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Friday, January 26, 2018

Fake News distracts from Trump's triumph in Davos

All eyes were on President Donald John Trump as he arrived at the World Economic Summit.

America leads from the front again.





The Islamic State is evaporating.

Kim Jong Un is making nice.

The world economy is booming.

"Attendees held up their cellphones and swarmed toward Mr. Trump as he entered the conference hall. Asked by reporters if he hoped to be received warmly at the forum, Mr. Trump gestured to the crowd following him and said, 'I already am. Take a look — you tell me,'" the Washington Times reported.

"Asked about his message to the world’s financial and political leaders, Mr. Trump said, 'Peace and prosperity.'"

Even CNN had to admit that "Trump Gets Rock-Star Treatment at Davos."

The rest of the mainstream media fumed. So, to distract attention from Trump's triumph, the New York Times made up a story and placed it as its lead story on Page One today: "Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit."

It was a lie, an outrageous Fake News fabrication that cited no one on the record.

The person the Times asserts that threatened the president -- Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel -- was not quoted or apparently given a chance to respond to this story.

This is not journalism.

This is fiction.

Anonymous sources are unacceptable as sources. Until someone is willing to state on the record that something is true all you are doing is rumor-mongering -- something Pope Francis denounced recently as a sin.

I don't care if you are the New York Times. The rules apply to all, equally.

Today, Trump called the Times out.

"Fake news, folks. Fake news. Typical New York Times fake stories," Trump told reporters.

Trump has said many times that the leaks are real, the news is fake.

I would add, the media no longer cares.

"In 2017, the media and Democratic Party officials defined Fake News as websites that look like news sites but disseminate information that is false or misleading. They included satirical sites," I wrote to begin Fake News Follies of 2017, which I plan to publish next week.

"President Trump and his supporters defined Fake News as news organizations that deliberately disseminated false stories. They did not include satirical sites.

"I define Fake News as the fog of war. In 2017, much of the political media chose to go to war with Donald John Trump. They did not choose wisely."

The press is a mess.

Most journalists no longer share American values with their viewers, listeners, and readers. They try to condense the Constitution into the First Amendment, and then only acknowledge free speech and a free press.

The journalists covering the president often show a contempt for him that exceeds partisanship. Katy Tur who covered his election for NBC openly admits she is revolted by him. Her reward was an anchorship on MSNBC.

This is not right. We deserve a press worthy of a great nation -- not some second-rate propaganda peddling one expects in a Third World country.

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30 comments:

  1. Maybe we should start treating the First Amendment more like the Second.
    Consider Speech Safety Laws, kinda like Gun Safety Laws. Pull someones right to speech the way we pull someone's right to possess arms. Maybe you get a felony conviction for X. Because of the felony conviction, you lose your right to express yourself freely. After a while, you can petition the government for the return of your right to free speech.
    You get the idea.

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    1. Or maybe just disarm the intemperate by ripping their tongues out.

      What do ya think ... too subtle?

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    2. Some people should have their thumbs amputated to keep them from texting.

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  2. Sooner or later, the Fake News Four-Flushers will wake up to the fact that human-wave assaults on Trump’s position just don’t work.

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  3. Today's Top News:

    Trump wanted to fire Mueller, but he didn’t. Which somebody who was there told somebody who wasn’t there who told a reporter who told everybody. And Trump denies it, so you know it must be true. I can’t wait until some Democrat demands a special prosecutor.

    This is triple-hearsay. Even if true, so what? It isn’t a crime. It isn’t an impeachable offense. Maybe if he had actually fired Mueller there would have been a politcal price to pay, but he didn’t do it.

    In other important news, apparently the curator of the Guggenheim thought it would be a funny joke to offer to loan the White House a gold-plated toilet. Ha ha. (eyeroll) And that guy who wrote a book full of lies about Trump now claims The Donald is banging Nikki Haley. And Melania Trump is in Florida, so she must be mad at her husband for banging that pornstar too.

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    1. Agree. I watch the noodle heads on the tube convicting Trump of obstruction for "thinking" about dumping Mueller. Lets convict and put away everyone that has thought about robbing a bank while were at it. Say goodbye to probably half of all Americans. Or is Pre-crime actually here?

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  4. PravdAmerika could not report the truth if it bit them on the backside. President Trump's advance team made an excellent impression on the panels, loaded the bases, and set the President up for a grand slam. His speech hit it out of the park. Quite impressive. A lot of corporations will soon be investing in the U.S. MAGA. - Elric

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  5. Arthur Sulzberger Fellates Dog.

    This headline is just as true as any headline on the NYT. All the news that's fit to print.

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    1. Hahahaha, Doc! I mean, ewww, that's gross.

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  6. The readership of the NYT is one big political circle jerk. Who outside that circle cares what they print?

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  7. The grey lady has turned into a grey whore.

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    1. She always was. Google Walter Duranty.

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  8. Shouldn’t “Anonymous Sources” be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize?

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  9. Already a mountain of material for “Fake News Follies of 2018”. Glad you dates the title so you can run the series through 2025 and beyond.

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    1. Hear, hear! Don should trademark it while he's at it.
      ---Fred

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  10. We have a press worthy of a great nation, but it's not on television, or in print. It's right here, with people like you, Don. Thanks for all you do, and keep up the good work!

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    1. Bigly second that post, Jack! Big D: Doing the job the "professionals" can't even manage.

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  11. Be sure to tell us when we can send your our money for the book!

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  12. It's pretty bad when Faux News Channel (Trump State TV) can confirm the Mueller attempted firing. While Trump is abroad supposedly promoting US commerce, it seems appropriate to learn he tried to pull off his own Saturday night massacre. Trump definitely should try for the Nixon trifecta by giving us the double v sign and a "I'm not a crook". So much MAGA.

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    1. "Faux"? That's French, isn't it?

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    2. Don must be bigtime since the SorosBots have got him on the daily to-do-while-I'm-in-mom's-basement list.
      ---Fred

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  13. When Trump was in the middle of a very successful trip to Asia, did the press faithfully report on his success? Or, true to form, did they monomaniacally obsess over whether he dumped a bunch of fish food into a koi pond?

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  14. Trump also got Rock Star treatment in the new Netflix documentary, "The Confidence Man."

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    1. Have you thought about talking to your doctor about mood enhancers?

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  15. How do I love Mr. T? Let me count the ways...

    Way 472 - "I already am." Hahaha!!

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  16. Trump was right during the campaign. The victim of fake news, slander, etc should be able to sue the perpetrator. I would add, the standard for intent should be lowered as I understand the bar is set high for intent and motive.

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