Conservative media outlets have suffered through a tumultuous few
weeks punctuated by infighting and public controversy, underscoring the
difficulty some are having adjusting to the new levels of attention and
scrutiny that comes with their elevated status in the age of Trump.
majorities in Congress and President Trump’s presidency have been a
boon for conservative media, which has benefitted from increased access
to Washington’s power brokers and a White House that has gone out of its
way to accommodate outlets that were once considered fringe.
But the transition from the edges of the media to its center can be
difficult. Conservative media’s mainstream peers have greeted them with
suspicion and hostility, often eager to highlight the newcomers’
stumbles or question their legitimacy.