By John F. Di Leo -
For free entertainment in the Trump era, the meltdowns and hissy-fits of the MainStream Media are hard to beat.
In such a discussion, perhaps it’s important to define our terms, so here goes: The MainStream Media, or MSM, consists of the major TV networks with news divisions – NBC, ABC, and CBS… the major east coast newspapers – primarily the New York Times, the Washington Post, maybe the Chicago Tribune and USA Today… the straight news syndication agencies – primarily AP and Reuters… and cable news – primarily CNN and MSNBC.
These newsrooms, which have acted largely as a block of groupthink for generations, have been declared an enemy by our very untraditional president. When most people descend into madness, it is a private thing, in their apartments or jail cells. But since the MSM is on display every day, we get to watch.
A particularly interesting reaction along these lines, in this first month of the Trump administration, was ABC hack “reporter” Matthew Dowd, who declared this week that Donald Trump’s refusal to answer MSM reporters’ questions is tantamount to “Shutting down part of the First Amendment.”