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Maybe its time Trump 'selectively' shuts down news media ?

  1. ahorseback profile image48
    ahorsebackposted 7 months ago

    The main stream news media has 'selectively 'covered the truths , integrity and honesty in their representation of the elections  and all Media matters in the last twenty years  , Maybe its time Trump shut down selective media outlets .
    You know ? Black them out electronically .

    The blacking outs of truth  works for the media  - why not for us ?

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image92
      TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Wow! I'm curious as to how Trump is going to accomplish this outside the USA. What would you suggest? That he nuke us all because we say he has small hands, is a liar mentally ill, etc.?

      1. ahorseback profile image48
        ahorsebackposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Morning Tess ,  Tell me something , Which is actually worse - Fake News  or actual Censorship  ?

        Isn't fake news  actually MORE  or at least , AS dangerous  as censorship ?  It really has nothing to do with small hands or the general left's small minded insults .  Try ,if you will,  to be serious about  media integrity .    Is fake news of the mainstream media okay as long as it generally serves the agenda of the left ?
        This might require a little intellectual insight .

        1. TessSchlesinger profile image92
          TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Well, certainly, the laws of the land can be changed so that the media is forced to check facts before publishing. However, a few decades ago, congress decided that the media didn't have to be accurate, so now stations like Fox News blatantly broadcast lies.

          My issue here is that I'm willing to bet that you think that anything that is against Trump is fake news. I'm also willing to bet that you think that everything that comes from liberals is fake news.

          No, I don't think that media should be banned. I grew up in a country where there was no press freedom and I can assure you it kept me extremely ignorant, as it did the people of South Africa. Do you know that most white South Africans were completely unaware that a black man could be educated? Know what changed that?

          Television was banned in South Africa until 1975/6. It was banned because it was considered the instrument of the devil. Then it came in. In line with apartheid, it had different stations for different 'coloured' groups. So the 'blacks' got Cosby. But guess what? The whites loves him as well, and it was the first time many had seen an educated black man.

          It is no coincidence that 15 years later, Mandela was let out of prison and the majority of South Africans were comfortable with getting rid of apartheid. Knowledge is power.

          So, no, I don't think 'selective' banning is the answer. I think, however, that laws could be passed that prevent the media from publishing anything that isn't 100% factually explained. That should get rid of religion, the anti-science bias, and a lot of other damaging 'ideas.'

          1. ahorseback profile image48
            ahorsebackposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            For one thing most of the USA  media now practices fake news , including Fox  . Although the  entities of the left hold all rights and patents at phony sensationalism .
            Yes , as a matter of fact , most of the anti-trump media is fake  and if it isn't fake its darned near so.

            Mainstream News Media in America has  swung far left ,They all hate Trump ,  sure you can find a couple of  channels that go "right "  like Fox but the vast majority . CNN, MSNBC, ABC ,  All the daily  talk shows ,  , all the city "rag"  newspapers ,  Name one that's all Trump supportive and I guarantee , that's about all you'll find is one .

            Take a look at the net ,  Google , AOL,  any of the "news sights , Facebook ,  Apple  , the flavoring is all left and definitely anti- whatever Trump has to offer. That  slant doesn't  make the mainstream  media more "Open ", that does however make them sensationalist  and extremely biased .    I'm not for censuring the media - but I am for pointing out Bias where Bias lives and it doesn't just live it in American media  IT THRIVES .

            1. TessSchlesinger profile image92
              TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

              Donald Trump is mentally ill, a complete moron, stupid, a liar,and the people who believe him are going to be sadly disappinted.

              That said, the entire world cannot be wrong about this man. In addition, when he is being filmed saying something, are you actually suggesting that every single journalist in the entire world are getting together, getting an actor to play Donald Trump, then saying that he said things like "Grab them by the pussy."

              Sorry, all news is NOT fake news. And liberal news is MORE ACCURATE than conservative news. You might not like the liberal philosophy, but that doesn't mean it's wrong.

              Every country in the entire civilized world is flabbergasted that America voted this vulgar stupid fascist arrogant pig into power. The only people who approve of him are fascist governments.

              So, sorry, the entire world is NOT wrong about Donald Trump. You need to go and have a serious think about that.

              1. promisem profile image94
                promisemposted 7 months ago in reply to this

                Tess, I agree with you except on one point. Professional journalists don't see liberal news as more accurate than conservative news. Both are biased and both pander to their audiences. I'm not being critical. I'm just explaining how the system works.

              2. ahorseback profile image48
                ahorsebackposted 7 months ago in reply to this

                Thank you ! You just contributed greatly to the general fakeness !  I actually don't mind traditional  liberal ideology , I actually agree with some of  the modern  idea's ,    However  the New Left , Alt -left  , has taken over the media .  That I despise and happily label Fake .

                1. PrettyPanther profile image84
                  PrettyPantherposted 7 months ago in reply to this

                  It is genuinely scary how quickly you went from being a Trump detractor to a loyal supporter of fascism.  Textbook case, you are.

                  The Migram Experiment

                2. TessSchlesinger profile image92
                  TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

                  You also clearly don't know the difference between fake news, an opinion and an educated opinion.
                  I'm not going to bother to explain. Dunning Kruger effect.

                  1. ahorseback profile image48
                    ahorsebackposted 7 months ago in reply to this

                    For instance , Go and Google up Media Matters !

    2. jackclee lm profile image74
      jackclee lmposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Can't do it. It is against the Constitution. The best way to counter a dishonest press is sunshine. Let the people decide. They need to be informed and selective as a consumer of news.
      The "fake news" sites will become irelevant by their own doing, as it should.

      1. promisem profile image94
        promisemposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Great answer!

        1. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Is it still a great answer when that sunshine comes in the sound of birdsong?

          1. promisem profile image94
            promisemposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            Anything that abides by the Constitution, supports democracy and favors a free and open society is a great answer whether it is birdsong or not.

            It's too bad some people can't distinguish between honest and dishonest media.

    3. Credence2 profile image87
      Credence2posted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Mein Fuhrer, censorship will NOT, I repeat, WILL NOT be tolerated. Only the feeble minded could allow themselves to be swayed in this direction by Trump

      1. TessSchlesinger profile image92
        TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        +++++

      2. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Why not?  They've already let themselves be swayed by leftwing "alternative facts", spun, half true "reporting" and stories with only half the facts.  Why not by Trump as well - surely the feeble minded are fair in such things, and will wish to give Trump the same opportunity the libs have had!

        1. Credence2 profile image87
          Credence2posted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Is insanity all about? DAmn the rightwinger. The only thing that they want is a press corps that fawns and kisses Trump's A$$, can't you see that? What can't the people be allowed to discern for themselves what the truth is among amongst freely disseminated information?

          Folks thinking like you, it is just beginning of cozying up to fascist attitudes. I am suprized that you would stoop this low, it is no wonder any protest based on dissent is a threat for you. Censor the opposing side solves all the problems, doesn't it? But I guarantee you that this sort of thing is not going to happen without a fight, A BIG ONE.

          Perhaps  another protest or demonstration is in order to make sure that is clear?

        2. promisem profile image94
          promisemposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Trump himself can't deny what he says on camera, Twitter and microphones. It is all public record.

          His attacks on judges, women, minorities and disabled people are all there for us to see.

        3. TessSchlesinger profile image92
          TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Why do you hate liberals so much? I have never, in my entire life, until I came to the USA encountered such hatred between political parties.

          Why is everything the fault of liberals?

          What did they ever do to you?

          It's rediculous to think that all the problems in a country can be laid at the feet of one political party.

          If anything, the thing that has destroyed America is American culture. If one consistently chases money and power at the expense of everything else, the 'everything else' eventually begins to fail, and that eventually begins to affet the power and the money...

  2. PrettyPanther profile image84
    PrettyPantherposted 7 months ago

    Wow, gone for three months and come back to see the weak already capitulating to the fascist mind games.  Really?  You call yourselves patriots?  Disgusting.

    Anyone who is interested in countering this crap, please visit:  https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

    The compliance of people like you is how Hitler took hold.  I would expect it of the ill-educated and the weak of character.  Unfortunately, history and psychology have both demonstrated that even those we consider to be good people can be convinced to bow to fascism.  I bet ahorseback thinks he thought of this fascist idea all on his own.  Truth is, the alt-right has been priming his angry, scaredy-cat brain for years now.  And wilderness, jumping right on board.  That comes from the confidence of being in the "in" group, the one who won't be stifled or put down.

    Disgusting.

 
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