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Tillerson shuns all but conservative website on Asia tour

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By MATTHEW LEE

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Poor, poor conservatives feel too threatened by free media and have to engage in Nazi-like censorship. Especially with all the 'deep government' crap they are starting to believe in.

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Poor, poor libtards feel too threatened by independent media and have to resort to victim-card-playing as a result of their fake news reporting. Especially with all the unsubstantiated innuendo they themselves have published and apparently believe their own lies.

Moderator: There is no such word as "libtards." Please repost.

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Tillerson should've brought 2 - one on each side (or 3, if ya can find an independent). Otherwise you're playing favoritism, which the government shouldn't be doing (government should be a fair arbiter).

Though not bringing reporters is a step-back for the US State Dept - imagine if this becomes the new norm and future US State Depts --whether Republican or Democrat-- stop bringing reporters (imagine if Hillary Clinton said that reporters can no longer come with her)

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Poor, poor leftards feel too threatened by independent media and have to resort to victim-card-playing as a result of their fake news reporting. Especially with all the unsubstantiated innuendo they themselves have published and apparently believe their own lies.

Moderator: There is no such word as "leftards." Please repost.

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Next trip he should take just Russia Today.

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To be honest, I was worried he'd take some nutty Breitbart guy.

Then again, maybe there ain't no big difference between the 2 (media, of course).

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Never heard of the outlet, but they seem straightforward. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Journal_Review The larger question is why the State Department has been so marginalized under Trump.

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Poor, poor lefty-loons feel too threatened by independent media and have to resort to victim-card-playing as a result of their fake news reporting. Especially with all the unsubstantiated innuendo they themselves have published and apparently believe their own lies.

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Looks like Breitbart-lite. Check out how, erm, white the team is.

Interesting, too, that an attractive young blonde is the sole hack embedded with Tillerson.

https://about.ijr.com/team/

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What is team trump scared of??? PLENTY me thinks, pathetic!!

This is turning into a trump-tatorship rather quickly, scary stuff!

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Tillerson doesn't need a batch of White House reporters tailing him around Asia. The American-operated news agencies and newspapers have local based correspondents that can do the job just as well. Besides, locally based correspondents should know the local turf much better than those following from Washington. In addition to the correspondents, there will also be throngs of local journalists from the local news media on hand. So Tillerson should be getting enough news coverage overall, from all angles.

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Interesting, too, that an attractive young blonde is the sole hack embedded with Tillerson

Would you have preferred an ugly old brunette? Judgement of ones ability based on their appearance is truly barbaric!! The 50s called. They want their chauvinism back!!

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This visit was not mentioned on NHK News tonight. Interesting.

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This is an extension of Trump's bunker mentality. Already the Trump crew are seeing themselves as losers--with the American people and the world against them. Poor little right wing snowflakes. The are quite right hide. All they have going for them is subrefuge.

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This is not how one builds up a feeling of confidence in the Secretary of State's position. Was it just a dumb rookie mistake, or is this what we can expect from Chump's appointments from now on?

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That reporter for the Independent Journal Review is not doing her job! There is no article about Tillerson's trip on that site.

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