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End the White House Press Briefing Now
DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon

Posted on 08/03/2018 5:01:46 AM PDT by EyesOfTX

Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this #Winning yet? – Some great numbers for President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those three words) in the latest Rasmussen survey. His public approval rating is back up to 50%, which is 5 points higher than Barack Hussein Obama’s rating was at this same point in his first term.

But wait, there’s more! As if that weren’t #WINNING enough, the President’s approval rating among African American voters has now ticked up to a princely (for a Republican) 29%, almost double his 15% support among Black voters a year ago. In the 2016 election, Candidate Trump received just 8% of the Black vote.

If that rising support level were to translate into the President receiving even 15% of the Black vote in his 2020 re-election bid, he would win 40 states and 370 electoral votes.

All this #WINNING truly never gets old, does it?

Your Fake News Media in Action! – Hey, look, the New York Times hired another racist for its editorial board. The comely Mizzzz Sarah Jeong has a long history of posting the most heinous sort of anti-White racism on her Twitter feed, and the editors at the NYTimes think that’s just peachy keen.

After the story went viral on social media yesterday, the Times put out an unintentionally hilarious explanation in which it claims Mizzzz Sarah Jeong was put through a “rigorous vetting” process. Mind you that these are the exact same people who rigorously vetted one Ali Watson, a reporter with a long history of selling sex in exchange for illegal leaks of classified information, and who still employ this same Ali Watson many weeks after her sex-for-leaks practices were publicly exposed.

So, just standard operating procedure at your New York Times, a fake newspaper that actually has no professional standards at all. You couldn’t make this stuff up if you wanted to.

Why are we having these press briefings again? It’s an honest question. – As readers have all no doubt seen by now, Little Jimmy Acosta threw another of his periodic snit fits at the White House press briefing on Thursday. You can watch the fun here if you haven’t already seen it.

After he got righteously smacked down by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Acosta fled the room like any petulant 3 year-old child would do, and then rushed to brag about it on Twitter, as any 25 year-old Millennial child would do:

Jim Acosta ✔ @Acosta I walked out of the end of that briefing because I am totally saddened by what just happened. Sarah Sanders was repeatedly given a chance to say the press is not the enemy and she wouldn't do it. Shameful.

1:02 PM - Aug 2, 2018

So, he’s a big, bad man who demanded a particular answer to his question from the “little woman” in his life, and when the “little woman” wouldn’t give him the answer he demanded, he stormed out of the room. No idea if Acosta is married, but if he is I really feel sorry for that “little woman.”

Not even a week ago, the same Little Jimmy Acosta was bitching on his Twitter account that the White House had only held something like 6 formal press briefings in July. So, Little Jimmy, having the mindset of the typical 3 year-old child, is angry when the briefings don’t occur, and he’s even more angry when they do occur and he can’t get the “little woman” to say what he wants her to say.

All of which brings me to this question, which I’ve raised many times before: Why is the White House continuing this farce? Why is it doing any press briefings at all? Why is it still allowing these people – many of whom, like Acosta and the execrable April Ryan are clear enemies of the state – to roam around the White House grounds like a pack of rabid dogs every day?

Think about it: What actual “news” did the public get out of Thursday’s briefing that it would not have gotten otherwise? Can you think of a single thing? I can’t.

There’s a reason for this: The fake reporters in that room have no real interest in reporting real news. The people in that room are only interested in getting their face on television, and in asking some gotcha question that might produce an answer that would give them a clickbait fake story. So why continue to place Ms. Sanders in the position of having to face this pack of anti-Trump animals on a regular basis?

As I’ve pointed out in the past, the U.S. Republic somehow survived for two full centuries without this press briefing model. The daily press briefings did not become a thing until the 1970s, yet somehow we had a far better-informed public then than we do today, after 40 years of the use of this mode of White House communication.

Every presidential administration has a duty to keep the public informed of what it is doing. But no administration has any duty at all to cater to the whims of a bunch of preening, self-promoting jackasses who want to be free to wander around the halls of the White House doing what amounts to opposition research for the opposition political party.

Yesterday’s latest Acosta-led farce is just the latest in a very long line of demonstrations that this mode of communicating is outdated and should be ended. In the 21st century, there are myriad other ways for the White House to keep the press and the public informed of the actions it is taking on behalf of the American people. A great example is the President’s own Twitter account, which he uses each and every day for that exact purpose.

Donald Trump is an unconventional President in almost every way. So why is he still insisting on using this tired old non-functioning model of communication with the press?

Time to stop the madness, Mr. President. Long past time, actually. End these press briefings now, before one of these rabid dogs physically assaults your press secretary.

Just another day in all fake news all the time America.

That is all.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Humor; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: fakenews; mediabias; trump; trumpwinsagain
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1 posted on 08/03/2018 5:01:47 AM PDT by EyesOfTX
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To: EyesOfTX

Hold one per week on Friday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.


2 posted on 08/03/2018 5:03:25 AM PDT by Paladin2 (no spelchek, no problem...)
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To: EyesOfTX

Have these “briefings” by fax. Send it to one machine in the basement of the White House. Make the ridiculous press corps take numbers like at the deli. Then escort them in AND out under armed guard one at a time.

See how they like that.

L


3 posted on 08/03/2018 5:04:53 AM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: EyesOfTX

Have a stool and dunce cap in the corner for stupid questions. Better yet, have 20 of them


4 posted on 08/03/2018 5:08:10 AM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: Paladin2

Actually, I could agree to the Friday press conference...I might even schedule it for 9PM at night.


5 posted on 08/03/2018 5:08:15 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Paladin2
“Hold one per week on Friday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.” I’m thinking maybe 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Make’em miss happy hour, heh heh 🤣....
6 posted on 08/03/2018 5:08:42 AM PDT by snoringbear (W,E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: EyesOfTX

Never interfere with the enemy when zir is in the process of destroying themselves.


7 posted on 08/03/2018 5:11:20 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: EyesOfTX

Kindly Submit your questions in writing and someone will assist you shortly...


8 posted on 08/03/2018 5:15:22 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Hate is the new Love... ~ hug a snowflake)
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To: EyesOfTX

Raise hands, no shout outs and no follow ups.


9 posted on 08/03/2018 5:16:09 AM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: AndyJackson

Never interfere with the enemy when zir is in the process of destroying themselves.


That is what I am thinking. The press breifing is a way to show everyone how biased the Media is against President Trump.


10 posted on 08/03/2018 5:18:31 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: EyesOfTX
"No idea if Acosta is married, but if he is I really feel sorry for that “little woman.”

I'm not sure Acosta bats from that side of the plate if you know what I mean.

11 posted on 08/03/2018 5:21:18 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: EyesOfTX

Have them call in, #Press 1 for English, etc. Make a phone tree of a thousand choices before they get the actual briefing.


12 posted on 08/03/2018 5:22:30 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: EyesOfTX

Yes - this is out of control and the fact that is allowed to continue in this chaotic fashion is beginning to look unprofessional for those running things, despite the fact it is the presstitutes’ behavior that is out of control. Eventually it becomes obvious that those in charge are essentially allowing it.

Also this hostility taking place right in in the WH is dangerous and produces a bad vibe.

Submit written questions and/or hold the press conference just once a week and have consequences for shout outs and bad behavior. (consequence - no entry for a period of time)

I really hope the WH is smart enough to do these things because just letting this circus go on and on appears weak.


13 posted on 08/03/2018 5:24:07 AM PDT by stonehouse01
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To: EyesOfTX

And now for an opposing point of view...

I want them to continue. The briefings out the MSM for who they are, and there is some pleasure to be found in the press corps receiving its comeuppance on a continuing basis. It gives them something to whine about, and it gives us something to cheer about.


14 posted on 08/03/2018 5:25:56 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: EyesOfTX

The televised press briefing only dates from 1995.


15 posted on 08/03/2018 5:27:39 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: EyesOfTX

I think they should just stick a Zoltar fortune-teller machine in the press dungeon. Let them lime up with their quarters, and have it loudly announce their weight and laugh at them. It would announce the economic figures and laugh loudly at them. Every once in a while, it could administer a shock to the person inserting a coin, and laugh loudly at them. We could broadcast it live on its own dedicated 24-hour cable channel. I know I’d watch!


16 posted on 08/03/2018 5:29:58 AM PDT by _longranger81 (Gettin' our Mega-MAGA-Mojo on!)
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To: EyesOfTX

As exasperating as the things are, they allow the MSM to do significant damage to themselves.

It’s one thing to say Jim Acosta acts like a pi$$y, petulant 3-year old; it’s another thing to let people see that behavior for themselves.

As such, the briefings are valuable to our side.


17 posted on 08/03/2018 5:35:14 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Hey, Rocky--Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!)
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To: Paladin2

Hold one per week on Friday afternoons from 4:30 to 4:32 pm.


18 posted on 08/03/2018 5:51:48 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (My "White Privilege" is my work ethic.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Acosta and his wife, Sharon Mobley Stow, a registered nurse, separated in 2017 after 24 years of marriage.


19 posted on 08/03/2018 5:52:09 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: EyesOfTX

At one time, the press submitted their questions in writing.

At the very least, don’t put the camera on them.


20 posted on 08/03/2018 6:11:13 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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