The New York Times recently published an Editorial suggesting the media stop live feeds of the daily Presidential briefings. As one who has watched more of these than I care to admit, I must agree with the Times.
I watch in hopes that I will learn something new. But like most Trump “briefings,” it is mostly self-aggrandizing. I want to hear from the experts, not from a politician with self-serving motives.
I have noticed more of the media is not carrying the event live; instead, they are watching and reporting on any real news that may result. In the days before we had “live,” that was the standard.
I am concerned about the not so subtle attempts to control the media. Yes, I agree that some media outlets tend to have a bias, but for the most part, the mainstream media remains true to journalistic standards.