Only Dictatorships Do That!


Tucker Viemeister.

Monday’s decision by Pres. Donald Trump’s White House to only invite friendly media outlets to an off-camera briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer set off a chorus of shock and disbelief in the media world.

The Washington Post reported Friday that less than four months ago, when Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked if the Trump White House would play favorites among media outlets, he vehemently denied that it would happen.

At a December event hosted by Politico — one of the news outlets barred from today’s off-camera press gaggle — Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that allowing the press free access to government officials is not just a matter of principle, it’s what separates a democracy from a dictatorship.

“We have respect for the press when it comes to the government — that it is something you can’t ban an entity from,” Spicer said. “Conservative, liberal or otherwise. That makes a democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship. I think there is a vastly different model when it comes to government and what should be expected, and that’s on both sides.”

It’s official folks, we have a dictator in office.

Via Raw Story.


  1. Dave, ex-Kwisatz Haderach says

    Another day, another cavalcade of horrors. What the fuck is going on? Much credit to you Caine, and many others, for wading into this shitstorm to keep us informed. I don’t think I could do it.

    On vacation next week. No news, just booze. Hope he doesn’t blow up the world while I’m gone. I like the world, my stuff is there.

  2. says

    This is fascism, American style.

    I don’t think I could do it.

    I have to fight off running away every day. There are so many days I want to stop blogging. But, better people know wtf is going on.

    Booze and vacation! Sounds fabulous to me, I hope you have a grand time. Be safe.

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