Donald Trump has again exposed the lying US news media with a tweet blasting their stories of the imminent demise of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.
The media has been speculating that I fired Rex Tillerson or that he would be leaving soon – FAKE NEWS! He’s not leaving and while we disagree on certain subjects, (I call the final shots) we work well together and America is highly respected again!https://t.co/FrqiPLFJ1E
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2017
The New York Times and Washington Post have been running stories for over 24 hours, speculating that Trump is about to install his current CIA director, aggressive globalist war hawk Mike Pompeo, at the State Department.
The nation’s two premier newspapers started their propaganda campaign to have Tillerson sacked about a week ago, with stories of doom and gloom at Foggy Bottom, and impassioned laments from “experienced” diplomats (read: establishment) that Tillerson was destroying American diplomacy.
In fact what Tillerson has been destroying is the globalist deep state’s hold on the state department – at least insofar as possible.
As usual “anonymous” sources (that is, made up) figured prominently in this story.
What we have here instead is the establishment fake news media again trying to manipulate not only public opinion, but policy makers to pre-arrange outcomes – i.e. to create the news instead of reporting it.
That is the very definition of “fake news.” (Ironically a term they coined a year ago to tarnish Russia.)
It’s still more confirmation that the US mainstream media has degenerated into nothing more than a glorified rumor mill in the service of establishment elites and institutions.
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