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President’s abuse of the press is violative of his oath of office and is grounds for impeachment

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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 05:59 PM
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The press is protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Members of the press are free to criticize the government and even the President, his policies and his actions.

The press’s coverage can be “hard hitting,” and this is exactly the type of reporting that the framers of the Constitution had in mind for protections when devising the Bill of Rights.

When the press hits the President hard it’s O.K., but when the President hits back “10 times harder,” it is NOT O.K. because this is threatening, inhibiting, and controlling of the media and highly violative of the First Amendment protections for the press.

If the President engages in this type of behavior, striking back 10 times as hard, then he violates his Oath of Office to defend and protect the Constitution which includes the right of the press to criticize and call the President every name in the book and to even call his sanity into question .

The President, once more, has provided his to opponents one more point, just more grounds to be included in a draft of Articles of Impeachment.



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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:02 PM
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How are you measuring the amount of force he is using? Where did this "10 times as hard" come from?


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: theworldisnotenough

How do you measure "10 times as harder"? See the logical fallacy in your presentation?


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:04 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: theworldisnotenough

How do you measure "10 times as harder"? See the logical fallacy in your presentation?



"10 times harder" is the measure and characterization of the President's actions that came RIGHT OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE ITSELF.


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: theworldisnotenough

You do realize that the 1st Amendment also applies to President Trump, right? He likewise has the right to criticize the press, call them every name in the book and question their sanity, too, if he wants.


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:05 PM
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Oh, Dear God.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:05 PM
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Hiding in plain site too!

Meddling
Interfering
Collusion


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:05 PM
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The man is not fit for the office of President. You need to be both thick skinned and a voice of reason. Which he is neither. I identify as neither democrat or republican so this isn't some liberal rant. I am just appalled by his actions. He has made America the laughing stock of the world. My greatest fear is that he will get us into a nuclear war. As much as I love the Fallout series of videogames, I have no desire to actually live it.



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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: theworldisnotenough

The press seems to be 'thin skinned'.


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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originally posted by: vor78
a reply to: theworldisnotenough

You do realize that the 1st Amendment also applies to President Trump, right? He likewise has the right to criticize the press, call them every name in the book and question their sanity, too, if he wants.


The President is not a private citizen. He is part of the government.

The Bill of Rights was meant to protect the citizenry against the government, not the other way around.

The President is entitled to rebut with facts. Not entitled to abuse.


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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What's disturbing to me is that he focuses on it at all.

He needs to be Presidential. Put his best foot forward at all times and the rest will follow. Let the press be the press, let them talk and argue and spin circles all they want. It's their job, not the President's.

His need to hit back only shows his lack of control. He's a knee waiting to be hit with a little rubber hammer so he can plant his ten-ton foot up someone's arse.

Bleh.



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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originally posted by: vor78
a reply to: theworldisnotenough

You do realize that the 1st Amendment also applies to President Trump, right? He likewise has the right to criticize the press, call them every name in the book and question their sanity, too, if he wants.


And it's apparently just peachy to get a hummer at the desk
In the circular office

Aim small miss small


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:07 PM
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a reply to: theworldisnotenough

Listen, keep up - Impeachment?? - ain't nobody got time for Dat!!

Mad Max has a NEW MISSION - get on board already Mr late-to-the-party.






posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:07 PM
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They took our jobs!
Derk er der!



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:07 PM
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Really? No, just, no.


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: iWontGiveUP
Hiding in plain site too!

Meddling
Interfering
Collusion



Yes, that is exactly what the DNC did to Bernie.
In plain sight...



posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:12 PM
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lololol


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:12 PM
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originally posted by: PorteurDeMort
The man is not fit for the office of President. You need to be both thick skinned and a voice of reason. Which he is neither. I identify as neither democrat or republican so this isn't some liberal rant. I am just appalled by his actions. He has made America the laughing stock of the world. My greatest fear is that he will get us into a nuclear war. As much as I love the Fallout series of videogames, I have no desire to actually live it.



MIddle finger to what the world thinks.

A president does not have to be thick skinned. Quite a few have hit the press back at times. Sometimes you need a unreasonable man to get results too.

As to the op. No its nto a impeachable offense to give his opinion. he has not stopped them from reporting anything.
And press briefings are a privilidge not a right. Its private property and they are there at the pleasure of the president. Stopping the briefings would be legal.


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: theworldisnotenough

He still has the same 1st Amendment rights as a citizen as anyone else, regardless of his office. He can be as critical of them and their coverage as he wants to be as long as he's not using the power of the presidency to force them to report news in his favor.


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posted on Jun, 30 2017 @ 06:17 PM
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Dear god... the left with their impeachments.



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