Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s combative chief strategist, said his administration considered the media to be America’s real “opposition party”.
In a rare interview with the New York Times, Mr Bannon said: “You’re the opposition party. Not the Democratic Party. The media is the opposition party.
That’s what they already believe anyway.
And until you’ve worked with some US media types you never do quite get it. They, entirely seriously, consider themselves the Guardians of the Republic, the protectors of all that is good and holy. The problem with this being that they never do manage to see the beams in their own eyes. The American press is very much more left wing than the country as a whole, hugely, vastly, D rather than R. Thus their ideas of what are good and or holy, need defending, are rather different than the norm.
Hey, maybe they’re even right in all of that, but they’re not representative.
To give an example, black lives matter and all lives matter. Someone who says the latter is not going to get the same sort of hearing as someone who says the former.