‘The President’s media “honeymoon” was over before it began.’
--The Center for Media and Public Affairs
‘There’s a kind of sediment of cynicism that’s been building up for 30 years. The layers of cynical sediment are higher for each new face’ in the White House.
--Hendrik Hertzberg, executive editor of the New Yorker
Leadership has been ‘transmogrified . . . into mere celebrity,’ producing a cult of personality.
--William Safire, New York Times columnist
‘There’s now an essentially predatory connection between the press and the White House.’
--Linda Douglass, Washington correspondent for CBS News
‘We live in a time when the worst thing that can be said about a journalist in Washington is that he or she is not “tough.” ’
--Brit Hume, ABC News