ICH:Trump’s Media Summit Was a ‘F−−−ing Firing Squad’ By Emily Smith and Daniel Halper

 
Trump’s Media Summit Was a ‘F−−−ing Firing Squad’

By Emily Smith and Daniel Halper

November 22, 2016 « Information Clearing House » – « NYPost » – A Donald Trump scolded media big shots during an off-the-record Trump Tower sitdown on Monday, sources told The Post.

“It was like a f−−−ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.

“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said, ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said.

“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 fireworks.

“The meeting took place in a big boardroom and there were about 30 or 40 people, including the big news anchors from all the networks,” the other 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 [a] network of liars,” the source said.

“Trump didn’t say [NBC reporter] 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.”

The stunned reporters tried to get a word in edgewise to discuss access to a Trump administration.

“[‘CBS Good Morning’ co-host Gayle] King 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.”

Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway told reporters the gathering went well.

“Excellent meetings with the top executives of the major networks,” she said during a gaggle in the lobby of Trump Tower. “Pretty unprecedented meeting we put together in two days.”

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

The hour-long session 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 King; Fox News’ Bill Shine, Jack Abernethy, Jay Wallace and Suzanne Scott; MSNBC’s Phil Griffin, and CNN’s Jeff Zucker and Erin Burnett.

Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times, plans to meet with Trump on Tuesday.

There was no immediate comment from the Trump Team.

 

Donald Trump Personally Blasts the Press

By David Remnick

November 22, 2016 « Information Clearing House » – « New Yorker » –  The fantasy of the normalization of Donald Trump—the idea that a demagogic candidate would somehow be transformed into a statesman of poise and deliberation after his Election Day victory—should now be a distant memory, an illusion shattered.

First came the obsessive Twitter rants directed at “Hamilton” and “Saturday Night Live.” Then came Monday’s astonishing aria of invective and resentment aimed at the media, delivered in a conference room on the twenty-fifth floor of Trump Tower. In the presence of television executives and anchors, Trump whined about everything from NBC News reporter Katy Tur’s coverage of him to a photograph the news network has used that shows him with a double chin. Why didn’t they use “nicer” pictures?

For more than twenty minutes, Trump railed about “outrageous” and “dishonest” coverage. When he was asked about the sort of “fake news” that now clogs social media, Trump replied that it was the networks that were guilty of spreading fake news. The “worst,” he said, were CNN (“liars!”) and NBC.

This is where we are. The President-elect does not care who knows how unforgiving or vain or distracted he is. This is who he is, and this is who will be running the executive branch of the United States government for four years.

The over-all impression of the meeting from the attendees I spoke with was that Trump showed no signs of having been sobered or changed by his elevation to the country’s highest office. Rather, said one, “He is the same kind of blustering, bluffing blowhard as he was during the campaign.”

Another participant at the meeting said that Trump’s behavior was “totally inappropriate” and “fucking outrageous.” The television people thought that they were being summoned to ask questions; Trump has not held a press conference since late July. Instead, they were subjected to a stream of insults and complaints—and not everyone absorbed it with pleasure.

“I have to tell you, I am emotionally fucking pissed,” another participant said. “How can this not influence coverage? I am being totally honest with you. Toward the end of the campaign, it got to a point where I thought that the coverage was all about [Trump’s] flaws and problems. And that’s legit. But, I thought, O.K., let’s give them the benefit of the doubt. After the meeting today, though—and I am being human with you here—I think, Fuck him! I know I am being emotional about it. And I know I will get over it in a couple of days after Thanksgiving. But I really am offended. This was unprecedented. Outrageous!”

Kellyanne Conway, who managed Trump’s campaign and who is now his senior adviser, said that the meeting had been “very cordial, candid, and honest.”

Participants said that Trump did not seem entirely rational about his criticism of the media, nor did he appear any more informed about policy than he had been during the campaign. When one participant pointed out that all Presidents and Presidential candidates believe they get bad press, Trump said, “Not Obama!”

In fact, Trump went on at length about how much he has come to like the current President—how “great” they are getting along and how he “loves” Obama. He said that since the two met at the White House, two weeks ago, they have spoken twice on the phone. When I interviewed Obama for nearly two hours last week, he was obviously doing his best to avoid insulting or provoking a man whom he had previously declared “unfit” and “uniquely unqualified” for the Presidency. During the President’s trip to Europe and Peru, sources said, one foreign leader after another came to Obama in a mood of shock and alarm, including Angela Merkel, of Germany.

The one topic that seemed to elicit real seriousness from Trump, now that he has been briefed by intelligence officials, attendees said, is the situation in North Korea.

Sitting at a large conference table and flanked by his top aides, including Stephen Bannon, Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus, and Conway, Trump also told the attendees that Mitt Romney, who had been an unvarnished critic during the campaign, now “desperately wants” to be Secretary of State under Trump. The two men met at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, over the weekend. It was unclear if Trump was going to give the job to Romney or was, instead, toying with his onetime adversary. People at the session, however, came away believing that Trump was preparing to nominate General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense.

The participants all shook Trump’s hand at the start of the session and congratulated him, but things went south from there. The attendees included around two dozen anchors and executives from CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox, and ABC, including Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Wolf Blitzer, Gayle King, David Muir, and Martha Raddatz. The Trump people did say that they would allow the new President to be followed, as tradition has had it, by a team of pool reporters.

Participants said that Trump did not raise his voice, but that he went on steadily at the start of the meeting about how he had been treated poorly. “It was all so Trump,” one said. “He is like this all the time. He’ll freeze you out and then be nice and humble and sort of want you to like him.”

“But he truly doesn’t seem to understand the First Amendment,” the source continued. “He doesn’t. He thinks we are supposed to say what he says and that’s it.”

Trump abruptly cancelled a planned meeting on Tuesday with the Times in a tweet, saying that “the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment. Not nice.” (A Times spokeswoman said that the publication “did not change the ground rules at all and made no attempt to.”) In another tweet, Trump noted, “Perhaps a new meeting will be set up with the @nytimes. In the meantime they continue to cover me inaccurately and with a nasty tone!” However, after the initial posting of this article, he changed his mind, and agreed to an on-the-record meeting with reporters, editors, and columnists.

 

David Remnick has been editor of The New Yorker since 1998 and a staff writer since 1992.

Trump v the media: did his tactics mortally wound the fourth estate?: From a bonanza of free airtime to an overt media campaign against him, Donald Trump was a candidate covered like no other. But were journalists unwitting accomplices in his election? And where does the industry go from here?

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Klaatu · 12 hours ago

How dare he tell the Presstitutes that they don’t earn their money! Trump may not be as foolish as we’ve been led to believe; at least he recognizes liars when he sees and hears them!

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nomange · 12 hours ago

And Remnick is certainly one of them.

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Jenny G · 9 hours ago

All the free airtime in the beginning was part of the plan to make sure Trump was the nominee against Hillary. Then they turned on him like a pack of wild dogs. The deep state wanted to make sure that someone more obnoxious than Hillary ran against her, so folks would choose Hillary as the lesser evil. It almost worked!

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ravioliollie · 2 hours ago

Sleazy whores of the MSM. You deserved what he told you. Go find a legitimate news outlet other than the crap on the so-called public airwaves.

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thebiggourdhead · 19 minutes ago

I wish I had the opportunity. The press is dog crap under the foot of America. You couldn’t find an unbiased person in the entire industry.

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dahoit · 8 minutes ago

No one led me to believe serial liars.No way,no how.Go Trump,call out the enemy divide and conquer zioscum.

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Virgil · 12 hours ago

How come Martha Ratsass is still walking the USA?

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tom anocu · 12 hours ago

Since he had all the insufferable assh**** in the same room, he would have done his country a favor…by hastening their departure from this abused planet. Good riddance and RIP..

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ericarnow · 11 hours ago

I wish RT had been there, or Sputnik. I would have loved to see him praise the RT corespondent who called out State Department Lieperson John Kirby repeatedly.

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RealisticNick · 10 hours ago

You can tell just by this article that David Remnick is exactly the kind of ‘hack’ Trump is calling liar and I have to agree, who the hell do the Lame Stream Media think they are?… certainly not journalists that’s for sure, and for them to still not have learned from the mistakes that they have made through the whole of this campaign is absolutely « Showing ». Get rid or them all! hold your press releases on the internet live!. The MSM is Dead! long live the truthful alternative internet media!

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brian · 9 hours ago

‘ “It was like a f−−−ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.

“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said, ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said.

“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 fireworks.

“The meeting took place in a big boardroom and there were about 30 or 40 people, including the big news anchors from all the networks,” the other 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 [a] network of liars,” the source said.’
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LOVE IT!

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GMC · 7 hours ago

I would have told the Press – » I Don’t need you to talk to the People – I can do it myself » !

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fantelius · 7 hours ago

It’s not that it’s time to fall in line. That’s what the msm does. But now it’s time to fall in Trump’s line. Surprise, surprise.
See: Big Mouth, Evil, Pain https://systemhumanity.com/2016/11/23/big-mouth-e…

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Andrew Nichols · 7 hours ago

Good on him!

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guest · 6 hours ago

Yes, he clearly is totally unsuitable for the ‘highest office in the land’ but Hitlery was much more so, and yet the MSM praised her to the skies and presented a completely one-sided coverage of the two candidates in a shamefully undemocratic attempt to influence public opinion to get her elected, and then they have the nerve to invoke the first amendment when they are called out – f’kin hypocrits.

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guest01 · 5 hours ago

This is Trump’s best performance.

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tael · 5 hours ago

Best comedy ever!!Tough denial makes for shocking exposure and full diapers. I hope this will continue, best comedy ever!

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Rabbitnexus · 2 hours ago

Hey Remnick, up yours pig. Trump’s treatment of the media has been well earned and fair. Unlike anything they’ve shown him, or us their audience. except we’re not anymore. 6% still trust the media. More people like cockroaches.

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Rabbitnexus · 2 hours ago

Another way of saying it is this. Dear media. YOU LOST! Go home.

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Sycorax · 1 hour ago

Tom,

Am I the only one who find the terms IntenseDebate just a little ironic?

I know I can’t be alone.
Then again, the bogeymen often are.

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ringo · 31 minutes ago

Whatever one may think about the Donald’s policies, he is a breath of fresh air on the political arena, as a committed left winger I can still find it in myself to congratulate Trump, he triumphed against the most blatant MSM propaganda and still came out « TRUMPS  » I for one am glad the warmongering Democratic party got it’s just deserts. Let us give the Donald the benefit of the doubt at least until we see what his ideas are really like. Wanting jobs for US citizens! what’s wrong with that ?, stopping illegal immigrants what’s wrong with that? Drawing back from permanent warmongering What’s wrong with that ? working together with like minded countries in the fight against terror What’s wrong with that ?. The US is in for a roller coaster ride and the Donald is steering, GOOD LUCK TO THE DON.

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SAJN · 12 minutes ago

Trump is blasting on media because he was personally offended because they tried to derail his campaign. He is not angry on them and telling them liars because they lied to American people on almost every issues which effects them like 911, Wars, Saddam’s weapon of mass destruction, about Libya, about the FED, Bankers, Pentagon, Defense many things.
Trump is a lier too, his campaign is nothing but full of lies about Muslims, about Dancing Muslims in Jersey City who where actually Israelis. His angers against muslim is baseless, he has no remorse against the zionist who are really hurting USA. I think his whole message to the press is not to go against him and endorse his lies as they did with other candidates.

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richbuckley7 · 3 minutes ago

Trump can always turn Radio Free America into an Oval Office Fire Side Chat Room and dispense with the usual room full of liars.

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