3TC — If Only

AECBAF8E-F2FC-4BF5-ADEB-C59F7BD719DF“You people in the lame-stream media go out of you way to write mean and nasty things about me,” the president whined at his press conference. “Why don’t you ever write about all of the wonderful things I’ve done for this country and all of my great accomplishments in my first term in office.”

A journalist from one of the nation’s most highly respected newspaper stood up and responded to the president. “Sir,” he said, “you stand before us and tell lie after lie. You take no responsibility for the catastrophes brought about by your ineptness and incompetence, and you attempt to blame everyone but yourself for the terrible state our country is in. Sir, it will be a cold day in hell before I knowingly lie to my readers as you knowingly lie to the American people.”

The other journalists all stood and applauded their colleague.


Written for today’s Three Things Challenge from Di at Pensitivity101. Today’s three things are “media,” “way,” and “cold.”

14 thoughts on “3TC — If Only

  1. animar64 May 14, 2020 / 7:43 am

    I once worked in an office where fruit flies invaded the breakroom because nobody wanted to empty the garbage- it was their trash but that wasn’t their point. It wasn’t just their trash so why should they take care of it all?

    The flies took over in the end. We had to call an exterminator- when I watch these briefings I feel like the same dynamic is in play.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Stine Writing May 14, 2020 / 9:25 am

    Did this happen? I wish it would! I don’t know how all those people sit there and have him put them down and they can’t say anything.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango May 14, 2020 / 10:12 am

      Not to the extent in this story. I wish more would stand up to him, but then their press credentials would probably be taken away.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. rugby843 May 14, 2020 / 9:40 am

    Oh man, wouldn’t that be great?  Of course that reporter would be drawn and quartered immediately.

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sadje May 14, 2020 / 11:26 am

    Of there was one person who would say that to him.

    Liked by 1 person

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