Skip to comments.End the White House Press Briefing Now
Posted on 08/03/2018 5:01:46 AM PDT by EyesOfTX
Todays 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 Obamas rating was at this same point in his first term.
But wait, theres more! As if that werent #WINNING enough, the Presidents 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 thats 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 couldnt make this stuff up if you wanted to.
Why are we having these press briefings again? Its 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 havent 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, hes a big, bad man who demanded a particular answer to his question from the little woman in his life, and when the little woman wouldnt 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 dont occur, and hes even more angry when they do occur and he cant get the little woman to say what he wants her to say.
All of which brings me to this question, which Ive 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 Thursdays briefing that it would not have gotten otherwise? Can you think of a single thing? I cant.
Theres 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 Ive 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.
Yesterdays 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 Presidents 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.
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Hold one per week on Friday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
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.
Have a stool and dunce cap in the corner for stupid questions. Better yet, have 20 of them
Actually, I could agree to the Friday press conference...I might even schedule it for 9PM at night.
Never interfere with the enemy when zir is in the process of destroying themselves.
Kindly Submit your questions in writing and someone will assist you shortly...
Raise hands, no shout outs and no follow ups.
Never interfere with the enemy when zir is in the process of destroying themselves.
I'm not sure Acosta bats from that side of the plate if you know what I mean.
Have them call in, #Press 1 for English, etc. Make a phone tree of a thousand choices before they get the actual briefing.
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.
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.
The televised press briefing only dates from 1995.
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!
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.
Hold one per week on Friday afternoons from 4:30 to 4:32 pm.
Acosta and his wife, Sharon Mobley Stow, a registered nurse, separated in 2017 after 24 years of marriage.
At one time, the press submitted their questions in writing.
At the very least, don’t put the camera on them.
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