Let's see who hollers "uncle" first ... or surrenders some portion of ground under a haze of virtuous posturing. The phrase that echoes in my head is, "an inch is as good as a mile." For the press to give up even the slightest ground ... well hell, they might as well climb into bed with the man called president.
News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White House press briefing on Friday.The Associated Press chose not to participate in the gaggle following the move by White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
But based on the willingness of all the other 'principled ' players who have decided Trump is not really that bad -- and besides they see which side the bread of the future is buttered on -- don't be surprised if there is a good deal of giving ground under a banner of common-sensical governing or some similar bullshitting.
And speaking of Joseph Goebbels ... PS.
Israel is refusing to issue visas to the international staff of one of the most prominent international human rights NGOs - Human Rights Watch – accusing the group of an “extreme, hostile and anti-Israel agenda.”
The Israeli accusations against the organisation, which documents human rights abuses around the globe, follows a growth in official hostility to local human rights activists under the right wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu.