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Another example illustrating how Trump Cult members live in an alternate reality. Every modern President tries to put forth a positive image of himself in the media. That is normal behavior, attacking the press is not normal. No other President did anything remotely close to Trump's dicator like behavior. Here's a partial summary:

  • Trump calls the press an enemy of the people (no other President did that)
  • Trump threatened to take away the broadcast licenses of media companies that criticized him
  • Trump blocked the U.S. press from the White House while allowing the Russian press into the Oval Office
  • Trump rants about something he calls fake news. That's defined as any legitimate news source which criticizes him. 
  • Trump is a pathological LIAR. How can a pathological liar complain about alleged fake news? I'm LOL
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@CriticalThinkingwrote:

 

 

That is one of the most absurd comments I've seen in this forum. Trump has bellowed from day one about Fake News and ranted about the press being an enemy of the people. I've never seen any other President do anything remotely similar. 

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The comment above illustrates blindl loyalty from Trump Cult members. They do not think for themselves and they parrot everything Trump says on TV.


Of course it's absurd... because it dares to cast reflection on Obama to say he did the same.   Or any President who has tried to manage public opinion.  And the attempt to say that anyone who disagrees with your partisan views is a 'cult'. 

 

That is an insult to the constitutional right of others to their own political opinion.  The blind loyalty here is those who are dogmatic in their respect of others having the differing opinion.   No, I see more following the leader and lack of thinking for themselves on the part of those who are engaging in 'group think' like those of yourself.

 

 

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"Hasn't every President attempted to do that?  Even Obama. "

 

That is one of the most absurd comments I've seen in this forum. Trump has bellowed from day one about Fake News and ranted about the press being an enemy of the people. I've never seen any other President do anything remotely similar. 

 

Trump kept the U.S. press out of the White House when the Russian ambassador was here, while allowing the Russian reporter into the Oval House. This is insanity.

 

The comment above illustrates blindl loyalty from Trump Cult members. They do not think for themselves and they parrot everything Trump says on TV.

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@CriticalThinkingwrote:

 

Trump is doing what all budding dictators do, try to control the media. Since day one he's described the free press as "an enemy of the people". 


Hasn't every President attempted to do that?  Even Obama. 

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Trump is doing what all budding dictators do, try to control the media. Since day one he's described the free press as "an enemy of the people". 

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@phyllisc6781wrote:

lyin’ donnie—mega liar-has declared war on the media in another lame attempt to cover up his many lies and his own ineptitude. He is a low life animal, unfit to be president and unfit to walk amongst those who have a moral compass and any sense of decency whatsoever. He is the most deplorable of all the many deplorables who gather around this piece of subhuman garbage.

 

 


So was it fun getting that out of your system?   Could we take it that you don't think much of your President?

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@john258wrote:

Here is an item that so far has not gotten much coverage. Trumps crew is working on placing a 35% Tariff on News Print paper coming from Canada. Why? One small Co. in Washington State Complained. Most news print paper comes from Canada and there are not enough plants in the US to make it, nor is there enough material to make it. If that happens the cost to produce each paper will go up at least 50%. Our weekly paper has said they will go out of business as even with the on line part they can not make money. This will effect the large papers the same way. They can cut costs by not covering Trump and all the scandals he has, or raise prices. No matter what the press does the ability to tell us what is going on is greatly reduced. Trump uses this as the first step to control the press, and what it tells us. As I have said we are on the same path as Germany in the 1930. Look at what their dictator did to the press as he came to power. He ended the free press, and now Trump does the same thing. Another step by our Dictator.  Follow what Hitler did, and then match it to what Trump has done, and will be doing. END THIS IN THE US BY NOT VOTING FOR ANYONE WITH AN R BEHIND THEIR NAME IN NOV.  WAKE UP PEOPLE.


Hitler raised the cost of newspapers????? Where do you get this stuff??

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@Olderscout66wrote:

@rk9152wrote:

@CriticalThinkingwrote:

Trump isn't very bright, but he knows that he cannot act unilaterally (as in a dictatorship) as long we have a free press which monitors and reports on his actions. 

 

It's really unforunate that members of the Trump Cult blindly defend their hero when he attacks the press.They don't realize that they're treading on very dangerous ground.


This is like the "attacks immigrants" thing where the word "illegal" is left out. In this case the word "biased" is left out.

 

No defending of the President in that. Just defending complete use of the English language.


For the past 30 years, the major media have been biased toward telling the truth to the point they offer time to those representing totally bogus views. But that bias toward the truth is automatically a bias against the NRAGOP who only win by lying. Small wonder the Regressives want to muzzle the actual reporting of News and replace it with direct feed from the RNC.


This from someone who wants to shut Fox down and on boards where some will not accept that today is Thursday if Breitbart or the Washington Times report it such.

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@Olderscout66wrote:

rk's list of scarey Progressives is amazingly non-white...wonder what that could mean? As far as denying a voice to the opposition, not even being considered. Just want the law to minimize the amount of lying the Republican Propaganda Ministry of Fox, Sinclair, Breightbart, National Enquirer and Infowars can spew without having to air retractions and corrections.

 

You'll still be told what to think, but now the rest of us will hear the retractions.


rk's list of scarey(?) Progressives are people who have expressed an opinion rk disagrees with. Leave it to a neoMarxist to attempt to make it a racial issue.

 

There are media sources offering a balance to those on the left, there is no such a thing as "Republican Propaganda Ministry". Now, I understand that you'd prefer a "one side only" approach to the news. Sorta like something run by a Commissar of information - but, fortunately, we ain't there yet.

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Here is an item that so far has not gotten much coverage. Trumps crew is working on placing a 35% Tariff on News Print paper coming from Canada. Why? One small Co. in Washington State Complained. Most news print paper comes from Canada and there are not enough plants in the US to make it, nor is there enough material to make it. If that happens the cost to produce each paper will go up at least 50%. Our weekly paper has said they will go out of business as even with the on line part they can not make money. This will effect the large papers the same way. They can cut costs by not covering Trump and all the scandals he has, or raise prices. No matter what the press does the ability to tell us what is going on is greatly reduced. Trump uses this as the first step to control the press, and what it tells us. As I have said we are on the same path as Germany in the 1930. Look at what their dictator did to the press as he came to power. He ended the free press, and now Trump does the same thing. Another step by our Dictator.  Follow what Hitler did, and then match it to what Trump has done, and will be doing. END THIS IN THE US BY NOT VOTING FOR ANYONE WITH AN R BEHIND THEIR NAME IN NOV.  WAKE UP PEOPLE.

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