BY THE NUMBERS:
62% – U.S. adults estimate that 62 percent of the news they consume is biased according to Gallup Poll
$800K is chump change to NY Congressman Chris Collins – why risk jail? Astonishingly, the Wall Street Journal argues he should not have been indicted at all!!!
Here to discuss these and any other subjects he wants is my friend and colleague Craig Roberts.
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Newspapers across the country this week published editorials arguing for the historic freedom of the press (First Amendment of US Constitution) in the face of President Trump’s
- “Enemy of the people”
- “Press is the opposition party”
- The Topeka Capital Journal, a newspaper based in Topeka, Kansas, that supported Trump, joined in the coordinated action.
- “No one will be happy all the time with what a journalist or news outlet produces,” The Capital Journal editorial said. “But being called an enemy — and not of a politician or cause, but of the whole people of a nation — that’s something else entirely. It’s sinister. It’s destructive. And it must end now.”
Alex Jones call to arms – specifically calling for violence against media that got him a “timeout” at Twitter
Trump isn’t alone in being unhappy with the press. A Gallup/Knight Foundation survey published in June found that U.S. adults estimate that 62 percent of the news they consume is biased and that 44 percent is inaccurate.
And Trump’s attacks are resonating with his base. A Quinnipiac University poll published on Tuesday found that 51 percent of Republicans believe the media is the enemy of the people.
The same poll reported that 44 percent of American voters are concerned that Trump’s criticism of the media will lead to violence against people who work in media.
We are commentators rather than reporters – but this is us??
Graphic courtesy of OB Rag, Ocean Beach,California