Mainstream Media Meltdown: 'Journalists' Seek 'Safe Space' To Discuss "How To Cover Trump"

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After the president-elect's first press conference since the election this week, it appears the mainstream media is in need of a 'safe space'. As The Hill reports, so-called journalists from the Huffington Post, Slate, CNN, and Univision will gather days before Donald Trump’s inauguration to publicly discuss "how the news media can and should proceed to cover" the president-elect.

After this happened...

Source: Branco

Slate will host the event next Wednesday, called “Not the New Normal.” CNN’s Brian Stelter will moderate the panel at New York University. As The Hill details,

The focus of the discussion will include "how journalists and media companies at large can play a bigger role in making sure that fact prevails over fiction in the coming months and years," according to Slate. 


Slate’s editor in chief Julia Turner and Slate Group chairman Jacob Weisberg — who hosts “Trumpcast,” a podcast dedicated to covering the president-elect — will participate in the panel.


Joining them will be Borja Echevarría, Univision Digital’s vice president and editor in chief; Huffington Post editor in chief Lydia Polgreen and New Yorker editor David Remnick.


Most of the panelists were staunchly critical of Trump during the campaign and since Election Day.

Tickets will cost $30, with proceeds benefiting the Committee to Protect Journalists.

This is the first time Slate has hosted a panel to discuss how to cover an incoming president.

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OfAllElaboratePlans's picture
OfAllElaboratePlans (not verified) 1980XLS Jan 13, 2017 3:43 PM

Their time would be better off spent figuring out how to [duck &] COVER themselves & hide from their useless former careers, since they've all been formally outed as ignorant brain dead shills.

AllTimeWhys's picture

I would pay to see 4chan get wind of this and figure out a way to troll the fuck out of it.

froze25's picture

So they are meeting on "How to lie more believable" ?

knukles's picture

That sure didn't take long now, did it?
I hear tell they're congregating in Georgetown with Jim Jones' clone

Manthong's picture



Trump does not need them.

We do not need them.

So, what do they need to do as journalists? a real journalist, not a fake news shill.


gladih8r's picture

"Fuck off and die" comes to mind but that's just me being polite.  No one needs these bastards.  They just take up space that could otherwise be filled with air.

PrayingMantis's picture


Here's what the fake news will show after their "safe-space" cryout tearfest:

It was at the NYU during the "Not the New Normal" snowflakes' tearfest event when the fake-news providers came in.

The moderator, Counterfeit Noose Network's not-so-Brainy Stelter asked Splats' EiC Julia Turner what she did today. ''Well, I played in the sandbox,'' she said. The moderator said, ''If you can spell sand, I'll give you a fresh-baked cookie.'' So Julia did.

Then Huffington Pest's EiC Lydia Polgreen came in and the moderator asked what she did. ''I played in the sandbox with Julia,'' she said. ''If you can spell sand, I'll give you a cookie,'' the moderator said. So Lydia did.

Then New Yawker's David Remnick came in and the moderator asked what he did. ''I played in the sandbox with Julia and Lydia,'' he said. ''If you can spell sand, I'll give you a cookie,'' the moderator said. So David did.

Then Univision Digit's little Porto Rican Borja Echevarria said, ''Well, I wanted to play in the sandbox, but David, Lydia and Julia were throwing rocks at me.''

The moderator said, ''Well, that sounds like racial discrimination. If you can spell that, I'll give you a cookie.''

Manthong's picture

I actually thank the Great Maker (Battlestar Galactica lingo there) on a frequent basis for allowing me to stay alive long enough to see the commie-libs flailing in desperation at the coming tidal wave of common sense.

I also thank him for the digestive system that allows me to process so much popcorn.

Manthong's picture

In my vast tool collection, I have a small barrel cement mixer and a 20 gallon tank sand blaster.

I think I can use my gas torch to heat the cement mixer, offload the pallets of popcorn and then port it to the sand blaster to shotgun the popcorn down my throat.

I would do it to a looped video of Trump to Acosta “You are fake news”.

It might make a good YouTube.


..I need to drill out a ceramic sand blaster nozzle to at least 5/16" first.


bonin006's picture

I think your cement mixer could be put to better use making cement overshoes for the media shills.

Manthong's picture



“I think your cement mixer could be put to better use making cement overshoes for the media shills.”

Great idea !

True Value ® hardware is selling little 2 gallon plastic buckets for $1.99 this month.

I bought four for disposable use in home projects.

Maybe we could crowd fund a few thousand for the MSM doggies.



Rabbi Chaim Cohen's picture

Because doing actual journalism, reporting the news without slant, spin or bias is just too much to wrap they widdle heads awound...

NoPension's picture

Smerconish ( haha!) had Lanny Davis on this morning.

They are still pumping out the company line. These people are FUCKED up.

Maybe, just maybe...Hillary would have "won" in 08, if Ozero had not run.

Hey Douce Nozzles.....she sucked! And sacrificed state secrets to hide her actions from the public. And, at this point, they should shut the fuck up, because as it stands....they've gotten away with it. Keep fucking with the'll get the horns in spades.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

Too late.  The horns are coming, and there's nothing they can do about it.

Rabbi Chaim Cohen's picture

It's 'douche'... for future tirades.

shovelhead's picture

Don't forget the HVLP sprayer for the butter.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Manthong Jan 14, 2017 8:13 AM

How to cover Trump?

Follow him on Twitter.

He will use Twitter to communicate directly with the people, all shown in the inauguration chart.

You have been rendered irrelevant.


OverTheHedge's picture

Whilst I fully agree that the media are complicit, lying scum, I have to ask who will monitor and take issue with Trump 's tweets without them? If there is no fourth estate,politicians will take advantage, as we have all seen ever the past few years. Is zerohedge up to the task of confirming the veracity of every single tweet? If all of government is done by tweet, there will be an avalanche to wade through, or get snowed under by. Depressingly, we need the media. It just needs to be accountable. The more they attack Trump,the more likely a new punitive media accountability bill will be. You would think that they would understand that....

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) OverTheHedge Jan 14, 2017 11:28 AM

"If there is no fourth estate, politicians will take advantage..."

The politicians and the media are tools of the financiers, and they all belong to the same club.

Time-Warner, Reuters, Bloomberg, Google, Facebook and AT&T are corporate sponsors of the Rockefeller/CFR along with Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, JPMorgan, and BlackRock. Many of the their execs are CFR members. Also Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, John McCain, Janet Yellen, Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, George Soros and Lynn Forester de Rothschild to name a few.

"The fact that we will not reestablish [another] Walter Cronkite, because of technology... does not mean we can't have people who are trusted. Brian Williams is sitting here, Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric..."

-- CFR media control roundtable, sponsored by Time-Warner, 2009-09-09

Also: David Gergen, Christiane Amanpour, Paula Zahn, Jake Tapper, Fareed Zakaria, James Sciutto, Katie Couric, Leslie Stahl, Bob Schieffer, Margaret Brennan, Dan Rather, Andrea Mitchell, Mika Brzezinski, Charles "Joe" Scarborough, Maria Bartiromo, Brian Williams, Marvin Kalb, Tom Brokaw, Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopolus, Barbara Walters, Juju Chang,
Margaret Warner (CFR director), Jim Lehrer, Judy Woodruff, and Charlie Rose. See member lists at cfr dot org.

"There is no such thing in America as an independent press, unless it is in the country towns. You know it and I know it... The business of the New York journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his race and his country for his daily bread. You know this and I know it, and what folly is this to be toasting an 'independent press'! We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping-jacks; they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."

-- John Swinton, New York Times editor, speech at the Twilight Club in NYC, 1883-04-12

MrBoompi's picture

They wouldn't have to lie if the US and their allies weren't engaged in such outrageous activities both here and abroad.  The coverups go way back and they're still worried about exposure.   

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) MrBoompi Jan 14, 2017 12:04 PM

If you want "global governance" and "sustainable development" you have to break a few eggs, comrade. The end justifies the means.

"Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure---one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."

-- David Rockefeller, "Memoirs", 2002

DjangoCat's picture

Granted we need good reporting, but the MSM do not do that.  They lie.  They do not report stories that don't support the Deep State agenda.  We are way betteroff without them and let the alternative open source research come to the surface.

nmewn's picture

It really is fantastic isn't?

I mean, outside of the broken blood vessels in my pecker I've never laughed so hard in all my life at the progs, it seems one of them comes crashing out a door somewhere by the hour running-through-the streets-hair-on-fire-flailing-of-arms-desperation is a sight I personally just can't get enough we go, just a quick update on that whole California drought thingy Obamy was trying to take advantage of...


Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' Links Drought with Global Warming


FOXBusiness VideosAugust 1, 2012

Bill Nye 'the science guy' explains why the drought is a result of climate change. this... sumpin...lmao!


divingengineer's picture

One of the best political cartoons I've seen in a long time.

CaptainObvious's picture

Branco's work is amazing, second only to Ben Garrison.  Branco is one of the two contributors at Legal Insurrection whose work I find worth my time.  (The other is Branca - his analysis of the Freddie Gray trials was superlative.)

Chauncey Gardener's picture

it's simple--show respect, get respect. Until then, STFU. These are particpation trophy spawn masquerading as " journalists."

GGuy's picture
GGuy (not verified) Manthong Jan 13, 2017 5:21 PM


canisdirus's picture

Considering this is being held at the NYU Skirball Center, this is guaranteed.

chubbar's picture

I really hope that Trump revamps how he conducts future news conferences. I don't want to see another main stream press "journalist" sitting in the front row, especially CNN. He should put Brietbart, and all the other alt news types in the front row and they should always get the first few questions.

CheapBastard's picture

cnn and acosta are the laughing sotck of media here and abroad. I read that Taiwan media already made two cartoons of acosta and cnn getting ass whipped by the Donald in front of everyone.

NoPension's picture

Trump should have thrown his fucking shoe at that piss ant.

Syrin's picture

4chan is free.   Just post it there.

phatfawzi's picture

Maybe if you did your job for the last 8 years you wouldn't need a refresher coarse on how to do your fucking job. 

Redistribution Of Relevance's picture

Have you noticed the 4 groups that are named for "Mainstream Media Meltdown" (Huffington Post, Slate, CNN, and Univision) were among the ones way-far in the tank for Hillary during the campaign season?

11b40's picture

You can bet that honesty, integrity, and objectivity are concepts that will be omitted from discussions.

Uzda Farce's picture

Time-Warner, owner of CNN, is a corporate sponsor of the Rockefeller/CFR. TW chairman Jeffrey Bewkes is a CFR member along with Bill Clinton and George Soros. See member lists at cfr dot org.

Haim Saban, media baron and billionaire Clinton supporter, is a director and part owner of Univision Inc. He is also a trustee at Brookings along with several CFR members.

Slate is owned by Donald Graham. The Meyer/Graham family were CFR members and owned the Washington Post for 80 years. Graham's sister, Elizabeth Weymouth, is a WP editor and CFR member.

GreatUncle's picture

If you find a new one of these facebooks bollocks add it to the list please.

Fake news? First it was Branson, now Clooney.

Courtesey of Facebook, problem is it contaminates other news agencies because it is a fucking advert. On top of that I now see the following two as creating fake news.

Clooney Facebook Fake News
Branson Facebook Fake News

Celebs endorsing the fake news when they should be saying "hey they is not enough real work for people so we going to pretend to create work".

What a fucking joke, snowflakes you are so screwed if that is the kind of future the reality TV and celebs want for you.

Hey I wonder how much shit other celebs have done this also hence my request ...

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) GreatUncle Jan 14, 2017 11:54 AM

Facebook is a corporate sponsor of the Rockefeller/CFR. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is a CFR member. See member lists at cfr dot org.

Chauncey Gardener's picture

And, guess who is Zuckerberg's grandpa? Soros.

luckylongshot's picture

All they need to do is stop lying- mission accomplished -fact prevails over fiction and no meeting need to be held.

migra's picture

They should call it, "How to recover from looking like douche bags 101".

Mareka's picture

CNN's Fake Tapper.
What a weasel.

American Liberal's picture

The secret is to just let him talk. He will out himself.


Lucky for Trump his feet are small, like his hands. So as he continually puts his foot in his mouth it won't hurt too much.

BorisTheBlade's picture

So far it worked exactly the opposite.

The_Juggernaut's picture

Lucky for the media his feet are small because he keeps putting one up their ass.

IntercoursetheEU's picture

American liberals = lemmings to the sea