CNN’s Brian Stelter hosts a show called “Reliable Sources” which regularly features Dan Rather as a guest, all while expecting everybody not to laugh at the irony. So, with that in mind, I guess what follows shouldn’t be too surprising. However, this really caught my eye in a “here’s why so many people can’t stand the media” kind of way: This is Stelter less than two years ago complaining about Trump not making himself accessible enough to the media:
35 days since Trump's election, still no press conference. Here's how that stacks up with past presidents-elect… https://t.co/kK32d3uWH2
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 13, 2016
And here’s Stelter this month after Trump made himself VERY accessible to the media:
CNN's @brianstelter: The President has been chatty lately, holding pressers and interviews on Air Force One. The result? More pollution in and on the air. The downside of this access is that Trump says so much that's untrue, it sows confusion and division. https://t.co/2y4UEDsaeZ pic.twitter.com/CXQpMt31y2
— CNN (@CNN) October 14, 2018
Trump realizes there’s nothing he could do to make the “media” write or say anything positive, so he works around them. Meanwhile, the media keep doing more and more of everything that’s made them so incredibly distrusted by increasing numbers of people — and, even more laughable, the media blames Trump for it.