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(The Hill)   Mark Twain's suggestion that you should "Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel." Trump and entourage now discovering what he was talking about   ( thehill.com) divider line
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2017-08-10 12:38:22 AM  
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2017-08-10 12:42:51 AM  
Trump has done nothing but vilify reporters and media ever since started campaigning. He's treated them as hostile enemies, so shouldn't be surprised when they bite back.

And if he's not going to act with the integrity and dignity that you expect from a president, can't expect to be treated with respetc.
 
2017-08-10 12:44:10 AM  

mjjt: can't expect to be treated with respetc.


or even respect ...duh
 
2017-08-10 01:14:01 AM  
Yet the media will never ask hard questions, hold him to answers, call him out for what he is, a liar, basically do their jobs.

The White house Press pool has a here from time to time, but no one ever stands together.
 
2017-08-10 03:21:50 AM  
That was a lot of words about the media's imaginary war on Trump wrapped around a hit piece on Miller (who, to be fair, deserves to be hit - preferably repeatedly, with as many blunt objects as possible).

Whoever provided the background info really REALLY doesn't want Miller to become Comms Director. Wish I knew who it was so I could buy them a beer or two.
 
2017-08-10 03:35:50 AM  
I used to think "In my lifetime, I'll never see a president as incompetent and stupid as George W. Bush."

Holy sh*t, was I ever wrong.
 
2017-08-10 04:02:42 AM  
leads to a perception by Trump followers that the media is out to demean Trump

Oh he's doing a fine job of that on his own.
 
2017-08-10 05:13:22 AM  
Except, what's the equivalent of "ink by the barrel" in the internet age? When the Ruskie bots have your in-laws networked in for their FWD FWD fwd FWD stories is it "friends" by the bushel? Comrades by the computer-full?
 
2017-08-10 06:16:54 AM  

J Noble Daggett: Except, what's the equivalent of "ink by the barrel" in the internet age? When the Ruskie bots have your in-laws networked in for their FWD FWD fwd FWD stories is it "friends" by the bushel? Comrades by the computer-full?


Pixels by the pallet?
 
2017-08-10 06:18:49 AM  
Nobody knows this, but did you know a guy a while back said "the pen is mightier than the sword"?  Great guy.  The best.  We can learn a lot from Edward Bulwer-Lytton.   I think he's gonna make a big impact here soon.  Too bad those other fake news reporters aren't like him.  Sad.
 
2017-08-10 06:24:30 AM  

J Noble Daggett: Except, what's the equivalent of "ink by the barrel" in the internet age?


Well, a cartridge of printer ink costs, what, $25 for 8ml?  A barrel would cost some $360,000.

That doesn't at all answer your question, other than "expensive".
 
2017-08-10 06:28:16 AM  
Except they are all fake news when they write things bad about him, so people should only listen to Trump.
 
2017-08-10 06:28:49 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I used to think "In my lifetime, I'll never see a president as incompetent and stupid as George W. Bush."

Holy sh*t, was I ever wrong.


Then don't get complacent by thinking you'll never see someone worse than Trump. There is always someone even worse waiting in the wings. ready to take center stage.
 
2017-08-10 06:29:53 AM  
The hell is going on in that picture?
Bad high five?
Attempted kung fu?
Some weird crossed arm salute?
 
2017-08-10 06:29:59 AM  
From the article: "Some media analysts say the press has been too aggressive in its handling of Trump"

I think it's just the opposite. They are still trying to curry favor and keep their access. If Twitler and his followers want to keep railroading the press for everything, I think they should be doing the same back. Story after story about how incompetent, lazy, and dangerous this administration is.  They have a lot to atone for from the way they held him up in 2016. Bring out the big guns now guys and gals...
 
2017-08-10 06:32:01 AM  
Trump is America's first Manchurian candidate. He deserves more scorn and damnation than the coporate press is capable of. He needs more ridicule, not less.
 
2017-08-10 06:35:02 AM  
They still publish newsweek?
 
2017-08-10 06:36:55 AM  
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2017-08-10 06:40:43 AM  

Soy Cowboy: Trump is America's first Manchurian candidate. He deserves more scorn and damnation than the coporate press is capable of. He needs more ridicule, not less.


Hell if he can't handle a bit of bad press without making even more bad press he doesn't belong in the WH.
 
2017-08-10 06:44:03 AM  

Ambivalence: J Noble Daggett: Except, what's the equivalent of "ink by the barrel" in the internet age? When the Ruskie bots have your in-laws networked in for their FWD FWD fwd FWD stories is it "friends" by the bushel? Comrades by the computer-full?

Pixels by the pallet?


Deep by the terabyte
 
2017-08-10 06:44:07 AM  
Trump deserves everything he gets and more, but much of the media is only interested in what sells, and being critical of the guy with the 38% approval rating sells.
 
2017-08-10 06:44:29 AM  
The media is going to be a little more critical about your desire to profit from your office than you're used to.
The dedicated group of ass kissers you have surrounded yourself with should have told you that.
But, you're not going to listen to anything but your own bloviating face hole.
Next time you may want to do a little research before you accept the job.
 
2017-08-10 06:44:43 AM  
images.unian.net
 
2017-08-10 06:44:48 AM  

TrollingForColumbine: Ambivalence: J Noble Daggett: Except, what's the equivalent of "ink by the barrel" in the internet age? When the Ruskie bots have your in-laws networked in for their FWD FWD fwd FWD stories is it "friends" by the bushel? Comrades by the computer-full?

Pixels by the pallet?

Deep by the terabyte


Derp by the terabyte.

Stupid phone
 
2017-08-10 06:49:03 AM  
The press is against Trump?

FFS the press is supposed to record and convey FACTS and TRUTH, and D2S can't form a complete sentence without spewing some sort of falsehood.

You might as well say the media is at war with gaslighting and fiction.
 
2017-08-10 06:50:54 AM  

MLWS: The press is against Trump?

FFS the press is supposed to record and convey FACTS and TRUTH, and D2S can't form a complete sentence without spewing some sort of falsehood.

You might as well say the media is at war with gaslighting and fiction.


Or America is at war with Terrorism?
 
2017-08-10 06:56:44 AM  

TrollingForColumbine: TrollingForColumbine: Ambivalence: J Noble Daggett: Except, what's the equivalent of "ink by the barrel" in the internet age? When the Ruskie bots have your in-laws networked in for their FWD FWD fwd FWD stories is it "friends" by the bushel? Comrades by the computer-full?

Pixels by the pallet?

Deep by the terabyte

Derp by the terabyte.

Stupid phone


Deepstate by the Terabyte?
 
2017-08-10 07:05:47 AM  
Anthony Scaramucci, whose brief tenure as communications director exacerbated tensions between the White House and the media

Media just reported on what Scaramucci said.  If you can't print direct quotes from the Communications Director then what is the point of having a Communications Director?
 
2017-08-10 07:08:20 AM  

Ambivalence: J Noble Daggett: Except, what's the equivalent of "ink by the barrel" in the internet age? When the Ruskie bots have your in-laws networked in for their FWD FWD fwd FWD stories is it "friends" by the bushel? Comrades by the computer-full?

Pixels by the pallet?


Upload data bandwidth by the terabyte?
 
2017-08-10 07:11:10 AM  
petty score-settling

Considering that's Trump's go to response for every slight - imagined or otherwise - why is anyone surprised?  Any news that he doesn't like is fake.  Any news that he loves, even if it is fake/lies, is absolutely true.  Objective fact doesn't exist to Trump.  That the media isn't calling him out on every lie is upsetting and annoying.  The words should be: Trump lied about XYZ.  Again.

If Trump isn't going to respect the press, why the fark should they respect him?  Oh right.  He's Trump.  He deserves all the respect, even the unearned stuff.
 
2017-08-10 07:18:25 AM  
"They're inviting mockery," Livingston said. "Most White Houses are able to cover their bases by installing a stable communications director that isn't going to do like Scaramucci did and call The New Yorker with a profanity-laced tirade."
 
2017-08-10 07:19:19 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I used to think "In my lifetime, I'll never see a president as incompetent and stupid as George W. Bush."

Holy sh*t, was I ever wrong.


Please don't ever start thinking that same thing about Trump.

Just in case fate decides to be try being funny.
 
2017-08-10 07:25:55 AM  

sniderman: ecmoRandomNumbers: I used to think "In my lifetime, I'll never see a president as incompetent and stupid as George W. Bush."

Holy sh*t, was I ever wrong.

Then don't get complacent by thinking you'll never see someone worse than Trump. There is always someone even worse waiting in the wings. ready to take center stage.


Trump may be the cap for incompetent and stupid.

That doesn't mean he's the cap for 'worst'.
 
2017-08-10 07:30:02 AM  

FatherChaos: [img.fark.net image 600x403]


Why am I getting a The MAXX vibes from this?
 
2017-08-10 07:37:00 AM  
"Both sides could stand to dial it back" says the side that launched wave after wave of pre-emptive, dishonest, stupid attacks for the purpose of riling up zero-information halfwits.
 
2017-08-10 07:38:13 AM  
Right, because the media has always been a friend of Trump's, covering for his sorry ass up to now.
 
2017-08-10 07:45:15 AM  
leads to a perception by Trump followers that the media is out to demean Trump

By simply reporting on the incomprehensible sh*t he does day after day after farking day?
Here's a hint for you, tRumpers: If you and your OrangeChild want not to be "demeaned" in reporting, you should stop doing that which demeans this country, yourself and the office of the president. In other words, stop doing dumb sh*t and there will be no dumb sh*t to report.

That simple it is.
 
2017-08-10 07:52:53 AM  

Deneb81: sniderman: ecmoRandomNumbers: I used to think "In my lifetime, I'll never see a president as incompetent and stupid as George W. Bush."

Holy sh*t, was I ever wrong.

Then don't get complacent by thinking you'll never see someone worse than Trump. There is always someone even worse waiting in the wings. ready to take center stage.

Trump may be the cap for incompetent and stupid.

That doesn't mean he's the cap for 'worst'.


Every pro-Trump Evangelical I have heard is both more incompetent and more stupid than even Trump himself.
 
2017-08-10 07:57:24 AM  
The media should be roundly condemned for pointing out Trump's utter incompetence.  Over and over.
 
2017-08-10 07:59:18 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I used to think "In my lifetime, I'll never see a president as incompetent and stupid as George W. Bush."

Holy sh*t, was I ever wrong.


Stop doing that.  Please.  The world will thank you.  Otherwise we're likely to get biatch slapped.
 
2017-08-10 08:03:04 AM  
The fact that Trump is an overt crook has a lot to do with it as well...
 
2017-08-10 08:07:33 AM  

Summoner101: Nobody knows this, but did you know a guy a while back said "the pen is mightier than the sword"?  Great guy.  The best.  We can learn a lot from Edward Bulwer-Lytton.   I think he's gonna make a big impact here soon.  Too bad those other fake news reporters aren't like him.  Sad.


Trolls by the tube load (works on multiple levels)
 
2017-08-10 08:22:35 AM  

dittybopper: Right, because the media has always been a friend of Trump's, covering for his sorry ass up to now.


Honestly... yeah, they have.

During the campaign there was a shocking amount of apologizing and explaining done for him. There was a constant barrage of "He'll become more presidential when ______." Personally, I did some of the same; I couldn't believe that a presidential candidate could be so proudly boorish and aggressively ignorant. Even after he got into office there were stories about how NOW he's become presidential when he managed to stay on the rails during a speech.
 
2017-08-10 08:34:13 AM  

mjjt: mjjt: can't expect to be treated with respetc.

or even respect ...duh


You need more Aretha Franklin in your life.
 
2017-08-10 08:39:42 AM  
In 2016 we decided to test a simple idea that government of the people could be run by the people. For a few generations government has been run by those with a background in political science, history or law. It was run by people had tested and refined their management style at lower levels of government. 2016 Anno vulgo.

We shouldn't be surprised that tools of politic like coherent messaging, moving a legislative agenda or managing a relationship with the press are either being ignored or misunderstood. While the common man might understand the basics of blood loss and infection he might understand lowering a patient's body temperature during surgery.

We voted for government by the outsider and we got it.

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2017-08-10 08:39:47 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: J Noble Daggett: Except, what's the equivalent of "ink by the barrel" in the internet age?

Well, a cartridge of printer ink costs, what, $25 for 8ml?  A barrel would cost some $360,000.

That doesn't at all answer your question, other than "expensive".


So you think newspapers are printed via inkjet?
 
2017-08-10 08:47:03 AM  

SpectroBoy: ArcadianRefugee: J Noble Daggett: Except, what's the equivalent of "ink by the barrel" in the internet age?

Well, a cartridge of printer ink costs, what, $25 for 8ml?  A barrel would cost some $360,000.

That doesn't at all answer your question, other than "expensive".

So you think newspapers are printed via inkjet?


img.fark.net
 
2017-08-10 08:56:56 AM  

MLWS: The press is against Trump?

FFS the press is supposed to record and convey FACTS and TRUTH, and D2S can't form a complete sentence without spewing some sort of falsehood.

You might as well say the media is at war with gaslighting and fiction.


Exactly. All of these people saying the Press is "crossing a line" by refusing to accept the ridiculous lies this admin tries to feed them are just revealing their hostility to a free society.
 
2017-08-10 09:03:35 AM  

I May Be Crazy But...: dittybopper: Right, because the media has always been a friend of Trump's, covering for his sorry ass up to now.

Honestly... yeah, they have.

During the campaign there was a shocking amount of apologizing and explaining done for him. There was a constant barrage of "He'll become more presidential when ______." Personally, I did some of the same; I couldn't believe that a presidential candidate could be so proudly boorish and aggressively ignorant. Even after he got into office there were stories about how NOW he's become presidential when he managed to stay on the rails during a speech.


Not to mention all the "oh we can't possibly cover the bad things he's done" bullshiat, while they spend 75% of their time on the latest Republican Faux-outrage.
 
2017-08-10 09:42:44 AM  

Heron: I May Be Crazy But...: dittybopper: Right, because the media has always been a friend of Trump's, covering for his sorry ass up to now.

Honestly... yeah, they have.

During the campaign there was a shocking amount of apologizing and explaining done for him. There was a constant barrage of "He'll become more presidential when ______." Personally, I did some of the same; I couldn't believe that a presidential candidate could be so proudly boorish and aggressively ignorant. Even after he got into office there were stories about how NOW he's become presidential when he managed to stay on the rails during a speech.

Not to mention all the "oh we can't possibly cover the bad things he's done" bullshiat, while they spend 75% of their time on the latest Republican Faux-outrage.


Wasn't there a graph up recently, showing how much free airtime Trump got in 2016, converted into advertising dollars?

The media LOVED Trump until he turned on them like a rabid Chihuahua.
 
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