Category: free press

An irate Pompeo gives an NPR reporter a geography test

    “According to [NPR reporter Mary Louise] Kelly, Pompeo yelled at her while using the “F-word and many others” because she questioned him about Ukraine.She said Pompeo accused her of not knowing where Ukraine is located and challenged her to point out where the country is on a map, which he ordered his staff to... Read more »

Trump is awol while the free press wines and dines

  Last night at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Were many a veteran and few a beginner. Absent was Trump Who was out on the stump, In fear that the free press would come out the winner.

On those intrepid hurricane TV reporters

  When a hurricane hits, I’m amazed at the press Reporting al fresco mid all the distress. As the tide barrels in And the storm seems to win, I’m glad I’m not sharing their peril, I guess.    

Will Trump's iconoclasm change the unwritten rules of the presidency?

  To the norms of his job Trump refuses adherence; Like revoking John Brennan’s security clearance. Let us hope that tradition Survives its attrition And the norms will return upon Trump’s disappearance.

Donald Trump: A life-threatening toxin in our body politic

    What did we do to deserve to be cursed With a president who is the worst of the worst? He was duly elected But now us has infected With a pernicious boil that Bob Mueller must burst.    

On Peggy Noonan, Donald Trump, and the Stone Age

    “Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Peggy Noonan on Sunday took issue with President Donald Trump’s assertion that she writes about him like he’s a Neanderthal — defending the prehistoric cave dwellers as organized, with ‘sensibility’ and ‘artistic complexity.'”     []   Peggy Noonan, Trump claims, had the gall To accuse him of being a  Neanderthal. But... Read more »

About Trump's coverage, Mr. Kurtz is dead wrong

“The media’s negative coverage of President Trump is actually helping the White House, Fox News anchor Howard Kurtz argues in his new book, ‘Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War over the Truth.'”  CNN.Com   Howard Kurtz of Fox News says the press Has shown Trump their disdain to excess. But no liar’s... Read more »

Trump fends off the truth with this default defense mechanism

  No matter in what way you take news Or think of the people who make news, Do not take the bait Should the president state That the facts that confront him are fake news.  

On Trump's rendezvous with Putin

  To the fire the press holds Trump’s feet; Though he calls it fake news in his tweet. In Hamburg each query May heighten his fury After Putin and he finally meet.  

Is CBS canning Scott Pelley for political reasons?

  “’Soft-spoken yet direct, anchor Scott Pelley is emerging as a blunt evaluator of President Donald Trump on his CBS Evening News’ broadcast,’ Associated Press television reporter David Bauder wrote in March. After Trump’s claim of underreported terrorist attacks last month, Pelley said on his newscast that ‘it has been a busy day for presidential... Read more »