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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:56 PM

If you support the press, STOP SAYING THEY SHOULD NOT QUESTION THE PRESIDENT

Every time a reporter goes to work at the White House for the daily briefing, he/she lays down a marker for history that THE PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO QUESTION THEIR GOVERNMENT.

Every single time.

It's an exercise of liberty.

Especially if/when the particular administration abuses or intimidates reporters.

So stop saying the press corps should boycott briefings.

Recognize the deep meaning as the reporter stands up before a tyrant.

That reporter represents you, and me, and the BLOOD SACRIFICE of untold Americans who spilled blood in defense of our liberty.

And you want reporters to turn tail and cede our liberty to this authoritarian schmuck??!!

Never. Never. Never.

Stand with our press corps. Get some grit, people.


See the FB page "People's Bill Of Rights For White House Transparency".

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Reply If you support the press, STOP SAYING THEY SHOULD NOT QUESTION THE PRESIDENT (Original post)
Grasswire2 Nov 8 OP
CrispyQ Nov 8 #1
Grasswire2 Nov 8 #4
Mr. Ected Nov 8 #2
Grasswire2 Nov 8 #3
Grasswire2 Nov 8 #5
smirkymonkey Nov 8 #6
Grasswire2 Nov 8 #9
area51 Nov 8 #7
Grasswire2 Nov 8 #8
Totally Tunsie Nov 8 #10
LAS14 Nov 8 #11
CrispyQ Nov 8 #14
LAS14 Nov 8 #15
treestar Nov 8 #12
Bettie Nov 8 #13

Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:00 PM

1. +1!

Be a fucking thorn in their paw. A constant irritation. A constant reminder that this is our government, not a private business, & they are under scrutiny.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:32 PM

4. YES!!

They represent the blood sacrifice of 242 years of American patriots standing up for the right of the people to question authority.

You get it!

Hooray!

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:03 PM

2. Better response than not showing up

Would be to show solidarity with each other and follow up one question that antagonizes Trump with a dozen more from a dozen other journalists.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:31 PM

3. they do that at times

One reporter will defer to another.

If you take a look at the twitter feed of the White House Correspondents Association today, there are many, many reporters chiming in in defense of Jim Acosta.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:34 PM

5. Jim Acosta had his credentials pulled because HE PERSISTED.

Never forget that insult to the First Amendment.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:44 PM

6. K&R

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:47 PM

9. thanks nt

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:49 PM

7. T. Roosevelt

on patriotism

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country."

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Response to area51 (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:46 PM

8. thank you

That's a good one.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:05 PM

10. Exactly. +100

A free press is mandated to keep citizens/voters informed. To shut down the press is to shut down our lifeline. One of the first steps to a dictatorship is to stop the flow of information to the constituents.

Fight for a free and open press.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:06 PM

11. Who is this directed to? Is anyone on DU not supporting the press?? Just wondering. nt

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:20 PM

14. Some are suggesting the press boycott his press briefings.

But in this case, "ignore him & he'll go away" won't work & it's dereliction of their duty to hold him accountable.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:26 PM

15. Ah. I agree that it's a bad idea to boycott. They'd love it. nt

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:06 PM

12. That's not what they are saying

I think the idea is ignore him more.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:08 PM

13. Frankly, every single person he calls on

should ask the same question Acosta was booted for asking.

Over and over, each and every member of the press asks that question until he fucking answers it.

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