Reporters forced to hire extra security to protect them Trump supporters.

By | 2018-08-10T06:16:13+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments

He is going to get somebody killed. 

Courtesy of Politico:

Notebooks, mics, cameras, hairspray — those are all things TV reporters are used to having with them at political rallies. Now, in the age of President Donald Trump, they’ve added another: security guards.

The networks are employing them, according to reporters, at Trump’s high-octane political rallies, where the media often serves as the No. 1 rhetorical punching bag.

Last weekend, NBC News White House correspondent Geoff Bennett posted a picture on Instagram of himself with a member of the NBC security detail at Trump’s Ohio rally, commenting, “We need security guards when covering rallies hosted by the President of the United States. Let that sink in.” Meanwhile, ABC News reporter Tara Palmeri tweeted and wrote about covering the Ohio rally, “for the first time with a bodyguard.”

Networks deployed security at Trump events as far back as the 2016 campaign. But in the wake of the shooting in the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, and with the president ramping up both his rally schedule and his rhetoric against the media — he has tweeted that reporters are the “enemy of the people” five times in the past month, while he’d used the line just twice on Twitter before that — news outlets now find themselves increasingly facing the question of whether they’re doing enough to keep journalists safe.

And reporters are starting to discuss the threats they face more often.

“Everybody is talking about it again,” one White House reporter said. “People have been talking about it in the last month. It’s because of the combination of the mass killing in Annapolis and Trump’s stepped-up rhetoric.”

And that is the world that we now live in, Trump America, where reporters have to hire security guards just like they do in war-torn countries overseas. 

This shit needs to end, and it needs to end soon. 

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13 Comments

  1. Anon August 9, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    What we have here is the raging face of an old decrepit hateful pinhead … all 75 IQ points boiling furiously.
    AKA a member of Trump’s ignorati.

    • Beaglemom August 9, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      And we, who were smart enough not to have fallen for Don the Con’s “charm,” are supposed to feel sorry for his supporters. That’s what the media has preached at us ever since that fateful election day. Almost once a week there’s an article in the Wash. Post about how pathetic these unpatriotic and stupid people are. And nope, I have not wasted a moment since the November 2016 election feeling sorry for those Americans who wasted their votes and threw away the future of this country by being conned into voting for Don the Con.

  2. USA August 9, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Off Topic ….Brad Pitt. Talk about a bad witch. Angie the other woman. Seduced brad on set. She insisted that he adopt her children.. The children insisted that he marry her and 2yrs after that DIVORCE. And he pays dearly.while angie screws up the kids mentally. What a bad witch.

  3. Anonymous August 9, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    The Noose Tightens As Robert Mueller Likely Has The NRA’s Tax Returns

    The NRA’s problems might be even worse than imagined as legal experts say that Mueller already has their tax returns, according to MSNBC’s Ari Melber.

    Video:

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/09/the-noose-tightens-as-robert-mueller-likely-has-the-nras-tax-returns.html

    • Anonymous August 9, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      OMG, the whole family is obsessed with Obama.

      I doubt the sum of the IQs of the trump family would even be half of Barack’s.

  4. Anon August 10, 2018 at 6:57 am
  5. anon August 10, 2018 at 7:43 am

    “In the film and in real life, Stallworth talked to David Duke on the phone, and even asked Duke how he could be sure he was talking to a real white person and not a black person trying to put one over on him. Duke assures Stallworth that such a thing could never happen; he can tell who is black and who is white based on their voice alone.

    But aside from that obvious screw-up, Duke is shown in the movie as slicker and savvier than the scruffy, gun-hoarding, KKK members Stallworth meets initially, one of whom is so drunk that he’s never not slurring his slurs.

    “David Duke was the face of what he called the new plan, a plan that was not racially motivated, that was trying tot become politically active and register people with ‘like-minded ideology’ to vote, so they could change the system from within. In other words, he was doing everything that Dr. Martin Luther King, was doing, except he was doing it from a position of hate.”

    As Stallworth sees it, “David Duke was the physical embodiment, at that time, of what Donald Trump is NOW”

    https://thinkprogress.org/as-another-unite-the-right-rally-arrives-the-real-blackkklansman-remembers-infiltrating-the-kkk-24f608bc1829/

    +

    “FOISTED UPON US
    Laura Ingraham: My Immigration Rant Had ‘Nothing to Do With Race’”<RiiiggghhhttT

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/laura-ingraham-my-immigration-rant-had-nothing-to-do-with-race?ref=home

  6. anon August 10, 2018 at 8:27 am

    YES! Update, 10:45 p.m.: The Washington Post is reporting Kris Kobach will recuse himself from his oversight role as secretary of state of the closely contested GOP primary he is a candidate in. Kobach had initially resisted calls to step aside, saying his role in the process was merely “symbolic.” His opponent Gov. Jeff Colyer called on Kobach to step down in a letter Thursday.

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/08/kansas-secretary-of-state-kobach-posts-mistaken-gop-primary-vote-tally-but-somehow-still-hasnt-recused-himself.html

  7. anon August 10, 2018 at 8:39 am

    https://slate.com/technology/2018/08/why-twitter-hasnt-banned-alex-jones-four-theories.html

    @ least four theories that help explain why Twitter hasn’t banned Alex Jones”
    Twitter’s leaders are earnest in their intentions but politically naïve, especially about conservatives.
    Twitter’s leaders don’t want to be perceived as partisan.
    Twitter’s leaders are worried about Republican lawmakers in Washington. I
    in particular, they fear an attack on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a bedrock law of internet speech that lets social media platforms eschew responsibility for the content their users post.
    tinydjt>Twitter “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.
    3:46 AM – Jul 26, 2018
    #4Twitter actually will ban Alex Jones, perhaps quite soon—it just wants to do so on its own terms. According to this theory, all the handwringing and hypothesizing about why Twitter is keeping Jones on the platform is misguided. Jones is not long for Twitter, but the company didn’t want to boot him off all of a sudden simply because Facebook, Apple, and others had done so.

    This theory draws on the personalities and philosophies of Twitter’s leadership team, in particular Dorsey, his legal and policy right hand Vijaya Gadde, and VP of trust and safety Del Harvey. Gadde, a keen legal mind, has long pushed Twitter to make decisions based on consistently enforceable policies, rather than ad hoc public pressure or personal favors. (She explained the company’s thinking on Jones in some depth in a July interview with Slate’s If Then podcast.) Harvey has a background in law enforcement, specifically catching pedophiles. And Dorsey is a free thinker and idealist who doesn’t mind zigging when others zag”

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