WaPo columnist calls on media cohorts for different Trump coverage. First on plan… ban Kellyanne

 

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A Washington post columnist is calling on news outlets to ban White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

In a new column, Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan questions the point of giving a platform to “liars,” using Conway as an example of those who should be kept off the airwaves.

“It’s time…for the mainstream media to enter the No Kellyanne Zone. And that goes far beyond banning her, or any particular adviser, from cable interview shows,” Sullivan wrote.

“The news media continues — even now when it should know better — to be addicted to ‘both sides’ journalism. In the name of fairness, objectivity and respect for the office of the presidency, it still seems to take Trump — along with his array of deceptive surrogates — at his word, while knowing full well that his word isn’t good,” she continued.

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“When news organizations hand a megaphone to lies — or liars — they do actual harm. What the president himself says must be reported, of course, but only within the context of what we know,” Sullivan wrote. “To state it without immediate, adjacent reference to factual reality is to enter the Kellyanne Zone.”

A recent appearance by Conway on CNN turned into a fiery exchange with Chris Cuomo over the “hush money” allegedly paid by President Trump to two women years ago.

CNN hosts then debated the wisdom of inviting the White House counselor – and the woman who successfully ran Trump’s election campaign – back on the air.

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And while there was no shortage of Trump critics who agreed with the assessment by Sullivan and others of Conway and other administration officials, others were appalled at the boldness of liberal media pundits who look to shut down views opposing their own.

Frieda Powers

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