And this is journalism?
Salon declared a “Trump-free Tuesday” in response to its claim that the president has “consumed” American politics for too long.
“We will not publish the president’s name on Tuesday or use his picture. We will not cover his outrageous Twitter utterances or deride his surrogates for whatever stupid things they may or may not say on television,” the left-wing website wrote in an editorial.
— Salon (@Salon) June 27, 2017
“American politics and culture and media, and damn near everything else, have been consumed by one man for almost two years,” it went on. “You know the person we’re talking about. ‘Consumed’ is a metaphor in this case, but sometimes it feels almost literal, as if our country and its public discourse had been eaten by alien invaders or a viral epidemic.”
Salon like CNN – Anything to grab attention. Forget honest journalism.
— Marie (@OhToBeMarie) June 28, 2017
The editorial continued its rhetoric, claiming that “everyone” – including Trump’s supporters – are sick of him.
“We’re sick of him. Everybody is, including the people who voted for him and still support him. That might not be a metaphor either: This person is making our country sicker all the time,” Salon spewed.
No, ‘We the people’ are sick of Salon & news outlets like them! Love President Trump!
— Renee Ballard (@Neena920) June 28, 2017
“We are stuck with this guy for the foreseeable future, which is a difficult truth for many of us to handle. If we cannot dislodge him from the White House anytime soon, maybe we can start to deflate the outsized role he plays in our national psychology. This is a baby step in that direction,” the editorial stated, ignoring the fact that “this guy” is the legitimately elected president of the United States of America.
Salon CEO Jordan Hoffner told Breitbart News that they were “still exploring” whether to make the “Trump-free Tuesday” a regular feature, adding that they “have not made a determination at this time.”
What a time to be alive. https://t.co/OtKYmFqBHb
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 28, 2017
The website, founded in 1995, has been critical of Trump since his election and has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of his presidency.
While there were certainly fans of the website who cheered on its “Trump-free” declaration, there was also a collective head-shaking on Twitter as others saw the move as a typical left-wing tantrum.
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Good Lord, a salon safe-space ….. What will those silly sensitives come up with next? SMH
— SoCalGal (@SoCal1956) June 28, 2017
I don’t even know who/what Salon is and don’t care!!! Trump supporters pay no attention to losers like this!!!
— KatTrumpster#MAGA (@KJAnton1976) June 28, 2017
Salon has Trump Free Tuesdays. I just implemented Salon Free 2017 https://t.co/adLWpnC7f7
— Traveling lower 48 (@JeffreyAlanRog2) June 28, 2017
“Oh nooooo! That sucks.”, said no one.
— AuntieVodka (@AuntieVodka) June 28, 2017
winning, winning, winning!!
— Jannie Funster (@janniefunster) June 28, 2017
Bless their hearts, they need a hug.
— Dr. David Huddleston (@DHuddlestonKY) June 28, 2017
— ?LUANN? (@skyzbabe1961) June 28, 2017
I kinda wish I had some popcorn to enjoy while watching the implosion. Shit seems to hit a little faster every day now.
— Scot H (@OIF_survivor) June 28, 2017
Trump Free Tuesday = Only day Salon will be truthful in their coverage
— Michael Williams (@MikeKWms) June 28, 2017
Who could have thought winning could be this good. Maybe we will get tired of it…..Nah
— Henry Yearwood (@Henryyearwood1) June 28, 2017
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