February 9, 2017

"Journalist Wondering Where To Mention Getting Yelled At By U.S. President In Article."

"'I can’t put it in the lede, of course, but I probably should at least bring up the fact that the commander-in-chief took nearly a full minute out of the press conference just to ream me out.... God, how do I even refer to myself in this? It’s weird if I say 'The president then yelled at a reporter from Politico,' but I also can’t say 'And then the president yelled at me.' Jesus, do I also have to include him saying I should be fired?"

38 comments:

traditionalguy said...

What a day...it seems like a VJ Day, redux. And we do not get tired of winning too much.

Mattman26 said...

We've reached that point where until I saw it was the Onion, I had no idea it was a parody.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

I love the last line in the article. Very droll.

mccullough said...

Forgot to ask "and how can I blame Bush, too?"

Limited blogger said...

The media has made themselves part of the story, so figure it out.

Michael K said...

How about "Distinguished member of White House Press Corps has brilliant exchange with president ?

I know it's the Onion but it is hard to tell, especially since a Hillary supporter bought it. Good investment with the hysteria going on.

These idiots might profitably read, Allan Drury's "A Senate Journal" from 1943. Not only is it excellent reporting but it gave him the inspiration for a series of very successful novels.

They should be so talented. And yes, I know he was gay.

traditionalguy said...

More fun comes from today's DJT AM Show. This morning it was the ring kissing Airline Executives.

Delta, God Bless them, used it to announce the hiring of 25,000 people over the next 5 years ( not mentioning that is mostly turnover), provided they get a level playing field overseas.

He means Qatar Airlines, Turkish Airlines and United Arab Emirate Airlines are running government subsidized low fares out of ATL. That is an ongoing PR war here, with articles every week on those guys treating their women employees as slave labor.

WisRich said...

Mattman26 said...
We've reached that point where until I saw it was the Onion, I had no idea it was a parody.

2/9/17, 3:16 PM
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Same here.

Are we living some real life version of Bulworth

svlc said...

I quickly scanned through that and also thought it was real. Hmmm.

Wilhelmina said...

Is this President in the early stages of dementia?

Wilhelmina said...

Ah, the Onion, that's a relief. Trump would never really do this, would he?

Chuck said...

I said way back during the campaign, that Donald Trump would put The Onion out of business.

They couldn't make up the best shit in this Administration.

Fernandinande said...

I thunk it was real til I saw the Onion tag cuz Im dum I gess or may be just gulliver.

I certainly enjoyed this vexing topic -
‘You Shan’t Ask Me About Our Shops, Papa, For I Am Forbidden To Say!’ Chides President’s Son

YoungHegelian said...

Today The Onion. Tomorrow -- What? This isn't going to happen in the next four years?

Like it already hasn't happened under Johnson, Nixon, Clinton & Obama, except no one reported it. It would actually be almost a relief to have the man in charge do his own cussing out & publicly, too. Everybody else ---& I mean everybody else -- waited until after the press conference & then had a trusted lieutenant call up the reporter's bosses & ream them out. Obama & Clinton were both notoriously thin skinned.

Greg Hlatky said...

Allan Drury's "A Senate Journal"

Excellent book. Some of the senators in Advise and Consent are modeled on the Senate of 1943-45.

BillyTalley said...

Is this what a humble brag looks like?

Earnest Prole said...

The genius of Trump in a single word: he's Onionproof.

MisterBuddwing said...

Whatever happened to the old-fashioned form, "This reporter...," as in, "This reporter was on the receiving end of a stream of invective..."

(Seeing "The Onion" tag should have raised a huge flag.)

Darrell said...

Are our site Lefties in the late stages of dementia?

FullMoon said...

Agnew re the press

A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government.

In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.

Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.

A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.

Rick said...

We've seen Onion pieces in Politico so naturally the next step is Politico pieces in the Onion.

AlbertAnonymous said...

Scroll down a few articles at the link and there's a very funny slideshow depicting the farcical "twitter war" between Barack Obama and the Audobon Society. NSFW though.

AlbertAnonymous said...

Audubon, whatever

The Godfather said...

It's good to see the Onion mocking the pretentiousness of the press.

Drago said...

"lifelong republican" Chuck: "I said way back during the campaign, that Donald Trump would put The Onion out of business."

Your predictions and reactions to the election and subsequent events top any Onion article I've read in years!

Static Ping said...

The funniest part is a member of the media being troubled about being part of the story. He must be the new guy.

Fernandinande said...

Speaking of TheOnion, here's some fake news:

CNN host Chris Cuomo says 'fake news' insult is 'equivalent of the N-word for journalists'

johns said...

AP: 9th circuit will release it's decision by the end of the business day (5PM PST?)

Big Mike said...

I agree with Mattman26 up thread. These days it's harder and harder to tell articles published by the Times or the Post from articles in the "Onion." Kind of puts Chris Cuomo's bitching and moaning into perspective, doesn't it?

Earnest Prole said...

Another single-word portrait of Trump's genius: He's UnOnionable.

James Pawlak said...

SEDE
CAESAR SI VIVERET AD REMUM DARERIS

Static Ping said...

I'm not sure if it as much Trump is un-Onionable as it is society has become un-Onionable. Absolutely absurd and, at times, provably false positions are not only held by significant parts of the population, but they consider failure to hold these positions to be the utmost in stupidity if not heresy that requires severe punishment. We live in Orwellian times.

Big Mike said...

Amen, Static Ping, amen.

Known Unknown said...

Shouldn't fake news be funny?

Jon Ericson said...

UnOnionable would have been a much better memething had the Onion not been de-scented.
Alas.

aritai said...

This is great! They need something like the Grammy's for this. Bests in class. From the just-the-best facts we can make up press component of the party of the stupid bullies. The size of the award to be recast each yearly election for those who make the largest contribution to their losses dog catcher on up. Each award contains CO2 that exceeds EPA limits. Rules require it be kept on your desk. So don't light a match."

Sounds like a fair fight, though the fact loving press needs to learn float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. T. would break down laughing. Nothing like a belly laugh to destroy the opponent. Especially when time is short and he’s talking about his motivations to his base. It’s impossible to question a motive, he either has one or he doesn’t. So the stupid’s get sent to the penalty box, which you get for being a bore wasting his time which still brings lots of clicks, shat fire this gold mine? Are you an idiot? Ditto reaching for T. as he walks by, and risk getting shot by T. Who I’m led to believe has always concealed carried and moved up now to a glock 43, because when your palace guard has given you reason to think they'll duck, better safe than sorry. Next up is an Ivanka fashion line with a sub-22 cal shell in every clasp hinge. For all ages who deserve the very best and can pass an online arms safety test which means any age, delivery in 24 hours aka "No means No Damn it! For rape and other violent crimes that make slaves out of their victims for the rest of their scared lives because they know the strong can enslave the weak meaning them, you sum of the earth at any time, destroying the fabric of civil society, without which America Can’t be Great Again. The clasp derringer won't be fatal, but it will leave a mark. Sold by AMZN prime right next to the male prosthesis. a twofer. Made in the U.S. because they’re crazies who still believe a person owns themselves, not the state.

Please use Dr. Althouse's Amazon link. On sale this week for 50%, less enter your discount code (Politico, , for those that only give the very best). There’s also the Barron special, his dad’s 43 on sale for only this month with 100 rounds of put anything on the ground, including the wild bears which love emptying my apartment’s garbage bin, when not eating pets and small children. After all, it’s their land, who do we think we are? AMZN also has a “buy along with special concealed carry holster for those who share Ivanka’s how show we say it? Looks. Not just quick draw, but “whadya looking at buster, enough to slow them down just long enough to look down at their crotch and make like a block of ice, apologizing profusely. Hard for any self-defense course to match this at 10% of the price for 90% more deterrence. “Did you hear what happened to Joe, and that’s not a banana” spreads more quickly than VD?”

Chuck said...

I love the use of "lede." I've been told by people in journalism that "lead" is now the preferred term for a variety of reasons. I have stuck with "lede" nonetheless. Wikipedia's Wiktionary has an interesting etymology for "lede"; "Mid-20th century neologism from a deliberate misspelling of lead, intended to avoid confusion with its homograph meaning a strip of type metal used for positioning type in the frame.[1]

[1]↑ Jump up to: 1.0 1.1 WOTD 2000

Earnest Prole said...

Alas indeed -- I saw an Onion piece the other day that was indistinguishable from Seth Meyers' dreadful stuff. On the other hand the Onion is still capable of glorious stuff like this.