The White House press corps is fighting mad over their own collective decision not to air press briefings from the White House.
Chris Cillizza, a hackneyed Arrested Development reaction gif with a high-paying journalism job, had one of his trademark run-ins with the “outrage police” this week, when he tweeted something dumb and was told by many people that it was dumb. Here was the thing:
Donald Trump has an idea:
This, I guess, is the next issue of The Atlantic, a fancy magazine for men who aspire to be on panels.
Here’s what you have to understand about the sort of people who become anchors, nonpartisan pundits, centrist columnists, and cable news political correspondents: They didn’t sign up to be the resistance. They don’t want Donald Trump to fail. They want him to “pivot” and “act presidential.”
John McCain—the original Maverick, ol’ Walnuts, the brave teller of truths—is somehow once again positioning himself, to credulous journalists, as a renegade Republican who isn’t afraid to buck his party, despite his three-decade record of not ever actually bucking his party in any meaningful way.
This week, Washington Post media columnist Erik Wemple appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, Tucker Carlson’s Inexplicable Tenth Shot At Hosting A Cable News Show.
How hard is it to con people in Washington, D.C.? Easier than you might think, considering it’s the place where things like nuclear war get decided. The national-security circuit in particular, with its think tank fellowships and massive government contracts, is one of the juiciest rackets around.
Why was the Washington Post the first outlet to publish the now notorious video of Donald Trump saying horrific things to a braying Billy Bush? According to the Post, NBC, which owns Access Hollywood, had the video first, but delayed reporting on it because of a lengthy legal review:
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