Fox’s Carlson: Trump “Is Probably Right To Be Mad” About Media Coverage Of His Presidency
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From the February 26 edition of Fox News’ MediaBuzz:
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HOWARD KURTZ (HOST): At CPAC, President Trump really went after the media on Friday, and he talked about anonymous sources and that he thinks they’re made up and that they shouldn't be allowed. And of course, anonymous sources are overused in my opinion, but at the same time, can be crucial to investigative reporting. Shouldn’t be allowed? What message is the president sending about that?
TUCKER CARLSON: Well let me just say, I think it's very frustrating, probably, if you're Trump, and you’re steeped -- I think Trump consumes more media than any president ever, I think it’s fair to say.
KURTZ: By a lot.
CARLSON: He's very up on what the press are saying about him, and I think it enrages him, and I understand why. And I think he’s probably right to be mad. I would say just as a journalist, anonymous sources are really helpful. They’ve been really helpful to me. The question is not whether the person is anonymous, the question is whether the information is accurate.
CARLSON: And so I have used anonymous sources and I will continue to. I had lunch with one of them today. But Trump may be saying something different, which is that they are saying things that are untrue, and I think you can prove that.
KURTZ: That's a better argument, I think. And there has been a lot of leaking of classified stuff, and I can see the president being upset about that.