Jon Karl Tries To Rip Kayleigh McEnany, Accidentally Reveals Just How Effective She Is At Destroying The Press

(Right Country) – ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl attempted to scorch White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany in an op-ed on Monday, slamming her briefings as “political shows” rather than opportunities for the press to cover the administration.

Karl, who penned an antagonistic book about the Trump show, called “Front Row at the Trump Show,” whined in his piece, published in the Washington Post, that McEnany regularly scolds “the media” and that she wouldn’t directly answer a question about the president’s criticisms of NASCAR.

“I believe very firmly that the White House press secretary is a public servant, his or her salary paid for by the taxpayers, has a job to inform the public by informing the reporters that the public uses to get information,” Karl said, explaining that he has covered four different presidents and roughly 14 different press secretaries.

“Of course the press secretary serves at the pleasure of the president, but this is a different job,” Karl said. “She’s not the spokesperson for a campaign, she’s not the spokesperson for a political party, she’s the spokesperson for the executive branch of the federal government of the United States.

“It is a different job, it is not a purely political job and those briefings have begun to look purely political,” Karl said.

This long-winded complaint underscores just how much McEnany gets under the media’s skin, which is not unlike how her boss does the same.

As BizPac Review explains:

Indeed, McEnany’s contentious relationship with the press has involved some occasions where she has chastised reporters for focusing on what she believes are inane, unimportant subjects most Americans don’t care about.

Like NASCAR and the issue of whether or not the Confederate flag should have been banned.

Last week, after reporters — including Karl — continually pressed her on tweets President Trump wrote blasting the decision by NASCAR and suggesting its lone black Cup driver, Bubba Wallace, apologize for helping to perpetuate a noose “hoax,” McEnany pushed back.

“I was asked probably 12 questions about the Confederate Flag. This president is focused on action. I’m a little dismayed that I didn’t receive one question on the deaths this weekend. I didn’t receive one question about New York City shootings doubling for the third straight week, and over the last seven days, shootings skyrocket by 142 percent. Not one question,” she said.

In perhaps one of the most outrageous examples of just how little the press takes their end of the bargain seriously in the press room, Politico’s Ryan Lizza, asked McEnany if President Trump was glad the South lost the Civil War.

“Well, your first question is absolutely absurd. He’s proud of the United States of America,” McEnany quite rightly admonished him.

Last month, McEnany went head-to-head with CNN’s notoriously absurd Jim Acosta for asking more absurd questions.

“Last night, the president tweeted out some fake videos, one of which was labeled ‘manipulated media’ by Twitter,” Acosta began at Friday’s White House press briefing.

“Why is the president sharing fake videos on Twitter about two toddlers who are obviously showing a lot of love for one another? It seems as though he is exploiting children to make some sort of point,” he asked.

The tweet he was referring to contained a meme from Carpe Donktum which was highlighted the media’s hysterical coverage of the president.

Twitter, which has been targeting the president with unprecedented “fact-checking” stunts on the president’s tweet, flagged this RT as “manipulated media.”

“He was making a point about CNN specifically,” McEnany replied in reference to the fake news network’s history of making laughably false claims about the president and their constant stream of negative coverage.

“He was making a point that CNN has regularly taken him out of context,” she continued. “That in 2019, CNN misleadingly aired a clip from one viewpoint repeatedly, to falsely accuse the Covington boys of being ‘Students in MAGA gear harassing a Native American elder.’”

McEnany didn’t back down when Acosta continued to interrupt her.

“You got to let me finish, Jim, this isn’t a cable news segment. I’m answering your question right now from the White House podium,” she quipped.

30 COMMENTS

  1. When obama first became president, after about 6 months in office, one of the questions from the press was “how does it feel to be president?” you talk about a softball question… why doesn’t trump ever get questions like that??? the mainstream media is just out to get him and trump and kayleigh are not going to let that happen… and they are up to the task…

      • So I can see you are part of the fake news lovers. He is such a liar. LOL you statement along make you such a liar!!!

      • Bri I see you study you talking point papers very diligently (You are singing with the choir). Now just for fun tell us one lie President Trump has told AND back it up with verifiable facts. I do not really expect an answer from you because the answer is not in your talking point papers. But give it a go.

      • Are you still worshipping The Kenyan Fraud at the shrine you have for him in your house ? You don’t drink Kool-Aid do you ? You and the other Bath House Barry worshippers drink the water he walks on , don’t you ? You imbeciles can’t see the forest for the tree you just ran into, face first.

  2. ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC all know about political shows. They’ve been doing for 30 years. In some cases it’s been 50 years. Another example of the pot calling the kettle black.

  3. Love, Love, Love your composure and cander in dealing with the hypocritical press. You effectively make them look like schoolchildren babbling to a college professor. But we all know what the endgame is. Make President Trump look as bad as possible. But you are making them look like complete, utter, fools.

  4. It boils down to, If you don’t feed the Main Scheme Media the info only they are interested in, then they are obliged to insinuate that your actions are anti American. They surely don’t want to hear anything that doesn’t fit into their agenda.
    The good thing is, they don’t realize that a large percent of Americans see though their clown show, and are keeping track of their actions. The final tally will be in the first week of Nov.

  5. I just wish Kayleigh would hold classes for other Republicans on how to confront the inappropriate, underhanded, “gotcha” questions thrown at her by the so-called reporters. Keep it up, Kayleigh. Maybe others will learn from your example.

      • The MORON that is trying to be president is the most idiotic lying creep to ever forget what day it is. He actually called himself his husband. Now, who do you think will be president in name only??????????? There are others waiting to take over if the crook should steal the election. Think about that before you vote and go to a socialist country and stay long enough to see where we would.

      • Democrats are the gullible fools to think that whats his name not sure where he is will do anything but, guarantee he will sell the country out to the Socialist AOC ILHAN OMAR Pelosi run Congress that is in the Pocket with CHINA they will turn this country inside out and you BRI DAVIES will have NOTHING when they get thru with this nation! Watch and see. I am A Very PROUD #WalkAwayFromDemocratsForever I do not believe in MURDERING BABIES the DAY of birth as BIDEN has accepted on his platform! He has been ex-communicated from communion because he openly accepts Abortion which is against the Catholic church beliefs and GODS word! Christians will never vote for the immorality evilness the left have become!

  6. We should all be voting for our Republicans: Senators, Congress and of course our President. We must keep our President for another 4 years, the house and Congress. If we don’t, we may lose to the Democrats and that will be the end of everything we stand for. Just think of all we have to lose, especially the right to believe in GOD, which is very important for us. Where has Nancy Pelosi and her gang been, when our country has been attack? She has been the LAZIEST SPEAK OF THE HOUSE EVER!!! Biden is a veggie and has to be told what to do by one of the 4 Squads, Bernie, and we know who the rest are…..especially the rotten Lying Media.

  7. Kayleigh handles the news media very well. She stands her ground and does not lose her cool. All women should be proud that she is in the position that she holds. We need someone like her to stand behind our president and stand for our basic constitutional rights. If Trump does not win in November then we are in serious trouble as we will be electing a socialist president and a lot of our freedoms as we know them will disappear from day one. Keep up the good work Kayleigh as most news stations are definitely bias against our president. It is sad when we have so must negativity in our news, our celebrities and our politics and they say things that are not even fact.

  8. Bri, You obviously have no idea what your talking about. If you think Socialism is a good thing,why are you still living here and not Venezuela? I’m sure you would love it there. Standing in long lines for a single roll of toilet paper and if you can get any, would cost you more than a dinner at a steak house. Obviously you’re not old enough to remember the 22% interest rates for buying a home under Jimmy Carter. Obviously you forgot Obama allowing ISLAMIC “TERRORIST S” to kill our soldiers and NOT doing anything to help our soldiers and having NO sympathy for the grieving family members who lost loved ones in BENGHAZI!

  9. If we as Americans do not vote for President Trump, our lives will change DRAMATICALLY!!!! Joe Biden is no more fit to run our country than the man in the moon. He is not fit to run a grocery store !! The Far Left Socialists have lost their minds and all morals . I pray the majority of this country will see the TRUTH sooner than later when it is TOO late……

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