Joy Reid: If Media Didn’t Cover Trump’s Tweets for a Week, He Would do a Press Conference

Joy Reid: If Media Didn’t Cover Trump’s Tweets for a Week, He Would do a Press Conference


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Joy Reid: If Media Didn’t Cover Trump’s Tweets for a Week, He Would do a Press Conference
Mediaite ^ | January 7, 2017 | Justin Baragona

Posted on 01/08/2017 3:31:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

One thing that has been frustrating those in the media now that Donald Trump is about to be President of the United States has been his reluctance to hold conventional press conferences. Trump has not held a full news conferences since late July and canceled a proposed one in mid-December where he said he would use to address his business interests. He has since announced that he will hold a presser next week.

In the absence of regular press conferences and interaction with the media, Trump has taken to Twitter as his main mode of public communication, generally taking to the social media platform daily to send out a few missives that are then widely reported by the press. Case in point, this morning, with the news centered on the president-elect meeting with intelligence leaders to be briefed on a report that shows Russia meddled in the election, he sent out tweets blaming the DNC for the hacks and calling people “stupid” for not wanting a good relationship with Russia.

(TWEETS-AT-LINK)

In regards to this issue, MSNBC host Joy Reid appeared on SiriusXM Radio’s The Dean Obeidallah Show yesterday and issued a bit of a challenge to the mainstream media.

Host Dean Obeidallah asked Reid about Trump’s tweeting habits and whether there would come a time soon where he’d reach a “jump the shark” moment and the media would stop breathlessly covering them. While Reid said she hoped so, she also posed the following scenario for the press.

(AUDIO-AT-LINK)

“The say, look, we’re all going to agree that we’ll blackout Donald Trump’s tweets, for let’s say, a week,” Reid noted. “Starve him of the thing he needs most, which is free publicity. He literally is like a machine that feeds on attention and publicity.”

She continued, “If we say, for a week, that we’re not going to cover anything you say unless you say it in a press conference, then literally say we won’t put you on TV unless you do it in front of us, unless you come to us, we won’t put you on TV. If the media did that for a week, Dean, he’d do a press conference!”

Reid added that he doesn’t have to do a press conference because “we slavishly read everything he tweets.” She further explained that aides like Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway are losing credibility because they stick their necks out to explain his tweets and he’ll immediately contradict them with another one.

Listen to the portion of the interview above, via SiriusXM.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: media; socialmedia; trump; twitter


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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They misunderstand Twitter. The whole point is that we can read his words for ourselves without the media filter. That drives them totally buggy.

2 posted on 01/08/2017 3:33:58 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (SandyInPeoria just doesn’t sound right… yet here I am.)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t bypassing the obsolete and biased media Trumps whole reason for tweeting?

3 posted on 01/08/2017 3:34:41 PM PST by rdcbn (…. when Poets buy guns, tourist season is over ……d)

To: SandyInSeattle

They just don’t get it.

I hope nobody tells them so the don’t catch on.

4 posted on 01/08/2017 3:34:58 PM PST by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust: It corrodes 24 hours a day until eradicated.)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Media Didn’t Cover MSNBC for a Week, then we……

5 posted on 01/08/2017 3:37:03 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keep feeding em fish heads Donald!

6 posted on 01/08/2017 3:37:08 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed,)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually he would probably just stop doing them at all, since between the new media and Twitter, he could get his words out more effectively. And by “new media” I include Fox News, although they are MSM in many regards, people like Tucker and Sean would do a better job of putting the information out anyway. It would be suicidal by the alphabetnetworks.

7 posted on 01/08/2017 3:37:30 PM PST by bigbob (We have better coverage than Verizon – Can You Hear Us Now?)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

As a biker chick: “Shove it twit, we don’t care what you think!!!”…

8 posted on 01/08/2017 3:37:48 PM PST by HarleyLady27 (‘THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!’ Trump/Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>If we say, for a week, that we’re not going to cover anything you say unless you say it in a press conference<<

Says someone no one ever heard of at a network no one watches.

9 posted on 01/08/2017 3:39:25 PM PST by freedumb2003 (obozo: not just the worst president in American history – worst *American* in American history (turf)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the media didn’t cover Trumps tweets, who would misquote and mischaracterize them, or otherwise use them to stir up animus against him?

10 posted on 01/08/2017 3:39:26 PM PST by DJ Frisat (Hey, what happened to my clever tag line?!)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump has 19.1 million twitter followers. The networks just don’t seem to understand that Trump does not NEED them.

11 posted on 01/08/2017 3:39:53 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (Big government is attractive to those who think that THEY will be in control of it.)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Imbecile talking press head. I see a scheduled Trump presser in 2 days.


To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they didn’t read his Tweets they would be the only ones who didn’t. I downloaded Twitter just so I could follow


To: 2ndDivisionVet

She does realize that we get these tweets fresh and hot from the oven right?

That we don’t need them to talk about it at all?

14 posted on 01/08/2017 3:42:32 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Not a Romantic, not a hero worshiper and stop trying to tug my heartstrings. It tickles! (pink bow))

To: SandyInSeattle

Does the Democrat msm have a death wish? If they don’t cover Pres. Trump’s Tweets, the conservative media outlets will, further marginalizing the Leftist sources. Great!


To: 2ndDivisionVet

She seems to think no one will know about his tweets if the media doesn’t tell people, but his twitter feed itself has 40 million followers. Everyone will know what he says even if the media ignores him completely.


To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump continues to occupy the enemedia’s head, rent free.

17 posted on 01/08/2017 3:45:30 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician/Journalist. Some assembly required.)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is funny, Trump bypasses the media by using twitter and the media gets all pissy about it…

Obozo is constantly late for press conferences and the media keeps licking his boots like they are made out of powdered sugar…

18 posted on 01/08/2017 3:45:51 PM PST by GraceG (Only a fool works hard in an environment where hard work is not appreciated…)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems the bell curse has to have a new sigma: It forgot to include the very low end of “journalists”.

19 posted on 01/08/2017 3:46:33 PM PST by CodeToad (If it weren’t for physics and law enforcement, I’d be unstoppable!)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

To Joy Reid: Seriously?! Only a handful of people actually watch your TV show, and even fewer give a sh!t about what you think or say.

Suspect you are just jealous that only a handful of like-minded family,friends and coworkers care about your tweets.

Joy Reid is worthless, weak and of no importance. The butt-hurt must be terribly painful. Put some salve on that, you self-hating, wanna be, Jew beeaatch.

20 posted on 01/08/2017 3:46:35 PM PST by Roger Kaputnik (Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t prove that they aren’t out to get me.)

To: SandyInSeattle

[ “The say, look, we’re all going to agree that we’ll blackout Donald Trump’s tweets, for let’s say, a week,” Reid noted. “Starve him of the thing he needs most, which is free publicity. He literally is like a machine that feeds on attention and publicity.” ]

Trump ain’t using twitter to talk tot he press, he is using it to talk to the people…. DIRECTLY

The media will never understand this…

21 posted on 01/08/2017 3:46:59 PM PST by GraceG (Only a fool works hard in an environment where hard work is not appreciated…)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I worked in a major campaign years ago (i.e., before the Internet). We’d put out multiple “press releases” virtually every day – faxed to 20 or so news organizations…

That’s as far as they got. Never reached the voters. Being a conservative, the media figured that the best option was to block off access to the candidate…and it worked – the leftist won.

The media is having a VERY TOUGH TIME dealing with the fact that they are no longer needed when Trump has 19 million follows (20 million actually, I just joined, LOL). The media obviously wants to try to spin what Trump says, but ONLY because they’re reaching many millions of people, which is why they keep reacting to his says.

They’re cornered…ignore him at their own peril, or respond to try to get control over what the public hears – but it’s a futile effort on their part, and it effectively drives even more people to directly follow him.

22 posted on 01/08/2017 3:47:46 PM PST by BobL (In Honor of the NeverTrumpers, I declare myself as FR’s first ‘Imitation NeverTrumper’)

To: SandyInSeattle

Exactly. Plus they just can’t help themselves from covering and trying to spin his Tweets.

Like Ronald Reagan’s time in Hollywood, Donald Trump used his time on reality TV to learn how to play these schmucks. It is going to be fun watching them foam at the mouth for the next four years and, hopefully, eight.

23 posted on 01/08/2017 3:49:04 PM PST by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

For years, you would listen to the top of the hour news, even on Rush stations, and the lead story was:

Not, what the Republicans said or did . . . it was what the Democrats said or did in response to the Republicans.

The first news report of every story was and still is the Democrat spin of the story.

Now, Trump has Tweeter. Life is sweet.

24 posted on 01/08/2017 3:49:30 PM PST by donna (‘God’s standards, like it or not, are the basis for the laws that led to western civilization.)

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