Crybaby MSM

Stuff regurgitates yet another Washington Post hit piece on the greatest American President since Ronald Reagan: Quote.

Trump labelled the news media “the enemy of the American people” a month after taking the oath of office. In the year that followed, a CNN analysis concluded, he used the word “fake” – as in “fake news,” “fake stories,” “fake media” or “fake polls” – more than 400 times. He once fumed, the New York Times reported, because a TV on Air Force One was tuned to CNN.End of quote.

Gosh, how outrageous. Still, I remember just before Trump was elected our very own major left-wing newspaper plastering “America don’t do it!” on their front page. And that’s a Kiwi newspaper. I don’t have to tell you what the U.S newspapers were like. What goes around comes around. Quote.

“What ever happened to honest reporting?” he asked the crowd. Then he pointed to a group of journalists covering the event. “They don’t report it. They only make up stories.”End of quote.

Trump, telling it like it is. Quote.

The rally calls for the opinion writers that staff newspaper editorial boards to produce independent opinion pieces about Trump’s attacks on the press. So far, according to the Associated Press, 70 news organisations have agreed – from large metropolitan daily newspapers like the Miami Herald and Denver Post to small weekly newspapers with four-digit circulation numbers.End of quote.

I may have my logic wrong here but you can’t produce independent opinion pieces on the same topic if you’re part of a coalition. Besides, it’s not like journalists in the United States haven’t already had the same negative opinion about Trump and voiced it over and over again. Quote.

On one side, are people like Washington Post editor Martin Baron, who told the Code Media conference in California: “The way I view it is, we’re not at war with the administration, we’re at work. We’re doing our jobs.”

Baron told interviewers that The Post would have approached a Hillary Clinton administration with the same aggressive reporting.

But in a conversation on Twitter, Jay Rosen, a press critic and journalism professor, said journalists’ defending themselves was consistent with the chief journalism aim of telling the truth?End of quote.

Defending yourself is one thing. Crying to mummy when someone points out your lies and hypocrisy is another. Quote.

[…]Last week, New York Times opinion columnist Bret Stephens described Trump’s anti-media words as “incitement” and shared a threatening voice mail he had received from a blocked numberEnd of quote.

Let that sink in. As Whaleoil author Orinjamba says, journalists are not the sharpest tools in the shed but this takes the cake. Apparently being mean to a journalist is an incitement to violence. If this is not an example of why there can be no exceptions to free speech then I don’t what is. Not hate speech, not incitement to violence, not someone saying the most despicable things you can imagine. Nothing, zilch, nada. No exceptions, period.

I guess poor old Paddy will be needing 24-hour security.