Is it really such a bad thing that the White House press briefing has been replaced by questioning the president directly?

From Politico’s Michael Calderone:

Just to compare and contrast, President Trump has done 80 of these “chopper talks.” President Obama? Just “three in eight years”:

You know what else is a setting that can be controlled? The White House briefing room’s podium. This isn’t anything different than that, except that it’s the President of the United States:

And, of course, there was a fact check:

Never change, guys: