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Too Many Performer in White House Press Corps

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by JerseyGator01, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. JerseyGator01

    JerseyGator01 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 10, 2007
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  2. rivergator

    rivergator Too Hot Mod Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Let's see: A Republican strategist who praises Republicans and blasts Democrats ... blasts the media. This is shocking.
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  3. fastsix

    fastsix Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2007
    I'd think she'd quit just because there was nothing to do. Less than 4 hours of White House press briefings in June, July, and August combined.

    Anybody 'member when Republicans were all upset about Hillary Clinton not holding press briefings? I 'member. Yet another example of Republican faux outrage being laid bare.

    The summer of disappearing White House press briefings

    President Trump’s press secretary Sarah Sanders fielded reporters’ questions in the James S. Brady press briefing room just 13 times during all of June, July and August. An ABC News analysis found Sanders spent a combined three hours and 58 minutes behind the podium.

    Obama press secretary Josh Earnest and deputy press secretary Eric Schultz held 35 on-camera press briefings in the summer of 2016, totaling about 39 hours of time taking formal questions, by ABC’s analysis.

    In the summer of 2008, the final year of the George W. Bush administration, spokespersons Dana Perino, Tony Fratto and Gordon Johndroe held 32 on-camera briefings, according to public records, including many from Texas where President Bush vacationed at his Crawford ranch. All told, they took questions for a combined nine hours and 24 minutes in formal briefings over three months.
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