Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Trump's Contempt for News Media Is Troubling

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Trump's Contempt for News Media Is Troubling

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For 18-plus months we've been subjected to a steady diet of press and media bashing at every single Donald Trump event. Reporters and news outlets have been singled out and ridiculed by name to the cheers of the Trump audiences. Others had press credentials revoked and were denied access. It was Mr. Trump's opening act and it was incredibly depressing to see how many of our citizens loved it.

Which brings us to Wednesday's press conference with new opening acts Sean Spicer and Mike Pence taking their shots at the press before turning things over to Mr. Trump, who turned things up to an 11. After conflating the recent CNN and BuzzFeed stories, railing at the CNN reporter and refusing to allow a question, Mr. Trump then takes a question from Breitbart. …

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