Saturday, November 19, 2016

Maybe We Should Discuss Politics This Thanksgiving

PPPS (Littleton)—With the country in turmoil over the recent election, some are cautioning against discussing politics around the Thanksgiving table this year, and others are urging folks to take the opportunity to persuade relatives to see their point of view.

At the Pundit Pete Press Service we think political discussions can be a good thing. In that spirit, our own CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Pundit Pete, offers up his suggestion for a helpful conversation starter.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trump Derangement Syndrome Causes Media Switch To Satire

PPPS (New York)—In a major change of editorial focus, the mainstream media has begun writing satire. Media watchers have diagnosed the problem as a severe bout of Trump Derangement Syndrome, brought on by the recent presidential election.

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.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Clintons, the End of an Era

PPPS (Littleton)—The defeat of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Election truly marks the end of an era in U.S. politics. What will there be to cover after this?

Layoffs to follow.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Best Satire Post Ever - We Wish We Had Done It

PPPS (New York)—The New York Times has just released what could arguably be called the best satire post ever, in the form of a mea culpa letter to its readers. In an amusing twist, The Grey Lady, the Newspaper of Record, has now decided to start practicing journalism.

Here is the letter, H/T to Times reporter Sydney Ember @melbournecoa:


We have to admit that with the New York Times starting to practice journalism, we may have to look elsewhere for inspiration for our editorial policy:

Current PPPS Editorial Policy:
TRUTH HAS CONSEQUENCES, which is why we try and stay away from it as much as possible.
Previous PPPS Editorial Policy:
We may make stuff up, but at least we're accurate and truthful - kind of like the Mainstream Media, except for the accurate and truthful parts.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Post-Election Survey Questions We'd Like to See

PPPS (Littleton)—In the interest of helping guide our nation in a new direction of healing after last nights historic presidential election upset, the Pundit Pete Press Service has developed a brief list of post-election survey questions.

Q - To which country do you think the Clintons should emigrate to avoid prosecution?

Q - Do you think there are any countries still interested, given their recent loss of political clout?

Q - Do you think Bill and Hillary will settle in separate countries, or the same one?

Q - Do you think Barack Obama will join them?

Q - Can a lame-duck president pardon an entire political party, or will it be necessary to name specific party leaders, consultants, staff, and media participants?

Q - In today's post election market, what do you think the going rate for a pardon should be?

Q - Will James O'Keefe or Julian Assange be awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2017?

Q - Will CNN change its name back to Cable News Network, or will it continue to operate as the Clinton News Network?

Q - Will any mainstream media staff be fired for their active participation in a presidential campaign, or will they be all be promoted?