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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:51 PM

Not one single reporter should attend the White House briefings until Acosta's credentials are

restored.

NOT ONE SINGLE REPORTER!

If it can happen to CNN it can and will happen to anyone (except FUX news of course, because, well, you know).

This is a power move by the White House to deprive America of factual reporting. It must not stand.

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Reply Not one single reporter should attend the White House briefings until Acosta's credentials are (Original post)
Augiedog Nov 7 OP
uponit7771 Nov 7 #1
forgotmylogin Nov 8 #7
uponit7771 Nov 8 #9
PatSeg Nov 8 #11
StarryNite Nov 8 #31
Moostache Nov 7 #2
Wintryjade Nov 7 #3
RockRaven Nov 7 #4
Brother Buzz Nov 7 #5
dlk Nov 7 #6
Odoreida Nov 8 #8
WinstonSmith4740 Nov 8 #10
karin_sj Nov 8 #12
WinstonSmith4740 Nov 8 #14
Nitram Nov 8 #13
JeaneRaye Nov 8 #15
Totally Tunsie Nov 8 #16
Autumn Nov 8 #17
erronis Nov 8 #22
Autumn Nov 8 #27
lilactime Nov 8 #18
Pathwalker Nov 8 #19
William Seger Nov 8 #20
Merlot Nov 8 #21
erronis Nov 8 #23
erronis Nov 8 #24
Hekate Nov 8 #25
A HERETIC I AM Nov 8 #26
violetpastille Nov 8 #28
Basement Beat Nov 8 #29
Iggo Nov 8 #30
NYC Liberal Nov 8 #32
gopiscrap Nov 8 #33
brettdale Nov 8 #34
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 9 #35

Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:52 PM

1. This is exactly what should happen but there are too many opportunist in the MSM today

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:29 AM

7. Show up, but nothing but questions about Acosta.

And request for statements on the value of a free press.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:25 AM

9. +1

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:44 AM

11. Yes

That would be perfect.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:36 PM

31. Perfect!

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:52 PM

2. Agreed...total shutdown until Acosta is reinstated, period. (n/t)

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:54 PM

3. You would think this would be the easy and obvious answer for the media.

Instead they will whine, throw out a statement, maybe defend and then go on with their pressers with Trumpco.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:59 PM

4. There's a lot of things people SHOULD do that they don't do.

For examle, FoxNews, Breitbart, CBN, et al will be glad to fill up the briefing room if NYT, WaPo, CNN, MSNBC, AP, Reuters, NPR, PBS tried to take a stand like you suggest.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 09:05 PM

5. Sarah Sanders is the point person on this....

So I'm guessing the next SHS Press Conference is going to be ugly. Ugly! That is, if she even holds another one before her departure.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2018, 09:23 PM

6. Fox Would Show Up. They Would Happily Be the Only Ones There

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:31 AM

8. Maybe I'm being paranoid but ...

... there's no legal requirement to have press conferences, right? It's just a custom.

I believe Trump is trying to end that custom.

There will still be press handouts, and of course tweets.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:40 AM

10. Totally agree!!!

Not one should attend...or conversely, show up for the next press "briefing", turn their backs on her and walk out. Enough is enough.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:28 AM

12. I like the second option

Leaving only the Fox reporters/sycophants standing there

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Response to karin_sj (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:01 PM

14. Freakin' A!

Cheeto Mussolini can't handle being out of the spotlight...his head will explode after 1 day of being ignored.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:33 AM

13. Every MSM reporter at WH press briefings should ask about nothing except the investigations

until Acosta gets his credentials restored. Don't leave Fox and Friends in charge.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:30 PM

15. I agree.

Trump planned that whole charade. That's why he called on Acosta. If the media didn't give air time to Trump and all his lies, it would drive him crazier than he already is. I say the press should boycott him and his worthless press conferences.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:40 PM

16. Wouldn't work. tRump would be more than exuberant to discontinue all press briefings

and this would play directly into his hands. I can hear it now: "If the Press isn't going to show up, we'll just shut them down permanently." That would leave tRump and his sleazy administration to do their dirty work without having to broadcast or answer to any of it. It would be very counter-productive. No pressers means no reporters needed. They'd be signing their own pink slips to obscurity.

They need to show up, push back, and show tRump for the ass he is. I like that they've been showing some forcefulness lately. The Press has been too silent and accepting of poor treatment for far too long. If tRump then shuts them down for aggressiveness, then there will be reason for the public to show its disdain and push back themselves.

The Press needs to stay up close and personal in tRump's face to let him know that his way is NOT the way government is run!

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:45 PM

17. Yes, give the tin pot dictator just what he wants. Only Fox, Infowars, and Breitbart

reporting on what he does and says. Do you think Democrats should give him what he wants?

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Response to Autumn (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:19 PM

22. Those outlets (sewage) already only report what they want. No loss making them the dumphouse pool

So all the rest of the media, US, worldwide can report on real news instead of the inanities that spew from this infested place.

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Response to erronis (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:26 PM

27. The rest of the media can report on real news and no one knows what Trump is doing

except the media that already lies and sanitizes everything Trump does and says to give him cover and make it look like he is perfect and everyone else is the problem? Think about that, Trump is real news. Do you think if only Fox, Infowars, and Breitbart cover him and he does to someone else what he does to the real media that they would report it?

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:47 PM

18. I think they should all attend and all ask when Acosta will get

his credentials back. And keep asking it.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:17 PM

19. NO! Why would we want them to give tRump what HE wants -

only Breitbart, Faux, and Infowars attending the press briefings, and skewing the event? Think about it.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:31 PM

20. They should stop attending, period -- nobody gets straight answers from Sarah

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:00 PM

21. Giving trumpft exactly what he wants

Remeber, he's the one that wanted to not have press briefings. If he could have them with only "friendly" reportes, he'd be loving it.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:20 PM

23. It's ok. No sentient person will be watching or be offended by his strutting.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:23 PM

24. Start to tell the MSM that coverage of the dump-house briefings will lose viewers$

and the viewers' advertising $s.

Nothing works better than turning off those advertising spigots. Since they (and google/apple/etc.) are watching every eyeball and mouse click, it will soon become evident that this dump-house news is a total turn-off.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:23 PM

25. Wrong

>sigh<

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:25 PM

26. "This is a power move by the White House to deprive America of factual reporting."

No it's not.

It's a child throwing a temper tantrum because someone was mean to him.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:38 PM

28. They should show up and they should stand up for each other.

If one reporter gets cut off the next reporter picks up the question.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:32 PM

29. It'll be weeks before the next one...

and at that point, the media would be starved and chomping at the bit to ask questions.
Nothing will change. *sigh*

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:35 PM

30. No, they should all go...

...and ask questions from a list provided by Acosta.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:40 PM

32. That's the opposite of what should happen. The only media there to ask questions

would be Fox and right wing media outlets. No thanks.

What should happen is they should all attend and continue to ask tough questions.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:09 PM

33. agreed

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:11 PM

34. agree

If there was a boycott, Im sure Faux News would still go.

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Response to Augiedog (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 12:55 PM

35. I want them to stop giving him a platform by the helicopter. Trump

Knows about tv production and optics. Those sham ad hoc "press conferences" are perfect for him. Number 1, the American public can't hear the question and Number 2, because they can't he can ramble anyway he wants, and Number 3, makes him look busy when he is only going from one tv to one on his plane on his way to get a rally fix of adoration from his crazies.

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