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Joe941

(2,848 posts)
Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:09 PM Mar 2019

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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Apologies to President Trump BY SHARYL ATTKISSON (Original Post) Joe941 Mar 2019 OP
BY SHARYL ATTKISSON Dennis Donovan Mar 2019 #1
Added. Joe941 Mar 2019 #3
They forgot to mention Turbineguy Mar 2019 #2
Well they should wait to print that until after the report comes out, lest they'll have to do it UniteFightBack Mar 2019 #4
By Sharyl Attkisson--Right wing nut job Trump ass kisser. skylucy Mar 2019 #5
I think you have the wrong URL. This is the onion, right? n/t Ms. Toad Mar 2019 #6
Yeah, I was totally waiting for the satire to kick in my reading nt coti Mar 2019 #10
Sharyl Asskisson shouldn't be taken as representative of "the media." The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2019 #7
Sycophant lpbk2713 Mar 2019 #8
We're not losing, it's just going to take longer than a couple of days because we need to get the coti Mar 2019 #9
Sinclair Broadcasting never said a bad word about tRump for the entire period. No need to apoligize. PeeJ52 Mar 2019 #11
By Sharyl Attkissup -- that's all we need to know. n/t area51 Mar 2019 #12
All he had to do was show us his long form birth certificate.  ( n/t ) Make7 Mar 2019 #13
LOL. I think you need to learn about Ms. Attkisson Downtown Hound Mar 2019 #14
This passage from her Wikipedia bio contains anything anyone would need to know about her. Different Drummer Mar 2019 #15
She is a right wing sycophant who works for the Sinclair Broadcast Group. Mr. Sparkle Mar 2019 #16
The Biggest Hands and Best Head of Hair Ever! JDC Mar 2019 #17
I'll stand in line for an apology from Sharryyl Atttkisson!1 UTUSN Mar 2019 #18
Sorry, but there were NO UNFOUNDED accusations. Every accusation had an underlying Trump tweet, allgood33 Mar 2019 #19
Gag worthy Leith Mar 2019 #20
DU, March, 2014 thread - read and laugh scrutineer Mar 2019 #21
Isn't this the same Attkisson who thought her sticky keyboard was controlled by the Obama admin? ck4829 Mar 2019 #22
SHARYL ATTKISSON is Full of Shite. Next? Cha Mar 2019 #23

Turbineguy

(37,310 posts)
2. They forgot to mention
Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:12 PM
Mar 2019

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.

 

UniteFightBack

(8,231 posts)
4. Well they should wait to print that until after the report comes out, lest they'll have to do it
Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:15 PM
Mar 2019

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

The Velveteen Ocelot

(115,633 posts)
7. Sharyl Asskisson shouldn't be taken as representative of "the media."
Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:17 PM
Mar 2019

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

coti

(4,612 posts)
9. We're not losing, it's just going to take longer than a couple of days because we need to get the
Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:19 PM
Mar 2019

actual report.

 

PeeJ52

(1,588 posts)
11. Sinclair Broadcasting never said a bad word about tRump for the entire period. No need to apoligize.
Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:26 PM
Mar 2019

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

Downtown Hound

(12,618 posts)
14. LOL. I think you need to learn about Ms. Attkisson
Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:43 PM
Mar 2019

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

Different Drummer

(7,609 posts)
15. This passage from her Wikipedia bio contains anything anyone would need to know about her.
Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:52 PM
Mar 2019

"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."

Mr. Sparkle

(2,930 posts)
16. She is a right wing sycophant who works for the Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Mon Mar 25, 2019, 08:53 PM
Mar 2019

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.

 

allgood33

(1,584 posts)
19. Sorry, but there were NO UNFOUNDED accusations. Every accusation had an underlying Trump tweet,
Mon Mar 25, 2019, 09:27 PM
Mar 2019

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.

ck4829

(35,040 posts)
22. Isn't this the same Attkisson who thought her sticky keyboard was controlled by the Obama admin?
Tue Mar 26, 2019, 03:44 AM
Mar 2019

And attacked doctors for giving out vaccines?

Where are her apologies for them?

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