President Trump has incurred the wrath of the Establishment Media during today’s White House Q and A presser held in the Rose Garden.
While our Chief Executive traded-off calling on reporters with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, it was then that the president crossed the line… according to the Establishment Media, that is.
As it turns out, as he and PM Abe were taking turns recognizing reporters, Trump gave the go-ahead to Fox News reporter John Roberts and eventually to The Daily Caller’s Saagar Enjeti.
No CNN, no Washington Post, no Yahoo News, no MSNBC. You get the picture.
Nonetheless, Yahoo News reporter Hunter Walker took to Twitter to pout his disapproval;
The two media outlets chosen by Trump to ask questions at this event were Fox News and the Daily Caller.
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) June 7, 2018
To wit, Walker had his tweet shoved down his throat by Enjeti’s fellow Daily Caller reporter Peter J. Hasson;
You asked Trump about Harambe
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) June 7, 2018
As it turns out, it’s true. Walker really did piss away his opportunity to question then-candidate Trump with a question about Harambe the (now dead) gorilla.
Trump weighs in on the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla Harambe: “I don’t think they had a choice.” https://t.co/QHef1fqCSV
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 31, 2016
Showing at least some journalistic integrity, a handful of reporters hammered Walker for his patently stupid question;
Who the hell asked Trump about the f’ing gorilla? Now THAT is loser reporting.
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) May 31, 2016
Whoever asked about the gorilla should meet the same fate as the gorilla.
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) May 31, 2016
If you are looking for what’s wrong with political journalism, this would be a good place to start https://t.co/WuyNfGsAdE
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) May 31, 2016