Dark Lord Potter Forums Dark Lord Potter Forums  
Go Back   Dark Lord Potter Forums > Common Room > Politics
Donate Register Rules Library List IRC Chat FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Notices

Donate to DLP PatronusCharm Banner

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2017, 02:59 PM   #741
BDiddy
First Year
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 47
This might be the craziest POTUS press conference ever. It's so adversarial, even when it doesn't need to be because Trump hates Media outlets. He just said BBC is like CNN, which obviously means it's fake news.

I don't think he's had a cordial answer to any answer at all. Straight confrontational.

Good lord.
BDiddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 03:15 PM   #742
Ryriena
Second Year
 
Ryriena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Texas
Gender: Female
Posts: 56
DLP Supporter Donor Star
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/a...-was-listening

What a surprise not. I hope this is actually real.
__________________
The Celtic Dragon of Earth
Ryriena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 03:22 PM   #743
Andrela
Mistress of Death
Plot Bunny
 
Andrela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Silesia
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Posts: 3,873
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Jesus Christ that press conference was legendary. Trump vs The Media, holyshit.
__________________
Andrela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 05:20 PM   #744
Ryriena
Second Year
 
Ryriena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Texas
Gender: Female
Posts: 56
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrela View Post
Jesus Christ that press conference was legendary. Trump vs The Media, holyshit.
Holy shit is right, from this article he told a Jewish report to shut up about Jewish Synagogues attacks. https://trofire.com/2017/02/16/quiet...ks-synagogues/

Jesus Christ he is becoming unhinged.
__________________
The Celtic Dragon of Earth
Ryriena is offline   Reply With Quote
Thumbs Up 1 Thumb Up
Old 02-16-2017, 06:09 PM   #745
EsperJones
Order Member
 
EsperJones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 821
...becoming?
EsperJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Thumbs Up 2 thumbs up
Old 02-16-2017, 06:25 PM   #746
Darth_Revan
The Chosen One
 
Darth_Revan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The Empire City
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,215
DLP Supporter Donor Star
The Post reports Flynn lied to the FBI when he was interviewed last month.

Felony.
__________________

Peace is a lie, the greatest lie there is. The truth is strife. Struggle. Pain. Suffering.

And from that turmoil, power. The power to bend the universe to my will.

- Revan, Dark Lord of the Sith
Darth_Revan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 06:41 PM   #747
Andrela
Mistress of Death
Plot Bunny
 
Andrela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Silesia
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Posts: 3,873
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darth_Revan View Post
The Post reports Flynn lied to the FBI when he was interviewed last month.

Felony.
What are the actual, realistic chances that he will be prosecuted?
__________________
Andrela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 07:13 PM   #748
Darth_Revan
The Chosen One
 
Darth_Revan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The Empire City
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,215
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrela View Post
What are the actual, realistic chances that he will be prosecuted?
Depends on whether Sessions has the balls to sign off on it.

So 1 or 2 chances in 5.
__________________

Peace is a lie, the greatest lie there is. The truth is strife. Struggle. Pain. Suffering.

And from that turmoil, power. The power to bend the universe to my will.

- Revan, Dark Lord of the Sith
Darth_Revan is offline   Reply With Quote
Thumbs Up 1 Thumb Up
Old 02-16-2017, 07:43 PM   #749
Ryriena
Second Year
 
Ryriena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Texas
Gender: Female
Posts: 56
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Quote:
Originally Posted by EsperJones View Post
...becoming?
He was already broaderline unhinged but after this press conference he has broken free and became fully unhinged.
__________________
The Celtic Dragon of Earth
Ryriena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 08:26 PM   #750
Darth_Revan
The Chosen One
 
Darth_Revan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The Empire City
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,215
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Today in Trumpistan:

So last week, it came out that the CIA had denied a clearance to one of Flynn's deputies at the National Security Council.

Yesterday, it came out that Flynn's clearance was revoked pending review. Odds are he won't ever get it back.

Today, Politico reports that another six White House staffers failed the most basic round of clearance investigations, and had to be walked out of the building. Including his scheduler.



--

Edit: LOL

__________________

Peace is a lie, the greatest lie there is. The truth is strife. Struggle. Pain. Suffering.

And from that turmoil, power. The power to bend the universe to my will.

- Revan, Dark Lord of the Sith

Last edited by Darth_Revan; 02-16-2017 at 08:57 PM.
Darth_Revan is offline   Reply With Quote
Thumbs Up 2 thumbs up
Old 02-16-2017, 09:19 PM   #751
calutron
Auror
 
calutron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 629
Apparently the guy who was offered the job to replace Flynn, Bob Harward, turned it down.

Quote:
A friend of Harward's said he was reluctant to take the job because the White House seems so chaotic. Harward called the offer a "s*** sandwich," the friend said.
CNN

Last edited by calutron; 02-16-2017 at 09:22 PM.
calutron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 09:36 PM   #752
The Iron Rose
Unspeakable
 
The Iron Rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: United States
Gender: Female
Posts: 714
Hahahaha oh man. I can't decide if I'm happy or not, because Harward is reportedly very competent.
The Iron Rose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 10:38 PM   #753
Dark Belra
Headmaster
 
Dark Belra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,112
It seems Trump is doing a Mainstream Media Accountability Survey.

I wonder if they are measuring the support they will get to restrict the media. It also accepts donations from people to contribute to working against the Mainstream Media.
__________________

Peace and Prosperity be damned.

Last edited by Dark Belra; 02-16-2017 at 10:41 PM.
Dark Belra is online now   Reply With Quote
Thumbs Up 1 Thumb Up
Old 02-16-2017, 10:41 PM   #754
Darth_Revan
The Chosen One
 
Darth_Revan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The Empire City
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,215
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark Belra View Post
It seems Trump is doing a Mainstream Media Accountability Survey.

I wonder if they are measuring the support they will get to restrict the media.
Looks like they're gunning to revoke CNN's and MSNBC's press credentials.
__________________

Peace is a lie, the greatest lie there is. The truth is strife. Struggle. Pain. Suffering.

And from that turmoil, power. The power to bend the universe to my will.

- Revan, Dark Lord of the Sith
Darth_Revan is offline   Reply With Quote
Thumbs Up 1 Thumb Up
Old 02-16-2017, 11:00 PM   #755
Agayek
Supreme Mugwump
 
Agayek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,755
This... disturbs me on a pretty fundamental level. Not only that Trump is doing it, but also that both networks have legitimate reason to worry about an impartial accountability check.
__________________
Agayek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2017, 12:28 AM   #756
awinarock
Dark Lord
 
awinarock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Texas
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,946
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark Belra View Post
It seems Trump is doing a Mainstream Media Accountability Survey.

I wonder if they are measuring the support they will get to restrict the media. It also accepts donations from people to contribute to working against the Mainstream Media.
I think they're just putting up a poll that they're going to use as justification for pushing an agenda that aims at restricting access and maybe even more . And holy shit are those "survey" questions leading as fuck.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Martian
I can't wait till I have grandchildren. "When I was younger, I had to walk to the rim of a crater. Uphill! In an EVA suit! On Mars, ya little shit! Ya hear me? Mars!"
awinarock is online now   Reply With Quote
Thumbs Up 1 Thumb Up
Old 02-17-2017, 01:13 AM   #757
Banta
The Chosen One
 
Banta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Oregon
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,081
DLP Supporter Donor Star
What's really funny (sad(!)) is that it asks for money when you finish it.

Last edited by Banta; 02-17-2017 at 01:16 AM.
Banta is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2017, 05:54 AM   #758
Azira
High Inquisitor
 
Azira's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Israel
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 593
DLP Supporter Donor Star
https://twitter.com/ava/status/832324150504992768

Oh Donald. Who's the fake news now?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon View Post
mfw scum Aziraphale hates on good guy Krogan.
Azira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2017, 06:13 AM   #759
Ryriena
Second Year
 
Ryriena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Texas
Gender: Female
Posts: 56
DLP Supporter Donor Star
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azira View Post
https://twitter.com/ava/status/832324150504992768

Oh Donald. Who's the fake news now?
This was the most cringe worthy of press conferences. He ranted and raved about the media and litterly called for a Jewish reporter to sit down and be quiet. And asked the black news reporter to set up a meeting with the black congress members. By saying you know them their friends of yours..."
__________________
The Celtic Dragon of Earth
Ryriena is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2017, 08:03 AM   #760
Oment
Headmaster
The Betrayer
 
Oment's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,161
Unfortunately for Trump, his survey (along with being hilariously leading. Were I to have handed those questions in at uni, I would have received a failing grade) made one crucial mistake: it's a not-very-veiled attack on the established press. Even if it's not the first time he's done such a survey, now he actually has power behind him to act on the results. And, as we've seen from the responses to Leveson in the UK, nobody in the press really likes it when you start throwing around restrictions for a variety of reasons. The UK papers accepted some changes regarding accountability, for example, but they still prefer - logically - to be more self-regulating and less government-regulated.

This is why one Fox News anchor is also peeved with the President's treatment of the media (with CNN being one example mentioned in these clips): ideology aside, there's a professional standard and an obligation to [the US public/the truth/the advertisers/whatever] that journalists feel they should uphold, and none of them are going to like it when you attack them and limit them in their actions, especially if dictated through laws. You might not be the one on the chopping block now, but a different government might be antagonistic towards you and yours. Better to avoid the possibility and all.

Do CNN and MSNBC have issues with bias in their reporting? Of course they bloody do. Every outlet does: be it deliberate (like hiding damning information or not retracting it when it has become demonstrably false), by accident (because they were given wrong information, cf. eyewitness accounts, or misreading given information), or even institutional (e.g. a defence of the Murdoch media empire in a Murdoch-owned newspaper). This is a feature of journalism: eking out a niche without providing an opinion is asking to be doomed to fail, especially on television. Modern society doesn't want dry facts. Modern society wants scandal, salacious details, scoops. (Of which I am as guilty as basically anyone in this thread, and more than some probably.) CNN, MSNBC, any cable channel being the corporations that they are (or belong to, w/e), they want to turn a profit. This is logical behaviour and shouldn't be some revelation to anyone who's got a quarter of a brain.

Back to the topic of restrictions. No. Hell no. Insert all the clichés you like about free marketplace of ideas, call me a biased regressive leftist anti-American European gay Jewish commie cuck* for all I care. The be-all-end-all of this matter is that restricting press access, on this scale, to the executive branch is, in my view, likely to do far greater damage to any free country than whatever benefits it may offer. It decreases media plurality, and it forces self-censorship in those who still have their access. Questions that may be tough will not be asked and disagreement with the official line might be stifled in an effort to keep that vaunted permit of being able to directly report on what the White House is actually doing. That disturbs and scares me on a fundamental level.

*Did I get all of the common r/t_d 'insults'? Some of them are actually true, mind.
__________________
Curse my sudden but inevitable betrayals.

~R.I.P. Oz's dick, 1990-2016.~

Last edited by Oment; 02-17-2017 at 08:13 AM. Reason: Clarified a few things, fixed an unclear antecedent.
Oment is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 4 (3 members and 1 guests)
sage1000, Thrift, Illuminatus
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Proof of Mankind's Stupidity EnigmaDecoder Real Life Discussion 26 02-14-2007 09:05 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2005 - 2016 DLP Group. All rights reserved.
No personal intellectual property on this site may be used without the credit and express permission of the respective authors.