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    video: Trump shuts down CNN reporter

    he dared to call CNN fake news – vapors all around 

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/01/11/donald-trump-jim-acosta-cnn-fake-news.cnn

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  • 3 months ago #3
    • closeupready (683 posts)
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      1. Ha! Even a stopped clock is right once per day…

        Love it…

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    • Jennylynn (134 posts)
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      2. God help me I'm really starting to like this dude, lol

      Do you see/hear what he said about Her?  “Does anybody really believe that Hillary Clinton is going to stand up to Russia?”  LOL!  Nooooo, no we don’t Donny.

      I'm with Him!
    • Babel 17 (2234 posts)
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      3. It's about access

      We’ve seen to what lengths the New York Times would go to keep their channels open. The media went all in on Clinton, now they’re getting jittery about the fallout. If this were only about typical Republican pettiness, I’d side with CNN, and other media. But it’s not.

      The establishment wants us to rally to their side, and to get behind them, because they oppose Trump, and they call out some of his dick moves. No. Here’s a list of our grievances, dear media; now get on the side of truth, and rally behind the cause of taking on all the bull shit that’s been coming from every direction. Start reporting on how you’ve been part of the problem.

      Until then, maybe this discomfort you’re feeling will goad some positive changes.

      • closeupready (683 posts)
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        8. If they piss him off enough, he might be open to enforcing anti-trust laws

        with regard to modern media empires.  (Which is, in theory, what the government should have been doing all along.)  He’s not beholden to ANYONE, unlike nearly every establishment Democrat and Republican in office.

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        • FanBoy (7127 posts)
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          17. He IS beholden to someone imo — why do you think he's not? because

          he’s rich?

          compared to who?

    • tularetom (1608 posts)
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      4. It would be great to see a lot of tension between Trump and the press

      They might actually keep an eye on what he does and try to be honest observers.  Adversaries, when needed.

      However, knowing how our media operate, and the mindset that guides their management, it is far more likely that they will revert to their more comfortable position of groveling in the face of authority and kissing the asses of those in power.

      I have to admit, its fun to watch Trump humiliate CNN, but at some point these people have to stand up for themselves (and the truth) and fight back.  Or we’re the USSR.

      "I know you're workin' for the CIA, they wouldn't have you in the Maf-I-A" -War "Why Can't We Be Friends"  
    • PFunk1 (936 posts)
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      5. This could backfire on Trump big time-IF we had a decient press that is

      In a normal world the press would quickly distance themselves from Trump.  Avoiding his press conference like the plague other than to take notes and begin to report and investigate him intensely.  Watching, reporting, and examining each and every step that he does to eventually piece thru the media teflon he wears and eventually take him down.

      But unfortunately this it today’s world.  The this MSM press doesn’t even have the stones to even begin to attempt that.  However the ‘underground guerrilla’ press does.  And unfortunately we may have to pen our hopes on them now.

      • azurnoir (1687 posts)
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        11. yes todays press would rather report things like 'golden gate'

      • FanBoy (7127 posts)
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        18. have you ever checked into who runs the "guerilla" press?

        • PFunk1 (936 posts)
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          24. yeah, and inspite what I posted it also worries me.

          Mostly because part of that ‘guerilla’ press is also rabid Right Wingers and white nats who are not on our side and are responsible for the real fake news stuff.  But like everything in life you have to deal with both good and bad and hope good wins out.  And I do believe-with some exceptions our guerilla press is better than theirs.

    • jdpriestly (4514 posts)
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      6. Trump is going to pay dearly for his arrogant treatment of the press.

      Oh, the power of words in this day of the internet.  The Trump scum is going to rise to the top of the swamp and the stench of it is going to reach the nostril of every man, woman and child in this country.  And there is nothing Trump will be able to do about it short of military rule — which won’t work.

      The Trump administration is going to be a circus.

      Quite a contrast with the milquetoast Obama administration.

      Whoopee.  Comedians get ready.  The fun is just starting.

      What a circus!

      No Truth!  No Trust!  Bernie or Bust!
      • azurnoir (1687 posts)
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        10. almost sounds like you're so mad you're seeing

        red or something bluer

        • jdpriestly (4514 posts)
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          12. Not mad. Just been here done that seen a lot.

          The people of the press are not likely to accept Trump’s authority.  What’s the point in belonging to the press if you don’t make the lives of the rich and powerful miserable from time to time.   And in Trump’s case, because he seems to have no humility or even sense of humor about him, the members of the fourth estate are likely to find him a wonderful challenge.

          He’s just so pompous and self-centered (he’d probably say self-confident and smart) that what crazy journalist could possibly resist bringing him down a notch or two.

          He’s just a ridiculous personality, and this lording it over CNN and taking the bait for confrontation is precisely what is going to make him a loser as a president.  That works in big companies.  It does not work in politics.  We’ve never seen it before in our lifetimes, but it is not a winning strategy.

          CNN wasn’t fair during the election but they have a lot of viewers who will just eat Trump’s nasty put-down of the CNN reporter up.  Trump was stupid to do that.  Just not bright at all.

          He needs to remember that he did not win the popular vote, and in some of the states he won, he won by narrow margins and because a lot of voters did not vote for president.  He is over-confident.  It will come back to bite him.

          No Truth!  No Trust!  Bernie or Bust!
          • azurnoir (1687 posts)
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            13. CNN wasn't fair during the the primaries, they were in fact dishonest

            on Hillary’s behalf, but they did report wikileaks so for some that’s being unfair during the election

            • jdpriestly (4514 posts)
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              14. Fox news was not fair to Obama, and he ignored that cable network pretty

              much, but he didn’t do it in the crude way that Trump did it.  Trump was the rude one in that situation.  He could have answered CNN in a way that discouraged them, done it politely.  He does not have to give interviews to CNN however.

              No Truth!  No Trust!  Bernie or Bust!
              • azurnoir (1687 posts)
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                15. CNN smeared anyone who was not a DNC loyalist

                so much so in fact that CNN has to ber some responsibility for us having a President Trump – Obama’s manner with Fox has nothing to do with this

                • jdpriestly (4514 posts)
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                  16. Obama's handling of Fox is relevant because it is an example of the

                  presidential way to handle a news network you don’t like, that you feel opposes you and does not report fairly on you.

                  A president needs to be dignified.  Trump is utterly crass and undignified.

                  Oddly enough, the Republicans used to criticize the Obamas for not being presidential.  Trump is much worse in that regard.  His constantly speaking over the CNN reporter and scolding the reporter like a schoolmarm scolds a tardy student made Trump look prissy, not presidential.

                  No Truth!  No Trust!  Bernie or Bust!
                  • azurnoir (1687 posts)
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                    19. it seems you are sad at the outcome of the election on November 8

                    for some of us however the election ended last June so after that it didn’t matter-but rail on if it makes you feel better

                    BTW Fox’s treatment of Obama was no where near as scummy as CNN’s of anyone not Hillary

                    • jdpriestly (4514 posts)
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                      20. I don't subscribe to cable.

                      Yes.  I am sad about the outcome of the election.  I voted for Jill Stein and am proud of that fact.  She should have won.  She was the best candidate in the general election.  I’m not usually part of the Green Party, but she was so much better than either Trump or Hillary that her losing is really sad not just for me but for our country.

                      Of course, Bernie was the best, the very best candidate.  But Hillary ran in November, not Bernie.  (Huge mistake by the DNC.  They should have known better.  Bernie consistently polled better against Trump than Hillary.)

                      You can tell where my loyalties lie from my signature line.  I worked very hard on Bernie’s campaign, not like some on the internet who talk about Bernie but weren’t out registering voters and walking precincts, etc. for him.  I am an activist not just an internet poster.

                      No Truth!  No Trust!  Bernie or Bust!
                      • azurnoir (1687 posts)
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                        21. well good for you -did you campaign for Jill too?

                        or volunteer for her recount effort?

                      • jdpriestly (4514 posts)
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                        22. No. I did not campaign for Jill. It didn't occur to me to do so, and now that

                        you mention it, I regret that I didn’t.

                        I campaigned strongly for Bernie.  I think he is the best.  I lived in European countries for years and liked single payer insurance (can be non-profit and can allow for a choice of insurance companies, depends on the system in the country but everyone gets it and there is no profit raising the cost of it), free college (or at least much cheaper than our college), strong job training programs that work with employers, strong unions (Germany has union representation for certain issues on boards of directors of large companies) and many other things.

                        I like the entrepreneurial, creative spirit in the US.  I also like the fact that we have so many opportunities in many respect in the US. I also like the cultural freedom we have here.  (We aren’t so terribly traditional.)  And, I like the cultural diversity in the US.

                        But in terms of our economy and making sure that everyone has access to certain fundamentals, the necessities of life, we need to change our country in my view.

                        When I returned to the US from Europe, I was horrified to see how many homeless people live here (in Los Angeles in particular).  We need to change that.  People who are disabled, especially mentally disabled or very elderly, children, ex-prisoners, etc. should not have to sleep outside.  That is shameful.  We are as a society no better than the least able among us to care for themselves.

                        Having compassion is one of the expressions of grace in my view.  Since Nixon, we have become less and less compassionate as a society.  It makes me sad.  I’m very lucky in my life, but I know so many people who are very unlucky.

                        No Truth!  No Trust!  Bernie or Bust!
    • disillusioned73 (231 posts)
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      7. It's being reported..

      that the very next question was given to Breidbart “news”… yay Trump?!?

      Oh, the irony… WTF?

      "Certainly there are some people in the Democratic Party who want to maintain the status quo. They would rather go down with the Titanic so long as they have first-class seats." - Bernie Sanders
      • azurnoir (1687 posts)
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        9. I'm curious who's reporting that?

        • disillusioned73 (231 posts)
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          23. Very ironical..

          https://thinkprogress.org/cnn-fake-breitbart-real-b507c0a2f21a#.nefh1hhjy

          Shortly after he successfully shouted down Acosta, Trump took a question from Breitbart News — a website closely associated with the white nationalist “alt-right,” and an avid promulgator of misleading or inaccurate information that supports hard-right beliefs. Trump’s top adviser, Steve Bannon, is the former chairman of Breitbart.

          Here’s the question Trump took from Breitbart: “[With] all the problems that we’ve seen throughout the media over the course of the election, what reforms do you recommend for this industry here?”

          "Certainly there are some people in the Democratic Party who want to maintain the status quo. They would rather go down with the Titanic so long as they have first-class seats." - Bernie Sanders
          • azurnoir (1687 posts)
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            25. I'm glad someone finally called out CNN – sad it had to be Trump

            and it was very clever to invoke Godwin with out actually invoking godwin-but TruthOUT didn’t say what Trumps answer to Breitbart was-mayne what their readers would imagine is better :)

            and BTW I searched Hillary Clinton from your TruthOut link-here’s what I found

            https://thinkprogress.org/search?q=Hillary%20Clinton

             

          • azurnoir (1687 posts)
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            26. according to Breitbart that wasn't the next question-they posted a transcript

            nor was it the question after that or even the 3rd one down the line and in fact failed to mention that the next question came to them

            QUESTION: Do you think President Obama went too far with the sanctions he put on Russia after the hacking?

            TRUMP: I don’t think he went too far. No.

            QUESTION: Will you roll them back? What do you think of Lindsey Graham’s plan to send you a bill for…

            TRUMP: Plans to send me a bill for what?

            QUESTION: Tougher sanctions.

            TRUMP: I hadn’t heard Lindsey Graham was going to do that. Lindsey Graham. I’ve been competing with him for a long time. He is going to crack that one percent barrier one day. I didn’t realize Lindsey Graham still had it. That’s all right. I think Lindsey Graham is a nice guy. I’ve heard that he is a nice guy and I’ve been hearing it.

            Go ahead. Go ahead. You’ve been waiting.

            http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/01/11/watch-live-trump-press-conference-trump-tower/

            Breitbart was used only for verification