Katy Tur Admits Media Is A Political Pawn But Blames AG Bar
White blabbing her mouth on late-night host Trevor Noah's show, MSNBC political activist Katy Tur admitted that the liberal media is nothing more than a political pawn. She veered a little away from reality by blaming Attorney General William Barr and played into the delusion that he is the cause of it all.
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 admitting to being a political pawn is a big step but her ignoring MSNBC's die-hard coverage over the last several years was a huge step backward. Remember though, that Tur is still an activist for Democrats on MSNBC so I guess we can't expect her to be completely forthcoming. Still, baby steps.