(BloodyRubbish) Trump has been at war the the mainstream media since he announced his Presidential campaign roughly two years ago. Everyone loved Donald Trump before that tuesday in June, when he came forward to put his name in the ring for the Republican nomination.
Before the announcement, he was loved by not just the media and many Democrats, but also so-called ‘community leaders’ like Jesse Jackson — who gave him an award for his commitment to minorities. As soon as he became a Republican candidate he became a target, and all his previous supporters collectively came down with amnesia.
Donald Trump was quickly transformed from a media darling to being called Hitler — all in the blink of an eye. It’s hard to pinpoint someone who has been attacked as much as Trump by the media in recent history (if ever).
There have been many examples of media bias favoring Democrats for years; but, for the first time ever, the mainstream media literally began creating fake news — once they had nothing else to attack Trump on.
The news across the U.S. was no longer news, it was now pure fiction. Giving these networks White House press passes is equivalent to giving Steven King a press pass so he can write an upcoming book on ghosts and vampires (and throw Trump into the mix somehow).
For years Republicans have accepted the media bias they’ve received, but Trump wasn’t willing to deal with being treated unfairly. I think the Republican establishment hated Trump not just because of their corrupt deals with Democrats and corporate interests, but because they were jealous. Who was this man attempting to bring truth to politics, while openly fighting the media?
Before Trump, the Republicans never stood up for themselves. This is shocking considering sticking up for yourself is one of the most basic qualifications for anyone in a leadership position, especially when they can represent so many people.
When the media practices bias or fake news they aren’t just hurting the politician and party they’re attacking, they are silencing the millions of people that individual represents. Trump knows this, and he isn’t willing to have the American people’s voices drowned out.
After Trump’s victory, there was lots of discussion around who exactly was going to be in the White House press corps. He openly hated the media — and rightfully so.
Initially, there were reports that the Trump administration wouldn’t ban any news outlets, but was looking to expand those who would be able to cover him. If this action was done, it would — without a doubt — be done to specifically include the honest new media.
As reported by the Independent,
“Reporters currently occupy a space inside the White House’s West Wing, where the press secretary gives briefings and the President holds press conferences. But advisers are weighing up arrangements in the James S Brady briefing room in the wake of coverage they view as hostile, Esquire reported.
One unnamed official reportedly told the magazine: “They are the opposition party. I want them out of the building. We are taking back the press room.”
The press might be moved next door, to the Old Executive Office Building, or to the White House Conference Centre slightly further away, Esquire said.”
After a few weeks, the move from the White House’s West Wing hasn’t happened. There have been drastic things happening through the White House press corps media outlets though, which include reporting on fake news. If the fake news wasn’t bad enough, Obama holdovers are feeding news outlets with classified leaks, which are a national security concern.
Trump has continued to be vocal against fake news and the corrupt media. Recently, he has been calling on lesser-known media outlets — and it’s been driving the mainstream media insane. As the WashingtonTimes mentions, “The mainstream media isn’t liking the new set up at the White House: Lesser name news outlets are being called on during press briefings, rather than the old, established bellwethers.”
After a recent press conference, President Donald Trump’s supporters were sent a link to a questionnaire called the Mainstream Media Accountability Survey. The survey included questions like, “Do you believe that people of faith have been unfairly characterized by the media?”, and “Do you believe that the mainstream media has reported unfairly on our movement?”
Between the fake news, leaking (illegal) classified information and unbelievable bias, Trump has enough solid reasons to ban mainstream news outlets from the White House press corps. If the survey wasn’t enough of an indication that changes are on the horizon, Trump has recently been tweeting against mainstream news outlets — calling them out by name.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
I think it is a fair question to ask if Trump is looking to ban fake news outlets — and replace them with the honest new media. Time will tell, but Trump isn’t one to not take action to set things right, especially when his beloved American people are the victims.