On Monday morning, ABC News announced that the network’s website would begin airing a show entitled The Briefing Room after each White House press briefing, further validating the view that the briefing has devolved into a circus of liberal journalists trying to become viral sensations.
ABC News Public Relations explained that it would feature “ABC News’ powerhouse politics team in D.C. will report on the news and announcements from the press conference with a play-by-play rundown of the topics discussed from the podium and context on the current political climate.”
Naturally, the stars of the program will be chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega , congressional correspondent Mary Bruce, and political director Rick Klein. It also noted that it would be streamed on their website but also the ABC News app, Facebook, and YouTube.
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Whether it’s arguments made by this space or former White House press secretaries Ari Fleischer and Mike McCurry, the briefings have gone from substantive discussions with both sides coming to the table with good intentions to quite the opposite.
CNN’s Jim Acosta and his repeated meltdowns have served as arguably the best examples of reporters looking to show off in front of cameras for their adoring fans in The Resistance.
Despite attempts by folks at CNN and others that they’re not the opposition party, every freak-out over whether the briefing is on- or off-camera solidifies the reality that they are the opposition to the Trump White House.
The Daily Mail’s David Martosko, who was rumored to have been a candidate to replaced Sean Spicer at the podium, tweeted this perfect summation:
A new show purely about White House press briefings is a splendid argument for ending White House press briefings. https://t.co/bJy1sbS2US— David Martosko (@dmartosko) July 17, 2017