It will be heralded as one of the greatest election cycle media strategies that led to a historical, unprecedented win in the race for the presidency of the United States.
The leftist media is still reeling and crying about the end of their liberal control of news and oppression of the American people. Mainstream media escalated coverage of President Donald Trump into a war that rages 24 hours a day across the world.
The media war against Trump is spilling into the newsrooms and bully pulpits as media members challenge each other on the issue. From Mediaite:
During an at times contentious exchange Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter columnist Michael Wolff criticized CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter over the style and approach Stelter has taken lately on his program.
Wolff came on to essentially make the case that the media as a whole has been overreacting to the Trump presidency and what it means to journalism as a whole.
Stelter argued, Mediaite reported, that the editor of the New Yorker told Stelter that this is “an emergency” and that “journalists have to act differently.”
Wolff dismissed such sky-is-falling claims by the media.
“What is the emergency, other than (the editor) is personally upset and offended and worried?” Wolf asked, in relation to The New Yorker editor claims.
Stelter then questioned whether the media was at war with Trump.
“Absolutely,” said Wolff, saying it’s obvious in media coverage. “Then you can follow them on Twitter where they are having a very personal war with Donald Trump. At the very center of this is, ‘How are we going to take this guy down?’”
“As we go after his credibility, our credibility becomes equally a problem,” Wolf said.
Watch the exchange here:
Wolff called out Stelter’s personal style and critical attacks on Trump, which Stelter casually referred to as “fact checking.”
When asked by Stelter what he thought was wrong with his style or substance, Wolff gave the following response:
“I mean this with truly no disrespect, but I think you can border on being sort of quite a ridiculous figure,” Wolff said. “It’s not a good look to repeatedly and self-righteously defend your own self-interest. The media should not be the story. Every week in this religious sense you make it the story. We are not the story.”
Stelter hit back, asking why there wasn’t room for one hour a week on CNN for such coverage.
Wolff responded by saying he loved the show, but he wished Stelter “wouldn’t turn to the camera and lecture America about the virtues of the media and every one trying to attack it. The media does not need the media defending it.”
Mainstream media and its loud-mouth bullies need to get a grip and start sticking to the facts of the news. More factual reporting, without all the liberal bias and anti-American opinion, would benefit the country.
Unfortunately, with all the fake news spewed by mainstream media leading up to this point, the public will be doubtful of anything the media offers as fact.