What Fresh Hell Is This?

June 29, 2018

Trump On The Press Shooting - And The Press

We all know by now about the mass shooting at the Capital Gazette. The police are still investigating the details of the crime (motive and so on) so we'll get back to that when they've established something. (So no post hoc ergo propter hoc, here.)

Donald Trump, however, did tweet this:
Thoughts and prayers. A rather tepid response to the deaths of 5 people working in a constitutionally protected field, when you think about it.

Not so tepid, here:
Or here a year and a half ago:
President Trump, in an extraordinary rebuke of the nation’s press organizations, wrote on Twitter on Friday that the nation’s news media “is the enemy of the American people.”

Even by the standards of a president who routinely castigates journalists — and who on Thursday devoted much of a 77-minute news conference to criticizing his press coverage — Mr. Trump’s tweet was a striking escalation in his attacks.
Then there's this:
Donald Trump ignored questions about the killing of five people at a newspaper in Maryland, walking silently past reporters at the White House as they asked him for “any words about the dead”.

The president did not respond when asked for “any words of condolence” for families of the victims of the shooting at the Capital Gazette's offices in Annapolis on Thursday.
Cold. Callous. Authoritarian. Donald Trump.

2 comments:

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

You should have defended journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely more when she was attacked and smeared by rape apologists? Shameful how her follow journalists abandoned her over "minor" mistakes.

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

https://twitter.com/ThomasHCrown/status/1012714127905705984
"Oddly, by that logic, and given how it was covered, the shooting of a bunch of Republican congressmen was either not about a bunch of Republican congressman, or, you guys just thought they deserved it."

"Wretched, partisan, hypocritical, self-indulgent, egocentric, self-absorbed, lying, narcissistic, illiterate hacks, every last one of you."