President Donald Trump again demonstrated his complete mastery of the leftstream press with a bit of late-night trolling. It snagged hundreds of thousands of tweeters by issuing a cryptic tweet 6 minutes into last Wednesday morning saying "Despite the constant negative press covfefe." Hours later the tweet was deleted and replaced by "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!" By breakfast time it had been retweeted and liked more than 100,000 times and memed clear around the planet.
One of the celebrities he gut-hooked was CNN's self-described "ridiculist," Anderson Cooper, who probably should quit his day job because he's a poor journalist and lousy comic. Cooper insulted the president the next night in his "The Ridiculist" segment saying "We didn't come up with that name [ridiculist] by possibly passing out on a phone."
More leftstream journalists began rising to the bait during an off-camera morning press briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who blandly responded to questions about the tweet by saying "I think the president and a small group of people knew exactly what he meant."
This resulted in a barrage of shouted questions about the meaning of the word "covfefe" from people who theoretically should but evidently do not have a grasp of the English language, much less a sense of humor.
Meanwhile, gales of laughter in response to the pressroom outrage could be heard coming from the White House residence and west wing all the way in Colorado Springs.
It's obviously too much to expect the press to have either a sense of humor or any respect for the office of the president.
Their rabid and mentally unhinged hatred of President Donald Trump is obvious to most viewers and readers. However, this example of their institutional bias provides an excellent opportunity to give them and their reportage a new and highly appropriate label.
President Trump popularized the term "fake news" and has used it to good effect.
But it is time to retire "fake news" in favor of a new term for dishonest, disrespectful, discourteous, deranged, propagandistic pseudo-news perpetrated by left-wing activists who have infiltrated the mainstream press: We should simply call it "covfefe."
Whenever some new faux outrage hits the airwaves or the front page, simply scoff at it and proclaim "Look, more covfefe from MSNBC."
Post a sign on your front door saying "No covfefe allowed." When a friend blathers some left-wing propaganda at you over coffee, shake your head and mutter "covfefe" under your breath.
By meming the humorous mistake that President Trump brilliantly turned into an international issue, the audience can take a shot at activist, humorless pundits bent on damaging the credibility and respect for the United States on the world stage by disparaging and demeaning.. sorry, covfefeing the office of president of the United States.
Few people know what "yellow journalism" means because we don't get our ideologically biased, bigoted, hateful press-generated personal attacks printed on cheap, flimsy yellow newsprint used by the covfefe contingent of the press in the past. So it is high time to coin another label.
There is no more just and appropriate result than for the president's auto-correct blunder to be enshrined forever as the label and definition of modern-day yellow journalism.
Readers can contact Scott Weiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.