Peter Doocy isn’t just one of the best reporters on the White House beat, he’s the best in the way that matters most.
This statement runs counter to the belief of many media reporters on the left, including my colleague Tommy Christopher, but allow me to make my case.
The role of journalists is to report the truth and hold those in power to account. Being adversarial is crucial. To borrow a saying often credited to George Orwell, journalism is printing what someone else does not want to be published; everything else is public relations.
During the Trump administration, the White House press corps certainly did not play the role of PR. The vicious exchanges often led to awkward and uncomfortable