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Media mobilizes to attack President Trump

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posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:26 PM
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Fake News! Fake News! You hear it as his rallies. He tweets it. He says it in interviews. Well, he must have REALLY hit a nerve because since the over 90% bad coverage of the president is not enough now they will join Editorial forces against him.

Now. There is no ban on any press of any kind. A smart person knows this even when someone is thrown from a WH presser. It is not suppression and it is certainly not the first time as president has called out the press. Let's go back a few years shall we?



He kicks them out...he tells them they are in his house and the media cheers!



He stops a reporter. They still kiss his ass in the media....

So now that we see the double standard, let's discuss the current issue.

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A Boston newspaper is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the U.S. to President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the news media. "We are not the enemy of the people," said Marjorie Pritchard, a deputy managing editor of The Boston Globe, referring to a characterization of journalists that Trump has used in the past. The president, who contends he has largely been covered unfairly by the press, also employs the term "fake news" often when describing the media. The Globe has reached out to editorial boards nationwide to write and publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what the newspaper called a "dirty war against the free press." As of Friday, Pritchard, who oversees the Globe's editorial page, said about 70 outlets had committed to editorials so far, with the list expected to grow.

The publications ranged from large metropolitan dailies, such as the Houston Chronicle, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Miami Herald and Denver Post, to small weekly papers with circulations as low as 4,000. The newspaper's request was being promoted by industry groups such as the American Society of News Editors and regional groups like the New England Newspaper and Press Association. It suggested editorial boards take a common stand against Trump's words regardless of their politics, or whether they generally editorialized in support of or in opposition to the president's policies.

"Our words will differ. But at least we can agree that such attacks are alarming," the appeal stated, acknowledging that newspapers were likely to take different approaches.


The attacks are alarming. What is really funny here is that the press has been doing this since mid-2015. Now, if what has been happening is not a coordinated effort just what is going to happen now.

The press is no longer the press of my childhood. They would report on current topics, issues, current event but you could always pick another paper and see the same thing. Same headline. Same words almost. The only difference was the Editorials and that is what the MSM is passing as real news now. No facts just opinion and hateful words.

The president is right. The age of real news is gone.



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posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: matafuchs

The media is ideologically compromised.


QED



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:30 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: matafuchs

The media is ideologically compromised.


QED


The media is ideologically challenged...
Better



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:31 PM
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Journalist Credo:

"All The News That's Fit To Print...And Get Trump!"



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:34 PM
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Oh no now they are going to collude?



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: matafuchs

Hypocrisy to the Nth degree... Obama's administration had plenty of scandals, many of them immediately dismissed. Fake scandals about the Donald? Sticking around for over a year, flooding headlines and taking away from real news.

Obama calls out reporters or kicks them out, he gets applause and people "love him" for his courage and strength. Donald does it, he has a micropenis and is "Not my president", and whatever other crap the resisters can come up with.

I'm not even a Donald Trump fan, but I think he has achieved some things in office and the obviousness of the media's bias and fraudulent stories should wake EVERYONE up to the fact that the media is against the people, NOT for them.

Disgusting state of affairs to see TPTB manufacturing one scandal after another and even protecting some of the shady figures who are trying to erode our freedoms and take advantage of the citizens of the US



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:37 PM
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How to call into the forest and the forest from the echo.



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:37 PM
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Thanks to the media, the Reps have 2020 in the bag.

Keep it up media, please. It’s definitely working!

Six more years at the very least, not a single cloud in sight!



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: matafuchs


In the age of 24/7 cable news, people are dumb enough to think when they turn on the idiot box to whatever news channel they are getting news. That is far from the truth! Out of 24 hours you are getting maybe 2 hours of actual news. The rest is nothing more than opinionated BS, just like our opinions on ATS. Nothing news worthy or journalistic integrity about it, just opinions that are most likely rehearsed to manipulate societies opinions.

FOX news for example. They ALWAYS have the same 2 individuals who are supposedly on the opposing ends of the political spectrum on to have a debate. Why is that? Why are they almost always the same 2 people? The MSM has become the WWF, and it wouldn't surprise me if they and our government officials all have screen actor guild cards!

Smith Mundt Act???



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:38 PM
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2016 called they want their thread title back.




posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: matafuchs

An organization, like CNN, that calls for a press secretary to be "CHOKED and harassed for the rest of her life", so much so that she BECOMES THE FIRST WH PRESS SECRETARY IN OVER TWO CENTURIES TO REQUIRE SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION IS **not** A NEWS ORGANIZATION, BUT ORGANIZED CRIME.




posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:46 PM
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The media was not an enemy to Trump until he made them his enemy.

This is a monster of his own creation.



The press is no longer the press of my childhood. They would report on current topics, issues, current event but you could always pick another paper and see the same thing. Same headline. Same words almost. The only difference was the Editorials and that is what the MSM is passing as real news now. No facts just opinion and hateful words.


And this topic is exactly about the editorials, correct? From your OP:



The Globe has reached out to editorial boards nationwide


This is nothing new. The media has been spreading their opinion and such since the media came in to existence. The fact that you are talking about this shows that even editorials, opinion and such of the media can become news as well.

News is not just about hard facts. It's also about opinion, people's reactions to other's opinions, etc.

In this case, the media should speak their mind. They should coordinate together to spread their ideas, as is the purpose of the freedom of the press.

You don't like the fact they have that freedom. That's ok. We all have it regardless of your little feelings.



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:46 PM
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"We are not the enemy of the people," said Marjorie Pritchard .......From the OP

Anytime the press purposely prints false or twisted statements to steer people away from what really happened, they are an enemy of the people. It is like someone trying to convince a person that it is alright to lie because everyone lies all the time. They insist if you are not lying you are abnormal since normal people lie. I know lots of people who do not lie, sometimes they pass on false information unintentionally though. Smart and honest people do not want to lie, so they are quieter. The ones who talk the most are the biggest liars, often just parroting lies.



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:47 PM
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The press wants to believe they are not biased against the sitting president.

SO

The press unites to publish editorials against the president.

??

Logic, friends. What has become of logic?



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:47 PM
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originally posted by: introvert
The media was not an enemy to Trump until he made them his enemy.


And about when was that exactly?



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:49 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

originally posted by: introvert
The media was not an enemy to Trump until he made them his enemy.


And about when was that exactly?


When he started to demonize them publicly and turn his supporters against the media.

He has the right to say what he wants and he bears the consequences of his actions.

The media is going to coordinate editorials that speak out against Trump...ok. He should be able to handle that, right?

They are all fake news anyway, right?



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: introvert

Okay, so which month in 2016?

Lets compare notes.



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

When he defeated the MOST openly corrupt politician in the history of western civilisation. You know, that fascist old bigoted hag that he ran against.

No, it was before then.

Was it when he said that the illegal immigrants that the Mexican government was helping were “drug dealers rapists and theives “ and the cnn LIED and said he called ALL Mexicans rapists? Was that when turned on the media? When they picked one sentence from a two hour speech and LIED about what he was talking about and EVERY low iq leftist in the country bought it hook, line and sinker?

Either way, the media IS the enemy of the people and the people know it. I hope they intensify their efforts. 2020 is already in the bag so hopefully they’ll keep it up and we’ll win 2024 too!



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 04:58 PM
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originally posted by: Breakthestreak
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

When he defeated the MOST openly corrupt politician in the history of western civilisation. You know, that fascist old bigoted hag that he ran against.

No, it was before then.

Was it when he said that the illegal immigrants that the Mexican government was helping were “drug dealers rapists and theives “ and the cnn LIED and said he called ALL Mexicans rapists? Was that when turned on the media? When they picked one sentence from a two hour speech and LIED about what he was talking about and EVERY low iq leftist in the country bought it hook, line and sinker?

Either way, the media IS the enemy of the people and the people know it. I hope they intensify their efforts. 2020 is already in the bag so hopefully they’ll keep it up and we’ll win 2024 too!



See. People such as yourself think the media is an "enemy of the people". So why would they care what you or others think if they use their constitutional right to speak out, in editorials, against a President that has presented himself as a threat to the media?



posted on Aug, 10 2018 @ 05:00 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: introvert

Okay, so which month in 2016?

Lets compare notes.


Please don't troll.

I have better things to do with my time.




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