The Butthurt Media Cried “That’s Not Fair!” And The Deplorables Laughed

The WATBs love to dish it out but they can’t take it.

Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House

A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they say will be an aggressive operation to discredit news organizations deemed hostile to President Trump by publicizing damaging information about journalists.

It is the latest step in a long-running effort by Mr. Trump and his allies to undercut the influence of legitimate news reporting. Four people familiar with the operation described how it works, asserting that it has compiled dossiers of potentially embarrassing social media posts and other public statements by hundreds of people who work at some of the country’s most prominent news organizations.

The group has already released information about journalists at CNN, The Washington Post and The New York Times — three outlets that have aggressively investigated Mr. Trump — in response to reporting or commentary that the White House’s allies consider unfair to Mr. Trump and his team or harmful to his re-election prospects.

Operatives have closely examined more than a decade’s worth of public posts and statements by journalists, the people familiar with the operation said. Only a fraction of what the network claims to have uncovered has been made public, the people said, with more to be disclosed as the 2020 election heats up. The research is said to extend to members of journalists’ families who are active in politics, as well as liberal activists and other political opponents of the president.

It is not possible to independently assess the claims about the quantity or potential significance of the material the pro-Trump network has assembled. Some involved in the operation have histories of bluster and exaggeration. And those willing to describe its techniques and goals may be trying to intimidate journalists or their employers.

But the material publicized so far, while in some cases stripped of context or presented in misleading ways, has proved authentic, and much of it has been professionally harmful to its targets.

Okay, let’s all take a break until we can compose ourselves. I don’t want anyone to bust a gut laughing. I recommend breathing exercises.


Alright, is everybody back? Good.

The media is butthurt and outraged that some people on the Right are smearing members of the media with umm . . . uh, the truth? What is that old saying about people who live in glass houses?

Here’s my favorite part:

“Two can play at this game,” he said. “The media has long targeted Republicans with deep dives into their social media, looking to caricature all conservatives and Trump voters as racists.”

But using journalistic techniques to target journalists and news organizations as retribution for — or as a warning not to pursue — coverage critical of the president is fundamentally different from the well-established role of the news media in scrutinizing people in positions of power.

“If it’s clearly retaliatory, it’s clearly an attack, it’s clearly not journalism,” said Leonard Downie Jr., who was the executive editor of The Post from 1991 to 2008. Tension between a president and the news media that covers him is nothing new, Mr. Downie added. But an organized, wide-scale political effort to intentionally humiliate journalists and others who work for media outlets is.

“It’s one thing for Spiro Agnew to call everyone in the press ‘nattering nabobs of negativism,’” he said, referring to the former vice president’s famous critique of how journalists covered President Richard M. Nixon. “And another thing to investigate individuals in order to embarrass them publicly and jeopardize their employment.”

Awwww, poor babies. We feel your pain. Should we call your mommies and tell them to bring you all a binky and a woobie? Cuz we sure as hell ain’t gonna kiss your butts to make them feel better. You guys made these rules.

Kurt Schlicter has been saying for years now that the Left is gonna hate the new rules. The new rules they wrote back when they thought they would hold power forever.

We spent eight years with George Bush being a gentleman, taking it, and taking it on our behalf. Now we’ve got someone who throws back when they throw down. I love it. It’s time to get in these people’s faces and say no, you’re not going to treat me with condescension. No. You are not going to insult me. No, I am not going to be treated with disrespect. If these are the new rules, welcome to ’em. That’s how we’re playing the game.

The Left has been playing by these rules for at least ten years. I liked the old rules and the way it used to be but those days may be gone for good. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube after you squirt it all over everything.

If we do manage to go back to the old ways of those more genteel days then it will be because the Left agrees to a truce. And they will not agree to a truce until it hurts them too much to keep fighting. And if we can’t go back, then we need to be better at fighting dirty than they are. Mitt Romney demonstrated what happens when you try unilateral disarmament in the face of aggression.

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195 Responses to The Butthurt Media Cried “That’s Not Fair!” And The Deplorables Laughed

  1. Mothy67 says:

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      • DeniseVB says:

        Oh, we may have made some references to poorly fitted Michelle looking like a linebacker, Mel doesn’t have that problem 😀

        • DeniseVB says:

          We were never “outraged” we just laughed 😀

          • Somebody says:

            I remember laughing about her going sleeveless in January. I thought it was stupid, I certainly wasn’t outraged. What was outrageous was when her candy would come out of hiding or when she had that bad case of jock itch in Indonesia. I don’t think Mel will ever wrestle with those issues.

          • lateblum says:

            We have a news anchor here who is still emulating if not outright imitating MO. It’s too bad. Someone must’ve told her she looked like MO at one time, and she just can’t let it go. She is also annoying as hell and whines about the weather every day, as if Mother Nature has it in for her, personally. I have to remind myself to not watch that station for the 10 o’clock news every day. Imma stop now before I get agita again.

        • Constance says:

          Michelle looks good in that photo although I don’t really like the metallic foil print fabrics. I thought she looked great in the blue ball gown, I think it was a Vogue photo.

          • DeniseVB says:

            When I was looking for a photo, and there are many, it was so easy to see the photoshopped ones from fashion magazines. While MO didn’t look too awful in the one I used, it was still that ill fitting bodice/boob top that always reminded me of sausage being stuffed into casing. 🙂

      • Constance says:

        Melania can wear anything. Any body part exposed looks female and attractive in fact idealized. Normal people can look good too but they need to think about what to wear and what it exposes. Michelle looked good in highly constructed ball gowns. Clearly they weren’t her preferred style and she rarely wore them. The crap she did wear was wrong for her age, body type and usually the occasion.

        • taw46 says:

          I have to agree with you about Michelle’s clothing, so much of it was (and still is) tacky and wrong for her. But I do think she looked good in some of those ball gowns.

          • lateblum says:

            She cleaned up pretty well for most of those really formal doings. And although she was pounded for all the jewels she wore, because of her height and coloring, she could pull it off. So could Melania – if she chose to pile on the jewels. but I like her simplicity and elegance better.

        • Myiq2xu™ says:

          The biggest fashion mistake that some women make is trying to wear styles that are not suited for their shape. They end up drawing attention to what they lack or what they have too much of.

          When I was younger and thinner I used to wear snug shirts that showed off my chest and shoulders. If I wore them now they would just show off my gut. Thankfully, baggy is still in style.

      • Dora says:

        I remember the media describing Michelle as “having such lovely arms”. Now, that’s worth a few chuckles.

        • lateblum says:

          OMG yes! just being reminded of their fawning all over her makes me nauseated. Now that I think of it, I wonder if I should have called it racially motivated pandering at the time.
          It was as if no black woman had ever looked glamorous before. Or perhaps they were surprised she didn’t wear her hair piled up and under a kerchief.
          ok. Enough of my ODS

      • Angie says:

  2. Myiq2xu™ says:

  3. taw46 says:

  4. DeniseVB says:

    EW attracts a 15k crowd in Seattle? I don’t think so.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Rats, the above was a response to a Bloomberg news article, but the mother tweet was removed. Imagine that 😀

    • Constance says:

      It is a favorite summertime park in Seattle on the 1962 fair grounds now called “Seattle Center”. The Space Needle and Paul Allen’s music museum are also on the grounds. It is always crowded. Originally the fountain was just to look at but people crawled all over it so it was redesigned in the 90’s to be child friendly and the kids love to play in and around it on hot days. There would have been many people there with or without Warren.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Hope the GOP has “trackers” out covering the Dem2020’s. That usually keeps them honest. I think Trumps very first rally in 2015 in Phoenix sold out a small arena so fast, they still had time to move to a larger one. He’s been selling out arenas ever since 🙂 The Dems are still trying to fill conference rooms in community centers, I think Kamala had about 200 at her last one. KellyAnne Conway headlined a Women for Trump event in Tampa recently, she pulled in about 2500. 🙂

      • SHV says:

        IMO, best exhibit at the Seattle Center is the “Chihuly Garden and Glass”.

        • lateblum says:

          ❤ ❤ ❤
          There was a similar exhibit at the Garfield Park Conservatory years ago in Chicago. I visited that exhibit 3 times. It was breathtakingly beautiful and if it hadn't been a traveling exhibit, I'd have visited it another 3 times. Maybe it will still be in Seattle when I finally visit dd#1 there later this year.

          • SHV says:

            It’s a permanent exhibit and well worth the visit!!

          • lateblum says:

            AWESOME !!! I can’t wait. And dd#! will be renting not too far from there. How wonderful. (I don’t think I’ll tell her until I find out when I’m visiting so she won’t go before I get there. )

        • Constance says:

          Yes! I do love that. They have a New Years party I’ve always wanted to go to.

  5. taw46 says:

  6. helenk3 says:

  7. helenk3 says:

    just because this interested me

    the only thing I will say it this, those countries built designated track for passenger trains. In this country most passenger trains run over track run by freight railroad and are not able to reach those speeds. When California tried to build it, they did not study passenger usage.

  8. taw46 says:

    Departing for home, but back to Europe in a week.

  9. helenk3 says:

    so where is the outrage from “the squad” over this?
    all I hear is the sound of silence

  10. Woke Lola says:

    This is a far cry from Epstein’s cat head at a journolists door.

    In related news:

  11. Dora says:

    • lyn says:

      T I N A #TeamWarren💙 @tinaalicia70703h3 hours ago
      Replying to @politico

      I hope the mom and baby are OK. I do NOT agree with people from my party insulting him at a time like this. Just wish him well and keep the shitty remarks to yourself about his job. You can insult him or call him out in posts about his actual policies and stance!

    • DeniseVB says:

      Finding out your child has problems before it’s born must be a super gut punch emotionally. Special Greg wasn’t diagnosed til he was almost 2, and he had a higher Apgar score than his brother and sister. Nature is a mysterious force, or has a wicked sense of humor 😉

  12. lateblum says:

    Completely OT ~ Today is the first day of school here. My older grand girlie is now in 2nd grade. Calamity, however just started kindergarten today. She had such separation anxiety throughout pre-school. It was actually heart breaking to see. But she was so excited to start kindergarten today that she got upset when it was raining because it delayed our trip to the school. When we arrived, the older one said, “I’m so excited to finally have a sibling with me at school!”
    (I didn’t know the word sibling until grad school) She then looked at me squarely in the eye and said, “You know, I get to go into the building by myself, don’t you?” (Her grade has a separate entrance from the k-1st grade entrance.)
    And Calamity was so excited that she “allowed: me to accompany her all the way to her classroom. Of course, I was carrying the “rest mat” for their afternoon ‘nap time”. So there was a really good reason for me to be there.
    It was such a treat today. It’s the first time I got to take them on the first day of school. And we all loved each moment. Took lots of photos and texted them to the parents, the other grandmother, and to dd#1 who was checking in every 30 minutes from Seattle. ❤

    • DeniseVB says:

      Awwwww, I think the milestones with the grands are even more heartwarming than I remember with their parents. Those babies are growing up too fast. For some reason, I still get weepy when I hear the first day and last day of school buses pass by.

      The youngest grand starts 3rd grade, the Twins are h.s. juniors this year.

      • lateblum says:

        I agree. They are the best memories. ❤
        I cannot believe your little ones are so grown up already!.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I think because I’ve been on TCH almost 10 years now? Wait, what? This has become quite a family. ❤

          • cynic says:

            Wow, it has been 10 yrs! Can’t remember when I first arrived here. Mostly just a lurker, and can’t remember when I made my 1st comment. Wish I had more spare time to contribute, but I’m at a ‘good busy’.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Good busy is good ! (((waving at cynic))) 😀

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      My Grandma walked me to school on my first day of Kindergarten. I wouldn’t let her walk me to school after that because I wanted to walk by myself. (Big kids didn’t need to be walked to school and I was a big kid now.)

      • lateblum says:

        Isn’t it lucky that they live too far away to be walking! I don’t always love getting them to school, but having them at the same school will make it easier on me than the last 2 years. And they really are good sisters. They pretty much adore one another. I hope that lasts.

      • lateblum says:

        Do you think she followed you from a block away? I used to do that when my kids were in grammar school. I didn’t want to embarrass them, but I wanted to make certain they actually made it to school.

      • DeniseVB says:

        My Kindergarten – 2nd Grade years were in the projects of Brooklyn. A PS K-12 something school. Years, many years, later found out Neil Diamond/Barry Manilow attended the same school as 4th/5th graders . Like I was hanging out with the Upper Classmen then. 😉 There is something still in my soul about that time of my life. Early 50’s Brooklyn, safe and trusting, I walked alone, across two major NYC boulevards from 5-7 ? That should freak me out now, but happy I just tested myself against dementia, oh, I remember that little brave girl 😀

    • Mt.Laurel says:


    • votermom says:

      What a wonderful first day experience!
      Your gkids are so lucky to have you.

      • lateblum says:

        Aww, that’s sweet of you to say. ❤️ But I’m the lucky one. I get to share in their day to day lives and watch them grow up. 💕

    • Woke Lola says:

      Awww, what a heart-warming story! Thanks for sharing!

    • cynic says:

      So glad that you were there for her 1st day! Our gbabies are starting 3-yr. preschool. Where did that time go to? It’s so much fun watching them learn new stuff. Yesterday, at suppertime, Lily pulled the vase full of zinnias closer to her, and announced that they were ‘beautiful’. I do declare that that was the 1st time I heard her use that word.

      You’ll have to let us know how their 1st days went.

      • lateblum says:

        3-yr pre-school, already??! Goodness I had no idea they were that big! Are they nearby? I hope they are close enough that you get to see them often. 💕

        • cynic says:

          One lives just a few minutes away, and because the horses are here, we see her and watch her quite often.

          The other one lives 2 hrs away, and my son is in his last yr. of school. We see her quite often.

          • lateblum says:

            I’m so glad you still have easy access to them! Isn’t it wonderful to still have them around? I wish my parents and in-laws had been so lucky. And I wish my sibs and I had been able to see our grandparents hen we were young. They lived too far away and we were too “income challenged” to go visit them.

          • cynic says:

            I only had one elderly grandparent when I was born. He lived in PA, so I think I only got to see him a few times before he died. Oh how I wish I could have had them around when I was growing up.

  13. Dora says:

  14. lyn says:

    Hang ’em high!
    Clarice Feldman 1 min ·

    Attorney Joe DiGenova says that IG Horowitz’s report is out and has concluded that all 4 FISA warrants were illegal.

    • lateblum says:

      So what are they gonna do about it now, I’d like to know. Those Dems will do whatever they want and make someone prove they oughtn’t to have been done in the first place. Of course, it’ll take 3 years, so . . .

  15. helenk3 says:

    in a couple of weeks I will have a birthday. This would be a perfect birthday present

    and I will still be 21 and look like Linda Darnell

  16. taw46 says:

    Good press conference today. That’s our President.

  17. taw46 says:

  18. lyn says:

    Dropping these turds here …

  19. Myiq2xu™ says:

  20. lyn says:

    I’m enjoying this film on Netflix.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I watched Midnight Cowboy on TCM, at midnight last night. Bad decision, I’m still sad that Ratso Rizzo died on that bus, at 2am when it was over. I couldn’t fall asleep after that. I’ve been having PTSD all day.

      • lyn says:

        I never have watched it.

        • DeniseVB says:

          It’s really dark and disturbing. But I thought The Graduate was too. 😉

          • lyn says:

            My freshman high school English teacher had us watch The Graduate in class. That was 1972-73.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Cool English teacher you had there. Today, The Graduate is a classic. Go join that TCM group on FB. It’s so much better than Gender Studies, lol.

          • lyn says:

            Mrs. Caciari was a gem. We also watched “Go Ask Alice” in her class. Her hubby taught and coached at the Catholic high school. At 33 she was killed in a traffic accident when her family was moving to Alaska. Some asshole pulled out from the side of the road and hit their VW van. Her husband was injured, but their children were not. She was one of my favorite teachers.

      • elliesmom says:

        Going to see Midnight Cowboy was the first date I had in college. Not with Elliesdad. He took me to hear a German choir sing at the local Lutheran Church on our first date. .

        • Angie says:

          Well, the guy who took you to church on a first date *is* a much better choice for a husband than the one who took you to Midnight Cowboy! 😀

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        Two of my brothers took my Dad to see Midnight Cowboy. He never forgave them. They told him is was a great western. Poor Dad was thinking along the lines of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Red River or even Butch Cassidy. I was around 10 and from then on he had me get the info on movies beforehand and only went to movies with those two brother if I was going as well. It bothered my dad so much, I have never bothered to watch.

        • DeniseVB says:

          The movie didn’t age well, it’s still disturbing after all these years. It did win the Academy Award that year (1970?). Reminds me how I tricked my husband into going to Paint Your Wagon by telling him it was a Clint Eastwood movie. Yeah, it was, but it was a musical, probably the first and last time Clint sang in a movie. Dh had a similar reaction to your dad’s 🙂

    • lateblum says:

      I’m glad to hear it, lyn. I’ve been toying with watching it for weeks. I will give it a try.

  21. Dora says:

  22. Mothy67 says:

    How were all the first days back to school?
    Can’t believe the Pup is in Eighth!

    • elliesmom says:

      The first day of school is tomorrow around here. My grandson is starting 8th grade, too. In the school where I taught with several teachers I used to work with. Today was an informal meet and greet with the teachers. He was surprised when he heard, “We’ve been waiting for you” from several of his new teachers. Tonight he’s trying to decide if it’s a good thing or a bad thing.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Youngest grand in 3rd (NYC), Twins are Juniors in h.s.(Denver) Fastest 17 years of my life 🙂 I remember when your pup was a baby. ❤

      • Mothy67 says:

        She’ll be 13 on Sunday.

        • lateblum says:

          O.M.G. 8th grade! 13 years old! I am blown away by this news. I mean, I’ve known she was growing up, but now 8th grade is here and she’s becoming a teen on Sunday! Well, much happiness to you all! I hope her 1st day was a great one.
          I just now got a photo texted to me from d-i-l of Calamity after her first day in kinder garten. She was sprawled out across the loveseat and was completely wiped out! But the day was glorious! ❤️

          • cynic says:

            Guess I should have read thru all the comments before I asked how it went! So glad to hear she had a glorious day!

            Hope all the kiddies/gkids have the same experience!

  23. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • lyn says:

      Hate is exhausting; love is exhilarating!

      • lateblum says:

        So true. I was exhausted by my ODS. I suppose if I went around beating people up and actually being hate toward others, maybe I’d have had more energy. I don’t know. But I am truly tired of their hate and the many ways they weaponize it and hurt real people.

  24. Woke Lola says:

    Anyone remember #CorrectTheRecord, Brock’s rapid response coordination with Priorities USA? Because I do.

  25. 1539days says:

    Media Matters used to do this with Fox News, the only news outlet that was fair to Republicans. They’d posts dozens of stories every day taking comments out of context, revealing biographical information about reporters and disputing any fact they didn’t like. Now, conservatives are doing it without Soros’ money and the leftist media cries foul.

  26. Mothy67 says:

    Remember journolisters?I
    They have no shame.

  27. Dora says:

  28. taw46 says:

    Beautiful Melania.

  29. SHV says:

    RBG was in Buffalo, NY today…looks pretty good for an 86 y/o who just had three weeks of Rads.

    • threewickets says:

      The Jesuit-Jewish Court is one. They serve the same CFR plutocracy. The “left-right” court dialectic is mostly a charade. She ought to give herself a break and retire. Nobody is going to overturn Roe. The plutocracy is Malthusian.

  30. Angie says:

    The 1st impression falls flat because it is not true. OTOH, the 2nd impression is hillarious because it’s true.

  31. Angie says:

    Now personally I like tea with scones (with lots of cream & jam) but this made me lol

  32. Myiq2xu™ says:

    There is no consensus reality between left and right anymore.

  33. Dora says:

    Lovely FLOTUS.

  34. Mothy67 says:

    So Shay it seems now gets herself up and ready for school with no issues. Just like that – boom- she’s a young, responsible person. Had concerns about getting her back on schedule as she either had sleepovers every night staying up until 4 or was up baking.
    I was a junior in college and still dropping my first class of the day because I couldn’t wake up.

  35. Mothy67 says:

    The lady who called for an Olive Garden boycott is not so happy.

  36. Dora says:

  37. elliesmom says:

    As a heathen, I tend to stay away from discussions about the intersection of politics and religion, but as an outsider looking in, it appears to me one can’t be both a Catholic and Democrat without being one of them half-heartedly. The Catholic Church seems more willing to accept a person as half a Catholic than the Democrats are to let a person pick and choose which parts of their platform one accepts and which ones not. Abortion is probably the most blatant example, but there are lots of others. We’re poised to make euthanasia legal in the guise of assisted suicide. My guess is the Catholic Church will publish a few screeds against it but do nothing to purge the church of the politicians and the other parishioners who support it.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Agree, and I think that’s in line with how the church deals with similar issues in Europe. When you’re already losing numbers in the 1st world west, you don’t dare push too hard on rules.

    • cynic says:

      Our Priest, who is now a Msgr. told us yrs. ago that you cannot be a cafeteria Catholic, I had a discussion about that with a devote Catholic Democrat. She inferred that I was a racist for not voting for Obama. When I asked her about being a Dem. Catholic, and the abortion issue, all she said was., “Well, I don’t like that part.”

  38. Dora says:

    Isn’t there a jail cell waiting someplace for this man?


    After success of G7, Brennan says world leaders find Trump ‘incompetent’ and ‘delusional’

  39. SHV says:

    Something not politics for lateblum:

    • lateblum says:

      Aww you are too good to me. I loved this. Thank you. 💕💕💕

      • lateblum says:

        There is a series on Netflix about glass blowing that I plan to start watching tonight. I think there are 9 or10 episodes. I’m uncertain if Chihuly is involved or included, but it’s been on my list for a week or so and I’m eager to watch it. Glassblowing is fascinating and I cannot imagine building all those beautiful pieces in that Chihuly collection. But I look forward to watching the Netflix series and to visiting the glass garden in Seattle – almost as much as I look forward to seeing dd#1 in her new city.

        • elliesmom says:

          We saw a Chihuly exhibit at the Boston MFA, and we were so impressed, we added a day to our stay in Seattle to be sure to have a nice day to go to the Gardens. Locally, our favorite glass blower is Josh Simpson. While his large pieces are very expensive, he does make some smaller ones that are affordable. Simpson also hides some of his pieces for people to find. I’ll have to watch the Netflix series with Elliesdad. He learned to glass blow in college chemistry. He wasn’t very good at it, but it opened an interest in it as an artform as opposed to a way to make custom lab equipment. 🙂

          • lateblum says:

            I think it is entitled, “Blown Away”. I took a quick look at it a little bit ago. It seems as if it is similar to “The Great British Baking Show” in its proposal to invite participants who will vie each week for some prize or just the ability to continue the competition, with one artist being sent home. I’m still going to watch it tonight.
            I love when something like a chemistry class, in this case, leads to a lifetime interest in one of the arts.

          • elliesmom says:

            Art and engineering are inexorably linked. Both pay homage to form and function. The only difference is which one comes first.

  40. Dora says:

    I think I like this man.

  41. Dora says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      IOW, where the gov. is the religion. Want to see the radical left find religion fast, tell them the gov will be GOP based for the next 20 years. 🙂

  42. lyn says:

  43. lyn says:

    Oh, yes!

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