Jon Stewart tossed some cold water on reporters who think that they’re winning the battle against Trump, and he did it to the surprise of Christiane Amanpour.
President Trump has been able to appeal to journalists’ “own narcissism” by attacking them, says Jon Stewart. “They take it personally, and now he’s changed the conversation to, not that his policies are silly or not working … it’s all about the fight.” pic.twitter.com/2N3V5NqZ6Q
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) October 30, 2018
Basically he says that Trump has successfully made the news be about the battle between him and the news reporters instead of the issues.
This is pretty great:
“I think that journalists have taken it personally,” Stewart said. “They are personally wounded and offended by this man. He baits them, and they dive in. And what he’s done well, I thought, is appeal to their own narcissism, to their own ego. … And the journalists stand up and say, ‘We are noble, we are honorable, how dare you, sir!’ And they take it personally.”
LOL! Who does that sound like? I’ll give you one guess – his name stars with an “A” and ends with a “costa”!
Amanpour bristled immediately and seemed to get a tad smug. “No, no, we’re used to it, believe me,” she said. “We’ve been out there in the field.”
“But think of the communities of color, think of Muslims, think of the black community,” Stewart explained. “When journalists rise to this outrage of ‘how dare you say that about us,’ think of the lives that they’ve been leading under this and what they’ve been put under.”
Then it becomes a battle of who is more liberal, which Stewart is always gonna win because he admits his bias, while the reporters have to try to sound objective, when they’re not…