Saturday, February 18, 2017

Donald Trump sent his son-in-law to bitch at the parent company of CNN for him. Gee, how presidential.

 Courtesy of New York Magazine:  

Apparently the Trump administration is worried that despite the president calling CNN “fake news” at every opportunity, the network isn’t aware that he doesn’t care for their coverage. The Wall Street Journal reports that during a recent meeting with a top Time Warner Inc. executive Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, complained that the network’s coverage is biased against the president. 

Kushner is a longtime friend of Gary Ginsberg, who’s an executive vice-president of corporate marketing and communications at CNN’s parent company. During a wide-ranging discussion at the White House, Kushner reportedly complained about specific anti-Trump CNN contributors, including Van Jones, a Democrat who worked in the Obama administration, and Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist.

Of course both Van Jones and Navarro are non-whites so how dare they disrespect Herr Fuehrer.

Wonder when he will send Kushner to bitch about Fox's Shepherd Smith or CNN's Jake Tapper who both described his last press conference as "unhinged" and "crazy?"

These were the responses from Van Jones and Navarro to hearing they were singled out for criticism.

Does not sound like they are too terribly intimidated. Interestingly enough in the third paragraph of the New York Magazine article they reveal what Trump might be using to intimidate their bosses however:

They did not discuss Time Warner’s proposed $85.4 billion sale to AT&T, which is awaiting government approval. In an October speech, President Trump said his administration would not approve the merger “because it’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.” Bloomberg reported that Trump’s opposition to the deal actually comes “partly from his frustration with CNN, which is owned by Time Warner.”

In other words Trump seems to be willing to use the power of his presidency to get back at the MSM, or as he labels them "America's enemies," by blocking business deals and damaging their ability to make a profit.

These are of course the techniques he used as an unscrupulous New York businessman, but they have no place in the White House.

The president is supposed make decisions based on what is, or is not, good for the country,

Not on his own personal vendettas. 


  1. Whiney little bitches every one.

  2. Anonymous11:44 AM

    If Trump really watched CNN, he'd know that their panels always include two or three GOP who defend Trump's every move and statement. There are the various blonds who are always there at least one in number, and among the men, Jeffrey Lord must never go home. This week it was said that Trump is even considering Lord for Spicer's job.

    There's going to be so much media hate spewed at his rally today. He's going to be more crazed on this today. He's also been hinting that there will be some kind of reveal made. Who or what, no idea. He's closed off Mar-a-Lago to members and visitors all weekend. Some are quite pissed. There's a charity there tonight and those who paid will have to remain in the ballroom, but otherwise the premises are off-limits whenever Trump is there, it's been said. This is, they say, in response to the Abe criticism, but we know how Trump thrives on the social scene and that he could easily handle things indoors, so is that the real reason? Will Mar-a-Lago really be closed from now on when Trump is there? Well, maybe. Intel types are saying that every country should have a plant as a member or staff person, so maybe Trump's freaking that his club is being infiltrated--he should have thought about that long ago.

  3. Anonymous11:45 AM

    Flynn Pressured U.N. on Israel Vote Before Taking Office

    A month before inauguration, President Donald Trump’s would-be national security advisor sought to scupper a U.N. resolution condemning Israel.

    Nearly a month before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, Michael Flynn, his national security advisor designate, and other members of the president’s transition team launched a vigorous diplomatic bid to head off a U.N. Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlements.

    The effort represented a fitful first foray into global diplomacy by Trump’s transition team, bearing hallmarks that have become familiar in the weeks since he took office. Their efforts were marked by a brusque disregard for diplomatic protocol and a hasty pressure campaign that changed few, if any, minds.

    In the end, the president-elect’s team was unable to persuade a single country to change their vote, including Britain, Egypt, and Russia, three countries that have gone out of their way to cultivate better ties with the new American leader.

    The episode also suggests that Flynn’s unconventional diplomatic activism in the weeks leading up to the inauguration was part of a highly coordinated effort at the highest ranks of the Trump team, including the president-elect, to shape the course of U.S. foreign relations.

    While Obama was president.

  4. Anonymous11:48 AM

    "“I was talking about the period as, you know, of the new world order. A fundamental part of that new world order was a free press. I HATE the press. I HATE you especially,”

  5. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

    1. Anonymous2:48 PM

  6. Anonymous11:54 AM

    Trump Is Showing How the Deep State Really Works

    America's intelligence agencies aren’t operating outside the law – they’re using the vast power they’ve acquired within it.

    The who, what, where, and why of the Trump administration’s first major scandal — Michael Flynn’s ignominious resignation on Monday as national security advisor — have all been thoroughly discussed. Relatively neglected, and deserving of far more attention, has been the how.

    The fact the nation’s now-departed senior guardian of national security was unmoored by a scandal linked to a conversation picked up on a wire offers a rare insight into how exactly America’s vaunted Deep State works. It is a story not about rogue intelligence agencies running amok outside the law, but rather about the vast domestic power they have managed to acquire within it.

  7. I've been saying it over and over.

    Trump now owns the FCC and he'll use it for personal profit and as extortion to get his own way.

    Not only will net neutrality be gone but he'll be using it to control the media.

    This is just a case in point.

    Now it's only a matter of waiting to see if corporations like ATT, Comcast, Time Warner, etc will choose profit and submission over standing up for a free press and the first amendment.

  8. Anonymous11:59 AM

    The Kremlin Is Starting to Worry About Trump

    ...The last thing the Russian government expected was that 2017 would bring it face to face not with a revolution of the past but with a revolution of the present — the radical regime change taking place in the United States as a result of the electoral victory of Donald Trump. It is Trump’s electoral revolution that has captured the imagination, and fanned the fears, of Russian elites today.

    The search for a key to Trump’s mind-boggling and miscellaneous gusher of policy directives has tended to focus on his disturbingly erratic, vindictive, simplistic, narcissistic, insecure, and occasionally delusional personality, due exception being made for those conspiracy theorists who treat him as a kind of Manchurian candidate or sock puppet of the Kremlin. What most observers have been late to recognize is the extent to which, behind his mask as a showman, Trump views himself as a revolutionary insurgent with a mission to dismantle America’s “old regime.”

    Trump’s tactics certainly belong to the classic revolutionary playbook. His shock-and-awe style of executive action is designed to rattle Congress, catch his opponents unprepared, and incite his base to wage war on the establishment. The extreme polarization he deliberately foments allows him to fend off an opportunistic alliance of the Republican elite with the Democratic Party in defense of the constitutional system, ensuring that protests will be largely impotent. In the words of White House strategist-in-chief Stephen Bannon, Trump is positioning himself as the global leader of an anti-global movement that is anti-elite, anti-establishment, anti-liberal, and nationalistic. “What we are witnessing now,” Bannon told the Washington Post, “is the birth of a new political order, and the more frantic a handful of media elites become, the more powerful that new political order becomes itself.”

    Russian policymakers, obsessed as they are with the fear of “color revolutions,” may understand better than Americans and Europeans the radical nature of the political change that has descended on Washington. Indeed, when it comes to the ongoing Trump revolution, Russian policymakers are in much the same position as the German General Staff one century ago. In 1917, the German government concluded that the best hope for a German victory in World War I was for a revolution to erupt in Russia. It thus allowed some of the leaders of the Bolshevik party, Lenin among them, to pass through Germany and make their way back to Russia. The hope was that a revolution in Russia would pull the country out of the war — and the plan worked. But by the beginning of 1918, the German government started to fear that the virus of revolution that it had surreptitiously help spread to Russia might circle back calamitously to Germany itself.

    Our conversations with Russian policymakers and experts indicate they are starting to have similar fears and doubts today.

    1. Anonymous12:28 PM

      Oh puhleez.Bannon? Hahahahahahahahaha

    2. Anonymous3:56 PM

      Plutonium anyone?

  9. Anonymous12:00 PM

    Busted: Donald Trump caught on tape trading White House favors to paying Mar-a-Lago members

    Stunning secret audio catches Trump in the act

    A newly leaked audio recording of Donald Trump speaking with associates at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida has caught him in the act of what might be legally defined as taking political bribes and selling White House influence for cash. On the recording, which is from November, Trump offers the paying members of his club the opportunity to come to the White House and exert influence on his cabinet selection process among other traded favors.

  10. Anonymous12:04 PM

    ==POTUS isn't happy about thousands of people protesting against him, but we think it's great to see so many people resisting peacefully.

  11. Anonymous12:10 PM

    White House staff pushed to make overly positive projections for economic growth: report

    ...As Vox points out, it’s not uncommon for incoming Presidents to come out with overly optimistic projections. But what’s uncommon is the large gap between the White House forecast and the numbers generated by independent economists—as well as the fact that staffers are angry enough to leak to the Wall Street Journal.

  12. Anonymous12:12 PM

    GOP strategist Steve Schmidt: Trump’s constant lies and ‘endless self-pity’ are unlike any other American president

    ...On Thursday night, Schmidt appeared on The Eleventh Hour with Brian Williams to call out Trump’s habit of cloaking himself in “the mantle of victimhood” and his constant lying.

    During Thursday’s presser, Schmidt tweeted, “NO American President has EVER comported themselves like this. Endless self pity , Dishonest assertions and scapegoating.”

  13. Anonymous12:18 PM

    I think consolidating the media is a bad idea remember there are only 7 companies that control the media we use to get info and form our opinions. Combining Time Warner with AT&T will not expand the variety of news sources. Going up I heard bad things about AT&T and what a monopoly they were trying to become, there has been no change in the opinion of AT&T. They are still trying to stay a giant company and I do not think positive things will come from this merger. Remember AT&T had to be broken up into smaller companies decades ago it looks like they are back.

    1. Not disagreeing with you, but you are missing the point of what is happening here.

      This is not about whether giant media conglomerates should exist it is about the misuse of presidential powers.

    2. Anonymous1:24 PM

      There merger shouldn't happen -- but it shouldn't NOT happen because the president has a grudge over the fact that the media are meanies, especially when the asshole wouldn't be president if it weren't for the fact that he was given a platform to spew his hatred and racism against Obama for years for no fucking reason other than the fact that he was a rich douchebag who was good for ratings.

    3. Anonymous1:30 PM

      There are like 12 people who control the world.

  14. Sickened as I am, day after day by these kinds of stories, I can't help coming back to that haunting number reported shortly after November 8. 46.7%(!) of eligible voters didn't bother.

    Logic insists a great amount of that number were liberals who left it to the rest of us to install Hillary. Maybe Comey and Putin would have stole it somehow for Orange McPussgrab anyway, but it does seem like we liberals who did vote have plenty of brethren whose asses we should be kicking.

    Can't remember the author, but a great meme on my Facebook newsfeed not long after: "If you believe you're too intellectual for politics, then it will always be the less intelligent who choose who governs you."

    1. Anonymous1:27 PM

      He definitely won because people stayed home because they were overconfident in HRC's victory. But that's, in part? slightly?, her fault. Shoulda done a better job of GOTV, and she should have run a campaign that was more about why people should vote FOR her and not against Trump.

    2. Anonymous1:41 PM

      +100 plus 10

    3. Anonymous4:22 PM

      campaign that was more about why people should vote FOR her
      Guess you missed most of her messages. She explained what she was going to do, that was the reason to vote for her.

      Or do you need it in simple talk, Vote for me because....

  15. Anonymous12:43 PM

    What's even more odious to me, Kushner 'invited' the Time-Warner officials to the White House! whine about their coverage and imply/remind them who's holding the power over their desire to merge with ATT.

  16. Anonymous1:08 PM

    Areas that may be rigged. The 46.7% that didn't not bother. Early voters, Overseas voters, elderly voters, fake news voters, redistricting voters, faulty electronic machine voters, and the throw away the paper ballot voters. In certain states, counties, cities and under certain boards of supervisors and state government are liars and cheaters that helped arrange the rigged election in don johns favor.

    1. Anonymous1:54 PM

      Repeat post with zero reality.

  17. Anonymous1:30 PM

    Dear haters, floating your boat doesn't mean sinking others.

    Translation: If you've ever spoken a negative word about another person, you are a failure. This includes unofficial biographies written by hacks who've zero right to write them.

    1. Anonymous2:12 PM

      This thread is not about Bristol and Sarah Palin and their hack ghostwriters, but nice try with the distraction.

    2. Anonymous4:23 PM

      Then you must be a failure because you just wrote negative words !!!!

    3. Anonymous5:23 PM

      1:30 PM Did your Mama teach you that?

    4. Anonymous8:19 PM

      Poop out your latest, Bristol, no one cares. Two years of blissful marriage is hard? bwahahahaha

  18. Anonymous1:40 PM

    Gryphen, just STOP IT!!! Drumpf won! YOU lost!! GET OVER YOURSELF!!

    Seriously, dude, it's time for you and your whiny libtard blog buddies to show Emperor Drumpf a little respect.

    And by little, I mean tiny. Very, very tiny.

    As in:

  19. Anonymous1:48 PM

    Wow. The nude model gold digger saying the Our Father. What a load of crap.

  20. Anonymous2:01 PM

    In a sense, Trump is like a dirt-bag drug dealer giving the news media their fix or a rich boyfriend who abuses his partner. They despise him for what he is doing, but they simply can’t quit him.

    ...Groucho Marx once famously said that he never wanted to be a member of a club that would let him in. Likewise, it’s very possible that Trump will never respect the news media for the very reason that they allowed him to dupe them until it was too late. And it wasn’t even that difficult.

    RT’s online content is often indistinguishable from Salon, Democracy Now!, the Young Turks, and other totems of leftist American media — and this is keenly by design.

    Russia gave the world many wonderful things like Tchaikovsky and high-quality vodka. News, however, should not be one of their exports.

  21. Anonymous2:19 PM

    Washington officials: Chaos and ineptitude of Trump White House is like nothing we’ve ever seen

    ...But operations have also been hampered by competing interests and seething mutual suspicion. Media reports describe paranoid staff using a secret chat app that erases messages as soon as they are read. Trump's inner circle includes Conway; chief of staff Reince Priebus; senior advisers Jared Kushner, 36, (Trump's son-in-law) and Stephen Miller, 31; and chief strategist Stephen Bannon, the former Goldman Sachs executive who has likened himself to Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII.

    Senator John McCain, the Republican nominee for president in 2008, told reporters this week that "whole environment is one of dysfunction in the Trump administration".

    "Who's making the decisions in the White House? Is it the 31-year-old? Is it Mr Bannon? Is it the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff? I don't know."

    The default answer could still be Priebus who, as chief of staff, would traditionally act as gatekeeper to Trump. But his boss is anything but traditional, and Priebus's establishment influence is countered by two ideologues, Bannon and Miller. Bannon, previously head of the rightwing Breitbart News, has been described by Democrats as a white nationalist and is seen by many as the true power behind the throne.

    Last week Bannon and Priebus gave a joint media interview to deny rumours of a rift. But Tyler said: "There's no clear chain of command. They can't tell who's in charge.

    Were the chief of staff in control, Tyler said, Priebus would have fired Flynn. "If Priebus and Bannon are doing PR to show how well they got on, that shows Priebus is losing. He is the chief of staff, so he shouldn't need to say he's meeting with Bannon, who ought to be a subordinate."

    Bannon's allies, meanwhile, continue to rise in prominence. Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant and former editor for Breitbart, has become a vocal surrogate in a series of TV and radio interviews, telling the BBC this weekthat Trump's press conference performance was "fabulous".

    Miller, too, earned Trump's praise and widespread scorn for his zealous defense of the president and for peddling a baseless claim about phantom illegal voting. "He says things that would make movie villains blush," Tyler said. "You could not script this stuff."

    1. Anonymous4:26 PM

      The right hand doesn't know what the left is doing.

      dictator donnie says "one state solution" meanwhile Niki Halley is at UN saying we support "Two state solution"

      Why don't the all shut up until they can get their act together.

    2. And yet McCain has voted to confirm every asshole nominee of Drumpf's.

      Still hasn't apologized for Palin either.

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  23. Anonymous2:51 PM

    CNN is getting probably its best ratings in years. They're going to laugh at Prince Jared asking them to accommodate the king's incessant lying. They know the more Trump tries to turn his back on CNN the more people watch it.

  24. Anonymous3:06 PM

    Trailer trash the whole lot of them.

  25. Anonymous3:11 PM


  26. Anonymous12:25 AM

    Gryphen, I watch cnn all day long. There is a difference as of today. Way more sympathetic and supportive of trump.

  27. Anonymous12:45 AM

    Cnn has let a blond "political analyst" defend trumps message quite a bit today. I don't remember her name, it wasn't a trump spokesperson.


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