Wednesday, January 16, 2019

U.S. Added to a World List that should sound a Worrisome Alarm

President Hate-monger must be SO Proud! The United States has been added to list of most dangerous countries for journalists for the first time.  At least 63 professional journalists were killed doing their jobs in...

New York Times headline glorifies Wisconsin power grab by Republicans

How could this headline be approved by the New York Times, as the Republican assault against our democracy develops in Wisconsin? https://twitter.com/joanwalsh/status/1070512665913626624 Does the New York Times not recognize this all-out assault against our democracy or is their...
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NBC News gets roasted for wishful claims of a ‘Toned-down President Trump’

On Tuesday, yet another press outlet got rightly roasted and ratio'd for, yet again, wondering if an uncharacteristically long span between raging Donald Trump tantrums could be counted as actual grown-up behavior of the...
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Trump needs a primary challenger. Desperately.

OK, this is just getting ridiculous. I’m not even going to say “I’m old enough to remember” because this didn’t happen all that fucking long ago! Many of you can remember when “Black Friday” meant that people lined up for stores opening up at 6 am on the day after Thanksgiving. I certainly do, mainly because I have an e wife who used to set the alarm for 2 am to go and stand in line in 14 degree temperatures with all of the other failed genetic experiments. Now, Dad has to take the turkey out of the oven and entertain the guests, since Black Friday starts at 6 pm n Thanksgiving night. Give it a couple of years, and people will be lining up at 6 pm for the door buster pre Black Friday sales starting at 12:01 on Thanksgiving morning. And now the same thing is happening in politics. They haven’t even finished counting the votes for the city council in American Samoa yet, and already the talking heads, along with all of the rest of the flotsam and jetsam of the mainstream media are “on watch.” There’s the “Biden watch,” and the “Kamala Harris watch,” and the “Elizabeth Warren watch.” News Flash! Congressman Eric Swalwell was spotted in Iowa! Maybe because he was born and raised there fer Crissakes?!? Given the latitude, pretty soon the media will be starting the 2024 campaign in October of 2020. This is where that big, fat, beautiful payback comes in. Cast your mind back to the carefree campaign days of 2015. What was the dominant reason that Donald Trump won the 2016 GOP primaries? Because he unilaterally hijacked the mainstream media airwaves 24/7, it was ATATT (All Trump All The Time). There were 16 other GOP candidates running out there, but nobody even knew their names until Der Donald started coming up with insulting nicknames for them. And forget about Bernie and Hillary. Those two could have stood hand in hand on a ledge on the roof of Trump Tower, threatening a suicide pact jump, and they wouldn’t have made the “bulk filler” section after the sports, and before the sign off on the nightly news. Trump was the modern PT Barnum of politics. And in the post 11/8 recriminations, the media got their heads handed to them for it. They joined the ranks with that clown who tried to catch the foul ball at Wrigley Field in that Cubs playoff game against the Marlins. Basically, a convenient scapegoat for somebody else’s mistakes. But the bloom is long off of that dessicated rose. The mainstream media stopped following Trump’s rallies midway through his “Thank You tour of 2017, seeing it for the pap that it was. And even the Fox Ministry of Propaganda stopped covering His Lowness’ midterm rallies live in prime time, when they discovered that their viewers were switching over to the Home and Garden Channel rather than suffer through them anymore. Even the stalwarts at Fox and Friends are finding ways to sign off with him after about 10 minutes of his morning call in blather. Trump just isn’t all-that-and-a-bag-of-chips anymore. And this new, long term media fixation on 2020 is going to hit Trump right where it hurts the most, in his voracious ego. Democratic candidates are going to start springing up […]
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Trump’s Lies are a Virus, and the Media is the Host: Must read Atlantic...

Please read Derek Thompson’s piece in the Atlantic: Trump’s Lies Are a Virus, and News Organizations Are the Host. It goes to the heart of the media’s malfeasance now and in the campaign. Exhibit A: from...
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Donald Trump Issues a Flagrantly Authoritarian Decree for ‘Governing the Conduct of Journalists’

The transformation of the United States presidency into the sort of dictatorship presided over by the likes of Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un has taken a frightening leap forward. Donald Trump's manifestly autocratic...

Trump Issues Edict To Journalists On Decorum After Forced To Reinstate Jim Acosta

The written rules which the White House established after being ordered by a judge to return Jim Acosta’s hard pass, are really no different than they have ever been — except now if you violate them they’ll take away your credentials. There’s an easy way to get around this, if the journalists have the guts to do it. If Trump won’t answer a reporter’s question, then the next reporter asks the same question, and the next, until Trump is forced to either deal with the issue or leave the room. The point will be made very quickly, if they all band together as one. Sam Goldwyn said, “If I want your opinion, I’ll give it to you.” That’s the kind of power Trump wants and the only place he has it is Fox News. It would be interesting to see what the power of the press really amounts to if they work together and go around Trump’s efforts to sabotage and silence them. To receive articles of mine not published elsewhere become a patron on Patreon. Please follow me on Twitter @ursulafaw56  

CNN Requests Emergency Hearing After White House’s Latest Threat to Acosta

CNN requested an emergency hearing Monday after the White House warned reporter Jim Acosta that it would again suspend his press pass after a two-week restraining order expires. Three days after a federal judge ordered...

In Victory for Free Press, Judge Rules Trump Must Immediately Restore Jim Acosta’s Press...

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates... In a victory for press freedom, a federal judge on Friday granted CNN's emergency motion to immediately restore White House correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials, which...
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Trumpkins Loses It Over Fox’ Support Of CNN Lawsuit and Trump Spins It Into...

If there is one thing you may depend upon from Donald Trump it is that he will turn every single development in his life into a way to make a buck and pry money from the idiots in his base. Fox News President Jay Wallace issued this statement Wednesday: “FOX News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential. We intend to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court,” the statement read. “Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized. While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the President and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people.” The blow back: At least he’s honest enough to admit that Fox News is the Republican mouthpiece. Kudos for that. This next one is a walking stereotype. Check out the name and the picture. Now, this one is truly vile. This quote of Andrew Jackson’s is a reference to the ethnic cleansing that took place to drive the Cherokees from the south. This was the beginning of the Trail of Tears that killed over 5,000 people. Andrew Jackson simply didn’t bother to enforce any laws which happened to conflict with his personal interests. And Trump loves Andrew Jackson, wonder why? He put up a picture of him in the Oval Office. He said that Jackson, “a very tough person” “with a big heart” was against the Civil War — he died 16 years before it took place, but whatever, this is history a la Trump. Trump loves this racist monster and so does his base, bottom line. So, the lines are drawn and the gloves are off. What is lost to the Trumpkins is that CNN tried to make peace and their fearless leader refused: According to the complaint, CNN head Jeff Zucker privately appealed to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly regarding the Acosta situation. According to CNN sources, the network also reached out to members of the White House press office in the days leading up to Tuesday’s announced suit. Hucky Boo Boo Sanders announced that the suit would be “vigorously defended” and then the Trump money machine went into action to get the base to pay for it, with this fundraising email and survey — not the first one, by any means, which has announced that the big bad liberal media is out to get Trump. Just another day in Trump World and another dollar to be made. Trump is a victim and the base must rally and help him. The fundraising emails should really be interesting as Trump becomes further “persecuted” by the Deep State via Robert Mueller and needs the base’s money for his defense. Count on it. Trump is first last and always a con man looking for a mark. To receive articles of mine not published elsewhere become a patron on Patreon. Please follow me on Twitter @ursulafaw56  

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