We’re old enough to remember when Ronald Reagan could zing the Democrats and the press and still enjoy a cordial relationship with both at the end of the day. Actually, we’re so old maybe we just remember it that way out of nostalgia.
The rift between Donald Trump and the press, though — which began during the primary and has continued through such scandals as #KoiGate and #PieGate — is certainly real. We’ll confess we didn’t care much when President Trump announced he wouldn’t be attending the White House Correspondents Dinner (aka Nerd Prom), and we’re about as equally distressed to learn that CNN won’t be attending the White House holiday party for the media.
A little news: CNN will be boycotting the White House Christmas party for media.
"In light of the President's continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him."https://t.co/vwhAMh37Tj
— Jason Schwartz (@JasonSchwartz) November 28, 2017
CNN and Trump need & deserve each other. https://t.co/iusuFlZNlh
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 28, 2017
They really do — it’s like that scene from “The Dark Knight,” except Jim Acosta thinks he’s Batman roughing up Trump with his acerbic tweets.
That’ll show him. https://t.co/LM7mnlbLi4
— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) November 28, 2017
I, too, will be boycotting the White House Christmas party for media.
"In light of the President's refusal to send me an invitation, I do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him." #Resist ✊ https://t.co/k9KfHdFuwi
— jon gabriel (@exjon) November 28, 2017
Bye Felicia… https://t.co/5r9z9WC3LD
— Barry (@ItsBarryYo) November 28, 2017
All I can muster of a good whoop-dee-shit. https://t.co/tIt0ValvPG
— Bohemio (@El__Bohemio) November 28, 2017
"Awww, it's so sad that CNN is boycotting the White House Christmas party," said no one, anywhere, ever. https://t.co/CMF7aLjFS4
— Populo Iratus (@cmahar3) November 28, 2017
*fart noise* https://t.co/wZxpKkJ4m5
— BT (@back_ttys) November 29, 2017
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) November 29, 2017
Oh what a *snort* shame https://t.co/s3KC9Ft0PT
— Unless…. (@blackdoglurking) November 29, 2017
I'm certain you'll be missed… https://t.co/SBPd412ysF
— #ErodeTheState (@LamLawIndy) November 29, 2017
Narrator: CNN did not receive an invitation. https://t.co/D4CAbAa9bm
— John Woodin (@jwoodin) November 28, 2017
— Viscerally Anti-Woke FreeSpeechAdvocate (@MrsDigger) November 28, 2017
— Elizabeth Kraus (@beinpulse) November 29, 2017
Oh no how will they go on without Acosta preening in front of the Christmas tree https://t.co/qXGPEOhfUy
— CORDENTHUSIAST (@cordenthusiast) November 28, 2017
Now who will clean up the mess after the party? Get me Olbermann! https://t.co/l3YuTbncch
— David Starsky (@Dogtownz) November 28, 2017
Imagine everyone's disappointment. https://t.co/FOnyPFXKha
— Ordy's handcrafted Yule log (@TheOpulentAmish) November 28, 2017
Pretty sure CNN attended Obama's WH Christmas parties while his DOJ was bugging & wiretapping & jailing journalists left and right.
Bet they even sat under the mistletoe like quivering brides https://t.co/vCn0f9UxvJ
— FilmLadd (@FilmLadd) November 29, 2017
nobody cares man, y’all partied hard with obama. we know where you stand. you don’t have to pretend it’s about virtue. https://t.co/4UvK1h4125
— Mike Beasley (@MikeBeas) November 29, 2017
I understand the concern and oppose attacks on the free press, but this is needless media activism and virtue signaling. I think it's a mistake. https://t.co/U0dgvPDHbc
— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) November 29, 2017
…and wonder why. Dumb moves like this is the reason people don't trust CNN. Clear and present bias. Whether it be with picture stills and misleading headlines or Acosta crying, it isn't news. It's an opinion pushing, peer pressuring form of propaganda. #MAGA https://t.co/Y5xiuZD3mQ
— Mr. Robbins (@robbinsracing29) November 29, 2017
It’s almost like an extension of CNN’s stupid #FactsFirst campaign; that is, an empty gesture to regain some credibility that never should have been lost in the first place.
What a dumb declaration. They will invite regular people to the function and make CNN look like a bunch of snobs. https://t.co/lqjgmzpyix
— KT (@WirelessKT) November 28, 2017
I, too, am boycotting the White House Christmas Party. I don't feel it's appropriate to celebrate until we get a GD wall. https://t.co/8fUUFeuTzy
— Black (and White) Friday (@Oenonewept) November 28, 2017
Christmas is coming … you don’t want to spoil all the surprises! (Gestures toward 18-foot-high gift-wrapped structure on the Southern border.)