President is going to bother going to the White House Correspondents Dinner this year. There’s no reason for him to go to the media schmooze-fest. Instead, he plans to hold a campaign rally April 28.
Instead of pandering to useless fake news pundits, Trump is going to focus on the massive improvements that the country has made in the past few years.
“While the fake news media will be celebrating themselves with the denizens of Washington society in the swamp that evening, President Trump will be in a completely different Washington, celebrating our national economic revival with patriotic Americans,” Michael S. Glassner, chief operating officer of the Trump 2020 campaign, said in a statement.
The White House isn’t snubbing the event entirely. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will attend.
President Trump has a fractious relationship with the media. Most of the blowhards still haven’t gotten over Hillary Clinton’s loss. They’re never-Trumpers who get their kicks bashing Trump.
“Ideologically, the president is trying to depose so-called mainstream media in favor of the media he likes — Breitbart News and the rest. Another way of making this point is to say that he’s trying to substitute propaganda for news, boosterism for information,” Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal said during a recent lecture at a California university.
“His objection to, say, the New York Times, isn’t that there’s a liberal bias in the paper that gets in the way of its objectivity… His objection is to objectivity itself. He’s perfectly happy for the media to be disgusting and corrupt — so long as it’s on his side.”
Stephens’ conclusions are wrong. He came so close to admitting that the New York Times is biased, why did he then chicken out? Regardless of your opinion of Breitbart and Fox News, it’s obvious that most of the mainstream outlets are deeply and obviously liberal.