I think Potato has a point here!The media haven't turned on him. None of them has demanded his resignation or are burning him significantly.
He's getting hazed by the media as the horray-henry figure. And Ross in his turn is pandering to that stereotype - note Ross being pictured with his top hat at the races recently.
One of the strategies of the regime media is to haze disastrous pols. It normalises them whilst upholding the facade of being critical of them.