Watch New York Times journalists talk media coverage on President Trump and his administration.
Peter Baker, Chief White House correspondent for The Times and author of “Obama: The Call of History”; Maggie Haberman, also a White House correspondent for The Times; Jim Rutenberg, the Media columnist and former political correspondent for The New York Times; and Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times discuss how correspondents have been responding to the current political climate. The relationship between the White House and the press corps has, especially in recent years, been a prickly cat-and-mouse game, with one side trying to control its public message and the other constantly questioning it. The Trump administration, however, has torched that equation by attacking the mainstream press head-on, accusing it of unfair bias and, worse, outright lying. And the president himself is attacker in chief, spearheading the offensive with middle-of-the-night tweets and daily bombardments in public addresses. How are correspondents to respond?