It goes without saying that the American people are rightly proud of our First Amendment, as we should be.
The number of countries that routinely toss legitimate reporters in jail, torture, rape and/or execute the same valid journalists looks an awful lot like roll-call at the United Nations.
But now that I think about it, it’s pretty amazing how those two go hand-in-hand.
Anyhow, leftist politicians, along with their media lapdogs, are setting their hair on fire over President Trump supposedly stating that “the media is the enemy of the people.”
Here’s just a few of the more attention grabbing headlines:
- The New York Times – “Trump Embraces ‘Enemy of the People,’ a Phrase With a Fraught History“
- MSNBC – “Trump calling media enemy of the people could endanger lives“
- Washington Post – “Trump calls the media ‘the enemy of the American People‘”
- New York Daily News = “President Trump labels news media ‘enemy of the American people’“
- CNN – “Trump calls media the “enemy” of the people“
Then there’s the tweet sent out by Seth “Precious Snowflake” Abramson;
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 15, 2018
As he describes himself on his personal website, Abramson cites that he’s written for newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Kansas City Star, The Economist, Boston Review, The Dallas Morning News, The Seattle Times.
Not just daily newspapers, he also notes that he’s a “regular commentator on U.S. politics on CNN and the BBC, with recent additional interviews by CBS, CBS Radio, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Radio, ABC News, ABC Radio, NPR, PBS, the CBC, Bloomberg, the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, The Washington Post, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Boston Globe, Politico, Congressional Quarterly, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Der Spiegel, The New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, and others.”
Anyhow, this President Donald J. Trump sure is a rotten guy, huh?
But wait… here’s the actual tweet the president sent out;
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
Hmmm… it looks like the NY Times, MSNBC, the Washington Post, etc, left out the words “fake news.”
You know what “fake news” is also called? Propaganda.
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, propaganda is defined as;
“information, ideas, opinions, or images, often only giving one part of an argument, that are broadcast, published, or in some other way spread with the intention of influencing people’s opinions.”
I have but one parting question: Where does the fake news media end, and slander begin?