Trump Threatens NBC Over Nuclear Weapons Report

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  1. The Diplomat

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    Trump Threatens NBC Over Nuclear Weapons Report

    WASHINGTON — President Trump threatened on Wednesday to use the federal government’s power to license television airwaves to target NBC in response to a report by the network’s news division that he contemplated a dramatic increase in the nation’s nuclear arsenal.


    In a story aired and posted online Wednesday morning, NBC reported that Mr. Trump said during a meeting in July that he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile, stunning some members of his national security team. It was after this meeting that Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson reportedly said Mr. Trump was a “moron.”

    Mr. Trump objected to the report in two messages on Twitter later Wednesday and threatened to use the authority of the federal government to retaliate.

    He repeated his complaint later in the day, when reporters arrived in the Oval Office to cover his meeting with the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau. “It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write and people should look into it,” Mr. Trump said.

    Asked if he favored limits on what the media can say, he answered, “No. The press should speak more honestly.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/us/politics/trump-nbc-fcc-broadcast-license.html


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    So, Trump is kind of opening another can of worms with this kind of rhetoric. He says he isn't for limiting what the media says, but also complains that the media is able to write whatever they want. Philosophically he may have a point, but it's unusual for a sitting President to get into this kind of stuff.
     
  2. SBJJ

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    Wouldn't that have been weird if the MSM said they had sources that said Obama was a Muslim and was planning attacks with ISIS when he was president.

    Would be pretty dangerous right?
     
  3. superpunch

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    And it's Trump's fault that the executive branch has this power, why?

    The executive branch can declare war. They can control the airwaves. Trump didn't give it this power. The legislative branch did.
     
  4. klnOmega

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    He should. Not only is it #fakenews, but its incredibly dangerous fake news. When the media starts spreading rumors about our nuclear plans, someone has to keep them in check.

    Note, I'm not talking about limits on free speech, but he should revoke their press pass, which is what I think he was referring to.
     
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  5. Edison Carasio

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    Sounds like something a third world dictator would say.
     
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  6. Trotsky

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    But they didn't. Because those were lies.

    Believe it or not, these huge journalistic institutions do have long-established protocol for vetting sources surreptitiously. It wasn't grounds for being "fake news" until we elected a PMS'ing toddler to the White House and gave the country's morons control over political discourse.
     
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    Per trump
    Asked if he favored limits on what the media can say, he answered, “No. The press should speak more honestly.”

    What a threat
     
  8. SBJJ

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    Lol! This has been debunked. Trump never said what they say he said. Mattis even came out and said its fake

    If you think the media is not making shit up at this point u are blind
     
  9. Whippy McGee

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    I do not see what NBC has done so far as a National Security threat, but again, they should honor that they are using Public Airwaves and it's a privilege. If they are going to tell lies for political / ideological reasons, then the nation should have an issue with their license.
     
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    I actually had to read this post twice because I thought you were referring to this:

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  11. AnGrYcRoW

    AnGrYcRoW I've done .... questionable things .

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    My understanding of it is that the FCC doesn't license NBC it licenses its Affiliates ....not a damn thing you can do to NBC per se

    Once again it appears Trump has no idea what he's talking about
     
  12. icecoldvovchanchyn

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    He talked about opening up the libel laws during the campaign. You wouldn't have him saying shit like this if the media wasn't making shit up on a daily basis. I get it, he openly beefs with them and has attacked them in ways nobody before would have ever dared to. Why did he start doing that to begin with? Because they LIE. Period
     
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  13. SBJJ

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    A presidential candidate is the Media now

    Dozens of elected politicians have called trump a white supremacist. But SORRY, they are not the media. U do see the difference I hope
     
  14. ralphc1

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    There will soon be an end to broadcast television. Everything is migrating to cable or internet. Should the nation have an issue with Trumps lies?
     
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    Funny how no one had a problem with this until Trump. And Obama faced objectively the least truthful news presence in the modern age. And the most he ever did was try to not give an interview to Fox News.

    And Trump cites to Breitbart and random, unsubstantiated Twitter feeds lol.

    Yeah, it's the most highly trained and award winning journalists that are "fake news," not random agitators and people running low-overhead, high-margin outrage porn machines.
     
  16. icecoldvovchanchyn

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    Obama had every outlet besides fox in the palm of his hand you brain dead retard. Muh fox news, muh breitbart hurrrr durrrr
     
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    Now this is pod racing!!!
    Nobody lies more than Trump. What a stupid bitch. He does not even know what he's talking about. All he's good at is muddying waters.
     
  19. Co-Co Zola

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    NBC better watch how they're talking...or they'll be #mauled by the Trumpster, they'll never recover... just ask CNN.

    Whatcha gonna' do NBC ? Whatcha gonna' do when Trumpamania runs wild on you?
     
  20. ookii

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    Are we talking the same Donald Trump that has a long list of people that he has sued including a former Miss America contestant and elderly old lady who refused to sell her home?
     
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