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2021-04-10 2:35:04 PM  
So ... Some of those reporters in absentia Jen totally pwned in the most publicly humiliatingly way possible were fake correspondents punking actual press corps the whole time?

And I'm supposed to be triggered... Why? I mean sure, suspend the assholes from RWNJ Failure Network for "just asking questions" to free up some space for actual journalists... But does this really matter today?
 
2021-04-10 3:06:02 PM  
Seems like a rightwing, unregistered foreign agent that was radicalized by Gamergate.

That's no way to go through life.
 
2021-04-10 4:21:22 PM  
Step aside Jeff Gannon! We have a Lego reporter! This means something!
 
2021-04-10 6:37:05 PM  
It's not a stretch.  Until recently, the press secretaries were all block heads.
 
2021-04-10 6:51:18 PM  
Is there a Real Doll of Jen Psaki available?  Asking for a friend.
 
2021-04-10 6:54:06 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Seems like a rightwing, unregistered foreign agent that was radicalized by Gamergate.

That's no way to go through life.


They never got over the fact that the princess was in another castle.
 
2021-04-10 6:56:36 PM  
This is stupid and childish.

Welcome to fark.

*eyeroll*
 
2021-04-10 7:00:50 PM  
Now i really want lego to make  a psaki press conference set. I can't be alone in this
 
2021-04-10 7:06:53 PM  
A hat, a broach, a pterodactyl...
 
2021-04-10 7:10:02 PM  
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2021-04-10 7:10:31 PM  
Fetch my fainting couch. I wasn't aware one could fake a persona and make obvious lies.
 
2021-04-10 7:11:53 PM  
Okay but...is the USA a democracy or not? I can understand the desire to have serious career journalists in the room. However, newbies need a space as well, sometimes.

And for fark;s sake, how the hell can anyone find this strange or newsworthy when OANN is basically the same?
 
2021-04-10 7:12:13 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Is there a Real Doll of Jen Psaki available?  Asking for a friend.


And does it come with a flute?
 
2021-04-10 7:14:24 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Okay but...is the USA a democracy or not? I can understand the desire to have serious career journalists in the room. However, newbies need a space as well, sometimes.

And for fark;s sake, how the hell can anyone find this strange or newsworthy when OANN is basically the same?


The USA is a democratic republic. Even a lot of the folk who live here seem not to know that.
 
2021-04-10 7:17:40 PM  
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2021-04-10 7:20:23 PM  
I am mixed on reaction to this.  One, my kids play Roblox and never mentioned being a "lego" so no sure about that one.

next.  This person is randomly emailing real journalists to ask question...

I'd assume professional journalists are able to come up with their own questions.  Maybe their job is as easy as looking at the pol tab and just copying what is asked here.

Were the questions any good?  like so good we understand why the professional journalists asked the question instead of one of their own?
 
2021-04-10 7:30:26 PM  

Hyjamon: I am mixed on reaction to this.  One, my kids play Roblox and never mentioned being a "lego" so no sure about that one.

next.  This person is randomly emailing real journalists to ask question...

I'd assume professional journalists are able to come up with their own questions.  Maybe their job is as easy as looking at the pol tab and just copying what is asked here.

Were the questions any good?  like so good we understand why the professional journalists asked the question instead of one of their own?


Yeah, I don't really see any outrage. A tremendous display of networking done properly, would be a hell of a sales rep/marketer. I'd guess the questions were legit so as to not display any kind of bias or agenda today would jeopardize the persona created.
 
2021-04-10 7:43:43 PM  
Fake Lego reporters belong in fake dumpsters.  This is a Mega Construx imposter.

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/They also like to dress up in Hot Wheels themed racing suits
 
2021-04-10 7:55:21 PM  
She makes a great press secretary, make no mistake.  Holy crap is it great to have someone so competent.  It seems like forever.

However...  She seems like she would be a miserable person to talk to.  She is just SO serious.  Maybe it's just the persona.  Maybe she's nothing like that in real life.  But she scares me.
 
2021-04-10 8:07:33 PM  
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2021-04-10 8:10:19 PM  
So this is how the joke of the Harris-Biden administration is revealed to the world...  I thought it would be a more grandiose set-up, but I suppose that is asking for too much...
 
2021-04-10 8:20:54 PM  

Lucky LaRue: So this is how the joke of the Harris-Biden administration is revealed to the world...  I thought it would be a more grandiose set-up, but I suppose that is asking for too much...


Even a joke administration can accomplish more than a Trump "administration"
 
2021-04-10 8:22:49 PM  

Flowery Twats: Lucky LaRue: So this is how the joke of the Harris-Biden administration is revealed to the world...  I thought it would be a more grandiose set-up, but I suppose that is asking for too much...

Even a joke administration can accomplish more than a Trump "administration"


Not without the American hero Joe Manchin you can't.
 
2021-04-10 8:35:54 PM  

Hyjamon: Were the questions any good?  like so good we understand why the professional journalists asked the question instead of one of their own?


The only one TFA directly quotes was pretty reasonable, is perhaps somewhat uninteresting.  Actually substantially more reasonable and cogent to actual legitimate journalism than most of the "real" questions, low bar that that is.  And none of the stuff referenced by topic seemed particularly crazy; this definitely wasn't any of the people who've gotten Psaki to sort of glare at the reporter and then slowly explain to them like a five-year-old why they are stupid and ask bad questions.

Basically, if anything, it sounds like this fake reporter was helpful, because by pretending to be legitimate they made a point of asking questions legitimate to pass muster with a real journalistic publication instead of the trash tier shiat that'd get shouted out of a middle school newsletter that characterizes most of the press corps' offerings, which usually result in Psaki giving valuable information in spite of the reporters rather than because of them.

// The WHPC is kind of a running joke in both politics and journalism, even prior to this nonsense.  Most people familiar with the conferences reading this are probably reacting with more of a bored nod and a "story checks out" than any kind of shock.
 
2021-04-10 8:39:54 PM  
it's not like i'm usually in favor of any kind of mccarthy purge, but for actual farking traitors and seditionists, we need to go mccarthy on these shiatstains
 
2021-04-10 9:03:11 PM  

petec: it's not like i'm usually in favor of any kind of mccarthy purge, but for actual farking traitors and seditionists, we need to go mccarthy on these shiatstains


Seriously. If we can go after people for being "communists," we can go after them for being actual traitors.
 
2021-04-10 9:09:32 PM  
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2021-04-10 9:20:00 PM  

durbnpoisn: She makes a great press secretary, make no mistake.  Holy crap is it great to have someone so competent.  It seems like forever.

However...  She seems like she would be a miserable person to talk to.  She is just SO serious.  Maybe it's just the persona.  Maybe she's nothing like that in real life.  But she scares me.


Biden Press Sec Jen Psaki Responds to Media Calls for "Unity"
Youtube jnIDW13vFLg
She's not at all what you imagine. Here she is in a less formal context.
 
2021-04-10 9:30:54 PM  

Hyjamon: I am mixed on reaction to this.  One, my kids play Roblox and never mentioned being a "lego" so no sure about that one.

next.  This person is randomly emailing real journalists to ask question...

I'd assume professional journalists are able to come up with their own questions.  Maybe their job is as easy as looking at the pol tab and just copying what is asked here.

Were the questions any good?  like so good we understand why the professional journalists asked the question instead of one of their own?


I read the article earlier today. The person in question created a twitter account for a fake media outlet, then started tweeting schedule updates for potus, flotus, vpotus, and sgotus, as well as pool reports.  Actual whpc members found this helpful and useful so they got a big chunk of them as followers.

Once they built a little report, they said they couldn't attend press briefings and asked others to ask their questions as a professional favor. Most were ignored but a few got picked up. The article cites the cleveland plain dealer as asking one of these "prank" questions which was a perfectly reasonable if not mundane question.
 
2021-04-10 9:37:03 PM  
Do you listen to your vinyls while you play with your Legos?
 
2021-04-10 9:41:55 PM  
This is the key and peele bank robbery sketch come to life.
 
2021-04-10 10:14:02 PM  

casual disregard: Bennie Crabtree: Okay but...is the USA a democracy or not? I can understand the desire to have serious career journalists in the room. However, newbies need a space as well, sometimes.

And for fark;s sake, how the hell can anyone find this strange or newsworthy when OANN is basically the same?

The USA is a democratic republic. Even a lot of the folk who live here seem not to know that.


You do realize "democratic republic" meansvitcis a democracy.  Its a republic (noun) in the form of a democracy (adjective which modifies noun)

Many people  who are stupid think the only form of democracy is direct, and that somehow a representative democracy is not a democracy.  Bpeople who don't grasp how adjectives work.
 
2021-04-10 10:27:38 PM  

Lucky LaRue: So this is how the joke of the Harris-Biden administration is revealed to the world...  I thought it would be a more grandiose set-up, but I suppose that is asking for too much...


Article says it started back in December.

Who was president?  Oh that's right, Trump.

And, when the joke reporter asks better questions than fox news, oann, and the rest of conservative media, I guess that makes them even more if a joke.
 
2021-04-10 10:35:39 PM  

Pats_Cloth_Coat: casual disregard: Bennie Crabtree: Okay but...is the USA a democracy or not? I can understand the desire to have serious career journalists in the room. However, newbies need a space as well, sometimes.

And for fark;s sake, how the hell can anyone find this strange or newsworthy when OANN is basically the same?

The USA is a democratic republic. Even a lot of the folk who live here seem not to know that.

You do realize "democratic republic" meansvitcis a democracy.  Its a republic (noun) in the form of a democracy (adjective which modifies noun)

Many people  who are stupid think the only form of democracy is direct, and that somehow a representative democracy is not a democracy.  Bpeople who don't grasp how adjectives work.


I think "meansvictis" and "bpeople" are my new favorite words.

I know how adjectives work. I know history and government as well. There's at least one other person you could have attempted to lecture in this thread, but you chose me. I am most honored.
 
2021-04-10 11:42:52 PM  
In at least one instance, a White House official was connected with Montagu to circle back with more information when they had it.

Wait, they really do circle back?  How come we never hear about this from any of the "real" reporters?
 
2021-04-11 12:24:09 AM  

casual disregard: I think "meansvictis" and "bpeople" are my new favorite words.


I'm so pleased my disability pleases you. Perhaps some day you can suffer sudden unexpected brain damage and favorite words will come to you naturally.

But I hope not
 
2021-04-11 3:58:42 AM  
Did what now?

For the love of Fark, why?

The lulz?

*click*

"Another longtime member of the community in touch with Montagu said they suspected that they created the account "just for the memes" and never assumed things would progress this far."

Ah, close enough.
 
2021-04-11 4:33:58 AM  
What did Hunter Biden know about this and when did he know it?
 
2021-04-11 6:46:25 AM  

BestUnfarkYourself: durbnpoisn: She makes a great press secretary, make no mistake.  Holy crap is it great to have someone so competent.  It seems like forever.

However...  She seems like she would be a miserable person to talk to.  She is just SO serious.  Maybe it's just the persona.  Maybe she's nothing like that in real life.  But she scares me.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/jnIDW13v​FLg] She's not at all what you imagine. Here she is in a less formal context.


dpoisn.comOk then.  One of those rare instances where I'm happy to be wrong.
 
2021-04-11 12:23:17 PM  
Is there a version of this news reporting something that happened in the press room that isn't 95% backstory?

News writers take note: make your reports bottom line up front, not a book of riddles
 
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