“Journalism” in the Trump era means not just reporting what’s happening, but reading hearts and minds. Here’s the Godfather of Fake News Dan Rather letting the media know that they shouldn’t just report what the president says, but instead what he’s thinking and believing:
To my fellow members of the press, I suggest we refrain from quoting the presiden’ts words from prepared speeches into headlines and tweets without context. He sometimes says the right thing. The real questions are what he does and what he really believes.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 5, 2019
The media’s “rules” have evolved plenty in the last three years.
Media: "Trump needs to condemn white supremacy!"
Trump: "I condemn white supremacy."
Media: "HOW DARE YOU! https://t.co/asHWlxIm35
— jon gabriel (@exjon) August 6, 2019
That’s pretty much how it played out.
“What he really believes“? Dan Nostradumbass Rather is a psychic now? https://t.co/xWDakJMKx7
— Carlton Hinds (@methuselaschild) August 6, 2019
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) August 6, 2019
WHAT media bias?