What Fresh Hell Is This?

November 19, 2018

Trump Sticks By The Press Being "The Enemy Of The People"

First there was this:
William H. McRaven, retired U.S. Admiral and UT System Chancellor, championed the role of the news media in a speech to Moody College of Communications students and faculty on Tuesday.

“We must challenge this statement and this sentiment that the news media is the enemy of the American people,” McRaven said. “This sentiment may be the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.”
He backed that up with a blogpost a few days later:
In my sixty years, most of the serious threats to our nation have come from the outside: the Cold War, the Vietnam War, terrorism and the wars that followed. While at times, these external pressures encouraged some within our government to adopt a barricade mentality – hiding information from the public, acting secretly outside the bounds of the law, and encouraging behavior that had an extralegal feel to it – never has the government openly challenged the idea of a free press.

Each of us in government swears an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States." The first amendment to that constitution assures freedom of speech and of the press.
Then this weekend:
To which he responded:
McRaven, in his statement to CNN, said “I did not back Hillary Clinton or anyone else.”

“I am a fan of President Obama and President George W. Bush, both of whom I worked for,” he continued. “I admire all presidents, regardless of their political party, who uphold the dignity of the office and who use that office to bring the nation together in challenging times.”
Not, Trump. In other words.

4 comments:

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

"I am a fan of ... President George W. Bush ... who upheld the dignity of the office and who use that office to bring the nation together in challenging times."

Dayvoe wanted Bush impeached and convicted of war crimes.

Zeus0209 said...

Harvey. Your comments are too often incoherent. You change your handle all the time (Heir, Omega Supreme, Harvey, etc). You invariably and only pivot from the topic of the post (usually through some illogical reasoning) and try to redirect focus to another topic, and you attack anything that hints of blue. Dear lord, are you part of the Russian hack on American media?

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

Z
I have been at this long before the "Russian Bots" conspiracy theory.
As proven by me knowing about the IMPEACH banner on this blog during the GW Bush term.
", and you attack anything that hints of blue. "
Does that include me attacking the Thug BLUE Line of the Law Enforcement Caste that Old F, the GOPe and Trump support and defend?


Pedantry and cluelessness do not indicate intelligence.

Zeus0209 said...

Now Harvey. I don't think you're a pedant, clueless or completely devoid of intelligence. Its just that your comments often make me suspicious.