Categories for Media
FAKE NEWS/FOREIGN POLICY/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It is actually hard to believe how naive (or dumb) the Failing @nytimes is when it comes to foreign policy…weak and ineffective!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Nov. 15, 2017 11:52am
LEGAL/MEDIA/RUSSIA: “Russian lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow the government to designate international media outlets as ‘foreign agents,’ a retaliatory move after Kremlin-backed network RT was required to register as a foreign agent in the U.S. this week.
Legislators in the Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, voted unanimously Wednesday [11-15-17] to amend existing law to impose new requirements on foreign media operating in Russia. The legislation takes broad aim at international news organizations, saying a media outlet can be designated as a ‘foreign agent’ if it receives funding in any form from outside Russia.
The measure awaits review by Russia’s Senate, the Federation Council, and signature by Russian President Vladimir Putin before it becomes law. Viktoria Rozhkova, chief of the Duma press service, said the measure would be reviewed by the Federation Council on Nov, 22, unless approved in an earlier session.
The new legislation follows swiftly on promises from the Russian government to retaliate over a U.S. Department of Justice request that RT register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act, or FARA, originally passed by Congress in 1938 to counter covert Nazi propaganda efforts before World War II.”
-Nathan Hodge, “Russia’s Duma Votes to Call International Media ‘Foreign Agents’,” The Wall Street Journal online, Nov. 15, 09:08am
FAKE NEWS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “While in the Philippines I was forced to watch @CNN, which I have not done in months, and again realized how bad, and FAKE, it is. Loser!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Nov. 15, 2017 05:45am
MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Great job by MichaelCaputo on @foxandfriends.”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 30, 2017 06:50am
MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Thank you @foxandfriends. Really great job and show!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 27, 2017 05:59am
MEDIA: “Will be another Sean success! https://t.co/SlNTENvJLA”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 26, 2017 08:45am
DONALD ON DONALD/MEDIA: “President Donald Trump touted his Ivy League education on Wednesday [10-25-17], highlighting his experiences as a college student nearly 50 years ago as proof that the media is reporting a false image of the 71-year-old president…
‘You know, people don’t understand. I went to an Ivy League college,’ said Trump, who graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. ‘I was a nice student. I did very well. I’m a very intelligent person. You know, the fact is, I think, I really believe, I think the press creates a different image of Donald Trump than the real person.’
Trump did not elaborate on the apparent correlation between education and civility. But the president did accuse the media of reporting ‘fake stories’ and ‘a lot of bad things’ he said are untrue. He did not specify what stories he considered fake or untrue…
Trump repeatedly insisted that the Republican Party is unified, telling reporters that the GOP has ‘pretty good,’ ‘great’ and ‘tremendous’ unity, despite the president’s public feuds with Republican lawmakers. He tweeted Wednesday morning, for example, that two sitting Republican senators who have been critical of him ‘had zero chance of being elected’ in 2018 but are acting ‘so hurt & wounded!’ “
-Nolan D. McCaskill, “Trump boasts of his Ivy League education to defend image,” Politico, Oct. 25, 2017 02:51pm
MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is scheduled to sit down for an interview with Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs at 7 p.m. Wednesday [10-25-17] night, marking the 16th time that the president has been interviewed on a Fox television network, a preference unprecedented in the history of presidential TV interviews.
By contrast, he has appeared three times as president on NBC or MSNBC, once on CBS News, once on ABC news, and zero times on CNN, according to the count of Mark Knoller, a CBS News White House correspondent who has been tracking presidential press appearances since the Clinton administration. Trump has also given two interviews to the Christian Broadcast Network and one to Mike Huckabee—whose daughter serves as his press secretary—on the Trinity Broadcasting Network…
Kumar pointed out that Trump has done an increased number of short Q&A’s with reporters lately, which does alleviate some of the imbalance of him appearing so much on Fox. ‘I think that is an important tempering aspect of his focus on Fox,’ she said. ‘When he’s dealing with Fox, he’s dealing with his base. When he’s dealing with the pool of reporters, he’s dealing with the public beyond his base.’
A White House official did not respond immediately to request for comment.”
-Jason Schwartz, “Trump gives 16th interview to Fox,” Politico, Oct. 25, 2017 11:34am
MEDIA: ” ‘Clinton campaign & DNC paid for research that led to the anti-Trump Fake News Dossier. The victim here is the President.’ @FoxNews”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2017 06:21am
FAKE NEWS/MEDIA: “It is finally sinking through. 46% OF PEOPLE BELIEVE MAJOR NATIONAL NEWS ORGS FABRICATE STORIES ABOUT ME. FAKE NEWS, even worse! Lost cred.”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 22, 2017 07:08am
CYBERWAR/FAKE NEWS/MEDIA: “Keep hearing about ‘tiny’ amount of money spent on Facebook ads. What about the billions of dollars of Fake News on CNN, ABC, NBC & CBS?”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 21, 2017 03:06pm
FAKE NEWS/MEDIA: “I hope the Fake News Media keeps talking about Wacky Congresswoman Wilson in that she, as a representative, is killing the Democrat Party!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 21, 2017 07:07am
MEDIA/JOHN KELLY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said something during her daily press briefing Friday [10-20-17] that actually took my breath away.
CBS News’ Chip Reid asked Sanders about a factual inaccuracy in White House chief of staff and retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly’s attack on Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson on Thursday. Here’s how Sanders responded:
‘If you want to go after General Kelly, that is up to you. If you want to get into a debate with a four-star Marine general, I think that is something highly inappropriate.’
Just in case you don’t get what Sanders is suggesting, it’s something like this: General Kelly is a highly decorated soldier. As such, questioning things that he says is ‘highly inappropriate.’
That’s not how democracy works. Not at all. In fact, it’s the opposite of how democracy works.
Start here: General Kelly’s military service and the sacrifices he and his family have made for our country are beyond question. It is impossible to suggest otherwise.
But that military service does not mean that questioning Kelly’s statements is wrong or inappropriate. Quite the opposite! Kelly is the chief of staff to the President of the United States. He is, in that role, arguably the second or third most powerful person in the country. A person with that sort of power must be held to account for what he says and how he acts.”
-Chris Cillizza, “Sarah Sanders just made an absolutely outrageous argument about the media,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, Oct. 20, 2017 04:25pm
FAKE NEWS/MEDIA: “The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 19, 2017 09:53pm
MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “.@foxandfriends ‘Russia sent millions to Clinton Foundation’ “
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 19, 2017 07:21am
FAKE NEWS/MEDIA/RUSSIA: “Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 19, 2017 06:17am
FAKE NEWS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: ” ‘46% of Americans think the Media is inventing stories about Trump & his Administration.’ @FoxNews It is actually much worse than this!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 18, 2017 10:03pm
MEDIA/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Rep. Frederica Wilson’s conduct regarding President Donald Trump’s call with Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, is ‘appalling and disgusting.’
‘I think it is appalling what the congresswoman has done and the way she has politicized this issue and the way she is trying to make this about something that it isn’t,’ Sanders said Wednesday [10-18-17]. ‘This was a President who loves our country very much, who has the greatest level of respect for men and women in uniform and wanted to call and offer condolences to the family.’…
The Florida Democrat was in the car during the call and was the first to tell reporters that Trump offended the family during the call.
Sanders also said there is no recording of Trump’s call with Johnson’s widow. Her husband was among the four soldiers killed in Niger.
Asked if there was a recording of the call, Sanders said: ‘No.’
‘No, but there were several people in the room from the administration that were on the call, including the chief of staff, John Kelly,’ Sanders said.”
-Dan Merica, “Sarah Sanders says Dem lawmaker’s comments are ‘appalling and disgusting’,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, Oct. 18, 2017 07:53pm
FAKE NEWS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “So much Fake News being put in dying magazines and newspapers. Only place worse may be @NBCNews, @CBSNews, @ABC and @CNN. Fiction writers!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 17, 2017 04:51pm
FAKE NEWS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Failing @nytimes, in a story by Peter Baker, should have mentioned the rapid terminations by me of TPP & The Paris Accord & the fast… approvals of The Keystone XL & Dakota Access pipelines. Also, look at the recent EPA cancelations & our great new Supreme Court Justice!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 15, 2017 08:25am and 08:46am
FAKE NEWS/MEDIA: “Sadly, they and others are Fake News, and the public is just beginning to figure it out! https://t.co/8B8AyA7V1s”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 13, 2017 06:10am
FAKE NEWS/MEDIA: “People are just now starting to find out how dishonest and disgusting (FakeNews) @NBCNews is. Viewers beware. May be worse than even @CNN!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 12, 2017 07:12pm
JOHN KELLY/MEDIA: “White House chief of staff John Kelly told reporters on Thursday [10-12-17] he was not so frustrated in his job that he was considering leaving, tamping down reports about tension in the West Wing.
‘Although I read it all the time, pretty consistently … I‘m not quitting today. I don’t believe, and I just talked to the president, I don’t think I‘m being fired today,’ Kelly quipped during a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room.
‘I‘m not so frustrated in this job that I‘m thinking of leaving,’ he said, adding the job was the hardest and most important job he had ever had.”
-Reuters Staff, “White House chief of staff says he is not so frustrated he wants to leave,” Reuters, Oct. 12, 2017 11:21am
FAKE NEWS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Fake News Is going all out in order to demean and denigrate! Such hatred!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 12, 2017 07:45am
MEDIA/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Clips from tax speech and @seanhannity on @foxandfriends now. Have a great day!”
-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 12, 2017 05:04am