Still not getting it, nope

Still Avoiding Journalists, President-Elect Donald Trump Releases ‘Thanksgiving Address’ Video

He doesn’t need you. You’re being disintermediated:

“It’s my prayer that on this Thanksgiving we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country strengthened by shared purpose and very, very common resolve,” the president-elect said in a taped address released by his transition team — yet another end-around run on the press corps.

You’re not important any more.

That tradition was bucked most blatantly in the nascent days of Trump’s time as president-elect. He eschewed precedent and barred the pool from flying with him on his plane when he went to Washington to meet with President Obama, and left our nation’s capital without alerting the press to his movements.

Days later, he ditched the press for a family dinner, going to Manhattan’s 21 Club despite a spokeswoman for his campaign giving a “lid” to the reporters assigned to the pool. The lid should have signaled an end to the day’s activities for the president-elect.

It’s actually amusing.

45 comments on “Still not getting it, nope

  1. I hope he keeps it up and does not cave into jurno pressure as they will no doubt go all negative on him for it. Then perhaps that is the point as he knows they will go all negative on him anyway. Mitigate that by keeping them guessing and by being one step ahead of them. He can pick them apart they cannot do the same on one to one exchange. It’s has it’s risks but worth seeing how it works out only caving in if it is expedient to do so.

  2. Fuck ’em
    They were a bunch if lying shits during the election campaign. They’ve been a bunch of lying shits since then. They are the Hillary stormtroopers and that ain’t gunna change.
    Fuck them. Cut them out of the picture altogether. Starve the pricks of their reason to exist.

  3. MAN WHO WE CALLED “FUCKFACE MCORANGEHITLER” FOR 18 MONTHS SUDDENLY DECIDES WE’RE NOT FRIENDS (more on page 3)

  4. If “the lid” signaled an end to the day’s activities, that’s explicitly saying to the press “fuck off, I’m being a normal family human for the rest of the day”.

  5. I used to frequent the pubs on and near Fleet St in the late 70s and early 80s that the journos used to visit for their 5 hour lunches. Christ there were some amazing characters there.

    It seemed quite an appealing profession to me then. Not any more, unless you’re an opinion columnist writing for the Guardian, but they’re not actual journalists, are they?

  6. This is what happens to people when they mix exclusively with people exactly like them. Add in a huge ego and an inflated sense of purpose and you end up with this.

    I expected something a bit more subtle and sly from them. They truly have no idea how they look and sound to ordinary people. In fact, they are acting like pop stars and actors.

  7. Rob – they think they’re Woodward and Bernstein, but everybody can see they’re Veruca Salt.

  8. The wider problem is the Cult of the President and the belief, from both sides, that they can fix anything. This has given the press a excuse to say that the country has the right to know everything the president does, every second of the day, and to have an insight in to his inner thoughts.

  9. Welcome to the 21st Century, Baby !!!

    Unlike Bush, Trump ain’t going to take it. And Trump has the skills to beat them. A battle of wits with the legacy press being unarmed.

  10. “This has given the press a excuse to say that the country has the right to know everything the president does, every second of the day, and to have an insight in to his inner thoughts.”

    If this was the case the whole Press Corps would have become golf commentators during Obama’s presidency.

  11. “Additionally, Trump has incited feuds by way of tweet with news organizations, like the New York Times, and the cast of Broadway’s Hamilton after they lectured Vice President-elect Mike Pence when he attended a performance last week.”

    Well, if you don’t understand the word “incite” or who actually did the inciting then you don’t deserve to be Press, let alone the White House Press Corps.

  12. Long ago I was a barman in a country pub. There had been a murder a couple of years before. The police had arrived in numbers to search the moors for clues as to who the murderer might be. The Gentlemen of the Press didn’t learn much from the police so they would gather in the pub and co-ordinate their stories i.e. make things up. The gang was led by the most extrovert of them, who happened to be the fellow from the Daily Express.

    The locals were so appalled by the fiction – the victim was one of their own, after all – that they were still discussing it two years later.

  13. They’re *really* not getting it…

    Just seen from the NYT: “No, Trump, we can’t get along. You don’t get a pat on the back for ratcheting it down from rabid”.

    How un-self-aware is that? “No, NYT, we can’t get along. You don’t get a pat on the back for ratcheting it down from rabid”.

  14. I don’t know what the norm is on the campaign trail, but I remember Nigel saying that the guy’s 70 and he’s held six rallies today. Trump knew he would not get fair or honest coverage from the press, so he went out and met the people. Incidentally, I saw on line with examples that the media slanted their images to show that similar crowds attended Trump and Hillary’s rallies but they didn’t – far more were at Trump’s rallies.

  15. Entitled noses out of joint all over the place. Glorious stuff.

    I demand you open this door, in the name of the Media!

  16. That tradition was bucked most blatantly in the nascent days of Trump’s time as president-elect.

    Its . . . its been TWO FUCKING WEEKS. Its *still* the ‘nascent days of Trump’s time as president elect’ – and you’d think the guy would understand that President-as-title is capitalized – and we will STILL be in the ‘nascent days etc’ when he sworn in in January. Its not like 3 moths is a long enough time-frame for ‘President-elect’ to *evolve*.

    Feth me, IMO something has to last at least a year before any part of it can be characterized as ‘nascent’.

  17. People like the Dems are always happy to talk rather gormlessly about “cutting out the middle man”. Heh, heh.

  18. Gamecock

    The Zombie press?

    After watching CNN countless times in hotel rooms – I can imagine that they are absolutely beside themselves – personally I’d make the feckers film though the railings at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  19. “The Gentlemen of the Press didn’t learn much from the police so they would gather in the pub and co-ordinate their stories i.e. make things up.”

    When I was at school I went to a newspaper for a week on work experience, got assigned to the sports desk. They blatantly just made stuff up in front of me, and even explained to me what they were doing. Although they were guys I liked, I never had much belief in journalists’s respect for the truth after that.

  20. Remind me what President-Elect Obama did in 2 weeks….

    Nothing.

    Took him 3 weeks to make his first appointment.

    Which was, of course, spun positively as being “thoughtful” etc. by the kneepad-wearing MSM.

    He also took his kids on holiday sans-press. Well-deserved break etc. Unlike Trump going for dinner with his family, which was a CRISIS and SCANDAL and proof of BAD THINGS.

  21. http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/trump-a-threat-to-the-republic

    Ooookay, fine. Trump surrounding himself with authoritarians. Je veux bien. But where were you when Barry did exactly the same thing, surrounding himself with self-confessed communists (like Van Jones), and people like Cas Sunstein and John Holdren, them of the forced sterilisations, forced abortions and Malthusian fantasies. And anti-white racists like Eric Holder.

    That’s right, nowhere. You were running interference and ragging on Glenn Beck for pointing this stuff out.

  22. Remind me what President-Elect Obama did in 2 weeks….

    He must have done something, he got the Nobel peace prize for it!

  23. “In my day news was printed on paper and thrown at your front door after you’d left for work.”

    “You’re making shit up again grandad. Time for your nap.”

    Saggar maker’s bottom knockers the lot of ’em.

  24. BiW

    Remind me what President-Elect Obama did in 2 weeks….

    He must have done something, he got the Nobel peace prize for it!

    🙂

  25. He eschewed precedent and barred the pool from flying with him on his plane

    I can sympathise. I get barred when I invite myself onto somebody’s private plane too.

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  27. The argument for releasing stuff via press conference was of course that it was a two-way thing, that the journalists could ask tough questions and force the press-conference-giver to defend themselves. And I’m all for that. But the American press have just spent eight years asking, “Mr President, will you confirm or deny the allegation that everything you say is wonderful and you’re oh so terribly dreamy?”

    They were so busy congratulating themselves on how clever and righteous they were to help the President do the “right” thing, they failed to notice that they were destroying their own raison d’etre. Oops.

  28. EL : It takes a person of a certain vintage to recall that particular ad. And yes, my family are now completely pissed off with my impersonation ” Mr Ambassador, you spoil us”..

  29. “He must have done something, he got the Nobel peace prize for it!” That took only eleven days, so what did he do in the other three, then?

  30. Ah yes, making things up in newspapers. I used to work with a guy who spent time on one of the tabloids and he worked alongside the man who wrote the agony aunt column. This man would sit and dream up stories that ‘readers’ had sent in. Apparently he would sit staring into space for a while and suddenly say, ‘oh yeah, that’s good,’ and then type a ‘letter’ from some young woman whose boyfriend had gone off with the girl’s granny, or something.

    The column was popular, but apparently less for digesting the ‘advice’ that followed the revelation, but more the smut-value of the original agony.

  31. The trolling continues!

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/11/25/trump-invites-hungarian-pm-orban-washington-dc/

    U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump has invited Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to visit him in Washington D.C.

    The Prime Minister said that Mr. Trump then praised the Hungarian government and called the people of Hungary “brave freedom fighters” during a telephone conversation

    After being invited to Washington D.C., Orbán said: “I told him that I hadn’t been there for a long time as I had been treated as a ‘black sheep’, to which he replied, laughing, ‘Me too’.”

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