They expected to be ‘discussing access’


I’ve got to admit, I love it.

The arrogant, we’re-so-elite, high-heeled New York reporters whimpered that it was “unprecedented” when Donald Trump took his family out for a steak dinner at a New York restaurant last week without inviting them along?

They haven’t BEGUN to see “unprecedented.”

The New York electronic Mainstream Media elite accepted an invitation to Trump Tower today, expecting the president-elect to extend an olive branch, to ask them to pretty-please treat him more nicely. And to “discuss the access they would get to the Trump administration,” of course.


(Among the attendees were NBC’s Deborah Turness, Chuck Todd, and debate rigger Lester Holt ( ); ABC’s (president) James Goldston, George Stephanopoulos, David Muir and Martha Raddatz; CBS’s Norah O’Donnell, John Dickerson, Charlie Rose, and Christopher Isham; Fox News’s Bill Shine, Jack Abernethy, Jay Wallace, and Suzanne Scott; CNN’s Jeff Zucker and Erin Burnett and MSNBC’s Phil Griffin.

But Mr. Trump was not there to discuss their “access.” No. Instead, he called these liars a bunch of liars.


“It was like a fucking firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.

“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’” said the Post’s “source,” who was of course violating the advance agreement that no one would report what happened at the meeting. Which means the source, who was obviously one of the TV-news big shots in the room, um . . . lied when he or she made that agreement. Right? Surprise.

“The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the Post’s source added.

A second source confirmed the fireworks . . . in violation of the agreement, of course.

(“Not for attribution” means you can tell others what you learned, so long as you attribute to “a source who prefers not to be named.” “Off-the-record,” in contrast, means you agree in advance not to tell anyone what you heard, anonymously or otherwise. The Trump people, neither confirming nor denying any reports of the substance of the dressing-down by the next Leader of the Free World, appear to be doing a much better job of keeping said agreement than the “professional” journalists.)

“The meeting took place in a big board room and there were about 30 or 40 people, including the big news anchors from all the networks,” the other source told the Post.

“Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong.’ He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars,” the source said.


“Trump didn’t say [NBC reporter] Katy Tur by name, but talked about an NBC female correspondent who got it wrong, then he referred to a horrible network correspondent who cried when Hillary lost who hosted a debate -– which was Martha Raddatz who was also in the room.”

Et cetera.

Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway later told reporters the gathering went well.

“Excellent meetings with the top executives of the major networks,” she said later to a group in the lobby of Trump Tower.

Maybe this gang of “Trump can never win because he’s a foul-mouthed groper” assholes, who spent the past four months promoting rigged polls, covering up Hillary Clinton’s crimes and serious health problems along with her inability to put 300 people in a room without employing foul-mouthed rappers as a drawing card, who failed to inform their viewers even once about the kind of gifted, ISSUE-BASED oratory with which Donald Trump was winning over voters, 30,000 at a time — these traitors to the very CONCEPT of objective, fact-based reporting who were one hundred percent in the tank for returning the Clintons to the White House for another four to eight years of free passes for Muslim terror-bombers, pointless Mideast wars, and Oval Office bribes and blowjobs — can just cover this administration from outside the fence, standing on the sidewalk in the snow with the other panhandlers, while America goes to Breitbart News to learn what’s really going on.

Do they deserve anything else?

I mean, a woman who was so far from neutral on this race that she CRIED ON CAMERA when Hillary lost — lost, mind you, because she’s a criminal whose whole campaign was based on producing one baseless smear after another, while offering NO ECONOMIC AGENDA WHATSOEVER — nonetheless allowed herself to be put forward as a “neutral, objective” debate moderator? No wonder she spent half her time that night arguing with Trump so Hillary could take a breather. If it was supposed to be a tag-team match, how come Mr. Trump wasn’t invited to bring along Mark Steyn or Ann Coulter to bite Hillary’s ankles just to keep her off balance . . . or pop a flashbulb in her face to trigger her seizure disorder?

And just for the record, I worked at reputable daily newspapers for decades, and none of those papers would EVER have publicized unsubstantiated “I was groped 20 years ago” reports against a wealthy public figure (you know, the kind who grifters are always trying to shake down) from undisguised Hillary supporters, being represented by well-known Hillary lawyers, when said reports mysteriously and conveniently surfaced mere weeks before an election, absent a contemporary police report and even a single corroborating witness.




And if that IS the new standard — no evidence or corroboration required — why didn’t any of those same networks cover the pre-election reports that Bill and Hillary Clinton had sex with little children, plenty of times, on Jeffrey Epstein’s Love Slave Island? How many million was it that this convicted child molester donated to Hillary’s campaign? How many times do we know the Clintons flew on Epstein’s private jet?

Since they’ve obviously already decided they’re going to call Donald Trump and all his appointees “racist Nazis” no matter what he does, what does President Trump have to gain by “making nice”? And what does he lose for calling them out? Are they now going to claim he eats little babies for breakfast?

I predict his popularity numbers will go UP . . . and that at least three of these networks will be shedding staff and merging and consolidating in response to falling viewership and revenues within the year.

Just another example of people who think they can declare war, and are then shocked — shocked! — to discover the opponent on whom they’ve declared war intends to actually . . . fight back!


Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of the Mexican-owned, state-socialist New York Times, which was proud to publish the lies and plagiarism of Jayson Blair without checking any of them out (since he was of the proper skin color, which “trumped” their usual safeguards), plans to meet with Trump Tuesday. I can hardly wait.


7 Comments to “They expected to be ‘discussing access’”

  1. anarchyst Says:

    Media lies and fabrications have been going on ever since there were “journalists” (I use that term loosely). The difference today, is that “professional journalism” is now blatantly showing its liberal communistic bias.
    From “Remember the Maine” in the Spanish-American war (actually a powder magazine explosion–not an attack) to walter duranty’s extolling the “virtues” of communism while one of the greatest artificially-engineered (by communists) famines in the Ukraine was taking place, in order to force the “collectivization” of privately-held farms, to walter cronkite outright lying about the American military effectiveness during the 1968 Vietnam “Tet offensive” (in which much enemy life was lost) journalism has always been a “nasty craft”. In cronkite’s case, the North Vietnamese were ready to settle (and capitulate) until cronkite’s lies about the supposed American “defeat” were publicized. Cronkite’s lies gave the North Vietnamese new resolve, as they realized that they had the American “news media” on their side. There has always been a certain sympathy for communism and totalitarianism in the so-called “mainstream media”. All one has to do is to look at the journalists fawning over Cuba’s Fidel Castro and how wonderful life is in that communist “paradise”.
    Journalists HATE the internet because it exposes their “profession” for what it really is…with the internet, anyone can be a true journalist. This is why the same “mainstream media” is calling for the “licensing” of journalists–something that would have been unheard of (and treasonous) in previous decades…
    Professional journalism is its own worst enemy…

  2. J. Eric Andreasen Says:

    Simply wonderful. If there were a way to get advance tickets to be a metaphoric “fly on the wall” for that meeting, the price would bid up higher than those for a Super Bowl.

  3. Vin Says:

    P.S. — Later on Monday, the president-elect released a two-and-a-half-minute video, a “message to the American people,” in which he updated them on his progress in selecting a cabinet, and outlined some of his immediate economic plans — all focused on protecting or creating more American jobs.

    The video — nothing but the president-elect talking — was (and is) available to all at . Whether each network chose to air it was of course up to them — but any outfit declining to do so would simply drive viewers elsewhere in search of news more timely and complete.

    One presumes no one in the “legacy” TV news networks missed the point.

    What President-elect Trump did NOT do was to “call a press conference,” where he would have had to struggle to get his message across to the American people in the face of a flak barrage of hostile questions from self-important “network correspondents,” vying with each other to “score the best dig” as they demanded to know, for instance, whether Mr. Trump would be sleeping with his wife on Wednesdays next winter.

    (He won’t be — she’ll stay in New York with their 10-year-old son until he finishes this school year. To anyone outside the self-referential press corps, is that news really more vital than how he plans to keep us safe from the bosom buddies of Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton, the Saudi-funded Islamic terrorists?)

    Since time immemorial — and certainly since the press fawned all over the handsome, witty John and Robert Kennedy “playing touch football on the beach” (conveniently ignoring JFK’s drug use, pathological whoring, and acceptance of bribes in brown paper bags) while demonizing the “square and surly” Richard Nixon — the Mainstream New York Media have believed themselves indispensable, that no American politician could survive — much less prosper — without currying their favor.

    But what if that’s no longer true? And what if they’ve just encountered someone with the balls to call that bluff?

    If President Trump doesn’t need these smug and scornful limousine socialists
    (see a 22-year-old Saturday Night Live cast member — the pride of NBC — encouraged by all the laughs he stirred up by repeatedly and publicly calling columnist Ann Coulter a “cunt”, get them rolling in the aisles again by telling our new president-elect “Fuck you, Bitch,” at ) — if, I repeat, Mr. Trump doesn’t NEED this arrogant and self-celebrating Marxist remnant to “get the news out,” it’s a different ball game.

    They’re not offering the thoughtful perspective and balanced analysis that could be their strong point, after all. Do they really think they can keep their audience by offering nothing but sneers, libels, and scary name-calling?

    I’ll make another prediction. I’ll bet they think they can. I’ll bet they try. Whereupon two things will happen. 1) Their Chief Financial Officers will begin to wonder whether a new management team might do better at stanching their losses — maybe somebody borrowed from Drudge or Brietbart. And 2) in 2018 and in 2020, the Republicans will proceed to flip New Hampshire . . . and Maine . . . and Minnesota . . . and Nevada . . . and Colorado . . .

  4. Vin Says:

    P.P.S. — and, predictably, the limousine elite have gone back to their one and only playbook — which must be getting pretty dog-eared after 40-some years — and are already characterizing Donald Trump’s cabinet (which to date has, like, two members) as “a bunch of old white men.”

    Oh, my bad! What was I thinking? I’m sure a 19-year old black lesbian Wellesley sophomore would make a MUCH better Secretary of Defense! Why, she’s already arranging some meditation and therapy sessions for those poor Iranian ayatollahs, who have obviously just been conflicted by inappropriate toilet training and the straightjacket of their stereotyped gender roles . . .

    (and good to hear from you, Eric.) 🙂

  5. Henry Says:

    “I’m sure a 19-year old black lesbian Wellesley sophomore would make a MUCH better Secretary of Defense!”

    And why not? We’ve already gone most of the way to that well for the Attorney General, the chief of Homeland Security, and at least two Supreme Court justices.

  6. Vince Says:

    Vin, I wouldn’t bet against ANY of your predictions; your batting average is too high.

    If I were offered my choice of an unvarnished recording of the entire missing 18 minutes from Nixon’s subpoenaed White House tapes OR a video of what must have been an entertaining collection of shocked faces in that well upholstered woodshed…I’d make some popcorn and watch a group of liars get their comeuppance from a guy who knows how to deliver.

  7. John Taylor Says:

    I am far from a Clinton supporter, as I am sure you remember. And I am even less of an MSM supporter, again as you well know.

    But I am most disheartened by DJT’s interviews and advanced choices for key positions in his administration. So far, it has been a parade of dedicated neo-cons and “war on —” cheerleaders. If he is to hold his power base, he is going to have to be a non-pResident, not just another Oval Office Oligarch.

    As I’ve said repeatedly elsewhere, so far it appears, I believe, that his only purpose in “draining the swamp” was to loose the alligators.