CNN's Malveaux: White House Has Lost Some 'Support' From Press Corps

On Wednesday's Around the World, CNN's Suzanne Malveaux admitted that the Obama administration has lost some media "support," noting "tension" between the White House and the press corps.

"One of the things I noticed as well is that really you have a press corps that is engaged. There was tension in that room. And perhaps a loss of some support there, you know?" Malveaux said of Tuesday's White House press briefing. Is she acknowledging a prior cozy relationship between the press and the administration?

Malveaux explained that there's always a relationship between the press and the President, but it has reached a "turning point" now: "I mean, there's a relationship always between the press corps, the President and the administration. A lot of tension there. It looks like that there's a real turning point."

Co-host Michael Holmes wondered if the Justice Department seizing information from the Associated Press set the media off against the administration. "And you think a lot of that anger is about the AP thing," he asked Malveaux, who responded "Absolutely."

Below is a transcript of the segment, which aired on Around the World on May 15 at 12:21 p.m. EDT:

[12:21]

SUZANNE MALVEAUX: One of the things I noticed as well is that really you have a press corps that is engaged. There was tension in that room. And perhaps a loss of some support there, you know? I mean, there's a relationship always between the press corps, the President and the administration. A lot of tension there. It looks like that there's a real turning point.

MICHAEL HOLMES: And you think a lot of that anger is about the AP thing.

MALVEAUX: Absolutely.

HOLMES: Yeah. Being looked at in that way. Yeah.

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center