Skunk News; The News That Stinks

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In January, during the longest government shutdown in America’s history, President Donald Trump rode in a motorcade through Hidalgo County, Texas, eventually stopping on a grassy bluff overlooking the Rio Grande. The White House wanted to dramatize what Trump was portraying as a national emergency: the need to build a wall along the Mexican border. The presence of armored vehicles, bales of confiscated marijuana, and federal agents in flak jackets underscored the message.

But the photo op dramatized something else about the Administration. After members of the press pool got out of vans and headed over to where the President was about to speak, they noticed that Sean Hannity, the Fox News host, was already on location. Unlike them, he hadn’t been confined by the Secret Service, and was mingling with Administration officials, at one point hugging Kirstjen Nielsen, the Secretary of Homeland Security. The pool report noted that Hannity was seen “huddling” with the White House communications director, Bill Shine. After the photo op, Hannity had an exclusive on-air interview with Trump. Politico later reported that it was Hannity’s seventh interview with the President, and Fox’s forty-second. Since then, Trump has given Fox two more. He has granted only ten to the three other main television networks combined, and none to CNN, which he denounces as “fake news.”

Jane Mayer @ THE NEW YORKER

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11 Responses to Skunk News; The News That Stinks

  1. Den says:

    Stupid WP! Changed the scheduled time, GAWD this shit sux!

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Faux Neuz smells foul, not fowl.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Thermometer claims it is above freezing.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    Once again a speedy 15 minutes to the north door of the Hillside Cafe. More people here today.

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  5. Den says:

    Still raining…I’m sprouting mushrooms.

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