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Parker: Did U.S. media hope Trump would fail abroad?
The Houston Chronicle ^ | July 8, 2017 | Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post

Posted on 07/08/2017 8:04:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Many American journalists and others correctly objected to President Trump's lambasting of the U.S. media in his speech Thursday in Poland, noting that his words were damaging to our international status and democracies around the world.

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, tweeted that Trump "dilutes respect for American democracy & gives license to autocrats to crack down on their own media." Haass also was critical of Trump's denigrating of the U.S. intelligence community.

How dare the president diminish his country's revered institutions (please, hold your laughter until the end) while abroad? Clearly, the man is a bitter, narcissistic autocrat, one would have been justified in thinking.

Then Friday, as the world turned toward the much-anticipated meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump, it seemed the media were, without much self-awareness, committing the same sins for which they'd blasted Trump - basically undermining the president on foreign soil.

There was no mistaking a negative trend among commentators as they imagined what might transpire between the two world leaders. If the media weren't consciously trying to undercut the president's authority while he was overseas, then unconsciously, they were doing a pretty good job.

No wonder Trump voters hate us.....

(Excerpt) Read more at houstonchronicle.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Politics
KEYWORDS: hamburg; media; trump
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To: fhayek

I hope Hillary and Obama are standing next to clooney in the next election. So comical.


21 posted on 07/08/2017 8:44:50 PM PDT by CJ Wolf (just a conspiracy theory, no facts behind the above post.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s the media that are shooting themselves in their own feet, and every now and then butts.


22 posted on 07/08/2017 8:45:38 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists Call 'em what you will, they all have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“and setting the stage for Pence”

Pence is not the next. he is good. but not the next. It would be like GHWB.


23 posted on 07/08/2017 8:47:20 PM PDT by CJ Wolf (just a conspiracy theory, no facts behind the above post.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Many American journalists and others correctly objected to President Trump's lambasting of the U.S. media in his speech Thursday in Poland, noting that his words were damaging to our international status and democracies around the world.

Does no one remember when Obama singled out FOX News in his attacks?

24 posted on 07/08/2017 8:49:08 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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To: bigbob
Remember during the primaries, the problem with Trump was (in their view), he ‘couldn't win’. They were the better choice for the nominee because, they (Jeb, Marco, Kasich), COULD win. So yeah, you had to eat a little of their conciliatory, elitist, cross-the-aisle crap. But at least, they could win, and give you a half a loaf.

But a funny thing happened along the road to the presidency...

25 posted on 07/08/2017 8:49:13 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: CJ Wolf; All

Yup. Pence is just another empty suit politician who hollars montone platitudes to the unwashed. Listen to the guy when he makes a speech; he sounds like a male Hillary.


26 posted on 07/08/2017 9:16:31 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common any more.)
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To: CJ Wolf
I disagree. GHWB was a liberal weenie who desecrated Reagan's accomplishments. Pence is more conservative than Trump, and a seasoned executive at that, which GHWB never was. I would love to see Pence after eight years of Trump. Icing on the cake.
27 posted on 07/08/2017 9:19:25 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Defiant
The last two paragraphs were good. She quoted Trump's actual words:

Some watched Trump's Poland speech and found it tedious and meaningless. Others heard him say: "The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? I declare today for the world to hear the West will never, ever be broken, our values will prevail, our people will thrive, and our civilization will triumph."

These were powerful, important words, let the record show.

28 posted on 07/08/2017 9:47:26 PM PDT by jeannineinsd
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hope? They were praying.


29 posted on 07/08/2017 9:51:10 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Did U.S. media hope Trump would fail abroad?

Is the Pope Communist?

30 posted on 07/08/2017 9:52:04 PM PDT by CaptainK (No collusion.No obstruction.He's a leaker.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does a bear shiite in the woods? Is the sky blue? :)


31 posted on 07/08/2017 9:57:38 PM PDT by Snowybear
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To: fhayek
Hillary is fighting battles from the last war. As in everything else she has ever done, she will fail in this effort also.

Hillary's fighting battles from 1996. Have you seen those hilarious YouTube compilations of Hillary's own "memes?" Cringe-worthy does not even begin to describe. Hillary without the Presidency is like a sow without a tricycle.

32 posted on 07/08/2017 10:02:05 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If President Trump was President during WWII, the media would have hope that we lost the war. They are that vile.


33 posted on 07/08/2017 10:07:46 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Kathleen figures it out quick enough, she might not end up as a Trumpmas tree decoration... 😀
34 posted on 07/08/2017 11:06:56 PM PDT by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: bigbob; 2ndDivisionVet
They, who are losing at every turn, have nothing but the growing awareness they are outnumbered and outvoted.

And outgunned & outroped. :)

35 posted on 07/08/2017 11:08:53 PM PDT by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

POS NWO CFR nutbag (I couldn’t find a link to entire article)...

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/living-in-a-non-polar-world?barrier=accessreg


36 posted on 07/08/2017 11:24:55 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: rockinqsranch
It’s the media that are shooting themselves in their own feet, and every now and then butts.

True. They could at least have the decency to shoot their feet when the feet are in their mouths.

37 posted on 07/09/2017 12:04:28 AM PDT by Boomer ("Based on the impotent shrieking of the Never Trump bedwetters"....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“[Trump] has given Americans and the world few reasons to admire, respect or trust him.”

This woman is an idiot.


38 posted on 07/09/2017 3:16:23 AM PDT by odawg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'll play amatuer reporter and quote Parker ...

I don't want Trump to be a successful president. He has given Americans and the world few reasons to admire, respect or trust him.

What I just did, is what the press does nearly continuously. Piss on Parker.

39 posted on 07/09/2017 3:31:22 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does a fat dog fart? Kathleen seemed to be trending a little bit conservative after 911 and then she turned back to the dark side big time.


40 posted on 07/09/2017 4:03:39 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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