‘A Lie Is a Lie Is a Lie’

clip_image001‘A Lie Is a Lie Is a Lie’:…Dan Rather Shreds WSJ Editor for Reluctance to Call out Trump’s Dishonesty…

…Journalists cannot hide behind semantics and euphemism…s.

By Tom Boggioni / Raw Story

January 3, 2017  Legendary CBS newsman Dan Rather lit into the Wall Street Journal’s editor-in-chief for saying he was reluctant to call out obvious lies by Donald Trump by saying one had to consider the president-elect’s “moral intent.”

On Sunday’s Meet The Press, WSJ’s Gerard Baker was asked about Trump’s penchant to blurt or tweet things off the top of his head that have no basis in reality. According to the Baker, calling those things a “lie” would be going too far.

“I’d be careful about using the word, ‘lie.’” Baker said. “‘Lie’ implies much more than just saying something that’s false. It implies a deliberate intent to mislead…I think if you start ascribing a moral intent, as it were, to someone by saying that they’ve lied, I think you run the risk that you look like you are, like you’re not being objective.”

On Facebook, Rather blasted Baker by opening with “A lie, is a lie, is a lie.”  …. “Journalism, as I was taught it, is a process of getting as close to some valid version of the truth as is humanly possible. And one of my definitions of news is information that the powerful don’t want you to know,” Rather wrote. He continued:

“It is not the proper role of journalists to meet lies—especially from someone of Mr. Trump’s stature and power—by hiding behind semantics and euphemisms. Our role is to call it as we see it, based on solid reporting. When something is, in fact, a demonstrable lie, it is our responsibility to say so,” he continued. “As I have said before and will say as long as people are willing to listen, this is a gut check moment for the press. We are being confronted by versions of what are claimed to be ‘the truth’ that resemble something spewed out by a fertilizer-spreader in a wind tunnel. And there is every indication that this will only continue in the Tweets and statements of the man who will now hold forth from behind the Great Seal of the President of the United States.”

Rather concluded by warning news consumers, “You as the paying, subscribing public, can use your leverage and pocketbooks to keep those who should be honest brokers of information, well, honest."

And becau$e it cut$ into “big-pharma” and AMA profit$$$

…And becau$e it cut$ into “big-pharma” and AMA profit$$$ that makes it illegal, immoral, fattening…???   Get a life…

Marijuana Monster Money: California Makes More from Cannabis Than the Next 5 Largest Crops Combined

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And while “WE” are keeping Trump in check

…HELLO… And while “WE” are keeping Trump in check just what the hell are you going to be doing…???

Poll: Voters in Trump states want Democrats to keep him in check

A poll of voters in red or purple states, conducted for the Center for American Progress, has found a sizable majority willing to back Democrats if they oppose president-elect Donald Trump.

My guess … for your individual damn ego

…Get over yourself … put you ego away … did you do it for the “news” it would gain you or for “WE” – the people…???

…My guess … for your individual damn ego…

 

Democrats, seeking credit for House ethics reversal, watch it go to Trump

Donald Trump’s ability to massage, manipulate, or completely upend the news cycle, which ended up flummoxing Democrats in 2016, emerged anew in the half-day furor over a change to the House’s ethics rules.

who the hell really

…So, who the hell really gives a damn…???

So, who’s going to replace Megyn Kelly at 9 p.m. on Fox New…s?

1/3/2017 6:01:18 PM  Allahpundit   ….It’s got to be Julian Assange, right? If Fox is planning to go all-in on pro-Trump and/or pro-Russian propaganda, they ought to go all-in. Although this could work too: Alternatively they could replace the Megyn Kelly show with an hour of Trump  ……More…

YUP … her statements certainly appear to label her “racist”  ‘Santa Just Is White’: Here Are Megyn Kelly’s 7 Most Ridiculous Moments on Fox News

By Brad Reed, Raw Story …She may be moving to NBC, but Kelly’s still Fox News to the core.  …..READ MORE»

Then he is the perfect choice

image…Then he is the perfect choice for Trump’s cabinet as “misconduct” is a prerequisite and sign of loyalty to “The Donald”… 

 

STORYJAN 04, 2017

Trump Treasury Pick Steven Mnuchin’s Bank OneWest Accused of Widespread Misconduct

 

Treasury Nominee Steve Mnuchin’s Bank Accused of "Widespread Misconduct" in Leaked Mem
01-03-2017  •  theintercept.com by David Dayen
OneWest Bank, which Donald Trump’s nominee for treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, ran from 2009 to 2015, repeatedly broke California’s foreclosure laws during that period, according to a previously undisclosed 2013 memo from top prosecutors 

There is a piece that is missing

…There is a piece that is missing … “WE” need to be given NOTICE and not in the 11th hour … And that “notice” and supporting data needs to be TRUE … So where does the Congressman suggest “WE” obtain it…???

Rep. Grijalva: Power of the People Key to Stopping Repeal of Obamacare & Worst Instincts of Trump

We get response from Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona) to Republican congress members’ efforts to make it easier for Congress to cede federal control of lands, repeal … Read More