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Thu Feb 23, 2017, 09:43 PM

Bin Laden raid architect McRaven says Trump media attack threatens democracy

Source: Yahoo News

The retired admiral who designed and oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden says President Trump’s superheated charge that the mainstream news media is the “enemy of the American people” is not just wrong, but also could pose a dire threat to American democracy. Reporters, however, must get their facts right, cite reliable sources and be aware of their own biases and pride.

“The president said the news media is the enemy of the American people,” William McRaven said Tuesday. “This sentiment may be the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.”

The former Joint Special Operations Command leader, now chancellor of the University of Texas system, made the remarks at the inaugural event of the Communication and Leadership Speaker Series at UT’s Belo Center for New Media. McRaven graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977 with a degree in journalism.

“I will tell you as journalism majors, as Americans, you should challenge that sentiment and that statement every opportunity you can,” he continued. “We must challenge this statement, and this sentiment, that the news media is the enemy of the American people.”

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/bin-laden-raid-architect-mcraven-says-trump-media-attack-threatens-democracy-143623267.html



McRaven is a Special Forces icon.

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tenorly Feb 2017 #1
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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 09:47 PM

1. Said McRaven: Nevermore

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 09:54 PM

2. Yeah

and disintegrating the federal government threatens everything else

Some people kept telling, Trump was the distraction from the real agenda

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2017, 10:16 PM

3. Proud Longhorn

Hook'em.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 01:38 AM

4. Well, that's damn Cool! Nice to see one of those guys on

the side of reality and democracy!

Mahalo, Zorro

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 01:47 PM

5. The people who defend democracy, know a threat when they see one

a lot of military people openly doubt the leadership of our president. They know he's dangerously incompetent.

Hopefully Dems retake control of our government soon. ADM McRaven could have a spot in a Dem administration.

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