Dim Jim Hoft Rejected by Real Journalists - Here’s Why
OK, if you were sickened by the thought of a lying, vicious, idiotic blogger like Jim Hoft soiling the pressroom at the White House … well, today is some small measure of comfort.
Admittedly, it’s not as satisfying as seeing Hoft forced to admit that he just makes shit up to drive pageviews, and that he really doesn’t care about reporting the truth, only about hurting vulnerable people to assuage his own feelings of worthlessness. But that day may be a long, long way off, not least because Hoft truly lacks anything remotely resembling a human soul.
But we take our victories in sips these days, and where we can find them. Thus:
D.C. Press Corps Closes the Door on Gateway Pundit, Trump’s Favorite Blogger
Conservative-populist blogger Jim Hoft says the Press Gallery declined to accept him as a member because of his activism. The Press Gallery says that isn’t true.
[…]the gallery’s executive committee of correspondents voted not to revisit their May ruling that the web site is mainly a content aggregator and thus doesn’t qualify under gallery rules.
According to the gallery’s Rule 2, which the executive committee cited in its original decision, “Applicants must be employed by periodicals that regularly publish a substantial volume of news material of either general, economic, industrial, technical, cultural, or trade character”—a requirement that Gateway Pundit was adjudged not to meet.
Basically, Hoft is being barred not because he’s a lying shit. Which he is, but so what; the point is that he doesn’t actually do any real reporting - he just finds shit that other people have said - the loonier the better - and then repeats it.
After which the lies and deceptions (blowout orbital fractures & the like) are picked up by Drudge, and then to Fox and Friends, and then out the tiny tiny thumbs of Trump out to his slavering goon-mass of followers.