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Stay the Night

I saw this prompt the other day and was just really inspired to write my own version after reading @ofstagsanddoes version which you can find here.


It was stupid really. How it all went down. He’d never had any problems with interviews before. After all, he was James Potter, and James Potter had a way with words. Except for that one day, that one day he made a big mistake.

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politico.com
‘That’s the Job. We Are Adversarial.’
Veteran reporter Andrea Mitchell has long been at the center of the biggest stories—and she’s never faced off against a White House like this before.

EXCERPT:

President Trump called her “Hillary Clinton’s P.R .person” when she got a scoop he didn’t like last week.

Controversial Fox News host Bill O’Reilly called her “unruly” when she shouted questions at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Well, it turns out Andrea Mitchell, the veteran White House correspondent and host of “The Andrea Mitchell Report” on MSNBC, has some words for them too. In a new interview for The Global Politico, our weekly podcast on world affairs in the Trump era, Mitchell says that after covering every president since Jimmy Carter, Donald Trump is by far the most hostile to the press—and to the truth—she’s ever seen, with a White House staff using the briefing room as a daily disinformation machine and a president and secretary of state outright undermining the ability of reporters to do their job.

“It is totally sui generis. I’ve never seen anything like this,” Mitchell says. “I have never seen anything like this where people just flat-out lie. You know, black is white and white is black, and they mislead you. It’s really disconcerting to see the podium in the White House briefing room being used to mislead or misdirect or obfuscate.”

politico.com
‘People Just Flat-Out Lie’
Andrea Mitchell’s covered seven White Houses. Then came Trump. ‘I’ve never seen anything like this,’ she tells The Global Politico.

President Trump called her “Hillary Clinton’s P.R. person” when she got a scoop he didn’t like last week. Controversial Fox News host Bill O’Reilly called her “unruly” when she shouted questions at Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Well, it turns out Andrea Mitchell, the veteran White House correspondent and host of “The Andrea Mitchell Report” on MSNBC, has some words for them too. In a new interview for The Global Politico, our weekly podcast on world affairs in the Trump era, Mitchell says that after covering every president since Jimmy Carter, Donald Trump is by far the most hostile to the press—and to the truth—she’s ever seen, with a White House staff using the briefing room as a daily disinformation machine and a president and secretary of state outright undermining the ability of reporters to do their job.

“It is totally sui generis. I’ve never seen anything like this,” Mitchell says. “I have never seen anything like this where people just flat-out lie. You know, black is white and white is black, and they mislead you. It’s really disconcerting to see the podium in the White House briefing room being used to mislead or misdirect or obfuscate.”

And then there’s the matter of Tillerson and his outright refusal to talk to reporters like Mitchell who’ve spent a lifetime on the diplomatic beat – and won’t even be bringing the usual complement of journalists along when he heads to Moscow for a crucial first visit this week amid escalating tensions over Trump’s airstrike on Russia proxy Syria. “There is just an attempt, and it’s successful, to shut down not just me but The New York Times, The Washington Post, Agence France-Presse, CNN. I mean, we’re all just shut out,” Mitchell says. “You should not be flying into Beijing without a press corps. You should not be going to Moscow without the press corps. It’s wrong.”

Oh, and another thing she’d like to get straight: She’s not, she insists, some pro-Clinton hack. “I’ve covered seven presidents now,” Mitchell tells me, “and have not endeared myself to any of them. That’s the job. We are adversarial.”

msnbc.com
Bernie Sanders draws contrast with Hillary Clinton over trade, other issues
Andrea Mitchell talks to Sen. Bernie Sanders about his campaign and how he’s tackling major issues on the trail in comparison to Hillary Clinton.

No matter how hard this reporter tries to make Bernie Sander’s interview about Hillary and Bill Clinton, he just won’t let it happen. Bernie makes his campaign about fighting for the good people of America against the agenda of the Billionaire Class. He is pure class and purely on point and will not let his campaign devolve into one about gossip. Pure presidential material.

To Mitchell McCoy, I say, good on you for being exactly who you are and not feeling like you have to talk like a lunk-headed former quarterback to report the news. Your example may give courage to a lot of boys and girls who are finding out that they maybe don’t quite fit the Barbie and Ken gender norms set out for them.
—  David Ferguson applauds Mitchell McCoy, an Arkansas journalist who was berated for his “gayness” on live TV

December 13, 2007
The Mitchell Report, a document of 409 pages as well as a paper trail of 115,000 copies of receipts, canceled checks, telephone records and e-mail messages, is released. The much anticipated investigative missive, the work of former Senator George Mitchell and his committee, calls the steroid era in the sport a collective failure and names 89 former and present big league players who allegedly used illegal, performance-enhancing drugs, including potential Hall of Famers Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, and Gary Sheffield.

yahoo.com
Watch Bernie Sanders help save reporter Andrea Mitchell from a ‘dangerous situation’

After leaving the debate stage on Tuesday evening, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) helped shield MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell from a crush of cameramen that nearly knocked her down as they sought to get him on video.

The incident occurred in a hallway just outside the spin room at the Wynn Las Vegas, where candidates and their surrogates spoke to the press following the Democratic presidential debate.

Sanders, who has been gaining on frontrunner Hillary Clinton in national and state polls, had one of the most talked-about moments of the evening when he declared that the public has had “enough” with relentless coverage of the scandal over Clinton’s email use. In the wake of his debate performance, Sanders’ arrival in the spin room led to a near-stampede as reporters and cameramen rushed over to speak to him. The pack of press followed him as he walked out of the spin room.

Yahoo News was standing right behind Sanders as the human surge began to knock Mitchell off balance. Sanders threw his hands out and pushed the crowd away as he shouted for people to move back. As the crowd began to part he reached over to Mitchell, who was still regaining her footing.

“You all right?” Sanders asked. “Are you OK?”

After checking in with Mitchell, Sanders continued admonishing the crowd to move back.

“All right! You know, excuse me! Please move back! You’ve almost injured —” Sanders said before trailing off and turning back to Mitchell.

“Are you all right?” he asked again.

“Yeah,” Mitchell confirmed. “I’m OK.”

Sanders continued to wave his hands and urge the crowd to back up.

“All right now! Stop it!” he declared. “Will the cameras slow it down?”

Sanders then reached out and touched Mitchell’s shoulder. Seemingly relieved, she took a deep breath.

“Are you all right?” he asked.

“I’m sorry,” Mitchell said. “That was a dangerous situation. I apologize.”

Sanders waved off Mitchell’s apology. She went on to describe the incident as a “terrible situation.”

“You don’t apologize. These people,” he said trailing off and pointing to the surrounding crowd.

He then proceeded to grant Mitchell an interview. She began by acknowledging the huge crowd Sanders brought into the spin room.

“There’s a lesson in this,” Mitchell said to Sanders. “Obviously, you did very well. You’ve been on fire tonight.”

Randy Velarde, former second basemen for the Yankees who was later implicated during the Mitchell Report amidst one of baseball’s biggest conspiracies, the Steroid Era. After the Mitchell Report was released he was bandied in the press as a “fringe infielder” but he was certainly serviceable for the Yankees from ‘93-'95, regardless of his use of steroids. Velarde also later registered an unassisted triple play (getting three outs by oneself in the field) for the Oakland A’s.

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Song of the Day 

Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell 

Rolling Stone has reported that Joni remains in the hospital but is comfortable and improving each day. This is such great news, and hopefully she will be back home soon. 

#WeLoveYouJoni

latimes.com
Singer Joni Mitchell rushed to L.A.-area hospital

Reports: Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell hospitalized

Los Angeles Times:  Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has been hospitalized in Los Angeles, multiple news agencies reported Tuesday night. Fire officials confirmed a person was transported in fair condition from Mitchell’s neighborhood, but could not identify that person. Mitchell is 71.

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