Dear American Political Reporters, Stop Acting Like Biblical Donkeys

He is the President of the United States. Treat him as such. Air his first Oval Office address and stop the bellyaching.

When President Obama declared, "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor," many of the very same reporters who are now bemoaning the lies Donald Trump tells were then attacking Republicans for pointing out Obama was lying. They circled their jerks around Barack Obama defensively and it led to appropriate ridicule when his statement was exposed for a lie.

Now suddenly the same reporters are wringing their hands over whether they should cover the President of the United States's first Oval Office address to the nation.

My views on this President are well documented, but he is still the President of the United States and when he seeks to air an address live from the Oval Office, you air his address. You can fact check him all you want after he speaks. But he is as much your President as Obama was mine. And you should have run Obama's address on immigration too, but the circumstances are, in fact, different. We are in the midst of a government shutdown and the President wants to address the nation.

Bring on every fact checker, pundit, and braying extra-Biblical donkey you want to respond, but you carry the President live. That, my friends, is your job -- to report facts and cover the news. It is not your job to gather the circle of jerks in the bathroom of the Newseum to fret over the President's mendacity. We already know he is at war with the truth, but he is still the lawfully elected President of the United States and you should respect the office no matter how much you hate him personally.

You people cover the President's tweets with wall to wall coverage and multi-thousand word think pieces. It really is ridiculous that if the President were to tweet his remarks, you'd cover it without hesitation. You can cover the President of the United States speaking from the Oval Office or we can stop pretending you are reporters and just all fully embrace you've given up your job and have become partisan censors of what is acceptable.

And then you are no better that you think he is and certainly no better than what he claims you are.

Run the speech live, then critique the hell out of it. Let the Democrats have a formal response. But stop with the stupid handwringing over covering him live. He is the President and you are not arbiters of anything.

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Oregun
Oregun

These are the same folks who fawned over Trump to improve their ratings and throw the election to Hillary so they richly deserve eachother.

DonBarcus
DonBarcus

Love it! Seems reporters these days want to be the cool kid with the hot take. We’d just as soon you do your jobs and let us make up our own minds (I know! It sounds preposterous!)

Sickofthiscrap
Sickofthiscrap

Thankfully we have a President that wants to close the border. 1/4 trillion dollars a year is squandered on illegals and we cant afford it. Time to cut it off for good..... WALLS WORK!

Williamvh
Williamvh

The news media has been in the tank with the DemocRATS for years but when Trump got elected when they knew Hillary would win and when she lost the media lost it all. They were suckered in to the lies and the people were disgusted at what was happening so as the Republican base and Trump was elected. This could not happen and the media still believes it did not happen. So they have lost all resembelence of responsiblity to report the news fairly. 93% of the stories on Trump are negative and Trump has fulfilled more promises that the four previous DemocRAT Presidents and all have helped the country. The President also wants to protect American citizens with a secure border but the DemocRATS and their media are frantic because they are the future voters and the DemocRAT Party and the news media will allow the criminals, murderers, rapists and terrorist into our country because they say a few bad apples is worth it. The COUNTRY DISAGREES!

NeilMcKenna
NeilMcKenna

I cannot stand Donald Trump, but I agree that if the President of the United States wants to address the nation, you let him.

In the Army, we were taught that in saluting we pay respect to the rank, not the man (or woman) who holds it. The same applies here.