Feb 27, 2017

MMMM #566 Scott Pelley on Trump & No More Annonymous Sources?

“I don’t think we should be reacting to the president. The president is the president and he can say what he wants to say. Our job is to continue to do our jobs the way we always have. Ask ourselves: Is our story right, is it fair, is it honest? And then just keep going.”

     That's CBS Anchor Scott Pelley quoted in the Hollywood Reporter about Trump's constant attacks on the media.

     Hard to write a media column these days without updating the battle. For example, this story also from The Hollywood Reporter:
"Donald Trump used his first presidential appearance before the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists on Friday to sharply escalate his criticism of the news media and take direct aim at the use of anonymous sources. Reporters "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name," he declared, just hours after members of his own staff held a press briefing and refused to allow their names to be used.
"A source says that Donald Trump is a horrible, horrible human being, let them say it to my face," Trump told the Conservative Political Action Committee. "Let there be no more sources."
Members of Trump's White House team regularly demand anonymity when talking to reporters."

And even the details of a closed door White House meeting about leaks was leaked:

(White House Press Secretary Sean) "Spicer asked to review both his staff's government-issued and personal cell phones, the sources said. He also specifically asked his staff not to leak information about the meeting or his efforts to crack down on leaks to the media, one source said.
The meeting, which Politico first reported, comes as the White House increases security measures to address President Donald Trump's anger over leaks from administration officials and staffers."

[The Monday Morning Media memo is a regular feature of www.timlennox.com]

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