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Donald Trump threatens to shut down NBC and other TV news networks that criticise him
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Donald Trump threatens to shut down NBC and other TV news networks that criticise him


Quote:Donald Trump has threatened to shut down NBC and other American networks, saying that they peddle fake news.

"With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!" Mr Trump wrote in a tweet.

Mr Trump's tweet came in response to a story written by NBC, which said that Mr Trump had sought to increase America's nuclear arsenal tenfold after taking a look at a briefing slide that showed stead reduction of the US nuclear arsenal since the 1960s. The story cited three officials who were reportedly in the room when Mr Trump made the comments.

"Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a 'tenfold' increase in our US nuclear arsenal," Mr Trump had tweeted before his threat. "Pure fiction, mad eup to demean. NBC = CNN!"

The President has regularly targeted news networks critical of him since January, when he gave a press conference as President-elect and shouted down a CNN reporter as "fake news". The term - which Mr Trump says he invented but had been used frequently before to describe the proliferation of stories written by anonymous bloggers to spread lies during the 2016 election - has since become one of his go-to insults when the media publishes critical coverage of the Trump administration.

The report about Mr Trump's nuclear arsenal said that the joint chiefs of staff and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson all pushed back on the nuclear ambitions, and that Mr Tillerson later called the President a "moron" following the meeting. Mr Tillerson last week refused to confirm that he had called the President that, and Mr Trump has said that those reports are fake news. During an interview, the President also said that he would have to compare IQ scores with Mr Tillerson if his secretary had actually made the remarks.

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Nothing worrisome here folks. 07-coffee3
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Strange. I could've sworn there was another President, a darker President, who threatened to shut down a network who criticized him repeatedly.

Eh, probably just my imagination. It's obvious this is the first time a President has done such a thing.
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(10-11-2017 10:47 AM)JDTulane Wrote:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/...94861.html

Donald Trump threatens to shut down NBC and other TV news networks that criticise him


Quote:Donald Trump has threatened to shut down NBC and other American networks, saying that they peddle fake news.

"With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!" Mr Trump wrote in a tweet.

Mr Trump's tweet came in response to a story written by NBC, which said that Mr Trump had sought to increase America's nuclear arsenal tenfold after taking a look at a briefing slide that showed stead reduction of the US nuclear arsenal since the 1960s. The story cited three officials who were reportedly in the room when Mr Trump made the comments.

"Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a 'tenfold' increase in our US nuclear arsenal," Mr Trump had tweeted before his threat. "Pure fiction, mad eup to demean. NBC = CNN!"

The President has regularly targeted news networks critical of him since January, when he gave a press conference as President-elect and shouted down a CNN reporter as "fake news". The term - which Mr Trump says he invented but had been used frequently before to describe the proliferation of stories written by anonymous bloggers to spread lies during the 2016 election - has since become one of his go-to insults when the media publishes critical coverage of the Trump administration.

The report about Mr Trump's nuclear arsenal said that the joint chiefs of staff and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson all pushed back on the nuclear ambitions, and that Mr Tillerson later called the President a "moron" following the meeting. Mr Tillerson last week refused to confirm that he had called the President that, and Mr Trump has said that those reports are fake news. During an interview, the President also said that he would have to compare IQ scores with Mr Tillerson if his secretary had actually made the remarks.

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Nothing worrisome here folks. 07-coffee3

Hahaha... I love this!

Quote:Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


After 8 years of radical leftists doing everything they could to silence objection, we get to see what happens when the shoe's on the other foot.

Mess with the 1st Amendment? No. Unacceptable.

Clarify what qualifies as "the press"? Definitely needs to happen. I recall BHO wanting to shut out one network in particular. Leftists fell all over themselves with salivating giddiness.

The courts constantly make decisions clarify meanings of terms.

I recall one such recent example: the redefinition of the concept of marriage.

If the meaning of one sacred, traditional institution can be clarified, then why would anyone have a problem with getting clarification of another time-honored institution?
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First, President Trump tricked the alt-left in standing (err.. kneeling) with the disrespect of the American flag, our servicemen and women, and first responders.

Now he'll trick them in standing with the fake news media and their horrific (dis-)approval ratings.

Brilliant.
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Some people say things and do others... 07-coffee3
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Trump = Chavez when it comes to press freedom.
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(10-11-2017 11:14 AM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  Trump = Chavez when it comes to press freedom.

03-lmfao03-lmfao03-lmfao

You should move to Venezuela in protest over your white privilege.
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(10-11-2017 11:14 AM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  Trump = Chavez when it comes to press freedom.

Haha!! Says the guy that's a professional at hyperbole!
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Toms got new hyperbole

I wonder if this one will stick
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Somebody should tell Trump, his inner dictator is showing.
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(10-11-2017 11:23 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 11:14 AM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  Trump = Chavez when it comes to press freedom.

03-lmfao03-lmfao03-lmfao

You should move to Venezuela in protest over your white privilege.

Why should I move there? Trump is just as much of a buffoon and this is my country too. I know, Trumpers only think that it is the prerogative of white, male, Christian, straight, cisgendered people who support Trumpism to protest anything. Or to report on anything.
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(10-11-2017 11:27 AM)cb4029 Wrote:  Somebody should tell Trump, his inner dictator is showing.

muh fascism
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(10-11-2017 10:49 AM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  Strange. I could've sworn there was another President, a darker President, who threatened to shut down a network who criticized him repeatedly.

Eh, probably just my imagination. It's obvious this is the first time a President has done such a thing.

Clearly, because Obama said or did nothing of the sort.

Quote:PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's very hard for me to swallow that one. First of all, I've got one television station entirely devoted to attacking my administration. I mean, you know, that's a pretty...

HARWOOD: I assume you're talking about Fox.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, that's a pretty big megaphone. And you'd be hard-pressed, if you watched the entire day, to find a positive story about me on that front. I think that, ultimately, my responsibility is to provide the best possible decision making on behalf of the American people at a time where we've got a lot of big problems. And, you know, we welcome people who are asking us some, you know, tough questions. And I think that I've been probably as accessible as any president in the first six months--press conferences, taking questions from reporters, being held accountable, being transparent about what it is that we're trying to do. I think that, actually, the reason that people have been generally positive about what we've tried to do is they feel as if I'm available and willing to answer questions, and we haven't been trying to hide them all. I do think that, you know, we can't be complacent, and that as long as we've got these tough problems in place that not only journalists, but the American people are going to keep on asking, you know, whether or not we're delivering. And they understand it's not going to take us just a few months to get out of the hole that we're in; but, you know, I suspect that as time goes on, with high unemployment, with the economy still slow, that, you know, people are going to be continuing to expect results. And I welcome that. That's why I took the job.
Text: Obama Interview with John Harwood

WHEN OBAMA WENT TO WAR ON FOX NEWS

Try again.
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Good for Trump
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(10-11-2017 11:39 AM)Redwingtom Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 10:49 AM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  Strange. I could've sworn there was another President, a darker President, who threatened to shut down a network who criticized him repeatedly.

Eh, probably just my imagination. It's obvious this is the first time a President has done such a thing.

Clearly, because Obama said or did nothing of the sort.

Quote:PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's very hard for me to swallow that one. First of all, I've got one television station entirely devoted to attacking my administration. I mean, you know, that's a pretty...

HARWOOD: I assume you're talking about Fox.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, that's a pretty big megaphone. And you'd be hard-pressed, if you watched the entire day, to find a positive story about me on that front. I think that, ultimately, my responsibility is to provide the best possible decision making on behalf of the American people at a time where we've got a lot of big problems. And, you know, we welcome people who are asking us some, you know, tough questions. And I think that I've been probably as accessible as any president in the first six months--press conferences, taking questions from reporters, being held accountable, being transparent about what it is that we're trying to do. I think that, actually, the reason that people have been generally positive about what we've tried to do is they feel as if I'm available and willing to answer questions, and we haven't been trying to hide them all. I do think that, you know, we can't be complacent, and that as long as we've got these tough problems in place that not only journalists, but the American people are going to keep on asking, you know, whether or not we're delivering. And they understand it's not going to take us just a few months to get out of the hole that we're in; but, you know, I suspect that as time goes on, with high unemployment, with the economy still slow, that, you know, people are going to be continuing to expect results. And I welcome that. That's why I took the job.
Text: Obama Interview with John Harwood

WHEN OBAMA WENT TO WAR ON FOX NEWS

Try again.

Nah, I'll just stick with my original point.

Move along.
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(10-11-2017 11:46 AM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 11:39 AM)Redwingtom Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 10:49 AM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  Strange. I could've sworn there was another President, a darker President, who threatened to shut down a network who criticized him repeatedly.

Eh, probably just my imagination. It's obvious this is the first time a President has done such a thing.

Clearly, because Obama said or did nothing of the sort.

Quote:PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's very hard for me to swallow that one. First of all, I've got one television station entirely devoted to attacking my administration. I mean, you know, that's a pretty...

HARWOOD: I assume you're talking about Fox.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, that's a pretty big megaphone. And you'd be hard-pressed, if you watched the entire day, to find a positive story about me on that front. I think that, ultimately, my responsibility is to provide the best possible decision making on behalf of the American people at a time where we've got a lot of big problems. And, you know, we welcome people who are asking us some, you know, tough questions. And I think that I've been probably as accessible as any president in the first six months--press conferences, taking questions from reporters, being held accountable, being transparent about what it is that we're trying to do. I think that, actually, the reason that people have been generally positive about what we've tried to do is they feel as if I'm available and willing to answer questions, and we haven't been trying to hide them all. I do think that, you know, we can't be complacent, and that as long as we've got these tough problems in place that not only journalists, but the American people are going to keep on asking, you know, whether or not we're delivering. And they understand it's not going to take us just a few months to get out of the hole that we're in; but, you know, I suspect that as time goes on, with high unemployment, with the economy still slow, that, you know, people are going to be continuing to expect results. And I welcome that. That's why I took the job.
Text: Obama Interview with John Harwood

WHEN OBAMA WENT TO WAR ON FOX NEWS

Try again.

Nah, I'll just stick with my original point.

Move along.

So when you're wrong, you just dig your heels in and double down? 03-lmfao
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(10-11-2017 11:31 AM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  I know, Trumpers only think that it is the prerogative of white, male, Christian, straight, cisgendered people who support Trumpism to protest anything. Or to report on anything.

I'd be interested in a list of non-white, female lead, non-judeo christian, gay, transgendered people lead countries that, for instance, put people in space. Or won two World Wars.

Hell, I'd be happy for an example for a country led by people as described that just had the trains run on time.

For discussion purposes.
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(10-11-2017 11:46 AM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 11:39 AM)Redwingtom Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 10:49 AM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  Strange. I could've sworn there was another President, a darker President, who threatened to shut down a network who criticized him repeatedly.

Eh, probably just my imagination. It's obvious this is the first time a President has done such a thing.

Clearly, because Obama said or did nothing of the sort.

Quote:PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's very hard for me to swallow that one. First of all, I've got one television station entirely devoted to attacking my administration. I mean, you know, that's a pretty...

HARWOOD: I assume you're talking about Fox.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, that's a pretty big megaphone. And you'd be hard-pressed, if you watched the entire day, to find a positive story about me on that front. I think that, ultimately, my responsibility is to provide the best possible decision making on behalf of the American people at a time where we've got a lot of big problems. And, you know, we welcome people who are asking us some, you know, tough questions. And I think that I've been probably as accessible as any president in the first six months--press conferences, taking questions from reporters, being held accountable, being transparent about what it is that we're trying to do. I think that, actually, the reason that people have been generally positive about what we've tried to do is they feel as if I'm available and willing to answer questions, and we haven't been trying to hide them all. I do think that, you know, we can't be complacent, and that as long as we've got these tough problems in place that not only journalists, but the American people are going to keep on asking, you know, whether or not we're delivering. And they understand it's not going to take us just a few months to get out of the hole that we're in; but, you know, I suspect that as time goes on, with high unemployment, with the economy still slow, that, you know, people are going to be continuing to expect results. And I welcome that. That's why I took the job.
Text: Obama Interview with John Harwood

WHEN OBAMA WENT TO WAR ON FOX NEWS

Try again.

Nah, I'll just stick with my original point.

Move along.

Of course you will, because your point is wrong. And your incapable of admitting that. If you were right, you would have saved yourself more embarrassment and put forth some evidence if Obama had actually "threatened to shut down a network who criticized him repeatedly".

But since he didn't, You. Can't.
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(10-11-2017 11:54 AM)Niner National Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 11:46 AM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 11:39 AM)Redwingtom Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 10:49 AM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  Strange. I could've sworn there was another President, a darker President, who threatened to shut down a network who criticized him repeatedly.

Eh, probably just my imagination. It's obvious this is the first time a President has done such a thing.

Clearly, because Obama said or did nothing of the sort.

Quote:PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's very hard for me to swallow that one. First of all, I've got one television station entirely devoted to attacking my administration. I mean, you know, that's a pretty...

HARWOOD: I assume you're talking about Fox.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, that's a pretty big megaphone. And you'd be hard-pressed, if you watched the entire day, to find a positive story about me on that front. I think that, ultimately, my responsibility is to provide the best possible decision making on behalf of the American people at a time where we've got a lot of big problems. And, you know, we welcome people who are asking us some, you know, tough questions. And I think that I've been probably as accessible as any president in the first six months--press conferences, taking questions from reporters, being held accountable, being transparent about what it is that we're trying to do. I think that, actually, the reason that people have been generally positive about what we've tried to do is they feel as if I'm available and willing to answer questions, and we haven't been trying to hide them all. I do think that, you know, we can't be complacent, and that as long as we've got these tough problems in place that not only journalists, but the American people are going to keep on asking, you know, whether or not we're delivering. And they understand it's not going to take us just a few months to get out of the hole that we're in; but, you know, I suspect that as time goes on, with high unemployment, with the economy still slow, that, you know, people are going to be continuing to expect results. And I welcome that. That's why I took the job.
Text: Obama Interview with John Harwood

WHEN OBAMA WENT TO WAR ON FOX NEWS

Try again.

Nah, I'll just stick with my original point.

Move along.

So when you're wrong, you just dig your heels in and double down? 03-lmfao

Wait a sec... are you saying BHO did NOT try to have FOX removed from media events?

Will HuffPo work for you?

White House’s Fox News Boycott Attempt Prompts Network Revolt

Quote:As for the White House, it continued its confrontational tone with Fox News while also denying any attempt to bar them from yesterday’s interview, TPMDC reports:

“This White House has demonstrated our willingness to exclude Fox News from newsmaking interviews, but yesterday we did not,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest
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The White House attempted to block Fox News from a round of interviews with “pay czar” Kenneth Feinberg Thursday, but the Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV networks included in the White House pool refused to interview Feinberg unless Fox News was included.

Quote:The decision by the network bureau chiefs to stand with Fox News is one of the first instances of the mainstream media defending Fox News against the White House’s claims.
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(10-11-2017 11:55 AM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
(10-11-2017 11:31 AM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  I know, Trumpers only think that it is the prerogative of white, male, Christian, straight, cisgendered people who support Trumpism to protest anything. Or to report on anything.

I'd be interested in a list of non-white, female lead, non-judeo christian, gay, transgendered people lead countries that, for instance, put people in space. Or won two World Wars.

Hell, I'd be happy for an example for a country led by people as described that just had the trains run on time.

For discussion purposes.

Iceland, Belgium, Serbia, and Luxembourg have been pretty well run when led by an openly LGBT head of state.

BTW, Alan Turing did a lot to win WW2. After the war, they castrated him as his reward for his service...
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