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CNN’s Jim Acosta Demands President Trump Stop Calling the Media By These Two Words

Maybe he will when they actually start telling the truth.

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CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, a man who has earned a reputation for annoying not only conservatives and Trump supporters with his abrasive style of journalism and rude behavior during press conferences, but the left also, has had about enough of the president calling the media “fake news.”

So much so, he’s demanding he and other conservatives stop using the phrase in reference to the country’s leading news networks. The reason why? He’s apparently scared that someone is going to get hurt.

The past week may have signaled a turning point in journalists fighting back against Trump’s attacks, with the White House Correspondents Association issuing a statement condemning him for praising a Montana congressman who body-slammed a reporter last year during a successful congressional campaign.

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Acosta, Maggie Haberman and WHCA President Olivier Knox talked about the personal toll the words have taken during a panel Monday at CNN’s “Citizen” conference. Knox said the day after Trump referred to some news organizations as enemies of the people, his child came to him in tears and asked if he was going to prison.

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Trump has been advised that his words against the media have an impact, but “he doesn’t seem to care,” said Haberman, who covered Trump as a New York real estate baron and now in the White House. A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times, also said that he was glad Trump broke an agreement to keep a conversation the two men had off the record because it revealed publicly that he had made the same point to the president.

“All he hears is the cheering of the crowd when he gets up and says it,” Haberman said.

Acosta wonders how serious Trump actually is in his criticism, and the extent to which “fake news” is just another line delivered by a man who made “you’re fired” a signature when he hosted “The Apprentice.”

Look, there’s a legitimate reason why so many people have a deeply negative view of the mainstream media and why they believe so much of what is being reported on is “fake news.”

It’s because it is.

The mainstream media has been compromised for quite sometime, trading in their mission to be an objective force  dedicated to providing folks with all of the facts they need to make informed decisions and hold elected officials accountable.

Instead, they are only concerned these days with pushing an agenda. And when it comes to ousting Trump as president, they have been quite aggressive, often misreporting facts in an eager pursuit of finding the big scoop that will be the president’s undoing.

While folks might be throwing around the term “fake news” a bit willy-nilly, until the media becomes somewhat honorable again, folks are going to be extremely skeptical, and given the track record here, they should be.

Source: Independent Record

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Bloomberg News Ex-Reporter’s Wife Claims Bloomberg’s Lawyers Threatened Family Over China Reporting

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More and more evidence comes out about Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg every day that proves this man might not be a very good fit for the highest office in the land. There have been numerous racist and sexist comments that have come out about Bloomberg, not to mention his statements about how elderly cancer patients should be denied treatment and left to die so those resources go to younger patients. Apparently, according to the wife of a former Bloomberg News reporter, Michael Bloomberg threatened to “ruin” her family financially if she ever spoke out about how the publication killed a story that was critical of Chinese leadership in the Communist Party. Here’s more from Fox News: Leta Hong Fincher, whose husband, Michael Forsythe, now writes for the New York Times, wrote that the former New York City mayor threatened to “devastate” her family if she jeopardized his financial ties to China. “My story shows the lengths that the Bloomberg machine will go to in order to avoid offending Beijing,” Fincher began an editorial for The Intercept. Fincher first explained that her husband wrote a Bloomberg News article connecting the dots between Chinese President Xi Jinping’s family’s vast and sudden accumulation of wealth and him assuming office. Immediately, her husband began to receive death threats by a woman who told him she represented a relative of Xi. The woman specifically conveyed threats to Forsythe’s entire family, consisting of his wife, a 6-year-old and an 8-year-old at the time. Bloomberg News urged the family not to say anything. Back in October of 2012, Fincher posted a tweet about the death threats she got after the story on Xi went live. A few hours later, a manager for Bloomberg phoned her husband said, “Get your wife to delete her tweets.” Fincher refused…

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