President Trump gets a lot of flack for calling the media the opposition party but after seeing this heated exchange with the media in the Oval Office, he does have a point.
Trump complains that the media carries the Democrats water on darn near every issue and today they proved his point.
The media will tell you they don’t slant their stories and most reporters don’t do it on purpose – it is the price of the access journalism they practice.
Gossip is the less fancy term for access journalism and the gossip and palace intrigue business is booming under Trump
It matters who their sources are, it matters who feeds them the stories that drive the news cycle because people have axes to grind.
But sometimes their bias is not hidden and is in plain sight for all to see. Like today when Trump shut down ABC reporter Jon Karl.
From The Daily Caller:
Trump accused Karl of engaging in “one-sided reporting” after the reporter suggested the president should re-open some of the government in order to alleviate government workers who aren’t currently getting paid for their work.
“Do you think I should do that?” Trump asked Karl. “No, do you think I should do that, Jon? I watch your one-sided reporting — do you think I should do that?”
Karl attempted to escape the corner Trump backed him into, but the president wouldn’t let up.
“I’m saying that if you sign that, these workers can start getting paid,” Karl argued.
“So you would do it if you were in my position?”
“I’m not in your position,” Karl muttered.
“If you would do that, you should never be in this position because you would never get anything done — goodbye everyone,” Trump said, silencing Karl and ending the pool spray with reporters.
— Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL) January 9, 2019