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Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:34 PM

The untold abject horror of the turn of events at today's press conference.

The soon to be President of the United States very literally shouts down a reporter from a news organization that--while not in any way perfect--has been a legitimate source of news for nearly four decades, refuses to even allow him to ask him a question, and he proceeds to brand said news organization in front of his peers as being "fake news."

He then immediately turns to another reporter of a news organization that has existed for less than 10 years, that serves as a popular destination for members of the alt-right and white supremacists, that contains stories with absurdly provocative racist, sexist and bigoted headlines such as "BIRTH CONTROL MAKES WOMEN UNATTRACTIVE AND CRAZY", "THE SOLUTION TO ONLINE 'HARASSMENT' IS SIMPLE: WOMEN SHOULD LOG OFF", "HOIST IT HIGH AND PROUD: THE CONFEDERATE FLAG PROCLAIMS A GLORIOUS HERITAGE" and "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS PROTECTS MUSLIM RAPE CULTURE", who very recently ran a documentably false story about Muslims supposedly burning down a church in Germany which was immediately debunked by German authorities, an organization that until recently was run by his soon to be senior policy advisor, and gladly takes that organization's reporter's question, which was........

"With all the problems that we've seen throughout the media during the course of this election, what reforms do you recommend for this industry here?"


Ladies and gentlemen, I think we've officially arrived at the Dystopia. I hope you've enjoyed your trip.

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Reply The untold abject horror of the turn of events at today's press conference. (Original post)
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 11 OP
KittyWampus Jan 11 #1
mreilly Jan 11 #10
RiverStone Jan 11 #19
Raster Jan 11 #26
Lifelong Protester Jan 11 #43
DK504 Jan 12 #51
Auntie Bush Jan 12 #57
nikto Jan 12 #46
iluvtennis Jan 12 #47
Different Drummer Jan 11 #41
vlyons Jan 12 #48
wryter2000 Jan 11 #13
BainsBane Jan 11 #18
Rollo Jan 11 #2
juxtaposed Jan 11 #3
R B Garr Jan 11 #4
BSdetect Jan 11 #5
stage left Jan 11 #38
Lifelong Protester Jan 11 #44
Auggie Jan 11 #6
TrekLuver Jan 11 #7
MontanaMama Jan 11 #8
NastyRiffraff Jan 11 #30
Grammy23 Jan 12 #55
uponit7771 Jan 11 #9
maddiemom Jan 11 #22
oegthe Jan 11 #11
LovingA2andMI Jan 11 #12
oegthe Jan 28 #58
iluvtennis Jan 11 #14
JenniferJuniper Jan 11 #15
Mr.Bill Jan 11 #17
JI7 Jan 11 #33
Mr.Bill Jan 11 #16
uponit7771 Jan 11 #29
Mr.Bill Jan 11 #34
uponit7771 Jan 11 #36
Volaris Jan 12 #45
greatbaldeagle Jan 11 #20
Locrian Jan 12 #50
hamsterjill Jan 11 #21
barbtries Jan 11 #23
Jacob Boehme Jan 11 #24
bigtree Jan 11 #25
Grins Jan 11 #27
SleeplessinSoCal Jan 11 #28
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 11 #31
JHB Jan 11 #37
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 11 #39
Skittles Jan 12 #49
SleeplessinSoCal Jan 11 #32
spanone Jan 11 #35
nini Jan 11 #40
Crash2Parties Jan 11 #42
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 12 #52
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 12 #53
lark Jan 12 #54
saidsimplesimon Jan 12 #56

Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:35 PM

1. Hoping it makes enough of established "real" news organizations get off their haunches...

and start ripping into him.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:37 PM

10. Yes. He's already made a lifelong enemy of CNN.

Last edited Thu Jan 12, 2017, 11:53 AM - Edit history (1)

... he and his diddlyshit sycophants are SO PROUD of that "fake news" epithet they can hurl at anyone they don't like. It's like a "Get Out of Jail Free Card!" they'll exclaim, beaming.

Uh, no... while his idiot supporters may believe whatever pre-screened manipulated garbage they're fed, the 76% of the public who did not vote for this clown and his unending train wreck ARE reachable by facts and logic. And so if Don the Con thinks he can just hold news conferences with Fox News and Breitbart and exclude everyone else who pisses him off, he's got another think coming (not that he's capable of it).

The more news organizations go after him, the more that 76% of the public will continue to wake up to the fact this bozo is the least ethical, least honest, least qualified imbecile to become President - and that he's thoroughly in bed with and controlled by a foreign government.

If THIS is how he starts out before he even took the Oath, he has nowhere to go but down from here. And down he will go, all the way to the bottom of the abyss.

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Response to mreilly (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 06:39 PM

19. The irony is CNN helped to create this monster...

Can't tell ya how many times they broke into 5 minutes of Bernie speak for an hour of the bloviating bullshit of the liar in cheif.

They wanted their fucking ratings, and now we are saddled with this racist POS.

No surprise his actions at excluding CNN is another step closer to fascism.

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Response to RiverStone (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 07:24 PM

26. Or how many times they showed an empty podium just waiting for tRump to arrive....

...and begin speaking.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cnn-a-heavy-contributor-to-trumps-earned-media/article/2586159

CNN's president downplayed criticism this week that his newsroom pays an inordinate amount of attention to GOP front-runner Donald Trump, but data shows his network is one of the chief contributors to the billionaire businessman's nearly $2 billion in earned media this election cycle.

As the front-runner, Trump was always going to get "a disproportionate amount of attention," Jeff Zucker told reporters this week.

The television executive continued, explaining that part of the reason why Trump gets so much play on CNN is because the candidate makes himself readily available.

<snip, more>

CNN is the Doctor Frankenstein to this tRump monster... they made him, THEY OWN HIM!

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Response to Raster (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 11:30 PM

43. Right on!!

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Response to Raster (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 11:50 AM

51. And never showed Hillary's speeches.

They yammered about how great it would be and refused to carry anything Hillary. They make me sick.

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Response to DK504 (Reply #51)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 04:44 PM

57. That really bugged me!

I watched news 12/7 and all I ever saw was that disgusting orange turd. I didn't see a single Hillary speech till just before the election. Also saw a lot of Burnie rallies...but none for Hillary!
Well they helped him get elected...hope they are happy. They probably are because he'll give them more juisy news....the hell with what happens to our country...dollars are much more important.

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Response to RiverStone (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:05 AM

46. Agreed

 

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Response to RiverStone (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:53 AM

47. Totally agree+1000. M$M is big parameter in the equation of the hot mess this country finds itself n

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Response to mreilly (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 10:21 PM

41. ...

least unqualified


I think you meant either "least qualified" or "most unqualified."

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Response to mreilly (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 05:06 AM

48. It's not so much that he's controlled by a foreign government, but that

all governments are becoming controlled by monopolistic industrialists, who run governments to maximize corporate profits.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:46 PM

13. We may already be seeing that

The NYT used the word treason or treasonous in the article today. This could be an interesting example of "Don't pick an argument with someone who buys ink by the barrel."

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 06:37 PM

18. Unfortunately, it will probably have a chilling effect

Which is precisely Trump's intent.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:39 PM

2. The Emperor's Clothes are tattered and torn

...

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:42 PM

3. I think we're doing fine, just another sprite going down the rabbit hole.

Let's see what tomorrow brings

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:47 PM

4. Yup, our first internet troll President. n/t

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:47 PM

5. They all ought to walk out and leave him ranting

They are obliged to treat this monster with utter contempt.

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Response to BSdetect (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:53 PM

38. That is exactly what should happen.

What would he do? Make them stay? Hillary Clinton should also rethink her decision to attend the inauguration.

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Response to stage left (Reply #38)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 11:31 PM

44. Yes, she should.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:51 PM

6. "Abject horror" nails it

I was watching in disbelief

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:55 PM

7. The lack of professionalism is astounding. Anyone else acting like this in the work place would be

 

FIRED. And that's exactly what needs to happen to this summabitch.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:30 PM

8. I was comparing Asset tRump's attempt at using the english language

to the eloquent words of President Obama during his farewell speech. If I said it paled in comparison, it would be too much of a compliment. The man can't speak in complete sentences. He's infantile.

Whoever it is on this site that calls him a Shit Gibbon nailed it.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 07:36 PM

30. After Obama's inspiring speech

that left me a weepy, sodden mess, I thought that Dump could never come close to it. His childish use of language, plus his utter lack of empathy and understanding, makes it impossible.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 02:02 PM

55. If tRump suddenly was unable to use the words I, brilliant, disaster

Donald J. tRump, believe me and a few others, he would be unable to babble on at all. Oh, for a bit of aphasia to hit him......

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:34 PM

9. But her emails !!!

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 06:56 PM

22. And Benghazi! !!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:42 PM

11. It's a horror

It's a horror that anyone from Breitbart was at this press conference.

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Response to oegthe (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:45 PM

12. This Indeed

And Welcome To DU....

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 08:55 PM

58. A very belated...

thank you!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:53 PM

14. SMDH.nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 06:07 PM

15. Where's Jeff Gannon these days?

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Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 06:11 PM

17. I'm surprised

he wasn't named press secretary.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:21 PM

33. or maybe even he thought this was too sleazy and below his standards

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 06:10 PM

16. Credible news organizations

should not even attend his press conferences. Just boycott them period. Even at the White House after he gets sworn in. Just leave his press secretary in a room full of nut cases. People will notice this.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 07:32 PM

29. +1, they're not going to get anything but gish gallop out of them anyway! Its been 6 months and

... he's still saying shit from his fuckin campaign !!

He's still selling and he's not comfortable being confronted where he has to know what he's talking about... he's a salesman, he's not the idea guy.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:25 PM

34. It would speak volumes if he called a press conference

and all that showed up were a handful of wing nuts from right wing websites.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #34)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:44 PM

36. This is technically the way to fringe despite, isolate them to their base

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 01:53 AM

45. Then the Press Corp should ask Obama to host the next Correspondents Dinner.

Because fuck you, Donald, THATS why.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 06:41 PM

20. Serves them right. I'm glad he gave them a kick in the ass

They gave his ridiculous birther movement a platform, which created the orange monster we see now. Meanwhile, they ran non-stop coverage of Hillary's emails and Benghazi which both turned out to be non stories. Big Con Don was held to the lowest standards in news media history. They coddled him and gave his minions endless access (even paid Lewandowski) to spew his lies in front of the American people. In the end he treated them like a rented mule and now they don't like it. I hope he continues to call them out and shut them out so that maybe it will make them get off their sorry asses and do the job they should have been doing in the first place. Hold him accountable and do actual journalism instead of pushing for easy ratings.

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Response to greatbaldeagle (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 08:36 AM

50. i agree

the real news of this is how the other reporters did nothing except continue to fall in line
they need to wake up and do their damn job - not kiss ass for access

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 06:42 PM

21. In addition, his comments about Buzzfeed.

A threat that if a media outlet isn't kind to him, that they will pay dearly.

Utter bullshit. I hope the media learn to stick together and rip his ass apart.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 07:15 PM

23. if we do not resist

constantly, loudly, all the time, the 1st amendment will be destroyed at the hands of this administration. this cannot be allowed to occur! and only the people can change it.

i'm horrified.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 07:20 PM

24. The demonic genie is completely out of his entrapment now....

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 07:20 PM

25. I'm old enough to remember

...when others present would defer to the questioner when they were ignored or passed over, often repeating the question that was deflected.

Not so this time. I think that pretty f-ed up.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 07:24 PM

27. In Trump's defense...

He doesn't have the luxury of Jeff Gannon/Guckert tossing him meatballs.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 07:31 PM

28. what is the "10 year old news organization"? n/t

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 07:40 PM

31. Brietbart, I believe.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:47 PM

37. Which, I believe, is SinSC's point. There is no NEWS organization by that name...

...just an axe-grinding and propaganda site that quite literally made its name from acts of fraud.

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Response to JHB (Reply #37)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:56 PM

39. Sorry, guess that flew over my head.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #39)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 06:07 AM

49. and they asked a question pre-approved by Trump

PRAVDA has officially arrived in America

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:13 PM

32. trump press conference huge success

Everything he does from now on will be hugely successful.

Get with the program.



















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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 09:27 PM

35. K&R...

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 10:16 PM

40. Well, maybe they should stop televising him

Just get the dirt and report it. Keep him off the damned TV to even give him the chance to do that crap in the first place.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 10:52 PM

42. First time I've heard a President (elect) say "crap" in a press conference. Like a professional, Don

(In the same way he is "like a smart person" but not actually a smart person?)

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 12:55 PM

52. Until I read your OP, I thought this cartoon was exaggerating in second panel


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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #52)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 01:05 PM

53. Truth is stranger than fiction, indeed. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 01:11 PM

54. i am totally worrying that large numbers of us may not survive

this dystopian trumpland that he and the RW 1%ers are in the process of creating.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Jan 12, 2017, 03:06 PM

56. A Free Press

Is guaranteed by our Constitution.

Breaking News, I do not have time today to post.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/former-british-spy-christopher-steele-prepared-explosive-trump-memo-n705891

Former British Spy Christopher Steele Prepared Explosive Trump Memo
by HANS NICHOLS and KEN DILANIAN

An explosive 35-page memo on Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, which contains unverified allegations and which Trump called a "complete fabrication" Wednesday, was written by a former British intelligence officer working for Orbis Business Intelligence, Ltd., two people familiar with the matter told NBC News.

Separately, Rohit Kachroo, security editor for NBC News British partner ITV News, reported that the man's name is Christopher David Steele, a former officer with MI6 who was posted to Moscow in 1990. The memo was originally generated on behalf of Republican opponents of Trump's but was later shopped to the media by Democrats.
...snip
Steele's whereabouts were not known Thursday, and intelligence analyst Glenmore Trenear-Harvey said it was "perfectly plausible" the ex-spy could be in hiding in fear of retaliation from the Russian government.

"Look what happened to Litvinenko," he said. "Putin has form... Such things have happened in the past."

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