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Trump Montana Speech: CNN 'Editor-at-Large' Claims To Be "Free And Independent" Media

President Trump was at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls, Montana on July 5, 2018 for a rally and speech. In response CNN's 'Editor-at-Large' Chris Cillizza posted an article  http://www.cnn.com/2018/07/06/politics/donald-trump-montana-speech/index.html titled :
'The 11 most dangerous things Donald Trump said in his Montana speech'.

Cillizza claims that the speech "contained a number of genuinely dangerous lines," which "no president before Trump would even considering uttering among a small group of friends".

Number 6 of Cillizza's 11 points claims that Trump's "impugning" of [corporate media's use of] "unnamed sources is part of a broader attempt on his part to undermine a free and independent media." The multibillion-dollar corporate media 'Editor-at-Large' also rhetorically asks: "Have you ever seen what life is like for the citizenry in a country in which the media is state-run?"

Donald Trump is no stranger to clashing with U.S. corporate mass media, who had a big role in supporting his opponent (in league with the rest of the political establishment of his own GOP and the Democratic Party) during the 2016 presidential campaign. On October 13th, 2016 at a rally in West Palm Beach, Florida, Trump called out the U.S. corporate mass media by name :

"... the most powerful weapon deployed by the Clintons is the corporate media 'the press'. Let's be clear on one thing: the corporate media in our country is no longer involved in journalism. They're a political special interest, no different than any lobbyist or other financial entity, with a total political agenda; and the agenda is not for you [points to audience], it's for themselves.
Cizilla is obviously a liar with no basis in fact for his claims. Zero evidence exists that Trump has ever attempted to "undermine free and independent media," and moreover (if Cizilla was attempting to imply CNN as the entity that was somehow "undermined") the multibillion-dollar Time Warner subsidiary for which he works is the furthest possible from being "free and independent."

There are many other total falsehoods, logical fallacies and shallow, irrelevant remarks in corporate mass media employee Cillizza's editorial rant, most of which reads like a 'hurt feelings report'.

Trump's own rhetoric and topics covered are no different in tone or scope than what he's been saying in his largely SamIzDat campaign speeches from 2016; in fact compared to some of the October 2016 speeches such as the West Palm Beach  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/10/433420.shtml one <--- quoted ^^, during that specific time late in the campaign when the real possibility of losing to Clinton existed amongst an avalanche of U.S. corporate mass media predictions of "80% landslide" and assured Clinton victory and was anxiously reflected in Trump's comments and rhetoric, last night's Montana speech was tame and calm (perhaps even nuanced) in comparison.

In total, Chris Cillizza is pimping the same shopworn banner that he and other U.S. corporate mass media pundits have since the emergence of Trump and particularly since mid-2016, when it became apparent that he could actually win the GOP nomination (which the Republican National Committee with millions of dollars in support from top elites including private corporate donors and Democrats had attempted to sabotage and prevent). The October 2016 remarks by Trump in Florida are evidence of this longstanding feud, in addition to direct threats against the incoming president the following January by CNN President Jeff Zucker :

Trump is the KING OF ALL LIARS 06.Jul.2018 22:15


Get lost!