Take a good look at all 45 presidents so far. Regardless of party, they all have one thing in common. From George Washington to Ronald Reagan to Bill Clinton to Donald Trump, they all had their problems with the media.
Indeed, they all complained about their press coverage. But none of them hated -- yes, hated! -- the media like Donald Trump.
For Trump, it's an obsession. His ego has no bounds. Any story that does not talk about how wonderful he is sets him off. It's just more proof, in his mind, that the "very, very dishonest media" are out to get him, advancing their own political agenda and actually working for the opposition party.
Not only that. If media companies don't unabashedly praise Donald Trump, they might even be anti-American. On Friday, he told his 25 million Twitter followers: "The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!"