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Lügenpresse! Fake lying news! Journalists getting closer and closer and closer to uncovering the truth behind Donald Trump's Russia scandal! And did Trump not just say at CPAC on Friday that he was going to "do something" about those mean journalists who insist on searching for the real truth, instead of whatever Trump's Ministry Of Truth tells them to say?

Just a few minutes ago, White House press secretary and Melissa McCarthy impersonator Sean Spicer canceled the daily White House press briefing in favor of a li'l gaggle in his office, off camera, with only certain news outlets allowed in. Friendly outlets. Outlets that do not criticize der Fuehrer! Take over, New York Daily News:

Among the many outlets barred from Spicer's office: CNN, The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, RealClearPolitics, and the Daily News. Others — like the small, conservative One America News Network — were given the nod and allowed in, as well as ABC and NBC, along with the standard rotating "pool" of reporters who are allowed in to every public event.

Surprise, Dead Breitbart was let in, because they lick Trump's ass RIGHT nice, like they make the swirlies with their tongue and everything.

Here's CNN's response:

And the reply from Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times:

According to the NYDN, banned outlets demanded to know why they weren't let in, and White House spokes-moron Stephanie Grisham accused them of "threatening" her. Uh huh. Those mean journalists, viciously demanding to do journalisms.

The White House Correspondents' Association, which we have a feeling JUST MIGHT have an upcoming dinner to cancel (no pageantry for you, President Pussgrab!), is PISSED:

"The WHCA board is protesting strongly against how today's gaggle is being handled by the White House. We encourage the organizations that were allowed in to share the material with others in the press corps who were not. The board will be discussing this further with White House staff," White House Correspondents Association President Jeff Mason said in a statement.

Wonkette also notes that the How To Do Journalism prize will immediately be awarded to Time magazine and the Associated Press, both of which boycotted the circle jerk in Spicer's office in response. All news outlets invited in should follow their lead.

Maybe the White House is just so embarrassed about its latest giant fuckup, begging the FBI to leak fake news to the press about how Donald Trump has never had sex with Russia, that it's hiding from real journalists. Maybe this is just another step toward the autocratic kleptocracy President Bannon wants to replace America with. New York Times White House correspondent Glenn Thrush has a theory about why:

WHO HERE HATES GLENN? LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT EVERYBODY RAISED THEIR HAND! WRITE THAT, THAT'S YOUR STORY!

Whatever reasons the White House had for doing this, IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL.

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen, in her invaluable essay on surviving autocracy, warned us:

The national press is likely to be among the first institutional victims of Trumpism. There is no law that requires the presidential administration to hold daily briefings, none that guarantees media access to the White House. Many journalists may soon face a dilemma long familiar to those of us who have worked under autocracies: fall in line or forfeit access. There is no good solution (even if there is a right answer), for journalism is difficult and sometimes impossible without access to information.

In other words, IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL.

To paraphrase in a way that's easier to understand, we'd say IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL.

IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL. IT'S NOT FUCKING NORMAL.

Ahem.

This is not normal.

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[New York Daily News / New York Review of Books]

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I'd mentioned this week that there's definitely probably a tape out there of Donald Trump referring to a black person as a "nigger," because Trump is a racist and that's sort of what they do. Sarah Huckabee Sanders won't even affirmatively deny such a tape exists, and she's from the "two plus two equals five" school of communications management. I also speculated that once the tape was released, Republican supporters of the president would flock to defend his vile words: "Hey, if you rearrange the letters in "nigger," you get "ginger" and who doesn't like redheads and the occasional Dark 'n' Stormy?"

The shameful display has already started and the supposed recording isn't even available for pre-order on iTunes. George State Senator Michael Williams stated in appearance on CNN's "New Day Saturday" that if Trump -- who's the president, by the way -- did say "nigger," it would certainly concern him as an "individual" but "not necessarily as a person that is running our country." So, uh, what the hell is that? This has been a standard argument from Republicans ever since Trump crawled his way out of the sewers of birtherism and onto a major political stage: "We think Trump is a terrible human being -- seriously, we have to shower immediately after meeting with him -- but we still think he's a suitable steward of the most powerful nation on the planet."

Normally, you'd think this would work the other way. You know, your brother-in-law is a nice enough guy. Your sister certainly could've done worse. You don't mind the slightly rambling sports-ball discussions with him at family gatherings. He's good for looking after the kids (as long as your sister is present or reachable by cell), but you'd never invest your hard-earned money into whatever half-assed business venture he's trying to get off the ground nor would you back his run for any serious political office.

I've long had issues with the "brilliant asshole" archetype in TV and movies. It's almost always a white male (because women and minorities must be perfect) whose emotional immaturity and overall jerkass behavior we're told to overlook because they're so goshdarned awesome. Do you want some PC "cuck" or do you want Dr. House to figure out that the MS symptoms you're suffering are really just because you ate a stale doughnut? Sherlock Holmes doesn't have time for your feelings or social niceties -- not while he's solving mysteries and being dreamy.

Trump, however, isn't "brilliant." He's just a guy who says "nigger." They're hardly a scarcity in the market. You don't even have to venture out to a klan rally to find one. You can order online -- same day social media delivery.

Williams argues that Trump didn't use the word "nigger" when he was in the "office of the president." It was just some youthful indiscretion when he was almost 60. I don't even know where he's going with this. Does he think Trump has changed? He routinely insults and belittles black people. He also calls black NFL players who peacefully protest "sons of bitches." Was that his way of weaning off calling us "niggers"? Has he been wearing a "nigger" patch on his arm to control his cravings for the racial epithet?

"He used the word in his personal life," Williams said. (It was actually in a workplace context -- SER) "Now if he were president and were to go on TV and use the n-word, I'd have a major problem with that."

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It's heartening repulsive to see that Williams draws the line at Trump holding an official "nigger" press conference. I think once we reach that point, Trump will probably also reveal that his buddies on the Supreme Court discovered a typo in the Thirteenth Amendment and black folks' work-life balance will start to really suffer.

"I will always say using the n-word is wrong, and it's bad, and should never be accepted in our society. But just because (Trump) might have done it years ago, not as our president, doesn't mean we need to continue to berate him because he used it," GOP state Sen. Michael Williams, who is white, told CNN's Victor Blackwell on "New Day Saturday."

Blackwell, who is black, had to sit there and listen to this crap from a white elected official who is just 45 years old. You know, the word "nigger" doesn't even appear in the Dred Scott decision, for example, but that's not necessary for reasonable people to understand that it was racist as hell. We all know Trump is racist, but now Republicans can't even repudiate the worst demonstrations of his racial animus. The first black president hasn't even been out of office for two full years and already "nigger" is being redefined. What would once end a campaign in its tracks when Blackwell and I were growing up is now just an "oops, my bad."

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Conservatives want to be oppressed. Or, rather, for everyone to think they are being oppressed and to then give them what they see as the impunity and moral upper hand that comes along with being an oppressed group of people. They want it very, very badly and think it is very unfair that all the people they have oppressed have this privilege and they do not. This morning, Trump took to Twitter to vow to protect them from the worst kind of oppression of all -- imaginary social media censorship!

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