So Why Am I Smiling On The Inside?

When Trump gets together with the MSM, watch out;

Donald Trump scolded media big shots during an off-the-record Trump Tower sitdown on Monday, sources told The Post.

“It was like a f–ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.

“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said.

“The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added.

Shameful, I know, yadda yadda yadda

“Trump didn’t say [NBC reporter] Katy Tur by name, but talked about an NBC female correspondent who got it wrong, then he referred to a horrible network correspondent who cried when Hillary lost who hosted a debate – which was Martha Raddatz who was also in the room.”

What a bully that Trump is, making fun of poor Martha, who was so distraught that her candidate lost.

Yeah, I feel sorry for these reporters, all that cheer-leading for Hillary, all for naught. Having their prejudices and biases exposed like that, getting called out for the frauds that they are, the total capitulation to anything resembling objectivity and fair reporting. Quite a night.

I’ll give the usual suspects here a few moments of pillow biting. All done? OK

The meeting was off the record, meaning the participants agreed not to talk about the substance of the conversations.

And there lies the bear trap that Trump set for these clowns. He just knew that since they don’t have an honest bone in their bodies, that the meeting would still be talked about and reported anyway, that is what they do. Notice Trump and company kept their end, keeping quiet about.

The beauty of a Trump presidency is that he knows what snakes these folks are, he knows he will never get a fair shake, that he could have zero unemployment, 5% GDP growth, balance the budget and cure cancer, and they will still lie about him, bad mouth him, and complain, boy do they like to complain.

Having cleared the air, I expect that the press will have more access to Trump than they would Hillary or Obama combined. He will hold press conferences up the wazoo, and will not bar any news agency (like Obama did) from attending and asking questions. Will he call out duplicity when he sees it? I sure hope so. He will give more freedom to the press than they have ever had before, and let them stew in their own juices the whole time.

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  1. richtaylor365 *

    BTW, I am posting more for 2 reasons, to fill in while Hal gets his much needed break, and not knowing when the final plug will be pulled, to keep things lively while we can.

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  2. Hal_10000

    I’m sorry. Much as I like the kicking the MSM, a sitting President calling in the media for a tirade for no reason other than his whiny bullshit about how “unfairly” he gets treated does not sit right with me.  The First Amendment depends on a culture of free expression. And Trump continually craps all over it. This is petty thin-skinned behavior from the most powerful person on Earth who also owns the biggest soapbox on Earth.

    All Presidents have had issues with the media. Nixon did. Kennedy did. Obama did. Bush did (remember the major asshole comment?) They had the decency, however, to maintain a certain decorum.

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  3. richtaylor365 *

    First of all, Hal, you are only getting one side of it, the side who’s record for honesty is not great. Here is what another reporter who was present said;

    But a source in the room said there was “real progress” made with regards to media access to Trump and his administration.

    A second participant affirmed this and said the journalists spoke with Trump about the importance of the “press pool,” a small group of journalists that traditionally travels with the president.

    Conway said the meeting was “very cordial, candid and honest.”

    While there was “no need to mend fences,” she said, “from my own perspective, it is great to hit the reset button, it was a long, hard-fought campaign.

    Not quite the dressing down, as reported, was it?

    Another example of dubious reporting from the press. Still, even if it didn’t happen, to think of Trump telling the press to be more honest and knock off the partisanship, more cockles warming.

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  4. stogy

    I see he’s had another crack at SNL on twitter too. I thought Baldwin’s replies were well-targeted. You want to look good as a politician? You grit your teeth and smile your way through it. And later you go up and shake the hands of the comedians, and pretend it was all a bit of fun. Not being able to handle a comedy skit makes Trump look really weak. The more he protests, the weaker he looks.

    Is this actually how he is going to manage the Presidency? What’s he going to do when real criticism of his policy positions starts?

     

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  5. InsipiD

    BTW, I am posting more for 2 reasons, to fill in while Hal gets his much needed break, and not knowing when the final plug will be pulled, to keep things lively while we can. 

     

    Could we have one more Thanksgiving with the turkeys called out?  This election was ripe pickings and hasn’t cooled off, either.

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  6. TxAg94

    Hate to split hairs, HAL, but he’s not a sitting president, yet.  And I suspect the media description of the discussion was slanted to make themselves look like victims.  It’s common thing, unfortunately, in modern culture.  You can’t call anyone on their bullshit because they simply amp up how you were mean to them, shift the discussion from their failure to how mean you are.

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