Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Illogical about Media

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Illogical about Media

Article excerpt

After President Donald Trump's only stand-alone press conference to date, we are left with still more absurd charges from his own lips and tweets ("the fake news media is the enemy of the people"). This was just one of many inane comments made during and after his press outing -- an outing that came off more as a campaign event -- in the course of his hour and 15 minutes on stage. This goes way beyond the well-known antipathy that many new administrations often have to news coverage of their activities and policies.

The tipoff here is his use of the words "media is the enemy." Anyone with an ounce of logic would have to understand that the "media" -- which of course is plural for "medium" -- is not a monolithic entity that has a single conspiratorial bias, but rather highly competitive elements, such as the print press, television reportage, magazine columns, books, etc. …

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