On Tuesday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow stated that there’s a “tension” in the news media where it’s both “a dangerous time for the First Amendment” and the press is “oddly influential with” President Trump, “who wants to kill us.” Maddow said, “There is a tension…because there’s never been a presidency, an administration that was this overtly hostile to the press. I mean, they’re talking about, like, revising the First Amendment. The chief of staff this weekend was saying that they’re looking at those libel laws. … And they put out their first campaign ad for 2020, which denounces the fake news.” She continued, “But at the same time, there’s never been a president who is more addicted to the news about himself, and who’s more responsive to the news that he supposedly thinks is so worthless. So, it’s — it is a weird tension. I think it’s a dangerous time for the First Amendment and for the free press in this country. And at the same time, we’re oddly influential with the guy who wants to kill us.”
Wow.. You really can’t make this stuff up, folks.. Someone needs to remind this brain-trust that it was her hero, Obama, who actually attacked those in the media. As you may recall, former AG Eric Holder personally signed off on a search warrant of Fox New journalist James Rosen in 2013, and tracked his visits to the State Department, monitored his calls and on and on. James was just doing his job as an investigative journalist, and was ultimately cleared It was the sort of activity you might find in nazi Germany. But, it was under OBAMA that this happened; NOT Trump. The only thing Trump does is call what he has problems with “fake news.” And, when he does that, Trump is simply exercising HIS First Amendment rights, which he has EVERY right to do like the rest of us. But, to this pathological Trump-hater, Trump’s use of the phrase “fake news” is akin to him “killing us.” Someone really needs to smack this smug, elitist, socialist, lesbian loser upside the head and call her on her ridiculous, over-the-top nonsense. Perhaps, reminding her how foolish she looked when she “disclosed” Trump’s old tax return showing that yes, he was wealthy, and yes, he paid $38 MILLION in taxes that year…at a higher bracket than most of his peers…would be a good start. It boggles the mind how anyone would be dumb enough to actually pay any attention to that self-righteous blowhard.