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PBC News & Comment: (Selective) Outrage Builds As Trump Takes A Knee to Saudis

Corporate media outlets properly denounce Trump for bizarre, inaccurate statement supporting Saudis, but ignore history of accommodation….--at NY Times, Julian Barnes ridicules Trump’s statement and points out some false claims—but not all

--in separate “news analysis, The Times hammers Trump for “transactional” approach and support for autocrats, but neither is new

--at WashPost, which leverages its connections to Khashoggi, recaps Trump’s tough statements about the assassination and repercussions

--Turkey slams Trump’s “comic stance” as it tries to leverage the assassination into extradition of Gulen from US

--Glenn Greenwald blasts away the hypocrisy, says Trump has bluntly, candidly stated America’s amoral policies, consistent with his predecessors

--anonymous sources say Trump has repeatedly tried to order prosecution of Hillary Clinton and James Comey, but cooler heads and legal memos dissuaded him

--oops, Homeland Security just admitted that the troops sent to the border were not needed; those troops will be home for Christmas

--federal judge in Jackson strikes down Mississippi abortion law that’s clearly unconstitutional, in blistering opinion

--rebuffing Trump attacks on judges, Chief Justice Roberts defends his black-robed colleagues

--more dirt surfaces on Acting AG Whitaker

--just in time for Black Friday, Amazon faces glitches it says were not a data breach