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The impact segment tonight the media's love affair with the president a scathing new report by the Washington free -- Concludes that when it comes to reporting on the president the New York Times among other mainstream media outlets lobs more soft -- -- a slow pitch south paw.
Its readers he -- -- having their perceptions of the world confirmed not challenged.
That is a very different relationship than the one the bush White House had with these so called paper of record.
Joining me now my cohost on some show called the five -- never -- it.
As someone who knows about this firsthand -- -- -- of the former white house Press Secretary under George W.
Bush I didn't know that.
So with -- -- lot of anti -- have a dog yet really yet I had no idea by the late great job on the five.
A different show today you're missing something yes my little friend and yes yes so when you when you read about the relationship between the white house press -- it.
Primarily the New York Times.
With President Obama.
Are you amazed that it still does this love has lasted this long it's -- beautiful.
It's it's it's quite incredible and I I don't know how to keep it going especially because if you think just two months ago the media was furious -- the idea that the administration.
Would they dare to investigate a reporter who is doing his or her job.
And -- image.
The case -- media was so mad at the New York Times even wrote -- gaining editorial about it -- cut to this interview that the New York Times had as a group interview.
And no one even brings it up bright they just ask -- all sorts of nice things -- I it kind of read like.
The conversations I imagine that they have but it's actually on take.
Yes I just think it's beautiful to see how they can keep a relationship.
So fresh for so long to -- to spice it up every year it's a beautiful marriage shaking Connecticut right self help book for how -- how -- -- -- There is a part in the watched in street -- peace it's -- content any yet.
Where it's about the New York Times reporter is trying to press President Obama.
Basically up one wrapping themselves about who knew what professor better yet out what was his name Robert -- What an amazing moment between the press and the president.
Right because I had never even heard of this professors but -- always has a lot more about me -- and knows about them but so the reporter says.
-- you know you know Robert Putnam of Carson while -- the president says.
But when he brought him -- first reporters -- I had Robert Putnam as a professor and then President Obama says.
Well yes Bob and iron very classy as missing make sure like you know what I'm a little bit closer to the local professor that you watch that they using thing is as a President Bush problem and -- went to Harvard too often but he doesn't act or talk like these guys I'm surprised -- some of the questions that -- asked because.
Make it -- it seems that they are so afraid -- President Obama's notorious thin -- for bad -- coverage for up at a time I became Press Secretary.
We expected bad -- -- -- So if so what if I would it's give expectations and tell people look at stories Atlanta maritimes and is not going to be good.
Inevitably in the morning the president would say.
-- wasn't as bad yeah that it was going to be.
I think it's it's really hard for today's journalists to ask.
President Obama questions because they want so desperately for him to like them I actually think that they also think that maybe they'd like to work for him one day -- it too because in the -- changed -- look at how many people in the media now work as spokespeople -- the administration this.
Really means yet they also -- personal agenda with them.
So Tom just the other day that he has great ideas yes that yes in an amazing thing this week too -- President Obama goes to talk to the Democrats on Capitol Hill he actually complains about the liberal left wing media.
At the Huffington Post from and and they don't like Larry Summers in their speech is that it that a Democrat on Democrat violence in very good seeing that even when he gets great coverage then he's still.
It's not good enough that I.
-- -- he's a protectionist the other thing too is this -- heard him.
-- some -- because he mistakes the assumptions of the media for the assumptions of the Americans at large well I think this is the bigger point which is.
Liberal is supposed to mean open minded when you read an air times on Saturday or Sunday but I come away much more informed and completely furious yet because every article you -- -- that even if it's in the style section there has to be a little jab at its flight -- yes or is like when -- Jim Carrey made fun.
People that might have a dining and admit that the exercise and her Second Amendment Rights.
Man they actually are so mean to the rest of America and they don't even realize -- yeah I think the mean ones I want speaking of mean I want to talk about -- Johnson the opinion page editor at the Chattanooga times free press.
He's this guy was fired over a headline yesterday of an editorial that was highly critical of president bombs you jobs plan.
The title was to take your jobs plan and -- -- Mr.
President your policies have harmed Chattanooga enough.
Really long headlined by the way we the newspaper released a statement on its website saying that Johnson have been fired replacing headline.
-- editorial outside of normal editing procedures do you buy that excuse when I first heard about that tobacco habits such an overreaction -- higher and everybody is trying to do is get people to read.
Then that's what you want in a good headline writer and if you -- I'm surprised me because.
As a former magazine editor and several people I talked I talked to you and a few others -- actually thought that.
Because he had not followed procedure that -- get fired -- Can't you just can't get them in your administrative leave like slowest learner as -- -- -- -- if I guess my theory I think -- Hughes playing office song.
Freddie and I I bet you his -- -- know the song.
And I was just completely anger and angry about it and it gets well actually -- just it's not really -- mean they it's it's a joke.
And in the guys dissect kind of embarrassed that he didn't know the song so I well I actually think that they found that RX and you're fired because they were disgusted by it and I wanted to protect President Obama yeah and then they realize oh where we've actually didn't have a policy that -- -- -- procedure but now I -- -- say that they had a procedure.
And it is it's an overreaction but look he'll be better off they'll go someplace else yes or maybe they meant to say you're fired up for the weekend who -- -- I -- -- president went to about felt it was found jobs JO SE but there's no -- How -- fantastic Dana as always a pleasure.
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