I read Trump’s tweets today in the morning and it’s becoming more and more apparent, he is attacking the free press. He is attacking journalism and free speech. He is attacking our constitution.
It does make me wonder, will I be still allowed to blog tomorrow? And you, how about you? Will you be still here?
Every time Trump reads something about him and his regime (I apologize, but I have to use that word) he denies the facts and calls it “fake news.” He is attacking CNN, the New York Times, and many others. He is attacking journalists, and reporters left and right -who are doing their job.
Informing us about facts is their job, and they are finally doing it. Most of them have slept through the election. Now the woke up -it was about time.
Today in the morning Donald Trump attacked the press again. Not just that, he doesn’t seem to see the protesters either.
Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.
The failing @nytimes writes total fiction concerning me. They have gotten it wrong for two years, and now are making up stories & sources!
Reading this transported me back in time and I could see myself sitting at my desk in boarding school in the South of German. I was in 11th grade, and we had just talked about the UdSSR (Soviet Union) and the situation of the Russian people.
I remember that a girl raised her hand. When called she asked the teacher why the Russian people didn’t just leave. “Don’t they know they could have a better life somewhere else?”
“They don’t get the information you are getting. They don’t have access to newspapers like you do. The Russian government filters the information, and so they only read articles about how wonderful life in Russia is. They don’t get all the facts. The don’t get the truth. The government controls the media.”
I was only 16, but I understood what I had just heard -we all did. What a privilege it was to be able to read the news about everything that was going on in the world. I always felt sorry for the people in Russia and in Eastern Germany. What a privilege it is to have access to a free press.
The Freedom of the Press in the United States is protected by the First Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Donald Trump is attacking the First Amendment. This is not about politics anymore. This is not about “left” and “right.”
Let’s not talk about the internet trolls, the haters, and the liars. Let’s leave all the brainwashed people out of it. Let’s talk about the good and honest people in this country on both sides of the aisles. Maybe Trump is what we needed to unite. Perhaps we can overcome our differences if we remember our roots?
How about I listen to J.F. Kennedy, and you listen to Ronald Reagan or vise versa?
People we are in trouble, we are in serious trouble. We need to support our newspapers and our journalists, we need to support the media, the ones that are unafraid to give us facts.
We have all the information on our fingertips. Whatever we read -online or offline- we can fact check in an instant.
I don’t believe in lying. Do you?