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3 hours ago, Tweety said:

Trump's Tweet today.  Nope not going to see any praise from the media for his Golf game today during the national emergency at the border.

"THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!"

 

I want saying the media should praise him or be buddies.  My point was that if they want to at least appear objective, they shouldn’t Tweet themselves offering fashion advice and praise to a candidate.

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4 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

When you see the video and the Tweets, it’s hard to believe these reporters are going to cover Harris in a nonbiased manner.

When they cover Trump playing golf, do they offer him tips and then tweet congratulations to him on his game?

 

Oh, please.

Yes, we all get your intention. Too bad it falls flat.

I have already stated that I kept professional boundaries as a reporter.

But I am human, and did attend Lynn Whiting's crawfish boil on the backside of Churchill Downs.

Lynn was a former KY Derby winning trainer, and held an annual crawfish boil, on Oaks Day, for friends on the racetrack.

Mr. Whiting, even peeled some crawfish for me! 

Guess what? 

He still would have gotten fair, unbiased coverage for me. No special favors.

Just like as a nurse. I may enjoy having a particular patient, but they get no special perks, like extra narcotics.

Your continued attempts to disparage the media, like DJT, continue to be a show of ignorance.

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3 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

Oh my, I decided to read your replies today and this is what I find?

You know you’re on my ignore list, and you stated something like that you don’t care and you’re glad.

Then, what exactly is the purpose of this post?

Im not reading you, except periodically like today, so I’m not seeing most of whatever this is supposed to be.  But everyone else has to.

I think out of respect to them, you should explain the reasoning behind posts like this.

“An Internet troll is someone who comes into a discussion and posts comments designed to upset or disrupt the conversation.”

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-online-secrets/201409/internet-trolls-are-narcissists-psychopaths-and-sadists

I suspect you will soon apply your logic to your friends on this thread who have continued to post about the high speed rail plan in CA.

Ask them for an explanation.

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3 hours ago, Tweety said:

Trump's Tweet today.  Nope not going to see any praise from the media for his Golf game today during the national emergency at the border.

"THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!"

 

More of his same old garage.

We all know why he says it. We all know why he will continue to say it.

He needs the base to believe it, and from what I have read on these threads, and read in the media, they do believe him.

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6 minutes ago, Lil Nel said:

More of his same old garage.

We all know why he says it. We all know why he will continue to say it.

He needs the base to believe it, and from what I have read on these threads, and read in the media, they do believe him.

They do.  You hear it his rallies when they chant "CNN Sucks"!!!  When the walk by reporters and flip the bird, or when they actually attack them.  He's got them so brainwashed already and needs to maintain that.  

Even a Fox News host ranted against Trump's attitude toward the press.  

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/shep-smith-fox-news-critics_us_5b5a5a6be4b0de86f4952c62

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25 minutes ago, SC_RNDude said:

I want saying the media should praise him or be buddies.  My point was that if they want to at least appear objective, they shouldn’t Tweet themselves offering fashion advice and praise to a candidate.

OK then we agree to disagree.  Obviously there are people that hold your stance as well.  I can see if she was on the campaign trail making a speech and reporter was reporting on it and said "congratulations on such a great speech on policy, you are so on your game and I so agree with you".  That kind of crosses a line, but having fun at a light hearted shopping spree to show perhaps a softer-fun side of the candidate, meh.  Still remains a zero on my outrage scale.

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I am so proud of American media!

How else would we know about possible collusion between a police department in OR, and right-wing extremists?

Yes, a local newspaper brought to light, text messages exchanged between a police lieutenant, and a hate group, planning a protest.

Read about it in the NY Times:

An Exchange Of Text Messages Between Police In Portland, And A Right-Wing Organizer Has Drawn Scrunity

Isn't law enforcement charged with protecting the public at large, and not just certain segments of the population?

Thank goodness the media is here to shine a light on all kinds of abuses of power.

No wonder Trump fears a free press.

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9 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

By the way, for those interested, the Washington Post addresses this topic, in The Trail.

They acknowledge that conservatives are losing their heads over the Senator visiting a store, that was founded by a woman, who lifted herself out of poverty.

Of course, Senator Harris is visiting SC, as she is on the campaign trail.

As evidenced by conservative, media bashing posters to this thread, the right is losing their collective minds.

But the Trail, will give you a more nuanced perspective on the story, including background info on that store owner.

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2016 campaign pictures:

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Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson rides the Sky Glider with a reporter while touring the Iowa State Fair. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

 

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15 hours ago, Spidey's mom said:

Off topic but . . . personally, that is a very ugly "rainbow" and "oversize" jacket.  

Back on task here . . .anyone following the story about Jussie Smollett?  

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/16/entertainment/jussie-smollett-attack/index.html

The media circus . . . 

"Admittedly, the news cycle around the reported attack has been quite the rollercoaster. There has been so much back-and-forth in regards to the persons of interest, their race, whether Smollett knew the attackers, the probability of an attack happening during the middle of a polar vortex in Chicago, whether a “MAGA” comment was ever uttered, the logistics around the location of the attack and its proximity to his apartment ... the list went on. And on.

The safest thing to do was to remain silent about it until actual suspects were confirmed or charges were handed out (professional reporting notwithstanding), as the entire narrative appeared to stand on shaky ground."

https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/on-jussie-smollett-misreporting-and-the-fine-line-bet-1832648924

Far from behaving badly, the NY Times actually has a news story, which contains a timeline of events, and twists and turns in the actor's accusations.

 

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CNN covered the story.  I believe the covered it from the beginning.  Again, I don't think covering a celebrity beating from the beginning is "media behaving badly" and they should have waited.  It was just too juicy. 

The had a video of a discussion panel where one African American man panelist agreed that the public and press might have been too quick to judge.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/16/entertainment/jussie-smollett-attack/index.html

I went to see what Fox News was saying and they are covering the story from an angle that slams Cory Booker.  

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cory-booker-withholding-judgment-on-smollett-case-after-calling-it-attempted-modern-day-lynching

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"I tried telling myself that it is possible that two assailants were walking around downtown Chicago at 2 a.m. in January in 10-degree weather, waiting for a black victim. In addition to that, they were stalking around with a bottle of bleach and a rope. And ultimately, the prey they selected was an actor on a show that they must’ve been somewhat familiar with, because they were able to not only name the show but also know that he played a gay character. Never mind the fact that he was likely bundled up because again: Chicago, January, 10 degrees. Also, after he fought to get away, he left the rope around his neck until he got to the hospital."

From the Washington Post.  There was reason to be skeptical.  My best friend even said he had doubts from the start and finds it interesting how it's playing out.  I didn't read between the lines that critically myself as I tend to skim some stories. Cory Booker apparently didn't see it coming either.  

So I wonder is it the press's job to report a story and say "but I'm skeptical" or just report the story, or as some say just sit on it and wait.

Also, as noted on the video I mentioned above one of the other panelists said a lot of the judgement was coming from outside the press, especially on social media.  Were people just too hungry for another example of MAGA hate and homophobia that they jumped on the story without thinking?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/opinions/2019/02/17/i-doubted-jussie-smollett-it-breaks-my-heart-that-i-might-be-right/?nid=menu_nav_accessibilityforscreenreader&outputType=accessibility&utm_term=.bb09da58cb4b   

 

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