How “Trump Trauma” Is Crippling the News Media Hollywood Reporter ^ | 23 Jan 2018 | Howard Kurtz Posted on 1/23/2018, 1:30:58 PM by Rummyfan Fox News analyst Howard Kurtz argues that press misjudgment has upended coverage of the White House and boosted the president’s agenda in this exclusive excerpt from his new book, ‘Media Madness.’

Posted: January 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

How “Trump Trauma” Is Crippling the News Media
Hollywood Reporter ^ | 23 Jan 2018 | Howard Kurtz

Posted on 1/23/2018, 1:30:58 PM by Rummyfan

Fox News analyst Howard Kurtz argues that press misjudgment has upended coverage of the White House and boosted the president’s agenda in this exclusive excerpt from his new book, ‘Media Madness.’

On Jan. 8, 2017, days before Donald Trump was to assume the crushing burdens of the presidency, he faced a very different kind of problem: Meryl Streep.

The iconic actress slammed him in her speech accepting the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, attacking him for, among other things, having allegedly mocked a disabled New York Times reporter during the campaign. The next morning, Hope Hicks, the president’s loyal young assistant who was almost always by Trump’s side, pulled out her phone to play footage of Kellyanne Conway on the CNN and Fox morning shows.

Kellyanne said that charge had been repeatedly refuted and added that if Streep were so concerned about the rights of the disabled, she should have spoken out about a disabled boy who had been badly beaten by young thugs shouting anti-Trump epithets in a video that had been posted on Facebook. Trump loved that answer and started venting about his media coverage.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com

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