Call Them Out Posts

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October 3, 2019

Tonight, Judy Woodruff of News Hour asked former Attorney General (under Pres. George W. Bush) Mike Mukasey about the legality of Trump’s quest for foreign investigation of Joe Biden (a political rival) & his son, Hunter. Mukasey said: ~”Presidents have been [asking] foreign leaders for aid in their reelection campaigns for decades.” I wish Woodruff had Asked the Question: “What kind of aid?” She did ask if Bush did it. (An incensed reply of ~”No!”) mimiv (admin) 10/3/19read more »

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October 2, 2019

In response to a question about the Ukraine call whistleblower‘s identity, President Trump referred to the wb as ~”reporting things incorrectly.” The White House Press Corp should have asked him to Cite the Basis for that. The video made the rounds on cable shows & was fact checked to be untrue using the White House’s own transcript of the call, but the WHPC continues to pass up opportunities to press Trump, directly, on his statements. This isn’t rocket science, media! mimiv (admin) 10/1/19read more »

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October 2, 2019

In the intro to his 60 Minutes “Impeachment Inquiry” story, Scott Pelley inserted the opinion: “It appears Washington will be immobilized by this the 13 months before election day.” Mr. Pelley, the candidates say they can ‘walk & chew gum at the same time’, and there will be other news events happening. Your job is to cover all of that!  Focus on Issues, Not Politics, please. mimiv (admin) 9/30/19read more »

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September 25, 2019

On the flip side of the previous call out (Trump’s accusation of corruption by the Bidens, below) is the news media’s (CNN & MSNBC) own Sin of Omission in not covering what Hunter Biden’s work as a board member for Ukrainian gas company Burisma actually entailed. It’s not enough for the media to, over and over again, simply dismiss Trump’s accusation as “unsubstantiated”. When an event is important enough to start an impeachment inquiry, cover it fully! Omitting one side of a story opens the door to claims of Fake News.  mimiv (admin) 9/25/19read more »

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September 25, 2019

To President Trump’s repeated claim of corruption by Joe Biden & his son Hunter in relation to their involvement in the Ukraine, the White House Press Corp should demand Trump Cite the Basis of that claim. The news outlets should, similarly, do so when they replay those clips. Cite the Basis is the simplest, most direct way to send a message to people in power that verification of claims like this is mandatory.  It should be used as often as necessary.  mimiv (admin) 9/25/19read more »

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