In the continuing media saga/melt-down over President-Elect Donald Trump’s audacity to eat a meal in a restaurant with his family we find the following quote from former Obama administration spokesperson Tommy “Dude” Vietor:
Former Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor emails:
The White House Correspondents Association has to be ready to respond much more forcefully if Trump continues to ignore long-standing traditions of press access. That’s especially true for the five network bureau chiefs who hold most of the power.
I’d like to see them publicly detail their expectations as well as the potential repercussions if those demands continue to be ignored.
This is too important, and the Trump campaign learned all the wrong lessons during the campaign when they faced no penalty for blacklisting reporters.” (link)
Oh noes, the dreaded double-dog “potential repercussions” threat…. What’s the media going to do Tommy, stop reporting on Trump? Ignore Trump? LOLOL… that’s not exactly a threat. Tommy is so going to be riding his bicycle in slow circles in front of the White House…
Then again, it’s possible for the media to begin labeling President-Elect Donald Trump “Double Hitler” or something. Surely there’s an unused pejorative in the dictionary or ancient Fleet Street scrolls somewhere that the bureau chiefs can deploy. Gottabe.
As wheatietoo eloquently said: ” At this rate, the press will soon be boiling rabbits and screaming…”We will not be ignored Donald!”