Journalists Complain They Are Not Traveling With Secretary Tillerson…

State Department Journalists are some of the most tender snowflakes in Washington DC.  The latest outrage du jour is reporters complaining they are not allowed to fly with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Asia.

There’s no-one stopping the reporters from flying to Asia and covering T-Rex’s visit.  The entire complaint is that they don’t get to fly on his airplane.

Who does the State Department run to when they need to voice their alarm,…. well, that would be CNN of course:

(Via CNN) The new secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has been all but silent in his first month on the job. And he is planning on traveling to Asia next week without the traditional coterie of traveling press with him.

Journalists are strenuously objecting to the plan. But there is no indication that Tillerson is going to reverse course. The State Department may allow one hand-picked journalist to tag along, but the details are unknown.

[…]  A dozen Washington bureau chiefs and editors, including representatives from CNN, sent a letter to the State Department earlier this week urging the secretary to make arrangements for “pool” travel.

“Not only does this situation leave the public narrative of the meetings up to the Chinese foreign ministry as well as Korea’s and Japan’s, but it gives the American people no window whatsoever into the views and actions of the nation’s leaders,” the editors wrote. “And the offer to help those reporters who want to travel unilaterally is wholly unrealistic, given the commercial flight schedules, visa issues and no guarantee of access once they are there.”  (read more)

(Link to Stelter)

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213 Responses to Journalists Complain They Are Not Traveling With Secretary Tillerson…

  1. floridahoosier93 says:

    Poor little press corpse.

    Liked by 23 people

  2. This is fun! Why would T-Rex ever share his flight with the Opposition Media? His aircraft is his professional environment, his office in the air, where he should be able to think, plan, and communicate in complete privacy! I couldn’t even imagine this class act having these creeps along!

    Liked by 27 people

    • NvMtnOldman says:

      Are these the same pond scum that have been complaining about Trump ans his cabinet working too many hours and starting too early and working on weekends.?????

      Liked by 5 people

    • mike says:

      Rex could say something like,
      “I would be better off bringing a sick, fecally incontinent pet….”
      “I only bring professional quality journalists….”
      “I don’t want to make any implied SoS favor or endorsement by your traveling with me…”
      “No fake, flake or snowflake media allowed….”


  3. JoAnn Leichliter says:

    Who knew these guys and their employers don’t know how to make an airplane reservation…? Or maybe CNN can’t afford the fare.

    Liked by 20 people

    • The Demon Slick says:

      Apparently we’ve all been using our tax dollars to subsidize the media. I call corporate welfare and crony capitalism! Everyone knows that the media is against corporate welfare and crony capitalism because they tell us all the time. Especially when they’re pushing for a higher minimum wage. I applaud Tillerson for doing what many people have said is impossible, ending an entitlement.

      Liked by 10 people

      • pavetack says:

        To split hairs, I believe the press on a government flight reimburses the government at the cost of a comparable airline ticket. It’s much less than the seat really costs, so your point is still true.

        What they’re really whining about is not being given the special treatment they deserve. Sounds like they’re getting the special treatment they really deserve!


        • pavetack says:

          Let’s try that again:

          What they’re really whining about is not being given the special treatment they THINK they deserve. Sounds like they’re getting the special treatment they really deserve!


  4. snaggletooths says:

    If they want to go then charter a plane and go
    what a bunch of whiny babies these hacks are.

    Liked by 18 people

  5. 3x1 says:

    They’re spies. I wouldn’t want them on my plane either.

    Liked by 24 people

  6. Cowwow says:

    Yea! Yea! Yea! Yea! Yea!😁😁😁👍👍👍⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Liked by 3 people

  7. jeans2nd says:

    Journalists not traveling with Sec Tillerson is not all journalists are complaining about re: the State Dept.

    Seems Pres Trump is (gasp) setting foreign policy during the Trump Presidency. What a novel concept.

    Personally lmbo reading this article. Go fish, Very Fake News People.
    The astonishing dysfunction of Trump’s State Department, in one quote

    Liked by 3 people

    • Just read that article; Tillerson really has them baffled…he’s not playing their game so he must be weak…and all information from leaks in State Dept, obviously from people who are not being consulted on anything and will hopefully resign or move on to some other job somewhere else. I like Tillerson, he knows how to keep his mouth shut and not grab the limelight.

      Liked by 7 people

      • artichoke says:

        Trump is bypassing the State Department until he can get his own ambassadors and staff in there, I suppose. Makes perfect sense to me, with Senate Dems trying to slow-walk everything and give Obama holdovers more and more time in the seat.


    • The Demon Slick says:

      Voxsplaining = Lying

      Liked by 2 people

  8. Jim Rogers says:

    Does the so-called “press corps” suppose they can concoct letter lies in Asia than at home? Would the bias of the “corps” be better if served an Asian diet? Cannot their press accreditation and passes be issued in Chinese? Or Japanese? Do they have passports? That’s all that’s required to book a round-trip flight ~ oh, and the fare, of course! Would they like sushi with their whine???

    Liked by 12 people

    • The Demon Slick says:

      You mean you’re not going to pay for our free all expenses paid trip to Asia? Waaaaaah!
      Seriously though I wonder how much we’ve been paying for. The flight obviously. Do we feed them on the plane? It’s a pretty long flight. Who pays for their hotel rooms? Do we pay to drive them around? Do we pay for their meals over there? It sounds like winning a TV game show.

      Liked by 6 people

  9. Xeno says:

    T-Rex is going to Japan, S. Korea, and China. Sure, the MSM could charter their own planes, but those countries probably don’t want them there, either!

    Sorry CNN, ‘grown-man business’ going on here. If you want to make up tabloid gossip garbage, you can save yourselves the $$$ and do that from NY or ATL.

    Can you imagine what might have happened if CNN was ‘in the pool’ and publishing leaks when JFK and Khrushchev were telegraphing daily, trying to avoid killing everyone and still save face? The thought makes me shudder

    Liked by 18 people

  10. mariner says:

    If CNN wants to know what happens on TRex’s trip let them ask the NSA and the CIA.

    Liked by 25 people

  11. NJF says:

    Granted until this election cycle I didn’t pay a great deal of attention, but when the hell did it become standard operating procedure for “the press” to be funded by taxpayers to cover political events outside of our country????????????

    Jake Tapper is a huge ass, and the fact that he wasn’t insulted and humbled when Hillary’s campaign straight up called him a “dick” is indicative of how stupid he is.

    Liked by 18 people

  12. whuptdue says:

    Apparently, the Progressive left was supported by the democrats while the media provided favorable reports on the previous administration…and now have made clear they expect same but are surprised the Trump administration has no intention of wasting taxpayer funds on fake news.

    Liked by 4 people

  13. jojo says:

    They’ve had a free ride for so long they are entitled. Too bad for them us little adorable deplorables are breaking ’em and their companies can’t afford the bill. Keep it up T-Rex. Love it.

    Liked by 5 people

  14. They need to provide their own transportation and stop sucking off the taxpayers. The media doesn’t report the truth, they only report their own biased opinions so the taxpayers should not even buy them donuts at a press briefing. We probably do supply them with coffee, I hope it is burnt decaf! Enough is enough of pandering to the left. Perhaps the public would be more sympathetic if the media weren’t such liars.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. Why should the tax payers pay for there shit!

    Liked by 4 people

    • 3x1 says:

      We shouldn’t. It’s a perk in exchange for favorable coverage.

      I’m insulted that Jake Tapper thinks we should pay their fare. Only if you’re getting off the plane at FL400, Jakey.

      Liked by 2 people

  16. Political Reviewer says:

    Tough titties
    said the kitty
    but the milk’s still good.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. 3x1 says:

    I absolutely LOVE the prospect of reporters getting groped by TSA as they are herded into cattle cars with us, the great unwashed masses.

    Think their networks will spring for business class?

    Liked by 10 people

  18. litlbit2 says:

    Finally capitalism exposed? The business of “news” can not survive with the current ceo’s in charge without taxpayers providing the payments to cover their expenses! What a group of overstated abilities in individuals incapable of operating a successful business venture.
    This makes the obama statement,”you didn’t build that” very true when it comes to MSM or Very Fake News.
    I am praying for hotter temperatures going forward. The melting of snowflakes has began.

    There is a God!

    Liked by 9 people

  19. Trump's Aussie Mates says:

    Doesn’t CNN (and the other major outlets) have correspondents based in Asia? Surely those reporters can cover events there…?

    Liked by 4 people

    • 3x1 says:

      They send the same faces around to give them cred. Remember “where there’s war, there’s Amanpour”? They send in a known face to milk the local reporters info, then grab the spotlight and glory.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Duhders says:

      I thought the same so I searched CNN China and on their non-desktop region front page the lead story is about a groundbreaking sex-ed textbook…now I understand their editor’s concerns, lol!

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Neural says:

    Why anyone of decent moral standards would allow any of these so-called “journalists” to spend every last possible minute right there with them in their faces is beyond me. Oh, and I’m curious, who pays for their flights when they *do* get to fly along with their victims? I’m hoping this is yet another way that the president has found to cut wasteful taxpayer spending.
    Even so, these snowflakes need to learn to live like the rest of us. The free luxury ride is over.

    Liked by 4 people

  21. MVW says:

    Loss of viewers and now this, having to spring for their own travel and rooms. These pathological liars have no respect for America, why should we pay for their ride?

    I am waiting for the next shoe to drop, the clean out of the State Department and all the Bush-Clinton-Obama CIA operatives that get a paycheck there.

    Liked by 6 people

  22. Joshua2415 says:

    Screw ’em.

    Liked by 4 people

  23. MIKE says:

    Let these cheapskate fflunkies cash in their miles for some coach seats. I hope they don’t miss the ‘blue glove massage ‘ being offered at the boarding gate

    Liked by 6 people

  24. BakoCarl says:

    Pres Eisenhower warned about the power of the military-industrial complex.

    We have a variant of that: the Demonrat – Media complex: As played by SofS Hellery “All you press buddies jump on my plane to tour Asia. We’re stocked with booze and party food. Special access interviews will be plentiful. Wonderful complementary press articles are expected. C’mon! It’ll be fun! We’ll have have a blast!”

    SofS Tillerson: “We’re going to work and plan on the way to Asia and I don’t want the nosy, biased, lying press to interfere with that process. Buy your own airline tickets and arrange for your own hotels. We’re here to work!”


    Liked by 7 people

  25. CountryclassVulgarian says:

    Why the he!! should we be paying for them to fly to Asia? If they want to cover the SOS then their corporate masters should foot the bill. We are sick of the lying freeloaders.

    Liked by 6 people

  26. Educated Citizen says:

    The press wants to travel on taxpayers dime. Not acceptable to me

    Liked by 4 people

  27. Mickey Wasp says:

    Sec of State Rex Tillerson did not become CEO of one of the largest corporations in the world by suffering fools and their ‘got-cha’ questions. I can see him now with his reading glasses on and reading over various documents and having pertinent conversations with his subordinates about the Pacific east countries issues. He does not need some screaming b**tch like Andrea Mitchell demanding to be noticed, on some personal un-related agenda type narrative.

    Plus, I believe when the ‘press corp’ travels in the US Diplomat type entourage they don’t have to go through various customs and “whats your business here” type questions. The type of scrutiny that few of them could pass. And they have quite possibly pizzed off many other countries dignitaries. Therefore, could be ‘held up’ or denied entry. You see, these ‘news’ organizations will have to use their station correspondents or freelance journalist and these people will not do the rude behavior ‘got-cha’ embarrassment attempts … because they have to work there and don’t want to be booted out.

    Plus, I fully agree with others. Pay your own damn way if you think you need to be there. It’s basically a vacation for these propagandist. They sit around and dine, shop, see shows, get a massage, etc. – waiting for the scheduled one hour press conference.

    Liked by 10 people

    • The corporate MSM complains as though they’re an entitled public relations branch of government. That’s not their function, neither the government or the people owe the MSM anything more that the freedom to create & distribute their “news stories”.
      I hope that T-Rex remains all business & keeps the MSM distant, let the MSM keep eavesdropping & writing meaningless fiction that fewer people bother reading.

      Liked by 2 people

  28. Peter Barry says:

    America’s world laughing stock DemoncRAT Propaganda Arm FAKE NEWS EneMedia continue to make themselves look more pathetic by the day, if that is at all possible of course.

    Liked by 3 people

  29. YvonneMarie says:

    LOL !!!!!


  30. Waambulance Driver says:

    @JakeTapper: Cry Me A River

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Monadnock says:

    Dear Bureau Chiefs,

    You wanna be there to gather information and report to the America People? Then pay your own way, if it’s that important to you. Where is is written that taxpayers have to underwrite your travel costs?


    Liked by 8 people

  32. Coldeadhands says:

    President Trump has already said publicly that he will not allow N Korea to have nuclear armed missiles. These are highly sensitive, important discussions.
    Why would this administration want “fake news” creating dishonest narratives and distractions?

    Liked by 5 people

  33. streetparade says:

    Sheesh…Americans don’t need Visas for S. Korea or Japan. You can get an expedited Visa for China in 24 hours if you pay for it. Flights can be booked from your phone. I wonder if the media can even get dressed on their own?

    Liked by 6 people

  34. In Az says:

    In Communism, the elites ARE entitled to preferential treatment. That is why the Communist presstitutes are whining about losing taxpayer luxuries with President Trump in office

    Liked by 3 people

  35. wondering999 says:

    I’ve been watching Chinese Govt TV and it has me concerned about what’s going on over there. Our media doesn’t cover the other side of the world; they’re asleep while all this is happening and I guess it doesn’t register.

    But I am grateful that Mr. Tillerson is on the job and I’ll be praying for his success. And no, I don’t want the mange-y press bothering him while he is trying to work. There are a lot of lives at stake although I don’t think the press cares about that, given their lying obstructions of the last months

    Liked by 2 people

  36. Maquis says:

    Let the Norks strap ’em to a test missile.

    HUMINT at it’s best.

    Liked by 2 people

  37. As if they’re entitled to…smh

    Liked by 2 people

  38. yaeger1 says:

    The Media likes to say they pay for the ride. How much of their payment is subsidized? I’ll bet they pay pennies on the dollar for their ride plus they think they are entitled to all the goodies on the plane during their journey. Let them pay the same amount that they would pay on an airline; not the subsidized cost they think they are entitled. No way should the media be allowed on a government plane that is used by the working government people who are trying to get work done while in the air. All the media does on these rides is booze it up, eat their fill and just get in the way.

    Liked by 3 people

  39. Duhders says:

    Poor press…life is like a box of chocolates.


  40. Ken says:

    All these news channels ( and I use that term lightly) already have reporters in these countries, use them. These babies just want a free trip on our dime. No more.

    Liked by 2 people

  41. ZZZ says:

    The audacity to think he would enjoy such a long plane ride in their company! Brood of vipers, they are. Pay your own way. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this administration putting the press in their place.

    When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked man rules, the people mourn. Prov. 29:2

    A time of rejoicing!

    Liked by 2 people

  42. ZZZ says:

    “Not only does this situation leave the public narrative of the meetings up to the Chinese foreign ministry as well as Korea’s and Japan’s, but it gives the American people no window whatsoever into the views and actions of the nation’s leaders,”

    Au contraire…we will get the TRUTH, not to worry CNN, and it WON’T BE FROM YOUR ILK!

    Not controlling what we-the-people think any more.

    Liked by 1 person

  43. Mickey Wasp says:

    Dear Mr. President,
    While I know you’re busy re-building America and getting your cabinet and America First agenda in place, with much obstruction from Congress-critters and their lap-dog media. I have a request. After Sec of State Rex Tillerson, returns from the ‘peoples business’ on affairs with foreign dignitaries.

    Can you schedule him at one of your ‘bypass-the-media’ (rally’s) speaking engagements? So, we can shower him with praise and yell out “T-Rex, T-Rex, T-Rex” and “Drain the Swamp” or “We love you too, Mr. Tillerson !”… Let us help you show the rest of America and the lying media how much we appreciate him. I believe it would energize him, as it does you. Thanks.

    Sincerely …

    Liked by 3 people

  44. beaujest says:

    Brian Williams can cover the trip by saying he went with Rex !

    Liked by 1 person

  45. Benson II says:

    Sec of State Tillerson won’t be taking Democrat operatives on his overseas flights. Democrat operatives throw hissy fit, to no effect.

    Liked by 2 people

  46. All American Snowflake says:

    Where were the press corps when Hillary’s, under DOJ investigation,husband and Loretta Lynch were accidentally seen at that clandestine meeting in Palm Springs─ aka Snakes on a Plane?


  47. All American Snowflake says:

    Never take the “fake news media” on a free trip again. Never. Never. Never.


  48. Shelba Reynolds says:

    The press can make up a story as if they were there, as usual. I expect to hear of Tillersons accomplishments or lack thereof if and when it is necessary from reliable sources.


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