Originally posted by Duchess64
"Trump's trainwreck press conference ushers in a clueless presidency"
--Richard Wolffe (11 January 2017)
Donald Trump's a well-known pathological liar. He lies as naturally as he breathes.
That's just what he does.
Trainwreck? my goodness did you see the same press conference that I did? CNN were taken apart, all credibility that they had is now gone, they and Buzzfeed have been publicly outed as publishers of fake news.
Here is Ben Smith of Buzzfeeds own words.
We published the dossier, which Ken Bensinger obtained through his characteristically ferocious reporting, so that, as we wrote, 'Americans can make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the US government.'
Our presumption is to be transparent in our journalism and to share what we have with our readers. We have always erred on the side of publishing. In this case, the document was in wide circulation at the highest levels of American government and media. It seems to lie behind a set of vague allegations
from the Senate Majority Leader to the director of the FBI and a report that intelligence agencies have delivered to the president and president-elect.
As we noted in our story, there is serious reason to doubt the allegations
. We have been chasing specific claims in this document for weeks, and will continue to.
Publishing this document was not an easy or simple call, and people of good will may disagree with our choice. But publishing this dossier reflects how we see the job of reporters in 2017.”
So lets get this, he sees the role of reporters in 2017 as publishing unverified, shady, vague, reckless and malicious allegations regardless of whether they are verified or not.
Why is this not the subject of libel and defamation action? Does it not demonstrate a reckless disregard for the truth and malicious intent to slander Donald Trump? Surely if they were interested in facts they would waited until the allegations were verified? But nooooo.
Far from being a train wreckage it was awesome to see the President elect smack-down the CNN reporter and outing Buzzfeed for their willingness to publish vague, unverified shady allegations and the Guardian fares no better. Quality journalism???? man the Russkies must be laughing their a$$ off.