The root of this, AGAIN, goes back to the open HOSTILITY, and CONTEMPT much the press is PROUD to display with regard to Trump, and the reason for it.
The ideology of ‘TRUMP IS SO EXCEPTIONALLY (FASCIST, STALINIST, HATER, DICTATOR, RACIST, MISOGYNISTIC) dangerous we are excused from all conscience and perceived bad or even illegal actions’ in our noble purpose
Admiral Harward turns down the position of National Security Adviser to the president. Considering the names in history, and the influence ON American history some of the predecessors in this position have had, this had to be a surprise.
Here is the REPORTING:
“This job requires 24 hours a day, seven days a week focus and commitment to do it right,” Mr. Harward said in a statement. “I currently could not make that commitment.”
He added that since retiring from a 40-year military career, he now had “the opportunity to address financial and family issues that would have been challenging in this position.”
Two senior administration officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter, confirmed that Mr. Harward cited family and financial considerations in turning down the post.
But his decision reflected the continuing upheaval in Mr. Trump’s White House, which was rocked this week by the resignation of Michael T. Flynn, the national security adviser, quickly followed by the abrupt withdrawal of Andrew Puzder, his nominee for secretary of labor. -NYT
Of course the former Seal seems to have had a clear priority after serving, and the NYT could easily have REPORTED the following for the last paragraph.
President Trump’s requirement that advisers at this level submit to a ban on lobbying the govt appears to have figured significantly in Admiral Harward’s decision, as it already has with General Jack Keane turning down the post of SecDef for the exact same kinds of reasons.
This last has NO qualifications, and NEITHER criticism, or laudatory phrasing.
Both Flynn, whose hardheaded realism, and proper contact with Russia probably telling Ivan’s amb. ‘look we are going to review everything’ to FORESTALL any untoward Russian reaction to Obama’s (proper) sanctions was a SERVICE, and now Harward are a loss. But Flynn lost the trust of the VP (making his position untenable) and Harward simply wants to make his family as comfortable and happy as he possibly can, and would not commit to endless days and nights, and a lobbying ban, limiting earnings potential. This is no dishonor, after all Colin Powell would NOT run for President.
Theory: the ‘press’ has NEVER before faced open, unrelenting challenge from any Republican elected official to the CORE of their operating principles, and has no response to this criticism of them except to accelerate hostility.
Chuck Todd has stated BALDLY that Trump’s statements about the press are un-American, and other MAJOR news figures have accused Trump, in his direct critical thinking of their professional responsibilities, of an attack on the first amendment.
Dudes… the press is a business like any other. You can all be swept away by superiors or sales failure, and the void will be filled because reporting IS A MARKET VEHICLE FOR ADVERTISEMENT, and those who replace you with direct factual observation will benefit.
The ‘fact checker’ giving 4 Pinocchios to Trump’s claim about Hillary and uranium to Russia
April 23, 2015, NYT
The headline on the website Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when its precursor served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.”
The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.
But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one.
Trump wrongly said that Hillary Clinton “gave” Russia 20 percent of the uranium in the United States. Clinton was one of nine votes approving the deal. She alone couldn’t have stopped the deal, which involved 20 percent of U.S. production capacity, not stocks, and the uranium can’t go to Russia without export licenses.
Does anyone think if the SecSate stood on a chair and said ‘this stinks’ for all to hear, this would have proceeded, not to mention the moneys which went to the Clinton Foundation, OR the fact that owning the production, and getting it to a nation which we CAN ship to means we CAN’T USE IT, just as we are modernizing the entire nuclear arsenal
SHE APPROVED. STATE DEPT APPROVED.
WE SEE. WE HEAR. WE OBSERVE.
Also humorous are the quotes around “gave”.
Torturous ‘logic’ to nitpick into a 4 Pinocchio lie the word ‘gave’ instead of ‘sold’, ‘was bribed’, ‘sought reward for the transaction’ is PRECISELY what damages the press so badly, especially when it purports to be a fact check organization.
Trump may not always be ‘correct’ in his statements. He arrogantly, and annoyingly at this point, continues to strut the electoral college numbers, but just as he was about the electorate which gave him the victory and the reasons for it, when it comes to the BULK of the press, their attitude, their coverage, AND THEIR YELLOW JOURNALISTIC INTENT, he is correct, and that’s the sad truth. And every day, with reporting that goes on like this, the loss of faith by the public in media, the division within the republic, to a large extent GENERATED by the media, gets deeper and wider, and the only response so far is ACCELERATE to victory.
How’s that going?