White House hand-picks select media outlets for briefing

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502a

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    Replace ALL of the named outlets with student journalists to the briefings. It'd be great work experience and they'd do a better job.
     
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    those he didn't allow are just going to spin or publish the story they way they want to anyway so they really don't need to be there. let them get the information from other sources and spin the tale they want. no one will be surprised. honestly, if they treat him like crap why would he invite them. let them fend on their own.
     
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    There's actually nothing amusing about the White House cherry picking who can and who can't cover them. If this were Obama, you would be screaming for his head to be chopped off.
     
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    Alternatively he could just do something positive for a change. Nah, just block out news sources who put negative spin on his negative policies and world view. That should end well.
     
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    I'm more curious above the 'gaggle' news conferences and why they have them. Didn't even know they did this. Guess they're off camera. As long as the press still has their normal access to the regular briefings I'm not too concerned.
     
  7. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    WE needed wiki leaks to get the transparency Obama promised.............. anyways those outlets just spin things as they see fit.
     
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    Well that's just it, even if Trump did do something positive it'd be spun negatively. Worse yet, many of the positive that Trump has already done hasn't been covered AT ALL. Why else do you think nobody seems to be talking about it? Therein is the problem.
     
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    he did it to Fox news and I said the same thing. it's not new that these particular agencies have leaned one way or another.
     
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    Whatever happened to the White House just cancelling its newspaper subscriptions once in awhile. I think Jerry Ford did that once, or threatened to. It's more Presidential than trying to control who covers the White House. We'll end up with mercenary tech agents putting MiniMicroNanoDotCameras into the daily delivery of ordinary office supplies to the White House. Out of pens? Here's some. Smile when you post that scrawl on the next exec order, Donny boy.
     
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    Not even close to the same thing. Trump's level of truth is unprecedented. He doesn't want to be fact checked. He wants "good press." Very different and should be of great concern to you since your candidate didn't win. You want to give Trump a free pass on this, why?

    One news outlet is not the same as several. And what was the reason he omitted Fox? I honestly forget. Since it's not new that these (actually ALL) agencies have a leaning - there should be no preferential treatment just because the narrative works for Trump.

    Again - no one should be applauding this move.
     
  13. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    said it many times, American media is nothing but crap, you can include faux news there.
     
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    Excluding fake news reporters from the separate press 'gaggle': NOTHING AMUSING!

    Wiretapping journalists, sweeping up AP's phone records, labelling journalists as criminals: I'm focused on the future, forget the past!
     
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    So if the media that isn't invited gets anything wrong, it's still their fault? :confused:
     
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    But the president is just blocking news outlets he doesn't like. Only right leaning outlets are allowed in. This should bother you.
     
  17. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh please :rolleyes: , pray/say/tell what stops the fact checking?
    not one bit. as said they are ALL CRAP........
     
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    LOL. Trump's labeling of news outlets isn't any better. And those entities aren't FAKE NEWS. At the very most you can say they have published unverified or stories that were false. The entire network is not FAKE NEWS.

    And amusing. You're really focused on the future while citing your issues with Obama. So no - you aren't focused on the future. Even with your glib reply.
     
  19. jkcerda thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it's ok when democrats do it :D
     
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    Disappointed you think this is good jk. Media should hold the president to account.
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    Source please.
     
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    If he let Fox in then he's a retard who doesn't know the meaning of objective.
     
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    Isn't any better? Did you seriously just say that? Are you that infatuated by Obama that you just compared roving wiretaps and the subpoenaing of reporters' telephone records with a bad marketing campaign pushed by Trump?
     
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    1. All American media is crap.
    2. I did not see much fuss from liberals here when Obama went full dictator.
     

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