Back in his celebrity, New-York-City-developer heyday, Donald Trump could fake himself in late-night calls and get favourable stories planted in that city’s tabloid papers. Nowadays? He’s shrieking about leakers.
The president setting out to tame the White House press corps and undermine the First Amendment is doing the right thing and staying away from the April 29 White House Correspondents’ dinner.
Everyone knows how much U.S. President Donald Trump loves to use Twitter to beak at the mainstream news media, but some of his campaign staffers found a way to calm him.
The lede: “The press will destroy Trump and Trump will destroy the press.”
A man once so far on the fringes of Washington foreign policy conversation he had a job with Breitbart News, Seb Gorka now has the president’s ear on such sensitive topics as dealing with Islamist terrorism.
Click on the Twitter link within to see the quote that Ms. Maples refuted. The day after this story ran, Marla Maples said the quote was a blatant lie. https://t.co/HhS2GM5qfY — Mark Mooney (@mxmooney) February 20, 2017
The lede: “Donald Trump’s comments during a rally in Florida on Saturday night that seemed to suggest a non-existent terrorist attack had taken place in Sweden have pitted the Scandinavian nation against some fervent supporters of the US president.”
Alex Jones is one of the most lunatic right-wing truthers out there. And now he apparently has telephone access to U.S. President Donald Trump.
Columnist Doug Saunders says if you look closely at Rob Ford’s success in becoming a populist mayor of Toronto seven years ago, one can see how a Canadian populist swell could occur with significant recent immigrant participation.
Not since the go-go days of Watergate, Iran-Contra and Monica Lewinsky has the press been so hopping in the U.S. But this is a new era, with new technologies, and that has amped competition even more.