How Trump wins press conferences

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Trump has turned press conferences into a ritual of hate -- is it still worth watching?Become a member of the Vox Video Lab! http://bit.ly/video-labSubscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOThe White House press conference has always been a frustrating spectacle, with reporters trying to pry information from government officials who do everything in their power to avoid sharing too much information. But these press conferences are typically appreciated because of their symbolic value -- they reaffirm the democratic idea that the government must answer to the people.That symbolic value has changed under Trump, who uses press conferences to stage high profile fights with the press and mobilize his base.On Strikethrough, Vox producer Carlos Maza explores the challenges facing the news media in the age of Trump. Follow Carlos on Facebook for more: https://www.facebook.com/CarlosMazaVoxVox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • QiBoy777

     15 days ago

    Blah, blah, blah....... this video is so boring. Think I'll go watch a White House press conference.

  • s g

     6 days ago

    @3dpaper these guys don't understand they are magical creatures like Mr.Jeff Sessions(a confederate house elf).

  • hey its me jop

     4 months ago

    Trump always wins press conferences because he hogs the good controller and everyone else has to use the MadCatz one every time

  • Olallo

     14 days ago

    T.O.G. Dems support bernie because they want socialism. Lol while hes a millionaire. With three houses. Funded by corporations.

  • Olallo

     14 days ago

    Fredrik Larsson not in 2016

  • Mo Dizzy

     yesterday

    agree 100%. news channels should have stopped going to briefings after the “enemy of the people” comment. why give liars a microphone?

  • T BZ

     4 months ago

    The fact that we consider anyone “winning” or losing a press conference or any political argument shows we have become too partisan and the largest percentage of that responsibility falls on the media. There is little to no difference between political coverage and the coverage of a sporting event these days. The only big difference is sports fan are less hostile to one another...sadly.

  • T BZ

     2 months ago

    Brian Bethea they didn’t get it...glad you did. Good points

  • Brian Bethea

     2 months ago

    @Alice Evonic Something had to foster that culture though. Media outlets know that they make the most money when they present these issues as an "us vs. them" dichotomy. The more people see this sort of coverage regularly, the more this culture grows. Obviously media is simply capitalizing on an inherent trait in human nature (tribalism) that likes to see things presented this way, but only one of these things can change substantially enough--and quickly enough--to make a difference: the m...

  • Salokin

     4 months ago

    I'm sure the comments will be civil...

  • Theotime Deroide

     4 months ago

    I find it hilarious how most comments are comments that talk about the comments section

  • Alice Evonic

     4 months ago

    what a hilarious comment about comments making comments about comments :)

  • Skeptis Trader

     4 months ago

    my life cut to credits before i could see if the top fell over...

  • MickyAvStickyHands

     4 months ago

    Eric Bischoff did a Ted Talk on this. News/Politics (they're on the same team) is a giant wrestling pay-per view now. It's designed to make you angry or reaffirm your beliefs but NEVER to make you think. Cheer for your wrestler and put your credit card # down, or in this instance, vote and pay your taxes.

  • andrewesquivel

     4 months ago

    Wrestling is just D&D for jocks. Change my mind.

  • shadowcat 10110

     3 months ago

    To see the smugness on Trumps face is blatant

  • Hugh S. Hay

     4 months ago

    @Dustin French Dudes on the floor entwined while in singlets is the least hetero thing on earth sportwise btw-- not that there's anything wrong with that. Just not my thing because i am str8.

  • It is Me

     4 months ago

    Sarah Sanders trashes those WH correspondents like no other press secretary ever before. I remember simpler days when Sean Spicer just use to hide in bushes to avoid questions 😂

  • Peter Pain

     3 months ago

    Sarah Sanders crashes infront of those WH correspondents like no other press secretary ever before. - Fixed it

  • Jeff II

     4 months ago

    @1247.cc Typical response from a Trump supporter. You don't know the difference between leftist and liberal, neither of which applies to me. I don't engage with your political system. Period. It's false and has done nothing but fail for all of recorded history. You're all very stupid if you think most, if any of these politicians care about anyone not shoving cash by the boatloads in their face. Trump is the worst of the bunch, making you, in turn, the most stupid of the bunch. Congratulations. So mu...

  • Ymi_Yugy

     4 months ago

    As I am from Germany I might be able to give different perspective on this. The press conferences are organized quite different in Germany. First it is organized as an association composed of different news outlets and they decide who they invite to question, they decide what to put on the agenda and who should ask the next question. Usually there is not only the main press secretary but press secretaries from different ministries to answer specific questions. It is also no uncommon for the invited to...

  • Prof. Potato

     2 months ago

    If it’s boring, that means it’s working like a well oiled machine

  • Arief Rakhman

     3 months ago

    I think white house press are doing it too. The reason is simply not enough time. They pass along question in groups especially for figuring same questions that won't be asked twice. And not all get picked up to ask question.