We‚Äôve now reached the point in the Trump presidency where the media start to beg for forgiveness for reporting on select stories that were unfolding nearly three years ago. CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin shows how it‚Äôs done:
Note the mostly buried news that State Dept closed @HillaryClinton email probe with this verdict: no big deal. As a journalist, I regret my role in blowing this story out of proportion.https://t.co/Ls7zto7uDJ
‚ÄĒ Jeffrey Toobin (@JeffreyToobin) October 21, 2019
‚ÄĒ The Hill (@thehill) October 21, 2019
New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen ‚ÄĒ who recently said that reporters asking Elizabeth Warren if middle-class taxes would rise to help pay for Medicare-for-All are destroying the media‚Äôs credibility ‚ÄĒ is among those who appreciated Toobin‚Äôs gesture:
‚ÄĒ Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) October 21, 2019
Many others replied that Toobin‚Äôs mea culpa comes ‚Äútoo late.‚ÄĚ But isn‚Äôt it odd that the media isn‚Äôt regretting blowing something else way out of proportion:
The media is finally expressing remorse for its irresponsible coverage, saying they hyped a "big nothing" and "false controversy" for "political purposes."
‚ÄĒ Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) October 21, 2019
Many in the media are still clinging to that narrative.
Everybody reading this, smash your phones with hammers. It‚Äôs no big deal. ? ?
‚ÄĒ Mark Thompson ?? (@mrkthompsn) October 21, 2019
‚ÄúCNN‚Äôs Jeffrey Toobin says he regrets role in doing his job‚ÄĚ https://t.co/t0FHGBjvbH
‚ÄĒ Embiid | Simmons 2020 ? (@shanesarosy_35) October 21, 2019
You‚Äôve got to love that the election of Trump has devolved into the media apologizing for reporting the actual news but not the ‚Äúfake news‚ÄĚ they‚Äôve helped promote.