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I think you totally missed the point. That kind of control of perspectives is what takes place in leftist thinking. Like he said, everyone needs to develop their own moral compass.
You think he will be an equal denigrator of things he agrees with and disagrees with. Extreme naivety.

You were just after saying that CNN is finished because Trump doesn't like their viewpoint.
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I would say the timing of the supposed leak and the people who leaked it were doing it with that plan. CNN might have a political bias that does not serve the interest of Trump and I doubt Trump will ever serve the interest of free press. But then he is bed fellows with a man who has made the concept of free press in his own country a recent distant memory. (Recent, because the free press emerged post Soviet Union and a few years later when it challenged Putin it was quickly shut down and journalists were simply disappeared).

The facts so far re: Trump

He is a tax dodger
He is a liar (especially in regards to having had meetings with Vlad)
He is a sexist
He is a molester
He is racist (as were his gran pa and great gran pa).
He did not make his money himself, see above.
He is a nepotist
He is a denier of Climate Change as caused by mankind -and there is something very wrong with that
He is a pussy grabber

Some conjecture and theories so far, re: Trump

He colluded with the Russians to gain power, it suits Russia incredibly to have someone so devicive in power and someone who will bend to Russian will when needed.

He is into watersports

He pushed for those e-mails to be released at exactly the right time.

He loves the Fake News outlets, because he knows they are supporting him, and they are mostly run by Alt Right neo fascist conspiracy theorists.
Good summary, just added bold...
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Old 12.01.2017, 18:53
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I think they are always making judgment calls, and then get judged afterwards on how valid and responsible it was.

When asked yesterday what should be done to reform news, Trump said he will not recommend reforms, he will simply recommend good ones, and if any, the journalists need to find their own moral compasses. I applaud that.

There is no need for a witch hunt, nor a black list. The journalists' reputation and credibility simply rise and fall along with the decisions they make.
Who checks the journalist's name when they read an article?
Who remembers who wrote what yesterday or earlier?
How many journalists use pseudonyms anyway?
Who knows what the reputation and credibility of any particular journalist is?

The overwhelming majority of people stay at the macro level of the name of the media outlet!
Who even knows the name of the journalist who published the Buzzfeed story, no cheating now
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Old 12.01.2017, 18:57
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Unfortunately it may be the former, as the intelligence operative was supposedly hired by supporters of Hillary Clinton -- so if s/he had dug up dirt on Trump, one would expect it to have been used in the lead-up to the election.
The intelligence operative is claimed to be ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele.
He handed over the stuff mid last year to the people who hired him. I assume it was not used because of the verification issue.

He has a solid reputation and is not known as someone who fabricates!
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Old 12.01.2017, 19:00
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Except for being wrong.
Except, it's not wrong.

And further, it's irrelevant.

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He has a solid reputation and is not known as someone who fabricates!
He was relying on second hand sources i.e. he hasn't been to Russia in over 20 years.
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Old 12.01.2017, 19:08
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I would say the timing of the supposed leak and the people who leaked it were doing it with that plan. CNN might have a political bias that does not serve the interest of Trump and I doubt Trump will ever serve the interest of free press. But then he is bed fellows with a man who has made the concept of free press in his own country a recent distant memory. (Recent, because the free press emerged post Soviet Union and a few years later when it challenged Putin it was quickly shut down and journalists were simply disappeared).

The facts so far re: Trump

He is a tax dodger
He is a liar (especially in regards to having had meetings with Vlad)
He is a sexist
He is a molester
He is racist (as were his gran pa and great gran pa).
He did not make his money himself, see above.
He is a nepotist
He is a denier of Climate Change as caused by mankind.

Some conjecture and theories so far, re: Trump

He colluded with the Russians to gain power, it suits Russia incredibly to have someone so devicive in power and someone who will bend to Russian will when needed.

He is into watersports

He pushed for those e-mails to be released at exactly the right time.

He loves the Fake News outlets, because he knows they are supporting him, and they are mostly run by Alt Right neo fascist conspiracy theorists.
Hillary must've been a real shitbag to lose to a bloke this bad eh?

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Old 12.01.2017, 19:10
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I think you totally missed the point. That kind of control of perspectives is what takes place in leftist thinking. Like he said, everyone needs to develop their own moral compass.

Nonsense.

Framing is rampant along the spectrum of thinking.
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Old 12.01.2017, 19:13
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Except, it's not wrong.

And further, it's irrelevant.

Tom
I've heard many opinions (not facts) I this topic, but this is the first time I've heard someone call it irrelevant. It's certainly not irrelevant to millions of Bangladeshis who will soon be underwater.

The consensus of the huge majority of scientists on this topic is overwhelming agreement that humans have an effect on climate change. What do you know that they don't?

More saliently, if you believe the jury is still out and we don't know if we have an effect or not, surely the sensible thing to do is to stop anyway until we can prove that we don't have an effect, before it is irreversible?
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The intelligence operative is claimed to be ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele.
He handed over the stuff mid last year to the people who hired him. I assume it was not used because of the verification issue.

He has a solid reputation and is not known as someone who fabricates!
And who's now gone into hiding.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38591382
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Old 12.01.2017, 19:40
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You think he will be an equal denigrator of things he agrees with and disagrees with. Extreme naivety.

You were just after saying that CNN is finished because Trump doesn't like their viewpoint.
No, CNN is not finished, it was only discredited. They may see management changes, maybe.

CNN is really just a content delivery platform. It appears to be franchisable.

Are you thinking perhaps the US is a totalitarian country? I get the sense you don't really understand how these things work.
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No, CNN is not finished, it was only discredited. They may see management changes, maybe.

CNN is really just a content delivery platform. It appears to be franchisable.

Are you thinking perhaps the US is a totalitarian country? I get the sense you don't really understand how these things work.
Unlikely to see management changes.
Breitbart has been discredited many times but their chairman still manages to be Trump's chief strategist.
He has said he will resign from Breitbart but like his master he may found it is a step too far
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Unlikely to see management changes.
Time Warner owns CNN. Time Warner needs Trump's favor. Chances are someone at CNN is being raked over the coals.

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Time Warner owns CNN. Time Warner needs Trump's favor. Chances are somewhat at CNN is being raked over the coals.
Why does TW need Trump's favor? I'm genuinely curious.


ETA : answered my own question. Because of the ATT thing. Ok. Maybe so.
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So the USA isn't a totalitarian country, but the media needs the favor of the man in charge.

Please start making some sense.
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So the USA isn't a totalitarian country, but the media needs the favor of the man in charge.

Please start making some sense.
Actually, I think it's a business thing. AT&T and Time Warner want to merge and PEOTUS has spoken out against it. I guess TW wants to butter him up so he'll give his blessing. Usually, Presidents neither comment on such things nor do they advertise companies (like LL Bean), but all bets are off with this.....
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Hillary must've been a real shitbag to lose to a bloke this bad eh?
The sad thing is she isn't, she is actually a very good politician and diplomat, you should check her resume if you want to see someone who was actually fit to be the President of Murica. Somewhere along the way, could've bin the Ruskies or the Alt-Right, a picture of her as some sort of evil wench emerged. Also you just need to see what sort of person the average Trump supporter is, i.e IQ, level of education, political and religious beliefs, and age, they all paint a rather idiotic picture. Again trump won, but not on actual numbers of votes! and also because a large demographic proportion of those eligible to vote abstained, as they could see neither of the candidates as representational of their own needs. Its very sad, but other factors include info bubbles and social media allowing the dissemination of fake news.

Tom, mankind is unquestionably responsible to an acceleration of climate change. green house gases are a prime example, but don't let that get in the way of a good jaunt around the Ticiner alps on yer bike, at least in the future there'll be a lot less snow and for shorter periods of time so the bike touring season will be much longer.
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So the USA isn't a totalitarian country, but the media needs the favor of the man in charge.

Please start making some sense.
Because Trump can prevent a TimeWarner AT&T merger.

Makes sense yet?

Obviously, your concept of the role of news media is really for some other distant land or culture.
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The sad thing is she isn't, she is actually a very good politician and diplomat, you should check her resume if you want to see someone who was actually fit to be the President of Murica. Somewhere along the way, could've bin the Ruskies or the Alt-Right, a picture of her as some sort of evil wench emerged. Also you just need to see what sort of person the average Trump supporter is, i.e IQ, level of education, political and religious beliefs, and age, they all paint a rather idiotic picture. Again trump won, but not on actual numbers of votes! and also because a large demographic proportion of those eligible to vote abstained, as they could see neither of the candidates as representational of their own needs. Its very sad, but other factors include info bubbles and social media allowing the dissemination of fake news.

Tom, mankind is unquestionably responsible to an acceleration of climate change. green house gases are a prime example, but don't let that get in the way of a good jaunt around the Ticiner alps on yer bike, at least in the future there'll be a lot less snow and for shorter periods of time so the bike touring season will be much longer.
"at least in the future there'll be a lot less snow and for shorter periods of time" Nobody can forecast the effects of global warming on our climate; could be less snow or more snow.
Depends on what happens to the Gulf Stream, the Jet stream &&&&
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Because Trump can prevent a TimeWarner AT&T merger.

Makes sense yet?

Obviously, your concept of the role of news media is really for some other distant land or culture.
So one man can prevent business mergers. Not totalitarian at all then.

Thanks for clearing that up.
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