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Associated Press Says Trump Called Media ‘Enemy of the People.’ Just One Small Problem.

Does the media ever tell the truth anymore?

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Early Monday morning, the Associated Press blasted a headline which was guaranteed to catch the attention of Americans all across the country, one that was intended to outrage folks, push an agenda, and earn some much needed clicks for their overall news site.

What was the headline?

“Trump says media is ‘Enemy’ after shooting, bomb plot.”

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There’s just one teeny, tiny problem. He didn’t actually say that.

The article said:

President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of being “the true Enemy of People” in the wake of a mass shooting and a mail bomb plot.

Trump tweeted: “There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news.” He added that the media “must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly.”

But something jumped out right away. Why the partial quote? Why did the AP edit Trump’s posts on Twitter? And why didn’t the news service include the tweet itself?

The answers were quite simple: Because what Trump said and what the AP wanted to say Trump said were two completely different things.

Here’s what Trump said (and we’ll run the two tweets he posted, too):

“There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame…” the first tweet said. The second finished the thought: “….of Anger and Outrage and we will then be able to bring all sides together in Peace and Harmony. Fake News Must End!”

Trump never said the media was the “enemy of the people.” He said the “fake news media” is the “true enemy of the people.” There’s a pretty big difference between the two, but for whatever reason, the Associated Press decided it wasn’t important to include that part of the quote, which provides clarification and context for the entire statement.

Not only do they not post the entire tweet, they also attempt later in the piece to link Trump to the bomb package sent to CNN.

Throughout his campaign and presidency, Trump has been an unrelenting critic of the media. Last week, the New York offices of CNN, the cable network frequently attacked by Trump and his supporters, was evacuated after receiving an explosive device and an envelope containing white powder.

While stopping short of blaming Trump’s rhetoric for inspiring the attacks, Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN Worldwide, contended there was a “total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media.”

At the end of the day, the job of the news media is to gather the facts and deliver them, unaltered or filtered, to the masses who read or watch their news product. It is then up to individuals to take that information and use it to draw conclusions about issues and take action.

Unfortunately, the media is now about spoon feeding the audience information that has been processed and disseminated through a particular worldview lens rather than trusting folks to make up their own minds.

Source: Daily Wire

 

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Dems Will Exploit Shutdown in 2020 Bids, According to Cashflow Data

It’s time for the democrats to grow up, own the fact that they are allowing the shutdown to continue, and do their jobs.

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We will be arguing with one another over whose fault this government shutdown was for years, thanks to to the divisive nature of the mainstream media and the obtuse and dense democratic response.

Sure, President Trump didn’t make it any easier during his bombastic appearances with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in which he claimed that he’d be happy to shut down the government over border security.

But that was then, and this is now.  And, now, we have Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer simply refusing to even meet with the President over the debacle which as 800,000 Americans out of work.

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Even if it began as Trump’s shutdown, it certainly isn’t anymore.

Now, disturbing new data shows how the democrats are exploiting these out-of-work patriots for their own gain, furthering the idea that they are allowing the shutdown to continue for the sake of their own skin.

A Democratic group aligned with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is launching a $600,000 media campaign attacking Republican senators up for reelection in 2020 over a government shutdown that entered its 28th day Saturday.

The massive media buy by Majority Forward, a nonprofit group that isn’t required to disclose its funding, appeared to confirm President Trump’s accusation that Democrats were already “looking to 2020” and using the government shutdown to score political points.

The group has produced 30-second ads attacking Republican senators who are likely to face tough challenges from Democrats, according to the Washington Post. It’s planning to spend a total of around $600,000 on the media campaign effort.

This sort of shortsighted, anti-We The People maneuver has no place in American politics, let alone in a nation with nearly a million people out of work.

It’s time for the democrats to grow up, own the fact that they are allowing the shutdown to continue, and do their jobs.

 

 

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Trump, Ready to Make A Deal, Has Shutdown Compromise Offer for Dems

Will this be the compromise that brings us back to full federal strength, or will Nancy Pelosi pull another petulant and pedantic stunt in order to “resist” the President?

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There is little doubt that the democrats have been remiss in their duties to the American public, specifically in regard to the nation’s longest government shutdown.

We’re closing in on a month of this stalemate, where nearly 800,000 federal workers are being expected to put in the hours at their jobs for no pay.  The TSA has been hit the hardest, perhaps, with their underpaid staff simply quitting or calling in sick in order to find other work.

This security staff shortage has created incredibly long lines in the nation’s airports, has forced Miami International Airport to close an entire terminal, and may have been responsible for allowing a firearm to make it onto a Delta flight.

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It seems as though the President is ready to make a deal to end this nonsense, however.

President Trump plans to use remarks from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday afternoon to propose a notable immigration compromise, according to sources familiar with the speech.

Details: The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge.

Now the question will be whether or not the democrats are willing to negotiate with the Commander in Chief.

Earlier in the week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drew the ire of President Trump by simply refusing to meet with him regarding a shutdown compromise – a move that angered a vast swath of the fed-up and frankly furious American populace.

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