Friday, February 24, 2017

Classic example of media dishonesty?

So, the left is completely up in arms over the recent Trump announcement that he is withdrawing the Federal guidance regarding transgender bathroom and locker room use in public schools. Apparently this is one of those seven signs of the apocalypse or something. At least you might believe so, as you read through the media headlines:

  • The White House’s thoughtless, cruel and sad rollback of transgender rights
  • As transgender rights get rolled back, America needs more bathroom cops
  • Trump Administration Halts Federal Protection For Transgender Bathroom Rights In Schools
  • Trump administration withdraws federal protections for transgender students

Let's start with this. The previous Obama order that issued the "guidance" on transgender bath and locker room use had actually been halted in court. So the order in question was not even an order at this point in time, and there is little evidence that the President of the United States can actually unilaterally demand this sort of rule changes to schools in general. 

Obama transgender guidance had been blocked in court

A new rule regarding transgender students should, based on that pesky little thing called the constitution, come from laws created by Congress. But as it generally pertains to our public school system, much of the control comes at the local and state levels. At least that is the way it has been for the first twenty five decades or so here in America.

So President Trump did nothing more than make the decision not to challenge the current ruling from a Federal Justice that decisions on transgender bathroom and locker room use was a state and municipal issue.

There was no "roll back" or "withdraw" or any "halting" taking place of any sorts here, as there was technically no "rights" ever established. But then again, what place does the actual "truth" have with the media these days. 


Roger Amick said...

You better look at the FBI report on the Russians investigation into the campaign of Hillary Clinton.

Myballs said...

Sounds like you're trying to conflate multiple stories into one big manufactured scandal.

caliphate4vr said...

Anonymous opie said...
Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students

Rights again only for those sections of society that conform to our life style....Back to the middle ages!!! Devos against it Bowregard Sessions for discrimination.... Didn't take long for his bigotry to come our for a full monte......LOL

Fatty fell for the fake news


KD, Chris Cuomo , what a piece of shit said...

Well Chris Cuomo has found the problem ,,,,,, he believes that 12 year old girls are the problem, yep.

CCN reports he believes that adult males exposing their "junk" in a girls Locker Room is ok, the intolerant one is the 12 year old girl.

The face of the leftist , never turn red with embarrassment .

Roger Amick said...

The President is attacking the First Amendment. But our esteemed host will support is, because of Trumpism.

Friday's White House press briefing, normally an on-camera affair open to all reporters with press credentials, was turned into an exclusive event for certain outlets hand-picked by the administration.

The action came after President Trump on Friday described the media and what he terms "fake news" as "the enemy of the people."

On the list were Trump-friendly outlets such as Breitbart News, the Washington Times and OANN, a conservative television network that employs former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as a commentator.

Off the list were some of Trump's favorite targets, including the New York Times and CNN. The Los Angeles Times was also excluded.

The off-camera briefing with Sean Spicer, the press secretary, was not solely for conservative outlets. Several mainstream reporters were also allowed in, as were pool representatives who transmit news events to a far larger group of reporters.

The Associated Press and Time magazine were also invited but declined to participate in solidarity with other news organizations that were denied entry.

The White House Correspondents' Assn. protested, as did editors at several of the organizations that were excluded.

In a statement, Times editor Davan Maharaj said that it was "unfortunate that the Los Angeles Times has been excluded from a White House press briefing today."

"The public has a right to know, and that means being informed by a variety of news sources, not just those filtered by the White House press office in hopes of getting friendly coverage," Maharaj said.

"Regardless of access, The Times will continue to report on the Trump administration without fear or favor," he added.

12:30 p.m.: This post was updated with a statement from Times editor Davan Maharaj.

KD said...

Just left to wonder aloud how HB and Opium came to the understanding that abandoning their children financially was the right thing to do?

KD, Winning Bigly Continues said...

President Trump Rebuilding the US Housing market, already we see the loses of December being replaced by his US Housing Market up swing in Jan, 2017.

Thank you Mr. President for doing what you said you would do.

KD, Russians stole voice of the PRess, lol @ idiot HB Daily said...

Fact: no one or organization is not having their say .

Trump loves the !st Amendment, backed up by the 2nd .

Commonsense said...

Roger Amick said...
The President is attacking the First Amendment.

No, the president is criticizing the press big diffrence.

And the president is using his first amendment right of free association to choose who he'll meet or not meet.

The press is free to write or broadcast pretty much anything they please without fear of government intimidation.

This does not mean they have a right of access to any representative of the government.

The government in fact does not have to schedule press conferences, press gaggles or any other formal or informal meeting with the press and there is not a lot the press can legally do to force those meetings.

Now if a president has use the department of justice or the FBI to intimidate reporters then you say the President is Attacking the first amendment.

But President Trump has not done that. The only president since Nixon to do that was Barack Obama.

And when he did do that you didn't say boo. You were good with it.

C.H. Truth said...

So Roger....

It was okay when Obama only took 6-8 questions per press conference and always took them from the same outlets?

But's a first amendment problem when Trump takes over 40 questions from 24 different reporters during his now famous press conference last week because he isn't catering to the organizations "you" would like him to?

There is nothing in the First Amendment that gives CNN,NY Times, and WaPo privilege over FOX, Briebart, or the Washington Times.

If Obama can freeze out FOX News for seven years because he deemed them hostile, then why would you have an issue with Trump freezing out outlets he deems hostile?

What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Or you "reap what you sew"...

KD said...

Gulf of Tonkin incident , never happened, but the press reported it without question and it cost 59,000 American lives.

The LBJ Presidential tapes, declassified and released in 2001, prove that LBJ knew the Tonkin incident never happened.

oh well, he gets a pass because he was a racist and a Dim.

Loretta Russo said...

Spam by the drunkard

Anonymous Califat said...

Fatty fell for the fake news

Yer a bigger idiot than I thought.

caliphate4vr said...

It's your post fatty

Roger Amick said...

President Donald J. Trump railed against the news media Friday, saying reporters shouldn't be allowed to use anonymous sources. He said he's been a target of unrelenting criticism by unnamed people, and he predicted that negative stories would "dry up like you've never seen before" if anonymous sources were jettisoned. The President said that the free press should not be "allowed" to us anonymous sources.

If that was illegal, Richard Nixon would not have been exposed as a co-conspirator in the Water Gate burglary of the Democratic National Party. "Deep throat" has been unknown until within the last year of so. Woodward and Bernstein relied on "Deep Throat" . His comments today were nothing short of a direct assault on the Constitution.

Yet you think he's right. He's not, he's wana be dictator and you would stand up and salute.

KD, "I love the 1st Amendment" said...

ColdHeartedTruth ,,, I blame you for HB's unhinged Head Explosion.

Blogger Roger Amick said...
The narrative is the fucking truth.

February 24, 2017 at 3:46 PM"

what a small financially wrecked child HB is ,,,, he was more fun as a drunkard during the Soars days.

KD, Snowing today, so pretty said...

Just watched the Steve Bannon CPAC speech, just a normal guy that loves his country and WON over Liberalism and Lies.

Good Job, keep working to restore American and jobs.

Roger Amick said...

"they should not be allowed" to use anonymous sources

He's threatening to violate the First Amendment.

You salute and say Heil.


Loretta Russo said...

Spam by the drunkard

Loretta Russo said...

LOL. Such a drama queen.

Roger Amick said...

"We are going to do something about it. "

Bur you support this assault on the First Amendment" Read it and show me where the President has the power to "do something about it" or even more, Why in hell can you agree with this. "Enemy of he People".

Roger Amick said...

The President of the United States wants to ignore the First Amendment by forbidding the use of anonymous sources. Don't forget "Deep Throat" who provided the information that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon.

Call your senators and congress man or woman and DEMAND an independent investigation on the alleged contacts between his campaign and the Russian government to rig our Presidential election that has been the peaceful transfer of power for 240 years.

C.H. Truth said...

Call your senators and congress man or woman and DEMAND an independent investigation on the alleged contacts between his campaign and the Russian government to rig our Presidential election that has been the peaceful transfer of power for 240 years.

Right "after" I DEMAND an independent investigation on the alleged contacts between Elvis and Bigfoot to cover up the Loch Ness Monster.

Roger Amick said...

You have lost any credibility you had.

This is serious. Pence is very conservative. But unlike Trump, he is sane. In a normal election, I'm a moderate Democrat. In a normal election, if we lost, ok. Let's just get on with the business of running the country. We should work together and address the issues. That involves compromising with the President, and get the White House back in four years. But we don't have a rational President, with Donald Trump. We have to demonstrate that he's f##ing crazy, and try to get enough rational Republicans, and stop this man from tearing the country apart. He is thinking that he can do something to sensor the use of anonymous sources. That is a clear violation of the First Amendment, that guarantees freedom of the press. If he actually tries to stop the use of anonymous sources, that he should be impeached. I will take Pence over over Trump, with no regrets.

Roger Amick said...

Note that I said, alleged contacts. I don't know if they did or did not work with the Russians, to get himself elected. But we damn well have the right to find out the Coldheartedtruth, that you have tossed into the trash.

Roger Amick said...

Rather than looking like a fool, go see if you can find Jimmy Hoffa.

Roger Amick said...

The President said that the free press should not be "allowed" to us anonymous sources. If that was illegal, Richard Nixon would not have been exposed as a conspiratorial in the Water Gate burglary of the Democratic National Party. "Deep throat" has been unknown until within the last year of so. Woodward and Bernstein relied on "Deep Throat" . His comments today were nothing short of a direct assault on the Constitution.

You simply believe that he wouldn't do anything like that. How in hell can you believe that there is no way? Why? I could toss out something silly like Trumpism, but it sure looks like the truth is only what Donald Trump tells you to think.

Roger Amick said...

I still find it how you can support a guy who started his tail to the Oval Office, with the blatantly racist "birther" movement.

Imagine this; If for some reason, had the Russians decided to beat Trump and had any contact with the Clinton campaign, you would be calling to impeach her.

Several years before you could vote, I saw Richard Nixon was behind the Watergate break in. Given the way you are posting here, you would have been standing up for Nixon against the anonymous "Deep Throat" as not credible and would have agreed with Nixon who fired the independent investigation on Water Gate. Hell, you probably think Nixon was right to do so, because he has the sacred (R).

Roger Amick said...

Upon exiting the Constitutional Convention, Ben Franklin was asked what the framers had achieved. He replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

Words of wisdom you should remember as you defend Donald Trump's assault on the First Amendment and the Constitution, the best and longest lasting form of government in modern history.

Roger Amick said...

AP Exclusive: DHS report disputes threat from banned nations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.

A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that citizenship is an "unlikely indicator" of terrorism threats to the United States and that few people from the countries Trump listed in his travel ban have carried out attacks or been involved in terrorism-related activities in the U.S. since Syria's civil war started in 2011.

Trump cited terrorism concerns as the primary reason he signed the sweeping temporary travel ban in late January, which also halted the U.S. refugee program. A federal judge in Washington state blocked the government from carrying out the order earlier this month. Trump said Friday a new edict would be announced soon. The administration has been working on a new version that could withstand legal challenges.

The Homeland Security report is based on unclassified information from Justice Department press releases on terrorism-related convictions and attackers killed in the act, State Department visa statistics, the 2016 Worldwide Threat Assessment from the U.S. intelligence community and the State Department Country Reports on Terrorism 2015.

The three-page report challenges Trump's core claims. It said that of 82 people the government determined were inspired by a foreign terrorist group to carry out or try to carry out an attack in the United States, just over half were U.S. citizens born in the United States. The others were from 26 countries, led by Pakistan, Somalia, Bangladesh, Cuba, Ethiopia, Iraq and Uzbekistan. Of these, only Somalia and Iraq were among the seven nations included in the ban.

Of the other five nations, one person each from Iran, Sudan and Yemen was also involved in those terrorism cases, but none from Syria. It did not say if any were Libyan.

The report also found that terrorist organizations in Iran, Libya, Somalia and Sudan are regionally focused, while groups in Iraq, Syria and Yemen do pose a threat to the U.S.

The seven countries were included in a law President Barack Obama signed in 2015 that updated visa requirements for foreigners who had traveled to those countries.

The truth will set you free.

rrb said...

Blogger Roger Amick said...

AP Exclusive: DHS report disputes threat from banned nations

well rog,

if those nations were good enough for 0linsky, they're good enough for trump.

you wouldn't want us to think you were a hypocrite now, would ya?

rrb said...

Words of wisdom you should remember as you defend Donald Trump's assault on the First Amendment and the Constitution

how many journalists has trump named as...

" a “co-conspirator” for soliciting classified information threatened to criminalize press freedoms protected by the First Amendment. "

how many rog?

give me a number.

is it as many as 0linsky did?

it must be AT LEAST that many for this to be such a terrible assault on the first amendment, right rog?

Commonsense said...

Rog won't answer that because he's gutless.

opie said...

califat said
It's your post fatty

Your conclusion about fake news is BS. But millions of illegal votes is not fake news, Yer still an idiot.

And yes, protections were rolled back in spite of CH's BS.

opie said...

What I find the most unamusing part of this whole thing, is sessions using the words" states right" for protecting these kids. Brilliant, lets have 57 different laws/acts to do the job a single federal direction could provide, Toss in the old "state right" being code for racism, coming from the questionable AG, and here we go again.....back to the dark ages which seems fine with our esteemed host as he tries to rationalize bigotry to this group as he defends a baker for not baking. Oh well. the freedom of the press does include protecting OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

Commonsense said...

Jonah Goldberg got this exactly right.

I firmly believe that society should have some compassion for the transgendered. And that’s true whether you take transgenderism on its own terms or if you think it’s a disorder of some kind. Cuomo is right that people should err on the side of tolerance.

But you know who else we should have tolerance for? Twelve-year-old girls who don’t want to see male junk in the girls’ locker room. We should also have tolerance for parents who do not like the idea of their daughters going into bathrooms with cross-dressers or any other grown man who insists that he has a right to use the little girls’ room. And there are, by my rough calculation, 1 million times more people who fall into these latter categories.

Hard cases make for bad law. Life deals a lot of hard cases to people. The way the Founders got around the problem of hard cases is by pushing most questions down to the most local level possible. They were wary of trying to nationalize every issue. The Trump administration was entirely right to change the federal government’s guidance on this issue. They would be wrong, in a spirit of nationalism, to declare that every school, city, and state should follow a single “right-wing” policy toward the transgendered, just as it was wrong for the Obama administration to impose a single “left-wing” standard. If some communities come to different conclusions about how to handle the question, based upon local values, limited resources, etc., so be it. Who is to say that even the Wonder Twins of policymaking — Bannon and Priebus — can know better than a local school board or city council?

opie said...

Yeah, the liar in chief can't keep anything straight!!!!

“They did not explain that I called the fake news the enemy of the people. They dropped off the word fake.”

Mr. Trump tweeted on Feb. 17, “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”

All of the news organizations Mr. Trump named actually quoted the tweet in its entirety or specified the outlets he called “fake.”

Just like califat.....FAKE!!!

opie said...

Commonsense said...
Jonah Goldberg got this exactly right.

Sure he did....he said there should be SOME compassion for them... No mention of rights. Sorry. Maybe they should be converted like pence and bachmann think can be done. Idiots.

Commonsense said...

It's rather tiresome that the left forces their agenda on the rest of the people under the mantra of "rights".

What about the right of a twelve year old girl to feel safe and secure when she showers or goes to the bathroom?

To not be embarrassed of frightened when grown men stare are her naked body?

The this Opie says tough-shit. The rights of pedophiles are more important.

Commonsense said...

*To this Opie says tough-shit. The rights of pedophiles are more important.

Roger Amick said...

Trump rejected a report by his own DHS. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTS.

An intelligence report by the Department of Homeland Security contradicts the White House’s assertion that immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries pose a particular risk of being terrorists and should be blocked from entering the U.S.
The report is the latest volley in a struggle between intelligence officials and the Trump administration that has rippled across several agencies. Some officials have critiqued administration policies, while the president and senior members of his staff have accused officials of leaking information to undermine his administration and the legitimacy of his election.

The report, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, came from Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis. It said that its staff “assesses that country of citizenship is unlikely to be a reliable indicator of potential terrorist activity.” The White House on Friday dismissed it as politically motivated and poorly researched.

Roger Amick said...

The number is equal to your IQ


Commonsense said...

The "intelligence" report is a 3 page report based on open sources only.

Does not represent the view of the Department of Homeland security.

Was requested by the "acting" undersecretary for intelligence.

As the DHS said this report is incomplete.

In the normal course of events this report would be revised and expanded to include classified intelligence sources and would have never been leak.

This looks like another targeted leak by an Obama loyalist to torpedo an administration policy.

Commonsense said...

Gee Roger I can think of two right off the bat.

James Risen of New York Times.
James Rosen of Fox News.

Both were put in legal jeopardy by the Obama administration for reporting the news.

Perhaps you shouldn't cast stones at glass houses when you talk about IQs.

Myballs said...

Not to mention the seven countries were actually identified by the obama administration.


KD< HB is PURE Entertatinment said...

I did not understand the damage a Trump Win over 1.5 Billion dollar campaign of Hillary and EVERY allstar the Dems had would cause HB to ever more into a nonsense believing moron.

KD said...

Rog won't answer that because he's gutless. " CS

We all have known that since the Soars Years.

Vast majority of people are not on Obamacare, they were moved onto Medicaid, why is that?

Because he is stealing 900,000,000,000 dollars from their, whey because that money comes from Medicare === a payroll tax.

KD, HB how you doing, under a hell of a lot of stress i see said...

Call your senators and congress man or woman ..."

CHT had the perfect response to that maniac.