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30-05-2017, 04:07 AM
Free press is under assault b/c of Trump
Trump's collective tone over his campaign and repeated scapegoating of political rivals, service people, judges, races, religions, and the intel community, but the main watchdog on a free society our free press, is under assault in a very real literal sense.

Trump is beyond party and economics, we really have seen this script in the past and it does not end well.

http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/count...36479.html

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30-05-2017, 04:17 AM
RE: Free press is under assault b/c of Trump
Trumpians have always had an issue with truth coming to light and the free expression of ideas. They're all for free speech, as long as such speech is in line with their ideologies. So this shouldn't be anything surprising. Troubling, yes. Surprising, no.

And despite the squelching of press freedom, confirmed ties with the Russians, and the countless lies, some people still believe that Trump was a better choice than Hillary. Facepalm
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30-05-2017, 06:45 AM
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A world without art is a dark place. A world without the oversight of press is evil.

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30-05-2017, 06:54 AM
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(30-05-2017 04:17 AM)Heath_Tierney Wrote:  And despite the squelching of press freedom, confirmed ties with the Russians, and the countless lies, some people still believe that Trump was a better choice than Hillary. Facepalm

Well it's easy. Trump says nice things, and the press says bad things about him. He says they're lying, they say he's lying, but they make up fake news. So they're lying. QED.

What gets me is how people don't realise this line of thinking is dangerous, and *how* dangerous it is. Their grandfathers fought against the Nazis, and the grandkids are turning *into* Nazis. It's chilling to watch.

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30-05-2017, 07:00 AM
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Yeahbut like, it's only THE LEFT that throws tantrums and violently breaks things Drinking Beverage

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30-05-2017, 07:47 AM
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(30-05-2017 06:54 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(30-05-2017 04:17 AM)Heath_Tierney Wrote:  And despite the squelching of press freedom, confirmed ties with the Russians, and the countless lies, some people still believe that Trump was a better choice than Hillary. Facepalm

Well it's easy. Trump says nice things, and the press says bad things about him. He says they're lying, they say he's lying, but they make up fake news. So they're lying. QED.

What gets me is how people don't realise this line of thinking is dangerous, and *how* dangerous it is. Their grandfathers fought against the Nazis, and the grandkids are turning *into* Nazis. It's chilling to watch.

This is what people don't get. I do get down on those who say, "That can't happen here" when in fact it is happening. Trump constantly is making dangerous statements about how the press should be forced to reveal their sources always. On top of spending the past year vilifying them. And just last week a politician assaulted a reporter, and Trump basically rewarded that bad behavior.

This is no joke, Trump's behavior is dangerous and exactly what the allies fought against in WW2.

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30-05-2017, 08:03 AM
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I agree with you, Brian.

I find this really distressing, especially as it relates to the next generation of voters. He is sewing the seed of a growing discord - kids don't know how to discern 'fake news' from real news Sad

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30-05-2017, 08:22 AM
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(30-05-2017 07:00 AM)cactus Wrote:  Yeahbut like, it's only THE LEFT that throws tantrums and violently breaks things Drinking Beverage

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Nobody sane is condoning violence or destruction of property. We condemn that when anyone does it, even those who claim to be on the side of the left.

We are STRICTLY talking about the toxic scapegoating rhetoric coming from a person in a seat of power.

The local law enforcement arrests as they should, ANYONE in ANY STATE who commits such a crime.

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30-05-2017, 08:33 AM (This post was last modified: 30-05-2017 08:37 AM by GenesisNemesis.)
RE: Free press is under assault b/c of Trump
(30-05-2017 07:47 AM)Brian37 Wrote:  
(30-05-2017 06:54 AM)morondog Wrote:  Well it's easy. Trump says nice things, and the press says bad things about him. He says they're lying, they say he's lying, but they make up fake news. So they're lying. QED.

What gets me is how people don't realise this line of thinking is dangerous, and *how* dangerous it is. Their grandfathers fought against the Nazis, and the grandkids are turning *into* Nazis. It's chilling to watch.

This is what people don't get. I do get down on those who say, "That can't happen here" when in fact it is happening. Trump constantly is making dangerous statements about how the press should be forced to reveal their sources always. On top of spending the past year vilifying them. And just last week a politician assaulted a reporter, and Trump basically rewarded that bad behavior.

This is no joke, Trump's behavior is dangerous and exactly what the allies fought against in WW2.

I can even already think of an example where it did happen here: when the Japanese were interred during WW2. Or how about that whole civil rights movement thing, or fucking slavery? Or the fact that women used to not be able to vote? Why do people have such a rose-tinted view of our country, I don't get it.

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31-05-2017, 09:57 AM
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(30-05-2017 08:33 AM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:  
(30-05-2017 07:47 AM)Brian37 Wrote:  This is what people don't get. I do get down on those who say, "That can't happen here" when in fact it is happening. Trump constantly is making dangerous statements about how the press should be forced to reveal their sources always. On top of spending the past year vilifying them. And just last week a politician assaulted a reporter, and Trump basically rewarded that bad behavior.

This is no joke, Trump's behavior is dangerous and exactly what the allies fought against in WW2.

I can even already think of an example where it did happen here: when the Japanese were interred during WW2. Or how about that whole civil rights movement thing, or fucking slavery? Or the fact that women used to not be able to vote? Why do people have such a rose-tinted view of our country, I don't get it.

But the difference is that we're devolving to evil. Your examples show us evolving from it.

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