CBS admits: Press ruined its reputation ‘on its own’
John Dickerson, anchor of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” disagrees with reporters who say President Trump is eroding the national media’s credibility.
In a radio interview Friday, conservative host Hugh Hewitt referred to the previous day’s press conference at the White House in which Trump unloaded on the news media and told reporters in the room that the public cannot trust them.
“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,” Hewitt said. “They’ve lost it.”
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“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, and we can have a long conversation about what created that,” Dickerson said.
“Part of it, though, is what you mentioned about the local weather report, which is to say a lot of hysterical coverage about every little last thing that doesn’t warrant it,” he added.
After Thursday’s press conference, which lasted more than an hour, many in the media said Trump’s broadsides against the press were hurting the country.