Howard Kurtz, who has covered the press for decades for the Washington Post, CNN and now Fox News, says he is in shock about how biased the press has become against President Trump.
According to Politico, which obtained a copy of a new book by the author:
“The past two years have radicalized me,” Kurtz writes. “I am increasingly troubled by how many of my colleagues have decided to abandon any semblance of fairness out of a conviction that they must save the country from Trump . . .
“Donald Trump is staking his presidency, as he did his election, on nothing less than destroying the credibility of the news media; and the media are determined to do the same to him,” he writes. Kurtz argues that many news organizations are “no longer making much attempt to hide their contempt” for the president. And he takes issue with prominent journalists who have publicly characterized Trump as a “racist” based on his words and actions through the years.
It’s funny how people in Washington become creatures of the organizations they work for. Perhaps Kurtz’s shock at the media is genuine, but I wonder if he would be saying this were he still at the Washington Post.