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Trump seizes on NYU professorís (fabricated) tweet to push change of libel laws
Fox News ^ | 27 May 2019 | Frank Miles

Posted on 05/27/2019 8:26:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

President Trump on Monday seized on a New York University professor’s false tweet as an example of journalistic malpractice while calling for the U.S. to modify its libel laws to hold news media accountable.

In his early morning tweet while on an overseas trip to Japan, the president said a fake quote attributed to him by Ian Bremmer shows “what’s going on in the age of Fake News.”

“People think they can say anything and get away with it,” Trump wrote. “Really, the libel laws should be changed to hold Fake News Media accountable!”

Bremmer, who is the president and founder of Eurasia Group and a political science professor at NYC, got into trouble Sunday for tweeting a fake quote attributed to Trump.

“Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden,” Bremmer wrote in the now-deleted tweet, attributing it to Trump.

North Korea has labeled Biden a “fool of low IQ” and an “imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being” after the U.S. presidential hopeful recently called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech.

Bremmer later reportedly responded in a now-deleted tweet: “This is objectively a completely ludicrous quote. And yet kinda plausible. Especially on twitter, where people automatically support whatever political position they have. That's the point.”

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1 posted on 05/27/2019 8:26:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Payback will be a “Bitch”!


2 posted on 05/27/2019 8:31:14 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Nothing makes the delusional more furious than truth.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The professor LIED, claiming Trump said something he did NOT.

This should not be acceptable. And it could be dangerous not to just Trump, but the whole US. When the president says something publicly, that has serious implications.

At the very least he should be fired immediately and no other place should hire him.


3 posted on 05/27/2019 8:33:15 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Ask not who the self-adulating assholes are,
you’ll only get your feelings hurt.”


4 posted on 05/27/2019 8:33:34 AM PDT by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

...”and yet kinda plausible...”

That qualifies as truth to a marxist. It is like Rather when he and others justified the smearing of Bush 2, simply because it was the “seriousness of the charge” that really mattered. Marxists are anti- a lot of things, but their biggest enemy, and most consistent victim, is the truth.


5 posted on 05/27/2019 8:38:42 AM PDT by Migraine
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
👍🏻
6 posted on 05/27/2019 8:40:27 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Innovative

Shows you what most “political scientists” actually do, pontificate on their version of Socialism/Communism hoping to be a part of the “more equal than you” Class after the “revolution... In reality, he is just a stupid schmuck.


7 posted on 05/27/2019 8:40:48 AM PDT by Shady (One More Time: CO2 is PLANT FOOD! Without it we die. Any questions?)
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To: Migraine

Subpoena the CEO’s of the worst offenders of lying to the people to appear on the hill and ask them flat out why they are lying to the American people. Ask them if lying is considered free speech.


8 posted on 05/27/2019 8:42:24 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Only a Replacement Wall? Ann Coulter is deeply saddened)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He “seized” on it, rather than “pounced” on it I guess.

Couldn’t be that he just pointed it out, or mentioned it.

I have made a hobby out of dissecting the evil way the media manipulates headline language with the hope that causal readers of news, who just skim the headlines, can also be manipulated.

I wish the Trump administration Communication Department would counter this more effectively.


9 posted on 05/27/2019 8:46:46 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( Donald John Trump has pulled the sword from the stone.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This makes me wonder

What if Nixon had the Internet/Twitter etc back in the day?


10 posted on 05/27/2019 8:47:20 AM PDT by ASOC (Having humility really means one is rarely humiliated)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

YES. I have been advocating something along these lines for years. “Freedom of the press” does NOT include license to lie about people. I hope Trump and the Repubs take this football and run with it as far as they can.


11 posted on 05/27/2019 8:52:48 AM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Plausible? It’s plausible this guy’s mom was uncertain of his sire. It’s plausible that this guy diddles little boys. It’s plausible this guy is a spy for the mafia.

I could go on....


12 posted on 05/27/2019 8:57:15 AM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Some caution needs to be in order. The left constantly confuses and abuses language, so that, for example they will call satire “lies” and “hate speech.”


13 posted on 05/27/2019 8:58:32 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Innovative

While I agree that the professor lied by attributing the statement to Trump, the content of the statement, comparing Biden to Kim was about right.


14 posted on 05/27/2019 9:07:30 AM PDT by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ian Bremmer

As of December 2014, he is foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at Time.[2]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Bremmer

Yesterday, he was a TIME reporter.
Did they fire him already?


15 posted on 05/27/2019 9:25:53 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT ("The enemy has overrun us. We are blowing up everything. Vive la France!"Dien Bien Phu last message.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Time ragazine columnist.


16 posted on 05/27/2019 9:42:35 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Don Corleone

Who was the fake news hack who said even if his book’s lies about Trump were acceptable because it “rings true”?


17 posted on 05/27/2019 9:46:50 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: DUMBGRUNT

The serious strategists of capital often arrive at the same conclusions as the Marxists, although naturally from their own class standpoint. The rosy picture painted by Mr. Trump is not shared by any serious bourgeois analyst – quite the contrary, in fact.
[Bremer’s] The Eurasia Group, a respected consultancy that advises the capitalists on possible risks on a world scale, in its recently published annual assessment of top geopolitical risks, warns that the world is moving toward crisis and a state of “geopolitical depression” and that the presidency of Donald Trump is itself contributing to instability: accelerating divisions nationally and internationally, and unravelling the global order that has been painfully constructed over a period of decades.
[Bremmer’s]Eurasia Group expresses the fear that that liberal (i.e. bourgeois) democracies are suffering from a “deficit of legitimacy not seen since World War II”, that the leaders are out of touch with reality and that this political breakdown creates conditions where any major event could have a devastating effect on the global economy and market.


18 posted on 05/27/2019 9:48:29 AM PDT by Bookshelf
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I think you are onto something.


19 posted on 05/27/2019 10:45:51 AM PDT by Migraine
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Bremmer should lose his Ph.D. for that.


20 posted on 05/27/2019 10:49:58 AM PDT by marajade (Skywalker)
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