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President Trump’s Tweets Are Not For You

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Kevin Drum explains why not, and who is the intended audience. (Not the lying, malicious press, which will just quote them just to make trouble the way they do, pointing out what they call “falsehoods,” which shows you right there that they’re lying. And malicious.) Worth reading.

Update: And read this: a change in German law…

Written by LeisureGuy

25 January 2017 at 1:47 pm

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  1. As a former small town reporter who saw malicious dealings in little government circles, I get really tired of people referring to the press as “malicious” and war-mongering. The free press guards our country’s specific interests in matters of secrecy and safety. Even in this modern day, when social media is out of hand, the free press still looks after our welfare when it comes to corporate and government personnel using the back doors for inner dealings. The free press seeks, and it reports to keep the public informed. That is its purpose.

    bahelberg1

    25 January 2017 at 3:04 pm

  2. Exactly: comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, as it’s been said. Power really wants to control what is said about it, and does what it can to stifle a free press. But, as you say, a free and investigative press is essential: it keeps the power balanced and heightens the risks involved in corruption, graft, and so on.

    If it wasn’t clear, I was speaking in the voice of President Trump, who has indeed expressed such views quite overtly.

    LeisureGuy

    25 January 2017 at 3:35 pm


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