You’re A Terrible Reporter – Trump

You’re A Terrible Reporter – Trump

You’re A Terrible Reporter – Trump

The entire Mainstream Media Apparatchik has their collective knickers in a knot because of President Donald Trump. He told Peter Alexander of NBC News, “You’re a terrible reporter.” The sturm und drang was immediate. Personally, I loved it.

Since the media began broadcasting the daily China Flu (Or, my favorite Kung Flu) updates, we have been treated to exhibits of stupidity too stupid to comprehend. Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York, lowers the IQ points of any breathing creature who hears him speak. My dog, MacDuff, leaves the room. He would prefer that Fox News Channel cease and desist the daily derp from Cuomo.

But, for galactic stupidity, each and every reporter in the White House Briefing Room wins the Derp Award, each and every day. On Wednesday, an unnamed female reporter asked President Trump why he kept calling it the “Chinese Virus”. His answer was, “Because it comes from China…” There was an unspoken, “Duh”, in that answer. We call it the “Chinese Virus” because it comes from China. Just like MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), Zika Virus (Zika Forest, Uganda), and Ebola Virus (Ebola River, Democratic Republic of the Congo). Question: Do reporters have their Central Processing Units wiped clean with BleachBit every night? Jeez, those people.

Today, nearly all of the questions asked in the White House Briefing Room were sensational, gotcha or just plain stupid. And, then, Peter Alexander asked if Trump was giving “false hope” to the American people by discussing treatments and vaccines, yet proven. Our counter-punching President was off to the races. CNN titled the reportage of the exchange, “Trump viciously attacks NBC News reporter in extended rant after being asked for message to Americans worried about coronavirus”. I wouldn’t call it a vicious attack. I might call it a mic drop. Anyhoo, here is how CNN reported the event:

The exchange, which occurred at the White House’s daily coronavirus task force briefing, began when NBC News reporter Peter Alexander asked Trump whether he was giving Americans “false hope” by touting unproven coronavirus drugs.

Trump, shaking his head, ripped into Alexander in response.
“I say that you are a terrible reporter,” Trump replied. “That’s what I say.”

The President proceeded to launch into an extended rant against Alexander, saying he asked a “nasty question” and assailing NBC and its parent company, Comcast.
“You’re doing sensationalism,” Trump charged. “And the same with NBC and Comcast. I don’t call it Comcast. I call it ‘Con-Cast.'”

“Let me just tell you something,” Trump added. “That’s really bad reporting. And you ought to get back to reporting instead of sensationalism.”

I thought that was rather mild. Trump does not suffer fools at all. Kaitlan Collins followed up asking if Trump thought it was appropriate to attack a reporter during this Kung Flu crisis. He rocked reporter Alexander back on his heels. That is all.

Here is the video, see what you think:

Obama alumni, Scott Dworkin Tweeted his dismay:

Grow up and get a grip, Scott.

Every day, reporters show that they are the enemy of the people. Donald Trump is just saying what all of us are screaming at the television. Thank you, Mr. President.

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12 Comments
  • windbag says:

    Fireman gets burned. Film at 11.

  • G says:

    I watched that and other exchanges during the news conference. Some reporters seem incapable of understanding answers, others incapable of accepting answers. I’ve concluded many are just plain dumb, others are just poking the bear. A small percentage is there to take notes and report.

  • Mike says:

    He really nailed it with that “enemy of the people” comment a while ago.

    Media thinks it is doing us a service, when in reality they are nothing more than snake oil salesman trying to push useless crap on us. If i wanted useless crap i would spend more time browsing the discount rack at the dollar store.

  • Dave Hunter says:

    The best part about the WH press corpse is that they’re showing the world how utterly corrupt they are every day to millions who didn’t previously understand.

  • Aaron says:

    This is how the exchange went down, roughly. (implied statement added in [ ])
    “Are you giving people false hope?”
    “no, I feel hopeful, that’s all.”
    “People are dying! People are sick! People are scared! [People need hope!] what do you say to them!?”
    “You’re a terrible reporter.”

    Harsh, but accurate.

  • jdm says:

    In case you wanted to know, that unnamed female reporter was Cecilia Vega from ABC.

  • Eidolon says:

    Mao Tse Flu?

  • Danimal28 says:

    The President is rightfully calling things what they are and that is the whole rub of his presidency, no? He says it like it is without letting the ‘press’ give it their ‘context’. I love and appreciate everything the man is doing. I hate to use the word hate… but I do now hate the media.

    Love you VGirls!!

  • Rick Caird says:

    I went and looked at the tweet and the replies. This is the province of the Trump haters. The press has a very outsized opinion of themselves. Most people seriously distrust the media and think they are basically pathetic losers who lak both common sense and intelligence. Ben Rhodes was right. Most people applaud when Trump attacks the press, but the press thinks this another “end of his Presidency” moment. Not so, it strengthens him. Trump just got throudh explaining that this was a low risk, might work experiment. But the idiot reporter must have been sleeping, so he calls it false hope.

  • JohnnyBravo says:

    Can’t spell Dworkin without dork.

  • Mahon says:

    As I have said elsewhere, it should be the Xi-Flu, and the eventual movie about the epidemic and its effect on the WH Press Corps should be “Xi-Flu over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

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