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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

How to protect reporters

CNN personality Wolf Blitzer last week asserted Trump endangers reporters by pointing out their bias.

Via CNN, Blitzer to Kellyanne Conway, a Trump campaign official: "Are you comfortable with the attacks he's launched against the news media? (Trump calls the media) 'low lives' and uses all sorts of ugly words, are you comfortable with that?

"You know what worries me -- and I'm not objective on this because I'm on the Steering Committee on the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and I really believe in a free press and I'm sure you do as well -- but the working journalists, the embeds who are traveling with them all the time, they go to all these rallies, they're in this pen, he points to them, he sort of eggs the crowd on to go after them. They're a lot of young journalists, they're scared sometimes."

Conway: "I respect them all."

Blitzer (interrupting): "He shouldn't be doing that. I mean, can you talk to him? And say to him, 'Mr. Trump, we only have a few days left, these are hardworking young journalists, they deserve to have some security,' if you will, because some of those Trump supporters out there, they get pretty nasty with what they're screaming at these young people."

Basloney. Blitzer is playing politics. No reporter has been physically attacked at a rally. Their lives are not in jeopardy and he knows it.

If Blitzer wants to stop Americans from complaining about the press, then I suggest Mister Steering Committee do something about it -- and demand straight and honest reporting.

The people he should upbraid are not the victims of the campaign of smears by "reporters," but the reporters themselves.

Journalists no longer are respected in this country because so many of them have turned into anti-American social justice warriors.

For example, some reporters seemed to side with rioters and looters in Ferguson. Indeed, their error-prone reports and outright lies about "hands up" are a reason the town was nearly destroyed by violent rioters, whom the media portrayed as mere "protesters."

Blitzer, CNN, and the pro-Clinton reporters covering Trump fool no one.

From the Hill:
The American public thinks the media wants Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to win by an almost 10-to-1 margin, according to a new poll.
The Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Friday asks, "Who do you think the media, including major newspapers and TV stations, would like to see elected president: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?"
Of the 1,000 adults surveyed, 75.9 percent answered Clinton, while just 8 percent picked Trump, the Republican nominee. Just more than 16 percent of respondents chose either "neither" or "undecided."
And there is this:
Trump has repeatedly complained the media is against him.
“It’s the greatest pile-on in American history," Trump told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday.
"I go to rallies and they're starting to hate the media because they see it's all a big lie. Not all, but a lot of it’s a big lie.”
Blitzer's attempt to silence a critic is anti-free speech. But then the press seems to hate free speech as much as it hates the truth these days.

Reporters get a special place -- respect and privilege -- only when they earn it. They lost that respect after years of pushing anti-capitalistic pap and creating controversies out of nothing (Romney's drove with a dog carrier on the car's roof) while ignoring the devastation of NAFTA, Obamacare, and the VA.

Trump stands up to these frauds. Instead of blaming Trump, Blitzer should demand that journalists stop trying to slant the news.

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25 comments:

  1. Amendment I

    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

    The press (mainstream media) has the right to print or broadcast anything they like, even if it is incorrect or untrue. However, the information consuming public has the right to see through the lies and spin and tell the press to jump off a cliff. Then stop watching, listening, and reading the lies and spin and watch them wither on the vine. That seems about the only way to suitably chastise them for their misdeeds. - Elric

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    1. The problem today is that corporate owned media are fed by the consumers who buy products even if they never watch a minute of BS. Then, when the public in outrage boycotts a product line, the corporate devils buy a competitors line and push that for profit all the while not letting the mostly uninformed buyers know that product B is now product A in alternative dress.
      We blame the media, but it is the corporate powers who control them that are the root of the problem.

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  2. Who trusts the media these days? It seems, only the Dems.

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  3. A decade ago I cut the TV cable; found that almost everything I want to see is on the Net, even clips of most TV 'news' shows. I'm glad I did that, and highly recommend everyone cut the cable, because the various networks get paid a portion of your cable fee, regardless of whether you watch them or not. Deprive the beast of the blood it craves, and maybe it will become tameable!

    That said, I find Wolf Blitzer egregiously bad at interviews on the clips I've seen: he talks over people, he won't allow them to finish whatever point they're trying to make, and he keeps right on with his agenda no matter what. He interviewed Rudy Guliani, who devastated Blitzer, but Blitzer apparently didn't notice and kept trying to hammer home the points that Guliani had already demolished. Talk about single-minded advocacy!

    The whole thing had me SMH as to why anyone would ever watch his show. Robbie the Robot had a lot more honesty and personality!

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  4. Look, when it comes to mainstream media reporters, are you going to gainsay Leviticus?

    "And every crawling thing which crawleth on the earth shall be an abomination"

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  5. Ironic the candy ass is named Wolf.

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  6. It would be hilarious if a bunch of Trump supporters showed up around the media with dark sunglasses and a sign saying "And we're all out of bubblegum".

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  7. It's hard to believe that Wolf got his start as a "Scud Stud" during the first Gulf War.

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    1. Now when you consider that Patriots shot the asses off Scuds.

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    2. Was he the macho reporter who was upset that the French woman took his chair in the bunker?

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    3. You're thinking of Arthur Kent who wussed out of covering A-stan.

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  8. If these "journolist"s can't take it, they shouldn't lie.

    I am so glad Donald Trump stands up to these people.

    We haven't seen anything like this since Reagan.

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  9. When George (I work for the Clintons, really) Stephanopolous fronts ABC news and tries to sound un-biased...

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  10. Need your help, friends. Should I even bother searching out an unbiased TV station to watch the election results next Tuesday or should I just follow it via Drudge or some such. Cause I sure as hell ain't gonna endure the gleam in Megyn's eyes as she reports a Clinton victory in some state. That shit just ain't gonna happen...

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    1. I expect Vodkapundit Stephen Green will do that.

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    2. If you fear a Trump loss and don't want to endure the smirking of the lying-media, theconservativetreehouse.com will have links to election status pages.

      I'm expecting a landslide victory by Trump, so I plan to channel surf to enjoy the Demomedia and NeverTrump mourning.  And don't forget the Harpy's concession speech.  That will be worth watching.

      Steve in Greensboro

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    3. I too am expecting a Trump blowout. I plan on watching the implosion on MSNBC as they will be the most entertaining losers.

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  11. Greg Nemesis, Hubris NMNovember 2, 2016 at 6:14 PM

    Give every damn "journalist" in the country a good beating and you will be far more right than wrong. and no one will shed a single tear for the fukkers.

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  12. Hey Blitzer, you crapweasel, in the real world if you are a lying deceitful phony, you will get by with it for only so long and might get punched in the face for it. Welcome to the real world. The mainstrea media are flat out liars and 100% in the bag for hillary, which is not their job. You better watch it Wolf, you aren't well liked and neither are your fellow communists. The game is up, you worm

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  13. Honest reporters would be in no danger, except from their publishers. And the current administration, of course.

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