My stint as a cub reporter lasted one scant college semester. As such, I soon learnt the value of the follow-up question. As such, I cannot help but wonder if today’s professional journalists ever learnt that, too?
In particular, I’m referring to the oft, soft-ball lobbing reporters, who comprise the Trumpian White House Press Corps. Do they realize that each subsequent query need not be more complex than…
Mister T, why did you, just now, avoid answering my colleague’s question?
More specifically, on multiple occasions, whenever these “newshawks” have asked Donny if he’d accept an Election Day defeat, the big baby has, typically, maintained that the elections will ONLY be fair if he wins. Hell, were it any worse, he’d double down on such hubris by throwing an epic, undignified, Trumper Tantrum. But let’s not digress.
So far, to the best of my knowledge, no reporter has ever taken the dive into the deep end of Donny’s disturbed mind by asking this key follow up…
Don’t you deem it plausible that the voters would unseat a president who, on his watch, knowingly and needlessly let 204,000+ Americans die of COVID-19?
Of course, at that juncture, mucked up Donny would either tuck tail and run or summon his palace guards to escort that “baddie” reporter off the premises… perhaps even ban all such genuine article journalists from his future political rallies… uh… excuse me… my bad… his future “press conferences”.
As for what would happen next?
Well, that’d depend on whether or not Dictator Donny had learnt anything from hobnobbing with his like-minded, psychopathic, autocratic pals… you know… the ilk who literally butchered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Hmm… perhaps the 4th Estate professionals know best, after all?
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