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:
- Why go through the filter of the news media when you can talk directly to supporters through social media and friendly “news outlets?”
- 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 Press – New York Magazine
Will Republicans Shut Out the Press in 2024? – Vanity Fair
Unsolicited Advice for Pouty Republicans – Politico
DeSantis Press Secretary Makes Reporters Feel the Burn – Washington Post