Sunday, 5 February 2017

Trump bid to restore travel ban rejected

quote [ The US federal appeals court has rejected the Trump administration's request to reinstate a travel ban blocked by a federal judge on Friday.

The late night ruling means the travel ban will remain suspended until the full case has been heard.

The court gave the White House and the states challenging it a deadline of Monday to present more arguments.

Two states argued that the travel ban, affecting people from seven mainly-Muslim countries, was unconstitutional.. ]

At least the courts still seem to be doing their job.
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[by Kelyn@2:55pmGMT]


sanepride said @ 5:42pm GMT on 5th Feb [Score:2 Informative]
A handy recap of Trump's first two weeks as president.
foobar said @ 6:04pm GMT on 5th Feb
While standing before a memorial at the agency, he argued over the crowd size at his inauguration, making false assertions which run counter to aerial photos of the event and NPR's own reporters on the ground.

I don't get this slavish need of the media to invent terms to avoid calling a lie a lie.
sanepride said @ 7:13pm GMT on 5th Feb
I agree. Some outlets are getting bolder about this, but I think among established, professional organizations there's a certain protocol they follow out of habit. Calling it a lie is an assumption of intent- to willfully deceive. And while there's really no doubt that's what's happening with these statements, media's skittishness probably reflects an ingrained intent to at least appear unbiased. Problem is, if you've got respected outlets like NPR or BBC outright calling the president a liar, that gives ammunition to his supporters and lackeys to dismiss them as biased.
papango said @ 1:23am GMT on 6th Feb
I like that they're add the [roof, though. To me, just saying 'liar' isn't as strong as saying 'he said Z, which is counter to all the evidence such as MM'. It would be nice to see 'liar' occasionally, but I like the inclusion of the truth as a counter-point.
sanepride said @ 8:00pm GMT on 5th Feb

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