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Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:09 PM

 

Apologies to President Trump BY SHARYL ATTKISSON

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/435552-apologies-to-president-trump

With the conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe now known to a significant degree, it seems apologies are in order.

However, judging by the recent past, apologies are not likely forthcoming from the responsible parties. In this context, it matters not whether one is a supporter or a critic of President Trump.

Whatever his supposed flaws, the rampant accusations and speculation that shrouded Trump’s presidency, even before it began, ultimately have proven unfounded. Just as Trump said all along.

Yet, each time Trump said so, some of us in the media lampooned him. We treated any words he spoke in his own defense as if they were automatically to be disbelieved because he had uttered them. Some even declared his words to be “lies,” although they had no evidence to back up their claims.

We in the media allowed unproven charges and false accusations to dominate the news landscape for more than two years, in a way that was wildly unbalanced and disproportionate to the evidence.

We did a poor job of tracking down leaks of false information. We failed to reasonably weigh the motives of anonymous sources and those claiming to have secret, special evidence of Trump’s “treason.”

As such, we reported a tremendous amount of false information, always to Trump’s detriment.

And when we corrected our mistakes, we often doubled down more than we apologized. We may have been technically wrong on that tiny point, we would acknowledge. But, in the same breath, we would insist that Trump was so obviously guilty of being Russian President Vladimir Putin’s puppet that the technical details hardly mattered.

So, a round of apologies seem in order.


This is complete garbage. I'm fearing we are losing in the media.

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Reply Apologies to President Trump BY SHARYL ATTKISSON (Original post)
Joe941 Mar 2019 OP
Dennis Donovan Mar 2019 #1
Joe941 Mar 2019 #3
Turbineguy Mar 2019 #2
UniteFightBack Mar 2019 #4
skylucy Mar 2019 #5
Ms. Toad Mar 2019 #6
coti Mar 2019 #10
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2019 #7
lpbk2713 Mar 2019 #8
coti Mar 2019 #9
PeeJ52 Mar 2019 #11
area51 Mar 2019 #12
Make7 Mar 2019 #13
Downtown Hound Mar 2019 #14
Different Drummer Mar 2019 #15
Mr. Sparkle Mar 2019 #16
JDC Mar 2019 #17
UTUSN Mar 2019 #18
allgood33 Mar 2019 #19
Leith Mar 2019 #20
scrutineer Mar 2019 #21
ck4829 Mar 2019 #22
Cha Mar 2019 #23

Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:12 PM

1. BY SHARYL ATTKISSON

You should put that in the subject line of the OP...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:13 PM

3. Added.

 

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:12 PM

2. They forgot to mention

what a stable genius trump is, how good he looks and how much they'd love to have his babies.

But maybe they want to be subtle.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:15 PM

4. Well they should wait to print that until after the report comes out, lest they'll have to do it

 

yet again. Chargeable collusion or not this muthafuck lies every day and NOTHING can redeem him. NOTHING.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:15 PM

5. By Sharyl Attkisson--Right wing nut job Trump ass kisser.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:17 PM

6. I think you have the wrong URL. This is the onion, right? n/t

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:19 PM

10. Yeah, I was totally waiting for the satire to kick in my reading nt

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:17 PM

7. Sharyl Asskisson shouldn't be taken as representative of "the media."

She's a right-winger and an anti-vaxxer who works for Sinclair Broadcasting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharyl_Attkisson

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:17 PM

8. Sycophant




Blow it out your ass.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:19 PM

9. We're not losing, it's just going to take longer than a couple of days because we need to get the

actual report.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:26 PM

11. Sinclair Broadcasting never said a bad word about tRump for the entire period. No need to apoligize.

 

What a load of garbage. The right wing nut jobs have this choreographed to the tee....

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:35 PM

12. By Sharyl Attkissup -- that's all we need to know. n/t

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:41 PM

13. All he had to do was show us his long form birth certificate.  ( n/t )

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:43 PM

14. LOL. I think you need to learn about Ms. Attkisson

She's one step, a very small step, above Ann Coulter in terms of being a reich wing shill.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:52 PM

15. This passage from her Wikipedia bio contains anything anyone would need to know about her.

"Later that year, her book Stonewalled: One Reporter's Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington (Harpers) was published. In this work, she accused CBS of protecting the Obama administration by not giving enough coverage to such stories as the 2012 Benghazi attack and slow initial enrollments under Obamacare. The book was a New York Times Best Seller."

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:53 PM

16. She is a right wing sycophant who works for the Sinclair Broadcast Group.

That's one notch below Foxnews on the richter scale of right wing shittery. She no more represents the media, as sarah palin does her local mensa society.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:55 PM

17. The Biggest Hands and Best Head of Hair Ever!

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:58 PM

18. I'll stand in line for an apology from Sharryyl Atttkisson!1

and Sinclair!1






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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 09:27 PM

19. Sorry, but there were NO UNFOUNDED accusations. Every accusation had an underlying Trump tweet,

 

Trump statement, Trump speech, Trump action. there was absolutely noting "unfounded."

And people seem to forget that it was the Democrats who began the Special Counsel investigation. It began with Trump firing Comey. Trump is responsible for the money spent and the forthcoming acqusations. And he is now calling for uncoonstitutional actions by his Executive appontees to thwart free speech and foment violence. FOX needs to be shut down as incinting violence against elected officials and the media.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 09:48 PM

20. Gag worthy

Is she looking for a position on his cabinet?


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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 10:03 PM

21. DU, March, 2014 thread - read and laugh

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1014750798

Sharyl Attkisson Resigns from CBS News (over percieved 'liberal bias')

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 03:44 AM

22. Isn't this the same Attkisson who thought her sticky keyboard was controlled by the Obama admin?

And attacked doctors for giving out vaccines?

Where are her apologies for them?

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 04:17 AM

23. SHARYL ATTKISSON is Full of Shite. Next?

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