When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attacked Fox News on Tuesday by suggesting it should not even exist, the entire left-wing media shrugged in indifference.
But when President Donald Trump criticized the disingenuous media again this week, blasting them for purposefully spinning every bit of election news — even outright losses — in the Democrats’ favor — then the media took notice.
“A Boston newspaper is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the U.S. to President Donald Trump’s frequent attacks on the news media,” the Associated Press reported Friday, revealing that The Boston Globe has petitioned editorial boards across the nation to publish anti-Trump screeds next Thursday.
“We are not the enemy of the people,” Marjorie Pritchard, the Globe’s deputy managing editor for the editorial page, whined to the AP, referencing a false claim that the president once referred to the entire media as the “enemy of the people.”
“I hope it would educate readers to realize that an attack on the First Amendment is unacceptable,” she added in defense of her anti-Trump campaign. “We are a free and independent press, it is one of the most sacred principles enshrined in the Constitution.”
According to Pritchard, roughly 70 newspapers across the country had already signed up for the campaign, including the Houston Chronicle and Miami Herald.
Yes, of course, because nothing says “we are not the enemy of the people” better than a coordinated campaign against a duly elected president and the millions of Americans who voted for him, as noted by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on social media:
I’m shocked! SHOCKED! The media are organizing an ever more deliberate and public attack on @realDonaldTrump and on the “deplorable” half of the country who support him. And the media wonders why we think they are “fake news?” https://t.co/Ct1qRyaVIy
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 10, 2018
Not to mention the fact that the entire media have been either watching in silence or cheering in unison as CNN’s conspiracy theorists cheer social media entities like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for banning publishers whom they dislike.
According to the latest poll by Ipsos, only 46 percent of Americans believe “most news outlets try their best to produce honest reporting,” while nearly one-third of Americans (29 percent) believe “the news media is the enemy of the American people.”
A Monmouth University poll conducted a couple of months back found that a notable 77 percent majority of Americans believed mainstream media outlets and newspapers were reporting “fake news” on an occasional or regular basis.
With numbers like these, you’d think the media might dial back their anti-Trump fervor and start reporting the actual facts.
As of Aug. 11, neither The New York Times, The Washington Post nor CNN had informed their audiences about an anti-Trump zealot in Massachusetts who last week rammed her car into a Trump supporter’s vehicle and nearly ran him over.
Apparently, they were presumably too busy preparing their anti-Trump message for the Globe to cover the real news.
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