The Trump presidency was the biggest story of the year, accounting for one out of every three minutes of evening news airtime — nearly 100 hours in total.
The tone of coverage has been incessantly hostile, especially for a new President in his honeymoon year: 90% negative, vs. just 10% positive (These percentages do not include neutral statements). – Media Research Center
FoxNews.com reports that
President Trump kicked CNN star Jim Acosta out of the Oval Office Tuesday after the network’s senior White House correspondent badgered him with racially charged questions.
Acosta has made a habit of grandstanding and interrupting when Trump and his surrogates are available to the media. Tuesday was no exception, as Acosta yelled, “Mr. President,” three times before finally getting Trump’s attention.
“Did you say that you want more people to come in from Norway? Did you say that you wanted more people from Norway? Is that true Mr. President?” Acosta frantically shouted.
“I want them to come in from everywhere… everywhere. Thank you very much everybody,” Trump responded as Acosta continued to bark questions.
“Just Caucasian or white countries, sir? Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world… people of color,” Acosta shouted.
Trump then pointed directly at Acosta and simply said, “Out!”
A Trump staffer in the background can be heard saying, “Jim, thank you,” before the CNN star presumably exited the room. Acosta then took to Twitter, accusing White House aides of obstructing him from asking questions.
Acosta has been among the most outspoken critics of President Trump and is a significant part of CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker’s apparent anti-Trump programming strategy. Trump has famously dubbed CNN “fake news” and pointed directly at Acosta and called him by the disparaging moniker in the past.
Last December, Acosta was shut down by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders when the liberal reporter tried to hijack a press briefing. Acosta told Sanders that journalists make “honest mistakes” but that doesn’t make them “fake news” before attempting a question. Sanders quickly cut him off.
“When journalists make honest mistakes, they should own up to them. Sometimes, and a lot of times, you don’t,” Sanders said as Acosta tried to interrupt.
“I’m sorry, I’m not finished,” she said. “There is a very big difference between making honest mistakes and purposefully misleading the American people… you cannot say it’s an honest mistake when you’re purposely putting out information you know is false.”
Acosta has also gotten into combative arguments with other members of the administration including Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller. Meanwhile, CNN has been mocked for a variety of anti-Trump segments, such as focusing on the president’s soda intake amid unfolding breaking news related to a terror attack in New York City.
Acosta’s colleague, fellow CNN star Chris Cuomo, apologized on Tuesday after he referred to Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Raj Shah as “Raj whatever-his-name-is.”
CNN has also aired the uncensored version of the word “s—hole” on a regular basis since Trump reportedly used the term to describe certain African countries. CNN anchors and guests said the profanity 195 times in one day last week, according to the Media Research Center.
However, it was not just CNN’s Acosta who acted like an idiot, yesterday
Again, courtesy of Fox News…
White House physician Ronny Jackson was slammed with an onslaught of questions regarding President Trump’s health in a bizarre press briefing on Tuesday that raised eyebrows as the press fished for maladies.
Jackson said Trump was in “excellent health” after conducting the president’s physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday, but the positive results weren’t enough for the reporters in attendance.
Jackson answered questions for more than 50 minutes, running the gamut from the odd to the conspiratorial. White House correspondents asked about everything from whether Trump wears dentures to how to gauge his mental health.
President Trump is berated on a regular basis for his alleged eating and sleeping habits, and many reporters seemed decidedly disappointed or confused by the conclusion that he’d been given a clean bill of health.
The Washington Free Beacon’s managing editor, David Rutz, sarcastically impersonated a White House correspondent on Twitter, joking, “But the president will eventually die, correct?”
Jackson mentioned that he was told by Trump directly to answer as many questions as possible, and the reporters on hand took full advantage. One reporter even asked if the president was addicted to drugs. That elicited a smirk from Jackson, who said Trump isn’t addicted to anything.
Physical and cognitive testing found the president in good health, Jackson said. Many in the press corps weren’t convinced. (Associated Press)
NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Hallie Jackson seemed particularly perplexed by Trump’s positive results, asking about his mental fitness for office with her first question. The White House physician explained that he had no intention of conducting a cognitive assessment exam until Trump requested it.
That revelation opened the door for a series of followup questions. Despite a detailed explanation of why the cognitive exam was conducted and why Trump was judged mentally fit to be president, the NBC reporter asked if Trump is the healthiest president of all time – something Trump’s personal doctor once claimed.
“I’m not going to make any comparisons with presidents over the last 200 years,” Jackson responded.
A reporter then asked why Trump “appeared to slur his words” at a recent press conference, and the answer was simply that he’d had a dry mouth – but a reporter asked if dentures were the true culprit.
The White House physician answered several questions about Trump’s cholesterol and cardiac health before he was asked to elaborate on the cognitive assessment in “layman’s terms” and and discuss such conditions as early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
The doctor reiterated that Trump had passed an extensive cognitive exam that tests for “all those things,” and repeated the conclusion that the president doesn’t suffer from mental issues. When Jackson explained that Trump appears sharp and often speaks his mind, a reporter rudely interrupted with the rhetorical question, “He speaks his mind?”
Jackson elaborated on the weight loss goals for the president when CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta chimed in with a pair of questions about the president’s cardiovascular health. Once the White House doctor elaborated on the president’s heart health, however, it was back to a discussion of mental fitness.
“On what basis would you … advise the Cabinet that the president is unable to discharge his duties,” one reporter asked. “How does that bar get met?”
CNN’s Jim Acosta, who was thrown out of the Oval Office by Trump earlier in the day, asked if the cognitive assessment was the same thing as a psychiatric exam. It wasn’t, according to the doctor, and Acosta’s network will scrutinize the difference, if history is any indication.
Another reporter asked about Trump’s “sniffles,” while numerous correspondents questioned the president’s eating habits.
ABC’s Jonathan Karl still didn’t believe the positive report nearly 30 minutes into the briefing.
“Can you explain to me how a guy that eats McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken and all those Diet Cokes, and who never exercises, is in as good of shape as you say he’s in?” Karl asked.
“It’s called genetics,” the doctor said.
The White House physician went on to take an assortment of other questions, such as a whether Trump’s “life expectancy” was known and how many scoops of ice cream he’s allowed to eat. Acosta was eventually called on for a second time and asked if the doctor was holding anything back for privacy reasons, while another wanted reassurance that Trump isn’t suffering from Alzheimer’s.
A reporter pointed out that Trump is close to the medical definition of obesity, and it became more apparent that some of the reporters were fishing for a dose of negativity at that point.
Questions went on for several minutes, ranging from whether Trump would be sedated for a future colonoscopy to why the cognitive test was requested. Jackson was even asked if Trump watches too much TV.
As the lengthy press conference was finally winding down, reporters asked about golf, Twitter, why Trump isn’t as healthy as Barack Obama, if Trump has benefited from not smoking cigarettes and if the president is monitored by a shrink.
The Hill media analyst Joe Concha made an effort to sum up the event when he tweeted a link headlined, “JUST IN: White House doctor: Trump requested and passed a mental health assessment.”
Concha captioned the tweet, “Would like to say that this analysis by actual medical professionals should put this narrative to rest, but that would require logic and impartiality.”
America’s Main Stream Media has now officially reached the end of their time in “Desperation Mode” and has now ventured into “Dogs and Cats Sleeping Together Widespread Panic”.
These horrible excuses for “Broadcast Journalists” are literally looking for anything that they hang on the 45th President of the United States of America in order to stop his unbelievable forward momentum and somehow, someway, end his presidency.
President Trump’s actions yesterday in telling the hateful Spotlight-Hogging Liberal Reporter from CNN, Jim Acosta, to get out of the Oval Office, was a long time coming and was totally justified.
If Acosta had come into any other American Leader’s Office, be it Governor, Mayor, or C.E.O. and had shown the disrespect that Acosta showed the President, he would have been bounced out of their office on his hindquarters, also.
And, the mind-blowing spectacle which the MSM has turned the Daily Press Briefing into, would make the Father of Sensational Journalism, Walter Winchell, blush.
The Democratic Party and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, cannot attack Trump on his Economic Policies, which have been very successful and which have led to a record low unemployment rate for Black Americans.
They cannot attack him on his Foreign Policy, including the way which he and his Military Experts have decimated ISIS.
So, they decided instead, to write fictional stories and attempt to give them believability and gravitas by claiming to have received the information for their stories from “anonymous sources”.
And, now that these stories are being debunked almost as soon as they are posted, most Americans have accurately surmised that the MSM’s “anonymous sources” are the voices inside their own over-sized heads.
The failure of the Dcmocrat-controlled MSM has brought them to the point where all they have left is to attempt to paint the U.S. President as a RAAACIIIST or a “senile old man”.
And, both of these claims aren’t holding water, either.
The Main Stream Media has gotten so desperate to bring down the juggernaut that is President-elect Donald J. Trump that they have adopted the strategy of publishing unsubstantiated lie after unsubstantiated lie in order to assuage their own hurt feelings about their failure to aid lousy Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton in her quest to become the 45th President of the United States of America.
The depth of their grief and the blind rage of their ensuing temper tantrum has, without a doubt, wiped out any vestiges of journalistic integrity that remained after decades of being the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party.
President-elect Trump will never be able to please the Main Stream Media.
Nor should he have to.
The Presidency of the United States of America is the most important leadership position on the Face of God’s Green Earth.
The Main Stream Media knows that.
The problem is the Main Stream Media is still having a conniption fit (Southern colloquialism for being upset over something to the point insanity) over the election of Donald J. Trump as the next President by us rubes here in Flyover Country.
The Main Stream Media not only has lost their meal ticket with the defeat of the Queen of Mean, Hillary Clinton, but they also have to face the reality of being “punked” for at least four years by Donald J. Trump, who treats them like a school of Largemouth Bass, baiting the hook with the promise of a big announcement or story, causing them to pack the room wherever Trump is speaking, only to find out that they have been used to gain free publicity for Mr. Trump and whatever cause he is trying to forward that day.
Or, refusing to play nice with them when they slander him.
As I have noted before, Trump has made the Media look tremendously naïve and stupid on several occasions, in scenes reminiscent of Lucy Van Pelt promising to hold the football for Charlie Brown to kick, only to pull it away at the last minute leaving a helpless Charlie Brown to wipe out, tumbling head over heels.
The Main Stream Media are no longer in control of the dissemination of the news…and they know it.
Between Trump’s playing them like Charlie Daniels playing a fiddle and average Americans becoming their own reporters through the use of Social Media, “professional journalists” have watched their influence over the daily lives of Americans dwindle and diminish right before their very eyes.
Unfortunately, the lies will just keep on coming from both the Democratic Party and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media.
Like the attention-seeking spoiled brats that they are, the Main Stream Media believe that they can get away with anything.
That is why grandstanding idiots like Acosta feel ’empowered” to show the entire world his backside and to be everything but professional during the White House Press Briefings and any access that they may be granted to interview the President.
Acosta and grandstanding grieving Democratic Propagandists like him are why President Trump decided to pull the plug on some of the White House Press Briefings to begin with.
Americans want their news to be just that: Information about the events going on around them, delivered by unbiased professional reporters.
If they want to see two guys yell nonsensically at each other, they will tune into the WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” or Tuesday Night’s “Smackdown Live”.
Americans are now living in a time when the Main Stream Media’s blatant propaganda is no longer believed at face value, as the evidence which refutes it is appearing in the live videos and photographs being shared on Facebook and other Social Media.
Average Americans are winning the war against the “New Fascism” of the Tyranny of the Minority by the sharing of information through Social Media.
Self-righteous Liberals, masquerading as Broadcast “Journalists”, like Acosta and the rest of the Main Stream Media, need to wake up and smell what they’re shoveling before their version of “Broadcast Journalism” goes the way of the dinosaurs…
…after the Americans who are still watching tune them out to watch cat videos on Facebook.
Until He Comes,