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RK asked, "One cannot help but wonder what ct's solution for those low IQ folks might be."

 

I'd love for them to read about history, or even watch documentaries which are all over TV, showing how Hitler took power, eroded freedom of the press, and then went after law enforcement. Unfortunately, because Trump supporters are not into thinking, reading, or doing research (sound like anyone we know?), it's not going to happen.

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@CriticalThinking wrote:

Just like Hitler and Vladimir, the first thing Trump went after was the Free Press. They are the foundation of a democracy, that's why dictators and wanna be dictators go after the press. Unfortunately, Trump's low IQ supporters cannot figure this out. Therefore, they pose a major threat to our democracy.


One cannot help but wonder what ct's solution for those low IQ folks might be. The people he/she/it obsesses over (Hitler and Vlad) had their ways. Might ct be more gentle and just have "reeducation camps"?

 

It has actually be thought in the past in this country. Here is an example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smkCbE7QehU

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@rk9152 wrote:

@ej64073754 wrote:

President Trump said that "fake" news,(and lists CNN and NBC) are "the Country's biggest enemy." This sounds like something a dictator would say. Remember what Supreme Court's Justice Black said in 1971: "The founding fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essentail role in our democracy. The press is to serve the governed, not the governors. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deceptioin in government. Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people."


You seem to have misunderstood the President. He was totally agreeing with you as well as Justice Black. He was pointing out that the desired and needed free press is not present in much of the MSM.


Especially on Fox News. 

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@angeleyes64 wrote:
That is what he The Donald doesn't like, the truth being told. He wants to control the press to write just what lies he wants printed.
If anyone does not see this as a dictator like other Countries w/dictators who control the press and radio they are really lost and can't be saved. Once if ever The Donald becomes a Dictator they will then be sorry and realize what a mistake they made because we will ALL then become ONE under his rule, no party , just him.
I for one am scared this is where our Country is headed, and The Republicans are helping him without even realizing it.

It is understandable that anyone with such an overactive and negative imagination would spend their days quivering in fear and praying for Divine assistance.

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@ej64073754 wrote:

President Trump said that "fake" news,(and lists CNN and NBC) are "the Country's biggest enemy." This sounds like something a dictator would say. Remember what Supreme Court's Justice Black said in 1971: "The founding fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essentail role in our democracy. The press is to serve the governed, not the governors. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deceptioin in government. Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people."


You seem to have misunderstood the President. He was totally agreeing with you as well as Justice Black. He was pointing out that the desired and needed free press is not present in much of the MSM.

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ej64073754: Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people."

 

 

That's why Trump hates it and has been trying to undermine it as biased and fake. He's a deeply stupid man, but he understands that being scrutinized by the press is not only embarrassing, but threatening.

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@CriticalThinking wrote:

Just like Hitler and Vladimir, the first thing Trump went after was the Free Press. They are the foundation of a democracy, that's why dictators and wanna be dictators go after the press. Unfortunately, Trump's low IQ supporters cannot figure this out. Therefore, they pose a major threat to our democracy.


I agree....

 

Some just want to ignore the fascist like behavior of the cult leader....  Next thing you know he'll demand everyone stand at attention and salute, or place their hand over their heart when the star-spangled banner plays......WAIT!!!  He already did....


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in Washington DC, January 21, 2017.
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Just like Hitler and Vladimir, the first thing Trump went after was the Free Press. They are the foundation of a democracy, that's why dictators and wanna be dictators go after the press. Unfortunately, Trump's low IQ supporters cannot figure this out. Therefore, they pose a major threat to our democracy.

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That is what he The Donald doesn't like, the truth being told. He wants to control the press to write just what lies he wants printed.
If anyone does not see this as a dictator like other Countries w/dictators who control the press and radio they are really lost and can't be saved. Once if ever The Donald becomes a Dictator they will then be sorry and realize what a mistake they made because we will ALL then become ONE under his rule, no party , just him.
I for one am scared this is where our Country is headed, and The Republicans are helping him without even realizing it.
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President Trump said that "fake" news,(and lists CNN and NBC) are "the Country's biggest enemy." This sounds like something a dictator would say. Remember what Supreme Court's Justice Black said in 1971: "The founding fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essentail role in our democracy. The press is to serve the governed, not the governors. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deceptioin in government. Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people."

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