Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:27 PM
struggle4progress (91,340 posts)
A media troll --- stop feeding him
Friday 17 February 2017 12.24 EST
Last modified on Friday 17 February 2017 12.27 EST
... I keep reading that Trump has “turned on the media”, to which the only reasonably response is: really? Which way was he facing before? ...
... four weeks into the Trump administration, ... you may find yourself just about on the point of divining how the president feels about the media. Indeed, many averagely bright children of eight are across this one. There are uncontacted Amazon tribes among whom the putdown “fake news!” is already regarded as hackneyed.
... getting everyone to talk about the media is a war of attrition in which Trump is the sole beneficiary. He aims to exhaust – and divert. What aren’t we talking about when we talk about the media? Take your pick: Russia, China, staggering conflicts of interest, corruption allegations, the security protocols in the terrace restaurant at Mar-a-Lago – just don’t call it “the Winter White House” – the two-state solution, the Republicans’ chilling decision (virtually buried after the press conference pyrotechnics) to bar members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus from a meeting with immigration and customs enforcement to discuss the raids and round-ups of undocumented immigrants. And more – so much more!
... Soviet-born writer Peter Pomerantsev finds the new White House’s tactics with the media eerily familiar, having watched them deployed by Putin’s Kremlin for years ...
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