Trump Wages War on the Press, but Was Obama Much Better to Reporters? (Guest Column)
Obama’s Justice Department accessed the personal email of a Fox News reporter and surveilled the reporter’s parents and colleagues. They seized the home, work and mobile phone records of journalists at the Associated Press.
Risen, who fought the administration to protect his sources, got so deep in his own legal battle with Obama that he selected a reading list for prison before the government finally backed off.
White House officials subverted the press in a number of ways while touting themselves as the most transparent in history.
Obama routinely banned news photographers from official events. He went months between press conferences and used social media to circumvent reporters.
First lady Michelle Obama took policy trips overseas with no press on her airplane. The White House scrubbed public visitor logs of names it didn’t want in the news.
Obama may have disagreed with them on occasion, but they loved them some Obama. They reported their overwhelming love for him daily. Not so much with Trump. I wouldn't throw a party for people who hate me.
Perhaps they saw his vision as just. Journalists are more educated on the issues than your average person. Maybe they truly felt his agenda was best for the country. Still they did hold him accountable when need be.