Radio host James O’Brien of LBC (Leading Britain’s Conversation) Radio completely stumped an angry caller on Friday by asking him to name one falsehood that the press has propagated against Pres. Donald Trump.
The discussion centered around Trump’s bizarre Thursday press conference where he ranted at reporters for an hour and 17 minutes, called them liars, and made the bewildering assertion that the leaks coming out of his administration are real, but the news stories about them are “fake news.”
O’Brien asked his caller how this could be.
“What he’s trying to say to say is the media twist the leaks,” the caller replied. “If they’ve just got one paragraph of the truth, they’ll add another paragraph that’s fake.”
“No, they’ve got the full transcripts of the conversations,” O’Brien said. “He said to the journalists that wrote the stories: ‘You know the leaks are real, you guys reported them, but the news is fake.'”
He then asked, “So at what point did it become fake? Give me an example of one thing that’s not true that got reported?”
The caller tried to duck the question, saying that he “hates” and “mistrusts” the media.
“That’s fine, but I’m just going to ask you once more,” O’Brien said, “Can you just tell me something that’s been published in America about these leaks that’s not true.”
The caller could not, and his attempts to redirect the conversation became increasingly comical.
“This is what the media do,” he insisted. “They twist things.”
“But we haven’t found a single twist,” O’Brien countered.
In the end, the caller offers to “phone back tomorrow” with the facts.
“Yeah, I’m not on tomorrow,” O’Brien said.
Watch the video, embedded below:
REVEALED: FBI says pernicious Russian hacker Berserk Bear has infiltrated multiple US government websites
The federal government is warning of a cyber-attacks by Russia that ramped up in September.
"This joint cybersecurity advisory—written by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)—provides information on Russian state-sponsored advanced persistent threat (APT) actor activity targeting various U.S. state, local, territorial, and tribal (SLTT) government networks, as well as aviation networks," CISA revealed on Thursday.
"Since at least September 2020, a Russian state-sponsored APT actor—known variously as Berserk Bear, Energetic Bear, TeamSpy, Dragonfly, Havex, Crouching Yeti, and Koala in open-source reporting—has conducted a campaign against a wide variety of U.S. targets. The Russian state-sponsored APT actor has targeted dozens of SLTT government and aviation networks, attempted intrusions at several SLTT organizations, successfully compromised network infrastructure, and as of October 1, 2020, exfiltrated data from at least two victim servers," the agency reported.
Devin Nunes got Trump to declassify document disputing intel consensus that Russia helped Trump in 2016
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"U.S. President Donald Trump and his intelligence chief have pushed for quick declassification of a document disputing the 2017 intelligence community finding that Russia acted to help Trump get elected in 2016," Reuters reported, citing "three U.S. government officials familiar with the matter."
White women who voted for Trump voice their regrets: ‘I didn’t know I was signing my own death warrant’
White women played a large part in Donald Trump's surge to the presidency in 2016. Some of those women spoke to Al Jazeera this Thursday and explained why Trump won't be getting their vote in 2020.
Nancy Shively has been voting for Republicans since 1976. She voted for Trump in 2016 even though she wasn't a "big fan."
“Really seeing in living colour … his personality on display, it was just so clear to me how relentlessly narcissistic he is and how he was trying to pawn off responsibility on the governors instead of doing it himself,” she said, adding that when she voted for Trump, "I didn’t know I was [potentially] signing my own death warrant."