What say you?
— Marty Baron (@PostBaron) June 13, 2016
The appearance is that Trump is bullying the media, and that certainly is Trump’s intent. But access to candidate events is a punishment, not a privilege.
The best watchdog journalism doesn’t happen in the pack following candidates and reporting every ridiculous and racist statement Trump makes. Besides, Trump is as likely to make news in his tweets (which are available to anyone) as he is when he speaks (and it’s not tough to find out what he’s said; lot’s of media cover that).
In fact the Post story that set Trump off didn’t result from access to a candidate event. It came from watching an interview on TV and…
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