The Campaign For DA

2.24.2017

Breaking: This Is Crazy

Banning those organizations from the daily White House press briefing (this one was oddly changed to an "off camera" one earlier in the day)? You kidding me. This should scare every single one of you to death.

And it sounds like other press organizations are walking out in protest or giving Spicer the beating of his life.

And this is what Trump said this morning!:

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm nervous as a cat sh*ttin a peach seed.

Anonymous said...

THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING. DAMMIT GREEN, GROW A SET OF NUTS AND QUIT PANICKING. YOU SOUND JUST LIKE THE NUTBAGS ON THE RIGHT WHO CLAIMED OBAMA WANTED SHARIA LAW. GET A GRIP SON.

Anonymous said...

Didn't obama try and do this to Fox News?

Anonymous said...

In before Wordkyle says Obama banned Fox.

Rage

Anonymous said...

I hope the patriots who are such staunch defenders of the 2nd Amendment are just as fervent in their defense of the 1st Amendment.

DF Charlton Heston

Anonymous said...

I wonder what U. S. stadium would hold the same crowd as Nuremberg for our rally? Got to have lots of elbow room for the banners and flaming torches.

DF Kellyanne Goebbels Conway

Anonymous said...

Don't think this was a press briefing, but a smaller group.

wordkyle said...

LOL They're banned from a briefing? Let me know when you have something serious to be scared to death of. This ain't it.

"In addition to CBS and Hearst, the White House invited NBC, Fox, ABC, One America News Network, The Wall Street Journal, McClatchy, Breitbart and Washington Times reporters to attend."

"Because of the presence of the pool, the information was still shared with the entire White House press corps."

Anonymous said...

Thank you Herr Wordkyle

mzchief said...

The issue of selecting White House correspondents from just a few news outlets being picked for a WH press briefing, leaving out several others, came up a month or so ago on NPR. Mara Liasson, of NPR, said it's quite common for just a handful of WH correspondents to be selected, from the WH press corps, to attend a WH press briefing. Those selected then share their notes/information with the rest of the WH press corps.

Nothing to see here peeps, it's been going on since Truman, according to Mara Liasson.

If you're going to set your hair on fire over the idiocracy coming out of Trump's Admin, make sure it's for a legit reason.

Anonymous said...

Barry is always wrong.

Anonymous said...

@ Wordkyle how are you seemingly well educated yet so painfully short sighted? You have an uncanny ability to recall the term of any sort of arcane debate fallacy to undermine others' arguments when it suits you. But then when you have to play defense you overlook your own informal fallacies. Yes, it's just a briefing. Yes, this was disseminated. The slippery slope of this should scare you.

Anonymous said...

3:03

They're banned.

Your words.

Never, ever should the President and his staff ban anyone press from any press opportunity. Not even Al Jazeera.

EVER.

You are smarter than this.

Anonymous said...

3:03

Not being there means they could not ask questions.

Someone in the Executive branch is skidding along a very slippery slope. And his advisers must be dumber than hell....probably Aggies.

Anonymous said...

The press will just make something up to make all you snowflakes melt .
Not all the flooding in Cali is from rain. Love me some Trump

Anonymous said...

What scares me is a communist-controlled media. Trump is right to cull out the red press.

Barry, you may be thrilled that communists have infiltrated the government and the Democratic Party but I can guarantee millions of us are not.

Why don't you go be a lawyer in Cuba? The weather is great and they would welcome you with open arms. Nothing like living in some 3rd world communist hellhole to make one appreciate freedom.

wordkyle said...

As I said, wake me when there's something to be nervous about. Like, say, using the IRS to silence those who disagree with you politically. Or the supposedly impartial media coordinating with a political campaign to help a particular candidate. Or an entire political party -- including a recent President of the United States -- supporting violent protests to prevent those with whom they disagree from speaking.

What the reactions make me realize is that you guys think it's a crisis any time a Republican fights back. Major news outlets were at the briefing, even no-friends-to-Republicans NBC and ABC were there. You've grown so accustomed to having the media in your pocket that when that advantage is dulled you think it's somehow cheating.

Anonymous said...

Wolf! Wolf! Wolf!

Ha Ha. Just Kidding.

Hope the real wolf doesn't show.

Anonymous said...

I just bought a Wolf brand range. And I'm gonna cook me some Wolf brand chili. I'm so hungry I'll probly wolf it down.

Anonymous said...

Damn Barry, quit being a tit-bag. If CNN and the New York post and others want to keep lying to you sheeple and you sheeple keep believing all of that crap, you and them are getting what you deserve. Hell, I'd revoke all of those lying bastard's credentials and make every single one of them reapply. Or they can just wait and get the news second hand from Fox.

The Real Hardy Har Man

Anonymous said...

9:05

"You've grown so accustomed to having the media in your pocket that when that advantage is dulled you think it's somehow cheating."

That is the issue my man. Snap out of it.

Nothing should be dulled.

wordkyle said...

732 - What is the issue? That particular Democrat-friendly outlets should be given preferential treatment to have unlimited access at all times to all things?

In this non-controversial instance, many press outlets were present, what they learned was shared, via the press pool, with those outlets not present, and the public was kept fully informed. This is the same crazed response as when someone other than Helen Thomas got the first question at a press conference. The media -- who overwhelmingly lean Democrat -- have their preferences, and if they don't get their way they react like petulant children. The American public did not lose a whit of the advantages the First Amendment provides.

Anonymous said...

Correct yourself Barry....those weren't "news organizations". News indicated some type of professional journalism. These idiots are ideologues and are an embarrassment to real news. Isn't it nice to see someone with guts enough to stand up against these lunatics?

Anonymous said...

Looks like Trumpers are more like communist than previously thought. At leasr a desire to control the press......

Shane Hardin said...

"IRS to silence those who disagree with you politically..."

That it honestly the most ignorant statement that I have heard in a really long time. What the IRS was trying to do was to protect the intent of non-profit organizations by examining their issues and agenda.

It burns my ass to high holy hell that these local tea party klans have tax exempt status. Not only are they using our tax money to promote a political agenda, they are trying to manipulate the judicial system with their antics protecting Ken Paxton.

wordkyle said...

1002 - Well, the Inspector General disagreed with you. (A synopsis from no-friend-to-Republicans CNN: "The Internal Revenue Service deliberately targeted some conservative groups applying for federal tax exempt status, delayed processing their applications and requested unnecessary information, according to a copy of a report by the agency's inspector general obtained Tuesday by CNN from a congressional source."

wordkyle said...

Incidentally, 1002, when you use the word "klan" in a description, along with "using our tax money" -- well, you just come across pretty ignorant yourself.
#1 - What prompted your "klan" inclusion? Not your own stupid prejudices against the Tea Party, but an actual provable piece of information.
#2 - The point is that the conservative organizations targeted wanted to use their own money. An enlightened person like yourself should have caught on to that.

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