We can only hope that the ailment is temporary, as continued competition in the satire genre could force layoffs at the Pundit Pete Press Service.
Here is the latest example, from NBC News in the form of a screen capture. (full article link here).
|Screen Capture from the NBC News web page|
We realize that for the mainstream press, a dinner out for a president-elect or presidential candidate, is usually preceded by a notification:
- either that an important photo opportunity is being made available to the press pool;
- or that, in the case of the Hillary Clinton campaign, an important strategy meeting has been scheduled.
In the later case, of course, the media is invited to dine WITH the candidate. At these dinners, no reporting, audio or video recordings are allowed and certain media outlets are always excluded.
Here is more from the NBC article:
With his Tuesday night actions, the Trump Administration is shaping up to be the least accessible to the public and the press in modern history.
A week after the election, Trump hasn't yet held a press conference, the longest any recent president has waited to speak to the press. That continues a weeks-long drought that's been going on since mid-summer, when Trump last answered questions from the press.This is really funny stuff. We only wish we had written it ourselves.
NOTE: The NBC satire piece follows closely behind another which appeared in the New York Times.