NEW FRONT IN THE WAR ON THE PRESS: TRUMP allies say they have archived embarrassing posts by hundreds of employees of , , & others. The TRUMP allies plan to disseminate the posts in response to coverage they consider unfair.
"The Times will not be intimidated or silenced," NYT publisher A. G. Sulzberger said in a new story revealing an orchestrated operation by allies of the White House to attack journalists by manipulating & exaggerating information. via ⁦
This is an extremely alarming piece and should worry anyone who cares about independent journalism.
A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they call an aggressive operation to discredit news organizations deemed hostile to Trump by publicizing damaging information about journalists.
"A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they say will be an aggressive operation to discredit news organizations deemed hostile to President Trump by publicizing damaging information about journalists."
A group of conservatives allied with President Trump has combed journalists' social media as part of a campaign to discredit news organizations
The fucking hubris of writing a paragraph like this. I'm just facepalming so hard.
Whataboutism is the actual Trumpworld 2020 strategy against the mainstream press, and probably the only realistic strategy given the verbal habits of president they are defending. & report
It’s absolutely disgusting that Trump plans on using allies to go after his opponents. He should just use the FBI like Obama did.
A strategy like this hinges entirely on media outlets’ willingness to be manipulated by bad fath actors.
As a former media reporter, I see no issue in holding journalists to the same standards of behavior they insist on for everyone else
Welcome to the age of digital brownshirtism.
as someone who dealt with this in 2014, I’ll repeat: delete your old tweets, lock down your FB.
. & lay out the step-by-step attack by Trump allies in the 24 hrs after a Times editorial accused Trump of fomenting anti-Semitism & a Times story on press secretary Stephanie Grisham included unflattering details of her job history.
"It is the latest step in a long-running effort by Mr. Trump and his allies to undercut the influence of legitimate news reporting."
Dear all of the press, eat their fucking livers. No quarter, no mercy. Just a side of fava beans and a nice chianti. This is an attack on holding government accountable. Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House
A free press—where journalists can pursue any story, regardless of politicians’ or admins’ agendas—is how we know the most powerful among us are held accountable. Intimidating reporters to influence coverage is a tactic of dictators & has no place here.
Not surprisingly Trump is taking presidential politics lower and lower. The man and his enablers insist on operating even below the swamp and in the sewers of public business. Without question he is the worst POTUS ever — and I know about bad presidents.
When you can’t tolerate the scrutiny of a free press, you attempt to smear and intimidate the journalists uncovering the truth. Trump allies are engaged in a concerted effort to do just that
This is an ugly effort to intimidate & silence journalists. Make no mistake: It’s not just an attack on individual reporters & editors, but an attack on our democracy & a free press empowered by the constitution to hold elected officials accountable.
This is a very strangely written piece. If you don’t want to be criticized for anti-Semitic tweets, don’t write anti-Semitic tweets. I was in college isn’t a defense, sorry. Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House
This piece sure makes a big deal about a couple of guys using Twitter Advanced Search.
Trump allies say they have compiled dossiers with potentially damaging information on hundreds of journalists from the country’s top news organizations. They’ve combed through a decade of online histories, and I report.
A group of conservatives allied with President Trump has combed journalists' social media as part of a campaign to discredit news organizations
The NYT publisher: “We have served the public for 168 years now. We’ve covered 33 presidents. We know that a free press is a vital guardian of all other freedoms... We have been attacked & threatened before, and we know how to do our jobs under fire.”
Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger writes in an email to the staff that Trump’s allies are “using insinuation and exaggeration to manipulate the facts for political gain.”
Disgusting. Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House
This is fucking scary. Allies of the White House are basically deploying 4chan tactics against journalists whose coverage they don’t like. via ⁦
That NYTimes piece already gave a glimpse into how they plan to report on Reporters With Bad Tweets: "a reporter," "the reporter." These reporters don't have names?
after reading article expressing anger over dredging up old social media posts of journalists, reminded me of disputes in medieval europe over whether priests were punishable by secular authorities for crimes. sorry, reformation ended that...
What would you say if you saw it reported about another country? cc
I knew I shouldn't have put those speedo photos on my insta
"A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they say will be an aggressive operation to discredit news organizations deemed hostile to President Trump by publicizing damaging information about journalists."
Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House This is reprehensible. No respectable new org should report whatever they dig up/churn out
The Times can't get anything right. A source within the operation says there are dozens of people involved. Schwartz is hardly the regulator.
using journalistic techniques to target journalists and news organizations as retribution for — or as a warning not to pursue — coverage critical of the president is fundamentally different from the well-established role of the news media.
Oh, look, right-wingers have stumbled across the strategy of whining about media bias.
Dear friends: the threat of exposure by a shadowy opposition research group trying to undermine independent, legitimate journalism will nor deter me from continuing to be a complete dumbass on Twitter.
"The research is said to extend to members of journalists’ families who are active in politics, as well as liberal activists and other political opponents of the president."
Letter from NYT publisher A.G. Sulzberger to staff about the new opportunity campaign: “We have been attacked and threatened before, and we know how to do our jobs under fire.”
Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House
Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House: Conservative operatives collecting and publicizing damaging information about journalists, by via #journalism
Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House
I love that Len Downiest, a hero of mine, cited Spiro Agnew. So on brand.
Trump allies coming for other folks over ill-advised tweets really have no shame. Also, I thought they loved free speech. Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House
via ⁦⁩ Defenders of #Presidementia are coming to get us?
Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House - The New York Times #ethics
This is all going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better.
Here’s a thought: reporters could stop using social media to express their biases
If this is the kind of world you want to live in, then by all means, keep voting for the GOP.
“Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House”