he doesn't begin from the point of assuming the media is the enemy and working out from there.
The suggestion being that Corbyn did, but there was a lot of comment from mainstream journalists when Corbyn became leader that he was very open and willing to engage with them in a way unlike most other political interviewees.
Did the media end up giving Corbyn a fairer crack of the whip because he was nice? No.
I'm skeptical that if Starmer gets a fairer representation it's purely down to being nice to them. Unless by nice you mean representing their political interests, holidaying with them and becoming godfather their child?