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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:51 PM

Pompeo criticizes 'insulting and ridiculous and, frankly, ludicrous' question

Source: The Hill

Pompeo criticizes ‘insulting and ridiculous and, frankly, ludicrous’ question

BY JULIA MANCHESTER - 06/13/18 02:17 PM EDT

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted a reporter on Wednesday after the journalist asked why the denuclearization of North Korea was not included in an agreement signed between the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Trump.

“The president said it will be verified," the reporter said to Pompeo in South Korea, to which Pompeo responded, "Of course it will."

"Can you tell us a little bit more about what is, what is — what discussed about how," the reporter continued.
“Just so you know, you could ask me this, I find that question insulting and ridiculous and, frankly, ludicrous," Pompeo said. "I just have to be honest with you, it’s a game and one ought not to play games with serious matters like this."

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/392094-pompeo-blasts-reporter-asking-about-verification-insulting-and



Hat tip, Joe.My.God: http://www.joemygod.com/2018/06/13/mike-pompeo-explodes-at-reporter-for-insulting-and-ridiculous-question-on-verifying-nk-denuclearization/

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THe Secretary of State appears to be outraged at being asked a question about how an NK denuclearization deal would be verified.




Reporter: “The president said it will be verified.”

Pompeo: “Of course it will.”

Q: "Can you tell us a little bit more about--what is, what discussed about how?"

Pompeo: “Just so you know, you could ask me this, I find that question insulting & ridiculous & frankly ludicrous.”


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:06 PM

1. pompeeo knows media will put up with this abuse and cower. nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:18 PM

2. Fuck you 10 hut

pompous dick

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:21 PM

3. It's insulting, ridiculous and, frankly, ludicrous to ask about the state of the Emperor's clothes

when everyone can see they are new. And, frankly, the most sumptuous apparel that any Emperor has ever worn. And can I just say how well he wears them? Hubba hubba. Take a good look at the clothes today, boys, because I bet Melanie is going to be ripping them off him tonight. Now, please will the Imperial Press Corps sack the reporter responsible for that question which was an insult to my massive Secretarial brain? Have some dignity, for God-Emperor's sake. Like me.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:23 PM

4. ...because I said so. Child's response.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:27 PM

5. I'll take that as "I don't know"

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:34 PM

6. That's a fairly basic question. We've got Dear Leader (ours, not theirs) tweeting that we're all

safe now that he's magically denuked North Korea when everyone knows he's just one demented tweet away from getting us all blown to smithereens at any given moment. It's only a matter of time before Kim does something that incurs the wrath of Almighty Don and we'll be back to square one.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:06 PM

7. We are so far down the rabbit hole now . . .

Why can't another reporter follow up with "Why is that such a ridiculous question?" And when he/she is shut down another one picks up with "Why is it so difficult to answer this question without insulting the questioner?"

MSM has no spine -- except for Jim Acosta, Peter Alexander (who seem to shout out with Sarah Hucksterbee Sanders) and a few others who write and steer clear of the toxic press conferences.

What does it take?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:11 PM

8. "it's a game and one ought not to play games with serious matters like this" - PROJECTION MUCH?

Sheesh

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:11 PM

9. Wise words: "one ought not to play games with serious matters like this"

They should be directed at Trump. Perhaps that was the real source of his ire.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:23 PM

10. How dare you ask us to prove our great victory?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 06:37 PM

11. ALWAYS Generalities, NEVER Specifics.

Because the Devil is in the details. Pompeo deflecting by taking offense is fucking pitiful and transparent.

Let's revisit what Mr. Eco has to say on the topic of language:

14. Ur-Fascism speaks Newspeak. Newspeak was invented by Orwell, in 1984, as the official language of Ingsoc, English Socialism. But elements of Ur-Fascism are common to different forms of dictatorship. All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning. But we must be ready to identify other kinds of Newspeak, even if they take the apparently innocent form of a popular talk show.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/1995/06/22/ur-fascism/

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 07:41 PM

12. Wait verification has to be worked out, so then the paper Trump signed isn't even

good enough to wipe your ass with.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 08:31 PM

13. It's a legitimate, key question & Pompeo can't handle it. We can't trust tRump to verify a dictator


Insult Trudeau is okay but don't dare "insult" (not) a Trumpista?

The Trumpistas are weak if they blow up at legitimate questions.

They do not know how to verify NK denuclearization. They just don't know. Especially tRump.

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