The Daily 202: White House efforts to conceal Pence team’s coronavirus outbreak show Trump’s penchant for secrecy – The Washington Post


Within the White House there appears to be a great degree of penchant for secrecy, especially with Trump and his tax returns and many other issues, but Trump deals with this as FAKE News, while the only fake is Trump himself.

 

Source: The Daily 202: White House efforts to conceal Pence team’s coronavirus outbreak show Trump’s penchant for secrecy – The Washington Post

Donald Trump demands Fox reporter Jennifer Griffin is fired after she confirmed Atlantic report | Daily Mail Online


Donald Trump on Friday night demanded that Fox News fire a reporter after she confirmed a series of highly-damaging incidents detailed in an Atlantic article. Melania Trump defended her husband.

Source: Donald Trump demands Fox reporter Jennifer Griffin is fired after she confirmed Atlantic report | Daily Mail Online

Trump signs executive order aimed at social media companies after fuming over fact-check : NBC News


Trump spent days fuming over the fact check, saying Thursday it’s “so ridiculous” for Twitter to make the case mail-in ballots aren’t subject to fraud.

Source: Trump signs executive order aimed at social media companies after fuming over fact-check : NBC News

Trump Again Calls For Changing Libel Laws After NYU Professor’s Faked Quote [Updated] | JONATHAN TURLEY


President Donald Trump has previously — and unwisely — called for changing libel laws to combat what he calls “fake news.” I have previously criticized  Trump for his calls for greater liability of the media for its coverage of the controversies surrounding his Administration, including his desire to sue Saturday Night Live.  Now, due to the publication of a false quote from Trump by New York University Professor Ian Bremmer, Trump is again calling for a change in the law and ignoring that our defamation standard is anchored in the first amendment. Ironically, Trump himself was recently accused of posting a doctored clip of Nancy Pelosi and has repeatedly retweeted false or defamatory statements.

Bremmer peached “professional studies” at NYU and is the founder of the Eurasia Group, a political risk research and consulting firm. For some reason, Bremmer decided to post a false quote from Trump: “Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden.”

 

Source: Trump Again Calls For Changing Libel Laws After NYU Professor’s Faked Quote [Updated] | JONATHAN TURLEY

Trump lashes out at New York Times for Mueller reporting | TheHill


“The New York Times had no legitimate sources, which would be totally illegal, concerning the Mueller Report. In fact, they probably had no sources at all! They are a Fake News paper who have already been forced to apologize for their incorrect and very bad reporting on me!” Trump tweeted.

The Times report detailed concerns from unidentified investigators that Mueller’s findings are worse for Trump than Barr’s summary made them appear.

“False. Our reporters interviewed multiple government officials and others to gather the facts for the story,” The Times said in a statement responding to Trump’s tweet.

 

Source: Trump lashes out at New York Times for Mueller reporting | TheHill

‘Fake news’? Trump coordinated with the National Enquirer to make it | View | Euronews


President Trump’s got secrets, and he’s slowly realizing it’s hard — if not impossible — for even the most powerful man in the world to keep a secret for long. But Wednesday’s revelation that for years, even during his presidential campaign, he’s been working with the owners of the sleaze-ridden National Enquirer to bury those secrets under piles of cash should be a wake-up call to more than just him. It should cause those who’ve been giving him the shadow of the doubt to view every word he says with suspicion.

Trump has masterfully placed “fake news” in the international lexicon, but it seems he’s been fighting a mythical monster of his own creation using the National Inquirer — the publication known for making millions off peddling many truly fake stories in supermarket check-out lines — to do his bidding.

The revelation that the parent company of the National Inquirer, American Media Inc., struck a non-prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors over the hush money they dropped at the behest of now-President Trump’s campaign and his former, and soon-to-be incarcerated personal attorney Michael Cohen seems damning.

“At the meeting, [AMI chairman David] Pecker offered to help deal with negative stories about that presidential candidate’s relationships with women by, among other things, assisting the campaign in identifying such stories so they could be purchased and their publication avoided,” the agreement read.

If the allegations prove true — and federal prosecutors in New York surely believe them and they don’t go to court without tangible evidence — this latest revelation about America’s commander in chief shows that he cares more about burying the truth than allowing the public to ever know him as he truly is.

It also shows that the president views himself as a puppet master who is willing to use any means at his disposal to distort reality. The sad thing is he already seems to control the vast conservative media empire without having to spend a dime (that we know of) — though his current communications director is a former senior executive from Fox News, the previous communications director is now head of public relations for Fox News’ parent company and his prior senior counsel had been and (briefly) returned to being the executive chairman of the right-wing website Breitbart.

 

Source: ‘Fake news’? Trump coordinated with the National Enquirer to make it | View | Euronews

Sources: Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake – CNNPolitics.com


Then-FBI Director James Comey knew that a critical piece of information relating to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email was fake — created by Russian intelligence — but he feared that if it became public it would undermine the probe and the Justice Department itself, according to multiple officials with knowledge of the process.

Source: Sources: Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake – CNNPolitics.com

Trump’s Real Sin Is Not Distinguishing Between ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ Dictators


Trump is clueless and is also an aspiring dictator. He wishes to oppress the press that does not support him. In fact anyone who is not for Trump is labeled Fake News, but who is the real Fake.

Trump is a reality star and treats all situations as such, in fact he does not accept true reality, only Fake reality.

Stop Making Sense

Juan Cole writes for Informed Comment:

[…] The Bad Dictators are arguably Bad, and some are war criminals. But Washington tends to deal with the pro-American dictators by just not bringing them up much, or by stressing their friendliness rather than their rapaciousness when they are brought up.

Some of those Washington sees as Bad Dictators, however, are either not dictators or not bad, or not either one. Evo Morales of Bolivia was called “Taliban” by W.’s ambassador, presumably because he represents workers and the indigenous population rather than big business. I’m not aware that anyone has suggested he hasn’t been fairly elected, and he has been a good steward of the economy for workers and the middle classes.

Then of course above all you’re not allowed to bring up that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu rules millions of Palestinians by military force, keeping them occupied and stateless and stealing their…

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