“This is a job that’s been created for you by the network and you are now in a position of being a part of it,” Mr. Giannoulias said.
“If you were a regular worker in the field, it would be an absolute nightmare for you.”
He said the salary was “too high” in comparison to other media design jobs in New York and San Francisco.
“That’s why I think it’s a very big issue.”
Mr. Lisi said he’s glad the president has been so vocal about it.
“The president is very clear that the media is one of the most important parts of the government,” Mr, Lisi told the panel.
“We’re at the very beginning of a media war, and we’re trying to figure out what we can do about it.”
Mr Trump’s press secretary said the president is “absolutely” concerned about media bias and that the administration is committed to eliminating the “stunning” disparity.
“Our commitment to fighting against it is as strong as ever,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement to ABC News.
“This isn’t about us and our media.
This is about the truth being told.”
Mr Giannouls comments were echoed by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
“I think the president was very clear, the media should not be paying for their work,” Mr Priebus said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
“They should not have to be paid by the taxpayers for it.”