Far and few in between:
Tucker Carlson reacted Friday moments after Robert Mueller, through a spokesman, denied the veracity of a potentially damning Buzzfeed report about President Trump and his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen.
Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel’s office, said that Buzzfeed’s “description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate.”
Carlson reported that Buzzfeed’s story claimed Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Trump has been accused of being too close with Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin.
Many years ago, we used to hold certain people and institutions in high regard. Police – doctors – clergymen – teachers – coaches – the government – newspapers and the like. For the most part they all were beyond reproach.
Exceptions: We knew that the Enquirer was a sensationalist magazine, BUTT accepted it as such. Who or what can we trust these days?? Virtually no one or anything. Sad to say; especially the people closest to us, including so called friends and family members. Trump’s situation with his Judas, Cohen is a great example.
Gone is the integrity and honesty we once knew and trusted. It used to be that a picture was absolute proof of an event or if the news media published it, you could take it to the bank. Not anymore. Pictures are doctored up and much of the news media have become professional bull-shitters just for the rating$ and buck$.
Why do these people and institutions do what they do?? Because they are very mental, malfunctioning midgets that are driven by sensationalism and greed. They are as pathetic as the celebs who get out of a limo with no skivvies on and their lags spread, pretending it is accidental. The media does it for attention, greed and to TOP the other news outlets.
Not only does a good percentage of the news media lie through their teeth, they incite a bunch of crazies out there that may retaliate in some fashion. They promote violence. How many well-known people have been shot or killed by some nut case that was enraged by what they saw on the tube or read in the news. Too many to count.
I don’t care who the person is, white – black – yellow or brown, I don’t care what the circumstances are, or what the position a person hold in life, the truth must be told.
I try being very careful when I am quoting the news media; by the majority of the time qualifying what I am saying by stressing, IF IT IS TRUE what is being said.
When anyone is accused of a crime or infraction of the law regardless if they are guilty or not, that stigma stay with them for life. The sad part is when someone is NOT guilty of what they are accused of, regardless it destroys their life.
I remember years back reading about a farmer who the IRS accused of tax-evasion. They made his life so miserable, the guy took his life. Shortly there after, to find out the government was wrong. Inaccurate accusations can devastate a person and their family’s lives.
For the fake news media to go to the extremes they are trying to take PDT to the gallows, is unconscionable. There absolutely should be penalties attached to their actions.
It is bad enough that he has crossed the lines in certain areas, which he SHOULD be held accountable/responsible for, BUTT to accuse him or anyone by making TRUMPED accusations; they should be punishable by jail time and a healthy fine. Leaving these sensationalists-parasites to continue their irresponsible reporting is very detrimental to our society.
There has NEVER been such a division at all levels in this country EVER. It is being made worse by these sleaze news media that are fanning the flames being allowed to print untruths. Freedom of the press is one thing, BUTT defamation of character is a punishable crime and should be acted on.
Under common law, to constitute defamation, a claim must generally be false and must have been made to someone other than the person defamed. Some common law jurisdictions also distinguish between spoken defamation, called slander, and defamation in other media such as printed words or images, called libel.
Punishment for defamation. 500. Whoever defames another shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.
The laws do exist for prosecution. It is very strange why isn’t PDT using them against his false accusers and the fools that have threatened him and his family lives?? MYSTERIOUS to say the least and