Controlling Your Family's TV Viewing

George KGeorge K Super ModeratorPosts: 9,812 Senior Member

WASHINGTON — On the first couple’s recent trip overseas, Melania Trump’s television aboard Air Force One was tuned to CNN. President Trump was not pleased.

He raged at his staff for violating a rule that the White House entourage should begin each trip tuned to Fox — his preferred network over what he considers the “fake news” CNN — and caused “a bit of a stir” aboard Air Force One, according to an email obtained by The New York Times. The email, an internal exchange between officials in the White House Military Office and the White House Communications Agency last Thursday, also called for the ordering of two additional televisions to support Beam, a TiVo-like streaming device, to make sure the president and first lady could both watch TV in their separate hotel rooms when they travel.

At the end of the email chain, officials confirmed that tuning the TVs to Fox would be standard operating procedure going forward.

The channel-flipping flap was the latest example of how Mr. Trump, at a pivotal moment in his presidency, is increasingly living in a world of selected information and bending the truth to his own narrative. As his aides work to keep him insulated from the outside world, Mr. Trump is doubling down in his efforts to tell supporters to trust him over the words of critics and news reports...

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/us/politics/trump-putin-cnn.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Take that, Melania!

Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.

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  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,991 Senior Member

    Slow news day at the NYT? Supermarket Tabloid stuff?

  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,812 Senior Member

    @NZ Indicator said:
    Slow news day at the NYT? Supermarket Tabloid stuff?

    Narcissistic personality disorder.

    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,326 Senior Member

    @NZ Indicator said:
    Slow news day at the NYT? Supermarket Tabloid stuff?

    All the news that's fit to print.

  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,991 Senior Member

    Next thing ya know the NYT will be posting about how Trump leaves the toilet seat up and how mad it makes Melania.

  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,812 Senior Member
    edited July 2018 #6

    Trump is correct about one thing. He could shoot someone on Fifth Ave in front of hundreds of witnesses and his fans wouldn't care. :)

    Imagine the sheet fit righties would be having had Obama blew up because Michelle watched Fox News.

    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 4,584 Senior Member

    @George K said:
    Trump is correct about one thing. He could shoot someone on Fifth Ave in front of hundreds of witnesses and his fans wouldn't care. :)

    https://babylonbee.com/news/trump-admits-he-has-no-idea-why-evangelicals-keep-supporting-him/

  • Green Mt BoyGreen Mt Boy Senior Member Posts: 966 Senior Member

    @breamfisher said:

    @George K said:
    Trump is correct about one thing. He could shoot someone on Fifth Ave in front of hundreds of witnesses and his fans wouldn't care. :)

    https://babylonbee.com/news/trump-admits-he-has-no-idea-why-evangelicals-keep-supporting-him/

    The ultimate question Trump poses, as reported in that article, is a really good question: “But man, how much bad are they [evangelicals] willing to put up with in order to get a little good? Baffling.”.

  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,326 Senior Member

    The Babylon Bee is like the Onion.

    But FWIW, as long as Trump keeps nominating conservatives to the bench that will rule in-line with evangelicals' views on freedom of religion, he can bang Stormy Daniels in the middle of 5th Ave and still get their vote.

  • Green Mt BoyGreen Mt Boy Senior Member Posts: 966 Senior Member

    I hear ya. it is truly a head scratchier for me but figuratively speaking we left Kansas when he took office.

  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 3,326 Senior Member

    They are truly single issue voters.

  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 6,736 Senior Member

    @NZ Indicator said:
    Next thing ya know the NYT will be posting about how Trump leaves the toilet seat up and how mad it makes Melania.

    It was a slow news day. He didn't try to subvert our democracy or commit any crimes yesterday so what do you want them to report on?

  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,812 Senior Member

    @Steven said:
    They are truly single issue voters.

    People are saying that the new head of the Evangelical PAC is the Reverend Doctor Faustus. :)

    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.

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