President Trump has called the press “the enemy of the people,” “very dangerous & sick” and, of course, “fake news.”
More than 300 newspapers across the US ran editorials Thursday promoting freedom of the press. Participants included large newspapers like the New York Times and small local publications with circulations as low as 4,000. Editorial boards were encouraged to participate regardless of their political point of view.
Today’s read is from Michael Shannon, a commentator and public relations consultant, and is the author of “A Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times.”
What do we call a national institution that seeks to amplify, if not generate, discord? An institution that works overtime to delegitimize law enforcement? A collection of self-appointed cultural monitors that holds average citizens and, particularly those who are white, in utter contempt?
Ungrateful. Negative. Sneering. Haughty. Biased. All those words are accurate descriptions of the majority of the U.S. news media.
Read the entire column here.