The Media; Enemy of the People By Chris Knight

     President Trump has not done much, but what he has done is spearhead a much-needed attack upon the mainstream media. In turn, the media have responded that he is aiding those who would want to restrict the freedom of the press. I will not go into all the internal details about the present US debates here, as you can read it in the links below. The ethical issues need to be thought through from our perspective, though:
  https://apnews.com/2bbf5451248c46e49533ac6d54a115fb/Times-publisher-asks-Trump-to-reconsider-anti-media-rhetoric 
  https://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/07/29/bernstein-trump-is-undermining-the-free-press-because-we-are-reporting-the-truth/
  https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/07/30/nyt-upset-threats-media-ignores-500-plus-attacks-trump-supporters/

 

Donald J. Trump
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When the media - driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome - reveals internal deliberations of our government, it truly puts the lives of many, not just journalists, at risk! Very unpatriotic! Freedom of the press also comes with a responsibility to report the news...
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Donald J. Trump
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When the media - driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome - reveals internal deliberations of our government, it truly puts the lives of many, not just journalists, at risk! Very unpatriotic! Freedom of the press also comes with a responsibility to report the news...


Donald J. Trump
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...accurately. 90% of media coverage of my Administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving, it’s no surprise that confidence in the media is at an all time low! I will not allow our great country to be sold out by anti-Trump haters in the...
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Donald J. Trump
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...dying newspaper industry. No matter how much they try to distract and cover it up, our country is making great progress under my leadership and I will never stop fighting for the American people! As an example, the failing New York Times...
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...and the Amazon Washington Post do nothing but write bad stories even on very positive achievements - and they will never change!
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     The issue from our perspective is how we should respond to the call for freedom of the press. Yet the present debate is based on false premises. The mainstream media is a monopoly, and pursues an agenda which is in support of the global financial elite who own it. It has never been free, and is a profoundly anti-democratic institution. Therefore, it is not something that should in any way be supported, but needs to be under constant critical attack. Ultimately the people need to vote with their feet and bankrupt the mainstream media. There are some positive signs of this, in the general sea of negativity that we writers have to chart each day. The wild and woolly Steve Bannon, who once served Trump, is now going to take on George Soros, and it is about time, too:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-28/bannon-sets-eu-showdown-george-soros
  https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-bannons-plan-to-hijack-europe-for-the-far-right

“Steve Bannon plans to go toe-to-toe with George Soros and spark a right-wing revolution in Europe. Trump’s former White House chief advisor told The Daily Beast that he is setting up a foundation in Europe called The Movement which he hopes will lead a right-wing populist revolt across the continent starting with the European Parliament elections next spring. The non-profit will be a central source of polling, advice on messaging, data targeting, and think-tank research for a ragtag band of right-wingers who are surging all over Europe, in many cases without professional political structures or significant budgets. Bannon’s ambition is for his organization ultimately to rival the impact of Soros’s Open Society, which has given away $32 billion to largely liberal causes since it was established in 1984.

Over the past year, Bannon has held talks with right-wing groups across the continent from Nigel Farage and members of Marine Le Pen’s Front National (recently renamed Rassemblement National) in the West, to Hungary’s Viktor Orban and the Polish populists in the East. He envisions a right-wing “supergroup” within the European Parliament that could attract as many as a third of the lawmakers after next May’s Europe-wide elections. A united populist bloc of that size would have the ability to seriously disrupt parliamentary proceedings, potentially granting Bannon huge power within the populist movement.”

     Anne Coulter needs to do the same in the US. If only Pauline Hanson could join up the dots as well. Losing that great man Graeme Campbell was a national tragedy. Still, maybe a young version may emerge in the future.

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