The Fourth Estate in Washington D. C. may be moving to new digs if Donald Trump follows through on a plan he’s considering to evict the press corps from the White House press room.
According to an Esquire report, three “senior officials” in the Trump transition team said such a plan, if adopted, would relocate the reporters from the press room to the White House Conference Center next door.
According to the same report, Sean Spicer, Trump’s press secretary, positioned the potential eviction as being driven by lack of space to accommodate the “thousands of requests” made by reporters interested in attending Trump’s first news conference, shown in its entirety here:
A check of the bovine excrement meter casts doubt on the veracity of this pronouncement. See here:
Why? Well, it’s no secret that Trump’s relationship with the “mainstream media” has been like that between a boil and its host butt (which is which is left as an exercise for the reader). See this ad-free snippet:
Besides, Trump doesn’t need the media as long as Twitter remains the genteel and collaborative environment that it has always never been. Spicer lays this out in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt in Trump-esque uncertain terms:
Do you expect him to keep up a regular and as energetic a series of press conferences as previous presidents?
That’s a good question. […] Maybe we do a series of press conferences, but maybe we do some town hall, you know, Facebook town halls. Maybe we go out and solicit input from Twitter. I don’t– the answer is we’re looking at a lot of things
So there’s that.
One last thought about this whole “mainstream media” thing. Fox News consistently excludes itself from this sleazy, lying cesspool of leftist fake newsmakers, but per Pew Research, it so happens that it is more than two times more profitable than its nearest “mainstream” rivals, CNN and MSNBC, and pulls in 40% more revenue than them.
So there’s that too.
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