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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Back to Trumping the press

Now that the election is over, Bugs Bunny is back to owning Elmer Fudd. (A reader suggested this comparison as the Road Runner thing has gotten cliche.)

President Trump held a press conference today to gloat about stopping the blue wave. His party not only won all three open seats for the Senate but Team Trump defeated four opposition party incumbent senators in the midterm.

The last time that happened, FDR was giving fireside chats.

Jimmy Olsen Acosta of CNN decided to make the press conference about himself as he bogarted that mic, my friend. He is the Obama of journalism.

He Acosta-ed a female White House intern. Real men do not behave like that. Real men treat female White House interns with respect.

The Secret Service pulled Acosta's press pass, which is fine with Acosta who has been trolling for martyrdom for two years now.

Hold on. I have to put the popcorn in the microwave.

Where was I, oh yes, Sarah Sanders said, "President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.

"This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter’s colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question. President Trump has given the press more access than any president in history.

"Contrary to CNN’s assertions, there is no greater demonstration of the president’s support for a free press than the event he held today. Only they would attack the president for not supporting a free press in the midst of him taking 68 questions from 35 different reporters over the course of 1.5 hours including several from the reporter in question.

"The fact that CNN is proud of the way their employee behaved is not only disgusting, it‘s an example of their outrageous disregard for everyone, including young women, who work in this administration. As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice."

Another 90-minute press conference? No president in the last 50 years has given the press as much access.

Reporters rallied behind Acosta. The White House Correspondents Association -- which never apologized for the way its emcee attacked Sarah Sanders at their dinner this year -- likely will file a complaint.

Shep Smith will go all Howard Beale on this. Endless CNN panels will switch from bashing President Trump for being a Hitler about the border to being a Hitler about the press.

NBC ended its report on this Breaking News like this:
The president then moved to address the next questioner, NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander, who defended Acosta.
"In Jim's defense, I've traveled with him and watched him, he's a diligent reporter who busts his butt like the rest of us," Alexander said.
"Well I'm not a big fan of yours either," Trump said.
I am literally shaking.

With laughter.

Wait. Microwave dinged.

OK, I am back. The best part of all this is the self-righteous pronouncements from Hollywood.

Nobody is more rude to the press than some of these people.

The pontificating and the wattle flapping belie the real truth: Obama used the government to harass reporters. Trump just tosses verbal punches.

Whatever else he is, Trump is a media genius. In the last 24 hrs: 1) GOP lost the House 2) Trump fired Sessions & installed a temporary AG who will also oversee the Mueller probe. And yet, we are all talking about, myself included, Jim Acosta.


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  1. Today, November 7, 2018 has been the most entertaining day in quite a while.

    o A rip roaring Presser that was Give 'em Hell Harry on steroids.

    o The appointment of an interim AJ - soon to be permanent - that is to Jeff Sessions what Donald Trump is to Ross Perot. A fearless, qualified, smart, honest, Trump-supporting, swamp-draining, corruption-fighting, body-building professional. A hire as brilliant as Pence, Mattis, Pompeo, Wilber Ross, Nikki Haley, Sarrah Sanders, and others.

    o The suspension of DC's media answer to Stephan Colbert.


    Don, you'd best have your wife pick up a back-up microwave. If yours goes down and you have to leave for 90 minutes to get a new one, you could miss an epic, historical, hilarious event as it happens.

    1. The 7 minute clip I saw was great. Besides Acosta accosting, PDJT told the man from NBC That followed him and tried to defend Acosta that he doesn’t think much of him either. And the black female reporter that stood up trying to interrupt the man from NBC was continually told to sit down by PDJT. UNLEASHED.

  2. Well, those "verbal punches" are actually our MAGA President bitch slappng tne fuckfaces off of them.

    It is amazing, isn't it?

    A wonder to behold.

    Why, you can almost hear these fake media mutts muttering, "than you, sir, may I have another???? P!ease?????".

    Why, yes. Yes you may.

  3. Since it wasn't a Blue Wave, gotta come up with a title more accurately reflecting the reality.

    Blue Slosh?

    Blue Dribble?

    Blue Drool?

    Blue Dra-loop? (That's what you get when the faucet producing the drips is exceptionally loose and unbalanced.)

    Blue Tinkle?

  4. So the lady staffer was accosted by Acosta. She should file a complaint.

  5. I won't be satisfied until he starts treating them the way Che Guevara treated dissidents in Cuba.

    That's real payback.

  6. The lady should have beat the hell out of that whining pig and then have security frog march him out in handcuffs charged with assault.
    If the press want to defend this bigoted ass they probably don't need to be in attendance either.

    CNN should find an adult with at least a little skill and talent at journalism but looking at their staff the don't have any and replace Acosta a year ago, I think the network should also be punished for tolerating such rude, crude and criminal behavior.

    1. The fucking hilarious posturings of the fake news calling for a boycotting of the only source of their continued solvency is epic in it's absurdity.

      These worthless blabbermouths would be, day one, hour one, minute one, of this boycott, be circle jerking themselves into the local ER for emergency removals of multiple tongue stuck in ass procedures.

      Yeah, fake news minions, you go right ahead and not show up for every single press conference offered by our MAGA President.

      You goofs do that.

      The universe could benefit from a brief intermission of your clown shows.

  7. Ahhh the beautiful people...the manic media and their Hollywood cohorts.

    The site of them both circling the bowl more than makes up for the stench.

  8. I'm amused at the idea that Trump was creating some sort of distraction from the election. First off, he addressed it, run the story, even if it's not what you like. Secondly, as the overused saying goes "it is what it is." Nobody on either side is gaining any points by beating that dead horse.

    The WH should end the briefings and Trump should stop giving the media so much access. Be more like Obama, the media didn't bitch then.

    The WH can pass out daily press releases and favor certain media, again, as the Obama invertebrates did. Maybe give the scoops to the conservative outlets so as to increase their viewership. Maybe that would help bring the conservative media a little more on par with the MSM/DNC people.

    1. Not slick enough on this one, slick.

      End the briefings?

      Why, the fake news could easily end their participation in these. Just don't be there. No body will notice.

      And be more like the obamanation?

      Surely, shirley, you jest.

      MAGA is multi talented.

      Hugely multi talented.


      Get used to it.

  9. Best thing about the Senate. Corker, Flake, McPain. It doesn't get any better than that.

  10. I thought the President was ready to get down off the stage and deck Acosta. And I'm surprised the intern didn't haul off him and slap him. Good for Sarah Sanders for pulling his credentials.

    "Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny"... I like it!

  11. A suggestion to those who still hold press passes: If you wish to protest Acosta's treatment by POTUS, boycott his next dozen or so press conferences.

  12. Trump's ever the victim. Can't answer the tough questions. Maybe we can set up a safe space in the rare press conferences he gives?

  13. The press may hate Trump, but the owners LOVE the big ratings they get from the coverage!

    Maybe Trump should have an empty chair instead of Acosta, and not have any CNN reporter until they apologize to the intern for supporting Acosta's aggression -- and never let Acosta back in.

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  15. When it comes to Trump and the press, in the terms of Looney Tunes, I prefer Foghorn Leghorn and the dog.