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    who here is sick of the press in America?

    we've all heard of the latest as reported by the press themselves. They were told to remain behind because VP Pence might leave early from a scheduled sports event. Now, if this had been some random sports event where there wasn't any political controversy, maybe the press could have been excused for just going along. But, because of their own reporting, we know that they knew full well that wasn't the case. They knew, as any professional journalist would, that this was a game involving a team that had taken a knee in the past, against the expressed objections of the current administration. They knew what they were being asked to do. Yet, they willingly went along with it.

    Why?

    Why don't we have any journalist in this country willing to stand their ground with this administration? Willing , at a moment like that, to say "no" to this administration. To ask..."why are we being told not to cover this event", on camera?

    Why?
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    maybe if the members of the press would start showing some fking balls the WH would stop pulling this crap. They all should have said.. no, fuck that, we're the free press and we're going to cover this event, free from WH censorship.
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    I think the US press is in 'damage control' atm owing to Trump's anti-media campaign. Trump's asinine claims have intimidated the press and they don't know how to react because the propaganda attacks are somewhat unprecedented.

    Government usually has an 'unholy alliance' with the media, but trump has deliberately (and stupidly) alienated them. The media will 'unmake' him for this come the next election.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    I think the US press is in 'damage control' atm owing to Trump's anti-media campaign. Trump's asinine claims have intimidated the press and they don't know how to react because the propaganda attacks are somewhat unprecedented.

    Government usually has an 'unholy alliance' with the media, but trump has deliberately (and stupidly) alienated them. The media will 'unmake' him for this come the next election.
    Nothing more they could possibly do to him at this point.

    They tried and failed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Nothing more they could possibly do to him at this point.

    They tried and failed.
    The press hasn't even started yet. Just wait until the next round of hustings. Remember, there are a few years of 'Trump stupid' to go yet. He will deliver his own demise, for he is an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    The press hasn't even started yet. Just wait until the next round of hustings. Remember, there are a few years of 'Trump stupid' to go yet. He will deliver his own demise, for he is an idiot.
    That's funny.

    They've been so kind to him lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    That's funny.

    They've been so kind to him lol.
    They haven't even started and will be of his own making.

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    Well,Pence is now in the hot seat for using tax payer money for a publicity stunt. That is now being investigated.

    Told you he is no better than Trump.Piety to cover up his dirty work. He is tarred forever by the Trump brush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    we've all heard of the latest as reported by the press themselves. They were told to remain behind because VP Pence might leave early from a scheduled sports event. Now, if this had been some random sports event where there wasn't any political controversy, maybe the press could have been excused for just going along. But, because of their own reporting, we know that they knew full well that wasn't the case. They knew, as any professional journalist would, that this was a game involving a team that had taken a knee in the past, against the expressed objections of the current administration. They knew what they were being asked to do. Yet, they willingly went along with it.

    Why?

    Why don't we have any journalist in this country willing to stand their ground with this administration? Willing , at a moment like that, to say "no" to this administration. To ask..."why are we being told not to cover this event", on camera?

    Why?
    I was flabbergasted yesterday when trump called the media liars when they indicated he had said that we should increase our nuclear arsenal 10 X. Instead of showing the clip where he said just that in the campaign they never showed the clip or specificially called him on it. WTF?!
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    The news media has been cowed for years because of accusations of liberal bias, which was horse manure from the get to. So this isn't really anything new. Trump is just taking it to a higher level. It's sad to watch.

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