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NY Daily News slams Trump on bizarre news conference

Here’s another killer front page from the New York Daily News, this time on Trump holding a news conference in which he focused on people slain by illegal immigrants. The Trumpster trotted out a very faulty claim in this one, which I’ll deal with in another post.

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Fri, June 22 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, photos, politics » Comments Off on NY Daily News slams Trump on bizarre news conference

Trump backs off on separating migrant families

After millions of Americans hit the streets and and two former first ladies voiced their displeasure, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending the separation of children from parents charged with illegal immigration.

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Wed, June 20 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, politics » Comments Off on Trump backs off on separating migrant families

Trump is winning his war with the media

CBC News’ Neil Macdonald looks at the current controversy involving U.S. President Donald Trump’s rampage against the children of asylum seekers and illegal immigrants, but he also has observations about Trump’s running war with the media.

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Tue, June 19 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on Trump is winning his war with the media

Lyin’ Donald seems to be lying more frequently

No U.S. president has ever been as shameless about lying and mistruths as Donald Trump. But even by his lofty standards, Trump has been on a bit of a rampage lately.

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Tue, June 19 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on Lyin’ Donald seems to be lying more frequently

How Trump is winning the ‘linguistic war’

Subhed: “From ‘spygate’ to ‘fake news’, Trump is using language to frame – and win – debates. And the press operate like his marketing agency.” Some thoughts from cognitive expert George Lakoff.

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Sat, June 16 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on How Trump is winning the ‘linguistic war’

On journalists not being ‘loudspeakers for liars’

Veteran U.S. journalist and j-prof Dan Gillmor has written an essay on how to respond to the challenges to truth posed by the President Donald Trump era.

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Sat, June 16 2018 » Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off on On journalists not being ‘loudspeakers for liars’

Trump brings the hammer down on climate policies

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order undoing his predecessor’s climate policies and regulations, ensuring America would become dirtier as it became “richer.”

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Tue, March 28 2017 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Trump brings the hammer down on climate policies

Behind the tweets and bombast, Trump is making changes

John Ibbitson argues that the headlines about the Trump administration — Russia and wiretapping, to name two examples — are obscuring the fact that it is the most activist presidency since Ronald Reagan.

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Sun, March 19 2017 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, politics » Comments Off on Behind the tweets and bombast, Trump is making changes

Trump’s anti-press attitudes embolden despots abroad

This commentary argues that U.S. President Donald Trump is providing cover to exactly the wrong types of governments to crack down on news outlets in their countries.

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Mon, March 13 2017 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Trump’s anti-press attitudes embolden despots abroad

‘Why the Russia Story Is a Minefield for Democrats and the Media’

Columnist Matt Taibbi’s effort to bring context to the Russia-messing-with-U.S. tensions story. One big problem? Making assumptions that might not be true.

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Wed, March 8 2017 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on ‘Why the Russia Story Is a Minefield for Democrats and the Media’