Trump Press Relations  (Page 1)

How “not” to respond to a “gotcha” question, Trump-Putin Summit Edition

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 5:00pm 7/18/2018 at 5:00pm
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When I was studying interpersonal communication and how to track an argument or any other verbal exchange, one thing that was very much emphasized was the difference between content and process.

Content is just what it sounds like: the subject matter about which two people (let’s say, a married couple) are talking....

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Reporter succumbs to the poisonous fruit of the #FakeNews tree

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 2:00pm 6/30/2018 at 2:00pm
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Recently, members of the American press were quickly trying to tie the horrendous shooting by Jarrod Ramos at Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD, to President Trump’s declaration that the press is the “enemy of the people”.

President Trump has been on record that #FakeNews is the enemy of the people, which is...

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Not “impossible” – Anti-Trump media spends Memorial Day weekend beclowning itself again

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 10:00am 5/27/2018 at 10:00am
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It’s Memorial Day weekend. A time for remembrance. But for the anti-Trump media, it’s just another opportunity to beclown itself by pushing a false gotcha narrative.

It all started, as often is the case, with a Trump tweet:

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For Second Year in a Row, Trump Will Skip White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 6, 2018 at 9:00pm 4/6/2018 at 9:00pm
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Friday, the White House Correspondents’ Association announced that for the second year in a row, Trump will skip the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner.
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CNN’s Jim Acosta Badgers Trump About DACA During White House Easter Egg Roll

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 2, 2018 at 1:00pm 4/2/2018 at 1:00pm

The 140th annual White House Easter Egg Roll took place Monday morning. The egg roll is a tradition dating back to 1878.

During the Easter Egg Roll, The White House lawn is filled with children participating in various activities from coloring to bunny hopping.
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Trump Signs Omnibus Spending Bill, Makes Clear He’s Unhappy

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 23, 2018 at 1:00pm 3/23/2018 at 1:00pm
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Friday, Trump will hold a press conference on the rotten Omnibus spending bill. The press conference is expected to start at 1:00 PM ET.

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Trump Jokes About Maxine Waters Needing An IQ Test At Gridiron Dinner

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2:04pm 3/4/2018 at 2:04pm
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President Trump has a fantastic sense of humor, the left?  Not so much.  The humorless left is in full meltdown mode after last night’s Gridiron dinner at which Trump made some hilarious remarks about the various idiocies of the media and Democrats during his first full year in office.

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2017 Fake News Awards – The full list

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 8:18pm 1/17/2018 at 8:18pm

Donald Trump promised Fake News Awards.

Tonight he and the GOP delivered, The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards

The GOP website crashed from the demand (an archived link is here).

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Flake’s Law: The longer a #NeverTrump Republican keeps talking, the probability of a comparison of Trump to Stalin approaches one

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 6:30pm 1/14/2018 at 6:30pm
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You probably have heard of Godwin’s Law:

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

We now have Flake’s Law:

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Sarah Sanders Provides Proof Trump Was Misquoted By The Wall Street Journal

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 5:00pm 1/14/2018 at 5:00pm
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In this time of rampant Trump Derangement Syndrome saturating formerly credible news outlets, it’s become the norm to expect the media to lie intentionally about President Trump.

While it does not appear that the Wall Street Journal was lying intentionally, it has become clear that they (willfully?) misheard a quote from the...

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WATCH: Sarah Sanders Slays Media on Trump Mental Health and Bannon Feud

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 5:30pm 1/6/2018 at 5:30pm
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In her post “Bannon v. Trump v. Bannon,” Kemberlee laid out the latest White House drama that has the left salivating at the thought of managing to undo the 2016 election.

The drama started, as Kemberlee wrote, with an “article published in The Guardian Wednesday lifted passages from a new book ‘Fire...

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CNN’s Jim Acosta Whines About WH Press Secretary Being Mean

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 4:26pm 12/12/2017 at 4:26pm

During Monday’s White House press briefing, CNN’s Jim Acosta worked to make himself a story. Again.

Acosta asked about Trump’s claim that media is “fake news”, which lead to a heated exchange with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

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Press “Humiliated” Because Sarah Sanders Asked What They Are Thankful For

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 7:00pm 11/23/2017 at 7:00pm
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Earlier this week, White House press secretary asked reporters what they were thankful for and has since been castigated for “humiliating” and “degrading” the press.

CNN reports:

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders encouraged reporters to first state things they were thankful for before asking their questions. Most of them obliged. They...

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President Trump has a little Halloween fun with press corps’ kids

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 9:30am 10/28/2017 at 9:30am
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After a week of news treats, President Trump had some Halloween fun with the children of the press corps.

Mr. Trump invited children of the White...

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Pew Report: Right-leaning News Outlets More Neutral In Trump Coverage

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:30pm 10/4/2017 at 6:30pm
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Pew Research Center has released an extensive report on the media coverage of President Trump’s first 100 days.  There are a lot of interesting tidbits throughout, but the overriding conclusion is the right-leaning outlets were more neutral in their coverage than left-leaning or “mixed” outlets.

Further, Pew found that right-leaning outlets were...

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Media’s Lame Attempt to Blame Trump for Puerto Rico’s Disaster

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 6:30pm 10/1/2017 at 6:30pm

Being Houston-based, I watched in disgust as the national press corps attempted to politicize Hurricane Harvey and the resultant White House response, going so far as mocking the First Lady’s shoes.

None of the attacks stuck as story after story from the ground proved the press corps wrong.

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Media has done more damage to itself than Trump ever could do to it

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7:10pm 8/24/2017 at 7:10pm

Is the media the enemy?

Rich Lowry, writing at Politico, notes that the media has come to occupy in Republican politics a unifying opponent once held by the Soviet Union.

His column originally was titled The Media Is Trump’s Soviet Union (and subsequently retitled The Media Is Trump’s Evil Empire):

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