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    Trump Allies Mount Attack To Discredit Hundreds Of Journalists Before 2020 Election

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08...urnalists.html



    Posted on Sun, Aug 25th, 2019 by Jason Easley
    Trump Allies Mount Attack To Discredit Hundreds Of Journalists Before 2020 Election


    The allies of Donald Trump have collected dossiers of information which they plan to use to discredit hundreds of journalists and news organizations ahead of the 2020 election.

    The New York Times reported:

    A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they say will be an aggressive operation to discredit news organizations deemed hostile to President Trump by publicizing damaging information about journalists.
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    It is the latest step in a long-running effort by Mr. Trump and his allies to undercut the influence of legitimate news reporting. Four people familiar with the operation described how it works, asserting that it has compiled dossiers of potentially embarrassing social media posts and other public statements by hundreds of people who work at some of the countryís most prominent news organizations.

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    Operatives have closely examined more than a decadeís worth of public posts and statements by journalists, the people familiar with the operation said. Only a fraction of what the network claims to have uncovered has been made public, the people said, with more to be disclosed as the 2020 election heats up. The research is said to extend to members of journalistsí families who are active in politics, as well as liberal activists and other political opponents of the president.



    The White House and the Trump campaign both deny involvement in the operation, but these are Trumpian tactics.

    The message being sent is that Donald Trump canít run on his own record. The president canít run on any positive accomplishments. He may not match up well against Biden or any of the other top Democrats, so the president and his allies are going to run against the free press. They are going to try to destroy and discredit any press that covers Donald Trump with a critical eye.

    It is an attack on journalism, which means that it is also an attack on the institution that keeps the American people informed. Trump and his allies have never hidden their goal of demolishing the free press and making all media coverage like Fox News, and if Trump loses in 2020, his friends are putting in place a mechanism to blame his defeat on the media.

    The right of the American people to know what their government is doing is in grave danger thanks to the undemocratic impulses of Trump.

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    If this is true, good. The media has shown that they are the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party. They lie incessantly and skew the so called news only one way - liberal. They are also rife with conflicts of interest. It's time someone calls them out.

    Liberals hate it though that some TRUTH might get out there. Liberals think the can say ANYTHING and be immune from consequences. It's time they learn that it isn't true. Better now than before the lead starts flying since that WILL be the outcome if Democrats don't stop their hatred and thuggery.

    RKP5637 (56,027 posts)

    1. The assholes can't win on any merits, so they do this shit! Republicans, the slimy sludge of the

    Universe.
    No that would be the Democrats and their thug propaganda spewers and enforcers in the media.

    Wellstone ruled (25,618 posts) 3. Yes,they,the Trump White House has

    been testing various themes for some time. Frank Luntz has focused grouped this crap for months and now it is time to go for broke.
    If they haven't done anything wrong what's the concern?
    SWBTATTReg (7,174 posts)

    5. Ahhh...the enemies list of Richard Nixon has been rescued and is being re-used.

    Pathetic and won't work. The more 'enemies' that they try to pinpoint, the more that will come of the woodwork and expose them for the hypocrites they are.
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    6. K&R! good Opening Post w/ important points:

    It is an attack on journalism, which means that it is also an attack on the institution that keeps the American people informed.

    The right of the American people to know what their government is doing is in grave danger thanks to the undemocratic impulses of Trump.

    The media says whatever they want, and then they scream about being "attacked". They DESERVE it for the way they cover the so called news...........which these days is nothing more than partisan leftist opinion dressed up as "news".
    smirkymonkey (43,803 posts)
    7. The media could destroy him if they wanted to.

    I have no idea why they still carry water for him when he is so hostile toward them.
    Meadowoak (981 posts)

    9. All the media outlets are owed by right wingers. So the journalists

    Probably fear for their jobs if they speak out too much.
    malaise (194,343 posts)

    10. It is time to

    ITTMF!! This is a rogue leader with no interest in democracy or a free press
    Translation: He doesn't bow at the feet of the liberal self professed "elite". He doesn't play their game of subverting the government for financial gain and for power and he's about to EXPOSE a whole lot of people. He's 'rogue'. AND WE HAVE TO STOP HIM!!!!

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    11. They are giving voters a choice, and voters will figure it out

    Choose Democracy, or choose Dictatorship

    It is that plain and that simple a choice.
    Yes, and that's why they will vote for President Trump. The do see and will continue to see that Democrats continually demonize anyone who disagrees with their world view, shuts down debate claiming whatever the topic is, is "hate", and demands that everyone agree with them, or else.
    Liberals are divorced from reality and they think it's great. When you live in la la land you're never wrong, it's always the other person/groups fault and you can believe what you want to believe and call it 'truth'.
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    Trump probably made this whole thing
    up and just leaked it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Trump probably made this whole thing
    up and just leaked it...
    It's "PoliticsUSA", basically "Truthout" 2.0. Though if such dossiers exist they would be unlike the Steele Dossier by having actual verifiable facts.

    Thing is, I think Media Research Center already has a database of reporters' bias and falsehoods, going back 20 or 30 years (or more?). So to whatever degree there's truth in the NYT/PUSA claim, it predates Trump by decades. Had the MSM stopped their partisanship after Reagan was elected and started tell the truth and correcting their errors as publicly as their original errors there would be no database. The MSM lied, and someone just compiled the data.
    Facts don't matter to DUpipo.

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    Nosing around a bit, it looks like my skepticism was misplaced. There does seem to be people doing to MSM "journalists" what those MSM "journalists" have been doing to ordinary people for years and decades. Why are MSM "journalists" so afraid of being the subjects of investigative journalism instead of being the ones doing the investigating? Do they have stuff to worry about? Stuff they don't want known? Such as that politics editor at the NYT?
    Facts don't matter to DUpipo.

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    Those "journalists" are doing a good job discrediting themselves.
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    Those journalists have the thinnest skin than anybody in the Country, generally.

    What they really hate is to be spoofed for their 'un-coolness' with the popular-culture. Some are years behind the times when it comes to music, movies, etc.
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    SWBTATTReg (7,174 posts)

    5. Ahhh...the enemies list of Richard Nixon has been rescued and is being re-used.

    Pathetic and won't work. The more 'enemies' that they try to pinpoint, the more that will come of the woodwork and expose them for the hypocrites they are.



    You mean 'bed-sheets'. Not woodwork. One NYT-'reporter' got called 'Bedbug' and immediately had a sandbox-fit and deleted his social-networking accounts.

    And NO, an 'enemies list' would've leaked, like the way Dems leak theirs.
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    Something involving a goose and gander seems appropriate in response to this.
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    Hitting back against known, certified liars is not an attack on the legitimate free press.
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    Is it going to be hard to discredit those who have already discredited themselves.
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