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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Press worries we are catching on

Multiple examples of anti-Trump Fake News does not bother the people who run the Hill.

This does:
Media errors give Trump fresh ammunition


The only journalistic standard these days is don't get caught.

But catching the bias is easy as shooting fish in a barrel.

From the Hill:
Together, the corrections and retractions amount to only a few stories out of the thousands published every day. But the high-profile nature of the errors hurts the media's credibility at a time when the press is under more scrutiny than ever before, giving new political ammunition to critics of the mainstream press.
Falsely accusing a top aide of being in cahoots with a Russian bank, reporting a non-existent meeting between the EPA administrator and Dow Chemical, and saying that all the national intelligence agencies are investigating the president are not a few "errors" as the Hill called them.

They are libels.

Instead of finding Marxist journalism professors to sugarcoat this, the Hill ought to be condemning the libels by CNN and the Associated Press.

Journalists may not think President Trump deserves accuracy, but the American people do.

The biggest threat to a free press is the press itself. Pissing away credibility built over the past century is not only irresponsible but not something today's managers should be allowed to do.

Trump is the victim here -- not the liars who make up Fake News.




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30 comments:

  1. The American people are the victims. Trump is the one standing between us and anarchy. He is the knight slaying the fiery dragon, the good Samaritan stepping in to stop the assault.
    Victim? No, Hero, yes.
    GOD, bless President Donald John Trump. Bring foolishness upon those who would seek to harm your people.

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  2. What Don said. The media are continually giving us just one more (and another more) reason to despise them, and another, and another...

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  3. One of the main reasons people reacted so strongly against the old regime in France was because the privileged classes allowed for no freedom of conscience. The ferocity shown the Bastille was a result of decades of imprisonments enforced by lettres de cache. This system of doxxing people and having them lose their jobs over having un-PC opinions is the modern version of the same thing. I've said before that what we are seeing in our culture is a funky replay of the French revolution. Our privileged classes had better wake up to this.

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    1. The analogy is valid, but don't hold your breath thinking they'll wake up. They are afraid of the French Revolution and think redistribution to the oppressed will save them from becoming Marie Antoinette. How comical.

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    2. Law Professor Reynolds. the libertarian Instapundit, is becoming more radicalized seemly every day by the Left. He added this to the link on his website: "Just remember, you’re setting the stage for a similar campaign of massive resistance to the next Democrat in the White House. And it may not be limited to the bureaucracy. I mean if this sort of thing is okay, why not refusal to pay taxes, or a Tea Party mob occupying the White House? And that’s just at the top of the slippery slope of “resistance.” At the bottom? Bureaucrats and politicians hanging from lampposts while their families try to evade the mobs. Is this really where you want to go, lefties?

      And if you think this is “special” because you think Trump is unfit for office, what about the majority of Americans who think the federal government operates without the consent of the governed? If bureaucrats are free to ignore the law, why should they listen to bureaucrats? Do you really want to live in a Kurt Schlichter novel?" (People's Republic)

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    3. Law Professor Reynolds. the libertarian Instapundit, is becoming more radicalized seemly every day by the Left. He added this to the link on his website: "Just remember, you’re setting the stage for a similar campaign of massive resistance to the next Democrat in the White House. And it may not be limited to the bureaucracy. I mean if this sort of thing is okay, why not refusal to pay taxes, or a Tea Party mob occupying the White House? And that’s just at the top of the slippery slope of “resistance.” At the bottom? Bureaucrats and politicians hanging from lampposts while their families try to evade the mobs. Is this really where you want to go, lefties?

      And if you think this is “special” because you think Trump is unfit for office, what about the majority of Americans who think the federal government operates without the consent of the governed? If bureaucrats are free to ignore the law, why should they listen to bureaucrats? Do you really want to live in a Kurt Schlichter novel?" (People's Republic)

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    4. It's a helluva book that makes clear: You do not want to live in a Kurt Schlichter novel

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  4. One year ago, who would have considered Chris Matthews and crew the saner of the cable "news" networks.

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  5. Well, never forget - it 'ain't' a new thing:

    Walter "that's the way it is" Cronkite cost us Vietnam - and countless American lives.

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  6. Right about now CNN's market value to AT&T is $1. Jeff Zucker better have a golden parachute clause in his contract, because he is going to find out what happens when the eject button is pressed at Mach 2.

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  7. The MSM are such hamateurs (sic).

    If they wanted to frame Trump, why attempt to do it with such ridiculous things as Russian plots, etc. They scream and carry on with stuff that would make the script writers of Flash Gordon feel inadequate.

    They don't do subtle, do they? Sign of immaturity, eh? Excusable, mebbe, in a cub reporter, but it don't sit very well on anyone over thirty.

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  8. Hysterics. It's an old word. But a useful one.

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  9. Journalists may not think President Trump deserves accuracy, but the American people do

    And that's not even getting to the fact that Trump deserves every bit of the same deference from the MSM Obama received for 8 years.

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    1. Yeah Zeb, I'm waiting for some reporter to ask Mr. T if he slept well, which was a question lobbed at The Black Jesus. But, as the late GREAT Buddy Holly sang, "That'll be the day-y-y, When I die."

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  10. Aww guys. My local paper ran a nice sweet human interest story about my Dad in about 1955. The only problem was it was a total fabrication. That's when I learned about fake news.

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  11. They are all SCUM, and deserve EVERY SINGLE THING that happens to them
    Better strap your headgear on girls; its gonna get bumpy from here

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  12. Mean Girls (any gender) of the Media have been shown to have the same outfit designer as an apocryphal Emperor (as in New Clothes).
    Having been laid bare to all but themselves they keep doubling down.
    MOST entertaining!

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  13. When has the "liberal" press ever been credible? Walter Duranty? Alger Hiss/Joseph McCarthy? Vietnam?

    They've only ever given an impression of credibility to the already-brainwashed.

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  14. Linked at Instapundit at 9:34PM

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  15. From now on if I find a TV tuned to CNN in a public place I will try to unplug it. Silence beats lies.

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  16. What's really funny about that article, Don, is that the only tag The Hill gives it is . . . wait for it . . . Michelle Obama.

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    1. I saw that. I should have mentioned it. Eye for detail

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    2. Oh Lord. Obviously the press is still praying the rosary to that woman. Hail Moochelle, full of grace, blessed is thy #bringbackourgirls sign, etc.

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  17. At doctor's offices and the like I often ask the receptionist if she can turn it off (if no one appears to be watching.) They often do, or at least turn the sound off.

    Not once has anyone complained nor have any subsequent arrivals asked that it be turned back on.

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    1. I'd high five you if I was there!

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    2. Available online, a key chain TV clicker that scans though all the codes to turn those annoying devices off.

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  18. The sycophants at The Hill pretending the non stop deluge of the fake Russian scandal amounts only "to a few stories."

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