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Presidential Press Briefings should invite the Press.
Political Briefings can invite whomever the politician wants.

The point about Trump's news "invites" is that he has cancelled Press Briefings and replaced them with political briefings. He will not be held to account by a hostile media.
This is actually a sign of his weakness, not his strength.

It may look like he is trying to destroy hostile media outlets in the style of 3rd world strongmen like Erdogan or Putin. But he hasn't got a hope. Even if he wants to be a new tin-pot crackpot, he hasn't got the ability.

The internet exists and the mainstream media have known brand names. He looks silly, not strong.

Feb 25, 2017 at 6:21 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

GolfCharlie. Oh dear, more speculative and oh so slightly loaded questions, including one about Obama. Attempts to divert attention from the topic? You wouldn't do that would you Gwendolyn?

Feb 25, 2017 at 5:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Oh dear!

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Feb 25, 2017 at 5:02 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

GolfCharlie. Not necessary, we are discussing a specific case of press exclusion, not what is wrong with the world.

Feb 25, 2017 at 4:08 PM | Supertroll

Ok, so what has Trump done to attract such negativity from the BBC? Do you know whether the BBC were given a verbal or written warning before being suspended from White House duties?

Do you know if President Obama was ever questioned about his faith in the Hockey Teamsters? Was Team Obama more subtle about denying people the right to question him?

Feb 25, 2017 at 4:36 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie
Feb 25, 2017 at 4:16 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

RT has a report which shines more light.
A gaggle is a normal thing ..a limited pool briefing
That day there was a morning one and afternoon one ..The invited LibMedia first attended AM
... then boycotted PM.

Feb 25, 2017 at 4:13 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@Golf you can't reason with the unreasonable.
...So no point in asking them questions.

Feb 25, 2017 at 4:11 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

GolfCharlie. Not necessary, we are discussing a specific case of press exclusion, not what is wrong with the world.

Feb 25, 2017 at 4:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

This is true : Both evil @GolfCharlie and @Pcar have EXCLUDED..BANNED..BLOCKED me from their birthday parties

….. well actually they just didn’t invite me.

My point is if you get your news from MSM you are brainwashed by having bucket loads of constructed false-narratives fed to you :
- MI5 expert ready to show us a Trump Moscow prostitutes tape
- Muslim BAN
- idea that Trump spoke of a terrorist attack in Sweden
- Idea that there is no Muslim sex/crime problem in Sweden
- idea that Trump banned all lefty media from a briefing and allowed only righties.
All that is FakeNews

The fact that Obama usually excluded Breitbart and had press meeting with only selected Liberal media
... Is not

Feb 25, 2017 at 4:02 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Feb 25, 2017 at 3:43 PM | Supertroll

Perhaps you could explain the false conclusions drawn by the BBC and Guardian about Trump? And BREXIT? Or even Global Warming?

Feb 25, 2017 at 3:58 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

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