Whoever controls the flow of information, controls the thoughts of the masses. For a very, very, long time, this power was exclusively in the hands of the mainstream media. They had the power to decide the results of elections, decide popular policies, and decide pretty much everything else of importance. However, they eventually became complacent, self-assured that their power was untouchable. And because they became complacent, things have now changed, and they’re in full on panic mode. They’ve been exposed and lost the trust of the masses, and they can’t handle it. Instead of taking a moment to reflect on everything, they instead have chosen to have a two year long temper tantrum, that currently shows no sign of abating.
President Donald Trump met with the publisher of the New York Times A.G. Sulzberger earlier this month. But the two seem to have different recollections of the July 20th meeting at the White House.
Of course they do.
Trump first revealed the meeting took place in a tweet on Sunday morning from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
“Had a very good and interesting meeting at the White House with A.G. Sulzberger, Publisher of the New York Times,” Trump wrote. “Spent much time talking about the vast amounts of Fake News being put out by the media & how that Fake News has morphed into phrase, ‘Enemy of the People.’ Sad!”
Where’s the lie exactly? All they ever do is put out fake news these days. In fact,they put out so much fake news, that Trump was actually able to make a list of the top 10 fake news stories of 2017, just by picking the ten most egregious examples.
This is not simple incompetence. This is a deliberate attempt to gaslight,mislead, and control the thoughts of the general population. They want the people to feel frightened, feel angry, and to vote against their own interests. Therefore, it is perfectly fair and accurate to refer to the mainstream media as the enemy of the people.
In a lengthy statement released after Trump’s tweet, the New York Times said that it was the White House who invited the Times, and that it requested the meeting be off-the-record.
This could very well be true, but seeing as they’ve put out so much fake news already, I’m not going to believe them.
But with Trump’s tweet, a Times spokeswoman said the newspaper decided to publicize Sulzberger’s “detailed notes.” Sulzberger attended the meeting along with editorial page editor, James Bennet.
Sulzberger said he accepted the meeting to raise concerns about “the president’s deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric” and that he told Trump his language was divisive and “increasingly dangerous.”
According to the Publisher of the NYT, Trump is the one who is using divisive language.
Is it zero self awareness, or a zero sense of shame with these people?
“I told him that although the phrase ‘fake news’ is untrue and harmful,
He just engaged in fake news with this sentence.
I am far more concerned about his labeling journalists ‘the enemy of the people.’ I warned that this inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence,” Sulzberger said.
And meanwhile in the United States…
Do you think that maybe there’s a possibility that the hateful rhetoric that media like the NYT put out about white people, could be contributing to the stats above? Do they even care? Of course not. These journalists make me sick to my stomach. They don’t give a damn about the violence that they incite on others, but when they’re called out, suddenly, they’re the victims.
“I repeatedly stressed that this is particularly true abroad, where the president’s rhetoric is being used by some regimes to justify sweeping crackdowns on journalists.
I warned that it was putting lives at risk, that it was undermining the democratic ideals of our nation, and that it was eroding one of our country’s greatest exports: a commitment to free speech and a free press.
You shameless, sickening rat. Nobody is stopping you from engaging in free speech. Nobody is stopping the free press from reporting the news. All he’s doing is calling you out on your lies, and holding you to account. Just as you have a right to say something, other people have a right to respond. These journalists are just unbelievable. They actually genuinely believe that they should be free to say whatever untrue things they want about people, and claim that they’re the victims, when these people talk back.
It’s times like this that I actually wish Trump really was as bad as they say he is, and was rounding up journalists and executing them.
“Throughout the conversation I emphasized that if President Trump, like previous presidents, was upset with coverage of his administration he was of course free to tell the world.
Which is exactly what he’s doing.
I made clear repeatedly that I was not asking for him to soften his attacks on The Times if he felt our coverage was unfair.
And so he shouldn’t.
Instead, I implored him to reconsider his broader attacks on journalism, which I believe are dangerous and harmful to our country,” he continued.
And I, and many others believe, that spreading fake news is a much greater danger, than calling out the perpetrators of the fake news. Maybe if you stopped lying, stopped trying to incite violence against white people, and started just reporting a fair and unbiased report of the news, you wouldn’t have to worry about being called out anymore.
“The president regularly meets with members of the media and we can confirm this meeting took place,” said White House spokeswoman Mercedes Schlapp.
A president meeting with the publisher of one of the country’s most prominent newspapers is not unusual. Presidents have often held off-the-record meetings with owners and publishers of major media outlets.
But the Times holds a special place for Trump, a New York native. Despite his frequent criticism of Times’ reporters and their stories, he has still given the paper multiple interviews.
Yeah,and that’s a stupid idea Trump. Don’t give them the time of day. They need you, more than you need them.
Sulzberger is still a new publisher. He took over the family-controlled paper from his father Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. in January and has been overseeing a boom time for the business.
Yes, they’re experiencing such a boom time in fact, that they had to sell several floors of their building.
Despite Trump’s “failing New York Times” nickname, the Times is actually experiencing a surge in subscribers and popularity. Its profits increased by about two-thirds in the first quarter of 2018. Its “The Daily” podcast brings in millions of listeners each month.
Yeah, until actually see the statistics here, I’m going to remain skeptical.
Soon after winning the 2016 election, Trump traveled to meet with editors and reporters at the New York Times’ headquarters, where he lauded the paper as a “great, great American jewel” and that he hoped they could all “get along.”
He knows better now.