Wednesday, March 1, 2017


There's a difference between reporting the news and editorializing it. The latter is usually reserved for opining by what we call a "board" made up of a small group of people who voice their opinions about the news.

That has no place in the press "news" room and Trump is absolutely correct in booting this kind of behavior out.

 Rather than whining about it and trying to hide behind a press badge while continuing to undermine  journalistic decorum the MSM should take measures to ensure that their people will act like professionals and do the job(s) they are paid to do; report the news.

ABC News president: 'We’ve expressed our concerns' to White House over transparency

"The recent exclusion of certain news organizations from a White House briefing is an alarming new development enacted by an administration that has declared war on respected media outlets -- including CNN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, POLITICO and the BBC," the petition read. "This is a disturbing new tactic from an administration that has branded the news media an 'enemy of the people' and seeks to undermine the traditional role of a free press in American democracy. It is clearly retaliation against news organizations for reporting facts that are embarrassing to this President and his staff."

"...We urge you to join other news organizations and take a public stand," the petition added. "Refuse to take part in any future White House briefings based on an 'invitation list' of 'who's in/who's out.'"

News of the petition was first reported by the Associated Press.