Trump's relationship with the media.

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6079_Smith_W
Trump's relationship with the media.

I heard a piece on CBC last night about Trump using the press as a prop during his speeches - pointing at them and telling the crowd they were against him and lying to them.

CNN decided over the weekend to no longer run white house press conferences live because they want corroboration before running stuff that might be lies (I posted that piece in the Trump Administration thread)

Now two journalists - one from Vocativ and one from RT America - have been arrested and charged with felony riot charges for covering the inauguration. One of them had his camera taken by police.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/23/two-journalists-trump-in...

I'd post this as a spot piece, but I don't think this is going to be the last story on this topic.

 

6079_Smith_W

Well this is timely. Jenifer Ditchburn's take on the Harper years as it relates to Donald Trump:

http://www.poynter.org/2017/trump-vs-the-media-canadian-deja-vu/446279/

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Josh Marshall reports that the Trump White House is already much more leaky than Obama's ever was.

Josh Marshall wrote:
The Trump White House not only leaks like crazy. It casually leaks the most intimate and humiliating details about the President - hurt feelings, ego injury, childlike behavior, self-destructive rages over tweets, media failure to credit his own grandiosity. We have simply never seen this level of leaking, with this little respect for the President's dignity or reputation, this early.
I can't imagine that this will make relations between Trump and the press any more cordial.

josh

Trump doesn't mind leaks.

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Leaks get him off.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

I endured Harper to only see him replaced with Trudeau.  Nice smile but same misinformation and half truths in support of the same agenda.  I also live in BC and frankly Trump will have to go a ways before he reaches Clark's level of deliberate deceit in pursuit of hoodwinking the people into ignoring the theft of the public purse being committed by their corporate buddies. 

josh
6079_Smith_W

Four more journalists charged working on inauguration day.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/24/journalists-charged-feloni...

bekayne

josh
Misfit

Maybe the piranhas will eat Ann Coulter.

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

Misfit wrote:
Maybe the piranhas will eat Ann Coulter.
More likely the reverse. Laughing

Misfit

Poor piranhas.

6079_Smith_W

Border agents try to search WSJ reporter's phones.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/21/media/wall-street-journal-reporter-phone...

 

 

bekayne

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/02/fake-news-gateway-pundit-...

Gateway Pundit, a conservative site known for spreading hoaxes, has hit the big time under President Trump.

abnormal

6079_Smith_W wrote:
Border agents try to search WSJ reporter's phones.

">http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/21/media/wall-street-journal-reporter-phone...

That story actually dates to the middle of last year (before the election) but this is more recent

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/02/a-nasa-engineer-i...

 

6079_Smith_W

Thx. Oops.

I was kind of wondering how she managed to get away.

6079_Smith_W

Brilliant piece by John Oliver.Watch the whole thing.

http://www.motherjones.com/media/2017/02/john-oliver-educate-donald-trum...

 

josh

Michelle Kosinski ‏@MichLKosinski

The two outlets called on today in Trump's presser: Christian Broadcasting Network, and a conservative blog. 

 

 

josh

Kudos to probably the only honest voice on Fox.

https://mobile.twitter.com/passantino/status/832338172478500864/video/1

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Shepard Smith is probably the only fair and balanced anchor on Fox. (not sure that means anything) He's been on the ball a few times. Even Morning Joe is a reasonable Republican.