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Media Mob Mentality

[Just to remind you of the media’s big ‘to do’ this week] —

Diogenes’ Middle Finger:
Apparently this is not a joke. It’s going to happen later this week:

“The Boston Globe’s editorial page is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the United States to President Trump’s frequent attacks on the news media. ‘‘We are not the enemy of the people,’’ said Marjorie Pritchard, a deputy managing editor of the Globe, referring to a characterization of journalists that Trump has used in the past. The president, who contends he has largely been covered unfairly by the press, also employs the term ‘‘fake news’’ often when describing the media.”

‘”I hope it would educate readers to realize that an attack on the First Amendment is unacceptable,’’ she said. ‘‘We are a free and independent press, it is one of the most sacred principles enshrined in the Constitution.”

“The Globe has reached out to editorial boards nationwide to write and publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing what the newspaper called a ‘‘dirty war against the free press.”

If I’m remembering correctly from my American History Studies, the First Amendment included the right to say things you disagree with, including the President for that matter? Or, ladies and gentlemen of the press, is the First Amendment only for words you like?

DJT is free to call you “fake news”, and if you honor the First Amendment then by the very principle you claim you must respect his derision of you. It is only if you do not, and in fact want to arrogate to yourself power you don’t have, to censor information and opinion you disagree with, that you would claim otherwise.

Yet that is exactly what you propose here – to shout down someone you disagree with. May I remind you that “hate speech” is not only in the eye of the beholder because the very term “hate speech” is subjective. The right, even the kooky far right, doesn’t show up at a restaurant and verbally & physically assault people.   read more

22 Comments on Media Mob Mentality

  1. No media will ever be invited to my Barbecues (though they crave it) and the conversations consist of whistles and yells for Tex and LU LU to come get a chunk a pork…

  2. What attack on the First Amendment? Has even one editor or reporter been dragged off to jail for publishing a story critical of Trump?

    Has Trump ordered banning of certain publications or writers because of their content?

    I seem to recall that Obama did a few things along those lines (James Rosen, Dinesh D’Souza) while being held up in the media as the Very Model of A Modern President.

    As typical of leftists, they clamor to condemn in others what they advocate for themselves.

  3. Complete farce. Everybody knows the MSM lies and everybody knows that everybody knows. Doing this sort of moral posturing results in the opposite of the desired affect.

  4. Ranting and raving about the right to free speech while the Press is owned and directed by liberals/socialists/communists/foreigners to limit the speech of fellow Americans they do not agree with.

    The deep state establishment uses the power of the press to further their attacks and propaganda against America and the President.

    The very same president who will not be deterred from his promises to the American people and will fight the corrupt establishment for the betterment of the Nation and its citizens.

    Let the complicit media whine and lie all they wish, they are forcing themselves into irrelevancy.

  5. I’ve been asked by the Globe to write a generic editorial on behalf of all fake news…err, mainstream media outlets. Here is my first draft.

    “Gaze into our eyes and repeat after us. We are not the enemy of the people. Barack Obama was the greatest President since….Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton is not corrupt. (You in the back – quit gagging). Jobs are bad. A healthy economy is bad. Foreign respect for America is bad. Peace is bad. The climate hoax is bad – no wait, that’s good. Like taxes; taxes are good. Jim Acosta is a journalistic god. The New York Times is like a Bible except for the moralistic prnciples and life wisdom. We can’t wait to repeal the First and Second Amendments. (Note to editor – that last sentence should be deleted until we get control of the White House and Congress).”

  6. “How is it going to be different than any other day?”

    The day will be marked by a precipitous drop in newspaper subscriptions.

  7. A family member of mine just mentioned to me the islamic camp out west where the children were starving and I said that guy is son to an unindicted co-conspirator in the ’93 WTC bombing, adding that the son’s name and the father’s name are the same. Is this not relevant to the story or is WTC old stale unimportant news? What sort of reporting is it that omits important facts, taqiyya or Fake News or both?

  8. I today’s White House presser, the cunts in the MSM made up some imaginary history that nobody working in the White House signs an NDA. JFC… If you don’t have a security clearance, and you’re working in the White House, then you sure as hell do sign an NDA. I do contract work for the Dept. of HHS and have to sing five fucking NDAs per year. Democrats are fucking insane. They just make up rules and history as the go along. They’re not anchored to any reality at all.

  9. The Left hates that the Right champions the Bill of Rights.

    And also, the Left hand doesn’t know what the Right hand is doing… and is getting Left behind.

    When turning Left, you must yield to those turning Right. They hate that, too.

    I’m trying to think of a few more…

  10. The press that Trump and the rest of us despise are nothing more than advocates for the democrat party. I wonder if these clowns are really so dim witted that they actually believe they play a vital role in protecting the public from an over intrusive government. I don’t think they realize just how loathed by the majority of the public. And now they’ve coordinated to dig themselves even deeper into irrelevance.

  11. From above: ‘‘We are a free and independent press,…”

    The latter part of that statement is demonstrably false. Unless they intend the usage of “independent” to indicate the freedom to chose which partisan position to champion.

  12. Ridding America of monuments, flags, family, education, history and truth ….yet ……

    Lincoln “suspended the right of habeas corpus and impris­oned hordes of his political enemies—according to several authori­ties almost 40,000 people. These political prisoners were not charged. They were not tried. They were simply incarcerated and held incommunicado. In some instances their closest family mem­bers did not know if they were alive or dead until the end of the War.”

    “Among these, incidentally, were a number of newspaper editors, particularly those from such states as Kentucky and Maryland, where Southern sentiment ran high. In addition to the imprisonment of these outspoken critics, their presses were wrecked and their places of business destroyed. All in all, over 300 newspapers and journals were shut down by executive order. In an age when casual criticism of the press by the White House is often regarded as a threat to the First Amendment, it is odd that Lincoln still receives such ritual respect. No president in history held freedom of speech or freedom of the press in greater contempt.”

    Today’s media and press should think of this everytime they see a penny.

  13. These blithering idjit DemSM presstitutes obviously haven’t read, or choose to ignore, the wording, intent, and meaning of the 1A, as follows:
    “Congress shall make no law……… or abridging the freedom of speech, and of the press;…….”And
    Now show me, if you can, where President Trump has signed into law any bill restricting freedom of speech or the press?
    I’ll be waiting ……… (chirp…… chirp……. chirp…….)

  14. The “news” here is that for the first time in 72 years they are openly admitting they co-ordinate their attacks on America and Americans! since 1948 they have denied the obvious truth!


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