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Monday, July 09, 2018

Trio of Fake News

A false rumor says President Trump is kicking immigrants out of the Army for no reason at all. Another falsehood holds that President Trump opposes breast-feeding. Another lie implies that President Trump falsely took credit for aid in rescuing the trapped soccer players

The sources of these Fake News rumors are not anonymous bloggers but rather, in order, the Associated Press, the New York Times, and The Hill.

These are lies designed to give the diminishing number of anti-Trump extremists, and Never Trumpers a rationalization for their obsessed hatred of the man and increasingly, the nation he serves.

The Fake Newsers just want a catchy headline that misleads but sticks in the mind. If you hate President Trump, this gives you reason to continue your crusade against the duly elected president who carried more states than Obama.

"AP NewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits" was the headline. The story said, "Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged," the Associated Press reported.

But the truth is, the promise is that they will get a chance at citizenship -- if they pass a background check.

The Associated Press broke the story late Friday, based on what open borders immigration lawyers told them.

On Monday, the New York Post -- one of the few remaining conservative newspapers in America -- gave readers the rest of the story.

"But the Defense Department said the 40 or so prospective enlistees were likely among 1,100 people in a 'delayed entry program' and in the process of undergoing a “suitability review” that is similar to a background check," the Post reported.

The FBI does background checks on all recruits.

A Pentagon spokeswoman told the newspaper, "They weren’t actually in the service and they were receiving their adjudication from that process. For some reason those individuals, after that suitability review, were determined to be not eligible to serve in the Army."

Being a nephew of Osama bin Laden might get you discharged.

The New York Times then gave us, "U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials."

The story implied that President Trump opposed nursing to sell baby formula. He tweeted back today, "The failing NY Times Fake News story today about breast feeding must be called out. The U.S. strongly supports breast feeding but we don’t believe women should be denied access to formula. Many women need this option because of malnutrition and poverty."

We developed infant formula because many women were malnourished. Also, it is more convenient.

Finally, the Hill tweeted, "Trump praises US for unspecified role helping Thai government rescue boys from cave."

But the story it linked said, "A U.S. military official told CNN that 36 Pacific Command personnel are involved in the operation, including 12 search-and-rescue divers, as well as staff from the U.S. Embassy."

Whose story was that? The Hill's.

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17 comments:

  1. pull their press credentials at the WH.

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    1. YES

      Also no Press Credentials if your name even rhymes with "Acosta".

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  2. Which is why we call them "enemedia". Agree, there should be a penalty like suspension of credentials.
    JimNorCal

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    1. Enemamedia?

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    2. Well, enemy media but your "enema" media has a certain apropos odor to it as well!
      JimNorCal

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    3. Because they are $hitty and a$$holes.

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  3. “These are lies designed to give the diminishing number of anti-Trump extremists, and Never Trumpers a rationalization for their obsessed hatred of the man and increasingly, the nation he serves.”. Don

    “They become first bitter, and then resentful, and then revengeful, and then cruel, and there’s plenty of places to go past cruel. That’s just where you start, if you’re really on a downhill path.” Jordan Peterson

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  4. They make a dunghill and call it news.

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  5. Another Rodney Dangerfield joke - “my mother didn’t breastfeed me. She said she just wanted to remain friends”.

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    1. I always remember his gag that went:

      “Some people were born on the right side of the tracks, some people were born on the wrong side of the tracks, I was born in the toughest place of all ... straight down the MIDDLE of the tracks!”

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  6. "We developed infant formula because many women were malnourished. Also, it is more convenient."
    From a mother's perspective, if you can do it, usually nursing is the most convenient option.

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    1. That of course depends on what the definition of "most convenient" is. It's more convenient insofar as that then the mother doesn't have to deal with bottles and other such paraphernalia, but less convenient in that she has to remain fairly close to the baby, rather than being able to leave him/her with her husband, a family member or a babysitter.

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    2. She can pump and leave bottles with the babysitter.

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    3. Well, then, that’s less convenient than leaving it to the babysitter to prepare the bottle, no?

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  7. I think I was breast fed until my molars started coming in, but I could be mistaken. The Onion can't top reality now.

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  8. Nothing new, the liberal media has to tell their lies and report bias stories or their elitist masters in the liberal party won't pat them on the head and say "Good boy".

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