The Daily Caller’s senior White House correspondent Shelby Talcott spoke with CNN’s Brian Stelter and author Garrett M. Graff about media coverage of the Jan. 6 hearings on Sunday.
Although the conversation focused on Fox News and whether the media is lying about the Jan. 6 riots and events in the capital, Talcott noted, “I can’t speak specifically for Fox News, but coming from a conservative-leaning news outlet, I would I do, conservative media, at least where I work at the Daily Caller, says that working-class voters in these swing states are grappling with a whole host of problems.”
Talcott listed other examples of these issues: “High inflation, gas prices, grocery bills, baby food procurement, so how do these hearings help with these issues?” Neither Stelter nor Graff had an answer to Talcott’s question, but Graff argued that the Americans might be concerned about these issues and the riots in the Capitol.
“So it’s not that conservative media is trying to camouflage Trump, it’s just that with everything that’s going on in America today, it’s hard for the media — from a conservative media perspective — to sit there and trying to force a large part of the country to care more about this issue than issues that they actually experience and are affected by on a daily basis,” Talcott concluded in a clip divided on twitter.
Consumer prices hit their highest rates in four decades on Friday, with the consumer price index rising 8.6% over the past year. In a survey, a majority of Americans from all walks of life say the economy is the biggest problem they face.
Stelter asked if Graff could “buy” Talcott’s answer, to which he said, “I don’t.” (RELATED: Pelosi Says Biden Questions Badly Because Americans Just Don’t Know How Good He Was)
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The conversation turned to asking if there would ever be a world where Americans who watch CNN would also read the Daily Caller, “because it feels to me like things are so broken that it’s now there’s very little overlap left,” Stelter told Talcott.
“Absolutely, and I agree, and I hope as a member of the press, that we can start getting people who read the caller to tune into CNN, too,” Talcott replied, “and I actually think that could be the answer to all his this. Right? Instead of saying that all media outlets need to treat this issue the same way and with the same enthusiasm, how about we try to figure out how to get people to love what they read and the news they read see expand?
“And you know, maybe that’s related to less partisanship,” Talcott continued, “I don’t know the answer, but I hope that’s where the future of media and the future of news consumption goes.”