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2 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

Again, I am so proud to support a free press!

From today's NY Times:

Inside Trump's Two-Year War On The Investigations Encircling Him

The story is complete with graphs, showing the number of overall attacks by Trump, then features additional graphs with breakdowns of his attacks on DOJ/FBI, James Comey, Obama administration, Hillary Clinton and the media.

It is enough to make a Trumpster weep.

Seriously, it looks like a list of Festivus grievances.

I encourage all to read.

 

Here it is: https://politicalwire.com/2019/02/19/inside-trumps-two-year-war-on-the-investigations-encircling-him/

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So the Covington Catholic kid's lawyer, Lin Wood has officially filed a lawsuit against the Washington Post for $250 million.

The amount Jeff Bezos paid for the newspaper.

We will what happens.

Supposedly, they are also suing Mr. Phillips.

I look forward to seeing how this fight plays out.

Mr. Wood was Herman Cain's lawyer, and Richard Jewell.

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The Washington Post has a story today about the Covington kid's lawsuit.

It apparently accuses the Post of "bullying" Sandmann, while trying to "embarrass Trump."

I hope Sandmann and his parents haven't spent the $250 million yet.

Defamation is very hard to prove. And for good reason.

Of course, Trump weighed in on the lawsuit, which of course, is completely unprofessional and may even hurt Sandmann in court.

Anybody surprised that Trump once again behaves like an 8-year-old boy off his ADHD meds?

Nah.

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On 2/19/2019 at 8:10 AM, Lil Nel said:

This thread was started with the intent to continue the spread of distrust in the mainstream media, by Trump and Trumpsters.

And why does Trump feel the need to discredit the media?

Well, he also discredits the DOJ, FBI, and CIA.

In other words, he attempts to discredit any instuition that doesn't fall in line with him, or his narrow set of beliefs.

I am sure Trump and Trumpsters, are merely preparing for what may be coming soon: Mueller report.

In the meantime, I am happy to debunk right-wing propaganda.

It's kind of like a game.

It's relaxing.

It's fun.

Carry on with the Games!

Do you really think that when 85% of journalists claim to be liberal dems that there will be no bias. Yes, we will see soon what the Mueller report says but there have already been 2 investigations that show no collision and that idiot Schiff is already saying he is going to open another one, seriously haven't they done enough damage and spent enough money already. Yea,I can't imagine why people dont trust the media when they have been screaming Russian collusion for the last 2 years. The article below is a bit long but very informative.

https://amgreatness.com/2019/02/17/autopsy-of-a-dead-coup

And yes I read your left wing article/propaganda already.

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1 minute ago, Daisy4RN said:

Do you really think that when 85% of journalists claim to be liberal dems that there will be no bias. Yes, we will see soon what the Mueller report says but there have already been 2 investigations that show no collision and that idiot Schiff is already saying he is going to open another one, seriously haven't they done enough damage and spent enough money already. Yea,I can't imagine why people dont trust the media when they have been screaming Russian collusion for the last 2 years. The article below is a bit long but very informative.

https://amgreatness.com/2019/02/17/autopsy-of-a-dead-coup

And yes I read your left wing article/propaganda already.

Gee, Daisy, did you miss the part about there being NO WAY for Ms. Logan to accurately state that she knows for sure that 85% of journalists are liberal?

Did you miss the part about her credibility being shaky, at best?

Yeah, I guess you did.

I guess you also missed the part, where FOUR people have pleaded guilty, and either have been sentenced in the case of Michael Cohen, or are in the process of being sentenced, like Robert Manafort.

You keep living in that fantasy world, Daisy.

But you are in for a hard landing.

Well deserved, but hard, nonetheless.

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9 minutes ago, Daisy4RN said:

Do you really think that when 85% of journalists claim to be liberal dems that there will be no bias. Yes, we will see soon what the Mueller report says but there have already been 2 investigations that show no collision and that idiot Schiff is already saying he is going to open another one, seriously haven't they done enough damage and spent enough money already. Yea,I can't imagine why people dont trust the media when they have been screaming Russian collusion for the last 2 years. The article below is a bit long but very informative.

https://amgreatness.com/2019/02/17/autopsy-of-a-dead-coup

And yes I read your left wing article/propaganda already.

And what left wing propaganda article are you referring to?

I didn't mention an article in the post you quoted.

 

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11 minutes ago, Daisy4RN said:

Do you really think that when 85% of journalists claim to be liberal dems that there will be no bias. Yes, we will see soon what the Mueller report says but there have already been 2 investigations that show no collision and that idiot Schiff is already saying he is going to open another one, seriously haven't they done enough damage and spent enough money already. Yea,I can't imagine why people dont trust the media when they have been screaming Russian collusion for the last 2 years. The article below is a bit long but very informative.

https://amgreatness.com/2019/02/17/autopsy-of-a-dead-coup

And yes I read your left wing article/propaganda already.

If you are worried about the government wasting money, Daisy, you need to call the WH, and demand Trump and his illegal quest for a border wall.

Congress holds the purse strings.

Trump is wasting taxpayer monies, and he knows it, and I am sure cowardly Republicans in Congress, know it too.

Rather than stand up to the moron, they will wait for the court to tell us what we already know: Congress controls the purse strings.

I believe you have no problem at all with government waste.

In fact, you actively support it.

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I dont need anyone to tell me that the media is bias because I have been watching it for a very long time. It is obvious just with the recent coverage of the Covington kids, and the Smollet faux attack, not to mention the ongoing Trump Collusion story (just bc some were caught up in the dragnet doesn't mean Trump himself is guilty, still waiting right?). All the stories, that are not covered without bias, fairly, are doing real damage to our country, IMO, and I wish they would stop bc people just blindly believe whatever the reporters, and some politicians, say. Both of those stories are made out in the media to be racist (racism by whites) when in fact they were not. Why the news media and politicians want to cause division is beyond me and just wrong! 

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17 minutes ago, Daisy4RN said:

I dont need anyone to tell me that the media is bias because I have been watching it for a very long time. It is obvious just with the recent coverage of the Covington kids, and the Smollet faux attack, not to mention the ongoing Trump Collusion story (just bc some were caught up in the dragnet doesn't mean Trump himself is guilty, still waiting right?). All the stories, that are not covered without bias, fairly, are doing real damage to our country, IMO, and I wish they would stop bc people just blindly believe whatever the reporters, and some politicians, say. Both of those stories are made out in the media to be racist (racism by whites) when in fact they were not. Why the news media and politicians want to cause division is beyond me and just wrong! 

Okay, Daisy. You just keep believing that.

Looks to me that you blindly believe what a certain politician says: DJT.

So, you are absolutely no better than the people you criticize.

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21 minutes ago, Daisy4RN said:

I dont need anyone to tell me that the media is bias because I have been watching it for a very long time. It is obvious just with the recent coverage of the Covington kids, and the Smollet faux attack, not to mention the ongoing Trump Collusion story (just bc some were caught up in the dragnet doesn't mean Trump himself is guilty, still waiting right?). All the stories, that are not covered without bias, fairly, are doing real damage to our country, IMO, and I wish they would stop bc people just blindly believe whatever the reporters, and some politicians, say. Both of those stories are made out in the media to be racist (racism by whites) when in fact they were not. Why the news media and politicians want to cause division is beyond me and just wrong! 

The only damage I see being done to the country, is being done by DJT and his supporters.

The daily lies. The supporting of those lies.

The disparging of government institutions, to suit his own purposes.

The horrible, vile name-calling, and violence that takes place at Trump pep rallies.

Yes, real damage is being done, Daisy, but by the man you support.

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6 hours ago, Daisy4RN said:

I dont need anyone to tell me that the media is bias because I have been watching it for a very long time.

It almost sounds like you're brainwashed and don't want to be confused by facts.  That's okay, that' s your prerogative to interpret the world as you see fit.

I'm pretty good with a search engine and I couldn't find any documentation that 85% of reporters are registered Democrats.

The news sometimes just isn't good when talking about all that is going on in the current administration.  Again, that's not bias.  I have not read a lot of media that theres "there was Russian collusion" but rather there are investigations and accusations of possible collusion.  Sorry, if you don't like what you're reading that if it's not what you like what you're reading in the press.  

Nixon didn't like what he was reading in the press either.

As for cases like the Covington kids and Smollet.  They reported what they were seeing at the time.  The press did the responsible thing and continued telling the story as it evolved.  Maybe they should have been more skeptical at first.  But that's better than some right wing press that ignored it all together because it didn't fit their narrative.

I do think in light of some of these stories the press is being a bit critical and reflective of itself.   It's not the first time a story has broken and later facts came out and was changed.  Fox News has had to retract many a story.  It's sadly how it is.  Report what is happening first on the story and then dig deeper.  No one is going to ignore a massive social media story about the Covington Kids.  They reported it.  They dug deeper.  People still know overall what they saw those kids doing.

As far as the right wing rhetoric about a "coup".  Please.  A coup is the military or a group of rebels, or insiders overthrowing the government pretty much in it's entirety and taking over the country.  That was never a serious consideration by anyone.  One man mentioned an amendment and people lose their minds "there's a coup going on".  Many people have been talking impeachment since he became office, but "coup" can rile up the base much more.

If the press is liberal bias then the spinning in the press that you choose to believe is just ridiculous. 

In my opinion.

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Too late to edit but meant to add that still sensationalism sells and I doubt like headlines that are click bait to get people to read them.  Like "Boy in MAGA hot harasses old Native American" or "Coup planned against Trump".  

Also a coup is  "a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government."   Any plans or ideas for impeachment or removing Trump was thought through only using legal means.  Mostly it was all talk as everyone knows how legally hard this would be.

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