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Do you think the mainstream corporate media is finally waking up to the danger that is Assfaced (Original Post) Feeling the Bern Dec 2016 OP
Sadly no.... Boxerfan Dec 2016 #1
I really think there is an avalanche coming. BigDemVoter Dec 2016 #2
what did Walsh say/do? Hamlette Dec 2016 #7
Joe Walsh wasn't the R who called Pres Obama a liar- that was Joe Wilson of S.C. wishstar Dec 2016 #12
No! burrowowl Dec 2016 #3
Here is a NY Times article that discusses just that still_one Dec 2016 #4
Appears the Media Wellstone ruled Dec 2016 #5
No. CrispyQ Dec 2016 #6
Nope. Trump probably won't mean the end of the world. Aristus Dec 2016 #8
Could you give some details to those who Cha Dec 2016 #9
I'm using what I see here. I live outside the US. I don't have access to MSM Feeling the Bern Dec 2016 #10
Ah.. okay then. well that's good news. Must be too big Cha Dec 2016 #11


(2,533 posts)
1. Sadly no....
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 01:22 AM
Dec 2016

Just saving face & keeping the masses entertained. I won't hold my breath lets put it that way.

But dang boy howdy it would be the happiest day in my life if they impeach this clown-or somehow keep him from taking office. Even a entire re-do is fine with me.

But sadly history shows nope...


(4,161 posts)
2. I really think there is an avalanche coming.
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 01:27 AM
Dec 2016

With all the sputtering going on today, it was a bit difficult to ascertain the direction this thing was going. I think it has big and LONG legs after seeing the evening news. When you have conservative Repubs like Joe Walsh (remember he called President a liar during his SOTU speech). . .

Even many Repigs are realizing this person has NO business as POTUS. . . He really will ruin their "Party" (and the rest of us along with it), and maybe there is some consensus among these self-righteous assholes that something has to be done.

I loathe John McCain, but I am laying a lot of hope in his hands along with that little boy bitch, Lindsay Graham whom I may loathe even more. Nonetheless, if they can bring the Orange One down, I will forever be grateful even after I gleefully watch THOSE 2 get voted out of office.


(5,275 posts)
12. Joe Walsh wasn't the R who called Pres Obama a liar- that was Joe Wilson of S.C.
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 06:44 AM
Dec 2016

Minor correction. I agree, we can only hope more R's step up against Trump's lies and dangerously poor judgment and conflicts of interest that are threatening global stability


(92,616 posts)
4. Here is a NY Times article that discusses just that
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 01:31 AM
Dec 2016

In Trump Era, Uncompromising TV News Should Be the Norm, Not the Exception

Jim Rutenberg (NY Times)

"Too often television news, especially on cable, serves as a megaphone for politicians who use it to forward lies and propaganda while so effortlessly ignoring questions they’re supposedly there to answer.

But every now and then, there are those happy exceptions."


"That was when the CNN anchor Jake Tapper began asking Vice President-elect Mike Pence about connections between the Trump transition team and Michael G. Flynn, the son of the incoming national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn.

The younger Mr. Flynn had recently used Twitter to legitimize the false story that the Clintons and their allies were running a child sex trafficking ring out of the Comet Ping Pong pizza parlor in Washington. He did so hours after a man stormed the place with an AR-15 assault rifle in search of the nonexistent sex ring. (A week later I still have to ask, did I really just write that sentence?)

That morning, Mr. Pence had said on the MSNBC show “Morning Joe” that the younger Mr. Flynn had “no involvement in the transition whatsoever,” and that was that.

But, it turned out, the younger Mr. Flynn was in fact aiding his father on the transition — at least until later that day, when President-elect Donald J. Trump put an end to it. And, CNN was reporting, the transition team had even sought to get Mr. Flynn’s son a security clearance, for access to sensitive information.

When Mr. Tapper asked Mr. Pence whether he was aware of the security clearance request, Mr. Pence dodged. “I’m aware in talking to General Flynn that his son was helping with scheduling,” he said.

“But you put in for security clearance for him,” Mr. Tapper said.

“He was helping his dad,” Mr. Pence said, “but that’s no longer the case.”

As such, it was an object lesson in what doing it right looks like. At the same time, it was all very basic, what reporters are supposed to do: Ask questions of people in power and insist on answers.

But it bounced around the internet as a shining example of stand-up journalism, because, unfortunately, such moments now seem so rare — especially in a year marked by Matt Lauer’s soft interview of Mr. Trump at NBC’s “Commander in Chief” forum in September, and CNN’s own lapses with hires like the Trump aide Corey Lewandowski."


"Television news is going to have to do its part should Mr. Trump and his administration try to make policy based on false assertions, the same way he used them on the campaign trail. (And, yes, television will have to be just as vigilant should Mr. Trump’s opponents use falsehoods to fight him, too.)

The same holds for all of the news media, of course. But live television can be a safe harbor for falsehood and deflection."



Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
5. Appears the Media
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 01:35 AM
Dec 2016

has been flying trial balloons today. Kind of half assed reports. Once Trump lashes out they will go back to their usual Corporate Media mode. Bloomberg Business posted their first story about the possible hacking by Foreign agents. Give me a break.


(36,646 posts)
6. No.
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 01:44 AM
Dec 2016

They are trying to figure out their role in the new world order, so they can keep their six figure salaries.


(66,633 posts)
8. Nope. Trump probably won't mean the end of the world.
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 02:03 AM
Dec 2016

But if it does, think of the ratings!

The media want the share points the end of the world will mean. It will be meaningless to anyone with a soul, but media moguls dream of being able to say they were on top when the lights went out forever...


Feeling the Bern

(3,839 posts)
10. I'm using what I see here. I live outside the US. I don't have access to MSM
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 02:27 AM
Dec 2016

I'm just seeing Shitgibbon's main cheerleaders, namely NBC and ABC news, starting to take up this Russia story.

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