The American press is at war with President Donald Trump. It has been since before he won the Republican nomination, which they claimed would never happen. What we are witnessing is reminiscent of the Bush years, when there was an all-out, coordinated assault on Bush from not only the news media but Hollywood as well.
With Trump, it has been even worse, as we have already seen unbelievably deceitful attempts by the leftist press to attack Trump in the lead up to the election and do their best to delegitimize him since his victory. They do not want him to succeed because they do not care about what is best for the country, only what benefits them and their team.
With Obama gone, they are suddenly skeptical of the presidency and plastering the smallest, most insignificant non-stories about Trump everywhere. The latest is the debate on the size of the crowd during the inauguration. During the campaign, they made great efforts to minimize the size of Trump rallies, but now they suddenly mean something.
Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, has been in a battle with the press over this story and has all but confirmed that Trump will be waging his own war on the media.
As reported at Hot Air, on Saturday, Spice told the media:
“There’s been a lot of talk in the media about the responsibility to hold Donald Trump accountable. And I’m here to tell you that it goes two ways. We’re going to hold the press accountable, as well. The American people deserve better, and as long as he serves as the messenger for this incredible movement, he will take his message directly to the American people where his focus will always be.”
The media has denounced Trump’s usage of Twitter and direct communication for months because they fear any Republican being able to disseminate their message without it first being filtered through the leftist propaganda machine. They are already positioning themselves as victims of a president intent on undermining the First Amendment.
The irony in all of this is that Obama waged his own war on the press with his prosecution of leakers and whistleblowers, which made many members of his administration afraid to talk to the press at all, due to the threat of investigation. But you did not hear much reporting about this war over the last 8 years because Obama was their guy. It’s repulsive, the way the press has been acting. Already it’s difficult to stomach the click-bait headlines that are seemingly attacking every move the president makes. Trump would be wise to continue his style of communication. Not only because it is effective and sensical, but because it will enrage the press and cause them to further destroy what little credibility they have left in response.
Source: Hot Air