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2017-11-09 09:20:07 AM  
I suppose that depends on how much a masochist one is.
 
2017-11-09 09:23:15 AM  
They've always been pointless. It's just that people are now paying attention to them.
 
2017-11-09 09:24:02 AM  
Not if they changed the name to Lies From Sarah.
 
2017-11-09 09:27:11 AM  
They are now, yes.
 
2017-11-09 09:29:53 AM  
Under this president, absolutely.  But you can't have a he said/she said without having both sides.
 
2017-11-09 09:33:25 AM  
Most live comedy performances are pointless.  But it gives you something to laugh at.
 
2017-11-09 09:36:04 AM  
No, because they give us an opportunity to mock the overweight cockeyed fashion disaster that is the Hucky-boo-boo.
 
2017-11-09 09:37:24 AM  

RJReves: No, because they give us an opportunity to mock the overweight cockeyed fashion disaster that is the Hucky-boo-boo.


And their lies will come back to bite them in the ass.

Eventually. I hope.

/F*ck
 
2017-11-09 09:38:08 AM  
They're spoken-word performance art - aka verbalized period sh*ts.
That woman will be recognized as a true artist one day.
 
2017-11-09 09:48:31 AM  
Yes.

- 20 minutes late
- Possible opening act
- Shout-out to kids
- Fan mail
- "We'll let the tweet speak for itself"
- "The president words speak for themselves"
- "I'll get back to you on that"
- "I haven't spoken with the president about that"
- "Y'all are just gonna keep asking that, huh"
- Smoke bomb
- Reporter yells question as she leaves

There, you've now witnessed every Huckabee Sanders press conference.
 
2017-11-09 09:50:33 AM  
Ever since spicer left, we aren't getting as many good snl skits out of them. So probably.
 
2017-11-09 09:51:59 AM  
Under this administration they are.
 
Ant
2017-11-09 09:52:15 AM  
If they weren't before, they are now.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2017-11-09 09:52:18 AM  
Not for factual information, no. For the Daily Show to have clips to play in the future of these dumbasses contradicting themselves, hell yes.
 
2017-11-09 09:52:32 AM  
We've learned a lot from these briefings.  Trump's inauguration was the biggest, most-attended in history.  Hitler never gassed his own people.  Nazis are good people.  Slavery wasn't bad and compromises should have been made.  You can't disagree with a General under any circumstances.

And before I go on with more of what we've learned, let's go to John Gizzi with a question. John?

"Thank you, Admirable. I...have...a...question...about..."

Shut up John, let someone who speaks more than 30 words a minute have the floor.
 
2017-11-09 09:52:50 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: They've always been pointless. It's just that people are now paying attention to them.


This.
 
2017-11-09 09:52:54 AM  
It was worth it for the sneckretary comics.
 
2017-11-09 09:53:37 AM  
Under Trump, the whole White House is pointless
 
2017-11-09 09:53:52 AM  
Infomercials always seem pointless to people who aren't buying.
 
2017-11-09 09:54:35 AM  
These press briefings are pointless, but press briefings by the WH as a whole are not. If we stop because we have a chunky soccer mom who's so incompetent that she can't see straight, then the Atomic Tangerine will have farked up the world after he has left office. They need to continue so that when we get an actual president in office, they are still ongoing.

Oh, and here is the shade 'Atomic Tangerine', BTW:
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Ant
2017-11-09 09:55:19 AM  

RJReves: No, because they give us an opportunity to mock the overweight cockeyed fashion disaster that is the Hucky-boo-boo.


She's horrible enough as a person. I think criticizing her appearance is counterproductive.
 
2017-11-09 09:57:57 AM  

RJReves: No, because they give us an opportunity to mock the overweight cockeyed fashion disaster that is the Hucky-boo-boo.


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2017-11-09 09:58:28 AM  

Mikey1969: chunky soccer mom


Let's not do this.
 
2017-11-09 09:58:47 AM  
Like most of us, I at best casually saw a WH press conference here and there until Snek happened. Whatever purpose they once served seem to have been lost, especially with this current administration. So on a very real level they are pointless, because very little of substance is gleaned from them. It is vital for one reason, however - it keeps Trump from removing one more touchpoint between him and the press.
 
2017-11-09 09:59:52 AM  
No.
 
2017-11-09 10:00:44 AM  

RJReves: No, because they give us an opportunity to mock the overweight cockeyed fashion disaster that is the Hucky-boo-boo.


Those are easily her least objectionable aspects.
 
2017-11-09 10:01:29 AM  
In this administration, yes. They should call them Huckabriefings, where Huckabeast passive-aggressively greets the press corps knowing she is going to do exactly what it is that they dislike her for, repeats that she thinks they've been clear on that over and over to all questions about policy and position without actually outlining policy, and says that that's not what they said when pressed about statements they made, as well as the occasional accusation of bias grown at the media.
 
2017-11-09 10:01:34 AM  
Yes... but we need to keep them anyways. Last thing I want is to replace WH press briefings with a combination of pure Twitter and Interviews on "conservative" (propaganda) media. I'd like it if the "fake news" media actually got a chance to ask a question every now any again.
 
2017-11-09 10:01:43 AM  

The Goddamn Batman: Yes.

- 20 minutes late
- Possible opening act
- Shout-out to kids
- Fan mail
- "We'll let the tweet speak for itself"
- "The president words speak for themselves"
- "I'll get back to you on that"
- "I haven't spoken with the president about that"
- "Y'all are just gonna keep asking that, huh"
- Smoke bomb
- Reporter yells question as she leaves

There, you've now witnessed every Huckabee Sanders press conference.


Exactly.

100% a waste of time if you don't eat, drink, and breathe spin
 
2017-11-09 10:01:47 AM  

blackminded: Mikey1969: chunky soccer mom

Let's not do this.


Chunky soccer moms need love too.
 
2017-11-09 10:02:17 AM  
*thrown at the media
 
2017-11-09 10:02:35 AM  
It's important for history to be able to record just how fundamentally dishonest and immoral this administration is, and they contribute heavily to that record, so no.
 
2017-11-09 10:03:05 AM  

The Goddamn Batman: Yes.

- 20 minutes late
- Possible opening act
- Shout-out to kids
- Fan mail
- "We'll let the tweet speak for itself"
- "The president words speak for themselves"
- "I'll get back to you on that"
- "I haven't spoken with the president about that"
- "Y'all are just gonna keep asking that, huh"
- Smoke bomb
- Reporter yells question as she leaves

There, you've now witnessed every Huckabee Sanders press conference.


"I think we've been very clear..."
 
2017-11-09 10:03:06 AM  
Sanders just ain't right, she is damaged goods.
May the odds always favor Daddy Issues.
 
2017-11-09 10:05:12 AM  

Ant: RJReves: No, because they give us an opportunity to mock the overweight cockeyed fashion disaster that is the Hucky-boo-boo.

She's horrible enough as a person. I think criticizing her appearance is counterproductive.


I don't think it matters. The people whose minds you are trying to change refuse to believe in reality.

/fark their feelings
 
2017-11-09 10:06:01 AM  
Anything has a point, if you're brave enough
 
2017-11-09 10:06:02 AM  

wejash: Most live comedy performances are pointless.  But it gives you something to laugh at.


They should at least add a laugh track. It just might raise my levity from a groan to a chuckle.
 
2017-11-09 10:06:04 AM  

Ant: RJReves: No, because they give us an opportunity to mock the overweight cockeyed fashion disaster that is the Hucky-boo-boo.

She's horrible enough as a person. I think criticizing her appearance is counterproductive.


I think it depends on the criticism, she shouldn't be mocked for she physically looks but what you decide to wear should be fair game.  It has to be fair and she shouldn't be held to high standard than a male press secretary but if she constantly dresses poorly people should be allowed to comment.
 
2017-11-09 10:06:53 AM  
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2017-11-09 10:07:19 AM  
Traffic slows, you see the flashing lights. Intellectually you know just keep moving, that looking only adds to the problem but you can't help yourself. looking at wrecks is human nature.
 
2017-11-09 10:08:11 AM  
No new letters from Pickle, lately.
 
2017-11-09 10:09:14 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: blackminded: Mikey1969: chunky soccer mom

Let's not do this.

Chunky soccer moms need love too.


But they gots to pay.

/juicebox at least
 
2017-11-09 10:09:25 AM  

The Goddamn Batman: Yes.

- 20 minutes late
- Possible opening act
- Shout-out to kids
- Fan mail
- "We'll let the tweet speak for itself"
- "The president words speak for themselves"
- "I'll get back to you on that"
- "I haven't spoken with the president about that"
- "Y'all are just gonna keep asking that, huh"
- Smoke bomb
- Reporter yells question as she leaves

There, you've now witnessed every Huckabee Sanders press conference.


Every one is exactly like this but somehow even worse.
 
2017-11-09 10:09:41 AM  
The tolerant left coming out with the sexist barbs early, I see. Could you tell me more about how Trump is such a horrible misogynist, maybe after you finish tearing apart a woman whose looks do not meet your arbitrary and subjective testosterone-fuelled standards?

/Stupid man world
 
2017-11-09 10:10:43 AM  

Ant: RJReves: No, because they give us an opportunity to mock the overweight cockeyed fashion disaster that is the Hucky-boo-boo.

She's horrible enough as a person. I think criticizing her appearance is counterproductive.


Her life is counter-farking-productive.

/seriously, fark that worthless shiatbag
 
2017-11-09 10:11:51 AM  
The plan has been to make them unimportant. Even asking this question is part of the process of conditioning us. They want you to be comfortable with the idea that the people in power cannot be held accountable. The real question is what should be the punishment for any administration that does not take the press briefing seriously?
 
2017-11-09 10:12:17 AM  
When Stephen Miller shows up again, will he have his Waffen SS uniform on?
 
2017-11-09 10:12:55 AM  
If I had the time I'd pull together snapshots of SHS over time since she took over from Spicer. Her appearance has gone way downhill, it's clear the stress and lying is taking a toll on her. To me she's looking a lot like the "Faces of Meth" people that they take pictures of throughout their addiction, only her addiction is... this resume builder?

So, when I have a few minutes to kill I'm creating "Faces of Trumpers" with the first series being SHS.
 
2017-11-09 10:13:31 AM  

Shaggy_C: The tolerant left coming out with the sexist barbs early, I see. Could you tell me more about how Trump is such a horrible misogynist, maybe after you finish tearing apart a woman whose looks do not meet your arbitrary and subjective testosterone-fuelled standards?

/Stupid man world


You'd white knight Eva Braun, by the sounds of it.
 
2017-11-09 10:14:11 AM  

Opacity: If I had the time I'd pull together snapshots of SHS over time since she took over from Spicer. Her appearance has gone way downhill, it's clear the stress and lying is taking a toll on her. To me she's looking a lot like the "Faces of Meth" people that they take pictures of throughout their addiction, only her addiction is... this resume builder?

So, when I have a few minutes to kill I'm creating "Faces of Trumpers" with the first series being SHS.


I think you're thinking of Kellyanne Conway.  SHS looks the same.
 
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