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Pelosi Attacks the Press, and No One Cares

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi actually suggested reporters were the “accomplices” of the Russians in undermining the election by reporting on the hacked DNC emails. Hardly a peep our of the press. Now, imagine if someone else we know did this . . .

“Pelosi said this weekend that journalists were wrong to report on the content of the stolen emails,” reported Becket Adams.

“Instead of printing every email that came out, and saying this comes to you from Vladimir Putin, they were, hah, hah, hah, John Podesta said this or that,” the House minority leader griped this weekend.

Reporting on the leaked emails was worse than just wasted time, Pelosi continued. It actually benefited Russia’s attempts to interfere in the election, meaning reporters acted as accomplices, she added.

“I think the press were accomplices in the undermining of our election by the Russians by not pointing out this stuff is worthless because it comes from an undermining of our election, or at least reminding the public where this – these emails, the leaking of these e-mails came from,” she said.

Trump: Reporters Making up Their Sources

I don’t think this happens, at least not often. What does happen is that reporters cherry pick sources and quotes to back up the storyline they are pushing, which in the MSM is almost inevitably anti-Trump.

From the Washington Examiner:

President Trump said Friday that reporters who cover the White House should stop relying on anonymous sources who refuse to criticize him on the record.

“A few days ago I called the fake news the enemy of the people and they are, they are the enemy of the people because they have no sources, they just make ’em up when there are none,” Trump told thousands of grassroots activists at the 44th annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

“I’m against the people that make up stories and make up sources,” he said. “They shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use someone’s name. Let them say it to my face.”

Washington Post’s New Slogan: “Democracy Dies in Darkness”

Now this wouldn’t be directed at President Trump now would it? “Of course not!” claims the Post.  And they act surprised and appalled that people see bias in the media. From the Washington Examiner: The Washington Post denied Wednesday that its new slogan, “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” is a response to President Trump, who has… Continue Reading

Trump Revives His Campaign Style at East Room Press Conference

Washington was aghast at President Trump’s press conference. But many Americans will be thrilled. Of course, no one in DC gets that, which is why none of them took Trump seriously in the first place and were wrong about his appeal. From the Washington Examiner: President Trump Thursday abruptly revived the aggressive, freewheeling style he… Continue Reading

CNN Declines to Book Conway in Part Due to “Credibility Issues”

After all the lies and attempts to mislead by the Obama administration, CNN decides Kellyanne Conway is not credible. From the Washington Examiner: Tensions are rising between top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and CNN, the network her boss, President Trump, loves to hate. A source at CNN told the Washington Examiner on Monday that… Continue Reading

Spicer Calls Out Media for Immigration Report Error

White House press secretary Sean Spicer blamed an NBC News reporter on Tuesday for creating much of the confusion surrounding the rollout of President Trump’s executive order on immigration on Friday, the Washington Examiner reported. “Your network was one of the people that just hours ago told people that [Homeland Security Secretary] Gen. Kelly was… Continue Reading

Spicer Makes Mainstream Media Wait to Ask Questions at First Briefing

The briefings, even under the Bush White House, started with Reuters or the Associated Press and then proceeded to organizations like ABC, CBS, and NBC. Thats’ all done with. From the Washington Examiner: President Trump’s White House sent a clear message to major media outlets on Monday: You don’t matter as much anymore. The White… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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