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originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: Quantumgamer1776
Oh it's fake alright, and completely unprofessional.
I watched it myself, Trump suggested Japan should purchase US military hardware-that's it! As for the koi pond I am highly dubious of that and even my most trusted news resources never reported that. Does CNN stand for Co fabricated News Network?
I don't like Trump but i will say if I were him i'd be p!$$ed because none of that happened; he merely made a dissimilar gesture and as someone who wishes to pursue a career in the media, there are not enough facepalms to go around.
originally posted by: Quantumgamer1776
Two fake scandals went viral today after news organizations selectively edit film and quote Trump out of context.
The fishy story began overnight Sunday, when CNN circulated a deceptively edited video that appeared to show Trump, who was feeding koi fish with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, simply dumping his box of fish food into the pond. The apparent breach of fish-feeding protocol immediately went viral, as Trump was seen as too impatient to thoughtfully spoon the fish food into the pond, as Abe was doing.
The only problem is that ... it's all untrue.
As the non-edited video below shows, both leaders casually spooned fish food to the koi; after doing so for approximately 30 seconds, Abe dumped the remainder of his box into the pond; Trump, following Abe's lead, then does the same.
The other fake scandal concerns Trump apparently suggesting to Abe that Japan should build cars in the United States and create American jobs, rather than import them from Japan.
As the full quote makes clear, Trump not only is aware Japan manufactures cars in America, but he specifically thanks them for all of the jobs they're creating.
"I also want to recognize the business leaders in the room whose confidence in the United States — they've been creating jobs — you have such confidence in the United States, and you've been creating jobs for our country for a long, long time. Several Japanese automobile industry firms have been really doing a job," Trump says.
He then thanks Toyota and Mazda specifically for a new plant they're building in the U.S.:
And we love it when you build cars — if you're a Japanese firm, we love it — try building your cars in the United States instead of shipping them over. Is that possible to ask? That's not rude. Is that rude? I don't think so. (Laughter.) If you could build them. But I must say, Toyota and Mazda — where are you? Are you here, anybody? Toyota? Mazda? I thought so. Oh, I thought that was you. That's big stuff. Congratulations. Come on, let me shake your hand. (Applause.) They're going to invest $1.6 billion in building a new manufacturing plant, which will create as many as 4,000 new jobs in the United States.
More sad and desperate behavior from the media.
Sad thing really is, this spread like wildfire, not only through facebook and twitter but through journalists too. With almost no one taking the time to check its accuracy.
Sorry to use this already over-used term, but this is a prime example of fake news.
originally posted by: Zoyd23
I stopped believing MSM as soon as they began their love fest with Obama, and I was a lifelong democrat at the time. The media constantly focusing on Obama's greatness and supreme intelligence and morality made me sick. The inauguration was a coronation, and the media presented it like one. And when Obama kept nearly all of Bush's Patriot Act and other programs, I was finished. No longer a democrat, no longer vote, no longer have cable TV news in my house, cancelled subscription to WSJ and poke around the web to cull my news from selected sources.
Bottom line: I don't believe anything in the media anymore...it's all propaganda and the left seems quite happy with it. I'm quite happy ignoring so-called news and focusing on pursuing happiness with my family.