By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 1-2-18
President Donald Trump waited until Tuesday morning (Jan. 2) before renewing his attacks on the news media, though in this case in the form of a call for better coverage of his Administration.
In a pair ot tweets prompted by the naming of a new publisher for The New York Times, a favorite target, the president suggested it was a chance for the paper, which he has branded failing (and did again Tuesday) and a tool of his Democratic opponents, to “lose” all of its “phony” and “non-existent” sources. The president has railed against unnamed sources in stories critical of him or his Administration.
The president’s attacks on the media have led to reporters groups branding him a threat to a free press here and abroad and raised issues about how his administration would treat the proposed merger of AT&T and CNN parent Time Warner. » Read More