During a discussion about why the media “lost its love affair with Barack Obama,” Media Buzz host Howard Kurtz asked Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers if she thought there was a “piling on” effect of journalists looking to expiate their earlier “soft coverage,” which Powers found pretty hard to believe.
“I mean, do we really think journalists do that?” Power said. “You do? Because I feel like it’s been a long time coming.”
“I think sometimes they do makeup calls,” Kurtz said.
“In the fifth year?” Powers asked. “If they’re going to overcompensate, they could have done it in year two or three or something. I think you astutely picked out a turning point—” (referring to Judith Miller’s earlier statement that the seizure of Associated Press phone records had finally caused the media to turn on the administration) “—where people started to say this is too much. You can’t tell us you’re so transparent and different and you’re basically spying on the media.”
Watch the full clip below, via Fox News:
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