Thursday, 2 February 2017
Young Turks Continue To Use Debunked Stories For Segments. Cenk Uygur Outright Lies About Travel Ban
The Young Turks are setting up a classic "Boy Who Cried Wolf" scenario. It seems the tactic the Young Turks are going to use to fight Trump is outright lying. There are plenty of things you can criticize Trump for, but to report totally fabricated stories doesn't help anyone. This is the 2nd time in less than a week they have used a story for their news segment that is 100% false. If and when Trump does something truly problematic, people are not going to take the media or TYT seriously because they have demonstrated that they have no issue lying to the people about Trump. They didn't retract the last time they did this, and I wont hold my breath for them to correct this one
The story is that Trump had business dealings with the countries not on the 'Muslim ban', but it was Obama that came up with the list (in 2015).
Also the video points out that Trump is prioritising Christian refugees from the Middle East because they were being persecuted by extremist Muslims both in their home countries and in refugee camps - not because Trump is necessarily anti-Muslim. Note that the Muslims that are persecuting the Christians in the refugee camps are going to end up in Christian-secular Western countries.
The whole destabilised Middle East is a disaster. The countries that are directly sponsoring extremists in the region - namely the Gulf State Countries - need to be brought to account.
Story thanks to Trump is Right.
Donald Trump's 'Muslim Ban' What You're Not Being Told
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 2nd, 2017.]