A MOMENT IN THE PRESS
“In some cases, we’ve lost a big connection to what’s beyond the East and West Coasts. Journalists need to be more in touch with what the entire country is thinking, not just the elites.” Now there’s a thought. The quote is from Dan Balz, chief political correspondent for The Washington Post, delivered to a recent media panel which included Hallie Jackson, NBC News chief White House correspondent; Domenico Montanaro, NPR’s lead political editor; Shannon Pettypiece, White House correspondent for Bloomberg News; and Jamelle Bouie, chief political Correspondent for Slate. com.
Mr. Balz was the moderator for the public event, staged by St. Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics. One of the journalists, meanwhile, had a positive take on President Trump’s frequent tweets.
“It’s what he’s really thinking, not a crafted message from media professionals,” Mr. Montanaro told his peers.
“I see it as a statement of policy. These are the president’s words. He is not performing. This is the way he feels,” said Ms. Jackson.