Trump is going to drive the media wild with anger

So, Donald Trump has announced the first few bits of the plan.

Trump’s Day One – US Out Of The TPP Which Means It’s Dead, There’s No Point To It

OK. But here’s what’s really fun about it. He is continuing to entirely sidestep the mainstream media. They’re used to all trooping into the White House press room (I know, Trump doesn’t have access to that yet) and being the very special two or three hundred people who get to ask the President and or the press officer (puleeeze, yes, Milo!) intricate and tricky questions which they can then spin to the rubes and hicks out in Flyover Country.

That why you go to journalism grad school, to get the White House press pass to show how important you are to the continuing function of the Republic and democracy.

And here’s the bastard just sticking up the video on YouTube and speaking direct to said hicks and rubes. What the fucking fuck? What does he think we guardians in the fourth estate are for, hunh, hunh?

They’re going to go totally ape shit on him for the next 8 years.

44 thoughts on “Trump is going to drive the media wild with anger”

  1. There are seriously people out there on Twitter who think that the media treated Trump with kid gloves and smashed Hillary.

    This is the consequence of closing the asylums…

  2. And, of course, sombody leaked details of the off-the-record meeting with the Press. Which he will now use to bolster his claim that the press are a bunch of untrustworthy shysters.

    They really do play right into his hand, don’t they?

  3. And he’s trolling like a god:

    “I have always had a good relationship with Chuck Schumer. He is far smarter than Harry R and has the ability to get things done. Good news!”

  4. Meanwhile one of those dangerous clowns who thinks free trade is a bad idea turns out to be the President Elect. We might be fucked.

  5. Ah, but Trunp’s made a disastrous mistake. In retribution, they’re going to distort his message & savage him in the commentary.
    Oh.
    They were going to do that anyway.
    Nice move.
    Nothing to lose & might come out ahead in the game.
    Guy’s a serious player, isn’t he? Knows playing by the rules is for losers.

  6. @BiS:

    Indeed. It’s an interesting calculus – he knows he can’t win with them, so why not engage in some Alinski Rule 6 – do something that gives your supporters a schadenboner. While making it clear the gloves are off and there’ll be no deference to them the way they fawn over Barack and Hillary and try to twat him.

    Really, they have learned nothing from the campaign, and thought he’d play nicey-nice with them now he’s won. Reality check for the Press – he ran against you, and you loss. Elections have consequences. He won, etc etc etc (to quote someone who they’ve been deep-throating for the last 9 years)

  7. I have choked on my coffee whilst spluttering with unalloyed glee at the idea of Milo as White House Press Secretary.

  8. Slightly to one side:

    Have you noticed that finally info wars/Breibart/Milo are coming to the fore and not in a nice way.

    Driving home last night on Spanish radio, the commentators were talking about them in a ‘how scummy they are’ way, repeating all te alt-right/racist/sexist(anti-semite stuff whilst admitting they had never seen them.

    Also from what I can see in the UK too.

    Fortunately they never learn. Milo is going to become mainstream and in amongst the swearing, and how he only goes with black men (we are lucky he is really gay) he says some really important stuff and he has balls of brass.

    Breibart are the only ones trying to bring the social reality of Scandinavia and Germany to the fore.

    It is going to resonate and they still don’t get it.

  9. @Bilbaoboy,

    It would be more hilarious if it wasn’t so serious – we’ve got the guy that integrated Alabama schools and made sure a top-ranking KKK’er got the death penalty being called a white supremacist and racist, partially now due to his middle name (Beauregard).

    Breitbart being called antisemitic despite having many jewish writers and being reflexively pro-Israel. Oh, and having had a Jewish founder…

    Trump being called an antisemite despite any evidence, and conveniently ignoring his very Jewish son-in-law, who does not appear to have noticed this alleged antisemitism…

    “WOLF!!!”

  10. As I said before – he’s the modern man here. Press conferences existed because they were the only way to get the message out. Today, the Pres can just stick it on a website/YouTube/Twitter.

    Most of the press are just today’s farriers and buggy whip makers. Sure, there’s the people who go off to Korea and interview refugees and write books and that’s important, valuable stuff, but most of it is just redundant now. Even lots of investigative stuff is crowdsourced. Stuff goes up on Wikileaks, people sift through it.

  11. If the press are feeling left out, aspiring Pulitzer Prize winners should remember there’s a huge pile of Clinton stories lying around waiting for someone to pick them up.

  12. @Matthew L – and he is responsible for these idiots why? In a binary system, any given extremist is going to prefer one side over the other.

    The press seem remarkably concerned with the riots and actual violence by clinton supporters…

  13. Matthew L–The picture is of 2 blokes with their hands up to ask a question. They might be asking permission to go to the bog for all we know.

    The story–I have NO doubt– is a complete crock of shite. I wouldn’t trust MSM “journalists” to tell me the time of day on any topic involving anything–let alone Trump.

  14. The media have already fired every last bullet at Trump in the election. With a few weeks to go they used their nukes too.

    No effect.

    There is no ammunition left, their credibility is shot.

    Don’t abolish the White House press corps though – keep it going, but only release trivial stuff on random days to them. If you abolish them their vast conceit will make themselves martyrs. Keep them dangling with the odd sweetie.

  15. Apparently Trump gathered all the big nobs of the American media into a conference room at Trump Tower and turned the Ambrosian Repeater Gun on them:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-21/trump-exploded-media-execs-during-record-meeting-it-was-f-king-firing-squad

    Reports vary from him merely asking for ‘fairness’ and a ‘reset’ to a full-blown and extremely personal bollocking of individuals.

    Back in May an American friend asked me who I’d like to see winning the election – Trump, I said, if only for the play value! This is going to be great.

  16. Driving home last night on Spanish radio, the commentators were talking about them in a ‘how scummy they are’ way, repeating all te alt-right/racist/sexist(anti-semite stuff whilst admitting they had never seen them.

    It’s the new Fox – Science has proved that 99% of the people who hate Fox have never actually watched a single minute of it. The Guardian tells them what to believe.

  17. “Don’t abolish the White House press corps though – keep it going, but only release trivial stuff on random days to them. If you abolish them their vast conceit will make themselves martyrs. Keep them dangling with the odd sweetie.”

    Oh, couldn’t agree more. And I’d troll them manically with it – if Milo is too far out there, they need to find some gay minority who wants to get his or her teeth into them, and make them confront their double standards head on.

  18. “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. A second source confirmed the encounter.

    How the fuck did they think they were going there to discuss access?

  19. “How the fuck did they think they were going there to discuss access?”

    Conceit… They thought he’d play ball with them once he won. Just like Bush 43 did.

    They changed the rules of the game, and now they don’t like how it’s being played. Boo hoo.

  20. Bloke in North Dorset

    >abacab November 22, 2016 at 10:09 am

    When they coined the phrase Post Truth the left, in their usual way, forgot to look inside their own house and now its going to be turned back on them but they are too dim to realise what the rest of the world sees.

  21. Tangent here, but it’s not just press conferences for politicians; it’s everything.

    “We’ve received a press release about the UK’s latest retail sales figures, so we’ll now go live to one of our reporters who we’ve sent to stand outside an actual shop in case you don’t know what retail is.”

    “Today Prince Harry released a statement to the media, so we’re going live to our reporter standing outside Kensington Palace in case he shouts an addendum out of the window or something.”

    Just yesterday:
    “The number of insurance claims for cars scraped in car parks has soared. The AA say this is due to cars being wider than they used to be and we need bigger parking spaces. We now go live to our reporter who will discuss this with someone from the AA while wandering around an actual car park with a fucking tape measure.”

  22. I have choked on my coffee whilst spluttering with unalloyed glee at the idea of Milo as White House Press Secretary.

    If Guido’s screen cap is genuine then C-Span reckons Milo is already Press Sec’y.

    Unless, of course, they’re just confusing him with Stephanopoulos. You know, from 20 years ago. ‘Cause them damn Greek names all just sound the same, don’t they?

  23. Don’t abolish the White House press corps though – keep it going, but only release trivial stuff on random days to them.

    Indeed. Better to release stuff directly on the internet during the press briefings so my the time they get back to their offices and get the story out, it’s old news. That would be heaps of fun.

  24. “Indeed. Better to release stuff directly on the internet during the press briefings so my the time they get back to their offices and get the story out, it’s old news. That would be heaps of fun.”

    It wouldn’t surprise me if they hadn’t thought of that already. Would be a great way to show them off as a bunch of out-of-date fools.

    I know I’m repeating myself, but they are going to be trolled into insanity the next 4 years. The “Trump has to respect the press, they don’t owe him anything” articles have already started. But they’ve missed the corollary – he doesn’t owe *them* anything either, and certainly not after the last year.

  25. abacab: Do you mind if I quote you after the next extremist Islamic terrorist attack, when people here are ripping into ordinary Muslims?

  26. @Matthew L – not sure what kind of equivalence you’re trying to draw here… I re-read our little exchange 3 times and can’t see it. Who’s the Trump equivalent in the equation?

    I’m sure you’re trying to be clever with blaming the many for the sins of the few here, but that seems backwards to me.

    And again, nobody in the MSM is calling out Hillary for her violent supporters. Nor Obama for that matter.

  27. I hope that Trump instructs a little bit of engineering in the White House. Then he invites the press. Once they are all sitting, the floor folds down and they all tumble into the swimming pool beneath. A nation cheers.

  28. Matthew L:The vast majority of “ordinary” muslims worldwide support Sharia.

    And up to 30% support Jihad. And that is those who say so openly.

    Also since most of the Shite House Journos make their living from recopying govt press releases it is time Trump started charging for them.

  29. Yeah, it’s looking more and more like the “off the record” meeting was an epic trap 😀 Done in the anticipation that details would be leaked.

    Hahaha. Jumped in it with both feed, they did.

  30. Thanks you the Timmy elsewhere link.

    I honestly don’t mind that the TTP is dead. I have been slogging through the text and so far it doesn’t appear to be too terrible. It is chalked full of jargon that I don’t understand so each section has taken research to fully understand. Reviews I have read suggest that the economic benefits in the US will be limited. One study suggested an additional $54 billion over the next 20 years.

  31. I thought the main point of TTP was to establish US standards for copyright and IP in Asia and freeze China out, in that sense it would seem cancelling it isn’t great for the US

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