Reuters Tries Scheduling Hit Job on T-Rex For Not Attending NATO Meeting, Skips Their Own Reporting Days Earlier…

In an effort to frame a Russian conspiracy narrative against Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Reuters has to ignore their own prior reporting 48 hours ago.

Reuters publishes an article citing Secretary Tillerson’s schedule and his decision not to attend a NATO summit in Brussels on April 5th and 6th, by citing Tillerson attending a Chinese state visit meeting in the U.S. scheduled for April 6th and 7th.

REUTERS – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip a meeting with NATO foreign ministers next month in order to stay home for a visit by China’s president and will go to Russia later in April, U.S. officials said on Monday, disclosing an itinerary that allies may see as giving Moscow priority over them.

Tillerson intends to miss what would have been his first meeting of the 28 NATO allies on April 5-6 in Brussels so that he can attend President Donald Trump’s expected April 6-7 talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, four current and former U.S. officials said.

Skipping the NATO meeting and visiting Moscow could risk feeding a perception that Trump may be putting U.S. dealings with big powers first, while leaving waiting those smaller nations that depend on Washington for security, two former U.S. officials said. (read more)

However, only two days ago Reuters also published another anticipated visit in April:

REUTERS – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make his first state visit to Washington during the first week of April at the invitation of U.S. President Donald Trump, Egyptian state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Sunday.

The trip will be Sisi’s first U.S. state visit since being elected president in 2014 as former U.S. President Barack Obama had never extended an invitation. (read more)

Regardless of the Brussels NATO meeting – It would appear both Secretary Tillerson and President Trump have a remarkably full calendar of international leaders and diplomats set for visitation the first seven days of April.

But Reuters cannot let their own prior reporting of Sisi’s visit get in the way of a good ‘Muh Russia’ narrative.

See how that works?

If T-Rex went to the NATO Brussels meeting, and President Trump met with Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and China’s President Xi Jinping, the narrative would be that President Trump is setting the foreign policy agenda and undercutting Secretary Tillerson. However, when Secretary Tillerson doesn’t go to the Brussels NATO meeting and remains in DC to host Xi Jinpin and el-Sisi, the narrative is Secretary Tillerson favors going to Russia over all important NATO.

Obviously for the latter narrative Reuters needs to overlook (aka bury) the timing for the Russian visit is scheduled to take place in “late April” after attending the G7 in Italy.

Again, see how that works?  As today’s hit piece outlines:

GRAVE ERROR’ – […] Representative Eliot Engel, the senior Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives foreign affairs committee, said that Tillerson was making a mistake by skipping the Brussels talks.

“Donald Trump’s Administration is making a grave error that will shake the confidence of America’s most important alliance and feed the concern that this Administration simply too cozy with (Russian President) Vladimir Putin,” Engel said in a written statement.

“I cannot fathom why the Administration would pursue this course except to signal a change in American foreign policy that draws our country away from western democracy’s most important institutions and aligns the United States more closely with the autocratic regime in the Kremlin,” he added.

A former U.S. official echoed the view.

“It feeds this narrative that somehow the Trump administration is playing footsie with Russia,” said the former U.S. official on condition of anonymity.  (more)

NATO should be just fine with U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon representing U.S. interests; while T-Rex and President Trump greet and host both delegations of President el-Sisi and President Xi Jinping.

The level of faux-controversy is pathetic.

Really pathetic.

 

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86 Responses to Reuters Tries Scheduling Hit Job on T-Rex For Not Attending NATO Meeting, Skips Their Own Reporting Days Earlier…

  1. A2 says:

    Yes I read this bit of sophistry under the clickbait lede in the UK Daily Express, until you read the article that is the fact he will be in DC for the Xi meeting. The Russia thingee was an add on to get the rubes to click on the article. Bad form. And so it goes.

    BTW the Chinese have a term for clickbait, they call it the ‘Headline party’. The ‘party’ word (character) is as in Communist ‘party’. The folks get it.

    Liked by 19 people

  2. wolfmoon1776 says:

    Gad, the #DemocratNews is predictable.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. A2 says:

    Revenue via (as they say in the US) ‘explosive news’. It is now so transparently idiotic, however they hope that no one actually reads the article that debunks the headline. Lots of ‘Ben Rhodes’ school of literary claptrap. Clicks and giggles all around.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Pam says:

    These people are pathetic and they wonder why trust in the media is at an all time low.

    Liked by 7 people

  5. A2 says:

    The LRB published a scatological article about the Trump family on 16 February by no less than the notorious Sidney Blumenthal. It is a master class in political assassination and high hypocrisy, considering his role as primus inter pares of the Clinton crime family. It is a sophisticated reworking of dem opposition research gathered over the years. I found it hilarious, but many will take it as proof that the Trumps are a new iteration of American gangsters.

    I hope that a counter article will be published to skewer this risible narrative. Too bad Chris Hutchens has shuffled off his mortal coil. Perhaps a Daniel Hannan or Stephan Miller could oblige.

    Liked by 2 people

    • 3x1 says:

      Blumenthal was not investigated for possession and transmission of classified material with HRC, correct? Don’t believe he held a clearance at that time.

      That would be a fun question to ask Comey / Rogers.

      Not sure how to phrase the question lineup:

      1) Are you aware of classified material being handled by Mr. Blumenthal between 2014 and 2017?

      2) When did you become aware of this?

      3) Does Mr. Blumenthal hold a clearance to receive, possess or transmit this classified material?

      4) Do you have a complete listing of classified files handled by Mr. Blumenthal?

      5) Do you have a list of sources of all classified material received by Mr. Blumenthal and all recipients of classified material from Mr. Blumenthal?

      6) Do all these sources and recipients hold appropriate clearances for euch information?

      7) Have you opened wn investigation on this?

      8) When?

      9) Who was notified of this investigation and when were they notified?

      10) and so on (not a lawyer, but you get the idea. Lots of direct questions in a short time span. Don’t let them “run out the clock” with long winded replies. It’s relevant because Flynn did far less and did hold cleatances. If Blumenthal was accessing classified info (He had data that was clearly from IC, check Wikileaks) and wasn’t investigated then the direct question to Comey is why Democrats were not being investigated for more serious transgressions than a Trump team members with unsupported allegations.

      It he says “too sensitive” then require a closed door hearing.

      If he says “they don’t have the clearance” then give him the list of questions, publicly, and require he answer them directly to the President.

      If he says President does not have “need to know” there’s the cause to fire him on the spot.

      (Russian bots made me write this )

      Liked by 18 people

    • Wend says:

      I miss Chris H.

      Like

  6. 3x1 says:

    Mewling Quim Media.

    Somebody smarter than me sbould put up a website with a page dedicated to each media organization.

    On each page, list noted, proven lies by that media outlet. Preferably with screenshots.

    Everytime someone quotes that organization, or that entity publishes a piece with dubious credibility, drop a link in to their wall of prior lies.

    I suspect some outlets might have considerable examples of truth-hate within a short time.

    A permanent record of media dishonesty. Imagine, all those IC outlets, discredited in their own words… 😎😎😎😎😎

    Liked by 10 people

    • Wend says:

      There’s a California criminal jury instruction that says the exact same thing.

      Like

    • That’s brilliant! I do web development stuff so I may just tinker around with something like this if you don’t mind… it would be epic! 😀

      Liked by 5 people

      • 3x1 says:

        Please do!

        I know zippo about putting a page up. Take the idea wherever it goes! ☺

        Liked by 2 people

        • maiingankwe says:

          3×1,
          Sounds like you have some great ideas going on there. It also looks like Illinoiswarrior might take a good bite, I really hope so. I wouldn’t have the first clue on making a web page. I’d do more harm than good, however, I would enjoy sending the web page articles of proven fake news.

          I think the two of you should talk more and get some wrinkles ironed out. This one could really take off since so many of us are completely disgusted with the msm and their outright lies. I know I would support you and there would be millions of others too. Good luck and kick some butt.

          OT: no idea why my post came up twice. I had only hit it once, but after I did it my curser went directly to the top of the page. The last time that had happened a great moderator here snapped it out of spam and had put it right where it belonged. (Amazing moderators here.) So I do apologize for the double, but honestly, I have absolutely no idea as to why.

          Liked by 2 people

        • Will do, thanks! No promises but if I can make something of it I’ll be sure to let you know! 😀

          Liked by 2 people

    • maiingankwe says:

      3X1,
      I tried doing the same thing with obama and the hag. It really became too much to do even on a daily basis with the hag. It also seemed there were a number of people doing the same thing.

      It also increased my blood pressure and put me in a foul mood since I was taking it so personally. It seemed no one cared with what she was getting away with. At least with the people who had authority to do something.

      However, you have a fantastic idea with the msm. One would have to be retired or with a lot of time on their hands since it would take considerable time just to get it up and running and the gathering of all the fake news up to date. In the end, it would be a gold mine, a trove of information.

      Liked by 1 person

    • maiingankwe says:

      3X1,
      I tried doing the same thing with obama and the hag. It really became too much to do even on a daily basis with the hag. It also seemed there were a number of people doing the same thing.

      It also increased my blood pressure and put me in a foul mood since I was taking it so personally. It seemed no one cared with what she was getting away with. At least with the people who had authority to do something.

      However, you have a fantastic idea with the msm. One would have to be retired or with a lot of time on their hands since it would take considerable time just to get it up and running and the gathering of all the fake news up to date. In the end, it would be a gold mine, a trove of information.

      Like

      • 3x1 says:

        Maybe make it a wiki?

        Fakenewsopedia

        Limit who can edit, maybe invite known good posters on conservative sites via pm?

        That would spread the workload and increase chances of nailing lying media.

        Liked by 1 person

        • 3x1 says:

          Actually, maybe doing it in a searchable calendar format would clarify unified fake news missions by multiple media outlets.

          So an entry eould include:

          Date (day + time)

          Who (ABC, WaPo, etc)

          Reporter

          Source (AP, Reuters, “anonymous officials”)

          Subject

          Specific False Element

          How proven false

          Screenshot of story

          (anything additional of use?)

          Like

        • 3x1 says:

          Add an open tip line (like Drudges suggestion bix) for everyone to participate but to eliminate spam, bogus leads etc.)

          Include tweets from reporters and such that they often delete afterwards. Screenshot everything. Post new entries on a seperate log or stream as backup and to avoid hacking.

          If we logged 2-3 fake news entries per day, there would be several thousand by 2020 election time.

          Beauty of it is it would all be through the media’s own words. A mountain of searchable lies.

          Face it, Google actively scrubs content. We need a better alternative to archive media shenanigans.

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  7. TwoLaine says:

    Tell NATO we’ll send in the Big Boyz only when everyone else is ALL PAID UP. We no longer work for FREE.

    Liked by 20 people

  8. flawesttexas says:

    I am a NATO Baby (born in Germany to US serviceman father/German mother), and, I think NATO is less important for a US Sec of State visit than Russia & other significant nations

    Our CrapStream Media is just stupid.

    Liked by 17 people

  9. Kekela Ward says:

    “Trump may be putting U.S. dealings with big powers first, while leaving waiting those smaller nations that depend on Washington for security, two former U.S. officials said”
    Isn’t the whole idea of diplomacy?
    To make allies out of the other big powers?
    So that the smaller guys won’t need security from anybody?

    Liked by 9 people

    • Wend says:

      If Merkel is the true leader of the free world as some fools say, why would she “depend on Washington for security”?

      Liked by 4 people

    • bertdilbert says:

      Why pick up pennies when you can pick up dollars? Besides, Europe is a failed state that is continuing on it’s path to destruction.

      Liked by 3 people

    • ladypenquin says:

      I don’t think Reuters thought this through. They’re assuming that Americans care that much about doing the heavy lifting for NATO, which is made up of the European countries (includes Turkey, not so friendly) who don’t pay their fair share. Either way, Reuters doesn’t make headway with dinging President Trump. The #MSM screeches “what about NATO?” – maybe most Americans have figured out, “What about NATO?”

      Liked by 2 people

  10. Gadge says:

    Media Desperation…

    Liked by 5 people

  11. alegenoa says:

    The level of deception is keeping at a optimum level. You either reject the credibility or you become part of the hallucination. Too many people are irredeemably drenched in this slime.

    Liked by 7 people

  12. KBR says:

    When President Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson actually do meet with Russian leaders, the sky will fall for all the chicken littles of the left.

    Liked by 5 people

    • MVW says:

      Russia has already substantially backed off their military budget. This is because Trump is not a threat.

      Trump is maneuvering to get Russia to reduce armaments to Iran. Iran is viewed as strategic. However, the real worry is not Iran, but Saudi Arabia. The pipeline to Europe must never happen. Not for another 20 years. Then it won’t matter.

      Europe muslim invasion is the key world issue. Islam has to be rolled back completely. Western civilization is at stake. And the CIA has weaponized Islam.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Summer says:

        Too late to save Europe. Besides, they don’t want to be saved.

        Liked by 2 people

        • AM says:

          The aging European Boomers could care less if they are saved. They wanted and got their perfect society. They still have power and will hang onto it as long as possible. Those hapless enough to be 20-25 right now might have a quite radically different opinion if they’re at all in the know, with the mid-lifers quite in the middle of the two. It won’t take that much longer for the youngsters to wake up as things deteriorate further. However, they will have to fight their way out, if they are to preserve their heritage fully.

          Liked by 1 person

  13. georgiafl says:

    Hard core leftist ideologues own the global media like Reuters, and foreign entities such as the dopey Saudi prince and the mega-rich Mexican mogul and Murdoch have bought our US media.

    Liked by 6 people

    • georgiafl says:

      Murdoch got into hot water in the UK for phone hacking.
      Soros is also involved and he’s in hot water with more than a few countries he has tried to ruin.

      Liked by 5 people

      • georgiafl, what people need to know is that newspaper ownership is strictly a financial deal. All of the editors and reporters are leftists and need no encouragement from owners.
        Owners may jump in on a story or two, but in general all they want is the income.

        I attended a talk (for us business reporters) by Mr. Slim, the Mexican “mogul” you referenced, and I can tell you he is much like our Pres. Trump. Very media-savvy, humble and friendly, hard worker, smart businessman, looks out for his own interests first, Mexico’s second, and anybody else after that. Very normal.

        Like

        • Mr. Slim is NOT normal. He is aberrant and slowing down the path to human progress and enlightenment. He is nothing like Donald Trump. Do research him. Talk is talk but action is proof.

          Like

  14. Howie says:

    Since the day after the surprise election of President Trump the crooked Uniparty and their media operatives have been engaged in an ongoing scheme to impeach our good president. This is the conclusion you must work back from in order to understand the scheme. It is a simple fact pattern and timeline to follow. It is a trap. The goal is impeachment. The price they will pay is a heavy price. The good people of america will not stand idly by while they carry out their evil scheme I do not think. We are in dangerous times here. The cat is out of the bag. Man battle stations. Full disclosure and truths of all this classified globaloney are the answer. At this point declassification serves the public interest far more than maintaining secrecy IMO.

    Liked by 12 people

  15. Oldschoolm says:

    Send Mattis. Problem solved.

    Like

  16. Gadge says:

    Can’t wait for actual meetings with Russia.. You wanna see heads exploding, wait for that first handshake…. lol

    Liked by 6 people

  17. WSB says:

    “Skipping the NATO meeting and visiting Moscow could risk feeding a perception that Trump may be putting U.S. dealings with big powers first, while leaving waiting those smaller nations that depend on Washington for security, two former U.S. officials said.”

    Since when has AP been covering editorials? And why wouldn’t the US deal with the ‘big powers’ first?

    John Negroponte was just on with Maria Bartiromo, stating that he would often go to meetings for Comdeleeza Rice, who had to weigh her priorities for diplomatic meetings. He further stated that this particular meeting was a ministerial meeting and not the main forum. John thought NATO would survive.

    Certainly China, Egypt, and Russia should take priority.

    Liked by 6 people

  18. Jenny R. says:

    I think skipping a NATO meeting (that will accomplish what in our favor?) in favor of meeting with Russia, China, and a country involved in a rapidly developing situation in the MENA used to be considered “smart power” — but that was in days of yore.

    Liked by 5 people

  19. Sandra says:

    The first Reuters article has the timing info, the China visit and NATO summit are at the same time in early April, the Moscow visit is “later in April”. Obviously Tillerson is skipping NATO for China, not Russia,. This all out assault on Trump and his team is horrendous. Millions of people see/hear this fake news and believe it to be true. And the Dems know it. They prey on ignorance and lack of desire or ability to fact check.

    Liked by 5 people

  20. ALEX says:

    Well…we know the routine. Fake out of context headline with opposition party and narrative ready to be quoted…Sorry MSM, this isn’t the old days. Not only does nobody care about your narrative, but you are discredited 100% …..

    Keep up the good work on your reporting and analysis Sundance. I give Ben Rhodes credit when he said after snookering the MSM on Iran deal, that reporters today are clueless sheep.

    Fantastic things are happening in our foreign policy…Who would have thought the leaders of Japan and China at winter White House in a little over two months and of course the Middle East players all involved in something promising.

    Sec.Tillersons Asian trip was fantastic…Great things happening and the Europeans are big girls, they can handle themselves LOL…

    Liked by 5 people

    • uvaldegirl says:

      You make a good point. Ben Rhodes did point out what clueless sheep the media are. Podesta’s emails also pointed out how foolish they were and so easy to use. Yet, yet….this media of ours continues to shill for liberal/Dem talking points.
      Honestly, I know they are all complete idiots, but I am still mystified at the zero self-reflection.

      Liked by 4 people

      • H.R. says:

        uvaldagirl: “Honestly, I know they are all complete idiots, but I am still mystified at the zero self-reflection.”

        The two brain cells contained within each of the media members’ skulls were supposed to have a meet-and-greet, but they keep getting the day wrong.

        Liked by 2 people

  21. freddiel says:

    Just WOW! This battle to drain the swamp is truly something to behold. All I can do is pray. There is so much “resistance” from the swamp. Lord please have mercy on our country and send your forces to help our President and his administration to wipe this evil from our government.

    Liked by 5 people

  22. Ellie says:

    Once you begin reading and comprehending what is shared on this blog, the veil is dropped from the eyes.

    The news media is becoming the entertainment industry.

    Dear friends, pray.

    For our law enforcement, elected lawmakers, our President and his cabinet, and for each other. Especially those who can’t see through the fog.

    Liked by 10 people

  23. bydesign001 says:

    The one thing that Barack Obama did during his eight years of besmirching the Oval Office was to educate those of us paying attention. The media aka Obama’s cultists can be credited with educating us as well.

    We now see them coming from ten miles away which explains their lack of credibility which today is non-existent.

    Leave them home to cry in their corn flakes Secretary Tillerson, leave the propagandists home.

    Liked by 2 people

  24. freepetta says:

    I just can’t believe the gall and stupidity of the Democrats, it’s just beyond belief!!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. auntiefran413 says:

    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t!

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Suite D says:

    The Father of Lies is right at home in the Swamp. MAGA

    Liked by 1 person

  27. KBR says:

    “Skipping the NATO meeting and visiting Moscow could risk feeding a perception that Trump may be putting U.S. dealings with big powers first, while leaving waiting those smaller nations that depend on Washington for security, two former U.S. officials said.”

    Note two FORMER officials, meaning Obama’s, and no longer in any position to comment on current US administrative policy, except as political rivals.

    Skipping the NATO meeting, which happens to be scheduled in a way that conflicts with the meetings already scheduled by President Trump with Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and China’s President Xi Jinping, might feed a percption that the US needs to deal with dangerous powers first before meeting with those smaller nations that the USA defends mostly at US taxpayer cost and almost entirely with the lives of US troops.

    Former officials, now merely political whiners, in yet another attempt to smear the USA with the colusion of Reuters and other news organizations, are making a grave error.

    Liked by 3 people

  28. ladypenquin says:

    Dear Rep Eliot Engel,

    The only “confidence” shaken and “concern” comes from Americans regarding the Swamp DC dwellers – of which you’re a card carrying member.

    Liked by 2 people

  29. fedup says:

    REUTERS: “Skipping the NATO meeting and visiting Moscow could risk feeding a perception that Trump may be putting U.S. dealings with big powers first”

    Um, what’s wrong with putting the big powers first? Has Reuters never heard of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People?? You put your big rocks in first!

    Liked by 2 people

  30. majorstar says:

    Besides us here, who will refute the fake news purveyors? Anyone?

    Liked by 1 person

  31. This is the same as the “no handshake” nonsense with Germany’s Merkel. The enemedia waited until after they shook hands and were standing for a photo op to claim that the handshake never happened when it had taken place 5 minutes earlier. Fake news yet again.

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  32. Barnestormer says:

    Is the mirror photo (see placement of watch and wedding ring) of Tillerson an intentional metaphor, a meaningless coincidence or something I’m missing?

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  33. Just fiction says:

    “*Skipping*
    the NATO meeting and visiting Moscow *could risk feeding a perception*
    two former U.S. officials said.”

    *Could* but *won’t* so the former Obama officials can go *feed* themselves

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  34. rayvandune says:

    I just tried to read the local Librag-Bloviator and every article and every op-ed in the front section was an attack on Trump or someone / something related to him. I have never seen such a full-court press to de-legitimize a brand-new President.

    If God forbid this stirs some lunatic to harm Trump or his family, all hell is going to break loose. I hope the media and the Dems (birm) are aware of the fire they are playing with, and how easily it could flash back toward them. There are millions of people in this country who feel like there is someone in DC who gives a damn about their concerns for the first time in their lifetimes, because they worked hard, played fair and put them there. I would not want to face their anger.

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  35. Sentient says:

    Maybe the Trump administration should just counter the media’s Russia BS with sarcasm: “Yes, we have pledged American allegiance to Russia. The American populace will be converted over to use of the Russian language by the end of 2018. The official food will be pirozhki, and vodka the official drink.

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  36. sagatel says:

    Nut case McCain will jump at the opportunity to travel to Brussel and reassure our ”brave” allies at NATO meeting all is well, Tillerson is a no show because Trump is a Russian collaborator and on and on….McCain is meddling in US foreign policy ever since Trump became a President and no one stops him from doing it.

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  37. I’ll only say this one more time, dot48, in case you didn’t read my diatribe a day or so ago.

    Rebutting lies is bad, because you have to repeat the lie before you can rebut it. Hence, the listener/viewer hears/sees the lie TWICE and the rebuttal ONCE. Also, if the rebuttal is long an complex, as it usually has to be to tease out all the the lying strands of the narrative under discussion, no one will hear or understand it. Too complicated.

    So, to summarize: LIES easy; REBUTTALS hard. What is the answer? Overwhelm with your own story. Which is exactly what our President and his team are doing.

    Liked by 2 people

  38. Mike diamond says:

    Obama made a very bad deal with Iran,him and john Kerry slammed the door on our best friend Israel,Loretta lynch meets bill clinton on her private plane,o bills pay for play charity, Ruth bader Ginsburg a supreme court judge said she did not like Donald trump,before he was elected,say what??yes she did,she should of stepped down. The DNC rigged the election in favor of Hillary,then before all that benazi,and before that fast and furious,the news media said little and now all of a sudden they seem so worried about T-rex,and every !little thing with our president trump!!! The news media is a shame and a disgrace!

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  39. It’s not like he fell off his bicycle and broke a leg or something. Geez.

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