The battle between the liberally-controlled mainstream media and the Free Press of the web has come to a head at The White House.
The presidency of Donald Trump is certainly a unique situation for the American news industry, with the more biased outlets having a heyday with every tweet, talking point, and decision being pored over incessantly and angrily. Of course, Trump himself has been irked by the mainstream media throughout his illustrious business career and his fledgling presidency, and, as such, has begun using his administration to move the public discussion from these heavily liberal outlets to the true, Free Press of the conservative movement.
And this, of course, has left-leaning establishment news cronies throwing a massive tantrum.
“White House correspondents upset with the Trump administration’s shakeup of the pecking order in the briefing room are starting to see reporters from conservative outlets as an ‘existential threat,’ according to the March issue of The New Yorker.
“’Until recently, the more established White House correspondents have regarded floaters as a harmless distraction—the equivalent of letting a batboy sit in the dugout,’ Andrew Marantz writes in The New Yorker, referring to reporters from outlets more or less ignored by prior administrations. ‘Now they are starting to see the floaters as an existential threat.’
“Press Secretary Sean Spicer has made a point of highlighting conservative and outsider outlets in his briefings, including The New York Post and The Daily Caller, often giving them the first question rather than mainstream outlets such as The Associated Press accustomed to getting priority. The ongoing nature of the shakeup is getting to some of the White House reporters, who perhaps thought things would return to ‘normal’ after Spicer finished making a political point.
“’Historically, the way the briefing room has been organized is, the closer you are, the farther you’ve come,’ CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett told The New Yorker. ‘And the person at the podium has tended to recognize that.’”
All of this whining from the left has furthered the stereotype of the liberal reporter as an entitled and bitter individual whose own personal political agenda is not to be trifled with by anyone, including the President. While the rest of the nation is finally getting an unbiased look at the inner workings of the White House, the sore losers are sitting on the sidelines complaining.