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Originally posted by Technophobe Technophobe wrote:

I am still very glad to see you back, TG, but I beg to differ. 

Obama had more faults than the geology of San Andreas, but he never tried to silence or discredit the press - at least not to any meaningful degree,; all politicians do it a bit.  Trump appears to be trying the same tactics as Goebbels in the early 30s.  That is utterly, completely and diabolically terrifying!

I am no red!  I am the epitome of the floating voter and fence sitter.  I voted the equivalent of Republican the last 2 times over here in Blighty.  But, this turd, this horror, this pimple on the face of America (I would have said arse, but he is embarrasing you internationally, so the analogy must be a visible one) is not just right-wing, he is a fascist!  'And an habitual liar to boot.  He insults other Republicans - like my Hero McCain - and makes the whole party look bad. 

All of which pales into insignificance compared to his manipulation of the media.  All the worst deeds are done in the dark.

Obama had the press as the official mouthpiece of the administration. Of course he wouldn't say anything against them. The democrat party has benefitted from false reporting and out and out bias for some time now. I mean, when even the debates are corrupted by the media in an attempt to affect a political outcome, we have a problem and that in and of itself removed credence from your insinuation that attacking the media is a bad thing. The media is on notice now and are justifiably skittish when it comes to their track record of false reporting and bias, and that playing the old game has, in most cases slightly affected their credibility, but in the case of CNN specifically that outlet has the same credibility as the National Enquirer talking about a bat baby being found.

If anyone actually watches CNN as a news source, I pity them.

Trump has had to point out not only slightly incorrect reporting from CNN et al, he has endured attacks the likes of which are unprecedented in our history. And most of it isn't even remotely difficult to discredit. Most of the negative reporting is so blatantly incorrect or trumped up BS they're even getting trolled by the likes of 4Chan retards who send laughably bad stories to media outlets and they run with them without vetting these stories in the slightest. They're exposed as the leftists they are and have dropped any pretense whatsoever as objective news sources.

So whether you want to accept it or not, Trump has done you a favor by calling them out. They can't afford to further discredit themselves.
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I watch CNN, which probably horrifys the watchers of Fox.
I watch Fox, which probably horrifys the watchers of CNN.

To only look at one side, means you only see one side.  I am blinkered enough by the lies inherent in politics, on both sides;  to also blnker myself by partisan tastes would be a personal shame to add to that public shame which haunts the entire system.

Looking at both sides, yes Obama lied, used the press and indulged in a host of nefarious activites, as has every other President (and every Prime Minister over here - this is a global problem. It is probably imprinted in our genes.)  but no other President (at least in modern times, I am no American historian) has crossed that specific line where he discredits the press to support his own deceptions.
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I watch both aswell,the bias on both sides is not "real news"good reporting is a thing of the past,here we have "Sky"news channel,which is just like Fox,and we have the ABC, a bit like CNN
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We watch the local news,PBS Nightly and BBC America. The only one that seems neutral is BBC. They've got no dog in the hunt! If they do it's a very small dog!
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