Monday, November 21, 2016

“Everyone at CNN is a Liar, and CNN is a Network of Liars!” President-Elect Trump All but Goes Goldfinger! Calls Summit of Media Dons, and Reads Them the Riot Act!


Donald Trump, Gayle King, George Stephanopoulos and Wolf Blitzer

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Remember in James Bond classic, Goldfinger, how the titular character, played by Gert Froebe, invite all the mafia bosses in America to come to his compound. He has them all come to a huge conference room, locks them in, and gasses them to death.

President-Elect Donald Trump may have considered such a solution, but instead settled for inviting media bigs to a conference room, and yelling at them, and insulting them, the way they’ve been insulting him for the past 17 months.

So sad!

Donald Trump’s media summit was a ‘f—ing firing squad’
By Emily Smith and Daniel Halper
November 21, 2016 5:12 p.m.
New York Post

President-elect Donald Trump exploded at media bigs in an off-the-record Trump Tower powow on Monday, sources told The Post.

“It was like a f—ing firing squad,” said one source.

“Trump started with Jeff Zucker and said I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed….

“The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added.

A second source confirmed the encounter.

“The meeting took place in a big board room and there were about 30 or 40 people, including the big news anchors from all the networks…,” the source said.

“Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong. He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was network of liars.

“Trump didn’t say Katy Tur by name, but talked about an NBC female correspondent who got it wrong, then he referred to a horrible network correspondent who cried when Hillary lost who hosted a debate – which was Martha Raddatz who was also in the room.

“Gayle did not stand up, but asked some question, ‘How do you propose we the media work with you?’ Chuck Todd asked some pretty pointed questions. David Muir asked how are you going to cope living in DC while your family is in NYC? It was a horrible meeting”

Wolf Blitzer

The meeting was off the record, meaning the participants agreed not to talk about the substance of the conversations.

The hour-long powwow included top execs from network and cable news channels. Among the attendees were NBC’s Deborah Turness, Lester Holt and Chuck Todd, ABC’s James Goldston, George Stephanopoulos, David Muir and Martha Raddatz, CBS’ Norah O’Donnell John Dickerson, Charlie Rose, Christopher Isham and Gayle King, Fox News’ Bill Shine, Jack Abernethy, Jay Wallace, Suzanne Scott, MSNBC’s Phil Griffin and CNN’s Jeff Zucker and Erin Burnett.

Additional reporting by Claire Atkinson


Anonymous said...

As I posted elsewhere,they deserve EVERY syllable of Trump's wrath.Love it.They don't have to kiss his ass,but fairness in journalism is a minimal quality they should be expected to strive for.The attitude of the media has been without a hint of objectivity concerning stories about Trump all year--even post election--when the rancor should have ended.
"Trump team in chaos regarding..."
"Trump backs off of..."
"Trump relapses about Twitter,can't let "Hamilton" controversy go."
There are insertions of words for the sole reason of making Trump look incompetent,racist or corrupt.
I applaud Trump again.
--GR Anonymous

Anonymous said...

The media Hall of Shame.He had the right a-holes in attendance.
--GR Anonymous

Anonymous said...

jerry pdx
Would love to have been a fly on that wall... In a just world I suppose these "journalists" would reflect their journalistic ethics, which nowadays seems like an oxymoron. I have a hard time believing that will happen, they'll likely characterize Trump as being unbalanced for calling them out and ratchet up the vitriol.

Anonymous said...

Better to find a way to manipulate them for your own purposes.