Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Trump Threatens Press Credentials Over 'Fake' Negative Media Coverage

Drudge hits Trump over call to take away reporters' credentials Twitter
Deanna Wagner | 11 May, 2018, 04:01

Instead of wasting resources covering bogusy White House press briefings, serious journalists could spend that time working actual sources to uncover and report bona fide news about the Trump Administration.

Trump also asked in his tweet the objective in working hard to cooperate with the "corrupt" media and threatened with taking away journalists' credentials.

"The fact that I'm standing here taking questions, the fact that the President took questions from your colleagues just two hours ago demonstrates this White House's commitment to accessibility and to providing information to the American public", she told reporters.

As former TIME Bureau Chief Michael Scherer pointed out on Twitter, the President's comments contrast with statements he gave in an interview in 2015, in which he said he would not pull press credentials from reporters who he felt were being unfair to him if elected. "Based on what you know and what's been revealed, does the president think it's appropriate that his personal attorney was selling access to him, given that he promised to drain the swamp?"

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It would be fantastic if Tiger did commit. "I think it is going to be an incredible event and it will surprise everybody".

"A free press must be able to report on the good, the bad, the momentous and the mundane, without fear or favour". He has specifically mentioned The Washington Post when discussing the idea of removing press credentials in the past.

One reporter asked whether Trump's newest and most outspoken lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, could attend the briefing to answer the questions she could not, at which point Sanders smiled and said the lawyer was not a White House employee, but would no doubt be "happy" to give further interviews.

No, not "you're fired!" or "If Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her", but "Fake News". "Presenting an honest portrait of elected leaders", read an article on Wednesday, "even - and especially - against their will is, of course, why the First Amendment to the Constitution cements the role of a free press". During that campaign, Trump took away press credentials from a few outlets that published uncomplimentary coverage. How many news outlets would that impact?

Trump's longstanding habit of sniping at journalists he loves to hate reached a fever pitch last fall when he floated a wide range of remedies for what he sees as a mass media that's stacked against him.