"The media has zero integrity, zero intelligence and no hard work," he said, ironically citing The New York Times, as well as The Washington Post.
But Carl Bernstein, legendary American journalist, has suggested that Bannon's outburst is fuelled by the fear that the media will focus too heavily on the "emotional stability and maturity" of the President.
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Why is Bannon attacking the media?
It could be because the media has strongly objected to the obfuscation and 'alternative facts' on the part of the Trump administration.
The serious tension between Trump and the media has erupted lately (again) regarding the truth about the size of the inaugural crowd, and the White House's refusal to retract the lie that millions of illegal voters stole the popular vote from Trump.
Some of Trump's advisers talk about taking away his phone or canceling his Twitter account, @peterbakernyt writes https://t.co/7J4kf1Wni5
— The New York Times (@The New York Times)
However, logic suggests that the media wouldn't focus on the proposed instability or emotional maturity of the new President if the man himself did not give them so much incentive to do so.
Against the backdrop of a growing feud with respected media organisations, temper tantrums on Twitter, a near obsessive focus on the size of his inauguration crowd and his general incoherence in interviews...