Bowing down for access
The DC Press Corpse is absolutely useless.
The stupid gibberish word salad from trump gives me a migraine. I cannot understand how people listen to this absurd nonsense and nod in agreement.
Similarly, I often wonder if some reporters ask questions and don’t truly listen to the response.
I have an additional question...why did this same press have no issues whatsoever hounding Hillary Clinton and Obama? They didn't push back at the absurdity of the GOP's horror at Obama's tan suit? They didn't question the endless fruitless investigations into Hillary Clinton. This didn't start with Trump...the WH press has given a pass to every Republican who held the presidency. They barely investigated the underpinnings of the war in Afganistan where millions died. It's simply become more obvious. The press stopped asking about the murder of Khashoggi. They dropped the story of the US betrayal of the Kurds. They will do the same with the US' wholesale capitulation to the Taliban. If the DC press isn't hanging out at the Trump Tower hotel's bar, they are taking bows at book tours. The few honorable journalists have been overtaken by the endless chaos and realization that it's far too little, far too late.
My belief is they are scared to death that Trump will revoke their press pass, and maybe they feel that getting some info is better than no info...all I know for sure is that these folks need to grow a pair!
Never ceases to amuse me: Reporters' lust for access to documented serial liars. (A related problem is the reliance on anonymous sources when all their doing is pushing self-beneficial BS.)
Brian Karem from Playboy has had a few moments that were applause worthy. Trump hates him and won't call on him and even had his press pass removed til he got it back. Journalists live in fear of being fired or singled out by trump. They may ask pertinent questions, but they never follow up when greeted with lies or nonsensical answers. Look to the owners of the media for blame.
Your points are correct but the article didn't answer your question: Why won't one White House reporter stand up to Trump? Other than that they are afraid to be banished, what is the answer?