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February 16, 2017

Media Has Group Snit Over Katie Pavlich Getting to Ask a Question

Twitchy rounds up the Blue Checkmark Mafia's tweets. They're pretty absurd in their self-importance and self-regard.

They have boring jobs consisting of writing down the words of people much more accomplished and important than they are, and then adding in some snarky shit-talk to reassure themselves that they're really worldbeaters, as far as stenographers go.

The one perk of the job -- they thought -- was social prestige and a privileged position in the hierarchy. Trump's threatening that, and they're very upset about that.

This story from Grabien notes that a media which routinely refers to Trump as "Hitler" is shocked and offended that Trump is treating them as enemy propaganda agents.

This observation is obvious, but the truth is often obvious. A great deal of hard work and cleverness is deployed by many people to avoid confronting the truth.

One particularly stupid reaction came from the particularly stupid Matthew Dowd, ABC's totally unbiased political director, whose Twitter feed is a full-on hatefest against conservatives of any kind, and who's pondering a Senate bid to unseat Ted Cruz. (Wonder if he'll be unbiased in that election, too.)

He says that Trump is shredding the constitution by ignoring the liberal media.

Dowd argued that Trump is "shutting down part of the First Amendment by not taking questions that are going to be any way antagonistic in this."

"I think he thinks relying on his Twitter feed, and sending it out to the millions of people that subscribe to it, and then dealing with very cozy press in this is going to be the way to get through this," Dowd said.

The press does not have brains, talent, or insight. All they have is access, and Trump is under no obligations to prop their failing industry up by providing that access.

And by the way: Obama avoided the "mainstream press" for years despite the fact that they gave him tongue-baths and chose to appear mostly on friendly talk-show type settings.

Dowd probably thought that was "brilliant retail politics."

Video of this Talking Thumb at the link.

Incidentally, for the progressive reporters insisting they're the only ones capable of asking "hard question," the Daily Caller rounds up the 13 greatest super-hard questions the media asked of Obama.

Here are a few:

"I'm wondering if you think that [Republican presidential candidates are] uninformed, out of touch, or irresponsible?"-- CNN


What has “Enchanted you the most from serving in this office?” -- The New York Times

Jeff Zelaney asked that question. He is now CNN's White House correspondent. He has not thusfar asked Trump what has most enchanted him about becoming president.

"In this fatherless world, where did you learn to love?" -- CBS


"Are you ready to call yourself the 'comeback kid'?" -- Reuters


"You definitely have some impressive accomplishments….And more than a lot of presidents who manage to get reelected. My question is, is it enough?" -- CBS

More at the link, including video of some of these very hard-hitting questions.

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