NYT Says Trump Spent The Day Watching Vids of Himself Bash Obama (Citing Unnamed Sources)

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The New York Times has made another odd claim about the President that their audience is sure to believe without question. Is the mainstream media testing what they can get away with? Are they trying to see how far they can go before their audience will question them?
In an story reported over the weekend, the NYT alleged that while the government was shutdown Trump spent most of his time watching old TV clips of himself “berating President Barack Obama for a lack of leadership during the 2013 government shutdown.”
The source of this odd claim? An anonymous White House aide who seemed “content to sit back and watch the show.”
Here’s the full passage, which is tacked on to the end of the article.

“On Saturday, the president was left alternately defiant and angry, self-pitying and frustrated. He argued to aides that he did not deserve the blame he was taking, but without a credible deal on the table, there was little for him to do. Irritated to have missed his big event in Florida, Mr. Trump spent much of his day watching old TV clips of him berating President Barack Obama for a lack of leadership during the 2013 government shutdown, a White House aide said, seeming content to sit back and watch the show.” 

So the NYT would have us believe that while everyone else was working hard on capital hill to get the government back open, President Trump was having a pity party and watching old clips of himself smacking down Obama? How narcissistic, unstable, and racist of him. Someone better evoke the 25th amendment before he loses his mind and nukes the South Side of Chicago. Down with Cheeto!
Is the claim true? I don’t know. To me it sounds more like the parody story about how Trump spends 17 hours a day watching videos of gorillas fighting than it does a real story. You know, the one that went viral because so many people believed it was true. I do question the authenticity of the above quoted claim, but not just because it reads like a parody to me. The main reason I question it is because it comes from the New York Times. They’ve reported too many stories from unnamed sources that ended up not being true, and I don’t trust them. I no longer give them the benefit of doubt simply because they’re the New York Times.
But it doesn’t matter what I think. It matters what their primary target audience thinks. And their audience will believe this story without question, regardless of whether it’s true or false. Their primary audience will believe anything that reinforces their negative perceptions about Trump as long as the story seems plausible. If a story meets those requirements, it will not have to withstand critical scrutiny from the majority of their readers. Why would they question something they want so badly to be true?
The New York Times and other mainstream media outlets know this and they appear to be testing just how far they can go before their audience will finally stop and question the validity of a story. I say this because not only has the use of unnamed sources become the norm, so has the reporting of seemingly crazy stories. One day it’s reported that Trump drinks a dozen Diet Coke’s a day. A few weeks later it’s reported that he said everyone from Haiti has AIDS. And not long after that the story is all about how Trump called all African countries S-holes. Those are just a small sampling of stories that originally relied on unnamed sources and were then later disputed, yet millions of Americans have never questioned their validity.
This pattern of reporting by the media has expanded the level of crazy that Americans will, without being shown any evidence, accept as true. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if in their pursuit to see how far they can go, the media just stopped citing sources all together. Maybe instead of saying “according to a source familiar with the matter,” they’ll test how their audience reacts to statements like, “Because we said so,” or “according to us.”
“”BREAKING NEWS: In A Fit of Rage, Trump Fires Baron As His Son, Sends Him To Live in Sh*Thole Haiti Alone”…..Because we said so.”
While there’s a lot of humor in the insanity that comes out of the news these days, it’s a bit unsettling when you hear protesters cite stories that’ve been proven false as their reason for resisting. This is not to say that hardcore Trump supporters don’t sometimes fall into the same trap. They do. The difference is that when Trump supporters are quick to believe a claim before the evidence is in, the claim isn’t parroted as fact by almost every major media outlet in the country.
If nothing else, it’ll at least be interesting to see how ridiculous the stories become before they have to reel it back in. I mean, how much further can they go?
The New York Times article quoted above includes more than just the one reference to an unnamed source. There are a handful of others as well. Among them are:

  • “according to one presidential adviser”,
  • “according to a person briefed on the exchange”(My personal favorite.),
  • “One senior administration official, who asked for anonymity”, and
  • “a White House aide said, seeming content to sit back and watch the show.”

It might be time to start compiling a definitive list of all the ways the mainstream media cites anonymous sources.
 
 
 

Ep. 82 – DACA: Dems Dupe Dreamers & Soros Funds Global "Fight Against" Fake News (Podcast)


Liberals don’t care about the Dreamers, they care about keeping their base enraged at Trump. George Soros and the Ford Foundation are funding a worldwide effort to “fight fake news” that’s already shaping the reality we perceive. And we talk Trump’s Fake News awards and the competing Press Oppressor Awards. This and much more on this episode of the Propaganda Report Podcast.
Jim Acosta Calling a 9/11 First Responder Fake News (SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE PAGE)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuVaV3ADMQo
Calling My Congressman Using the Indivisible Call Script

Calling My Congressman Using the Indivisible Call Script Part 2

First Draft News
https://firstdraftnews.com/
DACA Dreamers Call Script
https://www.dreamerpledge.org/republican-call-script/
Indivisible
https://www.indivisible.org/
Some of First Draft News Partners
https://firstdraftnews.com/community-of-practice/
About First Draft News Including Funding
https://firstdraftnews.com/about/
Information Disorder: Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policymaking 34 Recommendations for fighting it.

Information Disorder: Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policymaking


Committee On Foreign Relations United States Senate Solutions for Fighting Fake News. “PUTIN’S ASYMMETRIC ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY IN RUSSIA AND EUROPE: IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY.” (Brief Summary Third Store Down)
https://propagandareportdaily.com/8-interesting-stories-this-week-including-ellen-obamas-tahiti-vacation/
Full Document “PUTIN’S ASYMMETRIC ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY IN RUSSIA AND EUROPE: IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY.”
https://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/FinalRR.pdf
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Fake News Jim Acosta Shames 9/11 First Responder for Asking Legitimate Question

Last night at an event called “Journalism in the Trump Era”, hosted by the George Soros linked “Committee to Protect Journalists”, Jim Acosta was asked by a 9/11 first responder why he never covers the facts that have emerged which undermine the official 9/11 story. Acosta responded by twisted the man’s words and then publicly shaming him, confirming what most people already know, that Jim Acosta is fake news. Here’s a video of the incident.
https://youtu.be/UuVaV3ADMQo
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Ep. 81 – Will Explosive New Book Bring Trump Down? No. Here's What It Will Do.


Social media was set ablaze this week by the release of a new book titled Fire and Fury that delusional Trump haters believe will finally bring the President down. Will It? No. But it will serve it’s propaganda purpose perfectly.
We talk about that, the Fake News awards, scary tech headlines, and how the media fractures society all on this episode of the Propaganda Report Podcast with Monica Perez and Brad Binkley.

Fake News Awards Nomination – CNN for Blatantly Biased Liberal Listicles (With 16 Examples!)

https://propagandareportdaily.com/fake-news-awards-nomination-cnn-for-blatantly-biased-liberal-listicles-with-16-examples/

Tweet Storm 2018 – All Trump’s 2018 Tweets (Updated January 6th)

https://propagandareportdaily.com/tweet-storm-2018-all-trumps-2018-tweets-updated-january-6th/
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Tweet Storm 2018 – All Trump's 2018 Tweets (Updated January 6th)

Trump has amped up his already stout Twitter game so far in 2018. From the announcement of the Fake News Awards to his “stable genius” self declaration, we’re only 6 days into 2018 and Trump’s Trolling has already given us many gems. Here’s a list of all of Trump’s tweets so far this year.

January 6th, 2018 (5 Tweets as of 5:26 pm)

January 5th, 2018 (5 Tweets) 

January 4th, 2018 (9 Tweets) 

January 3rd, 2018 (5 Tweets)

January 2nd, 2018 (16 Tweets)

January 1st, 2018 (3 Tweets)

Interesting Headlines So Far Today (December 28th, 2017)

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A few news items I’ve found interesting so far today.
1. Vanity Fair Expresses Regret Over Video Suggesting that Hillary Get A New Hobby. 
Yesterday Vanity published a “humorous” video suggesting to Hillary Clinton that she get a new hobby. The “controversial” (not really) video offers Hillary ideas on activities she can do besides run for president…like knitting. Naturally, because we live in a always triggered world, liberals were outraged. Many took to social media to call Vanity Fair sexist and to demand that everyone cancel their subscription to the magazine. Unable to withstand the tyranny of the online lynch mob, Vanity Fair showed itself a coward today and issued what is being reported as an apology. In a statement Vanity Fair said of the video, “It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark.”
Trump of course took the opportunity to troll Vanity Fair for its weakness.


While the media is reporting Vanity Fair’s statement as an apology, perhaps they shouldn’t check their liberal outrage just yet. Vanity Fair technically did not apologize with their statement. They merely expressed regret over missing the mark in their attempt at humor, which they did. They video is lame and if there’s anything they should regret it’s that they missed an opportunity to mock Hillary Clinton as well as they could have.
https://youtu.be/FvvFjC2xsH4 
2. World Health Organization To Recognize Gaming Addiction As Mental Health Disorder
It’s finally official. Just a few weeks after advertisers targeted children with ads designed to make them throw screaming tantrums until their parents bought them the latest Xbox, Playstation, or Nintendo Switch, the WHO has essentially declared most of the children in the United States, as well as many adults, addicts.
“Gaming Disorder’ appears in a section titled, ‘Disorders Due To Addictive Behaviors‘ which states,

“Gaming disorder is characterized by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour (‘digital gaming’ or ‘video-gaming’), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline, manifested by: 1) impaired control over gaming (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context); 2) increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities; and 3) continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences. The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning. The pattern of gaming behaviour may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. The gaming behaviour and other features are normally evident over a period of at least 12 months in order for a diagnosis to be assigned, although the required duration may be shortened if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe.”

This recognition of a very real problem should come as a relief to parents who could use a better reason than “because I said so” when their kids ask them why they have to pry the video game screen away from their face and go outside. Psychologists will also surely welcome the new patient group. The new label however is unlikely to affect advertisers who no doubt will continue spending millions advertising drugs to addicted children.
3. People Are Moving To Small Boxes In The Woods
A startup called Gateway wants to sell stressed out Millennials on moving into a small box in the woods.
But how will they get their hourly fake news fix?
 
 
 
 
 

Ep. 80 – Sexual Harassment Training Scenarios & The Assault on Due Process

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Sexual Harassment Training Scenarios, The Assault on Due Process, Bad advice for asking out a co-worker, and a Netflix executive gets fired for not blindly believing the woman. This and more on a jam packed half hour episode of the Propaganda Report podcast. Show originally aired on WSB 750 Atlanta on December 16th, 2017.
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Ep. 79 – #MeToo – Why It's Dangerous To "Always Believe The Women" (Propaganda Report Podcast)


As the avalanche of sexual harassment and sexual sexual allegations continue to spread across the globe at a blistering pace, those behind the #metoo movement, or the “silence breakers” as Time Magazine calls them, are attempting to establish a dangerous precedent…..that we must always believe the women. Is this standard, which holds the accused guilty until proven innocent, truly designed to make it easier for victims to come forward? Or is there a bigger agenda at play here, one that could result in the elimination of due process and the destruction of the principles enshrined in the Bill of Rights? We explore this question and take calls on Ep. 79 of the Propaganda Report Podcast.
Click below to listen to episode 78 of the Propaganda Report where we talk in detail about and list the agenda items that the #metoo movement is intended to serve.

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