US President Donald Trump had indeed got it right last night with some of his comments on the American media.
Beyond his remarks, taking sides defeats what the media ought to stand for – reporting without prejudice and maintaining a sense of credible balance in coverage.
It is not their job to be liberal, they must be equitable without being too opinionated. Otherwise, they will not be able to differentiate themselves from bloggers or marketing outfits with an agenda.
Trump may have been right with his criticism but by skipping the White House Correspondents’ dinner last night, he simply betrayed his lack of courage to face them.
G Joslin Vethakumar