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I had to do it. The mainstream mediawhores have lost what's left of their collective minds. The constant lies. The constant distortion. The constant propaganda. So, from time to time, I'll post one of their articles. It's pretty subtle, but once you see the pattern, it becomes easy to see.
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Three CNN employees have handed in their resignations over a retracted story linking President Trump to Russia, the network announced Monday.
The article was removed from CNN.com on Friday after the network decided it could no longer stand by its reporting.
“In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN.com, CNN has accepted the resignation of the employees involved in the story’s publication,” a network spokesperson told TheWrap in a statement.
POSTED JUNE 21, 2017
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Unbelievably, even after fired FBI Director James Comey told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that a February 14 story The New York Times ran implying “collusion” between Team Trump and “The Russians” was dead wrong, the paper still won’t make the necessary corrections.
Proving, once more, that in the Age of President Donald J. Trump, unsourced allegations, suppositions and innuendo can be substituted for factual reporting, so long as it is damaging to the current occupant of the White House or his staff.
POSTED JUNE 5, 2017
Shocking video out of London shows CNN corralling a group of Muslim woman and children for an anti-ISIS photoshoot.
The group was carrying printed signs saying "#ISISWillLose" and "#LoveWillWin."
The viral video was posted to Twitter on Sunday by user "Markantro."
POSTED JUNE 2, 2017
POSTED MAY 18, 2017
“Back in Soviet days people would joke about the newspaper Pravda (Truth) never reporting the news, and the newspaper Izvestia (News) never telling a word of truth,” Lavrov said when meeting with his Cypriot colleague Ioannis Kasoulidis in Moscow on Thursday.
POSTED MAY 17, 2017
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova issued a mocking response to the [Washington Post's] claims, posting on Facebook: “Have you guys been reading American newspapers again? Don’t read them. They can be used in many different ways, but one shouldn’t read them – recently it has become not only harmful, but dangerous.”
"We are seeing in the US a developing political schizophrenia," Putin said.
"There is no other way I can explain the accusations against the acting US president that he gave away some secrets to Lavrov."
Those who "are destabilizing the internal US political situation using anti-Russian slogans either don't understand that they are bringing this nonsense in on their own side, and then they are just stupid, or else they understand everything, and then they are dangerous and corrupt people," Putin said.
POSTED MAY 16, 2017
Washington Post story Trump leaked 'classified information' to Lavrov is phoney and a further attempt to prevent a meaningful dialogue between the US and Russia.
The Washington Post story about President Trump’s supposed leak of highly classified intelligence information about ISIS to the Russians is a case study of the lengths to which the President’s enemies are prepared to go in order to discredit him and to stop any chance of a rapprochement with Russia.
Briefly, the Washington Post claims that Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and the Russians during his recent meeting with them in the Oval Office information about an alleged plot by ISIS to carry out attacks on passenger aircraft using laptops. The Washington Post describes Trump’s supposed wrongdoing in this way
POSTED MAY 8, 2017
MEDIAWHORES SHOW THEIR STUPIDITY ----- AGAIN.
4 of the major mediawhore networks have rejected an ad from a pro-Trump group in which they attack the mediawhores as promoting "fake news". Of course they don't want the people to be exposed to this. So what did they do? They blanketed the media with this story and a video of the ad. So, in effect the pro-Trump group got enormous publicity for their position and it cost them nothing.
POSTED APRIL 25, 2017
NY Times regularly revises its articles after publication. The revisions are substantial, undisclosed, and are nothing like real time updates in developing stories. These are regular articles that undergo dramatic changes that appear as if NY Times editors received a commissar’s call stressing the party line and demanding the article matches it exactly, with the NY Times editors dutifully obliging.
I recently stumbled on one of such revisions. Within hours, the description of Scott Pruitt, the newly appointed EPA head, in the NY Times article went from being an “ally of fossil fuel Industry,” to a “climate change dissenter,” to a “climate change denialist.” Later, I was pointed to a helpful website newsdiffs.org. Newsdiffs archives multiple versions of news articles and shows the differences between them. That article has been revised or rewritten at least six times after its original publication, all without any notice to the readers.
POSTED APRIL 5, 2017
The mainstream U.S. media is never more unctuous and unprofessional as when it asserts that it alone must be the arbiter of what is true and what is not, regardless of what the evidence shows or doesn’t show.
For instance, New York Times columnist Charles W. Blow declared on Monday that the public can longer debate whether Russia leaked to WikiLeaks the emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta despite the failure of the U.S. government or private researchers to present evidence that establishes that claim as fact.
Blow acknowledged that “We are still not conclusively able to connect the dots on the question of whether there was any coordination or collusion between members of Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russians … but those dots do continue to multiply at an alarming rate.”
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HOW ABOUT A BIG PILE OF MEDIAWHORE GARBAGE?
Yes, courtesy of MSN News comes a big pile of lies, rumors, half truths, propaganda and total BS. Please don't believe anything printed in this article, but you might find it suitable for some good laughs.
POSTED MARCH 15, 2017
MEDIAWHORE RACHAEL MADOW MAKES A FOOL OUT OF HERSELF
Thank you Rachel Maddow for proving to your #Trump hating followers how successful @realDonaldTrump is & that he paid $40mm in taxes! #Taxes
POSTED MARCH 13, 2017
In a recent interview with Global Research Eva was asked to recount some of her experiences traveling in Syria. During the first few minutes of the interview, she managed to reveal to the world how mainstream media outlets like the BBC and New York Times were exposed to the reality of the situation in Syria yet absolutely refused to report what they saw. Instead, they reported a lie; i.e. the establishment line that Assad is “killing his own people” and that terrorist atrocities were simply unable to be given definitive attribution. At best, they qualified their reports with fantastical claims by pro-terrorist websites and organizations like the SOHR so heavily that the report itself seemed to “debunk” the actual truth of the matter.
POSTED MARCH 9, 2017
The selection agenda which determines what constitutes news is an editorial function that bears witness to the parameters for public conditioning. All other reporting is declared as conspiracy. Even a casual assessment of the foreign press provides a contrast to the perception spin machine from K Street or Madison Avenue. As the monopoly media manipulation resorts to their faux news narrative, astute observers understand that their broadcast lies are the real Fake News.
POSTED FEBRUARY 27, 2017
BUSTED! Ryan Clayton, Huffington Post writer, stages worst Russian-Trump fake news at CPAC. The desperate for fake news writer was kicked out of CPAC after caught handing out to attendees Russian flags with ‘Trump’ written on them. The pathetic writer is a leftist who is a part of Bob Creamer’s group ‘Americans Taking Action’. Bob Creamer is a provocateur who was busted by James O’Keefe Project Veritas in a series of undercover videos. Creamer used ‘bird dogging’ to incite violence at Donald Trump’s rallies.
POSTED FEBRUARY 17, 2017
YOU WON'T BELIEVE THE NEW LOW FOR MEDIWHORE AP
So foolish. So embarrassing. Next they'll find the Abominable snowman or Elvis.
The Trump administration is considering mobilizing as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants, according to a draft memo obtained by AP. The White House said the agency’s report is “false,” however.
What the AP called “unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement” would affect locations as far north as Portland, Oregon and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana, according to the 11-page document, purportedly written by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2017
It is incredible how little shame this "toilet paper" newspaper has. Once a proud example of a journalistic product, they have degenerated into a publication more suited to sightings of the abominable snowman or Elvis
POSTED FEBRUARY 9, 2017
During the first three weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency, The Daily Wire has kept a running list of “fake news” stories that the mainstream media has decided to run with, and that list has grown to a staggering 76 examples of blatantly dishonest stories that were advanced by the mainstream media, regardless of their lack of credibility. In the following video, Right Wing News reviews some of the more egregious “fake news” stories that were reported, many of which are still being perpetuated at this moment despite having already been proven false.
POSTED FEBRUARY 8, 2017
At Tablet, James Kirchick explains “Why the left is also responsible for the proliferation of inaccurate information—and why the big beneficiary is Donald Trump:”
POSTED FEBRUARY 2, 2017
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Well, it's official...according to a note from Politico, the White House has confirmed that surrogates of the Trump administration will no longer appear on CNN and will instead go to "places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda."
POSTED JANUARY 31, 2017
ABC News has been caught manipulating sound bites again, this time cutting a clip when a newly arriving refugee Hameed Darweesh says he likes President Trump. This is the second time in the last few days ABC has been caught manipulating footage. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.
POSTED JANUARY 30, 2017
MIKE ADAMS-This may come as a shock to anyone stupid enough to still believe the lying left-wing media, but there is no Muslim ban in America. President Trump‘s executive orders, signed last Friday, are only a temporary halting of immigrants and refugees from seven countries with strong ties to international terrorism.
None of those seven countries are among the list of nations from where the largest number of Muslims immigrate to America. Even more, those seven countries were chosen and named by Obama administration officials! (They were chosen by Obama, not by Trump.) Both Obama and former President Jimmy Carter invoked temporary bans on travelers from terror-linked countries, by the way.
POSTED JANUARY 25, 2017
The Washington Post and The New York Times reported Wednesday that President Trump is set to sign an executive order lifting a ban on the CIA’s use of black sites. “I have no idea where it came from. It is not a White House document,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a daily briefing.
POSTED JANUARY 19, 2017
HUFFINGTON POST WHINES AND CRIES ABOUT BEING OUTED
The subject article from the Huffington Post desperately tries to frame the Trump "dressing down" of mediawhore CNN, as a contentious, punitive phase of this dysfunctional relationship. They also say Transparency, accountability and freedom itself are on the verge of extinction. The administration’s utter disdain for the press has become the biggest threat to our democracy.
Sorry, Huffington Post. That's not what's happening. You and they are being disrespected because you lie. You lied about this Russian prostitute thing. You lied about those women who said they were assaulted by Trump. You lied about Russian hacking. You lied about polling before and after the election. In the past you lied about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction, Assad's gassing of his people, Russian annexing Crimea, The Gulf of Tonkin Incident, the facts on 911, inflation and unemployment statistics and so on.
You are disrespected because you're a bunch of liars and there is no need for you anymore.
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2017
PHONY POLLS -- PHONY MEDIAWHORES
I shouldn't even publish this article as it gives attention to these people that they would otherwise get, but here it is. They say they took a poll and they say it shows that Trump is the least popular President coming into office. By the way, they said Trump would never be nominated and they said he would never be elected and they said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and they said there is no inflation and they said unemployment is under 5%. O.K. enough.
An ABC/Washington Post poll as well as a CNN poll both claim to show Trump has low ratings in a variety of important metrics. The Washington Post even has an article published on the poll which can only be described as the literal definition of fake news. As ZeroHedge points out, both polls use some of the most “egregious” oversamples ever seen.
POSTED JANUARY 11, 2017
During his press conference addressing Buzzfeed's "phony" dossier, President-elect Donald Trump refused to take CNN reporter Jim Acosta's question because CNN is "fake news."
With Trump looking to call on other reporters, Jim Acosta yelled out, “Since you are attacking us, can you give us a question?”
“Not you,” Trump said. “Your organization is terrible!”
POSTED JANUARY 6, 2017
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You could find more forms, or divide these ten into sub-categories.
The ten basic forms are:
* Direct lying about matters of fact.
* Leaving out vital information.
* Limited hangout. (This is an admission of a crime or a mistake, which only partially reveals the whole truth. The idea is that by admitting a fraction of what really happened and burying the biggest revelations, people will be satisfied and go away, and the story will never be covered again.)
* Shutting down the truth after publishing it—includes failing to follow up and investigate a story more deeply.
* Not connecting dots between important pieces of data.
* Censoring the truth, wherever it is found (or calling it “fake news”).
* Using biased “experts” to present slanted or false “facts.”
* Repeating a false story many times—this includes the echo-chamber effect, in which a number of outlets “bounce” the false story among themselves.
* Claiming a reasonable and true consensus exists, when it doesn’t, when there are many important dissenters, who are shut out from offering their analysis.
* Employing a panoply of effects (reputation of the media outlet, voice quality of the anchor, acting skills, dry mechanical language, studio lighting, overlay of electronic transmissions, etc.) to create an impression of elevated authority which is beyond challenge.
POSTED JANUARY 3, 2017
As with the actions by President Obama in retaliation against Russia for “hacking”, which has not been proven to the American people, nor to Congress…there is a huge consequence which will have a lasting effect. I want to first look at the original article reporting that Russia hacked into the electrical grid in Vermont. If this were to be true, in my opinion, I would consider it an act of war. This is devastating to America and should never be tolerated. There is no excuse for reporting something this threatening to the American people that is an OUTRIGHT LIE!
Here is a before article that began with the WASHINGTON POST, but it was picked up by:
POSTED DECEMBER 26, 2016
They just never quit. There are 2 key words that represent propaganda in this article originating from mediawhore Reuters. The first is "flood". The second is "barrage". O.K. Reuters. Define barrage and flood. Now give evidence that there is a barrage or flood of criticism. No, it's you. If you say something, you think the whole world agrees. They don't and nobody takes you serious anymore. If you want to see the definition of flood, take a look at your unfavorable ratings. Now that's a flood.
US President-elect Donald Trump opened the floodgates for mockery and criticism after agreeing with the Russian leader’s assessment of the Democrats’ attempts to blame the 2016 election on external factors instead of accepting it with dignity.
Reacting to Putin’s statement, the US president-elect tweeted “So true!”
A barrage of criticism erupted on Twitter in response, with social media users calling the next US president a traitor, embarrassment, and Kremlin puppet.
CNN, the network so thoroughly exposed by WikiLeaks as a propaganda mouthpiece of the establishment, have recorded their lowest ratings since records began. For the week ending December 18, CNN ranked a lowly number 18 for total viewers per day for ad supported cable networks.
CNN was beat out by channels such as The Cartoon Network and Home And Garden TV Network. Viewers obviously decided The Cartoon Network is closer to reality than what CNN pumps out. Perhaps most embarrassingly, The Food Network had more daily viewers than CNN.
How the mighty have fallen. For primetime viewers CNN did not even rank in the top 25.
CNN is falling apart, which is nice to see given they are an establishment run propaganda channel exposed by their former staff as accepting cash to play what amount to informercials for foreign dictators.
DECEMBER 22, 2016
The alt media has only one meaningful relationship. It’s between the truth and their respective audience. Whether POTUS or a presidential candidate [HRC] denigrates the alt media is not as relevant as the fact that the alt media has created a massive revolution. This revolution opened the eyes of smart citizens who now know that cable/TV networks,newspapers and other forms of so-called legitimate news is moribund. Stick a fork in it, DONE!
DECEMBER 15, 2016
Earlier today RT was running live news reports from Aleppo as they typically do announcing today that the conflict at the heart of the Syria civil is finally coming to end.
Live streams show thousands celebrating finally being liberated from the terrorists.
Yet less than 1 square mile of of Aleppo remains under control of the Syria terrorist rebels the corporate media was reporting that more than 100,000 people remain under siege trapped inside of eastern Aleppo, claiming all kinds of exaggerate claims about supposed war crimes.
DECEMBER 14, 2016
If anyone needs an example of just why the mainstream corporate media is becoming more and more irrelevant by the day, one need only look at the coverage of the liberation of Aleppo to see why it must now rely on government legislation, hysteria, and panic simply to continue existing into the next decade.
Without attempting to provide a wide range of samples of stupidity and outright lunacy being peddled by the corporate press, one article stands out. “Aleppo: Cease-Fire Reached In Besieged Syrian City, Rebels Say,” by Alastair Jamieson and Mac William Bishop is a stunning display of unsupported and distorted information. The article repeatedly claims that Assad’s forces are focused on murdering innocent civilians, hunting them down in the streets and killing them, burning them alive, and ludicrously suggesting that many civilians are committing suicide en masse because of the Syrian military’s victory.
The NBC article conflates terrorists with civilians and presents unverified claims as absolute truth from the first word to the last. It reads,
DECEMBER 9, 2016
The former anchor of NBC Nightly News was suspended without pay in 2015, eventually losing his job, after admitting that he had lied about a story in which three Chinook helicopters came under fire in Iraq in 2003.
Although Williams claimed that he was in one of the helicopters, it later emerged that he was actually traveling in a different helicopter, located about an hour behind the other three.
He was caught out after crew members from the helicopters that were actually hit came forward.
DECEMBER 7, 2016
One of the effects of "too much information," the 61-year-old Oscar winner says, is "the need to be first, not even to be true anymore."
"So what a responsibility you all have — to tell the truth," Washington exclaimed to the pack of reporters gathered on the red carpet.
"In our society, now it's just first — who cares, get it out there. We don't care who it hurts. We don't care who we destroy. We don't care if it's true," Washington continued.
"Just say it, sell it. Anything you practice you'll get good at — including BS.
The Fake News Claims Trump is Inheriting a Strong Economy
by IWB · Published December 2, 2016 · Updated December 2, 2016
Politico, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Yahoo and many other fake news organizations are now claiming that Trump will inherit a strong economy. WikiLeaks showed us in the last election cycle that many of these organizations are colluding with the Washington elite. So, you must ask yourself: what narrative are they trying to peddle now?
The economy is anything but strong.
Jim Hoft for the Gateway Pundit reports ,This is crazy. The Associated Press released new guidelines for using the term “alt right” in association with Trump supporters. The new rules urge journalists to connect the group to Nazis and KKK members in their reports. Don’t be fooled – The left is doing this so they can label all Trump supporters as racists. This enables hateful liberal reporters to label all Trump reporters as evil racists.
November 29, 2016
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Look at the media (in this case the leftist Washington Post) crying like little babies over supposed conspiracy theories:
@FiIibuster -- that's lowercase i-capital i-lowercase i -- is the luckiest 16-year-old in California. On Monday night, he took a break from tweeting about professional sports to piggyback on the president-elect's critiques of CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny. "CNN is terrible folks," he wrote. "Jeff has no evidence that Donald Trump didn't suffer from voter fraud!"
Lo and behold, Trump retweeted him, adding at the end, "Bad reporter." To which @FiIibuster could only reply, "OMG."
I tell this story not to walk through Trump's longstanding feud with CNN, which my colleague Cal Borchers does here. I tell it instead to marvel at how fully Donald Trump, political neophyte, has embraced a web of conspiracy theories and illogical statements to advance his political interests.
According to the author of the piece, Philip Bump, Trump has basically "weaponized conspiracy theories" to further his cause. And that, he explains, is completely and utterly unacceptable. What's more, it's also something new.
Oh yes, we've never seen this before.
Well, with the exception of Joseph McCarthy, the Left's everlasting Bogeyman. Other than that, nobody -- nobody! -- ever uses conspiracy theories in politics. Nope siree.
But wait a minute. Hold your horses.
note: If you read the rest of the article the author ridicules those of us who question the official story on the events of 911. That is sad since he was doing so well. As is the case with everyone who defends that government story, they do not answer ANY of the questions put forward.
Audio Transcripts reveal the New York Times lied, Donald Trump said he is not taking Hillary Clinton email and foundation investigations off the table.
Editor’s note (more below): After this fact check went viral the NY Times was forced to admit Trump really told them the investigations into Hillary Clinton are still on the table.
Trump destroys media stars face to face in his golden tower
Nov22 by Jon Rappoport
Trump destroys media stars face to face in his golden tower
by Jon Rappoport
November 22, 2016
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)
It was instant legend.
Trump met yesterday with the rancid cream of media in his golden tower. They were there thinking it was all about creating a structure for access to the next president. Little did they know.
Charlie Rose was there. Wolf Blitzer. Jeff Zucker, head of CNN. Martha “I weep for Hillary” Raddatz. Gayle King. Lester “the weasel-king of interrupters” Holt. Chuck Todd. George “property of the Clintons” Stephanopoulos.
Fake, fake, fake, fake, fake.
The whole gang.
The NY Post has the story:
“It was like a f–ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.
“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said.
“The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added.
“Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong.’ He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars,” the source said.
“…he referred to a horrible network correspondent who cried when Hillary lost who [also] hosted a [presidential] debate – which was Martha Raddatz who was also in the room.”
So…You can hate Trump, but if you can’t find joy in this story, you’re in need of a blood transfusion.
Way back at the beginning of the presidential campaign, I said that if Trump does nothing but run against the media he’ll be doing the country a great service, because they’re all snakes and cover-up artists and liars and they’ve been hypnotizing the population for as long as they’ve been around. Trump went on to exceed my expectations in that regard.
If you can’t stand Trump, you can fantasize about some other theoretical president who might have carried off his attacks on fake news as well, and with the same effect, but this is the man who did it. And yesterday was a landmark event in history.
Understand that these grifters—because that’s what they are—believe they own the news and the truth, even as they’re making it up by the ton. They and their masters—six companies that control 90% of big media—dispense fake reality to the populace 24/7. And now…
They’re lost inside their own bubble. They’ve never felt this kind of fury from a president. They don’t know what to do.
They’ve got money, they’ve got arrogance, and they’ve got the airwaves, and it’s not enough.
Of course they’re outraged, and of course they’ll continue doing whatever they can to undermine Trump, but they know he couldn’t care less that they’re deeply, deeply offended. Their little trick—“how dare you insult us”—won’t work. In fact, it’ll make things worse for them. Not long ago, one survey placed the public’s trust in media at 6%, which is about on the same level as the trust in public bathrooms in scuzzy bars by the railroad tracks next to mining camps in the 19th century.
These media honkers can stand in front of their mirrors and keep combing their hair and they can bring in new make-up people, and adjust the studio lighting and build new desks, and they can laugh and smile at cocktail parties and pretend they’re still in the ascendance, but they’re rapidly turning into laughingstocks, and the derision keeps building. If you feel sorry for them, your sympathy is grossly misplaced.
[Exit From the Matrix]
The final straw here is Steve Bannon, Trump’s new chief strategist and special counselor. The editor of Breitbart, Bannon recently stated in an interview: “The media bubble is the ultimate symbol of what’s wrong with this country. It’s just a circle of people talking to themselves who have no f—ing idea what’s going on. If The New York Times didn’t exist, CNN and MSNBC would be a test pattern. The Huffington Post and everything else is predicated on The New York Times. It’s a closed circle of information from which Hillary Clinton got all her information — and her confidence. That was our opening.”
Trump is carrying out a sustained war against big media. He hasn’t stopped. There is no sign he will stop. He knows, and Bannon knows, that the public is fed up with mainstream media.
The unchallenged authority of The News has been cracked like an egg.
Yesterday, Trump doubled and tripled down.
Wake up and smell the singed hair and the sagging plastic surgery. The media stars are fading in their fake sky.
POSTED NOVEMBER 19, 2016
Nov 19 2016, 12:16 pm ET
Jeff Sessions a 'Deeply Disturbing' Attorney General Pick, Says LGBTQ Rights Group
by Brooke Sopelsa
President-Elect Names His AG, CIA Director, National Security Adviser 2:43
The man President-elect Donald Trump has nominated as his attorney general pick is a vocal opponent on issues like same-sex marriage and federal hate-crimes legislation, raising concerns among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community,
"It is deeply disturbing that Jeff Sessions, who has such clear animus against so many Americans — including the LGBTQ community, women and people of color — could be charged with running the very system of justice designed to protect them," Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, said in a statement.
"When Donald Trump was elected, he promised to be president for all Americans, and it is hugely concerning and telling that he would choose a man so consistently opposed to equality as one of his first — and most important — cabinet appointees," Griffin added.
In 2004 and 2006, Sessions, a Republican senator from Alabama, voted in favor of advancing the failed Federal Marriage Amendment, which would have amended the Constitution to define marriage as a union of one man and one woman.
When same-sex marriage finally became the law of the land in 2015, after the 5-4 Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court decision, Sessions did not hold back his displeasure.
"I think what this court did was unconstitutional. I don't think they had the power to do what they did. There's nothing in the Constitution that requires such a result, no mention of marriage in the Constitution," Sessions told WKRG in Mobile, Alabama, shortly after the Supreme Court decision.
Hate crimes and discrimination
Same-sex marriage is not the only pro-LGBTQ legislation Sessions has opposed. He voted against the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, which expanded federal hate-crimes law to include bias-motivated violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
He also voted against the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy in 2010, and in 2013 he declined to vote in favor of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would have protected LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination.
One bill he does favor is the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which was introduced last year.
Many believe the so-called "religious liberty" bill, of which Sessions is a co-sponsor, would open the door to anti-LGBTQ discrimination. FADA seeks to prohibit the federal government from "taking discriminatory action" against a person who believes "in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman."
Sessions' track record on LGBTQ issues has consistently earned him low marks from the Human Rights Campaign. The group gave him a zero on its Congressional scorecard and gave him a spot on its "Hall of Shame" in 2014, which included just 19 members of Congress.