Skip to comments.Trump instructs federal agencies to end Washington Post and New York Times subscriptions
Posted on 10/24/2019 9:55:34 PM PDT by KingofZion
The Trump administration plans to end subscriptions to The Washington Post and the New York Times held by federal agencies, the latest sign of presidential displeasure with news coverage he deems unfair.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham told the Wall Street Journal that the White House would instruct agencies not to renew their subscriptions to the papers when they come up.
She characterized the decision as a cost-saving measure, telling the Journal that hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will be saved by the cancellations.
Trump has made no secret of his dislike for both newspapers, dubbing the Times the failing New York Times and The Post the Amazon Washington Post in his frequent broadsides against the two news organizations.
Neither description is accurate: The Timess parent company, the New York Times Co., is highly profitable and its subscription base has been growing smartly, particularly since Trump took office. The Post is owned by Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos but is otherwise unaffiliated with Amazon itself.***
Trump turned his animus toward the Times and Post up a notch in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday, saying, We dont even want [the Times] in the White House anymore. Were going to probably terminate that and The Washington Post. Theyre fake.
The White House has already canceled its subscriptions to the papers, according to several accounts.
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No CNN. Not in the buildings, not in the press conferences not at the rally’s
Get CNN out of all airports !
I love hearing about things like this:
“...telling the Journal that hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will be saved by the cancellations.”
I think that most airports are city owned, not federal. Good luck with that.
All airports get federal subsidies. You accept those, they come with strings
“Get CNN out of all airports !”
No argument from me there. Al-Jazeera is less biased
Amazing! Good Job! MAGA!
The taxpayers are buying these rags for the government employees? What the ? Can’t they afford to buy their own newspapers?
Good. Push back against the propagandists.
How about a simple question, why are our federal government agencies, any of them, paying for subscriptions in the first place?! Stop them all!!!
No! Send them to me! I’m starting to repaint the inside of my house, and copies of the Slimes and ComPost will make for great, cheap drip cloths on the hardwood floors.
I wonder if this is related to the Durham probe becoming a criminal investigation.
Trump is the best!
Why have we taxpayers been funding their reading habits anyway??!
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