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Sunday, February 26, 2017

This week in Fake News

The media went into overdrive again to try to discredit President Trump -- and once again failed.

It is almost as if the media were deliberately trying to make him look good.
From Breitbart:
After eight years of Barack Obama putting his office into permanent campaign mode while keeping his campaign machinery in constant operation, NPR is accusing Donald J. Trump of waging  a “permanent campaign.”
Permanent campaign? The 1990s and Dick Morris called. They want their phrase back.

From Bloomberg:
Four NATO Nations Would Pick Russia to Defend Them If Threatened: Poll
And this:
By far the largest number of countries polled chose the U.S. for their go-to defense partner, suggesting that it remains the world’s only military power with truly global reach and alliances.
At the same time, however, China and Russia picked each other, war-torn Ukraine and Iraq split down the middle, while those four members of the U.S.-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia and Turkey -- plumped for Russia.
The poll was taken in December, when Obama was president. And Bloomberg considered no other factors, such as Merkel and other socialist leaders botching Muslim migrants.

But hey, spin everything against Trump.

From the Hill:
Ben Carson, President Trump’s nominee for Housing and Urban Development secretary, was "baffled" by the firing of his close aide for his criticism of Trump during the 2016 campaign, BuzzFeed News reported on Friday.
The piece, published in the Hill two weeks before the election, was headlined: "A Republican asks: Aren't we morally obliged to stand up to Trump?"

I guess by standing up to Trump, he meant begging The Donald for work after the election.

A Democrat quit the CIA to protest the election of a Republican. This was treated as news.
A second Democrat quit the White House to protest the election of a Republican. This was treated as news.

Tweeting that was Katy Tur, who heads NBC's coverage of the White House. No bias at that network.

From Media-ite:
‘I Don’t Know What You’re Referring To’: NBC’s Katy Tur Doesn’t Remember Obama Promising Putin ‘Flexibility’
Maybe she can give Trump a little more flexibility in his next term.

From NBC:
President Trump Officially Won't Be the Shortest-Serving U.S. President
Hey remember when they said this about Obama? Clinton? Carter? Johnson?

From CNN: "Immigrant protected under 'Dreamer' program stays in custody."

From Fox News: "Justice Department says arrested 'Dreamer' has gang ties; lawyers deny allegation."

Same news, different headline. One is from an ideologically driven organization that spins the news to drive its ratings. The other is from Fox News.

From CNN:
Kellyanne Conway, once the most visible spokesperson for the Trump White House, has been sidelined from television appearances for making statements that were at odds with the administration's official stance, White House sources told CNNMoney on Wednesday.

That night she was on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News.

From the Fake News York Times:
White House Bars Times and Other News Outlets From Briefing
Journalists from The New York Times and several other news organizations were prohibited from attending a briefing by President Trump’s press secretary on Friday, a highly unusual breach of relations between the White House and its press corps.
What happened was instead of the daily briefing in the press briefing room, Sean Spicer decided to have a smaller pool of reporters in his office. The Times did not make the cut.

I think I will just end the week there.

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  1. The press is doing the same thing university professors do when they can't have their way. They virtue signal to each other. These news outlets aren't speaking to the country at large because they know we aren't listening. They are sitting in a lounge echoing sentiments back and forth with the rage level going up and up. After a while reasonable people walk away. That's part of how libs have taken over the schools. They have driven the reasonable people out of many major institutions and they can echo to each other as if they are really in power. Sometimes they actually get it. The problem for them is that the reasonable people are still in the country at large. We haven't turned into Sweden, yet.
    And reasonable people can still vote.

  2. "I Was a Muslim in the Trump White House—and I Lasted Eight Days"

    One holdover from the Obama administration left and whined about it, dozens of people arrived to fill slots in the new administration without any fanfare and got down to work. For each person that left, there was someone available to take that person's place. The world moves on. Paint dries. Water boils. Yaaaawwwn.

  3. HAH. The NATO poll was taken when Obama was still president. Shuuuuure that is valid.

    Oh, and yesterday, I overheard someone pumping gas next to me tell someone they didn't like President Trump's hair.

    1. Clown probably had the gas pump nozzle in the coolant inlet. Or his lemonade bottle, if it was a VW.

  4. As the fox said (per Aesop), "Those grapes are sour."

  5. Trump doesn't have to destroy the media brand.

    They're doing just fine by themselves.

  6. It's not the Fake News York Times, Don----it's the Failing New York Times. DJT has branded them with "Failing" the way he branded Killary with "Crooked." If we all refer to the Failing NYT we will make it so!