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  • UN human rights chief: Trump’s anti-press rhetoric ic ‘very close to incitement to violence’

    08/13/2018 7:12:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    The United Nations high commissioner for human rights said President Trump is “close” to inciting violence against journalists with his constant anti-press rhetoric. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, a Jordanian prince and diplomat, told The Guardian on Monday warned that Trump's criticism could lead journalists to censor themselves, or to attacks on them. “We began to see a campaign against the media … that could have potentially, and still can, set in motion a chain of events which could quite easily lead to harm being inflicted on journalists just going about their work and potentially some self-censorship,” Zeid said. “And in that...
  • Newspaper calls for war of words against Trump media attacks

    08/10/2018 1:57:31 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 38 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 8/10/2018 | AP
    BOSTON (AP) — A Boston newspaper is calling for a coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the news media. The Boston Globe has appealed to newspapers across the U.S. to publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what it calls a "dirty war against the free press.".... Marjorie Pritchard, who oversees the Globe's editorial page, says dozens of newspapers have agreed so far to write their own editorials.
  • Opinion | Media don't want to understand Trump voters

    08/04/2018 4:17:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Knoxville Register | August 4, 2018 | John Kass
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.knoxnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/2018/08/04/opinion-media-dont-want-understand-trump-voters/880760002/
  • NBC's Katy Tur confronts Trump over press: 'Do you have to put our lives in danger?'

    08/04/2018 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 78 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 3, 2018 | Brian Koerber
    The Trump administration has started an all-out war with the nation's free press, and journalists aren't taking it lightly. "Yeah, we get it, you don't like us. Fine. But do you have to put our lives in danger?"
  • Is the Press an Enemy of the People?

    08/03/2018 9:27:34 AM PDT · by davikkm · 54 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    It was another week of aggression between Trump supporters and the mainstream media. During a Trump rally in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta was lambasted with chants of “CNN sucks!” while covering the event. This prompted Acosta to go on twitter to blame Trump for the increasing hostility toward the media and to exclaim that “the press is not the enemy.” Two days after the initial showdown between Acosta and the raucous Trump crowd, Acosta confronted Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a press briefing to ask her if she considered the press an enemy of the people. Sanders...
  • Flashback: Report: Obama brings chilling effect on journalism

    08/02/2018 4:25:12 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 4 replies
    AP ^ | Oct 10,2013 | BRETT ZONGKER ,Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released Thursday on U.S. press freedoms under the Obama administration. The Committee to Protect Journalists conducted its first examination of U.S. press freedoms amid the Obama administration's unprecedented number of prosecutions of government sources and seizures of journalists' records. Usually the group focuses on advocating for press freedoms abroad. Leonard Downie Jr., a former executive editor of The Washington Post, wrote the 30-page analysis entitled "The Obama Administration and the Press."...
  • Flahback: Obama Boots Reporters From Conservative Papers

    07/29/2018 9:03:55 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 3 replies
    abcnews ^ | 10-31-2008 | Russel Goldman
    Barack Obama's campaign has booted from its airplane three reporters who work for newspapers that have endorsed John McCain. The campaign says that a limited number of seats forced it to make the tough decision of which journalists would be permitted to follow the Democratic presidential candidate in the last four days of the campaign, but the papers are calling foul, claiming they were targeted for their editorial-page positions and kicked off while nonpolitical publications like Glamour and Jet magazines remained on board. Eliminated from the plane's traveling press were the Washington Times, the New York Post and the Dallas...
  • April Ryan Thinks Melania Trump Had Something To Do With A CNN Reporter Getting Banned

    07/26/2018 9:25:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Bustle ^ | July 26, 2018 | Mehreen Kasana
    On Wednesday, things took an intense turn when the White House apparently banned a CNN reporter from a press event. On Thursday, in a segment on Wolf Blitzer's show about the White House's decision to block reporter Kaitlan Collins from the event, April Ryan suggested Melania Trump may have played a part in that decision. Collins, who reports on the White House for the network, was accused of "shouting" questions that were "inappropriate" on Wednesday. In remarks to Blitzer on Wednesday, Collins defended herself saying, "I was blocked from attending an open press event here at the White House because...
  • Donald Trump just said something truly terrifying

    07/25/2018 10:32:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 25, 2018 | Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    If you blinked, you might have missed it. At a speech in Kansas City to the VFW annual convention on Tuesday, President Donald Trump -- amid one of his trademark anti-media rants -- said this (emphasis mine): "Stick with us. Don't believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news. ... What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening."I know I keep saying this, BUT: That is an absolutely remarkable thing for any elected leader to say -- especially when that leader is the most powerful person in the country. And I know I keep...
  • Top Spook Looks Back to 2016

    12/16/2017 9:39:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 17, 2017 | Debra J. Saunders
    Michael Morell, former acting head of the CIA, became a political animal in August 2016 when he endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. This month, he came to grips with the consequences of that decision -- that it might have played into President Donald Trump's distrust of the intelligence community. It is possible, he told the Review Journal, "I played a role in that." Back to last year. In an opinion piece in The New York Times, Morell not only endorsed Clinton, he also warned that, to the eyes of an intelligence analyst, candidate Trump could be considered "an unwitting agent...
  • THE MEDIA IMAGE OF LEAKS COMING FROM MORALLY TROUBLED WHISTLEBLOWERS IS TAKING A SERIOUS BEATING

    06/20/2018 5:31:44 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 20, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    Many members of the media act like leaks of government information are coming from whistleblowers who are compelled by their consciences to do the right thing. But over the last week, that image has taken a real beating. It has recently surfaced that New York Times reporter Ali Watkins may have had an affair with James Wolfe, the former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee. Wolfe is 32 years her senior. The New York Times is still investigating, but there appears to be a real concern that the “meteoric” and “stunning” rise of Watkins as a star reporter may...
  • The president meets the press – in a most unusual way

    06/16/2018 9:07:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/16/2018 | Peter Barry Chowka
    At 8:25 A.M. E.T., President Trump strolled out of the West Wing and over to the Fox News camera position a hundred or so yards away on the North Lawn, where Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy was doing live reports for his and his colleagues' morning show that was being produced back at Fox News HQ in New York. The Secret Service kept the mob of White House press back as Doocy attached a lapel microphone to the president and then, standing next to him in the morning sun, proceeded to question him uninterrupted for the next half-hour. The...
  • Gives a Whole New Meaning to the Term “Free Press”

    06/15/2018 4:41:31 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-16-18 | MOTUS
    The quid pro quo of the Swamp: The IG Report shows 300 documented instances of FBI members communicating (off the clock and off the record) with the media. That’s often known as a leak and it’s often illegal. Plus, they frequently accepted expensive gifts from their ‘friends’ in the media as well. Arguably that encouraged them to provide the media with even more confidential information: because that’s how quid pro quo works. That the members of the media are banned from accepting such bribes themselves would indicate they know how effective such “gifts” can be. But when you have a...
  • Sinkhole Appears on Whitehouse Lawn

    05/22/2018 1:12:41 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22 2018 | Jacqueline Alemany
    ...The sinkhole, confirmed by groundskeepers, is just outside the office of White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley.
  • Trump Will Once Again Skip the White House Correspondents Dinner

    04/27/2018 9:27:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 6, 2018 | Eileen Sullivan
    President Trump will not attend the White House Correspondents Association Dinner this year, continuing a boycott that began his first year in office, the White House announced on Friday, but the president will “actively encourage” members of his administration to go in celebration of the First Amendment. The president’s decision did not come as much of a surprise. Just a few hours after the announcement on Friday, the president tweeted about the “Fake News Media” and said, “so much of the media is dishonest and corrupt!”
  • Here’s how we can make Turkey’s president pay a price for his crackdown on journalists

    04/06/2018 3:20:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5 at 10:41 AM | Michael Rubin
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s ruler for 15 years, has established himself as Turkey’s most consequential leader since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the republic’s founder. But while Ataturk’s legacy was to orient Turkey toward the West and lay a foundation upon which successors could cultivate democracy, religious tolerance and a reasonably free press, Erdogan seeks the opposite: He has placed Turkey firmly in the Islamic bloc and increasingly prefers Russia over NATO. He fans the flames of religious incitement not only against Jews and Christians, but also against Muslims who reject his more conservative views.It is time for the United States and...
  • Sisolak uses private security to bar columnist from press event

    03/07/2018 10:34:38 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 1 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | March 6, 2018 | Victor Joecks
    Going to press events is a normal part of my job. What happened Monday — as I walked to a news conference at which Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak announced his education plan — isn’t. Sisolak held the event on the third floor of a building owned by Switch. As I got off the elevator, there were two security guards there and a Sisolak campaign staffer. The staffer asked me to sign in and then walked away in a panic when he realized who I was — a conservative columnist. Sisolak’s communications director, Barb Solish, came out and told me,...
  • Grassley-Graham Memo Affirms Nunes Memo — Media Yawns

    02/10/2018 4:49:48 AM PST · by Rumierules · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/10/2018 | Andrew McCarthy
    We need a full-blown investigation of how the FISA court came to grant warrants to spy on Carter Page. In a word, the Grassley-Graham memo is shocking. Yet, the press barely notices. Rest assured: If a Republican administration had used unverifiable hearsay from a patently suspect agent of the Republican presidential candidate to gull the FISA court into granting a warrant to spy on an associate of the Democratic nominee’s campaign, it would be covered as the greatest political scandal in a half-century. *** We need full disclosure — the warrants, the applications, the court proceedings. No more games. Read...
  • Reporter Asks Why Blacks Don’t Like Trump… Sarah Sanders Eats Him Alive

    01/31/2018 8:36:15 AM PST · by Cheerio · 39 replies
    Western Journalism | January 30, 2018 | Joe Setyon
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had a quick, yet blunt response ready when a reporter asked why so many African-Americans seem to dislike President Donald Trump. During Monday’s news briefing, Yahoo News White House correspondent Hunter Walker posed a race-baiting question to Sanders. “The president has repeatedly touted black unemployment when faced with allegations of racism,” Walker began. “Given those numbers, the low black unemployment, why do you think so many in the African-American community are still so uncomfortable with the president? Sanders quickly admitted she wasn’t qualified to give an accurate answer on behalf of the black...
  • The Press Is Not Above Reproach

    01/19/2018 6:09:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    At the risk of sending the left into a state of apoplexy, a monolithic, biased, renegade, politicized press is a far greater threat to liberty than a president criticizing the media. Like their First Amendment counterparts -- the freedom of religion, the freedom of assembly and the right to petition the government -- the freedoms of speech and the press are an important part of what has made the United States the freest and greatest nation in world history. It is fitting, then, that we elevate them to such venerated status in this country. But it's important that we distinguish...