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‘Oh Shut the F*ck Up’

New York magazine Washington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi responded angrily to criticism coming from former White House press admin Ari Fleischer on Monday night, tweeting at him: “Oh shut the f*ck up.”

Fleisher, who served under President George W. Bush, criticized Nuzzi after having a Rose Garden press briefing upon the coronavirus pandemic in which in turn she asked President Donald Trump: “If an American president loses more Americans over the course of six weeks than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War, does he deserve to be re-elected?”

The “Vietnam” talking point features been repeated among mainstream multimedia journalists for a few days.

One example is really a “fake news” viral picture of President Lyndon B. Johnson, which was presented by several Trump critics as if Johnson had been expressing grief more than the deaths in Vietnam. (The idea behind the comparison can be to suggest Trump has revealed less empathy. )

In simple fact, Johnson was endeavoring to hear a new tape recording produced by his son-in-law, who was serving in Vietnam at the time.

Trump deflected the question: “Yes we’ve lost a lot of people, but if you look at what original projections were — 2.2 million — we’re probably heading to 60,000, 70,000 — far too many — one person is too many for this,” he said, without having showing anger.

Fleischer was initially unimpressed, suggesting that the concern had a political motive:

In answer, Nuzzi tweeted: “Oh shut the fuck up.”

Nuzzi possessed taken to social media in order to defend her question, and as well retweeted several people who possessed praised her for asking the question.

President Trump is said to always be reconsidering his daily press session because journalists use them in order to grandstand and to score politics points, rather than to engage in information.

The contrast having press briefings for governors and even mayors is stark: there, media tend to be more deferential and to ask questions geared towards eliciting information rather than committing political fault.

Nuzzi, who also has also covered Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, formerly interned intended for former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), then an aspiring New York City mayoral candidate.

She wrote after his campaign concluded in scandal that a lot of of Weiner’s staff had joined them the trust of gaining use of Hillary Clinton. Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, was initially Clinton’s closest aide.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot upon Sunday evenings from 7 s. m. to 10 p. michael. ET (4 p. m. in order to 7 p. m. PT). His new book, RED NOVEMBER, can be available for pre-order. He can be a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter in @joelpollak.


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