Friday, February 17, 2017

Press Ruined Own Reputation

Occasionally, someone reliably on the left slips and says something revealingly acccurate. The cynical call these lapses "gaffes."

The Washington Examiner reports one such, and posts the video to prove it. The "oops" in question happened as conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt interviewed CBS newsguy John Dickerson. Hewitt said of Trump's news conference comment about press bias reducing public trust in media:
But that one comment, they don't trust you anymore, is a summation of where we are in America, because I really do think Manhattan-Beltway elites have lost the country.
Dickerson responded:
Yes, it's true, and it's not because of anything obviously Donald Trump did. The press did all that good work ruining its reputation on its own.
In politics that is called "being off-message" and it's seldom rewarded. Hat tip to Drudge Report for the link.