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CNN: Washington (CNN) - A disturbing video of a fake President Donald Trump shooting, assaulting and stabbing his critics and the media was played at a conference held by a pro-Trump group at his Miami resort last week, according to footage obtained by The New York Times.

The video, which was shown at Trump's National Doral Miami during a three-day conference held by American Priority, includes the logo for Trump's 2020 reelection bid and showcases a series of internet memes, the Times reported. One part of the video, the Times said, shows a fake Trump's head edited onto the body of a man opening fire in the "Church of Fake News" on a group whose faces were edited to appear as a group of Trump critics and news organizations.

According to the Times, the clip ends with Trump driving a stake into the head of a person who has the CNN logo for a face before standing and smiling as he looks around. The clip appears to be edited from a church massacre scene in the 2014 movie "Kingsman: The Secret Service," the Times reported.

CNN cannot independently verify the video as of Sunday night and has not shared contents of it. CNN has confirmed the video was played at the conference and not in the main ballroom.

"Sadly, this is not the first time that supporters of the President have promoted violence against the media in a video they apparently find entertaining -- but it is by far and away the worst. The images depicted are vile and horrific," CNN said in a statement Sunday night. "The President and his family, the White House, and the Trump campaign need to denounce it immediately in the strongest possible terms. Anything less equates to a tacit endorsement of violence and should not be tolerated by anyone."

2019/10/13/politics/trump-fake-video-shooting-media-critics-doral
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Also CNN: (CNN) - The following contains spoilers about the "Succession" season 2 finale.

"Succession" spent most of its season finale on board a massive Mediterranean yacht, which was more than a little symbolic, since the entire episode hinged on deciding who was going to get thrown overboard.

In the final moments, that decision crystallized in a manner that seemed both inevitable and perfectly logical, based on the arc that defined the first season. But then one of the key players called an audible, which was predictable in the show's scheming world but still inordinately satisfying, on what is now one of TV's preeminent dramas.

The key scene, in which media patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) explained to his son Kendall (Jeremy Strong) that he would need to be the "blood sacrifice" to salvage Roy's empire, was so beautifully written and performed it was the kind of material that merits knighthoods, not just Emmys.

At the same time, as broken as Kendall has often appeared to be, you could see the wheels turning when he asked whether his dad ever thought he had the right stuff to run the company, and Logan responded, "You're not a killer. You have to be a killer."

What better way to demonstrate that grit, obviously, than for Kendall to pull a double-cross, throwing his father under the bus -- a maneuver that, as the closing shot indicated, spurred a certain grudging respect from the old man?

That followed a calm, rational, occasionally hilarious discussion about whose head was going to wind up on a spike, metaphorically speaking, in which the participants took turns casually suggesting their companions take blame for the corporate scandal, save the company and likely go to jail -- a conversation Logan began by insisting, "We're all pals here."

Something clicked in "Succession's" second season -- not with the show, which was terrific from the get-go, but rather the audience. Series creator Jesse Armstrong has stressed that he drew inspiration from various media dynasties, but the parallels to Rupert Murdoch and his offspring, in particular, have added a tantalizing twist.

That said, the series and its characters have taken on lives of their own. Buzz surrounding the HBO drama has steadily built at an extremely opportune time for the pay channel (like CNN, a unit of WarnerMedia), what with another show about the lust for power, "Game of Thrones," having ended.

Setting that baggage aside, this felt like a near-perfect cliffhanger (although indeed, it actually would have made a terrific series finale) to capitalize on what the show had been building toward, on multiple fronts.

While that included settling old scores and unfinished family business, it also set up a number of juicy possibilities going forward. As for subplots, the open relationship between Logan's daughter Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) moved into a new plane, in another brilliant sequence only overshadowed by the stakes surrounding Logan and Kendall's chat.

"Succession" has always been about strange family dynamics and blood sport in corporate finery. It's fertile territory -- see Showtime's "Billions"-- but has seldom been executed better than this.

That paid off with a finale that demonstrated, if there were any doubts, the sharks weren't in the water. When it comes to accolades, if "Succession" continues to ride this wave, it's going to need a bigger boat.

2019/10/13/entertainment/succession-season-2-finale-review
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CNN wants violence on your TV, but not violence against the CNN logo (God forbid)
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This is so fucking stupid. Absurdly stupid.

First of all you copy and paste two articles? Then write one dumbass sentence and mic drop like a drunk Uncle? Just trash.

Can you not tell the difference between fiction and propaganda?

There have been several mass murderers that were inspired by Trump. The mass murder clip, played at a Trump rally, was inciting further violence.

Succession is a TV show.

Do I really have to explain the difference between a TV show and the fucking President of the United States?!

Fucking obstinate asinine mother fuckers.

I've seen the clip, it's the church bloodbath scene from "The Kingsman" with crude logos and pictures superimposed on it. It's fucking vile, and if the roles were reversed, you would be furious.

You people flipped out about stupid fucking Kathy Griffin, but don't give a fuck about the campaign for the incumbent president? You hold Kathy Griffin to a higher standard than the commander-in-chief? WTF?

So fucking hypocritical and stupid. Inconsistent and absurd.

Have some fucking integrity, some fucking moral and logical standards.

From where I stand you're a bunch of deplorable morons, hoodwinked by a two-bit conman.

Are you seriously comparing a TV review to the POTUS?

Are you fucking kidding me?!

Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with you people?

Trump rallies... holy fuck. Fucking bullshit horrendous bloody thirsty idiot cunts. Fuck you.
You Fucking Idiot 1 month ago
"Sadly, this is not the first time that supporters of the President have promoted violence against the media in a video they apparently find entertaining "

They are like big apes. Pounding their chests, making loud grunts and roaring screams, taking up intimidating postures, all trying to be "king of the jungle".
But it's just noise. Soon the lions and tigers of reason and sanity will be chasing the apes out of the jungle.
anonymous 1 month ago
My hopes and wish’s, when Donald trump dies, I hope it’s the most excruciating, painful death. I hope it lingers for days and I hope he feels the pain of every human, that has been touched by his hate. I hope it’s so painful, that no amount of meds can stop the pain. I am not a violent person but, my hate for this piece of shit grows by the second. And I wish, his dumb as fuck worshippers, are all called out in their everyday life and are shunned by all that know them. If you stand for trump, you stand for hate. You stand for every death that his hate has caused for two fucking years. Trump and his minions are disgusting, vile piles of shit.
James 1 month ago
"First of all you copy and paste two articles? Then write one dumbass sentence and mic drop like a drunk Uncle?"
Yep. The articles are needed for context, and the one dumbass sentence are my full thoughts on the two articles. That's reasonable.

"Can you not tell the difference between fiction and propaganda?"
Yes. The difference is whether your focus is being directed toward narrative within the piece, or narrative outside the piece, but both processes are occuring with either one. All fiction is propaganda, and all propaganda is fiction.

["There have been several mass murderers that were inspired by Trump. The mass murder clip, played at a Trump rally, was inciting further violence. "]

"Do I really have to explain the difference between a TV show and the fucking President of the United States?!"
I would be interested in hearing your explanation of the difference between a TV show and the fucking President of the United States.

"It's fucking vile, and if the roles were reversed, you would be furious"
Absolutely not. It would be refreshing to see CNN put out something honest for once.

"You people flipped out about stupid fucking Kathy Griffin"
Kathy Griffin feels like hypocrisy. I think she is a controversy artist being posed as a comedian by people who don't have sense of hunor.

I have no clue who this plural you that you keep referring to is supposed to be. It is supposed to be some hybrid of the mafia, nazis, and naughty farmers? It's just me here. The nazis tried to bludgeon me, and the farmers continue to shoot at me, so they are certainly not the same.

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"Soon the lions and tigers of reason and sanity will be chasing the apes out of the jungle. "
Yes. Soon it will be 7 years since 21 December 2012. The groom is coming for his bride.

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"when Donald trump dies, I hope it’s the most excruciating, painful death. I hope it lingers for days and I hope he feels the pain of every human, that has been touched by his hate. I hope it’s so painful, that no amount of meds can stop the pain"
Amen :D
Martin 1 month ago
Fiction and propaganda are the same thing? Are you high?

So Nazi propaganda and Llama Llama Red Pyjama are the same thing?
That is so fucking reductive it's absurd. It's obstinate as fuck. You know there's a difference. There's a plain, obvious fucking difference. You're just ignoring it for the sake of argument. That's fucking sophistry; you're not interested in truth.

You refuse to even accept that the responsibilities of the POTUS are different from a TV show. Again, plainly fucking obvious.

These are the inane ramblings of a charlatan.

Jesus fuck, get your head out of your ass.
anonymous 1 month ago
Martin here. Nazi propaganda and llama llama red pyjama are obviously two different things. You initially asked about the two modes of expression / fiction and propaganda. I cannot deal with you shrinking and growing what you're talking about between two posts and then accusing me of sophistry for falling for it. Nazi propaganda and llama llama red pyjama are both fiction and propaganda at the same time, and neither one is non-fictional, and neither one is innocent of using fiction to push an agenda. LLRP is guilty of pushing a feminist narrative. A feminist narrative is not the same thing as a nazi narrative, but they are both propaganda, and both fiction.

"You refuse to even accept that the responsibilities of the POTUS are different from a TV show. Again, plainly fucking obvious. "
!!!!! I would be interested in hearing your explanation of the difference between a TV show and the fucking President of the United States. Maybe it won't include


Martin 1 month ago
insults every sentence. Doubt it, but my fingers are crossed. X
anonymous 1 month ago
One is a TV show, the other is a government.

Do you have a dictionary handy?

JFC

You're humiliating yourself, corncob.
Obstinate Fuck 1 month ago
You know what?

I wouldn't appreciate being addressed in the manner I've addressed you. It's doesn't feel great.

It's the easiest way to express my disdain. It's also that this platform encourages, or at least enables, venting frustration.

Face to face I would not be as rude or condescending. Also ad hominem attacks accomplish very little.

It did feel good writing it though but felt guilty shortly after.

Hopefully you can interpret it as artistic expression, or at least immature rage.

I stand by the core ideas, as I remain dumbfounded by your connections and distinctions. Ad hoc and absurd, not in an ad hominem sense, but as logically untenable.

It's fun to scream at someone, and that's why I come here and not Twitter. Hopefully you don't take it too personally.

Vague apologies.
Mild Rage Regret 1 month ago
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