Spicer: Media Freaked Out By Trump Using Twitter to Have a Direct Conversation With Americans

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January 2, 2017

trumpmediaSunday on ABC’s “This Week,” while defending President-elect Donald Trump’s use of Twitter, the incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said,”I think it freaks the mainstream media out that he has this following of over 45-plus million people that follow him on social media, that he can have a direct conversation. He doesn’t have to have it funneled through the media.”

Partial transcript as follows:

KARL: So you’re the incoming press secretary and communications director. I’ve got to ask you about what we saw in “The New York Times” last week, a headline about Trump talking about expanding U.S. nuclear ability. But what struck me was the subhead, “Statement on Twitter.” In the beginning of the second paragraph, “Mr. Trump’s statement in a midafternoon Twitter post.” Here, big front-page headlines, generated by a midafternoon Twitter post. Is that what we’re going to see? I mean you’re the press secretary —

14 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Bob says:

    So, let me get this straight…The media just spent the better part of 2 years trying to destroy this man, they have taken things he said out of context and refused to correct themselves when their lies have been borne out. Now they demand he filter his policies through them? Are they nuts or just that self centered? Neither Clinton nor Obama ever had to go around the media because they would tell us not only what they said, but what they meant, especially when what they said annoyed “the people”. They were, for all intents and purposes, an extension of the White House Press Secretary’s office for those years. For the 8 years under President Bush, except directly after 9/11, the press savaged him. So now they think President Elect Trump should “play nice” with them? They ever have Chuckles Schummer wanking about the use of twitter. If it makes them feel better, consider he tweets a modern form of the “fire side chats”, so that way they can accept them because it would be Presidential like FDR.

  • ToniStimmel says:

    If newspapers are to survive they are going to go back to the days when when reporters reported the facts, rewriters assembled the facts into news-style text for editors to edit, and the commentators had their own columns.

    Radio, TV, and personal communication devices can not compete with real newspapers because listening is more taxing and time consuming than reading. and newspapers can tell us the rest of those stories than get a 10 second mention on TV.

    In my youth if an important person gave a speech, even if it was broadcast live on the radio, the next morning’s newspaper would report the full text of that speech in the news section and the commentators would have their own columns. Such a system would have prevented the election of our present Zero of a POTUS. I have real hearing problems and reading his speeches back in 2008 in closed captions told me he was a Zero but apparently a very gifted orator when combined with a teleprompter.

  • Patriot47 says:

    So quit trying to formulate opinions and do some actual REPORTING for a change.

    1. Bob says:

      Did you notice how the media had no problem when Obama told folks to use social media to contact the White House with their problems? They were agog when he joined facebook and twitter, yet now it’s bad? That Trump finds the WH Press Corps useless and to be worked around really gets their collective goats. They are more annoyed that he finds them as irrelevant, out of date and biased as the rest of us do than they are about his twitter usage.

  • Askjrsk says:

    Too cool. Good news. I dream of Trump buying a small cell/internet company that bypasses twitter that we Americans can have direct line to the president to connect with us. We would learn the NEWS same time mass media does.

  • MoonBeamWatcher says:

    mEDIA has become so BIASED that THEY have relegated themselves to the Dust Bin of History and rendered THEMSELVES IRRELEVANT.

  • justinwachin says:

    The mainstream media has spent the last eight years serving as an extension of the Obama propaganda machine. Donald Trump is wise to go straight to the American people and bypass these Obama worshippers. One of the leaked DNC emails revealed as much. It contained a lists of the people in the media that the Democrats could use to get their propaganda out to the people.

  • Tiger says:

    He can’t trust them and in this time in our history we have to have a president who talks to us directly without any BS in between. Even Europe won’t run our Main Media stories.

    We are in a dangerous situation in America due to O’s Muslims, his bringing in the worst of the worst and his open borders. When Trump gets Congress to Declare War on ISIS the Acts of Sedition will apply, he also has everything he needs in our immigration laws to stop refugees and to rid us of those here. In fact according to a law still on the books, even citizens who threaten us are out.

  • CCblogging says:

    Hey you Democrat bed wetters, The Truth Hurts Doesn’t It.

    1. Askjrsk says:

      Boy are they hurt. Name calling convuluted the facts and events

  • ArcticGrayling says:

    The MSM is becoming more irrelevant with each passing day, and they are too stupid to see it. They double down on bias, and further become even more irrelevant.

    1. Tiger says:

      They should have played fair but they knew for sure O’s reign would continue via Hillary.

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