If I recall...I don't remember Bush having much to say about CNN. And, the only thing I remember Obama saying about Fox News (who bashed him with enthusiasm) is that if he were to watch Fox News that he wouldn't vote for himself, either.
Trump, on the other hand, is the only politician I can ever recall being so obsessed with the media.
From HuffPo 2010
White House’s Fox News Boycott Attempt Prompts Network Revolt
Well, here's one.
Apparently, 7 years ago, the White House may or may not have tried to keep Fox News out of a round of interviews on some Thursday. And, according to the video, every President has had quarrels with the media. But, I don't ever recall one of those stories every making their way to somewhere I bother checking for news.
But, when you Google, apparently it's always been a thing...http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new ... 180959406/
So, I stand informed and woke. But, I'll still stand by the last statement. No previous president has shown anywhere near this level of obsession with the media. He's made his war on the media louder than almost any other issue that Americans face. All because they don't say nice things about him. How anyone can not be annoyed by that...is beyond me.