In addressing the “Omarosa news cycle,” Bre Payton writes:
Objectivity in the media in a post-Trump America is a paper-thin veneer members of the press hide behind as a mere formality.
We know that. What we don’t know is why Republicans and conservatives don’t do anything to counter that reality. Here is Payton writing at The Federalist:
The news cycle surrounding Omarosa Manigault Newman is emblematic of everything that is wrong with the news media’s coverage of the Trump administration.
The news cycle surrounding ousted White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman is emblematic of everything that is wrong with the news media’s coverage of the Trump administration.
The famed reality TV villain, who is peddling a book about her stint at the Trump White House, has been getting airtime on some of the biggest news shows — including an exclusive sit-down with Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday morning in which she made wild claims about her former employer and played audio she says she secretly recorded inside the White House Situation Room.
It’s clear to absolutely everyone that Omarosa has no substantive analysis of her tenure at the White House beyond what she’s already shared on “Celebrity Big Brother” earlier this year where she tried to portray herself as a victim. Up till the moment she was reportedly dragged from the White House following her firing, she was all about President Trump and played his surrogate on TV all throughout the 2016 election. But the second the president couldn’t make her famous anymore, she went on the attack.
Here’s a montage of her whining about how America is doomed at the hands of Trump mashed up with footage of her gleefully declaring a year earlier that everyone who criticized Trump was going to have to eat crow.
She was all about Trump when he made her famous. Now that she’s on the outs with him, she’s adopted a critical tone in order to win favor with the mainstream media who cannot resist booking people who will say critical things about Trump — especially from a former surrogate. She’s playing members of the media and they are letting her do it to them, because tapes!
Read more: The Federalist
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