(00:00 – 6:35 and 12:00-21:25)
Fox News Insider
January 21, 2017
President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, held a weekend briefing to criticize the media’s coverage of the new commander-in-chief.
Spicer slammed a TIME magazine reporter who “falsely tweeted” that Trump removed a bust of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office, adding that the reporter’s ensuing clarification that it may have been blocked from his view was “irresponsible and reckless” reporting.
He also criticized media coverage of Trump’s inaugural address, saying the press intentionally framed it in a manner that did not match the “dramatic support” the president received during the campaign.
Spicer called the ceremony the “biggest audience to witness an inauguration, period.”
Taking aim at Senate Democrats who have yet to join their Republican colleagues in voting to confirm Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) as CIA director, Spicer called it a “shame” that Trump had to speak before the agency Saturday without a director in place.
Eric Bolling said Spicer’s remarks showed that Trump is “rewriting the script on everything in D.C.; right down to the press briefing,” noting that the spokesman did not take any questions from the media afterward.
I realize Trump wants to make a statement right out of the chute that things are going to be done differently…but how is this really helping? Both sides are pushing back and no one is getting the point.
Democrats and Rinos are looking for every infraction possible to push their cause for impeachment. Why play their game and provide them kindling? Get tough on the problems not the pettiness that is DC.
We absolutely know that DC is crapping methane right now especially after Trump’s castigation and slam at the inaugural address. There is also the problem with so many increasingly worrisome issues both abroad and here at home.
Mainstream media does need to realize that if you write the truth as best you can with integrity and focus on what is real not made up or supposition, then Trump won’t have a problem. After all, we here at Hardnox and at other sites have definitely caught them in blatant lies. On-air comments like Blitzer mouthing off about succession in case of death are certainly enough to anger anyone. President Trump is not one to take this kind of thing lightly.
However, the new administration must also learn that picking battles is better than all out war, just as allowing emotions to overrule common sense and good manners is not going to solve a problem.
Apparently this is not the first press conference or first president who had these kinds of issues. So perhaps, as everyone begins to settle in with a full staff and cabinet, develop a method of order and understanding of what is needed, and get comfortable with actions and responses, then we can all get down to the real issues facing this administration and our country. Petty ego slash and burns are not what we as a country need to be dealing with now. Heck we have enough dealing with the idiot liberal whiney babies and the organized insurrectionists even without all the many real issues.
Bumps in the road are to be expected – especially given Trump’s temperament – but this is going to be a very long, hotly contested, and disastrous four years if everyone doesn’t calm down and think carefully while they consider the best way to offer up opinions and information.
Hopefully after settling in, Trump will also feel less like sarcastic tweets to dweebs that don’t matter in the long run. We have all learned just how little to trust mainstream. But his time is too valuable in pursuit of his promises and visions to let them get under his skin too deeply.
The live on-air version is HERE but you have to skip to 1:23:45 roughly. Apparently being a White House reporter is booooring. They sat for that hour plus waiting for the conference to begin.
The rest of the Fox tape dealt with the Women’s March (Pro-Choice), also General Mattis and other news. I think Brett Baier is maturing into a first class newscaster along the lines of my news favorite years ago, Walter Cronkite, if this news video is an example.