Trump is “shutting down part of the First Amendment”
The liberal media’s inflated sense of importance is on full display. During a press conference yesterday with Benjamin Netanyahu, liberal journalists wanted to shift the narrative to the resignation of Michael Flynn.
They were unable to do so because Trump took questions from reporters at Townhall and the Christian Broadcasting Network, both of whom asked about Israel and Palestine in keeping with the point of the event.
The liberal media, which just came back from an eight year vacation during which they peppered Obama with questions about how awesome he is, now wants us to believe we can’t live without their tough questions for Trump.
After the press conference, ABC News went into full freak out mode.
News Busters reports:
Angry ABC in ‘Open Hostility’ at Trump for ‘Shutting Down’ Free Speech
The journalists at ABC on Wednesday erupted in “open hostility” to Donald Trump, accusing the President of “shutting down part of the First Amendment” by not calling on network reporters at a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Jon Karl, Cecilia Vega and Matt Dowd repeatedly whined about the “conservative” questioners who were chosen, lamenting that the preferred narrative of the liberal media wasn’t highlighted.
In the post-press conference coverage, Vega ranted, “I want to tell you about the open hostility right here in this room. You know, I’m sitting right here kind of in the middle of the pack of a number of journalists, mainstream reporters, if you will, and there is open anger in here about the fact the President did not take any real questions about the issue of the day.”
The question of the day, according to Vega, was Michael Flynn’s resignation. Speaking for other journalists, she raged, “And so, you’re feeling an open sense of anger and frustration here.” Reporter Karl sputtered, “George, it is astounding. We have now had four presidential news conferences and the President, for the most part, has simply avoided calling on people from news organizations.”
Not a day has passed in the few short weeks that Trump has been president, that these liberal activists disguised as journalists haven’t dialed it up to ten. Here’s more:
ABC analyst Dowd increased the hyperbole, stating that Trump was dismantling the First Amendment:
This is two democracies, two important democracies in the world and basically the President of the United States is shutting down part of the First Amendment by not taking certain questions that are going to be any way antagonistic.
Watch the video:
Professor Jacobson noted the media’s whining in an earlier post:
Kudos to @Acosta, who shouted out a clearly heard question about Russian contacts with his campaign. Trump ignored it. At least it was asked
— Matt Viser (@mviser) February 15, 2017
So — the two reporters called on today: Christian Broadcasting Network and Town Hall. No question on Trump/Russia contacts.
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) February 15, 2017
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) February 15, 2017
There is plenty of push back on this from people who remember how the media behaved under Obama:
"Why won't that Republican call on me?" — reporter from network littered with former Obama administration officials now paid analysts.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 15, 2017
A horrible thing happened today at Trump presser: he called on conservative outlets which asked solid qs of interest to Trump's voters.
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) February 15, 2017
With the 1st amendment cries, you'd think Trump spied on AP, tried to jail a reporter, & pulled the phone records of the parents of another.
— Razor (@hale_razor) February 15, 2017
"Does Trump have a problem with the truth? Let's ask Dan Rather!"
I mean we can go on and on. It's embarrassing.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) February 15, 2017
Trump could fling poop at the MSM and 95% of America wouldn't care. This is their vanity talking.
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) February 15, 2017
MSM looks AWFUL whining about not getting called in.
— CNN Lies & Is Hitler (@NolteNC) February 15, 2017
This video says it all:
— Andrew Kugle (@AndrewJKugle) February 15, 2017
Featured image via News Busters video.