President Donald Trump held a joint presser with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday, but what was said at the news conference took a backseat to who Trump opted to call on for questions.
The two media entities selected? Fox News and the conservative website The Daily Caller.
The two media outlets chosen by Trump to ask questions at this event were Fox News and the Daily Caller.
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) June 7, 2018
The Daily Caller’s Saagar Enjeti was called on by Trump and he asked the president if he’d ever consider inviting North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to the U.S., which prompted a positive response, with Trump saying that he may even invite Jong Un to the White House.
Of course, the question didn’t pass muster with the liberal media elite:
“Will you invite Kim to WH or Mar e Lago?”
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) June 7, 2018
Not that The Daily Caller took CNN correspondent Jim Sciutto’s dissing lying down:
It’s alright, Jim, we know you’re still reeling a bit from being fact checked on the dossier.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 7, 2018
Nonetheless, the more pressing news coming out of the new conference seemed to be on who was called on.
Trump chooses Fox and Daily Caller for his two questions.
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) June 7, 2018
Trump gives his second question to the right-wing Daily Caller, as he did at another press conference this year.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) June 7, 2018
Enjeti responded to the umbrage from his media colleagues.
“The implication of these tweets is that it is some sort of sin to even call on me. Notice they never take issue with the question or the major news they elicit,” he tweeted.
The implication of these tweets is that it is some sort of sin to even call on me. Notice they never take issue with the question or the major news they elicit pic.twitter.com/ea1t0r5saF
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) June 7, 2018
Of course, some of the journalists complaining are engaged in a blood lust to destroy this president, yet they can’t understand why Trump would be discriminate in who’s selected to ask him questions?
Journalists reluctant to report on positive developments from this administration.
As a social media user noted on the suppressed coverage of Trump commuting the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson: “A positive story of forgiveness yet black leaders, Democratic leaders, outspoken liberal celebrities, feminists and liberal MSM are all quiet.”
A positive story of forgiveness yet black leaders, Democratic leaders, outspoken liberal celebrities, feminists and liberal MSM are all quiet. Further proof they care nothing for the plight of blacks or women, unless it’s a vote. #AliceJohnson #KimKardashian #clemency pic.twitter.com/UZ5EkBlJqi
— robjh1 (@robjh1) June 7, 2018
Another example of media malpractice is the virtual blackout of MSNBC’s Joy Reid’s scandalous unearthed blog posts and past. So far, she still has her job, but anyone to the right-of-center would have been thrown out on the street.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 4, 2018
Here’s a sampling of the reactions to the whining from the media elite from Twitter:
The Daily Caller used to be dismissed by the mainstream media, now it's being attacked. "How dare Trump call on them?!"
That's an evolution I've watch happen over the past few years, and it's a positive brand development for the Daily Caller.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) June 7, 2018
If CNNers wants to take pot shots at outlets like the @DailyCaller for being called on by the President, then why in the world have they been hiring reporters from places like the @DailyCaller, @TheIJR, and @dcexaminer??
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) June 7, 2018
Liberal-dominate white house press corps uses tweeter to got after its few conservative outlets https://t.co/MjXnqg5lJ9
— Rowan Scarborough (@RoScarborough) June 8, 2018
— WWGOWGA Eph 5:11 (@bchapman151) June 8, 2018
Hard to take journalists seriously when they don’t even respect other journalists https://t.co/MIyBgLTWxp
— James Jay Carafano (@JJCarafano) June 8, 2018
They really should stop whining and check themselves, at least occasionally https://t.co/9WNnDCcBuI
— Rachel Stoltzfoos (@RachelStoltz) June 7, 2018
— St (@sm00_smith) June 7, 2018
Former Obama official complains about not being called.
— Andrew Kugle (@AndrewJKugle) June 7, 2018
It’s important to remember, there’s often a method to the madness:
President Trump takes a question from the Daily Caller at today’s White House press availability. America Googles to see what the Daily Caller is. pic.twitter.com/89NwCcgmNS
— Storme Jones (@StormeJones) June 7, 2018
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