War Between Trump and Fake Media Escalates

2018 August 16
by bc3b

The media escalated its war against President Trump by planning a nationwide attack through coordinated anti-Trump op-eds.

The media has long been biased against conservatives and even Republicans, though it dishonestly denies it. Studies conducted during the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns showed that media coverage was overwhelmingly favorable toward Barack Obama and overwhelmingly negative toward John McCain and Mitt Romney.

The major difference is that unlike McCain, Romney, the Bushes and 99% of other Republican candidates, President Trump fights back … and the media doesn’t like it. Brian “Missing Link” Stelter and others in the media claim any who criticizes the media is trying to destroy freedom of the press. To Stelter and others, the First Amendment only applies to the media.

News which the media refuses to report is that the American people are becoming less distrusting of the media. According to the annual Gallup Media Trust Study, a majority of Americans haven’t trusted the media since 2005. A Monmouth University poll conducted earlier this year shows that 77% of Americans believe the media reports fake news. Other polls show the American public rates the media on a level with care salespeople, members of Congress and lobbyists in terms of honesty.

Trump labels media ‘opposition party’ as newspapers coordinate to denounce his rhetoric.

President Trump on Thursday lashed out at the press, deriding it as the “opposition party” and “very bad” for the country, as scores of news outlets penned editorials denouncing the president’s attacks on journalists.

Trump’s use of the term “opposition party” echoes a label for the media frequentlydeployed by his former chief strategist, Stephen Bannon.The president’s latest jab at the press comes on the same day that hundreds of news outlets joined together in a coordinated effort to publish editorial pieces calling on Trump to reconsider his rhetoric toward the media, particularly his use of the term “enemy of the people.”

“To label the press ‘the enemy of the people’ is as un-American as it is dangerous to the civic compact we have shared for more than two centuries,” the Boston Globe wrote in its editorial.

More than 300 organizations have pledged to join the effort, The Associated Press reported, which originated earlier this month with the Boston Globe’s deputy managing editor of its editorial page.

The New York Times, a common target for Trump’s insults of the press, wrote in its editorial that while it’s fair to critique the news media for its coverage, attacking reporters is dangerous.

“Insisting that truths you don’t like are ‘fake news’ is dangerous to the lifeblood of democracy. And calling journalists the ‘enemy of the people’ is dangerous, period,” its editorial board wrote.

The AP reported that some newspapers — including a columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Baltimore Sun — published pieces that expressed skepticism about the coordinated effort. The Sun wrote that Trump’s attacks are wrong, but suggested the campaign gives the impression the mainstream media is pitted against the president.

Trump, who has had a testy relationship with the media since declaring his candidacy, often seeks to discredit negative coverage as “fake news.”

He has suggested pulling credentials from reporters, encouraged rally crowds to jeer media and, recently taken to labeling journalists the “enemy of the people.” Trump has continued to use the latter attack even after a gunman killed five people at a Maryland newspaper office.

The White House drew criticism from numerous media outlets last month when it banned CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from covering an open press event because she shouted questions about Trump’s relationship with his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, at an earlier availability.

Despite all that, the White House has on multiple occasions asserted the administration is committed to a “free press.”

 Hat tip: MSN “News”
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In the “good old days” the media beat Republican presidents like piniatas.
34 Responses leave one →
  1. 2018 August 16 7:48 am
    bc3b permalink


    1. Since the media censors (embargos is the term it uses) the the news, isn’t it the enemy of the people?

    2. Since the media overwhelmingly supports the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates and trashes Republicans, isn’t it the opposite party press?

    3. If Trump is responsible for the deaths of the Maryland newspaper people, isn’t CNN responsible for the murder of the Dallas law enforcement officers following its Michael Brown coverage?

    Few in the media believe in a free press. They believe in propaganda.

  2. 2018 August 16 8:00 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    The answer to all of bc3b’s questions: Yes, they are the Enemedia!

    “The media escalated its war against President Trump by planning a nationwide attack through coordinated anti-Trump op-eds.”
    Ha hahahahahaha! What, all 12 of their readers?

  3. 2018 August 16 8:00 am
    drdog09 permalink

    You know this is starting to sound almost Nixononian. Progressives are actually regressive and like to replay old memes over and over. I wonder if some of that is what is in play here? Not that it matters as Don Surber observes; Trumps trophy wall in the East Room is getting kind of crowded.

  4. 2018 August 16 8:07 am
    drdog09 permalink

    7:50 AM – Aug 16, 2018” — DJT

    Does this man ever sleep?

    And …

    “There is nothing that I would want more for our Country than true FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. The fact is that the Press is FREE to write and say anything it wants, but much of what it says is FAKE NEWS, pushing a political agenda or just plain trying to hurt people. HONESTY WINS!”
    9:10 AM – Aug 16, 2018 — DJT

  5. 2018 August 16 8:22 am

    Of all the targets… Mark Dice? Guy does man on the street interviews. wtf?

    I’ll bet data showed that his videos were way more effective than I imaged they were.


  6. 2018 August 16 8:40 am

    bc3b yup yup yup

    Not really maybe from like 12\1 to about 4\5 if he doesn’t have overseas calls to make. The word is if he gets 4-5 hours straight it’s rare, and probably Saturday or Sunday or on an overseas flight. Healthy…idk but supposedly it’s been like that most his life.

  7. 2018 August 16 9:01 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Not exactly a sleep cycle I could do long term, ya know.

  8. 2018 August 16 9:03 am
    justrand permalink

    in order to demonstrate their “Independence”, and prove once and for all that they do NOT operate as a herd with a monolithic mindset, 300+ newspapers across America will today openly operate as a herd with a monolithic mindset.

    Irony, sadly, is dead.

  9. 2018 August 16 9:18 am
    bc3b permalink

    Brian Stelter of CNN gets so upset whenever anyone criticizes the media or uses the term “fake news.” Yet, he seems to revere Dan Rather (fired because of “fake but accurate”) and has had Rather on his show several times. Unless I am mistaken, Rather coined the tern “fake news.”

  10. 2018 August 16 9:29 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #8 –

    90% of the US media is owned by six corporations.

  11. 2018 August 16 9:53 am
    justrand permalink

    bc3b, and 100% take their feeds from an even smaller handful of sources: NYTimes, WaPo, AP

  12. 2018 August 16 10:51 am

    Pretty timely piece:
    Securely clearance loss… for complaining about deals with Harper in spring of 2017. hmm

    A Trump-supporting Pentagon analyst was stripped of his security clearance by Obama-appointed officials after he complained of questionable government contracts to Stefan Halper, the FBI informant who spied on the Trump presidential campaign.


  13. 2018 August 16 12:03 pm

    Noticed BJG is now linked at https://www.rightstrategy.org/

  14. 2018 August 16 12:43 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Got this in email. Apparently Brennan is not the only one to ever lose clearance.
    Nor is the analyst mentioned by JR in 12.

    Minimum standards of decency huh John?? Is that similar to the decency you had calling those who risked their lives to save your cowardly @CIA staffers in Libya liars??How about the decency you had when you suspended our Security clearances for the same?? You’re pathetic \uD83E\uDD2C https://t.co/3e8fR4TjFl


    Why is it that those that have not an ounce of integrity in their bodies like @JohnBrennan , James @Comey , #JamesClapper and @petestrzok see fit to preach about integrity to the public ?? #CRIMINALS #elitists

    Both attributed to Kris Paranto, one of the guys left to die in Benghazi by Dem politicians.

  15. 2018 August 16 12:43 pm
    bc3b permalink

    KH #12 –

    Unlike John Brennan, you can bet that CNN and the rest of the media will ignore that story.

    Regarding Brennan’s security clearance: I lost mine when I left the Air Force. Why should he be any different? Security clearances should be based on the “need to know.” The only people who should have security clearances are those that need them. Being a paid stooge for MSNBC doesn’t cut it.

  16. 2018 August 16 1:30 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Sorry, KH#12, not JR.

    I remember reading somewhere in a discussion about Brennan that the President can waive security clearances. The implication was that this had been done by Obama for some of the politicized Dems appointed to security related positions in gov’t.

    But I think Brennan, at least, did serve for some time in various organizations. So, despite his voting for Communists and his sympathy for Muslims, he must’ve had an actual in-depth security check at some point? You wonder … how did he pass?

  17. 2018 August 16 2:31 pm

    Some retired Admiral who was in the rear with the gear during ubl is now tweeting @potus to the effect – “please cancel my clearance as well”, why this guy still has clearance idk, esp. if it’s been a few years.

    Potus should do it and tweet reply: Your request has been granted.

    16 – Jim from my admittedly limited understanding, I’ve never held one, but my brother does and he’s had to deal with those under him obtaining and renewing. It’s far more about not-lying to them than it is questionable shit you’ve done. If they ask if I smoked some weed in the last 6mo for instance and I say yes, it’s going to impact me far less (I hear not at all now) than saying ‘no’ and them finding someone who knows I did. Another example he had a guy who had issue because an address from 10-12 years ago didn’t quite match up with his story of being in Germany for a short period in school, the school checked out and him attending, but address did not, something whacky happened where the address of school actually changed like 5 years ago. Sounds simple, (and it was cleared up after lots of ‘but why did you give us this false address!’ bs) but was example of things that are seemingly and maybe rightfully more important that red-flagged him to the auditor then issues with his ex and finances.

  18. 2018 August 16 2:39 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Areatha Franklin, RIP, 76

  19. 2018 August 16 3:01 pm

    Manafort update: Jury has asked judge to redefine\more clearly define “reasonable doubt” .

    Who knows if that’s good or bad. Sounds like there is one or two hold outs (for not guilty) and they’re trying to convince them their doubt isn’t reasonable???

  20. 2018 August 16 3:38 pm

    Questions sent to judge:

    10m10 minutes ago
    More Tom Winter Retweeted Tom Winter
    The jury has proposed these 4 questions:
    Q: Is one required to file an FBAR if they own less than 50% of the company and no signatory authority?
    Q: Define “shelf company”?
    Q: Can you redefine reasonable doubt?
    Q: Can the exhibit list be amended to include the indictment?

    edit: 6:58pm
    15m15 minutes ago
    It appears Manafort jury are going in order in their review of the charges and they’re probably already through 1 through 5 and got hung up on charge 6

  21. 2018 August 16 3:41 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    If I was Manafort I would take a hung jury result. Doubt they would try again.

    As it is the legal team for George Papadopoulos has requested a halt to sentencing till the Feds cough up the evidence. Evidently they think that the firing of Styrock (sic) may have escapotory evidence that might change the entire situation. Oddest thing I have ever heard.

  22. 2018 August 16 3:56 pm

    You wonder … how did he pass?

    His bung hole buddies in the FBI greased the tracks for him.

  23. 2018 August 16 3:59 pm

    I just edited #20.. JackPosobiec speculation.

  24. 2018 August 16 4:00 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    I think it is time to start charging facebook and twitter for in-kind-contributions every time they block a political advert regardless of which party it is. — https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/08/16/midterm-meddling-twitter-follows-facebook-blacklists-gop-candidates-family-story/

    ed: forgot the link….

  25. 2018 August 16 4:01 pm

    21 – Dr. yeah heard\read that, same actually with Flynn plea stuff still being dragged out so long.

  26. 2018 August 16 4:08 pm

    Can’t make this up…well you can these days, but anyway: 2nd whistle-blower claims Gigafactory has drug distribution operations going on. -ZH (keep in mind ZH does have a hard on for the downfall of elon)


  27. 2018 August 16 7:47 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Might explain the Model 3 rear bumpers falling off. 🙂

  28. 2018 August 16 9:04 pm
    justrand permalink

    Drdog, in re. #21…everybody charged or threatened in Mueller’s crap should withdraw any pleas or deals. All of them.

  29. 2018 August 17 2:11 am

    More use of license plate tracking:

    NBC: NM compound partially bulldozed, main building dragged off and seized but, ammo, vests,paperwork including original birth certificates left all over the place.

    heck of a job securing that crime scene – wtf?

  30. 2018 August 17 4:18 am

    Politics keeps 1 in 7 Americans up at night, survey finds

    “More than three-quarters of Americans aged 28 to 37 lie awake in bed while their minds run amok.”

    I’m slightly older than that age group but It definitely applies to me. Been trying different strategies from time to time to combat it, particularly on the politics and just mind-racing side. Frustrating battle between wanting to be up to speed on everything vs. all the thoughts an anxieties that creates.

  31. 2018 August 17 4:20 am

    Massive stockpile of food and medical supplies donated to Puerto Rico hurricane victims found ROTTING in a parking lot… government at work


    Just lovely.

  32. 2018 August 17 4:38 am
    drdog09 permalink

    30 ,

    The trick I find is — Have personal SHTF preps ready. Then treat everything else political as a game of Stratego.

    Sleep really well at night on that score. Its the stupid shite people do like you posted in 31 that keeps me up.

  33. 2018 August 17 4:43 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Has all the earmarks of a ‘fast n furious’ type coverup, from the judge on down.

  34. 2018 August 17 7:29 am

    33\ Dr. – Lol, you may be right, might have sounded a little crazy years ago, but now it’s really something to consider and force some evidence to disprove, especially given apparently the place was supposedly ‘well-know to authorities’.

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