divided We Fall. Remember: Diversity is the opposite of unity.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

I act. Therefore I can constitute.
17 posted on 12/07/2017 4:35:05 AM PST by conservative98
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how many times did ayatollah obama bash Fox News??? how many times did Hanks speak out about it??? oh wait- Hanks used to bash Fox News as well...


18 posted on 12/07/2017 4:37:22 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Another Hollyweird A hole commenting on things he has scant knowledge. What exactly is Hanks’ knowledge base on the constitution? Well, his education background shows nothing in that realm. He did study acting in college though so I guess he qualifies because he knows how to speak with authority.

Someone once categorized a manager of ours as: he dresses well, speaks well, looks good and after that you have said it all. Fits here.


19 posted on 12/07/2017 4:37:22 AM PST by Mouton (The MSM is a clear and present danger to the republic.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Hanks is like the serious acting version of Al Franken’s comedy “career”. Neither is good or believable.


20 posted on 12/07/2017 4:39:05 AM PST by HighSierra5
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