Chris Cuomo: Trump Administration Will Demand ‘Constant Opposition’ from Media
‘The Media Cannot Yield,’ Proclaims Cuomo
Is it the role of the media to serve as “opposition” to the Trump administration? Yes, in the mind of Chris Cuomo. On his CNN show this morning, Cuomo said “the media cannot yield. This administration is going to demand constant fact-checking, and opposition. Because otherwise, you don’t know which way it’s going to go from day to day. That’s just a fact.”
Fact-checking an administration? Absolutely. That’s an important role for the press. But “opposition?” That’s the role for the opposition party. Unless, of course, Cuomo sees the MSM as a wing of the DNC? Don’t answer that question, Chris. Compare and contrast with what Chris Matthews said in 2008 at the dawn of the Obama administration: “I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work . . . It is my job. To make this work successfully.”
Note: Cuomo made his comment during a segment with David Chalian. Now the CNN political director, Chalian was fired by Yahoo News after being caught on a hot mic, saying of the holding of the 2012 Republican convention during a hurricane that the Republicans are “not concerned at all. They’re happy to have a party with black people drowning.” In fairness, Chalian was reasonably fair-and-balanced in his comments during this interview.
CHRIS CUOMO: I liked that you [CNN political director David Chalian] as a “happening.” I see it all through a very simple notion. The media can not yield. This administration is going to demand constant fact-checking, and opposition. Because otherwise, you don’t know which way it’s going to go from day to day. That’s just a fact.
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The media as opposition. I’d almost forgotten what that was like. 🙂
Can you imagine a world in which, whenever the party in power in the executive branch shifted, many of the political appointees would move from government to the media, and many of the media figures would move into political appointments in the new government?
It’s easy to imagine what it would look like with democratic ex-government-officials in the newsrooms during a republican administration. But can you picture the reverse? Can you imagine the Obama years if ABC had Scooter Libby as their chief news anchor?
Edit to add: Especially hilarious that it’s Chris Cuomo making this point. For obvious reasons.
Translation: We are still colluding with the Democrats the unethical fashion we did during the election, and we are determined not to upgrade the quality of our reporting.
And last but not least,
moneyshot from Chris Cuomo:
“we (CNN) could not help her (Hillary Clinton) any more than we have… she’s got just a free ride so far with the media.” He continued by saying “We’re the biggest ones promoting her campaign.”
Constant media opposition to a GOP incumbent is the unwavering norm. It’s like calling for the sun to rise in the east.
They just keep shoveling. Can’t seem to help themselves. Beautiful thing to watch, actually, singing to the choir.
Still shoveling, but now also much sniveling and whining.
After spending all their credibility to get HRC elected, I see they’re working hard to rebuild it. /sarc
Because otherwise, you don’t know which way it’s going to go from day to day.
That is a very strange statement.
Does he mean that events might deviate from the Master Plan?
Since when has the Clinton News Network been anything other than opposition to the right?
Trump should quote this in a statement in which he excludes CNN from all Trump gatherings, until CNN publicly apologizes and reverses it.
A proposal for media access to the White House:
The Drudge Report links to ~260 news sites, a good cross-section of viewpoints from around the country and the world. Let’s call them the “media” or the “press” as described in the First Amendment. Let’s go on to say that the White House press room has 26 seats for the “press” and that those seats are assigned on a rotating basis to the news outlets listed on the Drudge Report. So over a period of 10 White House news conferences each news outlet would get to attend exactly one time. Perfect.
Trump does not demand opposition , he demands honest reporting of the facts. He demands that reporters keep their opinions to them selves and present them as facts. No one cares what they think, people tune in to get accurate news, not some twits opinion. Yes, they are twits, not equals.
Chris you maggot, where were you on the last go around? Be the opposition to everybody you simple idiot.