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So apparently 71% of Republicans had their brain removed..
Assuming these reports about Katrina responsibility are true then a triumph of microsurgery
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A large number of Louisiana Republicans think President Barack Obama is to blame for the federal government’s poor response to Hurricane Katrina, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday — despite the fact that the storm occurred three years before he took office.

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There is quite a Twitter storm at the moment among Trump supporters about President Barack Obama's poor response to Hurricane Katrina although he was not President until 3 years later. All just too depressing
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So apparently 71% of Republicans had their brain removed..
Noting there to remove :-)
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U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of journalists amounts to an attack on the freedom of the press and could provoke violence against reporters, the United Nations’ human rights chief said on Wednesday.
Yet we can find out every little detail about Trump et co..... it seems those poor journalists are not yet in jail, or killed or whatever.

Really? America lacks freedom of press? lol
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Yet we can find out every little detail about Trump et co..... it seems those poor journalists are not yet in jail, or killed or whatever.

Really? America lacks freedom of press? lol
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  • There was the assault on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs by Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianfort who was successfully prosecuted.
  • Reporter Nathaniel Herz of the Alaska Dispatch News was questioning Republican state Sen. David Wilson in the capitol building in Juneau on May 2 when the legislator turned and slapped Herz across the face.
  • CQ Roll Call reporter John Donnelly was pinned against a wall by security guards at the Federal Communications Commission as he sought to question agency officials.
  • Reporter Dan Heyman of the Public News Service was handcuffed and arrested as he tried to question Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway in the West Virginia state capitol.
  • Corey Lewandowski, yanked the arm of a reporter seeking to ask Trump questions at an event; Lewandowski denied bruising the reporter until a videotape emerged showing him in the act.
  • A local CBS reporter was sent to the hospital when an Antifa protester struck him in the head with an object in Richmond.
  • Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the violent assaults and harassment of journalists covering the “Unite the Right” protest and counter-protests in Virginia this weekend, where at least four media professionals were punched in the face, sprayed with urine and hit with a stick.
  • According to the US Press freedom tracker here so far in the US in 2017 there have been 20 arrests of journalists and sixteen assaults

Trump’s verbal attacks led the press-advocacy organization Reporters Without Borders to lower the United States’ standing in its annual international press-freedom index.
It ranked the United States 43rd out of 180 nations in its survey, placing it two spots lower than a year earlier and ranking the United States just behind Burkina Faso for government restrictions and threats against the news media.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/28/rep-...l-sniping.html

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Really
  • There was the assault on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs by Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianfort who was successfully prosecuted.
  • Reporter Nathaniel Herz of the Alaska Dispatch News was questioning Republican state Sen. David Wilson in the capitol building in Juneau on May 2 when the legislator turned and slapped Herz across the face.
  • CQ Roll Call reporter John Donnelly was pinned against a wall by security guards at the Federal Communications Commission as he sought to question agency officials.
  • Reporter Dan Heyman of the Public News Service was handcuffed and arrested as he tried to question Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway in the West Virginia state capitol.
  • Corey Lewandowski, yanked the arm of a reporter seeking to ask Trump questions at an event; Lewandowski denied bruising the reporter until a videotape emerged showing him in the act.
  • A local CBS reporter was sent to the hospital when an Antifa protester struck him in the head with an object in Richmond.
  • Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the violent assaults and harassment of journalists covering the “Unite the Right” protest and counter-protests in Virginia this weekend, where at least four media professionals were punched in the face, sprayed with urine and hit with a stick.
  • According to the US Press freedom tracker here so far in the US in 2017 there have been 20 arrests of journalists and sixteen assaults

Trump’s verbal attacks led the press-advocacy organization Reporters Without Borders to lower the United States’ standing in its annual international press-freedom index.
It ranked the United States 43rd out of 180 nations in its survey, placing it two spots lower than a year earlier and ranking the United States just behind Burkina Faso for government restrictions and threats against the news media.
Incidents that could have happened no matter who the president was. Don't tell me these little opinion makers are not happy to pose a little as victims and stay in the light spot....for the love of informing the simpletons what else.
Oh, and USA ranking bellow Burkina Faso, yeah, that's an argument in favour of the accuracy of these rankings.
Let's be critical when we should be critical, the freedom of press is not a real issue in America. Try Russia, Turkey, North Korea...
Why don't we think of Trump in these terms - let's just admit he is not as bad as the left media wants to portray him, and not as good as his supporters pretend he is. Eh?
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Let's be critical when we should be critical, the freedom of press is not a real issue in America.
I agree with the spirit of your overall point, but while there is freedom to print or say whatever you like, the main stream media acts in collusion and operates as an information cartel. Evidence last year showed some "journalists" are working directly for political parties. Brzezinski's daughter was caught on camera admitting it was "their job" to control what people thought. These are national security issues and this is a serious problem.

The President's Justice Dept seems to have been quite impotent thus far but there are enough laws on the books to charge most of the swamp for real crimes. I would start with an indictment of the DNC for their criminal conspiracy to prevent Sanders from winning (at the moment there is some kind of investigation going which I suspect will be whitewashed because we don't enforce laws here) . I would then investigate the dirty ties some of these "journalists" and get convictions. Pull FCC broadcasting licenses if the network or its employees was involved in a criminal conspiracy. Do something, not half measures. So much of what goes on in my government involves child molestation, drugs, and money laundering. This is not rocket science, enforce the written law. If they won't use the legal system then go to the mattresses. These people are traitors to the Republic and if you let them continue to fester their cancer will spread.

Mika Brzezinski: “Our Job” to “Control Exactly What People Think”
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Why don't we think of Trump in these terms - let's just admit he is not as bad as the left media wants to portray him, and not as good as his supporters pretend he is. Eh?
Agreed wholeheartedly.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Gotta call BS on this. Is it another false equivalence, like "there are some very fine people marching with the Nazis" and "there was trouble on both sides". Trump's presidency so far hasn't been a happy balance of middle of the road centerism.

If the President does well on something, I know I (and I hope other left leaning peeps in here at least) will give him credit for this. If he is performing poorly, I will pan him and I'd hope you'd join me. I can put my dislike of the man Trump to one side when judging the effectiveness of the Presidency.

This doesn't seem to be the case in most instances though.
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I agree with the spirit of your overall point, but while there is freedom to print or say whatever you like, the main stream media acts in collusion and operates as an information cartel. Evidence last year showed some "journalists" are working directly for political parties. Brzezinski's daughter was caught on camera admitting it was "their job" to control what people thought. These are national security issues and this is a serious problem.

The President's Justice Dept seems to have been quite impotent thus far but there are enough laws on the books to charge most of the swamp for real crimes. I would start with an indictment of the DNC for their criminal conspiracy to prevent Sanders from winning (at the moment there is some kind of investigation going which I suspect will be whitewashed because we don't enforce laws here) . I would then investigate the dirty ties some of these "journalists" and get convictions. Pull FCC broadcasting licenses if the network or its employees was involved in a criminal conspiracy. Do something, not half measures. So much of what goes on in my government involves child molestation, drugs, and money laundering. This is not rocket science, enforce the written law. If they won't use the legal system then go to the mattresses. These people are traitors to the Republic and if you let them continue to fester their cancer will spread.

Mika Brzezinski: “Our Job” to “Control Exactly What People Think”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ9ce-yMEfc

Agreed wholeheartedly.
And on the same day Mika tweeted
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Today I said it's the media's job to keep President Trump from making up his own facts, NOT that it's our job to control what people think.
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What is your source for "Evidence last year showed some "journalists" are working directly for political parties."
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Incidents that could have happened no matter who the president was. Don't tell me these little opinion makers are not happy to pose a little as victims and stay in the light spot....for the love of informing the simpletons what else.
Oh, and USA ranking bellow Burkina Faso, yeah, that's an argument in favour of the accuracy of these rankings.
Let's be critical when we should be critical, the freedom of press is not a real issue in America. Try Russia, Turkey, North Korea...
Why don't we think of Trump in these terms - let's just admit he is not as bad as the left media wants to portray him, and not as good as his supporters pretend he is. Eh?
"Incidents that could have happened no matter who the president was." Sure, just a coincidence that most of the perpetrators were Republicans?

"Why don't we think of Trump in these terms" Maybe because of the way Trump behaves? But do give us a list of positive Trump points so we can all agree he has a positive side?

Actually considering Trump is doing his best to put several large news organisations out of business with his continuing fake news attacks I find his media coverage in response is quite mild and certainly milder than Trump's choice of words!

Edit - So far 106 twitter Fake News attacks plus many speeches
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Maybe because of the way Trump behaves? But do give us a list of positive Trump points so we can all agree he has a positive side?
"Humility" according to Kellyanne Conway .
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Why don't we think of Trump in these terms - let's just admit he is not as bad as the left media wants to portray him, and not as good as his supporters pretend he is. Eh?
As a right-centrist, I think he's absolutely as bad as he portrays himself. He has absolutely no redeeming qualities and none of the attributes or abilities that would be the minimum requirements to fulfil the position of POTUS.
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Mika Brzezinski: “Our Job” to “Control Exactly What People Think”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ9ce-yMEfc
WHAT a way of bending the facts!
I would be able to judge her statement when one gives me the rest of her sentence, which was so conveniently cut off.

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And what did he do in Houston? Did he get one drop of water on his head? He read his lines from a Teleprompter. Did he speak to one victim? He was more concerned with the number of people who came to see him! And his wife was dressed like she was going to a tennis wine tasting.
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"Incidents that could have happened no matter who the president was."
Sure, just a coincidence that most of the perpetrators were Republicans?
With 32000 journalists you're guaranteeed to see a few brawls each year. After all part of their job is to be present when the action happens, to ask difficult questions and be persistent. If you count the four Charlottesville attacks as four independent events, which may be appropriate, the number of attacks by left and right are pretty even.

Besides, attacks by the interviewed or her/his bodyguards are unlikely to have anything to do with freedom of the press, (threatening to use) state force against journalists and suppression of information are key.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

well i guess the Ami's get the sort of President they deserve. But surely not someone as bad as Trump?
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Opinion piece today
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President Trump runs the risk of seeming irrelevant, Dan Rather said Wednesday, addressing the president's recent trip to Texas in the wake of Harvey.
"He is all show and no go," Rather said, adding that Trump "can't deliver."
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And he was doing some advertising also

https://shop.donaldjtrump.com/collections/headwear

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Have to say I'm happy Spicey finally got his wish, he's not as bad as I initially thought.



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Mr Spicer was present as legislators and politicians from around the world gathered in Italy for an annual meeting at the Vatican earlier this week.
Pictures later showed the former spin doctor shaking hands with the pontiff.
US President Donald Trump and his entourage met the Pope in May, but Mr Spicer was omitted from the list.
He finally got his audience with the Pope on Sunday, the Vatican confirmed to the Associated Press news agency.
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Have to say I'm happy Spicey finally got his wish, he's not as bad as I initially thought.
Yes, I agree; it was mean of Trump to exclude him from the Vatican visit.
He was entitled by his job to attend and as a staunch Catholic really wanted to meet the Pope.
Glad someone managed to organise this for him.
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