Thursday, February 16, 2017

Based on today's press conference, Trump believes this

Axios: "The media IS the opposition party."  I only caught the tail end of Trump's press conference today but I've never seen a politician - much less a President - treat the media with such unambiguous and conspicuous disdain.  He berated the BBC guy and called BBC "another CNN."  It was cuckoo.

In other news, he's never heard of Russia and didn't talk to anybody in Russia except for some guy who called him on Inauguration Day to congratulate him.


"I'm not ranting and raving." said...

How dare you. The Trump White House is "a fine-tuned machine."

Roger Bournival said...

I figured out press bias at age thirteen when I used to read two newspapers side by side (Manchester Union Leader and the Boston Globe), as my dad used to deliver newspapers and always had a few left over after the morning run. He is 200% right - they are the enemy.

Anonymous said...

Fox News' Shephard Smith, speaking for the enemy after yesterday's Gettysturd Address:

"It's sort of our job to let you know when things are said that aren't true, especially by people you've elected. And this, this President, keeps telling untrue things, and he does it every single time. He's in front of the microphone, it's demonstrable, I could re-rack the tape for you. There were a lot of them today. Some of them aren’t really big, but they’re coming from the President of the United States. Today he said 'I had the biggest electoral win since Ronald Reagan.' He didn't. He says this over and over and over again, and repeatedly, and every time he says it, it's not true. Again. Is it a big thing? No. But he's the one who brings it up. Nobody asked about his electoral college win.

Here's another thing. One of the biggest questions that, people who ask him questions have right now is, 'What is this relationship with Russia?' When Russia was hacking into the election, hacking into the Democrats, the DNC, your guys were on the phone with the Russians. Did you talk about that? We don't get a straight answer on this question. Which leads us to continue asking the question.

And then he says Russia is a ruse, it’s fake news. 'The leaks are real, but the news is fake.' So, that’s impossible. He's saying that the information in the leaks is accurate. After all, it's the reason he fired Mike Flynn, right? Well, he says he fired Mike Flynn because mrrm... it’s very confusing.

But we keep getting a series of untrue things. And it seems he yells at us for pointing it out, and he calls us names, and he calls us "fake" and stuff, when we are pointing out that the President of the United States just told another untrue thing. And he's going to yell about us, and people are going to tweet about us. Things I don't care about at all. Because I don't read the dang tweet. But it's up to people like you, and all the rest of us, to point it out when the President of the United States keeps saying things that are demonstrably, unquestionably, opinion aside, 100 percent false. And when he won't answer a question as simple as 'The Russians are interfering in our election, this is a demonstrable true thing, your people were on the phone with the Russians. Did you talk about the interference at all?' And we can't get a straight answer on that. That's bothersome, isn't it?


Anonymous said...


Treating Jim Acosta over there from CNN-- he’s an accomplished reporter, a guy I’ve never met, but a good reporter. I mean, treated him like-- he's-- I’m not even going to use the word. I’m not going to give Twitter the love it needs. It's, it's, it's crazy what we're watching every day. It's absolutely crazy. He keeps repeating ridiculous throwaway lines that are not true at all, and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we're some kind of fools for asking the question. Really? Your opposition was hacked and the Russians were responsible for it and your people were on the phone with Russia on the same day it was happening, and we're fools for asking the questions?

No, sir. We're not fools for asking these questions, and we demand to know the answer to this question. You owe this to the American people. Your supporters will support you either way. If your people were on the phone, what were they saying? We have a right to know, we absolutely do. And that you call us "fake news," and put us down like children for asking these questions on behalf of the American people, is inconsequential. The people deserve that answer, at very least.

You know, today, 'How great is Melania?' You know, forgive this to whoever that was. 'How great is Melania, and how great a First Lady will she be?' Oh, that's a great question, I'm going to watch your channel. And then, 'Are you going to speak to the Congressional Black Caucus?', an African-American reporter. 'Oh, are they friends of yours?' It just-- I mean-- I, I-- pick a headline from today, I can't even think of a place to start."