For the last several months The Daily Caller‘s Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson has gone around town referring to his White House Correspondent Neil Munro as a “folk hero” for infamously interrupting President Obama in the Rose Garden. Today Carlson and Publisher Neil Patel, take the matter a full frog jump further by declaring that the “legacy media” that has obviously been playing footsy with the Obama Administration, is soon on its way out.
They cast all “political reporters” as disgraceful, move on to calling them “legacy media” and never call them “mainstream media” as they are typically dubbed by conservative media. Carlson and Patel describe this media as “lazy” and “tapped out.” They write, “The good news is, it’s almost over. The broadcast networks, the big daily newspapers, the newsweeklies — they’re done.”
Quick question: Did they land an off-the-record interview with Nostradamus?
“Through their dishonesty the legacy media hastened their own end,” they write ominously in the last graph. “Their moral authority has evaporated. So has their business model. Wave them goodbye on the way out.”
CNN’s Candy Crowley takes a hit in the piece. They say she “broke character” to defend the President. And poor Jonathan Alter… They single him out, saying he had a public shit fit one night about the Munro ordeal. “Months later, longtime Newsweek correspondent Jonathan Alter confronted us on the street and became apoplectic, literally yelling and shaking and drawing a crowd, over the exchange,” they wrote. “His complaint: our reporter was ‘rude’ to Obama.”
We’ve reached out to Alter to ask about the incident.
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