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John Whitehouse @existentialfish


Right-wing panelist on Meet the Press on climate change:

"I'm not a scientist ... We need to also recognize we had two of the coldest years, biggest drop in global temperatures that we have had since the 1980s,...."


Laurence TribeVerified account @tribelaw Nov 25


She is such a tool.

And Chuck Todd’s deeply conservative streak is increasingly hard to overlook.

It’s evident both in his choice of guests (like her, for one) and in the ignorant BS he lets right-wingers get away with.


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5 hours ago, jakeem said:

Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the Trump administration’s own climate change report “radical” and “not based on facts” http://bit.ly/2DZCq2V 


It looks like we have finally found the Deep state --It's the Trump Administration.

 What is Trump going to do about it?  LMREO

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Common Dreams @commondreams 1h1 hour ago


CNN's @andersoncooper Cancels Segment With Climate Report Author

to Give Rick Santorum More Air Time-


"..... I do the interview, Anderson is lovely, the whole thing takes three hours .... and they don’t air the interview. Instead, they give more airtime to Santorum, so he can to continue to spread disinformation.”........


...she had been cancelled by All In with Chris Hayes three times, “once when I was literally in a chair with that earpiece in my ear.”

In July of this year, Hayes tweeted that climate change was a “palpable ratings killer.”

The idea that an issue of such global and national significance—which played a role in California’s deadliest wildfire on record, as well as the worst hurricanes the country has ever seen—could be dependent on ratings and replaced with outright climate denial should be of great concern to cable news audiences.

Media Matters reported that, in 2017, news shows failed to link major weather events to climate change, but focused instead devoted its climate coverage to actions of the Trump White House.

Hayhoe tweeted that, when invited to appear on MSNBC this week, she said, “I would be delighted to talk to you, but in order to be a wise steward of my time, I need a guarantee the interview will air, barring a major disaster, an assassination, or the end of the world.

They did not reply.”.....



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Rania KhalekVerified account @RaniaKhalek 2h2 hours ago


Outraged to hear that @CNN fired Marc Lamont Hill for advocating for Palestinian rights in a speech to the UN.

Calling for Palestinians to have equal rights in their ancestral lands is NOT racism or anti-Semitism.

Shame on Israel’s speech suppression lobbyists and shame on CNN!


Marc Lamont HillVerified account @marclamonthill


My reference to “river to the sea” was not a call to destroy anything or anyone.

It was a call for justice, both in Israel and in the West Bank/Gaza.

The speech very clearly and specifically said those things. No amount of debate will change what I actually said or what I meant.

I support Palestinian freedom. I support Palestinian self-determination.
I am deeply critical of Israeli policy and practice.
I do not support anti-Semitism, killing Jewish people, or any of the other things attributed to my speech. I have spent my life fighting these things.  
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Trump knows all about 'fake news.'

He coordinated with the National Enquirer to make it.

The president apparently paid to bury negative reporting on his affairs and then accused the mainstream media of printing falsehoods.



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Trump’s Ability to Manipulate the News Cycle

The president uses his copious “executive time” to deflect media attention from multiple scandals.



"...This week thus showcased not only how the White House’s problems show no signs of ebbing, but also how, in spite of them all, Trump can still convince people to look elsewhere.

Much of Trump’s executive time, according to sources close to the president, is spent scanning headlines and “obsessing,” in the words of one former senior White House official, over the stock market. Trump views both as key metrics of his presidency, and enjoys his ability to influence them within moments of hitting “Send Tweet” from the residency.

Rather than try to put out existing fires, the sources said, Trump prefers to spark new ones that play to his penchant for showmanship and intrigue........


Each source I spoke with for this story said that Trump may always be able to tweet away his political problems. But Mueller’s investigation is another matter entirely.

“I don’t know what happens with the Russia investigation,” the former senior White House official said.

“But if it’s bad, all the executive time in the world won’t help him.”



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52 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Never in the history of our Country has the “press” been more dishonest than it is today. Stories that should be good, are bad. Stories that should be bad, are horrible. Many stories, like with the REAL story on Russia, Clinton & the DNC, seldom get reported. Too bad!

10:37 AM - 15 Dec 2018


51 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Sarah Boxer Retweeted Donald J. Trump

But the National Enquirer on the other hand. A noble journalistic enterprise worth being more closely aligned with than any other.

And don't forget no journalism  24/7 trump TV--

AKA Fox News: #1 with trump's stamped racist approval

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

The govt didn’t disclose the death of the 7-year-old immigrant girl until *a week after it happened*. https://www.wbur.org/npr/677015797/father-of-dead-migrant-says-border-patrols-best-efforts-couldnt-save-her 



2 hours ago, jakeem said:

David Fahrenthold Retweeted Eric Umansky

"Congress learned about this thanks to two reporters writing for the Washington Post." That was @NickMiroff and @BobMooreNews.

 This is the first amendment working.

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2 hours ago, jakeem said:

“Does the public understand just how much trouble the President is in? If not, that’s a failing of the press," CNN's @brianstelter says. "We need trusted voices, both nonpartisan anchors and clearly point-of-view driven hosts, to explain what is going on."

Image result for reliable sources brian stelter

This is why trump attacks the First Amendment, journalists, news organizations and media in general. He's made up the fake news routine to counter journalists telling the truth about him. We have found out today that 60% of Americans don't believe him.


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On 12/16/2018 at 7:47 AM, jakeem said:

62 percent of Americans say President Trump has been untruthful in the Russia investigation, according to a new NBC/WSJ poll.




On 12/16/2018 at 8:14 AM, jakeem said:

A REAL scandal is the one sided coverage, hour by hour, of networks like NBC & Democrat spin machines like Saturday Night Live. It is all nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials. Should be tested in courts, can’t be legal? Only defame & belittle! Collusion?

8:58 AM - 16 Dec 2018


On 12/16/2018 at 8:33 AM, jakeem said:

Bradley P. Moss Retweeted Donald J. Trump

As always, the President has no respect for the First Amendment


On 12/16/2018 at 8:34 AM, jakeem said:
Replying to @BradMossEsq

Perhaps worse, he shows no sign of even understanding it. Trump’s very existence argues for the importance of rule of law. He is, at heart, an autocrat who, if he could, would trample on any institution or anyone standing in his way.


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2 minutes ago, HIGHWAY said:

Gallup: 60% of Americans Don't Trust News Media

By Michael W. Chapman | September 17, 2014 | 1:46 PM EDT





(AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) – The latest Gallup survey on Americans’ trust in the media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly,” shows that a combined 60% said they had “not very much” trust and “none at all.”

Only 40% of Americans said they had, combined, a “fair amount” and “great deal” of trust and confidence in newspapers, TV, and radio to report the news accurately and fairly.

To me this is another silly poll because it uses the term 'media';  there are many different media outlets, with T.V. alone having over 10.   Therefor when all 'media' is lumped together many people who don't trust a specific single media outlet will answer they don't trust THE media.      E.g. conservatives for MSNBC and CNN and liberals for Fox. 

Again,  so such animal as THE media.   

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CNN’s Jake Tapper nails Trump for ‘reading Fox News and trying to change policy without research’


.....The Times and many others noted that Trump used “verbatim, language aired just minutes before by his favorite program, ‘Fox & Friends.'”


“Here is an instance of President Trump seeing a report on Fox News, not finding out more about it, just going by what he saw, picked up, and then changing policy or trying to change policy or inserting himself in policy,” Tapper said Monday afternoon.


“I’ve heard some people say we shouldn’t really worry about state-run media — it’s the media-run state that’s the concern here,” the host added......


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5 minutes ago, HIGHWAY said:

“Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper.
Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that
polluted vehicle.”…. Thomas Jefferson

"The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."

-- Thomas Jefferson 

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The Real Roots of American Rage

The untold story of how anger became the dominant emotion in our politics and personal lives—and what we can do about it.

".....The method at both networks was, and is, to tap into our reservoirs of moral indignation. But the point isn’t to start a social movement or really even to effect political change, though the programming on Fox News and MSNBC does have political consequences.

The point is to keep viewers tuned in, which means keeping them angry all the time. No reconciliation, no catharsis, no compromise. ......

“If you can map an electorate’s fears, and then turn those into anger by moralizing your opponent’s sins, they’ll show up at the polls,” Steve Jarding, a Democratic campaign guru who teaches at Harvard’s Kennedy School, told me. “The essence of campaigns today is anger and fear. That’s how you win.”

“Willie Horton was the start of it all,”.......

It seems like our current madness should be reaching its apex, but the sources of our anger run deeper than the present political moment...

When we scrutinize the sources of our anger, we should see clearly that our rage is often being stoked not for our benefit but for someone else’s. If we can stop and see the anger merchants’ self-serving motives, we can perhaps start to loosen their grip on us. ............

“The supreme task is to organize and unite people so that their anger becomes a transforming force.”


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1 hour ago, HIGHWAY said:

Six Corporations Own 90% of News Media – Truth!


A key point in the article is missing here relate to these 6 corporations,  that:  277 million Americans rely on for news and entertainment.

Uh,  don't be one of these 277 million Americans!    E.g. watch NHK,  France and BBC network.


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