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A CNN correspondent was barred from attending an open press event at the White House on Wednesday because of questions she asked President Donald Trump earlier in the day.

Caitlin Collins and her employer, CNN, say the White House denied Collins access to Trump's Rose Garden event with the European Commission president because officials found her earlier questions "inappropriate."

http://myconnection.cox.com/article/entertainment/d68a9d52-90d9-11e8-a88d-dc8606b09324/
 
This is how fascist dictators do things.

A CNN correspondent was barred from attending an open press event at the White House on Wednesday because of questions she asked President Donald Trump earlier in the day.

Caitlin Collins and her employer, CNN, say the White House denied Collins access to Trump's Rose Garden event with the European Commission president because officials found her earlier questions "inappropriate."

http://myconnection.cox.com/article/entertainment/d68a9d52-90d9-11e8-a88d-dc8606b09324/


From the New York Times:
If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama


WASHINGTON — If Donald J. Trump decides as president to throw a whistle-blower in jail for trying to talk to a reporter, or gets the F.B.I. to spy on a journalist, he will have one man to thank for bequeathing him such expansive power: Barack Obama.

Mr. Trump made his animus toward the news media clear during the presidential campaign, often expressing his disgust with coverage through Twitter or in diatribes at rallies. So if his campaign is any guide, Mr. Trump seems likely to enthusiastically embrace the aggressive crackdown on journalists and whistle-blowers that is an important yet little understood component of Mr. Obama’s presidential legacy.

Criticism of Mr. Obama’s stance on press freedom, government transparency and secrecy is hotly disputed by the White House, but many journalism groups say the record is clear. Over the past eight years, the administration has prosecuted nine cases involving whistle-blowers and leakers, compared with only three by all previous administrations combined. It has repeatedly used the Espionage Act, a relic of World War I-era red-baiting, not to prosecute spies but to go after government officials who talked to journalists.

Under Mr. Obama, the Justice Department and the F.B.I. have spied on reporters by monitoring their phone records, labeled one journalist an unindicted co-conspirator in a criminal case for simply doing reporting and issued subpoenas to other reporters to try to force them to reveal their sources and testify in criminal cases.

entire article:

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/sunday/if-donald-trump-targets-journalists-thank-obama.html
 
From the New York Times:
If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama


WASHINGTON — If Donald J. Trump decides as president to throw a whistle-blower in jail for trying to talk to a reporter, or gets the F.B.I. to spy on a journalist, he will have one man to thank for bequeathing him such expansive power: Barack Obama.

Mr. Trump made his animus toward the news media clear during the presidential campaign, often expressing his disgust with coverage through Twitter or in diatribes at rallies. So if his campaign is any guide, Mr. Trump seems likely to enthusiastically embrace the aggressive crackdown on journalists and whistle-blowers that is an important yet little understood component of Mr. Obama’s presidential legacy.

Criticism of Mr. Obama’s stance on press freedom, government transparency and secrecy is hotly disputed by the White House, but many journalism groups say the record is clear. Over the past eight years, the administration has prosecuted nine cases involving whistle-blowers and leakers, compared with only three by all previous administrations combined. It has repeatedly used the Espionage Act, a relic of World War I-era red-baiting, not to prosecute spies but to go after government officials who talked to journalists.

Under Mr. Obama, the Justice Department and the F.B.I. have spied on reporters by monitoring their phone records, labeled one journalist an unindicted co-conspirator in a criminal case for simply doing reporting and issued subpoenas to other reporters to try to force them to reveal their sources and testify in criminal cases.

entire article:

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/opinion/sunday/if-donald-trump-targets-journalists-thank-obama.html
That makes t's behavior ok? Whatabout that?
 
Reflecting here on moral responsibility, I have referred to "we." For it has never occurred to me that the moral responsibility falls much less heavily on those of us on the American left than it fell on Comrade Stalin and those who replicated his feats in one country after another. And I am afraid that some of that moral responsibility falls on the "democratic socialists," "radical democrats," and other left wingers who endlessly denounced Stalinism but could usually be counted on to support— "critically," of course—the essentials of our political line on world and national affairs.
 
That makes t's behavior ok? Whatabout that?
No. Not okay, where did I say that. Your arrogance & assumptions must have led you there.
But if someone is getting all bent about Trump and ignored Obama, the critisism is laughable....the hypocrisy is pungent
 
No. Not okay, where did I say that. Your arrogance & assumptions must have led you there.
But if someone is getting all bent about Trump and ignored Obama, the critisism is laughable....the hypocrisy is pungent
Yes, it is. What are you going to do about it?
 
That makes t's behavior ok? Whatabout that?
The Journalists of today reflect the way parents have raised their children.
Fewer and fewer have respect for the things we were taught only a couple of decades
back, the absolute disrespect for adults/authority is becoming an epidemic.
You can thank the previous administration for setting those awful habits in stone...
What is happening now is the complete breakdown of societal norms because of a
political party refusing to accept that they lost an election and have been CAUGHT
rigging/spying on the same election....
This either has to be addressed head on or we the United States of America will
cease to exist as a Nation.
This should have been done a long time ago when these disrespectful reporters
started yelling out their subtle derogatory questions to the current President.
CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CSPAN and yes FOX does it too.....

I'd tell them ta all piss off and start releasing printed transcripts of the conference.
It's gotten way outta hand, they all think they are the one who's gunna get that " Gotcha "
moment and if not they will create one....
Not under this Presidents watch.....he's going to start knockin them off at the knees...
They either straighten up or Piss Off !
 
The Journalists of today reflect the way parents have raised their children.
Fewer and fewer have respect for the things we were taught only a couple of decades
back, the absolute disrespect for adults/authority is becoming an epidemic.
You can thank the previous administration for setting those awful habits in stone...
What is happening now is the complete breakdown of societal norms because of a
political party refusing to accept that they lost an election and have been CAUGHT
rigging/spying on the same election....
This either has to be addressed head on or we the United States of America will
cease to exist as a Nation.
This should have been done a long time ago when these disrespectful reporters
started yelling out their subtle derogatory questions to the current President.
CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CSPAN and yes FOX does it too.....

I'd tell them ta all piss off and start releasing printed transcripts of the conference.
It's gotten way outta hand, they all think they are the one who's gunna get that " Gotcha "
moment and if not they will create one....
Not under this Presidents watch.....he's going to start knockin them off at the knees...
They either straighten up or Piss Off !
Just when i think you were one of them, you do this.
I have to rethink my position on you.
 
The Journalists of today reflect the way parents have raised their children.
Fewer and fewer have respect for the things we were taught only a couple of decades
back, the absolute disrespect for adults/authority is becoming an epidemic.
You can thank the previous administration for setting those awful habits in stone...
What is happening now is the complete breakdown of societal norms because of a
political party refusing to accept that they lost an election and have been CAUGHT
rigging/spying on the same election....
This either has to be addressed head on or we the United States of America will
cease to exist as a Nation.
This should have been done a long time ago when these disrespectful reporters
started yelling out their subtle derogatory questions to the current President.
CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CSPAN and yes FOX does it too.....

I'd tell them ta all piss off and start releasing printed transcripts of the conference.
It's gotten way outta hand, they all think they are the one who's gunna get that " Gotcha "
moment and if not they will create one....
Not under this Presidents watch.....he's going to start knockin them off at the knees...
They either straighten up or Piss Off !
So now asking questions is a show of disrespect? Wanna buy some property in Florida, site unseen? I promise it's a great lot!
 
No. Not okay, where did I say that. Your arrogance & assumptions must have led you there.
But if someone is getting all bent about Trump and ignored Obama, the critisism is laughable....the hypocrisy is pungent
So you are just throwing things out there and assuming everyone was OK with that so should be OK with Trump doing it as well? . . . but you never said 'you' were OK with it?
 
I wouldnt say I "like" you, but if I was going to be put to death for my political views, the guillotine wouldnt be the worst way to go..."eh ?".
There are better ways to go, but the guillotine combines features that any government serious about the death penalty should admire.
 
So now asking questions is a show of disrespect? Wanna buy some property in Florida, site unseen? I promise it's a great lot!
You'd have a half life of 3.5 seconds after attempting to ask one of your
regurgitated stock questions you picked up from a Rachel Madcow
Cliff Notes version of " Hi I'm a Dumb Ass with a circle question ! ".
A bruised ego is a throat punch to a pussy ass Liberal.....

If it's swamp property I'm all in if you clear it first with a garden rake....
 
So you are just throwing things out there and assuming everyone was OK with that so should be OK with Trump doing it as well? . . . but you never said 'you' were OK with it?
Only an idiot believes Trump is fascist...you're the moron just throwing things out there....
I respond with the irony of Obama and point out your ignorant hypocrisy...hardly just throwing things out there....
No one I know was "ok with that", that being what Obama did to reporters.
Had you said Trump does to reporters as Obama did before, I would have agreed with you.
But not you, you gotta call the man a fascist. Well if Trump is, then so is Obama...f'n idiot.
 
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