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British newspaper apologizes to our First Lady

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1. I have just read on Microsoft News that a British newspaper has just apologized and paid a "substantial" amount of money for publishing false news about Mrs. Donald Trump.

2. In the United Kingdom, I hear, the media had better not print obvious lies about anyone. Their laws on that subject are super strict.


3. Boy! I sure(ly) wish that the United States had similar laws.


a. If it did, we would not be reading and hearing all this cr*p about our president and his family.

4. President Trump is right: We need stricter laws to stop fake news.
 
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maybe we should just let tweety determine what is acceptable to print. we can boil news articles down to tweet-size and have fox read them to him during his executive time. who needs the first amendment when we have dear leader to tell us what to think?
 

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1. I have just read on Microsoft News that a British newspaper has just apologized and paid a "substantial" amount of money for publishing false news about Mrs. Donald Trump.

2. In the United Kingdom, I hear, the media had better not print obvious lies about anyone. Their laws on that subject are super strict.


3. Boy! I sure(ly) wish that the United States had similar laws.


a. If it did, we would not be reading and hearing all this cr*p about our president and his family.

4. President Trump is right: We need stricter laws to stop fake news.

It's always best to go to the source instead of an echo chamber.

Here's your link: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/26/melania-trump-apology/
 

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1. I have just read on Microsoft News that a British newspaper has just apologized and paid a "substantial" amount of money for publishing false news about Mrs. Donald Trump.

2. In the United Kingdom, I hear, the media had better not print obvious lies about anyone. Their laws on that subject are super strict.


3. Boy! I sure(ly) wish that the United States had similar laws.


a. If it did, we would not be reading and hearing all this cr*p about our president and his family.

4. President Trump is right: We need stricter laws to stop fake news.

Complainers never show examples cite or provide a link. The fake news is usually a political opinion piece they disagree with or simply don't like. Hard news reporting isn't done much any more. Political opinion pieces are the norm these days. Making a statement like Mrs. Trump worked as an escort is a material lie. Maybe someday making a material lie may be grounds for a lawsuit in the US. I doubt that political opinion will ever be grounds for a lawsuit in the US unless we were to allow a dictatorship.
 

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It's always best to go to the source instead of an echo chamber.0

Here's your link: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/26/melania-trump-apology/


This computer illiterate senior citizen (old man) thanks you a million times for the link.

I especially liked the part that said the newspaper had to pay the legal expenses of the First Lady, too.

Boy! If accusers had to pay the defendants' legal expenses, there would be a lot FEWER false civil and criminal accusations in this country. (Look at the recent outrageous stories about the schoolboys and the veteran. How sweet it would be to see those liars paying damages + legal expenses. We colonists should follow the lead of our Mother Country.)
 

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(I don't know how to link, so I could not post in the biased media forum. Sorry.)

Copy the URL (address bar) of your article. Click the blue circular icon next to the yellow smiley when you are writing your post. Paste the URL into that box. Took me a minute to figure it out too.

1. I have just read on Microsoft News that a British newspaper has just apologized and paid a "substantial" amount of money for publishing false news about Mrs. Donald Trump.

2. In the United Kingdom, I hear, the media had better not print obvious lies about anyone. Their laws on that subject are super strict.


3. Boy! I sure(ly) wish that the United States had similar laws.


a. If it did, we would not be reading and hearing all this cr*p about our president and his family.

4. President Trump is right: We need stricter laws to stop fake news.

Would those strict laws also apply to the president?
 
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Would those strict laws also apply to the president?


Of course! No one should tell lies that they know are lies.


Just imagine if there were a newspaper that printed only the facts. It would have a reputation for credibility, a quality that no American news source has today.


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Thanks for the instructions on how to link. But this is one old dog that cannot learn new tricks. (Unless, perhaps, an instructor were sitting next to him.)
 

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maybe we should just let tweety determine what is acceptable to print. we can boil news articles down to tweet-size and have fox read them to him during his executive time. who needs the first amendment when we have dear leader to tell us what to think?

I know nothing about Twitter, but I understand that people there can express their opinions in a limited number of words.

I agree with your implication that President Trump should change the tone of his tweets.

He should use Twitter only for two purposes:

1. Announce in a business-like manner any policies.

2. Praise people of ALL backgrounds for their constructive and positive actions.

He should absolutely stop any criticism of his unreasonable critics. As a very wealthy person, it is his duty to observe noblesse oblige.
 
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