Dear News Media: Get Over Yourselves

The first time I read this tweet my eyes rolled so hard that they were spinning like the wheels of a slot machine.

Let me help Sarah Elizabeth fix that tweet:

The press should not be the enemy of the people. The press should be the enemy of the powerful, unaccountable and corrupt. The unjust, unethical, and dishonest. The bully, the blowhard. The cover up, run around and false pretense. Let’s be clear: the press made itself the enemy of one POTUS.

See? A few minor edits and her tweet is accurate.

Journalism is not a priesthood. It’s not even a profession. It’s an occupation. Journalists can be honest or corrupt. They can be brave or cowardly. But there is nothing inherently noble about the occupation.

I find it ironic that the same media that is colluding with each other to accuse Trump of encouraging violence against them is ignoring the physical attacks on reporters by Antifa and applauding the deplatforming of Alex Jones on social media.

Here is how the news media can regain the trust of the American people:

1. Tell the truth.
2. Tell the whole truth.
3. Tell nothing but the truth.
4. Follow the Joe Friday rule. (“Just the facts, ma’am.”)

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148 Responses to Dear News Media: Get Over Yourselves

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    In a moment of weakness yesterday I told my cousin I would help him with a big job today.

  2. votermom says:

    How dare you impugn the saintly raiment of holy press garb, sir!

    • Ann says:

      This all reminds me of Damon Killian (Richard Dawson) in The Running Man … this is television, that’s all it is. It has nothing to do with people, it’s to do with ratings! For fifty years, we’ve told them what to eat, what to drink, what to wear…

      And the press does not seem to understand that like the audience watching the The Running Man, once the curtain was pulled back to reveal the lies and manipulation, no one is listening or believing the press’ act anymore.

  3. Lulu says:

    Whenever I see S E Cupp I think of cheap bras.

  4. helenk3 says:

    what ever happened to the Ws? what, when, where and why. Also fact checking and multiple sources?
    you know those old forgotten things that helped make the press credible

    • DeniseVB says:

      Been replaced by Click Bait journalism. I remember when the Ws appeared in the first sentence of the article ? (lyn may remember what the rule was?). I know it was helpful to the reader on whether or not to continue reading.

    • 49erDweet says:

      5 w’s and an h. Who, how. It’s basic and simple until they try to add an s. Should.

    • taw46 says:

      We learned that in high school. They probably don’t teach it anymore.

  5. Dora says:

    Well, at least they didn’t build a statue of a Confederate General. That would have been intolerable!

    • Lulu says:

      Arkansas has always been a little bit nuts. Everyone I have ever know from there is lovely but nuts. In a charming way usually. And maybe only a teeny bit. But nuts.

  6. Myiq2xu™ says:

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Remember back in ’07, when the super secret (everybody knew about) society of JOURNOLISTERS made a pack to get Obama elected by not vetting him, that is, throw rose petals at him instead of exposing him for the lazy, POS he really was ? This reminds me if that…..

  8. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • lyn says:

      Dumb bitches know how to tweet.

    • mcnorman says:

      Someone help me here what is “ecosexuality?”

    • lyn says:

      Sources says … Is this today’s outrage? LOL.

      • Lulu says:

        That’s a shame. What did that accomplish? I was thinking of picking up a CD of hers but now I probably won’t. I can watch on Youtube. Her estate/family won’t get the money. “Virtue signaling” some shit is more important apparently.

      • helenk3 says:

        she is allowed to say what she thinks in private, just as we are. She was classy enough not to make a public ass of herself like other “entertainers” She made the choice not to appear at his inauguration. she has the right to that choice.
        We do not have to agree with her, but we should defend her right.
        She is still a lady with a great voice that brought beauty and joy and respect to many.

        • helenk3 says:

          you did not censor me when I was not a trump fan. I thank you and admire you for that. Please do not change

          • elliesmom says:

            I would never censor Aretha Franklin, but I might only praise her privately. Why upset people by saying nice things? It’s not worth the blowback. I’m more of an Ella fan myself, but I recognize Franklin’s talent, and she was most definitely allowed to make her own choices. There’s a commenter at Althouse who says we can’t praise black talent unless we’re willing to pay reparations. I’m not so I’ll keep my praise to myself. But it’s not going to keep me from enjoying them.

          • lateblum says:

            That commenter at Althouse is nuts and racist. Just sayin’.

          • John Denney says:

            “There’s a commenter at Althouse who says we can’t praise black talent unless we’re willing to pay reparations.”

            There they go again, making up rules on the fly, just like little kids.

            My son and I wrestling and I start tickling him:
            Son: No tickling!!
            Me: No rules made by little boys!!!
            Laughter all around. 🙂

          • mothy2017 says:

            The cast at Althouse is interesting. If LLR Chhuck and Inga are paid dim bots soros needs his money back as they bring out the best in the posters. Haven’t seen Garage Mahal in a long time.

        • lyn says:

          So true. It’s too bad Trump haters tarnished Aretha’s memory.

          • Lulu says:

            Yes. I find it odd though that people were more than willing to take his money (show biz, charity, politics, sports, etc) until he ran for office. How exactly has he changed except for the crap and lies the Dems, Progs and media spew. They must like him some if you take his money for services rendered or begging purposes. Whoever leaked what Aretha kept private did not do her a service.

          • Constance says:

            They tarnish everything they touch or even look at. Sort of like Medusa.

          • elliesmom says:

            I always thought “Shit Midas” was an appropriate name for Obama. I’d give credit to the person who coined it, but I don’t know who it was. Somebody here, I think.

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          I have never been an Aretha fan. But she had talent and was, by all accounts, an excellent entertainer, not just someone who could hit a note. Although, these days, even just being able to the latter would be a huge improvement for most so called music artists. Many people admired her. I wish people would show real respect and not toss her around as a political football while simultaneously playing that song . Peoples private thoughts are just that – and quite often – even what people say in private is not really what they think but they chose to not make waves.

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  10. DeniseVB says:


    • John Denney says:

      For unity, push the fundamentals:

      All men are created equal (no royal blood, no master race, no inferior race)
      Endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, like Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
      We unite to defend everyone’s Person, Property, and Liberty. Sometimes that requires force of arms, to which we also have a Right.
      The nation prospers when individuals prosper. Individuals prosper by:
      1) Can-Do attitude
      2) Diligence
      3) Continuous learning
      4) Trustworthiness, rooted in love for one’s neighbor, which coincides with the Lord’s command.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Clear message that can get through the static.

        That “pursuit of” in front of Happiness is what often gets overlooked. No one promised a rose garden. Just the chance to try and build one. You have to put forth your own effort.

  11. Dora says:

    Oh wow! I was there! I was young and so excited. The stadium was so loud!

    If someone had asked me what they sang that day, I wouldn’t have been able to answer. I couldn’t hear a thing 🙂

    • DeniseVB says:

      WoW, how lucky you got to go to that ! I think I have partial hearing loss from taking my daughter to a New Kids on The Block concert when she was 8. It was painful 😉

      • Lulu says:

        Beethoven concert, second row, Jones Hall, first classical (ever) concert in 1979 with hubby and I stuck my fingers in my ears! He was horrified. I have exceptional hearing (but I am so nearsighted it is sad) so I heard nothing but booming racket. It was painful and I went kind of canatonic. Now I only sit in the very back and NO BEETHOVEN!

      • blowme0bama says:

        I’ve purposely stuck my wobblingly drunk head in amplifier cones at so many bars and concerts. I have no idea how, not only am I not deaf, I still have excellent high pitch hearing.

    • lyn says:

      Wow–that is so cool!

    • lateblum says:

      What a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Lucky you. 💗

    • Dora says:

      When I was young my aunt used to take my friends and me to the Brooklyn Paramount for the Doo-Oop shows. It wasn’t until I was older myself that I realized what she must have gone though.

      I don’t know how she did it. 🙂

  12. foxyladi14 says:

    Mine Too!!

  13. helenk3 says:

    I am reading a book that is making me laugh out loud as I read it. it is called Guide to gracious killing. It is just brain candy but funny.
    when your guest of honor at a dinner is a women she is seated at the right of your husband. If you happen to catch her with her hand under the table on his leg, you do not throw boiling soup on her or stab her with the steak knife. You wait until between courses, excuse your self and go cut her brake line. No witnesses and no mess to clean up

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      For some reason this reminds me of the episode on Hitchcock where the wife gets rid of the philandering husband by bashing him with a frozen leg of lamb. Then cooks said leg of lamb and rewards all the policemen that come to investigate their bosses death a nice hot dinner.

  14. Myiq2xu™ says:

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  17. Anthony says:

    Just zoomed in to drop this off, then zooming back out.

  18. Dora says:

    Oh No Gov! We all heard you the first time!

  19. lyn says:

    • John Denney says:

      Any bets on whether the threats were from the left or right?

      • lyn says:

        I bet the left.

        • Lulu says:

          Of course it is the left. That is why CNN wants jurors names so they and their families can be intimidated (which side is CNN on? duh?) DURING JURY DELIBERATIONS which essentially tipped the proggies’ hand and tactics (and that bastard Mulehead’s too). They are worse than the mafia.

  20. mothy2017 says:

    I find the GoFundMe campaigns fascinating. I watch the money grow. Never thought I’d do it, but as a gay man I find what is going on in Colorado with MasterPiece bakery so offensive. I am gonna part with a few.

  21. Myiq2xu™ says:

  22. lyn says:

    Fuck Hollywood!

  23. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Judge told CNN to GFYS

      • Lulu says:

        Nothing like a little Gotti style jury tampering. For Mulehead they are doing this too. The NYT, NBC and BuzzHell are in on it. Manfort’s lawyers should announce if jury finds guilty there will will an appeal based on attempted jury tampering and domestic terrorism. File a complaint with DOJ too for the prosecutors not raising hell about this because they were all for it or they would have.

  24. helenk3 says:

    just mentioned on facebook
    tomorrow at 8:18 the date and time will read 8-18-18 8:18

  25. helenk3 says:

    No verdict in Manfort trial. Jury will be back on Monday

    • helenk3 says:

      Manafort in a small cell with no reading material or tv while awaiting verdict

      convicted murders are treated better then they are treating this guy. I do not know if he is guilty or not but they should feel shame for the treatment he is getting.

      • helenk3 says:

        read the comments. maybe mueller should get a job in Turkey

      • Anthony says:

        He’s one of the most unscrupulous men in the Swamp, but Mueller has turned him into a folk hero and a martyr. I agree its ridiculous treatment for tax fraud, but he’s still shady AF. Mueller is stepping on his own dick

        • taw46 says:

          I agree that he is probably shady. But the Swamp was fine with that, never went after him before. Just doing it now because of Trump. And I believe Tony Podesta is probably just as bad, but nothing is happening to him.

      • DeniseVB says:

        One of the recent Terrence Williams videos showed flat screen t.v.’s in cells, he was really on a rant for that one.

  26. helenk3 says:

    Trump seems to be the give them enough rope and they will hang themselves believer

  27. Myiq2xu™ says:

  28. Dora says:

    Expect fraud from the dems. And we know they do it so well.


    The Coming Democrat Vote Fraud: dead voters in Ohio; non-citizen voters in Texas; Pelosi tells Dems to be unscrupulous

    All signs are pointing to massive vote fraud by the Democrats this November.

    • Anthony says:

      Jefferson Beauregard has been working hard at this behind the scenes while everyone thinks he’s asleep at the switch. Why do you think he hasn’t been fired?

    • Dora says:

      I hope you are both right.

      I have always admired Jeff Sessions and it’s just not like him to be acting this way. There must be a reason.

  29. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Don Surber:

    Lake is uncomfortable with this communist being the face of the resistance because Brennan is an inept and incompetent lackey. Lake wrote, “Trump understands that singling out Brennan will only amplify Brennan’s voice. If mere punishment were Trump’s goal, he would have simply urged the CIA to revoke Brennan’s clearance. Instead, he did it himself — thereby letting the world know that Brennan is his foil. And so far, Brennan has obliged.”

    Also obliging are Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, and Andrew “America Was Never Great” Cuomo.

    They volunteered to be the face of the resistance, as have such celebrities as Michael Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, Kevin Spacey, Robert Di Niro, and Tax Deadbeat Alyssa Milano.

    Have you noticed how unhappy the Left is to have these people as their figureheads?

    Gee, maybe the resistance attracts the wrong people because maybe the resistance is wrong.

  30. Myiq2xu™ says:

  31. Venus E. Lee says:

  32. Myiq2xu™ says:

    She Guevara stepped in it again.

    • John Denney says:


      Dead Voters?
      Divine Vengeance?
      Democrat Vices?
      Demonic Voices?
      Dumb Vacationers?
      Deadly Viruses?

      • DeniseVB says:

        If it’s Domestic Violence, no “folks” are going to be sharing that at a Town Hall. Or the 50% immigrants who are illegal. And medical problems SHOULD be brought to press’s attention. Is DUMBO in her district ?

        • John Denney says:

          Domestic violence is non-existent among my friends, family, and extended family, so that possibility did not occur to me.

          My Grandma was going through her family album with me and pointed out an ancestor that lived in a tiny Iowa village. A neighbor used to beat his wife regularly, until the day he came home and his wife greeted him with a shotgun blast. Neighbors gathered around his body, and eventually, in typical old Iowa taciturn style, one said, “Well, he had it comin’.” Then they buried him; end of story.

  33. Myiq2xu™ says:

  34. Dora says:

    Retired cop says he monitored family that got busted in New Mexico, post 9/11 | WPIX 11 New York

  35. Dora says:

    Judge: Trump’s release of dossier memos opens door to disclosures from FBI

    President Donald Trump’s decision to declassify competing congressional memos about the validity of the so-called Steele dossier means the FBI has lost its authority to rebuff Freedom of Information Act requests about the bureau’s efforts to verify the report’s intelligence linking Trump to Russia during the 2016 campaign, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.

  36. DeniseVB says:

    TCM has been running Barbra Streisand movies all day, yes, I need a life 😉

    I had no idea James Woods first film was The Way We Were (per imdb).

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