Friday, January 13, 2017

"Drug testing floated for White House press corps"

(Pardon any typos. Difficult to type and laugh at the same time.)

Just when the DC press corps thought it was safe to go in the scotch-and-water at the bar, along comes President Trump to bite them again.

From the New York Post:
Drug testing floated for White House press corps
By Richard Johnson
One proposal on dealing with the media that was pitched to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team calls for drug testing the White House press corps.
Trump’s attacks on the mainstream media were a cornerstone of his campaign and last week he called BuzzFeed a “failing pile of garbage,” but forcing reporters to undergo random drug tests would provoke a media meltdown.
The pee-in-a-cup proposal (yellow journalism indeed) was one of 13 ideas one candidate for White House press secretary wrote in November in a confidential memo to members of the Presidential Transition Team’s Executive Committee.
He didn’t get the job, and I am not naming him because his proposal could harsh the mellow of his fellow journalists.
Sean Spicer, who was spokesman for the Republican National Committee, is Trump’s press secretary, and told me, “I support whatever security measures are recommended by the Secret Service.”
Remember when Trump mailed his 1995 tax return to the New York Times last October? The Times wrote a quadruple bylined story on it that said he had paid no taxes for years.

Millions of Americans applauded. I still don't think the New York Times realizes that.

My guess is Trump got this into Page Six (the New York Post's gossip column which has been a staple of his PR efforts for four decades). Fits his modus operandi.

One day, the DC press corps will realize he knows journalism better than they do. One day.

Till then, I am having the time of my life.



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  1. It was the stuffed grape-leaves hors d'oeuvres that gave it away.

    "Hey, how do you keep this lit?"

  2. Pro athletes are tested for drugs. Why not people in the press who want credentials that will allow them access to the White House? If you want a coveted White House Pass, you need to submit to random drug testing. What's the problem? And if you are accused of domestic violence, NO PASS FOR YOU! Make the press live by the standards they use to judge others.

    1. I'm not entirely clear on the methodology here.

      Ain't a Leftard journo, by definition, gonna ring the bell on a dope test?

  3. Reading this, I thought of the 1982 movie, "The Man from Snowy River", The scene where he is in the barn with Jessica, and he does the knot trick which the bum watching attempts and all but ties himself up. "Its called the Tom Fools knot, mate, don't worry, you're gettin the hang of it."
    President (elect) Trump is not making fools of them, rather he is allowing them the space and place to show the world what fools they are.

  4. The Mainstream Media knows what it's doing ... and soon Trump will too.

  5. Breathalizer tests would be amusing too.

  6. Will the winning ever stop?

    1. No, DeNi. The Donald is playing them like a violin. And I think he derives pleasure from it. And I damn sure do. So much fun.

    2. Will the whining ever stop? I now think the leftist's goal is to be so childish for the next four years that we all decide failure is preferable to their antics.

  7. Why stop at dope testing? You know how the Leftard MSM is all hot and bothered about hacking?

    All Press Corps to be patted down henceforth, in case they're wearing a wire for the Russkis or the Chi-Comms.

    If the journos won't stand for that, they can be offered the alternative. How many volts do you reckon it would take to short out any listening device?

    1. Make the entire press core submit their taxes for public review!!?!?!?!?!?!?

  8. …“and we will win, and you will win, and we will keep on winning, and eventually you will say we can’t take all of this winning, …please Mr. Trump …and I will say, NO, we will win, and we will keep on winning”. Now I know, it's kinda hard to keep on laughing every time I read something like this. XD XD XD

  9. His theme song for every press conference ought to be MC Hammer's, "Can't Touch This". Think about

  10. Make the White House Press Corps undergo a thorough TSA search before letting them in. We don't want them smuggling in contraband. Then sit back and watch for the media to scream for the abolishment of the TSA. This may be the quickest way to get rid of it. - Elric

  11. How about: Random Drug Testing, fail and you're out of the press corp; Fed/State/Local agencies criminal background checks; proof of U.S. Citizenship, with full fingerprinting; and the SF 86 Security Questionnaire filled out (personal data like the Chinese hacked a few years ago).

  12. Were I Trump I would move the lot of them to a sub basement of the executive office building and call them if I had anything to say. Daily briefings,if any,by two way video.