After Trump’s press conference, the media is melting down.
Today on ABC’s This Week, Jon Karl issued this commentary and compared Trump to a dictator who throws journalists in prison. Or worse.
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) February 19, 2017
KARL: “There has been no shortage of outrage over the president’s statements on the press. But I’d like to close with a little perspective. There is nothing new about a president of the United States criticizing or even vilifying that press. … President Donald Trump who has taken presidential criticism of the news media to yet another level. In a way it surprised me. The Donald Trump I knew as a young reporter in New York, was nothing if not media friendly. For most of the past Republican primary, he was the most accessible candidate. No one else was close. We saw 17 reporters called on on Thursday. Many that he knew would ask tough questions. But now, the president has declared the press the enemy of the American people. I’ve reported in countries where leaders not only complain about a critical press but also try to shut it down. Throwing reporters in prison or worse. I’ve seen my colleagues risk they’re lives and with increasing frequency, lose their lives in their pursuit of the truth. We’re not about to stop doing our jobs because yet another president is unhappy with what he reads or hears or sees on TV news. There is a reason the founders put freedom of the press in the very first amendment to the constitution. As long as American democracy remains healthy, there will be reporters willing to pursue the truth, even if that means incurring the wrath of the most powerful person in the world. A free press is not the enemy of America. It’s a big part of why makes America great.”
Because Trump complains about Media coverage, he’s about to throw journalists in prison?
Someone should tell Karl: Under a dictatorship, he, nor any other journalists would have a snowball’s chance in July to enter the White House or ask questions of the commander in charge.
Put on your big boy pants and suck it up.
Your candidate lost the election and a new day has come to America.
Thanks to Trump!