Because you're you and you've returned from the dead...again. Throw in the fact you're Minister, also again, and miraculously back to an age before I was even born? You are media gold as far as they are concerned. Literally everyone wants to talk to you.
If you want to use the press to put pressure on the Confederation, it's definitely possible. I'll need to look into the reputations of the current outlets and pick the reporters we want to approach. But, that will give us time to work on our story/strategy, and prep you for the kind of questions that will probably make you want to hex them if they come up out of the blue. Your future self generally did better if someone was brave enough to try to rehearse with him ahead of time so he got the hexing out of the way in advance.
You know, they say it's never a good sign when you start talking to yourself.