Right Side Broadcasting Network’s (RSBN) announcement that they will be participating in White House press briefings is raising new questions about whether President-elect Donald Trump intends to bypass traditional media as President and create a press corps more favorable to his administration.
During their live coverage of President-elect Donald Trump’s “Thank You” rally in North Carolina on December 6, the show’s host Joe Seales announced that the network is “going to become a 24-hour network very soon.” Seales also said the network will “be in the White House” and “be at the press briefings” during the Trump administration:
According toForeign Policy magazine, to get accredited to report in the White House, “a reporter first needs to be approved for a congressional press pass by the Standing Committee of Correspondents, elected by accredited reporters.” RSBN must also meet a number of other requirements along with their application to be credentialed as a reporter in the White House:
Among other requirements, congressional reporters must demonstrate that they work for a publication whose “principal business is the daily dissemination of original news and opinion of interest to a broad segment of the public” and is “editorially independent of any institution, foundation or interest group that lobbies the federal government.” The White House also requires an additional Secret Service background check.
Trump could, however, circumvent press rules and procedures by allowing a non-credentialed reporter to ask questions during the briefings, which is exactly what happened in the last Republican administration. Jeff Gannon of the right-wing Talon News was “admitted on a day-to-day basis” into the White House briefing room where he was “repeatedly allowed to ask — usually friendly” questions to the Bush administration.
It is unclear whether RSBN has applied or meet any of the standards set by the rules governing the press galleries, but their relationship with Trump makes their announcement problematic.
A sign that Trump hates the freedom of the press and remake WH press briefings in his own image: Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN), aka “Trump TV”, will be in Trump’s WH press briefings.
this one is so cheesy i’m dying but i hope you like it! :)
“What’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told?”
The nights that Jasmine and Anthony found hard to fall asleep were after two show days, the adrenaline pumping through them enough to keep them awake for hours after, usually watching a movie or having late night chats.
Tonight they find themselves sitting in the living room with the glow from the Christmas tree lighting the room, Anthony pressed up against Anthony’s chest, blankets thrown haphazardly over them. Everything had felt so content and perfect, Jasmine trying to capture this moment in her mind as a memory she could look back on.
“I want to have a deep conversation,” Anthony blurted, Jasmine giggling as she nodded, grabbing his arm to play with the bracelets that she had grown to love.
“Okay, what’s the biggest lie you’ve ever told?” Jasmine knows the question is abrupt and probably too deep to start off with, and she isn’t surprised when she’s met with silence. Anthony’s breathing slows as he struggles to think of what he was going to say, knowing that he couldn’t lie in that moment.
As I’ve mentioned before, I was raised in a strict Christian household. It was full of love, but it was also a house that didn’t like Ellen DeGeneres or Rosie O'Donnell simply because they were gay. A house that would turn off the tv when the lesbian episodes of Friends were on (while I ran to the tv in my room and pressed “mute” to see it). One that would roll their eyes at the idea of gay marriage. Parents that meant well and just went by what they were taught, wanting us to grow up with something to believe. I remember sobbing in high school, thinking they would absolutely kill me. Things slowly started changing when I was 16+.
My Mom was the one who asked if I was gay. She was my biggest supporter, my secret keeper, and the one I told everything to. My Dad? He went from not wanting me to come out, to protect me, to telling everyone he knows if they ask if I’m “dating any new guys” - because that’s simply who I am. In his words “why hide it? Who cares?”. My Mom came to me about Carol on her own, wanting to watch it to see the love story. When gay marriage was legalized, I called my Mom sobbing. She was sobbing with me, after yelling “YES! THANK GOD” in front of all of her friends.
After being raised to hate who I was, not even allowing it to be an option - to now, my Mother texting me just now saying “Do you have any more Human Rights Campaign stickers like you have on your car? I want one on mine”
Change is a beautiful thing. Believe in it and believe in people.
these shots are from the press shoot for Room On Fire, 2003 I think. I love them because they are two views of the exact same moment. I set up the camera on a tripod and gave Nick the remote control while I stepped off to the side to shoot The Strokes shooting themselves. When I shoot them they just stand there and look cool but when they shoot themselves they start to ham it up and jump around!
Kingsman is harder work (to prepare for) but far more rewarding. When I played Eddie, I didn’t do any training and went a bit wild with food. Now I’m back to fish and chicken breasts and spinach and protein shakes and am in the gym every day. I really, really love food, so I have to go all or nothing. I’m either a glutton or a Buddhist monk.