GOP Press Strategy


There’s been a series of stories lately about Republican candidates and office holders deliberately refusing to interact with the news media.

There are a number of reasons:

  1. Why go through the filter of the news media when you can talk directly to supporters through social media and friendly “news outlets?”
  2. The press makes for a great common enemy with base Republican voters.

Here is some of the coverage including the story that seems to have started it all:

Why Republicans Stopped Talking to the PressNew York Magazine

Will Republicans Shut Out the Press in 2024?Vanity Fair

Unsolicited Advice for Pouty RepublicansPolitico

Republicans Have Long Fueded MediaNPR

DeSantis Press Secretary Makes Reporters Feel the BurnWashington Post

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