I was certain, when I turned on the television this morning, that what I was getting was ‘fake news’. It HAD to be. Certainly it was put forward by those Trump hating, rainbow bleeding, far-left leaning, CNN loving, paid protestors and other subversive organizations who scream ‘Not My President’ and wear those horrid ‘pussy’ hats. The story was so outrageous that it must be fake…
CNN, The New York Times, Politico and other news organizations had been banned from a press conference. Only Trump-friendly press were allowed to be at the briefing. What does this mean for you? Well, if you are not interested in truth and only want to see news that supports our president and you are willing to take what he says as fact without question, then you are good. If however, you wonder what the hell is going on in Washington, then you should be very upset about this latest development.
Let me be clear, CNN is not going anywhere… they are on right now, reporting on the DNC election, on statements released by the White House, and by actions that are happening every day… what we won’t get to see is the White House and President having to answer questions that challenge them and make them uncomfortable. Those banned news organizations are the voice of critical thinkers and, yes, the opposition.
I understand that part of the competitiveness of media is getting the scoop… it would have been nice if the reporters and the organizations they represent had made a statement by saying ‘if they don’t go in, we don’t go in’… sometimes we need to step beyond our rolls and join in the action. It is time for the press to step out from behind their cameras and note pads and stand up for what they know is right. As much as our President likes a crowd, speaking to an empty room just might send a message.
We believe in the free press… they are integral to our democracy whether you agree with them or not. If you don’t like their slant you can change the channel. The ‘fake news’ needs to be challenged and if all we have are Trump-supporting news organizations doing the reporting, all that ‘fake news’ that originates from the White House, will be all we hear…. SAD