The Politex Report #1217


The ultimate goal of Lyin' Trump and his Fantasy Henchmen is to have citizens decide what is true on the basis of party affiliation, not facts. -- JP


Congratulations, America — you did it! An actual fascist is now your official president


Should Read: Donald Trump's Authoritarian Politics of Memory

Birtherism and America’s history of white supremacy: What we can’t let ourselves forget about Donald Trump

Trump’s real war isn’t with the media. It’s with facts: Trump needs to delegitimize the media to delegitimize facts.

Should Read: Donald Trump’s Lies And Team Trump’s Headaches


Trump’s Attack on the Press Shows Why Protests Are Necessary - Cassidy, NY

Trump wages war against the media as demonstrators protest his presidency

Clickbait culture and groupthink mentality have led to the collapse of journalism — and the rise of Donald Trump


Trump’s speech at the CIA bodes poorly for his relationship with the intel community:

Trump Ramps Up the Narcissism in an Appalling Speech to the CIA.

With False Claims, an Addled Trump Attacks Media on Crowd Size and Intelligence Rift, While Conning the CIA. NYT with Video

Trump’s first speech to CIA was mostly complaints about media coverage of his small inauguration

At CIA headquarters, Trump boasts about himself, denies feud

Trump Blames his Rift With the CIA on the Media Reporting His Words.

On Day 2, Trump sticks to media bashing and boasting at the CIA.


Former CIA director nails Trump over intelligence meeting: "He should be ashamed of himself."

Trump at the CIA: What Does It Take for the Press to Call a Lie a Lie?


Daddy knows besr! Rocky First Weekend for Trump Troubles Even His Top Aides. NYT

Donald Trump is the president, but he really wants to be a reporter

News Media, Target of Trump’s Declaration of War on Information, Expresses Alarm. NYT


The traditional way of reporting on a president is dead. And Trump’s lyin' press secretary killed it. -WP

Trump’s ‘running war’ on the media undermines trust, say Fleischer, Rather. WP


Satire: Disturbed Man Gets Past White House Security, Gives Press Conference - Borowitz

White House Press Secretary Lies and Yells at Media. It’s Day 2 of the Trump Presidency.

Trump press secretary declares war on the press and reality itself

Trump's White House called its first press briefing to complain about reporters’ tweets


Sean Spicer held a press conference. He didn't take questions. Or tell the truth.

At first briefing, no one gets a question

At First Trump White House Press Briefing, No One Gets A Question. Watch.


Spicer earns Four Pinocchios for false claims on inauguration crowd size - WP

White House Lies, Pushes ‘Alternative Facts.’ Here Are the Real Ones. NYT

Spicer Assails Media For 'Misrepresenting' Inauguration Crowd, As He "Misrepresents" 4 of 5 facts.

That time I caught Sean Spicer making a blatantly false claim

'Alternative Facts': The Needless Lies of the Trump Administration

Crowd Size: Trump Administration Starts With Big Lie Over Small Thing.


Kellyanne Conway says Donald Trump’s team has ‘alternative facts.’ (viz. lies) Which pretty much says it all. - WP

Crazy Conway: 'Alternative Facts’ and the Costs of Trump-Branded Reality (viz. lies) NYT

Conway's Lie: WH Spox Wasn't Lying, He Was Just Offering 'Alternative Facts'


‘SNL’ Uses 'Chicago'-Style Skit To Explain Why Kellyanne Conway Joined Trump’s Campaign | Huffington

Saturday Night Live Lets You See What’s Going On In Kellyanne Conway’s Head (It’s a Musical)

The perfect meme for the ‘alternative facts’ era: #seanspicersays - WP


Priebus Vows To Fight Media 'Tooth And Nail Every Day And Twice On Sunday'

Chris Wallace Fires Back At Priebus' 'Ridiculous' Argument Over Crowd Size


Congress hasn’t come for PBS…yet. Trump transition team’s plans guarantee that it will

Major Fake News Operation Tracked Back to Republican Operative