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(Politico)   BoJo wants to look like a bigger idiot, may air press briefings   (politico.com) divider line
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2020-07-03 10:04:44 AM  
Only Bojo would seek to emulate Trump WH press briefings.
 
2020-07-03 1:31:38 PM  

edmo: Only Bojo would seek to emulate Trump WH press briefings.


Trump has hardly had any White House briefings. When was the last one? I can't even think of the name of the current press officer. Spicer and Sanders were the last ones I can remember.
Trump has slashed back press briefings. Boris is doing more. He's hardly "emulating" Trump.
 
2020-07-03 8:17:55 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: edmo: Only Bojo would seek to emulate Trump WH press briefings.

Trump has hardly had any White House briefings. When was the last one? I can't even think of the name of the current press officer. Spicer and Sanders were the last ones I can remember.
Trump has slashed back press briefings. Boris is doing more. He's hardly "emulating" Trump.


Trump held daily briefings for weeks into the pandemic until his handlers finally convinced him that he was looking stupider every day.  What rock did you just ooze out from under?
 
2020-07-03 8:32:55 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: edmo: Only Bojo would seek to emulate Trump WH press briefings.

Trump has hardly had any White House briefings. When was the last one? I can't even think of the name of the current press officer. Spicer and Sanders were the last ones I can remember.
Trump has slashed back press briefings. Boris is doing more. He's hardly "emulating" Trump.


He'll be emulating the more, then suddenly less, press briefing pretty quickly. I mean, he doesn't like hanging around reporters asking unscripted questions. I mean, all it took to scare him off once was a reporter asking about Irish border checks, and he hopped on his bike and bravely pedaled away.
 
2020-07-03 8:40:07 PM  
Is Vladimir Putin talking Trump and BoJo into doing rallies to stack bodies?
 
2020-07-03 8:41:38 PM  
Rally-Briefing same whatever, if it's Trump and BoJo.

By the way, did you lose track of Nigel Farage? Because he was at Trump's Tulsa Coughchella.
 
2020-07-03 8:45:14 PM  
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2020-07-03 8:48:26 PM  
British political journalists were taken aback by the move, but first reactions were broadly positive. A top political commentator at Times Radio, Tom Newton Dunn, said it was a "good idea;" the Financial Times' Jim Pickard said there was "no harm" in televised briefings because "most journalists believe in transparency;" and Mirror Political Editor (and Parliamentary Press Gallery Chair) Pippa Crerar said it was "win-win" for No. 10 - with the better-attended morning briefing off camera and the opportunity to look transparent to the public in the afternoon.

But don't you ever assert that the media is in any way biased!
 
2020-07-03 8:52:10 PM  

Flappyhead: Carter Pewterschmidt: edmo: Only Bojo would seek to emulate Trump WH press briefings.

Trump has hardly had any White House briefings. When was the last one? I can't even think of the name of the current press officer. Spicer and Sanders were the last ones I can remember.
Trump has slashed back press briefings. Boris is doing more. He's hardly "emulating" Trump.

Trump held daily briefings for weeks into the pandemic until his handlers finally convinced him that he was looking stupider every day.  What rock did you just ooze out from under?


And the UK had daily briefings on Corona. This is general, everyday, briefings on all subjects, not just Corona.

Trump is well known for drastically slashing the number of briefings. During her nine months on the job, Grisham did not hold a single press conference.
 
2020-07-03 8:55:49 PM  

inglixthemad: Carter Pewterschmidt: edmo: Only Bojo would seek to emulate Trump WH press briefings.

Trump has hardly had any White House briefings. When was the last one? I can't even think of the name of the current press officer. Spicer and Sanders were the last ones I can remember.
Trump has slashed back press briefings. Boris is doing more. He's hardly "emulating" Trump.

He'll be emulating the more, then suddenly less, press briefing pretty quickly. I mean, he doesn't like hanging around reporters asking unscripted questions. I mean, all it took to scare him off once was a reporter asking about Irish border checks, and he hopped on his bike and bravely pedaled away.


This is a official spokesperson, not Boris. Just like the US used to have daily televised press briefings. The actual president rarely appeared. As TFA says this will give the spokesperson a very high profile because they will become the "face" of the government.
You could say Boris is doing this so he won't have to, but (a) he doesn't have to now and (b) his main weekly questioning is PMQs in the house, with far more hostile questioning.
 
2020-07-03 10:48:44 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Flappyhead: Carter Pewterschmidt: edmo: Only Bojo would seek to emulate Trump WH press briefings.

Trump has hardly had any White House briefings. When was the last one? I can't even think of the name of the current press officer. Spicer and Sanders were the last ones I can remember.
Trump has slashed back press briefings. Boris is doing more. He's hardly "emulating" Trump.

Trump held daily briefings for weeks into the pandemic until his handlers finally convinced him that he was looking stupider every day.  What rock did you just ooze out from under?

And the UK had daily briefings on Corona. This is general, everyday, briefings on all subjects, not just Corona.

Trump is well known for drastically slashing the number of briefings. During her nine months on the job, Grisham did not hold a single press conference.


Trump talked about a lot of things besides COVID.  Again, what rock were you congealed under four the past four months?
 
2020-07-04 1:05:46 AM  
Clearly something else for the press to focus on instead of Johnson being ripped apart by Starmer at PMQs.
 
2020-07-04 12:58:41 PM  

Flappyhead: Carter Pewterschmidt: Flappyhead: Carter Pewterschmidt: edmo: Only Bojo would seek to emulate Trump WH press briefings.

Trump has hardly had any White House briefings. When was the last one? I can't even think of the name of the current press officer. Spicer and Sanders were the last ones I can remember.
Trump has slashed back press briefings. Boris is doing more. He's hardly "emulating" Trump.

Trump held daily briefings for weeks into the pandemic until his handlers finally convinced him that he was looking stupider every day.  What rock did you just ooze out from under?

And the UK had daily briefings on Corona. This is general, everyday, briefings on all subjects, not just Corona.

Trump is well known for drastically slashing the number of briefings. During her nine months on the job, Grisham did not hold a single press conference.

Trump talked about a lot of things besides COVID.  Again, what rock were you congealed under four the past four months?


Well I live in the UK so didn't see those briefings unless the news here showed a clip or I saw a thread on Fark. And again this isn't about Boris doing a briefing, but a official press secretary, the way the White House used to have daily press briefings held in public.
 
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