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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:15 PM

I call on all reputable news agencies to stop covering trumps pressers

and campaign appearances. I also call on my fellow countrymen to write, email or call said agencies and if they don't stop, then start the boycotts of their sponsers

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Reply I call on all reputable news agencies to stop covering trumps pressers (Original post)
gopiscrap Thursday OP
SCantiGOP Thursday #1
Grasswire2 Thursday #4
Totally Tunsie Thursday #18
Totally Tunsie Thursday #16
treestar Thursday #22
Grasswire2 Thursday #2
Totally Tunsie Thursday #17
treestar Thursday #23
MFM008 Thursday #26
Grasswire2 Thursday #28
LisaM Thursday #3
LanternWaste Thursday #7
LanternWaste Thursday #5
Grasswire2 Thursday #8
zipplewrath Thursday #6
Grasswire2 Thursday #9
Autumn Thursday #10
Grasswire2 Thursday #11
Autumn Thursday #13
Grasswire2 Thursday #14
Autumn Thursday #21
Grasswire2 Thursday #12
Totally Tunsie Thursday #20
treestar Thursday #24
Autumn Thursday #25
Grasswire2 Thursday #29
Totally Tunsie Thursday #15
Grasswire2 Thursday #30
frogmarch Thursday #19
samnsara Thursday #27
Grasswire2 Thursday #31

Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:22 PM

1. Absolutely not

Exactly the dream of any would be authoritarian, to be sheltered from press coverage.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:25 PM

4. thank you

Someone gets it.

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

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:54 PM

18. +100

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:54 PM

16. +100

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:58 PM

22. That is not mutually exclusive

They could follow him around and report on everything he does. Itís giving him the platform for gaslighting that they could stop

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:24 PM

2. STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT!!

How many times do we have to call attention to the FACT that every time a reporter persists and shows up in the James Brady Briefing Room he/she is laying down a marker for history that...

The PEOPLE HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO QUESTION THEIR PRESIDENT!!

Stop badgering the press to give up that right!!

How many Americans have shed their blood for the protections of the First Amendment?? How many??

How many reporters stand up daily and face a tyrant? What kind of courage does that take??

THINK, PEOPLE!!

How sweet would this tyrant feel if he vanquished the press?

Geezus.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:54 PM

17. +100

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:00 PM

23. He can limit

It to sycophants though. This he revoked the credentials of those who would challenge him

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:20 PM

26. Yeah that would be great

but maggot doesn't GIVE answers. ..........
He lies an average of 30 times a day, so who cares what he says
or any of his reps, THEY ALL LIE.
Second...he doesn't care about the constitution,
those assumptions apply to a normal human being.
He almost always calls on softball organizations and gives blithering
self promoting answers.
Last?
He would be DEVASTATED without the news coverage
he needs it, he thrives on it, FEEDS on it.
How do you think he gets his journalist/ constitution hating message out?
Posting online or U Tube.
Don't apply normal standards to his little nest of vipers.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:39 PM

28. the importance of the press being there...

....is to preserve the RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE as guaranteed in the Constitution to question their president.

That's why they must show up every fricking day no matter what whargable spews from his mouth.

It isn't about him, really.

It is about the Constitutional imperative. Laying down that marker, day after day.

Day after day after day.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:25 PM

3. I think they should cover them, but instead of showing Trump live...

just run his actual comments with a rolling transcript being read by an actor (my choice being Eddie Murphy). It would kill Trump to not have his face shown, and the country would get the results of the presser, and be able to read Trump's word salads the way he spews them.

Can you imagine, just a picture of the briefing room, with a scrolling transcript, and NO PHOTOS or video of Trump? That would be the best response, IMO, because like it or not, presidents make news and we deserve to hear it, and it would kill him if they didn't show his face or play his voice.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:33 PM

7. John Cleese!!!!

He'd be perfect to give voice-over to trump's panting.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:28 PM

5. The result of that being only the right wing media possessing

The result of that being only the right wing media possessing direct access between the administration and the people.

I'd call it "asking the press to refuse their duties, and roll over onto their backs to show their bellies."

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:33 PM

8. this

The motto for the press corps should be "They persisted"....and Jim Acosta has validated that and lost his press pass in the process.

This is a war on the people's right to question their government.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:32 PM

6. No

But I think they'd do well to all ask the same question. Make it something about Acosta, or ask Acosta's questions until they get answers.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:37 PM

9. all of us can lend support to our watchdog press.

The White House Correspondents Association has opportunities to comment on various platforms including FB, Twitter, web site. It only takes a minute to stand with them against tyranny.

I hope DUers will make that effort. Until January, the watchdog press is the only check we have on tyranny.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:37 PM

10. Stupidest idea going around ever. Fox, Infowars, and Breitbart will always attend.

With no actual real reporters to witness the truth all the American people will get is pure bullshit propaganda, Trump version.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:44 PM

11. I am seeing so many calls for the press to boycott the WH...

....that I am beginning to wonder if it is like the Russians' "walk away" project.

The press is the only check we currently have on Trump.

Why are people -- MANY people -- on DU calling for the press to stop questioning him??

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:47 PM

13. That's what I think this is, nothing more than a Russian ploy and here it is

all over DU.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:49 PM

14. I hadn't realized that possibility until today.

I see it all over FB comments, too.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:56 PM

21. So have I and that why I think this is Russia or Trump originated.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:44 PM

12. this nt

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Response to Autumn (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:56 PM

20. +100

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Response to Autumn (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:03 PM

24. He revoked Acosta being there

He will do the same to anyone else questions him

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Response to treestar (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:12 PM

25. Let him. As long as it's recorded.

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Response to treestar (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:41 PM

29. ABSOLUTELY.

And he will do it with delight.

And he will and has admitted stooges, shills, white nationalists to the press corps in order to dilute its power.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:53 PM

15. NO!

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 Totally Tunsie (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:43 PM

30. yes, yes, yes

Too much blood of soldiers and patriots has been spilled protecting our First Amendment protections of the press.

Show up!

Push back!

Persist!

And we people can protect and defend our courageous watchdogs. They are the only check we have on Trump until Jan.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:54 PM

19. I'd like to see

trump's pressers covered the way Joe, Mike and the Bots covered stupid movies on MST3K.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:27 PM

27. YES!!!!

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Response to samnsara (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 03:44 PM

31. NO!!! nt

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