Election 2016 The Media

Reporters Still Getting Kicked Out of Trump Events

Even at events held by Trump’s vice presidential running mate Mike Pence, reporters are being bullied and ejected.

A Washington Post reporter who was denied credentials for a Pence event in Wisconsin (because all Washington Post reporters have been banned) tried to enter the event as a citizen, but he was still denied entry.

via Media Matters

DelReal then tried to enter via the general-admission line, as Post reporters have done without incident since Trump last month banned the newspaper from his events. He was stopped there by a private security official who told him he couldn’t enter the building with his laptop and cellphone. When DelReal asked whether others attending the rally could enter with their cellphones, he said the unidentified official replied, “Not if they work for The Washington Post.”

After placing his computer and phone in his car, DelReal returned to the line and was detained again by security personnel, who summoned two county sheriff’s deputies.

Even after deputies verified that DelReal was not carrying any electronic devices, he was still denied entry by Trump campaign private security.

Pence staff say a rogue campaign volunteer is responsible for the incident, but I don’t see how anyone could buy that. This is a clear pattern.

Any reporters or news organizations still handling the Trump campaign with kid gloves are only playing themselves.

  • Victor the Crab

    And they’ll still follow Drumph around and hold his jockstrap, because Drumph give their corporate bosses them so much material to cover. And because CROOKED HILLARY EMAILS BENGHAZI!!!!! so that their overlord superiors can have their precious horserace to pad their bottom lines with, the future of the country and the world FUCK THEM WITH A CACTUS UP THEIR ASSHOLES, WE ANSWER ONLY TO OUR GREEDY, SOCIOPATHIC SHAREHOLDERS, BITCHES!!!!!

  • Aynwrong

    Of course. The fascist’s ego will not be denied.

  • muselet

    I’m slightly surprised every other news organization hasn’t demanded the Post‘s reporters (and every other banned reporter and news outlet, for that matter) not be prevented from doing their job.

    Even the dimwitted tightwads who own our glorious news media nowadays should realize the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin’s words: We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.

    (Please note, I said “should,” not “do.”)

    –alopecia

    • JMAshby

      Most of the media would sacrifice a goat for access.

      • muselet

        Of course they would.

        I would have thought someone would realize, though, that if the Trump campaign is willing to ban some reporters, it would be willing to ban all reporters.

        I guess reporters and their bosses are dumber than I suspected.

        –alopecia

        • atlavely

          […] and then they came for me…