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    ‘You Are Fake News!’: Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta Get Into Shouting Match

    by Justin Baragona | 12:18 pm, January 11th, 2017

    During President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference today, Trump took aim at “fake news” regarding the release of an unverified dossier by Buzzfeed, calling them a “failing piece of garbage.” Following that, he ended up getting into an argument with a CNN reporter, who he also called out during the presser over theirreport on a two-page synopsis they claim was presented to Trump.

    With Trump looking to call on other reporters,Jim Acosta yelled out, “Since you are attacking us, can you give us a question?”  “Not you,” Trump said. “Your organization is terrible!”

    Acosta pressed on, “You are attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir?” Trump countered by telling him “don’t be rude.”

    “I’m not going to give you a question,” Trump responded. “I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news!”

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    http://www.mediaite.com/online/you-are-fake-news-trump-and-cnns-jim-acosta-get-into-shouting-match-at-presser/

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    • Flygirl (1584 posts)
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      1. It was a thing of BEAUTY!!

      I have waited decades for someone to call out these fake news corps!! It had me giddy..and cheering!!!

      i swear it was beautiful!!!

       

      According to the DNC I am a Wife of a Taco Bowl Member!
      • Purveyor (2045 posts)
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        2. Only thing missing was for Trump to say "get 'em outta here". I actually

        thought for a second that was going to happen and I image Trump even considered it but decided otherwise.

           
      • FanBoy (4555 posts)
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        12. would have been funnier if someone who wasn't fake himself did it

      • em77 (1719 posts)
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        15. Yes it was.

      • vattel (694 posts)
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        21. As if Trump has any respect for the truth. What a fool he is.

    • StupidRedhead (2000 posts)
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      3. I didn't see it, but it is about time someone went off on these fake news orgs

      I hope it doesn’t get him killed.

    • dorkzilla (2040 posts)
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      4. Its funny ha-ha but scary as shit

      He’s trying to establish himself as the arbiter of fake vs real news.  Trump.  Much as I loathe the MSM this is a scary fucking proposition.

      • elias39 (1899 posts)
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        5. I don't think anyone believes its 'funny-haha'

        but there IS a strong sense of karma biting back.

        What I find even more interesting is the 15 minutes I just watched on TV CBS news w/David Muir…he effort by the media to support the administration’s ‘explanations’ was just shredded. I mean they gave the topic extra time, trying to explain a complex situation but digging and digging a deeper hole. It was remarkable. I’ll have to look for the video.

        And IMO Trump doesn’t have the juice to convince anyone about what’s true and what’s false.

        “Name, no, nothing is nameable, tell, no, nothing can be told, what then, I don't know, I shouldn't have begun.” ― Samuel Beckett, Stories and Texts for Nothing
        • dorkzilla (2040 posts)
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          6. I pray you're correct but

          remember we didn’t think he had the chops to be in the 2nd round of nominees, then the top 2, then the candidate, and we all said NO FUCKING WAY IS HE GOING TO BE ELECTED.

          I do love the karmic bite-back. Couldn’t happen to a nice bunch of twats.

        • Sadie (2605 posts)
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          9. Please post, I missed it!

            Wake up, peeps, their kids go to Harvard and Yale; your kids go to Iraq & Afghanistan.   
      • Earth artist (495 posts)
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        18. But it would

        be a thing of beauty just wonderful only Trump could do it. 🤢

      • INTJ (1106 posts)
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        24. In this case he's trying to arbitrate the news spin about him.

        The motivation for that is pretty human, and I’m not sure it can be inflated to suggest Trump wants to be the arbiter of all as to its fakeness.

        Which would be scary if it was true.   But the evidence seems to suggest that role of arbiter of truth is at least being contested, if not currently controlled, by the Clinton/Podesta group via the director of national intelligence.

         

         

         

        Grant us the vision to see what must be changed and save us from making it even worse.
    • tularetom (1280 posts)
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      7. The term "shouting match" implies two people yelling at each other

      I heard the exchange replayed on the radio and Trump never raised his voice.

      Trump may be a thin skinned, self important horses ass, but he played that situation perfectly and he gained some stature with average Americans on all sides of the ideological spectrum by his ridicule of the bloated, insular news media.  It was almost as funny as Wolf Blitzers epic “performance” on Jeopardy.

      Could be the beginning of an ongoing and entertaining battle if CNN has the cojones to stand up to Trump.  But I’m betting that will never happen.

      "You might very well think that, I couldn't possibly comment"
    • NuttyFluffers (1564 posts)
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      8. he says things i longed to hear against some of these fermenting assholes

      i am beginning to see how charming this Yammering Yam can be.

      :ohwell:

      CIA, Big Pharma, Lindsey Graham, Big Media, McCain, DNC, Pentagon Weaponry Bloat, Outsourcing Int’l Corps… if he keeps this up i might even relent and crack a wicked smile.

      :evilgrin:

      • elias39 (1899 posts)
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        10. I LOVED the Big Pharma jab.

        Big pharma is absolutely shameless. One of pet peevs!

        “Name, no, nothing is nameable, tell, no, nothing can be told, what then, I don't know, I shouldn't have begun.” ― Samuel Beckett, Stories and Texts for Nothing
        • FanBoy (4555 posts)
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          13. was that during the same episodie?

          • elias39 (1899 posts)
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            14. Uh huh. Expect a season two

            at a theater near you.

            “Name, no, nothing is nameable, tell, no, nothing can be told, what then, I don't know, I shouldn't have begun.” ― Samuel Beckett, Stories and Texts for Nothing
      • Sadie (2605 posts)
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        11. Please tell me

        that Trump will fire McCain & Graham.

        I do think Trump might not have slept last night because he seemed tired as heck.  I also loved when he said, “I won’t have a reset button, like Hillary.  Here, touch this piece of plastic.”

          Wake up, peeps, their kids go to Harvard and Yale; your kids go to Iraq & Afghanistan.   
      • Dont call me Shirley (2930 posts)
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        20. ….

        :lol:

        Smile in your Mind :) Smile in your Life :) Smile in your Heart :) Commit acts of courageous Self honesty 
      • ozoneman (217 posts)
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        23. He had me at big pharma.

        I only heard that tidbit on NPR.

        I watched the CNN smack down though. Brilliant!

    • northernsouthern (415 posts)
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      16. It is not good.

      As much as CNN and the rest are bad, this is basically a corrupt political lecturing a paparazzi. Trump showed his colors with the poor wording, at least Obama had class when he replied to Fox with some good jabs before he took their questions. This is a bit like Turkey with the way he is treating the press. If you want to see someone rip the press watch…

       

      Sorry if I seem to defend my stance a bit harshly, but I was too quiet before the election look at where we got.

       
    • Fire with Fire (180 posts)
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      17. This shows how totally preposterous it was to coin "Fake News."

      It was obvious from the first time I heard it.  It is a symptom of the deteriorating power of the MSN as they flail around for some way to discredit the competition.  People look for “alternative” news sources because they already disbelieve what CNN and the rest of these corporate hacks have been saying for decades.  It was dumb, from their own point of view, for the already untrusted “news” sources like the Bezos Post to put this catchy sound bite in play.

      Trump is crude but clever at this shit.  Boom.  There it is.  Who owns the phrase “fake news” now?

      They are really making it easy for him.  It makes me wonder if that isn’t the real goal.  On this board, we rarely talk about what motivates our adversaries who represent the ruling class of billionaires.  But I see the Other Side in a state of panic not over politicians who can be bought, ruined or killed if it comes to that — but in a panic over the Obama Majority that Bernie Sanders was trying to re-assemble.

      The changing demographic reality that put an African America in the White House is the snake they are trying to kill.  That is why Obama’s first order of business was to shut down his campaign organization, and why he went into “battle” with the Republicans by adopting all their policy premises — that the Federal Deficit was the major problem facing this country at home and that War Forever in the Middle East is somehow normal.  That is also why Hillary’s campaign melted down into a puddle of Identity Politics.  That is why there are trolls on this board tirelessly posting Fuck This and Fuck That — a million ways to keep We, The People from realizing that we have the power to bring to a screeching halt all of this neocon-neoliberal robbery of the 99%, if we just take the advice of Bernie Sanders to unify.

       

      Personally I enjoyed the shit out of these two trivial encounters.  Fun to watch if nothing else.  Trump is a wild card that will stir things up.  That aspect of this nightmare opens up opportunities for us, if we seize them.  Beware the temptation to become one of those guys from the Muppets in the opera box, grouchily dismissing everything.

      Turning politics into a Reality Show with goofballs like Lindsay Graham or that slimy CNN reporter playing the foil to the Snark Artist in Chief in a game of The Dozens is the project at hand, it seems to me.

      • FanBoy (4555 posts)
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        22. "It makes me wonder if that isn’t the real goal."

        I for one have believed its the real goal since day 1.

        While it may be fun to watch if one has some life security, its less fun for those who don’t, which is about half the population by my reckoning — either we’re dreading trump’s plans or hoping he’ll save us.  Either way, day of reckoning coming for all.

        “Turning politics into a Reality Show with goofballs like Lindsay Graham of that slimy CNN reporter playing the foil to the Snark Artist in Chief in a game of The Dozens is the project at hand, it seems to me.”  = yep

        ‘That aspect of this nightmare opens up opportunities for us, if we seize them.’

        Problem is, not much of a coherent “we” remains — a bunch of far-flung isolated folks on the internet = mission accomplished.  You can spy on them, monitor their plans, give them a few crumbs to silence them and peel some away even easier than ever before.  And make life miserable for any one who seems to be gathering a viable opposition.

         

    • Dont call me Shirley (2930 posts)
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      19. That's why I call it CrapNotNews!

      Smile in your Mind :) Smile in your Life :) Smile in your Heart :) Commit acts of courageous Self honesty 
    • Enthusiast (4753 posts)
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      25. They are fake news!

      "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church