By Frank Miele
Can you imagine the pre-school antics we would be seeing from the Washington press corps if the White House were still holding daily press briefings in the midst of the current impeachment frenzy?
We owe Sarah Sanders an eternal debt of gratitude for temporarily canceling the media showboat sessions back in March, and now Stephanie Grisham, who took over for Sanders, confirmed quietly last week that the press briefings will not return under her tenure.
“[T]o be honest, the briefings have become a lot of theater, and I think a lot of reporters were doing it to get famous. They’re writing books now, they’re all getting famous off of this presidency.”
Grisham’s decision to Deep Six the idiotic press briefings came a couple of weeks after my Sept. 9 column at Real Clear Politics denouncing the daily briefings for having “devolved in the last 25 years into a reality TV show somewhere between “Survivor” and “The Osbournes.”
As I wrote in a previous column, I got a thank-you note from Grisham for that column. She mentioned the “hostile media,” which is a bit of an understatement. I’m not sure if I helped to persuade her and the president that inviting the Deep Swamp media into your home is a lot like inviting sharks into your swimming pool, but there is certainly no reason to chum the waters with the blood of innocent government employees like Grisham and Sanders.
Were the briefings still in effect for the Deep State Coup impeachment we are now undergoing, it would have just emboldened idiots like CNN’s Jim Acosta. Remember, the mainstream media is no longer an independent Fourth Estate, but rather a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party. They are part of “the Resistance” and they only want to destroy the president.
The president wisely called the Fake News industry “the enemy of the people.” It is also proving to be the enemy of the truth. Remember, sharks don’t give a damn about the truth; they just want blood. Fortunately, President Trump fights back.
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