The re-launching of Chaser News, Part Eight: Shut the fuck up, New York Times. You enabled Donald Trump and lost credibility on talk about him on November 1, 1976.


The New York Times is bullshit.

Anyone who believes a word they write is a very gullible person who has no idea how this whole thinking thing actually works.

Because anyone who believes a lying press is not savvy. They are suckers.

And the press should be held legally liable for every grifter they have ever presented as a Great Man.

And there is a long list of them, which I have chronicled over the years.


The Times is not qualified to talk about Donald Trump in any capacity, and it is this piece of bullshit from November 1, 1976 that sealed their credibility fate in that department.

But had it just been one person, then, of course, mistakes happen, but this is a consistent pattern with the Times.

In my book, When Journalism was a Thing, I go over numerous examples of the Times propping grifters and other shady characters to look like Great Men and Titans of Industry, giving them legitimacy.

The should have been fined and forced to pay anyone who ended up broke and jobless because of that aiding and abetting.

And they are trying to keep silent of their own journalistic skulduggery and incompetence.

Like this J-Talk bullshit trash:

Journalism matters.

With her recent bombshell New York Times front-page story, investigative reporter Susanne Craig helped debunk President Trump’s claim of being a self-made billionaire. For more than a year, Craig and two colleagues followed an unwieldy paper trail, documenting deliberate tax manoeuvres that increased the wealth Trump received from his parents, including acts of outright fraud. Craig discusses the complexities of reporting on Trump, money and politics in this conversation with investigative journalist Julian Sher.

SUSANNE CRAIG is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. She joined the paper in 2010 and has been covering Donald Trump and his finances since early 2016. Craig, a Canadian, has also worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail and The Financial Post. At The Journal, Craig was the lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. She is the recipient of a National Newspaper Award and a Michener Award.

That’s right, kids: they knew all along, but kept quiet.

They keep things to themselves, and then, when things do not go the way they planned, they roll out the obvious.

But even this has a serious confirmation bias: this is how every titan and tycoon made money. They make it because the gullible press drooled all over them in their news stories.

They tell the little people how to fawn over these Great Men at cocktails parties to fake being smart, cool, and in the know.

But now, it has no impact.

The mid-terms always go the same way in the US, and I had called it two years ago when people on the Left had conniptions over being wrong who was going to be president. I said then Americans vote instinctually by checks and balances, giving a president two years of an aligned House and Senate, and then switching over to the other party at mid-terms, but still giving the president another term. It is how Americans vote and have been voting for the most part for decades.

Canadians vote differently and you cannot apply the same rules to them, but the US is a series of pendulums, and once people get over themselves, they can easily see it see those pendulums move at different speeds.

In fact, Resistance is just Left-wing Tea Party.

That is how the American collective political process works.

And it does so regardless of what journalists say or do because journalists ride on the coattails of public sentiment, but try to make it look the other way around.


When I began Chaser News, I had no use for hoaxes, and rarely mention them as I wanted to do original reportage.

I really had my fill of them, but now, I am taking a second look at the amount of garbage and pollution there is in the information stream.

There are no facts. Just lies.

Lies that dress themselves up with labels such as J-Talk, and New York Times.

What will happen here will be very different than what I am doing right now, and what I did with Chaser, but also very different from the nonfiction of A Dangerous Woman.

What this will be is annotated F.R.E.E.D.

And to show you what it will not be, let me leave with excerpts of how the New York Times told the world who Donald Trump was for the very first time — it was a love affair turned soured and now the Times is just a bitter old lady upset because that great love went on with his life as hers collapsed.


Donald Trump, Real Estate Promoter, Builds Image as He Buys Buildings

-He is tall, lean and blond, with dazzling white teeth, and he looks ever so much like Robert Redford. He rides around town in a chauffeured silver Cadillac with his initials, DJT, on the plates. He dates slinky fashion models, belongs to the most elegant clubs and, at only 30 years of age, estimates that he is worth “more than $200 million.”

Flair. It's one of Donald J. Trump's favorite words, and both he, his friends and his enemies use it when describing his way of life as well as his business style as New York's No. 1 real estate promoter of the middle 1970's.

“If a man has flair,” the energetic, outspoken Mr. Trump said the other day, “and is smart and somewhat conservative and has a taste for what people want, he's bound to be successful in New York.”

-Mr. Trump, who is president of the Brooklyn based Trump Organization, which owns and manages 22,000 apartments, currently has three imaginative Manhattan real‐estate projects in the works. And much to his delight, his brash, controversial style has prompted comparisons with his flamboyant idol, the late William Zeckendorf Sr., who actually developed projects as striking as those Mr. Trump is proposing.

-“What makes Donald Trump so significant right now,” said one Manhattan real estate expert, “is that there is nobody else who is a private promoter on a major scale, trying to convince enterpreneurs to develop major pieces of property.”

-Commenting on the Commodore Hotel deal, the expert said he thought Mr. Trump was “on the threshold of the greatest real estate coup of the last miserable three years; if it goes through, you could call him the William Zeckendorf of Bad Times’.

-The other day, Mr. Trump, who says he is publicity shy, allowed a reporter to accompany him on what he described as a typical work day. It consisted mainly of visits to his “jobs,” the term he uses for housing projects owned by the Trump Organization, which was founded by his 70‐year‐old father, Fred C. Trump, now the company's chairman.

-Mr. Trump, who lives in a three bedroom penthouse apartment done mostly in beiges and browns and lots of chrome, was waiting in front of the building. He is 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds, and he was wearing a three‐piece burgundy wool suit, matching patent‐leather shoes, and a white shirt with the initials “DJT” sewn in burgundy thread on the cuffs.

-“But in Manhattan, I feel a new convention center will be a turning point for the city it will get rid of all that pornographic garbage in Times Square. Psychologically, I think if New York City gets a convention center, it will resurge and rejuvenate.”

-As he drove around the city, he exclaimed boyishly, “Look at that great building [at 56th Street and Madison Avenue]. It's available! There are a lot of good deals around right now.”

What attracts him to the real estate business? “I love the architectural creativeness,” he said. “For example, the Commodore Hotel is in one of the most important locations in the city, and its reconstruction will lead to a rebirth of that area.

-“And I like the financial creativeness, too. There's a beauty in putting together a financial package that really works, whether it be through tax credits, or a mortgage financing arrangement, or a leaseback arrangement.”

“Of course, the gamble is an exciting part, too,” he said, grinning. “No matter how much you take out of it, you're talking about $100 million deals, where a 10 percent mistake is $10 million. But so far, I've never made a bad deal.”

-“I gave Donald free rein,” Fred C. Trump said in his office. “He has great vision, and everything he touches seems to turn to gold. As long as he has this great energy in abundance, I'm glad to let him do it.”

-“Energy is a word that frequently pops up in discussions about Donald Trump. Besides being a fast talker, he is a fast walker, a fast eater, a fast business dealer, and gives the distinct impression of being an early candidate for a cardiac arrest. Some of this energy, he said proudly could be attributed to the fact that, “never In my life have I had a glass of alcohol or a cigarette.”

-“Donald is the smartest person know,” his father said admiringly.

Fellow real estate executives in this very closely knit industry also say mostly nice things about Donald Trump, even when given the chance to speak off the record.

—Excerpts from the New York Times, November 1, 1976.