Michael Tracey is an independent writer and political reporter who joined the Federalist Radio to discuss “fake news,” the unhinged media reactions to Trump, and experimenting in digital media platforms.
Donald Trump’s tweets have been consistently treated as breaking news every day sin he was elected. “A lot of these people in the media are so blinkered by rage and confusion… and they don’t have a standard for how to situate themselves in relation to Trump,” Tracey said. “Which is crazy because they should by now.”
As a crowd-funded journalist himself, Tracey discussed the relationships audiences have with news sources and what they are willing to pay for. “I think one reason why this media class is so disposed to groupthink is that they rely on revenue from similar sources…clicks, non-profit support, or philanthropists’ money.”