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When the promo shots of Confederate comes out, don’t reblog it

Don’t post it. Don’t screen shot it. Don’t retweet’s with angry emojis. Nothing. Nada. Don’t give them any free press. Don’t fuel the media outrage that they will use to get viewers. don’t tune in and don’t watch it “just to see”. Give them nothing and let it flop so HBO knows not to do that shit again. Give them NOTHING

WHAT THE FUCK. Journalists from The New York Times, LA Times, CNN, Buzzfeed and Politico were BARRED from attending a White House briefing today. This is such a gross attack on the first amendment. Apparently, if your reporting is unfavorable to Drumpf, he’ll be a lil asshat and give you the silent treatment. WHAT A CHILD. 

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It’s crazy what we’re watching every day. It’s absolutely crazy. He keeps repeating ridiculous throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we’re some kind of fools for asking the question. Really? Your opposition was hacked, and the Russians were responsible for it, and your people were on the phone with Russia on the same day it was happening, and we’re fools for asking the questions?

No, sir. We’re not fools for asking these questions. And we demand to know the answer to this question. You owe this to the American people. Your supporters will support you either way. If your people were on the phone with her, what were they saying? We have a right to know. We absolutely do.

And that you call us “fake news” and put us down like children for asking these questions on behalf of the American people is inconsequential. The people deserve that answer at very least.

Presidential
  • George W. Bush: I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We need an independent media to hold power to account. Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it's important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power.
  • Barack Obama: You're not supposed to be sycophants, you're supposed to be skeptics, you're supposed to ask me tough questions. You're not supposed to be complimentary, but you're supposed to cast a critical eye on folks who hold enormous power and make sure that we are accountable to the people who sent us here.
  • Donald Trump: Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!


  “We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men – not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular.” - Edward R. Morrow (born: 25 April 1908)

cnn.com
Donald Trump's 57 most outrageous quotes from his Arizona speech
President Donald Trump went to Arizona on Tuesday night and delivered what has now become a trademark speech: Full of invective, victimhood and fact-free retellings of recent historical events.
By Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

Highlights:

  1. Trump is still running for president, even though he won the election last year and has been in office for over seven months.
  2. Trump is still lying about (and obsessed with) crowd sizes, both for and against him.
  3. Trump still maintains that everything he said about the violence in Charlottesville was “perfect.”
  4. Trump still hates the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, ABC, and every other media organization that has ever reported anything critical about him. He went even further: “I really think they don’t like our country. I really believe that.”
  5. Trump is still lying about the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, ABC, and every other media organization that has ever reported anything critical about him. For example, Trump falsely claimed the media “refused” to report that he condemned racism, white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK. (They did–although even the white supremacists didn’t take Trump’s supposed condemnation seriously, recognizing that he was just paying lip service out of political expediency: “His statement today was more kumbaya nonsense. Only a dumb person would take those lines seriously.”)
  6. Trump still hates Arizona’s Republican Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain for daring to disagree with him in public.
  7. Trump still loves Fox News–especially Sean Hannity and “Fox and Friends in the Morning”–for consistently praising him, which Trump calls being “most honest.”
  8. Speaking of “most honest,” Trump still claims to be the most honest person in the country: “I’m a person that wants to tell the truth. I’m an honest person, and what I’m saying, you know is exactly right.” (In the real world, Trump hit a significant milestone earlier this month: 1,000 false or misleading statements, an average of almost five lies per day.)
  9. Trump is still parroting white-supremacist talking points about the removal of statues of Confederate War heroes. (But he’s not a white supremacist! Honest!)
  10. Trump is still going to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio for deliberately disobeying a court order to stop unconstitutional racial targeting of Hispanics. (But he’s not a racist! Honest!)
  11. Trump is still declaring that his presidency has been the most successful ever so far, and that no other U.S. president has ever accomplished as much as Trump has in a comparably short time. (Falsely.)
  12. Trump is still bragging about where he went to school and what a good student he was. (Falsely.)
  13. Trump is still praising North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
  14. Trump is still planning to build his Great Border Wall at America’s expense, even if he has to shut down the government to do it.
  15. Trump is still planning to terminate NAFTA. Well, “probably.”