Being a journalist in the Age of Trump poses unique challenges.
Most of the time, Trump’s second Secretary of State, former Wichita Tea Party Congressman Mike Pompeo, manages to keep a lid on.
Pompeo is planning to run to succeed Trump, but only after Trump completes his third term in the White House.
On Thursday, NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly was granted a ten minute interview with Pompeo, and the subject was Iran, but Ukraine had been included in the agenda (can such weighty subjects really be dealt with in a mere ten minutes?)
Kelly politely asked Pompeo if he thinks he owes former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch an apology, because she was summarily fired just because Rudy Giuliani didn’t like her. Pompeo is well known for not supporting his diplomats.
Know what? He wouldn’t answer her question.
He got mad.
And that’s putting it mildly.
Read all about it at https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/24/politics/mike-pompeo-interview-ukraine/index.html (note that this link did not come from NPR, but from the one media outlelt —CNN — that Trump hates
the most — and why is that?
The answer’s simple: because CNN tells the truth.
Turning to other matters, all our associate solitary reporters have told us that they don’t want to cover today’s Impeachment Trial proceedings, but we may be able to persuade them that their nation needs them now more than ever.