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.


  1. Remember that Trump has been keeping a book of Hitler's speeches at his bedside.

  2. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Trump is a fucking asshole. Cannot imagine even having to be in the same room as he! What a jerk and he'll never be my 'what ever you want to call him' once he take the oath!

    How about Dictator Trump? He will never be able to control all in our country - remember that, Americans!

    1. Anonymous12:13 PM

      written on a blog that is written by a fucking asshole who lies and bullies like the wind.

    2. You were bullied by the wind?

    3. Anonymous12:28 PM

      Someone's been day-drinkin'!

    4. Anonymous12:28 PM

      Wrong, wrong, wrong 12:13 PM!

      Thank God we have this blog - something I've read (and posted comments) since it began.

      Thank you, Gryphen! You are appreciated more than you know.

      Happy Thanksgiving too!

    5. Anonymous 12:13 PM wrote: written on a blog that is …

      … free for you to leave at any time, without having to qualify for membership in any other place.

    6. Anonymous12:52 PM

      12:13 sounds like tiny dumb Sarah.

  3. Anonymous12:05 PM

    Orange Man
    Orange Man
    Orange Man
    If the President does it it's not illegal.

    Remember that one from 1974. Impeach him. Impeach him. Impeach him.

    10 cats.

  4. Anonymous12:08 PM

    I am actually worried about where Herr Drumph will take our nation. He IS a Fascist and he is surrounding himself with those who support fascist values. This is very troubling.

  5. Anonymous12:13 PM

    If Hillary is innocent, why has several people called for Obama to pardon her?

    1. Anonymous12:24 PM

      KEEP UP! THAT was days ago>

    2. Anonymous12:28 PM

      Good grief! You need to put it to bed.

    3. Anonymous 12:13 PM wrote: If Hillary is innocent, why has[sic] several people called for Obama to pardon her?

      The people doing so have explained their reansons. Please pay attention.

    4. Anonymous12:35 PM

      You know the answer. We all do. Because the woman deserves a break and the House is obsessed with always holding hearings on anything they feel like. They rarely work except to hold hearings. And no matter what trump says, asshole pitbulls like Chaffetz will not stop.

    5. Anonymous2:46 PM

      Really, you post the same crap day after day; take a creative writing class because your comments are so mundane.

      By the way, Herr trump is already backing off “prosecuting” Hillary, guess the DOJ told him he can’t, not in the presidential job description.

    6. Anonymous3:07 PM

      Yum, sweet ignorant deplorables with their poor grammar give me life everyday!

    7. Anonymous11:11 AM

      She was set up and blamed for her husband sex issues. Unfortunately bill partied with trump on the island of rump

  6. As far as I can tell, The NY Post is the only media outlet to report these allegations, so it should be taken with a huge grain of salt. Still, none of it would surprise me, and his contempt for a free press is terrifying.

    1. Leland12:49 PM

      It may have been only them at 12:25, but now it is being reported by The Washington Post, The NY Times and The Hill. I wonder how many more will slap him with the news on their TV networks when the evening news.period starts.

    2. Anonymous1:44 PM

      I hope every newspaper in the land goes after his ass and discloses facts!

      Trump is a fucking liar and it's being proven time and time again. Is it any wonder - he hates getting caught and isn't use to it!

      Get a life, Donny Boy - you are going to be a loser as to being dictator of the USA!

  7. Anonymous12:29 PM


  8. Anonymous12:32 PM

    The same Media Heads who never called him out for his lies, and gave him so much fawning exposure because the 'horse race' was good for ratings?

    CNN really IS a shite cable channel!

    1. Anonymous1:02 PM

      How come Trump didn't invite Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell to his meeting? They are constantly showing 'facts' on their shows that show how fraudulent Donnie Boy truly is and has always been throughout his miserable life!

      I try to never miss them! Cable - MSNBC - in the evenings - Lawrence follows Rachel's show.

      Don't miss them - you'll learn a lot!

    2. Anonymous1:37 PM

      @1:02 Keith calls drumpf out >

    3. They'll turn on him now. Because not only is the good for ratings and circulation, he's pissed them off.

  9. Anonymous12:34 PM

    He had this need to get revenge on the press one day and then today went to see just the NYT, who is always mocks but of course it's a major US paper and one that he as a New Yorker (not just pres) wants on his side, so he met with them and gave them all sorts of little tidbits that they then tweeted out. He wanted to be in their good graces and also get messages out to the public but without being a man and stepping in front of a microphone.

    Last week he seemed to intentionally go with the Hamilton thing so as to take attention off of the 25 million dollar court settlement. Today his company had to admit to having broken the law with misuse of the foundation but he has distracted from that with the NYT thing. He did the same kind of thing numerous times during the campaign. Now, everyone's talking about his less severe stance on things.

    No way do I trust anything he does. There's always a reason that is of benefit to his pocketbook somehow when he's not a total asshole. And there are a few subjects he has not brought up as he has made the public talk about the softening stance. He most noticeably has not been talking about SCOTUS and abortion/Roe. He only talked about abortion on 60 Minutes when Stahl brought up the subject. He has otherwise avoided it. No way do I think it's because a more moderate Trump is inside him. He knows this is the #1 issue with the base and he is going to make them happy, I believe, and is just biding his time. He doesn't have to bring it up until after the inauguration.

  10. Anonymous12:34 PM

    As far as I'm concerned, if the Electoral College votes to allow this thin-skinned, narcissistic asshole to be president, it will be a mistake of huge proportions. I don't think they will add votes to Hillary's total but I would be happier with almost anyone other than trump. I've felt for over a year that he is f*cking insane and he proves it over and over again on a daily basis. If this is the way he acts before the electoral college vote, he is only going to get worse.

    And, 12:13 PM, since Trump is insane enough to think that it is his decision whether Hillary is charged with a crime, that should chill you to the bone. Hillary has not committed a crime; the only crime I see is the huge waste of taxpayer dollars for all the special investigations that gop has called for to make her unelectable. Hillary is a national treasure.

    1. Anonymous12:49 PM


    2. Anonymous1:34 PM

      Exactly. He has no control over that, and we know how Chaffetz and Goudy, as well as Pompeo who will now be in the Cabinet, are. Obama should pardon her in a silent blanket pardon with a written statement that will forever let people know that she had done nothing to require a pardon but it was still necessary because of the House obsession with doing nothing but hold hearings.

    3. If it's not Drumpf, it will be Mike Pence or Tim Kaine. It has to be someone that got electoral votes.

      They'll choose Mike Pence.

      If there isn't enough for anyone it goes to the House.

      They'll choose Mike Pence.

      Be careful what you wish for.

  11. Anonymous12:39 PM

    Love O>

    1. You can subscribe to Olbermann on YouTube. His The Resistance is on the GQ channel.

  12. Chenagrrl12:42 PM

    Time to fire up the digits and get to researching.

  13. Anonymous12:47 PM

    I hear he wants to cut Social Security. Hey all you stupid ignorant folks on SS who voted for this privileged man/child, I hope you enjoy your diminished income. (After all, it isn't like you paid into the system. /s)

    1. Anonymous1:31 PM

      We know what he means by now saying he wants to modernize SS. And he's going to dismantle the ACA and take away their overtime pay and work on killing the unions. They will be miserable. Ah well.

    2. Anonymous1:41 PM

      You, 12:47 PM, need to be more learned! We pay into the system the entire time we work in America!

      And, then get to draw SS at a particular age - I was 65 when I started drawing mine. And, am very thankful I have it in retirement. I'm now in my mid 70's!

    3. Anonymous2:03 PM

      1:41 did you miss the snark tag on that parenthetical statement? Of course you pay into SS.

    4. Anonymous4:20 PM

      Yep, and Paul Ryan wants to eliminate Medicare and Medicaid!

  14. Anonymous1:01 PM

    Yea they did:
    "Of the 4,700 newspapers published in Germany when the Nazis took power in 1933, no more that 1,100 remained. Approximately half were still in the hands of private or institutional owners, but these newspapers operated in strict compliance with government press laws and published material only in accordance with directives issued by the Ministry of Propaganda. While the circulation of these newspapers was approximately 4.4 million, the circulation of the 325 newspapers and their multiple regional editions owned by the Nazi Party was 21 million."
    Now the Internet

    1. The Drumpf administration will be dismantling Net Neutrality in the first 100 days. It's not making a lot of news but they'll be taking it over. They recognize the danger and that if they don't it will be used for organized resistance. They'll also control and sensor Twitter. E-mail. Messaging. They'll control it all.

      FCC? They just put their guy in charge and start re-regulating that too. That gives them TV and radio.

      Will the electors recognize this danger and save us from it?


  15. Anonymous1:02 PM

    The media should've called drumph to the mat on his bullshit early on, as they let this fat bloviating fascist have free rein from the very beginning ... the media helped define this fucking piece of shit - they need to amend that sooner rather than later ..

  16. Anonymous1:14 PM

    herr drump's more 'n likely taking his cues from his adopted russian motherland ...

  17. Anonymous1:31 PM

    So now we have a mentally ill narcissistic bullying infant as President. The plebeian fools who voted for this abomination are going to be completely flummoxed but they will still blame their increasingly dismal lives on 'libtards'.

    1. Anonymous3:02 PM

      The 1-5% voted overwhelmingly for Trump so they won't feel a thing. Stupid poor people always vote against their best interests, why do you think there are so many stupid poor people in 'Merica?

  18. Anonymous1:34 PM

    I truly believe a mentally ill man will soon lead our country.

  19. Anonymous1:40 PM

    He even attacked NBC for using an unflattering picture of him although he said the picture they had on their website was "a nice picture".

    An ugly bastard like him wants flattering pictures? How's that gonna work?

  20. Anonymous1:57 PM

    1st this>
    Then this>
    "I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD. I've gotten to know him well — he's a greatly talented person who loves people!,"

    1. Dogs love people too. What's Trump's point?

    2. Anonymous8:59 PM

      2:45 My dog would make a better president than Trump.

      Heck my dead cat would, also, too.

    3. Just because Carson is African American doesn't make him qualified to head URBAN housing!

    4. So, it's OK for the Nazi's to publish the addresses of judges and the anti-aborionists to publish the addresses of doctors but heaven forbid a liberal or Democrat do the same?

      Fuck them.

  21. So with Trump---this is winning?

    He is so pitiful and thin skinned, like some other supposed GOP grifter we know.

  22. Anonymous1:59 PM


    Good for HRC!

  23. Anonymous2:52 PM

    I wish those wimps would grow a spine and stand up to this bully.

    They played into his game the whole campaign and he thanks them with insults.

    I hope this humiliation angers some journalists to do their job and report the news, not trumps fantasies.

    1. Anonymous3:11 PM

      Nope. Major dick sucking commences:

      CBS News Magically Turns Boos Into Cheers For Infallible God King Donald Trump

      ...Will Facebook ban CBS for making up fake news? Or are we going to drink this nice cup of bleach?


  24. Anonymous3:13 PM

    Donald Trump Is Handling The Transition Exactly Like He Campaigned

    ...For those worried he was serious about his anti-immigrant demagoguery, Trump has tapped Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III of Alabama ― an ardent immigration critic who once dismissed virtually all Dominican Republicans as useless for American society ― to be his attorney general, and Steve Bannon ― who rose to prominence on the back of the white nationalist movement ― as his chief strategist.

    For those hoping Trump’s flirtations with white supremacy were merely a campaign ploy, his response has been underwhelming. He disavowed a group of neo-Nazis and white nationalists who organized at an event in downtown D.C. this week to celebrate his victory. But that only came after he was repeatedly pressed to do so in an interview with The New York Times. Prior to then, he gave what amounted to a gentle wrist slap.

    For those who hoped he’d drain the swamp, he has pulled together the most fattened pack of alligators to prowl the city in decades, handing over key elements of his transition to lobbyists, bankers and hedge fund managers.


    1. "For those who hoped he’d surround himself with smart and capable people, he appointed Michael Flynn, a retired lieutenant general fresh off his stint as a paid contributor to the Russian government-funded television network RT, as his national security adviser. What Flynn has for a resume he lacks in friends and a diplomatic touch. Most Republican foreign policy professionals want nothing to do with him. “He’s your typical short Army general with Napoleon syndrome. He knows what he knows, and screams a lot when he doesn’t get his way,” said one source close to the process who knows Flynn. “Flynn will have some serious personnel issues and he might just wash out.”

      For journalists, who hoped that Trump’s repeated attacks on the press were mostly show, he has done nothing to soothe concerns, save to signal that he might not try to open up libel laws as he once suggested. Trump has ditched his protective pool of reporters, lashed out at those covering him, declined to hold a press conference and berated an off-the-record gathering of network executives and anchors."

      "Though Trump called for people to take the streets after President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election, he condemned protests against his own win. He then spent the weekend tweeting his anger at the cast of the Broadway show “Hamilton” for pleading with his vice president-elect, Mike Pence, to run an inclusive administration."

      Same Drumpf. Same old shit.

  25. Anonymous3:13 PM



    1. Anonymous3:49 PM

      The only joy in reminiscing about Tricky Dick is remembering that his corrupt veep went to prison.

    2. Anonymous8:57 PM

      3:49 And don't forget Nixon was forced out of office early and in disgrace.

      There is hope.

    3. There still looking for a way to get Kushner on his staff in some capacity.

      I wouldn't put it past the new Congress to amend the nepotism law so that Kushner and all of the children can be appointed to positions.

  26. Anonymous3:18 PM

    8-year-old hospitalized after beating by white bullies who told his sister ‘go back to the cotton farm’


  27. Randall3:33 PM

    You know what?
    God damn it - those in the media ARE lousy at their jobs!
    Trump led them around by their noses for the past year - giving him free air time every time he picked up a phone, for example.
    The media pounced all over Hillary's emails and barely said word one about Trump paying off Pam Bondi - and others.

    When the media COULD have done on-the-spot fact-checking of his lies - they sat on their hands.

    So FUCK the media.
    Trump is president-elect, in large part, because of the media being lazy, stupid, and incompetent.

    So fuck them.
    Fuck them very much.

    They deserve every bit of shit he and anyone else gives them.

  28. Anonymous3:51 PM

    Sick of him on the news. Dont watch news anymore. I have taken leave of news in the tube. Reading news now that dont have the ugly one oic or name on the cover.

    1. Anonymous5:48 PM

      We haven't watched any news except The Daily Show in this house since 1998! Go for it, it works :-)

    2. if you use Chrome it will change photos of him to a shitpile emoji. You just have to install an extension.

  29. Anonymous4:24 PM

    NY Times says Sarah Palin is not on the call list.

    Apparently, she is far far away...

    Well we already figured that out in 2008!

  30. Anonymous4:44 PM

    Yes, be very selective on the news. They were led on a leash by Trump for a year. They all mouthed Hillary's email story. They did it for the ratings. Now babyman is calling them what they are and they are whining like him. We want to feel sorry for you but you helped bring this monster to the forefront of the evil American consciousness. Now we must reap what we sowed and it won't be pretty. But the good thing they say, is that at least all the ugly came out from under the dark places and are proudly showing their faces. It's like being in a marriage where the spouse is cheating and lying like hell about it and finally you catch them. Bingo! Validation. Sorrow. Chaos. And somewhere down the road, we gain back our strength. Unless, Trump is really like Hitler. Then we fucking for find a hole and hide until someone strong tells us to fight.

    1. They weren't led by the leash. They were complicit. They were the king makers. And they knew exactly what they were doing.

      The built him up and tore Hillary down to make it a horse race. Only they underestimated and over estimated and fucked up.

      The wrong horse won.

      Now they have to live with themselves and we have to live with Drumpf.

      Were they liars? Damned straight. They lied by omission making Drumpf seem capable of being fit for the office of president of the United States. They failed to report and hammer on every single instance that made him unfit and should have disqualified him.

  31. Yeah, like that's going to work.

    Trump has been enjoying a honeymoon from the media. They gave him a lot of free publicity. They gave him all sorts of passes during the primary and election. If they had wanted to, they could have destroyed him so he never got the nomination. Basically the media made Trump and they got him elected.

    This is the thanks they get?

    They're already admitting they made a mistake and wished they could take it back.

    After his? No more Mr. Nice Media.

    They are going to report every scandal and fraud they dig out. And they will dig. They will not make him look great or even good. They will peel back the façade and expose the putrid truth.

    They made him and they can break him.

    They will hammer on him until he is impeached.

    If Trump tries to do an end run, like he's doing with Twitter and now Youtube, to shut out the media, it is going to backfire big time. They will take him down.

    And it will be a joy to watch.

  32. Anonymous11:17 AM

    Besides bigly favors for the 1%. Why? Why would any billionaire on paper want to give up his vacation to be under attack daily? Why would Mr Trump run for President? Does he owe? Is he threatened? Why would he want this huge job? and bring nothing but trouble?

  33. Anonymous11:29 AM

    Mr msnbc Scarbough seemed awfully jumpy about his dinner and meeting with mr trump? The daughter in law worked at CBS. Certain communication corps aided. It was a sloppy unorganized plan of spin, lies, spies and mental illness. Typical low class games of liars and the undeserving.


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