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White House reporters fume
over off-camera briefings

The Hill, by Jonathan Easley

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Posted By:earlybird, 6/19/2017 4:34:23 PM

The White House press corps vented frustration Monday with press secretary Sean Spicer for conducting off-camera briefings in place of the usual publicly broadcast briefings. Spicer conducted an off-camera briefing with reporters on Monday in which the press was told it could not film or broadcast audio of the proceedings. Spicer conducted the last on-camera briefing last Monday. “The White House press secretary is getting to a point where he’s just kind of useless,” CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta said after the briefing. “If they’re getting to this point where he’s not going to answer questions or go on

Abuse it, you lose it.

And wouldn’t you know it, snotty Jim Acosta leading the rant. Jim, Sean Spicer isn’t the useless one.

I think this is splendid!!!!


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Reply 1 - Posted by: citizen, 6/19/2017 4:39:45 PM     (No. 11291455)

Having one´s ego fed five times a week is a "journalist´s" addiction. Reporters do not ask questions, they hurl accusations. Just give these creeps a handout each morning and tell them to go away.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 6/19/2017 5:00:50 PM     (No. 11291484)

I think briefings should be stopped. Let the journolistas do their own digging. What they put out can´t be much worse that what they do with what they are handed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: strike3, 6/19/2017 5:06:13 PM     (No. 11291493)

Why do they care about the format if they are just going to make stuff up? Every day, the byline is, Trump is going to be impeached for _________ (Fill in the Blank) Sources close to the White House said __________ (Fill in the Blank) Why don´t the low level, low life democrats call their favorite reporter directly and tell him what they want him to say?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: daisymay, 6/19/2017 5:08:22 PM     (No. 11291498)

Next step...move the Press out of the White House to another Government building. When the White House has something to say they can send their Press Secretary to the Press room (wherever it may be)! I can see that the Reporters are up in arms because suddenly their face time on TV is gone! They might actually have to work to get their news! I love it!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: belwhatter, 6/19/2017 5:37:25 PM     (No. 11291546)

Couldn´t happen to a more deserving bunch of propagandists, schadenfreude.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 6/19/2017 5:39:37 PM     (No. 11291551)

Off camera and audio briefing is a great idea. Some days there is little to announce. I do not care for the press prima donna´s, and am not interested in their interminable questions.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mary Ellen, 6/19/2017 5:46:51 PM     (No. 11291562)

I can´t stand any of them so I don´t care what happens to their precious face time.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nonsense, 6/19/2017 6:34:24 PM     (No. 11291629)

I´m with #4, move the corrupt press out of the White House. Move it across the street and only take questions that have been submitted for approval. Hee, hee.

Better to have your own tv set-up and speak directly to the people.

The Press are "the Enemy of the People", attempting every day to destroy the President and the Country.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dvc, 6/19/2017 6:35:09 PM     (No. 11291630)

I still think a daily press handout would be all that is necessary. To hell with all of those lying leftist propagandists.

There are about 10 of them that I will read and take as facts. Byron York, Molly Hemmingway, Paul Bedard, Howie Carr, Steve Dinan, Michael Barone, and a few others that I can´t think of at this moment.

Many sources should be just cut off. NYT, CNN and WashComPost should get no press credentials, since they are no longer news organizations but Anti-Trump propaganda outlets to the exclusion of all truth.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: harper, 6/19/2017 6:51:52 PM     (No. 11291665)

There must be some dank, drab fedgov building somewhere in Alaska that would make a great site for a briefing room. Some place they must hike and rappel too that is open to the elements so the Madcow Media could interface with Gaiia´s creatures on an equal footing.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dwa, 6/19/2017 7:44:06 PM     (No. 11291734)

Acosta is a loudmouth, arrogant, disrespectful POS who apparently thinks he and the rest of the WH press corps should be catered to and only they should be allowed to provide information to the American people. This country would be better off without Acosta and CNN not to mention a few others.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 6/19/2017 8:04:54 PM     (No. 11291762)

Because, #3, without footage to deceptively edit, they can´t turn it into a compelling meme.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: MOAB, 6/19/2017 9:02:17 PM     (No. 11291819)

This is an "in your face" to a completely worthless, phony, fake "so called" new organization. I hope they stop live news briefings all together and just gives you a list of all the things Trump is doing for the good of the American people.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: saguni, 6/19/2017 9:56:19 PM     (No. 11291888)

So, don´t have press briefings at all, have Sean Spicer mosey on over to Congress and read his announcements on C-Span.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mickturn, 6/20/2017 8:46:47 AM     (No. 11292227)

I like it. Who do these ´reporters´ think they are, movie stars who have to be on camera?

IF you have a valid question, fine, but if you want to come in here and showboat and act the ass, sorry, we´re not interested!

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