Recently cable news viewers were exposed to a video tape of Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris and her adoring press entourage, yucking it up and enjoying each others’ company while Ms. Harris was shopping for some clothes. One wonders how impartial and unbiased a press corps can be if they are personally involved with a particular candidate and seem to enjoy that candidate’s company and her opinions, to the extent that they assist her with her occasional chores, as this gaggle of leftists were demonstrating in a clothing shop.
When was the last time you saw any favorable press coverage for Donald Trump, or even the last time a member of the press did anything but scowl at the president, let alone maybe even grace him with an occasional smile? Most press questions to President Trump are totally adversarial and are always pointedly slung at the president as an insult to him and an attempt to catch him making a controversial, gotcha remark.
At best, President Trump, or nearly any Republican currently holding office, have press coverage that is dryly professional and reserved, but liberal office-holders get smiling, friendly, back-slapping treatment from the press.
It’s normal and natural for politicians to want favorable press treatment, and it’s natural for members of the press to want access to politicians in order to get information from them when gathering data for a future investigation. But it’s way out of line for a lovey-dovey relationship to exist between a politician and a reporter, which is exactly the corrupt relationship developing between Ms. Harris and her press representatives, and very likely between her and all fake news reporters.
An obscenely close relationship between officials and the press does not serve the public interest when the press is called on to report honestly and truthfully about a candidate the press loves, and it also does not serve the public’s right to know the truth when the fake news press treats every statement and every act of President Trump as though he’s a defendant at the Nuremberg Trials, yet fawns and swoons at everything Democrats say.