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Thanos  May 15, 2016 • 2:09:28pm

Because the press is never adversarial to the president… //

blueraven  May 15, 2016 • 2:38:24pm

Well there are many rebuttals to that NYT Magazine article this opinion piece is prefaced on. It is worth it to examine further.

Just follow Jeffrey Goldberg’s twitter timeline to see some of them. Start with Goldberg’s piece in the Atlantic.

nines09  May 15, 2016 • 2:40:16pm

And the way they are not permitted to ask just what was meant by the words spoken by Republican after Republican. Downright scary.///

majii  May 15, 2016 • 8:11:03pm

I think polls taken over the last few years indicate most of us don’t think the press is doing its job. This evidence supports Rhodes’ claim that many in the MSM are just well-paid hacks who don’t know a d*mn thing. I sit here in GA and read what they write and review their video interviews in which they don’t challenge pols and pundits who lie their asses off and I shake my head at the level of incompetence I witness. I grew up listening to/watching real journalists like Cronkite, Huntley, and Brinkley who had done their research and were knowledgeable about the subjects on which they spoke. Today, Rachel Maddow, Steve Kornacki, Joy Reid, and a few others are the only persons on TV who know what they’re talking about. The others are highly-paid newsreaders who, if their TelePrompTers stopped working, wouldn’t be able to complete a sentence. I find it amusing that the same members of the MSM who have failed to do their jobs and are finally being called out about it are suddenly all upset that we’ve noticed. They have it pretty good now under President Obama. If there’s a President Trump, he has already vowed to go after any reporter/ media outlet that says anything about him he finds objectionable. Good press only is what he’d require, and based on their spinelessness, the MSM sycophants would deliver as ordered in a Trump administration. It’s not as if they haven’t done it before. Their role as GWBush administration stenographers in regard to the invasion of Iraq prepared them well to take orders to censor info in a Trump presidency.

CuriousLurker  May 15, 2016 • 8:51:12pm

Obama’s control of the press? Seriously? So this Jenkins guy just now noticed that an alarming portion of the press isn’t doing their job and is more interested in clickbait? Oh look, Wikipedia says the following about the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner: “Fifteen presidents have attended at least one WHCA dinner, beginning with Calvin Coolidge in 1924.”

I guess the inappropriate coziness between the press & White House didn’t start with President Obama’s administration, huh?

And wait—this guy Rhodes is an aspiring novelist, an expert wordsmith AND a communications strategist? I’m gonna guess that whatever he said to the NY Times wasn’t some sort of “Oopsie—slip of the tongue!” type thing. Let’s see, POTUS’ tenure is coming to an end soon, Mr. Rhodes wants to write a book, and marketing said book could be improved by…. hmm… //

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