Boom!!!! Media Served Notice!!!!!! And, “Fake News” Isn’t Going Away!!!!

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Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel. —Mark Twain

Well, that is conventional wisdom, however, it was the media who picked the fight.  And, now, they’re fighting someone with the bully pulpit.  This ought to me interesting.

For those who don’t know, BuzzFeed posted a report/memo, whatever.  It was supposedly an intelligence report.  It was full of entirely unsubstantiated garbage about Donald Trump.  News outlets such as CNN happily picked the stuff up and passed it along.  The narrative of the garbage has already been de-bunked. 

Essentially it said that Russia has been working on Trump to be an operative and had some horrible dirt on Trump.  It even named people and places and events ….. blah, blah, blah.  Sadly, no one bothered to check if any of the people and places and events ever actually happened.  Nope.  They didn’t.  One guy was suppose to be in Prague doing stuff at a particular time.  Instead of what was written in the memo, the guy was at USC with his son, and had never been to Prague. 

That was last night/this morning.  Today, Trump gave a press conference for the first time in quite a while.  There was a series of speakers before Trump gave his conference …..

White House press secretary Sean Spicer shredding CNN and BuzzFeed for their inaccurate reporting of fake news. Spicer said:

Before we start, I want to bring your attention to a few points on the report that was published in BuzzFeed last night. It’s frankly outrageous and highly irresponsible for a left-wing blog that was openly hostile to the president-elect’s campaign to drop highly salacious and flat-out false information ……..

Then …..

Spicer introduced Vice President-elect Mike Pence next, who also bashed the fake news from CNN and BuzzFeed. In his remarks, Pence said, “there’s been such a concerted effort by some in the mainstream media to delegitimize this election and to demean our incoming administration.”

Pence continued:

You know, I have long been a supporter of a free and independent press and I always will be. But with freedom comes responsibility. And the irresponsible decision of a few news organizations to run with a false and unsubstantiated report, ………

And, then Trump took the stage ….

It’s very familiar territory, news conferences, because we used to give them on an almost daily basis. I think we probably maybe won the nomination because of news conferences and it’s good to be with you. We stopped giving them because we were getting quite a bit of inaccurate news, …….

….. As far as Buzzfeed, which is a failing pile of garbage, writing it, I think they’re going to suffer the consequence. They already are. And as far as CNN going out of their way to build it up — ….

An exchange of sorts took place, as well …..

CNN’s Jim Acosta then tried to interrupt the president, still refusing to apologize for his organization’s fake news reporting, by saying: “Since you’re attacking us, can you give us a question?”

As Acosta said “Mr. Trump,” the president-elect turned to another media figure in the room to take a question from them.

“Go ahead,” Trump said to the reporter a few rows deep.

Acosta, defiant, wouldn’t let it go.

“Mr. President-elect, since you are attacking our news organization…” he said.

“Not you,” Trump put down Acosta.

“Can you give us a chance?” Acosta shouted back.

“Your organization is terrible,” Trump fired another shot back at Acosta.

“You are attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir? Sir, can you…” Acosta piped up yet again.

“Quiet,” Trump silenced Acosta once more.

As the other reporter proceeded with her question, Acosta wouldn’t relent.

“He’s asking a question, don’t be rude. Don’t be rude,” Trump scolded Acosta, asking the CNN representative to be civil.

“Can you give us a question since you’re attacking us? Can you give us a question?” Acosta shouted, refusing to be civil in the press conference.

“Don’t be rude. No, I’m not going to give you a question. I’m not going to give you a question,” Trump replied. “You are fake news.”

Trump proceeded to take his question from the journalist a few rows deep and went on with the press conference.

A couple questions later, Trump turned to Breitbart News to allow this reporter to ask a question.

This is fantastic, especially given the fact that the LSM had asked people to stop using the term “fake news” ….. heh!

You see, the conservatives took the term and flipped it back to the organizations which are in the fake news business, such as Buzzfeed and CNN.  Now, the LSM is regretting ever introducing the term “fake news”.   

So, how can a president win against such a hostile media?  Well, things have changed.  I remember Bush having a very hard time against a hostile media.  So much so, that he didn’t really fight back against any narrative.  Why?  Because no one was going to give him and his team any slack or tell their side.  Bush Sr. lost an election because of the hostile media. 

Today, though, things are a lot different, especially in light of the eight years of madness by the Obama administration.  There are a plethora of news organizations eager to have the attention of the president which are not openly hostile to the president.  Breitbart gets a question to ask, CNN does not.

Don’t get me wrong, the LSM will be seething from this.  And, I anticipate that the attacks from some will intensify.  But, if the new media performs properly, and does their job right, they’ll win.  That is to say, they can’t simply be fan-bois of the president.  They have to do real journalism, or they’ll only half win.  Breitbart will probably only half-win, but, they’re too obsessed with their rising numbers to notice.  Still there are other outlets and they will thrive, and grow and the LSM will continue to be less and less relevant. 

Or, the LSM can take the admonishment, and correct some of their more egregious behavior.  I think some will start trying to display some modicum of objectivity.  But, most cannot.  Mostly because the people they have working for them, from the lowliest to the most notable are too much vested in their ideology to even know how to pretend to being objective.  And, so, most will simply go the way of BuzzFeed and HuffPo.  Sure, they’ll still have their loyal readers, but, everyone will know they are not objective.  The NY Times, WaPo, CNN, CBS, NBC, etc …… well, they have a choice, and they were informed of their choice, today.

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56 Responses to Boom!!!! Media Served Notice!!!!!! And, “Fake News” Isn’t Going Away!!!!

  1. Latitude says:

    ..right again….spot on
    If you liked that one…you’re going to like this one too!

    Trump conducts his own sting operation to ensnare intelligence briefers – and says he caught them leaking

    President-elect Donald Trump, after growing suspicious that intelligence officials were leaking news about their classified briefings with him, says he conducted a sting operation to try to prove top spies were behind the leaks.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4110654/Trump-conducts-sting-operation-ensnare-intelligence-briefers-says-caught-leaking.html#ixzz4VVKN0pfx

  2. Latitude says:

    and I’ll throw this out there while I’m thinking about it…
    I was looking into this wall thing, Mexican economy, etc
    and got a shock!….I had no idea
    Between deficts, remittances, aid, and other US government progams…
    …the US sends around a $1/2 trillion to Mexico each year
    fun fact: Mexico brings in more money from remittances than they do from oil and gas.

    Obama just gave Mexico $75 million for them to build their own wall….now how about that one?

    No wonder they are screaming about Trump! We’re propping up the entire country….

    Probably could have bought them outright cheaper.

  3. They’ll be many un-American entities with a business call to make. The press, businesses, local and state governments. And they no longer have home field advantage.

  4. Latitude says:

    Back to your post….Trump is working around them with facebook and twitter….and their stories are getting lame..
    I predict they are going to try their best to get even sneaker at it….getting caught is not going to make any difference to their audience…and they will try to frame it as might maybe woulda coulda shoulda….like climate science

    But yes, it’s going to be an all out war it already is in both houses…
    remember, “same dog, different collar”…

    I read something about John McCain saying he’s the one that leaked it…or leaked something else

  5. Latitude says:

    Has the whole forgotten that Obama banned FOX news??

  6. kim2ooo says:

    Reblogged this on Climate Ponderings and commented:
    EXCELLENT READ!

  7. Me says:

    😆 they deserve what they get! LMAO!

  8. Me says:

    LMAO! Fake Flapper and Wolf’s Shitzer and Andersons pooper, and Dons lemons! 😆

    • Me says:

      So here is the problem! Liberaltards think this is a no no and are discusted with it? But Having a chick with a dick using the ladies washroom is OK???? And some of these so called media mags even came out defending pedos after this went as far as it did??? Really!

      • Me says:

        And Personally what two consenting adults do in private, is their business, Not mine or anyone elses, it is theirs, but don’t push it on everyone! We get it you’re different, now who really cares till you force it on us!

      • Me says:

        Ya know what???? Here is the best alternative to all their BS, and will cost less! Have one big washroom where who ever can go in, Everyone including Men that want to protect theirs! It’d be cheaper than haveing two washrooms, and everybody keeps check of others! BOOM!!!! Same as in your own home, but with stalls in it of course! Bet the Liberaltards will go for that????

  9. Me says:

    Watch and take Note! Peter Mansbridge has been at the helm of CBC and his cronism has been noted as well! Listen to their sob story! He said he is stepping down on July 1 2017! Can’t wait till he is gone!

  10. Me says:

    Ever since Trump Won they have been seeking Revenge! Rentlessly!
    Church of Metallica yet again! LMAO!

    • Me says:

      LMAO! same difference but what was intended!

      • Me says:

        And this is all you have seen from them Liberaltards ever since Trump has been elected! Non stop!

        • Me says:

          And they don’t show any sign of stopping!

        • Me says:

          Or it’s like this!

        • Me says:

          Ya know, the life you live here is it! Enjoy it while you can.

        • Me says:

          But the freedom you enjoy cost you plenty so all sides can enjoy the freedoms they desire without any personally cost to them.

        • Me says:

          Until you are personally in the war and your life is on the line.

        • Me says:

          Then you know where your loyalties lay with and how you it works!

        • Me says:

          Here is another one that the generals lead the charge that they are telling others to do. Only one I know of did that!

        • Me says:

          Cause now days, you earn rank by stats and taking courses that you pass! not what you did or experience you have in real time!

        • Me says:

          And I have turn down being promoted because I didn’t want it. Didn’t want the hassels that goes with it. Warrent Officer! Only to get it slamed in my face a year later and told them I didn’t want it and that my injuries wouldn’t allow for it, and then someone higher up shot it down so I didn’t have to take it! LOL, Made me so happy someone was following the regs!

        • Me says:

          And for those that don’t understand, there is a big pension difference between Sergant and Warrent Officer, But I didn’t feel like I deserved it nore did I want it nore with my injuries was I able to carry out the responsibilities of that rank after being injured. So I didn’t want it and told the truth.

        • Me says:

          And I know, there are those that will say I could have fast track up after that to make a difference, but that isn’t Me. I like to be down in the dirt of things and make things work. not in the office making up things people have to do. I want to be the person that does the things, but apparently injuries stops permotions so it was a win win fer Me!

        • Me says:

          And after all that and they still wanted Me to do the job with out the benifets and rank, I said enough is enough, I have been through hell in Croatia and back and I have had enough BS! I am still very loyal to my country not the media or others I disagree with. And if you wonder why I like Trump, it’s because he tells it like it is, same as Me.

        • DirkH says:

          Me says:
          January 14, 2017 at 1:15 am
          “Here is another one that the generals lead the charge that they are telling others to do. Only one I know of did that!”

          They stopped doing that a hundred years ago. Generals are too expensive and Machine Guns too cheap.

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