After President Donald Trump tweeted about his off-the-record meeting with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger over the weekend, the Times felt free to report on the details of the meeting.
But should the Grey Lady even have felt constrained by the traditional rules governing off-the-record conversation?
Appearing on S.E. Cupp Unfiltered Monday, Mediaite Editor at Large Colby Hall mocked the Trump administration for expecting the media to honor traditional norms when they’ve made a habit of shattering them.
“I would say…this president flouts all decorum,” Hall said. “We’re in a brave new world where standard capital J Journalistic standards are not necessarily as applicable as they’ve been in the past. Because you have a president asking for, and expecting decorum, say in the White House — with questions being tossed to them that they don’t like. But at the same time, tweeting awful and personal criticisms of, sadly, mostly female journalists.”
Hall added, “If you’re not going to abide by the social contract, or the decorum of journalistic standards, then you can’t expect the other side of that agreement to.”
Watch above, via HLN.
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