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Opinion: The media is lying to you about Trumpís China tariffs
Market Watch ^ | 14 May 2019 | Brett Arends

Posted on 05/15/2019 6:15:44 AM PDT by Politically Correct

Are you kidding me?

I’m used to partisan, inaccurate drivel from all sides these days, but the media’s coverage of President Trump’s tariffs and the so-called “trade war” takes some kind of cake.

There’s no serious doubt that some in the media would absolutely love to tank the stock market. They figure that would hurt Trump’s re-election chances in 2020. Monday’s stock market slump, which saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.82% tumble 2.4% and the Nasdaq Composite 3.4%, looked just like what the doctor ordered.

I write this, incidentally, as someone who is no fan of the president. But I remember when politics was supposed to stop at the water’s edge.

And, anyway, facts are facts. Most of what the public is being told about these tariffs is either misleading or a downright lie.

I’ve been following the coverage all weekend with my jaw on the floor.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; media; mediawingofthednc; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; smearmachine; tariffs; trump
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Sgt. Friday: Just the facts ma'am.
1 posted on 05/15/2019 6:15:44 AM PDT by Politically Correct
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To: Politically Correct

Among the many other things that they lie about.


2 posted on 05/15/2019 6:17:22 AM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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To: Politically Correct

MSNBC Anchor: “Our Job” Is To “Control Exactly What People Think”


3 posted on 05/15/2019 6:18:37 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Politically Correct

Opinion: The media is lying to you about Trump’s China tariffs...

Why are there any words necessary after YOU?


4 posted on 05/15/2019 6:19:14 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR)
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You ever notice that every time somebody sais something positive or at least neutral about the president, they are seemingly compelled to pre qualify any statement with “now mind you, I am no fan of Trumps, but ...”?


5 posted on 05/15/2019 6:20:23 AM PDT by dsrtsage (For Leftists, World History starts every day at breakfast)
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To: dsrtsage
You ever notice that every time somebody sais something positive or at least neutral about the president, they are seemingly compelled to pre qualify any statement with “now mind you, I am no fan of Trumps, but ...”?

It's how you keep your job. ";^)

6 posted on 05/15/2019 6:24:55 AM PDT by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: OttawaFreeper

Among the many other things that they lie about.

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Yep, the mendacious media. Lies, half-truths, use of selective facts, and outright propaganda.

The American media outlets used to disparage Pravda and Izvestia for the same reasons.


7 posted on 05/15/2019 6:25:58 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Politically Correct

I was waiting for someone to notice.


8 posted on 05/15/2019 6:26:53 AM PDT by vannrox (The Preamble to the Bill of Rights - without it, our Bill of Rights is meaningless!)
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To: Politically Correct

Stock market drops over a year before the election are not going to impact the election. They need to work on their timing. They had it DOWN SOLID in 2008.


9 posted on 05/15/2019 6:29:30 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Politically Correct

Tariffs are bad? People will rationally buy products cheaper than Chinese imports. The red Chicoms don’t have a monopoly on any goods except rare earth metals.

Farmers can be subsidized for a few years to offset their market loss. Food can be stored or redistributed. Venezuela certainly needs humanitarian food. It’s not like farmers haven’t subsidized before. The crappy ethanol mandate in our gas made Iowa farmers rich at our expense.

The Donald’s trade war is a twofer win. Weakens China and strengthens America.


10 posted on 05/15/2019 6:30:04 AM PDT by DeplorablePaul (s)
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To: Politically Correct

Excellent article!


11 posted on 05/15/2019 6:33:44 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: vannrox
I was waiting for someone to notice.

Heh! Good one.

12 posted on 05/15/2019 6:33:54 AM PDT by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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Opinion Fact: The media is lying to you about Trump ’s China tariffs

Fixed

13 posted on 05/15/2019 6:34:53 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (When your business model depends on slave labor, you're always going to need more slaves.)
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To: Politically Correct

The corrupt media twists the truth and lies in almost every news story to be damaging to Trump, nothing new here.


14 posted on 05/15/2019 6:36:18 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: dsrtsage

Likewise, when forced to report “good news” connected to the president (unemployment numbers, for example), there’s always an obligatory “however” disclaimer.


15 posted on 05/15/2019 6:38:22 AM PDT by daler
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To: Sgt_Schultze

OrangeManBad™


16 posted on 05/15/2019 6:39:01 AM PDT by Politically Correct (A member of the rabble in good standing)
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To: DeplorablePaul

The current problem is time for transition

How long will it take to transition a ton of manufacturing to capable nations to create new sources?

Xi is betting that Trump will be gone before that transition on a scale that matters can occur. He believes americans actually like Chinese made stuff and will not tolerate a permanent China tax.

So, it may boil down to how long can the Chinese economy tolerate the intense strain?


17 posted on 05/15/2019 6:39:34 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12)There were Democrat espionage operations on Republican candidates)
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To: Politically Correct
This tax increase that has everyone’s panties in a twist is a rounding error.

Very true, but that fact doesn't fit the MSM agenda. They would prefer to convince the general public, especially the coddled Snowflakes, that capitalism is evil and Socialism is the answer to everything, including international trade. No Socialist regime has survived as long as capitalism has thrived in the US. Social experiments, from New Harmony, to Cuba, to today's Venezuela, have all failed, and history is strewn with their wreckage. But, as Bernie would say, "We'd do it right!" Yeah, Bernie, like you're the sharpest knife that been in the drawer for the past 250 years. Capitalism got us to be the #1 economy on the planet, but the Leftist want to start over and turn the US into Venezuela.

Idiots...

18 posted on 05/15/2019 6:44:57 AM PDT by econjack
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China is hurting so bad Yogi Bear(Xi Jinping) is pulling out the Race Card


19 posted on 05/15/2019 6:46:55 AM PDT by butlerweave
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To: Politically Correct

“But by 1928, tariffs had started to fade away as a major political question in the country, as the national income tax replaced tariffs as a source of federal revenue.“

https://www.google.com/amp/s/constitutioncenter.org/amp/blog/talk-of-new-tariffs-opens-up-an-old-constitutional-issue

An item our POTUS may want to include in his discussions.


20 posted on 05/15/2019 6:47:35 AM PDT by polymuser (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged today. - Chesterton)
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