Another abuse of power?

Annie Deighnaugh

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-bloomberg/trump-re-election-campaign-to-deny-credentials-to-bloomberg-news-reporters-idUSKBN1Y6204


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign said on Monday it will no longer issue press credentials to reporters working for Bloomberg News, the agency owned by Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg.

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Kathy

Dictator at work enabled by complicit Republicans who know they can’t win an election honestly.

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Carro

How rich, when Obama left out FOX and targeted FOX employees with the Espionage Act and Obama used the Espionage Act to put a record number of reporters' sources in jail.

Wow.

Here's the thing. Bloomberg not only refuses to investigate and report on Bloomberg the 2020 Dem Presidential candidate. they refuse to do so on ALL 2020 Dem Presidential candidates. They will only do their job reporting on Trump.

THAT is abuse of power.

Seriously.

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Kathy

Why didn’t the GOP vet Trump?

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foodonastump

There’s a difference between investigating and reporting.

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Carro

Kathy

Why didn’t the GOP vet Trump?

Time to change the subject.

But since you brought it up, the GOP and RNC aren't in the business of coronating a candidate, and they are not a wholly-owned subsidiary of a political dynasty.

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Kathy

Since when does Trump get to dictate what journalists report?

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judeNY_gw

Look back. That has been his objective all along.

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foodonastump

But since you brought it up, the GOP and RNC aren't in the business of coronating a candidate,


January 23, 2019


SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party’s governing body is set to offer its “undivided support” for Donald Trump and his “effective presidency,” lending its backing to the president and his re-election campaign.

The Republican National Committee’s resolutions committee unanimously approved the measure Wednesday at a winter meeting in New Mexico, clearing the way for its passage before the full membership Friday.

The expression of support comes as Trump’s re-election campaign is taking steps to scare off any potential primary challenger in 2020.

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Carro

Kathy

Since when does Trump get to dictate what journalists report?


Kathy, the LSM can report whatever they want! Been doing it since Trump was a candidate!

How do you conflate this with the 1st amendment???????????





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Carro


January 23, 2019

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party’s governing body is set to offer its “undivided support” for Donald Trump and his “effective presidency,” lending its backing to the president and his re-election campaign.

The Republican National Committee’s resolutions committee unanimously approved the measure Wednesday at a winter meeting in New Mexico, clearing the way for its passage before the full membership Friday.

The expression of support comes as Trump’s re-election campaign is taking steps to scare off any potential primary challenger in 2020.





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Carro

BTW, the RNC getting behind Trump is in no way the same as CHEATING. It is not the same as Trump holding their purse strings and having EVERYTHING and ALL MONIES go through his office, as Hillary had all decisions and funds go through her NYC office, depriving down-ticket candidates. And of course, it's not the same as the media COLLUDING with Hillary to supply questions ahead of debates.

Try again.

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Delilah66

It’s all about the game.

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zmith

I suspect they'll deny CNN next.

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Carro

Delilah66

It’s all about the game.

Well look who just caught up with politics!

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Delilah66

Way ahead muh deer

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Annie Deighnaugh

THAT is abuse of power.

Seriously.

No. The point is the press isn't "in power". Trump is.

Bloomberg and other publishing companies don't command armies or run the DoJ or the FBI... at least not in this country...at least not yet.

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Annie Deighnaugh

And let's be clear...trump's wh is pulling *all* of bloomberg's credentials because bloomberg is a candidate for president, a trump rival.

Obama's case against a *single reporter* was not about reëlection or anything that obama had to gain personally, but involved national security:

The Justice Department named Fox News's chief Washington correspondent James Rosen "at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator" in a 2010 espionage case against State Department security adviser Stephen Jin-Woo Kim. The accusation appears in a court affidavit first reported by the Washington Post.

Kim is charged with handing over a classified government report in June 2009 that said North Korea would probably test a nuclear weapon in response to a UN resolution condemning previous tests. Rosen reported the analysis on 11 June under the headline 'North Korea Intends to Match UN Resolution With New Nuclear Test'.

The FBI sought and obtained a warrant to seize all of Rosen's correspondence with Kim, and an additional two days' worth of Rosen's personal email, the Post reported. The bureau also obtained Rosen's phone records and used security badge records to track his movements to and from the State Department.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/may/20/fox-news-reporter-targeted-us-government

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Delilah66

It’s all about the game. Can’t add to the OP? Vomit the party plan along with a last century joke. Now there’s a WINNING strategy.

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Carro

No. The point is the press isn't "in power". Trump is.

So was Obama when he put sources IN JAIL!! And when he SPIED ON JAMES ROSEN and sicced the Espionage Act on him.

Imagine Trump doing that.

Go ahead.

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Carro

Kate, yes or no, please. Is spying on and prosecuting reporters an abuse of Presidential power?

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Carro

If a news organization clearly, blatantly has no intention of being fair and treating all candidates the same, they should not be given access which other organization are, who actually do intend to report on all candidates (ostensibly) the same.

This is a gross conflict and Trump is simply saying, "Until you treat everyone else like you treat me, the answer is no".



Good for Trump.



Imagine FOX pulling this utterly ludicrous stunt.

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Carro

In 2009, for example, the Obama White House intentionally excluded Fox News’ Chris Wallace from participating in a round of interviews pertaining to the president’s push for healthcare reform. Later that same year, the administration officials tried to block Fox reporters from interviewing “pay czar” Kenneth Feinberg. The White House initially lied about this, and many in the press went along with it. It wasn’t until 2011 that the public learned the truth of the Feinberg episode. An internal email dated Oct. 22, 2009, showed the White House director of broadcast media told Treasury officials specifically, “We’d prefer if you skip Fox please.”


https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/obama-whose-administration-prosecuted-and-spied-on-reporters-claims-trump-is-very-bad-for-criticizing-newsrooms

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Delilah66

You mean the James Rosen who was fired by Fox almost 2 years ago?

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,maifleur,others(8a)

It doesn’t bother me that individual candidates give credentials to news organizations on a case by case basis using whatever criteria they want. Candidate Trump is different from President Trump in this regard, in my opinion.

I do not believe the White House has the right to deny press credentials based solely on the personal preference or private squabbles of a President (any President). The White House is supposed to be un-partisan and even apolitical and that impartiality appears to be increasingly fading. The article mentions that the White House has not commented on whether Bloomberg’s WH press creds will also be revoked. I certainly hope they aren’t.

I do have a problem with news agencies refusing to cover a certain political party/candidates in a critical way. That is a terrible lack of professionalism and it feeds into the narrative that the media is trying to stack the deck.

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zmith

Carro said,

"If a news organization clearly, blatantly has no intention of being fair and treating all candidates the same, they should not be given access which other organization are, who actually do intend to report on all candidates (ostensibly) the same.

This is a gross conflict and Trump is simply saying, "Until you treat everyone else like you treat me, the answer is no".

Good for Trump.

Imagine FOX pulling this utterly ludicrous stunt."


You mean like how Fox forced out Shep Smith in October for airing his negative opinions about Trump?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Imagine FOX pulling this utterly ludicrous stunt.

We don't have to imagine...they already do pull ludicrous stunts every hour of every day, between fostering kremlin-created conspiracies, to lauding over the president as the second coming to lying about and trashing democrats as standard fare.

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Carro

FOX has more balanced reporting than their competition, and they are allowed to have Trump dissent.

Try finding any Trump support on MSDNC or CNN

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Carro


You mean like how Fox forced out Shep Smith in October for airing his negative opinions about Trump?

You got any proof for that lie, Ziemia?

We'll wait...

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Carro

At least CNBC has the presence of mind to call this baloney out!


https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2019/12/03/cnbc-confronts-new-york-times-for-defending-bloomberg-news-n2557394

“I think more broadly, it’s really a part of a trend where the president and the administration have been willing to push back on news organizations and push back frankly on channels of information and brand them as biased,” McCabe said. “We’ve seen this with the social media platforms, as well. So I think the bigger picture here is less about one news organization than about how the president and his administration and his campaign brand either the world of media…”

CNBC anchor Joe Kernen couldn't believe what he was hearing - or not hearing.

“So, you can’t even comment on this act?” Kernen said. “You’re just back to just Trump hates all the press? You can’t find it in yourself to say maybe this isn’t such a great idea to not cover Bloomberg and Democrats, but to investigate Trump? You can’t even bring yourself to say that because you’re at The New York Times? Seriously?”

Again, McCabe reverted to talking about “the bigger picture.”

Kernen gave up.

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JodiK

Really? No one is worried that trump picks and chooses which journalists from which "news" organizations he wants to cover whatever it is at the moment?

This should worry every American!

The fact that it doesn't is proof that the horrors of world history are being ignored... and are in line to be repeated.

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Carro


JodiK

Really? No one is worried that trump picks and chooses which journalists from which "news" organizations he wants to cover whatever it is at the moment?

Your failed retort presumes Trump did this wantonly, randomly and vengefully. None apply.

This is a clear case of bias and utter journalistic failure. It should worry every American that our press decided to investigate only one candidate, Trump, to the exclusion of every single other candidate.

Does it bother you that a Democrat billionaire's news organization made this terrible decision, and he might be President?

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miss lindsey (stillmissesSophie,chase,maifleur,others(8a)

If it is his campaign committee restricting access to campaign events, no I am not concerned. That’s Candidate Trump’s prerogative and others have exercised that right in the past too.

If the White House takes away credentials of news agencies that report factually on political events involving the President and Congress I will be more concerned.

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