Kudos to Jack Cross for his commentary ("Newspaper has shown bias against President Trump," The Daily News, April 3). He’s entirely correct, and I couldn’t agree more. The media hasn't acted this unprofessionally since the yellow journalism days preceding the Spanish-American War.

Completely gone is the objective reporting we used to expect. Now, it’s merely a constant campaign to impose the media’s opinions on viewers, readers and listeners.

I wish you people (including The Daily News and The Associated Press) would clean up your act. Get back to the original purpose of reporting the news and stop crusading.

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Emile Pope

It’s called reporting the news...

Carlos Ponce

There's news-unbiased, factual and unfiltered through any political ideology.
Then there's opinion. Okay for the Op-Ed page but not for news articles.
Some so-called journalists have crossed the line into opinion and political bias in their reporting.

Jarvis Buckley

Pope , he's right & you know it.

Allison Buchtien

Don't read it then. No one is forcing people to read the Daily News or AP. The internet is full of sites where you can get the news in your preferred political leaning. It might not be accurate or correct but it's there to read.

Bailey Jones

A liberal press (I assume that's the complaint here) is a nice counter balance to conservative talk radio, and the insane ravings of the Alex Jones's of the world. Those of us of a certain age remember when we had the Fairness Doctrine - and every broadcast opinion started with an appeal for anyone with a contrary opinion to contact the station with a rebuttal. I believe that's the era of straight news that the author is referring to. (The Fairness Doctrine was axed by the Reagan administration - and media partisanship has been on the increase ever since.) Nowadays we've got the comment section. In fact - you have much more access and opportunity to express your dissatisfaction with the news than ever before.

Carlos Ponce

Conservative talk radio makes no pretense about being "news". It's opinion based on the news. When you open a newspaper you want to read news, not politically slanted opinion. Save that for the op-ed page.
And conservative talk show hosts will put you at the front of the line if you have an opinion that differs than their own.
The list of the more popular radio talk shows lists only one Liberal show: The Thom Hartman Show. The most popular show is Rush Limbaugh followed by Sean Hannity, each with double Hartman's audience.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-listened-to_radio_programs

Gary Scoggin

i guess the Hartman listeners are all at work when Rush is on.

George Croix

I just wish they'd report the news, instead of creating it, or cherry-picking it, or telling the target audience what they should think it means............

Paula Flinn

You mean like Fox News telling us that 3 “Mexican” countries are sending it’s people to our southern border? Or is it telling us (like the AP does) the amount of falsehoods (lies) our president has told this week? What truths don’t you want to hear?

Carlos Ponce

It was graphic gaffe made by whoever typed out the topic heading which should have read, "TRUMP CUTS U.S. AID TO 3 CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES."
It was a topic on "Fox and Friends Weekend", a commentary program. It was on for all of 30 seconds replaced with “Trump Threatens To Close Southern Border.”
Later in the program, the F&F crew issued an on-air correction of the inaccurate graphic, saying they “want to be clear the funding is being cut off to three Central American countries.”
http://contemptor.com/2019/03/31/fox-friends-runs-chyron-claiming-trump-cuts-u-s-aid-to-3-mexican-countries/
They made a mistake which was corrected and apologized for it.
I've seen those AP reports and know that it is biased reporting. Few truths here.
AP did a "fact-check" on AOC's and Robert O'Rourke's claim "we have no more than 12 years" to fix global warming and found it false. That "fact check" wasn't widely reported.
"THE FACTS: There is no scientific consensus, much less unanimity, that the planet only has 12 years to fix the problem."
https://apnews.com/fe7c9d4a9f8f458c827677d31230f594
But check out this AP report:
"U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked - UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000." Printed June 29,1989
https://apnews.com/bd45c372caf118ec99964ea547880cd0
Looks like AP isn't right all the time......

Dan Freeman

AP was only reporting on a statement by UN officials. In each paragraph they cited who was saying what. It is an example of factual reporting of an official statement. Like good reporting it does not insert an editorial opinion.

Gary Miller

Carlos. Are you saying the AP or UN are unreliable? 1989 predictions not reached in 2019? They were off by at least 30 +12 AOC years. By 2031 a new kook will predict doom by 2042. In 1989 A Gore was the #1 nut, 2019 AOC is the #1 nut, who will it be in 2042 or 2056?

Carlos Ponce

"Are you saying the AP or UN are unreliable?"
Not at all. Showing that some AP posts are reliable but some are not.

Carlos Ponce

"Are you saying the AP or UN are unreliable?"
UN unreliable? Yes.
AP? depends on the article. When it comes to "fact checks" about President Trump, definitely unreliable.

George Croix

Which country are the three CA sources coming from when they hit our border, PF? They left the others gar behind and entered the one that, well, they are in when they hit the Rio......STILL, somebody misspoke, is all,,,maybe it was the video of the caravans that made them do it.....
The AP counting 'lies' that amount to doodley squat but not so long ago staying mum on 'the video' and 'if you like your doctor..." and 'the Ferguson Police were at fault', and so on, tells me all I need to know about their objectivity. I'll take a bombastic BSer any day over sitting by while our people are shot to pieces while begging for help...but, that's just me.
The AP might do better for the country counting the many multiple thousands of southern border crossers MONTHLY rather than parroting the stupidity of 'manufactured crisis'.....
Maybe then the usual suspects might pay attention......

Gary Miller

Paula? Where did you get the idea there is three "Mexican" countries? The only Mexican country is on our southern border. FOX has reported three Latin countries are sending migrants through Mexico to our southern border. Do you dispute that?

Paula Flinn

The Tag at the bottom of the Fox TV screen said “Mexican,” Gary. Why did you post on something you didn’t see? For heaven sakes there ARE not three “Mexican” countries.
Reading and writing ARE fundamental.

Carlos Ponce

One of my favorite television programs was "JAG" which aired during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush years, 1995 - 2005. A recurring theme was their problems with biased news reporting from ZNN News - a fictitious cable news network. ( I wonder who they were referencing to.) In one episode a news journalist embedded with American troops was arrested and tried in a military court.
The concept of biased news reporting isn't new. The program brought out that General Andrew Jackson wanted a news paper reporter arrested during the War of 1812. He wasn't arrested because the war ended. The program also brought up that President Abraham Lincoln wanted news reporters arrested for printing troop movements. Arrested during the Civil War were several news editors and publishers.
JAG is a great show and it's reruns can be seen today on KPRC 2-3 H&I between 10am and 7pm.

Casey Alan

I wish we go back to the days when we had a president who didn’t create such chaos. Back to the days when A president didn’t insult people on Twitter call people names make fun of them etc. etc. Back to the days when Congress and Senate didn’t just vote for a party, and they stood up to people like trump. Back to the days when the American people came first and not the party. The newspaper only report the news. Trump creates such news. He gives papers everywhere a lot to work with.

Gary Scoggin

i'm looking for three specific examples of "liberal" reporting written by the GDN staff. To Carlos' point, the opinion pages don't count. Can someone point me to some news stories written with a "leftist" bias? And be careful that you're not pointing out neutral reporting that lacks a conservative bias. Don't mistake a lack of conservativeness with being unfair.

Carlos Ponce

Most of the biased reporting is found in the wire reports (AP).

Allison Buchtien

The op-ed writer specifically called out The Daily News though. Maybe he can't differentiate the AP from local writers, which I find hard to believe.

Gary Scoggin

Unforunately, I don't find that hard to believe at all.

Carlos Ponce

"The op-ed writer specifically called out The Daily News ..."
Who decides which articles to print and which to omit. Not all AP articles are printed. A local GCDN decision is made. The selection sometimes shows a lack of proper scrutiny skewed to the Left.

Gary Scoggin

I don't read the AP articles much so I can't really evaluate them. Is there an international news aggregator that you think they should use instead of the AP?

With regard to the GDN, I'm still waiting with baited breath for some examples of stories with a "liberal" bias.

Steve Fouga

I believe AP and Reuters. Some will tell you all news aggregators are biased, thus highlighting their own bias. [wink]

Carlos Ponce

On AP it depends on the writer(s) and the topic.Some AP writers have shown a bias against President Trump with stretches of truth.

George Croix

My beef IS with the editorializing, Gary.
Surely you can't deny that's not pretty near unilaterally left biased, can you...honestly, I mean....even a token right slant time to time is as scarce as hens teeth....
That's where the 'recommendations' and 'backing' for Whatever is posted...not as a news story.
But, you can blindfold yourself, and pick out any daily edition in the last 2 years, 3 of them, and Good Luck grabbing one with a positive note about the current Admin.
Evidently the best economy in decades, all time low minority unemployment, etc. are not as newsworthy as sources that 'count lies' are.....[beam][beam][beam]

Steve Fouga

I'll add my voice to those advocating unbiased news reporting. I'll also point out that the most prominent examples of the "liberal media," e.g., the largest TV networks, newspapers, and magazines, are for-profit companies. They broadcast and print what sells. Apparently left-leaning sells better than right-leaning.

George Croix

It certainly does, Steve.....truer words were never spoken.....[beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam]

Follow the money.........

Bailey Jones

You can find a nice charting of news bias here - https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Media-Bias-Chart-2018_fig1_326557348 But since it doesn't say what you want to hear I doubt it will be of much use to you. You can find a list of least biased news sources here - https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/center/ - but again, you won't like it.

Steve Fouga

Bailey, I posted the same graphic several months ago because it almost exactly mirrors my own experiences with the various media outlets. Carlos immediately denounced it, failing to understand that a person can create an unbiased graphic or story, while possibly being biased themselves. Unfortunately a common theme in this forum, but one that does sometimes lend a degree of humor to the conversations...

George Croix

Yet, ya'll discount that an AG that supported the President before he got the AG job can render an impartial report on the Mueller findings.

Well...........[huh]

Bailey Jones

I think you mean "y'all", and I think we're allowed to be as skeptical of Trump's AG as "y'all" are of the FBI. (If only there was some way we could know for sure .... like actually seeing the Mueller report.)

Paul Hyatt

Do you even know why you can not see the Mueller report? Do you not know that the democrats made a law back during the Clinton era because of the Starr report that they did not want released? Barr is just following the law that the democrats made. Of course there isn't a law that the democrats do not want to break as we saw during the last administration....

Steve Fouga

George, AG Barr is a nice example. It's not really the AG's job to provide an opinion, when there's an actual report that he could simply release to Congress, including the portions that would require a court order or vetting by security agencies to allow him to do so. Instead, in my opinion, the first words out of his mouth were crafted to advance an agenda -- his boss's innocence. Now I find him impossible to trust.

On the other hand it IS a news agency's job to report the news, and an opinion purveyor's job to provide opinions. The AG should have just kept his mouth shut, and released the report. If there's no bad news in it, fine, that would have come out upon its release. He's clearly trying to shape the narrative, which is not his job.

George Croix

Question:
Does no one see a problem with ONLY reporting the negative 'news', even IF/WHEN it's factual, and no matter who it's about? How about, say, 95% bad and 5% good...that OK. Get those token minimums in.
That, to me, is where reporting devolves to advocacy....by commission or omission has the same end result...
I mean, we've got people 'counting lies' that amount to passing gas in a windstorm while at the same time calling a HUNDRED THOUSAND people streaming across the southern border in ONE month a 'manufactured crisis'....

Can't fix that...............

Bailey Jones

You're right. Back when dinosaurs roamed and I was young, TV news was seen as a public service, not a profit center. That changed and now it's all about ratings - and controversy = ratings. Newspapers have always been about ginning up sales, since the founding days of the republic (if it bleeds, it leads). But - if you really want a nice, pleasant news source with a good news/bad news mix, try out NPR (88.7FM). Morning Edition from 7-9 AM and All Things Considered from 4-6:30 PM. No shouting, no hype, admittedly a slight leftist bias, but news that's not all political with arts, health, sports (No More Magic: Johnson Abruptly Resigns From The LA Lakers), music (Steve Earle Pays Tribute To Guy Clark, His Songwriting Hero), economics (Bags Of Cash, Armed Guards And Wary Banks: The Edgy Life Of A Cannabis Company CFO), etc. And best of all - NO COMMERCIALS. It will lower your blood pressure for sure.

Carlos Ponce

NPR - I tried listening to NPR on several occasions for the laughs. Callers were so high it was a riot! I remember one caller:
"Raygun, Raygun. Huh, huh, huh. I call him president Raygun". This followed by a very loud verbal drag on some (cigarette?).

Steve Fouga

Yes, reporting only the negative news is a big problem, and it drives me nuts. It even drives me nuts when opinion writers discuss only a limited range of topics.

Paula Flinn

I am surprised that lying means so little to some of you—especially when it is the President of the United States. It’s impossible to do business with a liar or someone who goes back on contracts. Yet, this person is our leader and represents us overseas. Pathetic how low our standards are now.
For the record, George, Pres. Obama said, “ You can keep your doctor and your healthcare...” before he found out some of these policies did not provide for pre-existing conditions, which was guaranteed by the ACA. I kept my policy and my doctor because it wasn’t a “flawed” policy, and my doctor agreed to take people with those policies.
I have relatives in St. Louis that still believe that the Ferguson police were wrong. The police in that area harass African-Americans driving through “white” neighborhoods to get to work. My nephew lives in one of those neighborhoods and knows about these things that are happening there. He is 1/2 African-American.

George Croix

What did it mean to you, PF, when the last guy was lying constantly about stuff that really mattered, from 'red lines' to the 'JV' to not a 'smidgen' of corruption at the IRS to 'it was the video' to 'you can keep your plan'.... etc.
When a guy is asked "Dear, do these pants make my rear look big?" the lie that WILL follow that is hardly in the category of people being shot to death in a consulate then phony reasons given....
But, there's no law against drawing false equivalencies....

Carlos Ponce

I am surprised that lying means so little to Paula Flinn. I've already posted the article from US NEWS and World Report that indicates according to terms of the CONTRACT those companies were not entitled to full compensation. Trump either WON in court when suit or where it was cheaper - settled out of court. Paula Flinn did not BOTHER to read the article. The information did not fit her FALSE NARRATIVE.

Paula Flinn

The way Trump settled out of court, Carlos, was to tell the person’s lawyer that Trump would only pay $.30 on the dollar, take it or leave it. If he didn’t take it, Trump would tie up his money for a very long time. The person who provided the pianos for the Taj Mahal almost went out of business because Trump refused to pay him the full amount that he owed him. His piano business put food on the table for his family. He had a very hard time for years paying his own bills. The same thing happened to the contractor of his Bedminister Golf Club. These were personal stories of how they were cheated out of money by the crook, Donald Trump.
Carlos, I didn’t read the post you quoted from. US News and World Report, and I do not lie. Do not bear false witness against me. Your arrogance is alarming.
George, everyone heard President Obama apologize for saying you could keep your doctor and your healthcare, except you. The horrible video against Mohammed was on You Tube. I saw it. It was insulting, and it was part of the problem. Calling Isis or Al Qaeda JV was a mistake. You keep on quoting mistakes Obama made, not lies. There is a difference, but if you only watch Fox News, you wouldn’t understand the nuance. 37 indictments, 7 pleading guilty, 5 potential prison sentences, in this Administration to 0 in Pres. Obama’s Administration. These are facts.
I may make mistakes, but I don’t lie.

Carlos Ponce

"Carlos, I didn’t read the post you quoted from. US News and World Report, and I do not lie."
Paula, I provide links and quotes from sources and you provide NOTHING except a regurgitation of Left wing lies. Only one reason you refuse to read the links. It points out the narrative you are spreading is false.

Paula Flinn

That’s your opinion, Carlos, and you are entitled to it. Your belief in a man who spouts lies is more right-wing propaganda. Your idol has feet of clay, and a lying mouth over 90% of the time.

Carlos Ponce

My opinion, Paula? At least I back my "opinion" with supportive material. You don't.

Paula Flinn

I don’t sit at a computer all day, Carlos. Everyone knows Trump lies. I don’t have to prove it with a quote from a source you wouldn’t like, anyway.
Wake up! You have put your trust in a con-man who lies almost every time he opens his mouth.

Jim Forsythe

The following are from the AP today that is in the GDN. I excluded any story about sports and such.
George asked the question:"Does no one see a problem with ONLY reporting the negative 'news', even IF/WHEN it's factual, and no matter who it's about? How about, say, 95% bad and 5% good". If anyone has read the following, which one's are not factual reporting?
Which one of the stories demonstrates leftist leanings.
If you find any bad reporting please share what you find.

The Latest: Ex-officer seeks to block bodycam footage ,
Trump says he won't deliver tax returns to Congress,
WeBuildTheWall, Inc. Advances US Southern Border Wall Plans as GoFundMe Opt-in period concludes on April 14th, The Latest: Trump vents about gangs, trafficking at border,
The Latest: Trump vents about gangs trafficking at border
Lawyer: Challenge to NYC's vaccination order in the works
Signet Jewelers Releases 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Military Housing Improves with Corvias Customer Service Training Across All 13 Installations,
Sanders' adds long-term care to his 'Medicare for All' plan, Abortion foes mount direct challenges to Roe v. Wade
The Latest: Trump seeks GOP cash in Texas counties Dems won, Science fact: Astronomers reveal first image of a black hole
Nearly $1B in contracts awarded for border fence sections
New migrant caravan sets out in Honduras May to ask EU for Brexit delay
Macron says no guarantee
Backstage at Brexit summit: Huddles, deals, delicate dance ,


Carlos Ponce

Jim: AP Fact Check Oct 9, 2016
TRUMP on women linked to Bill Clinton sexually: "Hillary Clinton attacked those same women and attacked them viciously."
THE FACTS: There is no clear, independent evidence that Hillary Clinton "viciously" attacked women who alleged or confirmed sexual contact with her husband.
Now CNN Fact Check dated October 12, 2016:
Yes, Hillary Clinton did call Monica Lewinsky, who had an affair with her husband, a "narcissistic loony toon."
Kathleen Willey said the Clintons tried to intimidate her into not telling the truth in court.
"Conclusion - So it is clear that Hillary Clinton reacted in what could be seen as negative ways. According to some accounts, she at the very least went along with the hiring of a private investigator to look into the background of Gennifer Flowers. Some see her reaction as especially problematic coming from a person who promotes herself as a champion of women."
So who are you going to believe, AP or CNN?
https://www.galvnews.com/news/free/article_45c7c9ea-67ed-5838-a423-416a3b8c36fa.html
https://www.cnn.com/2016/10/11/politics/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-bill-clinton-accusers/index.html

Jim Forsythe

Carlos, none of the stories you listed were on the AP list that was in todays Galveston news. I was under the impression you where upset about what the GDN reports.All you listed were news in 2016, and this is 2019.
This is the paper that anyone that responds, reads.
I'm sure you can find articles out in cyberspace that reflect your views, just as I can find one's that do the same for my views.
If you do not like what a paper, magazine, internet source writes, do not read that source again.

Carlos Ponce

"...todays Galveston news..."
So you are going to gauge the entirety of AP's stories on ONE DAY?????
Really??????
That's called "POOR SAMPLING", Jim.
I can find hundreds more but NOOOOOO, you just want TODAY.

George Croix

Oh, come on, Jim.
Get back with me just as soon as 'negative' becomes a synonym for 'leftist'.....
And, a snapshot does not a movie make.......[beam]

Jim Forsythe

George, I read all the AP articles in the Galveston news today that I listed, and did not see one that I would think favors one side or the other.
Is this not what the issue is , that the AP is one sided? When you said that the news is out of balance, one has to remember that when someone reports on what we disagree about, the gap seems larger than it really is. As far as the news and Trump, he gets the same treatment that Obama and other President received.

George Croix

That's good, Jim.
We have April 10, 2019 covered. Now, work back a couple years......and then we'll keep an eye out forward....

Snapshot vs movie again......[beam]

Emile Pope

He’s a genius but we can’t see his transcripts. He’s a business expert but we can’t see his tax records. He was found innocent but we can’t see the report clearing him. He’s a Christian that’s been married three times and cheated on all of his wives, lies, worships money, and agrees with putting children in cages. And 30% of Americans support him. Says more about them than him...

Carlos Ponce

At first I thought Emile might be posting about the President but "And 30% of Americans support him" doesn't fit. His approval ratings range from a high of 51% (Rasmussen) to a low of 39% (You Gov). Wonder who Emile is writing about?
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/
And you will find many saints who were at one time sinners. Looks like Emile doesn't understand the concept of a "Born again Christian".
"and agrees with putting children in cages" Obama? Definitely NOT Trump. The so-called "cages" were built during the Obama administration. The pictures have a date of June 18, 2014 - almost three years before Trump took office.
https://www.businessinsider.com/migrant-children-in-cages-2014-photos-explained-2018-5

Emile Pope

He never claimed to be born again. And people who accept his sinning never accepted Democrats who may have done the same. Hypocrisy...

Carlos Ponce

"He never claimed to be born again. "
Evangelicals recognize who is "born again". Is a gift of the Holy Spirit called discernment.
"'Only the Lord knows the condition of a person’s heart. I can only tell you what I’ve heard,' Dobson said. 'First, Trump appears to be tender to things of the Spirit. I also hear that Paula White has known Trump for years and that she personally led him to Christ.' ”
"A Born-Again Donald Trump? Believe It, Evangelical Leader Says"
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/us/politics/a-born-again-donald-trump-believe-it-evangelical-leader-says.html

Carlos Ponce

"He’s a genius but we can’t see his transcripts." Since we NEVER saw Obama's transcripts and Emile thinks Obama's a genius.......
"It’s unclear how well he did as an undergraduate, although he was not a distinguished student. Obama refuses to release his transcript from his undergraduate years. "
https://www.eduinreview.com/blog/2008/10/barack-obamas-gpa-and-college-records/
"The Columbia years are a hole in the sprawling Obama hagiography. In his two published memoirs, the 47-year-old Democratic nominee barely mentions his experience there. He refuses to answer questions about Columbia and New York -- which, in this media age, serves only to raise more of them. Why not release his Columbia transcript?"
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB122108881386721289

Emile Pope

Guess graduating with honors and being editor of the Harvard Law Review is something dummies achieve...

Carlos Ponce

Emile is calling Obama a dummy?

Bailey Jones

We don't need to see Obama's transcripts, Carlos. Because we know he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard (in the published record), which means that he was somewhere between the top 5% (summa cum laude limit at Harvard) and top 20% of the graduating class. We also know that during his early college years he rather enjoyed smoking pot and partying - by his own admission (not being one who is afraid to admit his own failings), but that once at Harvard he applied himself, so that at the end of his first year he was selected as an editor of the Harvard Law Review (based on his grades and a writing competition) and during his second year he was elected president of the law review, functioning as editor-in-chief and supervising the law review's staff of 80 editors. Compare that to Trump, who perpetuates the myth of having graduated at the top of his class at Wharton, yet Wharton, in the year of his graduation (1968) doesn't list him among the summa cum laude, magna cum laude, or just plain old cum laude - in other words, he didn't graduate with honors, much less at the top of his class.

Carlos Ponce

It doesn't really matter to me, Bailey. Just responding to Emile's request to see Trump's transcript. Going to college is not a Constitutional requirement for the presidency. Neither is showing your tax records. All that matters is what is in the Constitution.

Bailey Jones

You're right, Carlos, there is no requirement that the president have either intellectual capacity or morality. I'm hoping the next one will have both.

George Croix

That increased 'intellectual capacity' and 'morality', does that mean we would have to return to high unemployment and record food stamp use and kissing foreign backsides like we had with the smart and good/kind folks in charge ?
Inquiring minds......[beam]
Be back on this later...I'm going to spend some time trying to figure the morality of, say, letting consulate people die then blaming it on a video for a couple weeks....

But, maybe that's just me.....I've had quite enough of pleasant and credentialed incompetents telling us we must accept the 'new normal' of failure

Paula Flinn

I agree, Emile.

Carlos Ponce

So Paula agrees with Emile's assessment that Obama is a dummy.

Paula Flinn

I agree with Emile’s 3:35am statement, Carlos.
Carlos, grow up!

George Croix

Same old same old.
Ask 15 people who can't hear you and 142 who don't care what you say now how reliable a wall mounted certificate is in determining who can make good decisions...... [sad]

Jarvis Buckley

I disagree Emile

Jarvis Buckley

I believe we are lucky to have GCDN
they are fair & balanced as they can be. AP in the tank for socialism.

Paula Flinn

Write about things you know. President Trump’s own words, tweets, and actions are deplorable for a leader.

Carlos Ponce

"President Trump’s own words, tweets, and actions are deplorable for a leader."
Your opinion, Paula, formulated via Leftist dogma. Apparently you know little of history especially the presidency. The same was said by malcontents about many previous presidents (minus the comment about tweets). Would it surprise you that President Washington had things written and said against him as well? He leaned towards the Federalist Party in ideology but disliked political parties. Opposed by many because of his wealth. Commerce never ceased during his presidency and the emoluments clause was spoken of. "Washington was wealthy primarily because of real estate — renting and selling his vast holdings."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/04/14/george-washington-was-the-first-president-to-stay-in-the-real-estate-business/?utm_term=.27d29e1b7231

Jim Forsythe

“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who make excuses.”– Washington
“I had a problem with a microphone that didn’t work…My microphone was terrible. I wonder was it set up that way on purpose. My microphone in the room, they couldn’t hear me, you know, it was going on and off.”– Trump
“Ratification of the Convention [Against Torture] by the United States will clearly express United States opposition to torture, an abhorrent practice unfortunately prevalent in the world today.”– Reagan
“I would bring back waterboarding and I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”– Trump
“There is important work to be done and America must always come first. So we will get behind this new president and wish him – wish him well.”– Bush
“I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election, if I win.”– Trump

George Croix

"It was the video..." Obama
May be something to that 99% failure ratio after all....[whistling]

Paula Flinn

Pompous, Carlos! I have a major in history and taught US History, both in high school and middle school. The average person today doesn’t care whether George Washington had malcontents in his day or not. Lincoln had one malcontent who took action against him, and that was tragic.
It’s too bad that people value history so little. I had one student (who had a marvelously Russian immigrant name) ask me, “Why do we have to learn about old dead people?” I gave him 2 reasons right away. “First,” I said, “because we need to have people to look up to—our heroes from times before, who did things that made this country great!”
“And, second, we study history because we don’t want to repeat the mistakes of the past—like electing a leader like Hitler.” I told him the saying, “What goes around, comes around,” that history repeats itself, and we want to make sure we revere the people and things that make our country great, and reject the people and things that are not good for our country. That’s 2 reasons why we study history. There are, of course, others.

Carlos Ponce

"The average person today doesn’t care whether George Washington had malcontents in his day or not."
A good teacher would not only make the topic interesting but relevant to today.

Paula Flinn

US History has been moved from 11th grade to 9th grade. A teacher has to teach facts that will be tested. US History is a huge survey course. You must pick and choose what you teach and always make it interesting and relevant to today.

Carlos Ponce

Stick to the TEKS. Texas TEKS covers US History up to 1877 in 8th grade. From 1877 to 2019 in High School. Agreed that George Washington has a minor role in 8th Grade History TEKS:
"The student is expected to: explain the roles played by significant individuals during the American Revolution, including Abigail Adams, John Adams, Wentworth Cheswell, Samuel Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, James Armistead, Benjamin Franklin, Bernardo de Gálvez, Crispus Attucks, King George III, Haym Salomon, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, Thomas Paine, and George Washington
analyze the leadership qualities of elected and appointed leaders of the United States such as George Washington, John Marshall, and Abraham Lincoln"
Depends on how the teacher handles each and to a lesser extent the textbook adopted.

Carlos Ponce

Sad news for you FOX News haters:
Washington Post Editorial:
"Admit it: Fox News has been right all along"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/04/15/admit-it-fox-news-has-been-right-all-along/?utm_term=.be4bf36c0d30
"[W]hile partisans on the left may quibble, the fact remains that on the subject of collusion with Russia by President Trump or his campaign, Fox News was right and the others were wrong. For at least two years, MSNBC and CNN devoted hour upon hour, day after day, to promoting the narrative that Trump colluded with the Russians, and that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III was going to prove it. That turned out to be wrong."

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