According to Howard Kurtz, self-styled news media “critic,” not having a party for members of the NLMSM is exclusionary. President Donald Trump has decided not to throw a White House holiday party for the media this year.
the president’s decision to exclude the media establishment, at least for this year.
There it is, right from the jump. Not having a big, expensive party is exclusionary. Right up there with the actual bigotry of excluding blacks, or women, or… from access to a government facility or public business.
It gets really petty, too: not having this party is particularly terrible, Kurtz says.
The annual Christmas-season gathering was a significant perk for those covering the White House….
But it’s terrible that this perk won’t happen this year.
Journalists who attended the events, which featured a catered buffet of lamb chops, crab claws and elaborate desserts, got to roam the decorated mansion with a spouse or other family member, a friend or a colleague, adding to the invitation’s allure.
But it’s terrible that this right perk won’t be granted this year.
But the biggest fringe-benefit was the picture-taking sessions, in which the president and first lady would patiently pose with guests…copies of which were invariably sent home to mom.
Now Mom is being left out. Heinous.
Aside from Kurtz’ whining over not getting his shiny, glittering toy this year, he gave his game away with his spin on his claimed motive for Trump’s decision.
President Trump has canceled the White House holiday party…a victim of his increasingly contentious relationship with major news organizations.
Here’s Kurtz insisting that it couldn’t possibly be because of the press’ increasingly contentious relationship with the President and First Lady—a hostility that the NLMSM has evinced in full throat from the very beginning of the Republican primaries.
How precious, how childish, can the NLMSM get?