Kassam in Daily Caller: The White House Should Never Hold A Press Briefing Again

At peak hubris, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had not held a press conference in 278 days. There was a plea of ignorance from the media at the time — “we didn’t realize it had been so long!” but that was about the extent of the criticism aimed at the 2016 loser.

It has been around 30 days since a Sarah Sanders-led, White House press conference, but the entire nation’s media are already up in arms about it.

Is it because they learned the lessons of not having held Clinton to account during the campaign? Fat chance. No establishment journalist regrets the kid-gloves with which they treated Mrs. C. Most of them wish they had tried harder to help her.

Is it because the White House is quite different from the campaign and it is therefore more serious when Team Trump ignores the caterwauling of the press? Can’t be, since they were all convinced Hillary was about to take residence in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and they didn’t apply said rules to her.

So I suppose it must just be that good old fashioned bias again, right?


Raheem Kassam

Raheem Kassam is a bestselling author, Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute, and former advisor to Brexit leader Nigel Farage

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