Sunday, February 19, 2017

Media lies and documents its own lie -- 18 February 2017 Trump Speech

Thomas Jefferson on NEWSPAPERS: "I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors." {Letter from Thomas Jefferson to James Norvell: June 14, 1807}
Comically, it is in an article whose title claims: "Trump takes Thomas Jefferson quote out of context". They do give the full context of the quote. But apparently did not actually read it -- which basically is what Jefferson said characterized the nature of Newspapers -- and now internet news sources.
The 1807 letter begins "'To your request of my opinion of the manner in which a newspaper should be conducted, so as to be most useful, I should answer, 'by restraining it to true facts & sound principles only.'" TRUE FACTS and SOUND PRINCIPLES are the last things the media wants to adhere to. they prefer innuendo and uncredited "leaks" which will after the damage has been done, be retracted by a small line hidden among the adds.
For now: The unanimous agreement is that we should have POTUS PENCE and a solid extremist right-wing ideology controlling the government ... If history repeats, the date of 24 March, a Friday, will be significant to the future of the world -- ramifications of what is done on (or near) that date will be revealed in August 2018.
During a campaign-style rally on Saturday, Donald Trump used a quote from one of the nation's Founding Fathers out of context to vindicate his war against the media.