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Which story to believe?

According to The Hill, Kellyanne Conway denies that Donald Trump “exploded in anger” at media executives and reporters. The New York Post and other media outlets had described Trump’s meeting with these media figures as a ‘firing squad’, with him denouncing the mainstream media in harsh terms as ‘liars.’

“The meeting took place in a big board room and there were about 30 or 40 people, including the big news anchors from all the networks…,” the source said.

“Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong. He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was network of liars.”

If he did say that, he was merely stating facts, as anyone with powers of observation can see. But did he, in fact, ‘rip into’ the reporters and executives as the New York Post and many Alt-Right blogs are saying? I would love to think so. After all the years of the egregious bias and mendacity of the media, after the mountain of lies they’ve heaped up, not even counting their lies-by-omission, it would be justice if at long last someone called them just what they are: duplicitous, manipulative, unprincipled, and malicious. I hope he did in fact read them the riot act.  They’ve apparently never had the truth spoken to them in all these years, thanks to the lack of real opposition from the right. Too many weakling Republicans were only interested in ‘reaching across the aisle’ and currying media favor, so calling the media on their behavior in the bluntest terms would be just a needed start, just scratching the surface of their wrongdoing.

So what is the truth, though? Were the reports of the ‘firing squad’ just exaggerations by the professional media liars, intending to confirm their image of Trump as ‘harsh’, cruel, boorish, and hateful? Is Kellyanne Conway trying to mitigate what she sees as damage done by the reports? Who is telling the truth?

It is a good sign that Trump is bypassing the corrupt, lying media and using other means, such as his recent You Tube message, to speak directly to the people.

If Trump did not ‘explode in anger’ at these media whores, he should have, and in a just world, he would. It’s about time that someone reined in the out-of-control, arrogant media.

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