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Sunday, June 25, 2017

White House reporters demand to be on TV

White House Correspondents' Association President Jeff Mason is upset because the Trump administration pulled the plug on daily press briefings, which had become so popular that the cable stations drew higher ratings than the afternoon soap operas.

Boo hoo hoo.

President Trump pulled the plug because CNN and MSNBC turned into Joe McCarthy TV-1 and Joe McCarthy TV-2. I understand it's all Russia all the time on those channels.

On Friday, CNN got caught by Breitbart with Fake News about a Senate investigation into a Trump official over, you guessed it, Russia. Eyeroll. The story was so bad, CNN retracted it.

So you can see why Trump spokesman Sean Spicer pulled back the daily TV show.

He's still answering questions.

It's just Jim Acosta of CNN and the rest of the drama queens cannot go on TV, and pretend to be up against the establishment.

By the way, Acosta and April Ryan have worked televised press conferences well. They are the Sam Donaldsons of their day. Good for them.

But this sideshow has nothing to do with informing the public.

Still, Mason has to do what a president of the White House Correspondents' Association does: suck up to the Democratic presidents, and bitch about the Republican ones. 

Don't blame the player, blame the game.

Mason emailed Spicer.

"The WHCA’s position on this issue is clear: we believe strongly that Americans should be able to watch and listen to senior government officials face questions from an independent news media, in keeping with the principles of the First Amendment and the need for transparency at the highest levels of government," Mason wrote.
Oh yes, the First Amendment guarantee of televised press conferences.

It's right there after mandatory presidential attendance at the annual reporters dinner.

Funny how the same crowd that insists the Second Amendment only covers muskets (even though the American long rifle beat British muskets) insist it applies to television.

What Mason needs to do is send an email to the correspondents:
No more reporting Fake News. No more crying about being called Fake News. No more bitching about getting the back row after your network or newspaper indulges in Fake News. 




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16 comments:

  1. How will the White House Correspondents justify their big salaries if they can't draw attention to themselves? Television is a visual medium, and Trump cut off the flow of visuals.

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  2. Do the 'reporters' stomp their feet when they demand to be on TV?

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    1. Remember the ad for Krustyland on the Simpsons? It told kids to tell their parents: "Take me, take me, take me. Now, now, now."

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    2. https://giphy.com/gifs/Wvo6vaUsQa3Di/html5

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  3. Cry me a river, boys; cry me a RIVER.

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    1. Acosta has been relegated to portable-potty greeter and is not happy...

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  4. Let's go back 3-5 years: Suppose the polling hadn't been rigged with D+12 and urban respondents.

    Suppose the gambling odds makers were not all liberal douchebags playing off of options models, and that Na8Ag was doing what he does best as a used RV and propane salesman in Orlando.

    I guess the idea is to suppose that they had Obama's entire second term to rationally examine what Obama (actually his handlers) had done to the US (using objective criteria), and was continuing to do to the country.

    Would the enemedia be any different?

    Would the Butterfly Effect have any validity with regard to the current state of the enemedia?

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  5. and listen to senior government officials face questions from an independent news media,

    They have pretty well answered their own complaint already. Maybe they could write unbiased article instead of writing commercials for the DNC. Luckily, I'm not into holding my breath until they actually become media again like they were....nevermind. I can't remember an honest media in my lifetime.

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  6. And then, pretty soon here, the Obummer Puppets are gonna get kicked to the curb by MAEGA. Make American Eclipses Great Again. Hotel reservations reportedly through the roof along the totality path. Restaurants, bars, and makers of special sunglasses for viewing will do booming business also. And the news cycle will be All Eclipse, All The Time. More winning for Mr. T. The Train keeps Rollin!

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  7. Looking forward to when the president goes back to Jefferson's habit of sending a written report on the state of the union to congress and letting them read it, rather than making a speech.

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  8. Trump has the right of it. He uses the enemedia against itself. As for Comey, does he wear makeup? He seems a little "queenish", to be blunt. As for the Russian thing....well, Obama directly interfered with the Israeli elections, didn't he? Do I believe the enemedia reporting? Nah, most of them are marxists.

    Trump will exercise the bully pulpit like the maestro that he is. I expect that he will start releasing hostile information about the enemedia, just to see if the shoe fits.

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  9. I cut the cable a few months ago and never looked back, and enjoy keeping that $100 in my pocket every month. How about some a la carte selections so we can bypass cnn and the other crap?

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    1. Good for you. ESPN is losing 10,000 subscribers a month. I quit the boob tube several years ago and don't miss it one bit.

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  10. "we believe strongly that Americans should be able to watch and listen to senior government officials face questions from an independent news media..."
    So do we and as soon as an independent news media shows up, we'll support them. But, for now....

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  11. "Americans should be able to watch and listen to senior government officials face questions from an independent news media,...."

    I agree. And as soon as an "independent" news media shows up, the White House should be on it. Till then, adios ass@@##s.

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  12. This faux brouhaha about our leader must face the media for democracy to survive.

    How is it that this ilk wasn't upset when candidate Clinton went into hiding for most of the last election? Isn't this part of the same crowd that, on TV during Obama's first inauguration, incredulously asked, "we don't know much about him, do we?'

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