The Chief White House Correspondent for the NY Times, Peter Baker, appears to be having a Twitter meltdown after being passed over for a question during a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – taking a backseat to lesser known ABC affiliate WJLA and the Daily Caller.
Baker is pissed that the MSM didn’t get a chance to hijack the Q&A to ask a completely unrelated question about General Flynnn’s reported pre-inaugural contact with Russia – because if true, trying to mend relations after Obama ejected 35 Russian diplomats and instituted sanctions over thinly supported hacking claims is a bad thing. (UPDATE: Flynn has resigned after apparently going rogue and failing to seek permission to talk to Russia – unlike Henry Kissinger, who did just that in 1969).
Right guys – reporters who fail to try and sandbag the President with questions unrelated to the press conference should be ashamed of themselves. Give me a break.
Maybe don’t hire reporters who call the First Lady a hooker and you’ll get called on more?
Sat next to a journalist from the NYT last night who told me "Melania is a hooker." Whatever your politics it's crucial to call this out for
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) February 13, 2017