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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

President Trump does not need you, Don Lemon

Journalists love to comfort themselves by saying the politicians need them more than they need the politicians. Following a crushing defeat of the media's candidate in the last election, Don Lemon of CNN said this about Trump.

From the Hill:
“He still needs us more than we need him,” Lemon said of Trump’s strategy with the media. 
"Listen, I’m not a news executive. But if I were, I would say I would not cover his tweets.” 
Lemon said doing so would lead Trump to hold a formal press conference, because “he hates being ignored.” 
Trump, who has not held a press conference since July, has used Twitter since his election to announce Cabinet nominations, make foreign policy pronouncements and attack Democrats and the media. 
President Trump destroyed that bromide this year.

He does not need the press. He won without them.

The tail is trying to wag the Big Dog.

President Trump is in no danger of being ignored. He is the president of the United States, the leader of the free world, and the most powerful human on Earth.

In July, he stopped courting the press when he realized they were a hindrance to his campaign. He no longer needed them to get his message across.

President Trump won despite 90% of the stories about him being negative, many of them Fake News.

President Trump won despite John Podesta rigging the debates. Does anyone really think Anderson Cooper or Martha Raddatz were not willingly coached?

President Trump won despite all the fixed media polls.

The media failed the American people this year by turning into an open propaganda machine that misled and misinformed the public.

For the past year-and-a-half, almost all the press has viewed President Trump and many of his supporters as deplorable.

President Trump should not reward Don Lemon and those like him with his time.


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  1. Ah, the media is still the turtle hiding in it's shell, refusing to look at the world outside and see that the world outside does not trust it.

  2. (Lemon) Naw; don't need Trump.

    (Meanwhile) CNN; Lowest ratings evah

    (Back to Lemon) Nope, we don't need no stinkin' Trump.

    (In the Board Room) Don's salary will soon need to be paid by infomercials or direct to cable movies.

    CNN has already tried to hijack Sling as the only "news" source on demand sticks, but word is that will be nixed soon because the alternative station consoles without forced CNN show about a 8 to 1 choice ratio over Sling.

    The Edsel of cable broadcasters.

  3. What a "Lemon." says:

    4. Informal. a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory; dud:

    - Elric

  4. The media are between a rock (DJT's tweets) and a hard place (Drudge). Without the news that comes out of the nation's capital, there's virtually no reason for a network like CNN to exist any longer. The local news across the country will continue to be covered by local media outlets. CNN is facing the abyss. Without access to DJT, they will be reduced to broadcasting a test pattern from sun up to sun down.

  5. Maybe Lemon can get a Larry King gig selling supplements to us old farts.

  6. When life hands you a Lemon, go buy tequila and salt.

  7. Lemon is bitter. Getting squeezed by POETUS!!