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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Trump the Washington Post

Trump pulled the Washington Post's press credentials after it ran the bizarre headline:
Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with Orlando shooting
That was on a news story. He said no such thing.

Journalists are outraged.

BuzzFeed, Politico, The Daily Beast, Univision, and The Huffington Post are among other outlets that have been blocked in recent months. Some journalists have described this as an emerging Trump "blacklist."
The Huffington Post tweeted at The Post on Monday afternoon and said "Welcome to the club."
CNN did not mention why Trump banned Huffington Post - because it ends every story like this:
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
Screw it.

You lose your objectivity, you lose your press credentials.

Also from the CNN report:
The Committee to Protect Journalists said in a statement, "A candidate for the highest elected office in the land doesn't get to choose what goes into a newspaper."
It added that Trump's actions "provides a ready made excuse for authoritarian leaders to crack down further on independent journalists."
I cannot find where there was one protest from this organization to Obama's eight-year War on Fox.

Coming soon -- "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."


  1. The further we go, the more right Trump looks and the media is going crazy.

    If they did the unthinkable and stopped being journalists and went back to being reporters, they might have better luck.

  2. I do love that the leftist media are slowly killing themselves with their bias. Maybe not so slowly.

  3. "A candidate for the highest elected office in the land doesn't get to choose what goes into a newspaper."

    Agreed. But he does have the right to choose which newspapers get privileged access to the candidate. - Elric

  4. The word on the media street in NYC is Defcon4 has been sounded on the left as Hillary sputters in Trump's exhaust. Trump said Bezos bought WaPo as a toy for himself and indeed he seems to be treating it as such. But Trump the adult may do well with this since the inevitable future assaults by the paper will look like spite not spirit

    1. I think you mean DEFCON 2 (see ).
      D4 is just a tad over normal day-to-day being there. D2 is forces at full alert, all weapons ready.

  5. As Big D and others have predicted, the media will find its "voice of conscience" again once DJT is elected. Problem is, for eight years they've been sitting there with a butt plug that doubles as a pacifier, meekly obeying Barry. They've lost credibility and I do not think they're going to get it back. Fine. Print news is a dinosaur at this point anyways. The old days are gone, and they're better left alone...little Phil Collins there...

  6. "Independent journalists". That's a joke, right? Since when are they really free to write what they really think? Left or right they are told what is acceptable and not, and if they are right wing nobody had better know or the ax falls.

  7. "A candidate for the highest elected office in the land doesn't get to choose what goes into a newspaper."

    Unless that candidate is a Dimocrat and then we will be stenographers and take down everything she says. We will not complain about scripted or no press conferences and when there is one we will submit our questions in advance for review so she can select which questions she will answer.

  8. I noted that Trump knows the correct and proper way to observe a moment's silence.

    Bracing to attention, and thoughts clearly turning inward. Someone taught him right as a kid.

    Too many politicians of both sides look like they're mentally inspecting their nails, waiting for the minute to end.

    I find myself applying the adverb "unashamedly" more and more to Trump. I haven't done that since Reagan.

    Either way, America is going to take a bucket of water in the face next year. The choice is whether it's high-quality H2O or putrid swampwater.

  9. Military schooling. Did Trump a lot of good.