The Media criticizes its own, and it’s NOT pretty.
Finally, one of their own took a hard look at the self-congratulatory, leftist media. According to Newsweek columnist Michael Wolff, the media and President Trump are obsessed with one another, and not in a good way. Echoing Nixon paranoia, Wolff says the media needs to step back and reassess.
What Makes the Media so Desperate to Defend Themselves?
Wolff told Brian Stelter of CNN’s Reliable Sources,
“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.
“I wish you wouldn’t … lecture America about the virtues of the media and everyone trying to attack it. The media will be fine.”
Just report the news, would you? Your stories don’t have to be a game of one-upmanship.
Hillary Clinton offered a perfect example, where the media got caught up in a narrative, and each outlet attempted to promote the bigger lie.
The outcome was media darling Hillary Clinton lost…badly. Like many liberals around the world, the media is perplexed, and now tries to cope. In their determination to end Trump – to land THE fatal blow – they stopped reporting the news. Their behavior was indefensible, and yet…
Stelter responded, “The media doesn’t need defending?”
Wolff fired back, “The media doesn’t need defending by the media…The New York Times front page looks like it’s 1938 in Germany every day.”
Trump Media Perception
President Trump’s electoral upset of the presumptive, almost pre-crowned Clinton, literally obliterated “almost every media assumption about his supposed haplessness and lack of strategy,” Wolff wrote.
The leftist media wants him to be a criminal, a fear-monger, a hate-dispenser. They cannot stand to be wrong. And they really can’t stand it when the one in the right is a champion for conservatives and their causes.
“To the media, it is a given that Trump is largely out of control and that the people around him are struggling at all times to save him from himself—and largely failing. This view persisted in a series of unsourced stories this past week.”
Wolff gave the media a dose of tough love this week. Stop “nursing personal grudges.” Do your job.
The “media keeps losing to Donald Trump,” Wolff said last month.
How true is that.
The media keeps trying to damage the new president. However, with every attempt, they eventually fail miserably. Their response? Fail harder.
A few examples are the dossier, the tax returns, emoluments, conflicts of interest, and so on. The media believe all of these (non-)issues lumped together could bring Trump down. However, they only serve to discredit politicos posing as journalistic.
Adjust Your Thinking
Trump’s policies are not a personal attack against anyone. He is fighting to help America become, dare I say it, unapologetically great again. Yet, the media, liberal through-and-through, insisted on taking “end-of-the-world umbrage” to every word out of Trump’s mouth during the campaign, at least according to Wolff.
Wolff also prudently observed,
“In the Trump team’s view, that the media would turn a so-what issue into a veritable crisis of confidence … discredits the media and adds to its crisis of credibility. While, in almost every instance, it is wrong to speak of the media as a single entity, the Trump view of media sameness and consensus is not unreasonable here.“
The media are a single entity these days. No journalistic integrity to be found. And that’s why they will suffer a fate they bring to themselves. In fact, they already are.