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In Yet Another Attack on the Free Press, Trump Blacklists WaPo for Telling the Truth

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posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 12:17 AM
a bit off topic

maybe intelligence agencies are fed up with
career politicians who covet thrones of power

i would imagine cleaning up after this lot for 50+ years
gets tiring
the pay checks seem less and less worth the hassle

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posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 12:25 AM
a reply to: burdman30ott6

a reply to: theantediluvian Who owns the WaPo? Jeff Bezos owns it... wasn't it just a few months ago that WaPo was accused of heavily skewing news against Bernie Sanders while buttressing Hillary Clinton (a friend of Bezos and recipient of many of his political contributions)?

Please, feel free to convince us that WaPo is anything more than a narrative arm of the Clinton campaign and explain, ESPECIALLY TO THE BERNIE SUPPORTERS, why such a blatantly biased and politically debauched "news" agency should have any right to free access as other news agencies less biased enjoy.

Who owns the Washington Times? The Unitarian Church does. It was founded SPECIFICALLY to push right-wing propaganda. So what? It's still a big newspaper, do you think they should be denied access to the White House? In fact, maybe Fox News shouldn't have had access to the White House for the last 7 years or any other right-wing outlet for that matter.

That's how much sense you make. For a guy who claims to be all about the the Constitution, you certainly have a poorly developed understanding of the role of the free press (meaning "not controlled by the state" — not "impartial") and apparently history since you seem to beleive there was some magical yesteryear when the media lacked bias (LOL).

Queen Trump could become President and only give access to the National Enquirer and I take it, you'd have not a damn thing to say about it? You'd cheer that on?

Excuses, excuses, excuses.

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 12:37 AM
a reply to: theantediluvian

Actually I'd support cutting off ALL corporate media access to the White House, including FOX. Money controls all things, so when the majority share holders of the 5 or so corporate news monopolies are among the largest political donors to party and agenda driven candidates and programs, that's absolutely a wag the dog scene in which the state is controlling the media.

Citizens United, apparently you're now a fan. SMH

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 01:01 AM
a reply to: theantediluvian

Freedom of the press is a precious thing, indeed. But let's read Trump's statement:


The Washington Post unfortunately covers Mr. Trump very inaccurately. Today's headline, "Donald Trump Suggests President Obama Was Involved With Orlando Shooting" is a perfect example. We no longer feel compelled to work with a publication which has put its need for "clicks" above journalistic integrity.

They have no journalistic integrity and write falsely about Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump does not mind a bad story, but it has to be honest. The fact is, The Washington Post is being used by the owners of Amazon as their political lobbyist so that they don't have to pay taxes and don't get sued for monopolistic tendencies that have led to the destruction of department stores and the retail industry.


I think it's fair to not want to work with a publication which has put its need for "clicks" above journalistic integrity.

So where did Donald Trump suggest President Obama was involved in the Orlando shooting? If nowhere, then we can rightfully say this is clickbait, or at the very least, questionable journalism. If that is the case, then Trump is right.
edit on 14-6-2016 by LesMisanthrope because: spelling.

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 01:20 AM

originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: burntheships
a reply to: theantediluvian

Can you point me to the exact quote where Donald Trump
said Obama was responsible?

I can't find it. Thanks.


The quote ain't anywhere to be found.

The Left Wing MSM is dreaming things up again.

:loOh, he insinuated it. Here. Let's face facts. The man's mad.

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 01:25 AM

originally posted by: MystikMushroom

originally posted by: Maverick1

originally posted by: Domo1
You are obsessed with Trump. It's getting sad to watch.


They are a thing, brother.

And Obamaphobes for the last 8 years haven't?!

If there's one thing that came from having him has POTUS, it is now I have a scapegoat for everything big and small. I think he's responsible for my missing socks...

What?! "Bush's fault" didn't work out?

The MSM better get their poop in a pile or Trump will just deal with certain ones he feels are honest.

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 01:28 AM
a reply to: theantediluvian

Well, according to what passes as "Trump Logic" ... you're "pissing off all the right people" LOL.

With Donald J. Trump, we actually have a man who wants to claim tyrannical powers and crush the Constitution underfoot ...

... and his acolytes love him for it, even as they damn President Obama for far lesser things.

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 01:59 AM
Oh, Trump isn't the first one to dump the press he doesn't like.

Obama has an ongoing war with Fox news.

Going as far as keeping them out of the loop about Benghazi.

Obama vs. Fox News -- behind the White House strategy to delegitimize a news organization

Recently, the White House has kept Fox News off of conference calls dealing with the Benghazi attack, despite Fox News being the only outlet that was regularly reporting on it and despite Fox having top notch foreign policy reporters.

How about this?

They have left Chris Wallace’s "Fox News Sunday" out of a round of interviews that included CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS for not being part of a “legitimate” news network. In October 2009, as part of an Obama administration onslaught against Fox News,White House senior adviser David Axelrod said on ABC’s “This Week” that the Fox News Channel is "not really a news station" and that much of the programming is "not really news." Whether you are liberal or conservative, libertarian, moderate or politically agnostic, everyone should be concerned when leaders of our government believe they can intentionally try to delegitimize a news organization they don’t like.

So who cares about that loser newspaper?

Trump isn't even elected yet, wait until he is and watch some real sparks fly!

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 02:00 AM
Maybe he should just use white noise generators to keep ALL reporters out, like Hillary does

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 02:03 AM
a reply to: burgerbuddy

You mean ... your source proving that Fox News was not getting the attention it thought it deserved ... was Fox News?

Can you quote Obama saying he's going to "change the laws" so that Fox News could be sued more easily for things said or published that he doesn't like?

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 02:05 AM
a reply to: theantediluvian

Donald Erdoğan?
Recep Tayyip Trump?

I feel sad for you US citizens, having to "choose" between Trump and Clinton?

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 02:29 AM

originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: theantediluvian

I really have to shake my head at that first comment. What does this person think Donald Trump is going to do to the media if he's elected?


Openly call them out on their perpetual horsecrap. Prove that the media's hysterics are wrong and the idiots who believe it are... uh... idiots. Make the media heads explode. Demonstrate that the liberal monopoly on the press will either come to an end or they'll simply not be granted access. Openly mock them for being a parody of "free media" who do little more than push liberal agendas and control narratives.

Take your pick, bro.

Not only has the media gone looney for the far left but also our schools and universities etc. The left literally has control of almost the entire millenial generation of American youth. Most millenials no nothing more than the crazy far left speak they have been taught their whole lives and think its completely normal. That's the scary part. Just look at all the nuts cheering for socialism.

It's like a plague engulfing the whole nation. We truly are screwed. I can't say i even like Trump...I'm libertarian and wish people woke up years ago, but its a lost cause. Trump is right about this though, the media is garbage! He's totally right by blacklisting them. Screw the media, they are bought and sold by far left BS.
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posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 03:52 AM
a reply to: LesMisanthrope

So where did Donald Trump suggest President Obama was involved in the Orlando shooting?

The thread I created about the remarks.

Donald Trump Just Made Some Shady Insinuations About President Obama and the Orlando Shooting

“Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” Trump said. “People cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on.”

“He doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anybody understands — it’s one or the other and either one is unacceptable,” Trump said Monday.

Video of the phone interview from which the excerpted text is quoted:

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 04:05 AM

originally posted by: Domo1
You are obsessed with Trump. It's getting sad to watch.

They all are. Sad. Low Energy.

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 04:07 AM

Is that the premise here OP?

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 06:30 AM
Never mind that he's doing this because they called him out on the lies in his speech yesterday. Trump is a liar and a believer in stupid conspiracy theories. He's totally uninformed and a cry baby. Yet another reason to laugh in his orange frog face. Last night the pundits were having a ball laughing at him.
He implied that there is something shady with Obama's response and implies that he's not who he says he is and that perhaps he's operating under some kind of agenda. It harkens back to trumps birther blunder.

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 06:34 AM
You guys really go the extra mile defending this clown. I hope you have sturdy shoes. Supporting him you're gonna need them for all the walking back and flipflopping you're going to have to perform.

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posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 06:39 AM
a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

Gosh. Am I the one pussyfooting around? Am I somehow mincing words or beating around the bush? Am I the mealy-mouthed degenerate who can't just come out and say what the hell he means instead of hiding behind a veil of implausible deniability so thin that only the willfully blind couldn't see through it?


Here, let me quote myself so there's absolutely no possibility of confusion about what I'm saying:

He is clearly insinuating that President Obama is somehow complicit if not directly involved in the Orlando attack. For a thin-skinned sue happy whiner who jumps to vexatious litigation at the drop of a hat, he sure doesn't seem to have any problem making very serious, utterly spurious — if not downright slanderous — accusations in the most gutless way possible.

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 06:45 AM
a reply to: carewemust

Panic...ha! The more he acts this way the more sure I am that Hillary's going to be president. He's all but handing it to her.

posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 06:47 AM
a reply to: theantediluvian

I think it would be much easier if you just quoted the part, when Mr Trump allegedly made a direct or indirect connection between obama and the shooting.

You probably thought you were posting this on facebook or some other media outlet, where people don't read context of an article, just a headline.

So, please provide us with an actual prove, and not just make a random assumption of what Mr Trump might have said, and not that "oh i interpret Mr Trumps speech the way I wanted, and not how it actually is..." bs.
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