WASHINGTON - Less than nine weeks before a crucial mid-term Congressional election, US President Donald Trump's feud with critical mainstream media has deepened. Thursday (Sept 6) saw over 20 top Trump officials scramble to deny authorship of an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times, by a "senior administration official", stating in essence that officials have been working quietly to circumvent and reign in an uninformed and capricious President. Mr Trump hit back via Twitter and at a campaign rally at the 12,000-seat Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings, Montana, on Thursday evening, suggesting the author of the op-ed may have committed treason. "We've reached an all time low," he told the crowd. "Unelected Deep State operatives who defy the voters to push their own secret agendas are truly a threat to democracy itself." "For the sake of our national security the New York Times should publish his name," he insisted. Because of the inherent ambiguity of anonymity - the term "senior … [Read more...] about New York Times anonymous op-ed: Donald Trump’s feud with critical media deepens
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caption The deep state says hi. source Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The New York Times published a senior Trump official saying that an anonymous network of officials have taken control of the executive branch. This seems to confirm fringe conspiracies that have long said a shadowy cabal of faceless, unelected officials secretly runs the US. Mainstream media outlets frequently dismissed the idea of such a group as conspiracy theory, propaganda, or fantasy. The article’s stated purpose is to assure the US public that there are “adults in the room” guiding and vetoing Trump. But it’s unclear whether the news of open mutiny or a soft coup has significantly reassured anyone. The idea that a shadowy cabal of unelected bureaucrats secretly runs the US – against the demonstrated will of the people and without their knowledge – used to be the stuff of conspiracy theories. But on Wednesday night, the New York Times seemed to … [Read more...] about New York Times confirms far-right’s ‘deep state’ boogeyman is real in a boost to conspiracy theorists
WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - It was a metaphoric Molotov, a middle finger, a knife in the back. Naturally, it emerged from the "Deep Throat" ether just after 4pm, smack in the middle of the work week. Even in the midst of an administration and news cycle that powers a ceaseless hamster wheel of drama, the New York Times op-ed from an anonymous "senior" official in the Trump White House was jaw-dropping. The author declared that he or she is part of the "resistance" against the President, "working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations". The piece slammed President Donald Trump for his inadequacies and volatility, and declared him a danger to the country. But lucky for us, the author said, there's a group of honourable subversives trying to keep him at bay. But the explosion the piece created wasn't really about the what; it was mostly about the who. It was also about the spectacle, the joy of the adrenaline-fuelled race. It was the starting … [Read more...] about All the speculation that’s fit to tweet: Who wrote that anonymous New York Times op-ed?
By Philip Rucker The Washington Post Sun., July 29, 2018 BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his feud with the news media on Sunday, accusing journalists of being unpatriotic and endangering lives after the publisher of the New York Times disclosed that he had warned Trump recently that his inflammatory rhetoric about the media could lead to violence. Trump — who has made “fake news” a rallying cry and labelled journalists the “enemy of the people” — fired off a Twitter tirade Sunday afternoon from his New Jersey golf estate blasting the media for revealing internal government deliberations and for what he considers unfairly negative coverage of his presidency. “When the media — driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome — reveals internal deliberations of our government, it truly puts the lives of many, not just journalists, at risk! Very unpatriotic!” Trump wrote. The … [Read more...] about Trump accuses journalists of putting ‘lives of many’ in peril after New York Times publisher statement
NEW YORK: The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service on Monday for explosive reporting that brought down Harvey Weinstein and spawned a cultural watershed on the issue of sexual harassment. The prestigious prize was awarded to the Times team led by Ms Jodi Kantor and Ms Megan Twohey and New Yorker contributor Ronan Farrow, for reports that disgraced the Hollywood mogul and sparked an avalanche of accusations against other powerful men. Since the Times and New Yorker articles last October, more than 100 women have publicly accused the producer of misconduct ranging from sexual harassment to rape, sparking the #MeToo movement that has seen influential men lose their jobs and reputation. The 102th edition of the Pulitzer Prizes were announced at Columbia University in New York by administrator Dana Canedy. The Washington Post won the Pulitzer in the investigative category for relentless reporting seen as having influenced the outcome of the 2017 … [Read more...] about New York Times, New Yorker win Pulitzer for reports on Weinstein