Ironside, sounds like Steve Bannon wrote your blog. So, just where is this "fake" news? Apparently every news outlet except FOX is airing it, so where is it? Be specific in your cites so I can go view all this fake news. I mean other than the fake news the President spouts about nonexistent terror attacks in Sweden that he got from misinterpreting FOX news.
I'm all aflutter in anticipation!
Bryant: The government of Sweden that let in millions of so called Muslim refugees with open arms, which is now experiencing the consequences of that policy, is trying it’s best to cover up the rapid raise in crime.
Even the government’s crime statistics report a 13% rise in rapes, despite the governments efforts to depress the reporting of rape. This false reporting of crimes committed by Muslim refugees is not isolated in Sweden, it is true of all the Western European countries of Europe. They are all lying to their people. Only the Eastern European countries that have taken steps to stop the migration of Muslims into their countries, have done so, because of the explosion of crime that accompanied these refugees.
This is a clash of cultures and religions. Europe is historically Christian. These Muslim invaders view them as infidels, non believers in Allah, and therefore, deserving of this behavior towards them. Christians have no rights in an Islamic State, and thus these are not crimes in the minds of these Muslim refugees. The Liberal politicians in these Western European countries like Angela Merkel in Germany (a former East German Communist, Liberal Leftist), have set the stage for a cataclysmic showdown caused by this clash of cultures and religions. The day of reckoning is fast approaching in Europe.
Trump is trying to stop this from happening in our country.
Bryant - consider this comparison.
Here is a link to a NYT news article.
Since President Trump watches and comments on the news, he is a completely new and dangerous animal. "But the episode underscored that Mr. Trump obtains, processes and uses information differently from any modern president." Well, that isn't exactly true, is it? No, it is not.
When George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin it should have been just another local news story. But then it was picked up on social media, then the national news and finally it garnered the attention of the White House. Rightly or wrongly, the President was influenced by the media to speak out and take part and he did. I think we can all agree that the media was behind him 100%.
"Fake news" doesn't have to be an obvious, intentional lie. It can be a word, or a phrase, that casts the President in a bad light, make him seem foolish (when he is not), or misleads the public to undercut his agenda to lead the country.
I have withdrawn from the news to the point that I turn it on to catch the weather. That's it. I understand that the news and the mainstream media are powered by viewers and the advertising dollars. Consequently I have withdrawn my patronage. I doubt they miss me, but when 150,000 or more of my local friends do the same, we will get someone's attentions.
Ironside, so you have no examples of "fake" news?
Charlie, staying objectively informed has become much more difficult. Ratings matter to news programs. That's why FOX represents right wing views and MSNBC caters to the left. There is very little in depth reporting, sensationalism is better.
And the media really doesn't have to put themselves out to make the President seem foolish or ill informed, he manages quite nicely on his own. But I believe there is a difference in "fake news" as Trump uses the term and the slants that the media - left and right - may put on a story (as in your example).
Bryant - I know ratings matter to news programs, just like sales matter to newspapers. I feel like I, and the American public in general, have been trying to tell 'the media' for years that THEY are polarizing to the Far Left and the Far Right. All most of us want is a fair and balanced reporting of news events. BTW - fair and balanced are also words in the English language, not just a slogan.
The media has continued to polarize, and I am opting out. There are two sides to every story and there's more to even one side than a 10 second video or a 15 second sound bite. I couldn't care less about what's 'trending' on any social media because that's driven by greedy advertisers and shallow-minded teens and millennials.
I'd really like to throw Dan Rather and all those lying bay-tards under the bus as well, but I just don't feel like wasting my time on them today
Bryant – an article on this issue popped up on my FaceBook today (27 Feb 2017). I do not particularly trust the site in the link so I researched the issue myself.
This is the link to a NYT article dated 24 Feb. The sentence in question is in the 3rd paragraph.
“His speech also included a promise to throw undocumented immigrants “the hell out of the country” and a recitation of his law-and-order campaign promises.”
Trump’s ACTUAL words were “As we speak today, immigration offers are finding the gang members, the drug dealers and the criminal aliens and throwing them the hell out of our country” as reported by TIME magazine’s transcript. I have attached the link below.
Surely we can agree that there is a HUGE accuracy difference between what the NYT reported and what President Trump actually said (as reported by TIME).
THIS is ‘fake news.’ It is practically false reporting and it causes undue alarm by implying a false message.
Charlie, I routinely use DW News (5:30 PM on PBS) for an objective news source with minimal emphasis on the US and a European slant. I also like Paul Solomon's weekly economic segment "Making Sense" on PBS' The News Hour on Thursdays, generally airing about 6:30. It is interesting and informative.