Skip to comments.NY Magazine: Trump 'Owns the Press' at First Press Conference
Posted on 01/11/2017 11:06:30 PM PST by Zakeet
Gabriel Sherman writes in New York Magazine that President-elect Donald Trump's got the upper hand against the media on Wednesday by turning his first post-election press conference "into a debate over journalistic practices."
But observed as spectacle, Trump came away with a resounding victory. That's because Trump won even before he stepped before the microphone, by making the media the story.
Last night, BuzzFeed published a salacious 35-page oppo-research dossier on Trump that alleged Russia possessed sexual and financial dirt on Trump that could be used to blackmail him. BuzzFeed justified reporting the unverified oppo-research document - which had been compiled during the presidential campaign by a political operative working for Trump's Republican rivals - by stating that intelligence agencies had briefed Trump on a summary of the findings last week. But BuzzFeeds article boomeranged back on the website as journalists were quick to denounce its decision to publish unconfirmed claims and errors. (CNN broke news of the intelligence briefing, but did not print the sensational details.)
For the most part, Trump remained calm and jocular (except when he refused to call on CNN reporter Jim Acosta, yelling You are fake news!).
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
That slippery old Donald continues to make us Newsers look like a bunch of biased libtard morons ... which, unfortunately, is exactly what we are.
Too Funny. . .Too True!
In other words, the idiots fell for an obvious ruse ... and got caught publishing fake news.
What is the source of that gif?
Some of us are not very knowledgeable about current TV shows and I was wondering the context of the action?
For the most part, Trump remained calm and jocular (except when he refused to call on DISRESPECTFUL SHOUTING CNN reporter Jim Acosta, OVER-yelling You are fake news!). FIXED.
I think the proper word in this context is “pwned” not “owned.”
Any gamer will know what I’m saying.
Trump was right to call CNN fake news, because what they did was even worse than what buzz feed did. CNN carefully reported no details, but gave the impression that there was very damaging info that the Russians could use to compromise Trump, and that the details were being investigated by the Intelligence Community.
“The seriousness of the charges” meme and they also stated that the source was a former MI6 agent who was considered highly credible by their Intelligence sources.
The thread below is an article that indicates the story was actually a prank that a Republican Hack fell for:
Here is a link to a video/report of the CNN -hopefully they haven’t changed it:
The MSM has declared war on Sun Tzu. I don’t think that’s going to work out for them.
...reporting the unverified oppo-research document - which had been compiled during the presidential campaign by a political operative working for Trump’s Republican rivals ...
NOT the Russians??? WTH!
Maybe it was Bernie’s team, or other political operatives, that leaked the podesta and DNC emails
Schemers on the attack. The lie is the weapon used most often by the criminal. CNN and Donna Brazile have not apologized for leaking presidential debate questions. NO consequences for CNN Criminal News Network. Many never stop unless incarcerated or eliminated. CNN staged FAKE DEBATE to throw an election. Justice? Law? Conscience? The criminal mind/collective does not recognize it. The perps remain free to cause more damage.
The word “pwned”, a gamer term meaning complete and utter defeat, is derived from an earlier hacker’s term, “owned” which meant to gain access to the root controlling another’s computer. The received explanation is that a child who had defeated over 100 opponents in online World of Warcraft was trying to type “owned” when he missed and hit the -p.
The theory that it comes from chess and refers to checkmate by the use of pawns, is not accepted and has in fact been debunked. There is also no truth to the theory that it comes from a broken sign at a Pwn Shop.
Difference between Pwned and Owned according to Will Smith... maybe: “Pwned” should be used when “Owned” just isn’t strong enough. For example if you were kicked in the balls you were Owned. Now say instead of getting kicked in the balls with just an ordinary shoe, there were spikes on it and instead of it just hurting they were actually torn open, now you have been PWNED! (from uncylopedia.wiki)
How is it pronounced? The word exists primarily in the written world, so for the time being no pronunciation guide is necessary. The inner voice may wish to mentally pronounced it usually as “OOOOOOOOWNED” supplying the increased emotional intensity commensurate with that level of victorious achievement. Someone suggested “p-owned” on the theory that it was a contraction of “professionally owned”, but I doubt that will catch on.
This is me missing William Safire. Sorry...
I have heard a similar story many times. I do play World of Warcraft, and have heard other players use the term many times. It is pronounced "poned."
You said, “I do play World of Warcraft, and have heard other players use the term many times. It is pronounced “poned.”
Thank you for the confirmation and correction! I am wondering how much it is used in general conversation. You do hear gamers use the word just as it was used in this post, a non-gaming context, yes? So, do you hear non-gamers using it similarly, that is in a non-game context? In this thread we saw someone use “owned” as is current in the popular lexicon. Then someone corrected and suggested “pwned” for this context.
If the original post had in fact used “pwned” there would have been no chance to enter the correction and express the emotion of the term, wisely and beautifully done by all concerned. Instead, I suspect that the lesser spelling Nazis would have screamed barbarous bloody murther. Great and noble language mavens like myself, however, would then have defined and defended the term and would have owned them!
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