Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Cowed Sheep?


Nice talk you had with those media CEOs and reporters, there, Donald:
... “It was like a f–ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said. 
“The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added.A second source confirmed the fireworks...
This is scary stuff. Predictable, though. The question is whether media will be cowed by him. I'm not optimistic, since they've come to care more about profit than professsion.

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3 comments:

Dr Strangelove said...

It is frightening. This loathsome little man can't handle the press because he's afraid to answer their questions. Simply asking him a question becomes a serious affront to his inflated yet fragile self-image and office.

Will he ever have a true press conference with genuine give and take? I think that he might have one - but just one. After that he'll hide from the press, ban certain reporters and companies, and let his press secretary handle everything.

From the way this transition is shaping up it won't be long before we might long for the likes of a Nixon.

Pieter B said...

I hope they remember the old adage about people who buy ink by the barrel. He needs them more than they need him.

Mark V said...

It is disturbing how much Trumpists embrace the second amendment as a bulwark against tyranny, but then hold the press and the first amendment in disdain. Some tyrants are better than others, I guess...

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