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May 09, 2019

White House Tightens Requirements for "Hard Passes," and Takes Them Away From Many (#FakeNews) "Journalists;" Press Corps Shrieks

These people are, by and large, not reporters and not White House reporters. Dana Milbank is a snarky columnist. He doesn't often "report," and when he does, it's a disaster.

These hard passes are necessary for actual reporters covering the White House (though they then lie in their reports) but they're not necessary for columnists and opinionators. For those people, they're merely a small status symbol.

To reduce the large number of people who could stream through security with minimal checking, the White House imposed a new rule that to have and keep a hard pass, you have to be present on the White House grounds 90 days out of every 180 days, which seems like a decent test of who is, and who is not, a bona fide White House reporter and who just signed up to get the hard pass to impress his parents.

But the media people who don't come to the White House as part of their daily jobs are shrieking. As usual.

The entitlement!

"The White House press office granted exceptions to the [others], but not to me,Ē [Dana Milbank] wrote. "I strongly suspect it's because I'm a Trump critic."

LOL. Right, and the rest of the White House press corps are big supporters of Trump, right?

What a weird-looking ugly cuck dummy.

"The move is perfectly in line with Trump's banning of certain news organizations, including The Post, from his campaign events, and his threats to revoke White House credentials of journalists he doesn't like."

No reporters that cover the White House on a daily, full-time basis have reported losing their hard pass as a result of the new rules put in place.

Milbank acknowledges in his column the White House has instead offered him a six-month pass while sharing a White House press office tally that he had only been "in the building only seven times in the previous 180 days," which put him well below the new standards.

Make sure you drink plenty of fluids so you don't get dehydrated from all that crying, Dana.

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posted by Ace of Spades at 01:41 PM

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