White House press secretary’s schedule proves that for Trump, it’s Fox News over a free press

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham had big shoes to fill when it came to dishonesty, disdain for the press, and general Trumpiness. She has more than filled them. Since starting her job in July, Grisham has not held a single press briefing, continuing the legacy of her predecessor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who stopped holding them in March. Grisham has completed the transition under Trump to the White House press secretary being wholly a propaganda position, and the media outlets she’s talking to are a perfect demonstration of that.

By CNN’s count, “Grisham has appeared on Fox News or the Fox Business Network at least 13 times.” But it’s not like she’s only talking to Fox. She’s also done an interview with a Sinclair Broadcast Group host. And the One America News Network. So … actually, she’s only talking to Fox News or media outlets to Fox’s right.

That’s what Donald Trump wants in a press secretary. He’ll take questions himself over the noise of a helicopter, pacing and ranting and berating reporters. His press secretary, though—the White House press secretary—he wants only to go on friendly networks and use them as a platform to attack the less-compliant media. Because Donald Trump does not believe in a free press, which should not come as a surprise since he’s not a very big fan of democracy, either.

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Rutokin
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Der gropenfurer and his stupid ass chopper chats are the lamest thing the press are covering, I mean really, him pacing back and forth like a caged howler monkey just babbling away. They shouldn’t even be there. The press pool should meet in their designated area in the building and wait for a proper news conference. I bet if they started doing that and control the situation he and the huckasuck fill in would fall in place. I don’t get why they gather on the lawn and let him prance around shouting over the chopper engine, you can’t hear their… Read more »
David
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David

He needs the helicopter as a prop to remind everyone and himself he is CIC. The noise of the chopper blades is a mere distraction to show he is in charge of the sound and sound bytes.

Neverevertrumper
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Absolutely YOU are correct and they should STOP giving him an audience-WHY are they doing this letting him have all the attention and he disrespects ALL of them-what bullshit, and I blame them….
If they weren’t there what would trumper do??