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World ‘Fake News’ Goes Global as Trump, in Britain, Rips the Press

03:50  14 july  2018
03:50  14 july  2018 Source:   nytimes.com

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LONDON -- President Trump apologized to British Prime Minister Theresa May Friday and called the explosive interview in which he criticized her " fake news ." In a wide-ranging news conference alongside the British leader, Trump also took a shot at European countries

He shouted down a question from CNN, calling the network “fake news.” He knocked NBC News for “such dishonest reporting.” He falsely accused the London tabloid The Sun of cherry-picking quotes from an interview and complained about a photograph in The New York Times that, he said, made it look like he had a “double chin.”

President Trump was in Britain on diplomatic business. But on Friday, he often appeared focused on a topic that comes more naturally to the showman president: the news media.

Nonstop denigration of journalists has become an indelible part of the Trump presidency, so routine that it threatens to recede into the background noise of this chaotic administration, a low hum lost in the racket.

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But in taking his act on the road, Mr. Trump gave a fresh audience a front-row seat to his treatment of the press. The spectacle of a president bashing his nation’s news organizations on foreign soil — in scenes broadcast live around the world — was a reminder of how Mr. Trump’s conduct with journalists can still shock.

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“It’s music to the ears of dictators and authoritarian leaders,” said Rob Mahoney, the deputy executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. “Leaders have latched on to the term ‘fake news’ to undermine independent journalism and even jail reporters. Every time President Trump uses that term to dismiss critical coverage or avoid a reporter’s question, it sends a terrible message.”

a group of people that are talking to each other: John Roberts of Fox News, left, along with Jim Acosta of CNN and Jeff Mason of Reuters played major roles in a news conference held by President Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain on Friday. © Doug Mills/The New York Times John Roberts of Fox News, left, along with Jim Acosta of CNN and Jeff Mason of Reuters played major roles in a news conference held by President Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain on Friday. The viral moment of the president’s day came when Jim Acosta, the CNN correspondent who is a preferred punching bag of Trump supporters, tried to ask a question during a news conference with the British prime minister, Theresa May, at the Chequers estate in Buckinghamshire.

Mr. Trump dismissed the query with a wave.

“CNN is fake news,” the president declared. “I don’t take questions from CNN.” He then pointed at the raised hand of John Roberts, the White House correspondent for Fox News, saying, “Let’s go to a real network.”

“We’re a real network, too, sir,” Mr. Acosta protested, visibly perturbed. Mr. Trump ignored him, and Mr. Roberts moved ahead with his question.

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The exchange prompted some intramural squabbling among news outlets — another sign of Mr. Trump’s skill in not only insulting the news media, but in dividing it as well.

Those sympathetic to Mr. Acosta asked why Mr. Roberts or the other correspondents who asked questions afterward had not paused to publicly defend CNN or its correspondent. They invoked an episode from 2009, when the Obama administration tried to ice out Fox News reporters, and other networks, including CNN, protested in solidarity.

Theresa May in a red shirt: President Trump at a news conference with the British prime minister, Theresa May, at the Chequers estate in Buckinghamshire, England. © Doug Mills/The New York Times President Trump at a news conference with the British prime minister, Theresa May, at the Chequers estate in Buckinghamshire, England. Fox News, meanwhile, posted a video of the “CNN is fake news” exchange on its official Twitter account, which was retweeted by the network’s top-rated personality, Sean Hannity. Mr. Roberts, himself a former CNN reporter, issued a statement saying that “there are some fine journalists” at CNN, adding, “To issue a blanket condemnation of the network as ‘fake news’ is also unfair.”

Mr. Acosta’s name went unmentioned in the statement, prompting a CNN executive, Matt Dornic, to ding Mr. Roberts for a “glaring” omission. “Next time try and show some class,” Mr. Dornic wrote on Twitter.

Mr. Trump’s assertion that he does not take questions from CNN is false: a day earlier, he had answered a question from Jeremy Diamond, a CNN reporter, and he responds to CNN journalists during White House appearances. Even Mr. Acosta, on Friday, eventually got in a question. “Will you tell Putin to stay out of U.S. elections?” the correspondent asked in a booming voice as Mr. Trump was walking away from the lectern. The president paused, turned back, and called out: “Yes.”

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Not all of the news conference was so fraught.

When the president called on Jeff Mason, a White House correspondent for Reuters, he complimented the reporter on his headwear.

“I like your hat,” Mr. Trump said.

“Thank you, sir,” Mr. Mason replied.

“You look good without it, too,” the president added, before praising Mr. Mason’s “good solid head of hair” as other reporters laughed. There were more smiles when Mr. Roberts reached over to lift the hat off his head — revealing Mr. Mason’s mostly bald pate.

Mr. Trump also used his appearance to do some damage control concerning an interview he had given to The Sun, the London tabloid. Speaking with the paper’s political editor, Mr. Trump had robustly criticized Ms. May and her plans to withdraw Britain from the European Union, threatening to undermine Mr. Trump’s meeting with his British counterpart.

The Sun is considered friendly ground for Mr. Trump because of its owner, Rupert Murdoch, the magnate who also oversees Fox News. But the president called the paper’s front-page story — based on an interview that had been recorded — “fake news,” apparently because he thought it left out his complimentary remarks about Ms. May.

In fact, those remarks did appear, and The Sun issued a cheeky, damage-control statement of its own, saying it stood by its reporting. Oddly, though, the tabloid’s statement seemed to let Mr. Trump off the hook: “To say the president used ‘fake news’ with any serious intent is, well … ‘fake news.’”

No matter. Mr. Trump went about the rest of his itinerary, greeting Queen Elizabeth II before leaving for Scotland, where he planned to visit the Trump Turnberry golf resort.

Before takeoff, Mr. Trump spared some time for a journalist whose work he has said he admires: Piers Morgan, the British television presenter and the president’s former co-star from “The Celebrity Apprentice.”

Mr. Morgan, who once hosted a prime-time show on CNN, was granted a 30-minute interview with the president on Air Force One, to be broadcast on the British network ITV. Later, Mr. Morgan posted a photograph on his Twitter account of himself inside the presidential plane’s cabin, beside a seated and grinning Mr. Trump.

“I’ve been on a few fancy planes in my time,” Mr. Morgan wrote, “but nothing quite like this one.”

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