Glenn Thrush: Trump More "Democratic" With Media Than Obama, Better Outreach With Reporters


New York Times reporter said the media has fallen into a "trap" that the Obama administration was a "golden era" for press freedom in a panel discussion on WAMU-AM's A Front Row Seat to Spin.

Thrush said former President Obama would call on "favorable" organizations that he had "preselected" while President Trump conducts a more "democratic" press conference:

GLENN THRUSH, NEW YORK TIMES: I do want to give Trump credit on things. I think one of the things that I think he’s doing better than Barack Obama are these press conferences and his outreach to individual reporters, even for organizations, like my own, that he criticizes...

When Obama had press conferences, he had a single piece of white paper and he had six or seven organizations that he had preselected to call upon, and a lot of them were pretty favorable to him, too. I think Trump's free-ranging press conferences are a lot more democratic than the way that Obama conducted.

(via The Blaze)

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