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Trump escalates threats against press, calls news coverage ‘frankly disgusting’

Posted: October 12th, 2017, 11:09 pm
by scrutney
wapo:
President Trump on Wednesday lashed out over a critical news report and escalated his previous attacks on the media by suggesting that news organizations he disagrees with be shut down, alarming free-speech advocates who compared the tactics to intimidation efforts by the Nixon administration.

The president’s outbursts, which marred an Oval Office meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, came in reaction to an NBC News report that he had pushed senior aides in July for a major expansion of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. The president’s request reportedly prompted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to refer to Trump as a “moron” after the meeting at the Pentagon.

full story:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... 19ecfb121e

Re: Trump escalates threats against press, calls news coverage ‘frankly disgusting’

Posted: October 14th, 2017, 4:19 pm
by mike
We have a local city commissioner (his initials are Todd Neville) who wasted our half-wit city attorney's time trying to get the City of St Augustine to sue Historic City News purely because we reported, accurately, money that had been paid to his political campaign from principals in the PUD application of David Corneal -- which was before him for a vote.

We name the contributors and the amounts of their campaign donations but he didn't like it. He was told in short order that the City would not pay for his political battles. He was free to hire (and pay for) his own attorney, if he liked -- but, he was on his own if he wanted to sue us to stop us from publishing unflattering news. He declined. Even the St Augustine Record wrote an editorial that supported our reporting saying why it would be bad for government to interfere with our constitutionally protected freedom of the press.

Re: Trump escalates threats against press, calls news coverage ‘frankly disgusting’

Posted: October 14th, 2017, 5:02 pm
by scrutney
"frankly disgusting"... the new badge of journalistic honor.
wear it proudly

Re: Trump escalates threats against press, calls news coverage ‘frankly disgusting’

Posted: October 15th, 2017, 11:16 am
by Coebul
Trump has picked a fight with the media he can not win... But I would point out the current media is the most biased media I have ever seen, read or watched.

Re: Trump escalates threats against press, calls news coverage ‘frankly disgusting’

Posted: October 15th, 2017, 6:26 pm
by RichWhitey
Coebul wrote:
October 15th, 2017, 11:16 am
Trump has picked a fight with the media he can not win...
It ain't gonna' end well for Donny. :lol:
Don't get in a shoutin' match with folks who buy ink by the ton and newsprint by the box-car.

Re: Trump escalates threats against press, calls news coverage ‘frankly disgusting’

Posted: October 15th, 2017, 6:28 pm
by RichWhitey
scrutney wrote:
October 14th, 2017, 5:02 pm
"frankly disgusting"
And don't call him FRANK!