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Sun Oct 27, 2019, 05:08 AM

"No room for HUMOROUS media coverage. This is deadly serious. This is Mussolini."

Retired four-star general blasts White House over NYTimes, WaPost cancelations

Retired four-star U.S. Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey on Friday slammed the White House for directing federal agencies to end their subscriptions to The New York Times and The Washington Post after President Trump said he didnt want either outlet in the White House.

The White House Trump statement telling the entire Federal Government to terminate subscriptions to the NYT and Wash Post is a watershed moment in national history, McCaffrey tweeted. No room for HUMOROUS media coverage. This is deadly serious. This is Mussolini.


[link:https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/467551-retired-four-star-general-blasts-white-house-over-nytimes|

Mussolini...Goebbels... Comme ci, comme a
Fascist play 101

The end goal...

Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose. Goebbels.

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Reply "No room for HUMOROUS media coverage. This is deadly serious. This is Mussolini." (Original post)
Soph0571 Oct 2019 OP
Hortensis Oct 2019 #1
Louis1895 Oct 2019 #2
Hortensis Oct 2019 #4
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Farmer-Rick Oct 2019 #5

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 05:36 AM

1. The WaPo already gives free subscriptions to all with .gov addresses.

Don't know about the pro- Republican power NYT, but if they don't this would be a good time to start.

Though probably it could be risky to access either from work computers.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 07:36 AM

2. Trump can blacklist specific domains

He can order the IT people to block the WaPi and NYT sites just like they block porn sites.

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Response to Louis1895 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 08:04 AM

4. Oh, sure, now that you mention it.

And guessing that likely will happen.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2019, 08:01 AM

3. Aren't they all using private email servers in the White House?

Ivanka and Jared are for sure.

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Sun Oct 27, 2019, 08:24 AM

5. There are other ways to access those newspapers without going through a gov't controlled server

When I was in the Navy, the CNO came out and ordered every sailor and naval officer not to read a certain book that was highly critical of the Navy and that CNO. The chain of command, memos and newsletters passed the word about this direct order.

You can bet every damn sailor and officer read that book. He guaranteed sales of that book by outlawing it. I still have it on my book shelf somewhere and I worked in the Pentagon at the time.

Trump has just guranteed readership by every federal worker of those newspapers. He has single handedly hugely increased those paper's circulation.

I think I'll get a paid subscription to both.

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