If Trump Ever Had a Clue About Press Freedom, He Lost It
Shannyn Moore, Alaska Dispatch News
I’m suffering from outrage fatigue. Between gun-toting mass murderers, hurricanes, wildfires, health care sabotage, shameless racism, and the serial rape and harassment of young women, I feel sick at heart. And I’m not sure what to do about it.
I guess there’s no choice but to muster up a little more outrage. If you love this country, and I do, what other choice is there?
You may remember our former half-governor, once she mounted the national soapbox, screeching about the “lamestream media.” Why? She didn’t know much, but she knew she didn’t like many of the stories about her and her family. Turns out those were the good old days.
These days, our equally ignorant president has come up with his own oh-so-clever insult — “fake news” — but the message and reason for the message are exactly the same. He attacks the messengers in the hope of distracting some people from reports of his meanness and incompetence. Should we have expected anything less from the Genital-Grabber-in-Chief?
Now that he’s the second most powerful man on earth, he’s escalated the war on the news media to a whole new level.