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(Politicus USA)   White House press briefing ends after idiot right wing "journalist" asks if Trump will pardon Obama   (politicususa.com) divider line
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2020-05-23 8:51:51 AM  
Who else thinks the rest of the WH press corps need to throw the OAN people a soap party?
 
2020-05-23 9:12:58 AM  

baka-san: Who else thinks the rest of the WH press corps need to throw the OAN people a soap party?


The rest of the press corps needs to stop showing up. It's just lies and campaigning.
 
2020-05-23 9:13:21 AM  
No pardon, only a thanks Obama.
 
2020-05-23 9:25:32 AM  

Bowen: baka-san: Who else thinks the rest of the WH press corps need to throw the OAN people a soap party?

The rest of the press corps needs to stop showing up. It's just lies and campaigning.


Exactly this. Stop covering this Banana Republic level bullshiat.
 
2020-05-23 9:35:21 AM  

Bowen: baka-san: Who else thinks the rest of the WH press corps need to throw the OAN people a soap party?

The rest of the press corps needs to stop showing up. It's just lies and campaigning.


I nonconcur with you and Exludditeon the WH Press Corps abandoning the briefing, even with the OANN BS. Yes, it can give legitimacy to the propaganda and lies coming out of the Trump Administration. But, the journalists from real, independent news and media organizations must stay to question and challenge the piles of dog droppings shoveled out of Trump's mouth.

/May Trump and his cronies spend the rest of their lives in prison.
 
2020-05-23 9:37:41 AM  
Thus birthing "getting OAN'd"

Just give him the codes already, that asteroid is taking too long.
 
2020-05-23 9:45:43 AM  

AirForceVet: Bowen: baka-san: Who else thinks the rest of the WH press corps need to throw the OAN people a soap party?

The rest of the press corps needs to stop showing up. It's just lies and campaigning.

I nonconcur with you and Exludditeon the WH Press Corps abandoning the briefing, even with the OANN BS. Yes, it can give legitimacy to the propaganda and lies coming out of the Trump Administration. But, the journalists from real, independent news and media organizations must stay to question and challenge the piles of dog droppings shoveled out of Trump's mouth.

/May Trump and his cronies spend the rest of their lives in prison.


Questions accomplish nothing. An empty briefing room delivers a more powerful message than broadcasting the administrations lies ever will.
 
2020-05-23 9:47:48 AM  
Pardon Obama for what?  You need a crime, first.
 
2020-05-23 9:50:50 AM  

Bowen: baka-san: Who else thinks the rest of the WH press corps need to throw the OAN people a soap party?

The rest of the press corps needs to stop showing up. It's just lies and campaigning.


Exactly this.

"The White House has elevated conservative propaganda outfits like One America News to be able to ask questions at the press briefings because that is the only way that they will be able to inject questions loaded with conspiracies and misinformation into the briefings and mislead the American people."

Don't sanction the bullshiat with your presence.

Once again, Atlas Shrugged is prescient.
 
2020-05-23 9:53:36 AM  

Bowen: AirForceVet: Bowen: baka-san: Who else thinks the rest of the WH press corps need to throw the OAN people a soap party?

The rest of the press corps needs to stop showing up. It's just lies and campaigning.

I nonconcur with you and Exludditeon the WH Press Corps abandoning the briefing, even with the OANN BS. Yes, it can give legitimacy to the propaganda and lies coming out of the Trump Administration. But, the journalists from real, independent news and media organizations must stay to question and challenge the piles of dog droppings shoveled out of Trump's mouth.

/May Trump and his cronies spend the rest of their lives in prison.

Questions accomplish nothing. An empty briefing room delivers a more powerful message than broadcasting the administrations lies ever will.


Questions validate and sanction the theatre.
 
2020-05-23 9:56:55 AM  
I'd say it's Kafkaesque, but Trumpers don't know what that is.
 
2020-05-23 10:00:37 AM  
Chanel Rion (from OANN) seems to have the habit of getting the last question at a lot of these briefings.  And, just coincidentally, it's usually a totally off-the-wall question that ends up tripping some long, prepared diatribe.  In this case she just happened to have slides to go along with that answer?  I'm calling BS.

I love how someone tried to bring up the fact that Flynn was never "masked" in the first place and she totally ignored that and rolled the slideshow.
 
2020-05-23 10:02:08 AM  
Are you kidding me?

I heard someone asked him that, but I didn't realize who because I saw it on Fox News's website and some commenter accused the reporter from OAN of being a liberal.  (except I didn't realize she was from OAN)

and it was just after I read something about Maddow having a lawsuit dismissed from OAN for calling them paid Russian trolls or something like that.

I sometimes browse Fox News, I sometimes browse Fark.  Fark is more informative.
 
2020-05-23 10:03:39 AM  

OldRod: Chanel Rion (from OANN) seems to have the habit of getting the last question at a lot of these briefings.  And, just coincidentally, it's usually a totally off-the-wall question that ends up tripping some long, prepared diatribe.  In this case she just happened to have slides to go along with that answer?  I'm calling BS.

I love how someone tried to bring up the fact that Flynn was never "masked" in the first place and she totally ignored that and rolled the slideshow.


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Remember this clown?
 
2020-05-23 10:14:29 AM  

Jake Havechek: Pardon Obama for what?  You need a crime, first.


But the crime is obvious to everyone. Everyone! EVERYONE! EVERYONE KNOWS THE CRIME! ALL THE CRIMES! ALL OF THEM!!!!!!
So obvious. Obvious crime. Obvious. Everyone knows. Everyone. Obvious. Everyone.
Obvious. Everyone.
Obvious.
 
2020-05-23 10:16:56 AM  
"Illegal." A word with meaning. Backed by actual laws. Ain't nobody got time for that.
 
2020-05-23 10:20:44 AM  

Bowen: AirForceVet: Bowen: baka-san: Who else thinks the rest of the WH press corps need to throw the OAN people a soap party?

The rest of the press corps needs to stop showing up. It's just lies and campaigning.

I nonconcur with you and Exludditeon the WH Press Corps abandoning the briefing, even with the OANN BS. Yes, it can give legitimacy to the propaganda and lies coming out of the Trump Administration. But, the journalists from real, independent news and media organizations must stay to question and challenge the piles of dog droppings shoveled out of Trump's mouth.

/May Trump and his cronies spend the rest of their lives in prison.

Questions accomplish nothing. An empty briefing room delivers a more powerful message than broadcasting the administrations lies ever will.


Yes, but to the wrong audience.

Those that already know this is BS will see that message. Those that support him will view it as a victory.

Choose your poison. Side of right, or a moral victory for the enemy.
 
2020-05-23 10:25:07 AM  
Also, this is really farking scary.
 
2020-05-23 10:35:05 AM  
OAN believes that its court of very limited public opinion has legal force.
 
2020-05-23 10:57:07 AM  

baka-san: Who else thinks the rest of the WH press corps need to throw the OAN people a soap party?


Live, on air. Sure.
 
2020-05-23 11:05:39 AM  

Jake Havechek: Pardon Obama for what?  You need a crime, first.


$10 says he issues a pardon (worded like Fords pardon) and his base says that's proof Obama did the things and that trumps a bigger man for pardoning him.
 
2020-05-23 11:06:25 AM  

Bowen: AirForceVet: Bowen: baka-san: Who else thinks the rest of the WH press corps need to throw the OAN people a soap party?

The rest of the press corps needs to stop showing up. It's just lies and campaigning.

I nonconcur with you and Exludditeon the WH Press Corps abandoning the briefing, even with the OANN BS. Yes, it can give legitimacy to the propaganda and lies coming out of the Trump Administration. But, the journalists from real, independent news and media organizations must stay to question and challenge the piles of dog droppings shoveled out of Trump's mouth.

/May Trump and his cronies spend the rest of their lives in prison.

Questions accomplish nothing. An empty briefing room delivers a more powerful message than broadcasting the administrations lies ever will.


Yup!
 
2020-05-23 11:07:47 AM  
Was seeing a press secretary actually take charge and basically demand there be some fairness in reporting.  Reporters are like vultures looking for crumbs to further their careers these days..  everyone knows it.  Even with trump being an ass, their behavior should not be permitted in the press corps.
 
2020-05-23 11:09:12 AM  

baka-san: Who else thinks the rest of the WH press corps need to throw the OAN people a soap party?


How about we replace the soap with cans of beans?
 
2020-05-23 11:10:14 AM  

dwrash: Was seeing a press secretary actually take charge and basically demand there be some fairness in reporting.  Reporters are like vultures looking for crumbs to further their careers these days..  everyone knows it.  Even with trump being an ass, their behavior should not be permitted in the press corps.


There it is, the dumbest farking thing said on fark so far today.

/day's early and you're still awake
 
2020-05-23 11:10:40 AM  

Jake Havechek: Pardon Obama for what?  You need a crime, first.


1. Being Obama
2. Being black
3. Being president while black
4. Failing to apologize for any of the above.

Clearly history's greatest monster.
 
2020-05-23 11:11:07 AM  

dwrash: Was seeing a press secretary actually take charge and basically demand there be some fairness in reporting.  Reporters are like vultures looking for crumbs to further their careers these days..  everyone knows it.  Even with trump being an ass, their behavior should not be permitted in the press corps.


JESUS FUQING KRIST!
J/k  asshole
 
2020-05-23 11:11:51 AM  

Exluddite: Bowen: baka-san: Who else thinks the rest of the WH press corps need to throw the OAN people a soap party?

The rest of the press corps needs to stop showing up. It's just lies and campaigning.

Exactly this. Stop covering this Banana Republic level bullshiat.



The first time someone suggested this, I didn't like the idea.

The White House is OUR house. To just stop showing up seems like not just a retreat from the rhetorical battlefield; but to concede very real real estate as being lost to the "kakistocrats".

I still don't like the idea. Show up and hold their god damn feet to the fire. If they start wagging the dog, break decorum and let all hell break loose. A little shouting is ok in a democracy, I promise.

We have to fight back.
But allowing them to have these infomercials unchecked with their own scripted "press" would be far, far, FAR worse.

My modern geek friends like to say "you can't stop the signal".
As an electrical engineer, I assure you that you can if you turn it off yourself. SO DON'T.
 
2020-05-23 11:12:34 AM  

Jake Havechek: OldRod: Chanel Rion (from OANN) seems to have the habit of getting the last question at a lot of these briefings.  And, just coincidentally, it's usually a totally off-the-wall question that ends up tripping some long, prepared diatribe.  In this case she just happened to have slides to go along with that answer?  I'm calling BS.

I love how someone tried to bring up the fact that Flynn was never "masked" in the first place and she totally ignored that and rolled the slideshow.

[Fark user image 425x425]
Remember this clown?


What can you say? The dude had experience as a fluffer.
 
2020-05-23 11:12:34 AM  

Jake Havechek: Pardon Obama for what?  You need a crime, first.


It's kind of an interesting strategy.  There's no actual crime there, so investigations and criminal proceedings will go nowhere.  However, if they do a blanket pardon for stuff that doesn't even exist, it keeps it in the new cycle and many people will think if he was pardoned, there must have been a crime.  Also, it sets a further precedent for the next administration to pardon Trump.
 
2020-05-23 11:13:52 AM  

neongoats: dwrash: Was seeing a press secretary actually take charge and basically demand there be some fairness in reporting.  Reporters are like vultures looking for crumbs to further their careers these days..  everyone knows it.  Even with trump being an ass, their behavior should not be permitted in the press corps.

There it is, the dumbest farking thing said on fark so far today.

/day's early and you're still awake


Yeah, that probably won't break the top five of the stupid things he says today.
 
2020-05-23 11:14:49 AM  

Jake Havechek: Pardon Obama for what?  You need a crime, first.


In Soviet Russia....not being pardoned is the crime.
 
2020-05-23 11:15:48 AM  
Keep trying to act like something untoward actually occurred, lol - while defending the country against foreign spies, the US found Michael Flynn and the Trump Campaign.😂
 
2020-05-23 11:16:30 AM  
That's quite literally Goebbels level propaganda
 
2020-05-23 11:17:21 AM  

shinji3i: Jake Havechek: Pardon Obama for what?  You need a crime, first.

$10 says he issues a pardon (worded like Fords pardon) and his base says that's proof Obama did the things and that trumps a bigger man for pardoning him.


Like Obama would ever accept a real pardon.  It would have to be some Twitter hereby declare bullshiat pronouncement.
 
2020-05-23 11:17:51 AM  
No. Trump will never forgive or pardon Obama for being a better president what black.
 
2020-05-23 11:18:01 AM  
It's not even noon, yet the drewgs and plague rats are out in full force.

This is going to be a long farking weekend.
 
2020-05-23 11:18:20 AM  

Samfucious: No. Trump will never forgive or pardon Obama for being a better president what black.


while*

/ damn phone!
// Thanks, Obama.
/// 3
 
2020-05-23 11:19:04 AM  
I love how the dipshiat derp brigade "Unmasking of Flynn" ooooogaaa boooogaaa

Sorry that the world found out what a farking shiat eating evil criminal that human garbage is. Him and Ollie North probably spend their vacations fighting over which one of them betrayed America more.
 
2020-05-23 11:19:15 AM  
While I'd prefer if the press just boycotted these faux events, I wonder if, barring that, they began laughing uproariously at his answers.

Being the object of mockery seems to be his Achilles heel. If he's ridiculed every time he gives his stupid outbursts, it would anger and humiliate him more and more. Victory!
 
2020-05-23 11:20:24 AM  
Trump would sooner pardon John Wilkes Booth than Obama. Don't even go there with HRC and her buttery males.
 
2020-05-23 11:20:51 AM  

AirForceVet: Bowen: baka-san: Who else thinks the rest of the WH press corps need to throw the OAN people a soap party?

The rest of the press corps needs to stop showing up. It's just lies and campaigning.

I nonconcur with you and Exludditeon the WH Press Corps abandoning the briefing, even with the OANN BS. Yes, it can give legitimacy to the propaganda and lies coming out of the Trump Administration. But, the journalists from real, independent news and media organizations must stay to question and challenge the piles of dog droppings shoveled out of Trump's mouth.

/May Trump and his cronies spend the rest of their lives in prison.


Show up, record every word, don't ask a single question.
 
2020-05-23 11:22:30 AM  

dwrash: Was seeing a press secretary actually take charge and basically demand there be some fairness in reporting.  Reporters are like vultures looking for crumbs to further their careers these days..  everyone knows it.  Even with trump being an ass, their behavior should not be permitted in the press corps.


Huh?
 
2020-05-23 11:22:41 AM  
Trump's a nice guy, I think he will.
 
2020-05-23 11:23:44 AM  

shinji3i: Jake Havechek: Pardon Obama for what?  You need a crime, first.

$10 says he issues a pardon (worded like Fords pardon) and his base says that's proof Obama did the things and that trumps a bigger man for pardoning him.


That's probably the one action that Trump could do that would lose his base. Really, not hanging him would probably send them over edge.
 
2020-05-23 11:23:59 AM  

Jake Havechek: Pardon Obama for what?  You need a crime, first.


The pardon question was a set up for the Press Secretary to then put up a slide of questions the press should be demanding answers from Obama on. Yes, the press secretary just happened to have a slide ready to present after OAN's reporter asked that question.


Anyone remember Jeff Gannon, and the outrage that he turned out to be a WH plant? Simpler times.
 
2020-05-23 11:24:02 AM  
some one needs to ask why trump fired flynn
 
2020-05-23 11:24:49 AM  
Way to give Banana Republics a bad name....  Let's just move right on to Failed State and call it a day, shall we?
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2020-05-23 11:25:29 AM  
I want each reporter assigned to a specific white House talking point, to show up with citations and documentation.

When loony conspiracy theories get thrown out by Podium Barbie, that journalist should stand up, pull out the relevant data, and start citing and reading the info that disproves them.

Don't stop. Don't let them say "let someone else ask a question."

All other journalists stay quiet while the white House mouthpiece gets demonstrated to be obscenely wrong.

Rinse, repeat.
 
2020-05-23 11:28:10 AM  
Trump might pardon him for the tan suit, but I think the mustard incident went to far even for Trump.
 
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