When Harry Truman said “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen,” he was probably talking to politicians, and not to the press. But it’s become quite obvious in the nascent Trump era that the press simply cannot take the heat. Criticizing the press isn’t fair game. It’s a dangerous sign of an undemocratic temperament.
On Sunday’s edition of the CNN Trump-trashing show called Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter insisted that the media needed to define Trump as a dictator, not a president: “I talk to international correspondents who say to you, ‘This is exactly what authoritarians do. This is what strongmen do. This is what happens in authoritarian regimes.’ I think we need to start using those words on TV, at least, to discuss the possibilities before us.” – READ MORE