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Ivanka: Media Not the Enemy of the People

I agree.

But they, or at least far too many of them, certainly are enemies of President Trump and of conservatives. Their coverage is utterly biased, masquerading as objectivity.

If you think conservatism is beneficial to this country, then the media are the enemy of efforts to change the nation for the better. But “enemy of the people” implies something treasonous. And while they are full of themselves, harm the country by not doing their duty as unbiased conveyors of facts, and oppose an agenda that can help people, they are not treasonous and most of them care about the country and its people.

From the Washington Post:

Ivanka Trump distanced herself from her father on two high-profile issues Thursday, saying that she did not agree with his characterization of the media as “the enemy of the people” and that she was “vehemently against” separating migrant children from their parents at the border — calling the latter a low point of her tenure in the White House.

Her comments at a public event underscored the difficult balance Trump has sought as she provides private counsel to a president and father with whom she does not always see eye to eye, while enduring criticism for not being more outspoken about their differences.

Toward the end of a forum hosted by the news site Axios that focused largely on workforce issues, an area of focus for Trump in her capacity as a White House adviser, she was asked whether she considered journalists in the room to be “the enemy of the people.”

“No, I do not,” Trump replied, prompting nervous laughter in the room.

Asked to elaborate, Trump offered what she said was “my own personal perspective.”

“I’ve certainly received my fair share of reporting on me personally that I know not to be fully accurate, so I have some sensitivity around why people have concerns and gripes, especially when they sort of feel targeted, but no, I do not consider the media the enemy of the people.”

Samantha Bee is Now Sorry, Not Sorry for Insulting Ivanka Trump with “C” Word

After previously apologizing unequivocally in a written statement for using the “C” word to describe Ivanka Trump, comedian Samantha Bee on her show Wednesday issued a new apology that contains all kinds of caveats, including criticism of the press and of those who seek more civility in public discourse.

She said she has been trying to “reclaim” the word she used and also suggested Ivanka Trump wasn’t nice.

“I’m really sorry that I said that word, but you know what? Civility is just nice words. Maybe we should all worry a little bit more about the niceness of our actions,” she said, referring to the policy of separating illegal immigrants’ children from parents who are incarcerated, which is what provoked her attack on Ivanka Trump.

John King Called on Own Company to Apologize to Ivanka Over Samantha Bee Slur

Okay, here’s a moment of serious journalistic integrity.

John King of CNN, which like TBS – which runs Samantha Bee’s show – is owned by Turner Broadcasting, called on the company to apologize to Ivanka Trump for Bee’s use of the “C” word to describe her.

“Apologize. Apologize.” King said to Bee after describing Bee’s comment as “vile” and “reprehensible.” Then King added: “And the company, forgive me, I work here, but the company should say something too.”

Maybe they were watching, because after half a day of nothing, both Turner Broadcasting and Bee soon apologized.

John King is an excellent journalist who, as far as I can tell, continues to adhere to the old rule that you should at least strive to be objective. Unfortunately, he is surrounded by others who appear on TV and write for major newspapers who have no idea what that’s all about.

They are what used to be known as “hacks” and are now known as “journalists.”

King’s call, out of principle, for his own company to apologize is an act of courage you don’t often see in a town far more notable for weasely climbers and sycophants.

The comment comes at the very end of the segment below, at the 4:30 mark.

“I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it,” Bee subsequently said in a statement.

“Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night,” Turner Broadcasting wrote. “Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it.”

Those are pretty good apologies. Not the typical, “If anyone was offended . . . ” pseudo-regrets. Of course, the show should be canceled for such vileness, but society apparently has “evolved” to the point where these things are permitted.

Here’s what Bee had said:

“Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House, chose to post the second most oblivious tweet we’ve seen this week,” Bee said, saying Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett was the first.

“You know, Ivanka, that’s a beautiful photo of you and your child, but let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless c***!”

She added that President Trump listens to Ivanka and that she should, “Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to f***ing stop it. Tell him it was an Obama thing and see how it goes, OK?”

Here is the tweet Bee was objecting too.

Such a beautiful shot with a child. The comedian must be – at the risk of Nancy Pelosi’s wrath – some kind of animal, apology or not.

Ivanka and Jared Safe After Helicopter Experiences Engine Failure

According to CNN:

A helicopter carrying Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner had to return to an airport in Washington on Thursday after one of its engines failed, two law enforcement sources told CNN.

President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law were flying from Washington to New York on Thursday afternoon in a two-engine helicopter when one engine failed, causing the chopper to return to Washington.
The helicopter safely made it back to Ronald Reagan National Airport and the couple scrambled to get on a commercial flight instead.

The chopper is owned by the Trump Organization.

Chelsea Clinton: It’s Fair to Ask Ivanka About Dad’s Alleged Sexual Assaults

Chelsea Clinton said Tuesday that, given that Ivanka Trump works in the White House, it’s fair to ask her about her father’s alleged sexual affairs.

First of all, she sounds like her mother, which is annoying. Secondly, I’d note that Chelsea has been extremely insulated by the press from all of her father’s nonsense, all her life. And her mother’s corruption as well. It’s a little rich to hear this from her.

Finally, there’s a personal issue here. Chelsea and Ivanka used to be friends, but reportedly have not spoken in a long time. The Clintons, I’m sure, are very bitter people.

All that said, I have come to agree with those who say Ivanka is fair game on this issue. The reason is not because she works in the White House, but because she presents herself as an advocate for women.

Ivanka: NBC Today Question About Father’s Accusers “Inappropriate”

She’s damned right. How abusive. Yes, she’s a public person, but she’s also a daughter. Would NBC have asked Chelsea Clinton if she thinks her dad raped Juanita Broderick? I think not.

This issue is raised at about 1:35 in the video below. Ivanka handled the question with grace and class, giving a direct reply, but not letting herself betray the anger I’m sure she felt.

She said:

I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter if she believes the accusers of her father when he’s affirmatively stated that there’s no truth to it. I don’t think that’s a question you would ask many other daughters I believe my father. I know my father. So, I think I have that right, as a daughter, to believe my father.

New Book: Bannon Told Ivanka, “You’re Just Another Staffer”

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon sought to put Ivanka Trump in her place, telling her she’s “just another staffer” who, furthermore, doesn’t know what she’s doing.

The book, “Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press, And The War Over The Truth,” by Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz, is described in an article by Washington Post.

From the piece:

Kurtz writes that Stephen K. Bannon — Trump’s former chief strategist who was a key on-the-record source for Wolff’s book and seems likely to have talked to Kurtz — dresses down the president’s daughter early in the administration.

“My daughter loves me as a dad,” Bannon told Ivanka, according to Kurtz. “You love your dad. I get that. But you’re just another staffer who doesn’t know what you’re doing.”

Kurtz also recounts an Oval Office meeting in which Bannon blamed Ivanka for a leak — and Trump supported him over his daughter: “ ‘Baby, I think Steve’s right here,’ Trump told her.”

A White House official denied the account, and said, “The past three weeks have made very clear who the leakers are.” The White House did not respond to questions about other parts of the excerpts obtained by The Post.

Like another recently released insider tale, Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury,” Kurtz’s book “offers a portrait of a White House riven by chaos,” according to the Post, though Kurtz offers a “more flattering portrayal of the West Wing staff than some other media accounts.”

Ivanka Shocked at “Level of Viciousness” in Washington

Yeah, well, it’s just getting started. The knives have been out for Donald Trump since the Wednesday morning in November he declared victory. Democrats don’t accept his election was legitimate, they hate his policies, they hate him personally, and they will do everything they can to undermine the will of the people as expressed by their choice of Trump to be president.

That said, Obama certainly incurred plenty of vicious attacks. But there was never this concerted effort by the Washington establishment to undermine him and ultimately oust him that you see with President Trump. They opposed Obama on policy grounds, and many of the personal attacks in Washington were waged by Obama and his aides, who consistently questioned the motives and morality of Republicans.

Ivanka appeared on Fox News Monday morning. She said:

There is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting. I was not expecting the intensity of this experience. But this isn’t supposed to be easy. My father and this administration intends to be transformative, and we want to do big, bold things. And we’re looking to change the status quo. I think some of the distractions and some of the ferocity — I was a little blindsided by it on a personal level. But, for me I’m trying to keep my head, down, not listen to the noise, and just work really hard to make a positive impact on the lives of many people.

I’m glad to see her talking about changing the status quo. Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner are often suspected of not being fully signed on to the president’s campaign promise to turn Washington on its head.

Jared Kushner is in Business With George Soros

George Soros, who has funded numerous left wing causes and worked tirelessly to derail the conservative agenda, has a stake in a company owned by senior White House advisor Jared Kushner. Also investing with Kushner, the husband of Ivanka Trump, are Goldman Sachs, Peter Thiel and a Chinese entrepreneur who co-founded Alibaba, David Yu. According… Continue Reading

Fox’s Watters on “Vacation” After Alleged Lewd Ivanka Comment

Yes, just what Fox needs! Bill O’Reilly’s former sidekick, Jesse Watters, in a controversy over lewd commentary. From the Washington Examiner: Criticism of Watters, who has seen controversy in the past, began Tuesday when during a segment on Ivanka Trump, he said he “really liked how she was speaking into that microphone.” Many viewers saw it… Continue Reading

Ivanka Suggests Possibility of Accepting Syrian Refugees

Ivanka Trump Wednesday said allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. “has to be part of the discussion” of how best to solve the humanitarian crisis plaguing the Arab world. This would, um, appear to put her in conflict with President Trump, who has signed executive orders seeking to ban Syrian refugees from the United States as… Continue Reading