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Donald Trump invents some fake news to whine about ‘fake news’

There was a time not long ago—say, Monday—when “fake news” was defined as “news Donald Trump doesn’t like.” On Tuesday night that all changed.  Damn that dishonest media, going after a great American like “The Chief.” Except for one tiny...
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John McCain Takes Trump To Task On Fake News "This Is How Dictators Get...

John McCain has criticized Donald Trump’s anti-journalism remarks before and he did so again Wednesday evening.https://twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain/status/941041856661598209?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rawstory.com%2F2017%2F12%2Fjohn-mccain-blasts-trump-for-fake-news-attacks-on-the-media-it-empowers-repressive-regimes%2FRawStory: “If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have...
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The circular firing squad: How Donald Trump and Fox News assassinate the truth

During the Bush years, former Fox News CEO and serial groper Roger Ailes famously authored a set of daily “talking points.” The themes and phrases that came out of Ailes’s office circulated widely, and were...
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Trump flips out on NBC reporter for pointing out his stupidity

Watching White House press conferences these days is like watching psych ward orderlies trying to convince their patients not to eat live pigeons whole in the exercise yard. Yesterday was no different. After whining that President Obama enjoyed...

First Amendment Lawyer Says CNN Should Bring Suit Against White House Over Acosta Incident

First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams makes a good point when he says that the issue is not really CNN v. Trump, it is First Amendment v. Trump, and somebody is going to have to bring the suit, sooner or later. CNN: Floyd Abrams, a constitutional law expert who has appeared frequently before the Supreme Court, told CNN’s Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” Sunday that CNN has a case. — “I think it’s a really strong lawsuit,” Abrams said. “I can understand CNN being reluctant to sue because the president keeps saying CNN is the enemy of me, and CNN might have reluctance to have a lawsuit titled ‘CNN vs. Donald Trump.’ That said, yes, I think they should sue.” Abrams said. — “This is going to happen again,” he said. “It’s likely to happen again. So whether it’s CNN suing or the next company suing, someone is going to have to bring a lawsuit. And whoever does is going to win unless there’s some sort of reason.” __ Former ABC White House reporter Sam Donaldson, who said he’s been asked to prepare an affidavit to support CNN’s case, said Trump’s decision to revoke Acosta’s credentials “is not only wrong and unfair, it’s dangerous for the press as a whole.” In addition to the incident with Acosta, on Friday as Trump was leaving town for Paris, he reviled black journalist April Ryan, calling her “nasty” and a “loser” who “doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing.” There’s that pot calling kettle thing again, which is the hallmark of Donald Trump. Ryan says it’s simple, Trump sees black women as his inferiors. Washington Post: It’s not hard to find the common denominator: Though there’s hardly anyone — from his predecessors to senators in his own party — he won’t try to shout down with ad hominem insults, Trump relishes, and injects venom into, verbal attacks against women of color. Correspondents don’t go to the White House every day to make friends. We do our jobs courteously, but also thoroughly and assertively, to get answers for our viewers, listeners and readers about the statements and actions that affect all Americans’ lives. Sometimes that means having a quiet sidebar with a member of the White House communications staff. Sometimes that means meeting with first son-in-law and presidential adviser Jared Kushner to discuss the administration’s approach to criminal justice reform. Sometimes that means shouting a question at the president as he crosses the White House lawn on the way to boarding Marine One. You can tell, though, by the way Trump has responded in recent days to more than one black female journalist that he sees our presence there as illegitimate. If he didn’t, he’d either answer our questions or simply ignore them, not berate us. But when Trump denigrates black women, he’s sending the message that he doesn’t see us equally. Trump sees everybody as his inferiors, except for tyrants and dictators, whom he lionizes. That’s who he is. April Ryan had the hubris to ask Trump if he was a racist and oh, no little lady, you don’t go there — most especially if you’re a woman of color. Trump should enjoy the new crop of Representatives in the House. We’re in for some very interesting sailing just ahead. As the line from […]
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Glam Shots for One, Not for the Other: Different Media Standard for Hope Hicks...

The contrast between media coverage of two women, Hope Hicks and Chelsea Manning, who are each refusing to cooperate with federal investigations did not go unnoticed on Memorial Day Weekend. On Thursday evening, The New York...
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Sean Hannity’s A Slumlord, Filing Evictions At Twice The Statewide Rate

Sean Hannity owns an impressive portfolio of apartment buildings in working class neighborhoods in Georgia and he is a slumlord, par excellence. He grinds the money out and cuts no slack whatsoever. Washington Post: “I was told that if someone’s rent was short $2, I couldn’t accept it,” she [property manager] said, recalling an issue […]
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This is how Republicans get away with their lies: The media lets them do...

Start with a story that spends paragraphs repeating a series of Republican lies about abortion before getting around to acknowledging that there are lies involved, but gosh, it sure is a problem for Democrats. Now,...
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Trump can’t help himself on Twitter. And it may cost his Justice Department it’s...

One thing is certain, Trump sure lubs him some Twitter. Paid mouthpieces like KellyAnne Conway and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, as well as the Inglorious Basterd himself, extol the virtues of...

The media has the Trump-mafia comparison backwards.

     It was one of the highlights of a day full of highlights in the testimony of ex FBI Director James Comey. Sitting composed at the table, his hands and forearms resting on the table in front ...

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