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Friday, February 17, 2017

Historic Trump presser signals mortal combat between MSM and president now a two-way fight

So far, I guess the Times would say. That CNN report, by the way, was authored in part by Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame. His son, Jacob, now works for the Times. The other night, at a fashion show in NYC, the younger Bernstein called First Lady Melania Trump a “hooker.”
Thomas Lifson  "Yesterday’s utterly compelling news conference by President Trump, held on short notice, signaled an entirely new era in relationships between a president and the major media. For decades, the ability of mainstream media to bully presidents has been part of the accepted landscape.  In 2004, then-influential Newsweek journalist Evan Thomas admitted that media bias was  “going to be worth maybe 15 points" to the Kerry-Edwards ticket, an estimate he alter scaled back to 5 points -- enough to swing most presidential elections.

President Trump does not accept that status quo. He fights back. And he and the media both know that if he continues to succeed in undermining the media’s power to sway pubic opinion, a permanent shift in the political balance of power will be accomplished. It would be a structural change, in effect." . . . Read more.
Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

Chuck Todd Doesn’t Get it — Media Delegitimized Itself Before Trump
. . . "Todd is aghast. The Hill reports:
Chuck Todd: Trump’s treatment of the press is un-American
“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Thursday slammed President Trump’s efforts to “delegitimize” the media as “un-American.”

“This not a laughing matter. I’m sorry, delegitimizing the press is unAmerican,” Todd tweeted. . .
The media misses Obama:

The Left's Once Mighty Echo Chamber Is Losing Power  . . . "Of course you’re now saying, “Look at what they did to General Flynn, and what they’re doing to the Trump reputation!  They’re just as powerful as ever!” 
"I would counsel a little patience here.". . .

. . . "You may think Trump is too harsh on CNN.
"But take a look at how the network treated Trump back in November." . . .

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