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Sunday, February 19, 2017

I read the FAKE NEWS today, o boy!


I'm sure it's just a coincidence:

The Soviet Union made extensive use of the term (Russian language: враг народа, "vrag naroda"), as it fit well with the idea that the people were in control. The term was used by Vladimir Lenin after coming to power, as early as in the decree of 28 November 1917:

"all leaders of the Constitutional Democratic Party, a party filled with enemies of the people, are hereby to be considered outlaws, and are to be arrested immediately and brought before the revolutionary court."
Right, Reince?

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Saturday that President Donald Trump should be taken "seriously" in his claim that the press is "the enemy of the American people."
"I think you should take it seriously," Priebus said of Trump's claim in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation."
....

"Both stories grossly inaccurate, overstated, overblown and it's total garbage," he said. "So we spend, you know, 48 hours on bogus stories, and the American people suffer. So I do think it's a problem." 
Speaking of the "last 48 hours":  "Our President Spent His Saturday Lying To Our Faces."  Including a terrorist attack in Sweden that no one has heard of!  And, of course, just beyond the 48 hour limit, there was this:

“Why should Americans trust you?” asked [NBC reporter Peter] Alexander.

“I was given that information,” Trump said, cutting Alexander off. “I don’t know. I was just given it. We had a very, very big margin.”

“Why should Americans trust you when you accuse the information they receive of being fake, when you provide information that’s not accurate?” Alexander asked.

“I was given that information,” said Trump. “Actually, I’ve seen that information around. But it was a very substantial victory. Do you agree with that?”

“You’re the president,” Alexander replied.  
At least the press can legitimately say they were just "given that information."  And then there was that National Guard memo that was "100% false" until it turned out to be true.

So, about those "enemies of the people....."

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