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  • Mr. President, Get Out the Scissors for Those Press Passes

    01/15/2019 10:29:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 15, 2019 | Tom Tradup
    Confrontations between good guys and their adversaries are the stuff of Hollywood box office legend. For example, there’s a great scene in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight where Batman (essayed by Christian Bale, an immigrant from Wales who has happily raked-in millions in American films but who felt compelled at the recent Golden Globe awards to thank Satan as his inspiration for portraying Dick Cheney) comes face-to-face with Heath Ledger’s evil villain The Joker.BATMAN: “Why do you want to kill me?”THE JOKER: (Wildly cackling) “I don’t want to kill you! What would I do without you? No.  No, you….complete me.”Substitute Donald...
  • “Courage”

    12/28/2018 5:51:06 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-28-18 | MOTUS
    "Please don't tell my mother I’m a journalist; she thinks I sell crack at a strip club."When the ball drops in Times Square New Year's Eve, it will be aimed, at least metaphorically, at all those who are demonizing and attacking journalists and their profession. The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, which together orchestrate the iconic midnight celebration, says that the event this year will officially celebrate "journalists and press freedom" by making the Committee to Protect Journalists its official charity. That is the group that, before President Trump was elected, took the unprecedented step of declaring the...
  • 30 Second Arguments

    11/28/2018 5:06:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-28-18 | MOTUS
    Premises: Civilized societies in general and democratic republics in particular require an informed citizenry to surviveAn informed citizenry requires a free, accurate, unbiased news media“Informed” is the opposite of “misinformed” and antithetical to “indoctrinated”           Conclusion:Coming soon: the 30 second argument regarding the state of the rule of law Posted from: MOTUS A.D.  
  • Forget Khashoggi, Where Were Our Elites When Obama Assassinated American Citizens?

    11/25/2018 11:10:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies ^ | November 25, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    In the wake of Trump’s announcement this week that his administration would continue to “stand with Saudi Arabia” despite the recent murder of Washington Postcolumnist Jamal Khashoggi, America’s mainstream media elites erupted in their usual paroxysms of despair and condemnation of the president. Although this time the typical “orange man bad” stories tended to omit calls for Trump to be immediately overthrown by the military or his own cabinet, almost every other major trope was preponderant. This was especially true of Khashoggi’s former place of employment at the Post, where journalists almost universally portrayed Trump as having blood on...
  • Hillary Clinton unplugged: media has to get smarter covering Trump

    11/24/2018 1:45:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 24, 2018 | Karen Townsend
    She’s running. I am convinced of it. Hillary Clinton just can’t help herself. The woman can’t get off the stage and get on with her life. While most of the headlines coming out of her recent series of interviews given to The Guardian were about her ironic call for limited migration in Europe, she also delivered some interesting nuggets in regard to the American press. And, of course, the demise of the Republican party. She actually says that President Trump hasn’t been held accountable enough to suit her. “The Republican party has collapsed in the face of Trump,” she said....
  • FLOTUS Black Friday

    11/23/2018 4:51:24 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 19 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-23-18 | MOTUS
    It was a fine Thanksgiving at Mar a Lago:President Trump invited the Press to dinner but they weren’t really grateful. As is their custom with this President, they bit the hand that fed them. The hit pieces were predictable: Trump’s Thanksgiving message was inelegant, unlike the eloquent Obama. He declined to visit troops in the war zone, like the President who declared victory and left Iraq in the clutches of ISIS. He didn’t go pack potatoes at a food pantry like the ex-President who clearly knows a thing or two about packing spuds.How they hangin’ white boy?For the record, let...

    11/22/2018 12:36:42 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/21/18 | Benny Johnson
    These are the new rules for reporters during presidential press conferences: (1) A journalist called upon to ask a question will ask a single question and then will yield the floor to other journalists; (2) At the discretion of the President or other White House official taking questions, a follow-up question or questions may be permitted; and where a follow up has been allowed and asked, the questioner will then yield the floor; (3) “Yielding the floor” includes, when applicable, physically surrendering the microphone to White House staff for use by the next questioner; (4) Failure to abide by any...
  • Trump establishes press briefing rules that look very much like the rules we suggested 2 weeks ago

    11/21/2018 1:36:25 PM PST · by deandg99 · 8 replies
    Powdered Wig Society ^ | 11/20/2018 | Thomas Madison
    I’m not sure if President Trump is still a reader of Powdered Wig (he tweeted one of my articles to the world in February, 2016) or if his staff reads Powdered Wig (Sean Spicer was a regular reader), but it certainly looks that way. President Trump, as I suggested directly, has established a set of four press briefing rules that are very close to the rules I suggested on November 7, which follow and can be found in this article…. my suggested White House Press Briefing Rules If I were President Trump, I would introduce a new set of press...
  • Give Alex Jones press credentials and sit him next to Jim Acosta

    11/19/2018 5:37:45 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 51 replies ^ | November 17, 2018 | T.S.
    Alex Jones’ first amendment rights are being violated everyday he does not have White House press credentials. THIS IS AMERICA! Let Alex Jones have press credentials and a permanent seat next to Jim Acosta!
  • The White House Has Released New Expectations For Press Conferences

    11/19/2018 1:46:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies ^ | November 19, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The White House released new rules for presidential press conferences on Monday in hopes of restoring decorum among reporters. They include the following: (1) A journalist called upon to ask a question will ask a single question and then will yield the floor to other journalists; (2) At the discretion of the President or other White House official taking questions, a follow-up question or questions may be permitted; and where a follow up has been allowed and asked, the questioner will then yield the floor; (3) "Yielding the floor" includes, when applicable, physically surrendering the microphone to White House staff...
  • Jim Acosta: White House Is Planning to Suspend CNN Reporter's Press Pass Again

    11/19/2018 2:34:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 19, 2018 | Katherine Hignett
    White House officials are planning to suspend CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass again, after a judge ordered them to temporarily restore it Friday, CNN has reported. Officials sent a letter to Acosta with a view to revoking his newly regained privileges at the end of the month, the network stated. CNN issued a statement Sunday claiming officials were “[violating] the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution.” “These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations,” the statement continued. “Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the President.” Officials revoked Acosta’s press...
  • Democrats Are Gearing Up To Investigate Trump's Actions Against CNN And The Washington Post

    11/11/2018 11:38:50 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11-11-2018 | Benjimen Goggin
    After the midterm elections, speculation immediately began on how the incoming Democratic House majority would use their newfound power to challenge President Donald Trump. Now, the incoming House Intelligence Committee chairman told Axios that Democrats intend to investigate Trump's attacks on the press. Rep. Adam Schiff of California said in an interview that will air on HBO Sunday evening that they'll specifically focus on Trump's statements and actions against CNN and the Washington Post. Trump has consistently badmouthed press outlets since the beginning of his 2016 campaign, but as president, he's taken specific actions against those two outlets that some...
  • NYT: Jim Acosta Has First Amendment Right To A White House Press Pass

    11/10/2018 12:16:04 PM PST · by deandg99 · 83 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/10/2018 | Tim Brown
    The New York Times, which has long been an anti-American newspaper, has now somehow found in the First Amendment a right by CNN reporter Jim Acosta to behave in the manner he did last week, by pushing aside a White House aide who was a woman as she tried to grab the mic and pass it to another reporter wanting to ask a question. The state-controlled news outlet that pushed such "righteous" people on us as Bill and Hillary Clinton and other sexual deviants, as well as promote the #MeToo movement, decided to fire off defending Jim Acosta and his...
  • CNN Gives Acosta Hero’s Welcome After Losing WH Credentials; ‘They’re Trying to...Shut Us Down’

    11/08/2018 7:28:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 7, 2018 | Curtis Houck
    Just over an hour after CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta had his White House credentials suspended in light of his latest act of showboating, AC360 gave him a hero’s welcome while CNN argued in a statement that “this unprecedented decision is a threat to our democracy” while Acosta asserted that “they’re trying to — to shut us down.” Host Anderson Cooper welcomed Acosta on as the two sat inside CNN’s D.C. bureau and so Acosta first gave his account of when he tried to return to the White House grounds for a live shot slated for this same...
  • Romney says Trump calling news media 'enemy of the people' hurts democracy, freedom

    11/01/2018 12:07:23 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 133 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/1/2018 | Dennis Romboy
    Mitt Romney can’t "conceive of thinking or saying" the news media is an enemy as President Donald Trump continues to do, according to an essay he posted on his campaign website Thursday. Romney wrote that someone asked him at a recent campaign event whether he would “take action to shut down ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and the New York Times.” "When I responded ‘of course not,’ and that, in fact, I would do everything in my power to preserve freedom of speech, the person persisted by arguing that these outlets purvey fake news," the Republican U.S. Senate candidate said.
  • Chris Wallace Thinks Thomas Jefferson Is a Threat to America & Other Attacks on Liberty

    10/28/2018 11:01:43 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 32 replies ^ | Oct. 27, 2018 | KrisAnne Hall
    The lunacy of the media, the irrational and unlawful behavior of the judiciary, believe it or not they are all tied together. Not ignorance, but willful denial of easily obtainable facts and the rule of law that you and I are bound to, but they seem to feel impervious to. George Washington, Thomas Paine, & Thomas Jefferson have some very stern words for us. Do we have ears to hear?
  • Hundreds of journalists condemn Trump's 'sustained' media attacks

    10/25/2018 3:30:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | October 25, 2018 | Staff
    More than 200 journalists, mostly retired and semi-retired, released an open letter decrying Trump's press attacks. More than 200 journalists, most of them retired or semi-retired, accused US President Donald Trump of a "sustained pattern" of attacking media in an open letter published a day after a spate of suspected pipe bombs were sent to CNN and several prominent Trump critics. "Trump's condoning of political violence is part of a sustained pattern of attack on a free press - which includes labeling any reportage he doesn't like as 'fake news' and barring reporters and news organisations whom he wishes to...
  • Can we talk? Trump’s riding high _ and he’s got a lot to say

    10/12/2018 9:49:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 10/12/18 | Jill Colving
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Can we talk? Donald Trump would like to chat. And, boy, is he ever. Riding high after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s successful confirmation, the president has been on a rollicking press tour of late. He’s inviting reporters up to his private cabin on Air Force One. He’s calling in to his favorite shows. And he’s turning closed White House events into major media moments. On Thursday alone, Trump held four separate press availabilities, including one that featured a profanity-laced Oval Office performance by Kanye West, the rapper and producer who has emerged as Trump’s top Hollywood...
  • Trump's supporters rain down insults, boos and laughter at reporters kept in media pen at Iowa rally

    10/10/2018 10:54:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2018 | North America correspondent Conor Duffy
    It started badly and then just got weird. Arriving at the mid-America arena in the city of Council Bluffs, Iowa, we were drenched in cold rain — part of a front that even brought early snow to nearby Nebraska. Our plan to get the views of flag-clad Donald Trump supporters queuing to see the President literally had cold water poured on it and we ran for the press entrance. No worries — we'll just mingle and find some people to talk to inside, I thought. But, no. When we picked up our press pass we were ordered straight to a...
  • Kavanaugh accuser asks Senate to limit press access for hearing

    09/25/2018 7:06:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 180 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2018 (Tuesday) | Stephen Dinan and Rowan Scarborough
    Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers have asked senators to limit the press who will be allowed in the room to cover Thursday’s hearing with her and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sought to dictate at least some of the outlets.Coverage is one of a number of issues Ms. Blasey Ford’s lawyers are negotiating with Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee.Michael Bromwich said in emails sent Tuesday afternoon that he was requesting access for three “robocams,” three specific wire services, photographers from the Associated Press, Reuters and one unspecified service, and a pool reporter for newspapers and magazines. In a follow-up...