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In Editorials, Newspapers Falsely Reporting Donald Trump’s Actual Quotes

Several hundred newspapers across America are publishing editorials today against Donald Trump’s continuing tirades on Twitter and elsewhere against the “fake news” media, and his saying the “fake news” media are the “enemy of the people.”

However, these newspaper outlets’ editorial boards are mistaken about what Trump has been saying. They are claiming that Trump has been saying that “journalists are the enemy of the people.” The editorial boards have been proclaiming, “Journalists are not the enemy of the people!”

I even searched to see if Trump used the word “journalists,” or if he has been saying just “news media.” But no, he has specifically been saying that the “fake news” media are the “enemy of the people.” Not “journalists.”

So, these editorial board writers are either not really paying attention, or they are intentionally changing Trump’s references of “fake news” to “journalists” in a dishonest attempt to continue their campaign of helping the Mueller “investigation” in its cover-up of FBI and DOJ corruption and criminality.

And I am not a Trump supporter, by the way. I just believe in the truth. The news media have been exposed in their shameful un-journalistic propaganda on behalf of the Democrats, on behalf of Hillary Clinton, and on behalf of certain news reporters and editors’ various political agenda-driven biases.

And also, the news media and newspaper editorial boards are saying that Trump is the “threat” to their “freedom of the Press,” when as far as I know Trump has not actually done anything as President to threaten anyone’s freedom of the Press. Except, of course, his saying that pests such as Jim Acosta are “fake news” and cases of the White House banishing certain reporters, if they did that.

However, if anyone was a threat to Americans’ freedom of the Press, it was Barack Obama. Why didn’t the news media report on his threats? Well, some of the news media did, particularly Fox News and the Washington Times.

As I wrote in my recent article on the real “fake news” from the government media,

Regarding Obama’s own crackdown on actual journalism, Fox News reporter James Rosen was accused by the feds of being a “co-conspirator” with State Department leaker Stephen Jin-Woo Kim in violating the Espionage Act.  Rosen’s correspondences with Kim were seized by Obama’s FBI, along with Rosen’s personal email and phone records. The FBI also used records to track Rosen’s visits to the State Department.

Apparently, then-attorney general Eric Holder went “judge-shopping” to find a judge who would approve subpoenaing Rosen’s private records, after two judges rejected the request.

Commenting on James Rosen and the FBI’s abuse of powers, Judge Andrew Napolitano observed that “this is the first time that the federal government has moved to this level of taking ordinary, reasonable, traditional, lawful reporter skills and claiming they constitute criminal behavior.”

And there was the Obama administration’s going after then-CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, possibly for her reporting on Benghazi and Fast and Furious. Attkisson finally resigned from CBS news out of frustration with the company’s alleged pro-Obama bias and with CBS’s apparently not airing her subsequent reports.

In 2013 CBS News confirmed that Attkisson’s computers had been “accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions.” In 2015 Attkisson sued the Obama administration, claiming to have evidence which proves the computer intrusions were connected to the Obama DOJ.

In Attkisson’s latest lawsuit update, after her computer was returned to her following the DOJ Inspector General’s investigation, her forensics team now believes her computer’s hard drive was replaced by a different one.

So has Donald Trump been doing these things to news journalists engaged in investigative reporting on his incompetence and corruption? As far as I know, no.

In my searching for Trump’s tweets there are few times that he has actually said “enemy of the people.” I found this tweet from February, 2017, in which Trump tweeted, “The FAKE NEWS media (failing nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” And this tweet from July 19, 2018: “The Summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media. I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed, including stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear……..” And this tweet from August 5, 2018: “The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE. I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick!”

Now, I searched feverishly to find a tweet or utterance in which Trump referred to “news journalists are the enemy of the people,” or “news media” without putting “fake news” in there, but I could not find such references.

Regarding the “fake news,” as I referenced in my aforementioned article, I wrote: “According to one NYT former reporter, the Times has been a “propaganda megaphone” for war. Also a partner with the CIA to promote Obama’s reelection bid.” I would put those things under the category of “fake news,” no?

And I provided many examples of “fake news,” especially from the 2016 campaign on behalf of Hillary Clinton, and the 2008 campaign on behalf of Obama. Such examples included CNN contributor Donna Brazile giving Hillary questions that would be asked at the CNN Town Hall, and Maggie Haberman and Mark Liebovich of the New York Times cahooting with the Clinton campaign on which propaganda to feed the readers and at what precise times. And the “JournoLists” from the 2008 campaign who showed that they intentionally wouldn’t report on stories that made Obama look bad, such as his relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

As I wrote in my article,

It was very shortly after the November, 2016 Presidential election that the Washington Post published an article on a “Russian propaganda effort to spread ‘fake news’ during the election.” To escalate the media’s censorship campaign perhaps?

The campaign against “fake news” coincided with Obama minions at FBI, DOJ and CIA apparently panicking over a possible Trump presidency and their allegedly abusing their powers to attempt to take down Trump.

So I believe that this current denial of “fake news” by the mainstream media is probably a continuing part of the campaign to make stuff up about Trump-Russia “collusions,” which never existed (and is the actual “fake news”), and label as “fake news” the actual investigative reporting on the FBI/DOJ/NSA/CIA corruption and criminality and those apparatchiks’ attempts to take down a duly-elected President.

When the members of the Press become propagandists for a particular political party or on behalf of particular politicians or a certain political agenda at the expense of the truth, then they certainly shouldn’t call themselves “journalists.” They then become purveyors of “fake news.”

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