White House Press Corps Livid over Trump’s ‘Trolling’

by Breitbart  |  published on March 13, 2017

SpicerAndrew Marantz of the New Yorker gives a platform to establishment reporters whinging about how President Donald Trump is changing the White House’s interactions with the press. It’s not about their egos and seating charts, they feel the need to protest — they just “don’t appreciate diversity of journalistic practice.” (???)

From The New Yorker:

Major Garrett, the chief White House correspondent for CBS News, sits in the front row. “Historically, the way the briefing room has been organized is, the closer you are, the farther you’ve come,” Garrett said. “And the person at the podium has tended to recognize that.” More experienced reporters, he said, “ask questions that are sharper, more informed. Not, ‘What’s your message today?’ Not, ‘Here’s a paintbrush—would you paint us a pretty picture?’ ” If established reporters got fewer questions relative to the floaters, I asked, would this be good or bad for democracy? “We’ll see,” Garrett said. “We’re engaged in a grand experiment.”

A TV correspondent told me that calling on front-row reporters first isn’t just about appealing to their egos: “It’s also about maintaining a sense of predictability, a sense that eventually the substantive questions will be answered. Throwing that into chaos—‘Maybe you’ll get a question, if you shout loud enough, who knows?’—makes everyone desperate and competitive and makes us look like a bunch of braying jackals. Which I don’t think is an accident.”

  • parthenon1

    when

    Garret was with FOX he was more interesting since FOX allows more latitude to their reporters Obama always seemed to be far more gruff with him for asking deeper more thoughtful questions that made Obama think carefully while the rest of the white house crew ask flowery no substance questions that allowed Obama to show his oratory skills with no need for accurate facts!

  • Bob

    ‘Here’s a paintbrush—would you paint us a pretty picture?’ ” Is that not what they have been doing for the past 8 years, and now it’s bad? Why is that?

    They are complaining about seating assignments? This is NOT a wedding. Nor is it a 5th grade classroom, though it is getting more and more like the latter. Grow up – You do NOT have a RIGHT to be there. You are an invited GUEST of the Administration, and not a good guest. (From what I hear, they are slobs and could care less about the condition of the room when they leave) You never heard a word from the media when Obama removed from his press contingent reporters of news organizations known not complimentary to him and replaced them with reporters form Jet and Ebony magazines. Mr. Spicer has found a way, using Skype, to give access to other news agencies that would normally not be represented, yet no credit is given for that. Just more “boo hoo’ing” from the entrenched, “elite” press corps about how they are being marginalized. Had this been done during the last administration all kinds of accolades would have been given and the Press Secretary (more likely the President) would have been given a special Emmy for “outstanding support of the media”.

  • FLChristyB

    “…—makes everyone desperate and competitive and makes us look like a bunch
    of braying jackals. Which I don’t think is an accident.”
    Of course it’s not an accident, they are highlighting what journalists have become! The vast majority pander to the democrats and the liberal agenda and Trump has made that ABUNDANTLY clear!

  • American Me

    The press deserves whatever they get.They have been so unfair and have told so many lies about President Trump that he has every right to despise them.He just wants fair and honest coverage but they continue to lie and make up stories and never tell the whole story.You can’t believe anything you read or hear from the MSM.They have lost their way and may never recover.

  • MoonBeamWatcher

    Beats the HELL out of handing out questions to ask!
    or
    WH providing position papers to publish as ‘hard news’!

    • Harry J Schaubel

      When are they going to start sending articles to Pres. Trump for approval b4 posting them?

  • Stan Joy

    The Major feels like one of a bunch of jackals, really! Do you think he feels that he and the others have been FAIR to the Trump administration on their reporting?? I am so, so very happy the I voted for Trump and I am convinced that he will save our country. I do wish how-ever that he would get ugly and go after Clinton. and Soros and do it soon. Keep praying for our country and President Trump. God Bless

  • PatriotGal

    Last week, they were crying because they couldn’t keep up with President Trump’s schedule – he works too long hours and weekends. This week Garrett said they (the reporters) “look like a bunch of braying jackals”. Golly, they don’t even have a good opinion of themselves; yet, they want the WH and us to have a good one. Not going to happen.

    • MoonBeamWatcher

      BRAVO! And that’s the rest of the story as
      Paul Harvey was famous for saying!

  • Tiger

    Major Garret once a nice guy, went bad. He can go blow. Who says cause you are on the front row you ask better questions, boy howdy talk about love thyself more than they neighbor.

    Way I see it one good troll deserves another, pissed cause they can’t control the president.

    • Retired

      That includes our Demon Rats and RINOS .

      • Tiger

        Amen.

  • tryscavage

    Money buys ANYONE. There was a time when ‘Statesman’ even applied to the press.

    • MoonBeamWatcher

      “Once upon a time” the polls FEARD the reporters!
      Me thinks it’s the other way around today as the mEDIA
      has been taken over by BEAN COUNTERS and true and
      genuine jernolists are not advanced to management!
      And the unemployed basket weavers only ask GotCha ?’s!

  • harry

    if they would just leave their on opinion out and just report whats said they may be called on more.

    • Harry J Schaubel

      Impossible. How would we know what Mr. Spicer said if we didn’t have CNN telling us “what he really means is…..”.

  • Marilyn

    Boohoo!! Just feel so sorry for these folks.

  • Askjrsk

    Gee, ain’t that s shame though. Really too bad. Really.

  • KC135TopBoom

    Why do we have or need a WH Press “Corps”? Presidents (Obama, Clinton, Carter, Johnson, Kennedy) who are aliened with the press corps “opinion” generally get favorable stories written about them and become nothing more than cheerleaders for the president. Presidents (Trump, Bush43, Bush41, Reagan, Ford, Nixon) who’s positions that are different than the press corps “opinions” get vilified in stories written about them.
    In other words, they are political partisans. So, if they are biased, we don’t need them.

  • Karll

    No, the fact that you actually are a bunch of braying jackals is
    your problem.

  • Rick D.

    This is a classic example of some folks developing an exalted sense of value. Just because they have “seniority” doesn’t mean they are more astute or should be granted favors by some archaic seating arrangement. Grow up!!

  • Walter Flatt

    CUT OUT THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS COMPLETLY, IT IS NOT LEFT UP TO OUR GOVERNMENT TO GIVE OUT INFORMATION, BUT FOR THE PRESS TO GET REAL NEWS, NOT TO CRITIZE EVERYTHING TRUMP DOES.

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  • Rock

    Anther part of the $h!t tainted “swamp” that needs draining…

  • Webb

    Why should there be Seniority in the Liberal MSM when it comes to A Question?
    They Want Fairness…Really??

  • roy paul shields

    The entire news media is known for making a mountain out of a mole hill; in regards to their reporting about President Trump; instead of reporting the way the President will say something and how he meant it; they use the well known tatics of the democrats to twist and distort what the President said and meant to make a blown out of proportion juicy story! I wouldn’t trust the news media any farther than I could throw the Empire State building.

  • Douglas B Briggman

    Boo Hoo, Your guys are a bunch of whining jackals , that asked nothing hard of the previous administration. So your getting what you gave, sit in the back and ask good questions not the i got ya’s

    • Askjrsk

      Absolutely

  • Not_Easily_Impressed

    It should all be randomized like a lottery. Let some of the “little” people have the chance to ask a question.

  • Lindy

    I truly do not care about the opinions and wishes of the WH Press Corps. They dug their own hole and need to do some very positive things to climb out of that hole. Spicer could do a lottery or take a number or musical chairs or upset the fruit basket . lol . In other words it could be worse.

    • Askjrsk

      So true

    • David Stewart

      I forgot which Presidennt had the White House swimming pool filled in and created a news press quarters, but perhaps someone, while the press corp are there, should refill the pool with water?

  • Robert Early

    Who really cares about how livid the liars in the crooked press are? When will they learn? It’s not just Trump. They have lost all credibility with the people. They have become Soviet style propaganda mills.

    • MyRoseHasTHORNS

      became progressive socialist propaganda mills…

      • Robert Early

        NOTED !

      • Janet Hall

        Become is correct.

        • MyRoseHasTHORNS

          ‘Have become’ is passive.

          I chose became for my observation that they were socialists. I believe my choice used the word correctly.

          When editing – the more active paper will include less being verbs (has has, have, is, was etc)

  • Stephen Howe

    Just like the medieval papist priests, the MSM pundits want to be the only direct channel from the lips of God to the unwashed masses. Yeah…that worked REAL WELL during 2016, didn’t it? Well you leftist propagandists are SUPERFLUOUS now. Get a real job,

    • Askjrsk

      Yes. Look where it got HILLARY!

  • CrustyOldGeezer

    When Major Garret began his career he was with Paul Weyrich and a good man with a strict attention to details.

    Then he got a job at cbs and now he has as much value to news as jellyfish has to swimmers in the ocean.

    • PatriotGal

      Like the Portugese Man-O-War ones? They sting, are mean, and HUGE!!!

      • CrustyOldGeezer

        I wasn’t thinking he was that much of a threat to humanity.

        He’s more like a little one.

        Like the one from some years back in Australia that was killing people.

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      • pmbalele

        Where is Dick Cheney? Hiding in the bushes? We have not heard anything from this Republican for a year now.

  • Boo. Fornicating. Hoo. That’s my answer to the White House Press Corps. The days of privilege and seniority and know-it-all-ism appear to be past.

  • David Stewart

    Braying jackals; damn, that’s a fine description! And so accurate!

    • Frank629

      agreed

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