“ The Ford situation provides the first look at what news about the Trump administration will be like once the president-elect is sworn in come January. On one side, there’s the traditional media, already plenty maligned after an exhausting election. On the other, there’s the collection of media entities that have formed around Trump. Let’s call it the Trump News Network (TNN for short).
TNN provides a way for Trump to leapfrog the traditional press entirely. Particularly for supporters of Trump, TNN will serve as their primary news source, unchecked by the much-loathed mainstream media. For the rest, it’ll be a well-oiled propaganda machine capable of muddying the waters of even straightforward news. ”