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Media Double Down After New York Times Gets Busted Peddling Fake News
thefederalist.com ^ | May 28, 2018 | Mollie Hemingway

Posted on 05/28/2018 2:58:07 PM PDT by ransomnote

There may have been a real White House briefing with real White House officials, but The New York Times couldn't be trusted to accurately summarize what the White House official said. And it wasn't on a minor point.

On the path to the June 12 summit with North Korea, journalists claimed President Donald Trump would not be willing to walk away from the negotiating table because he was too desperate for a win.

The Washington Post’s David Nakamura wrote that “critics fear that a president determined to declare victory where his predecessors failed will allow his desire for a legacy-making deal to override the substance of the negotiations.” On the same day, the Washington Post’s Paul Waldman mocked Trump’s desire for a win, which he said was turning Trump into a fool who was getting played.

Then President Trump did what media outlets said he’d never do. He walked away from the negotiating table due to North Korea’s behavior. The media outlets didn’t acknowledge their previous analytical missteps so much as come up with new lines of attack on Trump.

Mark Landler and David Sanger of The New York Times wrote an article arguing there were deep divisions between Trump and his advisors. To support the claim, the Times argued that Trump said a June 12 summit was still possible, while his top aides said it was “impossible”:

As with so many issues involving this president, the views of his aides often have little effect on what he actually says. On Thursday, for example, a senior White House official told reporters that even if the meeting were reinstated, holding it on June 12 would be impossible, given the lack of time and the amount of planning needed.


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The article goes on to document the fact that the NY Times continued to falsely claim the administration official said something he never said, even after the NYT was given evidence that it was false.
1 posted on 05/28/2018 2:58:07 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

There are leaders and followers. Followers cannot comprehend the thinking of leaders. It looks foreign to them. Which is why they are followers.


2 posted on 05/28/2018 3:01:58 PM PDT by lurk
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To: ransomnote

That just proves he’ll never do it.


3 posted on 05/28/2018 3:02:04 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: ransomnote
He walked...

I seem to recall that there is this book written by some famous negotiator or other some thing about the Art of the Deal and the author says "Walk."

4 posted on 05/28/2018 3:04:29 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: ransomnote

It seems with each passing day the media is itself the story


5 posted on 05/28/2018 3:05:39 PM PDT by datricker (Cut Taxes Repeal ACA Deport DACA - Americans First, Build the Wall, Lock her up MAGA!)
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To: ransomnote

What’s really evil about this is that the NY Times would rather wreck the peace negotiations than let Trump get any credit for them.


6 posted on 05/28/2018 3:10:23 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ransomnote

Doubling down on fake news?

That’s why I don’t watch it any more.


7 posted on 05/28/2018 3:13:07 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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Mollie Hemingway writes t is reasonable to critique the president for his communication style, including that he should have condemned The New York Times for fake news attributed to a real source instead of fake news attributed to a fake source."

Not to argue too fine a point, since she does a marvelous job bashing the NY Times, but the President is correct - there is no real source for the fake news, since the fake news was, well, fake.

8 posted on 05/28/2018 3:15:51 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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It seems with each passing day the media is itself the story

As they say, no publicity is worse than bad publicity.

9 posted on 05/28/2018 3:16:57 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: ransomnote

Tactics of propagandists. The can play either side of any issue and amplify fake fault. Packs of rabid propagandists turn faster than a “bum on a baloney sandwich”.

“quote” - Thayrone X - WAAM radio.


10 posted on 05/28/2018 3:18:04 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Cicero

What’s really evil about this is that the NY Times would rather wreck the peace negotiations than let Trump get any credit for them.
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Well said. WHen the media are not virtue signaling, they are betraying our country.


11 posted on 05/28/2018 3:19:52 PM PDT by ransomnote (IN GOD WE TRUST)
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To: datricker

Yes, the media has made themselves the story. They go on and on about certain vocabulary from certain sources. The media is reporting very little actual news. They are well past the foolish stage.


12 posted on 05/28/2018 3:27:05 PM PDT by abclily
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To: ransomnote

Without action the NYSLIMES will continue to lie!!! And unfortunately a lot of American Hispanics are falling for the LIE because there seems to be no brakes on these EVIL bastardpukes! Sad!!!


13 posted on 05/28/2018 3:33:35 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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This is why much of the MSM is in serious trouble. Yes the audiences for the broadcast networks (CBS, ABC, NBC) are indeed large though they’ve shrunk.

Now take a look at the average age of their audience. Its over 50! Yes I realize that older people have always tended to follow the news more but its quite striking how pretty much everybody from the last two generations doesn’t trust them and gets their news from other sources - overwhelmingly the internet.

Their credibility is shot and they’ll never get it back. In 20 years their audience will be far smaller than it is even today.


14 posted on 05/28/2018 3:41:04 PM PDT by FLT-bird (..)
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To: Cicero

I wasted a whole two minutes of my life tuning into a Showtime series about the New York Times.

Minute one—some white haired Exec is lamenting the paper failed in its mission in 2016 because it lost touch with the American people.

Wow, I thought—somebody gets it.

Minute two—that same white haired guy is leading a staff meeting congratulating the staff on their great stories on Trump and Russia and asking what new developments they have on the story.

Hello! Remote off. End of line.

That place cannot be fixed unless NK hits it.


15 posted on 05/28/2018 3:59:13 PM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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To: ransomnote

The white nationalist is trafficking immigrant children to North Korea? Is that the new reporting this week?


16 posted on 05/28/2018 4:02:41 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: ransomnote

17 posted on 05/28/2018 4:17:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: datricker
"...media is itself the story...."

A category of Fake News (once removed).

18 posted on 05/28/2018 4:31:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: metmom

“Doubling down on fake news?”

All they know is that it worked for their god the Fraud for eight years — thanks to them, personally.


19 posted on 05/28/2018 4:48:41 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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20 posted on 05/28/2018 5:10:11 PM PDT by bitt (t\\)
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