Press

Time To Change Tactics When Dealing With Donny

Enough already

We see Donald Trump on every news broadcast, on every news channel, on every paper, on every web site. The strategy the press has adopted is to inundate the airwaves with the face of the Donald, in the hopes that this will convince the masses that this man is a lunatic.

It is not working

When some narcissistic moron jumps on the field in a major league game, sports news won’t even show the ass-clown any more. They shoot the stands and wait for play to resume. It’s a good tactic, and it will work on Donny.

Don’t show his face, no matter how ridiculous he acts. If he lies, repeat the lie and then say why it is a lie.

Don’t interview him

Or Sarah. Or Kellyanne. Or any talking head in the administration. Quote them, refute them, and move on.

No more 24/7 attention

It will drive Donald Trump mad. He thrives on the attention and if you give him none, if you just recall his lies and buffoonery without ever showing his face, he will not know how to respond.

Don’t cover his campaign speeches live

Just report what he said that was untrue.

Change tactics

Time for the press to control the news. Time for Donny to be shunned.

Trump forces himself on grieving city that doesn’t want him https://t.co/OuUp2P55V0— #TheResistance (@SocialPowerOne1) October 30, 2018

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When a Witch Hunt Finds Real Witches – POLITICO

So, the fake news is not fake after all. And the liars, well, they seem to be in the Trump camp. And the connections with Russians, well, coulda happened.

From Politico –

As it turns out, there is a good reason for the witch hunt President Donald Trump keeps complaining about. Witches exist, and a handful of them convened a coven on the 25th floor of the Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, on the pretext of casting a hex on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Source: When a Witch Hunt Finds Real Witches – POLITICO Magazine

Morning Joe says he influenced Congress in the Ethics Bill fight.

The man moves mountains

Joe Scarborough has moved a lot of bowels in his time, as he drolls on, mostly about himself, in the wee hours of the morning. But recently, he  suggested that MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ influenced the actions of Congress to kill the bill to gut the Ethics Committee. We say ‘hmmmm’.

But not that far

With his dismal ratings, it would be a stretch to believe that the telephones in Congress were lit up by the actions of this talking head. But Joe is known for liking the sound of his own voice more than any voice he has ever heard. It makes sense for him to believe that his maudlin little show is altering the course of the nation.

The power of the talking press

Perhaps Joe Scarborough could influence his fellow Republicans to avoid doing stupid stuff, like attacking programs that actually do some good for Americans. And of course, continue to move the bowels of his viewers, a little at a time.

Please look at me!

MSNBC is struggling to redefine itself in the aftermath of the Trump election, and even before that. They are tacking to the right, adding conservative hosts, and looking to draw ratings by promoting the noise of loud, self-absorbed people. Good luck with that.

FoxLite

Becoming FoxLite is not going to sway viewers to the network. It might even lose them some. The Morning Joe brand has even been extended to Way Too Early, which now has Morning Joe on top of the name. Way Too Early has been lackluster for years, and nothing they try seems to prop it up.

 

 

Two Journalists Have Been Killed in an Attack on an Afghan Army Convoy — TIME

A U.S. photojournalist for National Public Radio (NPR) and an Afghan journalist were killed Sunday on assignment in southern Afghanistan. A statement said David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna were part of an NPR crew traveling with an Afghan army unit near to Marjah, Helmand province, when their convoy came under fire. “Their vehicle was struck…

via Two Journalists Have Been Killed in an Attack on an Afghan Army Convoy — TIME

Megyn Kelly Hits Back at Jokes About Handling Donald Trump ‘Gender Attacks’ — TIME

Megyn Kelly fired back on Thursday at comedian Trevor Noah, after he mocked her prime-time interview with presidential candidate Donald Trump during Wednesday’s episode of The Daily Show. “So grateful I have men like (Noah) 2 advise on how to deal w/gender attacks- I’m sure his life experience far better than mine on this!” Kelly…

via Megyn Kelly Hits Back at Jokes About Handling Donald Trump ‘Gender Attacks’ — TIME

Can Virtual Reality Save Journalism? — Fortune

We’re in the midst of another “journalism is screwed” news cycle, spurred by layoffs and missed revenue targets at a number of promising digital media outfits. This weekend, articles about grueling traffic demands and high turnover at Business Insider only fueled the hand-wringing. The message: The media industry’s existing business models aren’t working, and the…

via Can Virtual Reality Save Journalism? — Fortune

President Obama drops the mic after roasting Trump, GOP, and the media — theGrio

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can’t wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy. “Last week Prince George showed up to our meeting in his bathrobe,” Obama cracked at the White House Correspondents’ dinner Saturday night. “That was a slap in…

via President Obama drops the mic after roasting Trump, GOP, and the media — theGrio