CBS’ John Dickerson recently appeared on the Hugh Hewitt radio show to discuss the media’s relationship with Donald Trump.
During their conversation Dickerson explained that it’s important that the media hold the Trump administration’s feet to the fire because there has already been some dishonesty from the Trump team. However, what Dickerson misses is that no one in the media ever held the Obama team’s feet to the fire over issues of dishonesty.
The best example comes from the Benghazi debacle when the Obama team was obviously and blatantly lying to the American people. Dickerson says that the media should never allow the President to lie to the American people, yet that is exactly what they did – over and over again – with the Obama administration.
Which is why Dickerson is right when he says, “The press did all that good work ruining its reputation on its own, and we can have a long conversation about what created that.” America doesn’t trust the media because for the last 16 years we’ve watched them harangue one President and call him a liar (George W. Bush), while allowing the next President to lie almost every day (Barack Obama) without ever holding him accountable!