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Lets take this nonsense down one item at a time because Jeff you are smarter than this...

1. Republicans believe "that traditional news outlets knowingly report false or misleading stories at least sometimes."
That's because they are told to believe that and Fox News frankly lies to them. Every single reputable Media Bias study finds Fox News consistently misleads its audiences while CNN gets high marks for being factual in its straight news reporting. Fox News doesn't do much straight news. And CNN only leans liberal in its Pundits.
Sorry Republicans are too stupid to know facts when they hear them and think they are being lied to. We aren't going to go to #AlternativeFacts so they feel better.

2.But here's the part that should give pause to these editorial boards...
The issue with the survey is referring to the "Traditional News Outlets". It has no specific meaning. Republicans think CNN and MSNBC lie (even when they don't). Democrats think Fox News and Breitbart lie (because frankly they do). So the survey doesn't tell me a whole lot.

3. Speaking of the 44th president, some may ask where the press was on the coordinated editorial front when Mr. Obama and his Department of Justice (DOJ), led by then-Attorney General Eric Holder, acted as "the greatest enemy to press freedom" since the Nixon years.
Did you not get your morning coffee? Obama and Holder didn't refer to the press as the enemy. Risen did.
FACTS: Risen was under investigation for working with Jeffrey Sterling. Sterling was accused and convicted under the Espionage Act. Sterling was sending classified information to Risen. He revealed the names of covert agents in the CIA. Risen appealed the subpoena and lost at the Supreme Court. He had been subpoenaed to testify against Sterling.
Risen's whining doesn't make the Obama administration an enemy of the Press.

4. Trump calling the media the "enemy of the people" is bad but it pales in comparison with the actions the previous administration
Don't be this dumb. Trump is literally putting reporters and journalists at fear for their lives. He is cutting news agencies out of meetings. The White House refuses to divulge loads of information that they received under Obama. Trump and the White House lie about everything. And Trump literally tell his people that the Press are the enemy of the American people. This is going to get people killed. Obama did nothing close to this. Nothing in the same ballpark.

Damn it, Jeff. Do you research before posting this garbage. I know you are smarter than this.

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