Monday, May 8, 2017
Trump Gets the Last Laugh--Orders Federal Agencies to Keep Their TVs Tuned to the Same Channel
The following article was published on the Independent Journal Review website on May 7th.
Predictably, the left is in a tizzy. Ed.
For months — even before he won the presidential election — Donald Trump was engaged in a war with a number of media outlets.
He called individual reporters names and referred to their networks as stupid. And then, as “fake news” became a popular buzzword, he adopted that.
The networks fired back, flooding the President with negative press.
But now, it seems that President Trump will have the last laugh ...
Julia Reinstein of BuzzFeed News tweeted the following:
The email, sent to the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), reads:
Good Morning, CBER Researchers,
Please excuse me for sending this out to your entire group via your listserv, but I was alerted by a member in our group and I wanted to let everyone know the reason for the change from CNN to FOX.
The reason for the change is [sic] a decision from the current administration, administrative official has requested that all monitors, under our control, on the White Oak Campus, display Fox News.
Sorry for the inconvenience, but I am unable to change any of the monitors to any other news source at this time.
And despite the fact that the FDA denied any order from the Trump administration, Julia Reinstein tweeted:
Here's my full story on that FDA email saying the Trump admin ordered them to display Fox News on their TVs.
FDA is now denying the Trump admin ordered the channel change.
Someone at Health and Human Services said that it had happened there as well.
And former Obama era Labor Secretary Chris Lu said there was no way it was coincidence:
Take it from someone who ran an agency for 3 years, things like this don't happen on their own. Reporters should file FOIAs at all agencies.
According to BizPacReview, it could have been retaliation: “The move comes just days after all of the mainstream media networks, excluding Fox News, refused to run president Trump’s '100 Days' political ad. CNN indicated that they would not run the ad unless the graphic 'FAKE NEWS' was removed.”