On Monday, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to decry the relentless media coverage of Donald Trump and point out that it’s crowding out other important stories—making Americans as ignorant about world affairs as the President is assumed to be.
“I do think that we have to acknowledge that there is so much more happening in the world than Donald Trump, and we in the media are essentially all Trump all the time,” Kristof said. The columnist pointed out that Trump is mocked as parochial—at the same time that the media fails to cover issues of international and domestic importance. “That can also be said about us,” Kristof concludes.
Fox News’ The Five played Kristof’s admission but reached a strikingly different conclusion—and lost track of HUD secretary Ben Carson in the process.
“The Washington press corps focuses way too much attention on the White House to the exclusion of all the different federal agencies. You never hear anything about the energy department, … we might as well not even have one,” co- host Dana Perino.
“Or Ben Carson, where is he?” Greg Gutfield interjects.
Carson drew scrutiny in April when it was found his office ordered over $100,000 in new office furniture.