Leo Galcher, San Clemente

Every U.S. president since JFK has praised the president’s daily briefing (PDB) and noted it as a necessity to the operations of the Oval Office. The PDB is prepared each day by the CIA. The document is a compilation of events and upcoming issues that impact the White House that day. It is prepared for distribution by 3 a.m. and delivered to the president and designated government officials at 7 a.m. A CIA briefer equipped with additional material is available, if requested.  Many presidents have called it an invaluable aid to the operation of the White House.

The current occupant disdains the PDB as disreputable and wordy, deferring to Fox News as his news source.

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  • Leo your disdain or should I say hate for our President is always front and center! The fact you think this president doesn’t understand what’s happening in the world and doesn’t read the morning briefing is laughable, because his actions tell us otherwise! MSM is FAKE news! That’s a fact! 98% is negative coverage. That’s a fact! He has done more for US in first year than any president ever! He’s America first, 2 1/2 million new jobs. Large Manufacturing coming back to the country instead of exiting! REAL tax cuts, Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court which will protect our CONSTITUTION which Obama hated and tried to destroy. He’s putting $ back into military to keep us safe which Obama nearly gutted! He’s closing border and deporting criminal aliens. He’s trying to protect DACA (which I disagree with) we owe no one amnesty again! Unemployment in the black community the lowest since keeping records. 2 million off welfare, He’s facing NK head on because presidents before him were weak kneed and did NOTHING.. He’s doing all this with MSM, Democrats, some RINO’s, cheating during the election, (Democrats) and uninformed who act like they know the most against him on a daily basis. The man sleeps 4/5 hrs a night. He had a beautiful life that he gave up because of his love of the country! People like you should stop the hate and at the least quit criticizing EVERYTHING he does (he doesn’t read the morning briefing) boo hoo! He’s the best president we’ve had in decades! By the way, how would YOU know what he does and doesn’t do, you get your news from lying MSM!

  • The MSM is suffering from Trump derangement syndrome and has forfeited its duty to the American people to accurately reflect the news.

    @ Ca May

    Here is a Harvard study of the MSM’s coverage of Trump’s first 100 days in office:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-trump-media-coverage-harvard-kass-0521-20170519-column.html

    From this news article on the study we find these gems:

    “But now Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy has come out with a study of media coverage of the Trump White House in its first 100 days.

    It is astonishing because it comes from Harvard, not exactly the bedrock of American conservatism.

    The study found that in Trump’s first 100 days in office, the tone of the news coverage of the president has been a whopping 80 percent negative to 20 percent positive.

    CNN and NBC struck a 93 percent negative tone on their Trump stories, with only 7 percent positive. CBS was third in the anti-Trump race, with a 91 to 9 ratio. And the pro-Trump Fox News? That network was 52 percent negative to 48 percent positive.”

    Wow, Fox news, 52% negative and 48% positive demonstrating that at least on this topic, they ARE fair and balanced. The rest of the lying media, not so much. Perhaps after their eight-year hiatus from actually holding a president accountable for his actions, they are attempting to make up for lost time.

    CNN gave the debate questions to Hillary prior to the debate and promoted the lie of “hands up don’t shoot”. How much property and/or lives were lost because of their biased reporting? While Fox covered the lack of security at Benghazi and the killing of the first American ambassador since 1989, CNN devoted hour after nauseating hour on the Bill Cosby story. Any opprobrium heaped upon the Clown News Network is well deserved.

    Why wasn’t there a Woodward and Bernstein to hold the Obama administration accountable for using the IRS to target conservative groups? For bugging the Associated Press? For going after Fox News reporter James Rosen for simply doing his job as a reporter, or breaking into CBS’s Sharyl Attkisson’s work and home computers (she had been working on stories critical of the Obama administration). Here from wiki:

    “In May 2013, while still employed at CBS, Attkisson alleged that her personal and work computers had been “compromised” for more than two years.[34] CBS News stated that it had investigated her work computer and found evidence of multiple unauthorized accesses by a third party in late 2012.[35] The U.S. Department of Justice denied any involvement.[36] In her 2014 book, she reported that a forensic examination revealed that her personal computer was hacked with keystroke logging spyware, enabling an intruder to read all her e-mail messages and gain access to the passwords for her financial accounts.[37]”

    Trump is a welcome change from Obama’s diminishment of American power and prestige and his consistent and constant apology tour; he was the worst president in American history.

    • David, you are 100% correct! Obama was the worst president in our history! He almost destroyed us from within! Thanks for the above study, my numbers on President Trump’s negative reporting were close! I exaggerated just a bit! Ugh

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