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Trump Blasts New York Times for Lobbying Against Tax Bill

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President Donald Trump, not for the first time, took to his Twitter account to blast The New York Times on Thursday for their relentless campaign to stop the Republican tax reform bill from becoming law.

“The Failing @nytimes, the pipe organ for the Democrat Party, has become a virtual lobbyist for them with regard to our massive Tax Cut Bill,” Trump wrote. “They are wrong so often that now I know we have a winner!”

Amusing, but it is not at all funny what the Times is doing. Both in the pages of their paper and on social media, they really are doing exactly what Trump is accusing them of. We’ve seen the Times and the rest of the mainstream media abandon journalistic objectivity more than a few times over the last couple of years, but this might be the most glaring example yet. They aren’t just writing negative stories about the bill, they are actively trying to get this bill defeated. Is that really the role of one of the nation’s most-read newspapers?

It’s easy to forget, but the New York Times does not claim to be a liberal news outlet. Yes, yes, it’s obvious that they are, but it’s not like their Vox or even MSNBC. They’re supposed to be unbiased. They’re supposed to call it as they see it. They’re supposed to write stories based on objective reporting and evidence. They are NOT supposed to be out there on Twitter acting as though they are a paid wing of the Democratic National Committee. And yet, there they are.

“Contact @SenatorCollins, (202) 224-2523, particularly if you live in Maine, and ask her to oppose the Senate tax bill because it would repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate, driving up the cost of health insurance. #thetaxbillhurts,” wrote the NY Times Opinion Page account this week. They sent out similar tweets urging people to contact other Republican senators like John McCain, Bob Corker, and Jeff Flake.

This isn’t about an opinion. We get that the NY Times Editorial Board has an opinion – a point of view. And if they want to write editorials blasting the tax bill from now until it passes, far be it from us to discourage them. We’re sure that’s exactly the kind of red meat their readers are hungry for. But this isn’t opinion – this is political activism! This is actually outrageous, and we’d go as far as to say it’s a violation of the public trust.

  • Randi Amundsen

    Gee did not think anybody read that rag any longer

  • SNUFFER

    WHEN THE NEW YORK TIMES PUT ON THEIR DEMOCRAP HAT FOR SURE I CANCELLED MY SUBSCRIPTION TO THE NEWS RAG. I REALLY HAVE NO USE FOR THE NY RAG – I USED IT FOR MY PARROT TO CRAP ON IN THE BOTTOM OF HIS CAGE. AS TYPICAL OF THE RAG THEY SOAK UP A LOT OF SHIT -JUST LIKE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CAGE.

  • Ali Moostapha

    Trump knows they’ve telling the truth. Why do you think he’s crying. He is a dotard.

    • imbog

      You have to be an idiot

    • bob breglio

      Letting people save money by not having to buy insurance they don’t want is hardly costing them more. It actually saves them money since they won’t have to pay a penalty anymore. Obamacare had done more to degrade the quality of healthcare in this country than any other measure and it needs to be repealed in its entirety. You seem to be a brain dead libtard just parroting the party line. Just out of curiousity, are even a citizen or another one of the “refugees” that pray to a false god dreamed up by a supposedly “perfect man” who was nothing but a mass murdering pedophile.

    • Brad Fisher

      Stupid is as stupid does. You must be another foolish communist. Move to Cuba or Russia. They would love to have you.

      • Ali Moostapha

        Brad, bob, pappy450, and imbecile. Come back here with your comments after the impeachment. Trump is the dumbest president ever. You can’t see that? What does that say about his sheep?

    • pappy450

      GO AWAY TROLL your “sick” opinion means NOTHING. Go back to your basement “safe place” and play with your play-dough and coloring books and leave the FACTS to US.

  • imbog

    The Arizona Republic HEADLINE before election in huge print “We Endorse Clinton” and we are a republican state..Their entire editorial [All sheep] are anti Trump and super liberal… It cost them dearly as they can’t give the paper away.. I cancelled after 20 years with them and ALL my neighbors ,one by one have cancelled

  • Carl Pyzowski

    By now only left liberal Democrat indoctrinated idiots read the rag or listen to their social media. So let them rant and rave, publish their lies and left leaning agenda and turn to real and documented factual news outlets.
    If given the chance these morons would probably kneel on a football sideline.

  • pappy450

    Here are more “questions” to ponder

    1-
    Since only 8 million people have ObamaCare, how will 24 million people die
    if it is repealed? Will 16 million people be randomly shot?

    2- If
    Donald Trump deleted all of his emails, wiped his server with Bleachbit and
    destroyed all of his phones with a hammer, would the mainstream media
    suddenly lose all interest in the story and declare him innocent?

    3-
    If women do the same job for less money, why do companies hire men to do the
    same job for more money?

    4- If you rob a bank in a Sanctuary City, is
    it illegal or is it just an undocumented withdrawal?

    5- Why is each
    ISIS attack now a reaction to Trump policies, but all ISIS attacks during
    Obama’s term were due to such things as climate change and a plea for
    jobs?

    6- After the London ‘Lone Wolf’ terrorist attack government
    officials arrested at least eight other ‘Lone Wolves’ who had conspired with
    the original ‘Lone Wolf’ in planning the ‘Lone Wolf’ attack. Even though all
    involved were Muslims, why were those attacks completely unassociated with
    Islam?

    7- We should stop calling them all ‘Entitlements’. Welfare,
    Food Stamps, WIC, are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts,
    and shouldn’t be called entitlements at all. Social Security and
    Veterans Benefits are Entitlements because the people receiving them are
    entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

    8-
    If Muslims want to run away from a Muslim country, does that mean they’re
    Islamophobic?

    9- If Liberals don’t believe in biological gender then
    why did they march for women’s rights?

    10- How did the Russians get
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC to steal the Primary from Bernie
    Sanders? How did Russia get Donna Brazile to leak debate questions to
    Hillary Clinton in advance of the debates?

    11- Why is it that
    Democrats think Superdelegates are fine, but they have a problem with the
    Electoral College?

    12- If you don’t want the FBI involved in
    elections, don’t nominate someone who’s being investigated by the
    FBI.

    13- If Hillary’s speeches cost $250,000 an hour, how come no one
    shows up to her free ones?

    14- Why is the DNC mad at Russia for
    trying to manipulate our election by exposing that the DNC was trying to
    manipulate our election?

    15- Why is it that Liberals and the media
    are upset about the words Trump used 11 years ago but they are alright with
    adult men using the Ladies Room today with our wives and
    daughters?

    • dan

      These are great!

    • 2399molly

      So true. Thanks

    • 1775concord

      This is one of the best posts (out of thousands) that I have ever seen.
      I have long (on media such as this) called the NY Times and WaPo 527s for the Democrats.
      Another question: Since Michael Flynn contacted Russia AFTER the election (and reportedly with WH: permission), how is it that Mueller includes this in his charge which is to investigate Russian influence (and try to blame Trump…this was the purpose of the special investigator) up to the election, i.e., ending on election day in November?

      • pappy450

        Feel free to add this to the “list” and continue to post when “other” questions” are asked or “progressive” COMMUNISTS try to put them down. We will more than likely NEVER see decent “answers” but if we keep posting them perhaps SOMEONE (in “high” places) will finally ASK.

    • usmcltc

      Outstanding! Just Outstanding!

    • DeAnna Burns

      Pappy450, these are great! Going to copy and share if that’s okay with you.

      • pappy450

        Certainly! Send these all over the net and perhaps they just might make it back to the “big shot officials” that will read them, and ACT for once.

  • Jim Colon

    The New York Times is staffed with a bunch of Liberal hacks, posing as Journalists, who will write anything to help promote the “Dumbocrats” and their radical “Left Wing” agenda. No one, I repeat NO ONE, with more than an ounce of brains cares one iota about the propaganda spewed out on a daily basis by the morons at this failing Liberal rag.

  • bviragh1

    People are really unfair to the NY Times. It makes the best stuffing for my running shoes, after having run in the rain. Same for ski boots. In terms of reporting, it is a disgrace to journalism.

  • Richard B

    And just when is political activism different from opinion? Isn’t it the same thing? You can’t tell me that FoxNews does not serve an activism function since all it does is to praise President Trump, yet it claims to be opinion.

  • 2399molly

    Please do not buy NYTimes.

  • Bob Kandell-New York

    Trump can go f himself. He has screwed his own home state. I’m a Republican, but am going to change my affiliation to Blank. I hope that every Republican senator and Congressman that voted for this piece of trash loses in the next election. The rich will now get richer, while the middle class takes it up the a**, especially in New York. Big corporations should be paying more instead of less under this bill, unless they truly bring jobs back to the United States. There is no guarantee that this will happen, but guess what will happen, shareholders and the CEO could be seeing big dividends and salary bumps. Estate taxes being eliminated only help Trump and the extremely wealthy, like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and all those hedge fund guys. What does the middle class get? Not much, if anything, from what I can see. Trump needs to be impeached. He is nothing but a scumbag that only got elected because he ran against a criminal, and he bullied his way through the other Republican candidates. The end of his time in office can’t come soon enough. Hopefully this happens before he starts World War III.

    • keith

      bob kandell :GO FLUCK YOURSELF, PETERPUFFER!!!

    • usmcltc

      Now, you know how WE felt for eight years during the Obama administration. Too bad, suffer!

    • Hawk

      We could have elected hillary. Then the economy would already have crashed, would have martial law and a large portion of the country blown up. Most americans would already be dead and hillary would be a billionaire queen. Anyone who might think about ousting her would commit suicide. Who really believes that would be better. I dont, and all you liberal idiots can kiss her ass.

  • anAmericanByChoice

    NYT = News? Your Trash!

  • kassa1

    People liberals or Democrats is there nothing less than communist. Sitting the distraction of the United States or way of life and the middle class.

    • COMPU-TRON

      Nonsense.

  • harlansteve@ymail.com

    FU NYT’s

  • Randi Amundsen

    Who read this rag no one that I know

    • mas_smarba

      Randi – Judging by your misuse of English, I am not surprised that your (presumably equally uneducated) friends do not read the NYTimes. I read it daily and a lot of other news sources online, including seriously conservative sources, and sources in languages other than English –so i I get a wide range of views and slants.

      • Randi Amundsen

        I was educated in Europe When i first came here I read every News Paper I could get hold off. But now they are no better than gossip magazines

  • Jiggs D

    Simple answer, stop buying the New York Times!!!

  • mas_smarba

    You could not be more wrong. The NY Times is doing exactly what the free press in democracy is supposed to do. More power to them !!!

  • Eric Hartman

    So Dictator In Chief attacks the First Amendment of the United States Constitution yet again. No surprise there.

  • CBUJAN

    People we have to remember the democrats and the lying media are not going to agree with anything our President does, not even if it is good for the country and its citizens. So we patriotic Americans have to endure all the crap and stand behind our President.

    • mas_smarba
      • CBUJAN

        I’m not wrong
        How to Destroy America

        There is a book out called Mexifornia by Victor Hansen Davis. It explains how immigration both legal and illegal is destroying the entire state of California. It will march across the country until it destroys all vestiges of the American dream.

        If you believe that America is too smug, too self satisfied, too rich, then lets destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. All great civilizations rise and fall and that an autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.

        Here is how they do it, turn America into a bilingual or multilingual bicultural country. History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however it is a curse for a society to be bilingual.

        The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, tragedy, and finally fall.

        Invent multiculturalism and encourage immigrants to maintain their Culture. It would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences. Make it an article of faith that Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.

        The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. the Apparent success of our own multi ethnic and multi cultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by leadership. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentrically and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together. Encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. Replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural sub groups living in America reinforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities.

        Make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. Add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated and antagonistic to our population. It would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school.

        Another point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. In vest in ethnic identity, and establish the cult of Victimology. It would get all the minorities to think their lack of success was the fault of the majority. Start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population.

        America’s downfall would include dual citizenship and promote divided loyalties. Celebrate diversity over unity. Stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other that is, when they are not killing each other.

        A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together.

        Place all subjects off limits, make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of diversity. Find a word similar to heretic in the 16th century that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like racist halt discussion and debate.

        Having made America a bilingual bicultural country, having established multiculturism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of Victimology, next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. Because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good, Make every individual immigrant sympatric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.

        The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, tragedy, and finally fall.
        Barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate diversity.

        American jobs are vanishing into the third world as corporations create a third world in America. Take note of California and other states, to date 20 million illegal aliens and growing fast.

        Everything mentioned above is happening to our country today. America is more divided than in decades and the deep divisions that are tearing us apart continue to get even worse. In fact, a new national survey report discovered that 67 percent of voters believe that America is more divided now than it was eight years ago.