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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Press won't denounce bad reporter

Remember when David Duke endorsed Donald Trump, and the press demanded Trump denounce Duke? Trump did, but then the press said he did not denounce quick enough.

So why won't the press denounce one of its own reporters? Quickly. One bad apple does spoil the whole bunch if you leave it there to rot.

Jeff Mason, president of the White House Correspondents' Association, said the White House asked him "to single out a reporter and criticize an article," Hadas Gold of Politico reported.

Mason declined to do so.

Not his job, he said.

OK, those are the new rules then.

When a Republican screws up, other Republicans no longer have to denounce him.

The rule never applied to Democrats, of course.

But if reporters won't call out their own, why should we?

As for the White House, name and shame the reporter and the article.

Say, yup, we asked Mason to denounce Liar Von Goebbels for writing that libelous (fill in the blank) story but Mason refused to denounce the Fake News.

However, I can see Mason's point. So many lies, so little time to do anything but denounce.

Of course, Mason could be less than truthful. Politico's story ended: "Asked about the matter, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred questions to Mason and said she did not know what he was referring to."

That does not mean someone else in the White House asked, however, just that she did not know about it.

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  1. Of course, Don, there's just NOT enough time in the day to sort out the most fake story and denounce it--like trying to drink from a fire hose.

  2. The entire key to democrat success was to create blocs of solid support while getting those on the right to "police" their ranks. This worked for a very long time. Even now we have certain Republicans who are more than happy to go along with this strategy and ask how high they should jump when the left registers any complaint. The correct answer, of course, is to tell them to go f**k themselves. The press is included in my definition of the left, by the way.

    1. Doc, you're on a roll, buddy. BIG standing O for that comment. To keep that ball rolling...f--- damage control, too. No need. There is no damage. How's the market doin today, haters? Boy I get a stiffy with every rally, thinking about and the supposed 680 bill he went short with. Next thing you know, Antifa/BLM/Greenpeace is gonna hafta get real jobs. Nobody will hire them though. Haha. More winning!

  3. You don't see things as the MSM sees them. The faker the news the more they like it. Rather than criticize a reporter for making a mistake or making up fake news the MSM is applauding him. - Elric

  4. Akshully, those are the old rules.

  5. Don, I think by the time Trump knocked over the apple cart they were pretty much all rotten.