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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Trump just ripped the press. The public agrees

President Trump held a press conference today and Trumped the Press. He very politely, very firmly, and very accurately pointed out how unfair and hence unpopular the press.

Once again, Donald Trump talked for millions of good, patriotic Americans of all races, religions, and national origins.
Trump said: "Many of our nation's reporters will not tell you the truth. [SNIP] Media speaks for the special interests. [SNIP] The press honestly is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control."

It is.

A new poll shows President Trump has 55% job approval among likely voters.

That shows he has won people over, as he received votes from only 46% of all voters in November.

He has done this despite a media that the public overwhelmingly believes is biased against President Trump. In fact, two years of so many Fake News organizations openly campaigning against him have inoculated him from press criticism.

Great job, idiots.

The Rasmussen Poll has his job approval at 55%/45%.

From Rasmussen:
Nearly half (48%) also believe most reporters are biased against the president. Only 12% think they are biased for Trump, while 31% feel most reporters try to be fair and balanced. Needless to say, Republicans and Democrats strongly disagree in their assessments of the media.
Because readers, viewers, and listeners know there is bias they do not believe the media.

More from Rasmussen:
Among all voters, just 28% rate the media coverage of Trump as good or excellent. Forty-one percent (41%) consider the news coverage of the president-elect to be poor. 
This bleeds over to media sources.

From Rasmussen:
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America’s intelligence agencies have their own political agenda. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and think they generally perform impartially. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided.
In summary, instead of holding the president in check, the media has beclowned itself because it has cried Hitler way too many times.

Blame the distrust on both the saccharine coverage of Obama and the toxic coverage of President Trump for the press making itself impotent.

The press looks like a pack of cat ladies with their hair afire rattling against CIA satellites reading their minds.

And every day, these cat ladies indignantly and defiantly mount their soap boxes to spew their new day's raging incoherences, as if anyone is listening besides the ever-decreasing number of diehard Democrats.

Sadly, this hurts the good reporters -- and there are some -- who try to do the right thing.


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  1. "...Sadly, this hurts the good reporters -- and there are some -- who try to do the right thing...."

    Who? Name some names. Offhand, I can only think of Salena Zito.

    1. I'm sure there are many. But they are keeping in deep cover for now. Living in a deep blue state I could not put my Trump bumper sticker on my car because I can't afford the vandalism from the party of peace and tolerance. I have been wearing my MAGA hat, always trying to remember that I could be sucker punched at any time. On the other hand, it's gotten lots of comments from complete strangers: "Love your hat!"

    2. Maybe the MSM might have a greater chance of making their Hitler mud stick if they weren't constantly doing that Joseph Goebbels (Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda) thing.

    3. Cheryl Attkisson is pretty solid. She had to quit CBS when they objected to her telling the truth.

      But you're right: there aren't many.

  2. Haven't trusted the media for 16+ years.

  3. Nobody forced the MSN to drink the Obama Kool-Aid. They are getting exactly what they deserve. With any luck there will be a bunch of them looking for work soon. Hopefully in another field - say, picking up litter along the roads. - Elric

    1. If the paper they're picking up smells of fish, sounds like the news cycle for them is complete.

  4. Just waiting for the next Trump tweet: "Hey, Mainstream Media, I got me 55% approval. How are your numbers, numbnuts?"

  5. This was a Masterful Use of the Bully Pulpit. Did Trump get a couple things wrong, like most electoral college votes? Yeah. Will the press hype that? Yeah. So What. Our President bitch slapped the press into next week, was funny and having a great while doing it. Any problems most of the press now has they brought on themselves. My guess is this plays out very well for Trump.


    1. If anyone missed that fantastic WH Press Conference, they've got it over at the Treehouse (along with a lot of great comments- and the "live stream" is now the video.)

      I only intended to watch a couple of minutes of it, but oh boy! What a masterful job Pres. Trump did! Gave it to the #LyingMedia right to their faces, chapter and verse! Don't miss it!

  6. Vintage Trump. More please! Perfect going into the rally.

    Wish the GOP House would start climbing on board faster. The more we do, the more we win, the most support gets built.

    Could be an awesome 15 months heading into mid-term elections.

  7. That was an epic woodshedding.

    Really large water soaked wood--never breaks or splits.

    Wait 'till Saturday in Melbourne.

    Don makes an important note about that 55%. Write it down.

  8. Reading Trump the Establishment.
    "Without lying about your score, golf is just hitting tiny balls."
    Trump just got a little more practice at hitting some today.

  9. Thank you sir. May THEY have another, sir!!!!!!

  10. Watched the whole thing. Enjoyed every minute.

  11. That was an epic beat-down. Trump came to kick ass and chew bubblegum and he was all out of bubblegum.

  12. Trump is making one mistake: instead of constantly framing the bias of the press as something that's personal to him, he should be saying that press bias is bad for the entire country. If he makes the issue too much about himself for too long, at some point people will begin to tune him out as a chronic complainer. After all, they'll say, no one FORCED him to run for the office. If he can't stand the heat, he should get outta the kitchen. People can't help themselves; after a while, they get tired of the same ole, same ole.

  13. Trump needs to hold his next presser in primetime. All the people who have to work in the day will get a chance to see it live---the networks will have to pre-empt the programs they spent million$ on---they'll lose the money for the commercials the presser will pre-empt as well---and when the talking heads come on after the presser to pontificate and slag DJT viewers will be rolling their eyes and thinking "what were they watching? And where does this mindset come from??"