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Perhaps unintentionally, Politico called out the White House press corps for being asleep at the wheel for the last eight years.
In an article entitled “Trump is making journalism great again,” author Jack Shafer thanked the “incoming president for simplifying our mission.”
I always thought it was a journalists’ mission to investigate, write, report, and not be clouded by ideology. But apparently, with the Obama administration, it was hard for reporters to do so.
But not with president-elect Donald Trump.
“In his own way, Trump has set us free. Reporters must treat Inauguration Day as a kind of Liberation Day to explore news outside the usual Washington circles,” Mr. Shaferwrote, as if that’s a profound idea for journalists.
Shouldn’t reporters be talking to a variety of sources, both inside and outside the beltway, and not relying on the daily presidential press conference to set their agenda?
I guess not with President Barack Obama at the helm.
Something tells me that they’re suddenly very awake. That same something also tells me that all kinds of things are going to suddenly become very important that haven’t been for the last eight years. Unemployment, homelessness, food stamps, Guantanamo Bay.. The list goes on and on.
Oh how priorities change.