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The Atlantic Magazine Steps Up Its Role in the Biden-Harris Media Trump Derangement Chorus of Yellow Journalism

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2020
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trumpRemember when in the Fall of 1980 then the ever cordial yet candid candidate Ronald Reagan was debating President Jimmy Carter who had just made a non-sensical claim against his challenger, and to which Reagan then responded, “There he goes again.”

What is “yellow journalism?”  Britannica defines it as the use of lurid features and sensationalized news in newspaper publishing to attract readers and increase circulation.”  Wikipedia describes it as  “journalism … that present[s] little or no legitimate well-researched news while instead using eye-catching headlines for increased sales. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism.”

Well, The Atlantic’s journalists, specifically Editor-in-Chief Jeffery Goldberg and a colleague named Anne Applebaum, are on  a “yellow journalistic” writer’s binge in this pre-election Fall season to castigate and to impugn President Trump – apparently using the classic “anonymous sources” ruse to support their venal assaults upon him.  Mr. Goldberg’s September 3rd article “Trump: Americans Who Died in War are Losers and Suckers” has quickly shown itself to be another ugly composition headed for the growing leftist “fake news” trash heap.

There they go again, and again, and again — shilling for the Democrat National Committee (DNC).  As you may recall, the DNC gained notoriety for sponsoring creative anti-Trump literature – most notably the infamous and falsehood laden “Russian Dossier”  in order to foster a coup of sorts  — a partisan impeachment — against the newly elected President Trump.

In his article, Atlantic magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Goldberg claims President Trump described an American World War I cemetery in France as being “filled with losers” and referred to American war dead as “suckers.” Trump 2020 campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told Fox News host Jon Scott that this report was fake. Murtaugh said, “Of course we are denying the report, because it is fake,” … “there are others who were there in Paris… including the head of the president’s Secret Service detail, who said it also didn’t happen.”  Fox News also reports that multiple current and former White House officials, including former National Security Adviser John Bolton and former Chief of Staff General John Kelly have denied Trump made the remarks described by The Atlantic. Bolton told Fox News Friday, “I didn’t hear either of those comments or anything even resembling them.”

Murtaugh said further. “I don’t know what happened to journalism, where they [The Atlantic] have these four anonymous sources, they won’t come forward and put their names on it, but The Atlantic is happy to run the story, and it happens to come out exactly at the moment where Joe Biden is in free fall in the polls.” He added that Biden should be answering for the Veterans Affairs “scandals” during the Obama administration, when “people were waiting months, even years on waiting lists … [and] left to die on gurneys in the hallway.”

In contrast to the Obama-Biden Administration record, Murtaugh continued, “That is what President Trump cleaned up, and other veterans are getting the care they deserve and that is how the president shows his reverence for military veterans … and he has restored veterans’ faith in the health care they receive, getting better access, better choices, and better treatment. That is how President Trump approaches the military.”

Remember also that that back in March and out of great concern for veterans’ health and well-being, the President Trump took action and issued an Executive Order to establish a “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End Suicide.”  This is not a new issue, but one that has persisted for years before President Trump took office – veteran, as well as service member, PTS-based suicides occurring at the rate of 20 per month, of which many are Vietnam veterans.

In his Executive Order, the President said:

 “On average, 20 service members and veterans die by suicide each day.  As a Nation, we must do better in fulfilling our solemn obligation to care for all those who have served our country.  I am therefore issuing a national call to action to improve the quality of life of our Nation’s veterans — many of whom have risked their lives to protect our freedom while deployed, often multiple times, to areas of prolonged conflict. …

“It is the policy of the United States to end veteran suicide through the development of a comprehensive plan to empower veterans and end suicide through coordinated suicide prevention efforts, prioritized research activities, and strengthened collaboration across the public and private sectors.  This plan shall be known as the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide or PREVENTS (the “roadmap”).

In early July, the President and the Cabinet-level task force created by the Executive Order, launched the PREVENTS program, managed by the VA, and began the national public health campaign, called REACH,  to change the conversation around suicide by urging people to recognize their own risk and protective factors — as well as the risk and protective factors of their loved ones.  According to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, “REACH will empower our nation’s Veterans to seek and receive help and it will encourage them to reach out to their brothers and sisters in need who may be vulnerable. The power of this campaign will change how we talk about mental health and suicide in our nation. It will ensure that those in need, especially the men and women who have served our great nation, will receive the care and support they deserve.”

By the way, President Trump’s actions to improve medical service delivery at the VA, to increase access to care for Veterans, and to address the ongoing tragedy of veteran and military member PTS suicides, are not mentioned in the Goldberg fictional account.

Oh well, there they go again, and again, and again.

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Kim
Kim
3 years ago

These magazines can hardly be considered worthy of their cost at the newsstand. Several times I picked up a paper or a magazine, and then put it back. I refuse to support their nonsense, even though I’m curious to see what they’re writing about.

Unfortunately, this has become the MO of the left. Even more devastating to the country is the fact that the young and the gullible buy every word of it. They take it as fact and won’t hear any counter-argument! It’s incredible to see how some of these people actually think…if that’s what you call it. All they care about is hatred for Donald Trump and for conservatives.

Late at night on AM radio (1:00 a.m. on the station out of Raleigh NC) is a program called “Red Eye”. Two libertarian/conservative hosts rehash and opine on the news of the day, and callers add their two bits. About a month ago, a few people called with stories describing how Donald Trump called families of soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan or Iraq. And this was before Trump became president! The callers said the same thing–there were no media cameras there, no interviews, no write-ups in local papers. So, the good goes unnoticed and the horrible becomes news.

What will never make CNN headlines was the time (don’t know when) when Joe Biden took a question from a woman, and Biden told the teleprompter handlers to raise it up. He couldn’t see the prepared answer. That’s classic Biden. I mean, really!! Half the people in this country want this man to be president, the most powerful person in the world??

TRUMP 2020!

John A. Fallon
John A. Fallon
3 years ago

The VA like all government agencies were loaded with leftist faithful who like all leftists think these government jobs exist so they can get a paycheck and not have to WORK for it and NOT for the veterans who they view as annoying.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 years ago

Media has had TDS since 1-17 & prior.
No change, NMMC: Narrow Minded Media Complex
Media Industrial Complex
MDC: Media Derangement Complex
Chap 7 The Atlantic

Natalie Nischan
Natalie Nischan
3 years ago

I consider these publications as on the level of the tabloids.

Barry N. Schmidt
Barry N. Schmidt
3 years ago

It’s nothing short of outrageous that the national “news” media have gotten away with their lies, propaganda and misinformation, all in the name of “Journalism.” They spew anything they want with no investigation, no history or facts with which to back up their pronouncements—–all in the name of “news,” True Journalism has become nothing more than a corrupt national mouthpiece for the Socialist Party, and anyone who dares to disagree is labeled a “systemic racist.” Even worse is the censorship imposed by moneyed corporations such as Google, Amazon and others whose points of view are in direct opposition to their liberal fantasies.
Is anything done to control these beast corporations? Of course not; they own too many politicians who would lose their campaign contributions for telling the truth. The entire situation is sinking our country.

Ron Bentley
Ron Bentley
3 years ago

This why judges are so important. If they got sued for lies once it would sure be nice.

Jack
Jack
3 years ago

Bird cage liners. Cover them with the same thing they are full of.

Todd Wagner
Todd Wagner
3 years ago

It’s like the socialists have taken control of all faucets,education,(FAKE) news. I just hope this election the majority of the electorate see through all the BS and make the right choice. Vote RED(remove-every-democrat)I found the Quote under a you tube video.

Texas Resister 64
Texas Resister 64
3 years ago

Is it 20 a day or 20 a month? Contradictions in story.

David Spade
David Spade
3 years ago

I remember from my college days nearly 50 years ago when the Atlantic Monthly was a thought-provoking publication that was well-written by some top level journalists. Not today.

The Atlantic is just like every other leftist, Marxist periodical with weak reporting and horrible background /fact checks. They are wasting printing ink and paper. They are a quickly sinking ship controlled by the DNC with a laughable legacy on their failing tombstone.

Republican In Progress
Republican In Progress
3 years ago

‘Antidote For Brainwashing’ or Its a ‘Riddle Wrapped In Cow Manure’! Amateur propaganda is being delved out to the public on TV. It is very poorly done. And it is not done smoothly; but awkwardly. ‘Hyacinth Hippo’ in Walt Disney’s 1940 ‘Fantasia’ does better with her pirouette. Whomever, is being paid for the current line of ‘brainwashing’; needs more practice with their ‘ballet technique’!

Phil Hammersley
Phil Hammersley
3 years ago

The owner of The Atlantic is the widow of billionaire Steve Jobs. She donated $500,000 to Creepy Joe’s campaign. I’m sure that has nothing to do with the donkey excrement story, correct?

Judy L Bergfield
Judy L Bergfield
3 years ago

Yellow journalism it is! I can’t imagine how they credibly teach journalism now in the colleges and universities!

LINDA POTTS
LINDA POTTS
3 years ago

if i could ask the BIDEN HARRIS a question it would be this, ARE YOU OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY , and it would be under oath. we all know what is going on in our country and it is time to put a name on it WE HAVE TO FIGHT THIS WITH EVERY THING WE HAVE, that is why i will vote for TRUMP AT THE VERY LEAST HE IS NOT A COMMY

Art A
Art A
3 years ago

What passes for journalism is mostly trash,garbage,and lies. May I include twisted unsubstantiated drivel? It is the same old song. POTUS can’t do anything right or good or beneficial. Many tabloids are successful because they trade in sensationalism. Why do a good story that may be boring? This crap started on inauguration day and continues every minute of every day. There definitely are uneducated people or just plain old haters who believe the “fake news”. There is a tremendous amount of time wasted while refuting the BS. Let’s give ’em 4 more years of migraines and heartburn. MAGA/KAG/KAS 2020 @45 days!! VOTE.

dean haack
dean haack
3 years ago

liberals will never say any thing bad about biden cause hes never done any thing good for this country

Stephane
Stephane
3 years ago

It is amazing to see “numbskulls” hoping to make a living distorting the news, lying out right, and making a nuisance of themselves. Thank God they are too stupid to realize the REAL people see straight through their machinations and perversions of the truth.

Gordon
Gordon
3 years ago

As a veteran I appreciate all that President Trump has done for all veterans. Keep up the great work for our country. MAGA

JohnH
JohnH
3 years ago

Seems like Trump threw CDC director under the bus yesterday: Redfield testify to Congress & commented on vaccine & masks. Trump phoned him later & then in briefing said Redfield did not understand question & was confused. This reminds me of Nikki Haley a couple of years ago, when WH said she was confused over comments AND she came back “I do not get confused”. She was a big asset to Trump admin & I believe this kind of treatment led to her decision to resign a little later. Talk about micromanage your people.

Lawrence Greenberg
Lawrence Greenberg
3 years ago

These rags (and I am being kind) tell outright lies and should be sued for libel and slander until they either stop their lies or are driven out of business. Just because the President is a public figure does not give anyone license to make up nonsense and tell outright lies about him.

Cynthia
Cynthia
3 years ago

I think you mean, “Hate Hell,” where they all belong.

Moonpup
Moonpup
3 years ago

Don’t forget that “For the FIRST TIME IN HISTORY” the Scientific American has endorsed a Presidential candidate…Joe Biden!!! (Sorry, if dripping sarcasm isn’t evident, I’ve failed). Evidently President Trump doesn’t believe all the “truth” that the SA puts out, unlike Biden who says, “we choose about truth, not facts,” – whatever that means.

JAMES MULDOWNEY
JAMES MULDOWNEY
3 years ago

THESE COMMENTS WERE MADE BY A CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER TO HIS CLASS. ONE OF THE STUDENTS THAT HAD A BROTHER IN THE ARMY OBJECTED AND COMPLAINED TO THE SCHOOL BOARD. THIS WAS WIDESPREAD ON THE INTERNET. YOU SHOULD CHECK THE ORIGIN OF THE STATEMENT THAT THE ATLANTIC ATTRIBUTED TO THE PRESIDENT.

Chuck
Chuck
3 years ago

It is sad that “here we go again” articles gain traction. Some people will grasp onto anything thinking it’s factual.

Barbara
Barbara
3 years ago

This is great for our veterans and military men and women .President Trump has worked hard to help make their lives better .

Jeanette Fenton
Jeanette Fenton
3 years ago

the article is so clearly a lie if you know ANYTHING about our President! Could go no further from the truth. Despicable as the press has been for a while now!

par
par
3 years ago

Remember when Regan tore into Carter during the debates. Media t that time mentioned Regan as aggressive vs the passive Carter.

Lincoln Sorensen
Lincoln Sorensen
3 years ago

I know the theme of this well written article is to focus on the yellow “journalism”, but, since it also spends time on our presidents PREVENTS program which rectifies the lack of proper concern for veteran’s medical care, I am posting this opinion regarding the lack of dental care for veterans. As a 79 year old Vietnam veteran, I have been trying for many years to get a reply from one of our elected employees as to why. The 72 VA hospitals have dental clinics but seldom is a veteran in one of them. A veteran has to be declared 100% disabled or the dental issue has to be service related for their to be coverage, and subsequently treatment. Why is that? Further, why am I not able to have face to face and or person to person contact with my elected employee? Lobbyists have unlimited access to any elected employee at their whim. We can all agree that good dental hygiene results in good quality of life, but poor dental hygiene results in bringing poor quality of life and brings on other medical issues which are covered by the VA. 10 years ago, I experienced dizzy spells one week apart while out helping a friend fence and cross fence his 17 acre pasture. I went home each time when I felt able to drive and a few days after the second one while resting at home I began having chest pains. I was taken to the VA and I was put through every test imaginable, no matter how expensive any one of them happened to be. I was pronounced healthy as a horse. I had removed a microscopic sized tick during that time and then the bulls eye from that location was very visible so I suspected Lyme disease. I was tested for that, but like so many others only 20% test positive. I was totally unable to do anything for years after that without being totally exhausted. I relate that only to show that dental care is not restricted for financial reasons, because they will provide any and every kind of treatment a veteran needs, except dental. If dental care were provided many other medical issues would be precluded, so basically, dental care would be cost effective, not to mention the improvement to a veteran’s quality of life. Funny, too how medicare, another government run medical program, one designed for seniors does not include dental care either. Were our elected employees who put that program together so stupid as to not know that seniors require more dental care than younger people? If you go to a VA clinic and observe the veterans sitting in the waiting room to be called in to see their primary doctor. if there are 30 patients waiting there, you would be hard pressed to find 120 total teeth in all of their heads. That is just atrocious. Then, to add to that, think of all our veterans living under bridges and in culverts (some by personal choice, I know) who have dental issues and cannot seek relief from the local VA. That is criminal. Now, ask the question who benefits from the decision to not provide dental care to veterans and seniors, two large groups. if one has poor dental hygiene and it causes another medical issue like ear infection, heart disease, bladder or kidney infection, those are covered. What happens when you are seen by a doctor? You invariably leave there with at least one prescription. So, I ask again, who benefits by the lack of dental coverage in those two programs? It would seem that Big Pharma’s goons/lobbyists were able to have hand in determining what would be covered. Big Pharma, the largest lobby in the world. Why have we the people allowed our elected employees to be accessed by people with money and other gratuities in hand. When they do, it is not good for we the people!!!

Dino Deplorable
Dino Deplorable
3 years ago

Fake un news by fake entities.Only believed by”sheeple”.

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

Both the DemocRat Party and the National and International News Media belong to the One World Government/Communist Machine!! Turn them all OFF!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution Version 2!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for America!!!!  Remove Every DemocRat!!!!!

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

Nobel was started by an extremely wealthy group of weapons manufacturers who made even more money starting wars!  Today it is run by the One World Elite using Communism to achieve their desire of world dominion!!  Their “Peace Prize” is utter trash only loved by the left – Communists!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution Version 2!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for America!!!!  Remove Every Democrat!!!!!

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

The Democrats (Communists) have insulted every American Citizen by giving their nomination to a dementia patient and a left wing failure and still expect you to vote for them!  If the Communists win this election with this ticket, they will ensure that there will never again be a true election in their United Soviet States of America!!  Join the Trump Movement – The American Revolution Version 2!!!  Become a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Stand-up for America!!!!  Remove Every Democrat!!!!!

Bill Brown
Bill Brown
3 years ago

When Trump/Pence wins this November, the Democrats will start riots everywhere they can!!  Be a Counter-Revolutionary!!!  Be ready to defend your Family and your Neighborhood!!!!  Stand-up for America!!!!!

Jim
Jim
3 years ago

If not for for lies democraps would be silent or senile or both just ask china joe biden.

Bill
Bill
3 years ago

The owner of the “Atlantic”, a Mrs JOBS is suffering from severe TDS, enough said.

Joann M Evjen
Joann M Evjen
3 years ago

What boggles my mind is that people actually believe these stories.

John DeGarmo
John DeGarmo
3 years ago

Mad Magazine renamed the Atlantic.One big joke.

Steven Meisels
Steven Meisels
3 years ago

Typical out of democrat playbook. Throw enough bullshit at the walls and hope something will stick.

Enuf Said
Enuf Said
3 years ago

The only thing the Atlantic magazine would be good for– cleaning up dog poop in your neighbor’s yard when YOU walk your dog. Well, I don’t believe I would soiled my dog’s poop using that worthless piece of CRAP!!

Gary Brainard
Gary Brainard
3 years ago

No selfrespectin

Scott Berg
Scott Berg
3 years ago

As always the Atlantic” a trash rag” When was the last time anyone heard from this publication, it’s a shame the have to publish unfounded trash to boost sales!

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