Saturday, October 15, 2016

Beat the Press.

Partisan Crowds at Trump Rallies Menace and Frighten News Media
The New York Times 

CINCINNATI — The boos at the Trump rally were scattershot as the first laptop-toting reporter emerged from the black curtains covering a side entrance a few hundred feet from the spotlighted stage.
Within moments, they grew to a menacing, thunderous roar.
Donald J. Trump’s supporters have aimed their verbal ire at undocumented immigrants, Republican rivals and Hillary Clinton. This week, they have settled on a new target: the news media.
But even reporters long accustomed to the toxic fervor of Trump rallies were startled — and even frightened — at the vitriol of a Cincinnati crowd on Thursday evening as more than 15,000 supporters flashed homemade signs, flipped middle fingers and lashed out in tirades often laced with profanity as journalists made their way to a crammed, fenced-in island in the center of the floor.
The Trump supporters crowded by the metal barriers protecting the area, leaning over to get in one last insult before returning their attention to the stage as Rudolph W. Giuliani strode out.
Mr. Trump’s efforts to discredit news media organizations, painting them as part of a broad conspiracy with the Clinton campaign, have reached an intensity never before seen from a presidential candidate — so much so that the Committee to Protect Journalists, a nonprofit group often focused on defending press freedoms in war-torn and totalitarian countries, made a rare statement regarding American elections.
“Donald Trump, through his words and actions as a candidate for president of the United States, has consistently betrayed First Amendment values,” Sandra Mims Rowe, the chairwoman for the group, said in a statement Thursday night, announcing that the group had “passed a resolution declaring Trump an unprecedented threat to the rights of journalists and to C.P.J.’s ability to advocate for press freedom around the world.”
The news media has often been a frequent target of Mr. Trump’s wrath, but he has escalated his attacks over in recent days after news accountsthat he behaved abusively toward women.

By attacking the news media, Mr. Trump appears to be seeking to delegitimize an industry he views as an impediment to his presidential ambitions, while riling up his base of supporters.
“The establishment and their media neighbors wield control over this nation through means that are very well known,” Mr. Trump told a crowd in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Thursday. “Anyone who challenges their control is deemed a sexist, a racist, a xenophobe and morally deformed. They will attack you. They will slander you. They will seek to destroy your career and your family. They will seek to destroy everything about you including your reputation. They will lie, lie, lie, and then again, they will do worse than that. They will do whatever’s necessary.”

On Thursday evening, there were noticeably more Secret Service agents monitoring the news media’s pen, though the agency declined to comment about the protection. Both CNN and NBC News have their own security at Trump rallies to protect their reporters and cameramen.
Accusing the news media of bias has been a political tactic for decades, and a sure crowd-pleaser, with plenty of Mr. Trump’s fellow candidates quick with similar put-downs during the primaries. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas used to jokingly refer to “the Democratic Party and the media, but I repeat myself,” and Senator Bernie Sanders would criticize the “corporate media” in suggesting that it functioned to serve the interests of the corporate class.
And the candidates were reading their crowds correctly. Public trust in the news media is at a near low, with just 32 percent of Americans saying they have a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the news media, and just 14 percent of Republicans sharing the sentiment, according to a Gallup poll taken last month.

Numerous Trump supporters at his rallies echoed the candidate’s attacks on the news media when they were asked about reports that Mr. Trump acted inappropriately with women.
In recent days, Mr. Trump has sharply escalated those attacks, moving from routine critiques to dedicating nearly the majority of major speeches to ridiculing what he sees as a media cabal that has declared war on him.
“Let’s be clear on one thing, the corporate media in our country is no longer involved in journalism,” he told the crowd in West Palm Beach on Thursday. “They’re a political special interest no different than any lobbyist or other financial entity with a total political agenda, and the agenda is not for you, it’s for themselves.”
The crowd erupted in an extensive booing that lasted for minutes at a time, softening while Mr. Trump spoke but still gesticulating and jeering at the media pen.
“For them, it’s a war,” he continued, and suddenly the boos shifted to ecstatic cheers.
(I think it is a war. The press has chosen a side. Every part of the press. Fox News. CNN. The New York Times. The Wall St Journal. They have put the interests of their masters in globalist duopoly over that of the American people. The pretense of objectivity is long gone. You have journalists actively stating that they have to do all they can to destroy Donald Trump. So we should do all we can to destroy them. In every way imaginable. Politically. Financially. Physically. They have good reason to be afraid. This is the mid point of the wave. It has not even begun to crest. 
The first amendment is dead. It has been for some time. You see it on every college campus. With every non liberal voice being banned from Twitter. With a film maker arrested to cover up Hillary's crimes in Benghazi. With the dick sucking of the media for every Democrat and liberal. Facebook. Twitter. Amazon. All tools of the globalist duopoly. 
We need to do it to them because they have been doing it to us. Nonstop.
This can not stand.)


rcocean said...

OMG the leftist Press Corps has their jimmies rustled. OMG!

The MSM is the enemy. They're the Limousine liberals that oppose everything I stand for. They're liars, fools, and knaves. I'm surprised someone hasn't take a shot at them.

I'm glad at least some peeps have woken up.

Trooper York said...

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Sixty Grit said...

Get a length of goddamned rope - we will settle this hash right fucking quick.

ampersand said...

The NYT must have overslept the days that "partisan crowds" were disrupting Trump rallies and physically attacked Trump supporters.

Trooper York said...

I know you are joshing Sixty but I think it is time to go full Jake Lingle on their asses.

Trooper York said...

Because Jake Lingle is the perfect embodiment of the modern press.

edutcher said...

You reap what you sow.

The media has been screwing the public for 50 years and now somebody has allowed them to give vent to their opinions.

AprilApple said...

The press suck and they deserve our ire.

Even that article is written in the style of the pro-democrat hack fascist.

Amartel said...

The Ministry of Truth needs to be nuked. Either way it goes in November, that's going to happen. Wikileaks has shown that "suspicions" of large-scale media bias in favor of Dems were entirely justified. They've been propping the Dems and their corporate lackies up for decades while our nation has been dismantled by these parasites and termites from the inside out.

edutcher said...

Well, all sorts of things may be coming to a head.

F'rinstance Drudge warns the Beast she may be getting a taste of her own medicine on the sex front.

Remember the little blue dress?

Also, among the emails, the Ozark Mafia thinks the Choom Gang engaged in vote fraud as early as the '08 primaries.

Could be that's why he's "helping" her.

Trooper York said...

The press deserves more than just our ire.

They are traitors to the American People. They are evil.

They are truly beyond redemption.

Jake Lingle their fucking asses each and every one.

Chip Ahoy said...

*looks up Jake Lingle*

Chip Ahoy said...

Oh! I forgot to mention in the most excellent rant post below, VOWOOT and TINVOWOOT, stand for "voting our way out of this" and "there is no ... VOWOOT."

Chip Ahoy said...

And WWOW means "wicked witch of the west."

edutcher said...

Trooper York said...

The press deserves more than just our ire.

They are traitors to the American People. They are evil.

They are truly beyond redemption.

What gets me is J-schools teach them to be that way. Something ought to be done about that.

chickelit said...

I don't watch either, but I am amused that Rachel Maddow is beating Megan Kelly in ratings. I interpret this as meaning that eyeballs are looking away from the batting eyelashes, not that Maddow is getting people to switch teams. It's a good thing IMO.

Methadras said...

If by betraying 1st amendment values he's called out the national media as nothing but an apparatchik wing of the US government, which has now been proven to be one via Wikileaks email drops, then I'd say his betrayal simply illuminated what we already knew. That it is the press that has betrayed their 1st amendment values by selling out the 4th estate to the leftist 5th column.