Trump and Acosta

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As I stated in another thread.

I think the American people appreciate when the President stands up to America's enemies.

And, how about how Acosta bullies the young lady and snatches the mic back from her.

What a bullying POS.
Who's the bully? The President did not like to be questioned on stuff he knows he is wrong about. He wants to control the message. If the news recording Trump being himself is fake, then we're all in a lot of trouble.

Since when did the Free Press become the enemy of the American people for asking the President questions about his own actions. Actions he knows are wrong?

The Free Press is not the enemy of the American people, those who call it "fake news" are the enemies of the American people. Trump is NOT standing up to the enemies of the American people, he's standing against what keeps America and Americans free from people like him, who want to control the media and control the information Americans hear, especially about him.

He's such a con artist, were it not for the media exposing his con artistry, he'd have America's ignorant, handing over their bank accounts to him and make them believe it is for their own good.

 
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I'm not sure if you're connecting the dots regarding who is mocked in that video, but it doesn't matter to those who see it just as they saw how Trump treats the Free Press, when it presses him to explain himself and his con artist actions.

It reveals Trump for the bully he is and the snowflake he is at the same time, when someone brings up something unseemly about him.

"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers. Rulers are no more than attorneys, agents, and trustees, of the people; and if the cause, the interest, and trust, is insidiously betrayed, or wantonly trifled away, the people have a right to revoke the authority that they themselves have deputed, and to constitute other and better agents, attorneys and trustees."
  • John Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law (1765)

"The moment we no longer have a free press, anything can happen. What makes it possible for a totalitarian or any other dictatorship to rule is that people are not informed; how can you have an opinion if you are not informed? If everybody always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer. This is because lies, by their very nature, have to be changed, and a lying government has constantly to rewrite its own history. On the receiving end you get not only one lie—a lie which you could go on for the rest of your days—but you get a great number of lies, depending on how the political wind blows. And a people that no longer can believe anything cannot make up its mind. It is deprived not only of its capacity to act but also of its capacity to think and to judge. And with such a people you can then do what you please."
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"The Constitution specifically selected the press, which includes not only newspapers, books, and magazines, but also humble leaflets and circulars, to play an important role in the discussion of public affairs. Thus the press serves and was designed to serve as a powerful antidote to any abuses of power by governmental officials and as a constitutionally chosen means for keeping officials elected by the people responsible to all the people whom they were selected to serve. Suppression of the right of the press to praise or criticize governmental agents and to clamor and contend for or against change, which is all that this editorial did, muzzles one of the very agencies the Framers of our Constitution thoughtfully and deliberately selected to improve our society and keep it free. The Alabama Corrupt Practices Act by providing criminal penalties for publishing editorials such as the one here silences the press at a time when it can be most effective. It is difficult to conceive of a more obvious and flagrant abridgment of the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of the press."


'In the First Amendment, the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government's power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people."

"Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell. [...] The guarding of military and diplomatic secrets at the expense of informed representative government provides no real security for our Republic."
  • Hugo L. Black, (New York Times Company v. United States, 1971).



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I'm not sure if you're connecting the dots regarding who is mocked in that video, but it doesn't matter to those who see it just as they saw how Trump treats the Free Press, when it presses him to explain himself and his con artist actions.

It reveals Trump for the bully he is and the snowflake he is at the same time, when someone brings up something unseemly about him.

"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers. Rulers are no more than attorneys, agents, and trustees, of the people; and if the cause, the interest, and trust, is insidiously betrayed, or wantonly trifled away, the people have a right to revoke the authority that they themselves have deputed, and to constitute other and better agents, attorneys and trustees."
  • John Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law (1765)
I just found it funny. No need for a dissertation.
 
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I just found it funny. No need for a dissertation.

Agreed, it is humorous and satire of Trump's apparent assessment of the free press and how he seems to want to suppress it. Should we ask to have it moved to the political humor forum board or do you find the issue of the POTUS disallowing anyone to ask him questions about his lying, "funny"?

Perhaps it is "funny" that you either don't get it or that you're not here to "get it", but to NOT participate in discussions and here, merely to be an annoying orange cat?

A dissertation is perhaps what might be needed for some Americans who seem to think attacking the Free Press is a way to keep themselves and their nation, free.
 
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Should we ask to have it moved to the political humor forum board
Feel free to do so. It would probably be the first time a singular post was moved to a different forum because someone was upset.
or do you find the issue of the POTUS disallowing anyone to ask him questions about his lying, "funny"?
I found the meme funny. Acosta should be banned. There are plenty of other journalists who can take his place.

Perhaps it is "funny" that you either don't get it or that you're not here to "get it", but to NOT participate in discussions and here, merely to be an annoying orange cat?
You are getting far too upset over this, imo. Let's not maked it personal.

A dissertation is perhaps what might be needed for some Americans who seem to think attacking the Free Press is a way to keep themselves and their nation, free.
Lol.