Trump declares war with MSM over their “fake news”
(INTELLIHUB) — President-elect Donald Trump held nothing back at Wednesday’s press conference when he blasted CNN’s Jim Acosta calling him and his so-called news organization “fake news.”
“Some of the media outlets I deal with are fake news […] They’re very, very dishonest people,” Trump said.
Not one to fall victim to libelous claims, falsehood and unsubstantiated speculation on the part of the mainstream media, he said: “the advantage I have is that I can speak back.”
Trump called BuzzFeed, the website that first published unsubstantiated allegations it admitted might not be true, “a failing pile of garbage.”
“It’s a disgrace what took place, and I think they ought to apologize to start with,” Trump said in reference to their fake news story, adding, “I think they are going to suffer the consequences.”
A visibly perplexed Acosta begged: “Since you are attacking us, can you give us a question?”
“Not you,” Trump said. “Your organization is terrible!”
“You are attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir?” Acosta asked.
“Don’t be rude,” Trump shot back.
Then he let loose.
“I’m not going to give you a question,” Trump responded. “I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news!”
Trump’s remark was greeted with energetic applause from those with him on stage as Acosta desperately trying to get in the last word whined, “Now, Mr. President-elect, that’s not appropriate!”
Earlier in the conference, Trump had addressed libelous allegations of misconduct.
“It’s all fake news. It’s phony stuff. It didn’t happen,” Trump said. “It was gotten by opponents of ours. It was a group of opponents that got together. Sick people and they got together and put that crap together.”
He said he would never be involved in hotel room shenanigans because he’s aware of “cameras in the strangest places.”
“You can’t see them and you won’t know,” he said. “You better be careful or you will be watching yourself on nightly television.”
Trump’s press event began with administration officials venting their feelings about the mainstream media’s wide attention to running slanderous, unsubstantiated fables as “news stories.”
Vice President-elect Mike Pence called it “false and unsubstantiated” reporting that “can only be attributed to media bias and an attempt to demean the president-elect and our incoming administration.”
Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer slammed BuzzFeed and CNN both for what he described as a “sad and pathetic” attempt to get clicks on their websites. He also warned Acosta that if he were to be rude in a press conference again, that he would be kicked out.
As author and media analyst Mark Dice, commented, “You [CNN] are not a news organization, you are a counterfeit news organization, the clown news network, the contrived news network.”