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  • Opinion: Trump is winning the war with the media

    10/18/2017 12:44:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | October 18, 2017 | By Tim Morris
    I would like to say, "You can't make this stuff up." But, apparently about half of you will think that I am. According to a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday (Oct. 18), nearly half of voters across the nation -- 46 percent -- believe the news media fabricate news stories about President Donald Trump and his administration. Just 37 percent of voters think the media do not fabricate stories, the poll shows, while the remaining 17 percent are undecided. Fabricate: Invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent; make up for the purpose of deception. That means just one in...
  • Biden calls Trump's conduct "absolutely bizarre"

    10/17/2017 2:05:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 17, 2017 | By EMILY TILLETT
    Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed President Trump on a range of issues and suggested that he has behaved in a way that's "dangerous." "We have a president who does not understand governance, forgets his policies -- he doesn't understand how the government functions," he said at an event with Ohio Governor John Kasich at the University of Delaware He added, "This breaking down of international and national norms is the glue that holds the entire world order together and holds together our system, that is what is being attacked now and that what's most dangerous." Biden said that the...
  • American Pravda, NYT Part III – Senior Homepage Editor Reveals Biased Political Agenda at NYT

    10/17/2017 7:05:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Project Veritas via Youtube ^ | 10/17/17 | veritasvisuals
    Undercover video obtained by Project Veritas shows New York Times London Senior Staff Editor Desiree Shoe revealing a biased political agenda in the operation of the so-called ‘paper of record.’ Shoe explains a difficulty in reporting about President Donald Trump objectively due to political bias. In one exchange, she says that journalists covered Trump in such a sensational way during the election season so as to deter readers from voting for him. Shoe also shares her negative opinion of Vice President Mike Pence, citing his religious views.
  • Editorial: California burns: Where’s the president?

    10/15/2017 6:31:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 118 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 15, 2017 | Chronicle Editorial Board
    As raging wildfires devour the lives, homes and dreams of Californians in an unprecedented scale, one voice has been conspicuously mute through day after day of crisis: President Trump. This is not a man who is reticent to let Americans know what is foremost on his mind. He is also someone who should have learned by now — after devastating hurricanes and the Las Vegas massacre — that Americans expect their president to step forward with empathy and resolve in moments of national trauma. Yet Trump has offered no more than a few perfunctory words about the Wine Country fires...
  • Trump scraps key Obamacare subsidies, urges Democrats to fix 'broken mess'

    10/13/2017 6:02:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 13, 2017 | by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Jeff Mason
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged Democrats to make a healthcare deal after cutting off Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients in a forceful move that sparked threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets. The decision is the most dramatic action Trump has taken yet to weaken the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, which extended insurance to 20 million Americans. The move drew swift condemnation from Democrats and threats from state attorneys general in New York and California to file lawsuits. Trump, a Republican, urged opponents to reach...
  • Trump signs order to weaken Obamacare, boost bare-bones insurance

    10/12/2017 9:34:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 12, 2017 | by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Jeff Mason
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday to weaken the Obamacare law and make it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans, but the action faces possible legal challenges. Stymied in Congress by the failure of Senate Republicans to pass legislation to dismantle Democratic former President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement, Trump’s order marks his administration’s latest effort to undermine the law without action by lawmakers. Trump’s order gives people more access to plans that do not cover essential health benefits such as maternity and newborn care, prescription drugs, and mental health and addiction treatment....
  • The press, branded the 'enemy' by Trump, increasingly trusted by the public: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    10/03/2017 8:34:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    al Rooters ^ | OCTOBER 3, 2017 | Chris Kahn
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans are increasingly confident in the news media and less so in President Donald Trump’s administration after a tumultuous year in U.S. politics that tested the public’s trust in both institutions, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. The poll of more than 14,300 people found that the percentage of adults who said they had a “great deal” or “some” confidence in the press rose to 48 percent in September from 39 percent last November. Earlier this year, Trump branded the entire industry as the “enemy of the American people.” The percentage of those...
  • Editorial: What was missing from Donald Trump’s response to Las Vegas massacre?

    10/02/2017 1:31:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | October 2, 2017 | by Mercury News Editorial Board
    Is that the best you can do, Mr. President? Hours after the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern history, Donald Trump told the nation, correctly, that the slaughter was “an act of pure evil.” But then the president, who threatens to annihilate other nations, suggested, in the wake of 58 deaths and more than 500 wounded in Las Vegas, that there’s nothing to be done about mass murder on the home front by an American apparently unaffiliated with foreign terrorists. “In times such as these, I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind...
  • CBS fires executive for 'deeply unacceptable' post after Vegas shooting

    10/02/2017 1:12:44 PM PDT · by Phil V. · 118 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2017/10/12 | Stephen Battaglio
    CBS Corp. fired a vice president in business affairs Monday for comments she made on social media regarding the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas. Hayley Geftman-Gold, wrote on her Facebook page that she was not sympathetic to victims of the shooting because, she claimed, most country music fans are Republican. Geftman-Gold also wrote: “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing. I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
  • The story behind the Trump Effect, from the Editor-in-Chief

    09/28/2017 1:31:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 28, 2017 | by Stephen J. Adler
    Shortly after Donald J. Trump became U.S. president last January, I wrote a memo to the Reuters staff providing guidance on how to cover the new Administration. The gist was that we should proceed as we would with any leader in the world, whether that leader admired journalists or viewed them as the enemy. That meant trying not to take sides or to make ourselves the story but rather to work dispassionately on behalf of Reuters users, who would need honest, carefully sourced, vigorous reporting on what this presidency meant for them. Today, we are taking this approach even further...
  • Alabama defeat leaves Trump weakened, isolated amid mounting challenges (very fake news)

    09/27/2017 6:54:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | Sep 26, 2017 | Robert Costa
    As he headed to Huntsville, Ala., in a last-ditch effort to lift the floundering campaign of Sen. Luther Strange, President Trump was fuming — feeling dragged along by GOP senators who had pleaded with him to go and increasingly unenthusiastic about Strange, whom he described to aides as loyal but “low energy.” His agitation only worsened on the flight back last Friday. Trump bemoaned the headlines he expected to see once Strange was defeated — that he had stumbled and lost his grip on “my people,” as he calls his core voters. He also lamented the rally crowd’s tepid response...
  • Trump proposal slashes taxes on businesses, the rich amid deficit worries

    09/27/2017 12:43:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 27, 2017 | by David Morgan, Richard Cowan
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in three decades, offering to cut taxes for most Americans but prompting criticism that the plan favors the rich and companies and could add trillions of dollars to the deficit. The proposal, which the Republican president said was aimed at helping working people and creating jobs, faces an uphill battle in Congress with Trump’s own party divided and Democrats hostile. Republicans plan to lower corporate income tax rates, cut taxes for small businesses, reduce the top income tax rate for individuals and scrap some widely used tax breaks including...
  • Trump just endorsed a lawless bigot in Alabama. Here’s how Democrats will run against him

    09/27/2017 11:22:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2017 | By Greg Sargent
    Roy Moore, the new GOP nominee for Senate in Alabama, defied a court order directing him to remove a tablet bearing the Ten Commandments from a state court building. He has said homosexuality is a “crime against nature” that defies the laws “of nature’s God” upon which (he claims) our nation is based, meaning homosexuality is illegal. President Trump enthusiastically endorsed Roy Moore this morning, describing him as a “great guy” who will help to realize Trump’s goal of making America great. There is a Democratic candidate who is running against Moore in the Dec. 12 special election. He is...
  • Editorial: Trump taunts Stephen Curry with divisive bullying

    09/26/2017 2:41:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 26, 2017 | Editorial Board
    It seems that President Trump just wants to pick fights. With NATO. The United Nations. North Korea. Mitch McConnell. John McCain. And now Stephen Curry. Yep, that’s right. The president of the United States is doing so well on foreign relations, health care, tax reform and his border wall that he apparently has enough time on his hands to take on the stars and owners of the NBA and the NFL. And the Constitution. Through intimidation, Trump repeatedly tries to silence his critics and their free speech rights. The commander in chief has become the bully in chief, and there...
  • Robinson: Trump race-baiting attack reveals his true nature

    09/26/2017 11:29:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 26, 2017 | By EUGENE ROBINSON
    President Trump’s race-baiting attack on African-American athletes is nothing new. During the civil rights movement, blacks in the South who dared to stand up for justice were often punished by being fired from their jobs. Trump is demanding that National Football League team owners act like the white segregationists of old. It was gratifying to see the overwhelming rejection of Trump’s hideous rabble-rousing by NFL players, owners and fans. But let’s be clear: There is no reason, at this point, to give Trump the benefit of any doubt. We should assume Trump’s words and actions reflect what he truly believes....
  • MSNBC Scoffs at Idea Media Favored Clinton in Election [semi-satire]

    09/26/2017 10:54:10 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Sep 2017 | John Semmens
    The host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" news and commentary show—Joe Scarborough—defended defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's claim that a "hostile media" was a significant factor in her loss to Donald Trump last year. "As I recall, the media treatment of Secretary Clinton was pretty damn hostile," he remembered. "Take that whole email thing. It could've, and probably should've, been deep-sixed considering how the election turned out. But a misplaced concern for the facts—no matter how harmful they might've been to her chances—led to the unnecessary publication of news regarding her extraordinarily careless handling of classified documents." "Morning Joe" panelist and...
  • Columbia Journalism School Ratchets Up Bias

    09/25/2017 7:11:01 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 22, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Whenever a journalism school claims it has found a new and improved way to train reports, it seems, the result is an even more partisan and ideological training camp than what is already in place. Columbia University leads the way in this sort of pedagogy. “Independent journalism requires skepticism as a mandatory practice,” Giannina Segnini writes in the Columbia Journalism Review. “No matter how truthfully a presidential administration conducts itself, reporters should always question, contrast, and complement official information to find the closest version to the truth.” So far so good, but where has she been for the past eight...
  • Online News Sources Remove Feedback Section (Vanity)

    09/24/2017 12:00:51 PM PDT · by onevoter · 20 replies
    Anyone else notice that many “news sites” have eliminated the Feedback option? It seems that the MSM was finding too often that their narrative was destroyed when it became obvious that the majority of those responding in their Feedback section were effectively destroying their stand that the majority actually shared their liberal views.
  • Clinton: Members of the Media Told Me ‘We Overdid It’ With Email Coverage, Expected Me to Win

    09/24/2017 5:24:07 AM PDT · by kevcol · 67 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 23, 2017 | David Rutz
    Clinton, in an interview airing Saturday promoting her 2016 election memoir What Happened, told MSNBC host Joy Reid she made the "original mistake" with the server at the State Department, but the media bore the blame for its coverage. "What do you say to reporters who say, ‘Well, the email scandal was not the media's fault, it was your fault,'" Reid asked. "Oh, I made the original mistake, but people running for office make all kinds of mistakes," Clinton said. "I mean, Trump had a million mistakes that he made before he ever ran and that he made once he...
  • Editorial: Really? Trump’s plan is to wipe out 25 million people?

    09/19/2017 2:44:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 97 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 19, 2017 | Editorial Board
    Even by President Donald Trump’s standards of aggressive bombast and hyperbole, his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday was a stunner. He overtly threatened to wipe out North Korea, a country of 25 million people. Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong Un have been trash-talking for some time now about North Korea’s aggressive pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. But Trump raised the ante in his U.N. speech when he said that the “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself.” Just prior to that statement Trump said, “The United States has great strength and patience,...