Part of a functioning society requires the press function as a watch dog for the federal government.

However, it’s obvious that journalists consider the President as something between their best friend and a messiah figure.  Watch the last press conference that President Obama held and try not to be embarrassed for them:

But it’s not just President Obama for whom the media swoons. Back when everyone thought that Hillary Clinton would be our next President, check out their faces upon catching a glimpse of her:


The bottom line is that members of the media did not view themselves as watch dogs, but rather extensions of the White House media team. Perhaps the new administration will renew their vigor and journalistic acumen.  However, I somehow doubt they’ll be able to overcome their hatred of Donald Trump to clearly report on his successes or to hold him accountable for his weaknesses.

About The Author

Nancy French

Nancy French is a three-time New York Times best-selling author. Her most recent books include a collaboration with Sarah Palin on her new book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas and with famous Chinese dissident Bob Fu on his book God’s Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian’s Fight for Freedom. Other books include Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War which she co-authored with her husband David French. She also collaborated with Bristol Palin on her book Not Afraid of Life: My Story So Far and with Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson’s A Winning Balance: What I’ve Learned So Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams. She also wrote Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle. She is the editor of the Faith and Family Channel on Patheos, writes for National Review Online and Rare magazine, and has written in numerous publications, such as USA Today, Parents magazine, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.   She and her husband David have a home in Franklin, Tennessee, where they and their three children attend Zion Presbyterian Church (PCA).