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Fri Jul 06 19:03:56
Fox Business Reporter Charles Gasparino Calls ‘Complete BS’ In Trump’s Latest Attack

Trump blasted the use of anonymous sources, despite having been one himself.

President Donald Trump on Thursday again lashed out at the media and attacked the use of anonymous sources in reports about his administration.

Trump claimed journalists “never use names anymore” and “make the source up.”

“They don’t exist in many cases,” he said at a rally in Montana. “These are really bad people.”

However, as at least one reporter pointed out, Trump himself has a history of being an anonymous source. Fox Business Network senior correspondent Charles Gasparino wrote on Twitter:


Just heard @POTUS at this rally complaining about the use of anonymous sources. For the record he was one of mine over the years.
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) July 5, 2018

I’m ok w @POTUS personally always got along w him but this anonymous source schtick is complete BS he knows it
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) July 5, 2018


Trump made a similar complaint in May, saying an unnamed “senior White House official” cited by The New York Times “doesn’t exist,” only to be proved wrong when audio of the official speaking at a background briefing was released.

That audio included White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah not only introducing the source but specifically asking reporters to refer to him only as “a senior White House official.”

Other journalists have pointed out that Trump himself has often acted as his own anonymous source over the years.

Trump’s latest attack on journalists, whom he also called “so damn dishonest,” comes one week after five newspaper employees were killed in a mass shooting in Annapolis, Maryland.


Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Jul 06 20:43:11

Trump is 100% correct.

"Trump claimed journalists “never use names anymore” and “make the source up.”

“They don’t exist in many cases,” he said at a rally in Montana. “These are really bad people.”"

They don't do it 100% of the time but they do it all too often.

Sometimes they are no better than the National Inquirer.

Anarchist Prime
Fri Jul 06 20:50:19
or donald trump
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Jul 06 21:27:10

swordtail, Would you rather that Clinton had won the election?

A simple yes or no will do.

Anarchist Prime
Sat Jul 07 10:52:26
clinton is not the subject of this thread.
but since you brought her up,
is she in jail yet?
the wanderer
Sat Jul 07 11:02:32
"Trump is 100% correct"

your evidence is Trump's quotes?

not using names is not AT ALL the same as making them up... THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL MAJOR PAPERS ARE JUST FAKING SOURCES (they have standards, they wouldn't want reputation ruined, they cross-check, other news would expose them, etc)

news has used anonymous sources well before Trump & they are anonymous as they don't want to be fired

& why is there such effort by Trump to find leakers if they are fake?

so stupid... he lies so OBVIOUSLY, yet you believe it without question even if it makes no sense at all
the wanderer
Sat Jul 07 11:04:50
...and hopefully Fox News has people calling him out on air, not just some bit person on twitter

it wasn't a one-off bullshit claim of Trump, he has repeated it many times, including this morning:

"Twitter is getting rid of fake accounts at a record pace. Will that include the Failing New York Times and propaganda machine for Amazon, the Washington Post, who constantly quote anonymous sources that, in my opinion, don’t exist - They will both be out of business in 7 years!"
Wrath of Orion
Sat Jul 07 11:06:54
lmfao, Hack Rod gets owned again and is too much of a delusional pussy to admit it.
Cold Rod
Sat Jul 07 11:56:17
Hot Rod is the dumbest person ever.
Sat Jul 07 13:20:53
lol liberal pussies on Fox News getting triggered

The way Trump acts should be completely normalized you cucks.

- Forwyn
Sat Jul 07 13:37:07
The Twitterman is winning. He has turned a large segment of America into blithering idiots.
the wanderer
Sat Jul 07 14:11:31
yeah, it's crazy & creepy

those papers have been around over 100 years & obviously not w/ a reputation of fake news (like Trump's 'respected' National Enquirer)

if Trump wasn't a total idiot he'd at least be claiming the (real) sources are lying to the reporters, still would be a lie but at least plausible

not that his fans require plausible claims it seems
werewolf dictator
Sat Jul 07 15:13:16

history of famous journalists doing that at nyt.. wapo.. boston globe.. ap.. usa today.. new republic..


more recently anti-trump columnist juan thompson was fired from the intercept for fabricating quotes.. then tried to frame ex-girlfriend with bomb threats against jewish cc [which were frequently blamed on trump and supporters in media at time] and sentenced to 5 years in prison.. maybe msnbc should hire thompson when he gets out since his journalistic honesty would be good fit with mike barnicle and joy reid and brian williams
the wanderer
Sat Jul 07 15:16:47
“Wow, Vanity Fair loser @kurteichenwald on #AMJoy just called ‘Americans Dumb!’ & said Trump/Russia story ‘worse than 9/11.’ Loser! #MAGA”

^that's not Trump... but the racist wife of his new deputy chief of staff in late 2017

people are emulating his childish idiot-speak


this Idiocracy court argument sounds just like what Trump says when smearing people:

"Number one your honor, just look at him. And B, we've got all this, like, evidence, of how, like, this guy didn't even pay at the hospital. And I heard that he doesn't even have his tattoo. [audience boos] I know! And I'm all, 'you've gotta be shittin' me!' But check this out man, judge should be like 'guilty!' Peace."

using physical appearance, claiming but showing no evidence, and 'i heard' arguments...
the wanderer
Sat Jul 07 15:25:31
@wd, your article is 10 examples over 183 years from a wide array of news sources... very meaningful?

yes, an occasional person is exposed and then fired

Trump is claiming:

NYT & WaPo "constantly quote anonymous sources that, in my opinion, don’t exist"

"The Washington Post is constantly quoting “anonymous sources” that do not exist."
Jul 3, 2018

"The Fake News is going crazy making up false stories and using only unnamed sources (who don’t exist). They are totally unhinged, and the great success of this Administration is making them do and say things that even they can’t believe they are saying. Truly bad people!
Apr 30, 2018

"The Washington Post is far more fiction than fact. Story after story is made up garbage - more like a poorly written novel than good reporting. Always quoting sources (not names), many of which don’t exist. "
Apr 8, 2018

"NBC NEWS is wrong again! They cite “sources” which are constantly wrong. Problem is, like so many others, the sources probably don’t exist, they are fabricated, fiction!"
May 4, 2018

"Remember, when you hear the words "sources say" from the Fake Media, often times those sources are made up and do not exist."
Jul 12, 2017

"Remember, don't believe "sources said" by the VERY dishonest media. If they don't name the sources, the sources don't exist."
Sep 2016

and he says it at rallies

but i know the defenders love to just change his words into something completely different to justify it
Sun Jul 08 09:32:06
lol@Rugian's multi
Sun Jul 08 16:39:49

Member Sat Jun 02 12:57:13
I always love checking threads I haven't been in and getting free mentions from Cuckhat.

the wanderer
Sun Jul 08 16:59:50
Giuliani confirms the lying liar lied again:

STEPHANOPOULOS: How is [Comey] a good witness for the President if he is saying the President was asking, directing him, in his words, to let the Michael Flynn investigation go?

GIULIANI: He didn’t direct him to do that. What he said to him was ‘can you give him a break?’


whereas one of the lies from the lying liar from awhile back about it:

The New York Times: “Did you at any time urge former FBI Director James Comey in any way, shape, or form to close or to back down the investigation into Michael Flynn?”

Trump: “No. No. Next question”
the wanderer
Mon Jul 09 00:16:19
Trump is at his New Jersey golf club today, marking his 125th day at a Trump golf property and 168th day at a Trump property since taking office.
the wanderer
Tue Jul 10 13:18:36
totally corrupt Trump has added Air Force One tours to his Mar-a-Lago services

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