President Trump abruptly canceled the press’s annual White House Christmas Party Thursday; renewing his battle with the mainstream media ahead of the holiday season.
“The annual Christmas-season gathering was a significant perk for those covering the White House, as well as other Washington reporters, anchors and commentators, and New York media executives would regularly fly in for the occasion. At its peak, the invitation-only soirees grew so large that there were two back-to-back events, one for broadcast outlets and one for print organizations,” writes Fox News.
FYI, I had never planned to attend the White House Christmas party last year or this year. Why break bread with folks who hate you & call you names? (@PressSec & @realDonaldTrump) That is not the Christmas spirit I know. I feel sorry for those who wanted to go and can't. SAD!
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) December 13, 2018
CNN White House correspondent April Ryan slammed the decision on social media as “sad,” writing “FYI, I had never planned to attend the White House Christmas party last year or this year. Why break bread with folks who hate you & call you names? (@PressSec & @realDonaldTrump) That is not the Christmas spirit I know. I feel sorry for those who wanted to go and can’t. SAD!”
MEDIA MELTDOWN: CNN Article Compares JOURNALISTS to US Soldiers, Veterans
CNN found itself in hot-water among US soldiers and veterans over the weekend, publishing a story that compared America’s journalists to those who have fought and died defending our freedoms.
The article, titled “The press isn’t the enemy, it’s the protector” was written by Joseph Holt and appeared on the network’s site Friday; urging Americans to “thank” reporters the same way they praise members of the military.
“We thank soldiers for their service because they devote themselves to protecting our freedoms, and we should. But we should also thank the media for the same reason — especially when the stakes have never been higher,” writes Holt.
Criticism of the article went viral on social media within minutes, with a reporter for the Daily Caller calling the story “disgraceful” and “minimizing the true sacrifice of our armed forces.”
Read the full story here.
MEDIA MELTDOWN: Daily News Mocks IVANKA as ‘Daddy’s Little GHOUL’
The New York Daily News took its all-out war with the Trump administration to a stunning new low Tuesday, slamming First Daughter Ivanka Trump as a “ghoul” during her international visit to the Middle East.
The left-leaning paper viciously attacked the President’s daughter hours after she officially dedicated the new US embassy in Jerusalem; accusing her of being “all smiles” at the opening ceremony while Israeli forces clashed with Palestinian protesters just miles away.
The Daily News posted the cover of the newspaper on social media, simply labeling the First Daughter “deplorable.”
An early look at Tuesday's front… pic.twitter.com/ZAK1Vk5ACW
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 15, 2018
Users on social media slammed the headline within minutes, with users calling the article “disgusting” and saying, “I believe in the First [Amendment] but this crosses the line.”
Read the full story at Fox News.