Sunday, February 26, 2017

That is really wonderful that the AP and Time decided to side with the First Amendment.

It is only going to get worse from here so journalists should think outside the box to find ways to cover the White House.

This administration has control of the FCC as well. Licenses will be pulled and credentials removed. There will be nothing left but the FOX News propaganda network.

Legal measures need to begin now and continue during Trump's presidency. Anything that is litigate should be brought forward. FOIA requests reaching to the family quarters of the White House should begin now.

There will be a counter news culture that develops out of the void. That can either help, but, most likely hurt media networks. The truth has it's own power and the American people won't stand for lies and misrepresentations.

Counter news culture should begin now with plans to distribute real news and QUESTIONS about the reality of the attack against the First Amendment by Trump. There will be plenty of advertisers if there are readers. I know no better method to BUILD readership than with free newspapers that are quick to read on a daily commute. As soon as the American people realize the outreach of the media is to bring them the truth about their country, they will push back against the propaganda.

Americans aren't stupid. They reason issues out their own way, but, they aren't stupid. They can read, ask the National Inquirer. Product manufacturers should have plenty of ad monies for newsprint entitled, "Freedom of Press Chronicle" and "First Amendment News." They will come to love it. White House briefings will become funnier than the nighttime comedy hour.

Keep it honest and full of humor. The truth, but, easy to swallow.

Oh, let's not forget the cable news networks that DEVOTED their entire daily programming to covering the White House. STUPID. Really stupid. Where is the geography channel? We might even have a public that knows where Mexico is on a map.

February 24, 2017
By Paul Farhi

The White House (click here) blocked a number of news organizations from attending an informal briefing Friday, a rare and surprising move that came amid President Trump’s escalating war against the media.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer banned reporters from CNN, the New York Times, Politico, the Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed from attending a “gaggle,” a non-televised briefing, but gave access to a number of other reporters, including those representing conservative outlets.

The White House said the decision was not made to exclude journalists from organizations that have been the most critical of Trump in their reporting in favor of those who are more favorable. Although the invited included Fox News, Breitbart and the Washington Times — all considered sympathetic to the administration — the approved list also included CBS, NBC, ABC, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Time and the Associated Press.

However, reporters from AP and Time decided against attending the briefing in protest of the exclusion of other news outlets....