The mainstream media delegitimized itself and is too unself-aware to realize it

Jay Caruso:
... Republicans and independents watched for eight long years as Todd and others of his ilk did their best to help and support the last administration; not only refusing to hold President Obama to account (the way they are imploring each other to do with Trump) but providing cover for him. The media framed Obama as the reasonable one while Republicans were just “intransigent” jerks who didn’t want Obama to succeed. They packaged and delivered his preferred message every night and all day on the cable channels.

As for Trump, for all of their bellyaching over his habitually manhandling them or his refusal to call on them during press conferences, they utterly fail to consider that maybe they shouldn’t have tried to game the system to force Trump on Republicans because they thought it would help Hillary.
Chuck Todd’s tweet is indicative of the condition he and other journalists suffer. They are no longer content to report. They believe it is their mission to tell people what to think.

Chuck Todd is not the arbiter of what is or what is not, un-American. That’s not for him to decide but he apparently thinks otherwise.
It is hard to act like the opposition party and be a fair reporter of facts. The perspective is too warped to be credible over time. It is why they are held in such low regard by a majority of Americans.  It is the job of media to put facts in perspective, but when that perspective becomes so one-sided it loses its effectiveness.

BTW, Todd was responding to the beatdown Trump gave the media at his press conference.  Trump lived up to his reputation as a counterpuncher and his followers were pleased with his performance and with the media's angst.

Heather Wilhelm has a great piece on the media meltdown:
In confronting Trump, the press is undermined by excessive self-regard.


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