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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Michael M. Grynbaum and Katie Rogers: A presidency in crisis, a nation on the brink of war -- and a White House press secretary who was largely out of sight.

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I bet she gets paid though.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-01-11 04:58 PM | Reply

Give her a break. She cannot speak in public and there hasn't been much to talk about in recent months...

#2 | Posted by catdog at 2020-01-11 06:36 PM | Reply

But I was told to believe "Twitter" was the new equivalent to the presidential press secretary. Was I misled?

#3 | Posted by wranglepolitics at 2020-01-11 07:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

sorry forgot the "/sarcasm"

There are plenty who wouldn't get that...

#4 | Posted by wranglepolitics at 2020-01-11 08:02 PM | Reply

ummmm yes and no... twitter has killed a lot of journalistic activities and allows politicians to broadcast a direct to the public 'unfiltered' message...

there is also the fact that office space in the white house is at a premium... so if they haven't use the press gallery in at least a year, they can close it down, convert to offices, and hold press briefings off site in an auditorium elsewhere.

i'm sure the major driveby media will be cryin in their coffee... but they kinda brought it on themselves...

#5 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-01-12 09:48 AM | Reply

but they kinda brought it on themselves...

#5 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-01-12 09:48 AM | Reply

God, you are such a Nazis.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-12 10:04 AM | Reply

#5 | Posted by Pegasus at 20

Nazis want to stop the press and patriots want to stop Trump.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-12 10:07 AM | Reply

Grisham must have some function. Perhaps she's Trumps Monica.

#8 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-01-12 11:22 AM | Reply

Nazis want to stop the press and patriots want to stop Trump.

no one wants to stop the press... the questions are...

1) would it be cheaper to hold the press briefing somewhere else... or use internet teleconferencing technologies... AND

2) only allow just 49 reporters who ONLY represent the major corporate news organizations...

There is no law that requires a weekly press briefing... and with the current internet technologies... press briefing's are going the way of buggy whips and saddles.
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The White House press corps had their first duties in the White House in the early 1900s. An urban legend exists of President Theodore Roosevelt noticing a group of correspondents in the rain looking for sources for their stories and inviting them into the White House.

The White House press secretary or a deputy generally holds a weekday news briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. The room currently seats 49 reporters. Each seat is assigned to a news gathering organization, with the most prominent organizations occupying the first two rows. Reporters who do not have an assigned seat may stand. Often a smaller group of reporters known as the "White House press pool" is assembled to report back to their colleagues on events where the venue would make open coverage logistically difficult

#9 | Posted by Pegasus at 2020-01-12 12:07 PM | Reply

no one wants to stop the press

#9 | Posted by Pegasus

Now that's just a lie.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-12 05:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So much for transparency......

#11 | Posted by brass30 at 2020-01-12 07:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You wouldn't get anything useful from her anyway.

#12 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-12 08:01 PM | Reply

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