Whose ego is in play when Trump busts the media? Jon Stewart knows.

From the place to go for news and views, Wall Street Journal (And elsewhere, including CNN)

Notable &Quotable: Stewart

Christiane Amanpour interviewing Jon Stewart, CNN, Oct. 30:

Amanpour: We are all caught up in this sort of daily Trump-fest. . . . We the journalists—we, I think, believe that our job is to navigate the truth and to do the fact checking and all the rest of it. . . .

Stewart: But I think the journalists have taken it personally. . . . They are personally wounded and offended by this man. He baits them. And they dive in. And what he’s done well, I thought, is appeal to their own narcissism, to their own ego. . . . The journalists stand up and say, “We are noble. We are honorable. How dare you, sir?” . . . And now he has changed the conversation to not that his policies are silly or not working or any of those other things, it’s all about the fight. He is able to tune out everything else and get people just focused on the fight. And he’s going to win that fight.

Many newsies embrace an idealistic notion of their profession — and themselves. How dare he? they say when Trump gets under their too often thin skin?

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