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Media has done more damage to itself than Trump ever could do to it

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7:10pm 8/24/2017 at 7:10pm

Is the media the enemy?

Rich Lowry, writing at Politico, notes that the media has come to occupy in Republican politics a unifying opponent once held by the Soviet Union.

His column originally was titled The Media Is Trump’s Soviet Union (and subsequently retitled The Media Is Trump’s Evil Empire):

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Morning Joe Goes Mad: Trump Is President of “White Nationalist Movement”

https://youtu.be/B77Ydh1g6Xk
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 1:07pm 8/16/2017 at 1:07pm
https://youtu.be/B77Ydh1g6Xk

The entire first hour of today’s Morning Joe was one, long, hyperventilation over President Trump’s press conference of yesterday.

From Joe Scarborough to Willie Geist, Nicolle Wallace to Jon Meacham, Mike Barnicle to Michael Steele, the crew outdid themselves with apocalyptic condemnations of the president.

Below, we’ve noted some of the lowlights, but...

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No, Trump Did Not Call neo-Nazis and White Nationalists “Very Fine People”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 5:47pm 8/15/2017 at 5:47pm

During a press conference Tuesday President Trump once again commented on the violence in Charlottesville. Naturally, his remarks were instantly mischaracterized to portray Trump as condoning the very neo-Nazis and white supremacists he condemned in a brief speech Monday.

In no time, the political media set began virtue signalling based on inaccurate...

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WH Comms Director Mike Dubke Resigns

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/30/mike-dubke-white-house-communications-director-resigns.html
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 12:41pm 5/30/2017 at 12:41pm
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/30/mike-dubke-white-house-communications-director-resigns.html

White House Communications Director Mike Dubke’s resignation was made public Tuesday. Dubke resigned May 18, but agreed to work through the President’s first trip abroad. He’s said to be leaving on good terms.

From Fox News:

Veteran GOP strategist Mike Dubke resigned as White House communications director on...

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Mika on Trump: “Terrible Thing to Question Someone’s Patriotism, But…”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypUCpyP7h-A&feature=youtu.be
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/24/2017 at 2:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypUCpyP7h-A&feature=youtu.be

On today’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski said of President Trump: “I know it is a terrible thing to question someone’s patriotism. But you wonder what he cares about. You really do. I do.”

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Scarborough: Trump a “Jackass” who leaked info about group “that killed 20 little girls and their mothers last night”

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=jXeNIagIMjI
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/23/2017 at 2:30pm
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On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough  said that President Trump “revealed himself as the jackass that leaked top secret Israeli intel,”  adding that the intel that President Trump allegedly leaked was “about somebody on the inside of a terror organization that killed 20 little girls and their mothers last night.”

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The rise in the use of the anonymous source

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/read-president-trump-speech-coast-guard-academy-commencement/jU7CcqSBvvn0a1d305HSeJ/
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 22, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/22/2017 at 5:30pm
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/read-president-trump-speech-coast-guard-academy-commencement/jU7CcqSBvvn0a1d305HSeJ/

Lately it seems as though there’s a story a day reporting some new Trump administration scandal based on a leak from an anonymous government “official.” We are asked to take the facts in those stories on trust, without a chance to evaluate the veracity or motives of the source of the...

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STUDY: CNN’s Unhealthy Obsession With Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/17/2017 at 1:00pm

The most egregious part of the Trump administration is the media’s coverage of the Trump administration.

Dating back to campaign season Trump, political media disproportionately focused on Trump’s every coming, going, meal, and insignificant oddity. Not much has changed post-election.

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LIVE: Trump 100 Days Rally versus Nerd Prom(s)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eJpWOY3r18
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:00pm 4/29/2017 at 7:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eJpWOY3r18

The “nerd prom” is a hideous display in which journalists mingle with celebrities to pat each other on the backs. Trump, who is constantly feuding with the celebrity journalists, declined to appear, as Professor Jacobson wrote in late February, Trump bows out of White House Correspondents Association “Nerd Prom”:

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I don’t get invited to anything (a continuing story)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:05pm 4/26/2017 at 7:05pm

I don’t go to conferences very often. It’s a blog conference phobia:

As longtime readers know, I don’t do blog conferences. There are a variety of reasons for that, but mostly it’s me, not them.

Since I wrote that in June 2012, I have attended a couple of conferences, mostly because I...

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Trump Expertly Trolls Journalists Over “Nerd Prom” with Competing Rally

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 6:30pm 4/23/2017 at 6:30pm

One of the things that I most enjoy about President Trump is his canny trolling of the media; he holds up hoops, they jump.  He whispers, “look! Squirrel!,” they scurry off chasing squirrels.  It’s highly entertaining.

In perhaps the best example of his expert trolling yet, the president has announced that he...

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Where Will Trump Donate His Presidential Salary?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 13, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/13/2017 at 5:00pm
https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics

Trump promised to deviate from the Beltway status quo. Forget taking a salary or spending all of his time in Washington, Trump announced months ago he’d do neither.

In his first interview with 60 Minutes, Trump said:

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Would journalists support congressional investigation of Obama surveillance of … journalists?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/5/2017 at 12:00pm

Donald Trump’s accusation that the Obama administration “wiretapped” his phones and/or Trump Tower, continues to reverberate.

The accusations have refocused the argument over Trump’s alleged Russia ties, which amount at this point only to innuendo, into a discussion of Obama surveillance practices.

As discussed in my prior post, which is getting a lot...

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Trump Accepts Responsibility for Poor Communication

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/28/2017 at 4:00pm

The White House has drawn a significant amount of criticism for poor communication. In an interview with Fox and Friends, Trump took responsibility for the communication problems.

Trump, in an interview with “Fox & Friends,” specifically cited his immigration policy, and said that perhaps the roll...

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Trump bows out of White House Correspondents Association “Nerd Prom”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eJpWOY3r18
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 6:30pm 2/25/2017 at 6:30pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eJpWOY3r18

The White House Correspondents Association annual dinner is referred to by the members as “Nerd Prom.”

Is there possibly a more annoying title in the world? They are not nerds. But they do think of themselves as being smarter than their readers and viewers.

It’s a disgusting spectacle of insiders patting insiders...

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