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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Frustrated with a set of damning reports about his relationship with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson -- including the nugget that Tillerson called him a "moron" (perhaps with an R-rated modifier) -- the president offered a new suggestion on Twitter Thursday morning: Why not explore government censorship of the press? Trump tweeted, "Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in our country to see why so much of our news is just made up -- fake!" ... [T]his is not the first time he has worked to undermine the free press. He has attacked reporters personally and en masse; he has incited crowds against them; he has accused reporters (with no evidence, of course) of sedition; and he has said he wants to change libel laws to make it easier to sue news outlets for misstatements.

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Of course he wants to censor the Press. They criticize him, and rightfully so.

The fat yellow snowflake needs the entire world to be his 'safe space'.

Looks like he is not really anti PC at all, doesn't it.

His poor widdow fee fees are so tender, he wants to destroy free press and 1st amendment rights, eh, Trumphumpers?

What a POS this Russian Asset is.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-10-05 03:23 PM | Reply

Should presidents be aware of our constitution?

Apparently not.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-05 03:26 PM | Reply

Headline fail.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-05 03:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into Trump press releases to see why so much is just made up -- fake!

#4 | Posted by bored at 2017-10-05 04:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Actually, it's a great idea. Will he be able to handle it when the report comes back and it turns out that all the sources that churn out the fake news are the ones that support him?

#5 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2017-10-05 05:09 PM | Reply

He wants to censor all the media except for Trump Media:

www.vanityfair.com

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-05 05:12 PM | Reply

Should presidents be aware of our constitution?

Apparently not.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack

The 2nd Amendment is sacrosanct. Even if it kills us all.

The 1st Amendment... not so much.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-05 05:21 PM | Reply

Headline fail.

#3 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

You are a fail.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-10-05 05:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

#3..."Headline fail".

Easier to pick a out a single word and dispute a tertiary definition, or quibble over a syntax or semantic inference, than to actually engage in a discussion about the substance of the issue at hand eh, Jeff?

You betcha.

#9 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-10-05 07:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 5

Easier to pick a out a single word and dispute a tertiary definition, or quibble over a syntax or semantic inference, than to actually engage in a discussion about the substance of the issue at hand eh, Jeff?

#9 | POSTED BY OLDWHISKEYSOUR

Oh looky there someone just figured out the pages turn on their Word Of The Day calendar, Nice word salad!

Moving on though, I wouldn't put much stock into the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks. Just more wagging of the dog... to get people fired up and looking in the wrong direction, really getting old though.

#10 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-10-06 11:26 AM | Reply

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People from the media got fired during Obama's presidency because certain people didn't like what they did. Happens all the time, at least in the last few decades. The only difference here is that Trump actually voices his opinions like everyone else in America. So far, he hasn't passed any legislation that supports investigating fake news, yet the media goes nuts when he offers his opinion about anything. I like having a POTUS that expresses his opinions in the same manner as tens of millions of people do in America, regardless if I agree with him or not.

#11 | Posted by humtake at 2017-10-06 11:34 AM | Reply

#11

I like having a president who is not an emotionally challenged jerk.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2017-10-06 11:44 AM | Reply

Re # 11

I like having a President who is compassionate and thoughtful and knows what the hell he is talking about BEFORE he opens his chocolate cake hole.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-06 11:49 AM | Reply

"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play."
Joseph Goebbels

#14 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2017-10-06 12:15 PM | Reply

"Hitler wanted gun control"

---DR Righties

But of course they aren't going to show up here to defend the 1st amendment.

#15 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-06 12:23 PM | Reply

Easier to pick a out a single word and dispute a tertiary definition, or quibble over a syntax or semantic inference, than to actually engage in a discussion about the substance of the issue at hand eh, Jeff?
#9 | POSTED BY OLDWHISKEYSOUR

Jeffj is being pedantic? Just another day that ends in y on DR.

#16 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-06 12:24 PM | Reply

Should presidents be aware of our constitution?

#2 | Posted by ClownShack

You are right clo, there is nothing in the constitution about the press telling the truth. Buttttttttttttt you would think that they would have high enough morals to publish the truth.

#17 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-06 12:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I like having a president who is not an emotionally challenged jerk.

#12 | Posted by Zed

We have a keeper now. Term limits got rod of the last jerk.

#18 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-06 12:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#18 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Thank god. We popped champagne when Dubya was out.

#19 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-06 12:42 PM | Reply

#15 & #16

Two post of worth floccinaucinihilipilification from Dr Jones.

Where do you stand on the issue then, Dr Jones? Is your opinion Trump should shut the hell up?

#20 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-10-06 12:56 PM | Reply

#20 * Also add #19

#21 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-10-06 12:56 PM | Reply

"I like having a POTUS that expresses his opinions in the same manner as tens of millions of people do in America, regardless if I agree with him or not."

You like the 30% of America who are the morons that make up his base. We knew that before you posted.

#22 | Posted by danni at 2017-10-06 01:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#20 | POSTED BY PINKYANTHEBRAIN

I made my point. DR conservatives invoke Godwin's law as soon as anyone mentions solving the gun violence issue but fail to see (acknowledge?) the direct parallel between trump's crusade against a free press and an authoritarian like Hitler.

How can you even ask where I stand on this issue? Of course trump should sthu. Anyone that respects American values is for a free press and against this nutcase.

Good word though. Real good word.

#23 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-06 01:06 PM | Reply

#23 Easy to ask, and I'll point out that your answer is no different than President Trumps. You both want the voices you disagree with to STHU. If you're going to defend the 1st at least be consistent man.

The free press and Trump both have the right to spew their nonsense at each other.

So your answer is to invoke Godwins law preemptively? LMAO wow interesting logic there.

Thanks thought you might appreciate that one

#24 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-10-06 01:33 PM | Reply

I made my point. DR conservatives invoke Godwin's law as soon as anyone mentions solving the gun violence issue but fail to see (acknowledge?) the direct parallel between trump's crusade against a free press and an authoritarian like Hitler.

Wake me up when he even remotely approaches the media crackdown (spying on reporters, etc) of his predecessor.

Are his words troubling? Yes. If they are just words with no accompanying action, do they matter? Not very much.

#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-06 03:12 PM | Reply

"Are his words troubling? Yes. If they are just words with no accompanying action, do they matter? Not very much"

reminds me of the time long, long ago. whenever OBAMA opened his mouth jeffyj would birth a new batch of kittens

#26 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-10-06 03:25 PM | Reply

#24 | POSTED BY PINKYANTHEBRAIN

I never said they have to sthu, I only like to point out overt hypocrisy. The last thing I would ever want is the opinion of a fool censored. All should see the person is a fool and treat the fool accordingly. The deplorable words of an American conservative are no different. They deserve publishing, sure, but not praise.

"So your answer is to invoke Godwins law preemptively? LMAO wow interesting logic there. "

No. Again, I am pointing out the overt hypocrisy of the DR right.

#27 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-06 03:40 PM | Reply

Of course trump should sthu. Anyone that respects American values is for a free press and against this nutcase. #23 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

I never said they have to sthu #27 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

#28 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-10-06 03:58 PM | Reply

Hitler wanted gun control"
---DR Righties #15 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

So your answer is to invoke Godwins law preemptively?

No. Again, I am pointing out the overt hypocrisy of the DR right.#27 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

#29 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-10-06 03:58 PM | Reply

The good news is that the average American now realizes that the 'major media' leans left [is in the pocket of the dem party, or the dem party in the media's pocket] and they take any 'news' about President Trump with 'a grain of salt'. They no longer have the power they once did for that very reason.

#30 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-10-07 03:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

And who does have that power?
Or did it just *poof* vanish?
Come on, tell me who has the power now!

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-07 03:02 PM | Reply

Criticism of the government is the entire reason that the 1st Amendment protects the freedom of the press. It is their job. A people cannot govern themselves without accurate information about what is going on and what their government is doing.

Otherwise, all they would be is stenographers, just telling us what the government says. The actual freedom of the press has been compromised by conservative policy changes like eliminating the "fairness doctrine" and the limitation on ownership of multiple media outlets in a market. Now almost all of the terrestrial radio stations are owned by one of 3 or 4 companies, all of whom are "conservative". Radio and TV stations used to have to broadcast content "in the public interest", were locally owned (for the most part), and their licenses were subject to review and could be revoked if enough people complained that they were not.

#32 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-10-07 06:45 PM | Reply

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