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WSJ will not call Trump's falsehoods lies, editor says.

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by NewGuardBjj, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Prefaced by: Now let's not let our jimmies get rustled here and start calling each other cucks right out the gate. Lets have a real discussion here, so maybe the children can just step aside for a moment?

    Here's a tight-ass article by the Huffington Post (triggered) that talks about how a WSJ editor thinks calling Trump's lies "lies" in their publication would compromise objectivity by smuggling in moral judgments. He goes on to claim that the WSJ is mindful in this regard because it believes it should present readers with the "facts" and then let them decide on their own.

    I'm subscribed to the Journal and think one of their strongest virtues is their ability to keep their verbiage in check. They avoid the journalistic pitfalls of sensationalism, almost to a fault. That's why I think this particular choice is a double edged sword. On the one hand, the editor is absolutely right. On the other, he's being played by the Trump effect, the media's befuddlement about how to handle someone as unorthodox as the Donald.

    Consider where we might be if the media had called out both Trump and Clinton, held them accountable on every pass.

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_586934b8e4b0eb586489df43
     
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  3. ripskater Guest

    There's nothing wrong with calling out a politician for their lies or their positions.
     
  4. Works every time!
     
  5. RockstarChris Dwight Belt Banned

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    its only a lie if you don't believe it.
     
  6. CaSe Brown Belt

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    fake news
     
  7. RockstarChris Dwight Belt Banned

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    Thats why Trump won. He was sadly the most honest person running for president.
     
  8. ripskater Guest

    You don't believe Hillary when she says she carries hot sauce in her bag?
     
  9. RockstarChris Dwight Belt Banned

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    Or that she needed a private server because using 2 different smart phones is not within her skillset.
     
  10. ripskater Guest

    What difference does it make?
     
  11. Blackened It is a new era! Banned

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    TS, read this. Might help you understand the strategic element of these "lies". After all, it won him the election.

    Trump & Truthful Hyperbole

    http://blog.talkingphilosophy.com/?p=9080

    Note: I don't agree with the writers opinion that it's "malign", but truthful hyperbole is used as a strategy to get people talking. If he says "thousands of Muslims were celebrating 9/11 attack", then people have to debunk it and prove only a couple hundred Muslims were celebrating thus getting people talking about what he wants them to talk about.

    "Millions of illegal voters" also falls in this category.
     
  12. Mr Holmes You talking money, need a hearing aid

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    My favorite was when she said she didn't know future drone strikes were classified.
     
  13. I think there're more problems with truthful hyperbole than there are perks. As a political strategy it might work, but making it the standard will damage the conversation. Witness Clinton's claim that half of Trump supporters are deplorables.


    I mean, I'm still unconvinced that that is not true. And I spend quality time with all of you on a daily basis.
     
  14. But I wanted to see what you guys thought about the dilemma the WSJ editor is facing and his solution.

    This is hot stuff Right now with all the criticism of the MSM.
     
  15. Rational Poster Actually the Best Poster

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    >Be an Alt-Reicher
    >Say cuck
    >Get likes from other Alt-Reichers only
    >Feel justified and complete
    >Actually retarded :(
     
  16. They do seem to be quite good at making each other feel validated.
     
  17. This post pretty much dies immediately, yet the meaningless one I made about fighting is poppin' off with top-O-the-line opinions.


    WR is vapid af.
     
  18. ripskater Guest

    Not everyone can always make great threads like me.
     
  19. KONG-D'SNT-TAP Banned Banned

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    Yeah the guy who changed his mind 3 times from the beginning of a sentence to the end is/was more honest. Lol
     
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    Well if they just report everything trump says as true, whether or not he is lying, then the right will be happy.
     

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