Americans have undoubtedly grown sick and tired of the misbehavior of the mainstream media as of late, and it looks as though some in the White House have had similar inclinations as well.
For months, many in the infotainment industry have been attempting to harass the West Wing over their unwillingness to hold daily press briefings, as have been the norm for decades prior. The media has insisted that the President and his team are either hiding something, or are somehow fearful of the questions that the media would ask.
Of course, we should be reminded that these “news” organizations are partisan in nature and in competition with one another. Remaining unbiased in this case would lead to a major backward slide in ratings and revenue, and so vitriol is the name of the game.
It is this poor behavior and hyperbolic hysteria that has led to the suspension of the daily press briefings, according to White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.
“Not right now,” Grisham said in a wide-ranging interview with Fox & Friends, when asked if the briefings will return to its previous schedule during her tenure as White House press secretary.
“I mean, ultimately, if the president decides that it’s something we should do, we can do that, but right now he’s doing just fine. And to be honest, the briefings have become a lot of theater,” she explained. “And I think that a lot of reporters were doing it to get famous. I mean, yeah, they’re writing books now. I mean, they’re all getting famous off of this presidency. And so I think it’s great what we’re doing now.”
Grisham’s comments certainly seem to coincide with the bizarre behavior of reporters such as CNN’s Jim Acosta, who just months ago found himself in a physical altercation with a White House staffer who was tasked with retrieving a microphone from him.
Acosta would go on to write a book entitled The Enemy of The People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America.
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