The AP has become accustomed to being the first called during White House pressers, and when they weren’t called first by Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer they behaved like spoiled rotten brats who just got told they cannot get the latest iPhone.
What a joy it was to see the New York Post called on first.
The reason this is funny, to me anyway, is because the US pres corps recently threatened Donald Trump when they wrote An open letter to Trump from the US press corps in the Columbia Journalism Review, where they laid down the law on how they were going to treat President Trump and how they expected to be treated by him. Reading it is a lesson in hysteria. They even made a grammatical error, see if you can spot it for fun.
They never would have written such a letter to Barack Obama who treated them like useful idiots, spied on them with the NSA, sicked US prosecutors on news networks, etc.
The earth has moved, and it moved over the mainstream media.
(As reported by: Breitbart News)
If it hadn’t grasped it before, the Washington press corps is now on notice that President Donald Trump’s press briefing room is not going to be run the same way Obama’s was, and no one had a worse reaction than the Associated Press when it found another media outlet being picked first in this week’s pressers.
In the past, the 170-year-old news wire service was the first to be called at every press conference in the White House briefing room. But during his January 23 press conference, Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer called on a reporter from The New York Post instead.
If that didn’t spin the AP up, the January 24 presser did when Spicer gave his first question to conservative website LifeZette.com, a site founded by conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham.
The AP was so upset that after the press conference, it posted a story about LifeZette.com that contained several errors.
For instance, in its rush to attack LifeZette, the AP incorrectly spelled the name of the LifeZette reporter who attended the presser. Initially the AP spelled reporter Jim Stinson’s name as “Stenson.” It later changed the spelling without notice.
The AP also took out of context some of the things LifeZette has posted in the past. For instance, the wire service reported as “news” that the site posted a “conspiracy theory” about the Clintons.
But according to LifeZette, the video in question was satire that wasn’t supposed to be taken as “news.”
“The video was made in jest, and merely noted that the theories existed,” the site insisted in reply to the AP.
The AP also failed to reveal in its story that it had traditionally been afforded the press secretary’s first question to give readers perspective on why it was writing a story attacking LifeZette.
Finally, LifeZette noted that the AP never contacted them for a comment on their story after the January 24 presser.
In its own story on the AP’s attack, LifeZette noted that the wire service said only that it “stands by its reporting,” even as it made unrevealed edits to its story.