We’re In for Four Years of Near-Daily Presidential Media Critiques

This is so true — and conservatives need to make sure more Americans become conscious of the reason for these critiques. Here is Jim Geraghty writing at National Review:

When the Media Gets It Wrong, Again and Again

As noted yesterday, the national political media is bedeviled by two problems entirely separate from the president of the United States bashing them. The first is how frequently they report rumors, half-truths, hoaxes and flat-out falsehoods, with minimal corrections and a growing sense that getting the story wrong just isn’t a big deal anymore. The second are figures of prominence and experts who, in the process of trying to explain complicated subjects, get facts really wrong — not just a wrong opinion or prediction, but just stuff they should know.

Look, I get it. You’re speaking extemporaneously, and your words come out muddier than you intended, leaving the wrong impression. Or you’re using Twitter, and the character limit forces a brevity that obscures rather than clarifies. With disturbing regularity, I get radio shows and occasionally television shows asking me to come on their programs and talk about subjects I haven’t written about and where my knowledge is deeply lacking. This isn’t because I’m so awesome, it’s because a producer is looking for a warm body.

But sometimes someone who really should know their subject — like, say, the former “law and justice correspondent for ABC News” — gets legal stuff wrong and you’re left wondering what’s going on.

In yesterday’s piece, I mentioned two of CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s more infamous statements — his tweet “Hate speech is excluded from protection. Don’t just say you love the Constitution, read it,” and another tweet about the WikiLeaks revelations, “hacking is a felony. POSSESSING wiki stolen info could be construed as a crime. Media gets an exception.”

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