Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Donald Trump calls media heads to a meeting, apparently so he can yell at them in person.
Donald Trump called CNN’s Jeff Zucker and Wolf Blitzer, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and David Muir, NBC’s Chuck Todd, CBS’ Charlie Rose, Fox News’ Bill Shine, MSNBC's Katy Tur, to name just a few for a verbal shellacking.
Here is what happened according to the New York Post:
“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.
Another source had this to say:
“Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful, dishonest media who got it all wrong.’ He addressed everyone in the room, calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars,” the source said.
Damn! Well so much for the traditional honeymoon period between the new president and the press, this guy is slapping the bride around even before the ceremony.
Trump also went after a few individual reporters:
“Trump didn’t say [NBC reporter] Katy Tur by name, but talked about an NBC female correspondent who got it wrong, then he referred to a horrible network correspondent who cried when Hillary lost who hosted a debate — which was Martha Raddatz, who was also in the room.”
Jesus what a dick!
Clearly Trump could not care less about the kind of press coverage he will receive once he becomes president.
And why should he?
After all he spent this last year convincing his supporters that the media was corrupt and terrible at their jobs, and since the majority of the people are now getting their "news" from fake news outlets what's the downside of turning the legitimate news outlets against him?
Didn't Hitler also take control of the German press, before taking it over and turning it into his own propaganda outlet?
Yes he did.