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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:02 AM

Given tRump's Oval Office immigration fiasco, major networks must change.

They need to stop cowering in fear over spurious accusations of “left-wing bias,” “fake news,” and “enemy of the people.” James Fallows’ Atlantic article offers effective guidelines for how to deal with the malignant orange creature going forward.

“They were not afraid of criticism for turning down Obama. They are afraid about what would happen if they turned down Trump. You can think of lots of explanations. But the difference is clear.

An instructive parallel: During the 2016 campaign, James Comey’s FBI was closemouthed about the ongoing investigations of Trump and his Russian connections. To have said anything about them would have opened the bureau to criticism of playing politics. But when it came to discussing Hillary Clinton’s email situation, obviously the calculus of potential criticism was different. . .. My point for now is what military planners call the “asymmetric risk,” which warped the FBI’s behavior and that of much of the press.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/trump-networks/579697/

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Reply Given tRump's Oval Office immigration fiasco, major networks must change. (Original post)
ariadne0614 Jan 2019 OP
dalton99a Jan 2019 #1
gratuitous Jan 2019 #2
rzemanfl Jan 2019 #3
Totally Tunsie Jan 2019 #4

Response to ariadne0614 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:05 AM

1. Liberal media, my ass

They couldn't wait to run his idiotic commercial for free

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Response to ariadne0614 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:12 AM

2. At the very least

When the president calls in the White House pool in the hours before his Big Important Address to the Nation and says that it's going to be a big nothingburger, please don't feel obliged to broadcast said nothingburger. You can even cite the president's own remarks!

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Response to ariadne0614 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 12:15 PM

3. K&R. n/t

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Response to ariadne0614 (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 12:22 PM

4. Personally, I LOVE watching him make even more of an ass of himself.

His Bullshit Meter rises by the day. Bring it on!

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