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Trump says he'll 'open up' libel laws if he's elected - USA Today

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posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 07:21 PM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Well, there's already libel laws in place, but I guess not against the media. For instance, if one goes out saying something negative about someone's business and it's of course not true, but people believe it and their business dies. In that instance, of course they can sue. So, one sees no difference in what Trump is claiming he'll do. One believes the tabloids will be the first to close up shop. Celebrities would most likely be the number one people to endorse this, since it'll allow them to sue the tabloids for their false narratives.

The one thing good about this, honestly, is it would have to undo the NDAA. If you do not know why, it is because it made propaganda legal...

One is pro constitution. So, can't say this is entirely a good thing.

What worries one about this election is one knows about Diebold and delegates. If Trump wins, it might end up like Obama all over again...




posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 09:59 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: Gryphon66

Trump loves to talk trash but, and like any bully, when the tables are turned you see how sensitive he is. He can dish it out but definitely can't take it.

And people really want this weak man to be president. Btw, he fully supports our current Big Brother system. But rights be damned, lets vote for a loud mouth with no vision, just ridiculous empty promises.


So taking it means not being weak ?

Perhaps your ideas of what weakness is make no sense in the true business world.

Why SHOULDN'T he freak out on those who attack him, my goodness you people are bland.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 12:50 AM
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I agree with Trump. The press is free to report truth, they are not free to write hit pieces they know are false to further political agendas.



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 07:30 AM
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a reply to: Aazadan

thanks, sounds like fun..its all meaningless though...the winner is usually picked years before at the Bilderberger meetings...



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 01:10 PM
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Jon Oliver summed Trump up pretty much.

The thing is he says lots of stuff ya know like the one guy in the group who always runs his mouth but never actually does anything.

As Oliver said he has threatened lawsuits tons of times but never done it. Maybe that's all it takes that and using money as a weapon behind his threats.

The guy is always trashing the press but he loves being the center of attention. The thing is one of these days the press is gonna be like ok I'm sick of this guy trashing us let's talk about someone new. #BernieSanders

Sadly Trump knows the hustle and he is doing it to lots of Americans who don't realize. Maybe they need this to learn the hard way. I don't know.

I think it's funny he trashes the media but he lies to the media 70% according to political fact checker Oliver quoted. My fav example is he claimed spending 25 mil of his own money when it was 250,000. Regardless of phoney expenses I guess his motivation is greed yet again.


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posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: Johnathanandheather




The guy is always trashing the press but he loves being the center of attention. The thing is one of these days the press is gonna be like ok I'm sick of this guy trashing us let's talk about someone new. #BernieSanders


No they will do what they always do when they have hit the limit of their ratings with him lol, they will level everything they have against him and totally destroy him for weeks on end, until hes nothing but orange ashes and a foxhair toupe , in a faux leather chair.........

Get ready, because after super Tuesday, its on like Donkey Kong and Trump is in the crosshairs for both the media and Clinton........



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

Trump is Clintons lacky.

His job was to divide and neutralise the GOP for his clinton mates while Hillary was left to focus on neutralising sanders.
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posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
I agree with Trump. The press is free to report truth, they are not free to write hit pieces they know are false to further political agendas.

So; Trump is going to take a swing (or round house punch) at the old establishment of "yellow journalism" FINALLY. At this point in the election cycle I would write in Koko if she could beat Hillary.
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posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 06:57 PM
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The Donald..... what can I say

From 2011
Donald Trump Loses Libel Lawsuit Over Being Called A 'Millionaire'

A New Jersey appeals court has affirmed a lower court's ruling to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought by Donald Trump against a book author who claimed the real estate magnate/reality TV star isn't really a billionaire.


and a recent recap
The Litigious — and Bullying — Mr. Trump

which included an odd incident


On another occasion, after a colleague and I wrote a story about his looming casino bankruptcy, he called to remind me that I’d tried to “extort” an autographed copy of one of his books, How to Get Rich, from him for my mother. When I told him that was unlikely since my mom had been dead for about a decade, Donald didn’t miss a beat. He immediately began speaking glowingly of his private golf course in Westchester, New York, and suggested that we play a round there together sometime soon.


The reporter first wrote in his newspaper about Trump only being a millionaire. Then the book came out.

When Timothy L. O’Brien—then a staff writer at The New York Times—had the temerity to report in the paper of record, on October 23, 2005 (and in his book TrumpNation, published days later), that “three people with direct knowledge of Donald’s finances” had told him Trump was worth “somewhere between $150 million and $250 million,” Trump was incensed, and a few months later filed suit. “By anyone’s standards, this still qualified Donald as comfortably wealthy,” O’Brien continued in the article, “but none of these people thought that he was remotely close to being a billionaire.” Outrageous, countered Trump. “You can go ahead and speak to guys who have 400‑pound wives at home who are jealous of me, but the guys who really know me know I’m a great builder,” he told O’Brien.

source

Donald, Donald.... here's a Snickers bar



posted on Mar, 1 2016 @ 11:52 PM
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originally posted by: Boscowashisnamo

Trump's yammering comes from a place of constitutional ignorance, and it appears he once again engages his mouth before thinking. Doesn't his handlers act in a filter capacity? Does he believe with a lead so big over the other candidates he can verbalize anything that comes to mind and suffer no repercussions? Or is it merely for shock value?


No. He means to say every word he says.

I am not joking, unfortunately, and neither is Trump.
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posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 01:30 AM
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Great, watch mass shootings become a bigger problem than it initially was. Freedom of speech doesn't equal freedom of defamation of character.



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 01:34 AM
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So taking it means not being weak ?

Perhaps your ideas of what weakness is make no sense in the true business world.

Why SHOULDN'T he freak out on those who attack him, my goodness you people are bland.


Maybe if he was low key and kept his big mouth shut he wouldn't have to worry about a big target painted over his back. He's only shooting himself in the foot with his comments.



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 07:41 AM
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Don't do shady crap and people won't have anything negative to say about you. i haven't watched any of this crap this year (thank god) but by what I have heard hasent trump been going around talking crap about all the other Candidates?



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 07:49 AM
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originally posted by: 200Plus
a reply to: Gryphon66


Well if it's a "common sense" change to an existing right provided by the Constitution, the Left should fully support him.


Shouldn't they?



I haven't ever seen anything quite like it in days past. Read an article just this morning about how....Trumps bulling wont work on Clinton. The question was then asked it Don would be able to tone it down.

Don't believe I need to explain this to you but this is a suggestive hit piece. Just because the candy ass press is handling Clinton with really la de da thats what Don should do or we are going to call him bully. What a bunch of two bit crap lousy fat heads. Shows just how deep the press libs are into partisan politics.



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 07:51 AM
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originally posted by: supermilkman

So taking it means not being weak ?

Perhaps your ideas of what weakness is make no sense in the true business world.

Why SHOULDN'T he freak out on those who attack him, my goodness you people are bland.


Maybe if he was low key and kept his big mouth shut he wouldn't have to worry about a big target painted over his back. He's only shooting himself in the foot with his comments.


Bull crap. What a conformist get in line Animal Farm thing to say.



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 08:12 AM
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originally posted by: Johnathanandheather
Jon Oliver summed Trump up pretty much.

The thing is he says lots of stuff ya know like the one guy in the group who always runs his mouth but never actually does anything.

As Oliver said he has threatened lawsuits tons of times but never done it. Maybe that's all it takes that and using money as a weapon behind his threats.





The problem with the lib press is 1) Trump supporters and even others see right through their politically selective character assignation game 2) and they cant believe it so press on down the road exposing their hypocrisy every time they open the flap up against Don. Folks that see this are not going to vote for the candidate who's azz the press covers at any rate, whoever is running.

These are the people that are skilled at making a candidate who very likely compromised american security, broke the law flagrantly while Secretary Of State, look like some sort of cultural super hero and friend of the down trodden. That can turn a very real cloud hanging over her head into the bad guy as if its just the man trying to keep her down.

Oh but they will tell you all about Trumps money and about how he's a racist ect for wanting to clean up our emigration policies and laws. The only reason many people reject Clinton is because they are racist ect, ect and there is so much work left to do. Always the Hero. Anyway folks see through this nonsense.



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 09:06 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Gone are the days of JFK -- a president who asked the press to not hold back with their scrutiny of his administration.



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 11:23 AM
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by open up, I assume he means expanding on to include criticism, satire, mocking, and other freedoms?

I've heard this before...both historically and recently



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: Logarock

It has nothing to do with conformity, its about human nature. Here is an old zen poem to ponder on.

"...so the strong warrior asked Master Hakuin if indeed there was a heaven and a hell, and if so how could he get to heaven and avoid hell?

Master Hakuin being a very wise man, answered the question in a way the warrior would never forget.

Master Hakuin replied, "who are you?" to which the warrior replied, I am the chief samurai warrior of Japan and I work directly with the emperor, I am the leader of all samurai in Japan.

Hakuin laughed and said, you a warrior, you are nothing but talk, you could not save your self never mind our emperor, don't waste my time, go!

At this the warrior was deeply offended and was immediately angry, he drew his sword ready to kill this peasant man in front of him, but just before he made the strike, Hakuin shouted, "Stop!" and continued, "this is hell." The warrior stopped and put his sword back in its sheath and Hakuin smiled as he said "and this is heaven."

The samurai got the message, the master had shown him how his anger was his own hell and his alert consciousness was his own heaven.

He realized that heaven and hell exist within us, it is always a choice as to how we respond to life."

In summation, if you treat people wrong and make derogatory comments about them you don't win their hearts and minds. You create enemies. Enemies that may desire to kill you in fact.

Moral of the story: its all about respect and Donald Trump doesn't understand that concept.



posted on Mar, 2 2016 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Trump needs the MSM.

Without them, he'd be another talking head on "alternative" sites like Breitbart, WND and Natural News.



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