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Sun Apr 9, 2017, 09:14 AM

Forget Sean Spicer the freak show in the new White House press corps is worse

Source: Raw Story

With so many garish spectacles to feast your eyes on at the 33-ring Trump circus, some clowns are easy to miss. Especially the ones performing in proximity to Sean Spicer. Pry your eyes away from the Pagliacci of the Pressroom for a moment, however, and look hard at some of his supporting buffoons. They may not have attracted the notice of Saturday Night Live yet. But now that the White House is blocking outlets like The New York Times, BBC, and Politico from some press briefings, the ones who are still there are becoming an increasingly important part of the story.

Meet “Trey,” for instance—Trey Yingst, Washington correspondent of the “One America News Network,” a cable channel begun in partnership with the Unification Church’s Washington Times, which has since gone independent. One America owner Charles Herring explained why he started the venture: “There’s nothing wrong with Fox. The problem is that if you take the [standard cable] channel lineup, the sources of national news tend to lean to the left . . . and all we have is Fox.” One America’s Foxier-than-Fox programming includes “Jihad: The Grand Deception,” “Escape from Iran,” “Target America,” and an interview show, “On Point,” once hosted by Sarah Palin. One America was included in the press briefing from which The New York Times and BBC were banned.

And Spicer sure likes One America’s man in Washington. During Trump’s first month in the White House, Spicer called on Trey four times. The third time, after he answered Trey’s stumper—“What is the President willing to do to investigate further to determine where these leaks are coming from?”— and the press gaggle started shouting out their own questions, Spicer sounded for all the world like a wounded first-grader. “Hold On! Trey gets a follow up! Everyone else got one!”

Lars Larson is a better-known figure. He’s the top conservative talk radio host in Portland, Oregon, and an occasional fill-in for Rush Limbaugh. Larson was the second person called upon via webcam the day the White House Press Room’s “Skype seat” was inaugurated. Lars first thanked “Commander Spicer” for taking his questions (Spicer has never served in the military), then said, “Thanks for your service to America.” Next came the probing questions. “Does President Trump want to start returning the people’s land to the people? … Can he tell the Forest Service to start logging our forests aggressively again to provide jobs for Americans, wealth for the Treasury, and not spend $3.5 billion a year fighting forest fires?” These stinging queries surely came as welcome relief for Spicer, who had just got through dodging dagger thrusts from Kristen Welker of NBC, about what the White House meant when it claimed to have put Iran “on notice.”

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/forget-sean-spicer-the-freak-show-in-the-new-white-house-press-corps-is-worse/

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 9, 2017, 09:30 AM

1. We just got One America News on DirecTV.

It is in the slot where Al Jazeera used to be (and Current before that). Just what we need.

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Sun Apr 9, 2017, 12:46 PM

2. One of the things we realized after cutting the cord

was the difference between finding info. and news that WE wanted, versus having selected news pushed at us via a few news outlets., in between commercial breaks, and on someone else's schedule.

2nd thing was there are some really good news sources on the web, and it is insanely easy to track down a story in just a few minutes, and about news the MSM does not even cover. They pick the most sensational, according to the old maxim "if it bleeds, it leads" .

Plus, video news needs ACTION! and movement. CNN famously jumped the shark on that a couple years after the Iraq invasion, when it sent a field crew out to follow some newsy thing in some city here, and for several excruciating minutes, I think it was Andrea Mitchell, was reduced to inane babbling to fill air time, reporting on the occasional passing of....cars on the street.

Normal cars driving by.

" It's passing us now, and I think it is ...no, wait......yes, it is turning right at the stop sign"

gave the tv away a few days later.

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Sun Apr 9, 2017, 12:51 PM

3. I mainly watch MSNBC (in the evening).

I boycotted them for a long time after the election, but then Rachel started covering the Russian-connection, so they reeled me back in.

Other than that, I only watch local news on TV.

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