Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Breitbart News denied congressional press passes.

Courtesy of CNN: 

Breitbart News was stymied once again on Tuesday in its efforts to secure press credentials on Capitol Hill. 

The standing committee of correspondents of the U.S. Senate Daily Press Gallery, a panel of journalists that determines which news organizations should receive congressional press passes, voted to table Breitbart's bid for permanent passes and to discontinue the right-wing outlet's temporary credentials without an extension. 

Breitbart's temporary credentials expire on May 31. 

Laura Lytle, the director of the Senate Press Gallery, said that Breitbart's application was tabled until the outlet "can sufficiently demonstrate that they meet the requirements of Rule 4 of the Congressional rules governing the Gallery." 

One part of that rule says, "Applicants' publications must be editorially independent of any institution, foundation or interest group that lobbies the federal government, or that is not principally a general news organization."

Well clearly Breitbart does not meet those criteria.

They are a propaganda outlet for Donald Trump.

However since Steve Bannon is still skulking around the White House somewhere there still exists the possibility that Breitbart will eventually get those credentials. 

And on that day it will signify yet another stake through the heart of American journalism.


  1. Anonymous1:07 PM

    "Breitbart News was stymied once again on Tuesday in its efforts to secure press credentials on Capitol Hill."


  2. Anonymous1:23 PM

    "In fact, Coulter canceled the appearance after the conservative group backing her, Young America’s Foundation, dropped its efforts to secure a room for her speech."“It is a dark day for free speech in America,” Coulter tweeted. “It’s sickening when a radical thuggish institution like Berkeley can so easily SNUFF out the cherished American right to free speech.”

  3. Anonymous1:30 PM

  4. Anonymous2:34 PM

    One less institution to spew your rat shit hatred. Ann Coulter , is that the reason for the long (horse)face?

  5. Just because you call yourself news, doesn't mean you are.

    These are a panel of journalists. I'm sure it sticks in their craw to have Breitbart among them. Hopefully they'll have the guts to decline Breitbart's every attempt to get permanent or temporary credentials. Real journalists would hate to have Breitbart appear on their level. Breitbart aren't journalists. They're a rag. Propaganda. Yellow journalism.

    Let Trump request that Breitbart get credentials and let him be denied. He'll just have to live with disappointment.

  6. Anonymous11:56 PM

    Will #45 issue Executive Order No. 37 to 'credential' Breitbart?

    He, Donald J. Trump, POTUS #45, being of unsound mind, do hereby declare and attest that Breitbart, the official media source of record for he, Donald J. Trump, be issued immediate and irrevocable press passes and access to the White House in perpetuity. Signed the 12th of Never before Steven Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Jason Miller, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kusner. And, Melania. So it is written, so it is done.

    It would be the most important bigliest EO ever signed forever for he, Donald J. Trump, the strongest, richest, smartest, best ever Russia dealmaking ever leader of the United States of America.

    Best photo-op ever.

    USA, USA, USA!



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