Trump in only days has driven the media to madness and a loss of composure

It is really remarkable that the media has allowed itself to be dragged into a dispute on crowd sizes and is acting juvenile in calling those who dispute their numbers "liars."  Trump is good at driving his adversaries to extremes that lowers them to below his level.

Jay Caruso points out:
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Reporters covering the White House have a duty to call out the administration. That’s to be expected, and nobody should complain about it. It gets annoying, however, when the press decides to get self-righteous about it, and that’s what I saw last night when some journalists decided it was time to pontificate....
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This is great but I’d like to remind all those who don’t like being treated like morons or say that they need to get their hands dirty, that for nearly three years, they allowed President Obama to get away with telling what Politifact called the ‘Lie of The Year’ in 2013. “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”

In fact, the President made it a point to say it 37 times (insert ‘Clerks’ jokes here), when in fact, the President and his team knew at the time the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, many people would lose their plans....
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That was a lie they laughed about because it was done in pursuit of one their objectives.  It was not a dispute over crowd size, it was an outright falsehood done to sell a very unpopular political objective.

Joe Cunningham says:
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Whether or not you think Trump is playing the media like a pro or the media is just so hostile that they are making dumb decisions (these may not be mutually exclusive, I might add), the fact of the matter is that the media is doing exactly what it should not be doing when it comes to Donald Trump.

They are taking him personally.
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Their own credibility is suffering from the attacks and their reporting is being called "fake news" by more conservative reporters.
Fake News: Three Mainstream Media Lies on Trump’s First Day

Journalists Spread Fake News About Trump Blowing Comey A Kiss
If the media is to regain its credibility on trivia like crowd size and really more important issues, they are going to have to start treating Trump fairly regardless of whether in their minds he is treating them fairly.

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