Please Stop❗️ Open Thread



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POTUS and MSM – please stop. There are serious issues to deal with and we don’t have time for your playground fights. One of you has got to act like the adult. I’m looking at you Donald!  Enough Sign animated emoticon I believe you are capable, in some small way, of acting better than they are. Both of you have giant egos but only one of you is the President of the United States. Act like it!

Media embarrassed themselves again yesterday with “fake news.” I’m afraid to look to see what the response from the Twitter President will be.

MSM knows they are loathed and mistrusted so wouldn’t you think they would try to regain some of their credibility? Instead like naughty children they continue to misbehave. Like naughty children they seek attention. Don’t they know their job is to report the news not be the news? If not – why not?

FAKE NEWS: Media falsely claims Trump was SNUBBED by Polish First Lady, calls it a “PUBLIC REBUKE

Except it wasn’t a rebuke, the First Lady of Poland shook hands with FLOTUS and then shook hands with POTUS. It wasn’t a snub and it wasn’t a rebuke. It was fake news.

Most of the tweets claiming Trump was snubbed were bad enough but Chris Cillizza’s reaction was award winning stupidity.

I quote:



When it comes to Twitter idiocy, that’s a keeper. This is supposed to be a serious news person? I think not.

 Five Core Principles of Journalism

Truth and Accuracy

Fairness and Impartiality

See any of those 5 principles in the MSM lately? See many principles at all?

Can you name 3 principled people in MSM news?

Remember when CNN could say they were the “Most Trusted Name In News” and no one laughed?

Those that loathe Trump laugh when he says anything about fake news. Then the  Ass animated emoticonmedia proves him right.

Then he, foolishly, tweets something stupid and loses any ground he gained. Is it a race to see who is the biggest jackass?

It’s as if Trump is unable to allow them to shoot themselves in the foot with out taking a potshot at his own foot.

Why not simply give them the opportunity to  dig themselves in so deep they’ll never get out?  Does his massive ego not care about the end result so long as he gets to play nasty with the other infants?

I can’t  pretend that I understand. I don’t. I’m glad I don’t. I believe if I understood either the media or Trump and their childish ongoing war I would be like them.  I refuse to sink that low.

It seems like only day before yesterday the big story was CNN threatening someone that made fun of them. Oh wait, it was the day before yesterday…

Here’s David Harsanyi from the Federalist on this issue:

What CNN’s Threat To Dox A Redditor Tells Us About The State Of Journalism

This story isn’t really about online harassment or “HanA**holeSolo,” the man who (might have) created a GIF of President Trump body-slamming a wrestler — which I feel the need to reiterate is fake violence — with a CNN logo imposed on his face. The story itself means little. This is about how places like CNN function these days. How they overreact to everything the president does. How many of today’s newsrooms give some people a pass and destroy others.


In my opinion HanA**holeSolo and other of his ilk are cretins unworthy of mention. They have a right to do what they do and people with integrity and decency have a right to ignore them as much as possible. They are crying for attention. Just like POTUS and the MSM.

Trump busily tweets like a fool therefore media ridicules him with more fake news. You begin to think perhaps these people aren’t nearly as smart as advertised.

CNN employees gleefully DEFEND horrendous #CNNBlackmail scandal

The message is perfectly clear: If this Reddit user issues any more offending posts, repeats his “ugly behavior” on the internet, or makes fun of CNN again, CNN will out his identity. Some have called this blackmail. Others have called it a threat. CNN calls it “journalism.”

Does anyone at CNN recognize what they did was wrong?

It’s a race to the bottom with far too many citizens cheering.

It’s become like that old movie The War of the Roses. No one will give in. No one will stop. Ultimately, no one wins.

Where will it stop? Will it stop? Will this become the new normal in the USA?

We know the  old norm was that media turned into slobbering sycophants when a Democrat resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. We knew that the media would be perpetually at war with a Republican POTUS.

Trump and his antics have simply escalated the media war against the right.

That is what got Donald J. Trump elected.

One thing about the media I’m sure will continue is that the majority of the MSM will be drooling lackeys for the left and snarling hate-filled antagonists for the right. There will be little truth in what they write or say. They’ve lost the knack of it. They see no need for it.

They’ve forgotten or never learned the following:

Good journalism requires Verification before dissemination.

Journalists are often fooled because they want a story to be true. So are viewers/readers.

People are more inclined to retweet or like a false news report than to pay attention to any subsequent correction.

A journalist is only as good as his/her sources.

A good rule for journalists is if your mother tells you she loves you, check it out — This is a saying popularized by the folks at the City News Bureau.

People will forget who got it first, but they remember who got it wrong.

I know all that – why don’t they? In spite of it all, or to spite them all…

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16 Responses to “Please Stop❗️ Open Thread”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    Scalise Weathers Another Surgery After Infection Setback

    In an update Scalise’s office said he “underwent surgery for the management of infection” earlier. “He tolerated the procedure well. He remains in serious condition. We will provide updates as appropriate.”

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Bless his heart. When people hear he was shot in the hip, I am sure they don’t realize – unless they continued to follow the story – how very serious this gunshot was/is. My prayers go out to Rep. Scalise and his family…

  2. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Speaking of the need to stop, the UN and UNESCO need to stop with their blatantly biased, anti-historical, anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian crap:

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Netanyahu has cut 1million from the funding to UN for this crap. Not a Jewish site? Seriously?

      “Not a Jewish site?! Who is buried there? Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca and Leah – our patriarchs and matriarchs! ” ~ Bibi Netanyahu.

      The United States needs to do the same. Only for a lot more than 1 million.

      And encourage the anti-Semite POS UN to move somewhere else. As one New Yorker mentioned, that would be a lovely site for some condos.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Gotta love Bibi – just gotta love than man. He says it like it is. And he is so right.

        Good for him for cutting those funds, too. You are right – the USA needs to follow suit.

  3. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    There’s a pretty funny parody of Trump vs. CNN going around the internets this week. Some enterprising person – don’t tell CNN – has taken clips from all kinds of shows, like The Matrix, and continued the whole theme. Serves CNN right.

    Yes, Trump continues to be childish in this way, though CNN has sure shown itself to be as far from journalism as is possible. Never mind people like WaPo’s Chris Cilizza. So yeah, if nothing else, these people are exposing themselves for the hacks they are.

    Great post, Marge!

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      That’s why, although as everyone knows I am no Trump fan, I wish he would show some restraint. They’ve reached the point where they are taking themselves down and all he has to do is stand back and watch. Okay, stand back, cross his arms on his chest and smirk if he needs to make some comment.

      Take a page out of the disgusting Obama playbook, he had the repulsive smirk down to a science.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        LOL – that he did, Marge.

        Okay – found the Trump vs. Fraud News video:

        I am sure CNN is going to try and threaten/blackmail this guy, too. Ahem.

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          I love it.

          I especially love the image of Hulk from the Avengers movie there at the end. Hulk had been fighting side by side with Thor but when they have polished off all the bad guys Hulk punches Thor. It’s my second favorite scene in the whole movie.

          My favorite scene is where the Hulk body slams Loki about 20 times after Loki tells him he’s a God. Hulk leaves Loki whimpering and then mutters, “puny God”. Love to see that image for CNN too.

          I thought maybe some people might be intimidated by CNN – looks like not so much.

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    Doin’ the CNN Two-Step

    by Andrew Klaven

    There is little in the news today quite as delightful as watching the mainstream media do the CNN Two-Step. The CNN Two-Step is a simple dance. Step One: Put your foot in your mouth. Step Two: Shoot yourself in the foot. The results are bloody but hilarious.

    The latest iteration comes from CNN’s own Jim Acosta. Acosta seems to have modeled himself on the Grandfather of Fake News, Dan Rather. Rather made his name by shouting biased and hostile questions at a president despised of the elite. Acosta has made a fool of himself doing the same thing. Acosta beclowned himself most recently (as of this writing; it’s hard to keep up) filing a sneering, unprofessional report on the president’s press conference in Poland. Acosta scornfully called it a “fake news conference”:

    The other thing that was fake news coming from President Trump is he said, “Well, I keep hearing it is 17 intelligence agencies who said Russia interfered in the election. I think it is only three or four.” Where does that number come from? Where does this three or four number come from?

    Turns out the number comes from corrections filed by the New York Times and the Associated Press, after weeks of complaints about the error from conservative websites.

    Oops- Acosta just cannot keep his foot out of his mouth these days.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      ROTFLMAO abt Acosta. Good GRIEF, what a clueless joker he is! I saw that report my own self and I am not on a news show! Good grief. He just cannot stop himself, I guess.

      Klaven is so funny – thanks for the laugh!

  6. kenoshamarge Says:

  7. helenk3 Says:

    two places I would not want to be this summer. New York crew dispatcher desk, or 40 office train dispatcher for NY Penn Station

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Helen! How wonderful to “see” you. You have been mightily missed my dear.

      And as usual you show up with something “new” for us to wrap our brains around.

      It does sound like a “Summer of Hell”. I feel sorry for the folks you mentioned and also the people that will be affected by this.

      You’re the lady with knowledge about trains, our train expert, is this something that could have been avoided or at least scheduled so as not to cause so much of a disruption?

      Again Helen, so glad to “see” you!

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I concur with Marge – GREAT to see you here, Helen!

      And the article is unbelievable. Wow, what a summer those folks are going to have!

      Btw, I think of you often – we now get to hear the lonesome whistle of trains from our new place. I love it. Makes me happy. And I think of you when I hear them. 🙂

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