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Pelosi: Reporters Served as “Accomplices” for Hacking

The House’s top Democrat goes after the press, thinking journalists should have just sat on the hacking info that was released publicly. I guess she feels the mainstream media needs to be even more helpful to Democrats.

From the Washington Examiner:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said an intelligence briefing for a select group of lawmakers Friday revealed “stunning” information about Russia’s involvement in campaign email hacks last year, and blamed the media for serving as “accomplices” by reporting the information.

But she suggested the information provided to the top bipartisan leaders in the House and Senate, the only ones included in the briefing, would exceed what the public and other members of Congress will ever learn.

“It was really a quite stunning disclosure,” Pelosi said. “It’s stunning in its conclusions and you will see some of it.”

Earnest: Obama Ran the Most Transparent Administration in History

Please, be serious. From the Washington Examiner: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest expressed annoyance that President Obama doesn’t get enough credit for being the “most transparent” president in history. When asked by CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday about journalists’ complaints that the federal government isn’t efficient at answering FOIA requests, Earnest said they’ve made… Continue Reading

Suddenly, the Media Want to Do Accountability

We’ve been doing that here at White House Dossier for years. Now, others suddenly find the notion enticing. From an editorial by the Washington Examiner: Major media organs have suddenly discovered a passion to act as a check on the powerful. “One thing is certain in the presumptive era of President Trump. Journalists are going… Continue Reading

Press to Self: Get Tougher on Trump

The national press is renewing its call for even more scrutiny of the incoming Trump administration and is cheering on reporters who challenge President-elect Trump and his team. On Monday, New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg praised CNN’s Jake Tapper for a recent interview in which he pressed Vice President-elect Mike Pence on whether… Continue Reading

Time Man of the Year Issues Celebrated Obama, Trashed Trump

President-elect Trump was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” on Wednesday, just as then-President-elect Obama received the same distinction in 2008 after winning that election. But that’s where the similarities stop. On Obama in 2008: “For having the confidence to sketch that kind of future in this gloomy hour and for showing the competence… Continue Reading

Obama’s Fox News Jihad

Obama has been attacking Fox News for eight years, and in a new interview with Rolling Stone blamed Fox in part for Americans’ rejection of Hillary Clinton — and of Obama’s own policies. “Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in the country,” Obama said. I know, it’s hard to take… Continue Reading

Clinton Peppered with Marshmallow Questions by Press

Hillary Clinton Tuesday swung at softballs pitched to her by a press corps no doubt relieved that she’d escaped Monday’s debate without having a bad night. From the Washington Free Beacon: One reporter asked her, “What do you think were the most critical moments last night?” The follow-up question after that focused on how gender… Continue Reading

Media Bias Grows as Trump Gains

Gulp. Many in the media seem to be getting that horrible, sinking feeling that Donald Trump could actually win this. And they’re not going to let that happen! I’m not one of those who think the mainstream media get together in some kind of cabal and plot the destruction of Republicans. I’ve been in the… Continue Reading

Obama Improperly Interferes with the Press

During his remarks Monday on the latest terror attacks occurring under his watch, President Obama decided he would deploy a little government interference against freedom of the press. He said: I would ask that the press try to refrain from getting out ahead of the investigation. I am extraordinarily happy with the cooperation that’s been… Continue Reading