It should concern every American that President Trump is engaged in a long-standing war on the media, which he labels enemies of the people.
Recently, he tweeted vicious attacks on two television commentators who dared to criticize him.
And he issued another tweet showing him body-slamming an unidentified newsman from a network that airs news he doesn’t like. His press secretary recently attacked the media for publishing “fake news,” and warned everyone that Trump will hit back at anyone he sees fit.
This time, however, one lone reporter finally stood up and protested. It reminded me that journalists are really in no position to fire back at the president. That’s up to the rest of us who value a free press, who want to know what’s happening in the world, and who value contrasting political opinions.
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Television and print reporters are just doing their job: reporting on events as they arise, trying their best to be fair and to get their stories right. And opinion writers of whatever persuasion help us make sense of the world.
It’s called democracy, Mr. President. Quit trying to destroy it.