The power of the press has not gone away
And in what way are they not getting away with it. Which is why this is seriously stupid, and just begging for trouble: Steve Bannon Torches New York Times: ‘You Have No Power’.
Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s chief White House strategist, laced into the American press during an interview on Wednesday evening, arguing that news organizations had been “humiliated” by an election outcome few anticipated, and repeatedly describing the media as “the opposition party” of the current administration.
“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile,” Mr. Bannon said during a telephone call.
“I want you to quote this,” Mr. Bannon added. “The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”
If you are in Poland as we are, the only news channel in English, at least in our hotel, is CNN. Eventually we had to shut it off since it is endlessly negative. But that is us, and most people are not us. They will get you in the end, since no one will run perfect policy all the time. In the meantime, the media are just practising until something really comes up. You won, but a bit of humility, and a deep strategy would go a long way, as well as recognition that your enemies really are your enemies and will do you harm if they can.