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WTF MSM!? Is Trump an ‘existential threat’ to the press?

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Blatant falsehood … ABC News political analyst Matthew J. Dowd decided that the best course of action when discussing the U.S. pullout from the Iran deal was to just lie about what happened. On ABC’s “This Week,” Dowd said, “Who would have guessed that the first one to violate that treaty would be us and not Iran?” Which treaty was that? The Iran deal was not a treaty. A treaty, as Dowd well knows, is subject to ratification by the United States Senate, as outlined in Article 2, Section 2 of the United States Constitution. That’s just a brazen mischaracterization of what happened. Here’s the video.

Dowd issued a correction on Twitter moments after, saying he “misspoke.” Dowd later tweeted that he found it odd that Trump fans would “attack” him for the misstatement because he “corrected it within minutes on social media.” Really? Twitter does not have the same reach as television. Did Dowd correct it on air? Here’s another big problem: Dowd so easily blocks folks on Twitter – including yours truly – that it is a running joke among conservatives. So a lot of the folks calling him out for this probably didn’t even see his tweet, unless they signed out of Twitter in order to see his tweets.

“Existential threat” … On CNN media critic/cheerleader Brian Stelter’s weekly Trump Derangement Syndrome gabfest, a.k.a. “Reliable Sources,” Stelter had CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on to talk about Trump and press freedoms. Amanpour said that Trump poses a “grave and existential threat” to the press. Really? Trump has a symbiotic love-hate relationship with the press. If the press is gone, who is going to talk about him all day every day? Here’s the real deal: The press is so used to attacking anyone to the right of the Clintons that when someone fights back against the negative press, the media feels threatened.  Kind of how playground bullies feel when someone fights back.

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