Sighting of a conservative visiting Trump Tower sent media speculation into whirlwind mode speculating about what could be happening.
It’s no secret President-elect Donald Trump is interviewing a broad spectrum of people for different administration positions. He’s made it clear he wants the best for jobs supporting his positions.
Mainstream media is panicking about who Trump might appoint as White House press secretary. Decades of pompous placement of traditional media above other outlets may be coming to an end.
At best, mainstream media would face a tough buffer between them and the president if one candidate takes the job.
One of the more flamboyant figures on the guest list was Laura Ingraham, who took her turn Monday. It’s been noted that she had been an early supporter of Trump’s so this probably wasn’t much of a surprise.
Ingraham previously said she would consider the post, but would prefer to help make policy rather than just broadcasting it. Now that the prospect becomes more real, some in the media seem to be hitting the panic button. Politico reported Ingraham’s take on media:
She believes most mainstream news organizations are part of a bipartisan liberal establishment that is institutionally biased against Trump and right-wing populist movements. Throughout the campaign, she relentlessly criticized the “establishment media” and “Republican establishment” for its opposition to Trump:
New media has spent enormous time and resources covering Benghazi, the FBI investigation, Wikileaks, Planned Parenthood and the corrupt Justice Department. None of these things and others would have come to light without the New Media.
ABC, NBC, the Washington Post are worse than irrelevant. We now must make fun of them.
Looking at that last quote you can understand why the press might be considering that they picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
Putting someone behind the lectern in the White House press room who arrives with a mission of “making fun of them” would represent a total shift in the traditional tone there. But even if this does come to pass, would anyone really be surprised?
Perhaps a new dynamic in the press room will liven things up a bit. We saw multiple instances during the campaign where members of the media insisted that they needed to be “fact checking Trump in real time.” They insisted on this during the debates and his frequent speeches rather than simply broadcasting the events and reporting on them later.
It would be interesting to say the least if the Trump press secretary is someone who would “bias check” the reporters in “real time” when they ask questions.
Trump is unconventional and unpredictable in choices for his administration.
Lack of tradition and historical courtesy toward the media has the mainstream press shaking in their high-price shoes. Trump wants information provided to the public quickly and isn’t concerned with calculated “filters” for what he says.
Ingraham has the experience, knowledge and backbone to handle liberal-pandering mainstream media.
h/t: Hot Air