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Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Press and the President

For John, BLUFThis isn't about Mr Jim Acosta's First Amendment right as much as his Ninth Amendment right to be stupid, or to hector someone.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Here is the sub-headline:

The legendary newsman calls for more reporting rather than more outrage or puffery.

From Reason, by Mr Nick Gillespie, 14 November 2018.

Here is a quoted tweet by Mr Dylan Byers:

BOB WOODWARD at Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Fla., shortly after CNN sues White House over @Acosta ::  "In the news media there has been an emotional reaction to Trump ... too many people for Trump or against Trump have become emotionally unhinged about this."
And, from Mr Jon Stewart, the former Daily Show host
[Journalists are] personally wounded and offended by this man.  He baits them and they dive in, and what he's done well, I thought, is appeal to their own narcissism, to their own ego...

It's all about the fight.  He's able to tune out everything else and get people just focused on the fight and he's going to win that fight.

At the end of the day this is a fault Of public education.  These journalists should have learned when they were in grammar school that one shouldn't wrestle with pigs.  As G B Shaw told us, a while ago, you both get dirty and it makes the pig happy.

And, "You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar."

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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