Katy Tur Slams AG Barr, Claims Media Became A Political Pawn During Mueller Report
During an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” host Trevor Noah sat down with MSNBC’s Katy Tur to discuss her new book, “Rough Draft: A Memoir,” which details Tur’s early life and volatile relationship with her father.
Tur’s parents were both news chasers who flew in helicopters to capture breaking stories and high-speed pursuits. During a discussion about her parents, Tur claimed that you could draw “a straight line” between how her parents covered the news and how the media covered Donald Trump. She noted that the media today does not want to “digest” the news, but rather get it on air first.
“How do you find that balance between waiting for more information while also telling the people what’s happening,” Noah asked Tur.
Tur claimed she believes that the media is currently learning in real time, and learning from their mistakes. In discussing the tricky balance between efficiency and quality in the media, Tur pointed to Barr’s summary of the Mueller report.
“So he gives [the media] the summary on a Sunday, and it is misleading, as we know right now” Tur said. “It didn’t have any of the underlying evidence, but because we were covering it live, live, live—we went to air with it, and essentially became a pawn in a political document.”
Tur added that the document had a “head start on the truth” for weeks, suggesting that Mueller’s report was far more substantive and accurate.
Tur must remember things differently because I cannot recall a time when MSNBC’s reporting benefitted Trump, at all.
I would like to point out here that Tur ignored the rating aspects over the mainstream media. They aren’t unwitting political pawns but rating hogs.
They don’t rush to bring you the ‘now’ without investigating their intel for any other reason other than to be one of the firsts to report it because those are the guys who get the ratings.
Ignoring the root cause of the media frenzy behind every ‘breaking news’ just doesn’t do justice to the full scope of the problem.