Trump’s media feud enters new eraThe MSM is now trivial. The internet must be protected, though. Otherwise we cannot know the facts.
Press advocates are worried that the president-elect appears to be holding all the cards.
“Over the last 20 to 30 years, each White House has thrown up more obstacles and become more obsessed with controlling their own message,” said Craig Aaron, president of the advocacy group Free Press. “But this is a new apex, and it’s really dangerous. There used to be basic norms. You have to assume anything is possible now.”
Of course, the media will get little sympathy from the public, with a favorable rating sitting at an all-time low in the latest Gallup survey. Only 32 percent of Americans say they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the press.
And Trump’s allies believe all of their moves to beat back at what they view as a hopelessly biased liberal media are justified.