I'm delighted to see that President-elect Trump is not changing his tune when it comes to the press. The New York Post reports:
Donald Trump scolded media big shots during an off-the-record Trump Tower sitdown on Monday, sources told The Post.
“It was like a f–ing firing squad,” one source said of the encounter.
“Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said ‘I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed,’ ” the source said.
“The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead they got a Trump-style dressing down,” the source added.
A second source confirmed the fireworks.
“The meeting took place in a big board room and there were about 30 or 40 people, including the big news anchors from all the networks,” the other source said.
“Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong.’ He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars,” the source said.
. . .
Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway told reporters the gathering went well.
“Excellent meetings with the top executives of the major networks,” she said during a gaggle in the lobby of Trump Tower. “Pretty unprecedented meeting we put together in two days.”
The meeting was off the record, meaning the participants agreed not to talk about the substance of the conversations.
There's more at the link.
This is long overdue. The mainstream media appear to have developed the weird, yet unshakable idea that they are the arbiters of what is, or is not, news; and that they can deliver commentary on the news, rather than a factual presentation of or about it, yet pretend that their opinions are actually the news itself. That's beyond ridiculous - yet they're continuing with their anti-Trump crusade even after he was elected. They seem unable to believe that people actually ignored their opinions and prognostications, and voted for him anyway.
If I were Mr. Trump, I'd refuse to allow any journalist who slandered, trash-talked or lied about him to attend any of his press conferences. I'd insist on fair journalists and fair journalism. If any outlet persisted in anti-Trump propaganda (such as those named in the article above), particularly between now and his inauguration, I'd bar them permanently from the White House press pool.
Time to clean the scum out of the news media pond, before it takes over every part of it - even the water.