Trump has played the media like a puppet. We’re getting better — but history will not judge us kindly

Margaret Sullivan of the Washington Post –

Traditional journalism is under siege, NBC News chief Andy Lack wrote this week: President Trump continues to “put the bully in bully pulpit,” and the coronavirus crisis has taken a toll.

“But we’re winning,” proclaimed the headline of Lack’s piece published on NBCNews.com, which argues that news organizations, because they are still able to tell citizens the truth of what’s going on in the country, are victorious.

I wish I could agree.                                                                                                                               

Note from Ken Feltman: Over the years, I have been criticized for favoring journalists who attended my alma mater, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.Full disclosure: I have met Margaret Sullivan at the National Press Club and at Northwestern and Medill alumni events. We are not friends. I doubt she would know me without my name tag. By republishing or referring to her work I do not pretend to be in her league. I am not.

I find her work insightful and prescient. I believe readers will, too. You get to decide for yourself.

About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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