Mollie Hemingway: Trump ‘Took this Bold Stance Against Media Shenanigans’
HEMINGWAY: "Wow. That was amazing. I know there were a lot of important things that came out in the press conference, particularly about conflicts of interest. For me, the big take away is that he took this bold stance against media shenanigans. It wasn’t just that he said that BuzzFeed was a failing pile of garbage or that he called out another reporter and said he worked for a terrible news organization. He said that he alone was able to stand up to bullying media because he has a megaphone. I think this is a point that it’s really important for understanding the 2016 election. A lot of people think that our media are just treating them, their views, their way of life, the things they care about, with utter disdain. Lacey and Donald Trump, someone who is willing to push back. They also see that this is in a context of a lot of Republicans and risked on my conservative leaders who have failed to punch back against this media that is complete the out of control. Now, it is not good that the media is having major credibility problems. You need a media to hold politicians accountable. Our media are not in a good position to do that right now because they have such bad credibility, not just because of our they had on the 2016 election, also, because of how they handle the last eight years, largely being sycophantic toward President Obama. That is not good for us. We need a good, strong media. We need to stop these temper tantrums, they need to go up, stop behaving like children and start working hard at regaining their credibility and trust with the American people."