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Jeffrey Toobin: If Some People Don’t Like How We Cover Trump, ‘Too Bad’
‘We don’t go to the president’s level in responding in the news media’

EXCERPT:

TOOBIN: “Let me respond to that in part. We don’t go to the President’s level in responding in the news media. We cover the news. That is entirely appropriate. Peter Fonda, who cares? I mean, it’s so ridiculous, some has-been celebrity —“
SMERCONISH: “No —“
TOOBIN: “Let me finish. Some has-been celebrity sends a tweet, and we treat it as if it’s news. But we cover the Trump Administration like journalists, and that’s entirely appropriate. If some people aren’t happy about that, that’s too bad. I don’t really think we should worry that they feel sympathy for the President because we’re doing our jobs as journalists.”
SMERCONISH: “There’s perception in the — there’s a perception in the country that it has gone too far. I’m not defending it, Jeffrey, I’m telling you that it’s real and it’s out there, and I hear it from telephone callers on my radio program, on a day-to-day business. They don’t defend what he does, but they don’t like the way in which it’s been interpreted and covered. It’s just an observation.”
BALDWIN: “Glad we’re having the conversation. I know, I know, I can see your face.”

(via Mediaite)