As a citizen, I would rather the press secretary focus on providing information about what the white house is doing over her/him telling the press what they should be covering.
Seems overly "1984" the other way.
We are past that point bucko.
First off, she does explain what is going on at the White House and the reasoning at every one of these pressers.
However, due to the absolutely insane level of hostility and partisanship from these "journalists" she feels compelled to fight fire with fire as well. Which she should.
When you are constantly under attack and most questions are framed to make Trump and Republicans look bad, it stands to reason one would feel compelled to fight back to expose these partisan hacks.
how anyone in their right mind could look at what is happening today with the media and come to any other conclusion than that ^ is beyond me
What to believe should be left to the individual to decide. Go ahead and defend the actions of the president, but telling the media what they should cover is overstepping, imo.
Im not defending actions of the president. I have witnessed, and so has anyone else with eyes open, a stunning change in the media.
The media has turned political activist and are no longer media. You cant have negative reporting all the time on a presidential administration. No administration did absolutely everything bad or wrong. This media pushed fake russia and fake impeachment down the throats of everyone mercilessly then never talked about any of it again after they were proven wrong (mueller report - russia). The Impeachment everyone knows was BS.
Im not telling the media what to cover. Im telling the media to act like legitimate media and not political actors, which they are.
I'm not saying you're telling the media what to cover. Although I think it should be the people who tell the media what to cover. I'm saying the government shouldn't or else it's basically a defacto state run media if the media falls in line. That's the whole reason for freedom of the press.
I don't think the partisan view of media has changed at all since the beginning of this country. It's always been slighted in favor of the media owners and their agendas. The Founding Fathers used the media to influence how they wanted the voting population just as much as the media today does. Granted, literacy and technology improvements have made media consumption more widespread, but Franklin and others used the media the same as the owners of today.
Ultimately, my point is that the media should always have a critical eye to everything the government does or else the media's role is meaningless.
Sorry but this post is just off.
First off, Kayleigh DOES report on the White House, policy, future plans, and the reasoning for it. Your premise that all she does is attack Obama or Democrats is just factually incorrect.
In saying that, you can do both. You can explain policy AND defend yourself, the administration, and the party.
Second, these journalist hacks aren't "the people". They are "some" people. Most are acting as political extensions of the DNC with the sole purpose of making Trump and Republicans looks as bad as possible for the sole purpose to influence the public to tank his re-election and to get a Democrat in office and hopefully gain the majority in congress.
Nobody is saying journalists shouldn't hold the government responsible. We are saying it shouldn't be so biased and spun so deeply that the journalists become political activists or basically propaganda extensions of the DNC. That isn't the "truth" either. Far from it actually.
And it continues to get progressively worse and more biased. The media can be critical but when they spin or frame virtually everything to make a president or administration or party look bad no matter how inaccurate, they have lost all credibility as harbingers of truth, facts, and reason.