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#41 zenwalk

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:07 PM

The AP has more credibility than the White House

Yes,  I just subscribed to Norm's ficus tree.

This certainly is another example of unstable leadership. 


Edited by zenwalk, 17 February 2017 - 02:08 PM.

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#42 michiganjoe

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:14 PM

It's not the responsibility of the WH to confirm or deny every rumor floated to them. It is the responsibility of the press to properly check out their sources and be certain that what they are reporting is true. If they could not ascertain the accuracy of the story, the responsible thing to do would be to hold it until such time that they received confirmation that it was true.

 

They went to the supposed original source of the memo and AP did its due diligence. BTW, no indication their reporting was inaccurate.



#43 zenwalk

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:18 PM

They went to the supposed original source of the memo and AP did its due diligence. BTW, no indication their reporting was inaccurate.

The Russians ironically enough use this sort of push pull journalism to confuse and fatigue populations. I'm not willing however to attribute genius where there is none so the alternative take on this whole story is utter incompetence on the part of the administration.


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#44 michiganjoe

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:18 PM

Same reporting from Vox

 

Denials from the administration don't make the reporting inaccurate.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:27 PM

Same reporting from Vox

 

Denials from the administration don't make the reporting inaccurate.

WAPO confirms the memo is real enough. 

In other words, the White House seems to quibble with the idea that this is a proposal actively under consideration, but the memo is legit. Spicer's contention that this was "100 percent not true" doesn't really hold up.

https://www.washingt...m=.189878cf72bb


Edited by zenwalk, 17 February 2017 - 02:29 PM.

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#46 ms maggie

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:39 PM

It's not the responsibility of the WH to confirm or deny every rumor floated to them. It is the responsibility of the press to properly check out their sources and be certain that what they are reporting is true. If they could not ascertain the accuracy of the story, the responsible thing to do would be to hold it until such time that they received confirmation that it was true.


Nobody said it was their responsibility to confirm or deny. They were asked to comment on the story.

AP is standing by the story.

Who is more credible, AP or this White House?

Edited by ms maggie, 17 February 2017 - 02:40 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:48 PM

This has got to be fake...please be fake.

LOL!


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#48 VOSA

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:51 PM

Actually, the irresponsibility lies with the administration. AP floated the story to them and they had an opportunity to kill it and didn't.

 

Trump has chastised the press all along for fake news.

 

They gave him an opportunity to prove it.

 

He took it.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:54 PM

Actually, the irresponsibility lies with the administration. AP floated the story to them and they had an opportunity to kill it and didn't.

LOL.  So the admin has the power to kill stories.   More delusion.  


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#50 zenwalk

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:57 PM

Trump has chastised the press all along for fake news.

 

They gave him an opportunity to prove it.

 

He took it.

How did "he" prove it? The memo is real. You can touch it, smell it, crumple it.  It's real. Scroll down for the pdf:

http://www.chicagotr...0217-story.html


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#51 VOSA

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:03 PM

The Posse Comitatus Act prevents the Federalization of the National Guard except to prevent violence or insurrection.

The only 2 cases of valid use were Brown v. Board , and desegregating U Alabama -Tuscaloosa.

In 2008, military police officers were used to assist traffic control and other Leo actions during a murder spree, the use was found to violate the ACT

Then again, he thought Frederick Douglass was alive.

 

And Obama thought there were 57 states in the U.S., and that Austrian was a language and that "corps" is pronounced "corpse."

 

So what's your point?



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:19 PM

This has got to be fake...please be fake.

does


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:22 PM

The Russians ironically enough use this sort of push pull journalism to confuse and fatigue populations. I'm not willing however to attribute genius where there is none so the alternative take on this whole story is utter incompetence on the part of the administration.


It doesn't take genius. It just takes lack of character.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:23 PM

And Obama thought there were 57 states in the U.S., and that Austrian was a language and that "corps" is pronounced "corpse."
 
So what's your point?


That's like Trump, in a day.
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#55 zenwalk

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:26 PM

That's like Trump, in a day.

That's being generous. I'd say in half a press conference.


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#56 mrdeltoid

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:28 PM

Irresponsible of the press to publish a story without confirmation.



Pretty typical though. I googled fake news since trump got elected and WOW! Like 15 articles and still coming! He goofs up enough on his own. Why they gotta make crap up?

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:31 PM

LOL.  So the admin has the power to kill stories.   More delusion.


No. They were asked for a comment. They had none. Predictably. AP would have run the story with the WH comment, irrespective of the nature of the comment.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:31 PM

The Russians ironically enough use this sort of push pull journalism to confuse and fatigue populations. I'm not willing however to attribute genius where there is none so the alternative take on this whole story is utter incompetence on the part of the administration.


You forgot chaos and unhinged. C'mon Zen , you're slipping. :)

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:54 PM

Worst President in U.S. history. 

 

But he is President.

 

God Bless President Trump and all the SCOTUS appointments he gets to make instead of Hillary (lol) Clinton.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:58 PM

Fake news from the left again....

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