Donald J. Trump is busy following the path of past dictators and authoritarian rulers….
Trying to replace reality with his view of how things should be with lies and misdirection….
Replacing a free media with a state-run media has always been a first order of business for any corrupt regime taking over a country. Today in the United States we have a president who has created a mantra that members of the media who do not blatantly support the policies of the current US administration are the “enemy of the people.” This is one of the many lies that have been thrown out by this president, much like an old-time charlatan threw out “magic” dust or water on a hopeful crowd.
For political junkies?
Political sites pieces and even second pages from newspapers are increasingly NOT ‘free’ anymore with access being monetized…..
The Republican-led Senate unanimously adopted a resolution saying the press “is not the enemy of the people” and instead plays a “vital and indispensable” role to inform the electorate, an indirect swipe at President Donald Trump who just hours earlier attacked the media.
The resolution said it’s the sworn responsibility of those who have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution to support freedom of the press as well. The Senate condemned “efforts to systematically undermine the credibility of the press as an attack on the democratic institutions of the United States.
The measure’s unanimous approval shows senators from both parties are becoming increasingly uneasy about Trump’s steady attacks on reporters and news organizations. Republican lawmakers have stepped up muted criticism of the president as they fight to keep control of both the House and Senate in November elections….