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Paul Krugman scalds reporters who fell for Trump’s caravan hype: ‘You’re so easily played’

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Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Friday raked mainstream news reporters over the coals after they spent days leading up to the midterms covering the migrant caravan hyped by President Donald Trump as a massive threat to American security.

Writing on Twitter, Krugman said that the coverage of the caravan reminded him of the coverage of Hillary Clinton’s State Department email server in 2016 — that is, a phony issue pushed by Republicans and eagerly taken up by the news media.

“The midterms election feels like a mix-and-match combination of two ugly episodes from history,” he explained. “For weeks it felt like 2016: Rs created a fake issue — the caravan playing the role of emails — and the news media happily went along with it.”

Krugman then pointed out that coverage of the caravan had completely died ever since the election ended on Tuesday — a sure sign that it was a manufactured issue Republicans used to gin up their voters.

“Notice that the caravan totally disappeared as an issue as soon as the votes were cast — not just Fox News, but mainstream media too,” he wrote. “Guys, you really need to take a hard look in the mirror and ask why you’re so easily played.”

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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