The US President Donald trump has repeatedly called the media the “enemy of the people”. He also calls the press “dangerous and unhealthy” and even claimed that the media could “provoke a war”. However, some American publications have decided to demonstrate that they are tired of the rhetoric of the President, which they consider a threat.
Almost all political campaigns the President of the United States Donald trump, much to the delight of his supporters, sharply criticizing the media.
“These counterfeiters publish only negative stories,” said the President.
Trump and his administration argue that leading American media to be treated in their coverage. Journalists recognize that criticism of the President is a usual part of their job, however, the characterization of the “enemy of the people” many consider unacceptable. At a recent press briefing at the White house, the outrage was almost palpable.
I think it would be appropriate if I said, right now, at this press briefing that the press people who had gathered in this room right now and every day doing my job, asking questions of the officials are now asking you, not the enemy of the people. I think we deserve it,” said CNN correspondent at the White house Jim Acosta.
“If the President outlined his position, and I think it was said ironically…” – that was the response to the press Secretary of the White house Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“Could you tell us, Sarah, if you don’t…” – tried to continue Acosta.
“I’m trying to answer your question,” retorted Sanders.
Press Secretary of the White house has not denied the President a characteristic that is associated with the tragic consequences of Stalinism.
“I’ve covered the White house, says the Professor, George Washington University Frank Sesno. – I’ve been watching this for a long time. I’ve never seen and cannot imagine a situation in which the relationship between the press and the President would have been more tense and hostile, and basically it comes from the President.”
Journalists rebuff the President. On Thursday, about 200 American editions hold coordinated protest action by publishing an editorial condemning criticism of trump in the media. The campaign was led by the Boston Globe, claiming that “the dirty war against the free press must cease.”
Each of the titles participating in the promotion – and among them are both large and small-circulation Newspapers of very different political orientation, will publish its own material, and not necessarily in the same tone that leftist Globe.
“This coordinated action I like the fact that we don’t have to speak in the same way that they do, because their material could be much more aggressive. Our statement is in our values to protect the First amendment, to defend the culture of communication and give a voice to those who do not,” said David Plazas from the newspaper the Tennessean,.
However, some critics believe that the paper is too painfully react to criticism at a time when confidence in the press has reached a historic low.
In the Tennessean, one of the largest paper in the state where the trump in 2016, received a two-thirds vote, the editorial review is not directed against the President.
“I’m probably not even going to mention the President of trump in his article,” says Plazas.
The action involves not only Newspapers. Association of radio, television and digital news asked the 1,200 of their members to devote essential time, online materials and social media posts what role they play in maintaining people’s right to information, state which people create for people.