CBS News Political Director: Media Ruined Its Own Reputation

"Yes, it's true, and it's not because of anything obviously Donald Trump did."

John Dickerson, anchor of CBS's Face the Nation, disagrees with reporters who say President Trump is eroding the national media's credibility, according to the Washington Examiner.

In a radio interview Friday with conservative host Hugh Hewitt, Dickerson was asked what he thought about Thursday's press conference at the White House in which Trump manhandled the press like a rag doll and bluntly told reporters in the room that the public doesn't trust them.

"But that one comment, they don't trust you anymore, is a summation of where we are in America, because I really do think Manhattan-Beltway elites have lost the country," Hewitt said. "They've lost it."

Dickerson agreed.

"Yes, it's true, and it's not because of anything obviously Donald Trump did. The press did all that good work ruining its reputation on its own, and we can have a long conversation about what created that," Dickerson said. "Part of it, though, is what you mentioned about the local weather report, which is to say a lot of hysterical coverage about every little last thing that doesn't warrant it," he added.

Check out the short audio clip below:

 

 

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