Author Topic: ‘Sources’ say president has ‘retreated into a cocoon of bitterness and resentment’; Ben Shapiro zing  (Read 553 times)

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Offline endicom

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Nov. 13, 2018

Remember back in September when there was the big brouhaha over who wrote that unsigned op-ed in the New York Times claiming to part of the Resistance in the White House vowing to thwart parts of President Trump’s agenda and his worst inclinations?

We still don’t know who wrote it, but we do know we don’t put a lot of faith in anonymous sources from the Trump administration — make that especially from the Trump administration.

The headline of this post might sound like it came from a fortune cookie, but it’s actually a line from the Los Angeles Times, which is looking into President Trump’s low profile following so many rallies before the midterm elections.

More... https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2018/11/13/sources-say-president-has-retreated-into-a-cocoon-of-bitterness-and-resentment-ben-shapiro-zings/

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Good retort from Shapiro.


Offline Frank Cannon

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What I learned. Sorkin makes millions writing the same script over and over and over again. What a coked up fraud.

Offline Sanguine

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What I learned. Sorkin makes millions writing the same script over and over and over again. What a coked up fraud.

Does coke make people repetitive?
Cui bono?

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But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.

Offline Frank Cannon

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Does coke make people repetitive?

I don't think so, but it makes dumb asses feel brilliant which is easily the case with this clown.


Offline TomSea

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And sounds a bit like what was said about Nixon.

Offline aligncare

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Does coke make people repetitive?

People are always accusing me of doing that. They say that I'm redundant, that I repeat myself, that I say things over and over.

I don’t know where anyone would get such an idea?
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Offline mountaineer

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My managing editor made it very clear to my fellow reporters and me that we had to name our sources. We were not permitted to cite anonymous sources, and the only time we could cite a report was when it was a police report (from a named police department).

If you read just about any negative news article about Trump (and they're all negative) from AP, Reuters, WashPoo, etc., you see "sources say" or "according to reports." This is not good reporting. It violates just about every tenet of reporting, in fact. Those old rules have been discarded, clearly, in order to completely convert news reporting to editorializing.
I have decided to officially and formally not apologize. I'm not sorry at all, even slightly.

    Indeed, I especially want to convey my absence of remorse to anyone who was offended by what I said. If you are the sort of person who gets twisted into knots when someone articulates a point of view that differs from your own, then you are exactly the sort of person who should never receive an apology for a differing point of view — if I were offering one, which, again, I'm not.

Offline aligncare

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My managing editor made it very clear to my fellow reporters and me that we had to name our sources. We were not permitted to cite anonymous sources, and the only time we could cite a report was when it was a police report (from a named police department).

If you read just about any negative news article about Trump (and they're all negative) from AP, Reuters, WashPoo, etc., you see "sources say" or "according to reports." This is not good reporting. It violates just about every tenet of reporting, in fact. Those old rules have been discarded, clearly, in order to completely convert news reporting to editorializing.

There was a time when The NY Times straight news stories held to a strict standard, too. Editors would unceremoniously cut words or entire paragraphs from a story if the language strayed from facts into unsubstantiated opinion; which was one reason why reports would often read choppy.

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There was a time when The NY Times straight news stories held to a strict standard, too. Editors would unceremoniously cut words or entire paragraphs from a story if the language strayed from facts into unsubstantiated opinion; which was one reason why reports would often read choppy.

I never saw that time.  In my experience, they've always been more propaganda than news.
Cui bono?

Walk in Wisdom
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.


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