Trump Rails Against ‘Failing and Crooked’ NY Times For ‘Boring’ Report on Gulf Prince Offering Campaign Assistance

President Donald Trump went on a Twitter tirade Sunday against a New York Times exposé revealing his son and other campaign officials met with a Gulf emissary who offered a hand in winning the 2016 election. Trump blasted the report, calling the publication “Failing and Crooked,” while adding in a jab at Hillary Clinton. He contended that the report was merely “a long & boring story” showing Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation “has found nothing on Russia & me.”
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NYT Reveals Another Don Jr. Trump Tower Meeting: Gulf Emissary Reportedly Offered Help to Win Election

With renewed focus this week on the infamous Donald Trump Jr. Trump Tower meeting, the New York Times has broken news of another meeting the President’s son took months later, prior to the 2016 election. Per the Times, this meeting was arranged by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and concerned ways to help the Trump campaign:
The emissary, George Nader, told Donald Trump Jr. that the crown princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father win election as president. The social media specialist, Joel Zamel, extolled his company’s ability to give an edge to a political campaign; by that time, the firm had already drawn up a multimillion-dollar proposal for a social media manipulation effort to help elect Mr. Trump. The company, which employed several Israeli former intelligence officers, specialized in collecting information and shaping opinion through social media.
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In The Wake of Mass Shootings, The Media Must Do Its Part to Stop the Glorification of Killers

Our nation faced another massacre, this time at Santa Fe High School in Texas, that left ten people dead and ten more wounded. It should go without saying that these tragedies occur far too often and each is more heartbreaking than the next. In the wake of every mass shooting, the country tears itself apart in search for answers. The left pushes for gun control while the right pushes a focus on mental illness and increasing school security. And there’s renewed frustration with lawmakers asked to “do something.” Despite the STOP School Violence Act that was passed by Congress and the gun reforms Florida made after the Parkland shooting, many still feel it’s not enough, since these shootings are still happening. But while our elected officials remain largely stagnant on this issue, perhaps we in the media can make reforms of our own. When a mass shooting is active, Continue reading "In The Wake of Mass Shootings, The Media Must Do Its Part to Stop the Glorification of Killers"

Santa Fe High School Gunman Reportedly Shot His Ex-Girlfriend

Hours after the tragic shooting that took place at Santa Fe High School, a key nugget of information was buried in one report from The New York Times. It has been known that the gunman shot up an art class early Friday morning, but a NYT report may shed some light as to why he specifically targeted that classroom. Sophomore Kole Dixon, 16, said he was standing outside his history class when the shooter pulled the fire alarm. He also heard gun shots after he sprinted out a side door.  He was then told by friends that the shooter entered the art classroom, yelled “Surprise!” and started shooting. Dixon also alleged that his ex-girlfriend was one of the people shot in that classroom. It is unclear at this point of his ex-girlfriend was one of the ten individuals who was killed. [image via screengrab]

Twitter Stunned by News of Trump Pushing to Double Amazon’s Postal Rates: ‘What the Hell is He Doing?’

The latest big news from the Washington Post is that President Trump has pushed the Postmaster General to double rates for Amazon and other firms. Trump has publicly and privately groused about Amazon because Jeff Bezos owns the Post. As Axios reported back in March, the President is “obsessed” with Amazon and wants to go after them. Postmaster General Megan Brennan has so far “resisted” the demand from Trump, as the Post report says, but Politics Twitter was a little stunned by the news that this is something the President is really pushing for:

White House Reportedly Cracked Down After Aide Secretly Recorded Meetings With Trump, Showed to Friends

A White House aide secretly recorded meetings with President Donald Trump and then played the tapes to friends to impress them, prompting a crack down, according to a New York Times report. Katie Rogers and Maggie Haberman‘s latest report takes a look inside the White House as it struggles to contain leaks and the fallout from a morbid joke made in a private meeting (Aide Kelly Salder, per leaks, dismissed Sen. John McCain’s opposition to the new CIA director, quipping that he is “dying anyway.”) White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later called a meeting to berate staffers for the leak, and news of that meeting inevitably leaked. Trump, according to the Times’s reporting, “is prone to erupt about his communications team as ineffective and leak-ridden, complaining he has the biggest team and yet he gets ‘the worst press.'” Per NYT:

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The Media’s Awful Coverage of the Gaza Violence is Precisely the Propaganda Hamas Desires

Any person capable of emotion is saddened by any loss of life, especially innocent life. But when it comes to the media’s coverage of the violence that took place at the Gaza Strip this week, not only are they giving inaccurate information, they’re being dishonest or just completely naive. Its nothing new when it comes to coverage of Israel; some on the left including many in media, portray the Jewish State as a sort of unprovoked oppressor of the Palestinians. The New York Times ran the headline “Israel Kills Dozens at the Gaza Border as U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem,” painting Israel as a sort of sociopathic killer for the concurrence of the two events. Much of the media’s blame for the violence this week was placed on the Trump administration despite the fact it’s been going on for months (or years if you really want to be Continue reading "The Media’s Awful Coverage of the Gaza Violence is Precisely the Propaganda Hamas Desires"