New York Post Defends Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Tells Media To “Stop Whining” And “Get Over Yourselves”

By Steve Straub at The Federalist Papers

As most readers know by now the new White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is tearing the media to shreds and they don’t like it one bit.

On Sunday disgraced never-Trumpers Chris Wallace and Jonah Goldberg openly mocked McEnany calling her unprofessionaland worse.

Well now the New York Post editorial board has come to her defense via a hard hitting editorial in which they tell the media to “stop whining” and “get over yourselves.”

Via the New York Post:

Is there anything more tedious than the press complaining about how it’s treated?

After grousing that Stephanie Grisham, President Trump’s former press secretary, never held a formal briefing, the media can’t stand that Kayleigh McEnany, her successor, has made those briefings too contentious.

McEnany steamrolls, she dodges, she lectures reporters on the questions they should be asking. It’s that last point that riles some journalists. “Indefensible and grotesque,” said Jonah Goldberg to Chris Wallace on Fox News. “I have to say that if Kayleigh McEnany had told Sam Donaldson and me what questions we should ask, that would not have gone well,” Wallace said.

To which Americans say: Stop whining!

The Post then goes on to explain exactly why McEnany is taking the approach she is:

Of course the Trump administration is playing tough with the media — because the media has played tough with him before he was even elected. Nearly every question asked in the briefing room is usually in the loaded construction of, “As you know, things are terrible, and it’s your fault, care to comment?” McEnany has decided to hit back.

This isn’t about the First Amendment. The media in the United States can say whatever the hell it wants — and we, as the New York Post, thank heaven for that every day. But there’s nothing in the Constitution that says the press secretary has to be polite about it.

You know what word needs to be retired in the age of Trump? “Unprecedented.”

President John Adams signed a law making it a crime to criticize the government; 20 newspaper editors were imprisoned. Andrew Jackson not only had his own paper, edited by a member of his Cabinet, but it got government subsidies. Kayleigh McEnany hurting your feelings is not a constitutional crisis.

You buy ink by the barrel, fill the airwaves 24 hours a day and get millions of clicks on your Web sites. Victims? Get over yourselves.

To say the mainstream media has been tough on the Trump administration is the understatement of the year. They openly dropped any pretense of fairness and joined the “resistance” from the moment he became the GOP nominee in 2016.

They colluded with the Russia hoax and any number of things the leftist media claimed would bring Trump down. Remember Michael Avenatti?

So the New York Post is absolutely correct. McEnany is doing an outstanding job and the degree to which the media cries is the degree to which we know she is doing a good job.

This article originally appeared at The Federalist Papers and was republished with permission.

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