Is trump getting a taste of his own medicine?
As bad as the fake news published lately by Buzzfeed and CNN, it is ironic how Trump now denounce this while during the primaries, he did the same thing to his opponents.
I am calling it as I see it. Trump has some culpability here in creating and participating in this type of innuendos to damage his opponents.
Great point Jack. Trump, has never been seen by anyone as a tower of morality and no one I know has said he was. He has been a businessman all his life, focused on getting the job done and along with that mentality comes compromising principle to get the job done. That is what is happening with Buzzfeed now, their job to discredit Trump...anyway they can.
But there is a difference. Buzzfeed and CNN are supposed to be ruled by journalistic principles. Other media outlets refused to run their stories because the stories could not be authenticated, yet Buzzfeed and CNN ran them knowing they are probably not true. That is the definition of fake news and to any discerning observer it is no different than what Dan Rather did to George Bush that ended Rather's career.
Trump in the past on the other hand, though I don't approve of things he has said in this vane, pointed to other stories already in the "news", although they were probably "fake news". He didn't create them or publish them like when he brought up a story that recently appeared in the National Enquirer. The story wasn't Trump's, he just brought up what was published by the National Enquirer. There is a big difference between citing something in the news no matter how ludicrous it may be and actually creating and publishing fake news which is what Buzzfeed and CNN are doing.
A taste of his own medicine? Not exactly but you could say that. However just like everything else he has done that would have ended any other Republican's career, this will only strengthen his base and the reason is people who voted for Trump weren't looking for political correctness or feigned perfection. They want change, conservative Republican policies and someone who can get that job done - They know Trump is the man who will do it and already it's been all the media who has had to eat crow, not Trump.
Very good analysis. I just hope and pray that Trump don't self destruct. He has plenty of enemies trying to take him down. He can start by making some apologies to (Cruz, Rubio, Carson..). He won the GOP nomination underhanded in my opinion.
Jack,I can't agree with you on this question.
There is a giant magnitude of difference between what Trump did during the election, and what HRC, DNC, MSM, loser Republicans, and people like McCain. The Republicans won in Congress and in the State gov
Yes, I know that and I wrote about it. However, does Trump have some responsibility to keep the debate and dialog on a higher plain. This name calling and fake stories seems so childish. I know you can't argue with success...
If you would have watched Anderson Cooper and Kellyann Conway on CNN last night, you would understand CNN was not connected to Buzz Feed's fake news in any way.. Kellyann tried to make the connection, but was unsuccessful with Cooper's questioning.
PP tries hard to defend the indefensible all the time to the extent he will delete your comment if it unquestionably refutes his position or he ignores it &responds with an answer that has nothing to do with your comment,time to move on.
It is fake news, and CNN spent $400 backing buzzfeed, so they let buzzfeed take the hit, I watched some of the CNN on this and they kept repeating the headlines, just because they didn't open the kimono doesn't mean they were not behind buzzfd
Of course PP didn't mention CNN reported claims the Russians recorded Trump watching Russian prostitutes urinate on each other in a Moscow hotel room previously occupied by President & Mrs. Barack Obama then removed it fast as they could.
A whole lot of this seems to me like the car wreck on the side of the road no one wants to see but traffic is jammed because people slow down to look. Trump skillfully uses such things, he knows you will slow down and look. Not cause but capitalising
The mainstream media and political left has engaged in censorship and outright assault on dissidents for years. The problem is the left that thinks no one else has a right to speak and that it is moral to threaten harm on people who express contrary views, along with trying to destroy people's lives (harassing family and friends of someone who posts a politically incorrect tweet or even something taken out of context).
Trump supporter BLOCKED by Facebook for complaining about site's censorship of right-wing activists
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … rship.html
WikiLeaks Makes DNC Look Bad - Banned on Facebook and Shadowbanned on Twitter
http://investmentwatchblog.com/twitter- … ebook-now/
It’s not only Germany that covers up mass sex attacks by migrant men... Sweden’s record is shameful
http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/01/its- … -shameful/
Woman 'gang-raped in refugee camp ordered to stay SILENT by activists'
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/610 … entimiglia
Apple, Twitter, Google, Instagram collude to defeat Trump
http://observer.com/2016/08/tech-compan … eat-trump/
It is liberal collusion to suppress true stories and report exaggerated or fake news about conservatives along with collaboration and active support of violent liberals that is a threat to democracy.
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