A great article detailing the relationship between President-Elect Donald Trump and the press. The Sinclair Broadcast Group article quoted AIM Chairman Don Irvine:
Trump’s inconsistency is part of the problem, according to Don Irvine, chairman of conservative media watchdog group Accuracy in Media.
“His treatment of the press has been all over the map,” he said. “If you’re with him, he loves you. If you’re not, he kind of hates you.”
If Trump hires someone like campaign manager Kellyanne Conway to serve as press secretary, Irvine believes the relationship will improve because she understands the need for it…
“You need to try to park your biases at the door. Put them in the back of your mind. Remember what the press is supposed to be doing,” Irvine said…
Irvine pointed to coverage of the election results on Wednesday that seemed more somber than celebratory. In particular, he cited the New York Times front page that day, which highlighted white rage, despair, and uncertainty.
“If you want to rebuild the trust that you lost that’s been going downhill for a number of years… you don’t run a headline like that,” he said.