THE UNFORGIVABLE LIE
As you read what’s below, consider that Trump has NEVER attacked the free press. It has ALWAYS been fake news, which IS the enemy of the people.
Some entries are the “journalists'” words. Some entries are the “journalist” failing to correct their interviewee.
BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW IF YOU FIND AN ACTUAL TRUMP ATTACK ON THE FREE PRESS!!!!!!
This list is NOT exhaustive. If they’re on CNN or MSNBC, then they’re propagating the lie. Many on FOX do it as well.
"Mr. President, will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people," CNN Journalist Jim Acosta shouted at the end of Trump's speech pic.twitter.com/FqWT5afwUV
— POLITICO (@politico) June 29, 2018
No free press, no democracy https://t.co/EgVIvSnmOq
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) November 14, 2017
And cautioned against slamming free press. Said that’s what authoritarians do. https://t.co/srEjB2wc5v
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) April 3, 2018
Berman then said this;
“Forget that CNN is included in it, because that’s not necessarily what’s important here. What’s important here is this is an assault on free speech, this is an assault on journalism. Any journalism that he doesn’t like.”
Wolf Blitzer to Trump spokesman on Trump’s attack on the media: "Free press is so critical to our country” https://t.co/QYwSTmwWYw
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 24, 2016
Kasich: “There’s nothing more important than a free press … and any effort to erode that needs to be stood against” https://t.co/JFszBGjdze
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) April 25, 2017
It's "dangerous for my colleagues and everyone working in news media to have the POTUS, who should be the biggest defender of press freedoms in the world, pointing us out as possible enemies of this country." —@jrezaian on Trump's rhetoric. https://t.co/tMt6HZt5pu
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) July 16, 2018
⚡️ “CNN Host Alisyn Camerota Calls Out Fake News, Defends Free Press”https://t.co/oe14k2nMTQ
— Bold (@BoldTV) July 17, 2018
The media is not the enemy of democracy.
The media is democracy's greatest defense against the forces of authoritarianism. https://t.co/cU6JdpGNfL
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 13, 2018
President Trump's assault against a free press "won't stop my colleagues around the world who put their lives on the line to do their work — to report," says CNN's Anderson Cooper #KeepingThemHonest https://t.co/Zk37XPofOOhttps://t.co/1pOnyzRZ8e
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) November 28, 2017
Did he really just say the free press is the threat to America – not putin? He meant to say a threat to him, maybe? Because certainly putin has no desire to check him…he likes trump doing exactly what he is doing. https://t.co/2gOYAlA7k8
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) July 19, 2018
“We are not the enemy. We are not trying to silence you. It is the job of the free press to report the facts, to ask questions—tough questions, ones you don’t like. No matter how many times you attack us as ‘fake news,’ we will continue to do our jobs.”
Navarro was also critical of the president’s inner circle, saying he’s “is surrounded by enablers that do nothing but shake their heads and nod their heads in agreement on everything that he says. They have got to stop. They have got to stand for democracy, for freedom of the press, this is just going way too far. The president of the United States is inciting violence against the free press and, America, we cannot stand for it.”
Speaking from the Munich Security Conference, John Kasich tells Jim Sciutto that free press is essential to a democracy.
Brian blocked me on Twitter. You can easily find him telling the lie there. The link is an article he wrote.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 19, 2018
— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) July 19, 2018
4) Attacks the media on the world stage. Again.
What message does that send around the world?
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) July 13, 2018
For Trump "enemy of the American people" means enemy of Trump lies. I've been on his enemies list for 6 years. @TheLastWord 10pm
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) February 21, 2017
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) October 13, 2017
This not a laughing matter. I'm sorry, delegitimizing the press is unAmerican
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) February 16, 2017
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) July 16, 2018