Thursday, November 8, 2018

a press briefing to which no one came

Does anyone else wish, as I do vaguely, that the White House press corps might start defending the body politic it claims to defend by declaring such-and-such a day a time when no one in that press corps would show up to one of the so-called White House "press briefings?"

Yes, declare a single day of surrender to Donald Trump and his accusations of "fake news." If it's all fake news, there is no need for news outlets to attend the "briefings" that are already as sanitized as a monthly tampon. Let press spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders lecture the ether. Let Trump have his way ... but how would he disseminate it? No matter -- he knows the truth that lies so far from the "fake news" he can ballyhoo. Let him ... indeed help him ... speak the 'truth.' His truth.

But wait -- his "fake news???"

Hell, it's just one day.

If the press corps simply didn't show up one day ... well ... quoi donc? What then? The obligatory news cycle would be reduced and hence the "fake news" with it. Citizens might be allowed to breathe free of a news industry that could probably use a breather of its own.

Is it possible that the best defender the public weal might have is a press corps that simply refused to be party to an on-going fiction?

True, leaving all the seats empty at the "press briefing" might leave news organizations confronting the issue of how to earn their daily bread -- where's the income stream? -- but a day on behalf of the body politic might look good on the media's curriculum vitae.

"What would happen if they announced the war and nobody came?

"What would happen if they announced the press briefing and nobody came?"


  1. Every edition and broadcast should begin with "More proven falsehoods from the white-house".

    I have to use chrome to post here, google wont even allow anonymous posts from other browsers on my mac. At least it wont allow safari or firefox to work. Pisses me off that they do business like that, as well as selling your information to everybody. I wont use their search engine anymore. I get the same results without the privacy violation from here:

  2. Test Post. iOS 12.1, iPhone, Safari

  3. Test Post#2, iOS 12.1, iPhone, Safari

  4. Will try further testing from my Mac later on.

  5. Test Post #3, macOS 10.14.1, MacBookPro, Safari

  6. To olcharlie and other Mac users.

    To Post on Blogger on a Mac from Safari you'll need to give up some privacy.

    From within Safari go to Preferences>Privacy>Uncheck "Prevent Cross Site Tracking." Sign in under your preferred Google ID. You then can post on a Blogger blog such as this.
    Of course before moving onto the next web site you can and likely should subsequently reenable "Prevent Cross Site Tracking."

    It's probably is a good idea for everyone not to take things for granted and to regularly research and review current ideas about safe computing.

    Currently we need to give up our Privacy to utilize features of Google. Will see how long DuckDuckGo lasts as a search engine that does not "steal" our personal information.