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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:34 am    Post subject: Donald Trump and the Media Reply with quote

Wall Street Journal (a right-wing paper, mind you)

http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-gop-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/03/wall-street-journal-warns-trump-220958

Wall Street Journal to Trump: 'Better be careful!'
By Nick Gass
03/18/16 07:39 AM EDT

The Wall Street Journal fired back at Donald Trump on Thursday evening,
hours after the Republican candidate demanded the newspaper's editorial
board apologize for pointing out that he has thus far received fewer votes
compared to Hillary Clinton in the primaries.

"On Thursday the businessman demanded an apology after we—'the dummies
at the @WSJ Editorial Board'—accurately noted that Hillary Clinton has
received about a million more votes than he has," the board wrote in a
piece headlined "A Trump Reality Check."

"The truth hurts, though Mr. Trump would rather walk down Fifth Avenue
shooting the messenger," the piece continued, alluding to Trump's joke in
January that he could "stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot
somebody" and not lose any voters.

In a series of tweets Thursday morning, the Republican front-runner
complained about the editorial board's coverage — for not the first and
likely not the last time in the 2016 election cycle.

"@WSJ is bad at math. The good news is, nobody cares what they say in
their editorials anymore, especially me!" Trump boasted in one, before
tweeting another condemnation of the "dummies" at publication owned by
Rupert Murdoch, with whom Trump has quarreled over coverage in his media
properties, including the Journal (which expressed appreciation that the
Manhattan real-estate magnate is "such a loyal reader").

".@WSJ Editorial says "Clinton primary vote total is 8,646,551.Trump's is
7,533,692"-a knock. But she had only 3 opponents-I had 16.Apologize,"
Trump tweeted Thursday morning.

Later in the evening, the paper responded, "Actually his rise has been
cleared by the large and fractured GOP field. Of the 20.35 million GOP
primary votes cast so far, he has received 7.54 million, or a mere 37%.
Despite the media desire to call him unstoppable, Mr. Trump is the weakest
Republican front-runner since Gerald Ford in 1976."

"The opinions he should care about are the 39% of GOP voters who said in
Tuesday’s exit polls that they would consider supporting a third-party
candidate if Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton are the nominees, or the 44% of
non-Trump GOP voters who said they won’t cast a ballot for him in
November," the editorial board concluded. "As Mr. Trump likes to tweet,
better be careful!"
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:36 am    Post subject: Donald Trump and the Press - NYT Reply with quote

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/18/opinion/no-not-trump-not-ever.html

The New York Times
No, Not Trump, Not Ever
David Brooks (Republican)
MARCH 18, 2016

The voters have spoken.

In convincing fashion, Republican voters seem to be selecting Donald Trump
as their nominee. And in a democracy, victory has legitimacy to it. Voters
are rarely wise but are usually sensible. They understand their own
problems. And so deference is generally paid to the candidate who wins.

And deference is being paid. Gov. Rick Scott of Florida is urging
Republicans to coalesce around Trump. Pundits are coming out with their
“What We Can Learn” commentaries. Those commentaries are built on a
hidden respect for the outcome, that this is a rejection of a
Republicanism that wasn’t working and it points in some better
direction.

The question is: Should deference be paid to this victor? Should we bow
down to the judgment of these voters?

Well, some respect is in order. Trump voters are a coalition of the
dispossessed. They have suffered lost jobs, lost wages, lost dreams. The
American system is not working for them, so naturally they are looking for
something else.

Moreover, many in the media, especially me, did not understand how they
would express their alienation. We expected Trump to fizzle because we
were not socially intermingled with his supporters and did not listen
carefully enough. For me, it’s a lesson that I have to change the way I
do my job if I’m going to report accurately on this country.

And yet reality is reality.

Donald Trump is epically unprepared to be president. He has no realistic
policies, no advisers, no capacity to learn. His vast narcissism makes him
a closed fortress. He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know and he’s
uninterested in finding out. He insults the office Abraham Lincoln once
occupied by running for it with less preparation than most of us would
undertake to buy a sofa.

Trump is perhaps the most dishonest person to run for high office in our
lifetimes. All politicians stretch the truth, but Trump has a steady
obliviousness to accuracy.

This week, the Politico reporters Daniel Lippman, Darren Samuelsohn and
Isaac Arnsdorf fact-checked 4.6 hours of Trump speeches and press
conferences. They found more than five dozen untrue statements, or one
every five minutes.

“His remarks represent an extraordinary mix of inaccurate claims about
domestic and foreign policy and personal and professional boasts that
rarely measure up when checked against primary sources,” they wrote.

He is a childish man running for a job that requires maturity. He is an
insecure boasting little boy whose desires were somehow arrested at age
12. He surrounds himself with sycophants. “You can always tell when the
king is here,” Trump’s butler told Jason Horowitz in a recent Times
profile. He brags incessantly about his alleged prowess, like how far he
can hit a golf ball. “Do I hit it long? Is Trump strong?” he asks.

In some rare cases, political victors do not deserve our respect. George
Wallace won elections, but to endorse those outcomes would be a moral
failure.

And so it is with Trump.

History is a long record of men like him temporarily rising, stretching
back to biblical times. Psalm 73 describes them: “Therefore pride is
their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence. … They scoff, and
speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression. Their mouths
lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth.
Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance.”

And yet their success is fragile: “Surely you place them on slippery
ground; you cast them down to ruin. How suddenly they are destroyed.”

The psalmist reminds us that the proper thing to do in the face of
demagogy is to go the other way — to make an extra effort to put on
decency, graciousness, patience and humility, to seek a purity of heart
that is stable and everlasting.

The Republicans who coalesce around Trump are making a political error.
They are selling their integrity for a candidate who will probably lose.
About 60 percent of Americans disapprove of him, and that number has been
steady since he began his campaign.

Worse, there are certain standards more important than one year’s
election. There are certain codes that if you betray them, you suffer
something much worse than a political defeat.

Donald Trump is an affront to basic standards of honesty, virtue and
citizenship. He pollutes the atmosphere in which our children are raised.
He has already shredded the unspoken rules of political civility that make
conversation possible. In his savage regime, public life is just a
dog-eat-dog war of all against all.

As the founders would have understood, he is a threat to the long and
glorious experiment of American self-government. He is precisely the kind
of scapegoating, promise-making, fear-driving and deceiving demagogue they
feared.

Trump’s supporters deserve respect. They are left out of this economy.
But Trump himself? No, not Trump, not ever.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:38 am    Post subject: Donald Trump and the Press - Fox News Reply with quote

Fox News Rips Donald Trump's 'Sick Obsession' With Megyn Kelly

The network came out swinging after the GOP candidate called for a boycott of Kelly's show.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fox-news-trump-kelly_us_56ec9b24e4b09bf44a9d6212
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:52 pm    Post subject: Twitter Reply with quote


“Who knew you were so political? Everyone’s been tweeting about it since Friday.”
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:33 am    Post subject: Megyn Kelly goes too easy on Donald Trump Reply with quote

Review: Megyn Kelly goes too easy on Donald Trump in her Fox infomercial, er, special

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-megyn-kelly-presents-trump-20160517-snap-story.html
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 6:20 am    Post subject: David Brooks comment Reply with quote

That Donald Trump is perhaps the most dishonest person to run for high office in our lifetimes....

He does have a shot at being the worst, but his competition is Hillary.

Why do they have to be running at the same time Question

Third Party, where are you?
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 4:14 pm    Post subject: Third Party Reply with quote

UnMask wrote:
That Donald Trump is perhaps the most dishonest person to run for high office in our lifetimes....

He does have a shot at being the worst, but his competition is Hillary.

Why do they have to be running at the same time Question

Third Party, where are you?

Aren't you tempted in running yourself, Unmask? super grin
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Third Party Reply with quote

Annamite_en_Amérique wrote:
Aren't you tempted in running yourself, Unmask? super grin

Hmmm... That should be interesting... bleh
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:53 pm    Post subject: Donald Trump revokes Washington Post press credentials Reply with quote

Donald Trump revokes Washington Post press credentials
http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/13/media/donald-trump-washington-post-credentials/

Donald Trump revokes Washington Post press credentials

CNN
by Tom Kludt and Brian Stelter @CNNMoney
June 13, 2016: 11:37 PM ET

Donald Trump said Monday that he is "revoking" the Washington Post's press
access at his campaign events, calling the newspaper "phony and
dishonest."

In a Facebook post, the presumptive GOP nominee attributed the decision to
the newspaper's "incredibly inaccurate coverage" of him.

The Post's executive editor Marty Baron responded: "Donald Trump's
decision to revoke The Washington Post's press credentials is nothing less
than a repudiation of the role of a free and independent press. When
coverage doesn't correspond to what the candidate wants it to be, then a
news organization is banished. The Post will continue to cover Donald
Trump as it has all along -- honorably, honestly, accurately,
energetically, and unflinchingly. We're proud of our coverage, and we're
going to keep at it."

Monday's announcement was an astonishing move by the Trump campaign, given
the Post's status as one of the most respected newsrooms in the United
States.

But it follows a pattern. Trump has repeatedly refused to give press
credentials to major news outlets when he disagrees with coverage
decisions.

Reporters who do not receive press credentials are sometimes still able to
attend Trump events as members of the general public. But sometimes the
denial of press credentials restricts access altogether.

BuzzFeed, Politico, The Daily Beast, Univision, and The Huffington Post
are among other outlets that have been blocked in recent months. Some
journalists have described this as an emerging Trump "blacklist."

The Huffington Post tweeted at The Post on Monday afternoon and said
"Welcome to the club."

On Monday, Trump was apparently outraged by a headline on a Post story
that summarized comments he made about the shooting at a gay nightclub in
Orlando, Florida.

"I am no fan of President Obama, but to show you how dishonest the phony
Washington Post is, they wrote, 'Donald Trump suggests President Obama was
involved with Orlando shooting' as their headline," Trump wrote. "Sad!"

That headline was the result of an interview Trump gave to Fox News on
Monday morning.

"Look, we're led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he's got
something else in mind," Trump said of Obama. "And the something else in
mind -- you know, people can't believe it. People cannot, they cannot
believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can't even
mention the words 'radical Islamic terrorism.' There's something going on.
It's inconceivable. There's something going on."

Trump's remarks about Obama were widely interpreted to be sinister in
nature.

CNNPolitics described Trump's comments as a "conspiracy theory" and said
it is "similar to how Trump talked about Obama when Trump was leading the
'birther' attacks against the president five years ago."

The Post later adjusted its story to make the headline tamer. The headline
now reads, "Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando
shooting."

Kris Coratti, a spokeswoman for the Post, told CNNMoney that the headline
was changed "shortly after it posted to more properly reflect what Trump
said."

"We did so on our own; the Trump campaign never contacted us about it,"
Coratti said.

The Post -- like many other news outlets -- has had a simultaneously close
and contentious relationship with Trump.

Its reporters have regularly interviewed Trump and published scoops about
his campaign.

But at the same time, the paper has been on the receiving end of the
candidate's anti-press tirades. Trump said in December that the Post's
owner, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, bought the paper as part of a tax scam.
Trump repeated the charge last month, saying that Bezos is "using the
Washington Post for power so that the politicians in Washington don't tax
Amazon like they should be taxed."

Speaking at a conference earlier this month, Bezos decried Trump for
trying to "chill the media."

A wide range of press freedom advocates have said similar things about
Trump's insults and actions, even as some GOP voters have cheered him on.

Last week, for example, BuzzFeed DC bureau chief John Stanton said he was
prohibited from attending Trump's primary night press event. The prior
day, BuzzFeed had announced that it would refuse to accept Trump campaign
ads. But the campaign's refusal to grant the web site press credentials
dates back many months.

Stanton tweeted that he "wasn't even let on the premises of Trump's golf
course for his press conference." Trump's announcement on Monday was met
with a chorus of opposition from members of the news media. Politico
editor Susan Glasser called it a "violation of the basic right of a free
press to report."

David Folkenflik, the media correspondent for National Public Radio, said
that Trump "loves the media's attention and hates the media's reporting.

The Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement, "A candidate for
the highest elected office in the land doesn't get to choose what goes
into a newspaper."

It added that Trump's actions "provides a ready made excuse for
authoritarian leaders to crack down further on independent journalists."
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:10 am    Post subject: Jon Stewart Returns to Take Down Trump and the GOP Reply with quote

Jon Stewart Returns to Take Down Trump and the GOP: I See Your Bullshit

Read and watch:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/22/jon-stewart-returns-to-take-down-trump-and-the-gop-i-see-your-bullshit.html
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