Donald Trump – Right
Trump’s War on the Media
I write about the mainstream media not doing its job quite often, in fact I openly have said several times that the mainstream media is no longer journalism and I have been saying that publicly since long before Trump was ever elected to office.
For the most part, the mainstream media is immoral and unethical, straying from doing its actual job for which it is protected under freedom of press.
Not freedom of speech for those two things are vastly different by definition and for what each represents and for whom.
As everyone knows, I do not care for Donald Trump much, his idea’s the way he overreacts, behaves like a child, has tantrums and the like.
The one common ground that he and I have however, is the way that we feel about the mainstream media.
For the last two mornings I have watched the most deplorable newscasts.
CNN yesterday morning went on air and stated that they witnessed the president collude with Russia all throughout his campaign back in 2016 and as back up played a clip of Trump asking Russia to find and recover those Hillary Clinton Missing in Action emails.
That is not bloody collusion. It’s a guy on TV doing the same goddamn thing I do with Russia when I subtly suggest they hack my Starbuck’s card (which I do often) and up it’s limit or when I suggest they go after some known terrorist hack group.
Other news outlets are reporting that Trump is punishing those who are no longer serving the US as intelligence officers by removing their security clearances and while making that such a huge talking point, they are also saying Trump made that move now in an effort to downplay the Omarosa tapes and newest drama.
But they are not reporting much on Omarosa to be honest, everything the last two days has been all about John Breenan.
John Breenan and all of those former intelligence officials who have or might lose those security clearances?
That is not news, it is not even news worthy.
They are not current employees of the United States Government and have no rights, legally to any such clearances.
It makes no difference as to why Trump decided to strip it away from them it was a privilege that they had not a right yet you are not seeing the mainstream media report that well known fact.
It is still irrelevant as to why Trump removed the clearances like it or not it is, when it comes to reporting just the facts and the news for two days, interjecting one’s opinion into the report, over and over again is nauseating.
Speculating that Trump is somehow turning our country into something that it is not quite yet because he is taking the security clearance away from those that no longer serve the US in any capacity is absurd.
If any of that is actual journalism it’s a complete and utter joke.
The media more often than not will do this play on words and get your attention then dominate a news story with the very thing they accuse someone of trying to use in order to get your attention away from other things.
The media also tends to confuse freedom of press with freedom of speech.
The media has a job to do fair, honest and ethical reporting.
Which cannot be done logically when all we hear or read is nothing more than opinion.
I am protected under freedom of speech, not freedom of press.
The media is protected under freedom of press not freedom of speech due to the media’s long-standing moral and ethical obligation for which freedom of press was created.
Trump could if he wanted, do away with freedom of press, and I would support that.
The mainstream media is immoral, unethical, reports opinion as if it were actual news and completely fails to inform the public.
Which is exactly what the idea of free press was.
Inform the public without personal opinion into the matter.
It’s not that anymore.
It has turned into nothing more than what I would consider entertainment, made up no facts, sort of like watching Survivor or the Bachelor.
Trump is right about the media and what it represents currently, he is right to point that out as often as he would like.
This week I am going to give a shout out to our president for standing up to the mainstream media.
Nicely Done, Mr. President.
Cristal M Clark