CNN’s Jim Acosta pushed press secretary Sarah Sanders to say that the American press is not the enemy of the people, but she never did.
Instead she had a laundry list of reason why the president feels so strongly about the media and how they are pushing the divide in America.
After being asked a second to say that the press is not the enemy of the American people and Sara said in response, “I appreciate your passion, I share it. I’ve addressed this question, I’ve addressed my personal feelings, I’m here to speak on behalf of the president and he’s made his feelings clear.”
Shortly after her response Jim Acosta stormed out of the White House press briefing. See the exchange in the video below.
The question still remains, is the media the enemy of the people?
Harvard released a study last year that said 93% of the coverage of the Trump administration was negative. The negative stories outpaced positive ones 13-to-1 on CNN.
To put the 93% into perspective, Obama received 41% negative and 59% positive. George W. Bush received 57% negative and 43% positive in the same mount of time.
CNN may not be the enemy of the people, but they are surly an enemy of Trump and the president’s administration.
If CNN is against Trump, and he is the publicly elected president then is it fair to say that CNN is against the people? If the corporate media wants Trump to play nice, then the media needs to balance out its coverage.
Any attempt to sway people’s opinions without sharing complete and unbiased news would be an attempt to hoodwink the public. If media so blatantly hates on the president and commonly shares biased news, then being called an enemy isn’t that far off.
What are your thoughts? Is the media the enemy of the people? Let us know in the comments below.