The Trump campaign is packing people into buses without masks to get them to massive rallies in which people spend 3-4 hours pressed up against each other.
Part of this is rallies feel normal to political reporters. The unusual thing is calling a lid at 9 am. So we harp on that
— Molly Hensley-Clancy (@mollyhc) September 24, 2020
“Calling a lid” is professional jargon for ‘no more press interviews today’. Biden and his team have some other tasks in mind than inviting the Very Serious Media Representatives to private convos — preferably with donuts, in folksy/intimate settings! — so the V.S.M.R. are having a massive public group hissy-fit.
When these lazy bastids whine How can we do our jobs, if Biden won’t personally meet with us?… they’re admitting they’re stenographers, not reporters. It’s not as though there wasn’t enough new political material available every day to keep expensivly-credentialed, highly-paid professionals busy; *I* can’t find time or space to cover half the interesting stories, and I’m a mere poster on a not-quite-top-10,000 blog!
you can understand their concern, because if biden can win without indulging them regularly, there are going to be a lot of job cuts in january, and as someone who values being informed, i would think this were bad if i hadn’t lived through the 2016 campaign and everything since.
— golikehellmachine (@golikehellmachi) September 24, 2020