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State Department Rewards Reporter Who Wrote Tillerson Puff Piece With Sole Seat On His Plane To Asia-

 

"...one reporter would be on board when the plane lifted off: Erin McPike, the White House correspondent for the conservative website Independent Journal Review....

"the agency wanted to “take a journalist from an outlet that doesn’t normally travel with the Secretary of State, as part of an effort to include a broader representation of US media.”

 

McPike appears to have figured out how to ingratiate herself with the State Department: Make the boss look better...

 

McPike reportedly is not filing pool reports from the plane. It’s the second time this month the site has been rewarded with exclusive access while the rest of the press was shut out;...

 

Act more like McPike, and you, too, can have access to the secretary."

 

https://mediamatters.org/blog/2017/03/15/state-department-rewards-reporter-who-wrote-tillerson-puff-piece-sole-seat-his-plane-asia/215688

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"FOX  News wasted no time firing back and President Trump after he tried to blame the cable network for his claim that the British helped Obama spy on him. Fox made Trump look nuts by saying there is no evidence that Trump was wiretapped....

 

When Fox News decides that they need to step back because Donald Trump is too crazy for them, that’s saying something....

 

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/03/17/fox-news-trump-total-lunatic-obama-wiretap-claims.html

 

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Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media-

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network....

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/26/robert-mercer-breitbart-war-on-media-steve-bannon-donald-trump-nigel-farage

 

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'Imagine the outburst’ if Obama did that: Juan Williams (Fox News contributor) rips conservative media’s double standard on Trump-

 

“If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him? Would the rest of the world? We’re not sure, which speaks to the damage that Mr. Trump is doing to his Presidency with his seemingly endless stream of exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods.”

 

“President Obama,” said Williams, “please accept the right wing’s many apologies.”

 

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/imagine-the-outburst-if-obama-did-that-juan-williams-rips-conservative-medias-double-standard-on-trump/

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'“If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him? Would the rest of the world? 

 

I sure wouldn't. North Korea could never get a missile to come that close.

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Part II of LA Times series....

 

''WHY TRUMP LIES''

 

"His approach succeeds because of his preternaturally deft grasp of his audience. Though he is neither terribly articulate nor a seasoned politician, he has a remarkable instinct for discerning which conspiracy theories in which quasi-news source, or which of his own inner musings, will turn into ratings gold. He targets the darkness, anger and insecurity that hide in each of us and harnesses them for his own purposes. If one of his lies doesn’t work — well, then he lies about that.....

 

He gives every indication that he is as much the gullible tool of liars as he is the liar in chief.

 

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-ed-why-trump-lies/

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Spicer Just Insulted Pulitzer-Winning Journalists. Their Response is EPIC-

 

"Earlier today, ProPublica reported that President Donald Trump altered his financial trust on February 10, a month after announcing that he had isolated himself from his interests, to allow secret withdrawals any time he wants.

Asked about the revelation today at the White House daily briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer predictably dismissed the news.

Just because a left-wing blog makes the point of something changing doesn’t mean it actually happened,” Spicer said. “I’m not aware that there was ever a change in the trust...."

 

-ProPublica swung back at Spicer and his boss along with their loose relationship to the truth, tweeting out a string of facts that the White House would rather people not talk about.

The thread, it provides a great shorthand for the secrets and lies being perpetrated by the Trump regime.

Every American should read through these tweets,....

 

http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/04/03/spicer-just-insulted-pulitzer-winning-journalists-response-epic/

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Part III of LA Times series....

 

"Trump’s Authoritarian Vision"

 

“Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.”

 

....a dangerously authoritarian vision of the presidency — one that would crop up time and again as he talked about overruling generals, disregarding international law, ordering soldiers to commit war crimes, jailing his opponent.....

 

 

.....Remember that Trump’s verbal assaults are directed at the public, and are designed to chip away at people’s confidence in these institutions and deprive them of their validity. When a dispute arises, whose actions are you going to consider legitimate? Whom are you going to trust? That’s why the public has to be wary of Trump’s attacks on the courts, the “deep state,” the “swamp.” We can’t afford to be talked into losing our faith in the forces that protect us from an imperial presidency.

 

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-ed-trumps-authoritarian-vision/

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Part III of LA Times series....

 

"Trump’s Authoritarian Vision"

 

“Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it.”

 

....a dangerously authoritarian vision of the presidency — one that would crop up time and again as he talked about overruling generals, disregarding international law, ordering soldiers to commit war crimes, jailing his opponent.....

 

 

.....Remember that Trump’s verbal assaults are directed at the public, and are designed to chip away at people’s confidence in these institutions and deprive them of their validity. When a dispute arises, whose actions are you going to consider legitimate? Whom are you going to trust? That’s why the public has to be wary of Trump’s attacks on the courts, the “deep state,” the “swamp.” We can’t afford to be talked into losing our faith in the forces that protect us from an imperial presidency.

 

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-ed-trumps-authoritarian-vision/

 

It is very sad that his supporters do not see this.  He has them convinced that they are at war with an unfair liberal society.

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It is very sad that his supporters do not see this. He has them convinced that they are at war with an unfair liberal society.

I read all 3 parts so far and the response that the Trump supporters had to it.

 

They don't take the truth very well. LOL

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"Dan Rather had some strong words for journalists who fawned over the U.S. airstrike in Syria this week while asking few critical questions.

 

“The number of members of the press who have lauded the actions last night as ‘presidential’ is concerning,” Rather wrote in a Facebook post on Friday. “War must never be considered a public relations operation. It is not a way for an Administration to gain a narrative. It is a step into a dangerous unknown and its full impact is impossible to predict, especially in the immediate wake of the first strike.”

 

Cable news personalities on Friday seemed to equate the legitimacy of a U.S. president with dropping bombs. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria stated that “Donald Trump became president of the United States” when the strikes started, while The Washington Post’s David Ignatius said on MSNBC that the commander in chief had “put pure more umph, more credibility” back into “American power.” MSNBC’s Brian Williams went so far as to call the Tomahawk missiles ― which state-run Syrian media reported killed at least nine people, including four children — “beautiful.”

 

Rather pointed out that no matter what someone’s opinion on whether the airstrike was the correct course of action, the media’s job is to ask difficult questions, not drool over the spectacle of war:...

 

As Fusion editor Alex Pareene noted last month, equating dropping bombs with being “presidential” is especially dangerous in the era of Trump, who has demonstrated repeatedly that he cares deeply about how he’s treated on TV. The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald made a similar point in an article published after the latest strikes. And some journalists, like MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, suggested that the strike could have been a calculated move on Trump’s part to turn press coverage in his favor....

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dan-rather-airstrikes-trump_us_58e7f536e4b05413bfe3049d?

 

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The Washington Post reporter David Farenthold who broke the story of Trump lying about giving a million dollars to veterans during the campaign has just won the Pulitzer prize.  You may recall that it was only after the Post story had broke that Trump was shamed into making the promised contribution.  If only more Trump supporters had learned how to read.

Farenthold is currently working on all of Trump's conflicts of interests and the money he is raking in because he is president.

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The 4 Questions The Media SHOULD Be Asking-

 

1) What did Mr. Trump know and when did he know it about Russian efforts to influence the U.S. Presidential election? The President and those around him are engaged in a furious fight to prevent the American people from knowing. What are they hiding?....

 

2) the President appears to have plenty to hide in his tax returns. Again, if he has nothing to hide why is he fighting so hard to keep them secret? ...

 

 3) What is the President’s strategy to deal with war and peace challenges such as North Korea, Russia in Eastern Europe, Iran, Syria and Afghanistan. ....

 

4) What is happening behind the shadows with our immigration policy? ...

 

http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/04/25/dan-rather-just-demanded-trump-answer-four-questions-everyones-mind/

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FULL TRANSCRIPT: President Donald Trump's interview with "Face the Nation"

 

"On his 100th day in office Saturday, President Trump spoke to CBS News' chief Washington correspondent and host of "Face the Nation," John Dickerson, about his accomplishments at the traditional milestone and beyond, before flying to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to give a speech at a rally.

What follows is a full transcript of the interview, which aired on CBS earlier Sunday....

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-interview-full-transcript-face-the-nation/

 

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With Trump In The White House, MSNBC Is Resisting The Resistance-

 

"new host was none other than Nicolle Wallace, a former spokeswoman for President George W. Bush and, later, the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin.

New York magazine reported hours later that conservative activist and radio host Hugh Hewitt, already a regular contributor to MSNBC, was in talks with the network about a weekend show.

From outside, it might seem odd to see the premier liberal network veering right, even as liberals around the country are fired up to resist the administration of President Donald Trump.

 

But from inside, the news about Wallace and Hewitt was seen as just two more steps toward the full execution of the vision of Andy Lack, the NBC News executive who oversees MSNBC. He has made quite clear his plan to move the cable news network away from its bedrock liberalism and toward a more centrist approach personified by Brian Williams — or even in a conservative bent, as typified by hosts like Megyn Kelly or Greta Van Susteren, who Lack brought over from Fox News....

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/andy-lack-msnbc-donald-trump_us_5907422de4b0bb2d086fb7a8?utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&utm_source=main_fb&utm_term=nosplashcard&utm_medium=facebook&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

 

 

Noah Oppenheim, Lack’s new deputy who has a long history of provocative right-wing journalism, is shepherding in the changes — which have coincidentally made MSNBC look much whiter.

 

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With Trump In The White House, MSNBC Is Resisting The Resistance-

 

"new host was none other than Nicolle Wallace, a former spokeswoman for President George W. Bush and, later, the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin.

New York magazine reported hours later that conservative activist and radio host Hugh Hewitt, already a regular contributor to MSNBC, was in talks with the network about a weekend show.

From outside, it might seem odd to see the premier liberal network veering right, even as liberals around the country are fired up to resist the administration of President Donald Trump.

 

But from inside, the news about Wallace and Hewitt was seen as just two more steps toward the full execution of the vision of Andy Lack, the NBC News executive who oversees MSNBC. He has made quite clear his plan to move the cable news network away from its bedrock liberalism and toward a more centrist approach personified by Brian Williams — or even in a conservative bent, as typified by hosts like Megyn Kelly or Greta Van Susteren, who Lack brought over from Fox News....

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/andy-lack-msnbc-donald-trump_us_5907422de4b0bb2d086fb7a8?utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&utm_source=main_fb&utm_term=nosplashcard&utm_medium=facebook&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

 

 

Noah Oppenheim, Lack’s new deputy who has a long history of provocative right-wing journalism, is shepherding in the changes — which have coincidentally made MSNBC look much whiter.

 

 

I'm not real happy about this.  Although I don't like everything about MSNBC, I do like Joy Reed, Steve Kornacki, Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell.  Hayes was nominated for a Peabody award a couple of years ago and won a news Emmy last year.  Lawrence's show is always interesting and how can you dislike a guy who raises money for school desks for Malawi kids (the KIND Fund) and scholarships for Malawi girls?

 

As a person, Hugh seems like a nice guy but he's on MSNBC just about every day now.  I don't agree with his politics but at least he doesn't yell.  Let Megyn Kelly have her NBC shows and leave MSNBC alone.  I'm kind of "meh" about Nicolle.  She's on MSNBC enough as it is. 

 

MSNBC has plenty of conservative guests on shows - they just don't fly off the handle as they may be conservative but they're not necessarily Trump supporters.  They tend to be more reasonable.  For example, I like the guy who has the Wisconsin radio show (Right on Wisconsin, or something like that) and the fellow who was an adviser to,I believe, Jeb Bush (sorry I'm blanking out on their names as I write this).  They're conservative, not crazy.

 

I will be extremely irked if one of my favorites loses a show so Hugh, Nicholle or Megyn can have more air time. 

 

As for Brian Williams back from wherever he was after being caught lying about his war experiences, he is OK sometimes but when he does stuff like go into ecstasy over the beauty of the bombing in Syria, well, the less said the better.

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I've heard Hugh Hewitt a few times on the radio, enough to know that he's at home among the rightwing radio loonies, but not enough to know how much of the Kool-Aid he serves. Compared to Rush, Hannity, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, who are the other hosts carried on my local talk station, Hewitt seems the least bugnuts. But that's faint praise.

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