The Politex Report #1248

Dictators Can't Laugh At Themselves: Cowardly Trump Runs Away


Robert Reich: 7 warning signs present when tyrants try to hijack democracies: #2 Turn the public against the press.


It's Happening—News Groups Are Being Barred From White House Press Briefings. Mojo

Trump's media war threatens journalists globally, protection group warns.

The White House's radical attack on the First Amendment cannot go unanswered | Guardian


Trump Plans to Skip WH Correspondents’ Association Dinner; Celebration of 1st Ammendment Will Go On Without Him. NYT

Cowardly Trump will not attend White House correspondents' dinner | Guardian

"Girl Scout" Trump to skip WH correspondents’ dinner: ‘No reason for him to go in and sit and pretend,' says Spox WP


Mark Morford: Oh you pathetic, thin-skinned fascist coward.

RW: You're like every other internet troll; you talk a lot of smack but you wouldn't dare be around people who could challenge you.

Albert Brooks: First pres..since Truman to skip Correspondents Dinner. He trashes everyone on the planet but can't sit for one roast. #sad

Open Culture: Autocrats can't take a ribbing.


Trump Ruled the Tabloid Media in NYC. Washington Is a Different Story. NYT


Twitterpated Trump vs. The Press: His staff feeds him fake praise to slow down his angry tweets. Dowd

Donald Trump’s idiot box anger addiction: The country’s a disaster and the world is a mess, says Fox.


President Obama Roasts Donald Trump At White House Correspondents' Dinner! - YouTube

Humiliated: Donald Trump’s Presidential Run Began in an Effort to Gain Stature. NYT


AI Smith dinner: Video of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's full remarks — Quartz

Trump draws boos at Catholic dinner - POLITICO

Donald Trump Heckled by New York Elite at Charity Dinner. NYT

Donald Trump Booed After Attacking Clinton at Catholic Charity Dinner | Vanity Fair