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Political Media Not Thrilled With Trump’s “Fake News” Tweet

Political Media Not Thrilled With Trump’s “Fake News” Tweet

The irony is not lost on us

Fresh off a seventy-minute press conference where he leveraged national media coverage to berate and skewer the national press corps, President Trump kicked off the weekend with another shot at political media, only this time, he used Twitter.

Trump tweeted that many “fake news” outlets were not his personal enemy, but instead an “enemy of the American people.” Shortly after the initial tweet, Trump deleted it, leaving many to believe he’d reconsidered his inflammatory social media post.

The original tweet:

But Trump wasn’t sorry, nor did he think his decision poor. After deleting the tweet cited above, he composed the same tweet again, this time adding more news networks to his list of fake newsers.

Needless to say, the political media wasn’t thrilled with being labeled an enemy of the state right before the weekend:

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Tell me again who’s the thin-skinned one?
Maybe journalists could google “jefferson newspapers” to see what presidents think of the media?

    JOHN B in reply to lpdbw. | February 17, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Forget about building the wall and everything else.

    President Trump is President because he stood up to the lying fake media. After Romney, McCain and the others would bow down and ask forgiveness every time a fake reporter hit them with a fake attack, Trump called them out for being frauds and liars.

    The American people were astounded to see someone who had the courage to fight back. And they voted for him.

    The great thing is that he isn’t changing now that he won – the fake media is still under attack and the American people love it.

The combination of the presser yesterday and the AP’s national guard story built on a low-level memo has cemented this description into the American culture permanently. If the press were smart, they would simply go back to straight news reporting (covering who, what, where, why, when and how)… they will not be able to lay a finger on Trump at this point.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Leslie Eastman. | February 17, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    LOL @ “straight news” –
    something these Media Critters would not know if it bit them.

    TX-rifraph in reply to Leslie Eastman. | February 17, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    A big if. One does not give up self-destructive behavior until the pain of a new course appears to be less than the pain of the present course. The press has not yet reached that point and they may never reach it. Socialism is a religion to them. They would have to reject their totalitarian god.

      Their faith is instructed from the twilight zone. Their quasi-religious/moral philosophy is selective, opportunistic, and unprincipled (i.e. Pro-Choice). Their ideology is communist, socialist, fascist, or monopoly-oriented.

      Still, we cannot judge journalists, but we can judge JournoLists, as a monolithic group by the “color of their skin” (i.e. [class] diversity), but rather by the “content of their character” (e.g. principled alignment is probable cause).

    For them, it’s not about being news organizations anymore – it’s simply their being a front for the most corrupt part of the democrat party.

    Why do we want them to go back to reporting news, versus their going bankrupt and being replaced with real news organizations?

    Same with college faculty.

I don’t understand the “delegitimizing” complaint.

Presidents don’t confer “legitimacy” on the press, nor do they take it away.

The concept of officially conferred legitimacy is—at least to my reading—nowhere to be found in America’s founding documents. Maybe it’s one of those totalitarian/socialist concepts; everything is allowed, created, granted, forbidden, restricted, or destroyed by an all-pervasive State. A peculiar and distinctly un-American philosophy.

The press isn’t the enemy of The People, it’s an enemy of the philosophical foundations of America.

… Which I suppose we already knew.

What a difference Trump has made.

One of my business partners, a ‘progressive’ & Obama sycophant of the highest order (only time I’ve ever seen him in all-black was January 20th), asked me this morning if I knew who Shepard Smith was & whether I’d heard what he said after Trump’s presser yesterday.

For at least the last 8 years, exposure to Fox News for him would have been like sunlight to a vampire. I was astounded.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | February 17, 2017 at 8:09 pm

The timestamp for the tweet people are saying was sequentially first is LATER than the timestamp for the other tweet.

I wonder what is going on?

    Strange things do happen with twitter… If you go to the real Donald Trump account take a look at the vast majority of nasty/negative tweets. There is talk of some kind of filtering going on.. I don’t know but here:
    I see more and more tweets cited as part of these LI posts, now I take everything with a grain of salt, esp wr to the replies.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to amwick. | February 18, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      Alex Jones, the guy who runs InfoWars, is a conspiracy nut.

      It’s not that he’s always wrong – he isn’t. But he’s wrong enough, often enough, hysterical enough, un-sourced enough, and whacked-out enough to be discounted even as much or more than CNN or MSNBC.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | February 17, 2017 at 8:18 pm

What a masterful stroke.

Now the FAKE media, especially the political part of it will obsess about this all weekend!

*In 2012, approximately 93% of media people were Democrats – probably much higher now because of their driving out of conservatives and independents…….IMO.

    It is kind of funny. These nitwits will spend all weekend and into next week sniveling about the injustice of being called out for “fake news”, thus reinforcing in the public’s mind the concept of them generating fake news.

    As a side not, I think a better term would be “contrived” news.

…we journalists work *for* our fellow Americans.


You’re fired!

Thomas Wolfe wrote “You Can’t Go Home Again”. So how come it feels like I’m back at Roosevelt Junior High School?

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | February 17, 2017 at 8:35 pm

Thanks to whoever it was that reminded me of ZeroHedge blogspot today.

Good comments about this over there.

“Which begs the question, if the “media” is the enemy, what does that make its corporate owners?”

Do you think the MSM regrets creating the “fake news” meme? They thought their arrogance could control that genie.

F them

Stronger message to follw

When cops are ordered to control a riot or a protest they are spat upon and called every name that is defamatory, but news people are somehow above that and expect to be treated with respect. When they daily call Trump names and ascribe actions to him that are false how do they expect to be treated by Trump or any of his supporters? obama’s mistakes and lies were off limits to most white people’s disrespect simply because of the color of their skin. But now there are no PC reasons to hold back and the msm is all in against Trump. I for one, am glad that there is a man in the WH who will fight back at the street level. I hated it when GWB would say nothing after a scurrilous attack by some journalistic hack.
This last tweet from this guy tells it all. He thinks he works for the “People” but he full of s#it! They work for themselves and damn the people!

Dear Mr. President: we journalists work *for* our fellow Americans. Just like you! We have something in common.

— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) February 17, 2017

The JournoLists serve the special and peculiar interests of Left, Right, and Center, of foreign and domestic influence, first, the People and, selectively/Pro-Choice, our Posterity, second.

Our long, dark tea-time of the soul may be drawing to a close.

Face the Nation host: Media has to take ownership for its own credibility issues


“The press did all that good work ruining its reputation on its own . Part of it, ….[is] a lot of hysterical coverage about every little last thing that doesn’t warrant it.”

This description is, in my view, over-kind, but at least somebody has finally given some sign of starting to think.

Almost sent Trump a Valentine’s card.

Shoulda done it, too.

Love that man!

Have you ever seen so little time being put into something that makes the media spend untold man hours and $$ whining about it?

More Splodey Heads from CNN regarding “fake news”..

The media’s short memory is almost comical. Do they not remember how they ran with the “Fake News” stories as a way to de-legitimize the President prior to him taking office?

I’m glad he’s throwing it back into their faces.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | February 18, 2017 at 3:53 pm


“Newsweek Fake News: “The Russian Plot, How Putin and Trump Colluded”

Disguised as an opinion piece, Newsweek writes The Russian Plot: How Putin and Trump Colluded.”

In order to delegitimize something, doesn’t that imply that it was at some time earlier legitimate?

Amusing. Trump names 5 companies, four based in NYC and one in Atlanta, and they seem to think that Trump is against freedom of the press. There are thousands of media outlets and I don’t follow any of those five listed. Those 5 need to know that they are in a bubble and do not represent all media.