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Media caught lying again -- claims Trump chose not to hear translation of Italian PM's speech

Cristina Laila (GatewayPundit) is reporting that a BBC reporter set social media ablaze Saturday morning when he claimed that President Trump wasn't listening to a translation as Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni was speaking at the G7 summit.


Diplomatic correspondent for BBC, James Landale tweeted a "short clip that sums up" the summit with a video. The caption said Trump had "chosen not to hear a translation of his Italian host's speech."

If you watch the video, it is clear that President Trump is actually listening intently. He isn't wearing visible headphones like everyone else. He chose to wear an earpiece in his right ear.


Of course this video went viral and caught the attention of the Trump-hating fake news media so they piled on. Every media outlet makes mistakes and makes corrections accordingly. However, these type of attacks on President Trump are done with malicious intentions. Shame on the media. This is why the media is hated, they have zero integrity.

Sam Stein of #FakeNews HuffPo tweeted out, "Trump obviously speaks fluent Italian so there is no need for headphones for translation."


UK's The Mirror ran a story titled "Donald Trump ‘caught pretending to listen' at G7 summit – after crucial mistake 'gives him away'" -- all because of the BBC's reporters false tweet.

Just another disrespectful and clueless sycophant.

White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer blasted BBC for their fake news story by tweeting out, "As usual POTUS wears a single ear piece for translation in his right ear."

A man that lies about who he is will never have a problem lying about what he does

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Deep State "leaks" to far Left media outlets


Joe Hoft (GatewayPundit) says here is an updated analysis of the most recent so called 'leaks' being reported and repeated by the liberal mainstream media (MSM) involving President Trump.  The probability that a portion of these 'leaks' are completely inaccurate remains very high.

The leaks are all being reported by biased liberal media outlets that were adamantly opposed to the election of President Trump.

These 'leaks' in all cases still are not supported with any names of so-called sources and in all cases the 'leaks' are meant to destroy the current President.

Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly made statements that were revealed in the media 'leaks' but to this date he has not corroborated any of the statements he reportedly made after his firing. . Comey was scheduled to go in front of Congress this past week but instead asked to reschedule so he could first talk to Comey's predecessor at the FBI, Robert Mueller, who is now the appointed Russia Investigation Special Council.

Hopefully Comey's discussion with Mueller was recorded.

Here is the updated list of the leaks, the date they occurred, the source of the leak, and analysis of the leak.

DateMedia Outlet ReportingStated SourceLeakRebuttal
5/26/17Washington Post ( Ellen Nakashima, Adam Entous and Greg Miller)U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports [not identified]Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump's transition team and the KremlinNo crime committed more anti Trump hysteria and not confirmed by anyone.
5/26/17NBC (Ken Dilanian, Peter Alexander and Courtney Kube)Multiple US Officials [not identified]Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation."Does not mean they suspect him of a crime" noted in the same article.
5/24/17New York Times (C. J. Chivers)Source [not identified]Published images of Manchester terrorist attackUK Prime Minister was outraged with release -- disgusting with no regards for investigation or families
5/23/17The Intercept (Jeremy Scahill, Alex Emmons, Ryan Grim)Sources at the Palace and the Department of Foreign Affairs [not identified] confirmed legitimacyPhilippine government transcript of recent Trump -- Duterte phone callNothing criminal on call -- Trump praised Duterte for handling drug problem in his country
5/22/17Washington Post (Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima)Current and former officials [not identified]President Trump asked two of the nation's top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian governmentPresident Trump stated that he did not ask Comey to end Russia investigation and Ex CIA Chief Brennan stated under oath that no evidence Trump or team pressured intelligence community to stop Flynn investigation
5/20/17CNN (Pamela Brown and Gloria Borger)Source [not identified]Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him on his judgement about Russia probeNot corroborated by Comey
5/19/2017New York Times (Matt Apuzzo, Maggie Haberman and Mathew Rosenberg)Document summarizing the meeting [not provided]Trump called Comey a 'Nutjob'Russian FM Lavrov Refutes Claims That He Discussed Comey's Dismissal With Trump
5/19/2017Washington Post (Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky)Sources [not identified] law-enforcement investigation into possible co-ordination between Russia and the Trump campaign had identified a current White House official as a significant person of interestNo legal implications at all
5/17/17Washington Post (Adam Entous)Audio recording (not in their possession)House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says Putin pays TrumpThose present said he was joking
5/16/17New York Times (Michael S. Schmidt)Comey memo (not provided or admittedly seen by NYT reporter)Trump had asked Comey to stop Flynn investigationComey testified under oath on May 3rd that he had never been pressured by Trump to stop any investigations
5/15/17Washington Post (Greg Miller and Greg Jaffe)Current and former US officials [not identified]Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassadorNational Security Advisor McMaster stated nothing shared that was not already public and article itself stated President has authority to declassify secrets.
5/12/17The Hill (Jonathan Easley)One former transition team official with close ties to the administration [not identified]"It's total chaos" [the White House]Constant message coming out of MSM not substantiated
5/12/17ABC (Pierre Thomas, Zach Date and Tom Kutsch)Sources [not identified]Comey furious at lack of respect White House showedNot corroborated by Comey
5/12/17CNN (Pamela Brown)Source familiar with the matter [not identified]Former FBI Director James Comey is "not worried about any tapes" of conversations between him and President Donald TrumpNot corroborated by Comey
5/12/17Daily Beast (Lachlan Markayand

Asawin Suebsaeng)


One official [not identified]White House staff react to Trump tweet with "Jesus"Not corroborated by anyone, another liberal hit piece
5/11/17New York Times (Michael S. Schmidt)Two people who heard Comey's account of the dinner [not identified]In a Private Dinner, Trump Demanded Loyalty. Comey Demurred.Trump denied this in NBC Interview
5/10/17CNN (Sara Murray)Two sources [not identified]James Comey sought more resources for Russia investigationCurrent Director Rosenstein stated in a House probe that there was no evidence Comey asked for more resources for Russia probe

Note that the most "leaks" over the past few weeks have come from the Washington Post (5), the "Failing" New York Times (4) and CNN (3).  The three MSM outlets that best fit the label of "Very Fake News."

Evidence in Hillary Clinton's creepy campaign manager John Podesta's emails released before the election by WikiLeaks show that the Clinton campaign was in cahoots with the mainstream media. At least 65 MSM reporters were meeting with and/or coordinating offline with top Hillary advisors.

The WikiLeaks emails also show that as early as December 2015 Podesta discussed Trump's "bromance with Putin" and the potential for using it as a means to slander Trump. Based on his emails, there is a very high probability that Podesta is behind the "leaks" reported since the election. If Podesta is involved then the probability that some of the "leaks" are made up is a likely scenario.

President Trump is handicapped at this point in his Presidency with the "leaks" coming out and many blame this on the "deep state" government that is currently in place.  A large portion of the government is still basically run by the prior Obama Administration because the Democrats have done all they can to stall the appointment process with Congressional Republican leadership in no apparent hurry to place the President's appointees as well. As of earlier this week, there were 455 key executive branch positions with Obama administration holdovers in many sections of the bureaucracy that are still in control.

Also, regardless of whether the "leaks" are coming out of the government or are just being made up by someone like Podesta, the MSM outlets reporting these stories insulting the Trump Administration are showing the lowest form of journalistic professionalism.

Joel Pollak at Breitbart News provided this summary:

In their effort to impugn Trump, the [New York] Times and the [Washington] Post violate the most basic journalistic standards. Publishing parts of a document that you do not possess and cannot verify, and timing the release to cause maximum political damage (right after the president leaves the country), is not investigative journalism. It is political propaganda.

… For the elite mainstream media, when it comes to protecting Democrats or attacking Republicans, there are no journalistic standards, no ethics, and no shame.

Pollak is right. Liberal reporters in the MSM have no ethics and along with their mentor Podesta are out to get President Trump.

Fortunately for President Trump, the majority of the US that voted him into office stopped reading "failing" newspapers like the New York Times and stopped watching MSM media outlets like "real fake news" CNN.

The president has the law on his side. Attorney General Sessions needs to add these entities and individuals to a growing list of corrupt swamp dwellers that he needs to bring to justice.

Drain the Swamp!

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The big money behind #FakeNews


Daniel Greenfield (FrontPage) says #FakeNews is profitable.

The New York Times hit piece on the Comey memo earned the paper its most concurrent readers per second. Pretty good for a piece about a piece of paper that the leftist paper had never even seen and which was, supposedly, described to it by one of Comey's associates.

But that didn't stop it from racking up over 6 million views.

Media fake news isn't just an agenda. It's enormously profitable. Hit pieces powered by anonymous sources bring in over 100,000 readers in an age when live is king. For individual reporters, finding a source, real or fake, that can back up the left's Trump conspiracy theories can put them on the map.  

The Comey story comes from Michael Schmidt who made a name by supposedly finding documents relating to media claims of a "Haditha Massacre" in a Baghdad junkyard where "an attendant was burning them as fuel to cook a dinner of smoked carp." It was dashing and also very convenient.

The claims didn't hold up in court. Most of the Marine heroes who were dragged through the mud over Haditha had their cases dropped. One case dragged out and ultimately came out to very little. But the New York Times cashed in. And Schmidt did much better out of it than Cpl. Stephen Tatum.

Haditha was the Times' discount version of Mai Lai. Now in a desperate effort to reclaim the glory days of the media left, the New York Times and the Washington Post are trying to recreate Watergate.

It's no coincidence that many of the big vital hit pieces aimed at President Trump have come out of the Washington Post. At the end of last year, the paper owned by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos went on a hiring spree. The goal was "quick turnaround investigative reporting".

Washington Post editor Marty Baron explained, "We are creating a rapid response investigative team to do investigative stories more quickly, using a lot of the digital tools that are available to us now. We hugely value the longer, deeper investigations as well, but we want to supplement that with quicker investigations that can have an impact almost immediately."

How do you do "quicker investigations"? How can you predict that an investigation will pay off rapidly? The best way to make sure that your investigation will quickly deliver a major story is to fake it.

Those quick investigative stories haven't been coming from digital tools. They are based on anonymous sources. Real investigative reporting takes time. But a fake news story full of innuendo backed by a bunch of anonymous sources that repeat what "everyone" in the media already knows is true, is quick.

That's what having "an impact almost immediately" means. You don't do the hard work. You fake it. 

The Washington Post has racked up viral hit fake news stories backed by anonymous sources. And it's paying off. The Post claimed a traffic increase of 50% at the end of last year with a 75% increase in new subscribers. The official line is that Jeff Bezos has transformed the Post's digital strategy. The reality was conveyed by its new anti-Trump slogan. "Democracy dies in darkness." The silly slogan was an exercise in branding. It announced that this was the paper of choice for "researched" attacks on Trump.

Now the Post has hit $100 million in digital revenues and added hundreds of thousands of digital subscribers. All of this is quite a change from a few years ago when the Post was losing $50 million a year and Baron was talking about shrinking the newsroom.

Baron, who had come out of the Boston Globe, planned to save the Post with strong metro coverage. But nobody in D.C. actually wanted metro coverage. Unlike Boston, Washington D.C. isn't a real city. It's a mashup of two cities, one filled with poor black people and the other with wealthy government types. The former don't buy the Post. And the latter don't want to read about the people living around them.

Next year, the Post suffered an 85% earnings loss. Baron's plan to save the paper had failed. Instead what made it a powerhouse again was the flow of anti-Trump hit pieces. As Baron euphemistically put it, "I think there's a direct connection between investigative reporting and subscriptions."

"The people who are subscribing clearly want us to do investigative reporting... that's something they are willing to pay for," he said. But he was playing coy. Those subscribers wanted anti-Trump hit pieces. . They expected the paper to bring down President Trump. They were investing in dead tree media the way they invested in any left-wing political campaign. The Post had become just another PAC.

The media's business model was to become Media Matters. The parasite had eaten the beast.

The stories fit Baron's definition of fake news as "stories that have no basis in fact" and "disseminating bizarre conspiracy theories." But the bizarre conspiracy theory that Trump is a Russian puppet is the Post's bread and butter. And its promise of bringing him down leads to stories that have no basis in fact.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos bought the Post for $250 million and invested another $50 million in it. Bezos is famously intolerant of failure. The paper must deliver growth and its growth strategy is Trump fake news. If it stops delivering that "quick turnaround investigative reporting" that brings all the lefty digital subscribers, its editors will be sorting boxes in an Amazon warehouse in hundred degree temperatures.

The brand of journalism once embodied by Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair, of making up stuff so you don't get fired, is now the modus operandi of the entire Washington Post. Make up stuff or the lefty subscribers convinced that the Post will pull off another Watergate will go back to Salon or DailyKos.

If the Post doesn't pander to their paranoia and conspiracy theories, some other clickbait site will.

The Post's business strategy is the false promise of Watergate. We'll bring down Trump just like we brought down Nixon. The paper is selling readers a lie. And it's trying to make the lie happen with fake news. The Washington Post is bad for democracy, it's bad for journalism and it's bad for America.

But it's great for the bottom line. And not just at the Post.

Trump fake news has been very good for business at the New York Times, CNN and the Washington Post. It's no coincidence that these are the media outlets in the business of churning out hit pieces backed by anonymous sources. Fake news isn't just a lie. It's a lie cloaked in the garb of journalism. Recognized brands and anonymous sources lend legitimacy to left-wing conspiracy theories.

The New York Times desperately needed high growth in digital subscription to compensate for its cratering print subs. To survive, the Times had to find a quarter of a million new subscribers every quarter. It actually improved on those numbers. That amounted to a $13 million profit taking it from an $8 million loss. It added 41,000 subscriptions alone in the week after President Trump's victory.

Those are the hard numbers that drive the media's fake news machine and help the Times' college dropout editor Dean Baquet keep his cushy salary. It's not just left-wing politics. It's media greed.

Trump is the media's golden goose. The media is making a fortune trying to kill him. Even as it knows that the fortune will vanish in a moment if its fake news echo chamber of innuendo actually got its way.  Subtract Trump and CNN and MSNBC got back to the ratings basement. The lights go off on Colbert's stage and the Washington Post and the New York Times get ready for their own extinction.

The media isn't just biased. It's feeding off the worst impulses of the worst of its lefty readers and viewers. The left is throbbing with organizations and outlets promising that they can pull off a coup and reverse the defeat of the last election. There's big money at stake. And something even bigger. Survival.

The internet has been eating print. It devoured advertising. Then it devoured news. Bezos' acquisition of the Washington Post was symbolic of the new media food chain. The media had to kill journalism to survive. Its models, Jon Stewart and lefty conspiracy clickbait sites, showed it the way.

The media left compressed into one echo chamber distinguished only by brand styles. The Post and Salon are doing the same thing. The Post is just using its brand to upsell fake news and conspiracy clickbait. It's performing the coup de grâce on journalism's corpse for political agendas and profit.

Instead of examining why so many Americans rejected them, leftists retreated into a fake news bubble of conspiracy theories in which President Trump is a Russian agent and the media will bring him down. The fake news bubble's mainstreaming of conspiracy theories won't bring down President Trump. But it is burying the media's credibility in a pile of its own garbage that it will never climb out of again. The media is killing democracy to survive. But democracy is more likely to eventually kill the media.

The fake news media perpetrating the scam is cashing in big. But it's headed for moral bankruptcy.

A man that lies about who he is will never have a problem lying about what he does
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