Is the media unfair to President Trump? | The Tylt
Is the media unfair to President Trump?
After Washington Post reporter David Weigel posted a misleading tweet about the crowd size at a Trump rally, the president called out the media for being unfair to him.
Trump supporters see the incident as yet another example of an outspoken, biased member of the media unnecessarily picking on the president.
.@DaveWeigel@WashingtonPost put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in. Real photos now shown as I spoke. Packed house, many people unable to get in. Demand apology & retraction from FAKE NEWS WaPo! pic.twitter.com/XAblFGh1ob
.@daveweigel of the Washington Post just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an almost empty arena last night for my speech in Pensacola when, in fact, he knew the arena was packed (as shown also on T.V.). FAKE NEWS, he should be fired.
Things are going really well for our economy, a subject the Fake News spends as little time as possible discussing! Stock Market hit another RECORD HIGH, unemployment is now at a 17 year low and companies are coming back into the USA. Really good news, and much more to come!
But even Jimmy Carter thinks the media has been unfair to Trump.
"I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I've known about. I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation."
And others feel the press should be extra careful to be factual, not oppositional, in their Trump reporting.
Weigel handled this well. We should move on. But...the lesson here is that there is so much animosity betw the press & Trump that the press too often is oppositional, not factual. Reporters can’t stand Trump and it shows. They need to resist their instincts. Be neutral. Be fair. https://t.co/FFWAPavDTm
But many argue the idea of a "war" between Trump and the media is itself a false description. The media is not inciting violence against the president. One person in this equation commands armies, the other does not.
Hey @realDonaldTrump, did you post the “Trump Train” tweet or did someone else? We’re you inciting violence against journalists? Or @CNN?