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originally posted by: theantediluvian
He could shoot somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue and the faithful cultists would attack the media for its lack of professionalism if they showed a picture of the victim's bloody sneakers.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
originally posted by: TinySickTears
originally posted by: seasonal
Both these guys needs to up their professionalism,
my favorite part.
no problem with trumps professionalism though huh?
Trump is not being paid to be a journalist...
As a journalist Fareed has gone completely off the rails and pretty much destroyed his credentials as a serious journalist... I doubt the enquirer would hire this guy... if CNN ever drops him his career is toast for anything beyond blog posts.
originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: seasonal
Thing is, Fareed is probably somewhat correct. A lot of Trump's success is built on his ability to harvest BS, throw it and make it stick.
How's that really any different from the usual US politician?
originally posted by: Bobaganoosh
a reply to: theantediluvian
If he shot Fahreed Zakaria or Don Lemon, I would be really cool with that.
All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said he was not a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of the Iran-Contra deal; there’s evidence he was. Bill Clinton said he did not have sex with that woman; he did, or close enough. Lying in politics transcends political party and era. It is, in some ways, an inherent part of the profession of politicking.
But Donald Trump is in a different category. The sheer frequency, spontaneity and seeming irrelevance of his lies have no precedent. Nixon, Reagan and Clinton were protecting their reputations; Trump seems to lie for the pure joy of it. A whopping 70 percent of Trump’s statements that PolitiFact checked during the campaign were false, while only 4 percent were completely true, and 11 percent mostly true. (Compare that to the politician Trump dubbed “crooked,” Hillary Clinton: Just 26 percent of her statements were deemed false.)
"You can't con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on."