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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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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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A landmark photo on migrant child separation

This is one photo that haunts the most from the thousands of haunting images published during the child separation crisis in the United States: The story behind that heart-wrenching photo – Immigrant children: The story behind John Moore’s viral photo of a border separation – The Washington Post https://t.co/C2Dbxi1Zjx — Jon Woodward (@ctv_jon) June 18, […]

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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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United States pulls out of UN Human Rights Council

One day after being criticized for its policy of separating the children of illegal migrants from their parents, the U.S. quit the UN Human Rights Council. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the move was made because of the council’s “hypocrisy” and bias against Israel. 

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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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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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Trump says nuclear summit with North Korea is off

Citing intensely angry North Korean statements in recent days, U.S. President Donald Trump has cancelled the June 12 nuclear summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

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Thu, May 24 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Trump says nuclear summit with North Korea is off

Gigantic bomb dropped on ISIS in Afghanistan

The United States military used the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in its arsenal Thursday against its Islamic State foes in Afghanistan. The bomb is formally called GBU 43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or MOAB. Its nickname is Mother of All Bombs.

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