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Tom Hanks gives White House press espresso machine to 'fight for the truth'

Posted March 3

Tom Hanks gives White House press espresso machine  to 'fight for the truth'

Actor Tom Hanks donated an espresso machine Thursday to the White House press corps for the third time in 13 years, adding a note to encourage the journalists to continue their work.

"Keep up the good fight for the truth, justice and the American way," Hanks wrote in a note, which was delivered by mail. "Especially for the Truth part."

Hanks first donated an espresso machine in 2004, again in 2010, and again this week saying, "Let me see what I can do for the poor slobs of the fourth estate."


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  • Erika Phipps Mar 3, 2017
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    This is listed under "Local News" and makes it in the top headlines on the main page. This is why WRAL is only a 3rd or 4th news source for me now, it hasn't been about actual news stories for awhile but rather spinning their editorial agendas via story choice. In this instance, what WRAL likes about their fellow 'journalists' freebies from a celebrity interests them a lot more than it does me. Let that mutual admiration society meet elsewhere, not on a tv news site. But then, maybe they *are* serious about "Breaking News" after all.

  • Tim Orr Mar 3, 2017
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    Love the emphasis on "Truth"...

  • Kiara Babel Mar 3, 2017
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    How about a lie detector machine for the press and the politicians?

  • Janet Ghumri Mar 3, 2017
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    Wake up and smell the espresso! Keep them on their (jittery) toes.