Much credit can be given to President Theodore Roosevelt for taking the press into the White House. In a figurative sense, he had a hand in forming what today has become a traditional White House press corps; in a literal sense, he welcomed them in from the cold, blustering rain one evening and gave reporters … Continue reading FDR’s familiarity with the press gave a still comparable twist on media relationships, but at what cost?
Nowadays, it can be easy to look at the relationship between the press and the president and say things are, in a sense, ugly and getting uglier. While this could arguably be a correct observation of today’s relationship between the press and the president, it obstructs the long history of the president always being cross with … Continue reading The First Amendment was made for criticism. Cherish it.