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mcar

(42,490 posts)
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 05:27 PM Jun 2017

The White House Just Declared War on CNN

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a55930/sarah-huckabee-sanders-press-conference/

...But the real moment came when some guy from Breitbart asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders about the recent dust-up between the White House and CNN, and the ensuing firings at the latter, and this is what the official White House spokesperson said in reply:

"I think it's the constant barrage of fake news directed at this president that has garnered a lot of his frustration. You point to that report. There are multiple other instances where that outlet that you referenced has been repeatedly wrong and has been had to point that out or be corrected. There's a video circulating now, whether it's accurate or not, I don't know, but I would encourage everybody in this room and, frankly, everybody across the country, to take a look at it. I think if it is accurate, I think it's a disgrace to all of media, to all of journalism. I think that we have gone to a place where, if the media can't be trusted to report the news, then that's a dangerous place for America. I think if that's the place that certain outlets are going, particularly for the purposes of spiking ratings, I think that's even more scary, and certainly more disgraceful."

In case you missed it, the White House just declared war on CNN. (Odd, because, if it weren't for executives seeking to spike ratings, Donald Trump would be back haunting dressing rooms at the Miss Universe pageant and Sarah Huckabee Sanders would be on the 700 Club, hawking Jesus by the pound.) Moreover, it did so by having the White House officially endorse James O'Keefe's latest preposterous ratfcking project. What's next? Sarah Huckabee Sanders beginning the next briefing with, "But first, a word about Alex Jones and his magical brain pills"?

It's CNN's obligation to fight back on this, hard. Time to cut loose Jeffrey Lord. Time for Jeff Zucker to stop worrying about what the president* and the White House think of him. Time for the network to be as cutthroat as the administration that is trying to destroy it.
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The White House Just Declared War on CNN (Original Post) mcar Jun 2017 OP
Fascists attack. pangaia Jun 2017 #1
As bad as Spicer is mcar Jun 2017 #2
man did you ever say it !!!! pangaia Jun 2017 #15
Salvation Army Barbiebot. ananda Jun 2017 #25
She does come from a family of paleotn Jun 2017 #66
We're becoming like Turkey Matthew28 Jun 2017 #3
It is frightening mcar Jun 2017 #4
Russia destablised Turkey and helped with that Coup. Just like they colluded with Republicans to att Sunlei Jun 2017 #8
I'm not good with links, but GallopingGhost Jun 2017 #5
Shit! Wawannabe Jun 2017 #69
I almost deleted my post GallopingGhost Jun 2017 #72
I LOVE CNN, KEEP ASKING THE HARD QUESTIONS FREE PRESS!! Sunlei Jun 2017 #6
I watch it too mcar Jun 2017 #7
Journalists across the lands know press freedoms are under attack. Sunlei Jun 2017 #10
And it's already reached their surrogates Awsi Dooger Jun 2017 #9
As an avid sports fan, this bugs the hell out of me. Still In Wisconsin Jun 2017 #24
I am attacked on a Miami Hurricanes site Awsi Dooger Jun 2017 #47
I am also a huge Wisconsin Badgers fan... Still In Wisconsin Jun 2017 #53
I don't watch CNN, they have too many obnoxous right wingers on all of the time katmondoo Jun 2017 #11
That drives me crazy too mcar Jun 2017 #13
Irony: "accurate or not, I don't know, but I would encourage everybody...to take a look at it" muriel_volestrangler Jun 2017 #12
Well said muriel mcar Jun 2017 #14
THAT, more than anything else, utterly blew me away. janx Jun 2017 #16
The Washington Post noticed it too muriel_volestrangler Jun 2017 #38
Thanks for the link! janx Jun 2017 #42
Very well said malaise Jun 2017 #19
That jumped out at me too Lordquinton Jun 2017 #39
I know, right? mountain grammy Jun 2017 #45
I much prefer "unnamed sources" over the unending lies spewed by this White House. yallerdawg Jun 2017 #17
Everything is fake if they don't like it. n/t Buckeye_Democrat Jun 2017 #18
Or the newspaper or network is "failing." maddiemom Jun 2017 #65
my fault bora13 Jun 2017 #20
Post removed Post removed Jun 2017 #21
A republican working in CNN's health unit rants about his networks coverage of Trump! .99center Jun 2017 #28
That's the garbage video she wants people to watch when she has no idea if it's fake or not muriel_volestrangler Jun 2017 #31
Cnn is doing their best to please Comrade Trump! Cryptoad Jun 2017 #22
Huh? mcar Jun 2017 #23
Most of their day time news people could easliy ,,,, Cryptoad Jun 2017 #30
Fuck CNN too. hunter Jun 2017 #26
plus 1000 Cryptoad Jun 2017 #32
Trump said "You want me." And they did. hunter Jun 2017 #35
Dear god she just described Fox News, Hate Radio, and Britebart Volaris Jun 2017 #27
Spicer at least has the decency to look uncomfortable when JenniferJuniper Jun 2017 #29
He's a fake president. lpbk2713 Jun 2017 #33
With the first sentence out of that Breitbart stooge's mouth, I nailed him as a shill. procon Jun 2017 #34
They've been at war with CNN and other legitimate news orgs since Jan 2017. nt Honeycombe8 Jun 2017 #36
Robert Mueller isn't gathering fake evidence. He won't be issuing fake indictments. Mr. Ected Jun 2017 #37
Thanks Wawannabe Jun 2017 #71
CNN should make Mr.Bill Jun 2017 #40
This whole #FakeNews thing is about credibility and dictating lies as truth bucolic_frolic Jun 2017 #41
They are planning to take out all the American media, one outlet at a time. Tatiana Jun 2017 #43
Yes mcar Jun 2017 #44
Yes, exacty! mountain grammy Jun 2017 #46
FOX News is probably safe. nt Jamaal510 Jun 2017 #54
Mahalo, mcar! Cha Jun 2017 #48
Thanks Cha! mcar Jun 2017 #49
Backatcha! Cha Jun 2017 #50
Why doesn't CNN have the backbone to stand up for themselves? Doodley Jun 2017 #51
Firing Jeffrey Lord would be a great first step ecstatic Jun 2017 #52
It's straight false. CNN HELPED him get elected. sharedvalues Jun 2017 #55
Alex Jones thinks the government is turning frogs gay IronLionZion Jun 2017 #56
Because why wouldn't the gov't be turning frogs gay? mcar Jun 2017 #57
Next step will be mandatory gay marriage for everyone IronLionZion Jun 2017 #58
It was right alongside the Death Panels mcar Jun 2017 #59
Even if they fire all those robots DK504 Jun 2017 #60
War between CNN and BillyBobBrilliant Jun 2017 #61
Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel. spanone Jun 2017 #62
This is actually a good thing Iplayoneontv Jun 2017 #63
Yeah, but that's just this week DFW Jun 2017 #64
Twitler is after WaPo and NYT again today mcar Jun 2017 #67
It's really too bad Wawannabe Jun 2017 #68
if CNN was as corrupt at the Trump administration...CNN would have said they used Fresh_Start Jun 2017 #70
There's a video circulating now, whether it's accurate or not, I don't know... MrPurple Jun 2017 #73

pangaia

(24,324 posts)
1. Fascists attack.
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 05:30 PM
Jun 2017

ALL the non-right media need to fight back and not let these fuckers define the argument.
RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!

She is lying through her teeth..

SAY IT!!

If the media does NOT fight back now, it is over...

Matthew28

(1,798 posts)
3. We're becoming like Turkey
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 05:34 PM
Jun 2017

The religious fascist really do want to destroy our freedom of speech, press and our freedom.

Sunlei

(22,651 posts)
8. Russia destablised Turkey and helped with that Coup. Just like they colluded with Republicans to att
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 05:38 PM
Jun 2017

attack Americas democracy. IMO

GallopingGhost

(2,404 posts)
5. I'm not good with links, but
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 05:35 PM
Jun 2017

Newsweek is running a story right now about how CNN is "getting nervous" about running any story that implies Trump has Russia connections and future stories will be tightly controlled. They have to be approved by the top execs.

This could not come at a worse time. Trump sees the retraction as all the ammo he and his minionazis need to declare CNN fake news and discredit them entirely.

We are rapidly becoming an authoritarian state.

GallopingGhost

(2,404 posts)
72. I almost deleted my post
Wed Jun 28, 2017, 03:26 PM
Jun 2017

because I realize how defeatist it sounds, but I was just venting frustration at the feeling that too many in the press are not pushing back as hard and fast as they should.

Some are, but not enough. I'm worried that too many people, in the press and the country, are underestimating the authoritation intentions of this regime.

 

Awsi Dooger

(14,565 posts)
9. And it's already reached their surrogates
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 05:39 PM
Jun 2017

I've seen anti-CNN threads on every sports message board today. They've been in supply for months but today it reached new volume and intensity. Those sports forums are dominated by angry white males, as I've mentioned.

 

Still In Wisconsin

(4,450 posts)
24. As an avid sports fan, this bugs the hell out of me.
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 06:42 PM
Jun 2017

If I want to listen to a Milwaukee Brewers game, for example, I have to tune into the same network that airs Rush Limbaugh and Hannity. It drives me nuts.

 

Awsi Dooger

(14,565 posts)
47. I am attacked on a Miami Hurricanes site
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 09:14 PM
Jun 2017

Because I'm the only liberal there, or at least the only vocal one. I relish it on most occasions, because I can trounce them with a handful of sentences. They have no ammo. I call them SAMs (Simplistic Angry Males) and they know what it means and they hate it.

There is a Dolphins site called Finheaven that used to have an overwhelmingly right wing hate filled sports forum but now that has turned around and a handful of extremely sharp liberals actually control the discussion.

That's an extreme rarity. As a USC alum I can't stomach their sports message boards because the political forums are so disgusting. Right wing hacks talking to each other.

Yeah, the radio networks are problematic. I have 6 stations as favorites both AM and FM. The local teams are covered on AM so otherwise I keep everything on FM so I won't run into the hate radio by accident.

 

Still In Wisconsin

(4,450 posts)
53. I am also a huge Wisconsin Badgers fan...
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 11:50 PM
Jun 2017

the Badger message boards can get quite "colorful!" I have noticed the majority of Badger fans who are actually alumni (as I am) lean left, and that the right-wingers who are there are mostly Packer fans looking for something to do on Saturday.

katmondoo

(6,458 posts)
11. I don't watch CNN, they have too many obnoxous right wingers on all of the time
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 05:41 PM
Jun 2017

That is why I cannot understand why The Trumper attacks CNN

mcar

(42,490 posts)
13. That drives me crazy too
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 05:43 PM
Jun 2017

Blitzed generally doesn't have them on so it's watchable.

MSNBC, much as I love Rachel Maddow, is giving entire shows to right wingers.

muriel_volestrangler

(101,451 posts)
12. Irony: "accurate or not, I don't know, but I would encourage everybody...to take a look at it"
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 05:42 PM
Jun 2017

Has this woman, and the White House, no self-awareness, or sense of irony, at all? When trying to attack someone else for saying inaccurate things, she says "this may not be accurate, but watch it anyway". And if that video is an O'Keefe abomination, then that's even more disgraceful.

They are the dumbest, most dishonest, self-entitled pieces of garbage that ever got anywhere near a controlling office, whether a governor or a presidency.

janx

(24,128 posts)
16. THAT, more than anything else, utterly blew me away.
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 05:55 PM
Jun 2017

It deserves its own thread. This woman is supposed to be a professional and knows absolutely nothing about logic or information literacy.

janx

(24,128 posts)
42. Thanks for the link!
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 08:07 PM
Jun 2017

She may as well have been any poster on any political board:

"I don't know if it's true, but you should watch it!"

And I don't believe this was intentional irony on her part. It was either ignorance or propaganda.

Lordquinton

(7,886 posts)
39. That jumped out at me too
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 07:44 PM
Jun 2017

She admits she doesn't fact check, just throws it out. The problem with the O'Keefe thing is that no matter the truth, the desired outcome happened. Same as what happened to Acorn, fabrication and lies but the Republicans ran with it even after it was proven false.

yallerdawg

(16,104 posts)
17. I much prefer "unnamed sources" over the unending lies spewed by this White House.
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 05:56 PM
Jun 2017

I think 'the press' should stop covering the administration propaganda events and just do investigative reporting. That's the only way we'll get any facts and truth.

bora13

(860 posts)
20. my fault
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 06:31 PM
Jun 2017

it's plenty my fault because I did not push back hard enough on
born-agains back in the '80's when they started coming on like
feeding time in a goldfish tank.

Now they are coming on like barracuda...

Response to mcar (Original post)

.99center

(1,237 posts)
28. A republican working in CNN's health unit rants about his networks coverage of Trump!
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 07:00 PM
Jun 2017

Oh shit that's huuuge!

muriel_volestrangler

(101,451 posts)
31. That's the garbage video she wants people to watch when she has no idea if it's fake or not
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 07:04 PM
Jun 2017

It's a *health* producer saying he reckons the Russia stories are overblown, for the sake of ratings. He has no idea, since he doesn't work in that area. It means fuck all, apart from CNN employees having the self-awareness that they chase ratings.

Cryptoad

(8,254 posts)
30. Most of their day time news people could easliy ,,,,
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 07:03 PM
Jun 2017

work for FOX News....... example ,,,, just this morning i hear one tell a Congress Person they were being hyperbolic for saying that people without health insurance are more likely to die....

Volaris

(10,285 posts)
27. Dear god she just described Fox News, Hate Radio, and Britebart
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 06:56 PM
Jun 2017

and its gotten us EXACTLY to the place she described--dangerous for america (as is made absolutlely fucking obvious by the fact that Donald Trump is the goddamned president).

But since she can't come out and say 'good job team, thanks for the agitprop and bringing The Suckers onboard' all they have is Projection writ large.

Trying to accuse the profit-margin-driven-media of making their pennies from lying to people, is only going to piss them off and drive them to make those pennies by telling the truth that much harder and better (i think Olbermann is correct about this, even if it will take some time). This dumbass probably just gaslighted herself into a propane factory and doesn't realize her boss likes to solve problems with a fucking blowtorch hahahahah.

JenniferJuniper

(4,517 posts)
29. Spicer at least has the decency to look uncomfortable when
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 07:03 PM
Jun 2017

he spews insanity. This disgusting person is a true believer.

procon

(15,805 posts)
34. With the first sentence out of that Breitbart stooge's mouth, I nailed him as a shill.
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 07:08 PM
Jun 2017

Could he have been any more obvious? He never even asked a question. All he did was carry water for Trump and give Sister Sarah an uninterrupted lead in for her to continue with part 2 of the harangue against the free press.

Seriously, the press does not belong to Trump. If he wants nothing but fawning stenographers to write glowing testimonials extolling his lies, then he's got enough money to go out and buy an entire PR agency.

Mr. Ected

(9,675 posts)
37. Robert Mueller isn't gathering fake evidence. He won't be issuing fake indictments.
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 07:36 PM
Jun 2017

Trump may try to delay the inevitable bombshell that he is a treasonous traitor to this country, but the court of public opinion yields to the court of law, and that's where this story is headed.

Wawannabe

(5,697 posts)
71. Thanks
Wed Jun 28, 2017, 02:53 PM
Jun 2017

For the reality message. Does a body good.


I wait each day to hear good news about the demise of the current administration!

Tatiana

(14,167 posts)
43. They are planning to take out all the American media, one outlet at a time.
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 08:21 PM
Jun 2017

These are truly fascist times.

ecstatic

(32,834 posts)
52. Firing Jeffrey Lord would be a great first step
Tue Jun 27, 2017, 11:09 PM
Jun 2017

Along with Paris or whatever the hell his name is. And the blonde who got into it with Charles Blow. I'm so sick of the incoherent spinning from trump apologists. It's not even entertaining. It's obvious that hosts are forced to have clowns like Paris, Lord, that racist Harry Houcke, etc. on for ratings.

I wouldn't mind if Alan Dershowitz got the axe as well.

IronLionZion

(45,720 posts)
56. Alex Jones thinks the government is turning frogs gay
Wed Jun 28, 2017, 09:52 AM
Jun 2017

so that is the sort of hard hitting investigative journalism these assholes value enough to bring into the mainstream


IronLionZion

(45,720 posts)
58. Next step will be mandatory gay marriage for everyone
Wed Jun 28, 2017, 10:26 AM
Jun 2017

The gay agenda is a little known provision in Obamacare.

Iplayoneontv

(77 posts)
63. This is actually a good thing
Wed Jun 28, 2017, 12:54 PM
Jun 2017

CNN is 24 hour infotainment garbage. The WH can hit the low hanging target while WaPo and Politico destroy their administration. I'm enjoying them distracting themselves.

DFW

(54,596 posts)
64. Yeah, but that's just this week
Wed Jun 28, 2017, 01:32 PM
Jun 2017

Talk about fighting a war on many fronts.

What about the New York Times, Al Franken, Nancy Pelosi, the Washington Post, Planned Parenthood, and maybe a few outfits that prefer beheading to verbal arguments?

mcar

(42,490 posts)
67. Twitler is after WaPo and NYT again today
Wed Jun 28, 2017, 02:40 PM
Jun 2017

This is an all out war on MSM. They will look for any opening, or make them up. They don't care about anything but winning.

Wawannabe

(5,697 posts)
68. It's really too bad
Wed Jun 28, 2017, 02:47 PM
Jun 2017

That MSM outlets won't just boycott reporting ANY item related to the current resident of the WH.
Blacklist the bastard I say.
He won't have a voice or bitch if they would just do it!

Fresh_Start

(11,330 posts)
70. if CNN was as corrupt at the Trump administration...CNN would have said they used
Wed Jun 28, 2017, 02:49 PM
Jun 2017

alternative facts.

MrPurple

(985 posts)
73. There's a video circulating now, whether it's accurate or not, I don't know...
Wed Jun 28, 2017, 05:20 PM
Jun 2017

She is accusing CNN of being inaccurate and in literally the next sentence telling everyone to watch a video which she says may be inaccurate.

It's dictatorship for dummies.

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