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Who does a decent job of news and analysis?

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8/16/2017, 6:15 pm Link to this post PM Miz Robbie
 
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Hope Hicks Will Be Trump’s Interim Communications Director

By EILEEN SULLIVAN and MAGGIE HABERMAN AUG. 16, 2017


WASHINGTON — President Trump’s longtime aide Hope Hicks will serve as the interim White House director of communications and will help the president find a permanent person for the job, the administration said Wednesday.

However temporary it is, it was the latest reshuffling in the White House and comes at a time when the president’s remarks on white supremacists were drawing fire from Democrats and Republicans. The role of communications director is to set a clear and direct message coming from the White House each day.

Ms. Hicks, 28, already is considered one of the most important people in the president's communications orbit and has the most sway over who in the news media gets interviews with the president. Her current title is director of strategic communications.

Ms. Hicks was a spokeswoman for Mr. Trump during his presidential campaign and at the Trump Organization.

Ms. Hicks is close to the president, and also close with Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, and Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka.

Ms. Hicks, who grew up in Greenwich, Conn., will temporarily fill the vacancy left by Anthony Scaramucci. Unlike Mr. Scaramucci, who kept a high profile during his 10 days in the position, Ms. Hicks has long been a hidden hand, staying behind the scenes and outlasting other administration staff members.

She knows Mr. Trump’s rhythms, and he views her as one of the few people around him truly looking out for his interests, not tending her own image.

Ms. Hicks is also keenly aware that Mr. Trump is, ultimately, his own communications director.

For his part, Mr. Scaramucci expressed his support for Ms. Hicks on Twitter.


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/politics/hope-hicks-white-house-communications-director.html?_r=0

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The Washington Post. I read The Hill also every day, and kind of wander around the list of media bookmarks that I have. I seldom watch TV news programs.
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Carl Bernstein: Watergate journalist says top Republicans feel Donald Trump is 'unfit for office'

Mr Bernstein says senior figures in party, as well as in military and intelligence agencies, are questioning Mr Trump's 'lack of ethics' and 'temperament'

    Jeff Farrell
    Thursday 17 August 2017 11:07 BST

Famed Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein has called on the media in the US to investigate his claim that “important” Republicans believe Donald Trump is unfit for office.

He says he has the ear of senior figures in the party who are saying in private that the US President suffers from a “lack of ethics” and question his competence as well as his “temperament/stability”.

Mr Bernstein added that the apparent growing disapproval over the White House chief included individuals “high-up” among the ranks of the intelligence agencies and the military.

He called on the press to probe how “pervasive” the supposed lack of confidence is among the President’s ranks amid spiralling calls that he should be impeached.

It comes as Mr Trump has been hit with widespread criticism for his equivocal comments on the white supremacists who rampaged in Charlottesville – later describing some of them as “very fine people”.

His further comments that there was violence “on both sides” when ultra-right groups lashed out at counter-protesters sparked fresh calls by Democrats for Mr Trump to be ousted.

But Mr Bernstein said there was growing unrest among the top ranks of the President’s own Republican party.

In a series of tweets, the famous journalist wrote: “(1/3) Important Republicans/conservs/Intel-military hi-ups increasingly saying in private that @realDonaldTrump is unfit to be president.

“(2/3) BC of lack of ethics, competence, ‘temperament/stability.’

“(3/3)—Reporters should find out how pervasive such talk may be.”

Mr Bernstein is one of two Washington Post journalists who exposed the Watergate scandal in 1972 that led to the impeachment and resignation of President Richard Nixon.

The legendary reporter is currently a commentator with CNN and a hardline critic of Mr Trump, saying last month that his administration was “dangerous beyond any modern presidency."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-carl-bernstein-watergate-journalist-republicans-unfit-office-us-president-media-paul-a7897631.html

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I agree. He acts like he's still in Trump Tower running the family business.
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I'm old enough to remember Watergate as it developed in real time. Were it not for Woodward and Bernstein at the Washington Post, Nixon would have gotten away with it. The country owes both those reporters and the Washington Post a great debt of gratitude for dogged digging and reporting.

Something similar is happening now. The New York Times and, again, the Washington Post are taking the lead in investigating and reporting, and refusing to be battered down by the administration.

I've been freeloading by reading their articles online, not paying for a thing. I finally decided both papers need support in order to continue to do their work. I have gotten online subscriptions to both papers, and feel better about helping to maintain them.

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I've been contemplating doing the same with both papers. They have been relentless speaking truth to power. And I agree about Woodward and Bernstein.
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I'm old enough to remember Watergate as it developed in real time. Were it not for Woodward and Bernstein at the Washington Post, Nixon would have gotten away with it. The country owes both those reporters and the Washington Post a great debt of gratitude for dogged digging and reporting.

Something similar is happening now. The New York Times and, again, the Washington Post are taking the lead in investigating and reporting, and refusing to be battered down by the administration.

I've been freeloading by reading their articles online, not paying for a thing. I finally decided both papers need support in order to continue to do their work. I have gotten online subscriptions to both papers, and feel better about helping to maintain them.



Agreed and agreed. I would get subscriptions except that I have so little time to read anyway. Just follow links I look up, or read what friends suggest.

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8/17/2017, 11:21 pm Link to this post PM JustLis
 
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Rachel Maddow is "must-see TV." I read the CNN website. I google information and follow the links where they take me, so I end up everywhere. Occasionally watch Fox News during the middle of the day (but not Fox and Friends or at night), and find the midday coverage surprisingly fair and balanced. emoticon

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I've had an online subscription to the WaPo for some months. I'm on their panel, and even though at the time I wasn't paying anything to access the paper, I jumped at the chance. I knew I'd have to be eventually.....lol.
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Yet another Trump attack on the media


Trump spent nearly half of his speech relitigating what he said about Charlottesville (lying through a good part of it and twisting another significant part of it) and then attacking the press with a litany of lies. The idiots in the crowd cheered and booed on command. He claimed CNN had turned off its camera (I was WATCHING it on CNN, while MSNBC still had the camera on and commentators were talking over him), and lied about what the media criticized him for, regarding how he handled the Charlottesville attacks. He repeatedly attacked the New York Times and Washington Post (gee, two newspapers that have been laying the truth out with regularity), while giving high praise to Sean Hannity, Fox News, and Fox and Friends.

As if any of us with functioning brain cells need assistance in figuring out which media to follow.

Oh, wait. He was talking to his followers. Never mind....

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We deserve what we have voted for. I remarked earlier in another venue that we've become like the Rome of old.
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"Royal we," sir?

*I* didn't vote for that!

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8/23/2017, 9:06 am Link to this post PM JustLis
 
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"Royal we," sir?

*I* didn't vote for that!

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Indeed, most of the voters didn't vote for that. He lost the popular vote, lest we forget.

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Rachel Maddow is "must-see TV." I read the CNN website. I google information and follow the links where they take me, so I end up everywhere. Occasionally watch Fox News during the middle of the day (but not Fox and Friends or at night), and find the midday coverage surprisingly fair and balanced. emoticon



You might want to add some "outside" sources, Lis.

I like The Economist, The Guardian and The Intercept. I also enjoy Charlie Pierce's commentaries at Esquire. Let me know if you need links.
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Members of the media blasted back at President Trump on Wednesday after he railed against the press at a rally and called journalists “dishonest people” who “don’t like our country.”

Acrimony between the Trump White House and the media has been escalating for months, but the latest round of attacks and counterattacks was notable for its bare-knuckle ferocity.

At a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night, Trump delivered a 30-minute diatribe in which he lambasted the “damned dishonest” press. The president accused the media of exacerbating racial divisions, attacking ordinary Americans, giving a platform to hate groups and of “trying to take away our history and our heritage.”

“If you want to discover the source of the division in our country, look no further than the fake news and the crooked media,” he said.

Many in the media took the attacks personally.

The reaction from CNN’s panel of seven commentators, led by anchor Don Lemon, was ferocious and swift. Lemon accused the president of “trying to ignite a civil war” and likened Trump to a 6-year-old child with imaginary friends.

“He’s unhinged,” Lemon said. “It’s embarrassing. … His speech was without thought, it was without reason, it was devoid of facts, it was devoid of wisdom, it was devoid of gravitas. There was no sanity there. … [Trump is] clearly wounded by the rational people who are abandoning him in droves, meaning the business people and the people in Washington now who are questioning his fitness for office and whether he is stable.”

Lemon allowed his panel of strategists and political analysts to openly speculate about Trump’s mental health.



Check the rest of this !@#$ out.

I hope they tear his ass apart. IMO the media has been kind to Trump. No more. It's ON!!!!
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I hope they tear his ass apart. IMO the media has been kind to Trump. No more. It's ON!!!!



They've been very kind to Trump. I've blamed them for a long time for helping to elect him. I sarcastically noted, during the campaign, that the media would interrupt their coverage of the end of the world to take a Trump phone call.

I do think they've had enough.

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We deserve what we have voted for. I remarked earlier in another venue that we've become like the Rome of old.



Well, more people voted against him than for him. Do they deserve this crap?
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Rachel Maddow is "must-see TV." I read the CNN website. I google information and follow the links where they take me, so I end up everywhere. Occasionally watch Fox News during the middle of the day (but not Fox and Friends or at night), and find the midday coverage surprisingly fair and balanced. emoticon



You might want to add some "outside" sources, Lis.

I like The Economist, The Guardian and The Intercept. I also enjoy Charlie Pierce's commentaries at Esquire. Let me know if you need links.



Thanks so much, Susie! I like The Economist a lot because, well, yeah. emoticon I've read a large number of articles from The Guardian when I've been linked to them. I haven't seen The Intercept, and Brett gets Esquire but I don't read it. Right now, I'm struggling to keep my head above water with everything I'm doing, but hopefully I'll have more time once everything settles down!

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Thanks so much, Susie! I like The Economist a lot because, well, yeah. emoticon I've read a large number of articles from The Guardian when I've been linked to them. I haven't seen The Intercept, and Brett gets Esquire but I don't read it. Right now, I'm struggling to keep my head above water with everything I'm doing, but hopefully I'll have more time once everything settles down!




The Intercept was recommended by my nephew, Major Andy: https://theintercept.com

They have broken several major stories this past year.

I don't read all (or even most) of Esquire, but Charlie Pierce -- who is often a guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait! Don't Tell me!" is a terrific political commentator from the left side:

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/
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