The media still doesn’t get it.
The still think their job is to take down Trump and they’re using very stupid methods to do it. In the video below, what Chuck Todd is so angry about is Trump press secretary Sean Spicer, who admonished the press for downplaying the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration.
Remember. The media picked this fight. They wanted to make an issue out of this. Kellyanne was having none of it and pushed back. Hard.
Here’s a partial transcript via Real Clear Politics:
CHUCK TODD: –you make a very reasonable and rational case for why crowd sizes don’t matter. Then explain, you did not answer the question, why did the president send out his press secretary, who’s not just the spokesperson for Donald Trump. He could be– He also serves as the spokesperson for all of America at times. He speaks for all of the country at times. Why put him out there for the very first time in front of that podium to utter a provable falsehood? It’s a small thing. But the first time he confronts the public it’s a falsehood?
KELLYANNE CONWAY: Chuck, I mean, if we’re going to keep referring to our press secretary in those types of terms I think that we’re going to have to rethink our relationship here. I want to have a great open relationship with our press. But look what happened the day before talking about falsehoods.
We allowed the press– the press to come into the Oval Office and witness President Trump signing executive orders. And of course, you know, the Senate had just confirmed General Mattis and General Kelly to their two posts. And we allowed the press in. And what happens almost immediately? A falsehood is told about removing the bust of Martin Luther King Junior from the Oval Office. No, that’s just flat out false. And the pool writer–
CHUCK TODD: And it was corrected immediately–
KELLYANNE CONWAY: But why– Chuck, why was it said?
CHUCK TODD: –but Kellyanne, no, let me–
KELLYANNE CONWAY: Chuck, why was it said in the first place because–
CHUCK TODD:–I don’t know.
KELLYANNE CONWAY:–everybody’s so presumptively negative–
CHUCK TODD: –climb, climb into the head of that reporter–
KELLYANNE CONWAY: No, that it’s okay. No excuse me.
CHUCK TODD: But Miss–
KELLYANNE CONWAY: Oh no, no, no, that reporter was writing to– on behalf of the press pool. That falsehood–
CHUCK TODD: I understand that–
KELLYANNE CONWAY: –got spread 3,000 times–
Here’s the video:
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 22, 2017
Kellyanne tweeted about this, too:
Watch entire clip! No defense 4 press lies about MLK Jr. bust; actual facts about women in poverty, w/ no health care, failing schools https://t.co/5lfkM6j2IO
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) January 23, 2017
The media needs to get their act together. Big time.