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Hugh Hewitt: The Media’s Hyperbole Over Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Comments

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President Trump’s “fire and fury” comments about North Korea set off the predictable hyperbole among his blindly furious foes on the cable shows, few of whom seem to grasp that the North Korea crisis has been growing since almost the Armistice was signed and accelerating since Bill Clinton’s much-celebrated then...

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Michael Medved: Double Standards In The War Between White House And Media

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For all his vast power, the President of the United States is always at a structural disadvantage in a “war” with the media. The First Amendment protects press rights to criticize the government, and everyone expects such criticism. But if government—or the president, as head of government—strikes back by assailing...

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Michael Medved: Infatuation With Obama; Rage Against Trump

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President Trump and his supporters are absolutely right that there’s a glaring contrast between the way media treat this president and way the press handled his predecessor, Barack Obama. With Obama, potentially devastating scandals—Benghazi, the IRS, Fast and Furious, the VA—never gained momentum; the press never blamed Obama personally when...

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Michael Medved: Divisions Didn’t Begin With Trump

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Looking back on President Trump’s opening months in office, not even the most determined detractors of the president can rightly blame him for dividing the country, since the nation was already deeply divided before he came to office. Barack Obama lost control of Congress to the opposition party, barely winning...

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David Davenport: There Is A Trump Doctrine: America First

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For journalists and academics searching to find a Trump Doctrine in foreign policy, it’s right in front of you. It’s called: America First. And what it means is putting America’s national interest in the center of our foreign policy decision-making. It’s not the George W. Bush exporting democracy philosophy, it’s...

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Michael Medved: Trump’s Habit: Turning Obstacles Into Advantages

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Even his harshest critics recognize President Trump’s habit of turning obstacles into advantages. In the primary campaign, the fact that 17 well-qualified Republicans ran against him was supposed to make his victory impossible. But it served to divide more cautious, mainstream voters while giving Trump an unbeatable edge among all...

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