In a meeting with news columnists earlier this week, the president “indicated that he did not see enough cable television to fully appreciate the anxiety after the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino,” the Times reported on Thursday.
A member of said cable television news media—one with a particularly large Twitter following—took notice:
Print and online journalists were blown away.
Conspiracy! Did the administration bully the Times into removing the line? Was it inaccurate? Does this matter?
We know this much: Obama hates cable news. He has never hidden his distaste for it, and Stelter should know this better than anyone. Last year, then-spokesman Jay Carney told Stelter on Reliable Sources that Obama “doesn’t watch cable news.”