Now, Even Tom Brokaw is Publicly Criticizing Trump
Tom Brokaw called out President Trump on Twitter today for his attacks on the press earlier this week.
During his Phoenix rally, Trump tore into the “dishonest media” again, saying the following at one point:
“It’s time to expose the crooked media deceptions, and to challenge the media for their role in fomenting divisions. And yes, by the way… and yes, by the way, they are trying to take away our history and our heritage. You see that.”
There is a growing concern about the anti-media rhetoric coming from the President. New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg writes this week, “The president is significantly adding to what is, without question, the worst anti-press atmosphere I’ve seen in 25 years in journalism, and real, chilling consequences have surfaced, not just in the United States, but around the world.”
This morning, Brokaw took to Twitter to respond to the President’s “cheap shot”:
i’ve been a journalist 50 yrs. Never met one who didn’t love USA.
Many risk their lives reporting on US values.
— Tom Brokaw (@tombrokaw) August 24, 2017
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