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Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Bless, Keep and Protect Our Free Press

Thank goodness the media keeps pointing out Trump's blatant lies. If "uniting" the country requires that we all drink the cool aid, then no thanks.

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Posted by Thinkforyourself on 02/21/2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Bless, Keep and Protect Our Free Press

For a different viewpoint (press as servants of their oligarchic masters), see Ian Welsh:
http://www.ianwelsh.net/the-press-is-trump…

And for two counterexamples:

Remember Jesse Bohon, the Christian HS French teacher who got up and said (to enormous applause and the clip going viral) "Why don't we expand Medicaid and have everybody have insurance?" Except you won't find that key quote CNN's coverage:
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/10/politics…

And here's Matt Taibbi, describing how a semi-positive Bernie Sanders story in the NYT was edited to be anything but:
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/…
Or, as Matt said: "This is, after all, the New York Times, which has practically been an official mouthpiece for the Clinton campaign this election season."

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Posted by Fact Checker 13 on 02/21/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Bless, Keep and Protect Our Free Press

New York Times, to the Washington Post & CNN all lost their credibility because they were biased toward Hillary and REFUSED to cover all the Bernie gatherings and it took an English news paper to expose that fact that Hillary was photoshopping her crowds. All of your polls were SOOO off because you live in a bubble and left US with the erroneous fact that Hillary was winning by a WAY MAJORITY!

On Immigration you only cover sappy news like, "The Poor Illegal Alien got caught and had to go back to his own country and come in like the law abiding citizens". You never covered the loss of jobs taken by 8.5 MILLION people who weren't supposed to be here. You never covered the cost to the rest of the tax payers for Social Services, education, housing, and Medical care for a bunch of people who LOWERED US wages so much that they couldn't live on the wages of the jobs they STOLE!

In short you made the same mistake the Democratic Party made, your constituency became FOREIGNERS instead of the Blue Collar and White Collar works and you paid for it.

No one voted FOR TRUMP - they voted AGAINST YOU, THE MEDIA and the FIXED Democratic Party that called all US workers "LAZY - That's why they lost their jobs". You never covered their sappy stories! This is what the support of the Invasion of poverty and ignorance caused:

THIS IS WHAT THE POWER OF THE PRESS ACCOMPLISHED!
60% of Households Now Receive More in Subsidized Income Than They Pay in Taxes - REDISTRIBUTION OF INCOME! And all of the money is STILL at the top where Hillary lives!
http://taxfoundation.org/blog/60-percent-h…

The people voted for a cleaner to come in and FIX the mess. If this CLEANER doesn't, there will be blood in the streets so get your cameras out and for crying out loud PLEASE brush up on your math and take a good look at the economic changes in this country in the last 30 years since the REAGAN's Amnesty!

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Posted by Postimpressionist on 02/21/2017 at 7:12 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Bless, Keep and Protect Our Free Press

The press shouldn't have the freedom to report fake news . That is report things without evidence to back their claims . They know they are lying and nobody can do anything about it at least for now. Please report facts backed with evidence . In other words stop reporting lies that lead to us going into wars and spreading lies that divide our country . Our president wants to unite this country but the press would love to see it destroyed so that they can report a "good" story .

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Posted by Honest Abe on 02/21/2017 at 6:53 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Bless, Keep and Protect Our Free Press

Tim Steller's "Political Notebook" columns -- the series in which the TUSD Superintendent piece occurred -- are opinion journalism. He regularly offers both facts and opinions on a wide variety of topics, from whether McSally should hold a town hall to whether LaWall should face Feinman in a debate (note the consistency across the partisan spectrum: in general, Steller does better with that than Safier has ever done).

Most of Steller's OPINIONS have not been edited out of his columns. But his opinion about the TUSD Superintendent needing to be fired was. Those who follow TUSD and communicate now and then with the Star are well aware that representatives of TUSD are regularly badgering reporters and editors at the newspaper to modify their content to present a more positive image of the district. It seems to many who follow the Star's coverage and TUSD's responses to it that TUSD wants the local media to act as an agent in their effort to mislead the public about the extent of the district's problems and the quality of the district's administrative leadership.

Both the assertion that Steller's opinion should have remained in his Star piece and the concluding remark in the above comment "2nd Thoughts" criticizes stand: when TUSD or any other interest group succeeds in manipulating the local press and modifying coverage to suit their preferences, they undermine the kind of valid information delivery that keeps a democracy healthy. Those who understand what's going on want them to stop it. If Safier had any genuine commitment to honest journalism and a free press he would stand up to them on issues like this. But he doesn't, so he won't.

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Posted by Will Safier stand up for the free press locally, as well? on 02/21/2017 at 6:47 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Bless, Keep and Protect Our Free Press

It seems that the MSM thinks that their opinion is the news, and that an opinion they don't like is racist / sexist / homophobic and news they don't like is fake news. So much hysteria over so little.

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Posted by Albert V. Turk on 02/21/2017 at 6:42 AM

Re: “T.H.R.E.A.T. Watch: Bless, Keep and Protect Our Free Press

Seems to me that "You and your friends" misses a crucial fact: David is a columnist; Tim is reporter.

Columnists produce opionion-based writing; reporters report facts and any personal opinions should be edited out.

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Posted by 2ndThoughts on 02/21/2017 at 5:19 AM

Re: “Mordecai Needs a Home

Hmm. Is the name a tribute to the book of Esther, "Regular Show", or one of Canada's most acclaimed novelists? Wherever this big lovable goof got his moniker, I hope he finds his forever home ASAP. :)

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Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 02/21/2017 at 5:05 AM

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