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Trump Media


In the news today with the internet there is a huge amount of fake media that surfaces around the internet media world. There is a huge nesscessity to be able to establish credibility with your sources of information.

In this article I found the media source did not have credibility and was giving false information to his audience. The article talked about the recent school shooting that had the United States public opinion talking about gun control. There were many different opinions the surfaced in this conversation. In this article the author stated that Trump had made a statement that he was going to stop all school shootings by banning all schools. This authors statement was false from what president Trump’s actually response statement was to the recent school shooting and gun control conversation. The author made no point to establish credibility and made a very irrational comment that logically makes no sense. I believe he should have did his research on what President Trump’s actually response was to the situation and not just making irrational statment that was false. The article creates attention because of the statement but loses the audiences favor because of the false information.

Fake News Strategy From the Top

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There has always been the existence of inaccurate and biased reporting. We can go back to biblical times, and even Pope Francis recently said that in the Old Testament was the first of “fake news”. However, today it seems like there’s been a complete breakdown in the news and media industry, including new media such as blogs, and the floodgates have opened on “fake news”, to the point where it’s becoming harder to know which information is completely real or merely partially real.

Despite the staggering amount of inaccurate and biased reporting occurring these days, nothing could be more terrifying than when the highest office in the country is the one creating the misinformation. On January 21, 2017, then-White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, stood in front of the media and challenged them that they had wrongly reported the audience numbers for President Trump’s inauguration. Spicer stated, “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”

maxresdefaultSpicer lied right in the faces of journalists and essentially the world, saying that the in-person and broadcast audience numbers were the highest of all time. We all knew then, and we still know now, that the Trump administration’s assertions were flat-out wrong, on both counts. The data didn’t back up their claim.

In addition to the horror of our government boldly lying to the public, particularly on such an insignificant matter, the more troubling fact is that this government refuses to admit when they are caught in a lie. In my opinion, they seem to have a policy of “lie and deny”.

I have to admit that as much as I detest this strategy, it’s almost brilliant in some crazy way. Think about it, no matter your position on a subject you can win any debate if you just say you don’t agree with the opposition’s information and continue to repeat that. When presented with facts, challenge from where the information came. Also, create fake reporting to support your misinformation. With these tools, you will never lose an argument again.


Boo ya!

I guess you all realize I don’t usually post here, preferring to read your posts instead. However, I installed the WordPress app on my tablet, and thought I would take it for a spin. I also managed to grab and embed one of the free embeddable images from Getty – I thought this was an appropriate one for a post about schwag. Go here to read about that exciting new way to put images into your blog posts.

Keep reading past the image to learn more about the real definition of the word “schwag” which I used in class last week, speaking about your rewards for receiving the most comments on a blog post.

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I googled the meaning of the word “schwag” today. For your edification:

Search Results (from Google):



noun: informal

noun: schwag

1. products given away free, typically for promotional purposes.

“I’ll be showing you the best of the schwag I get my hands on each day”

2. marijuana, typically of a low grade.

“even potheads couldn’t smoke that schwag”


1990s: alteration of swag, perhaps after words of Yiddish origin, such as schlub, schmuck, etc.

I was relieved to find out that my understanding of this word was correct! Ah, the good old 90s!

Regarding the WordPress app for Android: I give it a firm 2 stars. Not an outstanding product, but decent enough for a quick post. However, I had to come to the laptop and a browser to find and embed the image above, as well as edit the post.

Have a good week, everyone!

[NOTE: I edited the post to add the image from Getty and thoughts about the WordPress app]