Listen: Donald Trump, President And NBC discussed on Don't Worry About The Government
"A lot of his gripe was similar to the gripe that you have I mean, he's quoted as saying the NBC news veteran say media have become a prisoners of Donald Trump. And I think I know what he means by that with with without, you know, dissecting argument in that they've allowed Trump to to. Establish what is acceptable for news? And what isn't yet, you know? So let's get into the main here because I think that that's a great way to kind of get into this. So this week Donald Trump was trying to change the narrative away from several key things from last week, the Mattis resignation, the very high profile mass resignation John Kelly, leaving essentially all of the axis of adults the excess of Dole's being defined as Tillerson, HR McMaster, John Kelly in Jim Mattis, they're now gone from the White House. You have a whole bunch of people in acting positions. I mean, there are a lot of key issues. The Democrats are coming back into congress and Trump starts calling press availabilities press events. He does that weird open cabinet meeting this week. And the media's still doesn't know how to cover this stuff. The on the day the Pelosi took back the house, and she's getting the gavel Trump decides he's going to. Hold a press conference. Right. So then everyone on midday news TV starts chirping back and forth about oh, what's on Trump going to say at this press conference? I wonder what he's going to do at the press conference. And then the press conference starts thirty five minutes after it was originally supposed to start buying Trump. Another thirty five minutes on midday TV and outcomes Donald Trump with his army of clones from the Matthew Whitaker machine. And he basically says ISIS doing a really good job in the walls going to be great. And it could be concrete or it could be Steeler, whatever. But it wasn't really news. I mean, it wasn't really breaking breaking news the president's floundering. That's basically the big takeaway from that. But the media doesn't understand still. Okay. We're not going to go to the president until the president is standing in front of the microphone we need to stop indulging that two and a half hours before he actually does the real thing. Yeah. This is what happens. When you build an entire nations news app rasping globally at this point around the idea of a twenty four hour news network. And then you realize there's not twenty four hours worth of news. So you better lower your bar considerably for what should be covered you could as you said before could make the decision to go deep on policy in certainly would from an educational standpoint. Wold coverage best bang for your money for sure you're not gonna do that. Of course. Because you know, if your network starts doing that people don't really want to be educated. They liked to be like violently reconfirmed of their own opinions. And that's basically yet. So I mean, you know, if you start doing that on your network, they're gonna change the channel to another network. And then you've got problems he had this like Jack collective action problems that off, but like Trump had this nice effect of like solving this problem that lake networks. I think we're just starting to realize that they have is like why would he watch for like as much of the time? We're on like not really that much into. Stuff. And Trump says, oh, there's gonna be a lot of interesting stuff. And and that's the thing that now they've they've figured out like tenders through Trump even the name or image on screen like people like watch the screen for longer. And so now, we've started divorcing like, you know, the idea of you. It's not like political science was ever up on media where like they're covering the best stuff because they should be covering that stuff. But now you're getting a diet where like you said before the stuff that's being covered is not even really bad news. It's just a lack of content altogether. If you just promise that Trump will be on screen in ninety minutes. That's your story for ninety minutes. I think for like an already very very thin low-quality coverage of news.."