Sunday, May 14, 2017

Reduced to covering memes, not news

Trust in the news media is at an all-time low, but reporters and editors are doing their darnedest to push it lower.

From the Washington Post:
White House ‘systems failed’ with Comey firing, but Trump pushed the buttons
In deciding to abruptly fire FBI Director James B. Comey, President Trump characteristically let himself be guided by his own instincts — fueled by his creeping anger and sense of victimhood about a probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election that he considers a “witch hunt.”
The aftermath is a presidency rocked by its most serious self-inflicted crisis yet, exposing dysfunction and distrust within his West Wing and imperiling his agenda. The momentum for the health-care bill that passed the House is gone, and a week scheduled to be devoted to Trump’s preparations for a high-stakes foreign trip was overtaken by distractions and fury.
The public yawns. They know Russia didn't elect Trump. They did.

From the New York Times:
You heard it here first: James Comey was fired because during his White House dinner with Donald Trump, when dessert arrived, he noticed that the president had two scoops of ice cream to his one, and dared to remark on it.
Don’t believe me? O.K., I did make it up. But it’s as credible a claim as most of what came from White House officials, going all the way up to Vice President Mike Pence, in the hours after Trump canned Comey last week.
Ah yes, CNN's scoop about President Trump getting two scoops of ice cream while everyone else gets one.

Clever.

Tell me, in the romper room of the New York Times does the editorial page staff get cookies and milk in the morning, naps in the afternoon, and occasional visits to the zoo?

From CNN:
Isolated and agitated, Trump rattles White House from within
Ah, insider information that tipped the world to the Buzz Feed exclusive about Trump hiring hookers to pee in Obama's bed. Well of course they are all upset. He got two scoops of ice cream; everyone else got one.

From the Hill:
Cutouts of press secretary Sean Spicer in bushes have quickly become a new Internet meme
The joke began after a report from The Washington Post on Tuesday following President Trump's stunning decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.
Remember when the Hill covered Congress and not Internet memes?

It's all about the web hits, man, not about the news. Might as well be 4Chan or Reddit.

Actually, Reddit The Donald has better memes:

Washington Redskins Announce New Mascot for 2017-18 NFL Season

Let's not forget this Mother we all know and love today!

That awkward moment when NAZIs are more diverse than The Huffington Post

Happy Mother's Day To Canada's Mother!

Liberals preparing for civil war

On November 8, 2016, the American people said, "Trump the Establishment!"

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4 comments:

  1. The wouldn't dare hang out at Reddit or take a taste of /pol/

    They would get Shia Labeouf'd before they knew it.

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  2. Heeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, Media!
    You wanna know how you get MORE Trump? Keep on doin' what you're doin'!

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  3. Kathleen Parker at WaPo claimed Trump fired Comey, wait for it, because Comey's taller.

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  4. Thank you Mr. President
    BL

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