As the media take their time to obsess over the “Hamilton” cast insulting Mike Pence and Trump’s response, another interesting story took place that garnered little to no coverage. As President Obama was traveling in Peru during the Asia-Pacific summit, his motorcade became separated from the press.
Reporters wondering why no one takes them seriously should refer to the Trump/pool freakout vs this. https://t.co/oUHTrAA6hQ
— Safe Space Ekdahl ? (@JohnEkdahl) November 20, 2016
“Reporters covering President Barack Obama’s visit to Peru have had an unexpected change of plans. They were separated from the rest of his motorcade after he attended a dinner for world leaders attending an Asia-Pacific summit.”
"After the dinner, the press vans were separated from the motorcade before rejoining as the President pulled into his hotel."
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) November 20, 2016
Had this been President-elect Trump’s press gaggle, can you imagine how intense of a story it would have been? Oh wait, we don’t have to imagine.
— CNN (@CNN) November 16, 2016
Trump ditches his press pool again, violating media protocol. Here's why that's really alarming. https://t.co/Lr8O1Q64ki
— Marina Fang (@marinafang) November 16, 2016
So were are the tweets this morning from journalists calling the separation of Obama from his press pool “really alarming”? Interesting to see the media continuing the kinds of tactics and hypocritical coverage that resulted in Trump winning.